Thursday, October 30, 2008

Barstool Economics

H/T: John Jay

Our Tax System Explained: Bar Stool Economics

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all tencomes to $100.
If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

The fifth would pay $1.

The sixth would pay $3.

The seventh would pay $7.

The eighth would pay $12.

The ninth would pay $18.

The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy withthe arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve.'Since you are all such good customers,' he said, 'I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20.' Drinks for the ten nowcost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected.

They would still drink for free.
But what about the other six men - the paying customers?

How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fairshare?'
They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33.

But if theysubtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and thesixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

So, thebar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out theamounts each should pay.
And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100%savings).

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).

The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.
'I only got a dollar out of the $20,'declared the sixth man.

He pointed to the tenth man,' but he got $10!'
'Yeah, that's right,' exclaimed the fifth man. 'I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I got'
'That's true!!' shouted the seventh man. 'Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!'
'Wait a minute,' yelled the first four men in unison. 'We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!'
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, ladies and gentlemen, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxesget the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

University of Georgia

For those who understand, no explanation is needed.

For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible

Honest Abe

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's
initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them, what they could
and should do for themselves.

--Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wednesday Hero Blogroll

Wednesday Hero was started to put a spotlight on the men and women of the United States military and the bravery their show day in and day out. But on a few occasions a service members of an allied nation has been profiled. Such is the case this week.

Despite being shot twice during an ambush in Afghanistan, an SAS (Special Air Service) soldier from Australia lashed himself to the front of his patrol vehicle so he wouldn't be left behind if he passed out from loss of blood and kept on fighting.

The Digger is expected to be recommended for a high level bravery award.

Suffering from serious upper body wounds, the soldier struggled on to the front of his SAS long range patrol vehicle (LRPV) and, under heavy fire, used a rope to attach himself firmly between the vehicle's bull bar and radiator.

Once he was secured, and there was no chance that he would fall off if he fainted, he picked up his rifle and resumed firing at the enemy during a two-hour fighting withdrawal.

SAS troops and their special forces comrades from the Commando Regiment are well aware of the slow and painful death that awaits them if they are captured by the Taliban.

The Digger, who cannot be identified, faded in and out of consciousness, emptying several magazines as volleys of enemy rounds and rocket propelled grenades, rained down around him.

He was finally evacuated from the battle field at high speed still lashed to the front of the LRPV.

A source told The Courier-Mail the Digger was now "up and about" and would recover fully from his serious gunshot wounds. His heroic deeds will be recognised when he is recommended for a high level bravery award.

Several others engaged in the do-or-die battle on September 2 are also in line for top honours.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Having Their Pizza and Eating It Too...

• A leftist argues about the fairest way to slice a pizza.
• A radical leftist demands that they must do the slicing and screams at anyone telling them how to slice it.
• A communist leftist cuts a larger slice for themselves and shoots anyone who complains.
• A Nazi leftist wears a uniform to lunch and refuses to give a slice to undesirables.
• A sophisticated leftist argues about the shape and thickness of the pizza, the quality of the ingredients, and the proper etiquette for eating one’s slice.
• A union leftist complains about the requirement for the pizza worker to actually make an edible pizza at all.
• A community-organizer leftist gets everyone to bang their forks on the table while waiting.
• A guilt-baiting leftist hopes you’ll choke on your slice.
• A race-baiting leftist wants to separate the toppings.
• A diversity leftist demands that you eat all the toppings, even if you don’t like anchovies.
• A reparations leftists wants an addition slice, because his great-great-great-grandma didn’t get one.
• A passivist leftist will let a bully steal another kid’s slice… to avoid trouble.
• A gun-control leftist wants to slice the pizza without a knife but rather with a registered, dulled roller-cutter stored in a locked drawer.
• A green leftist whines about artificial ingredients and the oven.
• A busy-body leftist wants high-fat pizza banned.
• A legalize-it leftist wants a high-fat slice for medicinal purposes.
• A vegetarian leftist wants to keep meat toppings off the pizza… then argues about keeping the cheese.
• A hippie leftist doesn’t want to pay for their slice, man.
• A tree-hugger leftists wants you to send their slice right up.
• An journalist leftist demands a health department white-glove inspection… unless a leftist made the pizza, whereupon they dismiss complaints of rat droppings as right-wing paranoia.
• An academic leftist writes about the stupidity of the whole pizza… thing.
• A blogger leftist links to this post, rants that I advocate taking slices from the poor and giving them to the rich, and adds a PayPal link to buy them pizza.
• An entrepreneur just makes another pizza… and another… in a variety of sizes, slice patterns, ingredients, and prices.
If they sell well, he hires people to make even more pizzas.
• A Democrat considers every second pizza… tax.

(Of course, you’ll have some to add.)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

On Dying With Your Boots On....a little rant.

I've come to the conclusion, I'm no good at this writing thing. I try sometimes…I spend more time reading what others have written and not enough time speaking about my own positions on the issues. Usually no more than a few lines.

Perhaps it is because I am reluctant to throw something out there without first examining all the angles. I try to be informed about my opinions to the best of my ability…and with the plethora of stories and information I come across in any given day, reading through all this and processing all that information leaves me little time to compose anything worthwhile.. I generally just try to pass on information to my extremely small readership. I know you guys are out there…even though I haven't had a comment in a very long time.

When I started this blog, I wanted to get involved and try and make a difference. Even in a small way. I wanted to share my concerns and some of the knowledge I've gained from my studies and research. I have no idea if anyone really bothers to read any of this…or if those who do take anything away from here that is useful or has enlightened them at all.
If anything I hope the folks that read this blog will go do some of their own research on the issues.

That said, I'm not done yet. I may take some breaks from time to time, but I am far from out of the fight.

There a lot of things going on in this country right now that really bother me. They bother me on a deep level. The more I learn about how this country was formed and what our founding fathers stood for, the more depressed I become when I observe the way our government is run…and that we've allowed it to become this way. Not only have we allowed it, but our education system and our media have pushed this on us for decades. Where is the pride we used to have as a nation? Where are the citizens who believed in hard work? At what point did we lose sight of the danger of big government? It seems that the original reason for a central government has been forgotten. Now when we are at war, the people scream how we waste so much money fighting wars and not enough on domestic issues…wait a minute, that was never the intent. Central Government was responsible for maintaining a standing Navy and Army and to represent the nation of United States to the rest of the world. Not to provide welfare or relief. That was the role of States. The States were responsible for governing their territories, not the central government. The central government was meant to insure our rights, not grant us rights, but insure our inalienable rights. A lot has changed in the last couple of hundred years. We are about to possibly destroy the system of checks and balances in our government with the election of a Democrat president and a majority of democrats in the house and senate. This alone should preclude anyone from voting for the democratic candidate this year. But the Republican party has screwed the pooch so bad that we are going to see some real change…and not the kind I or most patriots of this great nation want to see and certainly don't believe in.

We've seen a lot of negative coverage of both candidates…at least those of us who've been paying attention to places besides NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, NYT, et al.
The Media is in the bag for Obama with the sole exception it seems of FOX news. I am not a Republican. Although I like them far better than the Democrats. I am a closet Libertarian. I believe that the world is not a fair place, but we could at least get a fair shake in this country we had the means and the way to do so until the gov't decided it knew better than the unwashed masses. And the unwashed masses contain many critical and well educated people I might add…Washington does not have the monopoly on intelligence. Far from it. We are about to see some of our most basic rights put in danger if Obama wins this election. I hear all the time…"Obama's not gonna take away your guns…" He doesn't have to…all he has to do is appoint liberal judges to the supreme court and let the anti-gun lobbies do the rest. What about free speech? Well, it seems that as long as you say what the libs want to hear…your safe. Criticize or point out facts that run contrary to their doctrine and you have threats of litigation if not outright harassment. Those of us that truly believe in free speech understand how precious it is and there are a great many of us who have put our lives on the line for this seemingly unappreciated document called the Constitution of the United States of America. I took an oath to defend her against all enemies foreign AND domestic. Yep…go back there and reread…domestic. That means right here boys and girls. Guys like Bill Ayers should have been put to death. It's one thing to talk about communism and say all the ice things you want about it, but when you commit violence against the citizens and servant of this country…multiple times, then say you wish you'd done more, then sit with the rest of your cronies and plan how you're gonna 'eliminate' 25million Americans that won't convert to your ideology…well, that's seditious friends…downright treasonous. That is the blatant abuse of the freedoms we have here in this country. The common misconception about Bill Ayers, is that he was some 60's radical anti-war freak. Well, they're half-right. This guy had no problem with war, just not the one we were in…and not for the same reasons and most of the protesters were. Y'see. Bill is a Communist…with a big C. He was opposed to us fighting the commies in N Vietnam cause they were his 'comrades'. He wanted to make this country communist and was willing to kill innocent people to do so. The fact that he has still after almost 40 years remained unrepentant for his actions says an awful lot about this man. He is now a 'respected' education reformer…umm…wait a minute here…reformer? A guy who believes in Marxism and communism…is teaching our best and brightest and working on new teaching techniques and actually has stature in the education community…I don't know about you all, but that scares the bejeezus out of me.

I am not surprised, since when I was growing up in the 70's and 80's, there were people that said communism wasn't all bad…read the doctrine, it sounds like a nice utopian society, everyone works and everyone reaps the benefits…yeah…not quite how it works folks. Ask an immigrant form one of the old soviet states…or China…or North Korea… or …Cuba. They'll tell you how it works…in a time of crisis, a new social party arises that promises what the people in their panic and uncertainty want to hear…and then the hammer drops.

Let me qualify a couple of things right now. I do not allow charisma to deceive me anymore. Obama is chock full of charisma, and says all those nice wonderful things like Hope and Change. He tells us that we can make it happen… he is a cunning manipulator, I'll give him that. But what seems to me to be some serious issues with his ideology or the roots of it anyway, since he has taken great pains to hide his true leanings during this election. He was brought up by a communist…that's right folks, his mentor in his most impressionable years was a bona fide communist. An American communist at that. Look up Frank Marshall Davis when you get a chance. He learned his "community Organizing" skills form the Saul Alinsky playbook…look that guy up too while your at it. Then we have the Bill Ayers connection. People, you have to wake up and smell the coffee. If McCain were known to pal around with Timothy McVeigh and David Duke and was brought up by A fascist and was a student of Mein Kampf…how well do you think that would go over with ANYONE in this country?

Ok, let's let the communist link drop for a bit.

How about Reverend Phleger and Reverend Wright. Well, since the issue is race related, noone wants to touch it for fear of being labeled a racist..or if you're a black conservative, uncle tom. C'mon folks. Lets get real here. You don't have to say anything, the simple fact is that if you were born white, you're automatically a racist to these jokers. The Church that obama has attended for the last 20 or so years…that he has been forced to distance himself from for political gain is a black racist church. Period. It is not even what anyone would consider a Christian church. Don't believe me, look up James Cone and Black Liberation Theology. That is the doctrine that Rev. Wright follows and that the Obamas have been hearing for years in church. Looks like the descendants of the black slaves in this country are gonna get some reparation, whether we know it or not…95% tax break…yep and who is gonna be getting a check? A large number of the black minority that have been duped into not having respect for themselves. To have a victim mentality. The entitlement thing…they deserve it…whatever. Noone in my family has ever owned a slave of any color and I never have either. But because I'm white, I still owe black folks money and property that I've worked for? Doesn't seem right somehow does it? Well, common sense doesn't even enter the picture. I have a lot of respect for anyone of any color that stands up and takes responsibility for themselves and succeeds in this country. Last time I checked, the American Way is not a racial issue…it's an ideological one. It took us a long time to get to the point where we could put racial prejudices aside for the most part, but now we're seeing the so-called party of unity playing the race card for their own political gain...and what good is it going to do the rest of the country…none at all, it's gonna set us back decades. Y'know most conservatives I know aren't even remotely racist…but it seems there's a whole lot of democrats that are. And I'm not just talking Black and White here. We've got Black Panthers supporting Obama, La Raza (that's 'The Race' in Spanish for those of you who don't know) Can you imagine if a group of white Europeans called themselves that in this country? Yeah…not happenin. Why is it we let others do this then? Because we've lost our pride in who we are as a nation. We've allowed the splintering of our nation into racial groups and the white man is the bad guy….utter nonsense. We should be standing up to our enemies as one…one nation of Americans…not African-Americans or Mexican- Americans or Irish- Americans or any other hyphenated group. We're all Americans in this country, but a large number of us are too ashamed of what that means for all the wrong reasons. I love this country. I believe in what this country once stood for and with any luck will again.
I'm sure most of you have heard this quote before…it's quite famous.
"I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend, to the death, your right to say it."
That is a promise made by a defender of liberty that is a mantra of what we in America stand for. If you are unwilling to lay your life down for what is right, then you deserve to be a slave. I will not stand idly by while this country is corrupted from within by the enemies of everything we hold dear. It saddens me to overhear conversations by federal employees on a military post discussing how communism has it's merits and it's not so bad…in reference to Obama. They can see the spectre and think it's the holy spirit… And they welcome it into their lives, their society as if it should be welcomed instead of reviled for the evil that it is. It is disheartening.

As a point of contrast, I regularly read Gunslinger's Journal. She is a former liberal like myself and lives in extremely close proximity to one of the major liberal breeding grounds…imagine how strange it is for me to be surrounded by liberals on a military post…yeah…that's quite unnerving. Now don't get me wrong, most of the folks I work with are conservatives…a few aren't , but most are…in fact most of the folks I work with are either retired or former military. But to be out and about and hear the talk and see the bumper stickers of the proud lefties on this post, is disheartening. I don't mind a little intellectual debating about things but when the basic ideology is perverted to the point of being almost unrecognizable, there has to be a line drawn somewhere.

We need to educate our kids in the US gov't . The Constitution should be not only required reading, but should include in depth discussion about each amendment and what it means for us and our liberty. These are things that are vitally important to the future of our nation and we've allowed ourselves and our children to become pawns.

I'm done for now cause my head hurts. Do yourselves a favor, and if you really think Obama is better than McCain, do some research into who these men really are, not just reading their campaign websites. Voting records. Political associations, and other associations. Their willingness to be open about themselves should be your first clue, any candidate that doesn't want to release information has something to hide. What is it and why do they want to hide it? And think very strongly on what being American means to you, do you truly believe in America or do you truly believe we need to forget the past and start fresh? If you are a socialist, admit it. If you're a communist admit it. If you're not, and you believe in the United States, admit that too and make your vote count where it should. If you're reading this and admit you're a communist or a socialist…please go fuck yourself because I am a patriot and you need to go find another already communist government to live under. Quit fucking with mine.

For you patriots ( the Dollard Nation, Argghhh! and many others) out there…I raise my glass and salute you!

Die with your boots on!


Fred Speaks

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Wednesday Hero Blogroll

As usual, I'm a day late and a dollar short...
I tried to grt the code for the hero blogroll yesterday and for some reason I couldn't get to it...kept getting some kind of error. I figured i would try today...and voila! here it is.

Sgt. Carlton A. Clark
Sgt. Carlton A. Clark
22 years old from South Royalton, Vermont
2nd Brigade Troop Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
August 06, 2006
U.S. Army

Sgt. Carlton Clark graduated from South Royalton High School in 2002. While in high school, he was co-captain of his soccer team and a member of the track and field and basketball teams. He graduated from basic combat training and advanced individual training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. in 2002 and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. as a combat engineer. He was air assault qualified and deployed during the initial wave of Operation Iraqi Freedom for one year. He was subsequently assigned to West Point to train cadets. He re-enlisted and was deployed for a second tour of duty in Iraq. He earned a Purple Heart, an Army Commendation Medal with Valor, a Bronze Star Medal and was posthumously awarded a second Purple Heart.

Sgt. Clark was killed in action when an IED detonated near his Humvee while conducting combat operations in Baghdad. Also killed in the attack were Staff Sgt. Stephen A. Seale and Cpl. Jose Zamora.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Starship Troopers!

Or not...

This was taken from Stars and Stripes. October 17th.

The Pentagon wants to rocket troops through space to hot spots anywhere on the globe within two hours, and planners spent two days last month discussing how to do it, USA Today reported Wednesday, citing military documents.
Civilian and military officials held a two-day conference at the National Security Space Office to plan development of the Small Unit Space Transport and Insertion -- or SUSTAIN -- program. Attendees included senior Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force officers. No further meetings have been scheduled, according to the report.
Marines launched the concept after the Sept. 11 terror attacks. They needed the "capability to transport small, mission-tailored units through space from any point on the globe to a contingency at any other point on the globe" within minutes of an order, the paper reported, sourcing to a Marine document.
Private rocket pioneer Burt Rutan says the plan is technologically possible. Rutan’s SpaceShipOne was the first privately financed vehicle to carry people into space, the paper noted.
"This has never been done," Rutan told USA Today in an e-mail. "However, it is feasible. It would be a relatively expensive way to get the troops on the ground, but it could be done."
But critics are skeptical, citing the need to use an unarmored carrier to rein in fuel costs, and the need to have it re-launch from the trouble spot after a mission.
The concept defies physics and the reality of what a small number of lightly armed troops could accomplish in enemy territory, John Pike, a military analyst who runs, told USA Today.
"This isn’t even science fiction," Pike said. "It’s fantasy."


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday Hero Blogroll

Sgt. Anton J. Hiett
Sgt. Anton J. Hiett
25 years old from Mount Airy, North Carolina
391st Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve
March 12, 2006
U.S. Army

Misty Hiett, the widow of Sgt. Anton Hiett, said in an interview that he, Sgt. Hiett, asked to transfer to the 391st Engineering Battalion when it looked like his reserve unit would not be deployed.

Sgt. Hiett was a truck driver who joined the military right out of high school because he "wanted to go help out" during the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. After his transfer to the 391st, he was deployed to Afghanistan on April 22, 2005.

On March 12, 2006, Sgt. Hiett, and three fellow soldiers from the 391st, Staff Sgt. Joe Ray; Spc. Joshua Hill and Sgt. Kevin Akins, were killed when an IED detonated near their Humvee during combat operations west of Asadabad, Afghanistan. He left behind his wife and their then 2(now 4)-year-old daughter Kyra.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Here's a brother who gets it...

This guy reminds me a bit of Augustus III form You Tube...aka the Black Conservative.

H/T: Ace of Spades HQ

Katrina and the 2nd Amendment

This ought to have you pissing mad....

I blogged about this issue several months ago where the "authorities' confiscated weapons from EVERYONE in the city of new Orleans. Supposedly to protect them...yeah right.

NEW ORLEANS - City officials have agreed to return hundreds of firearms that police officers confiscated in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, part of a deal to resolve a lawsuit filed by gun lobbying groups.

This is the statement that set me off:

In their lawsuit, the gun lobbying groups accused the city of violating gun owners' constitutional right to bear arms and leaving them "at the mercy of roving gangs, home invaders, and other criminals" after Katrina.

In response, the city argued that federal law doesn't apply to the plaintiffs' claims against city officials "because the right to keep and bear arms has never been recognized as a fundamental individual right."

Apparently the laws, our inalienable rights don't pertain to New orleans...

die with your boots on....


Dr. Seuss and the Bailout

This is good...just had to share

Dr. Seuss and the bailout plan

By Bryan Fischer

Uncle Sam & Congress-man
By Joy Hubbard, Bryan Fischer and Debbie Fischer, with apologies to Dr. Seuss

That Uncle Sam!
That Congress-man!
We do not like your bailout plan!
We do not like your taxing plan!
Should we pay so stocks don't tank?
Should we pay for Barney Frank?
We should not pay so stocks won't tank.
We should not pay for greedy banks.
We do not like your bailout plan,
We should not pay it, Congress-man.
Mr. Paulson made a call
For a plan to soak us all.
Could you, would you Mr. Bush,
Could you, would you push, push, push?
We should not pay you, Mr. Bush,
So Mae won't fall upon her tush.
We should not pay you, AIG,
Though you ask on bended knee.
We should not pay you, Freddie Mac,
Just to lighten up your pack.
We should not pay for any bank,
Even one that's in the tank.
We should not pay for umpteen years
Just because the market fears.
We do not like your bailout plan.
We do not like it, Uncle Sam.
We should not pay you, Mr. Raines,
You, the source of all our pains.
Franklin Raines don't give a hoot,
He got a golden parachute.
We should not pay you, Mr. Dodd,
You should not get a big fat wad.
We should not pay you, Speaker Nan,
When you have dumped us in the can.
We should not pay this big old tax
For people who ignored the facts.
You said the rules were just a joke
And now the banks are just flat broke.
They loaned to those who cannot pay
And backed it up with Fannie Mae.
You set it up for them to fail,
Then said to us, "Your turn to bail!"
Could you, would you, Street of Wall,
Support a plan to soak us all?
Our kids will pay for ninety years
Just to calm your self-made fears.
We do not like your bailout plan,
We do not like it, Uncle Sam.
We should not pay for all those acts
When you ignored the credit facts.
The CRA made this bind
Now we get kicked in the behind.
Sub-prime loans — what a crock!
And you wonder why we balk!
You made some new accounting laws
And we got bit by shark-like jaws.
Mark to market — what a joke!
Now our banks begin to croak.
Sarbanes-Oxley gored us all
And now you make us take the fall.
We do not like your bailout plan,
We do not like it, Congress-man.
We do not like your bailout plan.
We do not like it, Uncle Sam.
You loaded it with lots of pork,
And cranked us all with lots of torque.
Arrows, rum and big fast cars
Why not add a trip to Mars?
We pay our debts with little thanks,
Now we're paying foreign banks!
We pay our debts and you don't care —
You make us pay — that's hardly fair!
The Golden State is next in line,
The bucks they want are yours and mine.
You think our money grows on trees?
You have us begging on our knees.
And now we see through mire and murk
That the plan won't even work.
Adam Smith says "Not, Not, Not!"
While Karl Marx just laughs a lot.
Could you, would you Messiah Man,
Go along with this bad plan?
Could you, would you, John McCain
Go along with all this pain?
It's sad your votes we can't ignore,
So what to do, November 4?

© Bryan Fischer

Die with your boots on...


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Cpl. Lance M. Thompson
Cpl. Lance M. Thompson
21 years old from Upland, Indiana
2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force
November 15, 2004
U.S. Marine Corps.

The father of Cpl. Lance Thompson said his son would be proud knowing he fought and died to help Iraqis vote in an election.

Cpl. Lance Thompson died in during fighting in Ramadi by a truck bomb. His father, Greg Thompson, said his son sent him a letter in September of '04 which said, "Freedom is not free. It requires sacrifice."

Greg Thompson said the millions turning out to vote in Iraq was "fantastic" and said it was a "momentous day in the Middle East."

"Are you asking me was it worth Lance losing his life?" he asked a reporter. "Being the gung-ho Marine that he was, he would say yes. So I'll say yes. That is a tough, bitter pill to swallow. It hurts. God, I didn't want to give up my son."

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

An American Carol

Well, I have been waiting for this movie to come out for several months now, and I got to see it today in the theatre.

I was not disappointed. In fact, I loved it. I laughed through most of it...although John Voight's cameo as George Washington was a bit sobering...there was a good balance of serious and silly in it though.
All in all...outstanding!

Here is a trailer I got from YouTube.

If for some reason you can't see the embed, then check out the site directly.

Now, I got there early just in case there was a crowd...which there wasn't. The theatre was about 3/4 full by the time the movie started though..not a real bad turnout for a saturday matinee.

So in the pre-movie distraction...there was an Ad for the National Guard featuring Kid Rock and Dale Earnhardt Jr. It was prety kickass. Here is the link to the Nat'l Guard/Warrior site.

I highly recommend this movie to anybody with a sense of humor. Especially if you're a conservative. If you're a liberal...well, I still think that if you can get over yourself you'll enjoy it. It's comedy. And it's refreshing to see a movie that makes fun of the leftists instead of the conservatives for a change.

SO boys and girls...go forth and spend your hard earned money and see this movie.
If we don't, good luck getting anyone to make another pro-conservative movie in Hollywood.

And enjoy!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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This Week's Post Was Suggested And Written By Kathi

SSgt. Renee A. Deville
SSgt. Renee A. Deville
44 years old from Webster New York
401st Civil Affairs Battalion
September 1, 2008
U.S. Army

SSGT Renee A. Deville was an Army Reservist who deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 401st Civil Affairs Battalion from Webster, N.Y. She arrived at Walter Reed August 10, 2006, after being injured in a mortar attack.

While at Walter Reed, Deville was assigned to Chosen Battery, Warrior Transition Brigade, and was among three graduates of the Army's first Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course Stand Alone Common Core offered to Warriors in Transition.

Deville, who successfully completed every aspect of the course from a wheelchair, was lauded by SGT Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston as exemplifying the Army's 'Warrior Ethos', at the graduation ceremony for the course on March 28, 2008.

Deville was also the impetus for a new playground being built behind the Mologne House at Walter Reed in 2007.

An October 2007 Washington Post article about the opening of the playground says that SSGT Deville's mention of her children's limited recreational options to Col. Bruce Haselden, the garrison commander, helped set in motion the playground project.

Staff Sgt. Renee Antoinette Deville died September 1, 2008 in her room at the Mologne House at Walter Reed. She was 44.

She is survived by her husband and 4 children, her mother, a brother, and two sisters.

SSGT Deville was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on September 19, 2008.

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.
We Should Not Only Mourn These Men And Women Who Died, We Should Also Thank God That Such People Lived

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