Friday, October 28, 2011

Give Me Liberty: I Am The 53%

Give Me Liberty: I Am The 53%: I love my country...the 99% do not I study capitalism...the 99% do not I study and despise communism...the 99% does not I know that commu...

I Am The 53%

I love my country...the 99% do not
I study capitalism...the 99% do not
I study and despise communism...the 99% does not
I know that communism is a death sentence...the 99% does not
I study socialism...the 99% does not
I know that socialism promotes laziness...the 99% does not
I have student loans that I will pay back...the 99% do not want to and most likely won't
I have had a job since 16 (11 years) until recently due to injury but I'm trying to get one...the 99% does not
I refuse to be a parasite...the 99% is a parasite
I have never asked the govt.  for nor do I want its assistance (other than student loans)...the 99% demands more
I dont promote violence...the 99% does
I'm not a neo-nazi...the 99% is
I don't disrespect anyone because of race or religion...the 99% does
I am responsible for myself only...the 99% thinks I'm responsible for them
I can't find a job and it isn't Wall St.'s fault...the 99% thinks it is
I know the government does me more harm than good...the 99% doesn't
I take a shower...the 99% doesn't
I am not a stooge for anyone...the 99% is
I have read the Constitution...the 99% has not
I support the Constitution...the 99% does not
I refuse to take from anyone without consent...the 99% expects it
I will work for the rest of my life to better my life...the 99% expects me to do the same for them
I have a laptop, automobile, cell phone, PS3 and many other possessions...I know capitalism made it...the 99% do not
I support human rights...the 99% support their rights only

I am the 53% and I am damn proud of it.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Clashes between Karl Rove and conservatives becoming more frequent

Karl Rove (AP File Photo)
Democrats have long enjoyed bashing Karl Rove, former White House adviser and architect of the campaigns that put President George W. Bush in office.
But clashing with the longtime Republican operative and Fox News contributor is now catching on for another group: conservatives, especially those affiliated with the tea party movement.
Among the most high profile of these recent attackers are former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and, now, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain.
The most common example is, in giving political analysis on Fox News, Rove ticks off one of these tea partiers, and the response is that Rove is just a Beltway elitist trying to hurt them.
Earlier this week, Cain accused Rove of trying “to damage me” after Rove went on Fox and held up a white board listing a number of gaffes Cain had committed in his campaign.
“I believe it is a deliberate attempt to damage me because I am not, quote unquote, the establishment choice,” Cain told the Washington Examiner’s Byron York.
In September, Perry had some tough words for Rove during a debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California. He was responding to Rove saying his comments — calling Social Security a Ponzi scheme — could be “toxic” in a general election. (RELATED: Cain: Rove attacks me to help Romney)
“Karl has been over the top for a long time in some of his remarks,” Perry said at the debate. “I’m not responsible for Karl anymore.”
Earlier this year, when Palin was still considering a run for president in 2012, she reacted negatively to Rove’s analysis that she was likely to enter the race, accusing him of trying to “mislead the American public.”
“Any professional pundit claiming to have ‘inside information’ regarding Governor Palin’s personal decision is not only wrong but their comments are specifically intended to mislead the American public,” Palin’s political action committee posted on its website following Rove’s comments.
Rove responded to her criticism, saying, “It is a sign of enormous thin skin that if we speculate about her that she gets upset.”
Another candidate who had a high-profile run-in with Rove was Christine O’Donnell, the 2010 Republican nominee for the U.S Senate in Delaware. Rove opined then on the “nutty things she has been saying,” as well as her electability against Democrats.
O’Donnell went on to lose that race.
But Rush Limbaugh questioned Rove at the time. “I’ve never heard Karl so animated against a Democrat as he was against Christine O’Donnell last night,” Limbaugh said.
Rove, through a spokeswoman, declined to comment for this story when reached by The Daily Caller.
But one conservative who took Rove’s side this week was Fox analyst Brit Hume.
“Look, if you’re running for president, you don’t want to get into a fight with Karl Rove,” he said. “That makes no sense.”

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Give Me Liberty: Segregation

Give Me Liberty: Segregation: I didn't live through the civil rights movement. However, I do know that black people had a hard time to say the least at getting equal righ...


I didn't live through the civil rights movement. However, I do know that black people had a hard time to say the least at getting equal rights. Whats strange is that they wanted to be equal and be able to use the same facilities as white people, and now they have their own organizations for black people. Professional Black Rodeo, scholarships for blacks only, black schools, black churches...the list goes on and on. Makes no sense to me. Seems they are only holding themselves back. Today, driving through my hometown of Shreveport, LA, I noticed a sign outside of a church. A huge sign for all to see. It said, "Hispanic Worship Service" with a designated time. Isn't this inherently racist? Maybe I should start a church or a business and put a sign outside that says, "Whites Only." It wouldn't take 30 minutes for me to have a lawsuit on my door, and it would make national news. But it's OK if a member of any other race or religion does it. I'm sure they would use it as "free speech." The same wouldn't work for me. I'm all for equal rights and I'll fight for anyone on the issue, and welcome all races and religions to my place of business. Is it too much to ask for the same in return?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Herman Cain: Getting rid of minimum wage

What a wonderful idea. I couldn't imagine the unemployment rate if the minimum wage were taken away. One can only speculate. Many people say that they won't be able to survive off of a low wage. My question is, how can anyone survive off of $7.25 an hour? Even more, how can anyone survive off of zero?  One would think that working for 2 or 3 dollars an hour would be better than none at all. And if this in turn reduces prices of goods, then wouldn't making less money not really be a difference?  It hurts everyone this minimum wage. It pays people who aren't worth their wage too much. Why try for better if one is content? It raises prices of goods. Well that just hurts everyone. If one really wants to make a good wage, they need to earn it...not have it given to them by politicians in Washington.

Ron Paul and student loans

Ron Paul is right. The federal student loan program needs to go. Its hard for me to say that, being that I take advantage of the program myself. However, it's a system that does more harm than good for the students and society. There are a variety of reasons for this. One, it increases prices of tuition dramatically. Example...if the government gave everyone in America money to go buy a new type of vehicle, demand for those vehicles would go up dramatically, and would in turn increase the price of the vehicle. Basically, the people are getting a more expensive vehicle, but the actual value or utility of the vehicle doesn't go up. It's the same thing with education. When government gives away money that is extremely accessible to people to go to school, more people go to school at any one given time than what they would if they couldn't get the loans. This of course, leads to an increase in demand for school, and in turn an increase in price. Secondly, the taxpayers may not even get their money back. After 25 years, the loans are forgiven. One could easily rack up more than $100k in loans, and with low interest and very small payments, reduce the principal very little by the end of the 25 years. Obama is trying to make it 20, leaving the taxpayers with  paying even more of the bill. Third, it keeps private banks from making money that could be in turn used to give more private student loans. It is really quite simple. The quality of education would be better, and cheaper, if the government wasn't involved.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Embracing Socialism and Communism

I just don't understand the Occupy people. Many of them, though not all, obviously hate the capitalist system and want it destroyed. Why go with fighting that, when it would be so much easier and they would be much happier if they moved to North Korea, Laos, Cuba, Vietnam, or China?  Why take capitalism away from people who want it, when their communist world exists in perfect harmony in other parts of the world?  I just wish ONE would answer me why they don't move. I know I would. I totally support their rights to wish for such disastrous policies. Seriously, go experience it first hand.