by Ron Russell
Monday, August 31, 2009
by Ron Russell
While commenting on an article by James on Right On concerning the Constitution and gun rights I began to think about all the rights I have seen slip away over the years. The following is the comment I left on "Right On":
The constitution is clear on gun ownership rights, but slowly over many years the state and federal governments have steadily and methodically chipped away at those rights as they have with other basic rights that we once had. Rights that the young don't even miss because they never experienced them. Sometime I see our rights, our freedoms, and our liberty's slipping away like sands in the hour glass. Once that freedom, that right is gone it does NOT return. It's gone forever and all the complaining and the moaning will never get it back. As the sands of the hour glass get lower and lower one can more easily see the change--the movement seems quicker although the rate remains the same. It's just that the remaining freedoms and rights are fewer and the loss of even one is sorely missed and more become aware of the approaching emptiness. If we are not careful this emptiness will be filled by something that is totally alien to our American way of life, something that will repress individuality, something that will stifle our remaining values, and something that will crush our children's future.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Obama's coffins are so fine
Made of satin and of pine.
Richer longer lasting too
They are made for folks like you.
Obama wishes to please you and will go all out
To put you all down.
If you are not delighted with his convenient lay-a-way plan
Just leave your mailing address and he will gladly refund your money.
Fat or slim short or tall
Obama's coffins fit them all.
From a very old poem. Unknown author.
'I WOULD RATHER DO BUSINESS WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA, NANCY PELOSI, HARRY REID, AND ALL THE ELITES OF CONGRESS, THE MASS MEDIA, AND HOLLYWOOD , THAN WITH ONE CONSERVATIVE AMERICAN!'
This sign was prominently displayed in the window of my newly acquired business.
However, we are a society which holds freedom of Speech as perhaps our greatest liberty.
And after all, it is just a sign.
You may ask what kind of business would dare post such a sign.
Answer: "Ron's Funeral Home"
Something to be to be proud of under the Bush Administration
Terrorist who were killing our troops were called Terrorist
Illegal aliens were rounded up and sent home
Unofficial and altered seal of the Department of Homeland Security
The seal has faded under the Obama Administration
Illegals who are caught are released
Terrorist who kill our troops can no longer be called terrorist
Americans who opposed abortion could be terrorist
Americans who opposed big government could be terrorist
Troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan must be watched
because they may be terrorist
DHS has become a socialist "Big Brother" organ of the
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Extremist and extremism are often misused and confusing terms to the casual political observer. Often the MSM is more likely to use the term when describing people on the right. Is actually comes down to the position of the person using the term. Someone on the far right might easily think of himself as moderate and someone who is a so-called moderate might be branded an extremist by many on the far left. In reality extremism and moderate have little meaning if one does not know the true position on the person using the words. This is a necessity in order to evaluate the position of someone. When I hear these words moderate or extremist I always ask who is saying that and what is their position. By using these words one is more likely branding himself than others, with what ever label he uses.
Today's extremist could be tomorrows moderate or today's moderate could become tomorrows extremist. Its not how others look at you and your positions, but rather how you look at yourself and your views that really counts. Things are always changing and the old and new orders will always be in conflict and will continue to replace each other as part of this protracted conflict. So in reality the words have little meaning other than to accentuate one's own position.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I say Mr. because I'm not sure you meet the qualifications to be president, since you have failed to produce conclusive proof to show you are a natural born U.S. citizen. That is strange, in that you feel justified in releasing classified papers which will in all likelihood endanger our troops---are your personal documents super top secret! You've released some of the most sensitive papers and photos of the CIA's activities to placate the left of your party which hates the military and has spit on returning troops coming home from past conflicts.
Mr. Obama, I not sure if you arrived here one step ahead of a Kenyan lion or on a surf board from Hawaii. I do know one thing however, you brought with you an alien ideology and are attempted to impose it on our American system. Yes, most Americans voted for you and for change, but not the draconian measures you and those on the left are putting forth. Barack, your idea of a socialist Utopia is not shared by the majority in this land. Americans are individualist and not collectivist.
You sir, do not understand history. Your ideals, your philosophy is old and discredited. One that has failed at every turn. I actually feel sorry for you. What you learned from your Marxist mother and the reverend Wright is a belief in a system that stifles individualism. You are a real danger to the America of Jefferson and Washington. The ideas you put forth are not even worthy of some third world despot.
Barack, you are attempting to remake America into a model that fits you twisted concept of what America should be. You are attempting to foment class warfare at every turn. This is a traditional Marxist tactic. Sir, this isn't Russia in the early 1900's where the class divisions were profound. We have a vast middle class and they will not be dragged down to the worker class of a socialist state. A state in which only the bureaucrats enjoy the good life.
Your attempts to build a Utopian society will fail. What you can not comprehend is that your dream for America is one based on alien ideologies. Ideologies that millions fled from and found safe haven under Lady Liberty's torch. Try, as you surely will, to snuff out the flame of liberty and the spirit of individualism you will fail. Your presidency is already doomed, sadly in your quest for Utopia you cannot see this.
Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency on the central theme of “change.” American voters bought into his message, but now, after over six months in office, Obama’s “change” has turned into more of a revolution.
It’s a revolution that is indeed changing America and will affect citizens for years to come. He is doing this with acts of executive privilege, suspending or changing rules of legislation in Congress and adding controls and regulations. He is taking control of private businesses and calling for legislation on energy, automobiles and many other facets of daily life in America. Our foreign policy is being changed. He and his congressional cronies have jammed through legislation calling for massive debt. They are telling businesses what they must pay their employees; they are forcing banks to accept federal bailout money, then telling them how to run their banks.
The “changes” go on and on, and Obama makes it clear he is just starting.
How long will the public allow Obama and his congressional henchmen to take away freedoms and exert greater control over America? At first, many of his defenders tried to soft-pedal his “changes,” but now, even some of his most ardent supporters are starting to urge him to slow down, with some saying they intend to start voting against some of his efforts.
Granted, there are those on Wall Street and elsewhere who have abused their positions and privileges, and, in some cases, they should be punished. But Obama’s manner of punishment is far too broad and deep, “punishing” millions who had nothing to do with the excesses and bad practices of a few.
What is to limit the president and his government from taking control of any business in the country if he judges it is too large to fail?
If he and the government have the power to take over a particular business, what is to keep him from taking over businesses and/or telling all kinds of businesses what they can pay employees? How about telling Americans how to set their thermostats or what color of car they can buy?
It’s reaching a dangerous stage that will change America for decades, in domestic matters as well as in America’s position and stature abroad.
Monday, August 24, 2009
She is Pissed!!!
Image from Hope and Change
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Run-a-way inflation will be the catalyst, the
spark, that ignites the great fire that will
sweep across the nation. Attempts will be made
to control it. The now, all powerful central
government, will mandate draconian
measures including wage and price controls.
These and other measures will prove
impudent in face of the onrushing events.
Incidents of discontent will at first be sporadic
but will continue with an almost geometric
growth in there numbers and intensity. Local
authorities will quickly find themselves unable
to maintain order and will call on the state
officials for help. The National Guard will be
sent into those areas most affected by the
ever increasing violence. The large urban
areas will bear the brunt of these quickly
escalating events. The Guard will soon
find itself powerless to control things.
The disturbances will be too numerous and
wide-spread. In desperation, the
President will order regular army units into
the most seriously affected regions. These
measures will meet with success in those
places where large numbers of troops can be
concentrated, however by this time the
violence has spread to the suburbs
and to some rural areas. The situation is
now, OUT-OF-CONTROL! The military leaders
will be the first to recognize this and will take
action against those in power, who they
now hold responsible for the cascading
violence now sweeping the nation.
The revolution is over and a military coup has
installed a new civilian government.
Unchecked this could be Obama's road to
Friday, August 21, 2009
They presented the list to several Secret Service agents and sent them on their way to a market in Georgetown. Upon arrival at the grocery the agents began the task of filling the Presidents order. First they approached the watermelons and gathered up a quality of these tasty melons--noting they came from Mississippi (the president didn't have to know this, so they carefully removed the stickers). Next, they found the illusive ham hocks (gross they thought), and gathered in three times as many of the unsightly things as they had the watermelons. Next, was a hard to find item, the tripe (wondering what it was they scooped up four times as many packages of the tripe as they had watermelons in there fast filling baskets. Then it was on to the chittlins (they didn't have a clue what they were getting by this time) upon finding the little critters they quickly gathered up half the number of them as they had the tripe. Down the aisle they continued to the canned hommey, gathering up twice as many cans of this awful looking stuff as they had watermelons. Then it was on to the chicken wings, there they hauled in twice as many packages of wings as they had tripe. Down the aisle farther they found the 16 ounce cans of Malt Liquor gathering in an astounding number of cases---three times as many cases of Malt Liquor as compared to the number of packages of tripe. Whats a grit, they found them on isle 3 and proceeded to gather three times as many boxes of grits as the of number of melons they had. The buggies were getting full, but being loyal Americans they continue on filling the order of Barack. Next they came across the pickled pigs feet--they recoiled--but grabbed up an astounding number of jars of the strange looking things, a number equal to four times the number of boxes of tripe they had captured earlier in their great expedition. Finally, they were standing in front of the infamous hog jowls and scooped up a number equal to three times the number of melons they had.
Not quite the end of the story. While in the store next to the George Washington University the agent's, being the trained men they are, took note on all the going on around them. During their trips up and down the aisles they heard the word "hoes" twice as many times as the number of melons in their baskets. And the word "mother-fuc...kers" was over heard twice as much as "hoes". Finally, the word "dude" was used an astounding number of times twice as much as "MF's". When they got back to the White House they were amazed at the numbers. Counting all the grocery items and the times "hoes, MF's, and Dude" were used the number was 2479.
My question is this: how many items of each was purchased and how many times were the three words used---yes there is an answer. The bigger question is this. How in the hell can anyone keep up with the spending in a trillion $1,000,000,000,000 dollar stimulus bill laden with more pork than Barack's and Michelle's grocery list. If this sounds confusing, then don't even tackle the U.S. House Medical Care bill---you'll really be lost and confused.Footnote: Being an old Mississippi boy I love all the above food items, but a "hoe" was something to be used in the field and not layed in the field!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Always remember that under a totalitarian government the individual is nothing and the state is everything. And under that system the "end justifies the means". Obama's plan for bigger government involvement in Medical Care is a path that will in the end lead to a single-payer system with the central government in Washington in total control of health services in this country. Politicans and not Doctors will decide the treatment given to Americans and only those with good political connections will be able to get certain special medical procedures. And for those who don't have those connections "Obama's Needle" will be "THE FINAL SOLUTION"!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The auto clunker program was created to get energy inefficient cars off the road and lower green house emissions. And now the Obama Health Plan will get human clunkers off the hospital bed because they are a drain on national resources. See the parallels here. This is the socialist plan: the state is everything the individual is nothing.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Recently Sarah Palin wrote on her Twitter page about the Obama plan for seniors. Contained in the House version of the Medical Care Bill was a section devoted to advising seniors on end of life decisions---she referred to those people as a "Death Panel". She didn't tiptoe through the tulips and use politically correct words, but she did get her point across and despite the harsh criticism by many on the left and right, and the denials of the Democrats that no such panels would exist the provision creating these panels was removed from the bill. A question: "How do you remove something that wasn't there to begin with?" Chalk one up for SARAH PALIN, the Enchantress!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
A look at President Obama's health care "town hall" Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., shows the president out-spoke his audience by a margin of nearly 9-to-1 -- hardly the kind of even-handed exchange of ideas that marked the town meetings of colonial America.
By Judson Berger
Much has been made of the chance for true, interactive democracy offered by the freewheeling town hall format that lawmakers are using in health care forums across the country.
But what the White House is calling a "town hall meeting" does not quite follow in the tradition of the public-driven forums that sprouted centuries ago in New England.
It's more like a press conference for the public.
In an orderly fashion, selected members of the audience pose brief questions, and the president elaborates.
And elaborates. And elaborates.
A look at President Obama's health care "town hall" Tuesday in Portsmouth, N.H., shows the president out-spoke his audience by a ratio of nearly 9-to-1.
Here's the scorecard.
Obama: 8,619 words.
Audience: 1,186 words.
That's hardly the kind of even-handed exchange of ideas that marked the town meetings of colonial America.
But Carolyn Lukensmeyer, whose company America Speaks organizes modern "town meetings" across the country to tackle policy issues, said public officials in general no longer use that spontaneous, rowdy and interactive format -- even though they kept the name. Fox News
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
I'm older now and live in the city. Sad to say, squirrel hunting days are over. I have noticed, however, that the squirrels here (city squirrels) don't gather nuts in the same way as their country cousins did. I'm sure some misguided progressive will say that's because of global warming--warmer winters and the squirrel doesn't have to prepare as much!! This conservative thinks otherwise--the city squirrel knows that even on cold winter days he can go to the park and someone on a nice park bench will give him a nut--or even a handful of them. Are you like the country squirrel--preparing for hard times, or like the city squirrel waiting for the handout from (big government).
by Ron Russell
Monday, August 10, 2009
I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound. No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000. The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million. If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable.
Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs. If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry. And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18. When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt.
Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough. Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers. (Actually, soldiers are put in harms way by politicians and commanding officers.)
We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting. In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.
You see where this is going, don't you? Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country. It's just really sad. Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a raise. Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing. Make sense?
However, our own US Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus. They do not receive Social Security on retirement because they didn't have to pay into the system. If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.
I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting.
"When do we finally do something about this?" Does this seem fair to You?
Saturday, August 8, 2009
by Ron Russell
Friday, August 7, 2009
Meanwhile inside sources at the White House indicate many of the staff are in disarray over the contents of this reports with some staffers and interns calling for a separate eating areas for the Veegans in the cafeteria and a designated Veegan break areas outside. As usually the President hasn't yet taken a position on these rapidly developing events. The situation on Capital Hill is about the same with some meat-eating Senators demanding Veegans be excluded from certain "closed door hearings". Things appear to be spinning out of control as both sides harden their positions. A few of the meat-eating Senators are now calling for a special tax to be levied on all beans sold in the country to buy carbon credits. The senior senator from Texas is planning to introduce a bill calling for a nationwide ban on Veegans in all public eating places, and in all closed places where large crowd gather. Again the President's position is unclear on this fast moving story. Outside the White House protesters from both sides are gathering with those on the Veegan side hurling unseen missiles at the meat-eaters! Capital police with gas masks have be observed arresting some of the Veegans and hauling them off in Hasmat vehicles. As this situation unfolds trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has been wild with cattle futures soaring while bean futures are tumbling with most other commodities remaining stable. Meanwhile the man on the street was saying these stinking politicians have finally been exposed and he was grateful to S.H.I.T.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
by Ron Russell
Footnote: Some may see something in my choosing the Jack of Spades instead of the Jack of Diamonds for the above image. I choose the Spade because its symbolic of his burying the country in Debt, of course for those on the left they will see something else. I see a spade as a digging tool or just a card, they see a spade as a potential vote for their stupidity.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Pray shall be banned from all public building and public events. All references to God must be removed from public building of any kind and the word "God" shall no longer be used on American currency. Freedom of assemble to express grievances shall be restricted to no more than 10 people unless such groups are assembling under the guidance of labor unions or government worker groups. Freedom of the airways shall be completely regulated by the central government and no anti-government propaganda will be tolerated.
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Ownership of all firearms shall be regulated by the federal government.
No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The federal government and only the federal government will determine where U.S. Troops can be quartered.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The federal government shall have the right to enter and search any home of persons SUSPECTED of conspiring against the central government or any official of that government.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
All private property is subject to laws protecting the public good and can be confiscated if deemed to be necessary by the central government. Persons charged with hate crimes or crimes against the state can be deprived of "due process" when such action is deemed to be for the public good.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Federal jurisdiction can be imposed in all criminal cases with the concurrence of the Attorney General of the United States. An citizen may be detained indefinitely if charged with crimes against the federal government.
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
When rules of common law come into conflict with with the powers granted under recent federal court decisions those decisions will take precedent.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
No bail shall be granted to those charged with crimes against the state.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Rights not granted in this document are reserved to the federal government.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.
Powers not specifically delegated to the individual states are reserved to the federal government.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
On the flip side used car dealers are facing the prospect of going out of business. Who will buy a used car when the government will give you a new one for nothing---well not quite nothing only $300,000,000,000! Fiscal watchdogs in Congress seeing the ever-increasing national debt are again sounding the alarm. Many on the right are now saying what is next---giving away free homes to stimulate the housing market, or maybe new more energy efficient appliances free to every homeowner who brings in their old model. Some are now saying why work at all if the government will provide all our needs. Turn in your old toothbrush for a new one, turn in your old shoes for new ones, turn in your old energy sapping TV for an energy efficient flat screen. Damn this is real stimulus---the demand for cars, TV's, other appliances, tooth brushes, shoes will all increase and the economy will boom. Wait, if we are getting these things for free what is the need to work to get them. So who will be the fools that will continue to work to provide all those free things the government is now giving us. Not me---I want my free stuff and I want it now. Obama says its my right--free medical care, free autos, free TV ---in short the proverbial "Free Lunch". Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!