Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone

Here I sit on Thanksgiving morning and counting my thanks for a lot of things, most of all, for another day with my family and friends. Latter today, I will go to my parents house, I am thankful that they are both still alive and doing well in their 70's. Once there, we will have a houseful of family and friends to surround us and socialize with, we don't get together nearly often enough. We have a blessing of thousand of calories of food, we all bring a little, that turns into a whole lot. We will have the traditional turkey, ham and everyones favorite sweet potato pie.
After the struggles of this past year, I thank God everyday for another day, for helping me to beat cancer this year and the strides I have made in recovery. I truely am blessed to have another day of feeling good and getting better. Throat cancer treatment is very tough, 8hrs of surgery this past April, to remove my tonsils and lymph nodes, 30 radiation treatments and a port installation for 48 hours of chemotherapy 6 hours at a time. I am blessed to have made it thru and come out on the other side feeling better everyday, happy Thanksgiving.
To everyone out there facing their own struggles, remember the blessings that you have. We are blessed to have this Thanksgiving day to spend time with our family and friends. To see the beauty of the world around us. Happy Thanksgiving.
From me and my family to you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Super Commity failure is a win for Democrats

The super committee has now given up on it's assignment to cut the budget and figure out a way to balance the budget. Instead what we get is a microcosm view of what the true problem of our government really is, broken.

There is no more compromise in our government. The sides are so far apart ideally, there is virtually no way they will ever agree to do anything. The democrats in the senate and congress have drifted so far to the socialist liberal left that they will never agree to anything that reduces the size of government. The true colors of the democrats are being exposed more and more with everyday that passes and with the President leading the agenda they have no reason to change.

The republicans are defined by the press as obstructionist, while the democrats and Obama are said to be trying to accomplish the work of the people. But, looking back at the one major bill that they did pass, the Health care reform bill, it was so unpopular that most of the members that voted for it were voted out of office in the 2010 mid-term elections.

Now with the failure of the so called, Super Committee, tax increases and military spending cuts will take place in January 2013. The president has already stated that he would veto any bill that would counter act this automatic adjustment. In other words, he will get what he wanted last year in the budget bill that was defeated. The 600billion dollar military cut will be largest cut in our military budget in the history of our country and could under mind the effectiveness peace thru strength.

The other part of the bill, the tax increases, were fought over last year, know as the Bush tax cuts, the democrats wanted these tax cuts expires last year, but lost the fight. Now, the President will get what he wanted thru the back door efforts of the failure of the Super Committee. I don't know if just me, but it seems like the democrats on the committee knew all along what they were doing and never had any intentions of working with the republicans. If they had been able to accomplish anything, that could be detrimental to Obama's agenda of raising taxes and cutting the defense budget.

If you doubt what I'm saying maybe you should do so investigating on your own. Maybe you should go back and see that the republicans made several attempts to negotiate, but the because they would allow any new taxes the democrats would just walk away. The one thing that was the sticking point, tax increases, more money for the government to spend when they are wasting more and more money every day.

So the Super Committee turned into a Super Failure, at least for the American public and looks like a Super Win for the Democrats. Able to get another bill passed thru the back door, another reminder of the famous words of Nancy Pelosi, “You have to Pass the bill to find out what in it.” The failure of the Super Committee it just another way of hiding from the public the stakes of the game until the game was over. How many people can remember hearing all these things, tax increases, military budget cuts and the other parts of the automatic things to happen before it shut down?

Thank you democrats.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Protesters Protest Prostesters Protesting in Oakland

The Occupy Wall Street protesters in Oakland California are upset with the anarchist protesters giving them a bad name. It seems that things got out of hand the other night when the two groups encountered each other and violence broke out. The police were called in to dispurse the crowds, they used non lethal force, they used tear gas and other mean to dispurse the crowd away from the area.
The Oakland interim police chief, Howard Jordan vowed to protect the protesters from the protesters in the anarchist movement. The anarchasit spray painted graffati on buildings and store fronts of business owners. Most of the business owners actually support the occupy Wall Street protest, but the vandals who attacked these business, broke windows and left a lot of hard feeling along the way about all the protesters.
The word on the street is that the leaders of the Occupy Wall Street group is seeking to have all the other protesters removed from the area where they are staying so they can continue to peacefully protest. In other words, as the title says, the protesters are protesting the protesters protesting.
Stay tuned this only can get more stupid than it already is. When one group doesn't have a clue about what they are protesting and the other wants to protest everything, it can only get more stupid. The only thing that make the whole thing worth watching is to see if Nancy Pelosi or President Obama will continue to support the efforts of this .protesters along with other members of the democrat party.
We will wait and see