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CADILLAC ELR POOLSIDE 2014 AD

February 27, 2014

I think the Poolside 2014 Cadillac ELR ad is terrific.  I see it as a response to Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Charles Shumers (D-NY) ridiculous comments trying to cover-up the colossal failure of Obamacare, which resulted in the loss of full-time, well-paid jobs and the lowering of the full-time work week from 40 hours per week to 35 hours.  This Healthcare abomination has resulted in the creation of minimum wage, full-time, temporary jobs and Nancy is promoting this as a good thing, claiming that now these under achievers, and under paid workers can relax, follow their dreams and let the Government take over in supporting them.  Of course, what Nancy, Harry (Reid) and Charles don’t tell you is that along with that government support, that they claim is a good thing, they are also passing Bills that will allow the government to regulate what you eat, drink, and soon what activities you must participate in if you want to be supported and receive government paid for and less than optimal Healthcare.  

Most foreigners come to America to follow their dreams, but those dreams don’t include sitting on their duffs all day and painting a picture or playing the guitar Ms. Pelosi.  People come here, to the land of opportunity, where they have the Freedom to compete, in the work place, where the best of the best, rise to the top, and by doing so, they develop a good work ethic, sense of self-worth, satisfaction for putting in a good days work and pride in themselves, knowing they can pursue their dreams, whatever they may be, but on their own terms, with money they have earned and with pride because they too are a part of the American  exceptionalism that Patriotic, true Americans have always had.  For those who do not believe in American exceptionalism, well, all I can say is, WOW!  Evidently, there’s a sucker born every minute.  ss

 

Huckleberry Finn Historically, Politically Correct

January 6, 2011

I read an article online today about some guy who is re-writing the book Huckleberry Finn, because he does not like the use of the “N” word in it.  While he is at it he wants to take out the use of the word “injun”.  It seems he (some self-appointed Politically Correct Gestapo type) doesn’t like what happened or what was said way back then.  So, he’s just going to re-write the whole book and take out what he considers the “bad” words.   Just who is this guy?  Why should I care?  Well, this moron thinks that he can change history by removing words from the pages of books.   

Well, you cannot change history.  But you can change the present and that’s what knowing about history is all about.  You see what was said and done long ago and what you didn’t like about it and then you change those things that still exist by doing so in today’s world.  We learn from our mistakes or those mistakes in the past. 

The man who wrote the piece was pointing out how wrong it is to think one can change history by erasing the facts.  I happen to agree with him. 

Huckleberry Finn and all the other books that were written way back when should be left as they are.  It is time the teachers in school do some teaching.  As painful as hearing words like the “N” word including numerous other words, the events and language of historic times must be taught to our young so that they can learn from it.  It must be taught to our young so they know and learn to understand how these words from the past have affected people over the years.  It is time for students to understand how things use to be and how much they have changed and improved.  It seems that society has come to the point where it is all right to re-word books just because some self appointed, Politically Correct idiot thinks it should be done.  Just who are these Politically Correct, self-appointed police?

 Before we re-write great books about our history, it would be nice, in my opinion, if the Politically Correct people went after the Record companies of Today and stopped the use of the “N” word in the songs that the rappers sing.  These Politically Correct people need to go after the Black comics that think it’s all right for them to use the “N” word because they are black, therefore giving them license to do and say things that are insulting to their own race.  Now, I’m not being racist by saying this but I find that very few White people, comedians etc. have the guts to use the “N” word because they know and you and I know that they will be black balled (no pun intended) from ever working again and that’s only after the Black community publicly chastises them.  Well, the Black community must stand up to it’s own and stop them from using these words and phrases.

 If things are to change then change them in today’s world when and where they are being said, sung and written about.   Leave the letters, books, poems and songs from historic times alone.  It is a fact that they were said and used in those times.  One cannot change what has already happened, it’s history.  Learn from it. 

Stop these same words from being used today, by the young, in their songs and in their stand up comedy routines.  You cannot erase History, once it has happened. 

You can prevent the use of today’s bad language from becoming history in the future by preventing the use of these words in today’s literature, songs, and comedic routines.  This is where the correction should be made.  It is true that one needs to learn from History and many do not.  You can’t learn anything from reading about the past if you are not reading the Truth as to what was said and done so long ago, which is why you can not take the words off the pages of historic literature, which was written at a time when those words were “Politically Correct” and act as though they were never said.   ss

Freedom; A Gift and a Curse!

December 30, 2010

I have decided to comment on a subject my friend Brenda brought up on her blog. 

Borrowing a quote from Brenda’s blog referring to Judge Henry Hudson’s remarks in reference to passage of the Health Care Bill and the FCC passage of the new Internet law.

 Brenda stated that “In just one month, a federal judge has ruled that the Commerce Clause cannot be stretched to cover absolutely everything the Congress wishes to do, and a chorus of limited-government voices has noisily protested the Federal Communications Commission’s attempt to assert control over the Internet.”

I agree with Brenda and the fact that she pointed out what this particular Judge said.  I agree with Judge Hudson, but it seems that those in the process of overtaking our government have deliberately ignored the courts.

 Americans better get off their duffs.  There is no more time to waste.  Americans need to stop complaining and actually do more to stop the “Fast and Loose” dismantling of the US Constitution, by a bunch of “In-House” what I would refer to as, domestic Terrorists, called Congress.  While “We the People” go along and file our objections and motions in court and bring people together from across the country (Tea Party) to stand up in town squares and talk about the Constitution and our Freedoms and the purpose of making sure that they stay in place, stay in affect, for generations to come, basically doing what is our God-given right to do; the enemy, our elected officials (our doing) are moving forward at warp speed in their quest to destroy America before “We the People” can stop them. 

They are succeeding and why, because while “We the People” are filing objections in court, and even winning, these pariahs are ignoring court orders, as though they have that right, and just continue on, like a child, daring a parent to “Stop me”, as they laugh out loud.  But a child does not understand what he is doing, he does not yet know “right from wrong” he is still innocent.  These elected officials (Make no mistake about it) know exactly what they are doing.  It is up to each and every American to do what ever it takes to stop them, before it is too late and believe me it is “Late”. 

Late, though it is, it is never too late to try.  There is always “Hope” and as long as there is “Hope” then there is a chance to succeed.   Americans should realize by now, that nothing is a sure thing, even the Constitution, unless there are those who will stand up and are willing to fight to protect it from all those who wish to destroy it.  It is our “Destiny” to stand up and fight to keep our God-given Freedom; it is our duty.  

Freedom is America’s gift to the world.  People risk dying, trying to reach the land of Freedom and equal opportunity.   No other country in the world has the Freedoms that America promises to its citizens.  Yet, at this point in history, Americans have taken those Freedoms for granted, and it has taken a very long time for many to realize that they are at the brink of losing those Freedoms.  It is time that they realize that within our own country there are those out there in the real world wanting to take those Freedoms away from us.   It is hard for Americans to believe that any American would do such a

dastardly thing, but it is their way of accumulating more Wealth, Power and yes Freedom for themselves.  Why do they think they have this right and why are they doing this?  It’s a simple reason, “Because they Can”!  No one has stopped them.   In America you have the right to accumulate Wealth and Power, but not at the expense of depriving others from doing so.   Hey, it all comes down to Money and Power.  Has anyone ever asked to see the stock portfolios of our elected officials to see how much “Insider Trading” they have done while they were in office?  If, before voting on a bill a Congressman buys stock in a company knowing if the bill is voted into law, that it will move the value of that stock in that particular company and he makes money on this investment, then I would consider that “Insider Trading”.  Has this been done?  I think it’s time to find out.  I suspect that this has been done quite often.  Of course, if this has happened it would be a faster way of getting people out of office then waiting for the next election and more damage to be done to the Constitution.

 It is time for America to stand up for the gift our founding Fathers promised them.  It is time for America to stand up and defend their God-given right to protect those Freedoms.  It is time to stand up or shut up and by doing so, watch those Freedoms taken away from us.  Certainly fighting in a court of law is the right way to go about keeping our Freedom, but the evildoers are now among those in the legal system.  So, now we must gather in great numbers to voice our distain for those who try to steal away our God-given right to be Free.  It is time to replace all those who want to destroy the greatest gift of mankind, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

 We need 10, maybe 20 or more Million people to stand up along side the “Tea Party” people and join them in trying to stop the destruction of the most powerful words written on any piece of paper in the World, the American ConstitutionWe are off to a good start, but there is “oh, so much more” that needs to be done.  Americans should never believe that one person can not make a difference, that one person can not “Change” what is wrong, because all it takes is the right person to come along and speak the truth, and others will follow. 

 It is a well-known fact that bills that are voted into law, seldom, if ever, get repealed.  So, my warning to those who still believe in God, Flag and Country, get up off your asses and join the rest of us, and “Stop” these self-absorbed, money and power hungry evil-doers, in Congress before they finish their job of destroying AMERICA from within.  

There is no better time than the present to take a stand and do so, by joining those Americans who truly believe in Freedom and fighting for what they believe in.  

What will the world do, if there is no longer the possibility of dreaming of or hoping and praying for a better life that exists somewhere on the planet when that place no longer exists, because there is no longer Freedom in America?  ss

No Change In DC

December 21, 2010

It Continuously baffles me how Americans constantly give the Democrats (more to the point, Obama) another chance.  It is also mind-boggling how we repeatedly believe that the elected officials from either House have learned their lesson, or better yet, seen the light, and will almost over night change their tune.  

I remember when Obama ran for office and how the media and all those elitist Democrats raved about what a fabulous speaker Obama was.  The fact that he was reading someone else’s words, from a teleprompter, never became part of  the discussion. 

My point:  Obama just spoke words.  Words that meant the world to those who listened and eventually voted for Obama, but meant nothing to him.  As for Congress, it never mattered what Obama said he would do or not do; Congress always exempts itself from the bills they pass into law.

So, when you hear that Nancy Pelosi is for some bill because it is good for the people; she is not including herself as one of the people; she is exempt.

I guess I’m going off course here a little.  You see, I don’t think anyone who is voted out of office like 60+ Democrats were, should be allowed to vote on the passage of any law, during the lame-duck session of Congress.  None of the bills passed this week should have been voted on.  Basically, Congress should have gone home for Christmas and waited until they came back to discuss the bills up for a vote and then read them out-loud on the floor, before voting on them.

Has anything changed in DC; I think not.  Are the Republicans so much better than the Democrats; I think not.  There is no logic to the fact that the Republicans claim that they need the Bush tax cuts extended for everyone, especially the rich, because it is the rich who create the jobs, do the hiring.  Well, the rich have had the Bush tax cuts for 7 years, and I haven’t seen any jobs being created nor have I seen any hiring, at least, not in America, (A bunch of CEO’s did go with Obama to Indonesia (remember the 13 day trip? It certainly wasn’t to create American jobs.

If you need verification of this fact then tell me, why did we need to extend unemployment for 13 months if the rich were doing all this job creating?  The Democrats and the Republicans talk out of both sides of their mouths.  The American people are still not connecting the dots.  When will they learn?

The Republicans could have held off until after Christmas to vote on all the bills, including the one that would shut down the Federal Government.  They could have taken a stand; but hey, the won their seats this time around, because the people believed their promise to cut spending and then they did what they always do, a complete180° turn around, and went back to their old tricks. 

When will they ever learn?  ss

Americans Must Show Their ID Everyday

September 6, 2010

On Sun, 9/5/10,  Pat Christensen  wrote the following email.  I decided it was good enough to pass on, but I’m not an expert at implementing computer functions, so instead of copying and pasting, I had to re-write it to put in on my blog.   I hope it helps those who are against the Arizona Immigration Bill reconsider their stance on it.  

I’m a Legal American Citizen and I must show my ID when: 

  1. Pulled over by the Police.
  2. Making purchases on my Department Store Credit Card.
  3. When I show up for a Doctor appointment.
  4. When filling out a Credit Card or Loan application.
  5. When applying for or renewing a Drivers License or Passport.
  6. When applying for any kind of Insurance.
  7. When filling out a College application.
  8. When donating Blood.
  9. When obtaining certain Prescription Drugs.
  10. When making some Debit purchases, especially when I’m out of state.
  11. When collecting a Boarding Pass for Airline or Train Travel.

 I’m sure that there are more instances, but the point is, that we Citizens of the USA are required to prove who we are almost everyday.

 Why should people in our country Illegally be exempt?????

 So, why shouldn’t we guard our borders as closely as every other country in the World?  ss

                                                          Go  ARIZONA !!

   

“We the People” vs The Enemy Within

July 17, 2010

 We  in America are all so economically intertwined with the international communities around the world that it is necessary for us to survive, so that all will survive.  Our future and what we can accomplish is only limited by those who limit our actions, by limiting our individual freedom.  The only limitations we have in today’s world are the limitations we put on our selves.  

We have taken way too long to stand up to the elitists Politicians who have been chipping and chipping away at the foundation that our freedom is built on.  These elected Politicians, these manipulators of truth, these greedy, self-indulgent, ego-centric representatives of the people, have somehow been morphed into empty vessels that look like human beings, but who can only survive, when sucking the breath of life out of “We the People” and they do this for nothing more than money and power. 

 This Congress and this White House are the closest examples that mankind has, to the idea of vampires, which legend leads us to believe, can only survive on the blood of humans.

I’m talking about a Congress and a White House who spend  their days blaming others for their mistakes and short-comings, trying to make their opponents look unworthy and to top it off this White House has no problem with throwing it’s own people under the bus.  

The Democrats in the House, spend their  nights hidden behind closed, locked doors, while Americans sleep, writing 2000 + page legislation, which they will never read, and yet they have the gall to vote for it.

 They have no idea if their legislation, if voted into a bill, will even work, because they have not written a working plan, but just a shopping list of ideas of anything that pops into their heads, so they can vote it into a bill and always with a price tag attached to it, which basically amounts to the highest number they can count up to.

This price tag has nothing to do with what the bill, when put into action, will cost to implement, but will just be an additional slush fund that they can dip into when the mood strikes them.  The real catch here is, that it is always the American people who get stuck paying for that bill, when it comes due. 

The time has come for “We the People” to take action on a National level.  We need to unite and there is no question about it.  The “Power of One” a united front, of “We the People” is what this country needs if our Republic is to survive. 

There are no “Limits to what we can do, if we do it together”.  We need to stop our Congress from continuously attempting to take our  freedom away from us, by limiting what we can and cannot do, by voting it into law.

Never in my lifetime, have I seen a Congress and a White House show so little regard for the freedoms we as Americans have been guaranteed by our Constitution.  This Congress and White House is such an embarrassment to the American people that, I honestly believe that, even our enemies are embarrassed for us and that they secretly hope and pray (yes, pray, that’s how bad this is) that we somehow will take back our Republic, so that they can continue to have an enemy worthy of their hatred. 

Now, if one looks at things from this point-of-view, it should be evident that America is in the fight of a lifetime.  This is no longer a time for talking, it is however, a time for action and it is about this moment in time, we will want the history books to say, that “We the People” woke up, united and took our country, our Republic  back,  from the “Enemy within”.  ss

Happy Birthday America!

July 4, 2010

Today is the 4th of July.  There has been a TV marathon of John Wayne movies the entire weekend.  Theses movies that John Wayne, a great actor, starred in, were about World War II, the war with the British, Civil War, the Alaskan Gold Rush, and settling the West, as Ranchers and Farmers.  All excellent movies, which showed the perseverance, the drive, determination, and the strength of the first men to land on our shores and what they went thru just to stay alive.  The Baby Boomers will remember these movies, with fond memories.  Many veterans will remember the events depicted in these Hollywood gems. 

For myself, I always watch these movies and think about what it would have been like to actually live then and endure the hardships of those times and events. 

The Pilgrims were the true adventurers, because they came to this country from Europe to a land not knowing what to expect, but prepared,  for anything, so they thought.    I don’t think they realized how difficult it would be to survive here.  The first winter most of them died from starvation or disease because they had run out of food, and the weather was extremely cold and they became sick.  Those who had survived went on, they were fortunate to meet some friendly Indians that showed them how to grow corn and other crops, native to America, and how to hunt and fish for food.  More of them survived the next year. 

As news of America traveled back to Europe, more people decided to come here to start life anew.  They endured many hardships but did not give up.  They cleared the land, started building towns, churches, schools, and country stores with supplies brought over from Europe.  They traveled past the outskirts of town and laid stakes for their own homesteads.  Many had large parcels of land, and they had to clear the land, cultivate the soil and plant the seeds they brought with them from Europe.  They grew crops, and soon they brought beef (Cattle and Sheep) over from Europe and started ranches where they were raised for food, and were sold on the open market.    

Survival was not easy.  Most people died young.  They had to fight the weather, drought, bitter winters, and illness with no doctors for hundreds of miles, and no medicine.  They fought unfriendly Indians and marauding outlaws.  They fought neighbors for the rights to water.  They had to dig irrigation ditches for their crops and dig wells for drinking water.  This they did because they wanted to be Free from the Royalty that ran Britain.  They wanted to be free from paying taxes to the Crown.  They wanted the chance to become rich and were willing to work for it and die for it. 

These settlers fought the English, the Spanish, the Indians, outlaws, the weather, disease, starvation, and all this they did, just to get a taste of Freedom.  The Founding Fathers after much arguing as to whether or not they should become a nation unto themselves, and break away from England, finally signed The Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776  which is 234 years ago today. 

I often think about the fact that I was fortunate enough to be born in America.  No matter how difficult life is at the present, we in America are still better off than any other country.

Americans are a compassionate people, they are strong, driven and determined to succeed.   Americans are a dependable people, they will always come to the aid of those in need, it matters not if they are rich or poor, and Americans will be there to help those who cannot help themselves.  Americans offer what no other people offer, Freedom, and they will fight along side any man or country who wishes that Freedom for its people, just ask the British, the French and the Italians, if this is not so.

America not only offers, but guarantees that it’s people have the right to political liberty, religious freedom, economic opportunity and the pursuit of happiness.  defending it, and it takes work.

Why has America survived all these years?  It has survived because we have the  The Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and The Bill of Rights, upon which our laws are based. They are the law of the land and  the laws apply to all its people.

Foreigners  want to live in a country with laws that limit the power of government and secures the liberty of its citizens.  People from all over the world come to America for a chance to live in a country where one can be anything they wish to be.  A country where one can get an excellent education, start a business and make money.  Yes, money certainly is a big part of why people want to come to America, because we have free enterprise and competition here, and anyone can take part in this economic arena and with hard work become successful.

People will risk everything to come to America, because American offers them hope; they rather die successful and rich, than in despair and broke. 

We understand the hopes and desire of all those who have the dream of coming to America and pursuing a life full of possibilities. All we ask is that it is done in a legal manner.  We are a country of laws.  We must obey these laws and so must those who wish to come here.

So, today on Independence Day I ask Congress to do their duty and enforce the Immigration laws that have been on the books for years and help protect the people of Arizona, and the other Southern states.  Do your duty or we will do ours in November and vote you out of office.  This is our right!

As an American,I am willing to fight for those who wish to be free, as our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are doing.  I only ask that the Iraqi’s and the Afghans fight along side our troops for the Freedom that they wish to have.  This is their chance to be Free, so they need to fight for it, like our American ancestors did and as we continue to do today.

To President Obama: As Americans we are imperfect as all God’s children are.  We are a driven people and we have worked hard to build a country where the right to be Free applies to all.   We, the people are a Christian nation at heart.   We are a proud people.  We are a Patriotic people.  We are a generous to a fault people.  We will fight to the death for the right of any man to be free.

Mr. President, we are not an arrogant people. Speak for yourself if you must, but do not apologize to the world for me.

Happy  234th  Birthday   America!