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The Trayvon Martin shooting

Far too many people are making comments not based on facts. The people who really know what happened can not talk to anyone but the investigators.

Seems people haven’t learned anything from the Duke lacrosse case or the Tawana Brawley case. When it comes to race far too many people reach conclusions based on their own racists views. Consider Susan Smith who claimed a black man hijacked her car with her kids inside. Did Al Sharpten or Jesse Jackson praise the police officers who didn’t believe her story? I don’t think so.

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Everyone MUST pay their fair share

Or so the President proclaims. But, 36 Obama aides owe $833,000 in back taxes. Swell!

Contraception vs Religious Freedom

You can judge every news service by how they frame this debate. Also, remember everyone was scratching their head when George Stephanopoulos asked the contraception question during the ABC GOP debate? Now we know why.

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people. -John F. Kennedy, 35th US president (1917-1963)

This administration IS afraid of its people. Tea Party awaken! We have work to do!

Rush answered a ringing door bell, saw a burning paper bag, and stomped on it. Sheesh… He didn’t see this coming?

It was the Republican ladies who pointed out what Rush failed to note. At a Target store near Georgetown, you can buy birth control pills for $9 per month, which is about one tenth the $3000 she quoted. Proof once again that lawyers, politicians and agenda organizations, suffer from MDD! Falsehood? Ubetcha!

Even Calvin and Hobbes

Continuing with the suffer theme – Why you must have public support for art by Bill Watterson.

Nothing changes or you can see the future in the past

Consider the Broadway play Fiddler on the Roof. It was based on a story written by Sholem Aleichem and published in 1894. It is the story of a Jewish man and his five daughters living is Tsarist Russia.

Beggar: “Alms for the poor, alms for the poor…”

Lazar: “Here, Reb Nahum, is one kopek.”

Beggar: “One kopek? Last week you geve me two kopeks.”

Lazar: “I had a bad week.”

Beggar: “So, if you had a bad week, why should I suffer?”

Noting changes. But it is worse for state sponsored programs. Charity becomes a right with no cuts and ever increasing taxes on the providers required to support the state spending. The tipping point is reached when there are no longer enough providers to support the state. See Greece. And we are headed in the same direction. Come November, vote for ABO. That would be Anybody But Obama. Another budget year and another trillion in debt. Your children and grandchildren can not afford four more years.

Hit the RESET button!

More and more politicians are talking about hitting the Reset Button when it comes to our tax code. I’ve said this for years after reading the tax code was over 40,000 pages – and that was decades ago. Today the code may well fill 70,000 pages. If God had the same intellect as Congress, Moses would not have been able to bring the 10,000 stone tablets down the mountain. The code has grown far past the point of absurd. It could be used as a plot on The Twilight Zone. Who would even believe you could enforce such a law? A number of groups have tried to test the IRS by asking questions often asked by people trying to do their taxes. Most of these tests have shown you have less than a 50-50 chance of receiving a correct answer from the IRS.

And by reset I mean a total reset which would do away with all deductions and special provisions. The one I might allow is an exclusion of dividends because they will have already been taxed as corporate income. Ideally, dividends should only be taxed if they are not taxed at the corporate level. One could also justify charitable giving as most charities provide more “greater good” per dollar than does government. But I think I would still have a 1 to 3 percent tax even on these exemptions if they were allowed.

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Want to see the future of the United States?

Just watch the news about Greece.

It will be a small consolation to those who supported the Tea Party movement to say “I told you so!”. We are screwed and our children and grandchildren are FUBAR! Financially that is.

Government vs. Private Enterprise

If you were to hold a competition between a government run enterprise and a private enterprise, who do you think would win? If you are John or Jane Q. Public, you will most likely say Private Enterprise – hands down. This also makes you a potential supporter of the Tea Party movement.

But of course that is just theory because the government goes out of its way to discourage direct competition with private enterprise. Well not so fast. Turns out it is happening and was published in the NY Times in March 2001.

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The Rise of a National Leader

I was born in one country, raised in another.
My father was born in another country.
I was not his only child.
He fathered several children with numerous women.
I became very close to my mother, as my father showed no interest in me.
My mother died at an early age from cancer.
Although my father deserted me and my mother raised me, I later wrote a book idolizing my father not my mother.

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Unemployment explained by Abbot and Costello

Via email:

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It’s 9%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.

COSTELLO: You just said 9%.

ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.

ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…

COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?

ABBOTT: 9 % are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, you can’t count the “Out of Work” as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.

COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!!

ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.

COSTELLO: What point?

ABBOTT: Someone who doesn’t look for work, can’t be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn’t be fair.

COSTELLO: To who?

ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you’re off the unemployment rolls, that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don’t look for work?

ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That’s how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don’t want to read about 16% unemployment do ya?

COSTELLO: That would be frightening.

ABBOTT: Absolutely.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means there are two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.

ABBOTT: Now you’re thinking like an economist. (I would use bureaucrat instead of economist.)

COSTELLO: I don’t even know what I just said!

And now you know why Obama’s unemployment figures are improving!