Monday, October 28, 2013

The New Generation of Legislator


Here in Florida one of the Republican Parties longest active Legislator Bill Young passed away.  His 40 plus years of public service was lauded.  His personal bio was told of how he had dropped out of high school to support his Mum and later joined the National Guard.  It told of how he became successful selling insurance and how he had left his three children and wife of 36 years to marry his much younger DC assistant.

It told of his actions of bringing billions of dollars in earmarks to his state and how he had a heart for the veterans and supported our troops and fought for them. Quite a history and legacy for an 82 year old legislator that died in the saddle.  In other words he was a common man, not a lawyer with an ivy league background. A regular Joe with the usual faults and strengths.

Today our struggle to preserve the Republic will require  more of our representatives. A dramatically different legislator with dramatically different goals and means of doing the people's business. Today's candidate may have to be willing to move fast and strike hard within a term limit.  Instead of procuring earmarks, today's legislator is called upon to reduce the size of government and fight to keep tax dollars in the back pocket of the taxpayer.  Today's lawmaker will be required to go thru the laws and change or strike down laws that make no sense and are antiquated.  He or she will need to fight to reduce the size and scope of Bills for new laws to one sheet understandable to the common man.  And most importantly they will need to have the combination of a common man with a higher than average intelligence and a strength of will and character that will not budge.

Conservatives will need to be like legions of infantry ready to step up and defend as brothers and sisters fall in the battle and run for offices that may fall vacant.  It may not be for 40 years and it may only be for the length of a term but folks must be willing to make the sacrifice in order to move our government back to the vision of the founders and away from the recreation of British rule steeped in socialism and communism.

If one worries constantly of being re elected they will not make the bold moves necessary for effecting massive reversals of this train wreck of enslaving Americans to a tyrannical rule.

40 year career legislators are less like public servants and more like very expensive Welfare recipients.  Who wants to lose their gravy train of life long salaries and medical care?

Our founding fathers were risk takers willing to lose it all to give every citizen the opportunity for advancement  without the hindrances of a ruling class and strangling taxation that supported the ruling class.  Many of our founding fathers lost everything so you and I could be free to shape our destiny.

We need good men and women willing to be risk takers to run for office.  We need the rank and file of GOP career politicians to support them rather than use them like scapegoats to garner a few votes from tea party and libertarian groups come election time. 

If you are not willing to risk it all to save the Republic and our freedom for future generations to come you do not deserve to hold office. 

I believe that the American people are fully capable of supporting themselves,their families and communities.  Facts bear this out as reports from the financial world state that Americans are cutting up their credit cards,downsizing their expenses and moving from debt to savings.  As Jesus said the poor will always be with you.  But, the majority of folks are more then capable of taking care of themselves and blessing those that can not thru charities and churches.  Remember how Churches, Libraries and Parks were all established by successful business men and women of the community?

When  you enslave a people they no longer have the interest or motivation to work.  That is why Russia and China failed.  Their embrace of capitalism has been their pathway to economic successes.

It is time now before it's too late to elect men and women dedicated to restoring the Republic at all costs.  It is time for the GOP to stop worrying about reelection and more about saving the country.  We need to teach the communists that have permeated our government that we are willing to fight to the death to preserve our freedoms and reduce this massive disease that is the bloated government.  And we need to show them that if they take down one of us another is waiting in the wings to take their place and carry on the fight.  In other words there is another fighter  just like me willing to go toe to toe with you. 

We need to stop making our local, state and federal governments into the largest employers and start making the people the largest employers.  People often talk about evil corporations.  How about evil governments?  How would you like your paycheck or savings dependant on a few millionaire legislators. The Social Security recipient's, government workers and military have found out in this last shut down.  The communists and socialists controlling our government think nothing of those they employ or support, only the money grab that is obamacare and their agenda to enslave us is important to them and their thirst for control and power. 

Our government was never meant to be run by an elite committee of self important career politicians and lawyers.  It was meant to be a representative short term mixture of citizens from all walks of life. It was meant to be filled with those that would represent their communities for a short time and then go back to their lives.  The best leaders are the reluctant ones.  The ones that do not feel worthy.  If you are currently out of work run for office.  That will be your selling point.  I guarantee if you put your whole self into it you will win.  And once you have held office honorably employers will beat a path to your door.  If you are retired, don't sit on the couch consider seating in all those unoccupied seats you see on CSPAN.  I say if they can't bother to be in their seat every day they should telecommute. 

Our renewed agenda for our legislators should be using telecommuting.  Turning the buildings into museums and making legislators do their business in their district offices.  I say do away with specialty committees who dictate what bills and budgets to present with only 20 and 30 year career politicians in control.  Who is to say they are the experts and this often gives single parties absolute control over the general public will.  It is also  just another hurdle that bogs down and slows government operations.  Consider if a large business were run by several committees.  It would fail to be able to deal swiftly with the changing tides of business decisions.   Much of the way legislative operations run stands in opposition of equal representation and speedy operation and should be abolished. 

We need those that can make sharp and common sense decisions swiftly and simply like a fighter pilot and less like a cruise ship captain steering the Titanic.  The iceberg is in view and several folks have radioed you of the disaster and you refuse to see it or admit your ship is vulnerable.

The office of President needs to be reduced back to it's less than dictator authority that began in Woodrow Wilson's time.  Executive orders need to be eliminated.  Veto power needs to be eliminated.  Presidents should not be able to appoint Czars or Supreme Court Justices.  And Supreme Court Judges should have  two year terms.  Our IRS system should be dismantled and a flat 10 percent federal sales tax should be established with the appropriate exemptions like RX , food and fuel. Any increase would have a time limit,a purpose and come to a public vote. The dollar should be back on the gold standard and the Federal Reserve Board should be eliminated.

Social Security should be put in a lock box to eliminate the general fund robbery since LBJ and phased out similar to the Chilean model.  We need to closely examine this diseased way of doing things that has continued to enlarge and complicate the peoples business and placed our government in a role of oppressor instead of protector against  foreign and domestic invaders.

You know the country is in trouble when even the Mexicans no longer want to come here to pick fruit.  They are the canary in the coal mine.

Fruit in America is rotting on the tree for lack of pickers. Our government is rotting on the vine because of lack of the willingness of the people to run for office and save this dying Republic.  It's that bad folks.

It will take a new breed of people from all walks of life to bring this country and our government back to the vision that our Founders sacrificed so much for many years ago.  If we are to go on as the greatest country in the world it will take the will and actions of all those reluctant leaders to  run for office at the local,state and federal levels and take up old glory and run to the battle at hand braving the bullets and the bombs showing our enemies that we are still there as the enemies press forward. 

As you sit thinking about your past life and how blessed you are to live in this country imagine if you will what it could have been like if you had not in this country.   Isn't that alone worthy of your care and concern and participation?  Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.  Let us fill the halls of the legislatures and the White House and the Governors homes with those that are there not for personal ambition or power but are there because they want to protect those freedoms they have been so well blessed by and want to preserve for those that come after.  And let the political parties know you want these people to run by sending your dollars earmarked to support people and not the party.

This is not high school folks where you can let the perpetual joiners who get off on power and glory continually run the student councils, yearbook and clubs.  It's time to get involved and not depend on the quarterbacks and cheerleaders  to run our lives and make our decisions.  It's time to let the average kids, the smokers at the fence, the AV nerds, the shy girls that sat by themselves in the lunch rooms to step up and get involved.  Have you ever wondered by these folks can't get out of their own way in government.  It's filled with dumbed down ivy league college elites that never held a real job, never run a business and they are incapable of thinking outside the box and they are terrified to ruin their gravy train.  People who live and work in the real world outside of the cloistered world of the beltway have learned how to think outside the box to survive and they are not afraid of taking risks and have learned that common sense is the best kind of sense. America needs to restore regular Americans to government to restore true representation. The agenda should be freedom and not enslavement. 

I recall the story behind the creation of our national anthem. Since 7 A.M. of the previous day more than 1,800 bombs, cannonballs, and the new Congreve rockets had lit the sky and shattered the peaceful harbor. From the deck of his sloop behind the enemy fleet, the young Baltimore attorney breathed a sigh of relief. The flag was still there!
Upon discussing the previous night with survivors of the great battle, he learned just how much keeping the flag flying had meant to the soldiers.

The flag itself was hit many times and had holes in it. In addition, several times through the night a cannon ball had hit the flag pole. It was hit enough times that the pole was actually leaning and in danger of toppling over. Brave men rushed to the pole to help prop it up with their bodies and arms. When one man holding the flagpole up was shot, another was ready to take his place. This is how they kept the flag flying all night!  (A lowered flag means surrender.)  Thrilled by the sight of the flag and the knowledge that the fort had not fallen, Key took a letter from his pocket, and began to write some verses on the back of it. Later, after the British fleet had withdrawn, Key checked into a Baltimore hotel, and completed his poem on the defense of Fort Mc Henry. He then sent it to a printer for duplication on handbills, and within a few days the poem was put to the music of an old English song. Both the new song and the flag became known as "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Will you be willing to keep our flag waving like those brave souls?

Let me conclude with this simple message.  In order for our Republic to be restored we need to recruit and encourage everyday people into taking office who are willing to serve short term to make big bold decisions to reduce government in our lives, reduce taxes and spending and have faith in their fellow Americans that they are more than capable of taking care of themselves.  For our Republic to survive we need this new generation of legislator and it will take each and everyone of us to make it happen.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chinese Food That's Not Healthy

This just in from my intrepid coorespondent Cous Sissy

Greetings and Salutations...

I read several articles on Google about this, and even one that was defending the eating of tilapia said to avoid the fish that came from China . Also, I had just
returned home from buying Publix & Albertson's 4-day special of 4 bags of frozen tilapia for the price of one. Sure enough, on the top of the bags, it read "farm raised", and on the bottom in small print it said, " China ".

I recently saw a Food inspector on TV... He said he had lived overseas and he had seen the filthy conditions their foods are raised and processed in.

It is enough to make you throw up. Some foreign workers have to wear masks as they work in these places, because the food is so rotten and filthy, it makes them want to throw up. Many of their Fish on Fish Farms are fed Raw sewage daily. He said he has seen so much filth throughout their food growing and processing that he would "never" eat any of it. They raise this filth , put some food coloring and some flavorings on it, then they ship it to the USA for YOU to consume and feed to YOUR families. They have no Food & Safety Inspectors. They ship it to you to buy and poison your families and friends. Imported food we eat and the junk we buy

Green Giant frozen vegetables are from China , and so are most of Europe 's Best.
Arctic Gardens are Okay. So is Birdseye.

Never buy the grocery store garlic unless it is clearly marked from USA or Canada , the other stuff is grown in people poop (even worse than chicken poop). China is the largest producer of garlic in the world U.S. is next.

Buy only local honey, much honey is shipped in huge containers from China and re-packed here.

Cold-FX is grown and packed in China and is full of fecal bacteria. Doesn't work anyway, big scam. If the country of origin is not clearly marked beware. If produce, ask an employee.

Watch out for packages which state "prepared for", "packed by" or "imported by". I don't understand the lack of mandatory labeling, especially the produce. The country of origin should be clearly shown on the item in the store. I go to the local farmers' markets in season and keep a wary eye open the rest of the year.

Please read this very carefully, and read to the very bottom. It's important for all of us.

How is it possible to ship food from China cheaper than having it produced in the U.S. or Canada ?

CHINA '. SO, FOR A FEW MORE CENTS, BUY THE LIBERTY BRAND. GOLD BRAND OR THE DOLE IS FROM CALIFORNIA Beware, Costco sells canned peaches and pears in a plastic jar that come from China .


Recently The Montreal Gazette had an article by the Canadian Government on how Chinese feed the fish: They suspend chicken wire crates over the fish ponds, and the fish feed on chicken s--t. If you search the Internet about what the Chinese feed their fish, you'll be alarmed; e.g., growth hormones, expired anti-biotic from humans. Never buy any type of fish or shellfish that comes from these countries:
Vietnam ,
China ,
Philippines .

Check this out personally. I did. Steinfeld's Pickles are made in India - just as bad!

Another example is in canned mushrooms. No-Name brand came from Indonesia .

Also check those little fruit cups. They used to be made in Canada in the Niagara region until about 2 years ago. They are now packaged in China !

While the Chinese export inferior and even toxic products, dangerous toys, and goods to be sold in North American markets, the media wrings its hands!

Yet, 70% of North Americans believe that the trading privileges afforded to the Chinese should be suspended!

Well, duh! Why do you need the government to suspend trading privileges?


Simply look on the bottom of every product you buy, and if it says 'Made in China ' or 'PRC' (and that now includes Hong Kong ), simply choose another product, or none at all. You will be amazed at how dependent you are on Chinese products, and you will be equally amazed at what you can do without.


If 200 million North Americans refuse to buy just $20 each of Chinese goods, that's a billion dollar trade imbalance resolved in our favor... fast! The downside? Some Canadian/American businesses will feel a temporary pinch from having foreign stockpiles of inventory.

Just one month of trading losses will hit the Chinese for 8% of their North American exports. Then they will at least have to ask themselves if the benefits of their arrogance and lawlessness are worth it.

START NOW and don't stop.

Send this to everybody you know. Let's show them that we are intelligent, and NOBODY can take us for granted.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Why Repubs are the Heros in the Obamacare Fight

Let me state up front that Obama care is unconstitutional.  Obama knows this,his handlers and co conspirators know this and they are mad as hell that the American people know this and that the majority of Americans don't want this to continue.  Finally the Conservatives voted into office are using their authority to stop this illegal money grab that has nothing to do with reducing health care costs and everything to do with government control of our lives.  That is why they are heroes.  The media and the Dem PR machine will pull out all stops to scare the American people with the threat of shut down and paint the Repubs as evil and heartless.

It has been known for years the simple small changes that can be instituted to insure reduced health care costs.  Tax deduction increases for medical expenses.  Reduction of years of exclusivity on maintenance drugs for major diseases.  Allowing interstate insurance purchasing.  Ala Carte insurance policies.  Etc. 

Facts Obama does not want you to know.  Seniors who made a lot of money currently pay higher premiums for their insurance policies that are based on income they made.  Now they will seek out the subsidized and sign up for in in the Medicare sign up window.  These additional parties will be one of many who will be clogging up the phone lines with the government and come Oct 1 their system will crash.

Average monthly health care payments will be at least equal to a car payment.  Parents, more of your adult children may be moving back in with you because many can't afford a car payment size bill and rent.  And they may find their entry level job cut to part time because businesses will not be able to afford health care for these new workers.  Not to mention that many more people may be riding the already overburden bus system.  And your employer may choose to discontinue your company health insurance because of the increased costs and just pay the fine which may be cheaper or they may pass along the increased cost to you because of the new requirements due to Obama care for those private insurance companies.

And if you think overall costs out of pocket and quality of health care will improve think again.  Ask many older doctors why they are choosing early retirement.  Ask why hospitals can't get enough nurses who do the bulk of the patient care to apply for the openings with out hefty monetary bonuses..Examine failing and costly Universal Health care England, France, Canada  and the state of Mass. . Countries with these programs have been bankrupted by their systems and increased wait time for needed procedures even in the case of an emergency result in needless amputations and even death.

The profit aspect of health care is exactly what has created our cutting edge medical prowess in America.  Sure there are small changes that need to be made.  But their is no reason other than political vulture greed for more power and control of the American people to continue with this fiasco that Dem's signed on without reading.  You can not tell me payoffs and threats were not made by the Obama Administration to push that mess through. 

As with anything the handlers of Obama have him try to sell to the American People it always involves promising the taxpayer and supporter of the government more pie in the sky while slipping their hand in your paycheck.  The result is always a return of less for your money and a creation of another means to control you.

Case in point.  The "Government Shutdown" threat that could result in civil servants with the military and military and seniors not getting their checks.  Bull.  the legislature has a mandate and obligation to make good on these have to pay bills.  They vote in a temporary specific bill to make sure their obligation are met.  They can do this now and are required to do this now by existing law.  Dems and Obama prefer you to think otherwise. 

Fighting against this pack of lies and standing up for the American people takes courage and faith for these representatives because they can be more likely defeated in the next election. The Dem machine will pull out all stops to steal and manipulate the next elections because they don't like to lose their strangle hold on the American peoples pocket book. Repubs also know if they lose reelection all of America will lose hold of their control of their pocket book and their lives. Karl Marx stated that America would be overthrown thru the economy not by arms.  The Dems have been long since infiltrated with Communists.  Their agenda has been slowly implemented like turning the boil up on a frog in a pot. It's time to jump out the pot people or we are going to die as a country of freedom and opportunity.  A government shut down would be a good thing.  Believe me.

We have two agendas fighting in our government.  Not two  parties.  One to give the money back to the American people so that they can afford to take care of themselves and their families in peace and freedom.  And the other that wants to recreate the British socialist state in which all incentive to work is gone and the people are dependant and controlled like cattle for the slaughter for the small minority of wealthy government officials and the select old world wealthy families.  These folks can't stand poor and middle class American success stories because it means they can no longer rule over us.  It means the elite is dead.

What can you do?  Learn about the failure of universal health care in other countries and the state of Mass.  Spread the word.  Support your local Repub who is fighting for you and tell your friends.  In America we celebrate our heroes.  Lets do it now.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Morality in America

The recent moral decline of performer Miley Cyrus and other young performers like her causes me much heart ache not only for them, but also for those other impressionable young girls that are their devoted fans.  This need for extremely young girls between the ages of 13 and 24 to behave in sexually suggestive  manners is disturbing.  I mourn for the pure innocence that young girls and women have no chance of retaining.  The children and the young adults of this world are all to soon dryed up haggered looking 50 year olds at 28.  Bitter, distrustful, jaded and hopeless many choose drugs and liquour for escape followed by suicide. 

Miley looking for her father's love in all the wrong places, putting her trust in weak jaded people has fallen off a cliff that many have gone before.

Morality is more than doing good things, it's about doing the right thing.  And what is wrong and what is right?  In today's world it's whatever you think it is.  But thoughts based on feelings are built on shakey ground.  If we based our behavior on the outcome rather than the immediate moment of pleasure we'd might make entirely different decisions.

Back in the days of old their was a great King named Solomon.  He was the Anthony Robbins of his time.  Successful and extremely wealthy his kindom was happy, healthy and well taken care of by god far better than any other kingdom of the day.  The great kings from surrounding countries and lands would kneel at his feet to listen to his wisdom.  The knowledge that he held came directly from God.  Wisdom was all he prayed for as a young man and God honoring his unselfish request granted his prayer.  He followed all of Gods instructions for a successful life for the most part. However, he failed to follow his instruction in a couple of areas.  One, he married outside his culture and his faith and allowed those wives to  build shrines and worship in error.  Second, he spoiled his children and did not teach them the joy of hard work, responsibility for their people and appreciation of their blessings from God.  Even the wisest man of his time who did good things made poor choices based on feelings rather than God's wisdom.  He knew what was right and what was wrong.

All the secrets of how to make right decisions are contained in the words of God to the Hebrews and later the teachings of Jesus God as a man.  And he left us his spirit to further aid us in doing what is right so that we could not be corrupted by false teaching or feelings.

Morality in America has been in moral decline for decades and is ever rapidly increasing.  We have forgotten what is right and wrong.  We have driven God the author of truth from our homes, our government and our hearts to follow after our own selfish endeavors. Many do not even feel any sense of conviction in their hearts for repentance anymore when they live in wrong behavior.  It is as if the cricket of our heart has died. 

We have become a selfish society and is it any wonder why God has removed his hand of blessings and protection over it's governments and people.  We have all become phoney panhandlers on the street with hand outstretched when we are more than able to be self supporting and a blessing to our world.  Americans voted in a phoney president to carry on this agenda of moral decline. He continues to engineer a dependent decadent society with the appearance of a man who does good things.  But one only needs to study the fruits of his actions to see that he is not a good man who knows right from wrong.  He thumbs his nose at the rule of law such as the constitution and acts as if he above the law.

In the ancient world the Hebrews, God's chosen people fell into error just as we have.  They no longer followed his teachings, did not keep the day of rest he had created for man,  lost his teachings contained in the book dictated to Moses as well as the stone tablets with the 10 Godly rules for living.  God removed his hand of protection for a time.  The Hebrews fell into decay economically, in health, crops etc.  They had come to cheat each other and not care about each other.  God told them he would not even listen to their prayers even as they prayed with tears streaming down their faces.  He told them when they cheated each other it was as if they were cheating him.  Soon from their suffering in their moral decline they turned back to God's instructions and located the book and the tablets and reestablished doing those things that God had told them that were right and good. The Lord God then returned his blessings and protections to his repentant  chosen people.

Peace, love, patience,kindness, plenty etc can not be legislated or come with feelings or redistributed.  It comes with reestablishing a connection and a relationship with the one who created all of us.  He knows how we run best and longest.  When we change our inner man thru Christ our world will be blessed.  You want to redirect your children confess your errors and tell them to use you as a cautionary tale not an instruction guide or an excuse to repeat history life. Set a good example by your repentance and be a parent that teaches right from wrong in word and deed.   Show them right from wrong and use the words of God to show them the way.  For the Christ is without spot or blemish.  He is the lamb.  His words are the compass for our hearts and not our feelings for they are selfish and can be deceived

We have lost our moral compass and our knowledge of right and wrong.  And we have reaped the rotten fruit of our actions. Morality in American can be renewed if only we would get rid of our self defeating guilt of the evil one, the accuser and be convicted by the lamb to renew and revive our love and obedience to his words of love and instruction.  That is where our hope lies. That will be our saving grace that heals the morality in America.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Pope and Politics

I find it interesting how Protestants the world over, the media and non practicing or lapsed Catholics equate appointment of Popes as a political race.  They often speculate will the new Pope be a Conservative or a Liberal when it comes to issues like abortion,birth control,homosexuality, cohabiting without marriage,etc.
These issues are not a matter of politics or issues to relax on to increase church attendance.  Although, many churches choose to do this to increase attendance and the collection plate.  But this is not what the Pope is selected to do.  He is there to spread the Good News, uphold the teachings of the Bible,maintain the integrity of the clergy,serve as the CEO of the big picture to determine what will be the body of Christ's goals and focus for the present problems and minister to the needs of the flock.

Now in the Catholic church there is what are termed church traditions little "t".  Things like priests facing or not facing the flock when consecrating the host and the wine, singing or not singing, the order of the mass, the language the mass is conducted etc.  

Church traditions little "t" do change over time and country.  What the media and others fail to see is that what God communicated to the Hebrews as their code of living a healthy,happy and fulfilling life in the first five books of the bible and the words recorded by witnesses of God as the man Christ do not change.  It is the Pope's responsibility to continue to maintain and communicate the good news of Christ's gift of salvation and the wonderful teachings of Christ drawn from his words to the Hebrews that lead all peoples to a happy,healthy and fulfilling life. 

Christ on this earth said I come not to change the laws but to fulfill them.  He offered himself as the perfect and complete sacrifice for all peoples who continue to sin and fall short of the glory of God.  He also left a piece of himself the Holy Spirit so that we may have the power over our sinful selfish natures and those outside forces of Satan that attempt to distract us so that we can live and grow into the best people we are capable of being. 

Jesus was no respecter of persons.  He saw all people the same. He dined, conversed and socialized with everyone in love because he wanted all to live this victory filled life he offered.  He acknowledged the weaknesses we human beings fall prey to either from biology or influence.  I often look at my Diabetes that I was born with as a weakness.  When I first found out I did all I could to stay off of insulin and I did not give into the raging hunger that comes with the disease.  Yes I wanted to live like every other person and have a candy bar or cookie or cake or the second helping of something I liked.  But I knew for me that the complications of Diabetes would effect my health and my future.  And I managed to extend the life of my Pancreas thru God's help into my fifties without the need of insulin.  I still closely watch what I consume and make sure I get exercise everyday.  Sure I'd like to give in but I don't.  Yes we can be born with issues but not everything is good for us and God has left us a record of what things are good for us and what things are bad for us.  It is that simple.  To teach people to disregard the wisdom of God by a Pope would be contrary to their appointment of leading the flock.  They would be like a foolish shepherd who allows his sheep to wander into a patch of prickly plants, or drink from a tainted pool, or fall into the jaws of a lion or a nest of snakes. 

Many of things that society may say is ok is not necessarily good for us.  Man has a history of justifying or scripture twisting to justify behaving contrary to God's instructions.  Satan tried to scripture twist with Jesus in the desert but Jesus being God was the author of the word and was the the word and he could not be deceived even living as a man.  Science has bore out the folly in many of the things. we do.  All forms of Abortion and birth control are physically harmful to women and can cause permanent damage including infertility,cancer and even death.  Sleeping with multiple partners can cause harm in so many ways physical  and emotional.  The guidelines God set before his people are for their well being.  Just as in owning a car or a computer,when you understand and use the operating instructions properly your car or computer runs well and long. 

The consequences of corrupted Popes and Popes unwilling to teach what Christ taught and live the life of Christ resulted in dark days for the flock and the body of Christ. Knowing this, we Catholics rejoice when a Pope is selected that has a history of following God humbly according to his words and instruction and has shown a firm intention of using this as his guide for life and the position of leadership he has been appointed.

This is not politics folks, this is a matter of life and death and eternity.  Should a Pope change what Jesus taught to make Christianity more popular?  I think not.  Leading people over a cliff is not what a good shepherd does.  God is not defined in terms of Conservative or Liberal but in terms of truth and love.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

"What Difference Does it Make?"


The insane statement made by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she was asked about just when and how much did they know about what was going on in Benghazi.  The sad thing about it all is Hillary does not know what playing with the truth can cost.  She's done this all her life.  Just like her Commander and Chief Obama and her husband Bill.

From the internet wanderings of my cousin Sissy.

"A bump in the road" .... remember that calloused statement?
I don't know the author of this poem … received it today.  Very thought provoking and poignant.  I do recall, however, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as "a bump in the road."  Today I heard an ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives.  At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi and of course the anchor said yes.  He then thanked Fox News for keeping the Benghazi story in the news, since other news organizations are not.  He said the Seals who died deserve the public knowing the truth about the whole affair.
The poem was written by a  (ANON).

I think this is the feeling of the general population and it should be pursued until something is done with the incompetent people involved who literally sat there in the White House and watched the SEALs’ execution on live streaming video and did absolutely nothing!

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery...Winston Churchill

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

We Need a Thomas Jefferson Please

From the Email of Cousin Sis

This is amazing.  There are two parts.  Be sure to read the 2nd part (in RED).
Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.
At 5, began studying under his cousin's tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the  College   of  William   and Mary .
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated "Summary View of the Rights of British America and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence.
At 33, took three years to revise  Virginia 's legal code and wrote a Public Education bill
and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia, succeeding Patrick Henry.
At 40, served in Congress for two years.
At 41, was the American minister to  France , and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.
At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.
At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.
At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions, and became the active head of Republican Party.
At 57, was elected the third president of the  United States .
At 60, obtained the  Louisiana Purchase , doubling the nation's size.
At 61, was elected to a second term as President.
At 65, retired to  Monticello .
At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.
At 81, almost single-handedly created the  University   of  Virginia , and served as its first president.
At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence, along with John Adams
Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today.  Jefferson  really knew his stuff. A voice from the past to lead us in the future:

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: "This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House, with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as  Europe ." -- Thomas Jefferson

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."-- Thomas Jefferson

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle, which if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world."-- Thomas Jefferson

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." -- Thomas Jefferson

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." -- Thomas Jefferson

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- Thomas Jefferson

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."-- Thomas Jefferson

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -- Thomas Jefferson
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.  If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property - until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

Monday, February 11, 2013

FRG's State of the Union

We don't have an immigrant problem.  We don't have a Gun Control Problem.  We don't have an Education Problem.  We don't have a Climate Change Carbon Footprint problem.  We don't even have a Jobs or Economic Problem.  What we have here is a Failure to Communicate Problem and a President Dumber than a bag of Hammers Problem.  We need to clean the White House, the Court House and the Legislative House and shut down all departments but defense.  Return the money's paid in by all Social Security participates so they can invest.  End all income and property taxes nation wide and go to a 10 percent nationwide and a 10 percent state sales tax on everything but food, fuel and RX.  Simple. Sell off all government building and supplies and pay off any real debt we owe anybody.  Our current state is untenable and unsustainable.  It's time to get real and get rid of these welfare career politicians.

If Your Are Not Mad You Must Be Medicated Reminder

From my cousin Sissy's internet wanderings

Remember, not only did you and I contribute to Social Security but your employer did, too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500. Read that again. Did you see where the Government paid in one single penny? We are talking about the money you and your employer put in a Government bank to insure you and I that we would have a retirement check from the money we put in, not the Government. Now they are calling the money we put in an entitlement when we reach the age to take it back. If you calculate the future invested value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% interest (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you'd have $892,919.98.
If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years (until you're 95 if you retire at age 65) and that's with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month.
Another thing with me.... I have two deceased husbands who died in their 50's, (one was 51 and the other one was 59 before one percent of their social security could be drawn. I worked all my life and am drawing 100% on my own social security). Their S.S. money will never have one cent drawn from what they paid into S.S. all their lives.
Entitlement my foot, I paid cash for my social security insurance! Just because they borrowed the money for other government spending, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
Remember Congressional benefits? --- free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days. Now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement payments entitlements?
We're "broke" and we can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, or Homeless. Yet in the last few months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile and Turkey. And now Pakistan......home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed S.S. income' receive no additional federal aid nor do they get any financial breaks, while our government and religious organizations pour hundreds of billions of $$$ and tons of food to foreign countries!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now, when it's time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? It was supposed to be in a locked box, not part of the general fund.
Sad isn't it?
99% of people won't have the guts to forward this. I'm in the 1% -- I just did.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Do the Math

From the Desk of Cousin Sissy's net surfing

When a company falls on difficult times, one of the things that seems to happen is they reduce their staff and workers. The remaining workers must find ways to continue to do a good job or risk that their job would be eliminated as well. 

Wall Street and the media normally congratulate the CEO for making this type of "tough decision", and the board of directors gives upper corporate management big bonuses.

Our government should not be immune from similar risks.

Reduce the House of Representatives from the current 435 members to 218 members.
Reduce Senate members from 100 to 50 (one per State). Then, reduce their remaining staff by 25%.

Accomplish this over the next 8 years (two steps/two elections) and of course this would require some redistricting.

Some Yearly Monetary Gains Include:

$44,108,400 for elimination of base pay for congress. (267 members X $165,200 pay/member/ yr.)

$437,100,000 for elimination of their staff. (Estimate $1.3 Million in staff per each member of the House, and $3 Million in staff per each member of the Senate every year)

$108,350,000 for the reduction in remaining staff by 25%.

$7,500,000,000reduction in pork barrel earmarks each year. (Those members whose jobs are gone. Current estimates for total government pork earmarks are at$15 Billion/yr).

The remaining representatives would need to work smarter and improve efficiencies. It might even be in their best interests to work together for the good of our country!

We may also expect that smaller committees might lead to a more efficient resolution of issues as well. It might even be easier to keep track of what your representative is doing.

Congress has more tools available to do their jobs than it had back in 1911 when the current number of representatives was established. (Telephone, computers, cell phones to name a few)

Congress does not hesitate to head home for extended weekends, holidays and recesses, when what the nation needs is a real fix for economic problems. Also, we had 3 senators who were not doing their jobs for the 18+ months (on the campaign trail) and still they all accepted full pay. Minnesota survived very well with only one senator for the first half of this year. These facts alone support a reduction in senators and congress.

Summary of opportunity:

$44,108,400 reduction of congress members.

$282,100,000 for elimination of the reduced house member staff.

$150,000,000 for elimination of reduced senate member staff.

$70,850,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining house members.

$37,500,000 for 25% reduction of staff for remaining senate members.

$7,500,000,000 reduction in pork added to bills by the reduction of congress members.

$8,084,558,400 per year, estimated total savings. (That's 8-BILLION just to start!)

Corporate America does these types of cuts all the time.
There's even a name for it.


Also, if Congresspersons were required to serve 20, 25 or 30 years (like everyone else) in order to collect retirement benefits, taxpayers could save a bundle.

Now they get full retirement after serving only 
ONE term. 
IF you are happy with how Washington spends our taxes, delete this message.
Otherwise, it 's time to "downsize" Congress
Please consider forwarding, if you agree

By copying and pasting it, I 'm sending it to you in hopes that you will keep it going and keep it clean. This is something I believe in and I hope you all read it all the way through.

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months and 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 ... before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land ... all because of public pressure.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

Congressional Reform Act of 2012

1. Term Limits. 12 years only, one of the possible options below..

A. Two Six-year Senate terms
B. Six Two-year House terms
C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2. No Tenure / No Pension.

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past , present and future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/13.

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

LET 'S FIX CONGRESS!!!!! If you agree, you can do more than just pass it on, you can actually become a part of a NEW Message Acceleration System that will almost guarantee that everyone in America with an email box will have an opportunity to read the message and become a contributing member of a group of Americans who want to resolve the congressional deadlock that we are currently dealing with.  Go to this site to learn more about how it works.