Growing up, if your youth was like mine, you had one parent who gave you everything and was easier on you than the other. In most cases, it seems to be that the mother is more giving and easier on the child than the father. The father is more disciplinarian than the mother is; he tends to say “no” more often. It’s not that he doesn’t care or want the best for you, he just has a different way of showing it.
There is a lot of tension in the nation right now. The government is failing, they are on a partial shut down, the deadline for the debt ceiling is looming just days away, VA disability payments likely will not go out next month, federally subsidized state programs are closing, and the food stamp program went offline when Xerox had a “power outage.”
I’m sure you’ve all heard about the 21 soldiers killed since the October 1 partial government shut down and how their families were not paid the death benefits owed them. You’ve probably also heard that a private charity, The Fisher House Group, will be paying the benefits on behalf of the Pentagon. However, there is more to the story.
Have you noticed the smug condescending way the Democrats are acting over this election victory they just received? They are now telling, along with the media, the Republicans how to garner more votes next time. They want to help and teach conservatives how to behave and what kind policies they should have.
For those of you who don’t know, CPI means Consumer Price Index. In other words, it’s the price of goods that people should plan to pay on a national average… inflation. However, there are certain numbers left out of the CPI figures; like gasoline and diesel and comodities like milk. Why?
There is an ancient Greek phrase Molon Labe. Two words that say a lot more than you may think. Pronounced moˈlon laˈve means “Come and take them”. It is a classical expression of defiance reportedly spoken by King Leonidas I in response to the Persian army’s demand that the Spartans surrender their weapons at the Battle of Thermopylae.
So, there has been another major wound dealt to the First Amendment. Now, we have free speech zones, we have certain things we can’t say, certain pages on Facebook get deleted for having certain values (Chick-fil-A) and now a reporter in Pennsylvania has been barred from interviewing potential voters at an Obama rally.
Many of you may know John Stossel was a liberal consumer reporter, but look at what he’s turned into. This man is not only a libertarian, but he actually seeks the truth. He doesn’t kiss butt or beat around the bush. He also doesn’t necessarily take the GOP or DNC sides in causes. He seems to promote and explain the facts regardless of who it benefits. That’s a good thing.
One of the things I found to be kind of funny, though, is that his guest are generally conservative. Why is that? Is it that Republicans tend to prefer the truth more often than Democrats? Yes… yes they do, but that’s not the reason. I believe the reason is that conservatives tend to have more of a libertarian point of view… well, a smaller government point of view, at least.
No holds barred politics. That’s what I like. John Stossel does it with class and intelligence. Go read the guys bio. He’s a heck of a guy with a good story.
It seems that every time some moron decides to go shooting people, the loons on the left go after the guns. That’s expected. It always goes that way.
My argument used to be the criminals will get the guns anyway. The only people gun control hurts are the law abiders. However, this time the guy bought the guns legally, as well as the ammo. Obviously, one of the many laws he broke was that he lied about his mental illness on the gun application. So what do we do? Do we change the laws to better control that sort of thing?