Saving us from Obama…… ooops I mean Ebola

Another beautiful day in this the greatest empire in decline. Unfortunately, I decided to start watching “The Stand” last week on one of my three streaming television apps. See, I became burned out on having regular cable about the same time Fox News was rotating their weird British Royal Family fetish awhile ago. I still need someone to explain this to me….. We spent lives, blood and treasure getting away from the whole inbred-king-by-divine-right situation. But that’s for another day. Back to my binge watching choice last week. How prescient, and not to mention incredibly creepy, it is to see slightly similar events taking place in the real world.

I say this because I have decided that even though the all the talking bobble-heads and CDC “experts” are saying, “nothing to see here….move along”, I am freaked out. And personally I think you should be as well. I realize that I could be wrong, and I truly hope to be, but I am troubled by the seeemingly lackadaisical response to what could become a truly horrific situation. I’ve researched what a hemorrhagic viral infection does to you, and it sucks. I mean insides-turned-to-strawberry jam sucks. This current could-be crisis is, for me, the contagion that broke the camel’s back. As a kid, I thought tuberculosis was that thing that Doc Holliday had in the movie “Tombstone”…. an old pre-penicillin affliction that the mighty U.S.A. had conquered along with rickets, whooping cough, and polio. Oh, wait……all those things are on the surge. And according to my incompetent government it has absolutely nothing (hmm..or is it nada?) to do with swarms of illegal aliens flooding into towns and cities like water over the New Orleans levees.

And it’s not only folks who “risk everything” to come across our southern border and then not learn english, not assimilate, form insular communities, use emergency rooms as Dr.’s offices, draw public assistance, and then send it all back to the home country. It’s also the people from the middle east, north africa, indonesia, and so on who come for vacation or on a student visa and poof! vanish into the aether of anonymity. You would think that those over-stayed visa guys that flew planes into our landmarks back in 2001 would have awoken a sense of urgency in our overseers to maybe check and see if anybody else was not supposed to be here. And stow that “we’re all immigrants” crap too. No….we are all the product of legal, assimilated, Americans. Annyone who says different is sadly misinformed of actual immigration history or pushing an agenda. Like Michelle Obama recently telling a class of newly sworn in citizens that “hey, don’t worry, none of our founding fathers were born here either.” Bwahahahahahahahaha! I would laugh longer if it wasn’t incredibly sad that the 1st Lady of the United States is either a liar or a moron.

The scoop is this: You cannot dissolve your national borders, stop enforcement of illegal entry, reward said behavior with your vastly shrinking public trough, and not end up wallowing in the bygone maladies and disease of the third world. We, as a people, are amazingly charitable and tolerant. Americans give more to the rest of the world in the way of private charity than anyone, ever. But that same attitude of tolerance and charity when combined with political correctness is as dangerous as a pandemic. It’s hard to make hard decisions when you’re worried about looking like a racist, nativist jerk…… am I right?

The reason the current Ebola outbreak is troubling is because the only way to stop it is to lock down our borders, cease travel to and from parts of the world involved in the epidemic, and commie-style quarantine and detain anyone here who has been exposed. See, I don’t believe that Ebola is hard to catch, no matter what the CDC says. If it was, then what explains the thousands of deaths overseas? Is it an African custom to spit in each other’s eyes as a greeting? What strikes me as troubling is that in the middle of nowhere, where people have very little interaction with each other over distance, this thing spreads like This Can’t Be Butter. The average person in this country comes into more daily contact with others, travels greater distances, and shakes more hands than anywhere in the developing world. Hopefully the over-stayed visa Ebola Guy washed his hands after taking a leak and launching a steamer. ‘Cause he’s grabbing the same handrails and doorknobs you are.

You also need to know that you will never hear the truth about something like this being dangerous. Everything would stop. Would you go to work, send your kids to school, go shopping, and pay taxes if you were told that, “yes…. we are all potentially doomed.”? Of course not. Our Aristocratic Elite need all the good little cogs to keep turning. It’s time to demand from our politicians and health “officials” that they actually uphold their oaths and take swift and hard action to prevent “The Stand” from becoming a historical biography instead of a work of fiction. Because right now they are all joined in a chorus of “Don’t Fear the Reaper”……. and all Obama wants is more cowbell.

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There Aren’t Enough Clown Names

Just who are these people? I have spent a couple of weeks trying to discern the answer to this question. I’m sorry to say that even with what I consider judicious scrutiny, the “people’ who are running are government are seriously lacking in almost every way. We are led by a pack of freaks, and if they were sitting next to you on a park bench ( not that they would because none of them would willingly get that close to you unless you’re a lobbyist or prostitute, or both) you would quickly get up, check your wallet, and then douse yourself with hand sanitizer.

I find myself seriously wondering what the heck is going on. How did any of these weirdos get elected to what should be a very serious undertaking? It’s like being in the elevator with a dude that has really bad hairplugs. You’re thinking, ” Does homie have a mirror at home? How could he not know he looks like a Ken-Doll with half of its hair pulled out?” Well, not only does homie not know, he thinks you’re looking because he’s so hot. If you’ve never known someone who is truly deluded, look no further than Washington D.C..

When was the last time you saw a real person run for office? Off the top of my head I can think of just a couple of examples…. and if I’m not mistaken, none of them win. And if they do win, they are quickly pulled aside by the David Axelrods and Karl Roves of the world and told just where to squat and push. And if they can’t play ball, you say? Well then my guess is a photo of them in bed with a dead girl or live boy, or both, show up in the New York Times. And no, Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer have not been set up, they’re just run-of-the-mill power mad sleazebags.

Let’s say you’re a blue collar guy or gal, you work hard, you pay your taxes, you try to follow most of the rules. Your Grandpa voted democrat, he was a good guy, so you do too. Besides, you’ve been told just how much these guys care about you….heck, they can really relate. Let’s take a look at a couple of these down to earth reps for the little guy ( and just hold on repubs, your paragraph comes next ). Let’s start with someone we all know, Nancy Pelosi. The Democrat Representative from California has a net worth of at least 24 Million Dollars. This includes a swanky California Vineyard that sells roughly half a million bucks worth of grapes every year. Yes, Nationalized Healthcare advocates, your champion could easily pay you and your family’s medical expenses forever off of the interest her dough makes. On to another stalwart of the little guy, or I should say gal, because everyone associates this next winner with Women’s Rights. It’s Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, who is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of 41 Million dollars. And irony of ironies, her hubby is Dick Blum…. Prez and CEO of Blum Capital Partners LP, you know, one of those really evil private equity firms. Another prime example is of course the unflappable Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia. He’s sliding into home this year with a net worth of about 83 Million. I’ve been to West Virginia, and I’m pretty sure that’s more Cheese than everyone else in the state put together. And here’s the really funny part. Most of that cheddar comes from family oil money. I’d be laughing if I could afford it.

But hold on there you so called “conservatives”….. I have a couple of examples for you too. You’ve seen alot of this guy on CSPAN lately, and he’s all vim, vigor and hair dye. It’s Darrell Issa, Republican Senator from California. He’s rollin’ Oprah style with at least 350 Million under the mattress. Hey, I thought California was broke? I’m sure out of good conscience all of these Statesmen and Women from Cali are stuffing their tax forms full of extra cash to help out the common peeps who pay the huge taxes levied on them in the Promised Land. Don’t hold your breath California, even though it would help the environment ’cause your exhale is now considered a pollutant, halitosis or no. Next stop, Senator Bob Corker, Republican from Tennessee. This good ‘ole boy from the Volunteer State is worth at least 16 million. I know people from Tennessee, and I’m pretty sure his bank account does not represent the average citizen of the state. Round it out with this year’s big loser, Rep. Michael McCaul, Republican from Texas. See, last year he was pulling about 300 million give or take, and he lost half of it. Now he’s only got 114 million to fall back on. Man, I bet there’s some sleepless nights at his estate wondering how he’s gonna keep the family fed. Guess it’s nothin’ but Hamburger Helper and Ramen Noodles for you, buddy. The only advantage the R’s have in this is at least they’re not on TV daily talking about how they can relate to the guy working the MickeyDee’s drivethru.

And let’s not forget the Executive Branch. Barry and Michelle are worth at least 11 million, respectively. For those under 25 enrolled in college, that’s about 22 million collectively. Just for kicks I wanted to work in John Kerry and his wife, Teresa, only because he’s getting by with about 194 million and she’s banking roughly 200 Million. Can you even imagine having that kind of money? And just why do any of these people actually work in government? Normal folks would probably take it easy after a ship like that comes in, but if your goal is true power, you know, the power to control all of us like pawns on a chessboard, you gotta keep goin’, man. Or maybe you are so deluded by your Party Affiliation that you just keep on defending your guy,’cause you think admitting that you’ve been suckered would be a huge blow to your ego. Or maybe, just maybe, you actually think they believe in what they’re selling. That they DO want to help you, that you do have an advocate in government. That they want “free” healthcare for you, or “clean” water and air. Or that they want you to be successful and prosperous, and to be able to achieve their level of wealth and power. If I just described you, then pardon me while I endlessly laugh and cry at the same time. Because not only do you have serious thinking problems, you are feeding the fleas and ticks that suck the lifeblood out of what was created by better men than we currently have in Washington.

Because no matter the Party, no matter the Cause, it’s a game to all of these Senators, Representatives, Presidents and Appointees. And you wanna know something? We don’t ever win. That’s why I prefer to think of it as a circus. A circus that has nothing but Clowns. The only problem I can see is…… There aren’t enough Clown Names.

( Thanks to CQ Roll Call and Celebrity Net Worth for my Net Worth figures )

Oh No…… It’s Mr. Bill Oh’ Really!

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  There’s a troubling trend I’ve been noticing in the last few days. Well… to be honest, it’s not new, and not that many are troubled by it. Maybe that’s what I find so irritating. I just watched a clip of “King Loofa”, otherwise known as Bill O’Reilly, once again pontificating on television while slathered in what looks like oompa-loompah make up.  His grand, arrogant oration to a member of the opposition to nationalized healthcare made me want to spit out my Kroger-brand coffee. 

  His (paraphrased)  point was this: ” Hey, you guys know you’re not going to win this de-fund Obamacare thing…. you know it’s a fight you can’t win…. so why are you fighting it? What’s wrong with you guys? You must be stupid or crazy or both.” Well why don’t we change Bill’s name to Bill Oh Really? I thought this nation was founded on the very notion that some fights are worth fighting. Even when it’s against all odds, even when everyone says it can’t be done. Defeat the most powerful empire on earth? Nah.. Create a republic of free men and women that takes the power from an Aristocracy and gives it to ordinary folks? Nah…. Impossible. So why try? 

  It brings to mind just a few examples of people who spit in the face of Bill Oh Really’s “wisdom”.  I’ve already mentioned the founding of our country, so let’s start there. Do you think that George Washington had confidence in his ability to defeat the armies of the British Crown?  Well I don’t think he did. In fact, if not for the outcome achieved, and with the exception of the Battle of Trenton, Washington kinda sucked at winning any engagement with the British.  His crowning achievement was probably not getting shot right out of his saddle every time he lined the Colonials up for the slaughter.  To me it seems that it surely must have been Providence that we came out on top of the struggle for Independence.

  Let’s make a stab at another individual that made the impossible possible.  Take a look around you wherever you are right now.  Are the lights on? Can you read at night without dripping wax all over you? Let’s forget the whole flourescent bulb fiasco for a second, as that’s the subject for another day.  Electric light has changed the world in a way that almost nothing else has.  Mankind finally did what was thought to be a pipe dream. Bring light to darkness, safety to lurking danger, with the flip of a switch.  Thomas Edison tried hundreds of time to invent the lightbulb. and I’m sure the Oh Really’s of the world told him, “hey, it’s not going to work, it’s a fight you can’t win…. so cut it out already will you?”.  Well I’m glad the Sultan of Shower Scrubbers wasn’t there to, pardon the pun, illuminate him on the futility of his endeavor. 

And finally, I wonder what Mr. Bill would say to Martin Luther King jr. and other civil rights activists of the sixties? Surely they were also told, “Hey…. what you’re doing is impossible. You’re just making a stink for something that you know will never happen.” I guess he’d line up with guys like Democrat Senator Strom Thurmond or Klan member Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia, who personally stood at the podium for over 14 hours to try to block the Civil Rights Act. Or guys like George Wallace, and yes he’s another Democrat , who stood in multiple schoolhouse doors to block innocent children from going to school.

I was under the impression that I was fortunately born somewhere where the impossible is made possible. I thought this was the Nation of Underdogs. I thought this was perhaps the only place on the face of the earth where if you could dream it, you could do it. Because sometimes you fight because it’s the right thing to do, no matter the odds, no matter the cost. History is made by men and women who looked poo-pooers like Bill O’ Reilly in the face and said, “Impossible, huh? We’ll see about that.”