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Quote of the Day 10/23/11

“I tolerate with utmost latitude the right of others to differ with me in opinion without imputing to them criminality. I know too well all the weaknesses and uncertainty of human reason to wonder at its different results.” – Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

“Murphy’s Law” By Jim Murphy

Hello one again from the West Texas Association Of Jingoistic Fed Up With Political Debates Fossil Fuel Burning Gun Owners Of Right Wing Persuasion.

Let me address two things before I start in on the Liberals/Progressives/Socialists/Democrats.

This week I was notified of the deaths of two people who had been on my mailing list for quite some time. The first gentleman was E. Wayne McLamb who was a resident of South Carolina. I was not aware of Mr. McLamb’s condition until I received an e-mail telling me and many other friends of his passing.

I also received a call from the widow of Clarence Williams of Amarillo, Texas. Clarence had been on the mail list for a number of years. Additionally, several years back, Clarence and his wife and another family member were traveling through San Angelo and they gave me a call and we had a nice visit at my house.

I would like, once again, to express my sincere sadness in the passing of these two fine gentlemen. I will pray for their families and would appreciate it if you would all do the same.

MORE DEBATES:

I had pretty much promised myself that I was through watching these Republican Presidential Candidate Debates but caught myself checking in on them periodically. It was as if I had stepped back in time and was watching the two previous debates but I noticed a few things different which I thought warranted mention. First allow me to point out a few things which DID NOT CHANGE:

    1) Rick Santorum still came across as an arrogant turd. Sorry for those of you in Pennsylvania who have and are at present supporting this rude jerk.

    2) Rick Perry still continues his attacks on Mitt Romney with little effect regarding things which are not all that important.

    3) Michelle Bachman still continues to come of as a gentler somewhat less shrill Hillary Clinton.

    4) Herman Cain is still hung up on his 999 plan as the answer to EVERYTHING.

    5) Mitt Romney cannot utter a sentence without mentioning “In My Book”.

    6) Ron Paul will still say something with which I totally agree only to follow it up with something quite goofy.

    7) Newt Gingrich still comes across as the ONLY REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE who has a thorough understanding of the political system and perhaps the only candidate who stands a chance against Obama in a one-on-one debate.

Let me explain how I came to my conclusions about the various candidates:

    1) Rick Santorum – He constantly attacks Romney and ends up asking Romney a question, then when Romney is attempting to answer his question, Santorum continuously interrupts and begins talking over Romney so that no one can really understand what Romney’s response is. Just his overall attitude appears to mirror the arrogance of the jerk who is the present occupant of the White House.

    2) Rick Perry, along with Santorum, has pretty well well beaten to death the “Romney Care” issue and I would like to see him move on to some of his own solutions. And someone who advocates In-State Tuition for illegal aliens has damn little room to be all that accusatory to someone who hired a lawn service which had an Illegal alien as an employee.

    3) Michelle Bachman evidently believes that she must enter a shrill screaming mode in order to make her point. Oh, and I believe we have all heard enough about her experience as a Tax-Attorney. If she thinks for a moment that this fact would make me or most others drop everything and cast a vote for her then she is not nearly so smart as she would have us believe.

    4) Herman Cain evidently believes that his 999 Plan will solve all of our nation’s problems. I have yet to really hear an in depth description of how this plan is going to save us, BUT I did manage to hear pieces of several interviews where someone pinned him down and personally I did not much like what I heard about his 999 plan.

I understand that the first 9 is for the 9% Business Flat Tax – This is the tax rate which would tax the gross business income less all purchases from other U.S. located businesses, all capital investments, and net exports. Then comes the part about EMPOWERMENT ZONES which will offer deductions for those employed in THE ZONE. Now what in the hell that means, I don’t know. Perhaps Herman can tell us at the next debate.

The second 9 is for the 9% individual Flat Tax – Gross Income less Charitable Deductions. EMPOWERMENT ZONES will offer additional deductions for those living and/or working in the EMPOWERMENT ZONE.

The third 9 is for a 9% National Sales Tax – Unlike a state sales tax, which is an add-on-tax that increases the price of goods and services, this is a replacement tax. It replaces taxes that are already embedded in selling prices. By replacing higher marginal rates in the production process with lower marginal rates, marginal production costs actually decline, which will lead to prices being the same or lower, not higher. OK, now I would like a show of hands of everyone who either understands OR buys this crap. KEEP IN MIND – your state sales tax WILL NOT GO AWAY. This national sales tax will be in addition to your state sales tax.

I have heard several economy experts comment that this is a real piece of junk plan.

Perhaps someone should ask Mr. Cain about the home mortgage which at present is the biggest deduction most families enjoy.

I read one statement where Mr. Cain said that a family of 4 making $50,000 per year would actually have money left over at the end of the year. Wonder for how long?

So what I am saying is that perhaps Mr. Cain’s 9-9-9 plan isn’t as hot as it has been painted. Perhaps Mr. Cain is telling us that two can live as cheaply as one……. but only half as good.

    5) OK Mitt, we all know you have written a book and exciting baby it must be if you devote pages explaining your Romney Care program when you were Governor of Massachusetts. AND, when Rick Perry told you publicly that he did not agree with the statement made by a Baptist Minister about the Mormon Religion, you along with Santorum beat that subject to death and I must say that I had to agree with Rick Perry when he asked you how much more of an apology you wanted.

    Let me add this thought onto this subject. If I have a friend or a minister or a coach or a teacher or any other associate who says something which offends you then THEY, not me, owe you an apology. If you are going to play the part of another insulted victim thenforget me dude.

    6) Ron Paul occasionally makes sense but the occasions are fairly rare and then he will completely negate his lucid moments with moments of sheer goofiness.

    7) I am sure that all of you know that I am not a huge Newt Gingrich fan as I think he gets a bit arrogant and tries to play cute games on occasion BUT when it comes to pure knowledge regarding government and the duties of the various arms of government Newt Gingrich is head and shoulders above all the rest of the Republican Candidates. AND I sincerely believe that in a one-on-one debate, Gingrich would eat Barack Hussein Obama’s ass off him. I also sincerely believe that Obama would chew up any of the other candidates in a head on debate.

So, to sum it all up, I will vote FOR any of the Republican Candidates over Obama but I believe many of them are a bit more dangerous than first suspected. Within the past couple of days, Herman Cain appears to have seriously waffled on several issues including the illegal immigration issue.

And I am also saying that they can put their future debates where the sun don’t shine. Now for those of you living in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, if you need an explanation of where that is, call Barney Frank or his live-in.

DEMONSTRATORS:

This past week we have all been subjected to the antics of the “Occupy Wall Street” bunch of buffoons. I listened to some on the street interviews of some of these rocket scientists. One morning while on my way to the McDonald’s, to meet with some friends of like thoughts, I listened to one of these demonstrators being asked if she thought the Military Budget should be cut and what were her views on the U.S. Military. Her response did not surprise me in the least, and here it is: “Well, if they would use the military to like go in when there were hurricanes or floods or disasters, then that would be OK, but if all they are going to do is like attack and stuff like war then I think it should be cut.” What a riveting mind this female possessed. Then I heard one guy and all he talked about was that the banks had too much money and that rich people had too much money. Wonder if anyone ever pointed out to him the fact that having large amounts of money is why they call them “Rich People”. There were several more but they were all equally as goofy.

Now, not only is there a huge demonstration in New York, but there are more being conducted all over the country. There was one in Oakland, CA and guess who participated in that one? None other than the last two hikers who were released from a prison in Iran. You remember, the two guys and one female who obviously could find no challenging places to hike in the United States and instead chose a spot near the Iran border and ACCIDENTALLY crossed over into Iran and got caught. Of course we were all supposed to feel great pain for these three idiots who just had to choose the Iran border in which to hike. Sorry, but I felt that those people intentionally went to a location which is unsafe at best and intentionally put themselves in their situation BY CHOICE. Sort of like the female reporters who ACCIDENTALLY crossed into North Korea from China. How does one ACCIDENTALLY cross the YALU RIVER?

I heard a funny comment this morning on a radio show when the commentator made the statement that had the Ming Dynasty had to deal with Labor Unions, the Great Wall would still be under construction.

Anyway, the demonstrators, wherever they might me have damn little…. no make that NO SYMPATHY from me.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil; Bill Morrill; Joe & Ruth Lucero; Ted Salgado -NM; Ella Dunlop, Bill Wigginton, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Cliff Peiser, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Jim Murphy, Col. Ed Miller (USMC,Ret), Albert & Sylvia Blanco; Don Faubion; Judy Langham; Jeanne Green – TX; Sr. Delphine Grigas (94) – IL; Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Lanelle Kittlestad, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson – FL; Irma & L.T. Drennan – OK; A.J. Meyer – CT; Therese Skaggs, Lynn Jones – NE; Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD; Sharon Fields – AZ; Susan O’Brien, Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Pat Schendel – CA; Keith Chambers – CO; Meryl Coleman – OR; John D. Williams (99) – VA; Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA ———-;

{GySgt. Daniel West, Rudy Bates, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , 1st Lt. Michael Rice, 1st Lt. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, 2nd Lt. George Zeigler, SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 2nd LT. Levi English – USMC———}; Kenneth Thomas -USCG ——–; { SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth & Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown; SSgt. Rebecca Goodwin – USAF ———}; { Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG ———}; {Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Ensign Tommy Brown, Lt. Michael Brown, LCDR Jeff Palmer – US NAVY————-}; {Ethan English, Russell Brown – US NAVAL ACADEMY————}; {Bud Barnett – USNA ’74———–}; (SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES————}; {SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Nicholas Fiore, CAPT. James Palmer; Scott Hillyer – US ARMY————}; {All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military; “DARKHORSE” 3RD BATTALION 5TH MARINES and their families};

John Mallory – DEA; Fr. Joseph M. Peek; Gary and Cindy Hogman; Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“Like so many people, in so many countries, who started out to SPREAD THE WEALTH. Barack Obama has ended up spreading poverty.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“If he were debating Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich could chew him up and spit him out.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“Those people of good will who want to replace the racism of the past with a post-racial society have too often overlooked the fact that there are others who instead want to pug racism under new management, to have reverse discrimination as racial payback for past injustices.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“My great wish is to go on in a strict but silent performance of my duty, to avoid attracting notice, and to keep my name out of the newspapers.”… THOMAS JEFFERSON

“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY

VARMINTS:

President Barack Hussein Obama; Nancy Pelosi; Harry Reid; Diane Feinstein; Barbara Boxer; Maxine Waters; Barney Frank; Eddie Bernice Johnson-TX; Chris Dodd; Arlen Specter; AG Eric Holder; Olympia Snowe – R; Henry Waxman; Vice President Joseph Biden; Sheila Jackson Lee-TX; JIMMY CARTER(he is all capital letters as a varmint President and former President); George Soros; Keith Olbermann CURRENT TV; Rachel Maddow (MSNBC); Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano; Former White House Chief of Staff and Potential Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Ezekiel Emanuel; Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome; Mayor Anthony Villaraigosa; Mayor Edwin Lee (SF); Governor Jerry Brown; Bill Richardson; Chuck Schumer; Ray Nagin; Richard Durbin; John Kerry; Hillary Clinton; BILL CLINTON ( same as Carter); Robert Gibbs; Patrick Leahy; Bobby Rush; Colin Powell (RINO); DOUBLE PHONY SOCIALIST LYING WANNABE REVERENDS Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton; Richard Lugar -R; Lindsey Graham – R; Jay Rockefeller; Max Baucus; Susan Estrich; Al Gore; Charles Rangel; John Conyers; Steny Hoyer; Al Franken; Susan Collins -R: Edward Markey; Dennis Kucinich; Alcee Hastings; Bart Stupak; David Axelrod; Hank Johnson; Cokie Roberts; Katy Couric; Markos Zuniga (Dailey KOS); Whoopi Goldberg (The View); Joy Behar (The View); Bill Maher (HBO); Michelle Obama; Governor David Paterson; Michael Moore; Danny Glover; Sean Penn; Geraldo Rivera (FOX News); Mara Liasson (NPR); Larry King (CNN-Ret.); Ted Turner; Oprah Winfrey; John Edwards; Tom Hanks; Harry Belafonte; Willie Nelson; Charlie Crist; John McCain – R; ACLU; United Nations; ACORN; CODE PINK; LULAC; LA RAZA; AARP; NY TIMES; LA TIMES; CHICAGO TRIBUNE; SEIU; Southern Poverty Law Center; MOVEON.ORG; AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL; CAIR; NOW; John Testor; Mayor Michael Bloomberg; Michael Blumenthal; Newt Gingrich -R; Shepard Smith (FOX News); Bill O’Reilly (FOX News); EPA; Center For Biological Diversity; PETA; Jane Fonda; Kanye West; Alan Simpson; Cindy Williams (CB0)-[Thinks our military is OVERPAID]; Charles Barkley; Pima County Sheriff Clarence W. Dupnik; James Clyburn(D-SC); Ronnie Reagan; NAACP; Jeffery Immelt; Christiane Amanpour; Charlie Sheen; NFL; Sierra Club; Muslim Brotherhood; ALF (Animal Liberation Front); ELF (Earth Liberation Front); James Clapper; Planned Parenthood; Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN; Stephen King; Louis Farrakhan; Mark Warner & Jim Webb (D-VA-By Request Of VA Patriot); Debbie Wasserman Schultz (New DNC Chairperson); Tim Kaine (Former DNC Chairman); Gary Ackerman (D-NY-By Request); Juan Williams (FOX News).. Welcome back Juan; ESPN Radio; Barbara Mikulski (D-MD); Pete Stark (D-CA); NFL Player’s Union; Anthony Weiner – NY; NLRB; National Mediation Board; Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke; Milwaukee Journal; MEDIA MATTERS; CYNTHIA MCKINNEY; The Open Society Institute; Center For American Progress; Huffington Post; Alan Colmes FOX News; HUD; Jay Carney; Robert Reich; Department Of Energy; Department Of Education; Warren Buffett; Morgan Freeman; Chakka Fattah (D-PA); Bob Beckel FOX News

MORE STUFF:

A little earlier in the week I was watching a video clip of California Representative Henry Waxman (a permanent varmint) who made a statement about the Republican’s love affair with fossil fuels. Then I heard FOX News contributor and Democratic Strategist Bob Beckel refer to the oil and gas industry proponents of using dinosaur droppings for fuel. HEY BOB!! Damn right. It is still the most economical and useful fuel we have on this planet. Of course Bob just earned himself a place on the Varmint List. What a boob.

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I almost forgot that I heard one of the demonstrator idiots whining about a …… now get ready for this ….. a TOFU shortage in California. OH NO MR. BILL!!! Not a TOFU shortage! Where will it all end? OH, THE HUMANITY!

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I heard this morning that in January of 2012 Social Security recipients will receive a Cost Of Living Adjustment of somewhere around 3.5%. This announcement was followed up immediately with the news that in January of 2012 the Medicare costs would increase somewhere close to the amount of most COLA raises. Imagine that. Of course the Social Security benefits are different for many people. I know that my monthly benefits are a bit more than double those my wife BUT our MEDICARE costs are exactly the same. So my COLA might cover my increase in Medicare costs but my wife’s will not cover hers. Of course if this turd we currently have for a president were not running for re-election in 2012 we would more than likely have received NOTHING.

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Earlier in the week I received an e-mail from someone who was not thrilled by my written thoughts and after making me aware of that fact made the serious error of asking why I was so damn hard on the Liberals and the Democrats. My answer was rather short and sweet; “It is because you all seem to be begging for someone to point out your shortcomings and additionally because you Liberals/Democrats/Progressives/Socialists do and say some really stupid stuff.” It was almost too easy. I have not received a reply.

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I am recovering from my surgeries really quickly and feel great. This coming week end I will be heading out for a reunion of Retired Houston Police Officers in Fredericksburg, Texas. I am looking forward to seeing many old friends and some of my old partners on the Houston PD. I want to thank you all for your kind words….your prayers…. and your support over the past few months. I am just about ready to put on the pads and go full speed.

God bless you all and thanks again

Later

JEM

Dems’ 900 Days Of Irresponsibility

Budget: Over the weekend, Senate Democrats passed a dubious milestone — going 900 days without fulfilling their legal obligation to pass a budget. Worse is the fact that this gross dereliction of duty has gone largely unnoticed.

You have to go all the way back to April 29, 2009 — just three months after President Obama took the oath of office — to find the last time Senate Democrats managed to discharge their legal obligation to produce a budget plan.

That’s right — legal obligation. It says right in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 that the Senate must produce a budget resolution by April of each year.

Instead, all the country has gotten from Senate Democrats are excuses.

In May, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said “it would be foolish for us to do a budget at this stage,” since the so-called Gang of Six was working with Vice President Biden to come up with a debt reduction deal.

In early July, Republicans sent a letter to Reid asking where the Democrats’ budget was. Turns out, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., had a plan ready to be unveiled, but Reid forced him to keep it locked up. Ostensibly that was because of the then-ongoing debt ceiling talks.

Democrats did, however, find the time in May to force a vote on the House Republican budget plan, but only in hopes of embarrassing their Senate counterparts.

Obama’s hardly been any better.

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5 reasons why income inequality is a myth — and Occupy Wall Street is wrong By James Pethokoukis

Sorry, the story just doesn’t hold together. According to left-wing think tanks, columnist and bloggers—and, of course, the Occupy Wall Street radicals—the top 1 percent have been exploiting the 99 percent for decades. The rich have been getting richer at the expense of the middle class and poor.

Really? Just think for a second: If inequality had really exploded during the past 30 to 40 years, why did American politics simultaneously move rightward toward a greater embrace of free-market capitalism? Shouldn’t just the opposite have happened as beleaguered workers united and demanded a vastly expanded social safety net and sharply higher taxes on the rich? What happened to presidents Mondale, Dukakis, Gore, and Kerry? Even Barack Obama ran for president as a market friendly, third-way technocrat.

Nope, the story doesn’t hold together because the financial facts don’t support it. And here’s why:

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