Seriously, Shut The Hell Up You Damn Cry Babies

The majority of this posting is pure personal commentary and rant.

Gallup Poll released the following poll today.

Gallup

Three in four Americans (76%) want the government to take actions to block or recover the bonuses insurance giant AIG paid its executives after receiving federal bailout funds.

Poll Results

Question

Answer

Which comes closer to your thinking about this matter: The government should not intervene because the AIG bonuses were part of existing contracts in place before the bailout money was given to AIG,  (or) the government should take actions to try to block or recover any bonuses paid to AIG executives because the company was given government bailout money?

17% -government should NOT intervene

76% -government should intervene

How do you personally feel about these bonuses – outraged, bothered, or not particularly bothered? 59%-Outraged
26%-Bothered
11%-Not particularly bothered
Views on AIG bonuses by party affiliation Democrats:
83%- block/recover bonuses
70%- Outraged
Independents:
77%-block/recover bonuses
54%- Outraged
Republicans:
67%-block/recover bonuses
56%- Outraged

Seriously, shut the hell you damn cry babies.

The majority of you are not outraged, you are jealous.

Your personal envy of another should not have effect on their personal incomes.

As has been established, the government knew of these bonuses long before the bonuses were paid. The stimulus bill allowed for these bonuses to be paid.

I must also ask, are those of you who believe these bonuses should be returned also demanding with the same amount of outrage that president Obama and other politicians return the monies they received from AIG?

ABC

AIG employees kept doling out donations to politicians, including presidential candidate Barack Obama, after getting bailed out with federal funds last year, raising the question of whether those politicians will now return the money. […]

top AIG recipients for the 2008 campaign:

1. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., $103,100
2. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., $101,332
3. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., $59,499
4. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., $35,965
5. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., $24,750
6. Former Gov. Mitt Romney, (R) Pres $20,850
7. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., $19,975
8. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn, $19,750
9. Sen. John Sununu, R-N.H., $18,500
10. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R) Pres $13,200
11. Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., $12,000
12. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., $11,000

That is just the tip of an iceberg I do not have time to climb at the moment.

 

 

Let’s not forget also, who the controlling partner in AIG is, our government.

The government owns at least 79% right now.

Politicians are of course suggesting now that the employees who received the bonuses be taxed on those bonuses at up to 100%.

Carolyn MCcarthy (D) New York would like to take it even further if she knew of a way.

MSNBC

A hundred percent, as far as I‘m concerned, is not even enough.  If I could tax them 1,000 percent, I would tax them 1,000 percent. 

Why the hell aren’t more Americans outrage at the above statement?

Why aren’t more outraged at the very idea of retroactively taxing a business?

That would set a dangerous precedent, that I assure you, you want no part of. What will you think of a retroactive tax when they come for you?

The damned jealousy of some makes me so angry. At one time it did not bother me much at all, but it seems to be a prevailing tendency in America.

What happened to the America I grew up in?

Not that jealousy did not exist, however it did seem that the majority of Americans sought their own success and did not begrudge the success of another.

Barack Obama is not only creating policy that ushers this nation into a true socialist (as opposed to the semi-socialist nation we have been for sometime) state, but the people are clamoring for it weather they see it or not.

You may recall the Fox Dynamic poll I posted about on February 20th of this year.

Those polled concluded that Americans rely on the government too much while at the same time expressing that they [the person polled] believed in the majority that the government should provide, food, healthcare, housing, and employment.

Who the hell are we that we think we deserve something without having earned it , while those who have earned something (AIG executives) are not deserving of what they worked for!?

What happened to the American attitude of government staying out of the way and we will provide our own opportunities and either succeed or fail based upon our own efforts and merit?

 

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CHAVEZ CALLS ON OBAMA TO FOLLOW PATH OF SOCIALISM

Obama replies:

No problem baby, I’m on it!

Of course, Obama didn’t really say this, verbally anyway… but his actions demonstrate that Obama needs no one prodding him down the path to socialism, he is currently skipping very happily down that red brick road.

Drudge Report

Caracas - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday called upon US President Barack Obama to follow the path to socialism, which he termed as the "only" way out of the global recession. "Come with us, align yourself, come with us on the road to socialism. This is the only path. Imagine a socialist revolution in the United States," Chavez told a group of workers in the southern Venezuelan state of Bolivar.

Destruction of Liberty

From the book, The 5000 Year Leap Principles of Freedom.

I’m on my second reading of this book, this portion stuck out to me and fits in well considering the nation wide tea parties held yesterday.

21st Principle

Strong local self government is the keystone to preserving human freedom

The centralization of political power always destroys liberty by removing the decision-making function from the people at the local level and transfering it to the officers of the central government.[…]

and they lose the will to solve their own problems. They also cease to be involved in community affairs. […]

[they, the citizens] often degenerate into faceless automatons who have neither a voice nor a vote.

 

 

Are We Socialists? A Poll

I had briefly heard Glenn Beck talking about this poll but wasn’t able to hear his comments in full but I heard enough to think, holy hell!

So, are we [Americans] socialist?

For years I’ve thought we were tending towards socialism and that we would embrace it when and if it came.

I believe that Bush the younger took a big step towards socialism and that president Obama is currently jogging towards socialism and will breakout into a full run very soon.

I want to show you question 32 first.

poll1

If you are having trouble reading the text, the question is:

I’m going to read you a list of items, for each one please tell me
whether you think it is the responsibility of the federal government or not.
First, do you think it is the responsibility of the federal government to
[ITEM], or is that not the responsibility of the federal government? (RANDOMIZE)
SCALE: 1. Yes, is responsibility of federal government 2. No, is not the
responsibility of the federal government 3. (Don’t know)

The responses are as follows:

Make sure all Americans have food/ 68% say yes.

Make sure all Americans have health care/ 66% say yes.

Provide housing to those who cannot afford it/ 52% say yes.

Make sure all Americans who want a job, have a job/ 51% say yes.

I think the first question concerning rebuilding communities is also an indicator, but would be better dealt with separately at a different time.

The final question of rescuing failing financial institutions could be considered encouraging, but it really isn’t.

The only reason people say the government should not rescue these organizations is because they [perhaps rightly so] are angry with the organizations.  The American people blame [wrongly so] these financial institutions for our current economic situation and they [the American people] want to see these institutions suffer.

Consider the above responses and then consider along side the following poll questions and responses.

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Question 39: Do you think Americans are starting to rely too much on the government and not enough on themselves?

A case of schizophrenia?

The polled persons want the federal government to supply food, health care, employment and housing and at the same time they believe Americans rely too much on government and not enough on ourselves?

Are we socialists?

Yes I think so, reluctant perhaps, but socialists none the less.

There is a lot more to this poll, follow the link at the beginning of this post to see the whole of the poll. I thought the whole of the poll is disturbingly revealing.

We Surround Them, You Are Not Alone.

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I’m a big fan of Glenn Beck I listen to his radio daily and watch his TV show on Fox News alomst daily, via my cell phone.

Glenn has come up with a new idea called We Surround them.

Do you watch the direction that America is being taken in and feel powerless to stop it?Do you believe that your voice isn’t loud enough to be heard above the noise anymore?Do you read the headlines everyday and feel an empty pit in your stomach…as if you’re completely alone?If so, then you’ve fallen for the Wizard of Oz lie. While the voices you hear in the distance may sound intimidating, as if they surround us from all sides—the reality is very different. Once you pull the curtain away you realize that there are only a few people pressing the buttons, and their voices are weak. The truth is that they don’t surround us at all.We surround them.

So, how do we show America what’s really behind the curtain? Below are nine simple principles. If you believe in at least seven of them, then we have something in common. I urge you to read the instructions at the end for how to help make your voice heard.

Please watch the video below and follow the We Surround Them link above to finsih reading the article.

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It’s hard to make our voice heard in a nation of 300 million.

Especially when 200 plus million of us are babbling about meaningless crap like who is dating who in Hollywood.

Glenn does have a way here for us to make ourselves known.

Another way of course is to call, fax and email the hell out of our elected representatives.

Listen,

we are standing on the edge of living in a full blown socialist nation.

The coming stimulus plan WILL take freedoms from you.

It WILL give government more control over your life and the lives of your children.

Join in with the We Surround Them campaign but also take an hour to call, fax or email every last elected official from all 50 states in Washington DC and tell them to vote against the so called stimulus plan.

You can seriously email everyone one of them in 45 min, I know because I’ve done so twice this week.

Contact list for Senators, click here.

Contact memebers of congress by clicking here.

To make it quick and easy compse an email that you can copy and paste for each email or contact form.

It may not seem like much, but you can do something and each person they hear from is more pressure on them to do the right thing for America.

The American Form of Government

Give this video and watch and while watching consider the so called stimulus plan and the line of crap that was feed to us by our president last evening.

For that matter consider also the line of crap that was feed us not all that long ago by George W. Bush as well.

Consider also the line of crap that was feed us by FDR.

Consider also the depression of 1920 which our government took a hands off approach to and which the nation cycled out of in 1921.

President Barack Obama (with an assist from George W. Bush) is not reviving America, he is remaking America.

Remaking our nation into an America it was never meant to be.

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“Socialism” The New Buzz Word Among Conservatives?

 

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When I went to Newsweek and saw the cover of the February 16th edition I I had thought that perhaps the MSM was about to engage in truth telling and do so about a very important topic.

I should have known better.

As I read the article it became clear that as a conservative, I remain a paranoid simpleton and little else.

The first bit of distortion came in the false indication claim that until the very recent past, the use of the word socialism among conservatives was rare, perhaps non existent.

Hannity could not have agreed more. "It is … the European Socialist Act of 2009," the host said, signing off. "We’re counting on you to stop it. Thank you, congressman."

There it was, just before the commercial: the S word, a favorite among conservatives since John McCain began using it during the presidential campaign.

Perhaps if the people in the MSM actually knew any conservatives rather than spending all of their time and having all of their conversations with fellow liberals, they would then know what conservatives talk about. What we are concerned with.

I can think of no point in time during my life as a conservative that the coming of socialism, or worse, has not been warned about.

Without exception the conservatives I have known personally and those I have read, watched and listened to have warned about the coming of socialism.

Socialism is not the newest buzz word among we conservatives.

What we are seeing now is what we have been speaking of forever.

John McCain did not drop some previously unknown truth on us or present us with some new terminology we were to take into the voting booth with us.

The fact is, a good portion of conservatives see John McCain as being but one small step himself from embracing socialism.

We were no less shocked than you liberals to hear McCain use the word.

If the liberal media bothered to pay attention they would know that the majority of conservatives had been warning of George W. Bush leading us in a socialist direction.

The word is not a new buzz word for us.

It is however rapidly becoming not just our reality, but every Americans reality.

Until next time, I bid you good day comrade.