Only In America

I have had several things sent my way over the last couple of days. Since this is supposed to be a day off (yeah right) I will make several seperate posts, starting with this.

A Canadians perception:

Top Ten Things that make no sense in America

 
*Number 10 *Only in America could politicians talk about the greed of the
rich at a $35,000.00 per plate *Obama *campaign fund-raising event.
 
*Number 9 *Only in America …could people claim that the government still
discriminates against black Americans when they have a  black President, a
black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black
while only 14% of the population is black 40+% of all federal entitlements
goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that
go to Hispanics!
 
*Number 8  *Only in America…could they have had the two people most
responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury
Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee),
BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.
 
*Number 7 *Only in America…can they have terrorists kill people in the
name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims
might be harmed by the backlash.
 
*Number 6 *Only in America…would they make people who want to legally
become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay
tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting
anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’  become
American citizens *(probably should be number one). *
 
*Number 5  Only in America….could the people who believe in balancing the
budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as
Extremist.
 
*Number 4 *Only in America…could you need to present a driver’s license
to cash a check or buy alcohol, *but not to vote. *
 
*Number 3  *Only in America…could people demand the government
investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price
of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil
company(Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes
(Nike).
 
*Number 2*  Only in America… could you collect more tax dollars from the
people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars
more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE,
and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money .
 
*And Number 1 Only in America…could the rich people- who pay 86% of all
income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who
don’t pay any income taxes at all. *
Of course we are idiots. However the real problem is that we have it “just good enough” that we don’t get as upset as we really should. Maybe that is changing?
Nov 4 will tell.

Power Outages

Where I live out in the hinterlands, the local power company seems to have a problem paying their bill, because the power sure goes off a lot.

This morning there is not a light on that I can see for 20 miles in any direction. Doesn’t affect me what  with my solar & wind powerwed house, in fact I kinda enjoy it.

As I look out the windows at  the sliver moon and the lightening horizon I ponder if this is what it will be like when civilization collapses and all those leeches who are supported by the Government are dead and gone because they never learned how to fend for them selves.

Such is the stuff of dreams.

How stupid are we

Two things I read this morning that really make me wonder.

First is a story that the ex Major of Bell Calif, you  know the one under indictment for fraud? He’s suing the City for his salary! Kinda makes me wish for the old days when you just took people out and hung ’em.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/11/01/scandal-plagued-former-california-city-official-sues-city/?test=latestnews

The second item was a story about a Tennessee judge who immediately turns loose the Occupy Protesters State troopers arrested under a new curfew. He says he can find no where where the Governor has the right to impose a curfew on any part of the City. So here we have a Liberal Judge telling a Conservative Governor how to run his State.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/29/occupy-nashville-protesters-arrested-for-second-straight-night/

Where in all this did common sense go?

Wall Street protests

I am forced to come to the conclusion that a large percentage of the American people have their heads so far up their asses that they will never see the light of day again. When I listen to the pure idiocy of what these morons are spouting it makes me wish for an alien takeover. When interviewed more than half of them couldn’t answer 2 questions in a row and most of the answers made so little sense it made me ashamed to be part of Homo sapiens. If any of the protesters read this that means “human” not queer.

How can any person who has 2 brain cells to rub together take a stance that we should go to Communism or a pure socialist form of Government? All one has to do is look at the history from the late 20th century and the collapse of the Soviet Union and Cuba to see Communism doesn’t work. The current economic woes in Europe also argue strongly against a largely Socialist  system.

But what about China? The only reason China has had a growing economy is because they relaxed government control over industry and free enterprise and have allowed people a chance to grow.

When I look at the makeup of the crowds I see several things. Most of the people going to these anti big business protests LOOK like the dregs of society. Several of the signs were misspelled indicating a general lack of education. When interviewed the people often had only a limited idea of what they were protesting against and none had an answer except “gimmee”.

The attitude of something for nothing is what has driven the Democratic Party for the last 50 years. If these people are the representative examples of that policy God help us all.