You’ve GOT to be kidding?!

Standard

I was on my way to work today with the radio on listening to music and the news came on. The commentator was saying that several large cities were having a single day strike by fast food workers to support an initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15.00/Hr. The workers were complaining that they are not able to raise their families on the current wage! Now why, might I ask, would someone even TRY raising a family on minimum wage? It seems to me that the stupid ass that is trying to resign a family to gut wrenching poverty is to blame for THAT situation, and NOT the system! Low income families are the result of ignorance and an inability to train these people out of the ignorance because idiot liberals have made this against their ‘Constitutional Rights.’ Well, it seems that the fight to preserve the rights of the poor also includes not educating them in the ways of success and accident prevention. By accident I, of course, mean stupidly not using the abundant FREE protection available to EVERYONE of child-bearing age! Not women, MEN and WOMEN both! It does take two to be utterly irresponsible to the American taxpayer!

Many of my past entries have been on the irresponsibility of the general populace and the evident disappearance of Personal Responsibility. This is no different. I am currently paying a back tax bill that was assessed because of my own complacency and it is large! Large in part due to the Government’s Biggest Bully on the block policy of doubling a debt after a certain amount of time. Now, they won’t double it if THEY owe YOU, no, that ain’t how it works. So many of us taxpayers who payed a shitload of tax but still get more assessed to their bill, continue to pay for the irresponsibility of the rest of humanity. We subsidize the richest corporations for countless billions while they hold us hostage to their demands; special session of State Congress in WA State for Boeing tax breaks, AND we get to pay for not educating the poor in common sense birth control. The squeeze on the middle class has got to end somewhere because our loyalty is starting to really wane here. I know that I’m thinking of becoming an expat somewhere in the world, because the supposed ‘Freedom’ in this country is disappearing FAST! The biggest problem is that the Government no longer fears the people, the people FEAR the Government!

I served my country in the military and have a well paying job so this does not equate to sour grapes. I pay a SHITLOAD of taxes and have done everything the way a responsible person should. The problem is is that I am loathe to stand on a street corner with a ‘will work for food sign,’ I have a great work ethic and can’t possibly look another able bodied person in the eye and collect welfare. I don’t make enough money to hide it off shore and was not born into privilege. I also did not sell out my fellow man while working my way up the ladder so politics is out! No. The American Dream has been reduced to being spied on by your own country, subsidizing the super rich AND the poor, incurring credit card debt and spending the rest of your life trying to stay healthy enough so that your family doesn’t tank! Shit man I have to tell ya, if this Obamacare actually changes anything I will be happy. Right now the jury is out on that one. If ANYONE can fix the broken school system that is helping to create people that are dependent on the system then I’m all in, the main problem is that useless trillion dollar wars seem to be more important than education! Politicians need to be reigned in on special interest so that their greedy asses are forced to STOP selling us off piece by piece to the Chinese. If you think that things are bad now, just wait until Chinese food is the main thing that is eaten here! Everyone will be doomed to being hungry a half hour after eating! Head injuries will also be rampant from striking the head on the tiny little doors built into new houses, and can you imagine the humiliation in having to dress like The Mandarin in Iron Man 3?! You can settle for this shit, not me!

Seriously, I’m wondering when or IF the public will EVER push back against the things that are happening here in our nation. Will the middle class sit by fearing losing their piece of the pie and shit on his fellow man? By shitting, I mean sitting on their laurels and letting the Government become absolutely unstoppable? Will the dystopian future of 1984 actually become reality? It’s coming via a civilian model military drone near you, and remember folks, it only serves to make YOU safer and stop the terrorists!

 

Dana Parino’s mind is officially closed for business!!

Standard

 

03:29 PM ET
 

Fox News host: Atheists ‘don’t have to live here’

By Daniel BurkeCNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) – Fox News pundit Dana Perino said she’s “tired” of atheists attempting to remove the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, adding, “if these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here.”

The co-host of Fox’s “The Five” was referring to a suit brought by the American Humanist Association in Massachusetts, where the state’s Supreme Judicial Court heard a challenge to the pledge on Wednesday.

The group’s executive director, Roy Speckhardt, called the suit “the first challenge of its kind,” but Perino begged to differ.

Perino, who was White House press secretary for George W. Bush from 2007-2009, said she recalled working at the Justice Department in 2001 “and a lawsuit like this came through.”

The former Bush spokeswoman added that “before the day had finished the United States Senate and the House of Representatives had both passed resolutions saying that they were for keeping ‘under God’ in the pledge.”

“If these people don’t like it, they don’t have to live here,” Perino added.

David Silverman, president of the American Atheists, called Perino’s comments “bigotry.”

“I, for one, am tired of those Christians, like Ms. Perino, who think that equality is somehow un-American,” Silverman said. “If Ms. Perino doesn’t like being only equal, it is she who will have to leave America to some other country that doesn’t value religious liberty.”

READ MORE: Famous Atheists and Their Beliefs 

In 2002, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with atheist Michael Newdow who argued that the words “under God” in the pledge amounted to an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. The Supreme Court overturned that ruling.

Congress added the words “under God” in 1954 amid the red scare over the Soviet Union. In November 2002, after the Newdow ruling, Congress passed a lawreaffirming “under God” in the pledge.

Greg Gutfeld, another co-host on “The Five,” continued the discussion after Perino, saying the Pledge of Allegiance “is not a prayer, it’s a patriotic exercise. In a sense, it’s basically saying: Thanks for giving us the freedom to be an atheist.”

The Massachusetts case, which was brought by an unidentified family of a student at a school in suburban Boston, will be argued on the premise that the pledge violates the Equal Rights Amendment of the Massachusetts Constitution.

READ MORE: Behold, the Six Types of Atheists

It is the first such case to be tried on the state level: All previous attempts have been argued in federal court on the grounds that “under God” was an unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state.