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« on: May 06, 2009, 09:49:47 AM »



Subject:  And it came to pass

And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land called America, having lost their morals, their work initiative, and their will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that person known as "The One".
He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He hypnotized the people telling them, "I am sent to save you. My lack of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my association with evil doers are of no consequence. For I shall save you with Hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the land that he who preceded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation, and that all he has built must be destroyed."
And the people rejoiced, for even though they knew not what "The One" would do, he had promised that he would bring change, and they proclaimed "Yes We Can".
And "The One" said "We live in the greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!"
And the people said, "Hallelujah!!  Change is good!"
Then He said, "We are going to tax the rich fat-cats,"---- And the people said "Sock it to them!" "---- and "Redistribute their wealth."
And then He said, "Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody"
And the people said, "Show us the money!"
And Joe the plumber asked, "Are you kidding me? You're going to steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??"
And "The One" ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe's personal records were hacked, publicized, and ridiculed; though no crime could be found.
One lone reporter asked, "That shouldn't be, isn't that Marxist policy?"
And she was banished from the kingdom!
Then a citizen asked, "With no foreign relations experience and having zero military experience or knowledge, how will you deal with radical terrorists?"
And "The One" said, "Simple. I shall sit with them and talk kindly to them and show them how nice we really are; and they will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!"
And the people said , "Hallelujah!!  We are safe at last, and we can beat our weapons into free cars for the people!"
Then "The One" said, "I shall give 95% of you lower taxes."
And one, lone voice said, "But 40% of us don't pay ANY taxes."
So "The One" said, "Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!"
And the people said, "Hallelujah!! Show us the money!"
Then "The One" said, "I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell your homes!"
And the people yawned and the already slumping housing market fully collapsed.
And He said, "I shall mandate employer-funded health care for EVERY worker and raise the minimum wage, and lower the white collar wage.  And I shall also give every person unlimited healthcare and medicine and even transportation to the free clinics."
And the people said, "Give me some of that!"
Then he said, "I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas."
And the people said, "Where's my rebate check?"
Then "The One" said, "I shall bankrupt the coal industry, and perhaps even the oil industry (Cap & Trade/Carbon Tax) and though electricity rates will skyrocket, we shall soon build wind farms and solar power stations and drive green cars that I shall mandate in Detroit!"
And the people said, "Coal is dirty, coal is evil, no more coal! But we don't care for that part about higher electric rates."
So "The One" said, "Not to worry. If your rebate ($10/week) isn't enough to cover your extra expenses ($3,000/year), we shall bail you out. Just sign up with ACORN and your troubles are over!"   "Only the fat cats will have to pay."
Then He said, "Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let's grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches, free medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing..."
And the people said, "Hallelujah!!" And they made him King!
And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers; though they sold much less of their products.  Others simply gave up and went out of business, and the economy sank like unto a rock dropped from a cliff.  The banking industry was destroyed.  Manufacturing slowed to a crawl. And more of the people were without a means of support.
So "The One" again blamed the prior administration, extended unemployment benefits to a year, bailed out his favorite banks, and then took over the banks and auto industries.  "The One" said, "I am the "The One" - The Messiah - and I'm here to save you!  We shall just print more money so the government will have enough!"  "Surely one trillion dollars will make everyone happy."  And immediately the Fed complied and the money presses roared.
And China reconsidered their one trillion dollars of loans to the US ,, and threatened to call in their debts. Other foreign trading partners said unto "The One", "Wait a minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung!  You will have to pay more.. for everything.. as your dollar becomes worth less."   
And the people said, "Wait a minute.. That is unfair!!"
And the world said, "Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced.  Lo, you have become a Socialist state and a second-rate power .. What factories are not owned by your government are owned by us.  Now you shall play by our rules!"   
And "The One" said "Americans are arrogant, divisive, and derisive!"   "We will listen."
And the people cried out, "Alas, alas!! What have we done?"
But yea verily, it was too late. The people eventually set upon "The One" and spat upon him and stoned him, and his name was dung. But the once mighty nation was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or hope. And the Change that "The One" had given them was as like unto a poison that had destroyed them from within, and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built.
And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish, "Give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!"
But it was too late, and the once-glorious "Home of the Brave and Land of the Free" was no more..

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You may think this is a fairy tale, but it's not.  It's happening RIGHT NOW,  Already everything down to the last couple of lines....
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 10:22:55 AM »

LOL

Hysteria is funny... the only thing funnier is mass hysteria.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 10:24:33 AM »

 cheer  Very well said, now if the media would tell the truth like this people might listen and see what is going on.
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 10:25:42 AM »

i have been through a bunch of presidents.  some i like, and some i didn't.  i have been angry and frustrated, and yelled at my television.  i have never felt the sadness for my country that i feel now.  when this president is done with his programs and appointments, he will have fundamental change this country.  the grand experiment will be over.  we will be a mediocre european socialist type country.  we will struggle to meet our social obligations and punish our producers until they no longer produce.  when it all falls apart, there will be no US to rescue us.
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 10:26:50 AM »

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Hysteria is funny... the only thing funnier is mass hysteria

and your post might be funny if it didn't show a total ignorance of what is happening.
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 10:36:41 AM »

Yup, how foolish could I be to think this country will survive this president?  The world is not going to end tomorrow.  Like I said, hysteria is funny.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2009, 10:41:59 AM »

the country will survive.  the country will not be the same after this president.  that shouldn't be to hard for even  you to figure out, if you are looking at what he is doing.  you seem to be part of the faithful following.  that's fine.  you don't want to be aware of what is happening.  that's fine also.  you and i will suffer the same consequences.  i will have known it was coming.  you will not.  in the grand scheme of things, maybe that will not matter. we can not stop it.
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009, 10:51:02 AM »

I don't know kathyp...I think we CAN stop it.  In fact, I feel that we're obligated to stop it.

The teaparties are just the start of a larger movement.  Let's see what happens.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2009, 10:54:49 AM »

Yes, more than half the people have their head in the sand. That's how he got elected. That's what is making the above true. You are not alone in your thinking. I just hope you don't choke on the sand before you and others get your head out and realize what is happening.  Bodo, it may be too late.. The so-called minorities and other freeloaders are now the majority and can swing the vote.
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009, 11:02:25 AM »

Take 10 minutes and watch this video produced 50 years ago!
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 11:19:14 AM »

that was excellent.  sadly, we no longer teach our children these things.  we do not teach them to fight for this country.  we teach them that everyone is right, no cause worth the battle, and how to be "fair".

my generation may be the last the knows the terror of an empty pantry and the thrill of success.  in the future the terror of the empty pantry will be replace by the government handout.  the thrill of success will be replaced by mediocrity and forced economic "equality".
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 11:21:56 AM »

You know my office was split 50 50 mccain obama. what makes me so sick to hear is  when they tell me "man I can't believe I voted for this guy. I never would have thought he would do that." Goes to show how blindly some vote I wasn't crazy about mccain but this clown is a joke

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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 11:27:12 AM »

I wasn't crazy about mccain but this clown is a joke

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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009, 11:33:52 AM »

OMG I LOVE IT!!!! grin grin grin grin evil
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2009, 11:34:22 AM »

There is still hope.  The problem, as I see it, is that the Fed govt has over-stepped its Constitution limited powers.
The governor of Texas recently affirmed his belief in the 10th amendment.  Today, OK is trying to do the same thing.

http://www.newsok.com/house-bypasses-governors-veto-to-claim-oklahomas-sovereignty/article/3366762

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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2009, 11:59:57 AM »



i applaud the state for their stand.  i am not sure it will make a difference in the long run.  this president will get 2 and maybe 3 SCOTUS nominations in his term.  if he appoints those who believe as he does, the country that we will be left with, will look radically different than the country we have now.

it's not that i am giving up.  we have a chance to block him with the congressional elections.  at least to slow him down.  we need to keep hammering the ones that are there now.  election time is the best time to get them to listen.  then get rid of them with the next vote.  we need to turn off the TV and study the issues.  stop letting them tell us what we should believe and who we should pick.  know your candidates and support those who are in your camp.  get active locally.  some of the states (mine) are completely out of control with spending.  they are now spending more, to get more matching federal dollars.   they do not seem to care that these programs will still cost the state money after the federal "stimulus" money is gone.  pay attention to your state and local judges if you get to vote for them. 

most of all, have the conversation.  so many people are afraid that they will offend someone if they share their convictions.  craft logical and polite arguments.  forget the emotions and present the facts.  forget about being loved. 

i am having some issues with this stuff posting before i am done  smiley
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009, 12:05:13 PM »

There is still hope.  The problem, as I see it, is that the Fed govt has over-stepped its Constitution limited powers.
The governor of Texas recently affirmed his belief in the 10th amendment.  Today, OK is trying to do the same thing.

Last I read, there are around 20 states trying to pass legislation to reaffirm the 10th amendment. I believe that Perry was just making a symbolic statement and didn't really mean it, but at least he brought the issue to the forefront.
The Feds have waayyyy over-stepped their bounds, and the way they do that is with money. I always laughed when I heard someone say that money is the root of evil. Nowadays, I think that government money is the root of all evil.Wink
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009, 12:17:11 PM »

I don't know kathyp...I think we CAN stop it.  In fact, I feel that we're obligated to stop it.

The teaparties are just the start of a larger movement.  Let's see what happens.

Personally, I think it's going to take a strong third party. One that has individuals that believe in the Constitution and truly want small government. People who truly want liberty and who are unafraid to accept the consequences of their own actions.

I see Democrats and Republicans as two parts of the same ideology of big government. They are both moving toward the same point of federal control, just in different ways, and at a little different pace.
I don't believe that Libertarians can be this third strong party, although my personal views are more aligned with them these days than either D's or R's.  A Libertarian way of life requires great personal responsibility and a decent commitment to behaving in a moral manner, and the general population of this day and time doesn't have what it takes.
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009, 08:23:17 PM »

I don't believe that Libertarians can be this third strong party, although my personal views are more aligned with them these days than either D's or R's.  a Libertarian way of life requires great personal responsibility and a decent commitment to behaving in a moral manner, and the general population of this day and time doesn't have what it takes.

They don't have what it takes because nobody has been teaching them personal responsibility.  Let those who don't have what it takes fall flat on their faces a few times and they'll learn personal responsibility.
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2009, 06:17:13 AM »

I don't believe that Libertarians can be this third strong party, although my personal views are more aligned with them these days than either D's or R's.  a Libertarian way of life requires great personal responsibility and a decent commitment to behaving in a moral manner, and the general population of this day and time doesn't have what it takes.

They don't have what it takes because nobody has been teaching them personal responsibility.  Let those who don't have what it takes fall flat on their faces a few times and they'll learn personal responsibility.
You fervently support the poster boy for not taking personal responsibility.  No one falls on their face in his world - except the whole nation, because no one is responsible for themselves, the state will take care of them.  Personal responsibility means taking care of oneself, not waiting around for someone to take care of business for them. 

And implying KathyP is hysterical is - hysterical.

Iddee, it's a scarily true piece, those with their heads buried in the sand are hoping their rose colored glasses will keep the grains out of their eyes  rolleyes
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2009, 10:49:16 AM »

LOL, so now you're switching your position about personal responsibility because you found out I'm a firm believer in it?  LOL!!
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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2009, 11:51:38 AM »

LOL, so now you're switching your position about personal responsibility because you found out I'm a firm believer in it?  LOL!!

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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2009, 02:11:10 PM »

Nevermind, that was reinbeau, not you... forget I said that.
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« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2009, 02:36:38 PM »

LOL, so now you're switching your position about personal responsibility because you found out I'm a firm believer in it?  LOL!!
What?  That makes absolutely no sense (but it doesn't surprise me).  I said no such thing, your reading comprehension definitely leaves something to be desired.
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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2009, 02:49:57 PM »

reading comprehension???

HA, that's nothing compared to his political comprehension.   rolleyes
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« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2009, 05:08:03 PM »

that's ok.  we can fix  him and make  him better than he was before!!   evil
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« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2009, 10:55:18 PM »

It came to pass...hopefully we can say that it didn't come to stay.
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« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2009, 10:59:09 PM »

It came to pass...hopefully we can say that it didn't come to stay.

 grin Great way to look at it, but I'll bet it could stay if it could. Wink
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