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December 2011

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31 Dec 11: As 2011 draws to a close, I give you the good folks at PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). PETA has petitioned the Illinois Department of Transportation to erect memorials to commemorate the deaths of over 20 cattle killed in truck accidents on Illinois highways this year. Hmmm, instead of across, how about a BBQ grill? And what about all those poor deer, skunks, cats and dogs and, even the June bugs that adorn so many vehicle fronts?

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20 Dec 11: Why is Obama sic'ing AG Holder onto states that have passed voter ID requirements? When you board a plane, you have to show a photo ID; when you cash a check, you have to show an ID; if you rent a video, check into a hotel, or get on a train, you often have to show a photo ID. So what's wrong with asking for an ID when someone is getting ready to vote? Gee, it wouldn't be because Obama and his progressive cronies want to steal another election through voter fraud, would it?

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18 Dec 11: Just when it seems that our esteemed members of Congress have already thoroughly demonstrated their stupidity, they manage to lower the bar even more. The most recent example is the two-month payroll taxcut extension: First of all, of what value is a two-month extension anyway? A whopping two hundred bucks! But even more insane is the plan they came up with to pay for it - an increase in mortgage fees financed through Freddie and Fannie. The increased fees will cost the average mortgagee $180 a year for 10 years - that amounts to taking $1800 from someone in order to give them $200 back. What a deal! And what logic to be able to say that the extension is paid for through this increased fee - it'll take 10 years for the fee to generate the 36 billion dollars that the two-month extension will cost. Only in Washington.

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14 Dec 11: Time magazine has demonstrated that its relevance to society is the same as the Nobel Peace Prize - ZERO. The Man of the Year is "The Protestor". People who have committed rapes and murder, have adversely impacted businesses, set fires and caused other mayhem......Time thinks this is the most important "man" of the year. This is no better than Obama and Al Gore winning the Nobel Peace Prize for either doing noting or lying.

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11 Dec 11: Seems like all we hear is Democrats railing against Republicans for wanting to roll Granny over the cliff by changing Medicare and for wanting to do away with Social Security. But let's look at some facts: As for as Medicare is concerned, Richard Foster, Medicare's chief actuary, noted that Medicare payment rates for doctors and hospitals serving seniors will be cut by 30% over the next three years. Democrats, by passing Obamacare, will have cut 1 trillion dollars from Medicare A & B in the first 10 years and 4.95 trillion in the first 20 years. Who is gutting medicare?? OK - now look at Social Security - the withholding tax is 12.4%, half paid by employers, half by employees. The ill-advised cuts should never have been made in the first place. Iin 2011 the empoyees share was cut by 2%,bBut now, not only does Obama want to extend the cuts - he wants to increase it by another 1.1%. That will cut 2012 payments into the trust fund by $265 billion. Doesn't seem like a very smart thing to do when the program now doles out more in benefits than it takes it and that by 2036 will not be able to pay full benefits. Every year that the cuts get extended, they become harder to stop in the future. T'would be better to feel the pain now and not extend the cuts.

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10 Dec 11: Supposedly the idea behind the Fast and Furious gun-scheme was that the Feds were going to track the guns to see where they ended up and how. But I have yet to hear just how they planned to do that? Were tracking devices attached to each weapon? Gee, wouldn't that be a bit obvious? What an idiotic scheme!

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6 Dec 11: Remember reading George Orwell's 1984 way back there sometime? Remember the four ministries? Truth, Love, Peace and Plenty. And remember.....the names were the opposite of what they were responsible for. Kinda reminds me of the Obama administration: consider the names the left use to make their BS sound like really neat stuff. Things like the Affordable Health Care Act, which in reality will break our economy. Things like the Employee Free Choice Act, which would forbid secret ballots for employees to use in deciding on union representation. Things like the Fairness Doctrine, whose goal is to shut down conservative talk radio. Things like fabricating and manipulating a consensus on climate change and ostracizing dissenters as science-averse. Things like calling political conservatives racists. I am totally amazed that we have a president who instead of trying to unify the country, is doing his best to divide it with his class-warfare rhetoric.

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6 Dec 11: I like this story: the Occupy San Francisco folks plan to open up a credit union. They want to keep their money out of the big banks and make investments in the local community. Nothing wrong with that at all. But by doing so aren't they participating in the capitalist society that they despise?

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5 Dec 11: The left's assault on the values of America continue: have you heard about the ban on Bibles and other religious articles at Walter Reed Army Medical Center? To quote: "No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.” This means a family member cannot bring a Bible to read verses to an ailing service-member. How absurd! We give Korans to terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, but our own wounded troops can't have the comfort of a Bible?? At least when faced with outrage over the new policy, officials rescinded it, saying they did not intend a blanket proscription. And while talking about the military and religion, the Air Force Academy has cancelled its participation in a Toys for Tots drive, because it is sponsored by a religious group.

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3 Dec 11: Have you heard of Angel Adams? She's had 15....yes, 15 kids by three different fathers. She says the children are a gift from God. The problem is, they are gifts she cannot support. She wants help, meaning money: "Somebody needs to be held accountable, and they need to pay." WHAT ?? Sorry, Angela, maybe you should have kept your legs together. A perfect example of the feeling of entitlement that so many people have these days. You're responsible for your situation, Angela; you figure out how to manage it. Don't expect me to cough up money for you.

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