Collectivists of the Washington establishment, representing both major parties, have analyzed the 2012 election results and come to a lovely conclusion: old white men are the problem. The only difference of opinion between the two factions regards how one ought to handle it. (snip) Republican experts, as the reluctant stewards of these cantankerous fogies, are more circumspect: they merely want to leave Grandpa ranting in the corner with his talk radio shows
Neither of my sons - grown men in 30´s and 40´s - get it. They roll their eyes when I try to tell them what´s going wrong. The younger one especially sighs and tunes me out. So - I say nothing now. They don´t even understand what they´ve lost.
I lived during a wonderful time in this country - thanks to men like my dad and uncles who went to war, came home, built homes and families. Those days are long gone. One day these young ones and illegal aliens who think they are finally getting a piece of the American pie will understand just what they have allowed to happen.
Sad but true, and these 2 generations don´t even know that they don´t know much. Over the past several years, we have watched business entrepreneurs pass the family-built organization into the hands of their spoiled children .... only to see the fruits of their years-long labor crumble, while Sonny Boy ´played the role´ of Mr. Important. .... A famous national pharmacy business was saved only because the Board of Directors took it away from Sonny and fired the remaining in-house incompetents. A Pennsylvania department store chain was saved when the namesake business builder came out of retirement to rescue his stores from the incapable nephew who didn´t get it.
They need Grampa more than ever, and I wonder which smart business owners are going to rehire the ´old guys´ who actually understand what it takes to keep the doors open.
We will get no pills, be handed a small bowl of peas, and be told to shut up and go eat them in the corner. I, for one, and going to eat all my peas and then some, spend every last dime, apply for every obaMAO giveaway, and leave the little snots NOTHING but the bill.
This Grandpa is feed up with a left that used Principles like inclusion and diversity right up to the time they thought they have the upper hand to suddenly become the Racist themselves. This Grandpa did not spend thirty years in the military to stand down from a fight now. Intercity gang bangers and little girls who demand I pay for their contraceptives do not make a practical fighting force and as T. Jefferson said "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure." I Ready bring it on.
As a member of the newest American minority, I can testify to the decades-long erosion of the bonds that once fostered and protected our traditional understandings of both virtue and responsibility. Churches bowed to secularism; local business associations were replaced by professional community organizers; teachers, once professionals, unionized and became tradesmen. And, along the way, we´ve been confronted with the reality and consequences of the pill; new and improved STDs; less emphasis on the three R´s and more on protecting our children´s feelings; popular music that is not only duller, but more aggressive and vile; a media that claims to have moved from being a trade to being a profession; and a growing number of families in which no one has had gainful employment for several generations.
What can I do about all of this? Well, I´m not sure because, not only is the whole new progressive world dead set against me, so, too, are the numbers for my breed. whose demographic replacement value has been well under 2.1 for quite a while, now. So, my current less-than-brave inclination is to sit back in a comfy lounger, light up another cancer stick, keep the ice covered with a nice single-malt and tune into MSNBC so I can watch the on-going celebration of my (and my country´s) imminent demise. Cheers.
Disappointingly . many of said didn´t vote . Some cited the lack of enthusiasm for our candidate . If they HAD voted , we would have won . But yeah , those of us from the Bullwinkle era can only shake our heads . We were the last bunch to know , appreciate and love what we had .
Some around here need to remember that "life goes on....long after the thrill of living is gone." Don´t ever give up. That´s what O´fool wants us to do; give up and die. There are many opportunities in business with today´s technologies and today´s foolish youth unwilling and therefore unable to produce. Continue to fight the statists with your wallet, brain, and feet. Spend wisely and with fellow conservatives. Use your brain and start your own business. Use your feet if you have to, pick up and move to more business friendly climes. And don´t tell me how hard it is to start a business - I started mine up last August after an extended period of time unemployed and doing part time manual labor...and I´m in my 50s. If you are on this site you know how to use a computer. Google computer related stuff, study it, and figure out how to earn a living from home. Do not count on savings and investments. All of us need to be able to produce to survive. Besides, there is almost no better way to anger Obama than to be a success in spite of his efforts to keep us down. Sorry about the rant, but perfectly capable people giving up burns me up.
The older I got, the smarter my dad and Grandpa became. These young skulls who know everything are going to have a time of it after I´m gone off this mortal coil.
The Great Depression provided a great deal of moral courage which these young ones have not lived through.... The very notion that someone should work to provide for those who won´t work is foreign to Granpa.
How much in actual health care could have been paid for with the taxpayer amounts currently being spent on developing websites for people to sign up for health insurance plans they aren´t happy with?. Consider Oregon. According to the most recent numbers from the Kaiser Foundation the average cost of one day of in patient hospital care in Oregon was $2,967. Oregon has 36 hospitals with a total of 5916 beds, $300 million in state and federal funds used for Oregon to build its website. would pay for 101,112 days of hospitalization - enough to fill every hospital bed in Oregon
The liberal media starts to take the measure of a media figure they must be afraid of. Make that very, very afraid. Dan Zak of the Washington Post has a long and interesting article on Megyn Kelly, whose new show on Fox News Channel has become a major hit (snip)My gut instinct tells me that a media career, however successful, will not be the end point of Megyn Kelly´s professional achievement. In fact, I faintly recall that once upon a time there was a media figure with incredible charisma, intensity, and likability who decided that the nation needed conservative politics
The introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as revealed by the roll-out of HealthCare.gov, is an epic public embarrassment, living up to predictions of a train wreck. We´re watching government at its most harmful and ineffectual. This is not rocket science -- no risky new technology is required; no laws of physics have to be invented or repealed. While the technology itself may present some challenges, problems like this more often than not stem from poor leadership, discipline, and accountability. We were privileged to spend our careers on a team responsible for the Aegis Combat System, a complex, mission
ObamaCare has as its modus operandi a focus on medical management by already beleaguered primary care physicians and para-health professionals, at the expense of medical and surgical specialists. The law´s administrators hope to control costs by cutting already bare-bones specialty physician payments, limiting medical technology and access to imaging, and instituting de facto health care rationing. Medicine has been increasingly high-tech and more specialist-oriented, resulting in better, albeit more expensive, care. To cut expenses, ObamaCare is naïvely turning to an outmoded model of health care delivery -- one that has been shown to have comparatively poor patient outcomes.
One of the most startling revelations of late was that Congress has not seen the videos made by the Predator/Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) that were flying during that event we now call Benghazigate. This detail is one of many arising from the recent classified hearings held by the House Intelligence Committee in which five eye-witnesses to the event gave testimony for the first time (snip) The key point of the revelation is that not just that audio and video tapes of those events exist; that audio and video record was available to multiple command centers, commanders, and decision makers in
It isn´t my intention to compare and contrast the performances of Julie Andrews and Carrie Underwood, both of whom sang the lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music. (snip) The Sound of Music reveals the culture shock that typified the sixties. During that time there was a titanic wrestling match between traditional America and radical America. For the time being, it appears the radical version of our country has prevailed. I watched both the staged and on-screen versions. I honestly felt I may as well have been watching a musical about medieval England. The story seemed as far removed
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans