Thank you, America. Thank you for re-electing Barack Obama. Thank you for solidifying Obamacare. Thank you for ensuring that my health insurance rates will rise to the point where my employer drops my coverage. Thank you for future higher prescription drug prices, for lower quality care, for long lines to see my doctor, and for allowing a board of 15 people to determine my fate. Thank you, America. Thank you, America, for making sure our media will be taking a coffee break for the next four years instead of holding our elected officials accountable (unless they’re Republicans, of course).
I agree #3. I cringe when I think of the wonderous America I grew up with. My decades go back to the 40's. I can only tell my children and randchildren what a wonderful country this used to be, It is still good, but it won't be great again until we rid ourselves of all those who occupy our White House, Senate and House of Representatives. If only the Supreme Court could be tossed out too. I feel as though we need to sink to the bottom ( we are almost there now) before we can rise up and be a great nation once again. Like I said we are good but not great anymore. I am in deep sorrow for ourselves and our children.
#3, from your post I know he already has a head start on a lot of boys his age. You are right though. America was never a guarantee, just a ticket to take a shot. Somehow the natural competitive nature of being an American was melted away. One of the consequences of screaming 'feminists' who insisted on equality instead of fairness. Now equality is, find the lowest performing denominator and make everyone work to that. Equality of the failed.
Having insane Russians with their finger on the nuke button was traumatic, but like a breath of fresh air in today's world of mud. BTW, if someone thinks I'm unfair to put WMDs all on the Russians, they need to research the Russian sub commander who wanted to fire a nuke torpedo during the Cuban crisis or the Russian generals ready to launch ICBMs over a flight of geese.
Tell them when they are age 80, there will have “built” an America that will no longer take care of them. And tell them, “Yes, you WILL build that”!
Tell them that they are voting for barbarians who have turned parents and children against each other to stay in power. These pathetic excuses for public servants will have retired with 1 million dollar pensions that we all are paying for as well as specially designed health care plans that we will never have access to!
Tell them they are destroying their own future and do not even know it.
Tell them that they will not have an inheritance because Congress will seize their parent’s assets in taxes and fees.
Tell them that Washington is supposed to work for them but now that has changed. We are all slaves on the "Big Government Plantation" working FOR THEM!
But remind them that for all of that, they have their stuff from Obama:
Phones that other people pay for Healthcare that other people pay for Condoms that other people pay for Birth control pills that other people pay for
I'm around college aged fools on a daily basis and you'd me amazed to learn just how many of these young adults believe obamacare is free healthcare.
I tried to explain reality to them but they insist I'm wrong and obamacare will work just like Medicaid, all the basics will be free. I'm not kidding, they think that obamacare obamacare = free healthcare, no premiums, no co-pays, no co-insurance.
The USA was intended to be a loose federation of independent states. That doesn't work so well for power hungry socialists who want to redistribute wealth so our federal government has grown to behemoth size and eliminated the firewalls between states. Why should someone in a ward in Philadelphia be able to exact so much revenge on me (in Texas)?
The only solution to this problem long term is to get back to where we have separation btween the states. Question is: How do we get there?
Quit all the whining. Start figuring out what you can get for free to help the Democrats bankrupt the government faster. There is a finite amount of money and I intend to do everything I can to help them find the bottom faster.
#13... I understand your point but I'm 37. I voted for Romney and so did every other 30 something (and a great many married w/ child/ren 20 somethings) I know. Married folks with kids and jobs (or who desperately want to work) regardless of age aren't the problem.
Keep in mind that McCain got more votes than Romney. And the same person who got those votes for McCain was the same person who was shut out of this election. Wasn't even allowed to speak at the convention.
We are set up by evil forces at work using the media and many American's selfish indulgance for the biggest collapse of an empire known to mankind. The great experiment in freedom and hope for mankind has been successfully dismantled...(from within) but for a reason in God's overall planning. Don't think that the enemies of the west don't see what destruction and chaos Sandy caused and won't exploit that with a couple of well placed suitcase nukes to bring us to our knees, Then they will march against Jerusalem without any aid from Israel's once powerful friend.
O 60% R 37% ages 18-29 O 52% R 45% ages 30-44 O 47% R 51% ages 45-64 O 44% R 56% ages 65 and older
You are in the minority but hang in there, Brother!
I am 62 and have already had this conversation with my three daughters (38) (36) and (29). They are in shock right now for what they unknowingly did and by the time the next Presidential Election comes, their eyes will be opened.
I am closing my 28 year old business before the end of the year and laying off two of my employees. I am selling my business before long term capital gain rates go up. My daughters were celebrating today as their father was having to close his business. They can’t believe what has happened to their father.
The Progressives have turned parents and their children against each other and what little inheritance I wanted to leave to them will be confiscated by Washington in the name of "fairness”.
Maybe my children will think twice before they vote to re-distribute their parent’s wealth with Washington.
My sacrifice and financial slaughter may awaken their self-interest in four years. I am praying and believe it will!
I call on my fellow Eagles to soar high aloft and live for Freedom!
I vote among a group of people that waited 3-4 hours to vote that hated Zippy. Hard to believe he really won.
I would like to thank those that believe Zippycare is free for taking my income and that of hospitals, doctors, and insurance agents. I don't know any small business that is celebrating lower insurance rates or taxes.
We are at the I gots mine, who cares about you ? period in history.
#27 simply demonstrates how many highly-educated people seem to lack real-world understanding, especially when it comes to the inverse relationship between government subsidies and spheres of liberty. Even geniuses can get distracted by idyllic thoughts (e.g. an end to human suffering) to fall for things that sound great but don't work.
You'll find a lot of Marxist graffiti on basement walls at MIT, too. Just because they're "smart" doesn't make them right. I lost count of the times I saw Eat The Rich down there.
The Advocate reports that the Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal´s office will cancel food stamp benefits for anyone who participated in a fraud and shopping spree catalyzed by an EBT malfunction. More than 12,000 people were sent an insufficient funds notice when the problem with the EBT cards was fixed on Oct. 12; those who transgressed may lose their EBT cards for a year. Suzy Sonnier, the secretary of state at the Department of Children and Family Services, released a statement saying: "We must protect the program for those who receive and use their benefits appropriately according to the law. We
Senator Marco Rubio began this year amid buzz that he was the logical choice to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. He is likely to finish it on a decidedly lower note, partly removed from the national spotlight, eclipsed by the rising star from Texas, Ted Cruz. Last week, attendees at the conservative Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., overwhelmingly chose Cruz as their preferred GOP candidate for 2016. The freshman senator blew away the competition with 42 percent of the vote. Rubio, meanwhile, placed fifth, behind Senator Rand Paul, political novice Dr. Ben Carson, and unsuccessful 2012 candidate
A billboard showing a tattooed Jesus Christ has stirred up quite a bit of buzz in the heart of the Bible Belt. The ad, which is the work of the website Jesustattoo.org, popped up along a West Lubbock, Texas, highway, and it’s got people talking. It shows a man, ostensibly Jesus Christ, with outstretched arms tattooed with such words as “Outcast,” “Addicted, “Jealous.” “I don’t like the picture. I think it’s very derogatory,” a local-area resident told the CBS affiliate KEYE-TV. On the website, a video casts Jesus as a tattoo artist and shows several tattooed individuals approaching him to
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This week, the McDonald’s location at Main and Gray got some extra special attention for a sign at its side entrance imploring those sliding in for burgers and fries to pull their pants up. It’s been there for weeks but the right person must have just seen since it’s right up there next to the government shutdown in everyone’s mind. The same sign is up at the McDonald’s at Westheimer and Kirkwood too. And hey, it looks like Happy Meals are $1.99 on Tuesdays now. I know where I’m going after happy hour. “No one wants to see your underwear,”
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church´s moral structure might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn´t balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception with the greater need to make the church a merciful, more welcoming place for all. Six months into his papacy, Francis set out his vision for the church and his priorities as pope in a remarkably lengthy and self-critical interview with La Civilta Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit magazine. It was published simultaneously Thursday in Jesuit journals in 16 countries, including America magazine in the U.S. In the
On the eve of the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Barack Obama made the strongest possible case for the use of force against Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime. But it wasn’t a very strong case. Indeed, it was built on a false premise: “We can stop children from being gassed to death,” he said, after he summoned grisly images of kids writhing and foaming at the mouth and then dying on hospital floors. Does he really think we can do that with a limited military strike—or the rather tenuous course of diplomacy now being pursued? We might not be
Wadi Gaitan, a 24-year-old House Republican staffer who serves as a Spanish-speaking spokesman, TV booker and occasional tutor, was stumped. He was trying to teach a Republican lawmaker how to say “sequester” in Spanish, but the literal translation was proving to be problematic. “That one was tricky at first. I couldn’t figure it out, because in Spanish, ‘secuestrar’ literally means to kidnap someone,” Gaitan said. “I said, let’s not use the literal translation, because we don’t want to say that we’re kidnapping people, or that President Obama is kidnapping people.” Probably a good call. Now Republicans say “recortes automáticos” —
In a pair of columns released Monday and Tuesday, Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock voiced his belief that rap music and its widespread use of the N-word were major factors in Trayvon Martin’s death. Whitlock, an African-American, certainly doesn’t believe that rap and N-word use were the only things to blame. “Although I believe the jury reached the only logical conclusion based on the trial, I’m highly disappointed Zimmerman was not held criminally responsible for following Martin, ignoring police instructions and shooting a 17-year-old kid after losing a fight his pursuit instigated,” he wrote.
As far as the Trayvon Martin situation goes, acquittal or no acquittal, the whole event and subsequent trial is a tragedy. And Skittles and iced tea or not, 17-year-old Trayvon should never have been lurking about in a hoodie between buildings on a dark rainy night in a townhouse complex. Now, regardless of how or why this boy died, a child is dead and will never have an opportunity to grow out of the typical youthful foolishness which ultimately cost him his life. And for every hoodie-wearing thug out there who´s now blaming George Zimmerman for Trayvon´s death,
Profiting from the death of a child is sick and disgusting. Unfortunately, this describes the circle of exploiters promoting the Trayvon Martin traveling show after his death in February 2012. And if you´re Trayvon´s parents, there´s nothing like having the president, the attorney general, the state attorney general, several civil rights lawyers, and invested others to help you in your campaign. Shame on Sybrina Fulton, Tracy Martin, the State of Florida, the lawyers, and all the vultures picking a dead kid´s bones clean for a lousy buck and political points.
WASHINGTON — Say what you want about President Obama but you got to give the guy credit. He finally discovered the holy grail for dislodging the bloated ranks of federal workers from their jobs. Force them into Obamacare! According to a report in Politico Thursday, lawmakers and their staff all over Capitol Hill are heading for the exits. Turns out, they can endure the toxic air of politics, slavishly long hours, dinky offices and lecherous lawmakers creeping up and down the halls. But one thing they simply will not abide?
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
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
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
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
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Views of the tea party are at all-time lows in a new poll, as primary challenges to establishment Republicans continue to heat up Washington. Just 30 percent of Americans view the tea party favorably in a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the movement’s lowest point since Gallup began polling about it during its rise in 2010. Also in a first, a majority of Americans had an unfavorable view of the tea party, at 51 percent. Similar numbers of respondents described themselves as proponents or opponents of the tea party: Twenty-two percent identified themselves as tea party supporters, while 24 percent said they
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters:
THE Internet has been abuzz over the spectacle of President Obama and the prime ministers of Britain and Denmark snapping a photo of themselves — a “selfie,” to use the mot du jour — with a smartphone at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela in South Africa on Tuesday. Leaving aside whether it was appropriate, the moment captured the democratization of image making that is a hallmark of our gadget-filled, technologically rich era. Manifestly undemocratic, in contrast, is the way Mr. Obama’s administration — in hypocritical defiance of the principles of openness and transparency he campaigned on — has systematically tried
If you go down on the ice today you´re sure of a big surprise - a rare glimpse of 20 polar bears gorging on a bloody midnight feast. These photographs show a rare cluster of males, females and cubs all dining out on the remains of a whale carcass. They spent a night and a day stripping every last morsel from the mammoth sea creature. Usually Polar bears are solitary and would never tolerate being so close to each other. But with food in plentiful supply and bellies dragging on the floor they seem too lethargic to fight.Wildlife photographer Michal