Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Who is to blame for high gas prices!

The Obama Campaign staff at the Associated Press are very hard workers who take their job of getting liberal Democratic/Socialist candidates re-elected very seriously.  Witness one of the many articles each week written to support the current Administrations poll numbers and to try to convince Americans that nothing that is happening today is the fault of Obama and his minions!

From the AP 
"LOS ANGELES -- Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats' gasoline. Drivers buying only a few gallons of gas at a time because they can't afford to fill the tank.

From all corners of the country, Americans are irritated these days by record-high fuel prices that have soared above $4 a gallon in some states and could top $5 by summer. And the cost is becoming a political issue just as the presidential campaign kicks into high gear.
Some blame President Barack Obama. Some just cite "the government," while others believe it's the work of big, greedy oil companies. No matter who is responsible, almost everyone seems to want the government to do something, even if people aren't sure what, exactly, it should or can do.

A Gallup poll this month found 85 percent of U.S. adults believe the president and Congress "should take immediate actions to try to control the rising price of gas.  . . . . "

You can read the entire campaign press release here.

The article essentially concludes that there are just too many factors and that certainly none of this in Obama's fault!

Well let's just see what Obama and the Democrats said about gas prices and who is to blame!

Let's look at what Obama's Energy Secretary says about gas prices today!

Obama backs turmoil in the middle, Obama is lily-livered about taking a stand on Iran. Obama's cabinet and EPA block drilling permits and over regulate the US oil & gas industry while giving billions for oil exploration and production in Brazil!  

You make the call, who is responsible for high gas prices?  When Obama took office the average prices of a gallon of gas in the US was less than $2.00 per gallon, now it is $4.00 per gallon. 

I am just sayin . . . 

I think thinking American's can figure out who is responsible for high gas prices in America!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Fundamentally Changing America, $1 Trillion at a Time

He promised he would fundamentally change America and he has done it!

Change, Yes We Must!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

MF Global documents indicate Jon Corzine was lying!

You probably missed this headline in the Integrity Free Media this week, but it seems Jon Corzine, we all remember him right, lied under oath to Congress when he said he just didn't know what happened to the $1,200,000,000 of customer money that he was responsible for at MF Global.  

Seems that documents have been uncovered by Congress revealing that Corzine "gave direct orders "to transfer $200 million from a customer fund account to meet an overdraft in a brokerage account with JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)."   Of course you didn't see this in the IFM and it will fade away soon as "just another dirty trick" by Republicans trying to smear a fine man like Jon Corzine.  Jon of course is a good liberal, former Senator and Governor of the State of New Jersey and crony of Barak Hussein Obama.  He is what, if he were not such a loyal Democrat, one might refer to as an evil Wall Street Banker.  But since he is a loyal Democrat, he is portrayed by the IFM as a victim and his current troubles (mis-placing $1.2 billion, and perjuring himself before Congress) are a "shame", a "travesty"and just "bad luck" by the IFM as they come to his rescue.  

Now just imagine for one second the response by the IFM if Jon were a conservative Republican instead of a liberal Democrat?  Let me submit to you as evidence the high tech lynching of all conservatives running for office in the last 10 years.

And don't forget that both Biden and Obama look to Jon Corzine for advice.

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Liberals are constantly calling for "civility" in our rhetoric

Rush Limbaugh, on the 29th of February called Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University Law Student who read a prepared statement in a small Democratic Conference room, where Nancy Pelosi was present, about how hard it is for female law students attending a $50,000 per year law school to afford their own birth control drugs.  Rush sadly did use the term slut and prostitute when referring to Ms. Fluke.   Rush then publicly apologized for his remarks.

The liberals along with their willing accomplices in the Integrity Free Media, have begun an attack on Rush and all conservatives that is vicious and vile!  The headlines tell the story!

LA Clamps Down on Radio Hosts for 'Racist, Sexist' Comments.. They actually passed an ordinance, but wait, the LA City Council cannot trump Federal Law or the Constitution, . . . yet!

'KILL RUSH LIMBAUGH'... Just a friendly little video on You Tube advocating the murder of Rush - 

All of this while Bill Maher's and Al Sharpton's hate filled speech gets a pass by the Integrity Free Media.

So the next time you hear a liberal talking about "civility" in public discourse just remember these examples.

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Biden - "Killing Bin Laden Was Boldest Mission in ‘500 Years"

Vice President Joe Biden, a man who can "out gaff" everyone, including Obama asserted this week that the killing of Osama Bin Laden was the boldest mission in 500 years.  Really Ole Joe thinks Obama's okaying of a mission to kill Bin Laden was bigger than say (to name just a few):

The ending if the Iranian hostage crisis in 1981 by Reagan
The Liberation of Kuwait in 1991
The D-Day invasion by allied forces in June of 1945
The decision to drop atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August of 1945 ending WWII
The decision to risk America's carrier assets at Midway in June of  1942 by Admiral Nimitz, effectively shifting the tide of the battle in the Pacific in WWII in favor of the US
The Doolittle raid on Japan in April of 1942
Every one of the missions that resulted in the 3458 Congressional Medals of Honor being awarded

Perhaps, Ole Joe meant, in the last 500 days!

But what do I know, I am just a common since thinker from flyover country!

Willie P


New Word: 

Could not find it in my old Webster's. Googled it and discovered it is a recently "coined" new word found on a  T-shirt on eBay.  Getting really close to the bone!  

Read this one over slowly and absorb the facts that totally are within this sentence! 


- a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by
the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least
likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number
of producers.

I love this word and believe that it will become a recognized English word.  Finally, a word to describe our current political situation.

I am just sayin . . . 

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Soldier Murders Afghans! Who/What is really to blame?

The following is an article that appeared in Family Security Matters by Contributing Editor Ralph Peters.  Peters is the author of the just-released historical novel Cain at Gettysburg. A retired Army officer and former enlisted man, he is Fox News’ Strategic Analyst and a regular contributor to familysecuritymatters.org .

Ladies and Gentlemen I have no clue why soldiers do what they do.  I believe it is a miracle that we continue to recruit and train outstanding young men and women who offer up their lives every day to insure our freedom.  No one can know why the soldier who a few weeks ago lost it and killed 16 Afghan soldiers but God and that soldier, I certainly could not or would not pass judgement on him,  but retired officer Peters has real and valid experience in dealing with the stresses of war and the following article certainly passes the Willie P common sense test.  Read this article and reach out to the author if you wish to comment.  

March 13, 2012
It Was Only a Matter of Time Before One of Our Men Broke Down
Ralph Peters

On Sunday, just before dawn, an American staff sergeant walked away from his post in the badlands of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, went into a nearby village, and methodically murdered sixteen civilians, including women and children. This didn’t happen in the confusion of a firefight amidst the “fog of war.” It was the brutal act of a veteran who cracked. The deed cannot be excused. But I believe it can be explained.

For a final analysis we’ll have to wait until all of the facts come in, but it appears that a soldier who had served honorably during multiple tours in Iraq broke down and went mad in Afghanistan. We should not be surprised that this happened. We should be surprised that it hasn’t happened sooner and more often: The shock of this incident after a decade of hopeless, meandering efforts that have thrown away the lives and limbs of our troops while ambitious generals lie about progress, seek promotion, and engage in military masturbation is actually a tribute to our men and women in uniform out on the front lines (to the extent that “front lines” exist).

That staff sergeant—who turned himself in after the killings—is guilty of murder in a degree yet to be determined, but the amazing thing is how disciplined, patient and tenacious our troops have been. Given the outrageous stresses of serving repeated tours in an environment a brand-new private could recognize as hopeless (while his generals fly back and forth congratulating themselves), it’s remarkable that we have not seen more and even uglier incidents. The problem in Afghanistan isn’t our troops—although craven generals routinely insist that everything is the fault of “disrespectful” soldiers—it’s a leadership in and out of uniform that is bankrupt of ideas, bankrupt of ethics, bankrupt of moral courage—and rich only in self-interest and ambition.

If there’s a “battle cry” in Afghanistan, it’s “Blame the troops!” Generals out of touch with the ugly, brute reality on the ground down in the Taliban-sympathizing villages respond to every seeming crisis in Afghan-American relations by telling our troops to “respect Afghan culture.”
But generals don’t have a clue about Afghan “culture.” They interact with well-educated, privileged, English-speaking Afghans who know exactly which American buttons to press to keep the tens of billions of dollars in annual aid flowing. The troops, on the other hand, daily encounter villagers who will not warn them about Taliban-planted booby traps or roadside bombs, who obviously want them to leave, who relish the abject squalor in which they live and who appear to value the lives of their animals above those of their women. When our Soldiers and Marines hear, yet again, that they need to “respect Afghan culture,” they must want to puke up their rations.

When I was a young officer in training, we mocked the European “chateaux generals” of the First World War who gave their orders from elegant headquarters without ever experiencing the reality faced by the troops in the trenches. We never thought that we’d have chateaux generals of our own, but now we do. Flying down to visit an outpost and staying just long enough to pin on a medal or two, get a dog-and-pony-show briefing and have a well-scripted tea session with a carefully selected “good” tribal elder, then winging straight back to a well-protected headquarters where the electronics are more real than the troops is not the way to develop a “fingertips feel” for on-the-ground reality.

Add in the human capacity for self-delusion, and you have a surefire prescription for failure.

Right now, our troops are being used as props in a campaign year, as pawns by dull-witted generals who just don’t know what else to do, and as cash cows by corrupt Afghan politicians, generals and warlords (all of whom agree that it’s virtuous to rob the Americans blind).
What are our goals? What is our strategy? We’re told, endlessly, that things are improving in Afghanistan, yet, ten years ago, a U.S. Army general, unarmed, could walk the streets of Kabul without risk. Today, there is no city in Afghanistan where a U.S. general could stroll the streets. We may not have a genius for war, but we sure do have a genius for kidding ourselves.
Now we’re told that we have to stay to build the Afghan military and police. Jesus, Mary and Joseph! And Allah’s knickers, too! We’ve been training and equipping the Afghan army and the Afghan cops (and robbers) for ten years. In World War II, we turned out a mass military of our own in a year or so. The problem in Afghanistan isn’t that we haven’t tried, but that the Afghans are not interested in fighting for the exuberantly corrupt Karzai regime. Right now, our troops are dying to preserve a filthy Kabul government whose president blatantly stole the last election and which has no hope of gaining the support of its own people.  Meanwhile, despite repeated claims that the Taliban is on its last legs, the religious fanatics remain the home team backed by Afghanistan’s Pashtun majority. (If the people didn’t back them, the Taliban would, indeed, have been long gone—we need to face reality.)

Recently, another friend, who clings to (now-retired) General Petraeus’s counterinsurgency notion that, if we just hang on and give the Afghans enough free stuff, they’ll come around to the American way of life, told me, yet again, “You should hear the intercepts we get from the low-level Taliban fighters…they’re in a panic…”

That’s the old Vietnam line: “We win every firefight!” Sure, we whip the Taliban every time we catch them with their weapons (if they’re not holding weapons, we can’t engage, even if they just killed Americans). But we dare not attack the Taliban leadership in Pakistan, where it’s protected by our “allies.” And no matter how many Taliban we kill, they still attract volunteers willing to die for their cause. The Afghans we train turn their guns on us.
It appears that the staff sergeant who murdered those Afghan villagers had cracked under the stresses of a war we won’t allow our troops to fight. But the real madness is at the top, in the White House, where President Obama can’t see past the November election; in Congress, where Republicans cling to whatever war they’ve got; and in uniform, where our generals have run out of ideas and moral courage.

That staff sergeant murdered sixteen Afghans. Our own leaders have murdered thousands and maimed tens of thousands of our own troops out of vanity, ambition and inertia. Who deserves our sympathy?

In war, soldiers die. But they shouldn’t die for bullshit.

Family Security Matters Contributing Editor Ralph Peters is the author of the just-released historical novel Cain at Gettysburg. A retired Army officer and former enlisted man, he is Fox News’ Strategic Analyst and a regular contributor to familysecuritymatters.org .

Do the the Obama's Have No Shame?

I will help you with the easy ones, no they do not!  Witness the latest in the vacation log of the Obama family.

Obama's daughter spends spring break in Mexico 

Amidst the worst financial crisis the world has seen, in-spite of State Department Warnings NOT to travel to Mexico, the Obama's are not about to cut back (and yes I know another million here or there is not going to make a difference) but it sure as hell is tacky and unthoughtful.  And it further sets the tone, which runs rampant in the Obama Administration, that we all need to pay more, give more, sacrifice more, while they continue to live the life of the ultra-rich, on tax payer dollars.


Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

The Strange World we live In!

Rush Limbaugh calls Sandra Fluke (BTW who is Sandra Fluke?) a slut and a prostitute because she demands that you and I pay for her birth control and the Media and the Obama Administration (I know that is redundant) go ballistic with hate and demand Rush's free speech rights be rescinded.  Bill Maher calls Sarah Palin a cunt and not one person in the media reacts negatively to him.

I do not know who put the following video together but they are likely now on the Justice Department's watch list, so be care you too could become a terrorist suspect just by watching this!  And as of today, March 28, 2012 the following YouTube account has been terminated, so if you had any doubt about the power of Obama and his policies I submit to you this evidence.

I am just sayin . . . . . !

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The UK Mail Online reacts to the UK PM David Cameron fawning and star struck pandering to Obama

Folks this is refreshing, perhaps not everyone in the world is as enamored with Obama as Obama is!

Starstruck David Cameron's embarrassing fawning over Barack Obama and his 'beautiful words'


What David Cameron described as his "guys night out" watching basketball with President Barack Obama in the swing state of Ohio was cheesy and embarrassing enough. But has there ever been a speech given by a British prime minister that was quite as cringeworthy as Cameron's "toast" to Obama at last night's State Dinner?
Watch the video. Cameron starts speaking at the 8:20 point and almost immediately hails Obama's "strong and beautiful words". It's downhill from there. . . . .

He takes a cheap shot at Richard Nixon - the easiest possible target in front of a gathering of Obamaphiles - and his own Tory predecessor Ted Heath. He makes corny jokes about cricket and Watergate ("call in the plumbers" - Geddit?) and then lauds Obama's "strength, moral authority and wisdom". No mention of Ronald Reagan or Margaret Thatcher.
. . . 
Then comes what must surely be one of the most obsequious things Obama - who is well used to adulation - has ever heard. Obama, says Cameron "has pressed the reset button on the moral authority of the entire free world".
What? Pass the sickbag. Whichever way you look at it, that's ridiculous. Under Obama, despite his campaign promises and indeed an executive order when he took office, Guantanamo Bay has remained open. Drone strikes have increased exponentially - it being judged easier to kill suspects than capture and interrogate them. Military trialsoutside the federal system continue, as does indefinite detention without trial.
Certainly, Obama has delivered some "beautiful words" around the world, starting in Berlin before he was even the Democratic nominee and continuing in Cairo. In Strasbourg, he apologised for the times when "America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive" towards its allies.

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Axelrod Defends Maher and attacks Limbaugh

Let me decode the liberal drivel for you!  Why Bill Maher's comments are okay because he gave Obama a $1,000,000 for his campaign and because he is a liberal.

I am just sayin . . . .

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

The Affirmative Action President

Folks we are results of the ultimate "affirmative action" scenario play out with the Presidency of Barak Hussein Obama.   Matt Patterson wrote a brilliant piece last year for American Thinker, entitled Obama: The Affirmative Action President.  There is an email floating around the internet with this article alleging that it was published in the Washington Post.  Well as much as we would hope the Post would have the integrity to print such an article, they do not.  But Mr. Patterson does write for the Washington Post and a number of other organizations so it would be easy to see how one could become confused.

Enjoy the article!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!


August 18, 2011

Obama: The Affirmative Action President

By Matt Patterson

Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages.  How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world's largest economy, direct the world's most powerful military, execute the world's most consequential job?
Imagine a future historian examining Obama's pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a "community organizer"; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, so often did he vote "present"); and finally an unaccomplished single term in United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.  He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as legislator. 
And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama's "spiritual mentor"; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama's colleague and political sponsor.  It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president? 
Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question recently in the Wall Street Journal:
To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass.
Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass -- held to a lower standard -- because of the color of his skin.  Podhoretz continues: . . .  Read the entire article

The Death of a Friend!

Folks, I doubt that his was actually published in the London Times, but like many of my posts, it is interesting and I think we can all agree, passes the reasonableness test!  However I do not believe that Common Sense or any of its ancestors are gone, good people exist everywhere in the world and you can choose to be blinded by those who are stupid (which they have a right to be) or you can choose to associate with people that still believe that the best of life is yet to come.

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

An Obituary allegedly printed in the London Times.....Absolutely Brilliant but Sad!!LONDON
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, COMMON SENSE, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.
Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, launched a lawsuit and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death,
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
I Know My RightsI Want It NowSomeone Else Is To BlameI'm A VictimPay me for Doing NothingNot many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Why an MRI costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France

Folks, I am not making this stuff up here.  The above is the title to a piece that appeared in the Washington Post WONKBLOG on March 3rd.  The author is Ezra Klein and it was sent to my wife by one of her "enlightened" liberal friends as the definitive answer as to why healthcare in America is so expensive.  The author's conclusion, "There is a simple reason health care in the United States costs more than it does anywhere else: The prices are higher."  Well Duh!

Isn't this like saying that the reason a Kobe steak cost more than a hamburger is because the price of Kobe beef is higher than the price of ground meat?  Similarly one could argue that it cost more to buy a BMW than it does to buy a Chevy Sonic because the BMW  cost more than the Chevy Sonic.  

Now all liberals live in a socialist world so to them they can't possibly see why the BMW should cost the buyer more than the Chevy Sonic. Both the BMW and the Chevy both have motors, engines, wheels & tires, and they both can get you from point A to Point B. 

One, the BMW, does it reliably, safely, quickly and comfortably and if properly maintained will last for 20 years or more.  The other, the Sonic, may get you from point A to point B.

Healthcare in Europe may well be cheaper but Mr. Klein admits he really has no data to support his claim.  But of course the problem, in Klein's mind is that Europe takes away the profit motive (being a good liberal that is alway the mantra) and BAM prices go down.   And that may be true but let's review what also goes down when the profit motive is removed:

Incentive to provide good quality
Incentive to provide timely services
Incentive to invest in new and better technologies
Incentive to improve services and save more lives

Here are a few bits of data that might have been pertinent to Mr. Klein's article but that he neglected to share:

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:  
             U.S.                    65%  
             England              46%  
             Canada              42%  
 Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:  
             U.S.                     93%  
             England              15%  
            Canada               43%
Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:  
             U.S.                     90%  
             England              15%   ;
             Canada               43%  
Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:  
             U.S.                     77%  
             England               40%  
             Canada               43%  
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:  
             U.S.                     71  
England             14  
             Canada              18  
 Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":  
             U.S.                    12%  
            England               2%  
             Canada               6%  
            And now for the last statistic:  
            National Health Insurance?  
             U.S .                     NO  
             England            YES  
             Canada             YES 

I am just sayin . . . maybe Mr. Klein is a bit confused!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Obama's health care law headed to Supreme Court next week

Well gang I am hopeful but not giddy about the prospect that perhaps one of the branches of government will actually "protect and defend" the constitution of the United States as they sworn to do.  Certainly Congress has abdicated its power to Obama, should in my opinion be charged with treason, all 535 of them.

The story from the AP is typical of AP unfettered support for Obama and typically fraught with incorrect information. The story reports, "The Affordable Care Act gradually reorganizes one-sixth of the U.S. economy to cover most of the nation's 50 million uninsured, while simultaneously trying to restrain costs and prevent disruptions to the majority already with coverage."  Best I can recall from previous hype by the liberals it was 30 million uninsured people not 50 million, are we to assume that 20 million more people have become uninsured since Obama was elected.  I would not be surprised as the law of un-inteded consequences always kicks in when the government initiates irrational policies. 

The next big lie is this little gem, "Few expected a relatively minor provision tacked on late in the legislative process to be its biggest success so far. But allowing young adults to stay on their parents' insurance until age 26 has added nearly 2.5 million people to the coverage rolls, at no cost to taxpayers."  If only this were true, taxpayers are the citizens, and healthcare insurance rates have risen steadily since Obama signed Obamacare into law, while you may not have been directly taxed, let me assure you if you have a job and have healthcare insurance you are paying more today than you did in 2008, not because you have more coverage but because someone (you) get to pay for all those folks added to the coverage of existing policies.   You cannot extend coverage at no additional cost, all that has happened is that the burden is not yet a tax.

And the big lie of the day, mentioned almost as an after thought is the hidden little secret with National Healthcare, "Starting in 2014, insurers will have to accept all applicants regardless of prior health problems. Also that year, many middle-class people will qualify for federal subsidies to lower the cost of their premiums."  Now folks apply just apply a wee bit of good old commons sense here, in 2014 the program ceases to be insurance and becomes a pure welfare program.  And that is when the prices will really go through the roof on private insurance programs, in fact, as written, there is no possibility that private healthcare insurance can exist and the only option for you, me and everyone else to get any kind of healthcare coverage will be through a tax payer funded program.  Now if you want to see how that works out spend some time traveling in Europe.  

If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait until it is free!  Of course it will be free for those who don't work or don't pay taxes but it will be paid for by those of us who do work and pay taxes.

I am just sayin . . . !

Willie P

A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Occam's Razor

Occam's Razor, when boiled down, implies that a simpler approach, which can be accomplished in the near term, is better than a complex, convoluted approach that may not work and if it does work may take decades or centuries to perfect and become useable and therefore economically viable.

To wit the absolutely stupid policy of the Obama Administration in restricting the drilling and production of fossil fuels in the US and throwing billions of taxpayer money into solar power and electric cars would be easily solved by applying Occam's Razor.

Occam's Razor would suggest that the following approach would be preferable:

First; Fire Obama, SLASH SPENDING, AND DRILL FOR OIL and continue to have economic growth funded by good old fashioned capitalism.

Second; Provide massive tax incentives for industry develop cost effective alternative fuels over the next 50 years.

I am just sayin . . . !

Willie P
A common sense thinker from fly over country

The Dismantling of the American Culture

David Mamet has written an outstanding book, which should be the primer for life and a permanent reference document throughout the world for all parents!  It should be gifted to children by their parents at age 12 and be required family reading each night.   You cannot depend on your children hearing this in any public school or university as it exposes the lie of socialism and Marxism.  And of course socialism and Marxism only survive in public schools and universities as this is the only place that socialist and Marxist can exist without fear of exposure. 

I provide you a few select passages from the book, The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture by David Mamet below.  While I believe these passages sum up the overall message of the book, you MUST purchase and read it cover to cover to fully understand why this book tells the story it does.

“Liberals see wealth as manna from heaven; which, being to them the case, means that for anyone to have more of anything than another, it must have been gotten by cheating-the processor of “more” must be a thief.  To the left, in-spite of 150 years of the most extensive and tragic disproval’s of Marxism, property = theft!  Rejecting both science and industry, the left is fearful of man’s ability to survive so it sees scarcity everywhere, and its one answer is to stop!

As my generation did not live through the depression, WWII, and the agony of the immigrants who are our parents and grandparents; as we were raised in the greatest plenty the world has ever known and the most just of societies, we have grown lazy and entitled. (Not unlike Marx who lived as a parasite on Engels, and never worked a day in his life.).  The baby boomer generation, my own, is content, if of the Left, to live out our remaining years upon the work and upon the entitlements created by our parents, and to entail the cost upon our children – to tax industry out of the country, to tax wealth away form its historical role and use as a funder of innovation.  The religion of the Left is to leave untilled that would whose operations it does not understand and, failing to investigate, fears. “

Liberalism/Marxism mythologizes uselessness, and praises it.

 – David Mamet, The secret knowledge of the Dismantling of the American culture.

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Monday, March 12, 2012

When Obama Loses, will he actually agree to transfer power to the Winner?

My friend and guest blogger, A Friend, posted last week on CST that he now believes that Obama will lose.  I am happy to have him finally join me in believing this!  But a better question and one that has not come up since America was founded is, "When Obama is voted out will he peacefully leave office?"

So far Obama has trampled on the US Constitution, which he swore to protect and defend, since he took office in early 2009!

He started the trampling on the Constitution with his larger than ever appointment of Czars, his socialist buddies, who would never have won approval of Congress, to essentially run the government!

He has yet to operate under a budget that has been approved by Congress, he is on the largest, uncontrolled spending spree ever in the Country, amassing more debt in just three years than all 43 presidents before him.

The Democrats in Congress in 2009 passed a bill nationalizing healthcare which was not even written when passed, and Obama signed it into law.

Obama has traveled the world apologizing for America.

He is raising taxes without the consent of Congress in the form or fees, penalties and fines.

He has orchestrated the take over General Motors, so he could save his union buddies pensions and buy their votes, while screwing the investors and shareholders.

His Department of Justice refuse to enforce laws they don't like and repeatedly lies to Congress.

Obama totally ignored the War Powers Act, telling Congress he does not need their permission to invade Libya.

His Secretary of Defense this week told Congress that the Obama Administration does not need the consent of congress to engage the US Military in foreign actions as long as the UN, NATO, or others have given their permission.

While all this is going on, Congress sits on their hands, and does nothing.  If I recall, each person elected to the House and Senate also swears to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic!

So ladies and gentlemen what makes any of us believe that Obama will abide by the Constitution when he is either voted out of office in 2012, or term limited in 2016?

Perhaps the United States has elected its first Dictator with the election of Obama, while Congress sits idly by doing nothing!

I hope I am wrong!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from fly over country!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Obama Will Lose

In these dark times and unfavorable polls for Republicans, March 2012, I'm actually beginning to think President Obama will get beat.  Why?  I think his base and undeniable devisiveness, hateful commentary, general smarminess and snarkiness when speaking will eventually wear down the good-hearted,old-fashioned, traditional people of America.  I believe those folks are still a majority in America, in the heartland AND the swing states.  

A lot of Obama's attitude shtick is often quite visible in podium videos. It's seen in the signature uptilt of the chin, the patronizing tones, the group tested us-them division concepts repeated ad nauseum, the curled lip sneer and the sidelong glance sarcasm.  I'm probably hallucinating all this, right?
My thought is people are going to decide they have had enough of the blame game, the anti-success, anti-productive, anti-prosperity ideas ("ya gotta spread the wealth around . . . finally, you've probably made enough money") and all the rest.  
Of course, I may just be talking to myself in the mirror.  I have thought all this since September 2007.  Maybe there are NOT enough who see it my way after 5 years, but I think there are.
I am just beginning to intuit in my reading a hint that enough people may feel all this, particularly on the religious freedom, First Amendment, Catholic, contraception issue.  
The Republicans will have to explain these many issues well and make them stick.  That effort is just now picking up steam.
Obama has been a disaster and a failed president. 
The Obama hope-changers do not act transparently, but are similar to termites deep in the walls.  No one clearly sees them dismantling the framework.   Obama covers their work with layer upon layer of happy-word-plaster.  It’s time to look.
In our foreign leadership Obama has turned the Super Power into a Super Bower.    We have gone from the world’s indispensible and helpful leader to a weak, wimpy, near-irrelevant go-along player, not acting unless the U.N. gives a “yes” to our “may I?”
Domestically he has done his best to “Fundamentally Transform TM” America into something it never was and was never meant to be, a social welfare pure democracy, where the takers can vote themselves benefits and outvote the makers. 
This November, can Obama’s destructive run be put to an end at four years instead of eight?  I believe it can.
A. Thinker