Monday, March 25, 2013

Texas A&M and the Congressional Medal of Honor during WWII! - Corrected and Updated

A Correction -  In January 2012 I posted about seven Texas Aggies who were awarded the  Congressional Medal of Honor for their actions in WWII.  Today I got a comment from an anonymous poster that I had, sadly, misspelled the names of two of the Honorees that I mentioned in the post.   First my apologies to the men, their memory and their families.

While fixing that post I update the post and added links to the CMOH web site and you can now read the citations that accompanied their medals by simply clicking on the Honoree's name in the post.

God Bless the USA and our Soldiers!

Follow this link to the updated post.

Democrats: go ahead and embrace Obamacare

Please, Democrats: go ahead and embrace Obamacare.


By: Moe Lane (Diary)  |  March 24th, 2013 at 01:50 PM  
…it’s that quite a number of Democrats are glumly aware that it’s not going to work
.   .   .   
  • Let’s put up a scale. On one side you put free mammograms, no restrictions on coverage because of pre-existing conditions, and kids being on their parents’ health insurance until they’re 26; on the other we’ll put across-the-board rises in premiums, people losing their existing coverage en massebecause employers can’t afford the new requirements, people losing their jobs because employers can’t afford the new requirements, and of course the individual mandate. Which side of the scale do you think is going to be heavier, in terms of both number of people affected and how they’re going to be affected? Spoiler warning: it’s not the first one. Additional spoiler warning: the Democratic party leadership quietly agrees with me.
  • Actually, the GOP does have a plan about Obamacare and its replacement. We’re going to rip this Democratic party-spawned monstrosity out by the roots, burn it, urinate on the ashes, and then try a series of market-based reforms that will increase competition (health savings accounts, inter-state insurance markets) and foster innovation (meaningful tort reform). Just because the Democrats keep lying by saying that there’s no alternative to their political equivalent to a midlife crisis** doesn’t mean that there actually isn’t one.
And that’s pretty much where things stand. The problem with Obamacare is not that it is being badly presented; the problem is that there is a limit to how well you can present a law that is this badIt’s like trying to put a positive spin on having your leg bitten off by a shark: sure, yes, in the long run you’re going to see a 50% saving on socks, but that’s not exactly comforting news while you’re watching the water around you go pink… 

Obama Ranked 4th Best President in United States History

It's Hard to dispute unbiased research:
A study group recently released its findings as to the best presidents of the United States of America .

Obama has been rated as the 4th best president ever of 44 presidents:

Reagan and 9 others tied for first,
15 presidents tied for second,
18 tied for third, and
Obama came in fourth.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

You know you live in a country run by idiots when . . .

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
You can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if... 
You have to have your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  An 80 year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to having her neck and head searched.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  Your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more of our money.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  A seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher "cute" but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  The Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the 10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the 10 Commandments.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  Children are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while children of "underprivileged" drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools of a “home”.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while some slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  The government's plan for getting people back to work is to provide 99 weeks of unemployment checks (to not work).

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  Being self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  Politicians think that stripping away the amendments to the constitution is really protecting the rights of the people.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  You pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TV's and new cars) and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax dollars).

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  Being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you "safe". 

You know you live in a Country run by idiots if...  You can write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.
Willie P

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Debt vs Deficit - For the Illiterate Among Us, specifically the Media and those holding office!

Seriously this is not at all complex but apparently it is very very confusing for some who have limited life experiences, were educated in the US public school system in the last 10 years, reporters and reporterettes, and those who work inside the Beltway around Washington DC.  I hear folks in this crowd screw this up every day.  Now I know most of you reading this fully get it but use this as my my gift to your liberal friends or simply idiots you run across who don't have a clue.  Particularly when they hit you with a reference from the White House web site, which claims that Obama has already cut the deficit by $2,500 billion dollars.  Or when you here the President himself say:

BTW my healthcare premium is about $12,000 per year so if my employer could reduce my health care premiums by 3000% per month, he would be able to pay me an additional $348,000 in health care reductions per-month.  And if he would do that I would gladly cover my own healthcare costs. 

Now I am not a guy who worries about whether Obama is a citizen, whether he is a Muslim,or whether voter fraud played a major role in his re-election, but I tell you it scares the hell out of me that this man's policies have significant influence over the world's economy.  The man is seriously a joke and an embarrassment to the Untied States and his family. 

But I digress, this was about debt and deficit.  But first a quick lesson just for Obama.  It is physically impossible to cut anything by more than 100%.  If you cut the cost of anything by 100% it is free.  If you cut it 100% more it is still free!  

Debt is what you owe to anyone you have borrowed money from for whatever reason.  Even if it is a good idea like saving some microbes in the darkest parts of the Amazon, providing meals for starving families, saving union jobs, or investing in your buddies "green" energy business so he can give you some campaign cash in return.  If you borrowed the money from someone to engage in your chosen  activity you better be able to pay the person, state, bank, government etc back over time with interest, or you will not be able to continue to spend at the same level and you will likely lose whatever assets you have accumulated over the years.  I have yet to find any banks, and very few friends, who will take the warm fuzzy feeling I got from saving the whales as payment for my debts.

Deficit is the difference between what you have to spend and what you actually spend.  If you make $370,000 per year but only make $250,000 per year you have a deficit of $120,000 per year.  To spend $120,000 more than you made that year you had to borrow$120,000 dollars to cover your deficit (unless of course had  sufficient savings in cash or investments to turn into cash).  No matter how you covered it, you had a Deficit in that year.  The US does not have any spare cash so the country has to barrow its deficit each year to make all its checks good.  

Deficits add to your debt!  Debt is the accumulation of your Deficits over time.

The US has approximately $16,500 billion dollars of DEBT.  Our deficit each year since the democrats took over the White House in 2007 has been $900 billion to $1,500 billion.  The total debt accumulated by the United States since its founding and the end of 2006, when the Democrats took over the Congress and the economy, was $8,507 billion.  At 9/30/2012 the debt had nearly doubled to over $16,100 billion.  See the numbers here.

Provided as public service to those who voted Democrat, think government spending creates jobs, or otherwise  thinks they know how to spend your money better than you do.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Now this is an effective Congressman

Amen! Hallelujah!

Willie P

Budget Sequester

If you haven't read any of Jamie Dupree's reports from Washington you should do so.  He has an excellent blog, and Neal Boortz has validated him as a fair and balanced reporter of the facts.  He provides opinions and information that are logically thought out, not full of hype, and pass my reasonableness test.  Check out his latest on the sequester by clicking here.

Interesting that these are real cuts to discretionary programs, not just reduction in spending increases.  What is even more interesting is that by the time you read through this piece you will learn that the US Government spending is convoluted, so complex, so riddled with special rules and past legislation that virtually no one can figure it out, track it, or control it.  It is a complex system gone wild and sadly I am convinced it is by design.

Who in their right mind would allow this kind of complex system to be enacted?  Well my friends I have found the enemy and it is us, we the people, because we elect people to serve and then we are off our merry way watching football, NASCAR, and other sports and never hold our representatives accountable.  We have no one to blame for this mess, but us!

I'm just sayin!

Wille P

If you think gun control is not effective, you are wrong

I'm just sayin!

Willie P