...and the door WILL hit him in the ass, but not soon enough to keep him from caving the House in to Obama on the Planned Parenthood de-funding vote. He was going to be unable to resist a vote on his speakership, which he would have lost.
The only thing we have left is our determination to make our own way in life, but we are increasingly told that we are no better than equal to those who refuse to make their own way, but instead force us to support them.
I opened my local blatt today, and found this article. You really don't need to read more than the first couple of paragraphs to get the idea, it's another "freeloaders are just unfortunate, they can't help their condition, so we must feed, clothe and house them." At least this one didn't claim the lofty perch of Christian Godliness, but plenty such articles do.
I've had quite enough of this idiocy, thank you.
I replied to the op-ed:
UPDATE: 09292015:This letter WAS published in the Gresham Outlook today. Interestingly, the Editor then asked readers to take shots at it. I presume I will get the opportunity to reply to those taking potshots, because aside from the religious argument, there are NO winning arguments against my point of view in this letter. The religious argument of Charity is not even part of this, either, although I will bet right here that most of the pot-shottists will take me to task for my lack of Charity. I will counter the Charity argument by simply saying that it is for private people to be charitable, not governments.
I write this letter to express a contrarian viewpoint on the subject of "homelessness", one which is almost never seen in print, but, I can assure you, is considered by solid citizens every single time this subject is discussed.
It is simple: cities have problems with homelessness and transients in inverse proportion to the effort which the city leaders spend pursuing proper efforts to discourage the presence of such persons.
A case in point: In 1969, the Air Force transferred me to Westover AFB, MA. The closest city to the air base was Holyoke, one of the first PLANNED industrial cities in the USA. The hot topic of local discussion in Holyoke then was all the vagrants (a legal term then) who had recently come north from New York City. Those vagrants had come to Holyoke because they were attracted by new forms of welfare that Holyoke instituted, but which were not available in NYC. Holyoke had attracted the seeds of it's own demise.
Flash forward 46 years to today. I was leaving my residential block and needed to drive West on Powell Valley Road. My passage onto Powell Valley Rd was blocked for a time by a procession of eastbound vehicles, the lead vehicle of which was a van from a food bank which said "Sanctuary" in big letters on it. Behind that vehicle drove a convoy of beater-mobiles, mostly full of passengers, most of the passengers being rough-looking men. My neighborhood is attracting them to a local church, no doubt.
I pose this question to Mayor Bemis and the City Council: Have you even LOOKED at what might be legally done to discourage all these unfortunates from coming to Gresham? Have you? If you have, I haven't heard of your efforts. Instead, I have endlessly heard that "we must feed them" and "we must house them".
This taxpaying, self-supporting citizen says that our efforts in placating these supplicants should end, replaced with a spirit of determination to keep Gresham for the producers, those who have learned to make their own way in life without the handouts, and especially those who have learned to make their way without the encouragements of the freeloading lifestyle.
It's time to raise this flag, folks. It's time to challenge the freeloader lifestyle every time it raises one of it's Hydra-heads. It's time to slay this dragon before it finishes the producing class off.
The LA Slimes goes into full attack mode on the US culture, going right back to the Founders and attacking them personally. History modification doesn't get much more stark than this.
The way THIS culture warrior sees things, if they are going after the very foundation of our society to bring it down, it's time to take the culture war into the next level, say, at about 2500 feet per second.
In the Second Republic, it WILL be a crime to bring such talk using history modification. History will be accepted in the spirit of the time during which it was made, not with the hindsight of people whom the Founders wouldn't have given the time of day to. The Founders, of course, WERE upstanding men of their time. The fact that time and custom has changed (for the worse!) does not alter the fact that the Founders held the respect of their fellow men (and no, the respect of the women did not count in those days).
The days of this Republic are numbered, and so are the the stylings of today's writers who feel free to believe that they are time travellers.
A letter from about a week ago. The Boregonian only publishes about 6-8 letters per week, because they are a minimalist cage-liner these days. This letter likely will not make it into print.
Our ruling elites have, in their infinite wisdom, accepted the public risks associated with granting legality to another intoxicating substance, cannabis, and they say they did this out of an abundance of concern for progress in individual liberty.
Why do these same ruling elites then turn around and force onerous restrictions on another public risk, that of keeping and bearing firearms, the risks of which are already accepted by being firmly enshrined in our Bill of Rights?
I must have skipped the section in our Constitution which permits our elites the use of illogic, hypocrisy AND the denial of civil rights.
If you are a sailor (sailboat sailor, not a Navy Swabbie), you will recognize the title. It is the mariner's way of expressing complete frustration with something. Of course, you CAN'T piss up a rope, something about gravity getting in the way of that.
One might surmise that any mariner who actually TRIED to piss up a rope once wouldn't try it again (unless said mariner liked the idea of "golden showers"), would use the scuppers instead or just hang it over the side and let fly, but then that would fail to account for STUPID.
Our Congress is Stupid, and they are about to Piss up a Rope again, the rope being trying to end or damage the right of women to control their own fertility, by aborting foetuses if necessary. The last time I saw a stat on this, 70 percent of US adults supported this right, as it came into being in the SCOTUS case of Roe v. Wade. It is NOT often that 70% of US adults agree on ANYTHING with political overtones.
The political Right has this Albatross around it's neck, and that albatross is the Religious Right, composed almost entirely of evangelical Christians. These Christians firmly believe that abortion is morally wrong, and ought to be made legally wrong again. Since they will never get anything stricter than the Hyde Amendment past a liberloon President like Obanana, one would think that they would stop trying, but they won't stop, because they are STUPID.
Here's my take: I am personally (morally) opposed to the very idea of abortion on several grounds, but I am opposed to Establishing Christianity (or any other religion) into our Constitution even more. Putting a religious idea such as a foetus being viable from conception into our law-books is strictly forbidden by our Constitution. Sure, let's have a debate to settle when a foetus can generally be considered viable (via scientific process), and give the foetus "person-hood" protection at that point, but that point is not now, nor ever will be, conception.
GOP, quit pissing up this rope. It could, and maybe SHOULD, cost you your majority if you try.
Since I wrote the last post, it's been pointed out that the Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, attended, and marched next to Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu in the huge solidarity demonstration in Paris.
Think of your missed opportunity THERE, Mr. President: the three most important people in the search for an acceptable Palestinian State walking arm in arm. THAT could have started something actually worthy of the Peace Prize, Mr. President.
Too bad. You snoozed, you lost. Worst, you snoozed and PEACE may have lost.
Now that you're briefed, let's think about the implications, something most ordinary folks don't do, and it's why the culture is going down the drain.
I'm taking the side of the Government in this case, even though Secretary Sebelius is on my Top Five list of people I would like to see removed from the employ of taxpayers.
This case is NOT about Obamacare, as much as the punditocracy would like you to believe that ("OMG, they're attacking the Law of the Land, these religious nuts are"). No, this case is about whether or not a CORPORATION may establish religion and require all it's employees to follow that religion.
If Hobby Lobby, a corporation employing 16,000 people, is able to deny it's employees ANY part of a Federal benefit, and do that in the name of the religion of the CEO (and Board of Directors, presumably), then Religion has been Established.
The First Amendment, and the "Establishment Clause" within it, says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Okay then, does Obamacare "establish" a religion? No, it doesn't (except for that pesky provision exempting Islam and followers of it from some of the law's restrictions).
Does Obamacare prohibit the "free exercise" of religion? Hobby Lobby says it does, and insofar as the provision of birth control is concerned, Obamacare seems to go against the corporate diktat of Hobby Lobby, the Corporation.
Okay, it would appear that the crux of this matter will revolve around who the Founders were protecting when they wrote the Establishment Clause. Were they protecting classes, or were they protecting individuals? I'm in over my head divining Constitutional law here, but I've been told that the freedoms of the Bill of Rights were and are meant to protect individuals, not groups or classes, except as those classes have been proven to be victims of discrimination per se, as in racial discrimination.
The CEO of Hobby Lobby is claiming, by the fact of his lawsuit, that he has the right to speak for all the people working for the corporation, and thereby control their religious choice which is permitted, nay mandated, under the First Amendment. Of course, if the SCOTUS agrees with that, they have just established corporate slavery as de jure law.
All the Government has to do to defend Obamacare in this case is find a couple of Hobby Lobby employees who don't want their birth control rights proscribed by the CEO, and the Government wins, IMHO. If I am the Chief Justice, I communicate with the US Counsel, and ask him to present an order to require Hobby Lobby to poll their employees, all of them, as to their choice, and when the Government presents that request for injunction, I grant it. In granting the injunction, I warn Hobby Lobby, the Corporation, that the polling carries the weight of a Federal Order, and any interference with it would be considered obstruction of justice.
Back to my readers.
Why, you ask, would a blogger such as myself, having taken on the Government as many times as I have, be siding with them and encouraging their case?
The answer is simple, if you look very far beyond our borders. What is the biggest threat to the culture? If you said Socialism, you are wrong, dead wrong. The biggest threat is the ascendancy of the culture of Islam. Islam is far, far more of a threat to our form of Western Civ than Socialism. No, I'm not downplaying the threat of Socialism to our Constitution, but just look at the European nations which fall all over themselves to accomodate Islam. In doing so, they have knuckled under to the establishment of Islam's claim of "right" to rule it's adherents by Sharia Law. In France, for example, the Government drew lines on maps around all the Islamic ghettoes, and told the Imams therein that they could run those ghettoes by Sharia Law as enclaves beyond French control, except in matters of public safety, but in reality, public safety issues also are left to the Islamic religious hierarchy.
In other words, the Frogs have given away significant parts of their big cities to the mullahs to run.
Readers, do we want that here? No, I'm not saying that the Hobby Lobby CEO is a screwy as a mullah, or that his Christianity compares inany way to the inhumanity of Islam, but if he wins his case, people, we have started down France's road. We need to be fair in our application of the Bill of Rights, and I have a dollar to your dime that says that the day Hobby Lobby wins this case, a new case to require allowing Sharia Law primacy over local and/or Federal Law gets filed in a Federal Court somewhere in this Nation.
The 2A-stomping, Mafia-acting Governor of New Jersey, our favorite large bully, has done another stomping of the Constitution.
This hasn't made the MSM yet, and probably won't, considering said media are in bed with the homosexual lobby, but you can read it in World Net Daily, right here.
You have to RTWT, because this Christie turd is in the next-to-last paragraph.
To sum up, Chris Christie has now stomped on the First AND Second Amendments, his staff has adopted Mafia tactics to help their Godfather get re-elected, and the Godfather/Governor has yet to account for billions in Federal hurricane relief funds (not spent, not returned to the Treasury, and the moolah doesn't show on the Joisey books).
Is there ANYONE outside of NJ, who dares to call themselves an American, who would vote for this lump of a rumpkin?
I'll answer that: a lot of Democrats would. Maybe the real reason the Hildebeestie won't declare for POTUS is that the (D)onkeys are going to draft Christie...
Craps, you lose, Jesse. A&E rolled the bones and crapped out earlier.
Editor's note: Jesse got two people cornfused. It was Megan Kelly who opined that Santa was a Caucasian. "Duck Commander" Phil Robertson, a Christian evangelist, lay preacher and Sunday School teacher, referred to the Bible's position that homosexuality is a sin in his Gentleman's Quarterly interview. Megan Kelly might have raised a race issue, Robertson did not. GQ, of course, is concerned entirely with sexual identity conflicts in men's clothing, nothing more. Seems to me that Duck Dynasty-brand clothing is unlikely to be worn by GQ's metrosexual readers, whose idea of outdoors is sipping a latte at a sidewalk cafe, not hunting ducks in the Louisiana bayou.
Jackson's clumsy attempt to inject racial discord where none existed before seems to this observer as a desperate attempt to have "another fifteen minutes of fame".
The loud "THUD" you heard is Jesse Jackson's head hitting the deck after his latest swan dive, but don't worry, Jesse didn't hurt that head. Solid bone there; his brain, if any, is in his ass.