Friday, February 22, 2008

The Difference Between Repulicans and Democrats

By Anonymous:


A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch Republican, a feeling she openly expressed. Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs. The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father. He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain. She insisted she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew. She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and had few college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened, then asked, "How is your friend Audrey doing?"

She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. She only takes easy classes, never studies, and barely has a 2.0 GPA. She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast. She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over."

Her wise father then asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office, ask him to deduct a 1.0 off your GPA, and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0. That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, "That's a crazy idea! How would that be fair! I've worked really hard for my grades! I've invested a lot of time and a lot of hard work! Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree. She played while I worked my tail off!"

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, "Welcome to the Republican party."

If anyone has a better explanation of the difference between Republican and Democrat I'm all ears.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Point by Point Rebuking of Seattle LIB


My email response after a buddy sent this stream of liberal nonsense to me to get under my skin! You get to read my brilliance first, then the big lib letter after for comparison.

Thanks for this wonderful list of liberal sarcasm! Now then... if actual facts are of no concern then these points are awesome!
To the Seattle resident (has Seattle claimed independence yet)? I offer my rebuttal:

1. Republicans are set up as the only ones who can be hypocrites, (as Foley & Senator Craig indeed are) as liberals don't think anything is immoral - thereby insulating themselves from scrutiny on personal behavior. Where are the gay rights groups coming to these gay men's defense?

2. Anyone who has picked up a history book knows that the foreign policy of "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" and "the lesser of two evils" has worked well for the U.S. Just ask Jimmy Carter if his ushering in
of the Ayatollah Kholmeni was a good call.

3. If Cuba produced millions of useful products that we as Americans choose to purchase at our malls, electronics stores, and major retailers then we would
trade with them. Heck if Mexico could become a manufacturing base like China that would solve a LOT of problems at once.

4. The highest priority is protecting American citizens, period. Ask the Sudan, Somalia and the folks in the Balkans how the U.N. is doing in defending Human Rights. Stellar!

5. If this letter writer thinks the drug companies operate “without regulation” then he is really, really out there and needs another Starbucks. And as I am “pro choice” on the grounds of limited government, I
challenge my big lib friends to explain how a partial birth abortion falls under the “woman’s body” category.

6. This point is an indictment on Bill Clinton not the current administration. When was the last time a DEM voted to increase the military budget? What a joke.

7. What’s wrong with keeping condoms out of our middle schools? Then more “women” could have abortions!

8. That our longtime allies choose to sit out the most paramount battle against social and moral tyranny since WWII is not our concern. We do not cede our
sovereignty to other nations, and never will. Radical Islam must be defeated, not negotiated with.

9. This one is straight up Socialism. So I am to believe that the Government is the best agent to administer our Healthcare?
Have you ever called IRS customer service? Has this writer ever been to the
UK? Hmmm… the U.S. Postal Service vs. UPS and FedEx.
You decide.

10. I am all for conserving the environment for our
children. However if we are serious about this we
would go after China as just the increase in their
coal plant construction in the next 10 years is
equivalent to 1 Billion (with a B) Ford SUV’s driving
for a year each. This is an economic attack on the
U.S. not an effort to slow “global warming” or as it
is now called “climate change” which is undeniable.
Good one Al.

11. Clinton committed 52 separate acts of perjury and
obstruction of justice. This is an impeachable
offense. The fact that he repeatedly cheated on his
wife and told a subordinate after sleeping with her to
“put some ice on that” before later looking at the
camera and lying right to my face is not impeachable,
just deplorable.

12. This is too dumb to remark on. A liberal citing
the constitution is the most laughable thing I have
ever read.

13. See answer #1

14. As have every DEM President to come down the pike.
Including (especially) B.J. Bill Jefferson Clinton.

15. Who supports hunters? Oh yes, that wonderful
constitution you keep referring to. I remember now.

NOTE: We will not be stuck with another REP
administration, as the GOP establishment and the
elderly folks (who actually vote) have selected the
worst possible and least conservative candidate in
John McCain. Since it is okay for DEM voters to base
their decision on race and/or gender, then we are very
likely to have an Obama or (another) Clinton
Presidency. This will be just like the miserable
Carter Presidency, which will be followed by a two
term conservative iconic President in 2012 and 2016.
(just like with Reagan) Thank God.

> This one's for you Tony!
> Note: forwarded message attached.
> ---------------------------------
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> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 10:23:10

This is from my crazy uncle in Seatle.
(NOTE: Seattle spelled incorrectly)
> Don't forget to vote.

> >
To be a Republican you need to believe:

1.) Jesus loves you, and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

1b.) That is, unless you're soliciting gay sex in the men's room of public buildings.

2.) Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed
him, a bad guy when Bush's Daddy made war on him , a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and bad guy when Bush needed a 'we can't find Bin Laden' diversion.

3.) Trade with Cuba is wrong because the
country is Communist, but trade with China and Viet Nam is vital to a
spirit of international harmony.

4.) The United States should get out of the United Nations, and our highest national priority is enforcing U.N. resolutions against Iraq.

5.) A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multinational drug corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

6.) The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

7.) If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

8.) A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our longtime allies, then demand their cooperation and money.

9.) Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism. HMO's and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

10.) Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

11.) A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which tens of thousands die is solid defense policy.

12.) Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

13.) Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

14.) You support 'Executive Privilege' for every Republican ever born, who will be born or who might be born (in perpetuity.)

15.) Support hunters who shoot their friends and blame them for wearing orange vests similar to those worn by the quail.

If you do or don't send this to at least 10 other people, we're likely to be stuck with more Republicans in 2008.

Friends don't let friends vote Republican.

A Big Liberal Seattle Resident.

Good God - - - > We can never let these foolish Socialists in power ever again!

America F Yeah!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The True Bigots... Democrat Editorialists

So it has come to this. It is now perfectly fine to consider a person’s race and gender when voting for President of the United States. Starting in pre school we are taught that these things are expressly NOT a valid reason with which to make decisions and judgments about each other, but now I have to explain Mr. Ensley’s article to my little girl after she see’s the “Madame President” photo. (This after explaining the NYT “Betray-Us ad). Did I miss something in Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech?

Apparently so. Forty years and hundreds of billions of dollars in the “War on Poverty” have basically created a permanent second class of American citizen, dependant on and beholden to the mighty Federal Government - stripped of their dignity, sense of individual pride and will to succeed.

Maybe I missed it but some of the most powerful, successful and brilliant people in this country lately are Black Americans like Colin Powell, Condi Rice and Justice Clarence Thomas. (None of which incidentally have EVER been on the covers of JET or EBONY magazines… not once). Naturally any intelligent reader would imagine the question “would Gerald Ensley consider voting for any of the persons mentioned above?” They fit the race/gender bill nicely after all.

Attention Big Lib editorial writers... the Democrat Party in general and Hillary Clinton (and Barrack Obama) in particular represent everything that we fought against during the American Revolution. Think about it: High Taxation, unlimited Government power, collectivism, group rights, to name a few. Now, rather than considering this and other genuine principles of American governance, we set out to nominate and then elect a President based on their RACE, and/or GENDER.

It is truly sad how Black Americans are pandered to and taken for granted by the Democrats. I guess it is okay to consider RACE if the candidate is on the left side of the aisle (and Obama is consistently rated as the most liberal Senator). I would be surprised by the stories of Blacks walking into the election room and being annoyed when handed a DEM ballot when they are a registered REP. While American Blacks should so clearly be voting Republican, they overwhelmingly (92% on average) do not.

Have you seen those little online “Electoral Compasses” where you answer a number of policy based and issue oriented questions, then it matches you with your Presidential Candidate. As simple as this is it absolutely does a better job in matching our vote with our candidate who best represents our views than does RACE and GENDER.

If the object of these “it’s okay to discuss race and gender” columns is to evoke a reaction out of the reader then mission accomplished! I just hope the writers of such columns awaken each morning thanking their lucky stars to have a writing career as it was based (at least on the body of evidence) on something such as RACE or GENDER and certainly not on intelligence, writing skill or insight.

Yours truly,


Saturday, February 2, 2008

Don't Close the Blinds... (Anonymous)

The other day, my nine year old son wanted to know why we were at war.
My husband looked at our son and then looked at me. My husband and I were in the Army during the Gulf War and we would be honored to serve and defend our Country again today. I knew that my husband would give him a good explanation.

My husband thought for a few minutes and then told my son to go stand in our front living room window. He told him: "Son, stand there and tell me what you see?"

"I see trees and cars and our neighbor's houses." he replied.

"OK, now I want you to pretend that our house and our yard is the
United States of America and you are President Bush."
Our son giggled and said "OK."

"Now son, I want you to look out the window and pretend that every house and yard on this block is a different country" my husband said.

"OK Dad, I'm pretending."

"Now I want you to stand there and look out the window and see that man come out of his house with his wife and he has her by the hair and is hitting her. You see her bleeding and crying. He hits her in the face,he throws her on the ground, then he starts to kick her to death. Their children run out and are afraid to stop him, they are crying, they are watching this but do nothing because they are kids and afraid of their father. You see all of this son.... What do you do?"


"What do you do son?"

"I call the police, Dad."

"OK. Pretend that the police are the United Nations and they take your call, listen to what you know and saw but they refuse to help. What do you do then son?"

"Dad, but the police are supposed to help!" My son starts to whine.

"They don't want to son, because they say that it is not their place or your place to get involved and that you should stay out of it," my husband says.

"But Dad...he killed her!!" my son exclaims.

"I know he did...but the police tell you to stay out of it. Now I want you to look out that window and pretend you see our neighbor who you're pretending is Saddam turn around and do the same thing to his children."

"Daddy...he kills them?"

"Yes son, he does. What do you do?"

"Well, if the police don't want to help, I will go and ask my next door neighbor to help me stop him." our son says.

"Son, our next door neighbor sees what is happening and refuses to get involved as well. He refuses to open the door and help you stop him," my husband says.

"But Dad, I NEED help!!! I can't stop him by myself!!"

"WHAT DO YOU DO SON?" Our son starts to cry.

"OK, no one wants to help you, the man across the street saw you ask for help and saw that no one would help you stop him. He stands taller and puffs out his chest. Guess what he does next son?" "What Daddy?"

"He walks across the street to the old ladies house and breaks down her door and drags her out, steals all her stuff and sets her house on fire and then...he kills her. He turns around and sees you standing in he window and laughs at you.




Our son is crying and he looks down and he whispers, "I close the blinds, Daddy."

My husband looks at our son with tears in his eyes and asks him..."Why?"

"Because Daddy.....the police are supposed to help...people who need it....and they won't help....You always say that neighbors are supposed to HELP neighbors, but they won't help either...they won't help me stop him...I'm afraid....I can't do it by myself ...Daddy.....I can't look out my window and just watch him do all these terrible things'm just going to close the I can't see what he's doing........and I'm going to pretend that it is not happening."

I start to cry.

My husband looks at our nine year old son standing in the window,looking pitiful and ashamed at his answers to my husbands questions and he tells him...."Son"

"Yes, Daddy."

"Open the blinds because that man.... he's at your front door..."WHAT DO YOU DO?"

My son looks at his father, anger and defiance in his eyes. He balls up his tiny fists and looks his father square in the eyes, without hesitation he says: "I DEFEND MY FAMILY DAD!! I'M NOT GONNA LET HIM HURT MOMMY OR MY SISTER, DAD!!! I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM, DAD, I'M GONNA FIGHT HIM!!!!!"

I see a tear roll down my husband's cheek and he grabs my son to his chest and hugs him tight, and cries..."It's too late to fight him, he's too strong and he's already at YOUR front door should have stopped him BEFORE he killed his wife. You have to do what's right, even if you have to do it alone,'s too late." my husband whispers.

THAT scenario is why we are at war with Iraq. When good men stand by and let evil happen is the greatest evil of all. Our President is doing what is right. We, as a free nation, must understand that this war is a war of humanity. WE must remove evil men from power so that we can continue to live in a free world where we are not afraid to look out our window. So that my nine year old son won't grow up in a world where he feels that if he just "closes" that blinds the atrocities in the world won't affect him.





Again... how the Democrat Party still exists remains a mystery to me. After years of mulling this over it has become clear... people vote DEM because that is how they've always voted. Based on nothing else. Period.

Bigoted pandering anyone?
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man."
--Presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m naive, but Sam, I guess I think that anyone who’s not going to vote for Barrack Obama because he is black isn’t going to vote for a Democrat anyway.”
-- George Stephanopoulos: Exchange on ABC’s “This Week,” May 13.

“Perhaps the outpouring of sympathy for [the falsely arrested Duke lacrosse players] Reade Seligman, Collin Finnerty and David Evans is just a bit misplaced....As students of Duke University or other elite institutions, these young men will get on with their privileged lives....They are very differently situated in life from, say, the young women of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team.”
-- “Nightline” co-anchor Terry Moran the day after the North Carolina attorney general declared the players innocent of highly-publicized rape charges, April 12.

Liberals Favorite World Leaders:
"In Iran we don't have homosexuals like in your country."
--Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

“He was not what I expected. He was very dignified. He was warm, friendly. He likes the U.S. It’s George Bush that he doesn’t like. He also was very personal. He talked about how hard his life was, that he wished he could be in love but you can’t be when you are heading a country.”
-- ABC’s Barbara Walters interview w/Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, “Nightline,” 3/16.

“We’ve gotten rid of (Saddam Hussein), and I suppose that’s a good thing.”
-- Howard Dean

The Non-Biased Mainstream Media!
“You know, I wanted to sit on a jury once, and I was taken off the jury. And the judge said to me, ‘Can, you know, can you tell the truth and be fair?’ And I said, ‘That’s what journalists do.’ And everybody in the courtroom laughed. It was the most hurtful moment I think I’ve ever had.”
-- Co-host Diane Sawyer joking on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” following a report on how some people try to avoid serving on a jury, July 12.

“Al Qaeda really hurt us, but not as much as Rupert Murdoch has hurt us, particularly in the case of Fox News. Fox News is worse than al Qaeda -- worse for our society. It’s as dangerous as the Ku Klux Klan ever was.”
-- MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann in an interview with Playboy magazine, October issue.

“I think a draft produces a better Army than the one we would have with all volunteers, because I think you get average Americans if you have a draft. And if it’s an all-volunteer Army, you get people who join up because of some problem in their own lives. They don’t have anything else to do, they don’t have a job, or they can’t find what they want to do, so they join the Army. And it doesn’t produce the best Army.”
-- CBS’s Andy Rooney, MSNBC’s “Imus in the Morning,” March 14.

“Everything you said about [withdrawing some troops from] Iraq yesterday, and everything you will say, is a deception, for the purpose of this one cynical, unacceptable, brutal goal: perpetuating this war indefinitely. War today, war tomorrow, war forever!...A man with any self respect, having inadvertently revealed such an evil secret, would have already resigned and fled the country! You have no remaining credibility about Iraq, sir!...Mr. Bush, our presence in Iraq must end, even if it means your resignation, even if it means your impeachment, even if it means a different Republican to serve out your term, even if it means a Democratic Congress and those true patriots among the Republicans standing up and denying you another penny for Iraq, other than for the safety and safe conduct home of our troops. This country cannot run the risk of what you can still do to this country in the next 500 days.”
-- MSNBC “Countdown” anchor Keith Olbermann

“As violence falls in Iraq, cemetery workers feel the pinch”
-- Headline over a story by McClatchy News Service 10/16.


“I’m not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president.”

“We are going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.”

“(We)…can’t just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people.”

Celebrities… while you were out buying your popcorn…

"When I see an American flag flying, it's a joke." -- Robert Altman

"I also think that there is a strong streak of racism, and whenever we engage in foreign adventures. Our whole history in regime change has been of people of different color." -- Ed Asner (ha ha ha! You mean like Germany, USSR, etc Ed)?

"I think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow. I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve problems is to not have enemies." -- Sheryl Crow

"(W)hen Communist U.S.S.R. was a superpower, the world was better off. The right-wing media is trying to marginalize the peace movement." -- Janeane Garofalo

"Let's get rid of all the economic (expletive) this country represents! Bring it on, I hope the Muslims win!" -- Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders (decades after the height of their record selling years thankfully)

"We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly." -- Bill Maher

I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery. - Jean Jaqueas Rousseau

A slave is one who waits for someone else to free him. - Rosellen Brown

The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. - Woodrow Wilson 1912

I would remind you, that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And... Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. - Barry Goldwater

“The four groups most opposed to gay marriage are blacks, Hispanics, old people and blue-collar workers -- i.e., the four pillars of the Democratic Party." - Ann Coulter

The Famous Barstool Tax Policy Parable

Barstool Tax Policy


Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20." Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?' They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).
The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

"I only got a dollar out of the $20," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man," but he got $10!"

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"

"That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.