Free people are not equal.
Equal people are not free.
"A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."
The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.
Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America:
1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.
2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.
3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.
4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.
5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.
6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.
Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.
Makes you wonder who is doing the math.
These three, short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:
1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.
Funny how that works. And here's another one worth considering...
2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't.
Think about it.....and Last but not least,
3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.
Am I the only one missing something?
Wow, you really had to reach WAY back to find these didn't you. I guess current Democrats aren't worthy of considering their comments. On that we mostly agree. Good job, almost as nice a job of deflection as your hero.
Thank you Lady Echo, you lying, two-faced, one trick pony hypocrite. You have posted many quotes by Republicans, why is it that you never post disagreeing comments from Democrats that think this man has gone over the edge?
The impeachment 'scare' is being promoted by this administration. It is along the same lines as his threat to give amnesty to millions of illegals. It is deflection from his foreign affairs failures and confusion it is causing...it give the media something else to focus upon and not talk about things he doesn't want in the media.
It is typical Obama politics.
There is high unemployment in Ferguson and many other places in large part due to this administration's policies. People like you voted him into office...TWICE!
Much of the unemployment in that particular town and many other neighborhoods like are due to a lack of education. When you drop out of school, or don't show up on a regular basis and make no effort to learn, you have no skills or education to offer an employer. One interviewed today on TV said, we know how to paint, we know how to cut grass, we know how to hang curtains...all high paying regular employment futures to be sure.
I grew up less than 10 miles from the area burned out. I went to what is now the Ferguson/Florissant school district. I went to school, I studied, I worked hard to learn. I have a college education and am enjoying a nice retirement. I paid for my education myself. I funded my retirement through my working career. I cared and didn't look for someone else to feed and house me. I didn't burn down the community in which I lived, I didn't put the potential employers in place a thinking of coming there into a fear of doing business there. We reap what we sow.
And if Obama wasn't usurping the Constitution, hiding the truth of many of his actions and decisions, failing enormously in foreign affairs management, in managing the economy, in race bating at every opportunity no one, Republicans or Democrats would be speaking about impeachment. Cause and effect.
What facts? There has not been a complete investigation completed yet. You know what happened, you know how it all went down...why aren't you in STL telling them all the 'facts' as you know them?
Glad you got out of the projects, now if you would only act as if you learned something in the process.
Some folks wonder why the police need all this heavy ordinance. Do any of you recall the shoot out in LA, where the police had to go to local stores to get rifles and vests to fight off the fools that had robbed the bank with their own vests and automatic weapons? Several police died that day simply because they were out gunned and out protected. In a cop’s job description, nowhere does it include to die on the job.
When the 'citizens' are throwing bricks, Molotov bombs, shooting from dark places, looting, burning private property of people that had no involvement in their ‘protest’ subject, how does a cop in a uniform, and with a handgun, stop this nonsense? Simple answer is that they don't.
When 'citizens' act like out and out insane criminals and they are armed with flaming bombs, guns and other weapons and expect that the police won't retaliate, what do you expect will happen? What will happen is the rampant destruction of personal property and the loss of innocent lives, including the police offers assigned to protect them and their neighbor hoods.
When our Federal government won't even wait for an investigation to be started, let alone complete before picking sides, we are indeed in a world of distress. Now Holder wants to do a Federal investigation of this matter. He insisted that they do the same in the Martin affair...it has been two years and they still haven't released the findings of their investigation. Why? Is it because they are inept or because they didn’t like the findings and won’t release it because it makes Holder look like the fool and the racist he is?
ey are incompetent, or because they didn't like the findings?
Why do people find it difficult to understand that in a city that is 60% black, as well as many of the surrounding communities being of the same percentage, that the majority of those stopped would be black?
I was raised in Berkeley, the nearest community to Ferguson. When we went to do the weekly grocery shopping, it was in Ferguson, it was there we attended a weekly movie. Berkeley is mostly now black, Florissant is getting there. Why is it surprising or news worthy that the majority of those stopped are black. The majority of those living there and traveling there are black as well. It is an unfair and biased statement to make in this situation.
If his cop shot and unarmed, and not attacking subject, he should be arrested, tried and jailed of convicted. Until there is sufficient evidence to do so, those if Ferguson, those coming from outside Ferguson, including the Rev. Sharpton need to shut the heck up until there is an investigation and trial.
The media, combined with our mouthy President, racist AG will of course not allow that to happen. If there is evidence of wrongdoing and it is not prosecuted, then it is time to protest and riot.
Just like with the kid in FL...it might be bet if everyone, including the President, wait until the facts are known.
The original story, particularly with today's media is seldom the entire story and in many cases not even the true story.
Only because fundraising is the only thing he really knows how to do. Many of us thought Lady Echo was a one trick pony, this guy doesn't have a single good trick. He knows how to fund raise and he knows how to read and he know how to call others racists.
Upwards of 20% of the Mexican GDP is money sent back to families from the US. It is nearly as high if the countries that are sending all their children here. If they were to stop sending them, they would have to support them in their own country and not get the money from the US. This is not about gangs and violence, it is about money.
The $3.7B that Obama wants, according the CBO won't have but $25 spent this year. $600M is to go for fighting forest fires in 2015. Only $100M is destined to be spent on border security, which in spire of Nancy, Harry and Barry is NOT secure.
Shut it down. Close the borders. Stop the Western Union money grams and watch how fast the invasion stops.
No I don't believe that all men are born equal. Should they all be afforded the opportunity to succeed with the talents, wisdom, and energy they possess? Absolutely.
We are not born equal. Some are physically gifted, some are large, some not. Some are blessed with more intelligence than others; some have talents that others do not share. Some have the desire to succeed and make the most of what they have; some simply don't care and would be perfectly happy allowing someone else to provide for them. Some are more content with less than others are, some or not.
Those incapable of providing for themselves are typically fairly easy to identify and often there are groups that are working to help other identify them so they can be helped. It is nearly as simple to identify those that simply choose NOT to help themselves.
There are many that have the intelligence, or IQ to learn and to advance their life, but simply choose that it requires too much work and individual effort. Those that choose NOT to try to make the most of what they have, are a burden on society. Those that can't are a responsibility of society. Unfortunately many of those that simply choose NOT to work for themselves make a habit of passing those traits and thinking to their offspring.
I am sorry Lady Echo, you're one trick is wearing very, very thin. You can't sI am sorry Lady Echo, you're one trick is wearing very, very thin. You can't substantiate a reasonable argument for what I write so you deflect the subject to multiple screen names. Good job, but old and weak.
One, including you, should expect more from someone that claims the intelligence and wisdom that you and Tricky Ricky profess to hold.
ubstantiate a reasonable argurement for what I write so you deflect the subject to multipe screen names. Good job, but old and weak.
One, including you, should expect more from someone that claims the intelligence and wisdom that you and Tricky Ricky profess to hold.
Where in my recent post did I mention liberal, death squads, commie-pinkos, bail-outs, Kenyan, government takeover? I didn't need to mention wealth redistribution, the President and his minions do that often enough that even the weak-minded among you have heard that phrase all too often.
Again, please provide some examples where Socialism has had great success!
I have not been 'coddled' by my government any more than you have. I paid for my education, I served my country, I have always paid my own bills, fed and educated my family through hard work and saving.
I am accountable for what I do and say and always have been. However, I say what I think, not some liberal that tries to brainwash me.
I didn't create any government deficits, the entire government did that and most of that debt has been created while Democrats were/are in charge.
I am all for helping working people and their families, assuming you're talking about those trying to help themselves in the first place. Welfare has its place in our society, not 'lifefare'. Welfare should not be a life style.
“Find me a quote where anyone named Nancy, Harry or Obama, anyone at all with those names, claimed "the border is secure" without qualification."
When you haven't been there, haven't a clue about the number of people illegally crossing our borders on a daily basis, exactly what are their qualifications?
This country has the highest number of illegal’s in its history, even Obama admits the number is growing exponentially so how can he claim the border is secure? If it were secure why would we need to 'reform' our immigration system? Why won't he simply enforce the laws that are on the books today?
What part of ILLEGAL do these people not understand?
"They can't fathom that our political or economic systems should be shaped toward improving the lives of anyone"
I am all for anyone having an opportunity, but through hard work, innovation, imagination, and education, not through handouts from the rest of the taxpayers that have applied those tenets to their lives and didn't count on welfare from the government for their lives.
I have no issues with helping those trying to help themselves or those that are physically or mentally unable to help themselves. It's those that can but won't that need to find their proper place in this society and change it if they are unhappy with that place.
Socialism has failed in all the places it has been attempted. That should be lesson enough for most.
We don't need immigration reform, we need immigration enforcement. We have laws against all the things that are happening at our borders today. We, sorry, the President and the AG choose not to enforce them. What does he wish to reform? If the reforms aren't exactly what he and Dirty Harry want, they either won't come up for vote or if they do and are passed, they simply will choose not to enforce them. They are not the judges, they are not the Constitution, and they are not Congress. They must follow the law like everyone else.
Reform is simply another word for amnesty and new laws that the Democrats want. If we choose to enforce our laws and they don't work, then we should discuss reform. When they are simply not enforced, there is no discussion necessary other than to answer why they aren't.
It is not that they can't, it's that they won't. Lord Barry keeps insisting that if the government won't do it, he will do it himself. Why isn't he just deporting all those here illegally? Does he understand the meaning of the word illegal?