The kids got spoiled as usual and we all did very well.
I had a gunny Christmas myself:
It looks like the liberals in the House have problems with the bill that Obama and Senate Republicans came up with and they are delaying the vote. One gem from the CNN story on this:
House liberals remain strongly opposed to what they argue is a deficit-exploding giveaway to the rich in the form of a lower estate tax.
Folks, a lower estate tax means that when you inherit from your hard working family that has passed on (or give to them when you pass on) the government can't take as much from you. . . . HOW IS THAT A GIVE AWAY?
Only the damn liberals would see not taking as much of your money that you want to pass on to your kids as a give away. . . .
This tells you all you need to know – they think it is all their money to spend, how dare you want to give your earnings to your kids!
I am so PISSED OFF by this idea I don't even know where to start. Look Mr. Government Liberal you stupid ass – I worked hard for that money, I already paid my taxes (and too much of them) to you once. Now I want my kids to have it so keep your f'ing sticky fingers off it!
And they wonder why they lose elections??? Sounds like they need to lose even more of them to me. . .
Very interesting. . .
I wonder what Obama is thinking at this point. For someone so stuck up on himself it must be hard to see the cornerstone of your Presidency tossed out as Un-Constitutional. We all knew it was but the liberals don't seem to care much for the Constitution anyway so. . .
This is a good start. It is not over by far but a good start. Once this is tossed onto the trash heap we need to undo the rest of the hope and change he has visited upon our nation and start our move back to a Constitutional government that is limited and small. Time to end the welfare state and avoid the ruin that is Europe.
This is just a start. . . but it is a good start. . . .
So the government still says that there is little to no inflation going on. . . .
And our News Media is nice enough to push the BS for them. . .
If there is no inflation Dear Leader Obama can you please tell me why my taxes are going up, my mortgage is going up, gas for my car is going up, and my food costs are going up. . . .
I thought prices for goods going up was inflation. . . silly me. I guess it is only inflation when there is a Republican in the White House. . . when it is a Democrat and the economy sucks, and more and more folks are out of work then prices going up is nothing to talk about. . . .
What a joke.
All I can say is when the new Congress is seated they had better start to do something to fix this shit or we will vote them all out in two years. . . . If we make it that long. . . .
I have to put in my two cents on the new TSA security game. . . Folks, none of this stuff is doing a thing but making you FEEL safe.
As was mentioned on another blog, what do we do when they start using body cavities to store the explosives? This search will not find it and we will lose a plane. So what then? Are we all going to get a free body cavity search with every flight? Will we put up with it?
Folks, we are only marginally safer flying now than we were on 9/10/01. The idea of arming pilots and reinforcing the cockpit door are great and work. The rest is all for show.
We will not be safe until:
1 – We admit we are at war and act like it
2 – We learn from countries like Israel and use their procedures – and PROFILE
3 – Every able bodied person takes responsibility for their own safety
For number 3 I am not saying we let everyone on a plane have a gun. But I do mean that if you are fit enough then you should know how to handle yourself in a fight. Even if it is only the basics. 9/11 worked because most of the people had been trained to give in and no one gets hurt. . . . those days are over. We need to know how to fight, and how to win. A handful of attackers cannot win against a plane full of determined defenders.
And what comes next in the Security Theater? I use myself as an example, sure, you have take away my "weapons" but I still have hands and feet and many years of martial arts training in multiple styles. I am by no means disarmed. When will I be deemed a threat by the powers that be and not allowed on a plane? How will you know if you can let me on or not???
This whole thing is a no win game for us. The Terrorists have won by making it impossible for us to travel, and costing us billions for no gain. This is how we bankrupted the USSR folks with an arms race they could not win. . . . now the cave dwelling terrorists are bringing us down the same way.
It is time to wake up and admit that most of the money we throw at this is a waste and stop it. Pay for better training in screening people and I mean PROFILING for trouble. Also take some of the money you save on the BS and put more Air Marshals on the planes. That will make us safer. Then we can start looking at how to screen that luggage in the belly of the plane. They tried to hit us there once and luck stopped them. . . they will try again
Most of all we need to admit life is only as safe as we can make it for ourselves. We can't rely on others to keep us safe, and we are never 100% safe, it just won't ever be 100% - get over it.
Election day is coming quickly folks and for those of us in MA we have a chance to change things like I have never seen. . . The Dems are on the ropes, we need to finish them off and make this a real two party state folks. We can make some BIG changes if we do things right.
1 – Barney Frank – the guy that was a if not the major player in the housing crash. He is fighting for his political life. . . VOTE HIM OUT! Remember all the back room deals and illegal activity he has been tied to . . . . prostitution ring run out of his house, telling us Fanny and Freddy were fine just before the collapse, Big ticket vacations paid for by the folks he is supposed to oversee for us. . . . ya, time to go Barney.
2 – Martha Coakly – our lovely Attorney General. She lost to Scott Brown for Ted's old spot in the Senate. Time to send her home. This is the AG that told a dad who hit a guy groping his son in the men's room that we don't support self help here. She is driving up the price of guns with her unconstitutional lists of guns that are OK to sell to us civilians in MA – Note the cops can buy anything they want cause they are better than us. . . . She is also the one that has repeatedly ignored calls for corruption investigations on Beacon Hill. . . So the FBI moved in and caught a few folks instead. Sorry Martha you need a new job too. . .
3 – William Delahunt has seen the writing on the wall and is not running again. . . So the Dems have dug up all sorts of crap on Jeff Perry to try to keep the seat in Dem hands. Lets look at the facts. They accuse him of involvement in an illegal strip search of a 14 year old girl. The fact is another officer was tried and convicted of the crime. No action was taken against then officer Perry by the courts, or the police department where he worked. He was found to not have been involved. In fact there was not even a civil suit against him. . . Nothing at all because the facts showed he was not aware of the assault and did not take part in it in any way. . . . Nice try. And this from the party that kept supporting Ted "drowned them in the back seat" Kennedy a known murderer.
4 – Deval Patrick our lovely governor who has overseen eight tax increases during his four years. That is one every six months folks. . . Don't know about you but I don't have the spare change to keep this up. . . His first acts on taking office? He blew millions on redoing the governor office, bought a new Cadillac Limo, and got his wife a secretary on state funds. . . . and let's not forget the friends he hired to fill positions at six figure pay that had been vacant for years. . . . then you can go on to look at the book deal he worked out instead of dealing with the casino issue, the support he has thrown behind former employers to keep them out of jail for fraud. . . this guy is a mess. . . .One and Done Deval. . .
So lets go folks, time to vote out the socialists and remind them that they work for us the people, not the other way around. I don't care about the party you represent – if you are not conservative, support the Constitution, and protect my rights I want you voted out of office.
Can't wait to vote next Tuesday!
Went out glasses shopping last night as I am now officially old and need new glasses with bi-focals. . .
Got quite a shock up at BJ's. I was pricing a new pair of glasses at the eye docs and WITH insurance the glasses were about $270 and the sunglasses were about $420. . . Total about $690. . . So I said OK, let me look around and get back to you.
I should have known there was a problem the way the sales person kept telling me to make sure I compare apples to apples, and that they had the lowest cost. . . . that is not a good sign folks. Anyway I go to BJ's which is where I got my current glasses and give him the script and tell him what I want. In a few moments and the wife's help I have picked out frames and all and we are done. . . Total cost for both pairs of glasses - $270.
Kinda makes you wonder how some people stay in business when their costs are that much off. . . .
Blogger shoot update is coming! I promise. My daughter got a bunch of good photos of the shoot and I need to do a report on it but by the time I got home last night it was just too late. Look for update tonight and an update on Bloggers I Met while there as we did have a few new faces.
It was funny, I mainly shot my black powder and spent more time hanging around talking than shooting, but had a great time. Once again it was proven that gunnys are good folks!
Well folks they have put the teeth of the Arizona law on hold. This is why it is important to keep the liberals out of the White House. The judge who stopped things was a Clinton appointee.
This judge has single handedly put all of Arizona and the US at risk by not stopping the illegal's. AZ and TX have shown that they are being overrun with Illegal aliens through the southern border, because of the Feds failure to enforce the law. AZ is dealing with crime, kidnappings and other issues that until now we have only heard about happening in Mexico. We have put our fellow citizens at risk by allowing this to happen.
And please note, there is no such thing as "undocumented worker" in the law, there is only legal and illegal aliens. End of story folks. If you didn't come here legally then I am all for anything we can do to make you go home. If we can make it impossible for you to survive here - and by that I mean we make it so you can't get a job, food, housing, cloths, than all the better. If the illegals can't get any of that here they will go home on their own, we won't have to lift a finger to find them or sent them home. Heck, there were already sob stories in the press on the Illegals leaving AZ due to the law, so it was working. . . guess that is why Obama and friends hated it.
This shows how Obama will not only be a disaster now, but for years to come as the judges he appoints have lifetime jobs. . . And lets not forget Obama has his own family members living in Boston MA as illegals. . . ya, he supports the Constitution he swore to uphold. . .
Remember in November folks. . . .
Isn't it nice that our lovely state of MA is once again making your
vote not count?? You see they want to pass a law to bypass our
Constitutional process and the Electoral College. It would be
replaced with mob rule – that is whomever wins the popular vote in the
US would get all the Mass electoral votes even if they lost the state.
And yes, I am sure they will repeal the law if a Republican wins the
Now folks, our founding fathers put together a finely crafted system
for us to elect the President. They did this after much thought and
discussion on how it would work and be fair for not only the populous
states but the small states too. I think they did a good job at it –
Hell, I trust them more than the fools we have in office now looking
for the power grab of the day. We should not change this without
realizing that it will make MA a meaningless state.
You see if we go by the popular vote then the major population centers
will pick the POTUS and the rest of us can sit and spin if we don't
like it. You will be lucky to see if the candidates even bother to
stop by to say HI since we have already told them we don't care and
will vote with the herd. This is bad for the country and bad for MA.
The only folks this is good for is the Dems trying to stuff the ballot
box and fix the elections for the least cash the can spend. Since MA
and many other states won't count any more they won't have to waste
time and money to campaign here.
So once again I say way to go MA leaders. You really know how to screw us good!
I don't buy it for a few reasons:
1 – There are black folks and all other kinds too in the Tea Party –
it is not a white group, it is a American group.
2 – I have seen reports and photos of folks going to the Tea Party
events just to make them look bad. Most of them seem to be Obama
supporters for some reason but they are not members of the tea
parties. The left has actively tried to make the Tea Party movement
look bad because they know the damage it is doing to them and their
hopes for November
3 – I have met and know a number of folks in the Tea Party movement
and I know they are not racist.
So it seems that the NAACP wants to brand us all bad because of a few
folks that may not even be legitimate members of the movement that
showed up at a protest. For a group who claims to fight
discrimination it sounds like they have no problem with it when they
do it. How come when you ask them about black folks that they have in
their ranks who seem to preach hate of whites they say it is a few bad
apples, but they call the entire Tea Party racist? You can't have it
both ways folks. I think you are letting your feelings for Obama
cloud you judgment here a bit. . .