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Glenn Beck, Healthcare, and The ME Generation

Posted by necessarygrace on October 28, 2009

He ties it all together pretty well, I think…

Do you agree? Have we become a society of spoiled brats? If so, how do we turn things around now? And do we actually have the will to do so?

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How Much Are You Willing To Pay In Taxes? Let’s Dump Some Tea

Posted by Nancy on March 5, 2009

As the president’s vision for our socialist future becomes increasingly clear, and the tanking stock market shows what Main St. and Wall St.  think of it, a grassroots movement to Just Say No is gaining steam.  That steam is being used to brew some old fashioned tea parties.

Between those Tea Parties, Glenn Beck’s efforts to show that We Surround Them, some Democrats refusing to sign Obama’s budget bill, and the nervous reticence of friends who formerly bragged about supporting The One, the cracks in his support are beginning to widen.  Even far left New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, of all people, is beginning to notice some problems.

Team Obama sounds hollow, chanting that “the status quo is not acceptable,” even while conceding that the president is accepting the status quo by signing a budget festooned with pork.

U.S. companies already pay the highest taxes in the world, putting them at a disadvantage with competitors in every other developed country.  Can we really plan to raise taxes even higher and expect an economic recovery to come from it, or will more of them just pick up and move overseas?  Michelle Malkin has an article about entrepreneurs and high wage earners who are already “going Galt.”

Attend a tea party and tell the government to get their hands out of our pockets; they are destroying the very things that have made America great.  No more taxes, and no more talk demonizing achievement.  No more wasteful government programs either, including national public service for our children and retirees.

You can find information for events planned for April 15, tax day, at tax day tea party  – click on your state to see if one is already planned there, and if not start planning your own.  Lots of help is available there and other places to put one together, including the Tea Party page on this site.  Or you could go to re-tea party for information on parties planned for the Fourth of July; they also suggest everyone send a tea bag to their representatives in Washington on April 1.  Another site to check out is pjtv, where they have a list of planned July 4 tea parties and the organizers’ contact information.

Attend a Tea Party near you, and bring your own sign – the more creative the better.  Since this is a true grass roots effort there will be no mass produced signs brought by your local “community organizers.”

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We’re Off to See the Wizard and Expose His Sorry A . . . hem

Posted by E. on March 3, 2009

I am a big fan of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged.

I am a fan of Patrick Henry (he of “Give me liberty or give me death” fame).

I am also a big fan of Glenn Beck.

While Ms. Rand and Mr. Henry can do little more than spin in their graves at the moment, Glenn Beck is, fortunately, alive and well and taking action.

Shall we join him?

He is spearheading a campaign he calls “We Surround Them.”  The premise is this:

Do you watch the direction that America is being taken in and feel powerless to stop it?
Do you believe that your voice isn’t loud enough to be heard above the noise anymore?
Do you read the headlines everyday and feel an empty pit in your stomach…as if you’re completely alone?
If so, then you’ve fallen for the Wizard of Oz lie. While the voices you hear in the distance may sound intimidating, as if they surround us from all sides—the reality is very different. Once you pull the curtain away you realize that there are only a few people pressing the buttons, and their voices are weak. The truth is that they don’t surround us at all.

We surround them.

 

Mr. Beck sites nine principles and 12 values, and says if you agree with at least seven of the principles, then you have something in common with him, and he invites you to join him in making your voice heard.  The principles are:

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.
2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.
3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.
4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.
5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.
6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.
7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.
9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

The values are:

12 Values

  • Honesty
  • Reverence
  • Hope
  • Thrift
  • Humility
  • Charity
  • Sincerity
  • Moderation
  • Hard Work
  • Courage
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Friendship

 

If you want to join in the We Surround Them movement, send a digital photo of yourself to: wesurroundthem@foxnews.com .  Also, make sure you check out Glenn’s website (which I’ve linked above in boldface type) to see if there is a viewing party in your area for the We Surround Them kickoff show on March 13.

It’s time to join together and kick a little wizard a . . . hem.

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Everyone’s Talking About Glenn Beck

Posted by Nancy on February 27, 2009

It’s hard to watch a televisions show at 5:00 every evening – especially when you never watch TV in the first place so don’t think to turn it on.  I’m going to have to make the effort to catch Glenn Beck, though.  I’m hearing way too much about him and need to see it for myself.

I have to say I agree with him here.  They, and by “they” I mean ALL the political class in Washington, are destroying our country.  They are concerned only with power and getting themselves re-elected, and the way to do that is by bringing home the bacon.

The bottom line, though, is that the voter is responsible for this travesty.  Just like every tax increase on businesses is ultimately paid for by the little guy who buys their products, we wouldn’t have such corrupt politicians if the people weren’t willing to sell their votes for pork.  Our elected representatives run for re-election on their record of bringing federal money to their districts, and not enough people follow the dotted lines to figure out it is just part of their own taxes coming back to the area

As I watch this fiasco of an economic stimulus bill unfold I am at a loss for words to describe it.

I have submitted projects to the Recovery.org website for my community – pave some roads, replace collapsing catch basins, storm water control – but when I checked the site to see how many submissions are there I was flabbergasted.  Almost 2,000 PAGES of requests, some of them just plain ridiculous.

This is supposed to be a website to request money for infrastructure, for stimulus projects, right?  So what is a request for funding for “four intern dancers” doing there?  What kind of stimulation are we talking about? 

Then there is the one titled “insulation for my house,” presumably submitted by some hopeful citizen who feels that the little guy should benefit some here too. 

Oh my, I just found one for a European Union approved structure to house 24 bulls, for export of their semen to the EU.  (Life must not be stimulating enough for the bovines overseas.)  I’m trying to wash my brain of the waa-a-aay too easy snide remarks that spring to mind.

Okay, so most of the requests are for roads, bridges, water lines, sewer, extra police officers, etc.  But they are all things we can live without, just like the projects I have submitted for my community.  If I don’t have enough money in my budget at home to buy something, I do without.  If our township doesn’t have enough money to buy something, we do without.

The federal government is out of money – our money! – and they need to stop spending!

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Maybe Obama Really Is A Citizen Of The World

Posted by Nancy on July 26, 2008

 

I jut want to know if he is a citizen of the U.S.

 Obama is back from his his world victory tour now and the media coverage has been almost embarrassing.  I find it painful to watch members of the media making such fools of themselves while pumping up the pride of a man whose ego doesn’t need any encouragement.

I am reminded of Proverbs 16:18, which reads:  

 aPride goeth before destruction, and an bhaughty spirit before a fall.

While taking a break and wandering the web this afternoon I found the following article by Glenn_Beck, on CNN’s website.  He is probably the only one there who has a conservative point of view and I don’t expect him to be able to to change the way they fawn over Obama, but I wish someone could.  I wish they would report the news dispassionately, intelligently, giving equal time to both sides, without raised eyebrows and winks to let us in on their inside jokes – in short, I wish they would act professionally.

I also found yet another article about Obama’s purportedly forged_birth_certificate, this time on an Israeli site and this time saying they are 100% certain it is a fake.  The question of his eligibility to hold the office has been floating around for months now, but the media don’t seem to care enough to find the answer.

If you were running for President and someone (or a lot of someones) said you didn’t qualify to hold the office because you weren’t a natural born citizen, how long would it take you to whip out your birth certificate and prove them wrong?

It has been months and he hasn’t done it.  Why???  Good grief, just produce a paper copy of it and put it all to rest!  Or give the reporters access to your records at the state and let them do the legwork themselves.  They could use the practice doing some investigative journalism.

If I were a big shot reporter and rumors were flying that the leading Democratic contender for President wasn’t eligible to hold the office because he didn’t meet the basic requirements of the Constitution, I would want to find the truth and prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt. 

No one has done that.  Not only that, they don’t seem even to ask questions about it.  Hmm.  It would look fishy, if only someone in the media would pursue it so the public at large was aware of it.  You know, maybe public pressure might cause someone to produce that birth certificate.

There seems to be a definite correlation between the above two articles – the media are in love with the candidate, and the media aren’t asking any potentially difficult questions.

Finally, the following site is a must-read and is back on the pride issue.  I just love good satire.   Barackadoodledoo!

Enough of politics.  There is more to life.

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