Change we should have believed in has arrived. Who would have thought that we would consider it politically correct to envy what others have and feel good about our envy. But daily we hear from our leaders that America has been unfair. Those of us who have (worked for or not) do not deserve whatever it is that we have as long as some undisclosed gap exists between individual wealth accumulations. We are now Biblically responsible for not only keeping our brothers but everybody’s brothers. That’s a tall order for little old you and me.
And that is the point. All this equalizing of society can only be done by an all powerful centralized government, something America’s founders attempted to codify against. Individualized society can never attempt brother keeping on such a grand scale. We can not have one without the other. So when we try to convince ourselves that society equalizing and nationalized brother keeping can be done while still retaining individual independence, think again.
We of The People’s Collective fully embrace relinquishing our independence for the common good. If there was a God besides the State, we could have taught him a few things about compassion. Don’t believe those who disparage us by pointing out that we just want to trade our independence in the vain hope on getting more stuff. We assure you that getting more stuff is simply an unintended consequence of our Glorious Revolution. You want to be happy, don’t you?
Rebecca Frech really cracks me up. She’s been guest posting this month and we’re happy to have her. You can read her regularly at Shoved to Them:
Since moving to Texas, we have discovered the “Playgroup” phenomena. I’m sure there were such things in Oklahoma City, but I wasn’t cool enough to be part of one. Then we moved to the Dallas area, and I was asked to join a few different groups within a month of our arrival. I knew I would be the odd man out, what with the 7 kids and all, but hanging out with “normal moms” has convinced me once and for all that I truly am a horrible mother, and judging by the mouths that fall open when I opine and the subtle head shakes when I talk, I’m not the only one thinking I’m a little outside of “perfect mommy-dom.” People often tell me that they could never have 7 kids and do it well. I’m not so sure that I can either.
Can I just be honest here? I know I’m never going to win Mother of the Year. Here’s why:
• I give the baby formula when we’re in the car. I know, I know, breast is best. I just haven’t figured out how to drive the car and get it into the back seat all at the same time. They’re not as perky as they used to be, but I’m not in National Geographic territory yet.
• The baby sleeps with us. Don’t talk to me about studies and that scary story about King Solomon in the Bible. I’m old, I’m tired, and I’m lazy. Not to mention that a four month old curled up in the middle of our king sized bed does more to delay the arrival of a #8 than just about anything else.
• She sleeps on her tummy. Under blankets. I’ve read the mommy magazines. I’ve seen the American Academy of Pediatrics stuff. I’m deciding to ignore it all. Back sleepers get flat heads and wear helmets. No thank you. Here’s what I’m thinking, I’ve never seen an animal in the wild that sleeps with its soft underbelly hanging out there all tempting the lion and stuff. Have you? No. Things don’t sleep that way. Plus, back sleepers startle themselves awake. About that blanket? Our bedroom is cold, she sleeps with us. I need blankets. The end.
• I see absolutely nothing wrong with chocolate cake for breakfast. It has eggs, flour, milk, and butter; and it has less sugar than a bowl of Fruit Loops. If you’d give a kid a doughnut, why not a big hunk of cake? But not on a school day, let’s not go crazy here. We’re not barbarians.
• My 4 year old can’t ride a bike. He’s almost 5. This is Texas where boys play sports. He’s more Ferdinand the Bull-ish. He wants to sit and catch the roly-poly bugs. Our neighbors’ boys were riding bikes at 3. My boy? He’s afraid he’ll scrape his knees, and I’m okay with that. Partly because he’ll learn when he’s ready, and partly because I don’t want to run behind his bike. (Did you see the old, tired, and lazy part up there?)
Read the rest HERE.
Ever notice that it is these rich bastards who have 24/7 ARMED bodyguards protecting them who are against such laws?
(Politico) — The so-called Stand Your Ground self-defense laws in Florida and some other states amount to “a license to murder” and an excuse for “vigilante justice,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg charged Wednesday.
“The laws are not the kind of laws a civilized society should have and the [National Rifle Association] should be ashamed of themselves,” Bloomberg, a leading gun-control advocate, said at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. “This has nothing to do with gun-owners’ rights. This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment.”
“Plain and simple, this is just trying to give people a license to murder,” he added of the Stand Your Ground laws.
The laws are enacted in roughly two-dozen states but have been under intense scrutiny since the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black Florida teen, whose shooter, neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, claimed self-defense.
Be easier to make this old bitch live with those islamic assholes! And she is a good example of why they want their women covered head to foot so no one can see how ugly they are.
The award given to controversial journalist Helen Thomas by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sparked anger not only in Israel, but in the U.S. Congress as well. Two senior Congressmen sent Abbas a letter denouncing the award and hinting that such a move may hurt U.S. assistance to the PA.
The Congressmen – Republican Steve Chabot, Chairman of the Middle East and South Asia Subcommittee, and Democrat Eliot Engel, senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – wrote in the letter that “last year, the Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted an amendment entitled the Preparing the Palestinian People for Peace Act. This legislation conditioned U.S. assistance on whether the PA was actively preparing its people for peace through compromise with messages of tolerance, understanding, and reconciliation.”
In the letter, a copy of which was obtained by Haaretz, Chabot and Engel expressed concern over the award given to Thomas, and said that it is “tantamount to accepting and agreeing with her call for Jews in Palestine to go back to Poland, Germany and America and everywhere else.’”
Chabot and Engel also emphasized to Abbas that Thomas’ remarks are part of a pattern. “Unfortunately, the recognition of stridently, and sometimes even violently anti-Israeli individuals and themes has become all too common by the Palestinian Authority,” they wrote.
“While Helen Thomas has not specifically espoused such violence, We see her recognition as simply part of the campaign to celebrate those who espouse harsh anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish themes… we condemn the selection of Helen Thomas for an award by your representative in Washington, DC and urge the Palestinian Authority to recommit itself to the peace process through messages of peace and reconciliation.”
The congressmens’ letter is the latest in a series of condemnations by Washington-based Jewish groups following the Thomas affair. After being given the award, many senior Congressmen called Israel’s U.S. ambassador Michael Oren to protest.
GSA spent millions in relocation costs….
WASHINGTON (AP) — The General Services Administration inspector general was told the agency spent as much as $330,000 to move an employee from Denver to Hawaii, an example of millions of dollars wasted in relocation costs.
The latest example of GSA waste to become public came from a transcript of an interview between an inspector general’s investigator and an employee who handled relocations.
The Associated Press on Wednesday obtained a transcript of the interview, which took place in March 2011.