Sunday, March 31, 2013

ALIVE!


"What a day this will be!"

He was full of energy and rarin' to go.

His voice was like a thousand fingernails on a thousand chalkboards.

"Is everything ready?

"How about the feast? Is the feast prepared?"

"What are we having? Lamb? I will LOVE eating the lamb!"

"What about the decorations? Did we have enough?"

"Do we have ample seating? There will be billions coming!"


The sun had gone down Saturday night, but he couldn't sleep.

As Sunday, the day of the celebration drew nigh, he had the mother of all caffine jitters

"What about the throne? Is the throne in place? "

"And the crown! I'll need the crown!"

"Somebody get the crown!"

"And turn off that incessant rumbling"

"What is that rumbling?"

"Is there something wrong with the sound system?"

"Why is it so loud?"

"It's hurting my ears!"


"Uh, a thousand pardons, Your Highness. But the sound system has not yet been turned on."

"Not on? What do you mean, 'Not on?" I can hear it. Don't you think I know what I hear? See to it at once!"

"Yes, Your Lightship. At once."
"And why is the ground trembling?"

"We can't have the ground shaking during the celebration!"

"I can hardly stand!"

"Somebody see to it that the ground stops trembling before the celebration or there will be heads rolling!"

"And that noise! Stop the noise!"

"It hurts like...like Hell!"


"Uh, master, we need to tell you something."
"Tell me what? What do you need to tell me?"
"It's the tomb, Master. Something's wrong at the tomb."

"What 'Something's wrong at the tomb?'"

"What are you talking about? Speak up, man! What's wrong at the tomb?"


"The stone, Master. The stone has been....well, the stone has been...rolled away!"

"Say what?"
"It took eight Romans to put that stone there and Caesar put his seal on it."

"The stone CAN"T be rolled away!"

"Yes, Master, of course. No one could roll away a stone that large."
"But Master, I'm afraid the stone is rolled away!"
"Are...you...sure?"

"There must be some mistake.
"

"No mistake, Master. The stone is rolled away."

"Rolled away. Rolled away? ROLLED AWAY?"

"What can this mean, rolled away?"

"Could it be...nonononono. That's not possible."


Lucifer's heart was raging!

"Quickly!"

"To the tomb."

"See for myself."

"Oh no! It's gone!"

"That can only mean..."

"No."

"NO!"

"NOOOOOOOOOOOO!"


© 2006 Joseph Scoggins

MEANWHILE
The gates and doors were barred
And all the windows fastened down
I spent the night in sleeplessness
And rose at every sound
Half in hopeless sorrow
And half in fear the day
Would find the soldiers breakin' through
To drag us all away

And just before the sunrise
I heard something at the wall
The gate began to rattle
And a voice began to call
I hurried to the window
Looked down into the street
Expecting swords and torches
And the sound of soldiers' feet

But there was no one there but Mary
So I went down to let her in
John stood there beside me
As she told me where she'd been
She said they might have moved Him in the night
And none of us knows where
The stone's been rolled away
And now His body isn't there

We both ran toward the garden
Then John ran on ahead
We found the stone and empty tomb
Just the way that Mary said
But the winding sheet they wrapped Him in
Was just an empty shell
And how or where they'd taken Him
Was more than I could tell

Oh something strange had happened there
Just what I did not know
John believed a miracle
But I just turned to go
Circumstance and speculation
Couldn't lift me very high
'Cause I'd seen them crucify him
Then I saw him die

Back inside the house again
The guilt and anguish came
Everything I'd promised Him
Just added to my shame
When at last it came to choices
I denied I knew His name
And even if He was alive
It wouldn't be the same

But suddenly the air was filled
With a strange and sweet perfume
Light that came from everywhere
Drove the shadows from the room
And Jesus stood before me
With his arms held open wide
And I fell down on my knees
And I just clung to Him and cried

Then He raised me to my feet
And as I looked into His eyes
The love was shining out from Him
Like sunlight from the skies
Guilt in my confusion
Dissappeared in sweet release
And every fear I'd ever had
Just melted into peace

He's alive yes He's alive
Yes He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide

He's alive yes He's alive
Oh He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide

He's alive yes He's alive
Hallelujah He's alive
He's alive and I'm forgiven
Heaven's gates are open wide

He's alive!

HE'S ALIVE


HE'S ALIVE!


From: "He's Alive" by Don Francisco



Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

THE INVITATION



I invite you
TO A
CELEBRATION
SUNDAY AT NOON!
With Great Pride,
I, The Angel of Light
Invite you to
the
PARTY OF THE AGES
It will be a gas!
Come enjoy warmth like you've never known before
for all eternity.
It is with joy that I announce to you
Jesus is dead!
God has lost the battle!
I have won!
Just as I knew I would!
I will now be King of the Ages!
I will sit on the throne of the Most High
I will command your respect
as I give you all the things I have been
holding for you as I have awaited this
Inevitible Day!
Don't miss out!
Come bow before me!
Come collect your wages!
BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Signed: Lucifer
Alias: Satan

© 2006 Joseph Scoggins

Friday, March 29, 2013

THREE DAYS - Day 1


The beating had been unimaginable.

The long walk up Via Dolorosa had been long, and hot, and exhausting.

In His mortal body, Jesus had nothing left.

The ugly tree lay on the slope of the hill. Its base stretched toward the road below. Its crossbar reaching out like arms receiving a loved one.

Placing one foot behind Jesus' heel and a shoulder into his chest, the Roman gave a mighty shove.

Jesus collapsed onto the splinter-filled cross.

Seven of the eight guards manipulated Him into position and held him there.

There was no resistance. Jesus had no strength left for that.

As one guard held the wretched man's arm against one crossbar, another placed the spike and raised the heavy mallet.

Michael looked back at the Father and pleaded, "I have a legion with me right now. Over ten thousand in number. We can go at your bidding and put a stop to this maddness. Please."

The Father's response was in that voice that did not invite argument. "No. Stay where you are."

The mallet came down with force enough to drive the spike into the beam behind the hand.

The sound reverberated past Michael, surrounding the entire legion and echoing with deafening intensity in all of Heaven.

Lucifer chuckled in that hideous way he had.

Jesus, unable to muster the energy to do more, exhaled over His vocal chords with the sound of death.

The other arm. The other crossbar. Another swing of the mallet.

Heaven shook.

Michael turned away.

The Father looked on.

Lucifer snorted.

Now the feet were placed on their rest and crossed so that only one spike would be needed.

Once more the mallet.

Heaven's thunder roared.

Where there were no tears, Michael cried.

Still the Father did not move.

Lucifer hissed, "Yessssss!"

The eight men had no trouble lifting the tree and its occupant to the vertical.

They placed it over the prepared hole and dropped it in. It bottomed out with a jolt.

Michael cried out with a loud voice.

The Father watched intently.

Lucifer almost danced with glee.

Jesus' body sagged at the sudden weight now pulling down on His hands and chest.

His breath left Him.

When he could stand it no longer, he pushed against the footrest and raised his chest high enough to take in some air.

It was a gasp.

Then He spoke. It was directly to God.

"Father, forgive them. They know not what they do."

Once again His body failed Him and He drooped.

One of the two being crucified next to Jesus that day, both convicted theives, looked over at the stuggling man and managed between his teeth, "If you are really the Messiah, save yourself, and us, too."

"Hey!" strained the other, "Leave him alone! Can't you see? We are getting what we deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong!"

With all he had left in that breath, he said to Jesus, "Please, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

Jesus had pulled Himself up once again.

"Believe me when I tell you this: today you will be with me in Paradise."

And then He slumped back down.

As he looked down He saw His mother in the crowd with the ever faithful John.

Struggling up to speak, "Blessed woman, look. He is now your son."Collapse.

Pushing up, "Son, she will be your mother now."

The sun was bright and hot.

"I'm thirsty." It was all He could do this time.

A guard took a sponge and soaked it in sour wine vinegar. He raised it to Jesus' lips.

Jesus recoiled.

Michael wept openly.

The Father had an expression never seen from eternity to eternity.

Now He looked no more.

He turned His back on Jesus.

The sky darkened with the breath of sin.

This time, as Jesus drew up to breathe, He could smell the eternal stinch of evil in the air.

"My God!"

Another breath of iniquity.

"My...GOD!"

Once more.

"WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"

Michael withdrew. He could take it no longer.

The Father could not look upon sin, and so, kept His back to Jesus.

Lucifer, vomiting out the words, was beside himself with excitement, "We're winning! Im winning!"

Jesus summoned all the strength left in His ravaged body.

"Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit."

The sound filled the countryside. The corridors of Heaven shook under its pressure.

"IT"

"IS"

"F..I..N..I..S..H..E..D!"


His head dropped.

The Spirit left Him.

Lucifer sat down. His eyes wide. His evil heart pounding.

The smell of awful victory was in the air.

"It is time for a celebration!"

© 2006 Joseph Scoggins

Thursday, March 28, 2013

ACTUAL ACTUARIES

ObamaCare might face both an economic and a political problem. 

“...the overwhelming majority (of states) will see double-digit increases in their individual health insurance markets, where people purchase coverage directly from insurers...,” so says AP News.

According to a study by the Society of Actuaries, AHA claim costs in California are expected to increase by 62 percent by 2017. There will be an 80 percent increase in Ohio, in Maryland, they will grow by 67 percent and in Florida costs are expected to grow 20 percent. The higher claim costs are related to the increase in sick people expected to join the pool, according to the report.

Under the Affordable Care Act, medical claim costs, the largest driver of health insurance premiums, are expected to increase by 32 percent for individuals, a new study by the Society of Actuaries finds.

Actuaries are financial risk professionals who conduct long-range cost estimates for pension plans, insurance companies and government programs

President BO (the amateur president) has repeatedly told us that under ObamaCare, the cost of health insurance would go down.

According to AP News, the administration is questioning the study, saying it doesn't give a full picture - and costs will go down.

Well, let me give you my assessment: Every living soul in the U.S. will be affected by and hurt by ObamaCare.

We will all rue the day we passed it so we could see what was in it. (Do we do that with all legislation? How about ANY OTHER legislation?)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE WHITE HOUSE?


Barack Obama met with the Queen of England.

He asked her, "Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government? Are there any tips you can give me?"

"Well," said the Queen, "the most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people."

Obama frowned, and then asked, "But how do I know the people around me are really intelligent?"

The Queen took a sip of tea. "Oh, that's easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle."

The Queen pushed a button on her intercom. "Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?"

Tony Blair walked into the room and said, "Yes, Your Majesty?"

The Queen smiled and said, "Answer me this, please, Tony. Your mother and father have a child. It is not your brother and it is not your sister. Who is it?"

Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered, "That would be me."

"Yes! Very good," said the Queen.

Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question.

"Joe, answer this for me. Your mother and your father have a child. It's not your brother and it's not your sister. Who is it?"

"I'm not sure," said Biden. "Let me get back to you on that one!" He went to his advisors and asked everyone, but no one could give him an answer. Finally, Biden ran into Sarah Palin in a restaurant one night.

Biden asked, "Sarah, can you answer this for me? Your mother and father have a child, and it's not your brother or your sister. Who is it?"

Sarah Palin answered right back, "That's easy, it's me!"

Biden smiled, and said, "Thanks!" Then, he went back to speak with Obama.

"Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle. It's Sarah Palin!"

Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face, "No! You idiot! It's Tony Blair!"

AND THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE WHITE HOUSE

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

E Pluribus Unum

Great Seal of the U.S.
The United States of America has had, and still has, several mottos.

How many of you knew that?

In 1782, Congress approved "E Pluribus Unum" as the motto to be engraved on the first Great Seal of America.

It was originally proposed by Pierre Eugene DuSimitiere, who was a "Swiss-American," even though there was no such thing as a hyphenated American in those days.

"E" is actually Latin for "out of," or "from."

"Pluribus" is Latin for "many."

"Unum" means "one."

So the motto means: "From among many, one."

How often have you heard the United States of America referred to as "a melting pot."

This is where the idea comes from.

Regrettably, we have spent the last twenty or so years turning this around.

A melting pot is a large metal container in which one places two or more elements which are heated until they melt together making one substance, no part of which bears any resemblance to the original elements placed in the pot.

For instance, if one puts candle wax in a pot with food coloring, the result is a candle, not two separate hunks of wax and color.

That is what we are supposed to be, as a nation.

We are not to be Mexicans, Italians, Frenchmen, Irishmen, Iranians, Latvians, Ugandans and others, all living in their diverse cultures in one country, rather we are supposed to be an amalgamation of different cultures into one great culture called "Americans."

When my ancestors migrated to this country, some from Russia, they did not form a Russian neighborhood, with Russian culture, Russian language, Russian schools, etc.

No, they learned the English language, moved south, set up shops and learned how to melt and meld into a unified society.

My Irish ancestors, likewise moved south, set up shops and learned how to melt and meld into a unified society.

One of the ways they melded was through inter-marriage...with each other!

Otherwise, I would not be here.

Some might have preferred this.

But I digress.

"E Pluribus Unum" has, by design, 13 letters in it, representing the original 13 colonies.

Did you know that congress also approved three other mottos, which remain to this day?

They are: "Annuit Coeptis," which means, "God Favors Our Beginning," "Novus Ordo Seclorum," which means, "A New Order of the Ages," and "In God We Trust," which means, "In God We Trust."

The latter was adopted by Congress in 1956 under Title 36, Subtitle I, Part A, Chapter 3, Section 302 of the Congressional Record.

It is the law of the land.

See, that we are to be a united nation, not a nation of diverse cultures, is the reason we call ourselves "The United States of America."

The first job of our government, including the President, both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court, is to take steps to insure that we are UNITED.

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect state of cultural diversity..." is NOT a part of our Constitution's preamble.

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union..." IS.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

IT'S ON ITS WAY!

Paul Bedard

The following article is from the Washington Examiner. It is by Paul Bedard.

As the debut of Obamacare nears in less than 10 months, officials responsible for implementing the complicated law are starting to warn that it will be a mess.

"We know it's going to be messy," said Jeffrey Crowley, a former top Obama aide on the team that spearheaded development of the Affordable Care Act. "There are going to be things that come up that are unanticipated," he added.

Discussing Obamacare Monday at a Center for American Progress seminar on the law's impact on HIV/AIDS and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the president's former director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and senior advisor on disability policy added, "if we do everything we can possibly think of, it's still going to be a messy transition, but we'll end up in a better place."

Added Kali Lindsey, director of legislative and public affairs at the National Minority AIDS Council, "one of the realities of the Affordable Care Act is that everything is not going to be perfect when it's implemented on day one."

One element of confusion will be providing healthcare to immigrants. Undocumented workers were not covered by Obamacare, but federal officials are rushing to win approval of immigration reform that will expand coverage to illegals.

At the seminar, Mayra Alvarez, the public health policy director at the department of Health and Human Services, urged health care advocates to carefully watch the development of immigration reform to make sure coverage is offered.

"Let's keep our eyes on the prize of comprehensive immigration reform," she said. "I just want to emphasize that the undocumented are part of our communities. They are part of the people that many of our organizations serve. They go to school with our children, they work with us. And I think first and foremost the administration is committed to passing comprehensive immigration reform..."

The CAP panel expressed confidence that Obamacare will open the door to wider health care availability for the LGBT community and, over time, the elimination of the "stigma discrimination" many feel at the doctor's office.

There are about 1 million Americans suffering with HIV/AIDS, and the infection rate is growing among black men and gays and bisexuals. But two-thirds are not in treatment programs, according to Jen Kates of the Kaiser Foundation.

Still looking forward to ObamaCare?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

MORE IS GOOD 'CAUSE IT'S LESS MORE THAN BEFORE?

Trying to make us believe that his policies are bringing government spending under control, President BO (the amateur president) and his willing lap-dogs, the liberal media have stated that government spending has grown at a slower rate than under any president since Eisenhower.

Only a leftist/progressive/liberal can take a smaller increase and call it a decrease! That’s true whether the leftist/progressive/liberal is a Democrat or a “Moderate” Republican.

A smaller increase is an increase!

According to the Monthly Treasury Statement, federal spending in the first five months of the 2013 fiscal year was $1,504,547,000,000 .00, up from $1.473.999.000.000.00 in the first five months of fiscal 2012. That’s an increase of $30,548,000,000.00.

That’s an average monthly increase of $300,909,400,000.00! If the government maintains that average pace for all 12 months of the fiscal year, it will spend a total of $3,610,912,800,000.00!

President BO (the amateur president) has failed to present a viable budget that addresses this obnoxious government spending. The Senate has refused to do their job and present a budget that deals with the issue. So far, only Paul Ryan has offered a real proposal that would help bring government spending under control.

This country’s finances are in a mess. If we don’t clean up the mess, we can’t survive. Liberals pretend that we can. They make wild, illogical arguments that government spending can go on increasing ad infinitum without consequences. After all, they really care about future generations.

Sure they do.

We fail to reign in government spending at our peril.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

NEW JOB!!



I JUST GOT A NEW JOB!

BACK TO PAYING IN TO MY OWN SOCIAL SECURITY!

BACK TO PAYING IN TO MEDICARE!

BACK TO PAYING IN TO THE GOVERNMENT COFFERS!

BACK TO TAKING HOME PART OF WHAT  I EARN!

I'M SO EXCITED!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

NOT THE EMPEROR? WHAT A PROBLEM!


Emperor Penguins
In a letter to Lewis Nicola dated May 22, 1782 on the subject being made king of the new country, General Washington wrote:
"With a mixture of great surprise and astonishment I have read with attention the Sentiments you have submitted to my perusal. Be assured Sir, no occurrence in the course of the War, has given me more painful sensations than your information of there being such ideas existing in the Army as you have expressed, and I must view with abhorrence, and reprehend with severity. For the present, the communication of them will rest in my own bosom, unless some further agitation of the matter, shall make a disclosure necessary. I am much at a loss to conceive what part of my conduct could have given encouragement to an address which to me seems big with the greatest mischiefs that can befall my Country. If I am not deceived in the knowledge of myself, you could not have found a person to whom your schemes are more disagreeable; at the same time in justice to my own feelings I must add, that no Man possesses a more sincere wish to see ample justice done to the Army than I do, and as far as my powers and influence, in a constitutional way extend, they shall be employed to the utmost of my abilities to effect it, should there be any occasion. Let me conjure to you then, if you have any regard for your Country, concern for yourself or posterity, or respect for me, banish these thoughts from your mind, and never communicate, as from yourself, or anyone else a sentiment of the like Nature." 
(Volume 24, p. 272, John C. Fitzpatrick ed., The Writings of George Washington  1745-1799(39 vols), Washington, D.C.: United States George Washington Bicentennial Commission)
In other words, George Washington rejected the idea of a government such as the one the colonists had just left, headed by King George III.
On February 14, 2013, President BO (the amateur president) recently complained: ""This is something I've struggled with throughout my presidency," said Obama. "The problem is that I'm the president of the United States, I'm not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed."
Some might be tempted to conclude that he did not mean that he wants to be emperor, rather was recognizing that he was not.
The problem is that in the context of his behavior and in the accumulation of his various statements, he really wants to be able to state what he thinks needs to be done and then to get it done with or without Congress. He has said so.
But, liberals will continue to fool themselves into believing that President BO (the amateur president) is a man of good character, devoid of influence by his friends and mentors from his early years and just wants what he believes is "good for the country."
There is no one as blind as someone who refuses to see the truth when it stares them right in the face.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

LEGAL TO HUNT WHAT?



If you listen long enough to liberals, you actually learn things you never knew before.

Here, Dianne Feinstein of California has educated me about hunting. I never knew it was legal to hunt humans.

I have seen some movies about people hunting people, but I didn't realize you could actually do it.

Monday, March 11, 2013

DOING BETTER ALL THE TIME

Who knew it was working so well?

The Obama administration has bragged about the success they have had in increasing the high school graduation rate under his "plan." According to the Huffington Post it is going swimmingly.

Well, maybe not so much.

What he doesn't tell you is how much the standards for graduation have been lowered. In fact, they have been lowered so much that 80% of high school graduates in New York City have to undergo remedial courses to make it in the first year of the City University's community college system.



There is nothing like good leadership from the President. And this is...nothing like good leadership.

He is, after all, the amateur president.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013

SO WHICH WAY DOES HE BELIEVE?


Uh, yes. Uh no.

In a one-page letter dated Monday, Holder said: "The U.S. government has not carried out drone strikes in the United States and has no intention of doing so." The attorney general argued that law enforcement is best suited to resolve such threats "in this country."

However, Holder says that in situations akin to the 1941 assault on Pearl Harbor or the September 11, 2001 attacks, the president might have to order the use of deadly force in the U.S.

"The question you have posed is entirely hypothetical, unlikely to occur, and one we hope no President will ever have to confront," Holder wrote. "It is possible, I supposed, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States. For example, the President could concievably have no choice but to authorize the military to use such force if necessary to protect the homeland in the circumstances of a catastrophic attack like the ones suffered on December 7, 1941, and September 11, 2001."

Then, on Tuesday March 5, 2013, in a letter from Eric Holder to Sen. Paul this afternoon, the attorney general said that the president could use lethal force against American citizens on U.S. soil in “an extraordinary circumstance,”

On Wednesday, March 06, 2013 , testifying before a Senate panel, Holder was prodded repeatedly about this assertion by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). Holder eventually admitted that it would not be constitutional to execute an American citizen without due process.

Really? An American citizen should not be prosecuted without due process with, say, a drone?

Holder had to be pressured to come to this conclusion?

Why?

Shouldn't that be so basic as to not even be questionable?

Friday, March 8, 2013

CAN WE LEARN THE LESSON?

Love those self-imposed awards!
Venezuela’s Dictator and President for Life, Hugo Chavez has died.

Even though he got treatment in the universe’s finest medical system (according to Michael Moore), Cuba, he died. And here he thought he was invincible.

Chavez’s first attempt to gain power was in 1992, but his “coup” failed. In 1998 he was “elected” president in what the liberal establishment called a “fair and honest election.”

In 2002 the coup tables were turned and an attempt was made to throw him out of office. He made it through that coup, thinking there was now nothing that could prevent him from owning everything in Venezuela.

During his tenure, he took over the country’s oil resources, took money from the wealthy to fund government food programs, as well as to provide “free” housing, “free “education and various other “free” government redistribution activities.

None of that did anything to reduce poverty in Venezuela. How can that be? In the U.S., our president has told us that the top 1% of our wealthy (anyone earning over $250, $200 or is it $150 thousand) should help pay for poor people’s needs because that’s fair. Yet, in Venezuela, as in every other country that has tried it, it did not work.

Of course, we all know that if it had been handled by the right people, people like President BO (the amateur president), it would have worked.

Chavez loved Fidel Castro and wanted to be just like him. Only Chavez wanted to oversee and rule a socialist “United States of South America.”

He routinely jailed anybody who dared speak out against him and denounced and intimidated those who disagreed with him.

He preempted scheduled media programming to fill the airwaves with his talk of community and equality, while busying himself seizing property, giving it to members of his own family, most of whom are now billionaires.

I wonder whether the citizens of the United States of America are capable of learning any lessons about government in general and their government in particular when it comes to redistribution of wealth and government regulations.

I am very afraid not.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO WRONG WITH JUST TELLING THE TRUTH?


On CBS’ ‘“Face the Nation,” Sunday, March 3, 2013, Education Secretary Arne Duncan stated that teachers are “getting pink slips” because of sequestration.

He said, "There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can't come back this fall."

When he discovered that his lie wasn’t flying straight, he began to back-track saying, “Most haven’t happened yet,” but that he knew of a West Virginia school district in Kanawha County that had “issued notices.”

Upon further questioning, , Arne Duncan back-tracked a little more, saying, “Whether it’s all sequester related, I don’t know…” He also revealed mostly Title I teachers and Head Start teachers were involved and that it was a matter of operational funding being cut.

He also stated that they were the ones being let go, “getting pink slips now.”

It turns out that about 104 employees of the Kanawha County were getting transfer notices, not pink slips and that it had nothing to do with sequestration, that according to the director of Title I for the school district. She stated that only five or six jobs would go by the wayside, and that they would have been eliminated anyway, and was not related to sequestration.

Washington Post’s fact-checker Glenn Kessler wrote. "Duncan's scare story about teacher layoffs -- right now, at this moment -- was apparently too good to check," The newspaper gave Duncan “four pinocchios” for accuracy.

Why do liberals and MSM give members of the Obama Administration (and Obama, himself) a pass when they flat out-and-out lie?

How are we supposed to know which of their statements are true and which are lies? When are we supposed to trust them and when are we supposed to doubt them?

Read more HERE.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

MISTER HONEST INFORMS YOU AGAIN

In the news conference in which President BO (the amateur president) announced that he and Congress did not reach an agreement to avoid the sequester cuts, he said:

"[A]ll the folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol -- now that Congress has left, somebody is going to be vacuuming and cleaning those floors and throwing out the garbage -- they're going to have less pay," Mr. Obama said. "The janitors, the security guards, they just got a pay cut, and they've got to figure out how to manage that. That's real."


Carlos Elias, the superintendent of the U.S. Capitol building and the Capitol Visitors Center, states categorically, "The pay and benefits of EACH of our employees WILL NOT be impacted." 
Luckily, we CAN believe everything else President BO (the amateur president) says...can't we?

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I'M RUBBER, YOU'RE GLUE

I don't watch Hannity, but I came across this video of an interview he tried to do with Keith Ellison (D-MN).

Like every liberal/leftist/progressive Democrat I have ever heard, Ellison plays the little child's game of "I'm rubber, you're glue. Everything you say bounces off of me and sticks on you."


Ellison starts out by telling Hannity,  "You are the worse excuse for a journalist I've ever seen."


Whether that is true or not, no person with any sense of decorum would start an interview that way. Keith Ellison has no sense of decorum.


To top it off, Ellison accused Hannity of "Yellow Journalism," telling him that he does not tell the American people anything close to what's really going on. Then he uses bullying tactics for the rest of the interview to NOT take the opportunity to tell the American people what's really going on.


He was belligerent,  he wouldn't let Hannity speak, even after Hannity gave him several minutes to speak without interruption, and he repeatedly just said back to Hannity the same words Hannity had just said about him.


It reminded me of the arguments Ricky and David used to have on the Ozzie and Harriet show. "Did not!" "Did too!" "Did not!" "Did too!" ad infinitum.


Here's Keith Ellison on Hannity.



Now, I fault Hannity for a couple of things. First, he said, "Let me ask you a question," without actually stating his question up front. Instead he went into a lengthy background for his question, which gave Ellison the chance to interrupt him and throw his tripe at him.

Secondly, Hannity fell into the trap laid by Ellison every time Ellison said something bad about Hannity. Instead of pressing on, Hannity chose to respond to the attack as though he was going to be able to make the "accusations" go away.

Those are poor interview techniques and somebody should help Hannity get past them.

Nevertheless, Ellison behaved like a little child, showed himself for who he really is, was ill mannered, was unresponsive and made a fool of himself.

He is the perfect representation of the liberal/left/progressive tactic in every argument in which they ever engage.

(Note: The point of this post is not Hannity, it is Ellison's behavior. Let's do something different and see if we can stick to the subject.)

Monday, March 4, 2013

HERE IS A BRILLIANT WOMAN, DON'T YOU THINK?



WOW! 170,000,000 jobs to be lost in sequestration!

Amazing! We're going to lose more jobs than we have!

The outlook is grimmer than we thought.

I'm glad we have such wise people leading our country, aren't you?

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

WHO DO YOU TRUST?

DANGER! DANGER! THE SKY IS FALLING! SEQUESTRATION IS THE NEXT WORSE THING THAN CASTRATION! WE'RE DOOMED.

Yes, indeed! We are doomed because 2% of the INCREASE in the budget will be cut!

Two percent...not of the budget, of the budget INCREASE.

Only a politician would consider a decrease of the increase a decrease...a politician and most liberals.

That is a stupid as it gets.

Let's see. I spent $10 on groceries last week. This week I will spend $12. Now that I've thought about it I think I'll just spend $11. Oh! Look! I just decreased my grocery spending by $1!

Why does my checking account have $1 less than last week? Answer, according to liberals, because I decreased my spending.

With regard to the truth about sequestration, who can tell?

Up until THE MORNING OF Friday, March 1, 2013, sequestration was going to kick in at 11:59 plus one minute THURSDAY NIGHT! Every MSM source said so, as they were simultaneously telling us how catastrophic it would be. So did our fearless leader, President BO (the amateur president). FRIDAY was to be the day sequestration would begin.

Suddenly, it wouldn't kick in until Midnight FRIDAY NIGHT!

What happened?

I'll tell you exactly what happened.

Every single politician, every reporter for every newspaper, every TV journalist, every liberal blog, every liberal talk show host and even the Emperor, himself,  made the same mistake.

Not a one of them could figure it out and if they did, they were too intimidated to correct those who got it wrong.

If you believe that, I have a bridge...oh, never mind.

But we should trust them.

Friday, March 1, 2013

NOW, WHICH ONE IS EASIER TO USE?



Biden says, "Get a shot gun."

Shot guns hurt the shooter (especially is the shooter is a woman).

AR15s don't hurt to fire.

Which one would be better for self protection?

Come on, liberals. Get your emotions out of the picture and watch the facts.