The Death of Common Sense

Thought I’d take this opportunity of returning here to highlight the lack of sensible thought and common sense in this world. Especially when it comes to those who seem to lack a coherent vision.

My latest encounter concerns my giant, monster, mega-bank..as consumer advocate, Clark Howard,  fondly refers to them.

My inquiry concerned which routing number to use for IRS tax refunds. I just wanted to clarify. And their website isn’t exactly clear.

This was the response:

“Thank you for contacting XXXXXX. My name is Wilma, and it is my
pleasure to assist you today.

Good Afternoon!

I received your inquiry about the correct information needed for the
IRS. I do realize the importance of this request and I appreciate the
opportunity to provide you with the following information.

XXXXX Online Customer Service does not provide tax advice. I
apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

We believe that the most effective way to obtain reliable tax advice
concerning your accounts is to speak with a financial expert
specifically trained in tax law. To help ensure that you get accurate
information that relates to your individual situation, please consult a
tax advisor.

As a valued customer, we want to ensure that you are provided with a
banking experience that provides you with convenience and gives you
peace of mind.

On behalf of XXXXX, thank you for your business. We are happy to
have you as our customer and appreciate the opportunity to assist you
today.

Sincerely,
Wilma L.
XXXXXX Online Customer Service”

 

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think I need a tax advisor in order to find a correct routing number!…Obviously, Wilma didn’t bother to realize what I was asking! It’s this sort of cluelessness that gives one grave concerns about our future!..

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Hate to say, “I told you so!’..but….

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One thing’s a given when it comes to American politics…it’s pretty predictable..

The Hillary Clinton email debacle…Benghazi….her cavalier attitude about national security…None of it seems to matter. This is disturbingly sad. Especially when it should matter A LOT!.. If you take the time to think about it, she is in no way acceptable as president of the United States!

With the exception of the email scandal, the media has maintained a “ho-hum” attitude about her dubious tenure as secretary of state. Four Americans DIED needlessly in Benghazi. It was MORE than obvious she and Barack Obama covered up incompetence in the name of political expediency. Yet, as she indignantly sat before a Congressional committee, she had the unmitigated GALL to dismiss the inquiry as a witch hunt (an appropriate term for her) instead of owning up to the failures of her department. That, along with the flimsy excuse of some video that the world has never seen as the cause for the attacks, should have outraged every citizen of this nation. Yet, her behavior and mismanagement, is excused and exempted. That’s the way it’s always played out for the Clintons. And, despite evidence to the contrary, so will the email scandal. Mrs. Clinton was clearly impervious and careless when it came to the national security of the United States. Criminal negligence is so obvious here. I would like to think the guidelines for the operations of the U.S. State Department are pretty clear! Nevertheless, she’s given a pass.

It’s been noted that you can kiss accountability goodbye with Hillary Clinton in the White House. Some could argue, that’s always been the case. But, never before has it been staring  us in the face as we turn a blind eye. Sad…very, very..sad….

Upside Down!

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Do you get the feeling that more and more and more of current events are just completely topsy turvy?…

More situations and events across our country make no sense whatsoever!….

From a president who decided appeasing totalitarian regimes is better than having the resolve to confront them…to organizations literally calling for erasing our history by sandblasting memorials and tearing down statues!

It just makes no sense! The national demeanor has sunk to an all time low under Barack Obama. His ‘transformative’ approach has led to disaster at every turn! Nothing is what it seems and practically EVERY obnoxious, unthinkable behavior is excused and tolerated.

I suppose most of it comes from a society too distracted with as many matters as there are individuals, to care. Yet EVERYTHING is unraveling at the seams. There are those who downplay its significance. That it’s just the natural transition of things. I don’t think so! NONE of this “feels” right…it offers no hope of resolve or resolution where we will find a productive, engaged society. All of it is so artificial…so fleeting!

The time has come to realize, we are lost as a nation. There’s no confidence..no sense of direction. Just a people waiting to react to whatever foolishness happens next. No leadership is rampant. Sure…you may find a few individuals willing to rise and take charge of certain matters. But, overall there is NO ONE with the sense of how to empower the nation again. The days of that level of reality are long gone.

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“I came…I saw…I destroyed!”

Barack Obama has brought nothing but shame to the presidency and tarnished it..perhaps indefinitely. The fact the nation entrusted a man that continues to lie to us with the power to shred our societal fabric is just another indication of how far we’ve fallen. We faced difficulty in the past. But, not from an enemy within. And this loss will see to it that we will never recover…

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“Pearls of Wisdom”

With so much constantly thrown at us in today’s out of control world, I’ve been searching for a summation that adequately puts it into words.

Of course, leave it to ‘The Godfather’ to put it all in perspective!

Here’s an excerpt from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on May 14, 2015. I’ve added appropriate illustrations, but once you give it a read, you’ll see how it explains how we’ve come in these dire straits….

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Within minutes of this train derailment you just knew the word ‘infrastructure’ was gonna be bandied about all over the place, and it was.   The word ‘infrastructure’ was halfway around the world before anybody found out that infrastructure had nothing to do with this, that it was an engineer.”

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“How many other reporters have donated to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation?  That’s what I want to know.  I don’t think it stops Stephanopoulos.”

“What other reporters and news people and who knows who else have donated to the Clinton Crime Family Foundation?  That, to me, is the big question, and I don’t know that we’re ever gonna get an answer.  Wouldn’t it be funny if the New England Patriots have?  He-he.  Just kidding.”

“You may think that there’s still a line between journalism and politicians, the president.  That’s gone.  It’s totally gone.”

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“All of this fraud that is occurring to the American people, it didn’t start with Obama, and I don’t want anybody to think that that’s what I believe.  Fraud, at the highest levels of US government, has been going on for a while.  It would be hard, actually, to peg when it began.”

“There’s a reason so many people want to live in Washington.  If you want money, that’s where it is; that’s where it’s allocated; that’s where it’s taxed; that’s where it’s collected; that’s where it’s banked; that’s where it is spent. ”

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“The degree and the level of fraud and deceit in the past six and a half years is so bad and so deep that it’s the reason we have the Tea Party.  The degree of fraud, the irresponsible spending and money that we don’t have, has millions of Americans legitimately concerned for the future of the country, particularly in terms of economic opportunity for their kids and grandkids.”

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“Where does the government get money?  They have to take it in the form of taxes or borrowing. They take the money from the economy that they’re gonna stimulate.”

“The stimulus bill was not about infrastructure any more than Obamacare is about affordable health insurance.  You cannot fully fund fraud.  You can never satisfy con men.”

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“When normal people yesterday, average, ordinary, the people that make this country work, when they were mourning the dead, when they were seriously worried about the accident and the damage and the injuries, the Democrats were out celebrating a crisis while the bodies were still scattered across an accident site. They saw an opportunity to once again defame conservatives and Republicans.  They misstated facts, such as dilapidated infrastructure was the cause of the derailment.”

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“The right to private property, I think it’s right in there with free speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly.  Not to say the other amendments are of less importance.  It’s hard to quantify them that way.  They’re all crucial, and they’re all relevant, and they are all purposeful and unique in defining this country as something separate and distinct from every other country that exists or ever has.”

“Liberals love Europe, and Europe equals trains.  Trains equal Europe.  Trains equal good liberal.  Trains also equal saving the climate and all this cockamamie crap.”

“You know what New England called the guy that was letting the air of the footballs? The Deflator.  The Patriots are saying, ‘No, he lost a lot of weight.  That’s why he was called the Deflator.’ Come on! There’s never been a person in the world that lost a lot of weight that anybody ever called the Deflator.”

“By the way, the latest pictures of the guy? He hasn’t lost any weight, it doesn’t look like to me.  So I don’t know what the Deflator looked like before he started deflating.”

“You know, it’s a good thing, folks, I have a strong, strong constitution, spine, and am well adjusted, otherwise I would be in the loony bin.”

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“Obama’s over $800 billion stimulus bill back in 2009 was an infrastructure bill, so we were told.  Repair roads, bridges, schools, and all that.  It turns out to be as big a lie as Obamacare. The stimulus bill wasn’t about infrastructure any more than Obamacare is about affordable health insurance.”

“One thing that the Bushes are, they’re tight. They’re a very tight family, and loyalty is the coin of the realm to them. I say that in a noncritical way.  Just informative. Jeb is not going to throw his brother under the bus.”

“You’ve heard the old saw, ‘If you criticize Obama, if you criticize Democrats, the independents don’t like it and they’re gonna run right back to the Democrat Party.’ Never mind the fact that the Democrat Party does nothing but defame Republicans.”

“Not every road and bridge and school is federal. It’s up to states to do some of this stuff, too.  Or a combined federal-state effort.”

“Let’s say it’s accurate, that 5% of the federal budget is for infrastructure. Fine and dandy.  That just means the Democrats are gonna have some crumbling infrastructure they can blame on the Republicans.”

“The Republicans haven’t had anything to say about what happens in Baltimore since the 1960s.”

“I don’t know how long ago you have to go back to be able to say that the Democrat Party had people in it that were focused on good governance, responsible government and all that.  All I know is you’ve gotta go back a long way.”

“We’re in the midst of what the Democrat Party thinks could be the last power grab necessary.  They believe if they play their cards right in the next two years, there will not be a viable Republican Party to even worry about.  That’s what they want.”

“When’s the last liberal you can think of that expressed deep concern over the way conservatives are being treated in the media?  Can you name one?”

“I am a household name in all four corners of the world, plus the frozen tundra of Antarctica.”

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The excerpt does a great job exemplifying our frustration with 6+ years of this disaster in the White House…a president who has inflicted more damage and managed to pull the wool over the eyes over more voters than ANY president in U.S. history!

Where We Are Headed!

As situations across the country seem to escalate, and encounters between the police and lawbreakers come under more and more scrutiny, the outcome holds NOTHING positive for the nation.

Abusive and deliberate mistreatment aside, the narrative of reigning in law enforcement has begun. Unfortunately, criminal activity is fast becoming emboldened as government turns more of its focus on the police instead of the criminal.

"Disarm the police!..."

“Disarm the police!…”

Despicable slob, Michael Moore, has gone so far as to call for police disarmament.

We’re fast approaching a society where those sworn to protect and serve will no longer be able to do so for fear of government reprisal. Far fetched?…Take a look around you…It’s happening right before your eyes….

"Someone is breaking in to my house!..I need help right away!"

“Someone is breaking in to my house!..I need help right away!”

"I'm sorry ma'am...we're no longer allowed to respond to such activity to avoid violating the civil rights of the individual pursuing such activity..."

“I’m sorry ma’am…we’re no longer allowed to respond to such activity to avoid violating the civil rights of the individual pursuing such activity…”

Look for this in your community soon!

Little Did We Know!….

Boy!…If there was ever an understatement!…

I am referring to our nation’s biggest mistake…the election of Barack Obama. Not once, but TWICE!

"We will learn soon enough just how President Obama and his group can deliver on his lofty campaign promises!" - Vanity Fair, March 2009

“We will learn soon enough just how President Obama and his group can deliver on his lofty campaign promises!” – Vanity Fair, March 2009

This was a foolish quote I stumbled upon while going through some back issues of Vanity Fair magazine. I usually purchased the “Hollywood Issue” each year in time for the Academy Awards. It just happened the March 2009 issue was out to coincide with the new Obama administration’s first months in office.

Being the good liberal publication it is, Vanity Fair was gleefully proclaiming the start of the Obama era. Profiling the cast set to take charge, most of whom have long since departed, was the focus of this issue, along with Hollywood.

Of course, as we all know, things didn’t quite turn out as Vanity Fair had hoped. We soon realized the arrogant and petulant young president was nothing like what so many had been led to believe by the media.

What stood out the most for me was this moronic remark from the now former strategist, David Axelrod…

"He's very centered and calm...The more challenging things become, the more focused he gets.." - David Axelrod, Vanity Fair, March, 2009

“He’s very centered and calm…The more challenging things become, the more focused he gets..” – David Axelrod, Vanity Fair, March, 2009

Just goes to show how you really CAN fool most of the people most of the time!….

A Return to the Idiocy

Seems the narrative continues with the Obama administration no matter what the concern. If you can call it a “concern”. Yes, in my absence,  Barack Obama continues his condescension, his arrogance, his oblivious approach to practically every single issue that is of consideration to the American people…   Barack Obama at the White House   Indulge me here as I draw upon an analysis from Rush Limbaugh on the state of the Obama presidency… “They plug Obama into the Democrat presidential peg, and they assign to him the behavioral modes, the structure of every Democrat president who’s ever been without looking at what he’s really doing and what his policies really are, there’s no curiosity, there’s no analysis. And so in their world, which is very narrow, by the way, in their world, which is very small, in their world, where every poll counts — like global warming is essentially a poll.” “The news is devastating for Obama, but it doesn’t matter, for all the reasons that I detailed in the previous hour. It matters to the media; they’re devastated. They’re devastated for a number of reasons. I mean, they’ve been doing everything they can to prop the guy up. They’ve been ignoring all the scandals… They’ve been following the administration line on blaming the Republicans for everything. They’ve been propping Obama up. He’s great, he’s funny, all this. So there’s gotta be a little bit of personal disappointment because they have made it their mission to protect Obama, and they’ve gotta do it for two more years….” “There is no concern whatsoever for what has happened to this country. They continue to report lies about the economy and the great job market and economic growth and all of that. They do this in an effort to keep “this” from happening — and by “this,” I mean this devastating poll from NBC/Wall Street Journal. So they take it personally two ways: Their guy is on the skids and they weren’t able to stop it.” ******************************************************************************* I’ll borrow the ‘godfather’s’ line here too….”DON’T DOUBT ME!”