PERFECTLY Stated!

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Absolutely LOVED this reader’s response to a WSJ piece about our IDIOTIC vice president and his recent trip to Iowa! She sums up the frustrations of millions of Americans in a few sentences…

“Vice President Joe Biden visited Iowa with a message about the administration’s “laser focus” on the middle class (“Biden Draws the Spotlight in Iowa,” U.S. News, Sept. 16). That explains a lot.

The job market is dismal in historic terms. ObamaCare is restricting employee hours and the wages that go with them. The administration’s regulatory environment can be described as seek and destroy, so start a business at your own risk.

We in the middle class are pretty well toasted, Mr. Biden. Perhaps you could “laser focus” on someone else for a while.

Teresa Blackwell

Austin, Texas “

THANK YOU, MS BLACKWELL!

Clueless and Classless…

The title of this piece may have been used before. But, it accurately describes the subject matter nonetheless.

I’ve never been one to underestimate the stupidity of the American public. I know that’s a sweeping generalization. However, with the ever increasing number of idiots out there, it’s becoming more difficult to find any semblance of common sense. Witness the 2012 election! Barack Obama, easily the most dangerous and disastrous President to occupy the Oval Office, was handed a second term by a majority of Americans who know little more than anything about him beyond his celebrity status. And the sad part…they don’t WANT to know! They were willing to sacrifice the fabric of our society to empower an individual who continuously lies to them with vague promises and empty rhetoric.

But, I’m getting off track here…

The End of the American Dream blog has compiled a list of 19 items offering proof at the ignorance the American people have eagerly embraced. I’ve decided to add illustrations for those unable to grasp the context here!

19 SURVEYS WHICH PROVE THAT A LARGE CHUNK OF THE POPULATION IS MADE UP *TOTALLY* CLUELESS SHEEPLE!

Are we too stupid to continue as a nation?  That may seem like a harsh question, but I think that it is one that we need to ask.  Even though we have more access to information today than ever before, it seems like the U.S. population just keeps becoming more ignorant.  So at what point does a society become so “dumbed-down” that it can no longer function effectively?  We like to complain about our leaders, but the truth is that we are the ones that elected them.  They are a reflection of who we are as a society.  And when you compare Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner to men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, they don’t fare too well.  Sadly, the truth is that most of our founding fathers would not have a prayer of being elected today.  Instead, they would be labeled as crazy “extremists” for insisting that we follow the U.S. Constitution.  In our entertainment-addicted society, Lady Gaga would have a much greater chance of being elected president today than George Washington would.  That is how far we have fallen.

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“I won?…really?…what did I win?..”

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Perhaps you think that I am being overly pessimistic.

Perhaps you think that I should have more faith in the American people.

Well, just consider the evidence.  The following are 19 surveys which prove that a large chunk of the population is made up of totally clueless sheeple

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#1 One survey found that 56 percent of Americans believe that it is okay for the government to track “the telephone records of millions of Americans” in order to keep us safe.  Apparently those people have never heard of the Fourth Amendment.

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#2 When Bush was president, 61 percent of Democrats considered NSA surveillance to be “unacceptable”, but now that Obama is in the White House, only 34 percent of them consider it to be “unacceptable”.

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#3 67 percent of Americans support the use of unmanned drones in “homeland security missions” inside the United States.  What’s next?  Will there be “security robots” that stand in the corner and watch us as we eat dinner with our families?

airport-security#4 Close to one-third of all Americans would be willing to submit to a “TSA body cavity search” in order to fly.

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Yeah..these people look like a real threat…

#5 20 percent of all government workers and 26 percent of all Obama supporters consider the Tea Party to be “the biggest terror threat” that America is facing.

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#6 89.7 percent of Americans believe that they are eating a healthy diet.  Meanwhile, approximately 36 percent of all Americans are obese.
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#7 29 percent of Americans believe that “cloud computing” involves an actual cloud.
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#8 One survey found that 42 percent of all Americans are unaware that Obamacare is law.
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#9 The average American watches 28 hours of television every week.

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#10 According to a survey conducted by the National Geographic Society, only 37 percent of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 can find the nation of Iraq on a map.
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#11 Close to 25 percent of all Americans do not know that the United States declared independence from Great Britain.
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#12 We are the most doped up nation in the history of the planet.  As I wrote about recently, a survey conducted by the Mayo Clinic found that 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug.  An astounding 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

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#13 According to one survey, 24 percent of all U.S. teens that have a sexually-transmitted disease say that they still have unprotected sex.
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#14 Approximately one out of every five teenage girls in the United States actually wants to be a teenage mother.

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#15 As I noted the other day48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies stored up at all.
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#16 One survey found that 51 percent of all Americans agree with this statement: “it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism.”
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#17 According to a Bloomberg survey, only 16 percent of Americans believe that the Federal Reserve should be abolished.
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#18 29 percent of all Americans cannot recall the name of the vice-president of the country.
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#19 In 2008, the American people voted to send Barack Obama to the White House.  After four years of watching everything that he did during his first term, the American people turned around and gave him another four years.
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As a nation, we no longer seem to care much about what the U.S. Constitution actually says.  When our politicians tell us that they want to ignore large sections of the Constitution, we just shrug and go along with it.
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And we have completely abandoned the values and the principles that this country was founded on.  Our society bears very little resemblance to 18th century America, and we like it that way.  We like to think that we have “progressed” far beyond where they were at, but the truth is that our country is coming apart at the seams all around us.

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In this day and age, it is imperative that Americans learn to think for themselves.  Way too many Americans are just like sheep – they just blindly follow the herd.

It is time to break out of “the matrix” and to start seeing things for how they really are.  Our nation is crumbling and our leaders are taking us down a path toward oblivion.  We need to wake up our fellow Americans while there is still time.”
Sometimes it takes pointing out the absurdity to see the obvious…..

The TRUTH on the DISASTROUS Immigration Bill!

 

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“I’d say we’ve f**ked this country up, but good, Mario!”

 

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"We have to pass this bill in order to increase the number of government dependents...I mean Democrats so morons like me can stay in office and inflict more damage upon the country...it's just that simple...our current immigration system isn't "broken"..it just isn't in our interest to enforce the law..and this way we can get around that....".

“We have to pass this bill in order to increase the number of government dependents…I mean Democrats.. so morons like me can stay in office and inflict more damage upon the country…it’s just that simple…our current immigration system isn’t “broken”..it just isn’t in our interest to enforce the law..and this way we can get around that….”.

 

Alabama’s Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) exposes the idiocy of the Senate immigration bill…

“From time to time my office distributes press releases and written statements on state and national issues, debate in the Senate, and legislation that I am working on. For your convenience, I post these documents on my site for your review.

Sessions Issues Statement On Tonight’s Procedural Vote To Advance 1,200-Page Substitute Immigration Bill
Monday, June 24, 2013

“The Gang of Eight and their allies revealed their true tactics tonight. They shut down debate and blocked amendments to a 1,200-page immigration bill that no one has read… This legislation is a crushing blow to the working people of this country, a surrender to illegality, and a capitulation to special interests over the interests of the citizens we pledged to represent.”

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after tonight’s vote:

“The sponsors of the Corker-Hoeven substitute fell short of the votes they expected tonight to advance what they had erroneously billed to other Senators as a strong border security amendment. Failure to capture the votes they anticipated for this motion demonstrates the building unease this 1,200-page legislative monstrosity has created. I expect that unease will increase as Senators learn more about what’s really inside this proposal.

The Gang of Eight and their allies revealed their true tactics tonight. They shut down debate and blocked amendments to a 1,200-page immigration bill that no one has read. It was anything but the open and fair process that they had promised.

What we know for absolute certain is that this bill guarantees three things: instantaneous amnesty, permanent lawlessness, and a massive expansion in legal immigration that will reduce wages for working Americans. This legislation is a crushing blow to the working people of this country, a surrender to illegality, and a capitulation to special interests over the interests of the citizens we pledged to represent.”

BACKGROUND ON CORKER-HOEVEN SUBSTITUTE AMNESTY-FIRST IMMIGRATION BILL:
· Immediate amnesty before enforcement
· Guts legal requirement for biometric exit-entry system
· Millions of green cards (permanent residency) before enforcement—debunking another false claim from sponsors
· No border surge. Agents aren’t required until 2021. It will never happen
· No fence requirement. DHS retains discretion in the bill that preempts the call for a fence in ten years. Litigation also provides an escape hatch to never build the fence. The fence won’t happen
· Legalization for gang members and convicted criminals
· Amnesty for future visa overstays (in other words, a prospective amnesty for future illegal immigrants)
· Guaranteed welfare access for illegal immigrants
· Undermines interior enforcement, prompting ICE officers to warn: “There is no doubt that, if passed, public safety will be endangered and massive amounts of future illegal immigration—especially visa overstays—is ensured.”
· Expands non-merit chain migration—less than 10 percent of future flow is merit-based
· Doubles the number of guest workers and triples the number of immigrants granted lawful permanent residency—reducing wages for U.S. workers and driving up unemployment..”

You want to know what’s wrong in the country today?..THIS is what’s wrong!….

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Say what you will about Rush Limbaugh. Love him or hate him, he never fails to provoke thought and discussion. As it should be.

This segment from yesterday’s show absolutely NAILED the problems we face in this nation! It is undeniable!…

 

 

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“RUSH: We have the NSA. We have the IRS. We got Benghazi. We got Syria. We got all kinds of stuff.  And let me tell you what’s really important in the mainstream news.  Audio sound bite number one.  This is it.  We have a montage of CBS, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, all kinds of talk shows all day yesterday.  This is the big news in America yesterday and last night.

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JULIE CHEN: Are Kim and Kanye in crisis? A curvy model claims Kim’s baby daddy Kanye West cheated on Kim.

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MARIO LOPEZ:  Kanye caught cheating on Kim?

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NANCY O’DELL:  Did Kanye cheat on pregnant Kim?

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THEA ANDREWS:  Did Kanye cheat on pregnant Kim?

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SHAUN ROBINSON: Did Kanye cheat on Kim?

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BILLY BUSH: Did Kanye cheat on Kim?

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WHOOPI GOLDBERG: A 24-year-old model is claiming she had an affair with Kanye West while Kim Kardashian was pregnant.

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WENDY WILLIAMS: Her name is Leyla. She’s swirly and good though, right? (laughter) Okay, so Leyla is claiming that she had sex with Kanye..

AUDIENCE:  Oooh.

WILLIAMS: …while Kim was pregnant.

AUDIENCE: Oooh.

WILLIAMS: Allegedly they had sex on two different occasions.

AUDIENCE: Oooh.

WILLIAMS: And Kanye even tried to meet up with her as recent as last week.

RUSH:  Yeah.  That’s it, folks, Kanye cheating on Kimmy while Kimmy is carrying Kanye’s sperm.  That was the big news all over American television yesterday and last night.  That was what mattered to low-information America.  But it wasn’t just those cheesy shows.  Let’s go to ABC’s World News Tonight.  You want to hear the lead story on ABC’s World News Tonight last night?

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SAWYER:  Good evening.  We begin with a severe storm rolling across the nation right now.  Weather experts putting out a kind of all points bulletin.  One in five Americans in the path of what could become a weather phenomenon called a derecho, a 240-mile stretch of wicked wind.

RUSH:  That was what led the ABC World News Tonight last night, and then, after reporting on a line of thunderstorms, the ABC reporter then demonstrates to Diane Sawyer how to duck-and-cover in your car if you are caught in a thunderstorm.

SAWYER:  Ginger, I know you said that people should stay indoors, but what’s your defense if you’re caught and you’re caught outside?

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GINGER ZEE:  Right.  Well, we want everyone to be in shelter always, but if you’re outside, if you’re in your car, say, you want to be inside the car, put yourself there, and seat belt, of course, put that on.  We want to put the head down, the flashers on, and cover your head from debris.  So that’s the best.  But, again if you can get to shelter, please do.

RUSH:  We’re talking here, folks, the lead story on ABC’s World News Tonight, what in the name of Sam Hill to do if you’re in your car and it starts raining.  Not even a blizzard.  Now it’s a thunderstorm that creates the lead news item on ABC’s World News Tonight, and, lo and behold, the danger you face if you’re in your car when it starts raining. Make sure you turn on those flashers. Make sure you cover your head.  The roof might not provide enough protection.  And the windshield might not provide enough protection.  Make sure you cover your head from the debris.  And make sure before you do this you pull off to the side of the road so you don’t drive where you can’t see where you’re going.  The lead item on ABC’s World News Tonight.

So, as far as who knows how many millions of Americans are concerned, Kanye West is cheating on Kimmy.  Kimmy’s father, Bruce Jenner, is upset that Kanye isn’t around much.  Now we know why.  He’s out riding dirty, in the words of Reverend Wright.  And now it’s raining over 240 square miles of America, and it’s the lead story on ABC’s World News Tonight.  Let’s go to NBC.  The NBC Nightly News, a portion of chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell, NBC News, Washington, reporting about Senator Mikulski, who responded to a Twitter post during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing.

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MITCHELL:  In a social media first for any Senate hearing, Committee chair Barbara Mikulski denied she was cutting off questioning, in response to a tweet from BuzzFeed’s Rosie Gray sitting across the room.

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MIKULSKI: I want to respond to a tweet about me from Rosie Gray. There is no attempt here to muzzle, stifle any Senator. So, Rosie, it’s an open hearing. Hi. Look forward to keeping in touch.

MITCHELL: That’s @SenatorBarb.

RUSH:  They had a hearing on the NSA listening to your phone calls and reading your e-mails.  That is what made the NBC Nightly News.  Mikulski pausing the hearing to deal with a tweet that she got from somebody named Rosie Gray at BuzzFeed. ”

Only one thing Rush forgot to ask: ARE YOU REALLY THIS STUPID, AMERICA?????

‘A Bush League President’ – Peggy Noonan

The WSJ columnist’s EXCELLENT piece from 4/28:

Republicans are aggravated by Obama. They should cheer up. So is everyone else.

There is every reason to be deeply skeptical of President Obama’s prospects in November.

Republicans feel an understandable anxiety about Mr. Obama’s coming campaign: It will be all slice and dice, divide and conquer, break the country into little pieces and pick up as many as you can. He’ll try to pick up college students one day and solidify environmentalist support the next, he’ll valorize this group and demonize the other. He means to gather in and hold onto all the pieces he needs, and turn them into a jagged, jangly coalition that will win it for him in November and not begin making individual demands until December.

But it still matters that the president doesn’t have a coherent agenda, or a political philosophy that is really clear to people. To the extent he has a philosophy it, tends to pop up furtively in stray comments and then go away. This is to a unique degree a presidency of inference, its overall meaning never vividly declared. In some eras, that may be a plus. In this one?

Republicans are worried about the power of incumbency, and it is a real power. Presidents command the airwaves, as they used to say. If they want to make something the focus of national discussion, they usually can, at least for a while. And this president is always out there, talking. But—and forgive me, because what I’m about to say is rude—has anyone noticed how boring he is? Plonking platitude after plonking platitude. To see Mr. Obama on the stump is to see a man at the podium who’s constantly dribbling away the punch line. He looks pleasant but lacks joy; he’s cool but lacks vigor. A lot of what he says could have been said by a president 12 or 20 years ago, little is anchored to the moment. As he makes his points he often seems distracted, as if he’s holding a private conversation in his head, noticing crowd size, for instance, and wishing the front row would start fainting again, like they used to.

I listen to him closely and find myself daydreaming: This is the best-tailored president since JFK. His suits, shirts and ties are beautifully cut from fine material. This is an elegant man. But I shouldn’t be thinking about that, I should be thinking about what a powerful case he’s making for his leadership. I’m not because he’s not.

It is still so surprising that a person who seems bored by politicking has risen to the highest political office in the land. Politics is a fleshly profession, it’s all hugging, kissing, arm twisting, shaking hands. It involves contact. When you see politicians on C-Span, in the well of the House or the Senate after a vote, they’re always touching each other’s arms and shoulders. They touch each other more than actors! Bill Clinton was fleshly, and LBJ. How odd to have a Democratic president who doesn’t seem to like humans all that much.

He’s raised a lot of money, or so we keep reading. He has a sophisticated, wired, brilliant computer operation—they know how to mine Internet data and get the addresses of people who’ve never been reached by a campaign before, and how to approach them in a friendly and personal way. This is thought to be a secret weapon. I’m not so sure. All they can approach their new friends with is arguments that have already been made, the same attacks and assertions. If you have fabulous new ways to reach everyone in the world but you have little to say, does that really help you?

A while back I talked to a young man who was developing a wonderful thing for a website, a kind of constant live TV show with anyone anywhere able to join in and share opinions live, on the screen. You’re on your iPad in the train station, you log on and start talking. He was so excited at the technology, which seemed impressive. But I thought: Why do you think people will say anything interesting or important?

This is the problem of the world now: Big mic, no message. If you have nothing to say, does it matter that you have endless venues in which to say it?

The old Washington gossip was that the Obama campaign was too confident, now it is that they are nervous. The second seems true if you go by their inability, months after it was clear Mitt Romney would be running against them, to find and fix on a clear line of attack. Months ago he was the out-of-touch corporate raider. Then he was a flip-flopping weasel. They momentarily shifted to right-wing extremist. This week he seems to be a Bushite billionaire.

Will all this work? When you look at Romney you see a wealthy businessman, a Mormon of inherently moderate instinct, a person who is conservative in his personal sphere but who lives and hopes to rise in a world he well knows is not quite so tidy. He doesn’t seem extreme.

It’s interesting that the Obama campaign isn’t using what incumbent presidents always sooner or later use, either straight out or subliminally. And that is “You know me. I’ve been president for almost four years, you don’t know that other guy. In a high-stakes world do you really want someone new?”

You know why they’re not using “You know me”? Because we know him, and it’s not a plus.

Here’s one reason why.

There is a growing air of incompetence around Mr. Obama’s White House. It was seen again this week in Supreme Court arguments over the administration’s challenge to Arizona’s attempted crackdown on illegal immigration. As Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News wrote, the court seemed to be disagreeing with the administration’s understanding of federal power: “Solicitor General Donald Verrilli . . . met resistance across ideological lines. . . . Even Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the court’s only Hispanic and an Obama appointee, told Verrilli his argument is ‘not selling very well.’ “ This follows last month’s embarrassing showing over the constitutionality of parts of ObamaCare.

All of this looks so bush league, so scattered. Add it to the General Services Administration, to Solyndra, to the other scandals, and you get a growing sense that no one’s in charge, that the administration is paying attention to politics but not day-to-day governance. The two most public cabinet members are Eric Holder at Justice and Janet Napolitano at Homeland Security. He is overseeing the administration’s Supreme Court cases. She is in charge of being unmoved by the daily stories of Transportation Security Administration incompetence and even cruelty at our airports. Those incidents and stories continue, but if you go to the Homeland Security website, there is no mention of them. It’s as if they don’t even exist.

Maybe the 2012 election is simpler than we think.

It will be about Mr. Obama.

Did you like the past four years? Good, you can get four more.

Do the president and his people strike you as competent? If so, you can renew his contract, and he will renew theirs.

If you don’t want to rehire him, you will look at the other guy. Does he strike you as credible, a possible president? Then you can hire him.

Republicans should cheer up.