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Why is the question I tend to ask. You have a liberal agenda that has failed every step of the way. At each turn, when that specific item on the agenda is questioned, dodges, spin, division and lies are thrown in our face to keep us at bay. At least till the next agenda item comes forefront. Now I agree with Gruber about the American people being stupid: not all of them, mind you, just the stupid ones. So why would the conservatives or Republicans feel uneasy about not appeasing those stupid Americans. I sure wouldn’t. Look where that philosophy has gotten them and us so far.

It is time, now, to start setting the agenda for the new Congress. Obama-the-petulant-child wants to go in front of the mic with immigration reform. Let him. Let him pull that cart on his own. Any other idiots that want to hitch their horses to that cart, well, let them do it also. They can all go down in flames together. As far as ANY agenda THIS Congress going forward; the only thing I see that needs negotiation is the budget extension. Let them play with just that for a bit…..and a short bit at that. Like a couple of months worth. Then with the new Congress they can start cutting back the pork and funding only things essential for our citizens. We don’t need the help of those Dems who refused to clean their own house and do things right for America. The pipeline has been waiting for almost 6 years. It can wait a few more months.

I see things like this: the Dems made this mess with their own rules. Soon they will not be the majority of power and want things fairer on the playing field. They also want to change the rules back to what they were to have the opportunity to obstruct again. Why in God’s name would a sane person even consider that? How many times before has this happened where the American citizen gets burned because of a “benevolent party” doing what is “right and fair”? The rules have been made and set. Let them Dems live and learn from their mistakes…..as we all have had to. Let them purge the crap from their party. Let Obama’s last 2 years be as Bush’s were. Let’s give the American people what they voted for and take away from the stupid people.

I have read till my eyes were bloodshot. I picked the articles I felt most appropriate and informative. If you REALLY, REALLY want to know what you are up against, read them. Yes, they can be a VERY long read but we’ll worth it if you seek good understanding. For me, the more I read, the more confused I got because of all the ambiguity, inference, and just the “muddy lines” of acceptance. Know this: the Executive Branch is more powerful than you may have thought, and without constraints or watchdogs in all matters, can easily get out of control by things perceived. Bottom line is that we, the people, may suffer greatly for nothing more than political ideology, favoritism to certain groups or individuals, or just visions of grandeur. This is a case for me of “the more you know, the less you like”. That’s just me.

The first article is a basic primer for very general knowledge.

This article here delves very deeply into pros, cons, and citing examples from various administrations, focusing heavily on the Clinton Administration.

And, lastly, this article , which talks further about more presidents and their orders.

There are plenty more articles out there but I learned enough and picked these 3 that would allow you to learn enough. I guess perception is what is needed here as to what type of America is being built. Most of these orders don’t get reviewed by successive administrations, which means we are stuck with them. Not good. Not good at all.

I was reading up on new military enlist criteria and, specifically, criteria about tattoos. I am glad to see that criteria is changing and becoming much more selective for appearance, brains, clean background and the like. Being as how the military is being downsized, they are able to tailor our military forces to a higher caliber group. But I ran across something that just stymied me; that of Atheist chaplains and how they are not allowed in the military chaplain corps.

As the article states, 98% of chaplains are of Christian faith. That would make sense since it appears to be the majority faith in the military. And, yes, you apparently have a small atheist contingent in the military. What I can’t figure out is why they would need a chaplain? What purpose could they possibly have in calming personnel going in to battle or delivering a hopeful and saving message to those wounded and dying? I looked up an article to see just what atheists believe. This is one of the articles I found. This is all well and good but how does an atheist chaplain work or fit in? I really don’t get it.

While listening to the radio the other day, this Phil from Duck Dynasty seemed to be the news buzz. Some Brian and Larry program was talking to callers and one caller said if the tables were turned, no commotion would be made. At this point, Larry the bozo says: “gays are normal people; just different”. I was infuriated over such a stupid statement but it did give me pause. Just what is normal and who determines it?

I thought about how I grew up and what was normal in my sphere, as well the rest of society. Normal was giving respect to elders with ma’am and sir and calling elders by their last name–not their first. Normal was opening doors for others or thanking those that did it for you. Normal was helping a neighbor or stranger whenever asked or you saw assistance was needed. Normal was trusting the cop on the beat or wanting to be one when you grew up. Same with the fireman. Normal was having a job and being responsible, where it wasn’t beneath you to be a milkman or work in a factory. Normal was going hunting after school or fishing to help put supper on the table, even if you had to take your gun to school. Normal was Christmas with all it’s splendor and all buildings had displays, including local government buildings. Many of you will say racial discrimination was also normal. In some areas of the country it was and that normal exists to before we became a country. There are many more normals of my time but it has changed over the years.

I remember when movies were 15 cents and you could buy most candy for a penny. That is what I grew up in. So I thought about where I am today. Normal seems to be about self now instead of others…..except where the government is concerned. They think about what they can do for others with an unlimited supply of money from everyone else. The new normal is lack of responsibility for one’s self. The new normal is being loud, unruly and disrespectful. The new normal cuts people off–anywhere, doing anything because self is number one. New normal is talking on the phone ANYWHERE, while disturbing the people around you. New normal are children calling elders by their first name, with possible trailing names added on. New normal is trespass and destruction of property not your own. New normal is blocking aisle ways, walkways and entrances with total disregard to others. New normal is being your brothers’ keeper, with a billion brothers and more. New normal is scams, lies and mistrust.

So when I hear that homosexuals are “normal people, just different”, I have to understand things differently now. Child molesters are normal, just different. Abortionists are normal, just different. Kidnappers are normal, just different. Kids that play the Knock-out game are normal, just different. Catching on yet? Basically ALL people are normal, just different. Except for Christians. They aren’t normal at all–just different. We’ve come a long way. Unfortunately, when you are sliding down a steep slope, it doesn’t take much to slip to the bottom. Normal, just different, indeed!

I would say only in California but their are always a handful of lunatic states that seem to stay in cahoots with one another. Well it appears that parents are now looking for any signs, from babies on up, that may give indication their children are “special”–what use to be known as abnormal. Instead of trying to find the fault and fix the problem, we are told that it should be promoted as “normalcy”. Now we can fight till doomsday about a person being born homosexual but now we have to take a personal privacy (except in the military) like a bathroom break and open it up to an individuals “belief” of what sex they are that particular day. They want to pass a bill that allows the opposite sex (anatomy) into the same bathroom. And they want to start this in grammar school, where a child grows up thinking this is okay. Think about it.

I remember when they had boys schools only and girls schools only. Now this is seen as discrimination. They use to have separate dorms for boys and girls in colleges, but we can’t have that. It seems the more levels of taboo we have, that can be broken down, the more ROUNDED we become as a society. Or so the progressive minded think. With what has happened in the last 50 years or so, along with instant communications media, digital media, audio and video enhancements; is it any wonder that most things concerning sex are being exploited as well being thrown in our faces most everyday. With this constant frontal assault, is it any wonder why there is so much perversion and deviancy? Better yet, since things are becoming normal through tolerance, can we even see the deviancy and perversion anymore? The tolerance needs to stop and the lines need to be re-drawn and re-affirmed.

He must be tripping If he thinks we need to spend more money. First he talks about “phony scandals” and the distractions that they cause. Then he thinks we need to keep spending more money while talking about jobs and the economy. I’m hearing about 4 out of 5 Americans living in poverty (that includes the government social handouts) yet he still wants to spend more. His flunky Lew goes on the Sunday show to promote exactly that while saying Obama will veto any more spending cuts. Then we find out who the real culprits are in this whole issue–the Republicans in Congress. Scandals are distractions, spending cuts are bad, most people in poverty and it is the Republicans fault. This is why drugs should remain illegal.

E-gads! Say it isn’t so! This is not one of the terms I would use on York. I was a Stockman guy. It appears our very own Loudoun bully (if this was public school, he would have been expelled–zero tolerance for bullies you know) is yet again throwing his weight around to intimidate others. Not because he HAS to but because he WANTS to. Here is the story about this PW/Loudoun connector road. I find it unnecessary and we have enough roads to handle the traffic between connecting counties. Another boondoggle at best.

But let’s not stop there. How about a park-n-ride that is being stalled going forward. Sterling Supervisor Delgaudio brings to our attention that the bullying of the BOS continues and Sterling residents suffer yet again because of it. But what would you expect from someone who feels that the Park should be bulldozed and raised from the ash in his own image–density packed housing to save the West. After all, it could only help out his primary money making business.

Getting York back in the GOP was a strategy I never understood, just because the guy is useless. Now the self-serving liberal only degrades the Republican brand. What Tullouch and the board did before with taking his powers away was wrong unto itself, but I can certainly understand WHY they did it.