A Homesick Snowbird

I was in Ft. Myers, Florida the other day and I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read: “I miss Detroit”.
So, I broke the window, stole the radio, shot out two of the tires, added an Obama bumper sticker and left a note that read, “I hope this helps!”

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Founded by geniuses…run by idiots

These pearls were sent to me in an email. Enjoy. – Lew

“If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there’d be a
shortage of fishing poles” – Junius P. Long

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not
for being in the country illegally …you might live in a country founded by
geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an
aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion … you might live in a
country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the only school curriculum allowed to explain how we got here is
evolution, but the government stops a $15 million construction project to
keep a rare spider from evolving to extinction … you might live in a
country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy
liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote who runs the government
… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun
magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the
crazy new leaders in Egypt … you might live in a country founded by
geniuses but run by idiots.

If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce
soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat … you might
live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a
hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched … you might
live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of
dollars of debt is to spend trillions more … you might live in a country
founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher’s
“cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school
is perfectly acceptable … you might live in a country founded by geniuses
but run by idiots.

If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with
spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested
“homes”… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by
idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government
intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks,
Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones … you might live in a
country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize
NOT working with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove
they applied but can’t find work … you might live in a country founded by
geniuses but run by idiots.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe”
according to the government … you might live in a country founded by
geniuses but run by idiots.

Rededicating Myself to Reaganism

“We are creating a nation once again vibrant, robust, and alive. There are many mountains yet to climb. We will not rest until every American enjoys the fullness of freedom, dignity, and opportunity as our birthright. It is our birthright as citizens of this great republic.” Ronald Reagan – Second inaugural address, Jan. 21, 1985

“We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefitting from their success — only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive, and free. Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development.”  Ronald Reagan – September 29, 1981.

“The poet called Miss Liberty’s torch, “the lamp beside the golden door.” Well, that was the entrance to America, and it still is. And now you really know why we’re here tonight. The glistening hope of that lamp is still ours. Every promise every opportunity is still golden in this land. And through that golden door our children can walk into tomorrow with the knowledge that no one can be denied the promise that is America. Her heart is full; her torch is still golden, her future bright. She has arms big enough to comfort and strong enough to support, for the strength in her arms is the strength of her people. She will carry on in the Eighties unafraid, unashamed, and unsurpassed. In this springtime of hope, some lights seem eternal; America’s is.” Ronald Reagan – August 23, 1984

Obama: “…electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.”

The Obama Administration continues to move forward with plans to completely shut down the American coal industry, as a record 57 coal-fired power stations are slated for shutdown in 2012. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 175 coal-fired generators that collectively represent a whopping 27 gigawatts (GW) worth of electricity-generating capacity are set to retire between 2012 and 2016. Source: http://www.naturalnews.com

“The Obama administration has done everything it possibly can to destroy the American coal industry,” says Mike Carey, chairman of the Ohio Coal Association and vice president of government affairs at the Murray Energy Corporation. “Under Obama’s leadership, we have gone from producing 1.2 billion tons to somewhere in the neighborhood of 800 million tons. It’s disingenuous at best for Obama to say that he supports the coal industry when we have lost one-third of our production.” Source: http://www.nationalreview.com

Nationally, 175 coal-fired power plants are scheduled to be shut down from 2012 to 2016, according to an analysis by the non-partisan U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Industry experts predict that over a similar time frame these closures could threaten hundreds of thousands of jobs.  According to a 2011 study by the National Economic Research Associates, two of the proposed EPA regulations could lead to a net employment loss of almost 60,000 jobs in Pennsylvania between now and 2020. The same report showed that Pennsylvania could witness average electricity prices increase by as much as 17%. Source: http://thehill.com

By outlawing new coal-fired electric generation plants and ignoring nuclear power, the Administration has set in motion a plan to make the nation dependent upon natural gas and a mishmash of politically correct but non-viable sources such as solar and wind as older plants are decommissioned. Essentially, Obama has done via regulatory means what it could not accomplish in Congress: to set the trajectory for exorbitant electricity prices in the service of reducing “greenhouse gasses.” Source: http://www.redstate.com

Bank of America vs. 2nd Amendment

Note: I received this in an email and present it here exactly as I received it save for some changes to the formatting. – Lew –

From the Owners of McMillan Mfg in Phoenix, Arizona

McMillan Mfg in Phoenix, Arizona, was contacted by Bank of America and informed that they will no longer be allowed to use their services ( Bank of America ) because they are in the firearms business and support the second amendment. McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group International have been collectively banking with Bank of America for 12 years.

Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking (Bank of America) came to my office. He scheduled the meeting as an “account analysis” meeting in order to evaluate the two lines of credit we have with them.
He spent 5 minutes talking about how McMillan has changed in the last 5 years and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories.

At this point I interrupted him and asked “Can I possibly save you some time so that you don’t waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer want my business.” “That is correct”, he says. I replied “That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can find a 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You won’t mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that B of A is not firearms-industry friendly?” “You have to do what you must”, he said. “So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right? Mr. Fox confirmed that it was. At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing left for him to say.

I think it is important for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment “right to keep and bear arms” should know when a business does not support these rights.
What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don’t agree with a business’ political position, I cannot, in good conscience support them.

We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment
for our products.
Kelly D. McMillan
Director of Operations
McMillan Group International, LLC
623-582-9635<tel:623-582-9635>
1638 W Knudsen Dr
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
McMillan Integrity-Global Vision
http://www.mcmillanusa.com/%3E; http://www.mcmillanusa.com/

Brainwashing

Brainwashing; also known as thought reform or re-education: to impose a set of usually political or religious beliefs on somebody by the use of various coercive methods of indoctrination, including destruction of the victim’s prior beliefs; the application of persuasive techniques to change the beliefs or behavior of one or more people usually for political or religious purposes.

The Right to Bear Arms

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” – The 2nd Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution

No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government” – Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good” – George Washington

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” – Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

Men trained in arms from their infancy, and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest. – From the Declaration of the Continental Congress, July 1775

Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”  – John F. Kennedy

A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves … and include all men capable of bearing arms.” – Senator Richard Henry Lee, 1788, on “militia” in the 2nd Amendment

No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. – “Political Disquisitions”, a British republican tract of 1774-1775

Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defence? Where is the difference between having our arms in our own possession and under our own direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defence be the *real* object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands? – Patrick Henry, speech of June 9 1788

“To disarm the people… was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason, speech of June 14, 1788

“That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United states who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms..,” – Samuel Adams, in “Philadelphia Independent Gazetteer”, August 20, 1789