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Rants & raves
Rating: 1.29 / 5 (7 votes)  
Posted: 2013 Aug 30 - 07:01


By now it can be said unequivocally that the push for amnesty by some politicians is solely an effort to get votes in order to gain and retain public office, so they can keep feeding at the public trough and live the high life off taxpayers' backs. Think about it. They are openly willing to give our precious country away to millions of interlopers who have broken into our home, and they are doing it for votes, plain and simple. That, in my opinion, is treason. They are not representing those they were elected to represent. They are not serving the best interests of the country and its citizens. How could such a massive give-away of our sovereignty possibly be good for us? It can't, but some in Washington will tell us anything, and are capable of the most egregious actions, in order to get more votes. This amnesty must be stopped and the Gang of Eight and every politician in government who supports this abomination needs to be de-elected at the next opportunity.

Unhappy with the justice system

In response to the letter written by a person who is not very happy with the jury system in this country... It seems to me that some people are only happy with our justice system if the decision of the jury is to their liking... Sorry, it doesn't work that way. The six people on that jury came to a verdict on the evidence that was presented to them by both the State and defense. As far as the comment saying thank God for Al Sharpton, please don't even put God in the same sentence with Sharpton. Al Sharpton is an agitator. He cares nothing about racism. He is only interested in aggravating the situation for his own financial gain. That's how he can walk around with his fancy 3,000 dollar suit. This week three black boys severely beat a white boy on a school bus in Florida. Where was Al Sharpton? Where was Jessie Jackson? Nowhere to be found. Does this sound like people who are interested in wiping out racism in this country? I think not. Let's wake up and smell the roses....

Make homework part of routine

No television or electronic games until homework is done! Is this the rule in your home?

Completing homework assignments accurately and on time is very important to the learning process. Failure to do homework often results in poor or failing grades.

As a parent, it is almost impossible to know what homework your child is expected to complete. If you ask your child, the most frequent response will be, "Don't have any!" So what is a parent to do?

As a parent, you need to stay informed. Staying in touch with the teachers will provide you with what is expected of your child and how he or she is meeting those expectations. So if the teachers have indicated that homework is a problem, what is a parent to do?

Tell your child that one hour per school night has been set aside to use to study whether he or she has homework. Tell your child that he or she can review previous work or drills, can straighten his or her notebook, or can reread a chapter. In short, the child will use that time to study.

As a parent, you need to take charge. You need to establish a routine at home to help your child be successful in school. You need to provide the environment for homework, one that is free from distractions and with basic resource material at hand. You need to be there or nearby to offer assistance, encouragement and monitoring as needed.

Here's a rave

I have a "rave"! I don't know about anyone else, but most TV programs are not worth watching lately, and I have finally found a TV channel that shows great programming on the cable channel 189. The station is called "Up," for uplifting programming. And I especially like "The American Bible Challenge" game on Thursday nights. How refreshing! Everyone should tune in to this channel during the week.

What do Bruce, Jimmy, Ted and a Rockefeller have in common?

Bruce Springsteen, former President Jimmy Carter, media mogul Ted Turner, and a fourth generation Rockefeller all get subsidies from the farm bill, a wasteful, counterproductive welfare program for the rich. When President Roosevelt started farm subsidies in the 1930s he promised it would be a temporary fix. Instead, it has grown every year. Wise old Ronald Reagan once said, "The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program." How true. Sad, but true.

No more mom and dad?

The U.S. Department of Education has announced it will henceforth prohibit the terms "father" and "mother" which it considers too "gender-specific." Bureaucrats now require the pc terms "Parent 1" and "Parent 2."

Led by President Obama and the Washington left, our government is running amok.

Characteristics of Fascism

One hears so many rants and raves from the Right Wing Conservatives comparing Progressives to Socialists that I thought I would, share what Dr. Lawrence Britt, who examined Fascist regimes in Latin America and Europe, had learned about Fascism.

These are the 14 characteristics of Fascism:

1. Powerful Nationalism: Fascist regimes make use of mottoes, slogans, songs and flags. Flag pins are worn on clothing displayed publicly.

2. Disdain for the recognition of human rights: Because of fear of the enemy and the perceived need for security, people look the other way on human rights violations and at times approve of and even encourage torture.

3. Identification of enemies and scapegoats as unifying cause: People are rallied into unifying patriotic frenzies over the need to eliminate a common threat, racial, ethnic or religious minorities as well as immigrants and Liberals or Socialists.

4. Supremacy of the military: Even when there is wide spread domestic spending needed, Fascist regimes give a disproportionate amount of funding to the military, while short changing domestic the domestic agenda.

5. Rampant Sexism: Fascist governments traditional gender roles are rigid, divorce, abortion and homosexuality are suppressed.

6. Control of the media: Media is either controlled by the government, which is often dominated by corporate power, or engages in censorship.

7. Obsession with National Security: Fear is used to maintain control over the masses.

8. Religion and government become intertwined: Most common religion is often used to manipulate public opinion. Religious terminology used, even when tenets of religion are diametrically opposed to government policy.

9. Corporate power is protected: The business aristocracy dominates the government, creating a beneficial government/business relationship.

10. Labor power is repressed: Because of the organizational power of unions, labor unions are either entirely eliminated or severely repressed.

11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts: Educational funding cut, hostility toward professors and censorship of opinions are common. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked.

12 Obsession with crime and punishment: Under Fascist regimes, the police are given almost limitless powers to enforce the laws People overlook police brutality and even forego civil liberties in the name of patriotism.

13. Rampant cronyism and corruption: Fascist regimes are usually governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to positions of power.

14. Fraudulent Elections: Elections are often manipulated by smear campaigns, use of legislation to suppress voting, change political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media.

Does this sound familiar? As the GOP in America continues to go further and further to the Right, people need to be aware of where they are headed.

More from the welfare ranter

Well this is the so called welfare ranter. I'm so happy that the person who reads my rants has done much research and they are quite correct in many of the avenues. Yes there's a lot of dead beat men out there, the words I have for them would not be fit for print. My only train of thought which I think has totally been taken way out of context is that I see young women producing young lives without a decent education. And some of them with their street vocabulary are something to be desired. Thus they will be passing on these values to their children. In today's economy I see single people struggling so why produce more kids? As far as the government is concerned, the whole thing started out with greedy bankers and the real estate. Yes, I checked out documentaries that were broadcast by PBS. And you'll say wow. It's a nasty cycle out there. By the way, have you called your congress man and voiced your opinion to the disaster that Washington has brought on? They'll be back in session by the time this article hits the news stand again. By the way I am familiar with all the dead beats out there or should I say losers. People just need to look around and see what going on with the global economy, by the way a socialized government doesn't work. You need free enterprise. I see a lot of faces that have become dependent upon government assistance and they don't look too cheerful. And no, I'm not rich, but packed full of skills that I use to create my income. And no one can take that away from me. Guess where I learned my skills... from applying myself to the jobs I have had.

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