America Has A Fever

30 06 2010

The wife and I just returned from a short 5 day road trip, and I would like to share some of the things that caught our attention.

Since my accident back in March, life, for my wife and family, has centered around my rehabilitation. And I will be the first to admit that re-hab can get pretty darned boring, so a road trip seemed to be in order. Normally we would have found another way to travel, especially with only 5 days set-aside for our trip, but it made the most sense when we considered I still have some physical restrictions and am still slightly handicapped. As it turned out, traveling by auto was just the ticket. Without the many opportunities to observe and interact with fellow Americans, this report would be BORING. Ok, let’s get started.

As soon as I got out of the hospital, my family Doctor hooked me up with a Handicapped Parking permission slip to take to the Dept of Motor Vehicles. With that plastic blue and white Handicap door hanger (rear-view mirror hanger) I was suddenly able to get some of the best parking spots around.  I have to admit that more than once I had a feeling of guilt when pulling out that sticker that gave me permission to use one of these great parking spots. As banged-up as I was, I know there are other people out there that have more debilitating problems than me and I prefer they use the spots over me. But there were days that I was glad to take advantage of the Handicapped parking spots. Not only did it make my life a bit easier, I also learned an awful lot about the world of the handicapped.

For starters, people in general are rude as hell to the handicapped. It starts in the parking lots. Nothing burns my chaps more than to see a car parked in a handicap spot with no handicap license plate or hanger. And more times than not, the person driving the vehicle is a young and VERY healthy inconsiderate jerk that simply was too damn lazy to walk from further out in the parking lot. Then the handicapped have to go into the store and do their shopping or take care of their personal business. Most stores now offer a few motorized wheel chairs for the handicapped so they don’t have to lug around their own chair. In my first couple of weeks of being home, I had the opportunity to use these motorized chairs more than once. I found that most people ignore you and pretend as if you don’t exist. Getting cut off while shopping is one thing, but when people cut you off as you get in line to check-out, then I got vocal. I could go on about these experiences, but this post is about my recent trip. So yes, we experienced many non-handicapped autos parking in the handicapped spots on our trip, but since I have given up using the motorized chairs, this problem did not come up. Bottom line… We as Americans are RUDE AS HELL TO THE HANDICAPPED, and we need STOP!

One of the things that drives my wife crazy is my ability to walk up to a complete stranger and strike-up a conversation. It would be fair to say that she went crazy quite a bit on this trip. I talked to everyone! Most conversations started out very cordial, with subject matter being very benign. Without missing a beat, I would almost always turn the conversation towards politics, and this is when things got interesting.

Although I found most people very civil (except to the handicapped), I got the impression that Americans have a fever. The reasons given for their dis-comfort always had to do with our government. People seem to think that America is very sick, with a dangerously high fever, and on the verge of collapse or meltdown. I tend to agree.

There were the few that stuck to the notion that Obama was gonna save us all. When I would point out that Obama is one of the carriers of this very contagious fever, these few people would get angry and end the conversation. Many people (thank God) have been following the stuff that Glenn Beck puts on his five o’clock show on Fox News. Some blame Glenn for the fever because he has the audacity to tell the truth and tackle issues that the mainstream media refuse to cover. To those in this catagory, I would simply say “don’t blame the messenger”. More times than not, I would get an approving nod. It’s as if these people knew in their hearts that Beck is not to blame, but they repeat what they hear from the MSM.

By far, the largest group I spoke to would fall under one particular catagory. I call them the… “I hate all politicians including up to the president”. Yep, most people I spoke to blame our sickness on Obama, and once again I find it hard to argue with this group. Most of you already know the ever increasing list of Obama blunders, so I won’t go over that beaten dead horse. I will however point out that we saw this fever coming from far-far away. Here’s an example…

One of the very first links I put on this blog almost 2 years ago was… The 45 Communist Goals for America . If you took the time to read this link, then you know that the recent charges of Russian spies living in our midst are not so surprising. The ultimate Communist goal is to bring down the USA. And unfortunately, they have an American president that seems to want the same thing.

With information like the above readily available to almost all Americans, I can see how the upcoming November elections could potentially doom the Democrat party, and cause more feverish deaths in the progressive camps.

If this is the end result of this fever, then I think this patient (the USA) can be saved. If not, then no more road trips for me.

As Doc’s Wife recently pointed out “we must stay vigilant”, can also mean to keep an eye on the countries temperature so we don’t get sick and die.

Gio-





What Worries You?

24 06 2010

Please tell us what problem we face as a country, worries you the most.





Thank You Glenn Beck

21 06 2010

This is an open letter to Glenn Beck, thanking him for the information he shares with his viewers each and every day.

If you saw todays Glenn Beck show on Fox News, you probably were as stunned as I was about the info he shared with us. For those of you that missed it…

“What did Soros see in these guys that the rest of the world didn’t? Is he just that much smarter than everyone else? Or is it possible because of Center for American Progress and all the other connections Soros has at the White House, he knew that the administration would be making a $2 billion “preliminary commitment” to Petrobras for “exploration,” just days after he strengthened his investment? Or was that just another one of those bad luck situations for Obama? Because it certainly doesn’t seem to pass the smell test: A billionaire investor dumps money into state-controlled Brazilian oil company and days later administration dumps $2 billion dollars into the same exact company? Now the administration is crippling the American competitors and the biggest winner in this is Petrobras.

Mind you, this is a multi-billion dollar company that rakes in tens of billions in profits each year. Why in the world would these guys need a loan? And why are we investing in another country’s offshore drilling while banning ours?”

Let that sink in. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Ok, times up. That’s right, we have a president that put’s a moratorium on all offshore drilling for oil, putting tens-of-thousands of people out of work, while at the same time he’s loaning Petrobras, a Brazilian oil company owned by the state of Brazil, $2 BILLION DOLLARS of our money!!!

For more incredible connections to this story go to this link and read the entire transcript.

This is the exact information I am thanking Glenn for. Where else can you find this info without having to do days of your own time consuming research? NOWHERE!

God bless Glenn Beck

Gio-





Weekend Open Thread

18 06 2010

Everyone knows the drill. Talk about any subject that comes to mind and have fun with it.

One possible subject starter, do you think the far-left progressives fear the Tea-Party folks? And why.

Gio-





Obama Speech Tanks For Liberals

16 06 2010

I have a habit of going to liberal blogs on the internet and trying to talk some common sense into them. Although I’m not very succesful in changing any minds, it sure is fun, plus it’s a good way of seeing what they are up-to, especially the progressive/marxist Libs, the hardcore Obama lovers. Well, last night I spent time reading what they had to say about “their man”, and if the comments below are a leading indicator, then I have to say that Obama is in deep trouble with his base.

Below you will find comments from 3 different people that post daily at the Huffington Post. All 3 are huge Obama supporters. If these are the kinds of people that vote for Obama, then it’s no wonder he got elected. Pray hard for our country!

Gio-

“Mr.President, its time for the Chief of staff to go! this is the onlyoption to save your Presidency!
I urge you to do it by 5p on Friday! Shake up the political world andnews cycle! give them something to talk about on Sunday other than thisspeech! Your staff tied you to the BP Blimp! and that is not a goodthing. The oil leak cannot be stopped NOW! BP knows it, they justhaven’t told you yet! they will not tell you tomorrow , Six months fromnow you will see for yourself. do not WAIT!”
“Prayer?He really said that?Well, for one, that’s insulting. And I voted for the man. Prayer iswhat people do as a last resort ~ when they realize they have nocontrol of a situation, and no plan to gain future control.We don’t need another President to suggest prayer as a way to help usin a time of crisis. We are not a theocracy. Please don’t offer that upagain.”

If “God” can supposedly help us, then where was this God when ithappened? Where was he/she to stop it in the first place?Asking for an invisible deity to fix the problems caused by man is notonly insulting, but it’s a cop out.





17,000 National Guard To Gulf

16 06 2010

Last night our incompetent president tried to convince America that he was on a strong war footing in the battle against the Oil spill in the Gulf. In my opinion, he failed miserably!

There is one area of his speech that caught my attention, but I didn’t hear any pundits last night, or this morning, talk about. I’m talking about the 17,000 National Guard he said he is sending to the Gulf to help with the clean-up efforts. Not only did this idea shock me, I’m also a little shocked that nobody has picked-up on this comment, yet.

Obama has said repeatedly that BP will pay for every aspect of this accident, yet by sending 17,000 National Guard to the Gulf he almost guarantees that the tax payer will be on the hook for whatever costs they incur. Yep, that means you and I will pay for 17,000 National Guard to pick up turd-balls of oil off of beaches. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem paying any National Guard for any job they do, but once again the president has missed the mark. Shocking right?

Here’s what a real leader would do as it pertains to the 17,000… Meet face-to-face with all BP executives on the very first week of this disaster. Then demand they start hiring, by the thousands, people to be prepared to help with any clean-up needed on the beaches and in the marshes. Part of the demand for hiring would be that they hire people that are presently getting extended unemployment benefits. Get those people back to work. Secondly, if I want to use that many National Guard, I would use them for something they could do much better than picking up oil turds. I would send 17,000 fully armed National Guard to patrol and guard our Southern border.

As a tax-payer, I cannot see anyone objecting to pay the National Guard to protect the United States from invasion, so put them where they are needed. But make damn sure they are armed and ready to defend our land down to the last grain of sand.

So there it is folks, my take-away from last nights speech.

1. Send 17,000 National Guard to guard and protect the Southern border.

2. Make BP hire 17,000 out of work citizens that are on extended unemployment benefits.

Simple right? So simple that even the president should have thought of it!

Gio-





Poll – Obama’s Speech

15 06 2010