Saturday, April 26, 2014

Who’s in charge here!!


 
 
Who’s in charge here!!  (sorry, no humor in this one)  Metzger

 



Some time back (and this kind of list comes out somewhere about every year or so), I saw a list of crimes, accusations, and arrests involving the 535 members of Congress.   It’s never an accurate representation of the misdeeds of any particular congress because the statistics have been gathered over a number of years.

The numbers and varieties of crimes, however, are staggering when considered in light of the fact that Congress and the Executive Branch are supposed to be our leaders, the ones who crank out gazillions of new laws and regulations for the rest of us to be confused and stifled by.

 Just a partial list of the crimes and misdemeanors includes fraud, spousal abuse, public intoxication, DUI, tax evasion, delinquent payments, bounced checks, insider trading, assault, drug possession, contempt, swearing to false official documents, abuse of power, mismanagement of public funds, lewd and lascivious behavior, sexual harassment, money laundering, perjury, arms trafficking, bribery, conspiracy, obstruction of justice, consorting with prostitutes, and even shoplifting.

Add to that the fact that members of Congress cannot be charged with certain crimes while in office.  For example, Harry Reid frequently and deliberately spreads rumors, disinformation, and lies about political opponents, as he did when he said Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes in over 10 years.  Harry loves to toss around tidbits of unfounded gossip, tantamount to slander and libel, as he is doing about the Koch brothers and Bundy.  The problem is that he can do it with impunity while in office.

I used to be proud that the US was undeniably and unquestionably the best place in the world to live for security, opportunity, and personal liberty.  Well, it just ain’t that way any more.  Yesterday while out pulling weeds in my back yard I managed to twist my ankle, so I spent a lot of time indoors listening to the news.  In one day, just ONE DAY, I heard mention or discussion or updates on the following:
  • TSA excessive searches and corruption
  • HHS disinformation and ineptitude (mostly over the ACA)
  • IRS employees failing to pay income taxes
  • Scholarship athletes trying to form unions
  • Students prohibited from passing out copies of the Constitution on college campuses
  • BLM bullying and land grabs
  • Government gun running (mostly the Fast & Furious scandal)
  • Various security agencies spying on private citizens
  • Selective enforcement of existing laws
  • Complete surrender in the illegal alien situation
  • Leniency releases of prisoners on drug convictions
  • STILL no arrests or prosecutions in the Benghazi fiasco
  • Iran elected to the UN Commission on the Status of Women
  • Putin gob-smacking US influence
  • Iran still enriching uranium
  • The current administration hasn’t produced a budget in 6 years
  • The current administration’s foreign policy is speak softly and carry a linguini
  • Veterans dying while administrators play peekaboo with appointment schedules
  • The US could be energy independent except for politics (Keystone and ANWR)
  • The US AttyGen says states do not have to enforce laws they don’t like
And the list goes on and on and on.  And that was just ONE DAY’s worth of news.  We’ve reached a point at which life is imitating art, and the “art” is porno, rap, and pulp fiction.  The fish stinks from the head down, and when the people in the White House are spendthrift wastrels, race-baiters, hypocrites, and lawbreakers, the people eventually figure that if the gubmint can behave like thugs and arbitrarily select which of its own rules and statutes it will follow, they can do likewise.

No way any of my direct descendants will ever experience the freedom, the good fortune, and the faith in government that I had for the first 50 or so years of my life.  The past 25 years of it have been characterized by partisan politics, selfish public servants, monstrous mismanagement, and dangerous decline.  And I don’t see it getting any better soon, because by the time Soetoro leaves office, we’ll be so deep in old, stale, borrowed kimchee that we’ll never be able to work our way out and be competitive in world economics as we were back in the 50s and 60s.

Rome, Britain . . . move over; the American Empire is about to join you on the road to ignominy.

Ron Metzger



Census Survey Revisions

       WHAT GUMMINT DOES
    
   


Census Survey Revisions Mask Health Law Effects
SAT scoring revised to mask lowered scores
CDC changes AIDS scoring to mask increase
Obama changes immigration law to aid voter enrollment
"Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool." - Paul Begala




WASHINGTON — The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.

Food Cost Increase After Obama

These are some of the things you may have seen advertised BEFORE OBAMA TOOK OFFICE!

Apples 49 cents for 3 pounds   Wisconsin 1963
Asparagus 19 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
Bacon 79 cents per pound New Jersey 1966 
Bananas 19 cents for 2 pound   Maryland    1960
Bananas 10 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
Banquet Frozen Dinners 39 cents Wisconsin 1963
Beef Chuck Roast 49 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
Broiler Chickens 29 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
California Grapes 14 cents per pound Massachusetts 1965
Cambells Soup 89 cents for 6 cans Massachusetts 1965
Carrots 15 cents per pound New Jersey 1966 
carrots 29 cents for 4 pounds Massachusetts 1965
Cheerios 25 cents per pk California 1961
Cheerios Cereal 28 cents per pk New Jersey 1966 
Chicken 29 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
Colby Cheese 39 cents per pound Oregon 1963
Colby Cheese 39 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
Corn 6 for 25 cents Florida 1960
Del Monte Peaches 29 cents per can      1960
Eggs 55 cents per dozen New Jersey 1966 
Egg Nog 69 cents per quart Massachusetts 1965
Fast Food Hamburger 20 cents New York 1962
Flour 49 cents for 5 pounds Maryland 1960
Fresh Carrots 9 cents per bunch Massachusetts 1965
Fresh Eggs 49 cents per dozen Maryland 1960
Frozen Chicken Pies 29 cents California 1966
Frozen Cod Fillets 33 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
French fries, Birdseye, frozen 89 cents for 9 ounces New Jersey 1966 
Frozen French Fried Potatoes 10 cents for 8 ounces Massachusetts 1965
Gerbers baby Food 25 cents for 3 California 1966
Green Peppers 5 cents each Wisconsin 1963
Ground Beef 45 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
Ham 39 cents per pound Wisconsin 1963
Heinz Catsup 28 cents Massachusetts 1965




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