Saturday, November 30, 2013

ONLY in America...some new ones

First, let me mention that a lot of you asked about the food pictures I usually post from my holidays and I did just post Thanksgiving 2013 at my FOOD BLOG.   Enjoy!

Now to more important and kind of IRONIC FOOD FOR THOUGHT :-)

Canadian's Version of David Letterman's Top 10. This is Canada's Top Ten List of America's Stupidity:

10) Only in America ... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America ... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

 8) Only in America ... could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America ... can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America ... would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens.

5) Only in America ... could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

4) Only in America ... could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America ... could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company
(Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America ... could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America ... could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.


Z:  Can anybody argue any of these?   Pretty sad, huh? Or "EH?" as they say in Canada...........

49 comments:

The Views of a Staunch Republican said...

When I was young and just out of college I had a negative net worth. Within 10 years I was in the top 10%. Now I can honestly say that I’m in the top 1%. Yes, Only In America. Thank God for America.
And if you don’t really appreciate our great country just try leaving it and then see what you have missed. People all over the world dream of coming to America. And many of them die trying to get here. Ask yourself how often to you see people leaving America to go elsewhere? Go on a vacation to Mexico, or to China, or even to England, or France., Like the saying says, “It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.

Mindy B. said...

Yes, we are Blessed to be Americans. America has been blessed, and has been one of the most Blessed nations in the world! But, now we see our own government trying to phase out our G-d given freedoms, and replace them with government controlled freedoms! This is not the America of our Fathers and of our youth.
Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to thank God for His blessings. We are all so Blessed to have been born in America.
I have always loved my country, and always will, and have never been ashamed to be an American, though I have been ashamed of some of our so-called leaders. Yes, I agree that American is not that wonderful place that once was. But still, despite all that has been done by Obama and company to damage America, I still see us as the best country in the world, bar none!
Thank you to all the troops and their families who give everything to protect what freedoms we have.

RIGHTKLIK said...

Why don't Obama go on another vacation out of the country, or on another apology tour and just do us a favor and stay there!!!
Yes, we face challenges. And yes, our economy is in crisis, but our president isn’t doing anything or the right things to help at all.
GOD BLESS THE USA.
Obama and his radical agenda need to go now.
Sorry for this sadly prophetic post from this humble blogger..

The Debonair Dudes World said...

How about the Progressive’s running around exhibiting an attitude of superior holier than thou with their Reverse Racism Nincompoopery?
Starting with Obama and his insane defense of his buddy Henry Louis Gates Jr being SO sensitive that he called the police “Stupid”!
As a white American, I’ve had it with these White Liberals, and these Black Race baiters like Oprah plugging her new movie by calling a Swedish Salesperson a RACIST.
Oprah Winfrey the queen of giving away other peoples money, has decided to call a store clerk in Switzerland racist for refusing to show Oprah a $38,000 pocketbook.
And absurdly comparing the George Zimmerman self defense incident when he was violently attacked by Trayvon Martin to the murder of Emmett Till, or the dragging of James Byrd, Jr. in a pickup truck.
When the New Black Panther Party put out flyers offering a $10,000 reward Wanting George Zimmerman Dead or Alive, that was acceptable to the Black community wasn’t it!
And when Trayvon Martin's girlfriend Precious, the most articulate, Intellectual, lying bitch witness since Mike Tyson took the stand and made a mockery our of the American Court system, and used the term "Creepy ass Cracker" , I guess that wasn’t a racist remark? Or was it?

Thersites said...

Only in America... could a bunch of Canadians make more sense than ALL the American "elites" in Washington, DC.

JonBerg said...

Good One! I've shared it with many.

Z said...

Hi, "The Views.."
Aren't you thoroughly embarrassed to be part of the top 1%? After all, maybe you just worked too hard and were too smart and NOW look at you; a traitor to AMerica!! (smile, I'm being sarcastic)
GOOD for you!
The only place I differ is living in Europe. I lived in Paris for four years and would go back tomorrow...It's too hard to see what's going on here...Munich, too. I love it there.
I wouldn't live in MX or China on a BET.
But, no, people don't leave AMerica; why would they? They get freebies even when they're illegal.
We should put a big dirty doormat at the foot of our Statue of Liberty.

Mindy.........Thanks for those great words.
Meanwhile Karzai's spanking America for collateral damage when muslim terrorists LOOK to make as much collateral damage as possible, we have a veteran forced to apologize to the N Koreans, and Iran won the last hand.
Our poor troops...thank God their dead don't know these things.

Rightklik...great to hear from you! I'm sorry that, in the time we haven't been in contact, so many horrid things have happened, and I can see you are, too (as if I didn't know that'd be the case).
Please come back... you're so right.

Deb Dude...Good stuff..thanks for your comment. This is the first year EVER that I didn't think America would make it.

For example: in all the years I lived in Europe, you can all say what you want about it, but I HAVE NEVER seen people fighting on the ground in stores...or pushing old people over for fun...NEVER. And we say Europe's gone?

Thersites..GREAT point!!

JB..GOOD! :-)

Sick of all of you. said...

If you have such a hard time finding something that you like here , and if you dislike. Mr . Ones do much , the be my guest, go somewhere se, anywhere. But if you want to stay, then shut the hell up and stop your complaining . You people make me sick , you are SO typical of what's wrong with America . It's not Mr. Obama, it's you.

Z said...

By the way...did you notice the little news on the fact that Obama's promised end to the healthcare site problems today didn't happen? Oh, yes, a few've mentioned it. And, yes, he'd begun to warn that it might not be fixed 100%, but....

Yahoo has no headline.
Imagine if this was Republicans taking over this huge a part of our economy, promising the world, promising then that the world would start again today, and it isn't? Ya..

Z said...

Sick.....ya, me, too.
No, you're not understanding: we all love America far too much to see what the left's doing to it... we don't believe in just buying everything the president says. This is America and criticism is allowed, at least for now. The left sure didn't buy everything Bush said; did that make you unAmerican or racist, for that matter?... or do you just suffer thru without trying to fix things as we are? That's not very American, is it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Yes, it is Mr. Obama. By the way, that website fixed today as promised? ?? And did you lose your insurance as most of us have?

Z said...

"Sick"...by the way, did you READ THE POST? How do you feel about those things? Pleased??

JonBerg said...

Sick in the head.....

"It's not Mr. Obama, it's you."

No Sicko, it's YOU and your ilk that put that miserable fraud in office-TWICE!

Z said...

JonBerg..you know, people like that are 'hit and run' and don't come back after leaving those comments, but what bothers me is that they're not hearing both sides of anything and forming conclusions.
And they come right out punching with "I'm sick of you"..they disdain any conservative thought and then want us to go away.

And this is the group which prides itself on an open mind about killing unborn babies and two men who want to marry, etc etc.
THAT's apparently OPEN MINDED but wanting to fix this country in ways that benefit all and stay within the Constitution makes people want us gone.

wow

Dave Miller said...

Actually Z, to your question, yes, Libs who questioned President Bush and his policies, especially regarding the war in Iraq, were called UnAmerican, unpatriotic and endangering our troops.

Conservatives said it was just wrong of us to criticize our president during a time of war as it would give aid and comfort to our enemies...

Whether i agree with that sentiment does not matter, but it cannot be denied that conservatives did say, promote and express those ideas...

http://www.brendan-nyhan.com/blog/gop-dissent-attacks.html

Z said...

Obama "when you're DOWN you can only go UP"
WOW.
Does he realize he's down because of what HE'S done, not the Republicans?!??!

Z said...

Julian Epstein:

"Republicans want to turn to a healthcare system where insurance companies can WHIMSICALLY cancel your insurance for any reason."

What PLANET is he on? WHY do they lie so well and GET AWAY WITH IT?

If FOX had as a discussion partner any of the intelligent Conservatives who are well versed in the insurance situation, and if the all powerful COMMERCIAL didn't come first, we could have had quite a discussion with ol' Julian, but alas.........

Z said...

Dave, I think my point was made.
One doesn't expect to live in America and not criticize. Conservatives are tired of being called racists when they disagree with Obama. I believe showing Bush as a monkey and Hitler was more racist than anything I've seen Obama get, by the way. But to get into "YOU DID IT TOO~!" is beneath us and pointless.

And yes, during wartime, that is a different thing; whether you or I agree or not.

I don't believe we've ever had a sitting president slam a news venue like Obama, Carney and Gates,have slammed FOX, or any of its editorial people...that's almost scary to me.

You see...I believe the libs place themselves on a pedestal of open mindedness that most of us don't see anymore; We don't BELIEVE teachers should indoctrinate, we don't believe a president should insult the other party like this one does, we don't believe the media should support lies like "The Republicans have no plan"...it's dangerous, stupid and belies the reputation liberals like to think they have.

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Mustang said...

Questions for Dave

Was that 100% of conservatives that did that, Dave, or was it just most conservatives? Or, was it a simple majority of conservatives?

I think the vile expressions on the rabidly leftist radio calling itself Air America Radio (2004-2010) incensed many people who love their country, which I think does exclude leftists who were mouthing such trash as “we had it coming,” when speaking of 9-11 … and let’s not forget those geniuses who stated that Bush masterminded the attacks on 9-11. Are you one of those, too, Dave? Moreover, are you one of those deep thinkers who believe that Bush had a hurricane machine in the basement of the White House, to inflict pain and suffering on people who did not vote for him? That was all part of the leftist tripe, too.

Perhaps, owing to the 3,000 murders that occurred on 9/11 we can forgive some people who let their anti-leftist rhetoric run away with them. I do find it interesting that you —as self-proclaimed Christian, appear willing to empathize with the one, but not the other. I’m wondering … what is it that we call people like that? Oh, right … hypocrite.

Spidey said...

Why do you folks feel that you have to be so gentle when you reply to “Dave”, I have read his posts (comments) on the progressive blogs and he doesn't have any qualms when he talks about “How bad us Conservatives are! Not in the least.
Talk about being ungrateful!
Liberals like Dave have no problems defending Obamas indiscretions.
The spinmeisters are given every chance here to say whatever they want to, but when the tables are turned and a Conservative visits a Progressive blog, they are all but destroyed, called names and insulted.. . The liberal bombardment is taking place for no other reason than to prepare the public for HillaryCare. Dave and his ilk, like that "Sicko" who posted above, will never admit that Obama LIED!.. Obama lied. He lied often. Obama beat up Hillary Clinton for wanting to mandate Healthcare. Once in office, Obama mandates Healthcare. Obama assured every American that Obamacare was not a tax. How did Obama pass Obamcare through the Supreme Court? By insisting that Obamacare was a tax. Obama assured everyone could keep their current Healthcare. Another lie. My God! Obama just lies. That's all he does. It's really quite fascinating.

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Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Now that's a Top 10 that should be quashed immediately.

Such bias.

BZ

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

" Sick of all of you. said...

If you have such a hard time finding something that you like here , and if you dislike. Mr . Ones do much , the be my guest, go somewhere se, anywhere. But if you want to stay, then shut the hell up and stop your complaining . You people make me sick , you are SO typical of what's wrong with America . It's not Mr. Obama, it's you."

Clearly, sir you are the product of a current public school. Apparently neither spelling nor thought processes "counted."

BZ

JonBerg said...

LIBERALISM = PERPETUAL ADOLESENCE

Z said...

I didn't realize Dave Miller was like that at liberal blogs.

I read liberal news,but I don't visit liberal blogs; what's the point?

Thanks for the information.
And yes, I do try hard to keep it fair here.

I've noticed that the Alinksy Rules are all over the blogosphere and I tend to buy into them myself; as if I have to apologize for my conservatism! But, it's because we have been made to feel wrong; via school indoctrination, the media, this administration,etc.

Other administrations haven't been shy about voicing their frustration with the other party but I HAVE NEVER EVER heard an administration be so witheringly dismissive and insulting as this one has. It's hard to be in a country, particularly with America's reputation of fairness and willingness to entertain all points of view, and not feel apologetic when we're SO insulted.

Z said...

Mustang, Bush was ridiculed again on CNN the other day, at the height of Obama's defensiveness about that website, about how Bush only rode overhead after Katrina to survey the damage. I'm not sure what they expected him to do; as if they also needed the security mob associated with a president's arrival?

It's like when they STILL accuse Bush of not knowing we were going to be hit at airports; As if he was supposed to ground all airlines coming and going until terrorist threats were finally over? Meaning..FOREVER?
I'll never quite understand that 'logic'.

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Truthanator said...

It's amazing how people like Dave can defend this clown Obama. I guess that it's in the Liberal make-up, to defend no matter what! Even if they are LIARS.


What was it that they used to say about Bush?

Carlos Dangerfield said...

In short, Liberals are Communists and Communists are Liberals.

Ed Bonderenka said...

Z said...
Obama "when you're DOWN you can only go UP"
I'd like to see him down and out.

Mindy B. said...

The Wicked One said that "Pope Francis has already made Bill Donahue irrelevant. He's been relegated to the ash-heap of religious haters. No one cares about what he says."


I think that Bill Donahueis as RELEVANT as he can and should be.


YES, IT IS amazing how some people can defend this clown Obama.

Ed Bonderenka said...

One of our "weaknesses" as conservatives is that we believe in freedom of speech. So we entertain discourse with those unenlightened among us, in the hope sometimes of helping them to clarity.
Their approach is to shut up when possible.

Pris said...

I only have one thing to add regarding all the conservative comments, which are brilliant!

Libs and Sickos, cannot see the big picture! They don't get it. At least not yet. By the time they do, it'll be too late!

Z said...

Mindy, you mean OBAMA said that? I just GOogled and couldn't find it. Are you SURE? I wouldn't put a lot past him, but this would have been QUITE a stupid statement!???


Ed, I know my blog is definitely right leaning..NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, but I DO listen to both sides ALWAYS on every subject. And I get slammed with THE most stupid things...
AND, the things said are apparently supposed to be truly insulting like..

I'm a CALVINIST (so what if I WAS? Isn't it a free country?

I hate the poor, women, and the elderly because I don't advocate for abortion, free birth control and want a more reasoned approach to healthcare?!! IMAGINE?

I hate blacks, when I HAVE a beloved black family member!

I could go on and on......

It seems impossible that people can read my blog for YEARS and still think things like that and it's almost a metaphor for how they can watch news and not understand the truth, you know?>

Z said...

Mindy..just to let you know Googling only comes up with Obama glowing about Pope Francis. After all, Francis is pretty darned far left, you have to admit!
Bill Donohue is probably having a heck of a time defending some of what this Pope says. Donohue's a pretty conservative type of guy, poor man!

I like Cardinal Dolan's stands except for his outlook on illegals. But I have to say he couldn't really feel differently because we aren't told to help others unless they're illegal!
Still, we must obey laws of a society, too, so that's a tough one.

Kid said...

JonBerg, I'll take adolescents at this point. They can still learn something.

It's gonna get worse.

It will be interesting to see to what depth the blind adoration of herr leader exists.

I think he could go to some of these people's home, ring the bell then kick them in the groin when they answer and they'd find a way to view that as a good thing. And I'm serious.

Kid said...

Z, obama gave everyone on the right the finger on natl TV during the first campaign for 08. Even a war veteran -McCain, who said obama as a fine man ..
obama called sarah palin a pig with lipstick. obama showed no respect to American or Americans.

The mentally diseased sociopathic and Fascist left Never had a problem with that. They Cheered it. Worse, they bought every absurd fairy tale obama was putting out. Good God, even Jon Stewart aid in 2011 or so in an interview, he really believed obama would clean up Washington !!!

Stewart's got grey hair and he is THAT Stupid!.

This is what we are dealing with. The capacity for critical thought is in major negative numbers in this country.

I on the other hand listened to obama for 10 minutes in 2006, decided he was a flim-flam man, and a major POS and have never listened to him again.

And you know what this is easy. Turn what he says 180, and you got reality. And the libtards are still on the wrong track after 8 years counting the campaign years.

FASCINATING. Much more than a mental disease in my opinion.
What will it take ? One wonders.

JonBerg said...

Kid......

"JonBerg, I'll take adolescents at this point. They can still learn something."

I presume that you mean the normal ones who will grow out of it and join the Real World.

Kid said...

JonBerg, but of course Monsieur. :)

There are more normal than not, but its sliding.

Z said...

Kid, I'm well aware of all of that!
Did I sound like I liked Obama??? :-)

Kid said...

Z, I'm just overwhelmed with the adoration of obama from the left. I don't know how else to respond to the incredible lack of respect for America from the democrats.

Z said...

"Anonymous"...what a lovely chance you had there to insult conservatives and the conservative media, but I deleted it...
Particularly today, on my Sunday Faith Blog, which even most liberal secularists stay away from out of respect.
So, I thought I ought to remind you that the news from the vatican at first did say the embassy was closing. Took hours before reports said it was only being moved. Seems odd to me that we can keep spending here in huge amounts of money but the left's in a delighted twit over saving 1.4 dollars, a drop in the ocean of liberal spending, but good for them! If ONLY SOME other form of spending struck them enough to STOP IT.

I'm not a Jeb Bush fan, and I thought he might have vetted the information before he mouthed off.

However, it's quite a compliment if this is something so rare that you had to rejoice in a conservative media outlet and conservative politician having been told bad information and reported it.

Thank the Lord we do have FOX and they're outshining all other media outlets again and again; people get both sides there; the typical American's a little older than those still young enough to have been as badly indoctrinated as leftist profs are doing now, and so these brighter, more conservative adults in their forties and fifties are hungry to make up their own minds and go to FOX for two sides of all point..
Conservatives feel that's important.

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H.S. B. said...

The Obama administration is trying to diminish and discredit the Vatican’s role in the world, as well as the Catholic's because it’s pro-life, pro-family,pro-religious freedom values, and pro everything that's good in this world.

Ans as Obama would say.."Period"

Billy O. said...

This is just another case of Fox News making things up and the righties as well as. Jebbie Bush swearing that it’s true. Fux News Strikes Again! More proof that the right had totally lost their minds.
You right-wing blogging House Wives are an irrational, and hate-filled, Shame on you! You still can't fix stupid.

The Gallantwarrior said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...


All I can say is how can people be so stupid or deceptive? It's just plain desperate and criminal. I am so sick of this. The Tea Party is tearing our nation and our people apart.


Don't you mouth-frothering liberals ever say anything resembling logical thinking!

Z said...

Gallantwarrior; sometimes I leave nasty comments because people need to see liberal commenters.
I'm not sure who the 'housewives' are but when folks don't listen to FOX because they can't take hearing other than what they've been told to think, it's dangerous and we get this kind of 'thinking.'

The original news story was that they were making the change in the vatican. FOX jumped on it without hearing the whole truth. Leftwing venues have done it a lot; FOX doing it just got the saliva flowing in leftwing fangs...

Z said...

Anonymous (as if most people here don't know who you are :-)...

The vatican information came over the wires exactly as reported by FOX...that's where venues get their information.
This blog did not mention it, so please take your stupid hate elsewhere...back to your blog, dare I say? Are you worried you don't get many comments, or..??

I'd responded to your comment, lengthily, then decided it was worthless.

Am remembering Dan Rather lying about Bush...am remembering Obama lying about health care, ...I could go on.

Let's remember that venues do the best they can to get us the news.
At least FOX gives both sides; and hey! Their ratings are so astonishing that even CNN's beginning to give the viewpoint of the other half of America. Imagine??

take care...happy Sunday!