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...........

Friday, November 29, 2013


Regardless of the fantastic Thanksgiving dinners I'm sure you all had, I thought of a fun question for you all:


I'd love to know which you think would have made THE best ever Thanksgiving dinner and WHY!  What do you like about their cooking?

Let's have fun today talking FOOD and CHEFS!


Z  (and I do hope you ALL had fantastic food yesterday....and counted your blessings!)


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving...I just added a little at the bottom; please take a look.

I wish you a very, very Happy Thanksgiving.  
A lot of you have read my past Thanksgiving posts over the last 7 years or so, like...HERE.... and my personal favorite, HERE.  I hope you read them!

Today, I decided just to kind of, hopefully, make your day with some very cool quotes we could all benefit from knowing:

- "The trouble with most of us is we'd rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism."  Norman Vincent Peale

- "You don't have to be great to get started but you have to get started to be great."  Les Brown

- "Try not to become a man of success; but rather a man of value."  Albert Einstein

....and one we could all be better for at all our blogs:

"It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."  Aristotle

What do you think?  Have a favorite?  While you're taking a break from cooking, or you haven't gone to your host's yet, or your wife's in the kitchen making the house smell good and you've got some time, let's talk about these wonderful quotes instead of DREADFUL POLITICS and what's happening to our country.

On this Thanksgiving, I especially want to thank ALL OF YOU who drop by here though my full time job's made me so lazy about getting to all of your blogs like I used to.  I appreciate you ALL SO MUCH; your hearts, your patriotism, your loyalty, your curiosity, your knowledge, and your friendship. 

God bless you and keep you and may God bless America.  Whether you're a religious sort of not, please say a prayer today in gratitude for our country and for your friends and family. It could help.

Please check out Bloviating Zeppelin's site's got great cartoons like the one I just added here with the soldier 'at the table'...and HERE is the funniest Thanksgiving post I've Ed Bonderanka's blog...enjoy!

"Gratitude transforms the torment of memory into silent joy."  Dietrich Boenhoffer.


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Hanukkah!

"Carefully follow the terms of this covenant , so that you may prosper in everything you do."  - Deuteronomy 29:9

God bless us all.


Obama Death Panels

Is the claim that the Affordable Care Act contains a provision for death panels true? My reading of the law, Section 3403: Independent Medicare Advisory Board (IPAB) confirms that it is true. All of those people who derided Sarah Palin for making this claim were wrong, and one in particular, Howard Dean, now acknowledges the truth of her claim.

The law assembles a board of fifteen appointees to help manage the costs of Medicare. Now, no matter what the screamers on the left are saying, managing Medicare costs means denying health care to some. No matter how loudly the left is hollering, no matter how much spittle erupts from their rabidly contorted lips, a board of appointees who decide on a pay cap for medical procedures will have the effect of having physicians refusing to perform it. And what is the effect of either of these circumstances? Someone is not going to receive the treatment they need to continue living. Someone is going to die—and in that sense, the IPAB is a death panel.

Is this what Congress intended? Not the Republican side, but it is exactly what the Democrats wanted. Remember, not a single Republican voted in favor of Obama Care. But I do recall one member of the House by the name of Alan Grayson who warned seniors, the Republicans are not interested in health care reform—they want you to die. When he uttered those words on the floor of the House, Alan Grayson (a rabid communist if ever there was one), voted for Obama Care. He voted for the death panels.

Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass the pass the bill so that you can, uh … find out what’s in it … away from the fog of the controversy.” Now we understand the secrecy and mystery of the Affordable Care Act. Nancy Pelosi and every Democrat serving in Congress voted for the Affordable Care Act. They voted for death panels. There was not a single Republican in the House or Senate voted for the passage of Obama Care; not one.

The news only gets worse, however. Thanks to Harry Reid, it will now take a full sixty senators to over-ride any decision made by Obama’s Death Panel and if the congress is gridlocked on this item, the law says that the final decision thereafter rests with the Secretary of Heath and Human Services ... an unelected bureaucrat.  We need more bureaucrats in charge of our lives, right?

Now would be a good time to think back upon the America we used to have: it was an America that had the best health care system in the world. It was not perfect, but it also did not have a government board of non-elected partisans deciding who lives and who dies. Moreover, make no mistake; the federal government is now collecting information from your doctor about the state of your health. If you smoke cigarettes, cigars, or a pipe; if you drink alcohol; if you are overweight, obese, or exceed the recommend body mass index for your height, then do not expect the government to spend any of its money to save you. It simply is not going to happen.

The good news about this is that there are going to be many democrats who will expire as the result of decisions made by the IPAB. I know that sounds unfair and cruel, but the fact is that Democrats favor this program; they should suffer the consequences along with everyone else. Furthermore, they will. Which segment of our society is it that has the most problem with obesity? According to Gallup, the answer is blacks: the people who overwhelmingly voted for Barack the Communist Obama.

All of this should remind us that elections do have consequences. How is that hope and change thing working out for you so far?

~Mustang Sends

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Starbucks/Obamacare.....great comparison...

Please send this around to, particularly, the young people you know.....they need to see this information and maybe mentioning LATTE  will get their attention!!

Pretty darned good, huh?

So....does this VENTI-SIZED takeover make more sense now?


Monday, November 25, 2013

If you don't watch this............

Sadly, I had to delete this video because it was causing me some ignore this post but there are some good comments in the Comments Section!  11/26/13  .  thanks, Z

.........then never complain about Obama Care again with a liberal because you don't have this information with which to make your excellent points.   For those of you who voted for Mr. Obama and believed what he was saying, you'll finally learn in this 15 minute video that most of it was BUNK.  We Conservative bloggers tried so hard to warn against "If you like your plan, you can keep it,"  and, even more poignant,"...these are the doctors who know our health care system the best.." when I kept saying "That group Obama's saying is for the ACA represents only 30% of doctors in this country!"  They were given lab coats to stand behind him "looking very spiffy," as Obama was sure to mention as if we hadn't noticed they were in 'doctor's coats' !  He played on this group as if they were all doctors.   WE knew that, all conservatives had heard that, why didn't YOU liberals who bought into this? (sorry the ad came along with the video): WAKE UP, those who voted for Obama and support this bill!  TELL your friends and family;  send this video around.  Learn about the differences in Obama's plan and the Mass.'s all in here. WE knew it, why didn't YOU?
Oh, man.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday Faith Blog



I liked the old paths,when Moms were at home. Dads were at work.
Brothers went into the army. And sisters got married BEFORE having children!
 Crime did not pay; Hard work did; And people knew the difference.
 Moms could cook; Dads would work; Children would behave.
 Husbands were loving; Wives were supportive; And children were polite.
 Women wore the jewelry; And Men wore the pants.
 Women looked like ladies; Men looked like gentlemen; And children looked decent.

  People loved the truth, And hated a lie.
 They came to church to get IN, Not to get OUT!
 Hymns sounded Godly; Sermons sounded helpful; Rejoicing sounded normal;
And crying sounded sincere.
 Cursing was wicked; Drugs were for illness.
 The flag was honored; America was beautiful; And God was welcome!
 We read the Bible in public; Prayed in school; And preached from house to house.
 To be called an American was worth dying for; To be called an American was worth living for; To becalled a traitor was a shame!
 I still like the old paths the best!

Z: That was sent to me  by "Imp"..(thanks!).........I pray that all Americans who remember these times try hard to bring these times back.....They were good times.  We are not perfect;  our nation is not perfect;  but when faith was part of our nation, it was a better place.   There are some things we needed to change;  some things faith helped change.  We'll never be perfect ....not on this planet....but we can live good lives and happy lives.  

"In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:6

Today, think about what God's done in your life.......think of a Sunday School song you sang as a kid and the words will come back to you, I promise.  Sing a little!  Cheer yourself up!  Have a great, cheerful Sunday.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Matt Walsh. OUCH! Agree?

Dear President Obama,
You strike me as the sort of man who spends a lot of time staring at his own reflection.  I wonder, what do you see when you gaze so admiringly at yourself? What image do you find in that mirror of yours?  Let me guess:  a graceful Greek god with a golden crown, draped in luxurious robes, perched on a giant, magnificent throne atop a mountain in the sky?  You see a throng of angels singing your praises and masses of subservient peasants prostrated before you, trembling with fear and awe?  You see a man who is more than a man, and a president who transcends the presidency; you see a historic figure of immortal importance?

Yeah, that’s what I thought, and I can’t blame you, Mr. President.  By all accounts, you’ve always been an arrogant, haughty narcissist — and that was before you became president.  Your supporters and your enemies may argue over whether you descended from heaven on the back of a Pegasus, or were birthed from the bowels of Hell to bring about a Biblical apocalypse, but they both agree on one thing:  you are a figure of great significance and immense power.  You are either the anti-Christ or the Second Coming, with no room for anything in-between. Surely, this talk might cause even a humble man to slip into a state of vanity and pride, so I can only imagine what it must do to a man such as yourself, already so aloof and so conceited.

That’s why I’m writing this letter.  My impression of you is quite different, and it has only been solidified by your performance during this shutdown/Obamacare debate.  I find you to be a very small man, Mr. President.  Far from larger than life, you are petty, frivolous, pathetic; sneering and pompous but also trifling and narrow.  I don’t mean to dismiss or underestimate the damage you have done to this nation — it has certainly been profound and lasting — but I want you to know that your legacy will not be one of grandeur and brilliance; it will be the legacy of a shameless, desperate bully.  Both your opponents and your proponents hoist you up as a world leader with a grand vision, whether benevolent or malevolent.  I, on the other hand, believe you have the vision of a temperamental two year old.  You simply want to feel like you’re in control; you want to “win,” you want everybody in the room to pay attention to you, and you’ll stomp your feet and whine until you get your way.  You govern like a coddled toddler; it’s inappropriate to pejoratively refer to you as a “dictator,” but only because it lends you a certain unwarranted credibility.  I think you wish to be a dictator, but instead you’re just a bumbling bureaucrat; easily replaced and even more easily forgotten.  You have the ethics of Genghis Khan, but the leadership skills of Michael Scott.  This is why we are forced to witness the spectacle of, for instance, our president brazenly threatening to invade another nation for no reason, only to clumsily abandon the idea after being publicly spanked by Putin.

Your legacy, Mr. President, will be defined by small, shameful things, as your presidency has been primarily a succession of small, shameful things.  The platitudes you spouted during your campaign— the theatrics, the pomp, the hype — have all faded.  Replaced by the scheming partisan machinations that have come to define your tenure.

Every president has a moment that encapsulates their time in office; your moment, Mr. President, happened this week.  Sure, future generations will look at you with mockery and scorn because of bigger scandals — Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, Obamacare, the birth control mandate and your attacks on religious liberty, spying on journalists, arming terrorists overseas, Fast and Furious, the crony green energy scams, the bailouts, your support for infanticide, the billions you’ve given to the abortion industry, your cowardice in refusing to address the Gosnell murders, your reckless exploitation of the Zimmerman trial, the out of control deficit spending, your refusal to enforce immigration laws, the massive expansion of the Welfare State, the lies, the broken promises, etc — but I think, in an understated way, what you’ve done this week is a better microcosm of your entire reign.

I’m not just referring to the fact that you are peddling the lie that “Republicans” have “shutdown the government,”when, in fact, they have attempted to pass several bills that would fund the government.  Mr. President, you tell these fables to the trained seals in the media and your voting base, but you know darn well that any American with a capacity for critical thought will roundly reject this absurd narrative.  YOU have chosen to “shut down” the government because you have made Obamacare the ultimate priority.  You have said, “Obamacare or nothing,” and then accused Republicans of being the “hostage takers.”  They are holding the government hostage by trying to fund it?  What a silly idea.  But then, you are a silly, ridiculous president.  Speaking of which, this takes us right to your defining moment:  barricading memorials and monuments in a ploy to win an argument.

Comparatively insignificant when stacked up against your war crimes and constitutional infringements, but it is nonetheless an apt illustration.  The Lincoln Memorial is just a giant statue.  There isn’t any reason why people shouldn’t be able to look at a statue during a government shutdown.  In past shutdowns, the memorials were open, with only the information centers closing down.  The Lincoln Memorial has never been completely closed off from the public until now.  You have decided to spend money to block and guard open-air monuments, when it would be cheaper, require less staff, and be less onerous to simply leave them be.  Is this some sort of bizarre punitive measure against the American taxpayer?

Infamously, you even attempted to stop WW2 veterans from visiting the WW2 memorial.  That memorial is mostly privately funded, and is open 24 hours a day. You SPENT MONEY to physically guard the monument from a group of elderly war veterans.  This is truly unprecedented.  We have had horrible presidents in the past, but none quite so shallow, cheap and contemptible.  You tried to close down Mt. Vernon, which is privately funded, but had to settle for closing its parking lot — even though the parking lot requires no immediate on-going maintenance or surveillance from any federal workers.  Did you have to shut down the Normandy cemetery and memorial?  Are we saving money that way?  I doubt it. 

It’s the same game you played during the sequester, and it comes as no surprise to those of us who pay attention (which means it came as a surprise to a large number of people).  Rather than leading like a statesman, you hide in the shadows; scheming, conniving, exploiting.  You emerge only to make hyper-partisan speeches, with rhetoric best left to Democratic talking heads on afternoon cable news shows.  Far from being a “new kind of politician” (as you were advertised), you are the most political politician this country has ever seen. You are political to your core, in your essence, at an atomic level, and so you are unable to offer any direction or clarity when the nation needs it most.  Sometimes, Mr. President, the affairs of this nation require a man, not a politician, and it is during those times that you are especially useless.  You don’t have any interest in fixing our present crisis because you’re too busy finding ways to keep a busload of 90-year old war veterans from looking at a memorial.

Closing down parks, monuments and memorials just to score political points is hardly your most insidious deed, but it’s certainly one of your pettiest.  That’s why it stands, ironically, as a monument of its own.  If we ever build a statue of you, Mr. President, you won’t be triumphantly holding a flaming torch like Lady Liberty, or standing authoritatively with a look of determination, like the MLK memorial.  No, it will be a statue of you pulling the wings off of a fly, or spitting in someone’s orange juice.  It will show you in your essence, as monuments are meant to do.  It will show you as a petulant, skulking, juvenile bully.  It will show you as you are.

And we’ll make sure it’s always open, especially during a government shut down.


Matt Walsh
In God We Trust