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N.Korea threatens “physical response” to U.S. moves
OLD NEWS: About a year ago, Americans were battered by news and threats of an eminent confrontation with North Korea, remember? The networks, cable, and talk shows analyzed and over-analyzed the situation up one side and down the other. War was coming … they were sure. The sky was falling, they were convinced and they told us repeatedly until the issue just faded into news oblivion.
Paranoia strikes deep,
Into your heart it will creep.
It happens when you’re always afraid,
Step out of line, and the man come to take you away.
Fear of Islamic Militant Attacks in Nigeria Spreads to Lagos
EVERYDAY NEWS: “The fear of attacks by Islamic militants in Nigeria is spreading south to the commercial capital, Lagos, where city buses are being checked for bombs. A group that says it is fighting for a separate Islamic state is thought responsible for a series of attacks across the north.
“Bomb attacks and ambushes in the northern city of Maiduguri have indefinitely closed the university there and led to an exodus of civilians, some of whom are newly unemployed motorbike taxi drivers after all motorbikes were banned in Maiduguri because Islamic militants were using them to throw bombs.
Courage is resistance to fear,
mastery of fear,
not absence of fear.
Obama: No guarantee for Social Security checks
TODAY’S NEWS: “It was a striking thing today to see the President of the United States say that he cannot guarantee the 27 million Social Security checks that are due to be mailed on August 3rd.”
Striking, indeed! Words cannot express the outrage, the frustration, the offense perpetrated by the President’s remarks. This is a bold face LIE!
A BOLD-FACE LIE!
One of many lies oozing from the White House these days. To intentionally terrify our Seniors by intimating insufficient funds for their Social Security checks is beyond reprehensible! The many thousands of Seniors who rely on those checks to pay their everyday living expenses need to be assured THEIR money is safe and will be in the mail as its usual time regardless of a deal on the budget/debt ceiling. Confusion breeds fear, and truth dispels it. Simple as that!
“This debt limit increase is his [President Obama’s] problem,” Rep. Boehner said. “And I think it’s time for him to lead by putting his plan on the table something that the Congress can pass.” AMEN!
FEAR is terror. Terrorists breed terror! Are you following my thinking? Where is Homeland Security? I have a complaint!
Are WE THE PEOPLE getting tired of this yet? Had enough lies, yet? Had enough manipulation of the masses yet? How ’bout that Executive Order today taking away the 2nd Amendment rights of those living along the border. First the stimulus money pays for the whole “GUNRUNNER” scheme which then backfires, so now ya, let’s disarm the American people so they can’t protect themselves. Sure! That makes sense! Let those drug cartels and Islamic terrorists freely come and go. No need for borders, right?
“We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
More and more it seems this administration, and the powers that be behind him, intends nothing good for America. That’s a very hard thing to fathom, but the evidence is mounting. Martin Luther King, Jr. understood fear. He understood the power of fear. Today, WE THE PEOPLE are challenged by fear all around us. The America we have known is quickly falling into corruption beyond anything we have seen before.
WE THE PEOPLE …
- must remember who we are and our noble heritage.
WE THE PEOPLE …
- must remember what we have known, what we have seen, what we have loved about America.
WE THE PEOPLE …
- must remember how we were thrust into this “War on Terror!” We must remember 9/11 and the unity that ensued!
WE THE PEOPLE …
- must resolve to do our part to reclaim America and restore her liberties, for all law-abiding Americans!
Generation Fear: Life after Sept. 11 for those who grew up with terror
“The fleeting seconds that changed the world began with a whisper in the ear from a White House aide.
“And though George W. Bush somehow retained his composure in that Florida classroom — the weight of history settling on his shoulders, a copy of The Pet Goat in his hands — what the children remember most is how his face turned red.
“Deep red. Angry red. Not a face for reading gentle morality tales with moon-faced second-graders at Sarasota’s Emma E. Booker Elementary School.” READ MORE
Find an Outlet said:
Oh how I hate him. Every time they threaten seniors who rely on their SS checks I go into a rage. Since when is cruelty part of American politics?
Oh to spend one hour with him on the border. He, like all the brilliant commenters who write to tell me I’m a “racist” for relating how the Monument fire started, need to come down here and see for themselves. It’ll never happen. Ignorance is preferable, it doesn’t raise your blood pressure.
Exactly! Along with knowledge and understanding comes the requirement for responsibility – one of the nastiest words known to man! I agree with you … this administration is out of control, creating crises just so he can manipulate the people and make a political statement. And still there are those who just think he got a bag rap following Bush … poor guy!
You doing ok down there? We hear nothing about the fires any more. Out? Under control? The media here is silent on the matter!
Today, I was in the car and I heard the comment which I later saw on the news, that the POTUS cannot guarantee that the checks set to go out in August; will. My response, as a recipient of one of those checks:
That attempt to scare me into contacting my lawmakers “pleading with them to reach a deal, any old deal; just get me my check…” didn’t serve to have the desired effect of scaring me. In fact, I just wrote a letter to my congressman to do what is good for America and the American people, even if that meant jeopardizing his political career.
I’m not the only Americans who is disgusted by the continuous Democrat AND Republican shenanigan of “I’ll-do-what-I-need-to-do-to-win re-election.” Americans are disgusted at those attempts to deceive and scare. Wasn’t that what Barack Obama was elected to do? And Nancy Pelosi was swept in as Speaker to ‘drain the swamp?’ Her failure had it’s repercussions in 2010; his have been continuous, but they are coming to that point of FAILURE TO LEAD-now.
Precisely! I agree … it has been on BOTH sides of the aisle, each having their own banter, but I think the 2010 election began a turn … there is a rumble, a deep rumble as one by one AMERICANS – WE THE PEOPLE are awakening. We look around and barely recognize our America. The rumble of dissent is growing. The rumble of Patriotism is rising. Neither left, nor right, Liberal nor conservative, Dem or Rep … but AMERICANS are beginning to see, to hear, to smell a rat that is stinking up the whole nation with poisonous words designed to terrorize. It’s not in labels or party affiliation, but in character, integrity, honesty. THESE are what Americans, what WE THE PEOPLE seek. We’re done with compromise, with mediocrity, and mis-representation! WE THE PEOPLE are NOT as dumb as the elected elite seem to think we are. WE THE PEOPLE will speak until we’re heard. Whew! 🙂 Boehner said that very thing the other day – Ball’s in your court, Mr President. You wanted the job, now LEAD!
I find ‘hate’ to be too strong a word, but yesterday’s (I think that was yesterday) remark about not guaranteeing that he’ll be able to send SS checks in August is a scare tactic and intended to make Republicans ‘cave.’ If they cave, it should be for other reasons I’ll delineate.
I’m a recipient of that SS check (SSD) and feel as about as much angst as I did with his ‘chicken little’ approach to the stimulus, “If we don’t pass it (TARP), it would be catastrophic,” “Shovel Ready wasn’t as Shovel-Ready as we’d thought,” and my personal favorite, “We have to PASS the bill to see what’s in it!” What kind of crap is that?
I agree with Barb that there’s a responsibility that comes w/ having that coveted position of the POTUS. That is that YOU LEAD in times like these. You pull it from inside, surround yourself with the best advisors, use the bully-pulpit not to bully, BUT TO LEAD us out of a quagmire. Our current POTUS is no pied piper. He promised to unite this country; instead it is move divided than I’ve seen it w/ the possible exception of Vietnam times.
The Republican Party needs to be careful. Many of them were elected on Tea Party pledges of not raising taxes. But this country (IMHO) needs to drastically cut back it’s spending, right now we need to raise our debt limit and the Tea Partiers will not like this, but the tax code must be revised, loopholes closed, which many in the Tea Party view as RASING TAXES.
Closing loopholes will have the net effect of raising taxes (the GEs of this world will no longer be able to ‘get away’ without paying ANY taxes. But Tea Party Republicans are strict in this interpretation of NOT RAISING TAXES.
I’m for most of what the TEA party stands for; in fact I was one of the original tea party members. But, we have to do what is BEST FOR AMERICA, for YOU, for ME and ALL AMERICANS. “My country tis of thee….” So basic!
Unless a Tea Party Republican in Congress, and most Republicans for that matter, can make a STRONG case to his constituents WHY he voted to raise taxes when in 2010 he swore NOT to do so, he’ll be voted out and the Republicans will lose control of the House, they never had control of the Senate and they’ll lose the Presidency again.
I just wrote my Congressman last night encouraging him to do what IS RIGHT FOR AMERICA, forgetting his political interests of re-election. Politicians need to know that they can’t be beholden to special interests; and what better way than to limit there terms and to have a balanced budget amendment?
I have written all of my representatives, too. I lean toward a flat tax system from poverty level up. The poor pay nothing. I think a flat corporate tax might work, too, but I’m not as sure about that.