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It’s not really my style to post or comment about things like this but I would like to share my thoughts on this shooting in Connecticut.

I’ll start with the most obvious thing, this is definitely a tragedy and my thoughts and prayers have been on the lives that were thrown away and the grieving families that will have to start a new year with a hole in their hearts.

That being said..

Anytime you have a tragedy of this nature you have all the other generic responses. You have a wide range of solutions thrown up, only to be forgotten in a few weeks time.

On the left there are the people damning the violent culture we have in America and the guns. Where as on the right, you have the argument that there should no “gun-free zones”. Then in the middle you have the people who look to the left, then the right, and shrug their shoulders and say, “I don’t know, we should legalize pot.”

Anyone who reads my writing knows that I’m a staunch conservative. As far as my opinion on “gun control” goes, it’s mostly a right leaning viewpoint. Anything that looks to me like the government restricting law-abiding citizens from owning or possessing firearms will raise my cackles. However, I do think that there is room for improvement on controlling who can legally possess a firearm. I’m hearing on the news that this 20 year old kid had a history of mental problems and that the weapons he used were taken from his mother, who he also killed. I don’t know what can be done to prevent a woman with a mentally unstable son form owning guns but even the NRA supports somewhat stricter gun control. Closing some gun show loop holes, for example.

I’d also like to see “gun-free-zones” go by the wayside. If you think about it, all these shootings take place in “gun-free-zones”. The only people who abide by those laws, like any other law, are the people who obey the law and won’t be shooting people down for sport.

I don’t know when Americans will start looking at history and learning from it. I could go into a rant about what happens in countries that outlaw guns but I’ll save that for another day. Let’s just look at our own history when it comes to prohibition. When you hear “prohibition”, alcohol is probably the first thing that comes to mind. If you remember correctly the prohibition of alcohol, nation wide, lead to the rise of the mafia, which eventually lead to the abolition of prohibition. Now with the “war on drugs” we still have people doing drugs, but we also have “ganstas” making money off of it. Which is slowly leading to the legalization of Mary Jane.

With this in mind, what do you think will happen if we do eventually ban the possession of firearms by citizens? The citizens will turn over their guns, but the bad guys will still be able to get guns and then the people won’t be able to defend themselves. It doesn’t matter what law you put on the books, people will still break it, laws don’t stop some people.

Just something to think about.

Smoke’em if ya got’em

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The RED SCARE may be over, not to mention forgotten by most Americans, but the RED THREAT is still here. A lot of people laugh and joke at the mere mention of the possibility that the great United States of America could ever be seized by communism. Most people in America couldn’t tell you the difference in communism and fascism, for that matter. All of this is possible because of the wonderful government provided schools we enjoy. I’m not only talking about high school grads or dropouts, I also mean our “best and brightest”. Yes, I’m talking about our state college graduates, you know, the one’s that go get a degree with $30,000 in debt, to go get a job making $25,000 a year. While we lull ourselves into a false sense of security, people in other parts of the world, that have seen the communist doctrine in action, are looking at the class warfare rhetoric, the blatant lies, and the expansion of government in private business and they see what Americans are too blind to see.

Pravda, a Russian newspaper, had this to say:

“Putin in 2009 outlined his strategy for economic success. Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but nevertheless was re-elected. Bye, bye Miss American Pie. The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganov who only received 17% of the vote. Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President keeping the NWO order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake.”

“Recently, Obama has been re-elected for a 2nd term by an illiterate society and he is ready to continue his lies of less taxes while he raises them. He gives speeches of peace and love in the world while he promotes wars as he did in Egypt, Libya and Syria. He plans his next war is with Iran as he fires or demotes his generals who get in the way.”

Barack Obama admits in his own autobiography that in college he drifted towards the Marxist professors and the extremist student groups. When he got his first job, he admits that while he worked at the unnamed corporation that he felt like he was behind enemy lines. The man admits to being mentored by Frank Marshall Davis, a man Obama only calls “Frank” in his book, has since been confirmed to be the, now dead, Communist Party USA (CPUSA) member. Barack describes his relationship with “Frank” as a being almost like father and son. I could go on, but I think you get the point. If you’d like to know more about our illegitimate president check out 2016 the movie, or just Bing it although searching for Barack Obama only pulls up his own propaganda.

My point is that Americans are just too drastically uninformed, which means they are too lazy to find the information for themselves, to make informed decisions at the polls. Pravda did say that they’d give Americans the benefit of the doubt since Soros owns the company in Spain that helped “count” the votes, and since citizens in all 50 states have signed a petition for secession, according to the Washington Post. They may give us the benefit of the doubt, but I don’t. Do I think that election fraud was prevalent? Yes. Do I think that there are enough brainwashed people in this country to actually elect this d-bag? Yes. Do I know if Obama would have lost without the fraudulent election? No. What I do know is that the United States has missed out on what might have been the last shot at curing it’s cancer with Mitt Romney. I, and every analyst I’ve heard, don’t think Romney will run in 2016, that is if the despot in the White House doesn’t decide we don’t need any more elections.

Pravda had quite a bit to say so if you’d like to see the article yourself HERE is a link. Feel free, since we do still have the illusion of freedom, to tell me what you think in the comments, and since our remaining freedoms are just another executive order away, I demand that you subscribe by e-mail or by WordPress.

I Don’t Give A Damn

Posted: November 18, 2012 in America, finance, Opinion
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Everywhere I look I see people “not giving a damn”, what in the entire history of mankind has that ever got anyone? I’ll tell you this much, I didn’t “give a damn” all throughout my teens and early twenties and the only place that ever got me was living off part time minimum wage, food stamps, and rental assistance, not to mention dropped out of college. Granted, I’m only now entering my mid-twenties, but since I changed my habits and my attitude, I’ve got a full time job at a fortune 400 company working my way up. Although that job is in a factory and I’m only now on the bottom rung, I, for the first time, have a path to success and the motivation to get there. To be honest, the path I’m on now isn’t what I necessarily want to be doing when I retire, and I don’t think I’m living up to my full potential, but because of my own mistakes I’ve closed a few other paths I wish I’d taken now. Even though I’ve made those mistakes I have set myself up to be able to take the long way around to accomplish my goals. Now that I’m off government hand outs I can afford to eventually pay my debt to the school and take another swing at it, or I may nit need school. If this blog becomes successful I may be able to peruse a career in journalism, or I could end up in politics. Who knows what my future could hold? I do know that without my decision to get myself in gear and straighten up I’d probably still be flipping burgers 20 hours a week, taking government hand outs. Mostly because I’ve been in the situation, I don’t think all “entitlements” should be disbanded. I do know that they need to be reformed, because, though they do help people through tough times, they don’t encourage those people to do better. We conservatives call them entitlements because in too many people they create a sense of entitlement. They make people feel like, “I’m entitled to this.” That’s not what they were created for. Disability is for people who are physically or mentally incapable of holding a regular job, not people who are too drunk or stoned to hold a job. Food Stamps are for people who are on fixed income and don’t have enough to feed themselves and/or their children, or for people going through a tough time, they are not for people who are just too lazy to find a full-time job, like I used to be. I’ve heard people who really need food stamps say how embarrassing it is to have to use food stamps, that there is a stigma about them. If we would stop people from being able to abuse them that stigma wouldn’t exist. A friend of mine worked in a grocery store for a few years and she said that she could tell who was going to use an EBT card because they would be buying nothing but name brands and expensive cuts of meat, and wouldn’t be dressed like a person that could afford it. She also said, this assumption wasn’t true 100% of the time, she would see some people who bought the store brand and used coupons and ad matches. Those people were either the people that looked well off or the people who seemed to be truly in need of the assistance, either by disability or social security.

Now, before o get any hate mail, I know this doesn’t apply to everyone. All I’m saying is that for certain disability cases there should be periodic re-evaluations. For food stamps there should be restrictions on purchases. I also think that recipients should be subject to periodic drug tests and that criminal background should factor in.

I know what some will say, “but Storey, you say you don’t like government restrictions!” This is true, but when it comes to the government restricting is presence and it’s spending of American’s tax dollars, I say go for it Uncle Sam, restrict the he’ll out of yourself.

Anyway if you “don’t give a damn”, think it over.

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Racism on CNN

Posted: November 12, 2012 in America, racism
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I was watching the Sunday morning shows yesterday and was flipping channels during commercials and landed on CNN. A show was on called “Your Business” and the host had two guests on discussing the previous segment on a small business that makes decorative iron railing. One of the guests was a black man from some organization called Black Entrepreneurs something or other, and the other was a woman from a similarly named female business owners group. Their conversation was kind of boring but I couldn’t help wonder why they didn’t just have two business owners, why did it have to be a black man from a black only group and a woman from a woman only group?

Then next they had a promo for some discussion to be had at a later time, that was going to tackle the tough question that is on all our minds, is the race issue in America still an issue. Following that was yet another promo for Soledad O’Brien’s show “Who is Black in America”. Now, I might be the only one, but I don’t understand how anyone can ever expect to tackle racism or unite people, despite race, sex, and religion, if we have ten different groups for business owners that are all divided up by race, sex, or religion? And that’s not the only example, for every thing that is deemed worthy of an organization, there are different groups for the same thing but are focused on either what color you are or who you go to bed with.

We will never get rid of the division and self-segregation we have here if we continue to have each little group stay in separate corners. What makes it worse is that the people who complain the loudest about racism, or some similar offense, are the same one’s who join the segregated organizations. It all seems to me like they just want something to complain about, or when something doesn’t go their way they have racism to blame it on. I do not participate in hyphenated-Americanism because it is part of the problem. You are not an African-American if you were born in America, no more than I’m a European-American. If it offends you to be identified as an American, then I invite you to take your happy tail across the Atlantic and spend a couple weeks in Western Africa, see how you like it then.

I want to encourage you to leave your thoughts or feedback in the comments at the bottom.

Today I’m wanting to talk about the difference between being an American and being a citizen of the United States of America. Some of my most vivid memories as a kid are of Independence Day, my favorite holiday. Waking up early to find some flag themed clothes to wear and to tape some little flags on my bike to ride in the neighborhood parade, and going to the big family cookouts that afternoon. Then going either to the lake to watch the firework display, or to buy our own fireworks to put on a show at home. All this might sound familiar to most Americans, and most have memories similar to those I have.

Barrack Hussein Obama…. does not.

In Indonesia, where he spent his childhood, people do not celebrate our Independence Day. He doesn’t have, etched into his mind, the mixed smell of hamburgers, hotdogs, and charcoal wafting through the whole neighborhood, or smiling neighbors waving old glory in the parade.

Since he grew up in a Muslim school in Indonesia do you think he learned about the founding fathers, or the meaning of the red, the white, and the blue on our flag? Did he learn why our flag has thirteen stripes, and fifty stars? Actually I doubt he even knew how many there are. In 2008, while campaigning, he said:

“We have campaigned in fifty-seven states, one more to go!

And after the GOP lost this election, in his victory speech in Chicago, he said:

“over two hundred years ago a colony gained the ability to decide it’s own destiny”

Of course we all know there are not 58 states. Of course we know there were thirteen colonies, not one. We know this because we learned it so early in life that we don’t remember not knowing it. He did not.

Some people may say the only reason I’m pointing this out is because I’m biased, some would even say it’s because I’m “RACIST”. They would defend him by saying, he misspoke, it was an accident. He did not mean to say that just like he didn’t mean “you didn’t build that”. What do you think? Do you think you would ever, ever, in any circumstance, misspeak to this degree? I know I wouldn’t.

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