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Typical Democrat Bullshit on the Military As Per Usual

Tommy

I went into a public-‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”
The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,
But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.

Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,
But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,
There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.

You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

I would like to know how much civil service salaries and bennies, including retirement and health care, are being slashed, and how many of their jobs are being eliminated. Federal government retirement and health benefits (and I’m looking at the Congressmen, Senators, and Presidents) need to be eliminated entirely. Most of the Federal government should be shut down. HHS, IRS, DoE, EPA, DoJ…all of these agencies are being used as political tools against the populace instead of helping citizens and improving services on behalf of their constitutents.

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I Still Oppose Obamacare

mini meDaughter put a picture of Zoe on Facebook that looks EXACTLY like I do when I’m contemplating the people excusing the failures of the Democrats to recognize the trainwreck that is Obamacare. WHAT DID THESE IDIOTS  THINK THIS WAS ABOUT? It certainly wasn’t about health care, because there are better and less expensive ways to accomplish what they destroyed.

Oh, silly me. I know what they *thought* would happen. The media would proclaim how wonderful of a triumph this was for the poor and ignore the reality as per usual with all of the Obama policies. But a funny thing happened. Too many people got screwed over for the media to cover up. The lies told by the Bullshitter in Chief were too pervasive for denial, though they did try to deny them as well as blaming the eeeeevil insurance companies. When that didn’t stick, they told everybody they “misunderstood”.

I didn’t misunderstand.  The government is going to subject us to irrevocable harm financially through an unsecure website to get overpriced “insurance” that is nothing of the kind. I consider it more of a government extortion program.  How long will it be until somebody is notified that if, say,  a court ruling doesn’t go the way they want, medical treatment for a family member will be denied?

Think it couldn’t happen? People that supported Romney were audited by the IRS, costing them tens of thousands and even hundreds of thousands to defend against.  Tea Party members were harassed by the IRS as well as other government departments. It’s already happening.  And now the IRS will have your medical records, too, and government will decide what care, if any, you will get.

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Happy November!

Holy crap, is it November already? How did this happen? It seems like things are rushing by faster and faster every day. I wake up on Monday morning and it seems to me that by evening it’s Friday. What happened in the interim? How much time DID I stand around staring at the sheep and the chickens?

A vast majority of the chickens and ducks have reached their End of Days. I’m spending @ $100 per week on feed. I also spend an inordinate amount of time caring for said livestock. The economy continues to deteriorate. Put that all together, and we feel that those chickens and ducks should be sitting in the freezer and inside mason jars on the pantry shelves instead of leaving big ol’ piles of poop on all the concrete surfaces everywhere for me to hose off.

This whole government insurance thing has people scared. There are not a whole lot of things that government does well. Health care is NOT one of them. The only people that do not seem to recognize how truly terrible government-run health care IS are the people in the government, because they have never had to use it. Everybody around here that has needed surgical repair of something but was holding out for as long as possible due to the rapid improvement in surgical technique, equipment, and outcome is scheduling surgery for ASAP. The people scheduling surgery recognize that after a couple years of Obamacare, they will be able to experience a third-world hospital experience without leaving the United States. I know their fear. I’ve been in a military hospital.

Think I’m exaggerating? I’m not. Destruction is easy. Repairing that destruction or having to start all over to rebuild something that was destroyed, now, THAT’S the hard part.

SwampMan is now scheduled for knee repair surgery. He’d hoped to put it off for a few more years, but his insurance, too, is going to be twice as expensive with large deductibles that he’ll never be able to meet on a teacher’s salary. I’ll be taking care of SwampMan after his first knee replacement in December, as well as looking after grandkids on Christmas break. That should be an interesting experience! He should be getting his second knee replacement a couple weeks later in January, right at the start of lambing season.

We need to get a lot done in the next few weeks.

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Mandatory Insurance Coverage

I’ve only been covered by “health” insurance a few times in my life, most recently when I worked for the school system. If I needed a doctor, I paid for it myself. It wasn’t a problem. Insurance policies were mostly for catastrophic coverage and, being young and healthy, I didn’t really need any. What could happen? I figured that if I got in a car wreck, my car insurance would cover me. If I got hurt at work, I’d be covered by workmen’s comp.

Heck, even things that were covered like cracked/broken ribs from a vehicle accident didn’t stop me. I went home to get a non-totaled vehicle, then drove to work on my construction job and spent the next eight weeks sleeping upright in a chair because I couldn’t breathe laying down.

When I was pregnant with SwampDaughter, we sold my mule to pay the cost of the doctor. The hospital bill was a couple hundred bucks. (SwampDaughter, that was a good mule. You owe me.) The kids and SwampMan got their share of lumps and bumps (uninsured) and we paid for the stitches and xrays. It wasn’t a huge cost.

The point is that health care used to be affordable, not something that costs tens of thousands of dollars for a simple ailment and hundreds of thousands of dollars for something more complicated.

“But Swampie!” you may whine. “Technology is more expensive!”

Really? Unless you live under a rock, surely you have noticed that EVERYTHING having to do with technology has gone down in price. CNC machines are affordable to the average householder. They used to cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and only be available to well-capitalized businesses. Computers used to take up entire rooms and cost millions. Now pocket-sized smart phones are more powerful computers than our first (and expensive!) home computer that we had to program ourselves. Most people have copying machines in their homes that are incorporated into their printer, something else that was prohibitively expensive. A Selectric typewriter cost more then than a computer costs now.

But wait, there’s MORE. My grandkids play with tablets that are so affordable, they’re treated as TOYS. They’ve got more computing power at their fingertips than the first moon mission. An even more recent example is that the first flat screen tvs were an order of magnitude more expensive than those today that last longer and give a better picture.

Yes, technology has reduced the price of just about everything. But not health care. And not education. What do these things have in common? Government regulation.

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John Boehner (sniffle) Fought Hard. Really. Against Us.

Per John Boehner:

Thank you for all of your support and encouragement. The House has fought with everything it has to convince the president to engage in bipartisan negotiations aimed at addressing our country’s debt and providing fairness for the American people under ObamaCare. Our fight will continue.

Fight against WHO, John? The American People? That must be it, because I NEVER saw you actually fighting against ANYBODY except the people that were doing the bidding of their constituents. You remember those people, don’t you? No, not the special interest groups, I know that they have you in their pockets. It is hard to believe that an actual grown man would define “abjectly surrendering and kissing Obama’s ass” as “fighting”. Is there child porn on your computer? I would like to think that there is SOME reason for your sorry, cowardly performance.

Oh, and Ander Crenshaw? We’re done with you. If the choice is between you and a Democrat, we’re sitting on our hands. There’s no difference.

Oh, and SwampDaughter? Um, I think that the nicest thing that your Facebook account said to John Boehner last night was that he was a surrendering piece of dog shit. Sorry about that.

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STRIKE

Karl Denninger at The Market Ticker says it much better than I do, mostly because I keep sputtering in rage at the outrageous conduct of the Democrat administration.

The Market Ticker is offline from October 11th-13th as a deliberate act to reduce to zero my economic activity, and thus taxable income, for those three days.

On 9/11/2013 I went dark to protest the NSA’s unconstitutional and outrageous acts of spying against American Citizens — acts they claimed at the time were “catching terrorists” but which they were later forced to admit had interdicted not dozens of plots but perhaps “one or two.” Despite this forced admission our Congress has refused, thus far, to force the dismantling of these outrageous, unconstitutional, ridiculously expensive and abusive programs.

But the NSA is only the beginning of the mockery of freedoms that we, as Americans, are supposed to enjoy. No man or woman is free if he or she is defrauded and robbed via trickery or treachery. And yet that is what our Federal Government, along with many State governments, are doing to you every single day.

The Federal Government asserts that due to the debt ceiling it would be unable to “pay its bills” if Congress does not allow it to borrow yet more money it does not have and cannot acquire through taxation. This is an outrageous lie; the fact is that the Government has been unable to pay out what it has promised from tax revenues for decades, and by promoting this lie they are stealing from you the very monies they claim you’re being paid in “benefits.”

In point of fact the US Federal Government, on an actuarial basis, has promised to pay not $17 trillion dollars (or $53,000 per person) but north of $120 trillion when Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are analyzed on a forward basis — an impossible sum that amounts to roughly $360,000 per man, woman and child in the country and exceeds the assets of all businesses, households and governments summed together.

In other words, we are now, as a nation, factually bankrupt yet both political parties are demanding to borrow and spend even more.

At the same time we are telling our Senior Citizens and those approaching that time in their lives that these programs are “secure” and will “be there” when it is trivially provable that this is a blatant and outrageous lie, since there is no possibility of ever covering that $120 trillion in political promises.

To add insult to injury you have the editors of Bloomberg, centered in the den of thieves known as Wall Street, arguing that John Boehner’s puny (not to mention both staged and false) resistance to such deficits is “dangerous.” It’s outrageous to read a “news organization” calling for the victims of financial rape to bend over and give approval to yet another round of what they have renamed “consensual sex”, despite the documented and easily-proved damage that has been done to the victims — middle class Americans. How much outrage would they garner if the same demand was made of a woman that had just been assaulted while wearing a pretty dress?

The simple truth of the matter is that deficit spending, willful blindness to fraudulent credit creation and intentional tampering with interest rates, now being topped off with “Quantitative Easing”, dilutes the value of your earnings and destroys the middle class and working American. The results have been seen over the last three decades and are not able to be disputed. You should be enjoying the gains of technology and productivity in your daily life. There should be plenty to feed and shelter the poor in this country and anyone willing to work should be living like Kings yet laboring only 20 or 30 hours a week. Instead the gains created by your hand in improved productivity have been stolen from you along with even more through these intentional acts of abuse, the poor are being decimated and the middle class are earning less in inflation-adjusted dollars than they were in the 1980s.

This is why the job market has not recovered and neither has your earnings power, despite the claim that the recession supposedly ended more than four years ago. Neither political party has the willingness to face basic, fundamental arithmetic that we all learn in middle school, and yet in less than 15 minutes I can prove to anyone in this country, using only the government’s and Federal Reserve’s own tables of figures, that these assertions as to the alleged “growth” in our economy and what has truly happened are not my opinion, they are mathematical facts.

The entrepreneurs and other producers in our economy, myself included, have been enabling this theft and myriad abuses served upon the public. The economic harm has been compounded by actors in several specific sectors within our so-called economy, most-specifically the educational, banking and health-care “industries.”

Proof of the former is found in the fact that Calculus as a skill has not changed in hundreds of years and yet the ability to deliver pizzas to pay for a college education, very possible in the 1970s and early 1980s, is now impossible and the pursuit of said “education” routinely saddles our young adults with $100,000 or more in non-dischargable debt. Across our young adults this debt now exceeds one trillion dollars. We have not only allowed this but we actually cheer on the financial rape of our children and assist in their screwing by filing FAFSA forms so they can be bent over the table by glib-toungued admissions and finance counselors. In my opinion our youth would be fully-justified in eating us — slathered in BBQ sauce — for this willful and intentional act of abuse.

Proof of the latter is found in more examples than can be counted, such as the woman who was billed over $60,000 in Arizona for two doses of scorpion antivenom that can be bought over-the-counter for $100 in its country of origin — Mexico — just a few miles from where she was stung. Rather than respond to this sort of blatant financial rape with indictments and prison sentences our government passed “Obamacare” and demands that we all submit to being abused by medical monopolists under penalty of fine and forfeiture.

Since 2007 I have written thousands of articles detailing all of the above in the various schemes inflicted on the American people to strip them of their wealth and prosperity. Instead of a rising tide lifting all boats, these three sectors along with our government have been actively drilling holes in the boats carrying 99% of the population, leaving them with the choice of either furiously attempting to bail out the water or drowning while the 1% chortles with glee in The Hamptons.

As one of the producers in this economy and an entrepreneur I know, from my own experience, that I can personally outrun this blatant and outrageous theft. But by doing so I create much taxable income, which is then siphoned off in the form of taxes to power the drills that are used to intentionally harm everyone else.

I can no longer square my personal drive to succeed with what my success, and the taxes levied upon it, empowers in the form of harm to 99% of the people.

I have thus decided to “slim down” those activities, reducing my taxable income to essentially nothing. To cease my contributions to the so-called “common good”, because irrespective of whether I keep the money or not that productivity improvement will wind up in the hands of government and these favored “industries-cum-scams” that will be used to drill more holes in the boats of ordinary Americans.

So on these three days, October 11th – 13th, I choose to produce a literal nothing. To sit on the beach and contemplate, to spend my days and evenings with people who I care about, and to deny government at all levels my labor — the very essence of which they are using to screw everyone else.

This act, the voluntary reduction of economic activity, particularly among those who produce, is the only effective means available to we, the people, to protest in a manner that is both directly related to what is being done to the common American but in addition is both expressly lawful and directly attacks the source of the problem.

I ask that you consider joining me; the sunset remains beautiful, even if the sun is indeed setting on what was America as her founders roll in their graves.

If everything is getting “better”, why are our incomes falling? If everything is getting better, why are we a part-time employment nation? If everything is getting better, why are so many people on food stamps? Folks, things are getting worse and the government policies are causing it. Remove your consent.

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Bullying Seniors at Yellowstone

A reckoning is waaaay past due:

Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.

See more at: http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x1442580353/Gestapo-tactics-meet-senior-citizens-at-Yellowstone#sthash.3woM0q3g.3pxSik2H.dpuf

The problem with the seniors is that they should never have put up with dawdling service.

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