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Humble Juice.

A New, Much Needed, Diet for the American People…  not to address the obesity epidemic, but rather the Entitlement Epidemic.

Humble Juice.

This is not about our standing in the world…  this is about our standing with each other.

A watershed moment of growing up is when you suddenly realize you’re not nearly as special as you think you are.  Not only does the Universe not revolve around you… you find out the Universe doesn’t care about you at all.  And it should never be expected to.

This typically coincides with the realization that your parents are not as brilliant and infallible as you thought they were, pets come and go and nothing is free as someone somewhere is paying for it.  But far, far, too many of us never seem to grow up.  And this is a problem because those individuals pose as adults… doing adult things like raising children, buying stuff they can’t afford and voting.  All of these actions effect the rest of us, thus making it our problem.

It’s time for you, and you know who you are whether you want to admit it or not, to drink a full gallon of Humble Juice each and every day while reminding yourself you’re not entitled to anything.  Nothing.  Nobody “owes” you anything… Ever.  You are amazingly unique… just like EVERY other person that is ,or ever has been, alive.

Look in the mirror and repeat the following every morning…

“I am not entitled to a certain standard of living.  My desired standard of living is mine and mine alone.  Because of this, it is mine to support.  If I cannot maintain my desired standard of living it will fall on only my shoulders to answer any debts I accumulated and adjust accordingly my level of what is acceptable.  It is no one else’s problem unless I owe them money.

I am not Entitled to a Loan.  Nobody is obligated to hand me a bunch of money to go buy stuff.  It doesn’t matter what I want to buy… could be a house, could be a horse… it’s not my money and I don’t have a right to it.  When begging for a loan I will respect this fact.  I might bring along a shot of Humble Juice for that moment when I inevitably forget.

I am not entitled to the services of Doctors, Lawyers, Bankers, Farmers, Real Estate Agents, Cashiers, Waitresses, Sanitation Workers, Etc. Etc. Etc.  I pay for these… because they don’t “owe” me anything.

I am not entitled to a retirement provided by someone else, such as my family, the government (read: Taxpayers), my children, neighbors, employers, “Rich People” etc.  Note: Social Security is Bankrupt… it was a promise that could never be kept… and those who made it knew this… those collecting Social Security have, or will have, collected far more than they ever put in.  I don’t expect to see dime.

I am not entitled to have my stuff replaced if it is lost, stolen or destroyed.  If I pay insurance, I have a contract with a business… not an entitlement.  If I didn’t pay for insurance… I have my savings.  If I have no savings… I have broken stuff.  I will think ahead and prepare for such possibilities.

I am not entitled to the love and devotion of my spouse, partner, dating chum… whatever.  This entitlement leads to some of the most unhealthy people on earth.  Symptoms of this misconception include but are not limited to Depression, Anxiety, Obesity, Isolation and the collateral damage to children, family and friends.

I am not entitled to my parents money… as a loan, gift, inheritance etc.  I will grow up!  It’s not my money.  I will earn my own money, then spend it as I see fit.  If I want to give it to my kids, then fine… if not, that’s fine too.  Any hurt feelings are the responsiblity of the person whose feelings are hurt.  No one has the right to force me to hand out my property to anyone.  If I do so, it will be by my choice.

Nobody is obligated to me.  Not my friends, associates, parents, children, neighbors, employees, employers, et al.  I enjoy helping others VOLUNTARILY… and I expect nothing in return.  If I get my feelings hurt it is because I expected something, and that’s my fault.  I will learn to get over it by not projecting my expectations onto others.

I will only receive the voluntary kindness of those who can tolerate me… and there will be precious few who will choose to do so.  And, that’s the way it goes.  Because of this, I appreciate those tolerant enough to be my friend… whatever flavor of friend that might be.

It is my responsibility to understand the decisions I make and take responsibility for the outcomes.  It is my responsibility because that is what is required to remain free.  My Liberty depends on it.

I will work every moment of my life to remind myself of this by choking down my personal gallon of Humble Juice each and every day.”  (In my case, chased with two fingers of single malt scotch.)

(One of my personal favorites… mainly because of the underwear comment.  Originally posted 102912)


Anything to Save It!

(A Blast from the past…)

Anything but Repeal It!

The Democrats (And Establishment RINO’s) want Any “Fix” that keeps Obama Care on the Books…

President Clinton is the latest to offer up a “fix” to Obama Care by suggesting the Current President should champion a change in the law to allow Citizens to keep their current Health Insurance if they like it. “Allow”…

“Allow” me to bypass the obvious question as to who do these people think they are to “Allow” me to do anything… and get to the bigger issue at hand.

The Destruction of the Health Insurance Companies is analogous to Cortez burning his ships when he landed on the New World.

(Realize, the Government may tolerate a few Health Insurance companies to exist so long as they can be completely controlled via regulations… the Fascist flavor of Socialism.  It is what We have “Allowed” these people to do in almost every Industry.  This brand of Fascism is why the EPA and OSHA exist.  Without these agencies Insurance Companies, not to mention Self Interest, would be the mechanism for spreading Best Practices.  Get the connection?  Do you suddenly see why “Big Insurance” is the enemy of the Left?  They represent competition to Big Government.  Therefore the Left believes They must be removed, or at a minimum diminished to the point of uselessness.  And we’re witnessing it happen as I tap this out.)

There is no, nor will there be, any “fix” to the complete and total destruction of the Health Insurance Industry we are watching before our eyes. The only solution to what is an ill-advised attempt of Government to wrest control over 1/6th of the Economy while once again removing all Free-Market Competition, Voluntary Exchange and your Right to Choose is a complete Repeal of this Disastrous Law.

Anything else is simply an effort to preserve the Big Government, aka Socialist, gains achieved during the first two years of Democrat Control over The United States.

Anything else is just buying time while you “Get Used” to Government telling you what you must do when it comes to purchasing Health Insurance.  Then what you eat, and drive, and activities you pass time doing etc.  Because it all has to do with your Health.  The only “fix” Liberals want when it comes to Health Care is enough time for you to get your mind right and accept that Government is the Answer.

But they Need you to scream for them to “Fix” it.  Which is why they all seem to be standing around watching the Health System Implode.  An Implosion they caused.  All they’re waiting for is for you to blame the Insurance Companies and beg Government to step in… with Single Payer or what is otherwise known as Government Run Health Care.

It has been the goal from the beginning.  It is still the goal.

And, Once the deed is done there can be no turning back.

Social Security was supposed to be a temporary Insurance Safety Net.  Temporary… But given enough time you folks began counting on it and decided it should be permanent.  So permanent in fact that the politicians took your cue and spent all the money collected for it on other things because they knew you would never let that stream of income to Government go away.  But they didn’t spend it on important things, things we could have done without.  They wasted it.  They allowed their friends to have it.  They squandered it.  Because who needs discipline when the money just keeps rolling in?  And You gave them permission.  You are Still giving them permission.

This is no different.

Don’t let this happen again.

Demand Complete Repeal!

When Democrats stand up and say “Republicans have never liked this law and just want to get rid of it!”, you should stand up and say “You’re Right!”  “We Warned You!”  “In Fact, We Warned You with Plenty of Time not to let this Happen in the First Place!”  “Are You Listening?”

All this was bad from the beginning and it needs to be done away with, not preserved with some “fix” created to placate you until you “see the light” and concede your Freedoms to those in Washington.

It is no mystery that I’m not a fan of about 80% of the Republican Party.  But it is a Party that must move to Repeal this hideous legislation.  It is a Party that needs to step around the likes of John McCain, Chris Christy and Lindsey Graham to save this country from the mistakes of Democratic Socialists world over.  If there has ever been a rallying point, or issue, of our time it is this.  We were not there to fight against what we now know to be huge wastes of money and drags on productivity of the past.  But we are here now.

The push to Socialize Medicine must be stopped.

And in the future, Anyone who even suggests such a Scheme should be disqualified from serious consideration when it comes to holding power in this Country.

(Originally posted 111212)


It’s that Time of year again…

As we all know, many of us will soon be receiving hundreds and hundreds of Thank You Cards from all over the United States written by those who are getting Welfare in its myriad forms.

I realize times can be tough and sometimes a person Very Desperately needs help.  With that in mind, it’s the level of Genuine Appreciation that I find so Wonderful and Heart Warming.  If anything, it’s the simple “Thank You” that makes it so easy to get up everyday and go to one of three jobs a hate so very much.  It’s truly the little things that keep me going.

So when the bags and bags full of Thank You Cards come rolling in it can be a bit overwhelming even for me.  And a little emotional as well.  But, so you all know, I take what time I have to read each and every one of them.

Frankly, there is little in this world I enjoy more than hearing how they’re working diligently to stop receiving my tax dollars, not to mention the rewards of self-sufficiency that are being reaped in their homes.  I also relish the many mentions of how their children are learning some of the most difficult lessons in life, such as what it means to be honest, learn a trade, work hard, make wise decisions, delay gratification, live within one’s means, avoid debt, save even when you think you can’t, and of course spend wisely.

If you’re one of these folks, please find it within yourselves to forgive me but given the time constraints due to my jobs, I’d like to once again offer this as my annual response;

“You’re Welcome.”


Will Harry Reid Shut down the Government?!

Looks like it.

It looks like the Progressives will fall on their sword to save the Crown Jewel of Socialism… even though the majority of Americans Don’t want it.

At this point one has to ask “Why?”

Why are the Democrats so ideologically bound to a Universal Health Care scheme that not only raises prices and reduces the quality of services for everyone, but will end in bankruptcy just like the past Socialist schemes such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

It seems to escape all of our leaders, every minute of every day that We are Out of Money.

So is that their goal?

Could it be the End Game is to bankrupt the entire country?

Is there a “sane” person anywhere in the United States who would advocate such a plan?

Well… yes.  Many of them in fact.  But the ones who put it on paper were

Two Liberal Progressive Professors who are still around and quite influential… Cloward and Piven.

“The  duo taught that if you flooded the welfare rolls and bankrupted the cities and  ultimately the nation, it would foster economic collapse, which would lead to  political turmoil so severe that socialism would be accepted as a fix to an  out-of-control set of circumstances.”

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/cloward-piven_paradise_now.html#ixzz2gO76NmwQ

It all makes sense once you realize that there truly are people out there that hate the way this country was created.  They’ll look right at the camera and say unequivocally “I Love America!”, but the America they love is a location, a place on the map, a place they happen to reside… but absolutely not an idea.

In the End, They fully intend to spend us into oblivion.  And, Everything is Going according to Plan…


DISTRACT

The United States is Bankrupt.

The U.S. Government continues to deny the fact they caused the problem in the first place… supposedly with the best of intentions.

The Federal Reserve is reduced to printing as much money as possible because they believe it is the only tactic which THEY can “save” the entire system.

The public is starting to understand that every time the Federal Reserve prints more money it immediately devalues everything they have saved.

The public is realizing that QE or Quantitative Easing which is this act of printing money that should otherwise not exist is nothing more than taxing all those responsible enough to have put away for their retirement, own their home, own their business etc.

The public is seeing clearly that this tactic is not working.  (In fact, it has never worked anywhere in the world.)

There is no growth.

Unemployment is flat… and it’s only that “good” because the numbers a being played with.

The stock market is going up, but only because the rest of the world is terrified at what is going on in their countries so they are putting their money in the U.S.  This will stop very soon, once the majority of wealth has been relocated.  Then what?

The EPA is taking control of every industry in the United States through existing, and many new, onerous regulations.

Our President Fiddles While The Middle East, Korean Peninsula and Rome Burns…

So… these are the issues we are being told by the press to pay attention to? RIGHT NOW!

Gay Marriage.

Illegal Immigration.

Racial Discrimination.

Fairness.

Let me ask, does addressing any side on any of these issues solve our current race to fiscal oblivion?

No.

All that should matter to us, at least any of us who love the country as it was founded with Individual Liberty being paramount, are the Four Horsemen of the Fiscal Apocalypse.

1.  Social Security

2.  Medicare

3.  Medicaid

4.  And Now… Universal Healthcare

Yet we sit on our hands arguing about Social Issues.  Social Issues which will mean nothing when the economy collapses… we suffer food shortages… energy rationing… riots.

The insult we must all confront is an ever-present resistance to spending reductions of any kind.  This latest resistance to a mere 5% cut IN THE GROWTH RATE of spending bringing it down to 5% should have brought us all out into the streets.  That it did not frightens me the most.  But it empowers those in charge.

We are in trouble and those who find it acceptable are desperate to distract all of us from what is important.

If we don’t deal with the Four Horsemen there will be no country left to deal with any imagined social issues.

First things first.

Unless the collapse of the country’s economic system is desirable we are headed the wrong direction… fast.  Cloward and Piven will tell you it is and everything is going perfectly.

This is the moment.

It’s happening right in front of you.

It will not become any clearer.

You’re being played…

Just ask the common folks who considered themselves “enlightened democratic socialists” in Europe.

Better stock up on your Port, Chianti and Champagne while you can.