December 9, 2012
By Rick Schroeder
Separation of Church and State, where did this concept come from? If you are saying the Constitution right now, you are wrong. Here it is, read it. No, our Founding Fathers actually intended this to be a Christian Country. Check this post. I think that’s pretty clear.
Another thing I’m getting sick of is the liberal media’s efforts to run down the Founding Fathers. You know, all the “documentaries” on PBS about anything bad, real or conjured up. I won’t even dignify it by mentioning examples here but you know what I’m talking about. Just because it’s on TV doesn’t mean it’s true, especially PBS.
Maybe we should all just go ahead and cancel cable and quit watching TV and reading news(?)papers for a year and see how they like that. That’s the way to beat these people you know? Hit them in the pocketbook. This strategy is so effective with them because they can’t do anything for themselves. The only thing vaguely resembling a talent that they have ever developed is running their mouths.
Meanwhile, I want God back in the schools. I want God back on our money. I want God everywhere in this Country. If you’re from another religion and you don’t like it go right ahead and go to wherever your religion is king. I won’t miss you. Also, if the American flag offends you, feel free to go to whatever armpit of the Earth suits you but we will fly our flag.
These are a few of the things that MUST return to the forefront of American life if we are to remain the Country that I grew up in. It would just be a terrible shame to be the presiding generation as this Country turns into a piece of… let’s just say becomes a banana republic. I do not intend to do that. I would rather die fighting it.
Now, back to the question of the day. Where did that idiotic concept come from. Thomas Jefferson wrote a letter to the Danbury Baptists in 1802. From that letter liberals have attempted to contrive this concept. And with the help of their willing accomplices in the media they have been making it stick. But we ARE a Christian nation in spite of what our socialist mooslim of a mistake President says. We need to bring that back into the mainstream and get rid of this sensationalist garbage of the day or we will be lamenting this from the safety of our cave without lights in the near future, just like India. By the way, does that power outage thing in India affect customer service call centers for Verizon and what not?
December 9, 2012
By Rick Schroeder
About now you’re probably wondering why I’m hacking on what seems like small stuff like chicanery and terminology. Well, since Worthless Woodrow (Woodrow Wilson) began his progressive agenda in 1913 the libs have made massive strides toward dismantling this Country. And they didn’t do it over night. It started with the little things. A little bit at a time. Some tribe somewhere had a saying, “You eat an elephant one bite at a time.” and that is just how the libs have been tearing this Country down.
Every time I turn around I see another example of how this Country is being destroyed. And the worst part is that most of the people around me can’t even see it. The whole thing is normal to them. I suppose a key thing here would be an intimate knowledge of the Constitution. It is actually a very simple document and all it does is lay out the limits of the feral gubmint (Federal Government). You used to be able to get a free pocket copy from the Heritage Foundation. I don’t know if that’s still true but it’s worth a try so I gave you the link there.
Once you know what is supposed to be you have no problem spotting the things that shouldn’t be. Let me give you one of those worthless lawyer disclaimers here, once your mind has been expanded by the truth you can’t go back to being blissfully ignorant. It gnaws at you constantly and you are compelled to do things like write a blog. Eventually it gets to the point where you can’t stand idly by and watch any more and you find yourself having scathing debates with the libs in your life. Basically all of this is good. Very good. And as it should have been all along. I have no idea what previous generations were trying to do. Get along with people that were trying to destroy our very way of life? I don’t know, but I won’t keep my mouth shut to get along with people who are trying to destroy my Country. And for the most part the libs in your life are not the hardcore socialists they are just the foot soldiers who have been seduced with the rhetoric and BS that is socialism. After all, they can’t seriously want to live in freakish poverty for the rest of their lives like their comrades in Cuba and Venezuela. Right?
You see, libs have worked tirelessly for a century to get to this point. They have tried to make the sick and twisted socially acceptable. And for the most part it has worked quite well. But there are those few who would dare to question the Kings new dress. And I am one of those few. I am compelled to sound the alarm. To wake the Silent Majority. This is a warning alarm. All the compartments are full of sea water and the ship IS going down. Start baling for all you are worth and start now. Remember freedom is not free and if you don’t take responsibility you will never have freedom.
December 9, 2012
By Rick Schroeder
In the great State of Florida the speed limit in school zones is 20 mph. Really. You go from sometimes as much as 50 mph to 20 mph. So I’m driving by one the other day and the school is way back. Maybe 200 feet off the road. And people are hanging out everywhere guiding the little darlings into the building for a daily dose of liberalism. So I’m wondering, why am I going 20 mph when these kids would have to launch an all out assault to get anywhere near the road. And it comes to me. People. The parents. These people are so stupid that they can’t merge smoothly into the flow of traffic.
OK, right now you’re saying I’m an idiot but here’s a test. The next time you go to WalMart watch the people in the parking lot for a while. Watch the ones walking. Are they oblivious or what? Are the ones driving any sharper? Is it not a wonder that there aren’t mass deaths in WalMart’s parking lot every day. Maybe there are and the evil corporation is hiding it from us.
Is that the end of it? Oh no. In Detroit they have these acceleration ramps to get onto the freeway. I’m sure they have them everywhere but Detroit is the only place I have witnessed this. Driver A turns onto the ramp from the surface street and begins to accelerate down the ramp. He gets to the end and decides he can’t merge so he stops dead. Allowing Driver B to pile into the back of him at 50+ mph. I’m not kidding here. It used to happen every day at least once. I saw it. In Driver A’s defence there are some ramps in Detroit that have traffic signals at the bottom so you have to stop. I don’t know, go figure. I always ran them.
When I first moved to Florida I worked for an engineer in the roadway maintenance department near Tampa. If you have ever been to an urban area in Florida you may have noticed that almost all the streets are boulevards. They have a median to separate the opposing traffic flows. When I left Michigan there weren’t too many boulevards, I don’t know now. As a result I found it cumbersome to drive. Always having to go past where I wanted to go and find a turn around and come back. Why don’t they just have left turn lanes instead of all those medians. When I asked the engineer why this was he told me they would drive right into each other if we didn’t. I could not believe it but he patiently explained that Florida has a lot of retirees from other States with differing traffic patterns as well as foreigners with no traffic patterns. I have since come to accept that as the truth.
On top of this they like to make a left turn onto the roadway into the left turn lane and then sit there with their right turn signal on trying to get into traffic. Or worse yet they kind of ease along looking backwards for a break. They are technically making a right turn out of the left turn lane. I have seen tickets issued for this. I have also seen cops doing it.
My final shot here is what some call left lane drivers. Listen up Sport. If you’re in the left lane you’re supposed to be passing. Not camped out next to the car in the right lane so Grandpa taking Grandma to the hospital has to get ugly with you. Don’t say a thing, I see it every morning. You could at least do the speed limit. I guess what I’m asking here is have people really become this stupid? I guess Barack didn’t elect himself, did he?
December 9, 2012
By Rick Schroeder
You will find that a common theme here will be the feral gubmints (Federal Governments) limitations as spelled out by the Constitution. If there is one thing that makes me madder than anything else it would be the feral gubmint overstepping its little bitty bounds. If you research a particular situation that is resulting in certain groups of people claiming some kind of slight being committed against them by the gubmint you often find the same root cause. The feral gubmint overstepping its little bitty bounds. So as you may have guessed my blood pressure has traveled into dangerous territory.
In the situation I am thinking of gays want to get married. Where did this come from? If you will think back, way back, before i-phones and flavored vodka, gays were mad because they were not getting tax breaks like married people. Oh! I’m sorry. Have you forgotten that this is where this hornets nest that has become “gay marriage” came from? Yes. It was decades ago. But I digress. If you want to debate all that go to the gay site of your choice and have at it. My point is that the root cause is once again the feral gubmint doing things it shouldn’t be doing.
You see, back in the day, gays got mad because straights were getting tax breaks for this, that, and the other thing. But gays weren’t getting these breaks because they were not married. PRESTO! The problem. Now common sense begs the question why are some folks getting tax breaks while others aren’t. So people immediately went to work to get homos married.
Whoa there broke back, time for some common sense.
Does not every citizen of major age have access to the same services from the feral gubmint? Answer this question simply and truthfully. No editorials here just a yes or no. Does not Jesse Jackson, Jesse Ventura, Jesse James and Jesse Duplantis all have the same access to the same feral gubmint? So why are they charging you, me and Simon Legree three different amounts for the same thing? My point here is that we all receive the same services, so by logic, shouldn’t we all pay the same amount? When did this get convoluted into the fifteen thousand page tax code that we now enjoy?
Now, while the Constitution does actually give the feral gubmint the authority to tax us I don’t recall anywhere that it says they can pick and choose who pays what and give unfair advantages to one group over another. Shouldn’t single people be just as outraged as homos? And, in reviewing history, before the original socialist (Wilson) gave us permanent income tax it was used very prudently by administrations and usually just to pay off war debt. Of course we didn’t have cogresscritters knocking down $175 grand back then either. And to be fair we didn’t have nearly half the country on the gubmint dole. Stupid is costly.
One last question. Where does the money go? Well, that depends on who you ask. Libs will tell you it goes to greedy corporations via corporate welfare and I’m inclined to agree with that to a certain extent. Conservatives will tell you it goes to lazy parasites via entitlement programs and I will agree with that to a certain extent. But none of this rhetoric explains why the feral gubmint borrows fifty eight thousand dollars a second.
December 9, 2012
By Rick Schroeder
Terminology is confounding the Constitution. We need to make people learn how to talk again. As terminology changes with each new generation it seems that the dictionary is updated and everything that has gone before is just forgotten. Now as far as I’m concerned that is just fine for Michael Jackson songs but I suppose there are those who would want to debate that with me. Just as I want to debate the terminology in the Constitution with libs.
Here’s one to get you going. Which Bible is better? Now I know there are some of you out there saying what is he talking about? Well here goes. There are actually quite a few Bibles out there but for this example I am going to use just two. The King James version (KJ) and the New International version (NIV). Which is better? Think about it and get yourself an answer.
Now, here is the right answer. The NIV is far superior to the KJ. Some of you are out there right now howling about how the KJ is much older and therefore must be much better and closer to the facts because they were closer to the actual times and people tend to distort things over time, and so on and so forth.
First off, thank you for making my point with your “people distort things over time” argument, but here is the facts on this case. The KJ and the NIV were translated from the same documents. The original documents. So what makes the NIV so superior? Understanding. The translators of the NIV were historians who studied the civilization at the time the documents were written. For all his worthy intentions King James and his team just didn’t understand that gay would mean something totally different than it did fifty years ago.
Examples. Do you think the Flintstones would have been having a”gay ole time” if they knew what that meant now? Civilians. Have you ever heard a cop refer to civilians? Cops ARE civilians. This is a military term. Here’s a term that’s close to my heart, “well regulated”. It’s from the Constitution. The Second Amendment to be exact. What does regulation mean today? Certainly not what I want for my firearm ownership. In the time the document was written it meant something totally different.
I have an old dictionary from the mid sixties. It has several definitions of “regulate”. The first is newer and states “to control or direct by a rule”. Not what I want. But the fourth which would be much older and phasing out states “to put in good order”. I would much rather have my Second Amendment rights in good order than controlled by rule. Wouldn’t you?
These are but a few examples of how manipulating our terminology can change the very meaning of things. It demonstrates the importance of remembering how things began. Now this, I look at this as simple common sense. But you would be surprised how many people want to tell you that in spite of the circumstances surrounding how a document like our Constitution was produced we still need to look at it with the new meanings in mind. They like to call it a “living document”. Don’t even ask me what that means. It’s libspeak to me. It is not a living document and it means exactly what it says.
August 2, 2012
By Rick Schroeder
I wanted to come out of the gate with the best thing ever for my first post and wow the world. But after much thought and many false starts (four in this post alone) I realized that what I needed to do was just get some common sense out there and maybe spread a little decency around. Suddenly I had a tag line. I struggled with powerful thoughts that I wanted to get across and then it came to me. I have plenty of time for that. In this first post I only need to give you an idea of who I am and a brief overview of where I want to go with this blog. So, with that in mind here we go.
I was born over half century ago and in my lifetime I have experienced a lot of things. A lot of things that I don’t believe younger generations will ever be able to experience. “Sad.” you say? “Probably due to the depletion, or even the destruction of natural resources.” you say. “Maybe overpopulation?” you say. Sorry folks, nothing that complicated. The fact is this loss of ability to do some of the things that I enjoyed as a youngster results from simple gubmint (government) regulation. I said “younger generations will ever be able to experience.” but I should have qualified that with, “unless we fix it now”.
Here’s the sad truth, folks. In my daily life I have often interacted with younger people who have no idea what might be. They have been so fed up with male bovine feces that they actually believe the lies that have been shoved down their throats since birth. I purposely stated that in such a way so you would think “well of course they do”, but the reality is that it has been much more covert than you would think. I, and probably you as well, have been fooled in this way.
I was raised in the liberal bastienne of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Now Michigan is an open carry State. What does this mean? It means that I can walk down the street like Lucas McCain (The Rifleman for those of you saying “Who?”) carrying my rifle at my side in plain sight and loaded, ready for action. A side note: I will always link to items by adding a hyperlink as I did here with The Rifleman, but back to my point. Living in a liberal town in an open carry State I was about twenty eight years old before I knew I could carry that gun. This is the type of covert chicanery I speak of. Not an outright assault on your God given Constitutional right but more of a back-door usurpation of your Freedoms.
With that said, what I am attempting here is to bring these “God given” rights back to the forefront so that you may again begin exercising them. In my earlier blog, Libertyview, I was more concerned with the lie that is global warming so I ended each post with “Screw environmentalists”. This site will not be so single sighted so no such catch phrase will be employed.
May 23, 2011
The next few posts are from my other blog. I didn’t do much there and I was tired of paying hostgator for it so americanlibertyblog is now gone.
May 20, 2011
I often lament the fate of the American auto industry. And for that I sometimes get ridiculed. They were too big and slow to react to the market demands. They didn’t give us the little piece of crap cars we wanted. What is the number one selling vehicle in America? No. Not a darn Corolla, a full-sized American pick up truck. Why do you think that is? Because it’s what America wants.
I called the local talk radio station one day. They have a little piece called “what’s bugging you” or something along those lines. I just said, “The Toyota in front of me with the “Proud American” bumper sticker.” The jerk DJ almost tripped over his own posterior trying to suck up to the Toyota dealer sponsor of his. He tried to run me into the ground but I had already hung up and now he wonders why nobody calls him. But I digress.
What is it you do for a living? Are you a craftsman? Are you a professional? Are you a salesperson? Suppose some gubmint agent walked into your place of business one day. And it was obvious from the git go that he had no idea how to do what you do. But he forged ahead and made it law that you had to do things his way. And everything he wanted you to do was exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time. How long would your business last? The auto industry has lasted forty years so far. In the shadow of the EPA. Looming like the angel of death waiting to give another defunct car company the double tap.
Here’s a fact that I know first hand. In other words I was there. I saw it. When I was young I worked as a dealership mechanic. I used to prep new cars for delivery. A car that sold in America for eight thousand dollars sold in Sweden for thirty thousand dollars. That’s almost four times as much. Was it due to shipping? No. Was it due to the exchange rate of money? No. I know you’re wondering, “Well what the heck can it possibly be?” Tariffs and taxes. Swedish tariffs and taxes, to be exact. The Swedes did not want our vehicles in their fair country. But some Swedes were apparently willing to pay that price because I prepped a lot of vehicles for that program. But you know what the funny thing was? A Volvo in America was about ten grand at the time. How can that be?
1979. That’s how long we’ve been taking it in the shorts on that deal. Is that a monument to longevity or what? That company is still in business. For now. How many Volvo’s would we see running around if they were being marked up 375 percent due to import taxes and tariffs? I venture to say quite a few less than we do now. Let’s see, thirty grand conservatively times 3.75 is one hundred twelve thousand five hundred dollars. You going to pay it? Yeah, the Japs are the same way. You going to pay a hundred grand for a crappy Toyota with no cup holders? Didn’t think so. Until next time, screw environmentalists.
May 19, 2011
Have you ever thought you were poor? Have you seen those people on TV with the flies buzzing all around them? Are they the poor? Who decides who is poor? Apparently in America the Census Bureau, or as I like to call them the senseless bureau (SB). And that decision, in my opinion, is quite poor. Let me show you what I’m talking about. According to the SB about 13.5% of America is poor in any given year. That is an average I have come up with, with figures from the SB that hover between 11 and 16%. That amounts to about 40 million. Hey, that’s the same amount of illegals we’re supposed to have. No relation though.
Now, those people designated as poor by the SB are not even close to being those people on TV with the flies. The American poor, in fact, live quite well compared to other countries. No wonder they hate us, huh? I don’t think that they are watching us suffer with antiquated video equipment while some shyster hawks for thirty-eight rupees a day though. It would seem that 43% of poor Americans own their own home. The heck you say? Yeah. Our poor own the house they live in. Pretty neat, huh? When did you become the proud owner of your own home? I know what you’re thinking, “Yeah, it’s one of those tumble-down pieces of junk over on the other side of town.” No, no, no, my friend, the average home owned by America’s poor is a 3/2 with a garage and a porch. Dang, that’s more than what I’ve got.
More than two-thirds of these “poor” have two rooms per person in the household so they’re not really climbing all over each other either. In fact, according to The Heritage Foundation (see here) “the average poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, and Athens.” Note that this comparison is America’s poor to the average citizens in the foreign countries. And 80% have air conditioning. Now you can’t tell me that all the American poor are in the south, I’ve been to Detroit, Chicago, and New York. There has got to be some “poor” with air up there too. On top of that 97% have a color TV with over half of them owning two color TV’s, and a full 78% have a VCR or DVD player. Ain’t no flies on that, now is there?
They’re not really stuck in the house either. Three-quarters own a car with almost a third owning two cars. A third of them have both cellular and land line telephones. Dang again. Nearly two-thirds are single-parent homes, if they just got married almost three-quarters would no longer be considered poor. The bottom line is that about one-third of the folks we consider poor are actually poor in the traditionally accepted image of poor. If the other folks considered poor by the SB would just get married and go to work at some of those jobs they consider to be “below” them, poverty would be drastically cut in America. Until next time, screw environmentalists.
May 18, 2011
According to the Staten Island Business News the Attorney General (AG) for the State of New York wants some answers. As always the gubmint will be going after the symptom of the deadly disease rather than the cause. Mr. Schneiderman will be meeting with Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley. Now, while my heart is not bleeding for this lot, I still have no desire to see them rounded up and squeezed for something they were only a pawn in. It’s too reminiscent of the firing of auto execs.
The symptom here is the packaging of mortgages for sale to investors. The contention is that this form of investment may have concealed risky loans. What the heck (WTH) are they talking about? Almost all of the loans were risky with the rest being just plain stupid. I remember, I REMEMBER, and I REMEMBER the tongue-tied fags in Congress calling these same banks down to DC to give them a ration of crap for not lending enough money to people that could not possibly pay it back.
It was circa 1993, prime time Clinton era, Bawney Fwank and Christopher Dodd were running the show, just before Newt and the contract with America came down the pike. The fiasco that followed the default on the contract with America took all the spotlight off this little scam. And nobody seemed to care as long as they got the house of their dreams. The libs kept right on forcing the crappy loans down the throats of the banks and the banks kept right on packaging them up and passing them along to the investors, and everybody was mad happy. Life was good and Clinton was our huckleberry. Him and Monica. Honestly.
Then came the day of reckoning. Willie got caught with his pants down. Curious George (Bush) took the reins. And all heck broke loose. “W” wanted accountability, but Dodd and Fwank were firmly ensconced in the seat of power. It was years before the gubmint was brought back to its senses. And by then it was way too late. Everything started to come unravelled and Bawney slipped out the back door and started looking for a patsy. Enter the banks, and here we are.
So now, we are left with this. Another AG named Eric with an ax to grind. WTH? It reminds me of the savings and loan fiasco of the eighties. Then it was the banks to blame. And who did they go after? The appraisers. WTH? I almost feel sorry for them. Our retarded gubmint, I mean. They’re like a fish out of water. Flopping all over the place. And just getting farther from the place they need to be with every move. Oh well, I said almost. I don’t really feel sorry for them. They make me mad. And 2012’s coming. Until next time, screw environmentalists.