Ramblings

Fiscal Cliff Deal is a Joke. The Bill Solves Nothing.

fiscal cliff

After months of hype and hysteria, we are no better off with this new deal than we were before. In fact, we’re worse off for numerous reasons. The first being, there are only $40 billion in cuts, but $330 billion in new spending. That’s a net increase in borrowing of $290 billion. I thought we were supposed to cut spending, not increase it? Second, there is a 2.5% tax increase on everyone earning an income greater than $50K a year. This is the payroll tax increase that helps contribute to…
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SVT or Anxiety: My Racing Heart.

To all my fellow anxiety sufferers, a racing heart is just part of the package deal. And as annoying as it is, it’s always controllable by relaxing and distraction. At least in my case. I don’t take medication, because it’s not that bad. Yeah, I know. It’s incredibly annoying when people say you can stop anxiety in 3 simple steps. Just relax! Ugh. But what isn’t always controllable is SVT, also called Supra-Ventricular Tachycardia (SVT). This is what I found out I had the hard way. For years, I had…
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Obama Wins Reelection – United We Stand, Divided We Fall

It’s clear to me — as it should be to everyone else — that the majority in this country are more socially liberal and secular than they used to be. We’ve now shifted to a slightly left of center position. Homosexuality is no longer taboo and is becoming more accepted, to include gay marriage now being legal in a multitude of States. The prohibition status of marijuana is taking fire as two states have now chosen to legalize it for recreational use (Colorado and Washington) in direct contradiction to Federal…
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Benghazi Consulate Attacked Because of YouTube Video?

Ever been stuck on a problem for hours, or maybe days, and then all of a sudden the solution just pops into your mind? And without having to think too hard about it, you know it’s right, or at least really darn close? I had one of those moments when thinking about the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith were killed. The weird thing is, it’s not that complicated and I have…
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Worst Debate Moderator of All Time – Martha Raddatz

The worst debate moderator EVER is hands down, unequivocally, Martha Raddatz. I was squirming in my chair at how bad she was, and I was only 15 minutes into the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan before I stood up and walked away. Oh my goodness that was horrendous. Martha was attacking Ryan just as much as Joe Biden. This was an assault by the moderator! Unbiased? Haha, what a joke. I think it was after the first question that Martha Raddatz turned to Ryan and attacked…
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Why I’m Not Voting for Obama

I’ve started a list of all the reasons why I won’t be voting for Obama, and it’s getting really long. When I look back at these items, I get a bit scared because some of them are borderline criminal, or flat out lies. It’s sad because Obama could have been an amazing leader. A man who could have helped obliterate the racial lines that still plague our country. Instead, he has used his charisma to chastise the rich, drive a wedge between the two political parties, and push false hope…
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Why Gun Laws Don’t Work!

No Guns Allowed

Let me begin this post by saying how despicable the Aurora shooting was and that I was not going to post anything on the subject until I felt it was reasonable to do so. It’s not reasonable to do so now, but the passive-aggressive in me has worn thin and I find myself needing to bring logic to the almost equally horrible accusations and falsehoods coming from our media and congress; that all guns need to be banned because only a few deranged lunatics don’t obey the laws. Aurora Colorado…
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