I have a friend who works in the medical field. He posted something on Facebook the other day that got me thinking about the “Black Thanksgiving” debate and I wanted to put it out to you and get your take on it.
My friend sought to remind people that first responders, nurses, doctors, bus drivers, military members, tow truck drivers, hotel maintenance personnel and many others have to work on Thanksgiving. He did not understand why people were getting upset that retailers want their employees to work that day, too.
My response was that I am grateful for his sacrifices – missing holidays, birthdays, weddings and other special moments with his family – but that he had to be aware that the profession he chose is an “essential service” and society as a whole relies upon certain protections and assistance 24/7 365. Any person wishing to join a fire department, for instance, is most likely told during their training that they will be giving up some quality time with loved ones and friends in order to have people available to fight fires. Emergency rooms cannot be closed. That could prove disastrous.
Retailers provide no true “essential service”, unless you happen to run out of milk during dinner. However, that does not constitute a life-threatening emergency. Retailers are looking solely at the bottom line and stay open only to generate sales. Period. At least, that is my opinion. Why not let the employees have one or two uninterrupted holidays a year with their families? Why not celebrate Thanksgiving the way it was meant to be celebrated – having those you love around you, being grateful for all you have, giving thanks for being able to live in a country that is (at least for now) free and praying for those who do not have those freedoms around the world?
I empathize with those who must work on Thanksgiving. I worked in the service industry and it sucks when you have to work on a holiday, knowing your family is gathering around the table eating good food and all you have to look forward to is the plate of leftovers they have set aside for you. Most of your family is gone by the time you get home, and sometimes your children are already asleep.
So, my question to you is do you agree with my friend? Should the stores stay open? May not be the most in-depth post I have written, but I am truly interested to hear from you.
: a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly : something (as a concept) that is made up of contradictory or incongruous elements
: as in … common sense liberalism
It looks like Baby Moses is up to his old tricks again. Because the major media won’t report the greater majority of these incidents we have no idea how much of this is actually going on. For sure you can bet it’s a lot.
Via: CBS Baltimore <link
Internet Safety For Teens In Spotlight After Girl’s Alleged Kidnapping
The story is about a guy kidnapping a 12 year old little girl and raping her. You don’t find out that the guy is an illegal alien until nearly the last paragraph. I find it disgusting that the “Spotlight” isn’t on the fact that another Obama “dreamer” preyed on an innocent child, but it’s focused on “internet safety.”
Wow! Ol’ Barack sure knows how to abuse the middle-class taxpayer! The s.o.b. racked up $1,539,402.10 in taxpayer-paid transportation expenses over Labor Day weekend!
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says it best …
“This Labor Day back-and-forth shows President Obama seems to confuse Air Force One with Uber. President Obama abuses not only taxpayers with this unnecessary travel – he strains an already overstretched military and a Secret Service that is in crisis and can’t even guard the front door of the White House. The new Congress could do worse than to reform presidential travel so taxpayers aren’t gouged by candidates and campaigns benefitting from the political use of Air Force One.”
Now I have something I want to address … again.
I’m pretty damned sick of asshole liberals still using expressions found only on this blog site. “I trow not.” “Lewd fellows of the baser sort.” “Gripes my grunt.” “Keep liberals away from your kids and pets.” “Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?” Heck, when I provide a link to an article I’ll write something like “RIGHT ABOUT HERE.”
Now some of these are biblical quotes or expressions of which I’ve never seen used by other bloggers in their writings for the 5 1/2 years I’ve been blogging. More and more lately I’m seeing these same expressions that I use show up on liberal blogs and it chaps my ass. Granted the two or three readers of said blogs don’t make a difference but it still chaps my pecker these weasels who can’t locate themselves in a mirror try to appear clever by using my stuff as their own.
They need to look up the word “plagiarism” which is not the same as providing an asinine statement by some dumb-ass liberal to demonstrate how stupid they are.
Okay, now that I’ve gotten that off my chest …
It didn’t take long for the loony left to fall back onto the “Bush did it too” line of crap regarding Obama’s lawless act of granting amnesty to millions of illegals.
No, Obama’s amnesty plan isn’t anything like what Reagan and Bush did
Leftist talking points on the president’s amnesty plan include the curious notion that both President Reagan and President H.W. Bush also used “deferred prosection” to amnesty illegal aliens
Writing in National Review, Mark Krikorian demolishes that ridiculous argument:
It’s interesting that the anti-borders crowd seems to have conceded the point I made in August that most past executive grants of status to illegal aliens were the consequence of foreign crises in the illegals’ home countries and thus not relevant to the current discussion. These were, as Ross Douthat’s trenchant column pointed out Sunday, “modest, clearly defined populations facing some obvious impediment (war, persecution, natural disaster) to returning home.”
So the fallback position of those claiming precedent is to grasp at two actions taken by Reagan and the elder Bush that came in the wake of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) amnesty.
The Reagan administration action that amnesty advocates point to is simply irrelevant to the current case and trumpeted only because Reagan’s name is attached to it. In what was a legitimate exercise of prosecutorial discretion shortly after passage of the 1986 law, INS announced that as a practical matter it would look the other way under certain circumstances with regard to minor children both of whose parents received amnesty but who did not themselves qualify for the amnesty. It granted no work permits, Social Security numbers, or driver’s licenses. In the context of trying to implement the convoluted IRCA amnesty, I might well have done the same thing.
George H. W. Bush’s 1990 “family fairness” policy is at least somewhat germane, in that it provided for renewable “voluntary departure” (i.e., amnesty) for certain spouses and children of amnesty beneficiaries, including work authorization. But it is no precedent either, for three main reasons:
First, its size and scope. Despite claims at the time that “as many as 1.5 million” illegal aliens might benefit from the policy, the actual number was much, much smaller. In 1990, Congress passed legislation granting green cards to “legalization dependents” — in effect codifying the executive action Bush had taken a just few months earlier. That (lawful) measure actually cast the net wider than Bush’s action, and yet only about 140,000 people took advantage of it — less than one-tenth the number advocates claim. Scale matters here; Bush’s action cannot meaningfully be described as a precedent for Obama’s scheme that would be 30 or 40 times larger.
Because I do nearly all my blogging while I’m at work I don’t get to really say all the things on my mind. And this time will be no different. First of all, to all liberals who have their panties in a wad because I called you stupid, ignorant and infected with Zachary Disease … Don’t say or write stupid, ignorant stuff and I won’t say you’re stupid and ignorant. Fair enough?
Oh that dastardly Global Warming! Or is it “climate change? Liberals can’t make up their minds especially when even nature demonstrates how ridiculous their frantic, idiotic claims about how “hot” the planet is getting … because of CO2. Gawd, I can’t help it … these people are so damn stupid it’s absolutely stunning. I can remember a couple of years ago somewhere in July or August liberals noting how hot it was … “Global warming! We’re all doomed!”
In the mean-time, in the world out side of the Twilight Zone, November 18, 2014 is the coldest morning the United States has had as a whole since November 1976. And this piece shines a bright light on the hoax of global warming.
I see that liberals think that 10 million Americans have medical insurance who wouldn’t have had it because of Obama-care. Some dick-weed over at the L.A. Times stated as much and nearly from his opening statement this one point is enough to justify how, when, where and why Obama-care was shoved down the throats of the good citizens of the United States. He left out the parts about millions losing their coverage and the net gain of people having affordable health insurance is more likely zero. Regardless, America is a nation of about three hundred and twenty million people and these ignorant bastards are boasting about 10 million having health care??? Not just that but the “law” hasn’t even been fully implemented yet and liberals are boasting about imaginary benefits.
One of my co-workers is an Hispanic man with a wife and family. He goes to Mexico every year to visit others in his family. He was going to have to see a doctor a few weeks ago and needed some time off. I granted him whatever time he needed and asked him if he had health care insurance. He told be point-blank that he had Obama-care and that it isn’t worth a damn. His little trip to the doctor cost him over $1,200 right up front. Those are his words.
The reasoning behind the liberal claim that it’s okay the American public was deceived and lied to because people did get health care is ridiculous. Fraud is fraud and we haven’t begun to see the devastation this fraud is doing. There are multiple reasons why we were lied to and all hasn’t been revealed yet.
RIGHT HERE is a great piece which says a lot about how much of a liar Obama and company is.
There is absolutely no reason to believe Obama at all about anything.
You might remember hearing a story as a child called “Stone Soup”. There are many variations of this story. The one we were told in Ridgefield, CT was about a Hessian soldier who had been separated from his comrades. He hid out in an old barn in a Colonial Village – cold and hungry. The soldier came up with a plan that would get him food and, perhaps, get the villagers to trust him enough to set up a warm place for him to sleep.
He found an old soup pot in the barn, gathered 3 stones and started a fire in the town square. The story ended with a big pot of “stone soup” filled with good vegetables and herbs contributed by the residents and the group celebrating their new spirit of community.
I have renamed the 2014 version of this classic “Shit Soup”. It is the story of a community divided, outside forces adding toxic ingredients to the recipe and a failure of the sense of family our ancestors relied upon to survive.
Our story begins with a young man committing a strong arm robbery at a convenience store in Ferguson, MO. At the same time, a police officer was attending another call not far from the area in which the robbery took place. Once done with his call, the officer was made aware of the report about the convenience store robbery and given a description of the suspect and his friend. While driving down the road, the officer spotted the suspect and stopped to question him. For some reason, the suspect decided to reach into the patrol car, attempting to take the officer’s weapon (according to the officer). These are the only “facts” that almost all of the eyewitnesses and forensic experts will agree upon. The rest of the evidence is with the Grand Jury. In the end, an 18 year old man died (whether because of his own actions or not) and a city that was on the edge of attaining some peace and working hard to heal themselves economically became split down the middle with a bolt of lightning no one saw coming – outside agitators.
The three stones are Michael Brown (deceased), Officer Wilson and the Grand Jury. The pot is Ferguson.
The fire began when some errors in judgment were made by the Ferguson Police Dept. Leaving the decedent’s body in the middle of the street for hours without a covering stirred up feelings of hatred toward Officer Wilson specifically and the Police Department in general that had been bubbling below the surface for quite some time.
Protests by residents (peaceful at first) stoked the fire a touch more. So did the police department’s refusal to identify the officer and answer questions about how the case was proceeding. Then, the final whoosh from the bellows came to town. Al Sharpton – a human stir stick if I have ever seen one – flew into Ferguson spouting rhetoric designed to create an atmosphere of “us versus them”, white versus black, “the man” versus the people. As usually happens, others followed Reverend Al into town. Some to join the protest, but others with the nefarious intention to take all they could and leave nothing but destruction in their wake. These Sharpton Sheeple added a large variety of contaminated vegetables to the soup.
The AG, Eric Holder, feigned being the water bearer who would distinguish the flame, but instead poured his pitcher of water from the well of hatred into the pot. The soup began to cook.
As the broth warmed, Michael Brown’s family fought amongst themselves over trivial things and received what seemed to be bad advice from self-proclaimed advocates for justice. The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preaching peaceful protest were ignored, wadded up and used to fan the flames even more. Minority and white owned businesses alike were looted and left in ruins by gangs containing mostly non-residents of the city. Violent actions toward police and civilians began to increase. The police, however, provided the spoon to stir the pot by making a show of their new military-style weaponry and vehicles designed (or so they claim) to deter further criminal acts. This maneuver had exactly the opposite effect. Jesse Jackson entered the fray. Although his words were not as inflammatory and accusatory as either Sharpton or Holder, he did nothing to stop the process from escalating.
We have watched the soup climb solely to a boil over the past few months. Some days it bubbles more than others. Hate groups such as the KKK and New Black Panthers have added their rotten ingredients to the mix. A group named “Justice for Mike Brown” has devised a map indicating targets for “protest” should the jury decide not to charge Officer Wilson. They also have a list of these places that can be found at http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/11/justice-for-mike-brown-group-releases-list-of-targets-including-anheuser-busch-boeing-emerson-electric-airport/
According to local news reports, gun sales have increased tremendously. The Governor of Missouri has put the National Guard on alert. The bubbling is getting stronger and louder. It is just a matter of time before this pot boils. Once the soup spills over the edge, I fear it will run from city to city in our country, causing a lava-style flow of anger across America. Like Pele on speed, this lava will run swiftly and have much more deadly consequences.
With a combination of three perfect stones, placed in a pot at precisely the right time, life can change in an instant. One forgotten ingredient is God. Does he not have a place in this story? The other ingredient that might have changed the soup from dangerous to calm would have been the presence of sane voices. Sadly, they have been silent and the soup is nearly done.
I took a few minutes to scour the bowels of the internet, checking to see if the left has been cured of the Zachary Disease that’s prevalent in better than 98% of liberals. Nope, negative, no way to fix stupid, but at least the disease is confined to liberals and there’s no chance of it spreading beyond the ignorant.
I noticed the race pimp of a “president” met with some agitators about the ‘unrest’ in Ferguson, Missouri to encourage them to “stay the course.” You know, the course of looting and rioting because the young black guy did something very stupid and got his sh#t blown away. I find it “disturbing” (isn’t that the word politicians use?) that the acting president of the United States would involve himself into a local grand-jury decision in which the fate of a white police officer is in the balance.
Oh, that’s right, Obama probably ‘just now heard’ about the situation.
When I hear about Obama granting amnesty for millions of folks who are here illegally because he considers them “children” or Baby Jesus or Baby Moses and that the legal citizens of America have a responsiblity to house, feed, clothe and provided medical care to them, I’m reminded of a situation in which Jesus Christ found himself. Suffer me to tell the story.
Many years ago Jesus was sitting in the house of a guy named Simon. He was with his disciples. A woman came in who had a container of a very expensive ointment. Well, she poured the ointment on Jesus’ head and then wiped his feet with her hair. In a couple of the gospels the account is given that some of the disciples murmured and railed against the woman claiming the ointment should have been sold and the proceeds given to the poor.
But alas! If we look at a more detailed account of what happened in the Gospel of John we discover who the real villan was who complained about the “waste” of the ointment and why …
Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, which should betray him,”
Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
There are a couple of lessons to be learned from these few verses of scripture.
First, liberals rail and criticize Christians and attempt to paint them as hateful, bigoted and hypocritical. Out of the twelve disciples of Christ only one was a weasel. The hypocrisy and selfishness of one isn’t a reflection on the character of the others, just like the actions of some professing Christianity isn’t a reflection on Christians collectively. Folks who lump all people of the Christian faith into a group of hypocrites only demonstrate their own ignorance.
The next lesson is people even from Christ’s time on earth exploited the poor for their own personal gain. And we continually see people like Barack Obama and his ilk exploit their own race for personal gain. Liberals always spout off caring for the poor and needy … but are no different from the guy who complained about the ointment and eventually betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ.
I found this over at the RightScoop this afternoon. Watch this very short clip of Barack stuttering and stammering over a question by Ed Henry …
The famous “I just heard about this” line is laughable. Then he goes on … “We had a year long debate” about health care and that there was “not a provision in the health care law that wasn’t extensively debated.”
Thanks to the greatfor this …
Yep, he thinks the American people are stupid. This is the same law of which Nancy Pelosi said, “We have to pass it to find out what’s in it.” Sooooo … Mr. Obama, if no one really knew what was in it how were all the provisions debated? This is one lying s.o.b. Dumb ass!
I don’t have much time this morning so I’ll just rank on liberals a bit.
Liberals often accuse me of calling them “stupid” … “piles of ass” … “lewd fellows of the baser sort” … “liars” … “dumb-dumbs” … and other adjectives which are quite accurate. What’s funny (not as in ‘humorous’ but as in peculiar) is that even their own say the same thing. Just ask Jonathan Gruber what he thinks.
What would you label someone who makes a claim that Obama-care was crafted by conservatives? What descriptive word would you use when you hear a liberal say something like conservatives will “work their asses off to try to make life miserable for as many middle class people and low-wage earners as possible?”
I won’t even waste time applying labels to folks like the aforementioned. The stupidity is stunning, and it is written, “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.”