Just My Two Cents

From "Macs",

Every once in a while I receive email messages from members that make me think or smile.  These emails are usually of a political nature, so most are either funny or ironic and most either make me laugh or make me angry.  So, while I have tried to avoid using this site as a platform to voice my opinions, I also like to include things that will make us think.  So, here I will include some articles, jokes, editorials or whatever that hopefully will make you also smile, think or perhaps make you downright angry.

 

09/10/2014, From Bobby Strozier, (Credit Junius P. Long):

 

Food For Thought:

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without
a license, but not for being in the country illegally ....
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on
a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get
an abortion ....
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If you have to show identification to board an airplane,
cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book,
but you don't have to show ID for the right to vote on who runs the government ....
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding
citizens from owning gun magazines with more than
ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy
new leaders in Egypt ....
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If, in the largest city of the country, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas,
but not a 24-ounce soda because the government says a 24-ounce
sugary drink might make you fat ....
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched
by the TSA but a woman in a hi-jab is only subject to
having her neck and head searched because of her religion ....
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to
eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more ....
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school
for saying his teacher’s "cute," but hosting a sexual
exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly
acceptable ....
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If hard work and success is rewarded with higher taxes
and more government intrusion, while not working
is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid,subsidized housing, and free cell phones ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If the government's plan for getting people back to
work is to reward them with 99 weeks of unemployment checks with no requirement to prove they applied for it ....
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself
makes you more "safe" according to the government ...
Then you might live in a country run by idiots.

If you are offended by this article, then I'll bet you voted
for the idiots who are running and "ruining" our
great country!

10/16/2014, From Paul Heebner:

 

Rattlesnake Logic:

 After the Boston bombing the news media spent days and weeks trying to determine why these men did what they did. They want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us. They want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something so terrible. The media is in a tizzy about this new era of homegrown radicals and about why and how they can live among us and still hate us. 

A friend of mine from Texas explained it all to me: "Here in west Texas, I have rattlesnakes on my place, living among us. I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch. I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch. I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway. In fact, I kill every rattlesnake I encounter. 

I kill rattlesnakes because I know a rattlesnake will bite me and inject me with poison. I don't stop to wonder WHY a rattlesnake will bite me; I know it WILL bite me because it's a rattlesnake and that's what rattlesnakes do. I don't try to reason with a rattlesnake or have a "meaningful dialogue" with it…I just kill it. I don't try to get to know the rattlesnake better so I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me. I just kill them. I don't quiz a rattlesnake to see if I can find out where the other snakes are, because (a) it won't tell me and (b) I already know they live on my place. So, I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one. 

I don't look for ways I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake...I just kill it. Oh, and on occasion, I accidentally kill a rat snake because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time. Also, I know for every rattlesnake I kill, two more are lurking out there in the brush. In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes. 

Do I fear them? Not really. Do I respect what they can do to me and my family? Yes!! And because of that respect, I give them the fair justice they deserve....I kill them. 

As a country, we should start giving more thought to the fact that these jihadists' are telling the world their goal is to kill Americans and destroy our way of life. They have just posted two graphic videos on the internet showing them beheading Americans. They are serious. They are exactly like rattlesnakes. It is high time for us to start acting accordingly! 

I love this country. It's the government I'm afraid of! 

So, are the Foxes guarding the Hen House? 

Arif Alikhan 

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

 

Mohammed Elibiary 

Homeland Security Adviser 

 

Rashad Hussain 

Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) 

 

Salam al-Marayati Obama 

Adviser and founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council and is it's current executive director 

 

Imam Mohamed Magid 

Obama's Sharia Czar from the Islamic Society of North America 

 

Eboo Patel 

Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships e Logic:

 

  

Updated by Terry W. McManuels

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