To The Daily Sun,
Are we mad as hell yet? Are we ready to say that we are not going to take it anymore? Military chaplains banned from giving mass. People who own homes with long-term leases on federal lands being evicted. Entrepreneurs forced to close their businesses which are on government land. Shutting down public roadways in multiple states. Troops who wanted to assist a Virginia food bank were told to stand down. Barricading war memorials. Message for courageous World War II vets, go away, you bother me. Withholding death benefits to surviving military families. Just more blatant examples of President Obama's contempt for the military. Remember, nearly half of the sequester cuts went toward the defense. And yet he turns the national park rangers into his personal police force. Kudos to Wisconsin governor Scott Walker who told the feds, no, I'm going to keep my parks open.
Soft tyranny, police state? Balderdash say those of the liberal persuasion. Those would be the ones who seem to be happy, perhaps ecstatic that we no longer appear to want to behave like Americans. Increasingly, sheriffs, mayors, governors and country officials are being intimidated into acquiescence. Most state governments now get so much money from the federal government that they are afraid to bite the hand that feeds them. Questionable surveillance techniques only add to the fear and timidity when opposing the all powerful government. Voters lulled into confusion, disillusionment and finally complacency throw up their hands and don't even vote. A growing volume of low information voters who are getting government largesse will always vote for Democrats. It seems that the dependent state President Obama has been diligently building has become a roaring success.
The Democrats are treating the government shutdown and efforts by Republicans to delay Obamacare for one year like some juvenile game. What do liberals do when they don't have the truth or the will of the people on their side? Let the name calling games begin, and boy have they. Extortionists, arsonists, anarchists, terrorists, inmates running the asylum and having bombs strapped to their chests.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announces to the world that the United States just might default. More scare tactics and more intimidation. This has already had some negative affect on the financial markets while there is no chance we will default on our debts. We have plenty of revenues to take care of the interest on the debts we owe to the Chinese and Japanese.
Scaring people, inflicting maximum pain and bullying citizens is okay for most of those on the left. Because the end justifies the means as it always does for progressives down through the ages. Sacrificing the livelihood of citizens, not to mention their very lives is perfectly okay if it is for the good of the collective. The fundamental transformation of this nation by our Marxist president continues at warped speed. And talk about scary, he has another three years to continue the destruction.
Our forefathers and our brave veterans have fought the good fight so that our government would "tread on us lightly" with it's limited powers.
Do we have enough fight left in us to prevent this republic from becoming the United Socialist States of America? I honestly feel that we still do, but the time grows short. It is paramount that we understand, if progressives are willing trash our veterans and refuse to offer funds to kids with cancer and are unwilling to delay Obamacare for one year or live under the same health plans they mandate us to live under, then they are capable of just about anything. Yes, I think we have plenty of fight left. After all, it is in our DNA.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 01:49
To The Daily Sun,
Obama defunds the government, and to ensure the maximum pain and loss and inconvenience, he SPENDS our money to BLOCK access to all sorts of government facilities which are normally open and need no employees — such as simple pit toilets in parks. Can he possibly be a more obvious LIAR than that? That basically defines the idiot, totally against the USA and citizens. He is the only one getting terribly rich by stealing from us, apparently about 7 trillion dollars in his pocket, and billions spent to buy votes.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 01:43
To The Daily Sun,
Rep. Burchell's figures don't tell the whole story as to public perception of Obamacare. In fact, 11 percnet of the 57 percent of Americans he says oppose Obamacare are those who feel the plan doesn't go far enough. So add those individuals to the 38 percent who support the health care law and you come to nearly half of the American public in favor of Obamacare.
I'm glad that Rep. Burchell doesn't have a pre-existing condition that prevented him from getting health insurance or hasn't had a catastrophic illness that sent him into bankruptcy, but countless Americans have.
I assume Rep. Burchell already benefits from government-sponsored health care in the form of Medicare. Back in 1995, when the Medicare law was enacted, there was exactly the same type of backlash we are now seeing over Obamacare. The opponents of Medicare were wrong, just as the opponents are misguided now.
Just ask my friend with Lyme disease who can purchase affordable health insurance now for the first time since her diagnosis!
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 01:40
To The Daily Sun,
Today, Tuesday, L.J. Siden is on another misinformation campaign. Trying to paint me and other conservative letter writers as extremists, he uses the same tactics as he accuses us of doing. I guess he's not a, "what's good for the goose is good for the gander type guy, if he is a guy? Actually nobody knows who or what he/she is. Actually I have been informed by a reliable source that there is no L.J. Siden listed to vote in Gilmanton, nor any property owner by that name so it seems L.J. Siden doesn't exist. Wonder why anyone would hide behind an alias? Me too.
You know some of the things he finds fault with conservatives, such as those he describes as "birthers" is simply explained. Obama kept so many secrets, particularly about how a self admitted class skipping, pot smoking, poor student got into Occidental, Columbia, and Harvard University's? Easy, he portrayed himself as an Indonesian student complete with foreign passport and school records. All of which to this day are sealed. This gave rise to the idea by some that he was foreign born when in reality he was born in the U.S. but committed fraud to gain entrance to prestigious schools. So the birthers misconception is Obama's own fault.
Now L.J. makes a big issue of the sometime use of "name calling" such as "nutty professor, moon-bat, Kool-Aid drinkers", all of which I have at one time or other used, guilty as charged, but even so doesn't make me a hater unless hating lies and misinformation designed to deceive falls into that category. For instance I frequently referred to Leo Sandy as the nutty professor after his oft presentations of misinformation and demonstrated lies such as when he claimed the U.S. sold poison gas to Iraq. Others who have received the much deserved treatment have been those who are the completely uninformed who make ridiculous assertions about conservatives referring to us as racists, rednecks, bigots, ignorant and the like. Terms L.J. clearly omitted from his list of offensive terms. I will give him credit for acknowledging that both sides do engage in the practice but as noted he takes special care to only emphasis what conservatives say or write. His attempt to appear even handed just doesn't cut true.
What about those six Muslim brotherhood guys in the White House. L.J. debates that is not proven they are Muslim brotherhood members because I got the information from a conservative blog. It's a site I trust and believe in the accuracy of so why shouldn't I? L.J. has his sources and relies on their accuracy. It has been documented that CAIR and the Brotherhood have worked closely to prevent terms such as "Islamic terrorists, Muslim extremists" from being used in FBI training manuals, discouraged from media reports and the famous "war on terror" from being acknowledged anywhere. L.J.'s political correctness omits his simple acknowledgment's that those six Muslims in the government push for exactly these censored terms to be removed and he wants me to believe these six are really benign, harmless, inclusive individuals working for the American good, no way.
So L.J. Siden, whoever he really is, can promote the interests of a proven liar, incompetent, Marxist-socialist president and attack my person, opinions, credibility whatever he likes, but the truth behind Obama can not be denied by anyone with an open mind.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 01:37
To The Daily Sun,
"Free Bag of Apples for Furloughed Workers", that was the Miller Farm sign that received a lot of attention during Dover Apple Harvest Day this past weekend. In a region that has seen over 1,200 people temporarily left jobless by the government shutdown, people responded with gratitude and good-natured exasperation. Several branches of government employees were represented, Portsmouth Ship Yard workers, IRS, ATF, and Dept. of Agriculture. I was humbled by their appreciation of our small gesture of support and lost count of the number of people who asked me things like "what are they thinking in DC"?
I couldn't answer that question, but I know the impact that the government shutdown is having on a day-to-day basis because both my son and daughter are currently furloughed. While it's bad enough to hear that anyone would consider your kids "non-essential," seeing the impact on their lives has been difficult.
From a father's unbiased perspective, I have four really good adult kids. All have worked hard, found good jobs, and have played by the rules. My oldest son spent nearly 20 years in the U.S. Air Force before an attractive opportunity arose to work for the Air Force as a civilian. He and his wife, who stays at home to care for their three young children, my grandkids, are struggling. They have a mortgage and bills like everyone else. Money was already tight because of sequester cutbacks, but they've been doing everything right — working hard, raising a great family, and tightening their belts when necessary.
They're not alone, of course. Hanscom Air Force Base, where my son works, has seen deep cuts to its staff. Other military bases and federal agencies across the country have been forced to do the same. Many of the people that I talked to on Saturday are facing what my kids are facing or spoke about a family member in the same economic nightmare.
The news just gets worse. We learned last week that Headstart programs are being cut and that children with cancer have been denied access to an experimental drug that could save their lives. This week we found out that families of 17 fallen soldiers won't get the financial support they're entitled to in order arrange funerals, travel, and to settle the accounts of their loved ones. Some pretend that the shutdown cuts are minor. The impact of cuts like these are not minor and impact all of us on many levels.
Miller Farm is a small family business. My late wife and I created it to share with our kids and we've had a great time. The Dover Apple Harvest Day gave me an opportunity to send my kids, and other furloughed employees, a message of support. I hope my kids know that, if they need it, the Bank of Dad will be there to help. But seeing my children and our neighbors thrown into situations like this because House Republicans can't meet Pres. Obama half-way is more than frustrating, it's appalling. My daughter isn't helping her neighbors and my son can't do the work he does to keep us secure. Everyone is losing and it needs to end soon. I heard the message at our farm booth, I hope House Republicans are hearing it, too.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 October 2013 01:32