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OK

Enough is enough. During the Brett Kavanaugh hearings Zina Bash was reported sitting behind Brett flashing a white supremacy sign. Zina Bash is half Jewish, half Mexican, born in Mexico. Yeah you heard that right a Jewish / Mexican woman was flashing a white power sign.

This came to my attention as I was reading this.

 

I didn’t even know until that was suppose to be a racist thing. I thought it meant O-K. Him too.

WIKI definition.

Well they can’t have it. I’m standing my ground on this one. Lost the rainbow and the word gay. I’m keeping the O-Kay sign by god.

Turns out the whole thing was a hoax by 4chan users. Who says? How about the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)? You know. Jews. They ought to know a thing or two about while supremacy groups. ADL on OK symbol.

When I was in the military we even played the circle / hole game. After all a bunch of grown bored guys are just better paid high school guys.

 

 

 

 

In case you don’t how to play it, let Malcolm show you.

 

Good God Charlie Brown

Every time you turn around the Christian god is being besieged in America. Before we founded our great nation, most people only believed in the divine right of kings; the idea that God only gave power to kings and those kings were accountable to no one.
But what made America unique was that it was founded on divine providence.
Remember the term “endowed by their creator” in the Declaration of Independence? That was a revolutionary conceptat the time and it means that God actually had a hand in the world’s greatest experiment in democracy.

Although America boasts 300,000 churches, we still abort millions of babies, homosexuality is becoming normalized, drug use is rampant, unwed pregnancies have reached 70% … the list goes on and on and on.

I can’t believe I used to be apart of a once great organization, The United States Air Force, especially when they do something as egregious as they did a few months back. Military unit patches often use Latin phrases on them. One that included the Latin phrase that translated to “Doing Miracles with Other People’s Money”. Yup you guessed it. Atheists! Damn atheists protested and the Air Forced removed the patch so not as to offend them. Here’s something, I’m offended because they removed the reference of God!! I truly don’t understand how atheists can be offended by something they don’t even think is real. I don’t believe in Fairies but you don’t see me protesting Walt Disney to remove images of Tinkerbell.

Now here’s one. A Massachusetts school, Brook Elementary School in Bellingham removed the word God from Lee Greenwood’s hit song “God Bless the USA“. They played this at every unofficial Military event, sporting event and civic gathering during the late 80’s and early 90’s. It is even played at every naturalization ceremony right after the National Anthem. I know, they played it at Mrs. Bigdawg’s citizenship ceremony in a Federal courthouse.

Now here’s a good one. A group of Muslims are complaining that they are contently being bombarded by Christian religious symbols such as crosses at , get ready for this, the Catholic University. Why the hell are a bunch of Muslims attending a Catholic university in the first place.? I think we are seeing good Christian values just for not kicking the ever loving crap out of them. I mean what would happen if a group of Catholic students went to the University of Islamic Studies Karachi , Pakistan and demanded crosses to be placed for them? I’m thinking beheading video at ten o’clock on the Al-Jazeerra network.

If God doesn’t smite Washington, D.C. soon, then he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. Last Thanksgiving, President Obama did not include any reference to God during his weekly address titled, “On Thanksgiving, Grateful for the Men and Women Who Defend Our Country” His remarks were void of any religious references although Thanksgiving is a holiday traditionally steeped in giving thanks and praise to God. He left any mention of the divine out, but included our military. But on Memorial day Michelle Obama and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis has authorized new posters featuring first lady Michelle Obama to be placed in elevators throughout the Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C. Not a single troop is pictured but her.

Green Thing

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her
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own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this green thing back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.” She was right — our generation didn’t have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribbling. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags. But too bad we didn’t do the green thing back then. We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn’t have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts — wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn’t have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she’s right; we didn’t have the green thing back then. We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water.

We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn’t have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamedfrom satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint. But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the green thing back then?

Poverty Afluent

The Rate is Up

The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Tuesday that in 2010, median household income declined, the poverty rate increased and the percentage without health insurance coverage was not statistically different from the previous year.

The poverty rate in 2010 was the highest since 1993 For a family of four, the census set the poverty line at a combined annual income of $22,314. For a single person, the level is set at $11,139.

Real median household income in the United States in 2010 was $49,445, a 2.3 percent decline from the 2009 median.

The nation’s official poverty rate in 2010 was 15.1 percent, up from 14.3 percent in 2009 ─ the third consecutive annual increase in the poverty rate. That’s one in every six people. There were 46.2 million people in poverty in 2010, up from 43.6 million in 2009 ─ the fourth consecutive annual increase and the largest number in the 52 years for which poverty estimates have been published.

Census Stats

For What’s It’s Worth

The following are facts about persons defined as “poor” by the Census Bureau, taken from various government reports:

Forty-three percent of all poor households actually own their own homes. The average home owned by persons classified as poor by the Census Bureau is a three-bedroom house with one-and-a-half baths, a garage, and a porch or patio.

Eighty percent of poor households have air conditioning. By contrast, in 1970, only 36 percent of the entire U.S. population enjoyed air conditioning.

Only 6 percent of poor households are overcrowded. More than two-thirds have more than two rooms per person.

The average poor American has more living space than the average individual living in Paris, London, Vienna, Athens, and other cities throughout Europe.

Nearly three-quarters of poor households own a car; 31 percent own two or more cars.

Ninety-seven percent of poor households have a color television; over half own two or more color televisions. If there were children, especially boys, in the home, the family had a game system, such as an Xbox or a PlayStation

Seventy-eight percent have a VCR or DVD player; 62 percent have cable or satellite TV reception.

Poor children actually consume more meat than do higher-income children and have average protein intakes 100 percent above recommended levels.

Eighty-nine percent own microwave ovens, more than half have a stereo, and more than a third have an automatic dishwasher.

Shamelessly Stolen From Heritage.org

What Does This Mean?

As I look at this list, I guess I was raised as a child in poverty.Funny I didn’t think we were poor. I thought I was firmly middle class. A lot of my early pictures were of me shirtless and shoeless.

For about half my childhood we only had one vehicle. One TV. I think I was ten before we got a color set, heck everybody had one at that point. Even my sixty something grandpa. I had only three TV channels.

Hell yeah my housing conditions were over crowded. Just ask my brother. We had to share a room. We didn’t have a dishwasher. Oh they were out but that’s what kids are for. We had an air conditioner. A single swamp cooler blowing in a single air duct in the hallway.

Data from the American Housing Survey indicates, “severe physical problems”, the most common are repeated heating breakdowns and multiple upkeep problems. Yup I must be poor. My POS heater / AC unit crapped out twice this year.

Some poor households fare

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better than the average household described above. Others are worse off. I don’t intend to be mean spirited, I know there are plenty of people that are in dire needs, but most impoverished people are are rather comfortable. Maybe that’s what keeps them there. With no real reason to improve the situation, many languish at the fringe of society. I know we’re in the middle of a real doosey of a recession but I also have known of people that was also in that fringe in boom times also. I personally have worked ten hour days, only to face another three or four hours of class time. That allows me the right to put a degree down on a resume and beat out the guy who found it too inconvenient to commit to anything. I know someone who was almost 35 before he paid off student loans. Such is the sacrifice made to better one self. Even now as I work in a job that requires much shift work, evenings and nights, that’s the price I pay for the life I want.

What to do?

As I’ve said before. If you have children, get married and stay married. If poor mothers married the fathers of their children, almost three-quarters would immediately be lifted out of poverty. Stay in school. If out, then get back in. Strive for education. College doesn’t mean Harvard only. There are thousand of community colleges or trade schools out there. If you have a job, do everything you can to keep it. Go to church. Hey you can cry freedom of religion, but if you’re poor give it a try first. Don’t commit crimes stay out of jail.That limits your chances. And we have to accept personal responsibility. Forget what the other guy is doing, become responsible for your own acts.