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12 Numbers Which Prove That Americans Are Sick And Tired Of Politics As Usual

Barack_Obama_and_John_Boehner_enjoying_Saint_Patrick's_Day_2014The American people are increasingly waking up to the fact that nothing ever seems to change in Washington D.C. no matter which political party is in power.  In fact, as you will see later on in this article, an all-time high 53 percent of all Americans believe that neither party “represents the American people”.  Over the past several decades, we have sent a Bush, a Clinton, another Bush and an Obama to the White House, but the policies coming out of Washington have remained pretty much the same the entire time.  The mainstream media would have us believe that the Republicans and the Democrats are constantly fighting like cats and dogs, but the truth is that the Republicans want to take us to the same place that the Democrats want to take us – just a little more slowly perhaps.  And behind the scenes, Republicans and Democrats have a good time with one another and they are ultimately controlled by the same set of oligarchs.  The Americans people are really starting to recognize what a sham our system has become, and the numbers show that they are quite fed up with it.

I truly wish that things were different.  When I was much younger, I was actively involved in politics and I enthusiastically campaigned for certain candidates.  But then when they got to Washington D.C., they never did most of the things that they promised to do during their campaigns.

I was quite bewildered by this.  At the time, I concluded that we just needed to send even more “good politicians” to D.C. and then things would finally turn around.

But things never did turn around.  No matter which party had the upper hand, the same garbage continued to spew forth from Washington.

Ultimately, like millions of other Americans, I have come to see that there is not really much of a difference between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi on one side, and John Boehner, John McCain, Mitch McConnell and Jeb Bush on the other side.

Sure, if you listen to their campaign speeches you might be tempted to think that they were polar opposites, but when you watch what they actually do there is not that much that really separates them.

Fortunately, large numbers of Americans are starting to see through this disgusting charade.  Most of our politicians are con men that tell us what we want to hear during their campaigns, and then after they are elected they forget all about us.  Dissatisfaction with these politicians has risen to unprecedented levels in recent years, and that could be a good thing.  The following are 12 numbers which prove that Americans are sick and tired of politics as usual…

#1 A national Rasmussen Reports survey has found that an all-time high 53 percent of all Americans believe that neither major political party “represents the American people”.

#2 According to a Real Clear Politics average of national polls, only 29 percent of Americans believe that the country is heading in the right direction.

#3 According to a Real Clear Politics average of national polls, Americans disapprove of the job that Barack Obama is doing by a 52.2 to 43.7 percent margin.

#4 According to a Real Clear Politics average of national polls, Americans disapprove of the job that Congress is doing by a 77.6 percent to 14.2 percent margin.

#5 52 percent of Americans “do not think the economy is fair to those willing to work hard”.

#6 65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied “with the U.S. system of government and its effectiveness”.  That is the highest level of dissatisfaction that Gallup has ever recorded.

#7 Only 4 percent of Americans believe that it would “change Congress for the worse” if every member was voted out during the next election.

#8 An all-time low 31 percent of Americans identify themselves as Democrats.

#9 An all-time low 25 percent of Americans identify themselves as Republicans.

#10 An all-time high 42 percent of Americans identify themselves as Independents.

#11 60 percent of Americans report feeling “angry or irritable”.  Two years ago that number was at 50 percent.

#12 70 percent of Americans do not have confidence that the federal government will “make progress on the important problems and issues facing the country in 2014″.

Of course at the heart of much of this dissatisfaction is the continuing problems in our economy.  For example, check out the Gallup daily employment tracking survey that you can find right here.  As you can see, the payroll to population number (those Americans working 30 hours a week or more) has been flatlining in the low forties for more than four years now.  The truth is that there never has been an employment recovery in this nation since the last recession. For much more on all this, please see my previous article entitled “This Is What Employment In America Really Looks Like…

The last wave of the economic crisis really devastated the middle class, and as a result record numbers of Americans have become dependent on the government.  As I mentioned in one recent article, ten years ago the number of women working outnumbered the number of women on food stamps by more than a 2 to 1 margin. But now the number of women on food stamps actually exceeds the number of women that have jobs.

No wonder so many Americans are so angry.  Things are not nearly as good as they used to be.

Unfortunately, even though so many people are angry and frustrated, there is very little consensus on the solutions to our problems.

Many Americans even want to throw out the principles that this country was founded upon entirely.  For example, one recent survey discovered that 59 percent of all Americans believe that the U.S. Constitution is “outdated”.

That is a very chilling number.  We live at a time when Americans are becoming increasingly ignorant about who we are, where we came from and how we get here.

And a lot of our fellow citizens do not even know how our system of government works.  One survey actually found that only 25 percent of all Americans knew how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only 20 percent of all Americans knew how many U.S. senators there are (100).

In the final analysis, it is hard to be optimistic about a political solution to any of our major problems in the near future.  Most of our politicians are deeply corrupt, the American people are incredibly angry and are deeply divided, and the vast majority of campaigns for federal office are won by the candidate that raises the most money.

But perhaps there is something that I am missing.  So what do you think?  Do you believe that there is hope that we can get Washington D.C. turned around in the near future?  Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

  • GSOB

    Start the discussion.

    Good picture.

  • Jodi

    53% still seems a bit low. Still too many low information people out there.

    • seth datta

      Numbers are fabricated. Satan’s minions mind control and manipulate all of us to their wicked ends. Time to end their party.

  • K

    59% think the Constitution is outdated. That is the 59% that has no idea what is in the Constitution. Yes Americans are angry, but what are they prepared to do about it? Will they vote third party? Will they at least throw all the incumbents out? My bet, the only thing that will happen, is even fewer will vote. I know many of you think the vote counts, have not been real for a long time. But could we once, just once, try voting the filth out?

    • Drud

      The problem is that most people cannot separate the necessarily archaic lnaguage of the Constitution from the SPIRIT of the Constitution. Yes, the Constitution was written during a time when slavery was not only legal, but perfectly acceptable from a moral point of view, also during a time when women had few rights, and it was written and signed into law entirely by white men. BUT, the spirit of the Constitution, the idea set forth that government exists to ensure the liberty and the rights of the citizens of the United States, that the government that governs best governs least: that government provides a level playing field for business and then does not interfere, these are not archaic ideas. These are exactly what is needed in this country, and this world, today.

      • Dennis

        The language isn’t archaic. The problem is modern people are so stupid they apply their twisted understandings to the words.
        Example: Nowhere in Amendment II is the word firearm, firearms or gun mentioned but that is the first thing that jumps into the ignorant’s mind. Just a tad more research will reveal that almost all weapons except the gun have been banned already.

        • Mondobeyondo

          The Second Amendment does mention “the right to bear arms”. This assumes firearms, muskets, grenades… assualt rifles…

          • SoCal for now

            I just wonder if they had in mins the “arms” that the gun enthusiasts are now bearing! Or how most “arms” would be used. It would be interstitial g to spin back in time and see the thoughts and intentions of the forefathers!

          • Albert8184

            What would you say if the founders said sure to modern assault rifles? What would you think if they gave the green light to shoulder launched missiles and artillery pieces?

            The REAL deal is that gun banners want NOBODY but the federal government to have guns. No private arms. No militias. No state militias either. That’s the deal.

          • Randy Townsend

            And “freedom of the press” was limited to hand-published single-page newsprint and standing on street corners on a box and giving speeches. No electronic anything…. To be consistent, if you are advocating going back to muskets and flintlock firearms, then the internet, radio, TV, etc…. Subject to extreme regulation and banning if the government says so…

          • Guest

            No. It assumes what the word always meant. “ARMS”. But, just out of curiousity, why would you consider the founders meant assault rifles but not the idea they meant bows and arrows, swords and spears?

          • Da_Neutral_Observer

            Because bows, arrows and spears were not used by Americans as they were already obsolete technology at the time the U.S. Constitution was written! Swords were only used by militia officers. The rest had muskets and bayonets. Clearly, you have no clue of history.

        • Guest

          Oh really now! What arms besides guns have been banned?

    • old fart

      When they run out of money to buy the latest electronic gizmo and cannot afford Batteries for the ones that they have. When the food and federal checks stop and they have to figure out how to survive. until then they are just consumers and Sheeple

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    • Nicknakthetruthspeaker

      but what are they prepared to do about it?

      yes, they will buy bigger TV!

      • Paulinthedesert

        ..and they will continue to believe all the crap mainstream media throws at them.

    • Ricky Ricardo

      The Constitution is not outdated. It has been disobeyed – mostly by the Rich.

      • Hammerstrike

        Syth. Only da rich?

    • Mondobeyondo

      That’s the argument that so many people like to throw up. (–and that’s not a reference to vomiting by the way. Well…okay, sort of).

      The Constitution is outdated.
      The Bible is outdated.
      All of your old ethics and morals – outdated.

      And – you have something better in mind?

      • K

        Neither is outdated. My point is those that think so. Have no true knowledge what is in either one.

        • PotHead69

          Don’t care to. I have better things to do than read 2000 year old fairy tales

          • K

            Thank-you for proving my point. You have made a decision, based on no knowledge of the subject matter.

          • PotHead69

            Ok, but I bet I can kill you in a game of Star Wars trivia. Both are equally as useful in the real world I’m afraid.

          • K

            Sad, you think that.

          • PotHead69

            Shouldn’t you be at church depositing your 10% into the preachers new car fund?

          • Hammerstrike

            Bible is worst than B.E.T.
            evilbible. c om

          • Just a thought

            Just keep in mind you have to answer for your words one day! And not believing in the bible, and therefore God(by default), doesn’t change the fact you have to face him someday! Deny all you want, even in the eyes of science that has overwhelming evidence, and a book(the Bible) that has yet to be proven wrong by anyone! And your knew jerk reaction is “yes it has”…so please send along the name of such individual that did. Otherwise, until proven wrong you have to assume it’s all true!
            Just remember these words amigo…not believing doesn’t change the fact you have to answer to Him someday! Just sayin

          • Cw

            Talk about something outdated! The bible is rehashed every single Sunday and yet does nothing to help people or improve our world. What we need is people being allowed to share their wisdom and creative ideas and stop thinking they have to have leaders.

          • Hammerstrike

            “and stop thinking they have to have leaders.”

            Actually, they do.

          • Gay Veteran

            bilge

          • Hammerstrike

            The bible and the Architect does not have much in common at all, on the contrary.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…even in the eyes of science that has overwhelming evidence….”
            ???????

  • art simpson

    Love and respect for the Judeo/Christian God is a civil liability not a badge of honor. America will probably see marshal law before the end of 2014. What Constitution?

    • steve

      M-A-R-T-I-A-L is martial meaning rule administered by a military organization. M-A-R-S-H-A-L is marshal as in Marshal Dillon of Dodge City, Kansas. So there.

    • Guest

      Love and respect for what abandonned you in your hour of need?

    • Malcolm Reynolds

      meanwhile, it produced the wealthiest least oppressive country on the planet’s history and you’re a mouth breather.

      • Gay Veteran

        wealthiest? yeah, for the top 0.1%, they’re raking in the cash while the middle class suffers

  • GSOB

    We don’t realize how much we depend on moral behavior
    being there, as a constant surrounding us…
    in the parking lot, in the grocery stores, schools, banks, ..in any civilized society – protecting us.

    We read about the exceptions everyday.

    The Lord has left us here for a reason.

    • Hammerstrike

      Protecting the weak and stupid from the consequences of their own actions is not sign of a civilized society, it is what destroys civilized societies through history.

      • K2

        stupid people yes, but weak people? You want them to be left to die?

        We are not animals where the weakest member of the group or pride is left to fend for itself or die.
        We are human beings, we have to help them support themselves and if that is not possible, we have to support them.

        • Hammerstrike

          Yeah, weak-minded “people”.

          Intelligence is a good quality but only an idiot would believe it is the only quality there is.

          Yes, help, support those support themselves, not those who refuse to get off their knees.

          Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen it’s true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their s*** and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout “Save us!”…

          …and I’ll look down, and whisper “no.”

          They had a choice, all of them. They could have followed in the footsteps of good men like my father, or President Truman. Decent men, who believed in a day’s work for a day’s pay. Instead the followed the droppings of lechers and Communists and didn’t realize that the trail led over a precipice until it was too late. Don’t tell me they didn’t have a choice.

          Now the whole world stands on the brink, staring down into bloody hell, all those liberals and intellectuals and smooth-talkers… and all of a sudden, nobody can think of anything to say…

          • K2

            ”Indeed, weak-minded “people”.

            Intelligence is a good quality but only an idiot would believe it is the only quality there is.

            Yes, help, support those supporting themselves, notthose who refuse to get off their knees and begging for more handouts.”

            I was not talking about them.

          • Hammerstrike

            You might not talk about them but they will ask for your help, regardless of whever you want it or not.
            They would gladly torture and mutilate you for a few cans of dog food or for being a dissident.

        • Malcolm Reynolds

          Ya, we do have to help people. But if I may assume your intent, ‘we’ is NOT the govt.

          • K2

            It is the responsiblilty of everyone who can help, to help the weakest.

          • K2

            People need to take care of the weakest in their family, and the govt needs to take care of the weakest in the society.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Absolutely. You, me, WE. WE is NOT the govt. NO the govt does not need to take care of anyone. that is not what govt is for. Govt is for protecting rights and freedom.

          • Mondobeyondo

            The government represents the people. It’s what I learned in civics class way back in 1980, when I fed carrots to my baby T.Rex.

            We are the government. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to be. It’s morphed into something different though.

          • K2

            Govt should also take care of the weakest, along with protecting rights and freedoms ofcourse.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            no. Taking care of the weakest makes people weaker and it always makes more of them.

          • K2

            How so?

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            See generational welfare.

          • K2

            They stay on welfare because they have no choice. (Some misuse welfare, but most of them are on it due to lack of choice).

            If they go off welfare and starve…they will become weaker.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            So you agree. Then why are we here?

          • K2

            Our argument is whether the govt should or should not help the weakest. And the things i said, are part of my argument about why the govt should help.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            So you like keeping people weak and unable to take care of themselves? Which is what you cited above as what happens when govt is involved. Congrats, You’re a turd.

          • Hammerstrike

            Some “people” will want you to help them regardless of whever you want to or not.

          • Hammerstrike

            A lot of these people will request your help regardless of whever you want it or not.

            Whatever food you have and also, your booty.

        • Mondobeyondo

          We are not stupid, nor are we weak. We are uninformed.

          Deliberately uninformed, or accidentally unformed? That’s for y’all to decide…

          Now, having being uninformed, what purpose is there for doing this? (aka… Why keep the public in the dark?) Again, that’s for all y’all to decide

          • K2

            I never said we are stupid or weak. We were talking about something else entirely.

      • GSOB

        Agree in part,… but I was thinking more along the lines of the ‘fabric’

        of moral behavior, it’s source as it suspends each civil society to it’s own good.

        Secularism has no moral value.
        History has proven that.

        For instance…
        In the sacred reality,…
        The Bible views homosexual
        tolerance as social judgment.
        It’s unresisted presence threatens the very existence of a stable culture.

        • Gay Veteran

          “…These are moral issues that concern any human civilization because we exist in a moral universe created by a moral God….”

          and yet we got the Inquisition

        • Hammerstrike

          Universe? Humans only see the tip of the iceberg.

          And do you know these moral standards?

          I certainly do believe in such thing as sin from a very young age but that is not because any book, society or governement told me so.
          All 3 of them are untrustworthy.

        • Gay Veteran

          more BS from a ayatollah wannabe

          • GSOB

            Thanks

  • Bill

    Until sht street there will be no turn around. Money is everything, even to those in government. Some are conservatively greedy and some are liberally greedy. Greed is the common thread to both parties. The sheeple are complacent and seem to be content enough to stay that way.

    • K2

      Well said!

  • FortuneSeek3rz

    The politicians operate on a larger scale than the general public and that is about the only difference. The only limit to greed and corruption is access. We need to think collectively instead of singling out groups.

  • markthetruth

    But without them you put all the Rush’s , Mahr’s and late night TV out of material to Laugh and whine and debate over !

    the end…

  • Hiroshi Yamamoto

    But still Republicans are:
    More pro-Christian
    More pro-Israel
    More pro-life
    More pro-war (with Iran)
    Less pro-gay
    Less pro-abortion
    Than Democrats.

    • garbagefacesEQUALlibwomen

      so libs are:
      more pro muslim?
      more anti Israel?
      more anti life?
      more ….. no wait, dems love war
      more anti heterosexual?
      more pro death?
      Than Republicans?

      • Hiroshi Yamamoto

        Those differences are a cosmetic differences to distract voters. One “conservative and traditional” and others “liberal and progressive”. But at the end is the same crap. Just like Coca-Cola and Pepsi – different label but taste is the same.

        • Gay Veteran

          very true!

      • http://www.pnar.org Tom Blanton

        The deal is that all these social issues that divide these so-called liberals and so-called conservatives are the very issues that the ruling elite could care less about. They demagogue these issues to divide people, meanwhile the left and right all seem to agree on one thing – it is acceptable for government to be tyrannical as long as it is enforcing some moral agenda that the right or left has been told is more important than freedom. The only thing the right and left disagree on is what these moral agendas are. These cultists believe their vision of morality is so important that they come to love statism even more than they love their own children.

        • Gay Veteran

          very true!!!

      • K2

        Only obama is antiisrael (only on the subject of war with iran, but he still provided israel with advanced weapons/money) Nothing wrong with helping israel. Its an ally of america.

        I am thinking he dint want to go to war with iran cuz his dad was a shia muslim. And he could have had a soft sport for shia muslims. Same reason he hated sunnis, indicated by the way he bombed pakistan with drones.

        And iran is the main shia country.

        Dems are not anti-israel at all. As far as i know. If you think they are tell us why?

      • PotHead69

        Screw. Kooks always assume we support the enemy because we don’t want to indiscriminately carpet bomb entire countries. We don’t have the sick blood lust that the right has, and we are the jerks? Out of touch? I think you are all insane.

        • garbagefacesEQUALlibwomen

          ganga man, like wow. unions are forNAZI’s

    • Gay Veteran

      pro-Christian? more like pro-bankster.
      and Republicans are certainly pro-abortion when they knock up their mistress

      • Hiroshi Yamamoto

        Republicans are more pro-military industry and pro-Texan-oil-cowboy. Just look at Bush father and son or Reagan.

  • Kent Harris

    Michael
    Your book ‘The Beginning of the End’ rings true. I say this because when you look at the timeline of when Israel will be celebrating its 70th anniversary in May of 2018 what jumps off the page is the fact that 3 1/2 years prior to that is the second Blood Moon. We need to be watching Israel. Jerusalem is the center of the universe.

    • alan

      Its an economic collapse and they happen all the time. It is not the end of anything but a change of power and money. Center of the unverse, blood moons and Arabs have little to do with poor money management. Just so you don’t get caught off guard looking at the stars for a sign.

      • PotHead69

        Way too much rationale for this crowd I’m afraid

    • Hammerstrike

      Why don´t you covert to judaism and move there? Also, sell the state of New York to israel, that would be great!

      • PotHead69

        Don’t forget the nukes and f-15’s we gave them

        • Gay Veteran

          and $BILLIONS of OUR money

    • Guest

      Hi Kent,

      The 2014/2015 blood moon tetrad is really exciting. I didn’t get to see the blood moon that happened a couple weeks ago because it was cloudy. Have you read Mark Biltz’s new book? I really enjoyed it. It’s a shame that many are attacking him. He makes it clear in the book that he is not setting dates or making any kind of predictions. He is simply presenting facts. Keep looking up, Kent! I believe our redemption is drawing nigh.

      • PotHead69

        Nope, just a long sludge out of the muck. No fairy tales here

    • Gay Veteran

      bilge

  • fat_and_stupid_i_mean_american

    Democrats, and Republicans are two cheeks on the same @ss,…and we the american people are right in the middle getting screwed. i remember many years ago, when i visited mexico for the first time. i was really taken back by the overwhelming poverty, and the overwhelming wealth , and the absences of anyone in the middle

    i guess that were america is heading

    • K2

      Two cheeks of the same ass…lol!!

      So true so true.

      • Hammerstrike

        And the banks are the booty warrior.

    • GaryA

      Well put!

    • PotHead69

      Reganomics

  • Rocket Ron

    No. I’m expatriating to S. America this year.

    • K2

      Which country in S.america?

  • DJohn1

    The problem is once they are elected they are home free for a number of years. No one remembers what they promised to get there. Whether it is 2 years or 6 the politician has no obligation to do what they said they would do.
    Parliaments work a little different. People can be held responsible for what they have promised. A general election can be called at any time.
    Now that is good and it is bad. Because a person elected here has a certain amount of time to fill those promises. That time isn’t always given a person where they can be fired within weeks of not fulfilling those promises.
    I think the answer may be recall elections. I think someone would have to be really bad to get recalled.
    When I was in Union office, I was re-elected every 6 months. Many tried and failed to unseat me in the 7 years I was in office. Why? Because I had basic principles that I used while in office.
    1. I never lied. Not once.
    2. No matter how hard it was, I always told people the honest truth.
    3. I asked questions of various people with knowledge of whatever situation came up. I had almost a club of people that had lead the union in the past giving me their knowledge of how they would handle things.
    4. Whenever there was a difficult decision to be made, I prayed about it. I am not that smart that I could come up with the right answers all the time. But I did a lot of listening. I am convinced that God gave me answers when I asked.
    5. Nothing God gave me ever was against the basic principles of the Bible.
    6. I had tools of salesmanship from having been a Real Estate Salesman for 5 years. Convincing someone of their own freewill is a profession. It is handy when negotiating.
    If our politicians followed what I did back then, they would have no difficulty keeping themselves elected.
    I am a fairly average person of average intelligence. I do not consider myself any kind of genius level person. The only genius I have was getting on my knees and praying for answers. I often got them.

    • alan

      I suspect they have sold thier soul before they run for office. The entire system is rotten top to bottom. I am thinking the only way to fix everything is start over at 1776 and correct the mistakes. Start with the bankers first.

      • Malcolm Reynolds

        ooof. Be careful saying that.. Some mouth breather (that no doubt believes in socialism) is going to come along and accuse you of believing in slavery. I know. Irony, thy name is leftist socialist.

        • PotHead69

          ^^^ Real deal scumbag ^^^

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            ^^^ Real deal mouth breather I was talking about ^^

          • Gay Veteran

            it’ll be the day when YOU come up with an argument

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Like I said.
            *yawn* Smoke another pole poopy pants, maybe someday…

          • Gay Veteran

            maybe someday you’ll get a f-ing clue

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            Lemme resort to the only appropriate retort to a dolt like you.
            I know you are but what am I.

          • Gay Veteran

            dolt? your house must be full of mirrors

  • MeMadMax

    Confirmation biasment and the normalcy factor is a real pain…
    Too many people are reactionists instead of pro-active in the going-on’s of their own government, they don’t do anything until it effects them personally…
    OH well, back to work…

  • krinks

    If Obama can get more than 50% of the vote I don’t believe it.

    • Hammerstrike

      Electoral fraud, obviously.

      • sharonsj

        As opposed to Jeb Bush, who stole the Florida presidential election for his brother?

  • wakeupscreaming

    I think political corruption could be minimized with more direct democractic voting, just like Switzerland.

    The idea of “representatives” is old-fashioned and outdated, especally with the internet.

    I think voting and the entire political process needs an overhaul, with LESS representation from bought-out political whores.

    • Orange Jean

      I agree with what you’re saying… and I cannot imagine why with the Internet we can’t go for direct voting.

      • Booo-urns

        If the hackers can break into the most secure encrypted websites and databases what makes you think they won’t break into the voting mechanisms to alter the outcome of every election or publicly-determined decision?

        • Orange Jean

          good point. I suspect that’s already happened, now that you mention it.

        • PotHead69

          Oh you mean like the diebold fiasco in Florida in 2000?

      • PotHead69

        If it were easy and everyone in the country voted, republicans would be wiped off the map. How bout weekend voting?

        • Hammerstrike

          Difficult? Illiterate Hindu peasants can pull it off, so why not you? Too fat or just too airheaded?

          • PotHead69

            Hammerstuff

    • Joe

      So, you want the people who watch American Idol to decide the laws your are subjected to and whether or not you get healthcare? Then we’ll definitely have a 51% tyranny raping the other 49% with whatever they can seize from the treasury.

      • PotHead69

        Yup, we are the lazy masses. Right wingers are a small very vocal minority who just happen to not be hung over on voting day.

    • kfilly

      Democracies are always short lived. The majority opinion always imposes its will over the minority. Why do you think the current criminals in DC and the media are always trying to convince the sheeple that we are a great democracy? The reason is so they can impose democratic tyranny. Remember what you are saying when a majority of people are being indoctrinated to be afraid of guns and to vote for free stuff from the state. The majority will vote to disarm you and continue to vote for freebies. Democratic tyranny is being used right now to destroy our country and you want more democracy. Wow!

  • jakartaman

    We are in the last phase of our empire rule.
    It will only be a matter of a few years at best before
    the World economic collapse occurs and the resulting chaos/wars – Nothing can or will stop the inevitable because it is not the politicians it US – “We the people”

  • Grinding Ax

    No, nothing in DC is going to change. Those people are married to their power and money. The only way to effect change now is to start from scratch. This can either by removing ALL politicians from DC and banning them for life from running for election at any level, or by rebellion and states splitting up into their own new countries. Whatever happens, or doesn’t, is going to be a long and painful process. I feel bad for the America that once was.

  • Kim

    this is exactly why in don’t vote. not only do I not put my faith in the American political system, I don’t want to be responsible for anything they do. i wash my hands of it yet try to be a good neighbor and a good citizen.

    • Tim

      I agree, Kim. I don’t vote at any political level–national, state or local. There is no political solution to the world’s problems. And I shudder when I see the potential candidates for the next presidential election.

      • Hammerstrike

        In that case you have no room to complain about the consequences of the politicians decisions.
        I don´t care about politics is exactly why there currently is no political solution.

        • Tim

          You constantly hurl nonsensical accusations and insults at the readers of this site, and it’s clear from your rantings that you have some serious psychological problems.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            To boil it down, let me quote Bonhoffer

            “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

            if you don’t vote, STFU. There are 3 people right there that that don’t vote because they think those people will do harm. Jesus, at least vote small l libertarian…

          • Kim

            I respectfully disagree. Political and party neutrality is in no way evil or a sin. Jesus himself demonstrated his political neutrality when he said: my kingdom is not of this world in response to those who wanted him to set up a government in the district of Judah at that time.

            If u say that voters are responsible for effective change then they are also equally responsible for the shedding of innocent blood of war.

          • Malcolm Reynolds

            “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
            Good luck.

          • Kim

            Show me where in the bible that is scripture is.

          • Tim

            Amen.

          • Kim

            Obviously it is not there. Voting is not the only way to “speak” against the corruption of government. Voting is not the only way to “act” against the injustice in this world. However, it is probably the most ineffective and misleading way to speak and to act in the face of evil, because evil is increasing.

          • sabretooth

            There is a “more ineffective and misleading way to speak and act in the face of evil” and that is prayer. People delude themselves into thinking they are actually doing something. What a waste of time.

          • Kim

            I have often felt that way too.

          • Airedale

            So whoever you yield yourself to [evil], thats who servant you become.

          • Kim

            Oh brother.

          • Airedale

            This was a quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor who contronted Hitler, to his own peril.

          • Kim

            So what…

          • Hammerstrike

            The reason it is nonsenical to you is that you do not have the courage to even think about it.

            You are nothing but a coward and it is thanks to a majority of delluded, weak-minded cowards like yourself that immature sociopaths where able to seize power in the first place.
            You really got the leaders that you deserve.

          • Gay Veteran

            oh, and are you manning the barricades?

        • Kim

          I think it’s more important to be a law abiding citizen (last time I checked, voting is not compulsory, tho, admittedly that could change) to be a good neighbor and exercise charitable contribution to those in need. Don’t you?

          • Hammerstrike

            Yes, for the time being.

            You know what sort of individuals the law increasingly supports?

            Already illegal in some places to feed the homeless, as the looters extends power, it is going to become increasingly hard to be charitable.

        • raddy

          I will vote again when there is a “none of the above” box to check.

          • Kim

            Hahaha –perfect!

          • Hammerstrike

            Vote as much as you can too.

            Obama´s drones may be dumb as rock but they do use that opprotunity, so…

        • Gay Veteran

          yeah, let’s vote for the lesser of 2 evils. That’ll work out

    • Orange Jean

      Well my parents never voted … but always complained about whoever was in power. The way I see it… if you don’t vote you allow someone else to make all the decisions for you.

      At least by voting I TRY. I don’t say it’s always a good outcome, and I’ve been disappointed by some of those I’d voted for. Quite often the people who are available to vote for I’ve had to hold my nose and vote for the one I thought would do the least harm. But I can’t see how there is any possibility of changing the way things are run if you never vote.

      • Kim

        Did u read the article? Nothing ever changes. In fact, it doesn’t even stay the same – thing continue to get worse. I won’t have the blood of war on my hands. I do not support any political party, individual or any political ideology, so why would I vote?

        • K

          If I could give you an answer, would you consider it? If I could show you a way to cut corruption in half, would you try it? Never reelect anyone. Make the powerbrokers have to corrupt an entirely new Congress every two years. The longer a politician is in D.C. the more corrupt they seem to become. So do not leave them there. Never reelect a Senator or President either.If you want to make the elite howl. Make them keep dealing with different people, maybe some they haven’t had time to get their hooks into. Is this a perfect answer? No, but I truly believe it would improve things.

          • Kim

            Hi K! How are u today? You have some good thoughts. But the answer is still no, I would not vote even if there were a reduction in terms of service. I don’t trust politicians. I believe some of them mean well, but once they enter “office”, they’re gone. See, the system is bigger than any individual. It rules.

          • K

            I am fine. I understand your position. For me, the concern is that great violence, is coming to this Country.I guess I want to feel, we tried everything to avoid it.

          • Kim

            May your conscience be clear, K. :-)

          • Priszilla

            Yes. Right now two nuclear super powers confront themselves in Europe – USA and Russia.

            The German business wants Russia. So they helped their old friends, the nazis, to help their friends the neo-nazis in Ukraine to win a coup.
            Their first action is to ban Russian as second language, which angers the Russians in the Ukraine, and the Russians across the border, running to help the other Russians.

            Now Russia has crimea and world police USA sends troops to the former Soviet Republics Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine.

            The Swoboda in Kiew will shoot at the Russians in the Ukraine, which will provoke Putin to send the army to protect the Russians, and then they will shoot at the Americans who are there, too.

            And now we got a new war.

            The Germans send their Chancellor which doesn’t do much, just watch and report back to her masters.

            So, now, who will get what?

          • Hammerstrike

            Nein, íf there a 3rd world war, that will mean the end of the good life for the parasites.

        • Priszilla

          Dont vote for a party in power then. disrupt the game by voting for the smallest group standing for election.

          they wont win, but they make life harder for the majority.

          i choose one that is least discriminatory. so, somewhere left.

        • Orange Jean

          Yes I read the article. If you don’t support any party, individual or political ideology I can understand why you choose not to vote… but I would like to remind you that it was voting in the first place that gave us a country that allows you that right to choose not to,

          • Kim

            Ooookay!

      • http://www.pnar.org Tom Blanton

        If you vote, you have no cause to complain. You knew what the rules were before you voted – winner take all. You lost? Tough, you played the game.

        Voting is an act of aggression against your friends, family and neighbors.

        When you vote you give the state legitimacy and you give your consent to be governed. You gave up your freedom the minute you walked into the voting booth because freedom is not compatible with majority rule.

        Don’t forget, no matter who you vote for, someone else (other than you) makes all the decisions for you. Right?

        • Kim

          THANK YOU!!! Woot woot!

        • Orange Jean

          Well, personally I do not believe in anarchy… which it sounds to me like you are advocating – am I right about that?

          Also, I don’t agree that voting is an act of aggression against my friends, family and neighbors. Of course you have no idea who I voted for or why. The last presidential election was very unusual for me, because I happen to know Mitt Romney personally, and I voted for him because of that. I used to be LDS, I was very poor at the time and Mitt was my bishop. He personally gave me help including financial support at a time when I desperately needed it, plus advice and moral support that helped me make decisions that personally improved my life considerably.

          I since have quit being a Mormon, but I do believe he is an honest man and had he been elected I think would have made far better decisions on how to run this country.

          • http://www.pnar.org Tom Blanton

            Well of course you wouldn’t believe in anarchy, why would you? After all, Republicans and Democrats have been running the show for well over a century and look at how wonderful everything is, right?

            Certainly Bishop Mitt would have made a dandy President. Gosh, he was the first ruler to implement a mandatory health insurance program to keep out glorious insurance industry strong and to protect the profits of the investor class relating to their holdings in the sickcare industry.

            Happy voting! Pick up a “I Voted” towel at the door to wipe the blood off your hands.

  • smallergovnow

    There is ZERO hope that Washington DC, or practically any state government, will turn things around for the better. A collapse and reset is the only answer. We need to decentralize.

    • Drud

      Agreed. Decentralization is the only answer and collapse is the only road to decentralization. The good news: it will happen–large, complex systems always collapse into fragmented simple ones. The bad news: there will be chaos and destruction during the transition period, which will take years and perhaps decades.

      • http://www.pnar.org Tom Blanton

        Agreed, indeed. Americans are rubes. They fall for the same crap over and over. All this stuff about restoring the Constitution may have emotional appeal for those that have internalized the propaganda they have been spoon fed all their lives (that created the false emotion of “patriotism”), but it was a lost cause from the beginning.

        Some people got it 150 years ago:

        “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.”
        Lysander Spooner

        • Mondobeyondo

          You can’t restore the Constitution if the people don’t believe in the Constitution to begin with…

          It’s not the peoples’ fault though. A lot of blame goes to our glorious educational system.And that goes from K through 12.Yes, the same school system that teaches Abraham Lincoln built his first home using Lincoln Logs.

          *gasp!!*

    • Booo-urns

      We need to abolish the Federal government for all but the most critical needs of the nation (such as national defense), and return power to where it rightfully belongs: to the states, and even the local governments.

      • GSOB

        Where do we go to in this modern day to help us define the role of our kakistocracy?

        ANSWER:
        Both the Bible and The Constitution.

    • Beth

      A new currency without Federal income taxes would end their gravy train overnight.

      • PotHead69

        Sounds like a great plan. No roads, hospitals, power, communication, schools, blah blah. You kooks are out o yo minds

        • Twidiot1

          Replace the income tax with a tariff and a tax on financial transactions.

        • kfilly

          So, you prefer the fascist/communist model. The large centralized government that tells you what is best for you. How many people tried escaping from the former Soviet Union/Nazi Germany to come here? How many people left here to go there? You are a special kind of ignorant.

          • PotHead69

            No, I didn’t say that. We are so far from a communist socialist society. How can you even try to say we are in the same situation as the ussr?

          • Priszilla

            The government that tells you what is best for you is called Monarchy.
            The King raises tax to pay for his wars.
            To move his troops he needs roads and railroads, and ships, and nowadays airplanes and satellites for coomunication.

            In communism people don’t need a government. Everybody owns means of production, everybody is an entrepreneur.
            The community regulates her affairs without the need of lobbyists and senators and parlamentarians or prime ministers.

            People just won’t pay their salary anymore. Just like shareholders.

            People will form non-profit companies, all profit made is reinvested into the company, not taken out by shareholders who contribute nothing to the success of the company.
            Companies without owners, where the director/spokesperson is elected and replaced when he is useless or criminal.

          • kfilly

            Or an oligarchy. We don’t have a monarchy in the US, and our government is getting awfully good at dictating what is best for the people. Case in point Obamadon’tcare.

          • Hammerstrike

            In the case of Germany, Brirtain and the US sought war because Germany was too successfull and kick-ass.

  • Jack Lohman

    Get used to it… or CHANGE it! *ONLY* a 3rd party in every seat will do it.

    • PotHead69

      Black panther party?

  • djc

    Even though I voted for Romney does anyone REALLY think his policies would have been even marginally better than Obama’s? People like Romney were behind the off-shoring of the manufacturing base of our country and he was pro-choice before he was for life. The reason Romney lost was the decreased Northern, white male vote. Thats why he lost Ohio.

    I enjoy, and agree with, almost all of Michaels posts. He hits them out of the park.

    If I may add one caveat—-please don’t say the collapse is coming on a certain date. No one knows how long the status quo can stagger on. Both you and Kunstler have egg on your face by giving dates when tshtf—no can know these things.

    • Tom_F

      If Romney was POTUS, Russia wouldn’t have the free reign to invade and run roughshod over Europe. O abandoned the Iron Dome protection for Poland and the Ukraine, and it sent a real signal that the US would not protect our friends. Romney’s position on social issues like abortion wasn’t the reason he lost, get serious.

      • djc

        I think it is a real mistake to challenge Russia on its borders. Ukraine was the cradle of the Russian state and was a part of Russia for 1000 years. Eastern Ukraine is populated overwhelmingly by Russians who want to be joined to the motherland. Eventually Russia will acquire all of former USSR that is populated by ethnic Russians no matter what we say or do. Putin is too smart to annex Western Ukraine which is Catholic and European; Eastern Ukraine is Orthodox and Slavic. Obama is too dumb to know the difference I think.

        • Mondobeyondo

          War is inevitable.
          Just my personal opinion.

          It won’t happen this year.
          2015? 2016? Possibly. I don’t know. Remind me to buy a new crystal ball. The 2 year contract on my old crystal ball just expired.

          The only way to stop it – I mean world conflict- is to stop it before it begins..

          Won’t happen.

          Iran wants nukes. Not for peaceful means. Nukes for vaporizing Israel. (Don’t you dare think for a moment, that this is not what the Islamists want.

          and Obama is not about to stop it. So…

          A splendid time is guaranteed for all…

          • Gay Veteran

            “…Iran wants nukes. Not for peaceful means. Nukes for vaporizing Israel….”
            pure BS. Israel has 100s of nukes.

        • Gay Veteran

          you’re wasting your time, tommy boy is a military-industrial complex troll

      • PotHead69

        And we would be at war with Syria, Iran, etc.

        • Tom_F

          We ARE at war with them, we’re just the ones not fighting back and pretending we can buy our way safe. When it does go ‘hot’, we’ll have a lot more risk and destruction.

          • Gay Veteran

            we’re at war? you need to go down to your local Army recruiting station and sign up

        • Hammerstrike

          Bush didn´t when the US was in a far less worst economic and military situation than today + with a significant presence in Iraq, while Iran and Syria had far lesser ability to retaliate.

          So that is about as likely as Obama being member of the Klu Klux Klan.

          • PotHead69

            You can thank the left for that. Those blood suckers blew their load too soon without any planning for the aftermath of their treasury raid/bringing democracy to the uncivilized scheme. Thankfully the press finally started doing their job and exposed that debacle. The plan was to go into Iran all along. Incompetent yeehadists

          • Hammerstrike

            Anti-war movement collapsed when Obama seized power. Press stopped doing its job when their candidate came to power, nothing more partisan and with as much double-standards as the left and that is pretty hard to achieve with the Lame Right for competitor.

            I do thank the left, thought. With the way the US economy have been trashed in the last 5 years, something like the 2003 Iraq war just isn´t feasible anymore.

          • PotHead69

            You are such an ideologue. So full of it. I know you don’t like me, I don’t care, but to keep pushing back on every single thing the left does just shows this. You need to learn to relax a little or you are gonna have a heart attack during the next two term Clinton administration.

          • Hammerstrike

            Hahahaha! That´s rich, given leftist change in atitude when one of their own took power (or so they believe)!

            Yep, “leftists” are the ones who are more partisan, dishonest and ideologue than “rightists”.

            I do not see the right as being devoid of hypocrisy, apathy and stupidity, far from it.

            I just realize there is worst and not worse by a slim margin kind of worst.

          • Gay Veteran

            yeah, just what we need, another Clinton as president.
            remember it was Slick Willie that gave us NAFTA (and the selling out of the American worked), and who let a few corporations totally dominate the media

          • PotHead69

            And of course, the economy is all obamas fault? How’s those precious metal investments working out for you dummy?

          • Hammerstrike

            Was the economy all Bush´s fault? Is every decision by the Russian governement Putin´s fault?
            Can you eat gold?

          • Gay Veteran

            what are you talking about?

      • Watermeloniqua

        It’s none of our business, or concern. We are not the world police and we need to be fixing our own country instead of wasting more money on this insanity. Do you know anything at all about Russia?

        • Tom_F

          @Water, I know Russia was back in the corral after going bankrupt and losing the Cold War, for 20 years. Until Obama publicly declared that the US was changing policy and would no longer support the “New Europe” (countries formerly in the USSR) with the defensive Iron Dome. I know that prior POTUS’ never told an outgoing Russian President that “they needed space and would have more flexibility after their election.” Did you know that? What do you think that signaled to a hostile country that just invaded another sovereign ally of the US? A country that Romney correctly pointed out as a great threat in the 2008 debates, and was mocked by Obama and Democrats for saying so.

          • Watermeloniqua

            Invaded? What? The Crimea VOTED to join Russia! They are mostly Russian speaking, ethnic Russians, and they want to be part of Russia! We promote democracy and push it, but when the votes don’t go the way we want them to, we get mad and meddle in their business! Why? I fail to see how Russia is any threat, they are a world power and have considerable influence in their area of the world. Why are we getting all bent out of shape when they do exactly what we do, all around the world??

            You might want to do some reading on Russia, and the Russian people. You might be surprised! They are not what you think. We need to stop meddling in things that are none of our business! Who made us the world police and why should we do it when our own country is collapsing?

            Look to the USSR to learn that lesson…they meddled in Afghanistan, and it destroyed their country! But we haven’t learned from that! Why not?

          • Tom_F

            @Water, you are funny. Russia is an enemy of the U.S., protecting a traitor, spying on us, seizing claim to oil and mineral rights in the Arctic, and militarily procuring the oil-rich Crimea part of the Ukraine. The Ukraine was an ally of the U.S.; Russia is not. There is nothing to be done about it now, but the only reason Russia strong-armed their way into acquiring the Crimea was because of Obama’s signal of weakness. Expect a lot more of that before his term is through.

          • Watermeloniqua

            Russia isn’t MY enemy. You think Snowden is a traitor?

            You care that RUSSIA is spying on us? I’m more concerned about my own government spying on me! Russia can’t kill me with a drone, imprison me indefinitely, or anything else! Every nation spies on every other nation and it is naive to think they wouldn’t want to do EXACTLY what we do to them, and everyone else on the planet.

            Where in the Arctic are they “securing mineral rights”? In their own territory? Russia is mostly Arctic and Siberia is one of the most mineral rich areas on the planet so I somehow doubt they are strong-arming their way into foreign territory and “stealing” their minerals.

            Crimea has been a part of Russia for hundreds of years. It was given to Ukraine in the 50’s, which didn’t matter as it, and Russia were both part of the USSR. It is analogous to one of our states giving another state a bit of it’s territory. The Crimea is ethnically Russian, they speak Russian, and voted to be part of Russia! What is the problem? Are you seriously advocating denying those people the right of self-determination because you have some propagandized idea of Russia?

            Let me ask you again, what do you know about Russia?

            As for Obama, he is a weakling and you are correct that the Russians WILL exploit that. It is their way. And who can blame them? We have done the same thing. Once again, this is NOT OUR BUSINESS. Ukraine is not worth starting a war over, especially when Crimeans WANT to be Russian! What sensible nation would want to join the EU? WHY IS IT OUR BUSINESS OR PROBLEM??

          • Tom_F

            @Water, and there it is. The truth comes out. Russia is not your enemy, Snowden is not a traitor being protected from the US legal system by Russia, and spying by Russia is less of a problem than the NSA. I have no further questions, you have revealed far more than you know, Komrade!

          • Watermeloniqua

            So, you think I’m a Communist? What is this, 1980? Get a grip. If you think the US government is LESS of a threat than Russia, you are insane. What can RUSSIA do to US citizens? How have I, or any other American been personally affected by anything going on in Ukraine? HOW IS IT OUR PROBLEM? Please, instead of name-calling, TELL ME HOW RUSSIA IS OUR ENEMY!

            You don’t think the government should have to be accountable to the people paying for it’s worldwide exploits? Do you actually trust our government, do you really and honestly think they are doing the “right thing” and have our best interests at heart? Do you think they care one bit more about us than Russia’s government, or Somalia’s government, or anywhere else? Do their actions, such as buying billions of rounds of ammunition, destroying the Constitution, passing the Patriot Act, etc, seem like the actions of a government that cares for it’s people?

            If you knew ANYTHING about Russia, you would see the unmistakable parallels to the modern day US and the USSR. We are ruled by a psychopathic elite and they don’t care one BIT about us. We are less than trash in their eyes, we’re cannon fodder to fight their wars and economic slaves to fund them and their lavish lifestyles.

            I am not saying that Russia, or any other country is better and I’d want to live there, just that they aren’t this big bad boogeyman they’re being made out to be. Turn off the propaganda news and think for yourself! Calling me “Komrade” isn’t changing the facts. They have you fooled and you defend them!

            Of course, this is all a waste of time. You refuse to even entertain the thought that you are being lied to, so what can anyone say? Keep thinking the “real” enemies are overseas, instead of in DC.

          • Gay Veteran

            bravo!

          • Gay Veteran

            “…Russia is not your enemy….”

            Russia will look after their own interests, and will fight back when strategically threatened (just like any other country would).

            “….Snowden is not a traitor being protected from the US legal system by Russia….”

            Snowden would be punished for giving the rest of us the TRUTH about the American fascist government spying on its own people.

            so how much is the NSA paying you?

          • Gay Veteran

            you sound like a neo-con warmonger.
            you want to fight for our puppet stooges in Ukraine? grab a rifle and fly to Kiev

          • Gay Veteran

            “…Russia is an enemy of the U.S., protecting a traitor, spying on us….”

            and yet it is the U.S. has 100s of military bases surrounding Russia, not the opposite

            protecting a traitor? you mean the man who let American citizens know that the NSA (National Stasi Agency) is spying on EVERY American.

            “…spying on us….”
            why not, our OWN government is spying on us

            “…The Ukraine was an ally of the U.S…..”

            that is a LIE

          • Gay Veteran

            the U.S. sponsored a violent coup against the democratically elected government of Ukraine, and toppled the government with the help of neo-Nazis

          • Gay Veteran

            “@Water, I know Russia was back in the corral after going bankrupt and losing the Cold War, for 20 years….”

            and now America is going bankrupt because neo-con idiots like you keep getting us in wars

            “…What do you think that signaled to a hostile country that just invaded another sovereign ally of the US?….”

            sovereign ally? you mean the UNelected neo-Nazi backed “government” of Ukraine

            A country that Romney correctly pointed out as a great threat in the 2008 debates, and was mocked by Obama and Democrats for saying so.

      • Gay Veteran

        hey Einstein, you want to fight for our puppets in Ukraine? then grab a rifle and fly to Kiev

      • Gay Veteran

        tommy boy wanst us to support a neo-Nazi backed coup government in Ukraine which overthrew the democratically elected government

    • Mondobeyondo

      It’s a well known secret that “Obamacare” had its roots in “Romneycare” – Mitt’s own idea as to how to improve health care if he were elected President.

      • PotHead69

        So called obamacare is the bob dole plan from the 90’s that the right came up with to combat the Clinton plan.

      • Hammerstrike

        At least he wouldn´t have turned it into such a massive cluster ****, sure medical corporations would have raked juicy contracts and a lot of things would have been offshored to China but he doesn´t have the reversed midas touch

    • Hammerstrike

      Romney anti-abortion? Haha, showed me that liberals are even more stupid than I initially thought!

      Electoral fraud won these elections.

      It would have been slightly less worst if Romney had won, at least until the dems win the 2016 elections in a landslide, simply by blaming the crash on Romney and republicans.
      When it comes to living conditions of blacks, Obama can afford to cheat on them, far more than any White president.

  • JailBanksters

    so how long before Umericans work out that their real destiny was mapped out a long long long time ago by people they never knew or even voted for in any election.
    how long before they realize governments have lied to them for the past 200 years on just about every subject to support their lifestyle.

    • Tom_F

      Oh, please, tell us more! Help us all realize with the knowledge only you possess!

  • Joe

    Ironic (or expected) that the generations that learned the government Pledge of Allegiance in government schools, will probably still re-elect 90% of the elected government officials that that they “disapprove of”.

  • Bubba Johnson

    Not one Republican voted for socialized medicine.

    • sharonsj

      We don’t have socialized medicine. We have a law that makes you buy health insurance. P.S. Romney, a Republican, signed the same law when he was governor of Massachusetts.

      • http://www.pnar.org Tom Blanton

        Medicare and Medicaid are pretty close to socialized medicine and Republicans are always talking about “saving” these programs.

        I laugh when I hear Republicans gripe about big government and socialism. They love big government and vote for socialist-style programs all the time. The only difference really between the GOP and the Dems is the rhetoric.

        • PotHead69

          Nope the right has a lot more blood on their hands

          • http://www.pnar.org Tom Blanton

            I guess you’ve forgotten:

            LBJ, LBJ,
            How many kids have you killed today

            and

            The Dems that were “against” Bush’s wars of choice but never missed a chance to vote for the funding of them.

            and of course who can forget the mass genocide of Japanese civilians by Harry Truman

            We don’t even have to get into the current peace president and the covert ops going on in over 70 nations according to the Washington Post, not to mention his Afghanistan surge, Libya and Africom.

            I’d say historically speaking, the Democrats have a lot more blood on their hands than the Republicans, but that in no way an endorsement of the GOP. They always seem to enjoy the feeling of warm blood on their hands more then the Dems who tend to celebrate the war crimes in private.

          • PotHead69

            Ok, but let’s focus on the last 40 yrs, with the new breed of republican cronies

          • Gay Veteran

            the 2 parties are 2 sides of the same coin

      • Tom_F

        A distinction without a difference, you know what he means.

    • Tom_F

      The GOP blew it, alienated the Independents, and lost the issue by cowtowing to the so-called “hard core Republicans.” Hilarious, they cry about RINOs as if calling them that will somehow shame them into being against gay marriage, against abortion, and against the Death Tax. Meanwhile, the country is sinking and O-care is the last straw to crush the economy. Be proud, REpublicans!

      • Gay Veteran

        Republicans=Democrats

        • PotHead69

          Not on gay rights

          • Gay Veteran

            The 2 parties use social issues to keep us divided, to make us think there are actual differences between the parties.

  • LazyIke

    Ron Paul in 2012 was leading the USA in the right direction,but the media dumped on him because he wanted to cut off aid to Israel. The caucus election in Iowa was rigged. His fault was he never made an issue about it. He would have been on his way otherwise.

  • Critical Mass

    If voting made a difference, it would be illegal.

    • xander cross

      Then why do you all want to prevent black people from voting if you truly believe that statement you made? After all, this is what many of black people endured, fake tests created by white men to ensure that black people don’t vote at all. How about no one has the right to vote.

      • Tom_F

        gimme a break, vote away Black people! Look what it has gotten you. A Black president? Do you feel better now? Are you satisfied with your lot in life? Blacks are 13% of the US population, but 72% of Black babies born out of wedlock? 40% of prisoners Black? Keep voting, everybody, and yes that includes Blacks!

        • PotHead69

          Real deal scumbag ^

          • Tom_F

            @Potty, instead of calling names, please tell me what part of my post is incorrect. Be specific.

          • xander cross

            All of it is incorrect because those numbers are cooked. For example, 72% of black babies are not born of out of wedlock. Of course you would read from “FBI” data in which there percentage of error is very high, just like an CNN poll. Your data is very wrong. That is like saying that 52 percent of white Americans on crystal meth when in fact it could be more or less depending on who is conducting (cooking) the data.

          • Tom_F

            What are the “correct” numbers, then? And how did you get them, and somehow everybody else missed them?

          • xander cross

            You did not miss them, you just did not do the research to figure it out. Percentages are fake just like any other poll. Not real numbers. Just like how the number of white people committing crimes against each other is at 83%. Of course you would disagree, but look at who does the polling and you find that the data is fake. Who benefits from always putting out fake data to get an emotional response out of you? White men and government think tanks.

          • Tom_F

            Ah, a Conspiracy! Wheels within wheels. And unprovable. Yet, you know this. You are very special, part of the 5%. In spite of the fact that every number, in every statistic, represents a real person and a real crime and a real story.

          • xander cross

            Unprovable? I just provided proof alone on how percentages work and how they’re rigged. They don’t even factor reason of why things happen. They even do this in Europe with knife crimes where they cont four murders as 1 crime, not four different crimes. You really need to do more research. Also, every thing on this website can be considered a “conspiracy” since the government data dont factor long term unemployment data.

          • guest

            Xander you’ve come a long way and i totally agree with you (your earlier posts to this blog were pretty aggressive ya gotta admit :) the white people who slam the blacks are the pony white boys who are scared of em! White southerner signing off

          • Tom_F

            Hey! Here is yet ANOTHER stat you will find of interest…– In 2012, there were more black babies killed by abortion (31,328) in New York City than were born there (24,758), and the black children killed comprised 42.4% of the total number of abortions in the Big Apple, according to a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Question: why would it benefit “the white man” and “government think tanks” to report incorrect information?

          • xander cross

            Simple, to reinforce the belief that all black people are evil and must be killed. Government being do this for years with FBI false flag attacks on black people and them bring cocaine into the black neighborhoods.

          • xander cross

            The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is know for fake data just like most “statistics” that benefit the dominant society. Also, another thing, bi racial women are considered black. Who created abortion labs again? That’s right, white people did. During slavery, they would abort and kill black babies and women. Son, you got a lot of reading to do.

          • Watermeloniqua

            Have you EVER met ANY bi-racial person (mixed black and white) who considered themselves anything OTHER than black? They certainly aren’t white. What would you consider them, and would you feel comfortable telling them what they “should” classify themselves as?

          • Watermeloniqua

            If you think the people making this alleged “fake data” are white men, then you’re crazy. They are not white, they are Chosenites. If you are going to make accusations, please make sure you are identifying the people involved correctly. Thanks!

          • PotHead69

            ^^ H8t R ^^

          • Watermeloniqua

            Put down the pipe and type! What on Earth are you trying to say? “Hater”?

          • PotHead69

            Nope

          • Watermeloniqua

            Well thanks for clarifying!

      • Hammerstrike

        Because of Republican-made rules against voter fraud, I could only vote a few times last election, which was outrageous and clearly be racys!

        It is racys against black people because black people, right after democrats, are the ones comitting the most electoral fraudes! That be racysss, I tell yo! Racysssssst!

        • PotHead69

          Another real deal scumbag^

          • Hammerstrike

            States the pot-head, professionally unemployable welfare case^.

            Please come to Detroit, there are not many tea-baggers there, underfunded local police won´t care that you do pot or meth and of course, few White people.

          • PotHead69

            Nope, I’m a union set dresser. I have more work than I want here in california thanks.

        • xander cross

          That is not true. It’s white men that are committing the most election frauds even in local elections. Just look at how Ron Paul votes were not even awarded to him after the Maine primary and how the votes were changed in Virginia when he and Mitt Romney was the only two on the ballot. White men like former governor Bob McDonnell created these “loopholes”.

          • Watermeloniqua

            Why don’t you do some research and look at those “white men”. The vast majority are not white at all, so please stop blaming white people, who are victims of a certain racial/religious group that controls the banking/media/government in most of the world.

          • PotHead69

            ^^ Racist scumbag ^^

          • Hammerstrike

            Here is the thing, the GOP establishement controls the GOP, doesn´t have that big influence on the US governement, which is far bigger and is almost 40% of US spendings by official numbers.
            A lot of blacks are employed in the US gov.
            Beside, in many other countries, voters have to proove who they are.
            Electoral process in Murika is worst than many third-world countries.

    • Mondobeyondo

      Okay, devil’s advocate viewpoint: Don’t vote.

      On the other hand – if voting made a difference, we wouldn’t have what we have now. Right?

  • Bill

    Voting is the foundation of democracy. How long would a house last without one?

    • Ray

      Voting? Ha! Whatever makes you feel better.

  • Ray

    Told U

  • Jeff

    The lame duck government can’t make a budget, balance a budget and in making laws its been the lowest in 50 years. Yet, with no argument that can increase the NSA budget 20 billion to 52 billion annually – over a trillion dollars over 20 years- yes forsake the old to suffer in old age as social security is said to go bust in 20 years. They much rather consider the public a possible suspect terrorist, an enemy of the state. What’s next, the IRS smothering the old with pillows, to lower the cost to social security and rid the world of the old suspected terrorist, too..

    • PotHead69

      Hmmm. Who has been obstructing the budget again? I can’t read, so just tell me your views

  • Arjun

    Which is why they will take you to war and garner support for their interests. They know people will offer unnecessary support to prove their patriotism while the troops and innocent people suffer in both countries suffer while the politician’s poll numbers spike. This doomed cycle will continue until the people change. Begin by not supporting the war they are trying to start in Ukraine. In UK, the Govt was embarrassed when the people said no to military action against Syria, why cant it happen here?

  • http://batman-news.com Pullheadout

    The American people are not really that upset or frustrated. They have plenty of food to eat and an inexhaustible supply of entertainment to keep their attention. The economy is not bad, it even isn’t sluggish, it’s BOOMING. Just look at the highways, trucks, full of trucks, cars, thousands of them, all with a hundred dollars worth of gas in the tank to burn. Don’t get me wrong, I am a Boy Scout and follow the motto Be Prepared; But until the American people rise up in the streets across the entire nation, nothing, absolutely nothing is going to change in Washington. So enjoy the ride, cause this Casino rocks!!

    • Kim

      Yeah, I agree, it would take some big changes to get people here to rise up.

      The economy is not booming. Gas prices are at $4.50 a gallon in LA and it’s crippling the middle class. The neighborhood where I used to live in Orange County is so economically depressed now, it was unrecognizable to me when I visited over the weekend.

      The vast majority of Southern California is buried in economic depression and debt. It’s sad to see that happening because it is such a beautiful place.

      • PotHead69

        What are you talking about? Cali is leading the country right now. The economy is out of the slump. You should take a trip to the south if you really want to see depressed. Stupid yeehadists always voting against their best interests.

        • Tom_F

          Please, the CA current REPORTED unemployment rate is 8.1%. Anybody who can leave, is leaving. The wrong kind of people are coming into the state (takers who cost far more to educate, medicate, and incarcerate) and the makers who can leave are leaving. Meanwhile, 1% of the pop. that can’t leave pays 50% of the state taxes (just Google it). Nothing in the economy is doing well, except the artificially supported stock market benefitting the 1%.

          • PotHead69

            Blah blah. I’m doing so much better than my southern friends where I grew up. I’m a 15 year union member in California. We can rant and moan and toss ideology around all we want. Let’s take a look ten years down the road and see who is better off California or Georgia. The anti union corporate welfare south is just keeping you all down, and that propaganda has been swallowed and regurgitated and puked up all over the walls of the internet

          • PotHead69

            Union membership is under 7% now in the US. It was 60-70% in the 50’s and 60’s that you all reminisce so fondly of. There is a direct correlation between this stat and the present peasant situation we are in where the largest employer in the country pays minimum wage augmented with federal welfare.

          • Tom_F

            You must be a teacher, a union sinecure protected from any consequence of poor performance. And able to take off a month in summer to go to China. Retire at 55! And then leave CA to a cheaper place and enjoy that union retirement paid for by 1% of the CA pop.! Enjoy!

          • PotHead69

            Nope. Union set dresser in Los Angeles. Mostly work on your favorite tv shows and commercials, but occasionally I’ll do a feature film too. You know, your sworn enemy and the cause of all the countries problems etc. H8Trs

          • Tom_F

            Gotta be killing you, seeing all that work go to Canada and out of state. Well, enjoy the hiatus, and the work as long as it lasts!

          • PotHead69

            H8tr ^ definitely an ongoing problem. On one hand I’m happy for the opportunities the film biz is offering to skilled labor in the south and what not. The old timers are feeling it a little here, but the gaps are being filled by commercials and other avenues. The big problem for the future in my opinion is the Chinese of course. It won’t be long before the studios just send the actors and key crew members over to Shanghai. Post production has already left the building I’m afraid

          • Tom_F

            Calling somebody a H8tr isn’t a response. Just a name you are calling, instead of response to their valid point. Hey! Here’s a story in the news today! ‘House of Cards’ receives Maryland tax credit btw, this ‘ongoing problem’ is not a problem for the Chinese, Canada, or non-union locations. Just for CA and especially L.A. And like the city itself, circling the drain.

          • PotHead69

            ^^^^ H8tR ^^^^

          • PotHead69

            Just as I suspected, you are a jealous dirtbag who gets off on other peoples misery. Sorry to burst your bubble, but I’m doing great, more work than I want. Thanks for asking though.

          • Tom_F

            Feel free to respond to the point anytime, now.

          • PotHead69

            Not on hiatus btw. Just taking some time to enjoy myself. Freelance lifestyle. No kids, no debt.union son.

          • Tom_F

            You really have ‘the life!’ Good that you have no kids or debt, with a sketchy work future. Maybe some of the work ethic in China will rub off on you! I hear the food there is much better than the Chinese food in the U.S. Especially the #4!

          • PotHead69

            H8tr ^^

          • PotHead69

            I’m freelance, I only get hired on my own reputation and so so work ethic. And my engaging personality of course.

        • Gay Veteran

          out of the slump???

          “…the reason the unemployment rate tumbled is well-known: it was entirely due to
          the number of Americans dropping out of the labor force. To wit, the labor force participation rate crashed from 63.2% to 62.8%, trying for lowest since January 1978! And why did it crash so much – because the number of people not in the labor force soared to 92 million, the second highest monthly increase ever….”

    • Tom_F

      You are right, people are not feeling united in frustration. It is a macro problem, but experienced at the micro level. For the huge majority of us, we are on our own. Neighbors and family and church are a nice idea, but when the chips are down in this rocking Casino, they won’t come through. I love Michael’s site here, because he does say the truth about being prepared and self-sufficient.

    • Gay Veteran

      the economy is booming? was that sarcasm?

  • Beyond mere genius

    Only The Constitution Party represents America’s conservative Country Class against the progressive Ruling Party of Demotic and Repugnant Liars. God Bless US Bitter Clingers.

    • Guest

      I used to think the Constitution Party was the answer. I even supported the Party’s candidate for president in 2004–a very bright and articulate man. I later realized that I was wasting my time as the man didn’t stand a chance because this nation is too far gone. That man is now divorced from his wife. So much for his “family values.”

  • Coffeedrinker

    The problem is with education. Ignorance means lack of knowing. Lack of knowing can be addressed with education.
    As I have said before, you need a college education or equivalent if you want to understand what is going on around you.
    Getting a college education (at least a four-year degree) is a good thing for you and those around you.

    • WeRThrough

      Not true at all. I never went to college, have ALWAYS had a job, and have seen the writing on the wall for over 40 years. The problem is LACK OF COMMON SENSE and being a “follower” (sheeple) all of one’s life. Having at least one good, smart parent can help. No amount of college will. I have known more dummies form college than anywhere else!

    • Tom_F

      @Coffeedrinker, not really. People know. And once they “know”, then what? Either 1) they don’t care that much, or 2) they are the ones benefitting, the 47% paying no taxes, the ones getting far out than they have put in to the system.

      Just 25% of Americans over the age of 25 have a 4-year degree. And of the ones with the degrees, what do you see them doing with the “knowledge” they have?

  • Rob W

    I’ve seen a lot of hard line republicans on this site. I wonder how they will react to seeing the truth here?

    • PotHead69

      You are mostly right, but seems to be a lot less wars when the left is in charge. Ready for a women president personally.

      • Tom_F

        Potty, you are correct. When the left is in charge, we get Americans taken hostage, give up the Panama Canal, sell out our friends and try to make buddies with our enemies (hoping the ‘alligator will eat us last’), and make a mess that has to be cleaned up later by the right.

        • PotHead69

          ^^ Superiority complex and blood lust ^^

        • Gay Veteran

          hey Einstein, as Washington said: NO foreign entanglements

          • Tom_F

            Yes, that ‘ostrich doctrine’ is working out so very well for Obama.

          • Gay Veteran

            us starting the BS in Ukraine is like Russia overthrowing the Mexican government.
            you want to support the neo-nazis in Kiev, then grab your rifle and fly to Kiev, but keep us out of your psychodrama

          • Gay Veteran

            uh, you do know that it was the U.S. that sponsored the violent coup that overthrew the democratically elected government

          • Tom_F

            Oh. So it was in the U.S. interest, when O sold out “New Europe” just to make a point that he was a “different kind of leader”, and wanted to save money by abandoning the Iron Dome strategy for US allies in former Easter Bloc? Wow, never thought of it like that. I guess it worked out well then, Ukraine was a U.S. ally, 150,000 Russian troops at the border and seizing Crimea as the only economically desirable part of Ukraine, and shoving it up the U.S. rear-end? OK, Obama’s plan worked out perfectly, Europe is hostage to Russia’s oil-supply whims, western influence is in retreat and Bear Putin is publicly mocking the U.S. while protecting U.S. traitors from U.S. justice. All clear now!

          • Gay Veteran

            “Oh. So it was in the U.S. interest, when O sold out “New Europe” just to make a point that he was a “different kind of leader”, and wanted to save money by abandoning the Iron Dome strategy for US allies in former Easter Bloc?….”

            ROFLOL, Iron Dome? more $BILLIONS for the military industrial complex? Plus it is a direct threat to Russia, something we wouldn’t tolerate if directed at us.

            “…Ukraine was a U.S. ally….”

            since when??? oh, you mean after the neo-Nazi supported coup?

            “…150,000 Russian troops at the border and seizing Crimea….”

            you do realize that Crimea has been a part of Russia longer than America has been a nation?
            btw, us sponsoring a coup in Ukraine is Russia sponsoring a coup in Mexico.

            “…Europe is hostage to Russia’s oil-supply whims, western influence is in retreat and Bear Putin is publicly mocking the U.S. while protecting U.S. traitors from U.S. justice. All clear now!”

            Europe is “hostage” because they need the energy. A simple fact.

            and junior, sounds you want your money going to a new Cold War (the Pentagon would LOVE that).
            as Washington said: NO FOREIGN ENTANBLEMENTS.
            but you and the neo-cons know better than him, eh

          • Tom_F

            You need to revise your forensic technique. “Appeal to antiquity/history/possession” is ridiculous. Like saying Somebody has a claim to an ex-spouse, because they were married so long. Ukraine was recognized as a sovereign nation when the USSR broke up, along with all the other satellite nations. And along your lines of logic, the Middle Eastern nations should be able to seize oil fields and invade each other every single day. Anyway, good luck with your isolationist views, we are watching ‘power fill a vacuum’ and that vacuum was created by the weakness Obama exudes. And his invitation to Russia, by declining to follow through with USA promises of Ukraine defense.

          • Gay Veteran

            hey Einstein, it was Nikita who transfer Crimea to Ukraine, so there goes your “antiquity/history” BS.

            “…good luck with your isolationist views….”

            sounds like you’re looking to fight! then grab your rifle and fly to Kiev.
            but keep us OUT of your psycho power trips.

          • Tom_F

            Right, Poindexter. 1954 Crimea to Ukraine, and Ukraine was a part of the Soviet Republic. 1991, Ukraine is a sovereign country recognized by the United Nations and the U.S. Try to keep up, Gay!

          • Gay Veteran

            like I said, you want to fight? then grab your rifle and fly to Kiev. Send yourself, send your kids, send your money. But keep the rest of us out of your psycho trip.
            NO more wars for the benefit of the military-industrial complex.

          • Tom_F

            You keep repeating yourself, never quite (intentionally?) understanding that nobody is saying to send in troops. Nobody. That is a straw man Obama himself raises, and it is ridiculous on its face. The point you never quite (intentionally?) fail to address, is that the world and the U.S. is in this situation because Obama signaled to Russia (US is abandoning missile defense in Easter Europe, “after the election I’ll have more flexibility”) that the US would no longer defend former Eastern Bloc countries. And now, here we are, Russia punking the US, Obama and me and you, while giving safe haven to a traitor. Whatever, keep talking past the facts and repeating your straw man Eisenhower talking point that nobody is arguing with.

          • Gay Veteran

            hey junior, go down to your local Army recruiting center and sign up!

            And it’s time that you get a f-ing clue. The U.S. sponsoring a violent coup against the democratically elected government in Ukraine is like Russia sponsoring a coup in Mexico. Both are strategic threats and neither country would tolerate it.

            missile defense? again, a strategic threat to Russia. would we tolerate “missle defense” in Cuba? NO

            “…while giving safe haven to a traitor….”

            ROFLOL, yeah, keep licking the boots of the NSA (National Stasi Agency). We’ve become a fascist state where ALL our communications are being monitored.

            People like you remind me of what Tiberius said of the Roman Senate: men fit to be slaves

        • Gay Veteran

          tommy boy knows more than George Washington who said: NO foreign entanglements

          • Tom_F

            Gay, keep on repeating, maybe your point will be valid next time. Please, you are being hysterical. WWI and WWII? Korea? Even that worthless little bunghole Viet Nam resulted in 4 million deaths from the ‘foreign entanglement’ of Communism when the U.S. pulled out. 9/11? That ‘foreign entanglement’ came to the US, not the other way around.
            As for the Ukraine, using your logic, Mexico is entitled to take back California. Huh? What?
            Keep on repeating!:-)

          • Gay Veteran

            Vietnam? a civil war we got involved in, resulting in the deaths of 100,000s of Vietnamese (and of course our corporations now have sweat shops there).

            why did 9/11 happen? blowback from our involvement in the Middle East. oh, I forgot, they hate us for our freedoms (retch).

            and once again, you need to go grab your rifle and fly to Kiev.
            but you won’t, you’re just another yellow bellied warmonger

          • Tom_F

            Gay, do you really live like an Amish just believing the best in others and that ‘God will provide’? According to your logic, maybe Russia can take back E. Germany, too? Answer the question, don’t copy-and-paste a response to something not even relevant to the thread. Unless you are Gay-for pay, in which case spend your $9/hr wisely.

          • Gay Veteran

            no boy, I believe in defending America, not the neo-Nazi supported UNelected “government” of Ukraine

  • GaryA

    Here is a very simple solution to all problems – have the following constitutional amendment: the.federal tax rate is flat with no exceptions, and 2. if, after a fiscal year, the country has a deficit, the tax rate is automatically RAISED to cover for the deficit, and if the country has a surplus, the tax rate is automatically LOWERED. This will fix all problems once and for all. Pretty much we need to take taxation out of congress’ hands – all they can do is to distribute collected money.

    • WellDone

      Too much corruption for that to work. Great idea however for HONEST people!

      • GaryA

        You are right, I’m just dreaming…

    • Seen2013

      1). Taxes should return to taxing profits rather than income, which is compensation by an employer for the skills expressed by a worker’s body, and strictly tariffs. In other words, your property and labor shouldn’t be taxed at all.

      2). First, surpluses can be written as future projected spending on particular programs that have been reduced to create a surplus. Second, real surpluses are destroyed by inflation such as money printing. In other words, if we were to retroactively implement this automatic tax increase, the tax rate would go up as high as 97-98% overall due to inflation, scarce capital creation, and gross neglect of capital structure. The best option to dually reduce the taxable abilities and eliminate the ability for the government to borrow.
      The government might actually institute that change simply because it justifies increased taxes through inflationary policies. The only alteration is that their fiefdoms, partners, and soon to be mergers or otherwise corporation/incorporation via public-private partnerships and then public-private mergers being taxed simply won’t happen or even if they got sneaky they’ll give it back through other programs such as TBTF banks make big money straight from the government for EBT and EPPY creation.

  • Booo-urns

    Cue the indoctrinated, brainwashed-by-talk-radio (i.e. “Limbaughed”) Republican party apologists in 3, 2, 1…

  • Mudpie

    I am familiar with some of the tribal nations of the Middle East. I do not see many scenarios via which we can avoid the situation that they face – internal violent conflict and strife. Not that I would like to see that, it would be hideous.

    The best chance would be for one or more states to legally secede and serve as a haven for freedom loving people. Then others might follow suit.

    • PotHead69

      Freedom to pollute, poison, and pay slave wages.

      • Mudpie

        Please, I need some intelligent conversation. My spare time is spent getting rich : ) and when I see somebody has responded to a post it takes me a short while to check the mail, so to speak, which means I lose money for reaching something not worth my time. Thank you : )

        • PotHead69

          Yeah you want to have a piss off? I do pretty well myself on a union paycheck and stock trading. Leaving for a one month vacation in china and japan on Thursday. Il be thinking about you.

          • Tom_F

            ^^bon voyage, Potty, and when you get back please tell us all about all the “freedom, pollution, poison, and slave wages” you saw there.

          • PotHead69

            Whatever kook. I’m no fan of china, especially not the working conditions,but definitely looking forward to seeing it in person.

  • NowAlive

    My two very tiny cents and obviously not “the norm” is that some of us have realized that it’s better to have our wives home with our children (referencing the women in the workforce stat). There are so many negative influences out there and who wants someone else raising their children? Could we have more widgets or a better quality of living if she went and worked? Sure. Is it better to live without so much material and instill work and spiritual ethics into our children and do without? Without a doubt. I put food on the table and am nearly debt free. I don’t make a million dollars a year either, not even close. We drive two used small cars, take small, couple day, local vacations if we can afford it (none last year), live in a very tiny house by today’s standards, and we don’t eat out. When we have school events, the staff always says, “I can’t believe how good and respectful your children are.” That happened [again] just a couple of days ago. In short, we are storing up our treasure in Heaven and we are reaping good things here on earth. I just hope to be fully debt-free soon in case Michael’s, and so many others’, predictions come true. I’m sure wealthier or more materially-minded folks would disagree with me, but I have no regrets. God bless.

    • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

      I agree, but I think that for some couples the husband is better suited for domestic chores and the wife for earning the dough. But what are you implying? That one should devote oneself entirely to family affairs, because politics is a lost cause? I myself have no use for the likes of a John Boehner or John McCain, but I see hope in a leader like Ted Cruz or Rand Paul.

      • Hammerstrike

        The father should spend time with his children too, not just the mother.

        Won´t be much of that if he is the sole provider of the family.

        • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

          Depends on what that parent (mom or dad) earns. If one full-time job can support the family, fine; but if one or both parents have to work several low-wage part-time jobs, family life will suffer. And well over half the jobs created in recent years have been in the three lowest-paid sub sectors of employment

          • Hammerstrike

            Depend on their personality too.
            Some believes that a woman is best suited to raise children.
            Since children who had single fathers have an easier time than children of single mothers and the US alone having 56 millions abortions, I kind of reject that notion as a general rule.

            If you have followed this website carefully and long enough, you may have an idea as to how the near future is going to look like. Needless to say, when stores are empty and martial law comes, family life will definitively suffer without proper preparations.

      • PotHead69

        Wow! Blows my mind when women support the tea baggers

        • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

          “Tea baggers” are for less oppressive, less overbearing government in general. For some (though not all) that means legalization of marijuana, in case that is interesting to you.

          • PotHead69

            Nope. I’m not willing to sell out all my morals because of 1 issue. Like you gun nuts.

          • Jodie Lynn Gaeta

            It’s not just about pot: it’s about an overbearing gov’t(state federal or local) obsessed with what Americans put in their own bodies and determined to use oppressive and even homicidal means to enforce their agendas, paying little heed to civil liberties

          • Hammerstrike

            No guns at home?

          • PotHead69

            California legal 10rd magazines. Ar,12 gauge, and a .40 sig. Not a horrible collection since I’m living in a commie gun control state. 10 rounds is all I need.its not nearly as bad as drudge tells you, hate to burst your bubble bub.

          • Hammerstrike

            Sorry to burst your bubble but only the NSA and a few hackers knows for sure if you really are in California.

            Chris Hansen: Can you explain what you are doing here?
            John Fleece: I came looking for booty.

        • Albert8184

          Blows my mind you don’t see the obvious point – your Left Wing stereotypes are invalid.

          • PotHead69

            Obviously you don’t have a vagina

    • Hammerstrike

      “better to have our wives home with our children”

      Not a good idea at all.

      If anything, children needs a father just as much if not more than a mother.

      • PotHead69

        Mr. Mom

  • http://waltersthinking.blogspot.com/ Walter Ruggieri

    What are the consequences of disunity and the loss of faith in ones government? You only have to look at the Arab Spring and what is happening in Ukraine. When faith in government is lost and disunity grows, chaos is not far behind.

    • GSOB

      The populace are afraid. They will support
      whomever is in power to save themselves, and they’ll want to fall on the side that emerges victorious.
      Under Putin’s government, they’ll get more subsidy.

      • Albert8184

        But Obama isn’t smart enough to keep his mouth shut. We’ll wait and see if he has the stones to fight a war. Maybe he’ll leave it up to public opinion. I’ve noticed that Democrats tend to be in charge when most our Wars start – maybe he’ll come through.

        Personally, I think the beacon of freedom used to be the USA. But like you said, it’s growing dim.

        • Gay Veteran

          fight a war? jeez, just what we need, waste yet more $TRILLIONS on war

          • Albert8184

            Oh, don’t worry. We can borrow it from our great grandchildren and let them pay the bill.

          • Albert8184

            Oh don’t worry. We’ll just print up the cash and pass the bill onto the next 8 generations of taxpayers.

      • Gay Veteran

        what “beacon” do you speak of???

    • Gay Veteran

      there is chaos in Ukraine because the U.S. sponsoring a violent neo-Nazi backed coup against the democratically elected government.

  • davidmpark

    Right now, on our Southwest border with Nevada, two armies are in a showdown. On one side: the Feds and their mercenaries (contractors), all armed and willing to enforce over-bloated regulations and unconstitutional actions on the local civilian population. On the other side: militia groups that are willing to operate outside the constitution with little regard to the civilian population, all armed and willing to attack the Feds.

    Then there’s the civilian population. Once again, caught in the middle of power struggles over who will control what over us.

    Meanwhile, in DC; emperor bamster is throwing more parties and posing for more photo ops – wasting our money like Louis XVI.

    Then there’s us: I can’t see the doctor as I tore the ligaments in my back 3 days ago (thanks Obamacare!) My wife and kids are having a hard time keeping up with the chores.

    Seriously, why do we put up with all this?

    • K

      I am sorry to hear of your injury. Can your Church not help you with the Dr. situation? Some of these injuries. If they do not heal right the first time, they can be a life long problem.

      • davidmpark

        The Church does if necessary, but the mother-in-law works a lot faster. :)

    • PotHead69

      The racist rancher is stealing from us. It’s public land ya dummy. You’ve all been played by another rich dink

    • Hammerstrike

      False.

      1) Regards to the population is opposing the fed, take away power from them.
      2) The militias had the fed thugs surrounded and yet did not attack.
      3) The militias operated within the constitution, 2nd amendement was not about duck hunting, it was about stopping an out-of-control governement.

  • BC

    I live in Boehner’s district and this picture illustrates why he is being primaried this May 6th. His opponent is JD Winteregg, a solid conservative. Boehner is polling under 50%, and when those people hear that they have a choice, his numbers go down to 25%. It takes hard work to get incumbents out of office. A good start is to get on your central committee.

    • PotHead69

      No respect for history. He is the first orange speaker of the house.

      • Gay Veteran

        LOL

  • CharlesH

    We have an overwhelming number of people in the U. S. that are ignorant. That in itself will be the real reason this once mighty and grand nation will fail.

  • wally

    All of this may not matter in the next few days or few weeks. If we even reach the elections this year I would be surprised. Drudge is chock full of war articles right now. If Russia indeed invades Ukraine it could be the start of WW III. Then what? a false flag like a nuke going off in NYC (Obama’s biggest fear by the way) then what? Then what? Financial collapse. Then what? Martial Law. All bank accounts, retirement accounts will be seized. All
    private property that is useful to the government will be seized (Your
    stockpiles, gold, silver) all in the best interest of the United States of course. Then what? tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions die. Then what?

    • PotHead69

      You should probably stop reading Drudge

      • Albert8184

        Your name is PotHead69. I don’t think I’ll pay much attention to you.

  • wally

    Too late the American people have woken up too late. The NWO are activating the last of their takeover plan. Start WW III. They probably have an agreement with Putin and China and Islam already. You will get this, you will get this land, you will get that land the rest will be taken over by the NWO whom will control most of Europe, North and South America. The end is near I am afraid.

    • Albert8184

      Bingo. Good comment Wally.

  • TVP

    Twelve Visions Party is the answer. The Prime Law – no initiatory force, no external authorities. Just pure freedom.

    • PotHead69

      Freedom to pollute , poison, and pay slave wages

      • kfilly

        Just like the current system that makes it a crime to live off of the grid. Our EPA has made it a crime to use certain wood stoves. I could make a rocket mass heater and run it off a few small logs a day to heat a cabin in Wisconsin. You have fascism here. The government doesn’t care about the environment even though they pretend they are concerned. Both parties want the people dependent upon the system and the corporations that feed it. Most green energy programs are a way to steal your wealth and get it to the top 1 percent or blatant acts of crony capitalism. Remember Solyndra? AL Gore was also set to make a lot of money through Cap and Trade. Follow the money as it really is the root of all evil. I am not apposed to anyone living how they want. If people want to use green energy or remain on the grid, that should be their choice.

        • PotHead69

          More cherry picked tea party / Fox News talking points

          • kfilly

            Yes, I read the economic numbers posted by my government. Roughly 48 million on SNAP, roughly 40 percent of the working population making $20k or less a year, the government keeping our southern border open to increase the number of government dependents. Welcome to your slavery. They are intentionally bankrupting the country. Welcome to the good old USSA. Keep your head in the sand as a sheep and believe everything the MSN tells you.

          • PotHead69

            Ok, thanks for the advice

  • BenguluruHuduga

    Quoting Richard Feynman : “I have a principle of not going anywhere near Washington or having
    anything to do with government, so my immediate reaction was—how am I
    gonna get out of this?”

    Its best for every common individual follow their passion and embrace the above principle, irrespective of the nationality.

  • LiveFree

    A constitutional convention is NOT in order.

  • Anarchist

    What about people giving up their u,s citizenship being at an all time high, government has never done anything for people that they couldnt already do for eachother, the sad reality of why things havent changed is because most people fear the government, and feel small going against it, thats how divided they got us

  • Jonathan Dlouhy

    Read “The Power Elite” by C. Wright Mills. It will be seen that it’s irrelevant which party is in power.

  • K2

    Arent republicans the ones who want the postal service to exist as it is?

  • voice in the wilderness

    Isn’t it evident by the way in which politicians act, that they are under the influence and control of the devil and his demons.The same demonic forces that when Jesus told them to come out of a possessed man, they entered into a herd of swine and sent them over a cliff to their deaths.The same spirit resides deeply in all human elements of human government and there is every reason to believe that they will run us all over the cliff at full speed.
    God’s Kingdom, in the hands of his son Jesus, is mankinds ONLY hope and will soon violently rip these agents of satan, along with the deluded masses that continue to support and endorse them, from the face of the earth.
    Yes we need a 3rd party (Gods’ Kingdom)

  • DJohn1

    One thing we are really good at is critical analysis of those in elected government. But what do you do when there is no way to win a situation?
    I can think of a number of those situations in the last few years.
    The nightmare on Wall Street is that the stock prices are not justified by the economic conditions under which companies currently operate in this country. The numbers do not justify the prices.
    The nightmare is a chain reaction. Once the market settles to the real reality of the economy, the stocks go down dramatically. This in turn, pushes the pension funds into insolvency. Which leads to people not having money to live on. The adjustment continues as more and more people are thrown out of work by bankrupt companies.
    This is just one no-win situation that no matter what a leader in government does, nothing will change the basic reality of the economy going down the tubes.
    The food situation is not good. Groceries are going to go up past what people can afford.
    We have the disease situation. That also is going from bad to desperate.
    All of this is not under anyone’s real control. It is a no win situation no matter what government does.

    • PotHead69

      The fact is corporate profits are at an all time high. Same as the stock prices. Wow, that is hard to wrap your head around

  • PotHead69

    Why not. Let the commies have their say. We need as many viewpoints as possible

    • Albert8184

      Exactly what the commies want us to say. But we don’t need the commie viewpoint anymore. We’ve been tolerating them for too long.

      • PotHead69

        Ok I get it, you want all this so called freedom, but only for people with your viewpoints. Hmmmm, I’m not sure you are really grasping the whole idea of our democracy. Maybe you should all lock yourself into Texas and secede.

        • PotHead69

          Keep all you kooks in one cage

        • Albert8184

          Visit the average college campus. Then get back to me. What I’m not grasping is what universe you live in.

  • PotHead69

    Only way to fix this mess ^

  • mixplix

    Obama is building his army, It may come as a surprise to many U.S. taxpayers, but a slew of federal agencies — some whose responsibilities seem to have little to do with combating crime — carry active law enforcement operations.

    Here’s a partial list:

    The U.S. Department of Education

    The Bureau of Land Management (200 uniformed law enforcement rangers and 70 special agents)

    The U.S. Department of the Interior

    The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (with an armed uniformed division of 1.000)

    The National Park Service (made up of NPS protection park rangers and U.S. Park Police officers that operate independently)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (200 special agents)

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (224 special agents)

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    That’s right, NOAA — the folks who forecast the weather, monitor the atmosphere and keep tabs on the oceans and waterways — has its own law enforcement division. It has a budget of $65 million and consists of 191 employees, including 96 special agents and 28 enforcement officers who carry weapons.

    • Gay Veteran

      you think all that started with Obama?

  • A-Non-Y-mouse

    Michael,

    It would be helpful if in at least one article you posted some of the positive benefits of economic collapse. Your articles presume that the middle class in the US is a force for good, and that the loss of it is a tragedy. I disagree. It was secret societies in the US that financed and promoted the Bolshevik Revolution,the two world wars, and the CIA that overthrew numerous governments and caused massive pain worldwide since 1945.
    The US “middle class” was the enforcement arm and protector of this junta, and the rationalization of its authority. So, why should the rest of the world care if it declines, and why should Americans view it as tragic of the bodyguard of the demons can no longer protect their work of destruction?
    Here are 3 positive consequences of American economic collapse:

    (1) Far fewer wars in the world. As it turns out, Britain has been at war since 1913, and the US has been it war continuously since that time also, basically, every time the international bankers needed to charge the US government interest on loans for materials. Why is it a bad thing that the US government can no longer wage unlimited war?

    (2) The US model is discredited. The true way to economic growth is not social Bolshevism and “America as a proposition nation” libertarianism but industrial policies, favorable tax treatment of key industries, and a national policy. US failure discredits its awful oligarch-centric and crony capitalist model.

    (3) Natural law reasserts itself. There is no reason why simply by being born on US soil anyone of any ethnicity should have superior life outcomes to the average European, with centuries of solidarity, experience, breeding, and culture. 25% of the US population is comprised of supplicants/sources of cheap labor for American multinationals, who have essentially never come up with a new product or process innovation. Why should these individuals earn more than Germans or Japanese or Swiss? Please argue why these twitter/instagram/Facebook and igadget-addicted solipsistic math illiterates should have superior outcomes to their counterparts in diligent and virtuous nations?

    There are many more reasons one can think of, and it would be really good to have an article such as “18 positive consequences of US economic collapse.”

    • Albert8184

      The problem with your logic is that the junta responsible for your list of ills is precisely the force that is engineering the destruction of America’s economy.

      So… I presume you assert the middle class is collapsing and it’s all out of the control of this international junta you speak of?

      And BTW, how are the “sources” of cheap labor simultaneously earning more than Germans or Japanese or Swiss people? Are they cheap or are they not cheap?

      European solidarity? For centuries? You must be utterly mad.

  • TtT Engine

    Michael, Where is my post of today 2 hours ago ?

    • PotHead69

      Censorship

  • Paulinthedesert

    Until the USA puts AIPAC back in hell where it belongs, every value and virtue that made this country great will only disappear, with misery,disparity, and violence taking their place.

  • Jay_Sherman

    I’d like to take comfort in what this article is saying- but the people I encounter- in real-life and on local forums- especially the young- seem to indicate just the opposite of what is being said here. i.e. they may be dissatisfied…but NOT for the reasons some assume. On the contrary, these people want more governmental control (less freedom); more socialism(slavery); more welfare programs(high taxes; no opportunities for next generation); more laws; etc.

    The problems started when they started destroying the common value-system that once glued the Western world together- Christianity (even if what was practiced by the masses wasn’t Biblical Xtianity….it still held to some good basic values and had everyone on the same page). Now, we just have a mish-mash of different cultures and ideas…and everyone off on a tangent pursuing their own desires- and without unity among the peons, the ones in control know that they have nothing to fear, as you can no longer get 3 people to agree on anything.

    • PotHead69

      Christianity has caused more bloodshed and harm than any other religion by far. Throw that religion crap in the can, and maybe we can start having a real discussion

      • GSOB

        “Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.

        The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the ark moved about on the surface of the waters.

        And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered.

        And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cattle and beasts and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth,
        ………
        and every man. All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. So He destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cattle, creeping thing and bird of the air. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark remained alive.”

        So you believe in the judgment of God to justify your unbelief in Jesus.

        You have no where else to go..
        God creates. God destroys.
        Welcome to reality… God is.

        • PotHead69

          He he he, what a clown.

          • GSOB

            The flood lasted 150 days without receding.

          • PotHead69

            He he he

          • GSOB

            Acts 2:37-38

            King James Version (KJV)

            37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

            38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

          • PotHead69

            Let me guess. You think I’m a demon

          • GSOB

            Romans 2:4

            Living Bible (TLB)

            4 Don’t you realize how patient he is being with you? Or don’t you care? Can’t you see that he has been waiting all this time without punishing you, to give you time to turn from your sin? His kindness is meant to lead you to repentance.

          • Gay Veteran

            find that ark yet?

      • Reality check

        No it has not. Nice try. Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, etc…etc… were real devout Christians weren’t they??Their atheistic regimes were responsible for the greatest slaughter of people in the recorded history of mankind. I’m so sick of losers like you spewing lies and distorting the truth.

        • PotHead69

          Bs way more people have been killed in the name of geezus

      • Jay_Sherman

        LOL! If you think Christianity has killed anyone, then you must be as clueless about what constitutes Christianity as are the Catholics and others who ignore the teachings of Christ. I think your problem is, that you view the ones who persecuted the Christians (for such “crimes” as trying to spread the Gospel and publishing the Bible in the common language), as being Christian.
        And the communists just in the 20th century alone, have killed more than even that corrupt institution ever has.

        • Gay Veteran

          Catholics aren’t Christian?
          man, you people fight each other all the time

      • Hammerstrike

        You put all of christianity into a single group, not so.

        The earliest version of christianity destroyed western civilization the first time around.
        Middle-age christianity was stagnation, fighting against imaginary enemies (witches and warlocks) and eventually religious wars.
        Renaissance christianity, the one most removed from the bible, had enough positive values for western civilization to rise again.

        Middle-age and early christanity would have today´s christians gruesomly tortured and burned alive at the stake for such herestic beliefs as the American Republic and rebelling against their appointed ruler.

        • PotHead69

          Not only that, but I put all of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism all in one single group of BS. 21st century, the world is moving on whether you like it or not.

    • Hammerstrike

      I think that christianity of the renaissance tpo the beginning of last century had positive basic values precisely because it did not follow the bible.

    • Hammerstrike

      “(even if what was practiced by the masses wasn’t Biblical Xtianity….it still held to some good basic values and had everyone on the same page). ”

      Put simply, Christianity from the renaissance till the 20th century was better than the christianity of the middle-age and the christianity of the middle-age was better than early christianity precisely because they where removed from the evil book.

      • Jay_Sherman

        You must be a Satanist if you think that selling indulgences; having an Inquisition; and keeping people mired in ignorance and subserviant to the clergy is better than loving one’s neighbor; marital fidelity; freedom; honesty and kindness.
        Had even just those who call themselves Christian maintained adherence to “that book” and it’s concepts, we would live in a world without worthless fiat currency; wars; tyranny; and black-robed pedophiles….

        • Hammerstrike

          Sorry, I don´t believe in the book Sa tan wrote, the bible.

          Neither in the quran and t a l m u d for that matter.

          How would an insignificant tribue of desert goat-loving zoophiles living in tents 3000 years ago know more about the cosmos and biology than modern-day scientists?

  • Adam

    The constitution is a very well written document written by men that actually cared about this country & it’s people. The gradual erosion of it is sad. Everything that’s coming will be far worse than our original constitution that we should be protecting.

  • nohomehere

    “They have nothing to fear” because the dont realize what is coming down the pike ! Drought ,Tornadoes ,Earthquakes Landslide of epic proportion , floods of the every thousand years type, cold snaps of record level cold, Crop failures due to disease’s not accounted for in the gm hybreds, insects . animals getting weird sickneses on the social level there will be , and already is signs of low self and a lack of concern for ones neighbor, the sudden and rapide wiping out of a-k’s on the slightest provocation, food riots, women lording it over men, women standing up to protect their girl friends and men vis a vis, uh dont get me started? UH! I say you cannot legislate righteousness . This world was not made for the few, but for everyone ! get with the program!

  • K

    Yeah, that is not the third party I had in mind. I was thinking more like the independent party. Look at it this way. If they run, a whole lot of people will vote who do not usually.

  • Notsosaintmatty
  • Mondobeyondo

    The problems we have with the present group of rodents in government are beginning to bear fruit.

    1) Apathy among the populace. You know, “Why bother to vote, it won’t make any difference”

    2) See #1.

    • Bill

      BS-It might clear ones conscience.

  • PotHead69

    California is leading the country out of the George bush economic fiasco whether you want to see it or not.

    • Hammerstrike

      Blame Booooooosh! Boooosh I tell ya, blame Booooooosh!

      static.thepeoplescube.c o m/images/Obama_Bush_1984.j pg

      Emmanuel Goldstein Bush have betrayed Murkia!

      • PotHead69

        Yup. Regan, bush 1 , and bush 1 1/2.

  • PotHead69

    Yeah, but what’s new? Inland empire has always been the industrial area of so cal. Things are definitely looking up here thanks to the technology industry mainly. Brightest minds in the country make their way to the pacific coast. Again, let’s take a look in 2020 and see who is better off. The south is gonna be a disaster by then I think

    • Kim

      I never said the inland empire was industrial. More like de-industrialized. It’s horrible. So is Orange County.

  • PotHead69

    Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, ok maybe, nope, nope, nope. Those are horrible ideas, thanks

  • PotHead69

    None of this even comes close the the bush administrations offenses. Wtf? Out of your minds

  • GSOB

    Good post.

  • Twidiot1

    Allen West is a warmongering nut job. A tool of the necons

  • anonymous

    What if people started free classes in their local area that taught the Constitution and Bill of Rights? What if those classes also taught American History and taught how our government is supposed to operate?

    • Tom_F

      People don’t care. Even the ones who know the Constitution and Bill of Rights are aware that the government does what it wants.
      Seriously, what would you like to see as the outcome for a mass-education blitz?

  • Bill

    No third or fourth party will have a chance until voter complacency is dealt with.

  • Priszilla

    So, how many senators and congress people are they going to replace next election?
    How may percent?

    How many millionairs in senate and congress are the Americans replacing with non-millionaires?

    I guess Americans are not “sick and tired” enough yet.

  • anonymous

    #5 They must have asked those that actually work/the working class. The other 48% were probably those that sit in a temperature controlled office and golf all day and don’t feel working people should be paid wages they can actually live on.

  • landofaahs

    I’d like to think people are fed up but I suspect if each persons favorite Program from the district of corruption were cut or eliminated altogether they vote the same jokers in that we have now if only they were promised their plum.

  • jakartaman

    It is a very sad commentary when a 70 year old man knows all this. Yes I am a prepper -Not for me but my clueless kids and grandkids.
    My only question is when end of this year or 2025?
    I believe the petro dollar will end soon – Thatt would mean a 30% haircut. The QE is slowing and as a result inflation is starting to move.
    There was/is two schools of thought
    1. Slow bleed out
    2. Fast and bad collapse.

    I think we are however comming to a concenses that it will be #2
    I also believe it will take place late 2015 or early 2016
    But your guess is as valid as mine.

  • cherylmeril

    “The Americans people are really starting to recognize what a sham our system has become, and the numbers show that they are quite fed up with it.”

    Michael, do you employ an editor? You need one. There is a site called Fiverr that will provide you with an editor at $5.00 per hour.

  • cherylmeril

    Money became their god and the rest is history.

  • Donald Wilson

    There might be minor losses and gains made Congress, no matter what occurs no significant changes will be made it will be business as usual. Nothing will ever change until the citizenry wake up pull their heads out of the sand and take a stand. As long as the current crop of dead beats remain in office no serious changes will ever take place.

  • Randy Townsend

    All true, and yet the reelection rate for sitting members of Congress is over 92%. It’s no wonder an increasing number of eligible voters are simply saying “What’s the point?” and skipping it altogether. I am. Keep voting for more of the same and expect things to be different….

  • DJohn1

    “I accurately predicted the 2008 collapse within one month, from 2 years prior.”

    If it is not too impolite, what do you predict now will happen?

    • PotHead69

      Sure for $19.99

  • Gay Veteran

    tired of the right/left BS

  • Gay Veteran

    “…Try to rid the nation of the evil gay marriage…..”
    do you believe in freedom or not? pharisee

  • Gay Veteran

    LOL, the two parties are 2 sides of the same coin

    • Bubba Johnson

      Union folks and blacks would lol at ever voting republican.

      • Gay Veteran

        who cares? why would anyone vote for either party?

  • Albert8184

    It’s untrue because the Republicans supported all of it – even though they PRETENDED to oppose it.

    There is no litmus test on Leftists in DC, Bubba. THE GOP is LOADED with Left Wingers and Progressives at the top eschelons.

  • kenfrombayside

    Keep the pressure on your reps in congress. Giving 11 – 30 million (nobody knows for sure) criminal lawbreakers legalization pure insanity. Plus, they could sponsor their relatives; that would bring the total up to about 50 million aliens in our midst. Of course, these new citizens will vote for the vile democrats and their socialist giveaways. Most of them will be unskilled, uneducated, low IQ etc. Stop this outrageous bill now. Don’t sit on the sidelines.You are not wasting your time. The American people don’t want this bill. You have to do all you can do to stem the third world assault:
    – Contact your 2 US Senators and rep in congress.
    – after biz hours, leave a message on your DC rep’s voicemail. All US Senators have multiple offices so it would be a good idea to hit all of the. Remember, be civil and don’t threaten
    – go to NUMBERSUSA then go to the take action button. You will be able to send faxes to your 2 US Senators and congressional for free. (I also gave a $50 donation).
    – use Business Reply envelopes to state your opposition to America’s insane immigration policies and the proposed amnesty. Don’t give the parties any money.
    – join an immigration group like FAIR. Strength thru numbers!
    – go to the RNC & DNC sites to email them.
    – Use the media: call a talk radio program; write a letter to your local paper. If the media outlet is liberal, then talk about economic impact of massive third world immigration.
    – text everybody in your cell phone queue now.
    IF YOU DO OR SAY NOTHING, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM….

  • Hammerstrike

    Actually, the only working solution is the exact opposite to theirs.

    • Albert8184

      Let’s hope most people see it that way.

  • Tom_F

    Really? Getting pulled over and not knowing your rights is the problem? The LEO is pulling YOU over, not the other way around. Asks for license and registration and proof of insurance. What rights do you want to assert that are being violated?
    “Standing up for your rights?” What rights? Specifically? Do you think you are going to discourage an LEO by acting like a jack..h0le? They are just like everybody else, they are pulling you over for a reason and you DO know the reason. Disrespect them, and they will let you know real quick that THEY control the situation, not you. Just answer their questions, be respectful, and if you get a ticket and you deserve it, then act accordingly. Nothing more boring that somebody “victimized” by a speed-trap or just going 5 miles over the limit. But that is what it always comes down to.

    • Gay Veteran

      rights? like the right not to have the government spying on every person in America?

      • Tom_F

        Hahahaaa! Good one! Next time you get pulled over by the Highway Patrol, assert your right not to be “spied on.” Let us all know how that works out. Any other rights that you need to be educated on when you are pulled over? Specifically?
        And keep repeating!:-)

        • Gay Veteran

          so junior, you think the Highway Patrol is spying on us? great strawman to distract us from the NSA (National Stasi Agency).

          and I note no objection from you regarding such spying.
          yep, as Tiberius said about the Roman Senate: men fit to be slaves

          • Tom_F

            Gay, once again you reveal yourself for an imbecile. Read the thread, you responded to the claim that one need to be educated on their Constitutional rights when pulled over. A lesson for you, read before you think and then think before you type.

          • Gay Veteran

            hey NSA boot licker, try reading what I actually wrote:

            “rights? like the right not to have the government spying on every person in America?”
            AND AGAIN, I note no objection from you regarding the NSA (National Stasi Agency) spying on us

          • Tom_F

            I did, what you wrote makes no sense. NSA “spying” is right up there with issues like raising the minimum wage, stopping global warming, student loan reform, and immigration reform. Keep doing what you’re doing, Gay! It is working so well!:-)

          • Gay Veteran

            you just proved you’re a government troll, probably NSA (National Stasi Agency)

          • Tom_F

            Yes. How did you know? Now that you have established this as a scientific fact, do you find the government omnipotent and to be feared because of everything I see and know and the pinpoint power I wield? Or do you find the government impotent a ridiculous joke that cannot even operate a website while requiring 1/6 of the economy to comply with 120 linear feet of print containing indecipherable regulations, cannot enforce laws, cannot handle cash, and cannot keep its citizens safe?

          • Gay Veteran

            who ever said government was competent?
            I suggest you read Karl Denninger. The government isn’t recording everything for our benefit.

          • Tom_F

            Really? You make it sound so ominous and threatening! I notice a lot of narcissists seem overly concerned about this NSA “spying on us all!” issue, just like they are concerned with “global warming, change, disruption!” and “increase the minimum wage!” and “student loans must be forgiven!” It is a weird strain of narcissism that can’t stand up to facts, or be argued effectively, so the narcissists instead claim to be “concerned on behalf of others.” So selfless, and enlightened and perceptive to things regular people “just don’t get!” Meanwhile, people are using the phone and e-mail and tweets and texts to order pizzas, make dentist appointments, break up with their boyfriends (Gay? Right? Hmmm?) and various other mundane things nobody cares about. But that truth doesn’t hold up, so instead it must be some kind of dramatic “NSA is spying on us all!” rhetoric. Well, keep on alerting everybody in the comment section of blogs. Maybe we will all clue in someday to your wisdom. Or not.

          • Gay Veteran

            “…Meanwhile, people are using the phone and e-mail and tweets and texts to order pizzas, make dentist appointments, break up with their boyfriends (Gay? Right? Hmmm?) and various other mundane things nobody cares about….”

            so we have established that you think American do not have a right to privacy and that the government can spy on us any way it wants (and would NEVER use that illegally obtained information to blackmail people).

            does that sound like a constitutional republic or a fascist state?

            once again servile people like you remind me of what Tiberius said of the Roman Senate:
            men fit to be slaves

          • Gay Veteran

            hey imbecile, guess what? My comments concerned “rights” in general, like right not to have the NSA (National Stasi Agency) spying on Americans.
            but keep on licking the NSA’s boots like a good little lickspittle

  • Hammerstrike

    Can´t get your fatasses out of the basement?
    That must be the republican´s fault! Blame Bush!

    ID card laws? You believe blacks does not have the intelligence to use them…. hence, these laws (not you, of course) be racist!

  • quercus454

    The only other option is civil war, something that no one who has an inkling of historical knowledge would want. Sadly that option seems to be more and more likely because the system has been corrupted.

  • Hammerstrike

    Nope, the point is that US governement ordered the rescue of a US ambassador stopped because doing that would have been politically inconvenient.

    Instead, they decided they would just be watching a real-time snuff movie.

    So it isn´t that they lied, it is proof that they will casually throw even their own people under the bus so to “speak” and this without facing any serious consequences. The cat is out of the bag.

    • http://www.pnar.org Tom Blanton

      I never suggested the point was that anyone lied. My point is clear. Presidents have been throwing their subjects under the bus to die since the beginning, yet many conservatives seem to believe this all started with Benghazi. I’m also saying as far as these situations go, Benghazi is far from the worst. When politicians aren’t held accountable for the deaths of hundreds and even thousands, why would they be held accountable for one death or just a few?

      The cat has been out of the bag for years. Benghazi is a drop in the bucket and to pretend otherwise is either from ignorance or some kind of twisted partisan motivation.

      • Gay Veteran

        AMEN

    • Gay Veteran

      so what? Bush got us into a war of aggression against Iraq that killed 1000s of Americans and 100,000s of Iraqis

  • Tom_F

    Once again, you do not understand basic math. If 2 million illegals enter CA, and 1 million middle-class people are priced out of housing, lose their good-paying jobs, don’t get into the UC or Cal State system because others displaced them for “diversity”, well then. That would be a net increase of 1 million. In the meantime, 50% of the State Income taxes is paid by 1% of the earners (just Google it). The bottom demographics of the state are freeloading things in the exact wrong direction. Certainly not “leading the country” and “not out the the slump.”

  • Gay Veteran

    Allen West, war criminal.
    Ted Cruz? a little too light in the loafers

  • Albert8184

    Unfortunately, it looks as though all the smartest people have sold out to the New World Order. Sort of a paradox I suppose…. smartest or dumbest, depending on how you look at it. But the world is being run by these people.

  • Albert8184

    What’s scary is that populism is usually based in the lowest common denominator. Division politics. Scapegoating. A chicken in every pot. blah, blah, blah The real problem is the people who finance the wars and the insurrections – they care NOT for any ideology and pit them all against one another. And they stay above the fray by making sure all the politicians are beholden to them for finances and power.

    • Hammerstrike

      Ever heard of Occam’s razor?

      Not all populations are equal. Some can give what the banksters want, the producers and other can help the banksters get what they want from the producers, the looters.
      The banksters needs the looters to get booty, the looters needs the banksters to get booty, so as long as there is enough booty for both, they can cooperate.
      The kleptocracy does not divide to rule, if you care to notice, it clearly takes sides.

      You know how many trillions have been spent on the war against poverty and Affirmative Action in the last 50 or so years?

  • MellyDanielsisf321

    til I saw the paycheck saying $5367 , I be certain
    …that…my brother woz like they say actualey receiving money in there spare
    time at there labtop. . there dads buddy haz done this for only fourteen months
    and at present paid the mortgage on their condo and purchased a great Saab 99
    Turbo . read F­i­s­c­a­l­p­o­s­t­.­C­O­M­

  • rlw

    The Constitution is timeless in most every precept. It is artfully done, all to preserve a way of life for individual freedom and progress. The problem isn’t there but with the leadership that has a completely different philosophy, a group who does not understand individual freedom but wants a cookie cutter society where dependence is the way of life, where one striking out will be struck down for the betterment of the horde. Horrible.

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