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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #400 on: December 29, 2009, 10:28:56 AM »
(some of this has been posted before but worth reading again)

No matter what Party you believe you are, this is a
 
very good reminder of what is....
 
545 vs 300,000,000  
 
EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO READ THIS AND THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS JOURNALIST HAS  
 
SCRIPTED IN THIS MESSAGE.  READ IT  AND THEN REALLY THINK ABOUT  
 
OUR CURRENT POLITICAL DEBACLE.Charley  
 
Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.  
 
545 PEOPLE  By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world  
 
who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you
 
ever  wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against
 
deficits, WHY do we have deficits?Have you ever wondered, if  all
 
the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have  
 
inflation and high taxes?You and I don't propose a federal budget.  
 
The president does.You and I don't have the  Constitutional
 
authority to vote on appropriations. The House of  
 
Representatives does.You and I don't write the tax
 
code, Congress  does.You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress
 
does..You  and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve  
 
Bank does. One hundred senators, 435 congressmen,
 
one  president, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human  
 
beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally,  and
 
individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague  this
 
country.I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve  
 
Board because that problem was created by the  Congress.  
 
In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty  to provide a sound
 
currency to a federally chartered, but private, central  bank.I
 
excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a  sound reason.. They
 
have no legal authority.  They have no  ability to coerce a senator, a
 
congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing.  
 
I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash.  
 
The  politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what  
 
the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator's responsibility  to
 
determine  how he votes.Those 545 human beings spend much of their
 
energy  convincing you that what they did is not their fault.  
 
They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.What  separates a
 
politician from a normal human being is an  excessive amount of gall.  
 
No normal  human being would have the gall of a  Speaker, who stood up
 
and criticized the President for creating  deficits..  The president
 
can only propose a budget.   He cannot force the Congress to accept  it.
 
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the  land, gives sole responsibility to the House
 
of  Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and
 
taxes.  Who is the speaker of the House?   Nancy Pelosi.
 
  She is  the leader of the majority party.  
 
She and  fellow House members, not the president, can approve any budget
 
they want.  If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto
 
if  they agree  to.It seems inconceivable to me that a nation
 
of 300 million can  not replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by
 
present facts -- of  incompetence and irresponsibility.  I can't think
 
of a  single domestic problem  that is not traceable directly to those
 
545 people.  When you fully  grasp the plain truth tha t 545 people
 
exercise the power of the federal  government, then it must follow that
 
what exists is what they want to  exist.If the tax code is unfair,
 
it's because they want it  unfair.If the budget is in the red, it's
 
because they want it in  the red ..If the Army &Marines are
 
in   IRAQ  ,  it's because they want
 
them in IRAQ  If they do not  receive social security but are
 
on an elite retirement plan not available  to the people, it's because they
 
want it that way.There are no  insoluble government
 
problems.Do not let these 545 people shift  the blame to
 
bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can  abolish; to lobbyists,
 
whose gifts and advice they can reject; to  regulators, to whom they give
 
the power to regulate and from whom they can  take this power.  Above
 
all, do not let them con you into  the belief that there exists disembodied
 
mystical forces like "the  economy," "inflation," or "politics" that
 
prevent them from doing  what they take an oath to do.Those 545
 
people, and they  alone, are responsible.They, and they alone, have
 
the  power.They, and they alone, should be held accountable by
 
the  people who are their bosses.Provided the voters have the  
 
gumption to manage their own employees.  We should vote all of  them
 
out of office and clean up their mess!Charlie Reese is a former
 
columnist of the  Orlando Sentinel  
 
Newspaper.What you do with this article now that you have  read
 
it.......... Is up to you. This might be funny if it
 
weren't so darned true.Be sure to read all the way to the end:        
 
Tax his land,      Tax his bed,      
 
Tax the table at which he's fed.        
 
Tax his tractor,     Tax his mule,      
 
Teach him taxes are the rule..
 
Tax his work, Tax his pay,
 
He works for peanuts Anyway!      
 
Tax his cow, Tax his goat,      

Tax his pants,  Tax his coat.
 
Tax his ties, Tax his shirt,  
 
Tax his dirt.
 
Tax his tobacco,      Tax his drink,
 
Tax him if he tries to think.      

Tax his cigars,      Tax his beers,      

If he cries  tax his tears.        

Tax his car,      Tax his gas,
 
Find other ways To tax his a$$.        

Tax all he has then let him know that you won't be
 
done till he has no dough.        
 
When he screams and hollers;
 
Then tax him some more,      

Tax him till he's good and sore.      

Then tax his coffin,      Tax his grave,      Tax the sod Tax      
 
Which he's laid.        Put these words upon his tomb,      

Taxes drove me  to my doom...'        When he's gone,      
 
Do not relax,   Its time to apply      
 
The inheritance  Tax        

Accounts Receivable Tax      
 
Building Permit Tax      
 
CDL license Tax
 
Cigarette Tax      

Corporate Tax      
 
Income Tax      Dog License Tax      Excise Taxes
 
Federal Income Tax      

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)      
 
Food License Tax      
 
Fuel Permit Tax      
 
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)      

Gross Receipts Tax      
 
Hunting License &  Fishing License Tax      
 
Inventory Tax      
 
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)      
 
Luxury & Liquor Tax      
 
Marriage License Taxes      
 
Medicare Tax      
 
Personal Property Tax      
 
Property Tax      
 
Real Estate Tax      
 
Service Charge Tax      
 
Social Security Tax      
 
Road Usage Tax      
 
Sales Tax      
 
Recreational Vehicle Tax      
 
School Tax      
 
State Income Tax      
 
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
 
Telephone Federal Excise  & Telephone Federal Universal Service Tax    
 
Telephone Federal, State and Local FeeTax      
 
Telephone Minimum Usage & Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges  Surcharge Taxes      
 
Telephone State and Local   &   Telephone Usage Charge Tax      
 
Utility Tax      
 
Vehicle License Registration Taxes      
 
Vehicle Sales Tax      
 
Watercraft Registration Tax      
 
Well Permit Tax      
 
Workers Compensation Tax            

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
 
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the
 
most prosperous in the world.  We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle
 
class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids. What
 
in the hell happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'And I still have to 'press
 
1' for English!?  I hope this goes around THE USA at least 100
 
times!!!  YOU can help it get there!!!      GO
 
AHEAD - - - BE AN AMERICAN!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #401 on: January 01, 2010, 01:55:47 AM »
Happy New Year, everybody!  It's about 3am in the ER, just finally getting a little break since being here since 7:30pm.  A friend sent me some quotes from Ronald Reagan - whether you liked him or not, they're pretty common sense  :)

"Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they already have it." -Ronald Reagan

'The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'-Ronald Reagan


'The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.'   -Ronald Reagan

'I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.' -Ronald Reagan


'The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.'- Ronald Reagan


'Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.'- Ronald Reagan

'The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.' - Ronald Reagan

'It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.'- Ronald Reagan

'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it'   - Ronald Reagan

'Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed, there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself, you can always write a book.'- Ronald Reagan


'No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.'- Ronald Reagan


'If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.'-Ronald Reagan

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #402 on: January 01, 2010, 02:25:51 PM »
"Recognizing the equality of all men and women, we are willing and able to lift the weak, cradle those who hurt, and nurture the bonds that tie us together as one nation under God. "
--Ronald Reagan, address accepting the Republican presidential nomination, 1984

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #403 on: January 12, 2010, 07:06:40 PM »
When you point your finger at somebody, remember that there are three fingers pointed back at you.
Individuality: You are all unique, just like everybody else.

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #404 on: January 21, 2010, 07:26:55 PM »
I posted this somewhere here before but it is still good...

"To make something with lots of money, that is easy.  But to make something out of nothing
--that now, is something!"



"The visions of my mind overwhelm me."



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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #405 on: January 24, 2010, 07:10:44 PM »
QUOTE OF THE WEEK

"Frankly, I don't know what it is about California,
but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to
high office.

I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state,
including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing
dingbats to Washington, we're number one.

There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer,
Dianne Feinstein, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a  cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth'.

The three of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don't
know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words."

Burt  Prelutsky

Columnist,

Los Angeles Times
 
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #406 on: January 26, 2010, 01:47:46 PM »
Enjoy Life - It Has An Expiration Date

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #407 on: January 26, 2010, 01:52:23 PM »
You know it's going to be a bad day when you put your bra on backwards and notice it fits better.

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #408 on: January 26, 2010, 02:05:04 PM »
You know it's going to be a bad day when you put your bra on backwards and notice it fits better.

 I HATE it when that happens!
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #409 on: January 26, 2010, 06:00:31 PM »
I have the cutest cartoon about a backward swimming suit, but can't post it here... [ouch]
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #410 on: January 26, 2010, 06:03:27 PM »
Most of them look like they are backwards anyway.   ;D

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #411 on: January 27, 2010, 07:31:15 AM »
This one is special.... ::)
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #412 on: January 27, 2010, 07:36:33 AM »
I found it online.  Here is a link for those who dare.  

WARNING: It will be offensive or vulgar to some.  If you think you may be offended do not click the link.  

I assume you can read this warning or you would not know how to find the link.

I don't want to hear any whining if you go ahead and click the link and don't like what you see.... [waiting]

I thought it was pretty funny though. :)

Cartoons about seniors... you gotta love em... wait a minute --- I may be becoming one of them.... [ouch]

http://www.bitoffun.com/cartoon_swimming_suit.htm
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #413 on: January 27, 2010, 09:38:03 AM »
I found it online.  Here is a link for those who dare.  

WARNING: It will be offensive or vulgar to some.  If you think you may be offended do not click the link.  

I assume you can read this warning or you would not know how to find the link.

I don't want to hear any whining if you go ahead and click the link and don't like what you see.... [waiting]

I thought it was pretty funny though. :)

Cartoons about seniors... you gotta love em... wait a minute --- I may be becoming one of them.... [ouch]

http://www.bitoffun.com/cartoon_swimming_suit.htm


  :D

 Um... oh, I mean..

 Shame on you! That's just terrible!
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #414 on: January 27, 2010, 01:47:24 PM »
I predict that Stinkerbell will click the link, but not tell us she did it because she wants us to think she's not that kind of girl..... [waiting]

No matter how many times I look at that, I cannot look at it again without laughing.... [ouch]
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #415 on: January 27, 2010, 01:52:59 PM »
Thats nothing! I worked in an ER for a decade!

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #416 on: January 27, 2010, 01:56:50 PM »
OK -- You didn't at least snicker? [noidea'
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #417 on: January 27, 2010, 02:12:26 PM »
Dang Glenn I thought you were just kidding.  Now I have to put the new laptop in the dish washer!   
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #418 on: January 27, 2010, 02:51:42 PM »
No snicker. I am a jaded woman.

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #419 on: January 27, 2010, 04:41:17 PM »
Sorry 'bout that, Rick... you may have to wash it's mouth out with soap... In the meantime I have to get Stinky to smile.... wait a minute there,

You know it's going to be a bad day when you put your bra on backwards and notice it fits better.

Backward bra and swimming suit.....  [idea]

Stinky, you didn't model for that cartoon did you? [noidea'

hmm Maybe that's why she didn't find it funny..... [waiting]
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #420 on: January 28, 2010, 05:44:31 AM »
Bite Me Glenn!

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #421 on: January 28, 2010, 08:30:08 AM »
Stinky, dear, I can just imagine where that would go if I was actually able to do that... [waiting]






Likely I'd get thumped.... heh
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #422 on: January 28, 2010, 08:51:51 AM »
I am tellin Sassy. You is going to be in BIG trouble! :P

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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #423 on: January 28, 2010, 08:54:12 AM »
I'll rat you out for entrapping me.  I am just a weak helpless vulnerable man... ::)
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Re: Thought For the Day
« Reply #424 on: January 28, 2010, 08:59:13 AM »
I forgot to add, innocent.... [waiting]
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