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Kennedy, Obama, Pelosi

Try this on for liberal hypocrisy…we already know that Ted Kennedy and many members of his enormous family, are “ecocentric”, telling the rest of us how we need to make changes and sacrifices to save the earth while they fly around in private jets and use limousines and drive SUVs.

So with that in mind, remember that Kennedy lobbied hard to keep a windmill farm, one of the newest forms of alternative energy, from being built off the Massachusetts coast saying, “That’s where I sail.” Excuuuse me. In other words, “not in my backyard”. However, when it comes to his personal yacht dumping oil into the ocean in that same area, it’s just fine with the portly senator. A local photographer spotted an oil slick coming from Kennedy’s yacht “Mya” as Kennedy and his guests boarded a smaller vessel after a race off Hyannis in Cape Cod. The photographer was so shocked that he rowed his own dinghy out to question the crewmember that remained aboard “Mya”.  When he asked the crewmember, “What the hell are you doing?” the man said that diesel fuel had gotten into the bilge and he was told to “dump it”. When the photographer pointed out that the yacht was moored in coastal waters near shellfish beds and where people were swimming, the crewman replied, “Whatever.” This is typical Kennedy, and liberal, behavior and attitude. When it comes to sacrificing for the earth, it’s a job for the rest of us, and not them.  With that said, let’s get…right to it!

When Michelle Obama took leave from her job as a vice president of University of Chicago Medical Center, her husband, Democratic party presidential candidate Barack Obama, included in his personal earmark requests as a senator from that state a $1 million dollar subsidy for construction of a new pavilion for the hospital. By the way, as soon as Barack got elected to the senate, Michelle received a huge raise. Hmmm… The hospital claims that Michelle’s position as the possible next first lady had “nothing to do with” the $1 million dollar request or her pay raise. Sure. Now that photos have appeared with Bill Clinton and Obama’s much- maligned pastor, Jeremiah Wright, perhaps Democrats feel that the issue has been diffused. Not for me, and not for many others. This man, a hate monger if there ever was one, is one of the closest people to the Obamas and his obvious disgust with the country that allows him the right to preach his hatred makes his association with the Obama family deplorable in my eyes.

Okay, here’s another hair raising comment from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as she wants to further advance class warfare, the liberal mantra, and tax the profits of those who invest: “We need to work toward the goal of equalizing income in our country and at the same time limiting the amount the rich can invest." That’s right, you read that correctly, she wants to put limits on the freedom of personal investing, with a person’s own hard earned money, a right that people have a basic constitutional right to enjoy. If you want to “equalize” income in this country, Nancy P, get more people involved in the workforce by getting and keeping taxes low so companies can expand and hire. Keep the government out of labor, education, and policy. We should allow the talents of real teachers, who have proven themselves, to prevail in order to help kids get the education they deserve. Get rid of teachers unions and labor unions that hamstring education and companies unnecessarily, keep mediocre people in competitive jobs, and keep costs unreasonably high.

More Pelosi: "We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal (yes, folks, she said illegal) immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long ways to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as 'Americans'." Heaven deliver us from the curse of liberal class warfare that permeates every decision these creatures make. They have never learned that if you overtax people who work hard and then try to reap the rewards of that work, they just lose incentive to keep going. They just never get it!
Little Molly, our pony, got loose from her tie-out the other day and when we got home at night to put her up and found her rope laying on the ground I panicked until I called to her and she called back, in her unique throaty nicker that sounds more like a sheep “bahh’ than a horse…she was across the driveway and up the bank on the other side, trying to visit with the four horses in the north pasture and couldn’t figure out how to get back across the bank! What a good girl…she knew she was stuck and waited until we got home to rescue her! Gotta love these babies!

Random ramblings… No one has to convince me of the power of prayer…. I have had two very important prayers for the last couple of decades, one was finally answered a year ago and one was answered this weekend… both meant so much to me and ultimately, and more importantly, to the person for whom I prayed, for all this time. Never give up on your prayers, as long as there is a possibility that they can be answered… So glad I covered up my new young tulips and daffodils this weekend… I worked so hard planting them last fall to see them hriveled up with frost!

See ya next week!

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Thursday, 20 June 2019