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Russian Missiles, the Border and Food Stamp Movie Passes


Dear Mark: Well, who could've imagined with Barack Obama leading the world that the situation between Russia and the Ukraine could have ever gotten worse? Now a Malaysian airliner full of innocent passengers has been shot down over Ukraine. I don't care who pulled the trigger because we know that the missiles were given to the Pro-Russia rebels by Vladimir Putin. What do you think our illustrious president is going to do? — P.O.'d in PA

Dear P.O.'d: President Obama will probably play nine holes of golf instead of 18, give a speech full of empty promises about international repercussions, and then jet off to a Democrat fundraiser. I'm sorry; did that sound snarky?

From the outside it appears that the "reset" button Hillary Clinton proudly pressed with the Russians has backfired. Unless of course it meant Vladimir Putin could "reset" Russia back to the cold war era.

What President Obama should do is adopt George Bush's "cowboy mentality" and immediately institute harsh economic sanctions on Russia, and also open up the United States energy industry's ability to supply Europe with natural gas. That action is simply to bring Putin and the European leaders to the negotiating table. Once that has occurred, all parties can discuss Russia pulling out of the Ukraine and ending this conflict.

As of the release of this column, Russia's blood is all over this Malaysian airliner tragedy, and if this incident doesn't motivate President Obama to take bold action, then his legacy of being a worse foreign policy president than Jimmy Carter is sealed.

Dear Mark: The situation with illegal immigrant children crossing our border is driving me insane. We've now got a humanitarian crisis that the United Nations wants to stick its nose in, and it could have been avoided if our stinking president had just enforced the current immigration laws instead of pandering for Hispanic votes.

What is going on here? — Coastal Connie

Dear Coastal: This is now a situation where liberal vote pandering has met reality. Back in 2012, President Obama decided to sign an executive order that basically ordered federal agents to stop deportation of illegal immigrants if they entered the United States as "children." To cover his butt, he put in a few vague stipulations such as illegal immigrants had to have come to the United States before the age of 16. There is no way to prove that other than taking their word. Whoop-de-do.

During his Rose Garden remarks back in 2012, President Obama claimed his executive orders would make the current immigration policy "more fair, more efficient and more just." He's right; his policy has made it more efficient for illegal children to stampede across our border and into our pocketbooks.

Dear Mark: Our liberal government must be the most idiotic in history. The USDA under barrack Obama wants to give free movie tickets to food stamp recipients when they make the proper food choices. What about those of us who eat right using our own money? — Tea Party Tom

Dear Tom: Great. Let's send the malnourished to the movies where the taxpayer will probably pay for buckets of buttered popcorn the size of dump trucks. Do you really need any further proof that Hollywood is in bed with Washington liberals?

The USDA is also discussing talking shopping carts and better lighting in the produce departments. Talking shopping carts — really? When I go to the grocery store, I can't find a shopping cart with four wheels that roll in the same direction. What makes the USDA think that the voice box in a talking shopping cart will last more than a week? Go ahead and add this to the list of wasted taxpayer money because that study cost us over $1 million. Sheesh!

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Well let us look at how another American President handle when Russia shoot down Korean Airline Jet 007 on Sept 1 1983.
Reagan did NOT immediately end his vacation in CA when KA007 was shot down.
He wasn't woken up when the reports first came in; then he stayed on vacation, stating that he could function as President just as well at his ranch as he could in the White House.
Only when pollsters began pointing out that it looked like he didn't care about the deaths by staying on vacation did he end his vacation a couple days early.
And, it took four days for him to make a statement.

Let us look at how did Reagan President handle illegal immigration...
In a televised debate with Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale in 1984 Reagan state:

"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though sometime back they may have entered illegally," he said.

In 1986, Reagan signed the Simpson-Mazzoli Act, a bipartisan immigration reform bill that created a pathway to citizenship for 3 million undocumented immigrants. Simpson-Mazzoli is now referred to as the “Reagan amnesty.”

Seem to me Obama do much more, much faster, much better, and is reason Republican so intently dislike him.

Comment: #1
Posted by: steveM
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:02 AM
Steve, you say "Seem to me Obama do much more, much faster, much better, and is reason Republican so intently dislike him." Were you there in 1980? The Carter years were tough, Carter himself said the country was in a "malaise." By the time Reagan came up for a second election ( a total wipeout victory) the economy was creating prosperity, and the world had settled down. It was not utopia, that is an impossibility, but things were moving along fairly well. Reagan, and Clinton later on, kept their eye on the American people, they measured civil readiness against measures they took. Yes, Obams has dome more, and did so faster is true. And you like these truths because you hate America, that is the core around which your political philosophy and identity is formed. Our nation is as miserable today as it was in the 1970's, so you are happy. You love America looking weak in the eyes of the world because you believe America needs to be punished. You enjoy the poor economy, the strange goings on at the VA, the IRS, the political gamesmanship, because you believe America needs to be taken down a peg. The soaring national debt is in your interest, it will rot at the core of America for years, and you desire that rot because you hate America and the sovereign individualistic society it once fomented. Like the wicked step-mother of fable you enjoy seeing Americans forced to swallow elixir and cod liver oil, not any longer because it is healthy for America, but rather because you take delight in the pain all around you. Inflicting punishment upon a system you have always hated has become the goal. You Scored!

But don't say better. Obama has done nothing well. If things were moving along well so many people would not be upset with the direction the country is taking. Enjoy the punishment you have always desired to see, but don't tell us we are better for it.
Comment: #2
Posted by: Tom
Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:29 PM
I say better for Obama...say bitter for Tom. He just hate when facts disagree with he's carefully nurtured lies. You live with someone Tom, or you have pity party all by self? By the summer of 1991, just 24 percent of Americans said their country was better off because of the Reagan years, while 40 percent said it was worse off -- and that more Americans (48 percent) viewed Reagan unfavorable than favorably (46 percent).
Comment: #3
Posted by: steveM
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:36 PM
Tom say:And you like these truths because you hate America,

So person who likes 'truths' hate America? What about "We hold these truths to be self evident"?
Guess people who wrote that hate America too?

"Research suggests that conservatives are, on average, more susceptible to fear than those who identify themselves as liberals.
The question remains is this the result of nature or nurture? Or perhaps both? We do know that the majority of people tend to identify as adults politically the same as their parents.

There was an interesting study done from the U Chicago years ago. The study was to analyze if children classified as bullies as early as 3 grew up to still be bullies. The answer was yes. They followed a group of children from the age of 3 to the age of 40. An aside note, not the purpose of the original study but an interesting little nugget, was that those children identified as bullies at 3 and remaining bullies throughout their adult years turned out to be conservative politically.

Yes it is true that the other part of the study showed those young children who were more willing to compromise and be kind grew up to be progressive politically.
Yes it is true that the group of people identifying as progressive/liberal tend to be less willing to go to war, to own guns, and to be kinder. But they also are more intelligent and tend to dominate those fields of study/careers that are more demanding of very high intelligence.

But then I believe that one's brain has more of a propensity to lean one way or another. With sociopathy many with the inherited trait do not become sociopaths but that inherited trait must exist in some form for those that do become sociopaths. Again, interestingly enough more sociopaths identify as conservative politically.

Conservatives are frightened at change and growth. We as a country are now experiencing a huge change in our demographics and those that can not cope with this coming change are reacting in predictable and violent means and striking out anyway they can.
Sadly they are demonizing the word liberal not understanding that slightly more Americans tend to be left leaning today.

To sum it up they are self identified patriots who hate their fellow Americans.

The study was done by the U of Chicago. I read it from the researcher's book.
Comment: #4
Posted by: steveM
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:46 PM
"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded,” says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”

Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.

“The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind,” he says. “When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."

Does this guy know you? Is he treating you? He's talking about you all over town. Scientist, you know, 97% in agreement.

Comment: #5
Posted by: Tom
Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:35 PM
Those 'crazy liberals like Jefferson, Adams, Paine, Washington, etc? Those kinds of people?
I no ashamed of be liberal. Proud. I support Democrat because Democrats more liberal party. Country need liberals at different time as evolves.

In 1798, John Adams signed the very first health care mandate into law. The law required sailors to pay a tax to the United States government which in turn would provide medical care to them. The next President, Thomas Jefferson, apparently approved of this program as well, since he never challenged it, nor did he ever try to repeal it.
According to Republican logic, Adams and Jefferson are a couple big government liberals.

"The power of all corporations ought to be limited, [...] the growing wealth acquired by them never fails to be a source of abuses.”
– James Madison

“I hope that we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.”
– Thomas Jefferson.

“The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by Founding Father John Adams

“As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.” — George Washington

“As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government. It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine.” Alexander Hamilton: Address to the Electors of the State of New York, March, 1801

Thomas Paine my favorite liberal, suggest you read more, hate less.

I research you man, find this:
Dr. Rossiter's book is a direct rebuttal to a government funded study titled Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition. A study published in 2003. Most of the claims in Dr. Rossiter's book are not so subtle reversals of the conclusions reached by Drs Jost JT, Glaser J, Kruglanski AW, and Sulloway FJ (listed authors of the paper, which HAD received peer review in the Psychological Bulletin as well as being supervised by the National Foundation as well as the National Institutes of Health).

Dr Rossiter appears to have political and ideological motivation, and is using the hallmarks of that rhetoric. There is no evidence his statements regarding liberalism are supported as being a psychological disorder.

You dr publish non scientific book where he reverse words from peer reviewed scientific study on Political Conservatism he just interjected Liberal or changed wording and conclusions. Why you no research this? You no realize joke on you? I foolish to reply to one such as you.

Comment: #6
Posted by: steveM
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:58 PM
Thomas Paine addressed haters like you thus:

To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.

Joke on you, in you.
Comment: #7
Posted by: Tom
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:48 AM
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