Obama: “I Have An Obligation As President To Do What I Can Without” Congress | RealClearPolitics

The fact that this 2 bit wanna be dictator still has support from anyone claiming to be a freedom loving American absolutely baffles me…


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Adam Carolla’s Rant about the envy & entitlement mentality of the OWS Losers

Anyone who knows me well or that has spent any significant time speaking with me may well have heard me give this same rant.  I will tell you, if colorful language offends you, you may not want to listen to this, but then again, if colorful language offends you, you probably don’t know me very well…

I won’t write a lot here, as I will let Adam’s rant speak for itself, but, what I will say is this…  If more people do not wake up to the fact the over-pc, and everything needs to be fair, and let’s not hurt anyones’ feelings mentality has led to a generation of mindless, worthless, and everyone owes me something scumbags.  If this does not get corrected, the future of this country may be very bleak and disappointing for everyone….

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People like this are a disgrace to humanity!!!

I haven’t been writing much as of late, but this was certainly enough to get me to dust off the laptop and write the next edition of Wilksopinion…

The attached video should enrage any proud American, not necessarily because of the situation that this dumpster whore is in, but because our country has become one that encourages and enables this type of behavior. I do find it very sad that this pathetic excuse for a human being has brought so many children into this world, giving them very little chance for success in life. I think the best that we can hope for is that the state never returns these children to this sack of trash, and by God’s grace they find their way into good and loving foster homes. That way, maybe they will have a fighting chance at a good life.

For far to long, big government politicians (liberals), have encouraged and enabled this type of behavior by destroying the American family with welfare programs, breeding more government dependence and the entitlement mentality. Never has a statement been more relevant, than this “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” I think originally, the idea of welfare programs were, in theory, devised with the best of intentions. But, what has in fact happened, is the development of a large segment of society that now believes they are owed something, simply because they are alive. What has also happened, is douchebag politicians using this to their advantage and using the adversity in the lives of so many to buy votes, further enabling the behavior and breeding more government dependence. This is a sad and vicious cycle, and the true victims are children like these.

Take it for what it’s worth, but I truly believe that this, like so many other problems that we face in this country today, is a symptom of liberalism and the fault of big government liberals. I think it is very sad what these children will be faced with throughout their lives and I can only pray that they might find a path that exposes their mother and people like her for the trash and parasites on society that they are.

If not seeing video, click:You Owe Me!!

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Bin Laden of the Internet: American Born Al Qaeda Mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki Killed | Video | TheBlaze.com


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Life is too Precious not to be Free…

     As I was sitting here tonight writing my latest post on a charity that means the world to many of our wounded veterans, I got a call from my cousin Chad.  We had spoken many times already throughout the day about various things, but as soon as I answered the phone I heard a pain in his voice that struck me instantly.  I automatically thought the worst, as I have lost so many close to me in the not so distant past, but when he asked me, “do you remember Scott Baumgard?”, it brought me to another time…

     When I was 16 and my cousin Chad was 18, my parents had decided to move from Vermillion, SD to the suburbs of Minneapolis, Mn.  It was nearing the end of my sophomore year in high school, and with my parent’s permission I decided it was time to take off on my own for a while.  Chad and I decided we would go to the Iowa Great Lakes (Okoboji, IA), get summer jobs and see what life had to offer.  In my 1970 Chevy pick-up, with my motorcycle, camping gear and my dog Blazer in the back, we took off.  For the first 2 1/2 weeks, we lived in my tent, sleeping on 2 old WWII army cots that I had picked up at a garage sale.  During that time, we both picked up jobs in seasonal restaurants and started making friends.  A friend of a friend had an old Airstream camper that he was willing to rent, and after burning the tent, we parked that camper in a little city campground right on the strip so we would be right in the middle of all the action.

     Each night after work, Chad & I would walk up and down the strip (Hwy 71) between Arnolds Park and Okoboji, looking for whatever fun may enter our travels.  Our normal turnaround spot was a little convenience store called Kum & Go that locals would generally congregate.  One night, there was a group of kids hanging out playing Hacky Sac.  We joined the group, and this is the first time that I met Scott Baumgard and his older brother Al.  Over the next few summers, there were many nights of fishing, camping, and scaring the hell out of any “newbies” that ventured with us to Loon Lake cemetary.  We all became close as a group, and while I knew Al better, Scott was never far behind.

     It wasn’t too many years later that I joined the Navy and left the lakes area, but always kept in contact with Chad who remained close to the whole crew.  I regret to say, that with the passing years, I have come in contact with so many people, some of the best which have slipped through the cracks of my contact list.  I have the memories though, memories that will live forever, and God willing, those memories will be put into words for all to read and remember.

     I would ask that all who read this take a moment to reflect on how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away.  I have personally lost 7 people in the last 16 months who, at one time or another were close to my life.  I believe that life is a precious gift, given to us by God, and just because you or the ones you love got out of bed this morning, doesn’t mean you or they get to go to bed tonight.

     Scott Baumgard was a young man taken too early, that may have played a small part in the history of my life, but there are many who’s lives he was a very big part of.  I am sure that many who read this have stories of those who have been taken far to sudden and far to early as well.  If you get nothing from the words that I have written here, please understand that life is far too precious to take anything for granted.  Hold your memories dear of the people, the events and the freedoms that have made our lives so wonderful…

Arnolds Park man dies in two-vehicle accident

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A Patriot’s Charity: The Fisher House

     When you live in the greatest country on earth, a country that has given so much to so many, I feel one of the greatest gifts that you can give back is to put it all on the line to join your brothers and sisters in arms, and so many patriots that have preceded you, and join the US military.  If you are not of this opinion, then this may not be the right site for you.  All too often, the brave souls that do take it upon themselves to answer this call of duty become a casualty of the duties they are asked to perform.

     I was first made aware of this great charity through one of the “right-wing” radio programs that the left so loves to vilify, and after some research, I knew this was a more than worthy charity, one that I have felt more than honored to donate to.  Coming from a long line of men who have served our great country honorably, and having served myself, I can honestly say that it is a blessing to know that organizations like the Fisher House are there in a time of need. 

     I could continue to write about the Fisher house, but instead I think it better if I copy their about info & link and you can decide for yourself.  Please take the time to check out this more than worthy cause:

The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America’s military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs.

Because members of the military and their families are stationed worldwide and must often travel great distances for specialized medical care, Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times – during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness, disease, or injury.

There is at least one Fisher House at every major military medical center to assist families in need and to ensure that they are provided with the comforts of home in a supportive environment. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 11,000 families, and have made available nearly three million days of lodging to family members since the program originated in 1990. By law, there is no charge for any family to stay at a Fisher House operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs; and Fisher House Foundation uses donations to reimburse the individual Fisher Houses operated by the Army, Navy, and Air Force. No family pays to stay at any Fisher House!

In addition to constructing new houses, Fisher House Foundation continues to support existing Fisher Houses and help individual military families in need. We are also proud to administer and sponsor Scholarships for Military Children, the Hero Miles program, and co-sponsor the Newman’s Own Award


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A Right vs. A Privilege: What’s the difference?

     It doesn’t seem like you can see or hear a news story today without someone yelling about their rights being violated.  I think the most clear examples are what has been taking place in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, among other states when it comes to collective bargaining “rights” in regard to public employee unions.  This, among other things taking place within our government, has led me to do a lot of thinking about what a right is and what a privilege is…

     “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”,[Declaration of Independence]

     Most of us have heard this or seen it many times, but I believe some have either forgotten, or chose to ignore the fact that unalienable means not transferable or capable of being repudiated.  Now I only say this, because all too often, the government elitists believe that it is up to them to decide what rights we have and do not, but that is not the case.  This is where the problem lies my friends, because we are granted our rights by Our Creator, and only through the consent of the governed (us) do we allow an elected body of representatives to ensure that nobody infringes upon those rights.  Somewhere along the line, things got all messed up…

     Let us first take collective bargaining as an example.  I contend that collective bargaining is a privilege, not a right, and here is why: Government, in its very nature, is an entity of force that does, per rule of law, have the ability to tax and we as citizens have no choice but to pay.  Unlike in a private sector enterprise, that will allow the market to determine the compatibility of union collective bargaining, the monopoly of force held by government does not allow for market forces to make this determination in the case of public sector unions.  Herein lies the rub… If (public sector union)collective bargaining is a right for those who are in a public sector union, does that not by nature force someone else to partake in an activity by force that they may or may not otherwise partake in??

     This is the problem folks.  Too many people scream about this right or that right, when in all actuality, most of what they are screaming about are really privileges.  If what you see as a right requires something of someone else, and what is required of them infringes upon their rights, it is not a right, it is a privilege.  In the case of the unions, if one side wants to negotiate, and the other side does not, forcing one to do the other is infringement upon their rights.  If the federal government, in an effort to supply healthcare to all, forces one group of people to buy a product so that others may benefit, that is an infringement upon their rights.  If the government says that company X must employ citizen Y to fill a quota, company X’s rights have been infringed upon!

     Too many people these days have no concept of what the difference is between a right and a privilege.  It has all become about entitlement and “what the government can do for me”.  When you sit down and think, I would like you to ask yourself what are the rights you were endowed by your Creator with, and what those rights required anybody else to do?  If it is a right, it does not require anything of anybody… If on the other hand, it does require someone else to sacrifice or give of themself in any way, it is  most likely a privilege.  Then it is time to ask yourself, “is it up to you or someone else to live up to the potential given to you by your Creator with those unalienable rights?”

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