Topping the blog lists!

You made Thinking Out Loud one of the top ten conservative blogs on "Top Political Blog" site (on April 28, 2012) with an international audience. On February 18, 2013, we hit in the top 50 of ALL political blogs. (This changes all the time, so keep reading.) Thank you.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Eliminate FEMA? Hell yes!

People are so upset that Romney wants to eliminate FEMA.

But what the heck is so wrong with that? I mean, FEMA is a federal agency, right? How are federal agencies funded? By us, thats who! Through taxes! So we pay less federal taxes. We will still need to pay taxes, but to the state emergency management agencies.

Think about it.

Local taxes to be distributed by local agencies for local emergencies. Makes more sense to me. Instead of having to go through all the federal red tape when we need emergency situation funding, we do it through our local agencies. No more crap from the feds on what is and what is not an emergency. instead of our governors begging for money from the federal government, they can just take care of it themselves.

$3.6 BILLION dollars to fund FEMA. But what if the states had access to that right away? faster response, better services and more accountability of the state governments to their local citizenry.

Americans have gotten so used to the nanny state mentality of the federal government. They have forgotten that when the founders created the federal government they envisioned a weak form that was accountable to the states and not the other way around. They have forgotten that if the federal government oversteps their bounds, the states have not only a right but a RESPONSIBILITY to stop them.

We need MORE federal government agencies cut! Not less.

But thats just my thoughts. Gotta go now because I have no power (thank you Hurricane Sandy) and have to leave where I am. So agree or not, doesn't matter, just so long as I get you to think and stop listening to the SPIN. This is just me Thinking Out Loud.

Have a great day and be safe.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Binders full of women? Seriously?

"Binders full of women"?? Seriously, this is what you people have to talk about?

Good God in heaven . . . don't you trolls have anything better to do than find NON-ISSUES to make a big deal out of? Is this a liberal or Democratic flim flam? Because I cannot imagine people of good intellect taking that statement and running amok with it . . . 

Okay, so I am re-thinking this. Most people are willing to be told what to think. So I should not be surprised when someone is making a positive statement about how there are LOTS of women qualified to fill positions out there. And that this person went out of their way top break the stereotypical response of just hiring qualified men. AND THEN people go completely ape**** over the comment.

And THIS is the important thing you take from a debate over important issues.

You people are 100% daft!

To quote a fictional President, "We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious people to solve them."

We need serious people to solve our problems. I just don't think there is anyone in politics that takes anything serious unless it has to do with their pay, what favors they can get for their cooperation and keeping their political office until they have milked it for all they can.

Another couple of quotes from that same movie has a lot to say about the people who are voting these morons into office. 

"Lewis Rothschild: People want leadership, Mr. President, and in the absence of genuine leadership, they'll listen to anyone who steps up to the microphone. They want leadership. They're so thirsty for it they'll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there's no water, they'll drink the sand.

President Andrew Shepherd: Lewis, we've had presidents who were beloved, who couldn't find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don't drink the sand because they're thirsty. They drink the sand because they don't know the difference." 

Yeah, that pretty much sums up the voting public. The American people are inundated and flim-flammed by so much spin, they just don't know the difference between charismatic and true leadership.

And they don't realize they will be paying the price for their stupidity.

To that thought, if the point of the President's debate strategy was to point out that Mitt Romney is a "rich guy who doesn't care about the middle class", this dumbo-eared nit wit needs to look in the mirror. He has (not single-handedly because there are hundreds in DC who are the same) destroyed the middle class in this country. And, um, he might want to peer at his checking account because he is a pretty "rich guy" himself.

Agree, disagree, it really doesn't matter. If I can get you to turn your on brain back on and stop listening to the guys who get paid the big bucks to tell you what to think, then there may be hope. EIther way, this is just me, Thinking Out Loud.

But remember, there is less than a month until election day. Something needs to give.

Have a great day.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Not a celebration? Really?!

A high school in Pennsylvania celebrated communism and the Russian Revolution at a football game half time show. This is disturbing. But also more disturbing than the issue of a high school band in the US that would not only have this as a theme but would also have their members wander around with sickles and hammers – what is more disturbing is the ignorance (go look up the definition before you start freaking) of our high school age children. Here is the response to the news article by one young lady who, by the sound of it, goes to the school. Young Ms Miller said, Are you kidding me? It's a marching band for jeez sakes. Just because we do a war theme, doesn't mean that we're celebrating it! This "reporter" has failed to do his research, which should have been done better, and didn't realise that in the past we have done Freedom, The Homefront, and Medieval Images. Just because a marching band has a theme doesn't mean that that's what they celebrate. So does that mean that when the theme is spy, the whole band automatically become spies? NO. Or when they do a theme that has the colorguard dress like flappers, does that mean their whores, NOPE. So why is it as soon as a band does something that ONE parent doesn't think is right, everyone else jumps on the bandwagon and makes a big deal about it? We're all just highschool kids. We'll go along with anything that has a killer drumline and where we get to put our instruments down and actually do something other then march around the field and play. You don't see them out there marching around with smiles and jumping for joy. They are in no way CELEBRATING the Russian Revolution. All these comments make me sick to my stomach, talking about it being no different then marching around with a swastika, that's a HUGE difference. We live in such a messed up society today.”

First, my response to Ms Miller is, OMG (slang for Oh My Gawd, for those of you not up to speed), are you serious child? I continued:

The “reporter” (her brackets, not mine) did indeed do their So if Hitler were alive today, or Stalin, or if Manson were free, you would follow them because they offered you something with a "killer drumline"?? Do you learn nothing in school? "Just high school kids" who will "go along with anything"??? Not only don't you know or understand history, or the fact that when "a band does something" they are intentionally celebrating it. Are they not celebrating the music of the fifties when they do a "rock around the clock theme"? Are they not, as you mentioned the freedom theme, celebrating "freedom" with that? Even a teenage high school child should have more common sense than that. It is a messed up society where kids celebrate mass murder, cheer on celebrities who do drugs and abuse their spouses, and have no clear idea of what this country stands for. I not only blame the schools, but the parents who allowed the schools to teach our children these screwed up values and ideals.

There were some who read this article that were as delusional as this poor child. They encouraged her and said she had some good points. I have to wonder what points they felt were “good”? If they were all marching around with American flags it would indeed have been a celebration. So what would it have meant of they were all marching around with swastikas? Pretty freaking sick. And for all those who suffered under the results of the Russian Revolution – the victims of Stalin's own ethnic cleansing (the ethnicity being anyone who was against the state, anyone who placed God above the “common good of the state) – hearing of these high school children running around the symbols of oppression would definitely have felt the same as all those who decry the example of the swastika.

No matter how you slice it, the marching band, the half time show, were celebrating the Russian Revolution. And they must live with the pain they have caused. Man up. Take responsibility for your actions. If you admit it was a celebration, do it. If you realize “oh, crap, we did something insensitive” than grow up and apologize. Don't justify it as simply just doing what you were told.

That excuse has been used by so many to justify so much horror.

Agree or not. Doesn't matter. This is just me, Thinking Out Loud.

Have a great day.