Friday Night Rant : Our Brave New World

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Enjoy the pictures and let me whine to you about the events in the news of today.  The irony, the logic, and the emotion, that governs our lives.  Maybe it’s how the news is presented today!  The amount of information, really accurate information, is really hard to get at.  So here’s what I do know!

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In this country we have several ongoing scandals going on, both political and social, but to the degree of sorting the information as relevant to either your daily life, or as trends to be wary of.  In other words, does this information mean anything to you the reader?  Do you even care?

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Government Banned Plastic Bags in Hawai’i

Si vis pacem, para bellum”, is Latin for “If you want peace, prepare for war”.  It seems perfectly apt regarding this regime’s effort to eliminate the second amendment rights granted to all Americans by the United States Constitution.  You know, that document the English twit on CNN calls “your little book”! But lies are the only truths that socialist democrats know; even when Vice President Joe Biden made bizarre claims about hearing guns committing crimes, and just like Notre Dame star Football player Manti Te’o make believe girlfriend, its all lies.

During the National Rifle Association’s meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and the White House gun violence task force, the vice president said the Obama administration does not have the time to fully enforce existing gun laws.

I suppose you get the government you voted for.  They never read the bills, and they don’t enforce existing laws; No, it’s easier to make more laws because that’s what we’re paying them to do!  What a waste!

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I write to you on this Aloha Friday, under blue sunny skies with cotton-like clouds slowly drifting overhead.  A slight cool breeze moves the bamboo wind chimes creating a sweet subtle melodic rhythm.  I’m listening to KHNR 690 AM, a News Talk radio station from Honolulu.  I have to listen to the station on the internet because the “over the air” signal strength is low for good reception in my geographic area.

It’s just after 11AM on this glorious Kakahiaka (Morning) and now slipping into “Awakea”  (Late morning, nearing Noon).  Currently, it is 76° degrees, partly cloudy winds out of the north with gusts of 12MPH.  Humidity is 63% and steady.  The cloud cover is 35% which makes the UV index a 6, that’s just below midpoint on the scale of low to high.

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Another attack on the Tea Party, this it is by time by outgoing failed Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.  Apparently, the regime’s policies are not the blame for the high unemployment and why more people aren’t working.  The policies of this regime have slowed the economy to a standstill.  Yet, she uses Obama’s strategy of blaming others for their lousy policies.

Quoting Labor Secretary Hilda Solis: Solis also said that in many ways the Obama administration “did not get the kind of support we needed originally when he took office for the American Recovery Act funds” and blamed “a small group known as the Tea Party movement” for not engaging with the president and “hurting the American public, our economy, and the future of our country.”
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So here is the quandary, what exactly did the Tea Party do to prevent job growth?  All we did was ask for limited government, which has been responsible for slowing the economy and the high unemployment rate.  All we asked for is for low taxes, so we could invest in creating jobs; the only jobs being created are government jobs.  How sustainable is that?  Growing government and raising taxes only reduces private industry job growth.  All we asked for was less regulations so we can expand our businesses and create jobs.  So what does Obama do?

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Obama’s gave an Executive Order for pay raises: Under an executive order issued by President Obama on Thursday, members of Congress will join federal workers in seeing their pay rise by 0.5 percent after March 27.

That’s your tax dollars paying your government’s salary.  How much do they get paid?

Congressmen and senators make $174,000 a year and will see an extra $900 in their annual pay packages before taxes next year.

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Actually, many of our Congress people make much more than that.  Some have used the power of their office to enrich themselves greatly.  Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters are just two of the most corrupt socialist democrats that have used legislation to enrich members of their families and spouses.  So with a wave of Obama’s pen, he commands an increase to these corrupt politicians salaries.

Maybe the good news is that the GOP, and probably with the help of those pesky Tea Party people, are demanding a proper budget with spending cuts or deny Congress their pay.  Seems fair to me!

“We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in confronting the government’s spending problem. The principle is simple: no budget, no pay.”  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement Friday.  Has the GOP grown a pair of bolus?

“Next week, we will authorize a three month temporary debt limit increase to give the Senate and House time to pass a budget. Furthermore, if the Senate or House fails to pass a budget in that time, Members of Congress will not be paid by the American people for failing to do their job. No budget, no pay.”

It’s about time don’tcha think?  But will the Republicans cave like they usually do?

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Well, it’s coming up on 10PM HST and ‘Aina awakea (lunch) was ono (good)!  Plus Red Eye is coming on Fox TV!  As I scourer the internet for news, I am bombarded by stories of legislators rushing to provide that emotional cork on the tragic Sandy Hook event.  New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo made an emotionally disturbing demand and got legislation that makes the State of New York the toughest gun controls in the nation.  Like most socialist democrats, they fail to read and comprehend the law they are writing.  As a result:

But because no loophole for law enforcement was included in the law, every police officer in the state is technically in violation of the statute

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Is this a good example of bad governance or what!  Desperate to do anything, but think about what they are doing, New York State enacted a law that puts their own law enforcement in violation of the law.  They didn’t read their own law, they didn’t think of what they were crafting.  Waste of tax dollars, but that’s New York State, a bastion of liberal rule.  Heavily in debt and taxes, New York is the East Coast example of California, whereas the population and businesses are dwindling and leaving for greener pastures.

Then there are the 23 unconstitutional Executive Orders that Obama issued this week to curb gun violence.

These are our kids.  This is what they’re thinking about.  And so what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them, and shield them from harm, and give them the tools they need to grow up and do everything that they’re capable of doing — not just to pursue their own dreams, but to help build this country.  This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe.  This is how we will be judged.  And their voices should compel us to change.

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If that were true, abortion would be illegal.  Are we as a society going to draw the distinction between the two tragedies? Both are taking a life, it’s just the means on how it is done.  There are 1.2 Million abortions done in the United State’s every year.  Are these children any less worthy than the ones taken at Sandy Hook, or anywhere else for that matter?  As a society, our first task to keep children safe, said Obama.  I guess that doesn’t apply to “all” children, just some children.  Is it because the killing is done behind the antiseptic walls of make believe healthcare facility and not by the hand of a crazed killer where everyone can see?  If we are going to apply that liberal logic in its literal sense, then we would all be hypocrites.

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It’s funny though; there are people that would fight to prevent the death of a dog or cat at the humane center, rather than the abattoir that is Planned Parenthood.  It is funny though; our government gave the same guns they don’t want Americans to have to Mexican drug lords.  The same guns that have killed thousands of Mexicans and several Americans, including an American border guard.  Then there is the Benghazi tragedy which has never been answered.  Why did this regime and the media ignore such a event?  I guess Obama and his regime believes the lives of those people are not as worthy as the children of Sandy Hook.  Now that Obama has issued 23 Executive Orders to restrict Americans from owning firearms, I wonder if the Mexican drug lords won’t use the weapons they got from our government against Americans.  Who will cry for them?

Holder’s and Obama’s desire to continually hide these Fast and Furious documents is “ironic” now that they’re so gung-ho on gun control. “It is beyond ironic that the Obama administration has initiated an anti-gun violence push as it seeking to keep secret key documents about its very own Fast and Furious gun walking scandal,”

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I see our society going down the wrong path.  There seems to be an emphasis on the destruction of family and religion by the government.  By introducing restrictions on people’s conscience and religious beliefs and forcing people to accept immorality as commonplace.  Even calling Pedophilia acceptable!

Is it absolute madness to even consider such behavior, but like any immoral behavior, a corrupt lifestyle is being pushed onto society. You must accept this behavior as mainstream, or else, you are called a bigot. Even so far as to call such activity, a Civil Right.  Accept immorality or be labeled a bigot.  Those are your only choices!  Conform or be called an extremist! Another example is in the Affordable Patient Care Act where a child can get free sterilizations, even without parental consent.

Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure.

 Yet, you are led to believe that the Republicans have a war on women.  How do you define what war is then?

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Yet, we are told by those dictating what morality is and how it should be, and how we as a society will be judged.  There’s no confusion when it comes to prolife issues, but in this society, abortion is called prochoice.  Except it’s not really a choice for the unborn is it?  Still, the outrage over Sandy Hook like tragedies tends to take the attention away from real society ills.  How often do such tragedies happen?  How could it have been prevented?  Questions that may never be answered; however, the weight of such tragedies against what could be prevented is ignored and considered commonplace.

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I do pray for this society that preys on the helpless, and then call it, “a choice“.  It is a choice, as with all choices, is it a wise choice?  We are destroying our future, our society and our morals; sounds depre4ssing doesn’t it?!  History is repeating itself, there is no doubt about that.  What brave new world have we have again brought ourselves into?

 

 What’s For Dinner?

 

 

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 Bread, it’s like Freedom! Once Tasted, Never Forgotten!

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “Friday Night Rant : Our Brave New World”

  1. Zardoz Says:

    Kini,

    “Has the GOP grown a pair of bolus?” Sadly, no. Both McConnell and Boehner are beltway squishes who are unwilling or unable to stand up for conservative values. The end result will be the republican opposition, once again, in disarray. Obama will steal their lunch money, give them a nuclear wedgie and laugh all the way home. I get so tired of the republican leadership being openly mocked and derided by this administration and accepting it without protest.

    Will there be a short term debt ceiling deal forcing Harry Reid to pass a budget? Absolutely not. Why would anyone believe after not passing a constitutionally required budget for the last 3 years that a minor issue like the debt ceiling vote would mean anything to the boxer from Pahrump? He is truly a disgusting little man much like his predecessor Tom Daschle.

    As I’ve said in the past, I’m not sure we can survive the passivity of the republicans coupled with the anti-Americanism of the democrats. I’d rather see the republicans go down swinging rather than becoming accomplices in the destruction of our nation.

    Thanks for all the photos sprinkled throughout the post. Are those the rusting wind turbines down at South Point? No mistaking the carvings from Pu’uhonua o Honaunau. We used to stay in an ohana at a coffee farm just up the road from it and would often come down to the park in the morning with a fresh mug of Kona coffee and a bag of malasadas. Living large Hawaiian style.

    Thanks for the memories,

    Zardoz

    • Kini Says:

      Aloha Zardoz,
      I agree, the GOP isn’t fighting back. Except for the “No Budget No Pay” idea, I think they’re going to have to do better.
      Yes, those are the rusting windmills down at South Point, what an eyesore. I like the area also, it’s one of the few points on the Island where you can see both the sunrise and sunset.

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  3. Adam Eran Says:

    “So here is the quandary, what exactly did the Tea Party do to prevent job growth? All we did was ask for limited government, which has been responsible for slowing the economy and the high unemployment rate. All we asked for is for low taxes, so we could invest in creating jobs; the only jobs being created are government jobs. How sustainable is that?”

    Sorry, tea party buddy, your ideas are such complete propaganda it’s hard to know where to start. The unspoken assumption is that “government” is big (and the problem). The truth: as a percentage of GDP, U.S. government spending ranks 46th in the world. If we reduced “defense” spending so we only spent twice what our most powerful military rival, the Chinese, spent it would rank 90th. (Wikipedia cites the Wall St. Journal and [right-wing] Heritage Foundation as the source of these figures).

    Put another way, per-capita spending is 31% below average for the top 20 economies in the world.

    So the truth is that government is tiny. Your request is part of the neo-liberal (as in “free markets”) agenda: defund the regulators then complain about how little they regulate, de-fund the colleges (down 55% since 1972) then complain about high tuition. Even better: exclude college loans from bankruptcy (Hillary voted for that one), then complain that college leads to debt peonage.

    What did the Tea Party do to prevent job growth? It railed against government that it labeled (falsely) “big,” and somehow believed *government*, not the frauds of Wall Street, was responsible for high unemployment! Wow! As economist Lester Thurow says: if you count teachers, 41% of good jobs are government jobs. Last I checked, government paychecks still worked to get groceries, too.

    Does “growing government” as you say necessitate raising taxes. Obviously not. Our government literally creates the money (out of nothing). It is not funded or provisioned by taxes. Why obvious? Where would taxpayers (or lenders-to-government) get the dollars to pay taxes if the government didn’t spend them out into the economy first? Government is literally the only fiscally unconstrained player in the economy.

    “B…but if you just print money, we’ll have [hyper-]inflation!”

    Let’s admit there’s a hypothetical possibility that government, with its unlimited dollar resources, could bid up prices, competing with the private sector. That could cause inflation. But who else is bidding for the unemployed, or all that slack in the manufacturing sector? Offering everyone a job would not necessitate raising taxes, either. After all, taxes just make the money valuable; they do not, and obviously do not, provision government. Because it is a currency creator, not a currency user like households, its “debt” fundamentally differs from household debt. That “debt” is, to the penny, the dollar financial assets of the economy. That’s not exotic economic, it’s double-entry bookkeeping. See http://www.rooseveltinstitute.org/new-roosevelt/federal-budget-not-household-budget-here-s-why for more about this.

    Despite your beliefs, government employment has actually declined in recent years. Your assertion otherwise is simply mistaken, or propaganda. The St. Louis Fed’s FRED database keeps track of this. Look there, or Google for yourself.

    “B…but government does nothing valuable! It can only create toxic waste; it’s the beatified CEOs who will save us! Why the saintly Steve Jobs single-handedly invented the smart phone!”… Yep, and you’d probably like to request I ignore the government-funded research that led to the transistor, the silicon chip, the internet, GPS, etc.

    As the currency creator, the Federal government could even legally, and literally, mint a few trillion-dollar coins and pay off it’s “debt” tomorrow. “B…but…INFLATION!” Nope, not even there. The dollars embodied in the “debt” have already done whatever bidding they are going to do. Paying off the national “debt” would have no impact on the bidding that leads to inflation.

    You add: “Growing government and raising taxes only reduces private industry job growth. All we asked for was less regulations so we can expand our businesses and create jobs.”

    The first assertion is based on pure propaganda. It has no connection to reality unless we’re in an overheated economy where inflation is an issue. News flash: it’s not. As for the last assertion, and the crack about taxes: Corporate tax collections are at a 60-year low, corporate profits are at a 60-year high. Where are the jobs?

    The fact that you’ve believed this load of codswallop doesn’t give me much hope you’d ever change your mind, but I thought I’d give you a chance. Still, I just have to live with your such statements for a few minutes on the internet. You have to live with them 24/7. Deepest condolences.

    • Kini Says:

      Ladies and gentlemen, Adam Eran proves the point that I was making in my posting. Adam is most likely a product of the public ‘edumacation’ system and liberal indoctrination. Bravo Adam Eran, your comprehension skills are like that of a 12 year old that thinks they know everything about everything. Talk about relative detachment from reality. However, I did get a good laugh from your lackadaisical attempt to demonstrate any cognitive intelligence.


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