Category: Stupid Politics

Congress aids the 99% Protesters

In what can only be described as a bewildering and ridiculous, Congress unveils a new spending bill that includes counting pizza as a vegetable for school lunches.

How can Congress do this? School meals that are subsidized by the federal government must include a certain amount of vegetables by law.  The new spending bill contains language that claims, that if a slice contains two tablespoons of tomato paste, it counts as a vegetable. However, last June Congress passed a law with new higher nutrition standards from the USDA, for school lunches. But given the current economic situation, Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee said the changes would “prevent overly burdensome and costly regulations and …provide greater flexibility for local school districts to improve the nutritional quality of meals.”

The complete reversal of congress in this matter and with a topic that is so clear and easy a concept that a Third Grader can understand, demonstrates that our representatives are more concerned with bowing to the wishes of corporate lobbyists, then what is right for the nation. Providing proof to what many of the 99% Protesters believe.

This American wonders how much more this savings now, will cost us in federally subsidized healthcare bills in the future.  Please pass the ketchup…

 


Sources :

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/11/17/pizza-as-vegetable-congress-proposes-new-school-lunch-bill/
  2. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristin-wartman/pizza-is-a-vegetable_b_1101433.html

Van Jones and real justice

Over on eyeblast.tv, I came across a snippet from a speech that Van Jones recently made. I found what he said interesting. Here is the clip:

It is interesting that he first seems to believe that the concept of Justice does not play a central part in what motivates many of us who stand for smaller government, more responsible economic policy and less government handouts, regulations and controls.

On the contrary, Justice is at the heart of what we believe. Mr. Jones however, seems to believe in some sort of croney justice. According to him, each little group deserves their own justice. Blacks, Native Americans, Gays, etc. all seem to need some “Special” justice.  So yes Mr. Jones. Given that as your definition of justice, we don’t believe in it.

What we believe in is true Justice. The kind of Justice that comes from laws that apply to all people equally. Whether you are a bricklayer or a senator – you get equal Justice under the law. Rich or poor, black or white, gay or straight – ALL enjoy EQUAL justice.

What Mr. Jones seems to believe in is some perversion of “Justice” where it becomes a tool of cronyism and manipulation. He can have it.

Does anyone want to live in a system where an act can be considered just for one group but not for another? Can you imagine the despotism that would flourish under such “Justice”?

Apparently there is a room full of people somewhere listening to this type of rhetoric and they are not taking the next step and actually thinking about what it actually means.

Lets all stand up and make clear that any true Justice is one which applies to all, equally.

Ann Barnhardt schools Lindsey Graham on free speech.

Lindsey Graham needs a refresher on the concept of free speech. At least, Ann Barnhardt is pretty sure he does!  Frankly, I have to agree with her on that point.

While Ann wants to stand “four square” with the Koran burners, I prefer to offer my support in the form of the phrase  “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” I believe burning a Koran to be stupid and a very poor way to make a point, but I support someones right to do so. It does not break my leg, or pick my pocket.

Take the 9 minutes and 36 seconds to listen to Ann’s examination of Lindsey Grahams less than knowledgable grasp on our First Amendment to the Constitution.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qeyrp-V3Jvc

Senator Lindsey Graham, R - South Carolina. Our very first "Asshat Of The Week!"

Lindsey could stand to learn a few things from Ann. Perhaps his first step should be to pick up the cliff notes on that document he swore to protect and uphold… The United States Constitution.

Before you start singing Anns’ praises, you might want to check out the rest of her videos.

I would also like to take this opportunity to introduce a weekly effort here at The Unforgotten American! That is the Asshat Of The Week!  Each week we will award to some lucky person this prestigious distinction. This weeks winner of course, Lindsey Graham!

Interesting to note here that in coming up with our first winner of the Asshat Of The Week award, I very nearly awarded it to Ann for a completely different set of reasons! Bu then, there is always next week!

Veronique de Rugy talks deficit and debt myths

Bloomberg had Veronique de Rugy in to discuss the United States economy and she spent some time debunking many of the deficit and debt myths out there. Take a look.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaoePVVhiDc

Healthcare: “How much we spend, will be decided by the government”

Remember, when Congressman Jim McDermott (D- Washington) says, “How much we spend, will be decided by government” is equivalent to saying “The government will decide when your treatment is too expensive or when care should be curtailed or if you really need that operation or not.”

Play the video for his own words:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gikqzQ-6R_k

The rest of his story does not pass the sniff test for anyone who has actually used our medical system. If the government feels this strongly about the practices he describes, feel free to see your duty to inform the public. Taking over healthcare is not the solution.


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