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“A liberal paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns. And believe it or not, such a place does, indeed, exist:

It’s called prison.”

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

Wow, Joe sure nailed it. And having been inside several prisons, I can attest he is correct.

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

While President Nobama lied about regular Americans being able to keep their health care coverage, insurance and doctors they like, it seems many others were also gorging on the Kool-Aid. Below is a small collection of quotes foisted upon the American public prior to the AHA’s passage.

9/17/07 – “You can keep the doctors you know and trust. You keep the insurance you have, if you like it.” – Hillary Clinton (D)

6/10/09 – “If you like what you have today, that will be what you have when this legislation is passed.” – Sen. Patty Murray (D)

7/27/09 – “If you have a doctor now, you got a medical professional you want, you get to keep that. If you have an insurance program or a healthcare policy you want, the idea is to make sure you keep it.” – Sen. Mark Begich (D)

7/30/09 – “I like what I have. Will you please leave me alone. And the answer is ‘yes’. In fact, we guarantee it.” – Sen. Dick Durbin (D)

8/03/09 – “In fact one of our core principles is if you like healthcare you have, you can keep it.” – Sen. Harry Reid (D)

9/23/09 – “People who like their insurance and their doctors keep them.” Sen. Kay Hagan (D)

12/22/09 – “Those individuals who like the coverage they already have will be able to keep their current plan.” Sen. Mary Landrieu (D)

The kicker is what Nobama said on 11/14/13 as he was caught in his lie which can be summarized:

“It is very important to remember that I’m not the only one who promised you could keep your health care plan if you liked it. Congress promised it too.”

So far approximately 5,000,000 Americans have already lost their plans while, at best, under 200,000 have signed up for the new plans (although not through the impotent web site). And while I’m not a mathematician, that seems like one step forward and 10 steps back. All of this for 15% of Americans that did not have healthcare coverage while 85% of Americans were covered.

Am I the only one here who thinks that none of this makes sense?

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

Alabama’s Roll Tide is cleaning up again this year. We’ll see how that pans out as we enter the bowl season, but below is a summary of last year’s college season.

Alabama beat Arkansas
and Arkansas fired their coach.

Alabama beat Tennessee
and Tennessee fired their coach.

Alabama beat Auburn
and Auburn fired their coach.

Alabama beat Notre Dame
and the Pope resigned.

The key question is… do we get the White House to play Alabama?

Roll tide!!

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

My daughter K shared this with me this morning and it cracked me up. I literally burst out laughing.

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

Commentary from Paul R. Beane on KFYO radio on 1/24/2013:

Good afternoon, I’m Paul R. Beane and I’m your right wing gun nut. You know me and fellow gun owners are responsible for all the carnage in our streets and our schools.

Never mind that Ted Kennedy’s car has killed more people than my entire collection of firearms. Most of which I have owned since childhood when I saved my pennies and nickels in order to purchase them and each and every one is in perfect working order. It is the responsible gun owners of today that are being blamed for all the shootings.

Obama calls us the right wing gun nuts, clinging to our guns and to our religion.

But lets take a little closer look. The Fort Hood shooter, a Muslim, and a registered Democrat.

The Virginia Tech shooter, he wrote hate mail to George Bush and his staff and was a registered Democrat.

Aurora Colorado shooter, he was a staff worker on the Obama campaign and took part in Occupy Wall Street . He was a progressive liberal and guess what? A registered Democrat.

The Newtown, Conn shooter hated Christians and was a registered Democrat.

The Columbine high school shooters were too young to vote, but both of their families were progressive liberals and registered Democrats.

And one more thing,
not a single one of these killers were members of the National Rifle Association.

So I have got it figured out how to make this country much safer;

Leave the guns alone and lock up all the Democrats.

I’m Paul R. Beane and that’s the way I see it !

AMEN ! !

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

“The role of government should be to protect individual liberties, not choke the very lifebreath out of us taxing us to death with government programs that don’t work.”

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

My Dad sent me this email and it is worthy of sharing, especially at the end of this Veterans Day.

In time of war, and not before
God and the soldier we adore
In time of peace and all things righted
God is forgotten and the soldier slighted

Rudyard Kipling

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

When a power hungry politician enters office on the cloud of popular reform and “change”, begins to sway political thought, influence media, erode freedoms, tie up liberties, suppress any opposition, expand bureaucracy, and generally corral populations towards “one-size-fits-all” solutions, then the world is in trouble whether we are speaking about today or the past.

75 years ago that same thing happened in Germany and gained huge momentum on this date in the form of “Kristallnacht” or “Night of Broken Glass”. You see, Hitler had risen to power and assumed grip upon German political infrastructure. One of his tactics for the many hurts of Germany (economy in depression, humiliation from WWI defeat) was to seek out scapegoats. While there were many — gypsies, handicapped, non-Aryans — his favorite and most successful were the Jewish people. And on this night in Germany and Austria 75 years ago, he was able to kick start an engine of evil that decimated Jews for years to come. I’ll end my history lesson here and instead point you to a much better penned blog post over at this blog —

The lesson is:

  1. History repeats itself
  2. We MUST remain vigilant

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

Gov’t humor stuff just keeps getting better and better. Unfortunately, it’s funny because it’s true.

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net

Got this one from Dad…..

In the coming New Year, 2013, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union
address will occur on the same day. This is an ironic juxtaposition of events.
One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to an insignificant creature
of little intelligence for prognostication. The other involves a groundhog.

I would add that both a groundhog and Congress are in the rat family.

…..Dan at aslowerpace dot net