you want to have a garage sale or sell your extra home-grown vegetables
or make little hand-painted signs to sell at craft shows or stand on a
street corner selling flowers out of plastic buckets YOU are a
laissez-faire capitalist. Capitalism grants little people the unfettered
right to turn their dreams into profitable little businesses. If you
dream of remodeling an old delivery van into a taco wagon YOU are a
capitalist. If you buy a couple dozen velvet paintings for a few $ and
sell them beside the road for $$$ YOU are a capitalist. People who take
chances in order to have a better life are CAPITALISTS. If you believe
you can do anything you set your mind upon and direct your energy toward
YOU are a capitalist. Be proud of yourself and reach for your dreams.
If you believe life has stacked the deck against you and you can't do
it yourself-- if you believe government should cripple others so you can
catch up with them-- YOU are a SOCIALIST. I feel sorry for you, poor
thing. That's what you want... right?
Just like the old taverns, cafes can be incubators for out of the box thinking. Today, I had the honor of meeting several of my facebook "friends" who are now definitely friends! Rocky had this great idea of tapping this unexplored potential voting block.
According to USA Today, 90million Americans fall into the category of being registered but not inspired enough to vote or have just never bothered.
The reasons cited in the article all sound like they haven't really thought it out or they don't want to say they are flat out disgusted with the system, the candidates and the resultant failures of both. And after all what can one man do to affect them in any way whatsoever?
All too often, they don't feel welcome by any party.
This is where the Libertarian Party comes in. We welcome everyone and we want to create an environment that encourages instead of regulates. Education instead of legislation. You really can achieve as much or as little as you the individual, want.
What do they want? Many probably don't even know cause they have not really thought about it much. I encourage everyone to "take the test".
As Mother Jones has pointed out, you can't be black and be against Obama or the Democrats without being a traitor to their people!!!
Google it and you'll find the following have been branded traitors to their people or race:
ABRAHAM LINCOLN Jesse Jackson
Colin Powell - although since he most recently backed Obama he's probably been forgiven
Robert Hayden, poet
Even found a few articles calling Obama a race traitor
The list goes on and on. Mother Jones really showed us the inner workings of the lefts mind.
The one time I agreed with Eric Holder was when he said we were a nation of cowards when it comes to discussing race. Just little nudges like "traitor to his people" or "those people". Yes it's on both sides, but at least we can admit it.
This guy is an idiot! Banning peoples right to buy as big a drink as they want is not enough, back in March he banned donations to Homeless Shelters. So now while thousands in New York are still suffering from Hurricane Sandy, you cannot help by donating. Because Bloomie can't verify the salt and fat content.
This is great and a perfect example of how the left cannot fathom us disagreeing with Obama for any other reason than he is black. They could not handle that, charging racism is easier for them. So our children in college get letters like this and our children if they are white are today being called "crackers" and being told "now you know what it is like to be a slave". Even though, not one single person alive today in the US knows what it was like.
Anyway, this was forwarded to me by a parent:
This was received from our daughter the morning after the Election. She attends a prominent private university in Nashville, TN. Also please note the lack of spell check. I suppose she was too exuberant.
Mama and Daddy-
You will not even believe this. My head of house sent this email this morning and I am HIGHLY offended. Of course, what do you expect from an Obama supporter? Ignorance and name calling. This is absolutely ridiculous.
Your Jobless-in-the-Future Daughter,
------------------------------------------- Dear House Residents,
The election last night was historic. Like 2008, an Afro-American won the presidency again, in a divided nation. It should be no secret that I am personally delighted. I have tried to remain publicly neutral but this morning I am being transparent. I want to share what I think happened last night.
1. Racism lost last night. This is not a post-racial society but it is one that is tired of those who continue to practice racism to gain power. It is one that more and more citizens support leaders based on ideas and leadership than reject leaders based on difference. The demographics of this country have changed and you cannot lead by writing off any segment of American society.
2. Sexism lost last night. First of all, so many women won in tough campaigns. In New Hampshire this morning, the entire top federal leadership of that state is female. Those who dared to disrespect women's right to make their own decisions about their bodies lost. Elizabeth Warren won against Scott Brown and Claire McCaskill won against Todd Akin in tough races. Tammy Baldwin, an openly gay candidate, won in Wisconsin. In the words of the song "sisters can do it for themselves."
3. Big money lost last night. The amount of money thrown in this election was enought to go a long way to end the deficit. The effort to buy this campaign failed against the will of people who worked in the old fashioned way--shoe leather, knocking on doors, organizing coupled with the brillant use of technology and brillant campaign leadership.
4. Stupidity lost last night. By stupidity I mean the constant disrepect for ordinary people and treating them as if they are stupid led to great losses in many contests; the outrageous lying (as opposed to honest mistakes) was challenged last night. The failure last night to remember history ignited a movement. I am referring specifically to the attempt to suppress the vote in Florida, Ohio, and several other states. The attempt led to anger and a determination to exersize vote for thousands. As I write this, some are still voting in Florida.
5. Contempt for the poor lost elections last night. Poor people are citizens just like the middle class and the rich. They must be considered as part of America. Last night the poor voted, stood in long lines, and spoke out on talk radio and moved to have their voices heard.
Several other significant events happend in this campaign and last night. Mitt Romney and Scot Brown of MA. were gracious last night and called for us to work together to improve this country. President Obama opened by reaching out to Romney to continue discussions to solve America's problems. In the wake of the tragic storm that hit the East coast, Chris Christy, a Republican, and President Obama, a Democrat, acted like grownups. Let us hope this means that elected officials realize that the citizenry insist that they do their job.
There is so much more to be said but the most important point this morning is that you as the future leaders of this country take the right lessons from this election. To do that we must have the courage and maturity to talk about the issues raised in the political arena (and there are many issues) and to talk about the difficult and sensitive issue in our social relations. I have more faith in you than in my peers.
So I invite you to come and talk about these issues. Train yourselves to be better leaders for the future. Come to our dinners, have conversations with each other, drop my apartment and let's talk, go to lectures, and ask all the questions you need to anyone who will engage you. We need you to be the best you can be if we are going to tackle the local and global challenges in the future.
"If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." Samuel Adams, 1776
Isn't it more important to be concerned with America succeeding? The success of one individual who is an employee of the American People is not near as important as the welfare of our nation and it's people. The American people deserve and have the right via the Constitution to the "pursuit of happiness". That is the right to succeed or fail on their own efforts, without any interference from the Federal Government.
The President, regardless of who is in the office at the time, is at best, a temporary employee and needs to remember who his boss is. US.
Post all you wish but foul comments will be deleted. If you can't get your point across without being disgusting then you are too ignorant to take up my space.
Which brings me to the second rule: don't be stupid.