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I made the switch to the new @Hootsuite

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I made the switch to the new @Hootsuite dashboard look and it’s glorious: http://ow.ly/D7kdl

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Written by Robb

October 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm

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I see that ‘some’ have categorized Chr

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I see that ‘some’ have categorized Chris Dorner as “left-wing.” This is his manifesto and it’s far from “left-wing.” It actually sounds like something I could an would support. Privatize the police and police services and expect a better result. I wonder if Jesse Jackson – who has called on Chris Dorner to stop his killing and turn himself into Jesse- actually knows what Chris Dorner is trying to do?

Written by Robb

February 12, 2013 at 7:14 pm

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Obama’s SOTU just doesn’t make sense…

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In reading the President’s State of the Union address (SOTU) it becomes painstakingly clear that politicians have no grasp of reality and are only interested platitudes directed at an uninformed and uneducated electorate. “Hey it sounds good, so it must be true, right?” Not really.

In this series, I will pick apart his SOTU and translate it into lay-person English. At least what I can translate without laughing too hard.

By the end of the second paragraph I have to stop already. President Obama campaigned in 2008 that Bush started an unnecessary war and promised to end it within his first year in office. He obviously didn’t end the war as it’s still continuing and spreading across the middle east as we speak; or read whichever term you prefer.

There is also ample evidence that waterboarding has or is still occurring in order to obtain the information that led to not only the capture and murder of Osama Bin Ladin, but the successful destruction of Al Qaueda and the Talliban. I thought that was supposed to end when he took office as well… yet here we are, boasting about Bin Ladin no longer being a threat to the country; congratulations by the way, but hypocritical nonetheless.

The accomplishments of the men and women of the US military should always be a focus of national pride. These wonderful men and women put their lives on the line for freedom every day. Regardless of one’s position on the wars; all of which I oppose, these people command a tremendous amount of respect as they are willing to do what most Americans are not. We should immediately bring these folks home and keep them out of harms way. 

Paragraph three and I’m stopped again. Lauding the teamwork that is the US military; again right on the head with this one albeit for a contrived angle, as how Americans should work together and focus on the goal rather than our differences. Really? Here’s a man who with regularity stresses the differences among us (have vs. have-nots) and believes that he’s in favor of us working together? Please.

He alludes to being energy independent, where “our security and stability aren’t so tied to unstable parts of the world.” Really? The Keystone pipeline would do just that for the US. It would create several thousand jobs, provide a gateway for us to be energy independent and build a strong relationship with our northern neighbors and what… he says no, thus increasing our dependence on the very parts of the world to which he referred in his earlier sentence.

“An economy built to last, where hard work pays off, and responsibility is rewarded.” What? He and idiot Bush 43 have crippled the economy which has been built upon a very unstable base; Federal Reserve nonsense at the forefront, and irresponsibility is rewarded with food stamps and welfare – at a greater number percentage-wise than any other time in our history. “Don’t be responsible and get a good job… we’ll take care of you!” That’s the single-most devastating facet of socialism.

This will do it for page one and the first 5 paragraphs. More later… 

Written by Robb

January 27, 2012 at 10:11 pm

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The reason Republicans will continue to lose

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Wolf Blitzer asked a question of the republicans at the Tea Party debate. He asked “if the 30 year old guy who is healthy and decides he doesn’t want to buy insurance because he doesn’t think he needs it, and he goes into a coma for 6 months, who’s going to pay for it?” It’s not really the question that is the problem, as much as the premise of the question.

In reality Mr. Blitzer asked “since this guy wants to do whatever he wants with his money and not take appropriate action to protect himself in an emergency, are you willing to force his neighbors to pay for his health care expenses?”  Mr. Blitzer believes that people should be forced to do the right thing; according to his morality. Heaven forbid someone prohibit abortions from happening, right? “You can’t force your morality on me!” But of course it’s okay for him to force his morality on us.

No one believes that people will be left to die in the streets. Although according to President Obama, “maybe he could take a pill instead of having the surgery?” I think it’s peculiar that liberal can decide that a person is too old for a life-saving heart surgery because of the cost; even though they have private insurance to cover it, but let someone decide they don’t want coverage because they’re “healthy” and “it costs too much” and all of the sudden all of his neighbors are forced at gunpoint, to take care of the bill. After all, if you don’t pay your taxes, you’ll see the guns of the government at your front door to collect them.

How is the state the best when it comes to meting out benefits? I mean, they can’t deliver the mail as well as UPS or FedEx. They can’t distribute charity better than the Red Cross or Salvation Army. They can’t educate kids better than the private schools. The FDA and USDA regularly approve foods and drugs that are tainted or have worse side-effects than many of the ailments for which they are prescribed. Look at the number of “If you’ve taken ‘Drug X’ and have had unwanted side-effects, call 1-800-SUE-THEM” ads on television. These drugs have the stamp of approval of the Federal Government and yet there are some very nasty repercussions. And the state is the best place to turn for health care?

The people do a much better job on their own of taking care of themselves and their neighbors. When someone is down and needs help, family and friends are a much better avenue down which we can turn for assistance. Agents of the government are slow to respond and are less likely to have to connections to the affected person or persons and the overall quality and quantity of help will be less. They will also be less likely to help the “meth-head” who can work and chooses to tweak instead so a more effective use of resources will dominate.

I was in a store yesterday and watched two women and their 5 kids, shuffle through the store picking up soda, chips, candy and gum. How did they pay for it? Their food stamp card! Really? You can buy junk food and candy with food stamps? That is a state sponsored program into which I have to pay and from which I will never benefit, and people get to use it for junk food? And you think the state is the best place for charity?

The bottom line is that unless and until Republicans argue against the premise that the state is a better place to turn for help than each other they are doomed to continued losses. The liberal argument is “don’t impose morality on me,” but since “I am more pure” I have the right to set standards for you. Republicans have to first accept that the premise is flawed; which is why we get “Big Government” Republicans like Dimwit 43, John McCain, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. When it’s understood that we have no right to impose morality on each other and force each of us to “do the right thing” by some arbitrary standard, there will be more compassion and passion for our fellow man. The fire of the human spirit is hot and deep. We won’t let each other fail and suffer if at all possible. Until however, republicans show that the premise of state sponsored charity is flawed, we’re doomed to repeat our mistakes.

Written by Robb

September 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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