Pissed off in America

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    At the risk of sounding ABB, there is some junk about this and previous admins that just piss me off. I sat down today to talk politics with my son (19 and knows it all) and before you know it I am ranting.

    I hate leaks. Every admin has em, and I suspect that they are condoned. Take boy Rove. So far his lawyer says he didn't name the name. The fact that his lawyer is doing the talking is enough to piss me off. If he truly named the name, he needs to go to jail.

    Immigration ticks me off as well. Anyone who wants to come to America should be screened, and if acceptable, allowed in. You get five years to establish yourself, learn English, and test for Citizenship. After five years, you get deported if you can't fit in. Since you are becoming American, you get to leave your heart in the old country and bring your soul here. I really hate legal immigrants obviously more loyal to the old than the new. But, illegal immigration gets me steamed. Those folks are criminals pure and simple. While I don't like the way the system works now, it must be enforced. Bush needs to get off his ass on the issue and fix it.

    Education is a pet peeve going way back. Currently, for every person researching DNA, there is an illiterate redneck. For every potential lawyer there is a football player who cannot read. Kids are passed for social reasons instead of Academic achievement. Federal funds should be tied to results. The testing should be in English only, not Ebonics. Don't use the word omelet in a sentence. As in "omelet you pass now, but don't ax me again". Poor performing schools should be shut down and the non-functional teachers and/or bureaucrats should be scattered to the winds. That way you are not reinforcing failure. You may end up busing kids out of the neighborhood school, but I don't care.

    Please close Club Fed. A federal penitentiary should be hell on earth. Anyone who believes otherwise is suspected of bleeding heart disease. Then, reserve this hell for the violent. Non violent crooks should be hammered in the wallet. Martha Stuart should have been bankrupted instead of incarcerated. Those who can't pay can work it off at low wages in ugly work.

    Knock off the war on drugs. If you wish to smoke crack, so be it. It's your body. Alcohol and Tobacco have killed more than all the illegal drugs combined. Frankly I'd rather change the law to first offense is mandatory rehab (cheaper than prison). Or better yet, legalize it, tax hell out of it, and buy stock in Columbia/Afghanistan.

    Abortion is legal. Get over it. Yes, it is the genocide of potential, an atrocity in my opinion, and the abdication of personal responsibility. But, if you cannot outlaw it, then at least get something out of it. Stem Cells.

    Medicine really gets me. I am accustomed to Military Med. I don't expect the doctor to suck up to me. I don't expect lavish waiting rooms. I also don't expect to wait weeks to get an appointment. I got health insurance (lucky me). There should be insurance available at a reasonable rate. I believe (perhaps erroneously) that between the lawsuits, pharmaceutical industry, and the insurance carriers that medicine is fucked. I don't like socialism, but that may be the best way if the three way dictatorship isn't likely to go away.

    AA, racism, sexism, and other nonsense. It's about time the feds knock off pitting everyone against each other with the EEO statutes. Instead, simply enforce the law, without exception, every time. We could establish a meritocracy (the Military is farther along than most believe) if only the PC BS were taken away.

    Welfare in any form is corrupting. No administration has done any more than a token of reform. I have no problem with a one-time grant to help the unfortunate. I have no problem with a low interest loan to get back on your feet. I despise handouts. Corporate welfare is just as corrupting. A business that cannot survive, deserves to die. Again, a loan? Sure. A handout? Not.

    Charity begins at home. So long as we have homeless, Africa should be on it's own. No president has the stones to say that in public.

    Finally, our fiscal madness needs to be fixed. We put a man on the moon almost 40 frigging years ago, yet we can't unfoul the tax code. The president cannot have a line item veto. The congress critters of both parties cannot get rid of pork. The presidential veto is for sound byte purposes instead of the good of the nation. I don't mind having a debt (virtually all families do), but not one as outrageous as ours. It's time to stop the BS and fix it. BTW, in the real world shit happens and you may need some fiscal insanity to fix it. My fiscal beef is with the day to day stupidity that is still going on.

    Leave the UN.

    Oh well, if you made it this far, good job. End of rant.
     
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    I like it!

    One thing though on illegal immigrants. In some cases, they are just people looking to get a day's pay for a day's work where none is available in Mexico. I feel some compassion for a father who has to travel hundreds of miles to get a back-breaking job in order to feed his family.
     
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    COOLEST USMB RANT EVER!!! :rock: :beer:

    I agree with all of it as well. Are you sure you aren't a lib? :wtf:
     
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    Nope. My idiot son (said with love and respect) accused me of being a bush worshiper because I like the way we are fighting terrorists. My idiot son (said with love and respect)actually said (at farther than arms reach) that I was simply in lockstep (he actually used the word). My idiot son (said with love and respect) just completed his first college polysci course with an A-. Hence he is officially a pundit.

    Kids......... sheesh

    College Kids........... double sheesh........ (said with love and respect)
     
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    Does anyone honestly believe that the News media would have sat on this story during the election and tried to forge documents trying to claim President Bush was AWOL if Rove really did leak this?
     
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    Not only that, it is being said that it was well known among reporters and other Washington insiders what her job was. It sounds to me as if her "outing" is a figment of the MSM's bias. Apparently, her role was not "covert" and so all this is bunk.
     
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    This is so awesome. The lib media can't believe this is unravelling too, like all their previous attempts to destroy this administration. :rolleyes:
     
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    That was a good rant Peg, and I'd have to say I agree with most all of it, except what I have excerpt above. I don't believe that's true. I'd like to see a link to back that up with facts. I think the war on drugs is just as important as the war, well... I WISH there was a war, on illegal immigration.

    This country needs to get tough. If you're an illegal here, your ass needs a one way ticket the hell otta here. If you're an illegal here and you're selling crack, you need to put in a chain gang busting rock.
     
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    I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!'
     
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    If our goal is to spread democracy and freedom AROUND THE WORLD, we are fools to offer it for free to any one who can sneak into America. Who will be left in thier own shitty countries to fight for democracy. There will be no one left to pressure thier own governments to change. Do Americans who disagree with our government just leave for a "better" place ? Hell NO--they stay here and fight to fix it.

    There is absolutely no rational defense for our immigration policy--it remains the way it is SOLEY to recuit voters.
     

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