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I started the original blog, “Grandparents of America Awaken”, before Barack Obama was elected for his first term. When you hire someone for any job based solely on the color of his skin and not his credentials, you are begging trouble. When you believe diversity/affirmitive action trumps all, and buy the teleprompter act as greatness, you will be disappointed.  When you overlook the fact that the candidate never bothered to show up for work in any previous job, you shouldn’t expect the person to show up after the election. When you overlook  a candidate’s association with far-left socialists, it’s like excusing your child’s prison sentence due to his bad choices in friends.

When you re-elect that same failed candidate because the other candidate is rich, you have crossed the line into ignorance. Now, two years later you finally get it, you made two really big mistakes. Now, only 38% of you still support Obama. It took bad decision after bad decision to get there. It took lie after lie to convince you the man is a serial liar. It took playing golf while an American was beheaded to sell you he’s lazy. It took watching the whole world turn on him for you to turn on him.

But, we are finally there. We won’t elect a woman just to check off the gender diversity box and say we’ve done it all now. If an election were held today Romney would beat Obama by a landslide. This country is sick of all the problems the man has stuck us with.

There is hope that we can pull out of this tailspin and put the country back on a path that will allow my grandkids to chase the same dreams I chased.

Even Illinois may save itself from the damage the democratic machine has inflicted before the state does the Detroit bankruptcy thing.  The rich guy, Rauner, is leading the Obama clone, Quinn, by 7% with two months left.  Trashing the rich guy simply because he was successful is no longer working. Maybe he became successful because he is smart and knows how to run things. Maybe he won’t steal from the voters like so many Illinois politicians have done through the years.

This election is key for me. If Rauner wins, I’m hanging it up. I’ll be convinced that the country has been Carterized, not cauterised, but Jimmy Carterized. We got Reagan because Carter was the worst president in our history. He’s been supplanted by Obama. If Rauner can do it in Illinois, someone will do it in America two years from now.

Obama will have put the democrats on the shelf for another 8 years and that should be long enough to fix all they have broken. No need to vent anymore.

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“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

the three stooges

It’s sad, not funny. We have put the country in the hands of those who would make us Cuba. The top man is a narcissist. Kerry may fall below Biden on the IQ scale, and Holder is a reverse racist.

So, why wonder why we are in the mess we are in. A place most of us never thought we would see. Detroit in the making.

Still feeling complacent? More interested in reality TV, watching government destroy sports by poking into that business with big priorities, like the name Redskins, or unionizing college football. Or, spending every leisure minute watching your kids play sports year around on travel teams coached by incompetents?

Countries like America can’t be diminished. Believe that? There was once a Roman Empire, A British Empire, and a USSR. The latter is making another run at diminishing after they went broke fighting in Afghanistan. Two of the people in the pictures above will decide what we do about ISIS and Russian military aggression.  How do you feel about that?

A week ago two leaders spoke about the ISIS issue. One, our president, had a press conference. He took the first question and gave a 12 minute answer. It was word salad. Tossed around lots of words and said nothing. The other, David Cameron of the UK spoke for about  the same amount of time on the entire issue. He said radical Islam is out to kill all of us. It’s their mission. He said they are coming after the UK and other Western countries and we need to quit pussy footing around the threat. ”Radical Islam” has never passed the lips of Obama. May never.

I’m old and tired with a short shelf life and I care. What’s your excuse?’

 

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Polticians are said to have big noses because air is free:

cyrano

 

We are growing sick of all of them and their scandalous lies. Pat Quinn, the Democratic governor of Illinois, is running for re-election against Bruce Rauner, a self-made millionaire. Quinn is being investigated on two fronts. First his $56 million dollar plan to reduce crime, which he instituted just before his last election, is looking a lot like an outright cash for votes program which was key to getting him re-elected. The Feds are subpoenaing e-mails from all of his top people. This is how it started with the two recent governors who went to prison. Also, the state’s inspector general found a preponderance of friends and family of Quinn working for the transportation department. Working is a loose term, meaning on the payroll, but not working.

Quinn’s attack ads against Rauner–he’s rich.

Obama is going after corporations that move headquarters overseas to reduce the tax bill. The same Obama who gave $1.7 billion in bailout money to Delphi Automotive to prop up their customer, GM. Delphi was, at the time ,and still is, headquartered in the UK saving $110 million a year vs. being headquartered in Troy, Michigan, where the CEO goes to work. Now, Obama wants to go after Delphi and all the other corporations who use this tax inversion option that Congress provided them.

Ferguson, Missouri was once home to lots of manufacturing. But, we hate manufacturing in this country, so no more. It’s the home of unemployment and poverty. Do the haters of manufacturing get any blame for that?

Many of those haters of manufacturing know that sinners will burn in eternal flame, but they still slip over and hump the neighbor’s wife. Instant gratification vs. long-term consequence.  But, that same sleazeball belongs to the Sierra Club because it’s hep to do so. He is not really worried about the long-term effect on the world’s environment any more than he is about the hell fires. He just wants to be part of the” in” crowd. No matter that all  of this overkill is the core reason we have many of the social problems we have today. The state of Illinois has approved fracking which would create many jobs for the people across the state line from Ferguson. But, the aforementioned governor just can’t get it going.

Coal plants close and utility bills go up for the poor. It is estimated that 10,000 coal miners in this country are now unemployed.   Screw them, that’s what Obama says. Can’t move oil from Canada and North Dakota by pipeline and trains must move it at higher prices. Obama won’t approve the pipeline and is now trying to stop the trains. Higher gasoline prices for the poor, screw them, says Obama.

Black unemployment is at near record highs under Obama. He preaches to us about the injustices of Ferguson. From the golf course.

We pile regulation on regulation and lawsuit on lawsuit when progress is attempted from the local to the state to the national level. Nothing happens. We wonder why.

Fracking happens despite politicians. Businessmen find ways to do business despite politicians. When a rare businessman decides to run for office, like Romney or Rauner, we say no, we’d rather have inexperienced, unethical,  lazy people in those offices, like Quinn and Obama. Meanwhile polls show the country has serious buyer’s remorse about not electing Romney.  Wise up people.