A Dog in the Life of a Day

Cody cools off in Al's pool

A Day in the Life of Cody

The more important you think you are, the less important you become.  This is an important lesson in my life.  I am reminded of this lesson every day.

I have learned many of life’s lessons, from people who are widely heralded as the most influential leaders in technology, people like Steve Jobs.

I have learned from world leaders who have left a legacy of influence on freedom in our world, like Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King.  I am humbled by their genius, by their resolve and by their vision.

I have to say, again the more important you think you are, the less important you will become.  I guarantee it.  Here’s how it works.

You have an important meeting you have to attend or an important call you have to take, at certain time of day.  You are waiting for that phone to ring.  Before it does, your chocolate lab, Cody comes into your office, places his head on your knee, looks up to you and says…time out.

You can have plenty of demands and plenty of reasons to deny Cody his walk, but he’s there to remind you just how special you are to him.  If you take that call, no matter the circumstance you are diminished in his eyes and there’s an ache in your heart.

You might ask me what the difference is whether it be a spouse, a child or a pet you put off?  I am here to say, you’re loved one’s will buy your story line, but if you want a truly honest assessment of your character, choose Cody.  You can’t get a line past him.

You can get a surrogate to walk him, feed him, bathe him and more, but you own him.  And he owns you.  Your family makes allowances for your behavior.  They know just how important you are; or you’ve become; or you imagine.  Cody knows you’re just the guy picking up his poop.  It’s that simple.

Think about it.

So Now… If You’re Opposed to Obamacare, You’re a Racist…

your a racist charlie brownDuring a monologue, if Jay Leno were to say something that could be interpreted as off-color, and the crowd reacted unfavorably, Leno would respond, “Oh yeah, like you’ve never… Ooh, ooh.” and the crowd would laugh sheepishly. Still they would laugh.

So what if you laugh at an off-color joke? Does that make you a bad person?

Maybe you have harbored some racial prejudice based on some bad experiences you have had in life with someone not your skin color. Is that racism?

We have addressed racism in America with effective laws and federal, state and local programs that were put in place to be equalizers, so race issues really come down to a personal level.

When it gets personal we have to add lawyers, plumbers, and car salesmen to a long list. How about Catholics, Jews, Poles, and the Irish? I’m sure you all have you have heard off-color jokes about these people, their ethnicity, their religion and their professions.

My favorite lawyer joke goes like this. A man walks into a bar, he declares loudly and drunkenly to the entire bar populace, All lawyers are assholes!” There’s this guy down at the end of the bar replies right back, “I resent that remark!” So the drunk asks, “Why are you a lawyer?” The guy from the other end of the bar replies, “No. I’m an asshole!”

My point is we can label people all day long, people we don’t like, but to call someone  “a racist” is a now a major issue in the face of all the other challenges Americans face is ridiculous.

It is getting more and more ridiculous every day. The Obama administration is wasting no time exploiting it. Now, if you don’t like Obamacare, according to Sibelius, you are racist! This is patently false and the race baiters need to look in the mirror.

The real problem in America on the issue of race is too many of you let someone else decide for you. Therein lies the problem. The mainstream media, the race baiters who make a living stirring the pot, appearing anywhere there is a racially charged incident and pundits, will decide for you.

We could use more leaders like Martin Luther King to address our nation on race issues. Take Robert F. Kennedy’s speech given on on the day of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Racism as a major political issue would be dead if we didn’t let the media, race baiters and politicians reinvent it. Does racism exist? Yes, but like President Obama said, “Things are getting better.”

I’m not defending George Zimmerman. Maybe he is racist. I wouldn’t let him patrol my neighborhood, would you? I think he should have backed off when he was told to back off. That’s my personal opinion. I’m not qualified to judge Zimmerman or Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman’s certainly a dumbass. Sue his fat ass to kingdom come, but we don’t have a national epidemic of racism in America.

Race baiters persist because you want the media or your favorite celebrities to decide on racism for you. You can’t be bothered. Then you follow the herd.

page_2012_200_sowell_squareI don’t like it, when someone with an axe to grind on race, uses Thomas Sewell or other black leaders, left or right, as a tool to further their agenda, but the National Review’s Online’s article Who Is Racist? by Thomas Sowell is the most racially centrist message I have read.

The advice I give, I give to my kids. My opinions are my own. They are based on the broad stroke of life’s experiences over 60 years. I’m no expert on race relations. I don’t want to be, but I believe much of this media circus would go away, if you would stop letting the pundits decide whether you’re a racist, or not?

Which brings me to another one of my favorite off-color jokes, ending a sentence in a preposition.

A Texan visiting Harvard turns to a Harvard graduate and asks, “Excuse me can ya’ll tell me where the library’s at?” The graduate snaps, “Where I come from we don’t end sentences with a preposition!” The Texan replies “OK – can ya’ll tell me where the library’s at asshole?”

NFIB Steps Up to the Plate with a Helpful Guide to Obamacare

tea party member visit to the Doctor

Bend over! When will taxpayers wake up?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) a.k.a. Obamacare was to impose an employer mandate beginning on January 1, 2014. Only Congress is supposed to have the constitutional authority to change that date.

Again the Obama Administration, choosing to take the law, ACA, into their own hands, delayed the employer mandate until 2015. This is a deliberate ploy to postpone one of the most unpopular pieces of legislation until after the mid-term elections.

“News of the delay was not formally announced, but quietly slipped into a blog entry of one of the President’s top advisers. We’re giving businesses more time to comply,” blogged adviser Valerie Jarrett, who also claimed that the White House is “listening” to small business.

Dan Danner, the President and CEO, NFIB of the NFIB states, “It’s true that extra time to comply with one of the most convoluted parts of the law might provide marginal help to some small-business owners. But delay is not the long-term solution to rising healthcare costs that the small-business community has been asking for. The only way to get Obamacare right is for Congress to pass a permanent fix: full repeal. In the meantime, NFIB will continue to fight hard to correct its most dangerous pieces and do everything in our power to help you avoid its immediate pitfalls.”

The National Federation Independent Business has created “The Healthcare Playbook: A Small Business Guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,”available on NFIB’s website. Unlike the act, this playbook is easy to understand, provides clear dates for action items and explains major requirements that you must meet.

Most disturbing report yet we’re going to be enrolling uninsured families, without employer’s income verification, allowing them to sign-up for voter registration at the same time. Who’s going to be footing the bill? The entitlement flood gates are now open.

It’s being reported by the Daily Caller, in California, the SEIU, the AFL-CIO and the NAACP are already conducting door to door canvassing, phone banks and robocalls to encourage people to sign up for exchange plans. Even more onerous for Republicans, the state has mandated that voter registration will be integrated into the process.

This Administration continues to break the law. This latest ploy will increase the cost of Obamacare by at least $62 billion next year alone, by herding millions of people into taxpayer funded health plans whether they are eligible or not. And if you’re getting taxpayer funded healthcare for free why would you vote to repeal it?

America in Jeopardy? The Answer is, “4 DEAD Americans Heroes.” What is the Question?

What is Benghazi?

What is Benghazi?

I  wanted to try to put the question, “What is Benghazi?” out to people that get to go home every night.  They get to celebrate July 4th, Independence Day, tomorrow.

They turn on the TV.  They watch NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN News.  Then they turn on Jeopardy.  They think they have all the answers.  They never hear about Benghazi, or the IRS scandals.

So I decided to pose a question, as if it were asked on Jeopardy.

On Jeopardy, the answer is, “4 DEAD Americans heroes.”  The question would be, “What is Benghazi?

If this were a question posed on Jeopardy…maybe more Americans would stop ignoring and want to learn the answer.  This brings me to the next Jeopardy question, “What is the IRS scandal?”  The answer is, “A White House Cover up.”  The White House was targeting conservative groups (Tea Party) before the 2012 elections to keep them from getting out the conservative vote.”    Read – Strassel:The IRS Scandal Started at the Top.

Here is an excerpt.   President Obama raised the threat of illegality: “All around this country there are groups with harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running millions of dollars of ads against Democratic candidates . . . And they don’t have to say who exactly the Americans for Prosperity are. You don’t know if it’s a foreign-controlled corporation.”

There is also an Obama campaign website targeting of Romney campaign donors, like Frank VanderSloot.  While some people may think VanderSloot is getting what he deserves, there’s a real concern Obama can publicly target someone and a few days later Vandersloot is targeted by the IRS and the Labor Department with audits.

How can we, as Americans, allow the most powerful agency in government, persecute innocent Americans regardless of their political affiliation?  Instead of calling each other Libtards and Teabaggers, or worse, isn’t it time to realize our great country is in jeopardy?idependence day flag at half mast edit

As for Benghazi, did I mention it has been almost 10 months, 296 days and counting, we still don’t know who is responsible for Benghazi and we have held NO ONE accountable for 4 DEAD Americans?  They and their families aren’t celebrating the 4th of July with brats and beer like you and I, because they STILL don’t have answers!!!

The White House has become The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Obama is Charles Durning in the Sidestep, a must see!

Shame on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN and all the the MSM outlets who refuse to admit the POTUS is your demagogue.  Your MSM creation.

I can’t celebrate Independence Day, the birth of our nation, when the Chicago Mafia has riddled, and will continue to riddle our Constitutional rights.  I’m hanging my flag at half mast on the 4th of July to honor of those who died in Benghazi and all American’s who have defended America and who have paid the ultimate price.

As for the IRS scandal, there may as well be a guy who goes by the name of “Ben” Ghazi in charge of the FBI investigation into the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, because the FBI still doesn’t know who’s in charge of the investigation and they don’t know who is responsible.  Make sense?

One last Jeopardy quiz for you that are still here.  The answer is “In Jeopardy.”   The question is, “What is America?”

God love America!  Happy 4th of July!

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