02 November 2010

Couldn't Resist...

OK, this is a little far fetched but if you think about it, don't we tend to listen to the smooth talkers and their unbelievable promises?

Just a Reminder:


From a teacher in the Nashville area.
"We are worried about 
'the cow' when it is all about the 'Ice Cream.' 

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year.

The presidential election was heating up
 and some of the children showed an interest. 
I decided that we would have an election
 for a class president.

We would choose our nominees.
 They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates
 were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics
 these students should have.

We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

I thought Jamie might have an advantage
 because he got lots of parental support. 

I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day for their speeches arrived.
Jamie went first.

He had specific ideas about how to
 make our class a better  place. He ended by promising to do his very best. 

Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia's turn to speak.
Her speech was concise.
 She said, "If you vote for me, I will give you ice cream."  

She sat down. 

The class went wild.
 "Yes! Yes!  We want ice cream."

She surely would say more.
 She did not have to.

A discussion followed.
 How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. 

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it?  She didn't know.

The class really didn't care.
 All they were thinking about was ice cream. 

Jamie was forgotten.
 Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and
 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. 

They want ice cream.

The other 48 percent know
 they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.

This is the ice cream Obama promised us!


Remember, the government cannot give --anything to anyone -- that they have not first taken away from someone else.

Did you vote for the ice cream?
 Remember this: November 2, 2010 is Take Out the Trash Day!

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How to Fix Congress

I received the following in an email and I thought it worthy of being posted in my humble blog rather than forwarding to 20 people as was requested. Today it is time to vote so this is very timely.

A friend sent this along to me. I can't think of a reason to disagree.
I am sending this to virtually everybody on my e-mail list and that includes conservatives, liberals, and everybody in between.  Even though we disagree on a number of issues, I count all of you as friends.  My friend and neighbor wants to promote a "Congressional Reform Act of 2010."  It would contain eight provisions, all of which would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.    

I know many of you will say "this is impossible."  Let me remind you, Congress has the lowest approval rating of any entity in Government. Now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress - the entity that represents us.  

We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House.  These people will become American heroes  

            Congressional Reform Act of 2010

1. Term Limits.

   12 years only, one of the possible options below..

   A. Two Six-year Senate terms
   B. Six Two-year House terms
   C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

2.  No Tenure / No Pension. 

A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.  

3.  Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.

All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately.  All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. 

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.  Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/11.  

The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.  Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career.  The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.