U.S. Govt owes $63 Trillion in debt

This is for committed obligations that we don’t have the wherewithal to pay for right now.

Each U.S.  household currently has a $550,000 in debt obligations.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2009-05-28-debt_N.htm

How much is a Trillion dollars? Here’s what $700 Billion looks like.

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I Wish I Were a Liberal

I Want To Be A Liberal
Nancy Morgan
RightBias.com
May 21, 2009

This article was originally published in AmericanThinker, May 19, 2009

I want to be a liberal, because then everyone will like me. My family will start talking to me again, and chances are, my ex-husband will want to renew the marriage vows he broke when I started spouting conservative opinions.

Difference between Democrat and Republican

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost.¬† She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,”Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

“She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican.”

“I am,” replied the man. “How did you know?”

“Well,” answered the balloonist, “everything you told me is technically¬†correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

The man smiled and responded, “You must be an Obama Democrat.”

“I am,” replied the balloonist. “How did you know?”

“Well,” said the man, “you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You’ve risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You’re in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it’s my fault.”

Wisdom from Military Experience

‘If the enemy is in range, so are you.’

– Infantry Journal

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‘It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.’

– US. Air Force Manual

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Obituary: The Death of Common Sense

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

  • Knowing when to come in out of the rain
  • Why the early bird gets the worm
  • Life isn’t always fair
  • and Maybe it really was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (such as adults, not children, should be in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their ill-behaved children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an aspirin to a student, but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense took a beating when it was decided you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense began to lose the will to live as organized religions became businesses, and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust, by his wife, Discretion, by his daughter, Responsibility, and by his son, Reason.

He is survived only by his 4 stepbrothers: I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone Else Is To Blame, and I’m A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized Common Sense was gone.

This was originally written by Lori Borgman in March 1998