Sunday, November 22, 2015

Is a muslim registry the answer?

I can certainly understand the resistance to a muslim registry; however, with the world in its current state we have to take precautions to ensure the safety of the folks living in the US.

Is a registry the answer? I really don't know. Are there other options? I hope so. Do we need to do more to ensure terrorists aren't coming here?  YES!

What the answer is may be a combination of things but at least Trump is offering options and not pretending the threat is "contained" like our illustrious POTUS does.

In regard to this veteran bashing Trump because he didn't serve in the military...that's ridiculous. Nit every one can, or should, serve. That's the way life is and we have to change to adapt to the times.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

No work = No welfare in Indiana

Indiana, and a few other states, are back to requiring welfare recipients to work, volunteer or take classes at least 20 hours a week to remain eligible for benefits. Enrollment is reportedly down and many folks have since lost their benefits for non-compliance.

When offered assistance finding a job, less than 15% showed up for their appointment, even after follow up calls were made to help them find employment. Sadly, our state actually fared better than the country average of 12%. I guess people really don't want to work.

The burning question is, what are these folks doing now to support themselves? Were they so motivated by the requirement to get a job that they got one making enough money to live on? Are they living off someone else? Are they involved in illegal activities to make money?

Why are people so against working? Why do so many people want to live off the hard work of others?

Monday, November 16, 2015

Stop the flood of unknown refugees

I find it ironic that "the gay christian" is telling people that they can't be real christians if they oppose letting refugees into the US without any background checks or verification of who they are. I believe this guy is delusional and he's a selective christian.

We cannot stand by idly and let everyone in without some sort of check to ensure we aren't surrounding ourselves with terrorists. Why is that so hard for people to understand?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Will you be ready when they come for you?

People say ISIS will be coming to the US. I think they're already here...and more just came into New Orleans in the refugee group that is suspiciously lacking in women & children.

They are biding their time, testing their skills in other places that they suspect may not be as well armed as we are so they can improve their plan before they attack here.

They are not stupid. They are coming. And we are sitting ducks thanks to an administration that's more worried about offending the folks that hate us than protecting us.

We must prepare ourselves. Be alert. Keep your guard up. Even if you don't feel like arming yourself with a gun, do something. Watch your surroundings. Carry a knife, mace, something. You don't know how or when they will attack but it will happen. We must be ready to do what our government refuses to each other!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Male or do we decide?

I understand that there are people in the midst of transitioning from one sex to the other. That's you're choice and I really don't care what you're preference is. What I DO care about is the attempt to force me to use a public restroom with people that are NOT anatomically the same sex that I am.

There has to be a line that we set to determine who can use which bathroom. As a country, we are not adjusted enough to operate in a unisex bathroom environment. I consider myself pretty open minded but even I think this would be a very awkward experience...especially in the workplace.

My initial thought is that you are still male if you have a penis; however, if you're transitioning you'd be dressed like a woman. So, how does that work? You'd look like a woman but have male equipment so no matter which restroom you use, things are going to be (potentially) awkward for someone.

A unisex bathroom is the only answer, as far as I can see. This would be open to anyone that doesn't mind sharing and should be clearly marked so nobody wanders in accidentally and then gets all offended because they couldn't read the signs.

Wait, let's think about this for a moment. How long has this been going on with no issue? How long have male cross dressers been using women's restrooms without any backlash? Why, because most people don't look at each other that closely in the bathroom. Most of us would have never even known what sex you were if you hadn't made such a fuss of drawing attention to yourself.

If you're dressed like a woman and plan to sit to do your business, use the ladies room.

If you're dressed as a male and plan to stand (or do #2), use the men's room.

Most folks aren't paying that close attention to the others in the bathroom with them. If they are, they may be the sickos that we need to be watching out for.

Hypocritical Discrimination

We've really become hypocrites when dealing with discrimination these days. It's ok to run your business the way you want...unless you happen to upset someone that is different from you.

A christian baker refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding and is sued, harassed and put out of business

A muslim truck driver refuses to deliver beer on religious grounds, is fired, sues the company...and wins.

Apparently, religious freedom doesn't go both least not if you're a christian. Sure seems like those that claim to be christian are getting the short end of the stick in these situations. You have to be tolerant and accepting of all other races, genders, sexual orientations, etc but they don't have to reciprocate.

What I find very disturbing about the bakery incident is the statement from the attorney on the case.
"At first blush, it may seem reasonable that a private business should be able to refuse service to anyone it chooses," Spence wrote. "This view, however, fails to take into account the cost to society and the hurt caused to persons who are denied service simply because of who they are."

Say what? "The cost to society and the hurt..." More proof that we've become a land of pansies that can't hand adulthood without someone there to soothe our egos if we even get a hint that someone doesn't like us.

Get over it butter cup! That's life. There are always going to be people that don't like you. Suck it up!

Why do we keep catering to these whiny ass people that want something for nothing? Grow a pair, get a job, take responsibility and stop the damn whining! Those of us that aren't offended by everything are sick of hearing it!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Police Brutality Must Stop

We must stop the war that is being waged against our law enforcement officers.

I know, you were expecting something different. You thought I was going to say the police are too violent and people need to rebel. Well, you thought wrong! You won't hear that from me...EVER.

Far too often we hear of cases where a student has gotten into an altercation with a police officer. In almost every case we find out that the incident started because the student refused to cooperate, follow instructions and/or leave when asked to do so by a teach, principal, etc.

Officers attacked on unruly school bus

I don't care how brutal or violent you think these videos are, the root cause of every situation is the lack of respect displayed by the student. These officers didn't just walk up to the teens and get violent. NO...they were provoked by a generation of entitled brats that think they can do whatever they want with no consequences. In many cases, the differing race of the student and officer are used to claim racial motivation for the actions of the officer when the reality is that they are just tired of dealing with people that want nothing more than to provoke them into losing their temper.

How about the double standard that comes into play when a black student attacks a white teacher. The media says nothing because that might make people realize that it's not a world where only white people are attacking black people.

Black student attacks white teacher, media goes silent.

People are attacking each other. In many cases it doesn't have anything to do with their race, people just have no moral compass anymore. They don't care about what other people think and they have no respect for human life.

It's really very simple...don't break the rules/laws and the cops won't have to be called. If the cops aren't called, there won't be any need for an altercation. However, if the police are called...cooperate and don't act like a total a$$ and you'll be fine.

UPDATE: In more racial hate mongering news, Teen Vogue posted this article which is clearly a biased opinion of the writer and in no way presents the facts as a true journalist would strive to do. Oh, who am I kidding? There are very few true journalists left in this world and Teen Vogue isn't exactly known for its intellectual articles. Sadly, I could identify the race of this writer before I even saw her name or picture. I love how she questions the integrity of those students that walked out in support of this officer and brushes the original issue under the rug. Her behavior doesn't excuse his but it's sure as hell was started it.

I vote YES on welfare drug testing

I know it's not a popular subject and the argument is that it costs too much to drug test everyone when the majority of people aren't taking drugs. Unfortunately, I'm not really buying into that theory because what we could save in pay outs could offset the costs of the testing itself.

If the test is done once a year and costs an average of $30, just deduct that cost from their monthly pay out. Spread it over a couple months and they won't even notice that much difference, then the tax payers don't have to cover that as well. It's a small price to pay for having someone else work to support your family.

Not to mention that some states report saving pay outs because people refuse to take the test. No lost money for a test not taken but we save the money that would have been paid out to that person if we hadn't mandated testing to begin with. Here is one story about just such an instance.

Cost of the tests averages about $30. Assuming that 1,000 to 1,500 applicants take the test every month, the state will owe about $28,800-$43,200 monthly in reimbursements to those who test drug-free.

That compares with roughly $32,200-$48,200 the state may save on one month's worth of rejected applicants.

The savings assume that 20 to 30 people -- 2 percent of 1,000 to 1,500 tested -- fail the drug test every month. On average, a welfare recipient costs the state $134 in monthly benefits, which the rejected applicants won't get, saving the state $2,680-$3,350 per month.

But since one failed test disqualifies an applicant for a full year's worth of benefits, the state could save $32,200-$48,200 annually on the applicants rejected in a single month.

Net savings to the state -- $3,400 to $8,200 annually on one month's worth of rejected applicants. Over 12 months, the money saved on all rejected applicants would add up to $40,800-$98,400 for the cash assistance program that state analysts have predicted will cost $178 million this fiscal year.

In some states, they indicated the people are losing their benefits for failing to take the mandatory drug test. I say that's a win/win but some folks think people refused the test because "it's not right". Are people living on the system really going to risk losing their main, or only, source of income on principal? I sure wouldn't.

There are tons of reports that say testing people on welfare is a waste of time. I think those of us that are busting our butts and still living paycheck to paycheck to support these folks that can't/won't work feel differently.

If I have to take a drug test to get a job so that I can be taxed to support those that don't work, they should have to be drug tested to get my hard earned money.

And I don't care what your situation is...everyone has to pass the test, regardless of how "valid" their need is.