I have some friends that are avowed leftists. We all have our own opinions and rightly so. What bothers me is that they can’t discuss their positions rationally. They either go to the talking points. “Republicans want dirty air and water. They want to kill grandma, they are bigot, homophobe, racists.” The other thing they routinely go to is name calling or derision, “You are an idiot, you don’t know what you are talking about.” and so on. I tried to have a conversation with one last week and when we were done, he said to me, “I’ll have to come back with better facts.” To which I replied, “If you come back with facts then you’ll be on my side.”
If you look back at my rants you will see that I try to back up what I write with references. The reason is simple, I don’t want someone to steer me wrong and make me look like a bufoon as many on the left so often do. Once in a while I repeat something I believe to be true that turns out not to be. When it happens I do my best to correct it. The leftist doesn’t do that. Instead, they quote some tripe that Media Matters or MoveOn.org puts out and they believe it. A good example is the whole “climate change” scam. After the emails between the conspirators came out more and more scientists are denouncing the concepts of catastrophic warming and that humans could have an effect on what warming there is.
Another example is the left’s cry that Bush caused the economic problems. First let me admit that he didn’t do enough to stop them. If you look at the chart on the main page of my rant you will see the CBO’s own numbers on government spending from 2008 with projections through 2019. This is followed by a chart showing federal spending from 2000 and projects through 2016. Notice that the greatest increases of spending come when the Democrats took over Congress and continue into BO’s regime.
Wanna talk about energy? BO stopped drilling offshore. He says that we are drilling more than ever. Gotta call semi BS on that one. Any increases in drilling are on private land, although they are trying through regulation to halt it, while permits and leases on Federal land are down about 40%. We have not built a refinery or nuclear power plant in half the population’s lifetime!
Anyway, go back over my rants and you can see some of the things the left is doing to our country. Do the research and become informed and you might just change your mind. (I mean that for my leftist friends!)
A Preacher was explaining that he must move on to a larger congregation that will pay him more. There is a hush within the congregation.
No one wanted him to leave.
Joe Smith, who owns several car dealerships in the city stands up and proclaims, .. ‘If the Preacher stays, I will provide him with a new Cadillac every year and his wife with a Honda mini-van to transport their children!’
The congregation sighs in relief and applauds…
Sam Brown, a successful entrepreneur and investor, stands and says, ‘If the Preacher will stay on here, I’ll personally double his salary, and also establish a foundation to guarantee the college education of all his children!’
More sighs and loud applause…..
Sadie Jones, age 88, stands and announces with a smile, ‘If the Preacher stays, …. I will give him sex!’
There is total silence.
The Preacher, blushing, asks her, ‘Mrs. Jones, whatever possessed you to say that?’
Sadie’s 90 year old husband Jake is now trying to hide, holding his forehead with the palm of his hand, and shaking his head from side to side, while his wife replies, ‘Well, I just asked my husband how we could help and he said,……’Screw him!’
Isn’t senility great ?
Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth…