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Is common sense no more?

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Hey, the question is: Why is there always talk of Social Security running out of money; but, you never hear about welfare running out of money, now do you ???  It really is a “COMMON SENSE” question.  Everyday or so, you hear that we have to reform the entitlement programs; and then, they bring up “social security” in the same breath.  Have you ever asked yourself, “How can “social security” be an entitlement program when working people have paid into the fund their entire working life?”  When we all started this program there were about 20 or so workers for every retired person.  Today, that has changed to about 4 workers for every retired worker.  A great difference for sure; but, we are holding the program even or losing slightly. So, when we had all the extra workers, the fund had to be growing rapidly.  Now ask yourself, “Where did all the funds go?”  They went into the general fund and were used for everything, including to fund welfare.

It just makes me “mad as hell” to hear them call the “social security program” an entitlement. And, if I could get my hands on those idiots; well, let’s just say, “it would not be pretty” and I’d go to jail. So, I wage this “war of words” instead; which, if Obama gets his way, will soon get you the same sentence.  It is a horrible thought that they have absconded with our money from Social Security to fund the dead beat part of society.  By the way, that was President Carter that did so.  It was with the backing of a Democratic Congress and has always been the Democrats, like Clinton, that have messed with the funds.  If they had kept their greedy little mitts off the fund, it would still be solvent today.  Just one more thing the Democrats have screwed up when in power and given the chance.   Remember that the next time you go to vote and vote accordingly.

I get a little off track sometimes; but, we must return to the question above.  The politicians in this country always want to “rob from the rich to give to the poor” and I for one am sick of it.  You notice I did not clarify parties here because the Republicans are guilty, also.  Not nearly to the extent as the Democrats, but guilty also.  When we had complete control of the government during the Bush years, the Republicans spent way to much money and that is why our “founding fathers” opted for a divided government.

I would love to hear a politician say, “We are running out of welfare funds”, but I won’t hold my breath.  You see they have discovered that the “senior citizens” will roll over while the poor will protest.  They are trading “freebies” for votes.  It amounts to a legal way to buy votes.  If they gave you cash, it would be illegal. But, it is okay to buy your vote with “freebies”.  No one will vote against “Santa Claus” which is what the Democratic party has become in the eyes of so many in this country that do not want to work.  They give out welfare checks, food stamps, rent subsidies, utility subsidies, free medical care, free “OBAMA phones” and free school breakfast/lunches and the list just continues to grow.  In Hawaii, they means tested the freebies and you would have to make between 60/65k to maintain the life style of the deadbeats.  How in the hell do you ever get someone off the “dole” and back working when it is a better life standard to just lie around or spend the day at the beach while on assistance?

Please remember what you have read here today the next time you have a chance to vote–“vote the bums out”–as it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.



That is one hell of good question.  I meet young women all the time that know that Mom and I have been married going on 39 years and they long to find a life’s partner.  In fact, I just met a very nice and very attractive young woman while purchasing supplies for one of our jobs who is single and admits she can not find “good husband” type guys.  It was funny because Mom and I, while stopped in traffic for a wreck,  started discussing this very issue just an hour before.  I later told this young lady what I had told Mom and she admitted that she felt I was right.

She, the young lady, and I were discussing the reason for the divorce rate when I asked, “Do you know why the rate is so high or why there are no long term marriages as in the past?” She looked at me with some suspicion and after a moment she said, please tell me.  I told her, and I quote, “It is the men’s fault because they are so immature.”  Mom even agreed with me during our trip.  I have told two ladies my ideas on this subject and both have agreed.  Hell, that is 100 % agreement.  Unheard of in this day and time.  I will explain it here in “COMMON SENSE” terms to see if the percentage will hold up.  You see, I believe that  all we  have is a bunch of wussies from which these ladies have to make their choice.  The young men have not been taught how to treat a lady and are at best just immature boys; while, these young ladies are longing for  the company of a real man.  They are looking  for a real warrior, a real provider and a real lover who can be a real spiritual father to their children. A real man is all of the above in differing degrees at different times.  The young men out there today are neither a warrior, a provider, nor sexually mature; and as to being a spiritual father, they are clueless.  We discussed the subject and she admitted to me that the only guy she even considered husband material was 10 years her senior.  It was strange when she brought that point forward because you see, I am 11 years senior in relation to Mom.  Mom walked up about that time and we all continued the discussion all the way out the door and while loading the truck.  I explained to the young lady that last week in south S.A., at a Valero station, I remarked to the lady behind the counter as I paid for our “hot dog dinner” on the tailgate of the truck “Do not tell me I do not know how to treat a lady,” “Two chili dogs and a Dr. Pepper Icee.”  “Last of the big spenders”.

As we were saying our “good byes” after loading the supplies, I said to the young lady, this is another reason for our longevity as I opened the truck door to assist Mom’s entry.  The young lady was astounded that I did so.  She said she had only had one guy do that in all her dates.  Folks, this is a sign of respect.  I asked her, “Do you know how to make it happen?” and she said no.  So I told her to let him get in the car and to just stand there waiting.  Believe me he will get the message. But, I warned her to do this when he comes to pick you up and while still in front of your house.  If he refuses, simply go back in the house and write him off as “a lost cause”. It only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.

Some time ago, Mom and I were heading to my high school reunion. We had one stop to make; and as I was assisting her into the truck there were three ladies in the car next to us and the driver said to Mom, “He’s a keeper, honey.”  You see people do notice.  I was taught at an early age to respect women. My Mom told me when I started to date, “She might not be that special one; but if you cared enough to ask her out, then for that one night you should treat her as though she is the only lady in your life”.  I have a tear in my eye as I can still hear her saying that today as if it were yesterday.

You know, it really does make “COMMON SENSE”.  And if you young men will show respect for these beautiful creatures God has placed on this earth and show them you are a “real man”, “they will beat a path to your door”. Show them you can be the man God knows you can be.  Remember, a warrior, a provider, a lover and a spiritual father figure, and she will say, “What a man!!”


It’s your fault; no, it’s your fault.  Sound familiar?  It is what both the House and the Senate are saying to one another and it is what you hear from your kids if you have more than one kid.  There is some blame for both sides; but, we really need to examine the issue in-depth to find the culprit.  So, I’m going to throw out my two cents worth of “COMMON SENSE” to see if I can make “heads or tails” out of this mess.

First, let me in all fairness proclaim that I know why the parties can not get along.  One party is  “the party of COMMON SENSE” and tries to offer a logical argument; while, the other party’s  brains are hardwired completely different and cannot even begin to understand “the COMMON SENSE approach”.  You all know from my blog title that I’m a “COMMON SENSE” guy; and because I think you can solve most if not all problems thru “COMMON SENSE,” then I must think the Conservatives are right and they are the ones looking at this from the “COMMON SENSE” angle.

The House of Representatives made three proposals, or passed three bills, that went to the Senate only hours before the government shutdown.  Their first choice was to try to defund DemoCare.  That is the true name that this bill should bear since it was passed 100% by the democrats with zero support of republicans.  That makes this DemoCare and they own the damn thing lock, stock and barrel.  When that was rejected by the Senate, the House tried a second time with a bill “to remove the individual mandate” similar to the way President Obama removed the business mandate.  The Senate rejected that also; so, the House tried a third time with a bill that said basically “Everyone should be treated exactly the same under the terms of DemoCare”.  What a great concept!!! Everyone, even the lawmakers and their staffs right along with President Obama and his family, should have to join a “government exchange”.  That would mean that the lawmakers would have to live with the laws they pass for you and I to follow.  “But, not only no, but hell no” the Democratic Senate wanted no part of anything so fair. Now, I think you can begin to see why I say the repubs are of the “COMMON SENSE” folks while the Dems are lawmakers with brains that are “hardwired” different from the common folk.  For the life of me, I do not understand why anyone would vote for a group of “elitists” who thought they should not follow the laws they set for the common folk.  They exempt themselves from all sort of laws which they require for the commoners.  Why hell, they do not fall under the social security program; but, sure as hell, tell us we should not only follow it but be damn grateful that they give it to us as an “entitlement program”.  “ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM MY ASS”, EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU PAID INTO THE PROGRAM SO NEVER EVER LET THEM MAKE YOU FEEL THAT IT IS AN ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM.  YOU EARNED EVERY PENNY YOU GET!!!!

I’m going to become an oracle here in that I’m going to predict massive indenity fraud in this DemoCare.  They are hiring some 16K navigators to help people sign up for this program.  Does any one recall Acorn and all the fraud associated with their group?  Many charges were filed; but, I do not believe anyone ever went to jail for voter fraud.  These are the same type of people they will hire for this program.  The idenity theft rings are already seeding the navigator work force with their own people and the fraud will run rampant .  Just remember that you heard it from the “all-seeing, all-knowing” “COMMON SENSE” guru.

Folks, if after reading this “COMMON SENSE” approach to this government shutdown and you still do not understand, then I can only come to the “COMMON SENSE” thought that you are one of those illogical dunderheads and that your brain is “hardwired” backwards. As Jeff Foxworthy might say, and it makes good “COMMON SENSE”, “You might be Demoneck”.  Well, good luck with that; and, we do not have to worry that “COMMON SENSE” will ever get in the way of you running in reverse.  Please do the world a favor and please never procreate as you will only lower the intelligence level.  Thank you so very much.

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