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SO, OBAMA WANTS TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ON RACE, WELL HERE IT GOES

I am always open to any and all honest discussions about the racial divide in this country.  As chance would have it, the President just called for us to have this discussion once again; but, we need not have the same old discussion yet again.  If you have been alive and living in America, you know this discussion is not a discussion at all, it is a lecture about how we, the white folk, have trampled on the black folk.  Let me point out that I think that time in our history was really wrong-headed; and that I never owned any slaves.  Although, I had a black lady that kept me when I was very young; and from all the stories, we loved each other dearly.  I called her “Nigger Nanny” and of course that was before “Nigger” became taboo.  At that early age, I can only remember some events.  The memory of her is the “Aunt Jamima” type. For all of you that think these are racial memories, let me assure you they are not.  It is a memory of a warm and loving person who always made wonderful memories for a kid. What could be better than “hot pancakes” loaded with warm maple syrup. But, see how easily a “big boy” can be distracted.

For there to be a true discussion, all parties must be honest and not become offended if the other party is trying to make a point.  The latter is what always happens and it leads to someone being called a “racist” and the discussion ends.  In my opinion, the black community in America always wants to play the victim.  Most all of the white community believes that “slavery” was wrong. They also believe that we have tried to make amends for it and have done a pretty good job to date.  At sometime, the black community must pull themselves up by their own “boot straps”.  I was born into a very proud but, let’s say, “financially challenged” family.  To hell with the “PC” stuff, we were “poor”.  Mom made $1.41 an hour, raised two kids, and believe me we did not vacation in the “lap of luxury”.  Sure there were obstacles placed in my way, just like for the blacks, but I did not let it deter me and neither should they.  Stop the bad behavior that keeps you poor, get an education, and get in the game.  “COMMON SENSE” says “it is not a sin to be born poor, just a sin to stay that way”.

I could go forth and try to list all the “ins  and outs” about racial equality. But, I could never accomplish it as well as Bill O’Reilly did recently in his “Talking Points Memo”, or for that matter, as well as Pat Buchanan did with his piece while still on CNN in 2008.  If you have kept up with the news of late, you know nothing has changed and the President wants to have yet another discussion on race.  The piece by Pat is the most honest statement of fact about the racial divide in America that I’ve seen.  He is not trying to down-grade anyone but simply stating true facts and for this CNN took him off the air.  Says a lot about a network when their pundits preach about a “discussion on race” and one of them presents a factual piece and is crucified.  CNN no more wants to present or hear the truth “than the man in the moon”.  Pat was stating what needs to be said and CNN should promote this type of truth and maybe their ratings would improve.  Put Pat back on the air and remove “Wolf” as he would not know the truth “if it bit him in the ass”.  I am taking the liberty and pleasure of posting the following for you to think about and consider.  Please view with an open mind. The full article can be viewed at  http://www.buchanan.org/blog/pjb-a-brief-for-whitey-969

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America.

Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.

This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.

Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.

Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants.

Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.

We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude?

Barack talks about new “ladders of opportunity” for blacks.

Let him go to Altoona and Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for “deserving” white kids.

Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America? Is it really white America’s fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?

As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?

Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?

We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena. And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.

Wow, what an honest statement of facts.  The President wants a discussion, well let’s get at it.  These are facts whether you like them are not.  This is what we need in this country, the truth.  After all, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to state the facts and let each of us make our own informed decisions.

BOBBY RUSH MAKES A FOOL OF HIMSELF

I just caught a segment on cable where they were interviewing Congressman Rush and he made a complete fool out of himself.  Not only did he show he has no business being on TV, he also verified the fact that he should not be in the Congress. He was an embarrassment to the black community that he was elected to represent.  I do not know if he is too old and the senility has set in, or if he is just uneducated.  I am sorry to be so blunt; but, I know no other way to approach the subject.   This man could hardly hold a thought much less deliver the thought in a somewhat straight fashion.  The interview was, of course, about the Trayvon Martin tragedy and he was grossly misinformed, or he is just a racist, and was telling complete lies.  Let’s hope that he was misinformed; because, I would hate to think that the people of his district are dumb enough to continue to elect a person of this caliber to represent them.

He stated that Mr. Zimmerman quoted things from his mouth that were racial thus proving that he, George Zimmerman, was a racist which he, Bobby Rush, said justified the pursuit of civil rights charges.   That probably would be correct and prove Rush right if it were true.   But, alas, it is completely false only proving that Bobby Rush is a liar who knows better or he is a bigot.  My personal opinion is that he is both a liar and a bigot. The Martin family, their attorneys, and the Attorney General of Florida, that filed the charges, have said it is not and was never about racism, period.  He and all the race baiters, such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, are the problem when it comes to race relations in America.   They do not want the word “Nigger” or “Nigga” used but there they go acting like one.   I grew up playing football with a black kid named “Preacher” and we called each other names all the time.  I was “whitey” or “cracker” or “honky” and I sometimes called him “nigga”.  All these terms were “terms of endearment” and we had many good laughs.  Notice, he had more names for me than I of him.  I remember  once we got into a fight after a game, and he and I stood back to back to defend ourselves.  By the way, I had it worse than he because I happened to have one of the guy’s, that I beat on, father for civics class.  I do not remember my grade, but he was hard on me afterwards.

Folks, we need to get over this race stuff.  I have no problem with other races as long as they get educated, get a job and take care of their families and do not want my help in the raising of their kids.  If they act like a man, I’ll certainly treat them like a man. I am no better than or worse than any other race as long as the person of that race stands on his own two feet and behaves as “GOD” intended him to do.  I know some have, or will have, a problem with my bluntness; but, I truly feel it is the only way to over come this nonsense of a racial divide in this country.  They have to quit playing the race card to try to win arguments; and when we find racism, we have to help stomp it out.  We must learn to live and let live and the “haters be damned”.  After all, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so. If we want this country to be as great as it can be, we must be as “brothers in the foxholes of war” and have one another’s backs.

Social Security, Entitlement, Not Hardly

Hey, most of my followers know how I feel about the welfare system and the entitlement mentality in America today, but for our Congress to call social security an entitlement, like it is a dirty word, just sets my hair on fire.  Entitlement, my ass, I paid for the program right along side of most Americans.  If the morons in Congress had not borrowed the funds, we would not be in the shape we are in now.  There would be funds to pay the benefits instead of the “robbing of Peter to pay Paul” that we have today.  They put people in prison for lesser crimes in the real world.   I am going to show you a few things here; and remember, I’m a “Common Sense” guy, not a math expert, so you can check the numbers if you want but they will be close.  This is for example purposes only.

  • Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security, but your employer did, too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes.  If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that’s close to $220,500.
  • If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer’s contribution) at a simple 5%(less than what the government pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you’d have $892,919.98.
  • If you took out only 3% per year, you’d receive $26,787.60 per year and  it would last better than 30 years (until you’re 95 if you  retire at age 65) and that ‘s with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you ‘d have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month, or $35,712 per year.
  • The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Madoff ever had.
  • Entitlement, not hardly! I paid cash for my social  security insurance!!!  Just because they borrowed the money, doesn ‘t make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
  • Congressional benefits —- free healthcare,  outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three week’s paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that’s welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement an entitlement?
  • We’re “broke” and can ‘t help our own seniors, veterans, orphans, homeless.
  • We have provided aid to other countries;  literally BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
  • They call Social  Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of  us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money.
  • Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? Imagine if the GOVERNMENT gave US the same support they give to other countries.
  • Sad isn’t it?

We, as Americans, have to start taking part in the running of our country more seriously than we have of late.  We have let the establishment run their shams for so long without even a peep that they think they have the right, as the elite they think they are, to make laws that apply to us but in no way should they have to live under the laws they pass for us to live under.  Folks, this is your fault, and you better get “outa the shade and on your feet, off your ass and into the heat” or you are going to wake up someday and all your freedoms will be a thing of the past.  It is just “COMMON SENSE,” if you give them an inch they’ll take a mile.

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