Posts Tagged ‘politicians’

Did We Just Get Thrown Under the Omnibus (Spending Bill)?

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

What Christmas Gifts for Politicians Who have Everything?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

What did Jesus say about Politicians?

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

What is the Most Important Personality Trait for a Politician?

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Why Vote? The Difference Between Crime and Politics

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Is Politics a Disease?

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Are Guns the Issue in Chicago Gang Violence?

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I guess you heard this week that Chicago is now the murder capital of the United States. Woo hoo! And as kids get killed day after day in this city we hear the politicians continue to say that “guns are the problem”. Now bear with me, I am a little angry over this. I am sick of this argument. Let me tell you why.

You can download a map of Chicago that will color code neighborhood by neighborhood or block by block to show you which gang is in charge of which territory or neighborhood. Really? The issue there is not guns.

When I read about a five year old boy that is in a park infested with gang members at midnight or 1 am and they happen to get shot, the issue of a five year old kid in a park at midnight is not guns.

When I hear that to be initiated into a gang you have to kill an innocent person, the issue there is not guns.

And even bigger still, when you want to limit guns or take away guns the only people you are taking them away from is people like me. I am a tax paying, law-abiding, gun owning citizen, innocent, only want to protect myself, and have some fun. But you take it away from me. Well I want to say something else, the issue of the gang violence in Chicago is not me! Or any other law abiding citizen.

And lastly, when just about every single one of those murders is confined to one racial group, that issue is not guns. Hey, just thought of another one. When a group of people are involved in illegal drug trafficking at a huge level where millions of dollars are being transferred illegally, the issue of all of that is not guns.

When, please tell me when, our politicians will wake up and start dealing with the real issues. And for goodness sakes stay away from the Bill of Rights.

Want a Great Tax Idea?

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Boy, have you noticed the $35,000 per plate fundraisers that Obama and Romney have had? Take your significant other and you are out $70,000. There have been years that I did not make $35,000. Many Americans have never made $35,000 in  a year. Who are these people that can pay $70,000 and feel nothing.  I just know they don’t live on my street.

Why Do Politicans like Oil and Greece?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

I miss the healthcare debate. That was an issue you could sink your teeth into. The issues today are just not exciting. I hope Greece can fix their financial problem and I expect we will eventually fix our oil spill problem, but the politics surrounding these and other issues is a dumbing experience. (more…)

What Should Be the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Voters? (Part 1)

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

2010 is a big election year. No one can question the importance of these elections considering all that our nation is dealing with. Most New Year’s resolutions are directed at our waistlines or wallets, but we need to make a few personal commitments concerning how we vote this year. I have listed my personal top ten resolutions for voters. (more…)