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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fools

This goes out to those of you who thought, since you paid into a Social Security trust fund all your life, that it was yours to enjoy when you retire.

The Truth?

It, like the rest of the United States treasury, is gone. The government loaned it to itself over the years and spent it long ago.

You thought it was sacrosanct? That it was handled separately from the federal budget?

This from the budget/debt ceiling talks in Washington emerged yesterday:


Why, this wasn't supposed to be.  How did Social Security checks become part of the budget debate?

It's been there all along. You were being duped. Lied to. Played the fool.

And many of you bought it. Hook, line, and sinker. Because, well, you just want the money. And as long as it's coming, you don't care where it's coming from or what accounting gimmicks are required to get the checks to your mailbox.

Guess what. Your mailbox may soon be as empty as the federal treasury.

Is that your alarm clock screaming for you to wake up?

A day late, dude.

The sad part?  This could have been prevented. Long ago.

Now? I'm not sure. We may be beyond the point of being able to fix this.  This crisis could soon swell beyond payments to the elderly. Our entire way of life may soon be in jeopardy.

Something you old folks need to take into account: When the crash comes - if it comes - you are the first bunch to be thrown to the wolves. You're expendable. Highly.

So sad.  You trusted your government to do right by you.  

The United States of America. It's come to this.

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It should be mentioned that the disagreement between House Republicans and Obama is over the latter's demand that our taxes be raised if he's going to agree to a debt ceiling increase.  A quote from a few years ago is in order:

"Make no mistake, allowing taxes to go up on all Americans would have raised taxes by $3,000 for a typical American family and that could cost our economy well over a million jobs."

Raising taxes causes job loss.  Who knew?

Obama knew.

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Oh, on a lesser note, the government has decided that we can't have our light bulbs back.

"Of the people, by the people, for the people."   Your decision to either laugh or cry is yours to make.  The government permits it.

Marriage Is Whatever 2 People say It Is

Uh, make that 22.

This was as inevitable as the sunrise.  So much so that even I have predicted on more than one occasion that it was heading our way.

It has arrived:
‘Sister Wives’ stars: Polygamy law challenge called demand for equality
By Lindsay whitehurst, Salt Lake Tribune

Utah’s complicated history with polygamy will start a new chapter Wednesday when an attorney for a reality-show family files a lawsuit that could send the state’s ban on plural marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Nationally-known constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley said the lawsuit to be filed in U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City will not call for plural marriages to be recognized by the state. Instead, it asks for polygamy between consenting adults like his clients, former Utahn Kody Brown and his wives, to no longer be considered a crime.

"We are only challenging the right of the state to prosecute people for their private relations and demanding equal treatment with other citizens in living their lives according to their own beliefs," Turley said in a press release. The Browns star in the TLC network show "Sister Wives." There is no word yet on whether they will appear in a press conference scheduled for Wednesday.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said the country’s ongoing legal wrangling over same-sex marriage will necessarily grow to include plural marriage — quite possibly centered around this case.

"I’m confident that we can [defend] a challenge all the way to the Supreme Court," Shurtleff said.

"Ultimately, this decision is going to have to go there. You see it coming," he added. [link]
Yes.  We saw it coming.

As should have those who argued that marriage should be acceptable if it's simply between consenting adults.  In this case, a lot of consenting adults.

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that those same leftists won't care one way or another about this challenge to traditional marriage from polygamists.  After all, they have never seen the institution as being something sacred anyway.  It's more of a quasi-legally binding contract.  With accrued benefits.

I've also predicted that this won't stop at the issue of polygamy.  We are, today, discriminating against child molesters.  Sexual predators.  Why deprive them of their (twisted) joy?  Who are we to tell them what marriage is and isn't? 

We're at the point of recognizing marriage as being a bond between two consenting adults, whatever their persuasions.  Soon that'll be changed to any number of consenting adults.  Well, one is a number too.

Rapists take heart.  Your case will be before the Supreme Court in due time.