Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Being an American

Subject: FW: From a Tampa Newspaper

Will we still be the Country of choice and still be America if we continue to make the changes forced on us by the people from other countries that came to live in America because it is the Country of Choice?

Think about it . . All I have to say is, when will they do something about MY RIGHTS? I celebrate Christmas, but because it isn't celebrated by everyone, we can no longer say Merry Christmas. Now it has to be Season's Greetings. It's not Christmas vacation, it's Winter Break Isn't it amazing how this winter break ALWAYS occurs over the Christmas holiday? We've gone so far the other way, bent over backwards to not offend anyone, that I am now being offended.

But it seems that no one has a problem with that. This says it all! This is an editorial written by an American citizen, published in a Tampa newspaper He did quite a job; didn't he? Read on, please! IMMIGRANTS, NOT AMERICANS, MUST ADAPT. I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Americans. However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to America . Our population is almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants. However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand. This idea of America being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Americans, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. We speak ENGLISH , not Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese,Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, learn the language! "In God We Trust" is our national motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, because God is part of our culture. If Stars and Stripes offend you, or you don't like Uncle Sam, then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet. We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. This is OUR COUNTRY, our land, and our lifestyle. Our First Amendment gives every citizen the right to express his opinion and we will allow you every opportunity to do so. But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our flag, our pledge, our national motto, or our way of life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great American freedom, THE RIGHT TO LEAVE. It is Time for America to Speak up!

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Gas

Consumer confidence is down because people are spending money on gasoline they would rather spend on everything from better steaks to new furniture. The price of oil could move the nation into a recession in a matter of months. BUT WHY? Every oil expert says that the fundamentals indicate the price of oil should be at $38 to $40 a barrel, yet oil futures are trading in the mid $60 range. The reason for the cost of oil has nothing to do with supply, demand or refinery capacity. The current cost of oil is driven by the "hot money" of hedge funds. A hedge fund can buy millions of dollars of oil futures contracts for just a few hundred thousand dollars. The more "hot money" that flows into futures contracts the higher the price of oil goes, despite the fact that there is actually an oil glut in the Untied States. There is so much oil the refineries can't even keep up with it and we are running out of storage space. Tankers are sitting offshore unable to unload because storage facilities are full. MEANWHILE: The same hedge funds are selling the major industrial stocks (the DOW) short. That means they are selling stocks they don't have at a high price, gambling that as they push up oil the stock market will drop and they can make money on both ends. In other words, rich gamblers are using hedge funds to make themselves huge profits by deliberately destroying the economy. THIS COULD ALL BE STOPPED IN ONE DAY AND THE PRICE OF OIL COULD DROP $20 A BARREL. How? If Treasury Secretary John Snow would hold a news conference and simply tell the truth about the oil reserves on hand and how the hedge funds are manipulating the markets, the whole pyramid scheme would collapse. Dream on ... the Administration believes solidly in the marketplace to correct what is happening. Treasury Department insiders tell me the Secretary believes the hedge funds will finally push the oil to an unsustainable level and the hedge operators will be so damaged that they will leave and not come back. Great idea Mr. Secretary .... if that happens before the economy collapses. WHAT YOU CAN DO: First and foremost don't drive anywhere on Sunday other than church. It's supposed to be a day of rest. Second, don't keep your tank full. Most people are filling their tank when they don't need to because they are afraid the price will go up. Filling the tank up takes gas off the market and drives the price up. If you are going to use ten gallons next week, then just buy ten gallons.

From the Religious Freedom Coalition

Humor

A Wal-Mart store that sells husbands has just opened in Dallas, TX,where a woman may go to choose a husband from among many men.

The store is comprised of 6 floors, and the men increase in positive attributes as the shopper ascends the flights.There is, however, a catch. As you open the door to any floor, you may choose a man from that floor, but if you go up a floor,you cannot go back down except to exit the building.So a woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband...

On the first floor the sign on the door reads: Floor 1 - These men have jobs.

The second floor sign reads: Floor 2 - These men have jobs and love kids.

The third floor sign reads: Floor 3 -These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking."

Wow" so she goes to the fourth floor and sign reads:Floor 4 - These men have jobs, loves kids, are extremely good looking and help with the housework."Oh, mercy me!"

So she goes to the fifth floor and sign reads:Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework and have a strong romantic streak.

She is so tempted she goes to the sixth floor and sign reads:Floor 6 - You are visitor 3,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping Wal-Mart's Husband Store. Have a nice day.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Party of No

Democrats remind me of the Capital One/David Spade commerical....

A Slippery Slope

Scary....