Only in America (the Canadian version)

This is so sad; from a proud, strong country to the laughing stock of the world.

I have *not* fact-checked the numbers. I might, if I find I have spare time, but most of it doesn’t need checking, it’s common knowledge. I received this via an email. It is not my own work-product.

Canadians’ Version of David Letterman’s Top 10. Just makes you want to shake your head in disbelief, and just maybe choke someone in charge.

This is Canada ‘s Top Ten List of America ‘s Stupidity.

# 10
Only in America … could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 per plate Obama campaign fund-raising event.

# 09
Only in America… could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black, 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans – 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanic

# 08
Only in America… could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

# 07
Only in America… can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

# 06
Only in America… would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens. (this one is BS, there isn’t anything being proposed for automatic citizenship, just amnesty)

# 05
Only in America … could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be called EXTREMISTS

# 04
Only in America … could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

# 03
Only in America … could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. Oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes  (Nike).

# 02
Only in America… could you collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7 Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

# 01
Only in America…. could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

Bonus:
Only in America do you have to pass a drug test to get a pay check, yet any crack head can get their welfare check no questions asked.

Skewed values from Washington

Received in an email today:

Two-star Major General Harold Greene was killed in Afghanistan on August 8, 2014 while serving his country with pride for 34 years.

He was the highest ranking officer in the military killed in action since the Vietnam war, since 1972.

President Obama has not mentioned anything publicly regarding this highly-decorated soldier yet he spoke highly of Robin Williams who committed suicide.

Greene was buried August 14 in the Arlington National Cemetery. Neither the President, Vice President, Secretary of State nor Secretary of Defense attended the funeral. President Obama was on vacation, playing golf at Martha’s Vineyard.

No flags were ordered to half-mast, yet they were for Whitney Houston who also committed suicide.

I find this very offensive and disrespectful to the veterans who have served our great country.

But then again, this not surprise me. What do you expect from someone who has never served and has no honor?

David Eads
USMC 1971-1973

Another pinning test

This is one of the pins on my nephew’s wife’s pinterest board. Boy, do I wish I had a book club like hers!

Anyway, I needed another pin to see if my plugin works properly. I had a nightmare last night that there was something we weren’t considering.

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