"The most significant threat to our national security is our debt," Admiral Michael Mullen, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, August 27,2010


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

“…a gathering of nincomPOOPs”


We wrote an overview of the 2 hour 10 democrat party nonsense providers offered last night.  We’ve decided to not print it – it’s repetitive – it’s been stated before – that party has turned into a gathering of nincomPOOPs – and simply needs that which most of us do with “POOP” – we flush it.

Our founders/fighters (lots of good Democrats) over the years have faced similar versions of the smelly stuff and up until about 50 years ago – at great cost to many young men – they flushed the POOPs of their days attacking our wonderful country.

Now it is up to us.   For almost the past 50 years we the people are building/living in an outhouse of the 21st century – kinda funny to see it that way but the basics – thefundamentals – ain’t changed a bit since our founders flushed their POOPs.   Now, our turn – are we up to it?

Monday, July 22, 2019

The press dopes v. facts (aka fundamentals)


Lets start this brief basic observation supported by facts with a few fundamental Q and A’s – here goes:

·         Why is there an America – we ask you?

·         If you either don’t know – can’t recall – or listen to press dopes today – well we are going to answer the question with a few simple words borrowed by our last good top guy – here is why there is an America – 

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

·         Lets have some fun folks – name one of the current 435/100/9 smelly ones who lives – yes we mean actually doesn’t pretend to live by the above words but the SMELLY ONE actually lives by them and would fight and die for them and to pass them along to their kids and other kids.

·         Now do you know anyone who has fought and risked dying for the few words and the basic FUNDAMENTAL contained in them?

·         Have you ever read a history book – or read about our revolution (if you don’t know what a revolution is look it up in a dictionary) or, even better, read these words written by a founder/fighter for America a while back:

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith

Paris Nov. 13. 1787.
the people can not be all, & always, well informed. the part which is wrong [. . .] will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. if they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. we have had 13. states independant 11. years. there has been one rebellion. that comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. what country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? let them take arms. the remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. what signify a few lives lost in a century or two? the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The fundamentals


Folks I write and offer these pages and words for two simple basic (fundamental) reasons:

·         I love this place, and
·         I owe it a lot, for many reasons the top one of which is…

 Cemetery, National Cemetery, Gettysburg, National
…what these men did for us and what we owe our kids.

Folks we are not doing it – we are not fulfilling our responsibility today.   We simply must wake up and we simply must start doing it because those who wish us gone are now just watching and waiting for us to do what only we can do – self destruct.

The men above did what was needed.   This youngster now needs us to do…just a few things…not what these men did…just some simple, basic (fundamental) things – like paying down debt – obeying the law – helping others.

Facts* v. Farts*


Here is exactly what #45 wrote/said/distributed –

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

We are not going to bore you with any of the endless smelly stuff flowing from the media and the democrats and all the other nonsensical dopes we akin to that which most of us flush each morning after perhaps a few enjoyable but smelly “farts” – see our carefully worded/chosen title above.

We offer the above for two reasons – here they are:

·         What’s wrong with his suggestion/question worded above – why don’t these smelly ones get to work (…help fix…) back home – really that statement/question seems to be not only needed/answered but we know one thing – this place of ours exists because our founders and ever since our fighters have not run away…
·         …and yet the smellyones (aka democrats) apparently want more runawayers to come here…do they?  Why could that be?


* Folks there is a basic (one letter difference in above title words) – a fundamental reality of why we the people need to flush (vote out) the smelly ones and so far we ain’t doing it!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The True Joy* of the Democrat Party


The difference in those tax rates is driven by the more than 30 different city-imposed taxes (and a host of other fees), as of October 2015, which Chicagoans must pay besides the property tax.
  • Amusement tax (5 percent or 9 percent of charges for amusement)
  • Amusement tax – subscribers to paid television programming (9 percent of television programming costs)
  • Boat-mooring tax (7 percent docking or mooring fees)
  • Bottled-water tax (5 cents per bottle)
  • Chicago share of the state income tax (distributed by the state)
  • Cigarette tax ($1.18 per pack)
  • Electricity infrastructure maintenance fee (usage schedule starting with 0.53 cents per kilowatt hour)
  • Electricity use tax (usage schedule starting with 0.61 cents per kilowatt hour)
  • Emergency telephone system surcharge – landline ($3.90 per month)
  • Emergency telephone system surcharge – wireless ($3.90 per month)
  • Foreign fire-insurance tax (2 percent of taxable premiums)
  • Fountain-soft-drink tax (9 percent of syrup price)
  • Gas use tax (6.2 cents per therm on businesses that purchase gas from sellers not subject to either distributor or reseller occupation taxes)
  • Ground-transportation tax (varies, including $78 per month for city cabs, $3 per day for noncity cabs)
  • Home-rule retailers’ occupation (sales) tax (1 percent on food and drugs; 2.25 percent on general items)
  • Hotel-accommodations tax (5.58 percent of gross rental charge, includes municipal-level tax)
  • Liquor tax ($0.29 per gallon of beer, $0.36 to $2.68 per gallon of liquor depending on alcohol content)
  • Motor-vehicle lessor tax ($2.75 per vehicle per rental period)
  • Nonretail transfer-of-motor-vehicles tax (based on schedule of age of vehicle, from $10 to $80)
  • Occupation tax – natural-gas distributor and reseller (8 percent of receipts)
  • Off-track-betting tax (1 percent of wagers plus $1 on off-track-betting admissions)
  • Parking tax (22 percent for daily parking, 20 percent for daily parking on weekends, 20 percent valet parking)
  • Personal-property-lease transaction tax (9 percent of receipts or charges)
  • Personal-property replacement tax (distributed by state, 2.5 percent on corporate income, 1.5 percent on partnerships, trusts and S corporations)
  • Real-property transfer tax ($5.25 per each $500 of transfer price)
  • Restaurant tax (0.25 percent of retail price in addition to sales tax)
  • Soft-drink tax (3 percent of price)
  • Telecommunications tax (7 percent of receipts or charges)
  • Tire fee ($1 for each new tire sold)
  • Use tax for nontitled personal property (1 percent, except for first $2,500 each year)
  • Use tax for titled personal property (1.25 percent)
  • Vehicle fuel tax (5 cents per gallon)
  • Wheel tax ($85.97 annually for small passenger automobile; $136.54 annually for large passenger vehicle)
They all add up. In 2014, the city collected more than $1,280 per person in various nonproperty taxes and fees

·         Source:  https://www.illinoispolicy.org/chicagoans-the-most-taxed-residents-in-illinois-paying-more-than-30-city-taxes/  ....worth reading perhaps if one is interested in what living in one place costs for some of the above versus perhaps an alternative living choice….   

             
* …by True Joy we simply mean...what one gets for what one pays…and how often and obvious they are reminded of what they are paying.   If interested, here’s more:  https://wgntv.com/2018/06/21/city-of-chicago-doesnt-know-how-many-fees-it-has-on-the-books-inspector-general-says/