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I may not be a “stickler” for a lot of things, but I am always a stickler about the Red, White and Blue. I don’t know why, maybe it’s my unfulfilled dream of JROTC, Color Guard, who knows….. O.K. Actually I am a stickler for a lot of things, but suffice it to say I am a HUGE stickler for the way the flag is displayed.

I don’t care how or where, I may not say much but it bugs me when the Eagle is facing the wrong way, when someone wraps the flag around their shoulders like it’s a fashionable shawl, and so on and so on. Have my children and myself included ever dropped a flag by accident, yes we have….. but never in purposeful disrespect. With that said….. I won’t get into the obnoxiousness dealing with Hu Jintao’s visit to the United States, the Hollywood gala the Obama’s threw on his behalf and on Jintao’s “dollar” ….

I want to focus on the Flag. Old Glory, The Red White and Blue, The Stars and Stripes….

Historically the flag is the last hope in a war or battle situation….When the flag falls, a nation falls. It’s a common and old tradition that is not exclusive of the United States. We’ve based children’s games based on the “capture” of a flag.

Flags are an honored symbol, it is a marker that speaks volumes when we are too far from the “leader”….Banners tell a story and relay a message from afar and from near.

In Sun Tzu’s Art of War, “On the field of battle, the spoken word does not carry far enough: hence the institution of gongs and drums. Nor can ordinary objects be seen clearly enough: hence the institution of banners and flags. Gongs and drums, banners and flags, are means whereby the ears and eyes of the host may be focused on one particular point.” (thanks Ken)

The message flags relay is so important in fact, that some countries have not changed their flag in ages. The Danish flag has kept it’s design for close to 800 years.

So important is the symbolism that in the game of life, when you give up or lose your flag, you have given up your identity to whomever has. You cease to be of yourself, you now belong to the “other team”.

Side note: Recently I became a Cub Scout Den Leader. This has been one of the greatest and most fun roles I have ever played in my life. In my preparation for that role, I did a lot of research on flag ceremonies (remember, I’m a stickler?)…. I had to be the “expert” because 8-9 yr old boys are counting on their Den Leader.

I went bought this book that the Boy Scouts of America published… Don’t just take their word for it however, you can find this all over the net.

Boy Scouts of America 2001

“The flag of the United State of America should be at the CENTER and at the HIGHEST point of the group when several flags of states or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.”

Wrong

I was not at Washington Avenue, I was not there, but if this is IN FACT what was displayed along the avenue…then this is a blatant disgrace and disrespect. Is Obama responsible for this? No. He didn’t go and post the flags on his own, I get it.

But let me ask, is there not one thinking individual in ALL of Washington, D.C. who can bother to look United States Flag protocol up in a book? Are the D.C. idiots really that stupid?

I don’t like to point the finger and use “you”…but in this case I’m pretty upset….

Do YOU people think that China doesn’t “notice” these things? Believe me, they of ALL people do…it is inbred into the CULTURE. Folks, when are most of us and most of everyone else going to get their heads out of the sand and wake up? DO WE NOT CARE?

Whoever put these flags up knew EXACTLY what they were doing….you don’t walk up to a pole with two United States flags and ONE Chinese flag and not know how you are going to arrange them.

Call it what you want, but in my PERSONAL opinion, Barack Obama et. al. have officially tucked each of our noses up Jintao’s big red behind.

Have we figuratively GIVEN UP OUR FLAG and therefore our identity? Perhaps we lost our identity so long ago that we don’t even bother to notice anymore when the proof slaps us in the face. Or do we keep on playing dumb and allow morons in D.C. put up our banner in the wrong way?

I guarantee if a Scout Troop or Cub Scout Pack would have been called, we would not be having this conversation.

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Facebook “chat” this morning on McDonalds toys….
 
  • Original Post:
  • So this morning before school, my kids were watching TV while we got ready and there it was… A McDonald’s commercial announcing the newest toy (a bakugan). My boys are very into that Bakugan stuff and then it came… “moooommm, can we go to McDonald’s today?” I want that toy. I said, wait for it, wait for it. “NO”.
  • Friend #2  I can’t even remember the last time I took my kids to McDonalds.
  • Original Poster :Well, with all that hype about suing MD over kids’ obesity is just rediculous! We are fat because of the food we put in our mouths not because of the food people sell.
  • Friend #2 :Take responsibility for what you eat and do??? Too hard, easier to just blame others for “my” stupidity. Everyone demands choice and then blame others when they choose wrong.
  • Original Poster:  That’s right. The government will continue to dip into our freedoms because we can’t take responsibility for ourselves and the rest of us will have to fight to keep our civil liberties.
  • Jessi Bradshaw : you know, i don’t have a problem with the toy except that the cost of the meal to get the toy is not worth it. I get more food by not getting the toy…so my response is.. “are you eating the toy or the food?”. That usually gets them. Plus… those toy are so generic.
    Anyway….I will spare your page my rant on the “political” side of the issue, Merry Christmas! 🙂 😉
  • Friend #2:  Wow, when you think about it they have covered it all, from health insurance down to plastic free toys! I’m sorry, but I would rather hear about other issues like hmm, jobs, the war on terror, national debt, national security…plastic toys? Whats next? Are they going to dictate what toilet paper I ….
  • Jessi Bradshaw : ok, i promise not to go into a full on rant. Mary, you are absolutely right-they are coving the bases but there is more. my issue, in plain words is this, i agree with both of you and most of this population, that ppl should choose and are …directly responsible for what they CHOOSE to put in their mouths. If it makes one fat, then one has the responsibility to either stop or exercise.
    But more importantly than the obesity factor, and i think its where “original poster” mentions “civil liberties”…
    Lets look at it this way. the FED(local, state,whatever) GOVT feels they can go INTO a PRIVATE business to DICTATE what that biz can or cant do. Thereof, affecting the consumer choice. Again, a PRIVATE biz. (in this case, no toys, hooters is next on the too do list, if u havent heard)
    (slowly but surely) Recently, DHS decides that it is now time to enter into Walmart(private biz) and start preaching from the tv monitors on what we should or should not be on the “look out” for? Wait a minute, i am at a private biz, shopping for my PERSONAL needs but DHS can start preaching to me? Does this not infuriate people? When should we expect these govt messages at the movie theaters, restaurants, amusement parks?
    So if that isn’t creepy enough.Lets look at the hypocritical. I obesity is a national security issue. Then why is intoxication not one? Why is the FED govt NOT going into bars and nightclubs enforcing sobriety “laws” or anti-smoking laws? Why are they hell bent on legislating for the kids?
 

Now, why is this not JUST about McDonalds “toys”.

From the  San Bruno Patch:  “The NOW chapter filed a complaint (today) Thursday with the San Bruno Police Department accusing the Hooters restaurant here, along with several others in the state, of exposing minors to sexual entertainment and that the restaurant should be forced to comply with local adult entertainment regulations.”

For those who are geographically challenged… San Bruno, CA is minutes away from Market Street… the site of the famous San Fransico Pride Celebration Parade (aka: Gay Parade)

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map of South San Fran.

Minutes away!

So let’s think RATIONALLY about this.
1. Liberal organizations (yes, the current govt is a liberal organization)are hell bent on making sure those pesky toys contributing to a national security emergency be removed from “Happy Meals”! Enter Big Brother into private business establishment to dictate what is acceptable or not.

2. NWO files complaint stating that Hooters contributes to exposure of “sexual entertainment” to minors.

3. We are MINUTES FROM THE CASTRO, SITE OF THE FAMOUS GAY PARADE WHERE countless gay men and women parade in the BUFF in front of minors every year!!! (I lived in the Bay Area, believe me I’ve been sickened first hand).

“Funny story”, our first day in San Jose, clueless, we happened to turn on the tv precicely at the moment a 70 year old man flashed the camera with his wrinkled jewels. Yeah, we didn’t know the parade was being broadcast on network t.v. semi-uncensored…

Back to the story…. Look at the pics below…they are not doctored and they are some of the more tame ones.

Gay dudes who work out and don't eat at McDonald's because fries are too fatty.

Eyes Burn....Yeah, no exposure to overt sexuality at this parade. Idiot "parents"!

 

Yeah, no exposure to overt sexuality at this parade. Idiot "parents"!

 

At what point is the liberal agenda going to look at itself and it own OVERT HYPOCRICY? Never, so get used to it. 

It is time to start thinking big picture. No need to blame McDonalds for our fat butts. McDonald’s is only a small problem of our obesity “issue”.. or shall we forget that back in the 80’s it was the FDA that declared HYDROGENATED OILS supperior to palm based and animal based oils only to do an about face 20 years later? McDonalds complied and we got fatter fries.
So back to “enter big big brother”… They barge into McDonalds for a third time, tell them to remove toys….blah blah.
Enter NOW, ready to file complaints with Hooters while only minutes away June next year, the NOW wont be thinking about the welfare of minors and their over exposure to sexuality.

So what does this have to to with McDonalds toys?

1. Allow the targeting of ONE private restaurant (McDonald’s)… you allow the targeting of other private restaurants for other BOGUS reasons(Hooters).
 
2. Target private restaurants, you allow the targeting of OTHER PRIVATE establishments for BOGUS reasons. (Who’s Next? Coffee Shops, Movie Theaters?)
 
3. Once targeting any and all PRIVATE business becomes the norm…..the door is open and there is no such thing as “REAL PRIVATE BUSINESS”….. (what are we calling that now days? National Socialism?)
 
(For now the DHS and Walmart are “collaborating” in this “joint effort” ..but maybe eventually they will have more to say…maybe dictate the toilet paper isle.)
 
I hope you get the picture.
Now go wash your mind’s eye and stare at some Thomas Kinkade for a few minutes.

So I was a little sceptical after reading this story.  At first, the title conjures up visions of great sacrifice and philanthropy…

At first I thought….warm fuzzy “awwwww”

Followed by a… “wait a minute, yeah right!”

Then “There has got to be a catch here.”

Finally “I better look into this.”

Here is what I gathered…

Back in August of this year, Warren Buffet sent out the call to the wealthiest people to encourage them to give away their wealth. Apparently,the “Giving Pledge” as it is now 57 Billionaires strong. Yadda Yadda, George Lucas, Ted Turner, Barron Hilton…

I was kinda peeved I didn’t see any of those whiny celebrities that we see all over those “for 40 cents, I bought myself a donut hole” commercials, but I digress. You know which annoying ones I am talking about.

Givingpledge.org About page goes on to say….

The Giving Pledge is an effort to invite the wealthiest individuals and families in America to commit to giving the majority of their wealth to the philanthropic causes and charitable organizations of their choice either during their lifetime or after their death.Each person who chooses to pledge will make this statement publicly, along with a letter explaining their decision to pledge. At an annual event, those who take the pledge will come together to share ideas and learn from each other.The Pledge is a moral commitment to give, not a legal contract. It does not involve pooling money or supporting a particular set of causes or organizations.

While the Giving Pledge is specifically focused on billionaires, the idea takes its inspiration from efforts in the past and at present that encourage and recognize givers of all financial means and backgrounds. We are inspired by the example set by millions of Americans who give generously (and often at great personal sacrifice) to make the world a better place.

Each donor is honored on the webpage with a photo and the actual letter that they submitted to GivingPledge announcing their commitment to “pledge” their wealth…. It also comes with a short bio about how hard they have worked and will continue to work….yadda yadda.

Here is the catch I concluded. Will liberals whine at how “unpleaseable” I am that I somehow doubt the benevolence of these rich people? Yes. I mean, who is more confused than a liberal who can hate a rich person and at the same time commend them for outwardly voicing their commitment to give? (anyway)

I looked through the letters.  Mostly, these individuals remind us of how they have ALREADY been generously giving to their personal foundations.

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Edutopia and the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Peter G. Peterson Foundation (which is “deeply involved in educating, motivating and, hopefully, activating the public to do something about these problems: our unfunded entitlement promises, our ballooning debts to foreign lenders, our very low savings, mushrooming healthcare costs that threaten to bankrupt our economy) …..Foundation, Foundation, Foundation….

So if I were one of these billionaires, I would say, “I’m rich, I have money to give, and I am giving it to my foundation, just like I’ve been giving it to my foundation in the past. So yeah, nothing has changed. I am just doing what I always do. Thanks for the free PR.”

Not so special now, huh? Why don’t these people give their millions of dollars and pay off our debt to China so that the government will have no excuse but to finally lower our taxes and at some point dismantle the IRS? Wouldn’t that be a hugely philanthropical thing to do? Lower EVERYONE’S taxes?? I mean, instead of paying for 3 kids’ scholarship to some acting school, or pay to have “nuclear proliferation”(which we know it ain’t happenin’) why not lower every single American’s tax bill! Think of the possibilities!

Seriously folks, do (some of) these people think we are that stupid? While people like Ted Turner get to give money to their own foundation, while we are getting told to give our daily 40cents by a bunch of guilt tripping celebrities. 

Feel free to donate your forty cents to my “If I Can Help ONE Liberal See Through The Propaganda Foundation”.

Morningstar CEO To Give Away Half Of Wealth : http://abcnews.go.com/WN/bill-gates-warren-buffett-organize-billionaire-giving-pledge/story?id=11325984

Yes, the new $100 bill had an oops! moment. As CNBC reported:

The defective bills—which could number into the tens of millions, potentially representing billions of dollars in face value—will have to be shredded. American taxpayers have already spent an enormous amount of money to print the bills.

According to a person familiar with the matter, the bills are the most costly ever produced, with a per-note cost of about 12 cents—twice the cost of a conventional bill.

That means the government spent about $120 million to produce bills it can’t use. On top of that, it is not yet clear how much more it will cost to sort the existing horde of hundred dollar bills

and yahoo reported

“The flawed bills, which cost around $120 million to print, will have to be burned.”

 

Leave it to the federal government to spend money to print money and then spend that money again to burn that money before spending more money to print that money again!

Burn Baby Burn!

 

 

As yahoo news reported here  and CNBC here

 

 

"Once we know that people are human and have some Homer Simpson in them, then there's a lot that can be done to manipulate them." -- Cass Sunstein

The Transportation Department is looking into technology to disable cell phones in vehicles, according to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

There’s a lot of technology out there that can disable phones and we’re looking at that,” LaHood said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” 

“A number of those people came to our distracted driving meeting here in Washington and that’s one way,” he said.

LaHood seemed to suggest that this technology has a good chance of making its way into cars.

I think it will be done,” he said.

Wireless companies see signal scrambling technology as a blunt instrument in the fight against distracted driving, pointing out that cell phones are just one distraction in the car. 

UPDATE: DoT spokeswoman Olivia Alair confirmed that the department is examining this technology. She added that the department has “no intention” at this point to require it. She pointed to a statement from LaHood that said his campaign has focused on “raising awareness, getting good laws on the books, stepping up enforcement, and most importantly, taking personal responsibility.”

 

In other words, people are too stupid (enter Homer Simpson) to learn how to be “responsible” drivers.  Because of our Homer Simpsonesque qualities, not only will our diets be monitored(exit salt), we will also have the cell phone companies, city governments, state governments and the Big Brother disabling our cell phones when we are in our vehicles.

So supposing Homer Simpson gets into a legitimate accident….he may have to rely on the other Homer Simpson walking down the street to actually call 911.

Oh no wait, one of the  CCTVs (closed circuit TV) will just catch the accident on tape.

O.K. never mind that! 

On a different note, so the Wireless Companies are the ones looking into signal scrambling technology?  Who should we blame? Perhaps the “wireless companies are the ones looking INTO the scrambling technology”…..right….right…..*wink wink*

No coercion here…no, nothing to see here. Just move right along and let the “private sector” take care of it.

Right.

Gothcha.

*wink wink*

Article here DoT exploring technology that would disable cell phones in cars – The Hill’s Hillicon Valley.

***For more in depth on dear ol’ Cass ….(doesn’t his name just roll off the tongue?) Check out this post by Anthony Martin as well!

Apparently MSNBC is now happy with 2nd place…
http://www.politico.com/click/stories/1010/msnbc_loves_second_place.html

Anyway, I thought I might send it to @KeithOlbermann because it was still early and he may not have gotten a chance to read up on it yet. I was doing him a friendly favor.

I was excited when I noticed on my TweetDeck that he had actually responded! Hilarious response, but a response nontheless!

Since I know he gets “A LOT of tweets” and he doesn’t have time to respond to them all…I was quite impressed!

He gets A LOT!

So anyway, I sent him the link and he responded. In typical liberal fashion. it gave me a good chuckle. 

Here it is!                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

At this point I thought, maybe I will follow him just to be friendly, you never know, right? Well turns out he BLOCKED ME? Sweet little ol’ me. :-/

Seriously??? He BLOCKED me for being friendly and polite? Maybe a little facetious?

I had full hopes that this guy just might be able to present himself a lot better than most #p2 (liberals) on twitter. Could he not be polite back? He didn’t have to chat with me, he just had not take the EXTRA effort to “block” me from his page. What could he possibly be afraid of?

Is this the leadership of the liberal left? A grown man who blocks a #tcot woman, who in most ways happens to be quite polite? I don’t make up stories or lies like Obama dearest and claim to call them truths. (i.e. my mom was a Christian)

Seems the liberal left just cannot handle the slightest bit of reality. Reality is, MSNBC is so far behind in the ratings that it’s only actual competitor is CNN. Soon CNN will be competing with ABC, CBS, and WB for ratings numbers. Good grief!

If you cannot beat “them”, make lies and when called on the lies just run away?

In this case, Keith just threw away a great twitter friendship. #LOL

I may be a #TCOT with a #TLOT streak, but politics doesn’t rule my conscience or my feminine latin charm. I am willing to disagree on the stage of opinions, but if you are nice to me I will be nice to you.

I think MOST conservatives(#tcots) are that way. 

Suddenly rice paper wraps don’t sound too appetizing! #LOL 😉

Perhaps something with thicker skin, like a flour tortilla burrito!

 Grow some skin, libs!

Flower tortillas, yum!

Disclaimer to my Asian peeps…no offense on the rice paper.

IF you think these vending machines are “pretty cool”, you deserve to be controlled. Too bad we have to be controlled WITH you. Heck, I rarely want a candybar bad enough to pay more than I would pay at Wal-Mart for a pack of 6 of the same.

Unless you are diabetic…but then again, why not carry one around on you if that is the case than pay $1.25 for one?  Anyway.

1. Tie your credit card to your retina and fingerprint.

2. With Obamacare, you may just be too fat to eat that candybar.

3. The Fed controlls your bank account in’s and out’s.

4. ______________________ <– Fill in the blank.

 

Look here for the full story  Vending Machines Of The Future.