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Meet My New Neighbor.

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My Neighbor

She’s single…

She lives right across the street.

I can see her house from my living room.

I watched as she got home from work this evening.

I was surprised when she walked across the street and up my driveway.

She knocked on my door… I rushed to open it.

She looks at me, and says, “I just got home, and I am so horny! I have this 

strong urge to have a good time, get drunk, and make love all night long!

Are you busy tonight?”

I immediately replied, “Nope, I’m free… I have no plans at all!”

Then she said, “Good! In that case, could you watch my kids?”

It sucks being a senior citizen.

 ~Steve~                                               H/T   Our Miss May

How the Left Harm America’s Moral Character

Dennis Prager has an excellent article that perfectly explains why liberals are narcissists — a conclusion I’ve arrived at from experience and observation.

~Eowyn

The liberal entitlement mentality

Ten Ways Progressive Policies Harm Society’s Moral Character

Dennis Prager – July 19, 2011

While liberals are certain about the moral superiority of liberal policies, the truth is that those policies actually diminish a society’s moral character. Many individual liberals are fine people, but the policies they advocate tend to make a people worse. Here are 10 reasons:

1. The bigger the government, the less the citizens do for one another. If the state will take care of me and my neighbors, why should I? This is why Western Europeans, people who have lived in welfare states far longer than Americans have, give less to charity and volunteer less time to others than do Americans of the same socioeconomic status.

The greatest description of American civilization was written in the early 19th century by the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville. One of the differences distinguishing Americans from Europeans that he most marveled at was how much Americans — through myriad associations — took care of one another. Until President Franklin Roosevelt began the seemingly inexorable movement of America toward the European welfare state — vastly expanded later by other Democratic presidents — Americans took responsibility for one another and for themselves far more than they do today. Churches, Rotary Clubs, free-loan societies and other voluntary associations were ubiquitous. As the state grew, however, all these associations declined. In Western Europe, they have virtually all disappeared.

2. The welfare state, though often well intended, is nevertheless a Ponzi scheme. Conservatives have known this for generations. But now, any honest person must acknowledge it. The welfare state is predicated on collecting money from today’s workers in order to pay for those who paid in before them. But today’s workers don’t have enough money to sustain the scheme, and there are too few of them to do so. As a result, virtually every welfare state in Europe, and many American states, like California, are going broke.

3. Citizens of liberal welfare states become increasingly narcissistic. The great preoccupations of vast numbers of Brits, Frenchmen, Germans and other Western Europeans are how much vacation time they will have and how early they can retire and be supported by the state.

4. The liberal welfare state makes people disdain work. Americans work considerably harder than Western Europeans, and contrary to liberal thought since Karl Marx, work builds character.

5. Nothing more guarantees the erosion of character than getting something for nothing. In the liberal welfare state, one develops an entitlement mentality — another expression of narcissism. And the rhetoric of liberalism — labeling each new entitlement a “right” — reinforces this sense of entitlement.

6. The bigger the government, the more the corruption. As the famous truism goes, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Of course, big businesses are also often corrupt. But they are eventually caught or go out of business. The government cannot go out of business. And unlike corrupt governments, corrupt businesses cannot print money and thereby devalue a nation’s currency, and they cannot arrest you.

7. The welfare state corrupts family life. Even many Democrats have acknowledged the destructive consequences of the welfare state on the underclass. It has rendered vast numbers of males unnecessary to females, who have looked to the state to support them and their children (and the more children, the more state support) rather than to husbands. In effect, these women took the state as their husband.

8. The welfare state inhibits the maturation of its young citizens into responsible adults. As regards men specifically, I was raised, as were all generations of American men before me, to aspire to work hard in order to marry and support a wife and children. No more. One of the reasons many single women lament the prevalence of boy-men — men who have not grown up — is that the liberal state has told men they don’t have to support anybody. They are free to remain boys for as long as they want.

And here is an example regarding both sexes. The loudest and most sustained applause I ever heard was that of college students responding to a speech by President Barack Obama informing them that they would now be covered by their parents’ health insurance policies until age 26.

9. As a result of the left’s sympathetic views of pacifism and because almost no welfare state can afford a strong military, European countries rely on America to fight the world’s evils and even to defend them.

10. The leftist weltanschauung [worldview] sees society’s and the world’s great battle as between rich and poor rather than between good and evil. Equality therefore trumps morality. This is what produces the morally confused liberal elites that can venerate a Cuban tyranny with its egalitarian society over a free and decent America that has greater inequality.

None of this matters to progressives. Against all this destructiveness, they will respond not with arguments to refute these consequences of the liberal welfare state, but by citing the terms “social justice” and “compassion,” and by labeling their opponents “selfish” and worse.

If you want to feel good, liberalism is awesome. If you want to do good, it is largely awful.

School Yard Bully..Well No More. How Do You Feel About This?

As a Father this was  very disturbing to watch . This big gentle Giant was apparently an easy target. I guess he had enough. . I’m sorry , but I’m glad the kid who was the Victim finally had enough. Here is link to story.

Oh and they suspend the Kid for defending himself. Here are a few snippets from story.

Rigby also condemned the school — Chifley College High School in St. Mary’s, Australia — for suspending Casey, fearing punishing the victims of bullying will only feed unwillingness of victims to come forward.

Then this.

But would the school have done something?  According to other students, Casey’s days were plagued by constant bullying and physical violence.

“The fights I have seen here, it’s horrible. It really makes me feel unsafe,” one said. A classmate added: “People pick on him every single day, they hit him around and stuff, and he just got sick of it and let out the anger.”

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/casey-the-punisher-bullying-victims-schoolyard-justice-becomes-worldwide-web-sensation/

And here is a follow up story where the Bully‘s Momma wants an apology.

Yea, my baby does no wrong. You can sift thru all the pyscho babble in both storys, but to me it comes down to the kid was a punk and got his Arse handed to him.  Can you say …Enabler? She will be saying that when the punk is on his way to prison.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/the-punisher-must-apologize-australian-bullys-mom-demands-mea-culpa/

~Steve~

Obama Mania Dims In College Campuses

Every mass movement mobilizes and recruits from among the youth because of their energy and enthusiasm. Demagogues, in particular, exploit their idealism and gullibility. 

So it was with Obama in 2008. Young people voted for Barack Obama by a far wider margin than did voters in other age groups, which likely helped win over close states. Voters ages 18 to 29 favored Obama over McCain by double-digit figures, 66% to 32%, according to national exit polls. Other age groups had an 8% difference, at most, between the two candidates. In prior elections, the youth vote deviated at most by about 2% from other age groups, with youths tending to lean Democratic.

But now, after 21 months of his “presidency,” reality is penetrating even America’s young people although we still have some ways to go because The Fraud still enjoys a 44:27 approval among college students. But that is still an improvement from the 60% approval (vs. 15% disapproval) he had engineered on college campuses in 2008. 

~Eowyn

Students cooling on Obama, poll finds

By Alan Fram – Associated Press – October 14, 2010

The Obama excitement that pervaded college campuses two years ago has faded.

An Associated Press-mtvU poll found college students cooling in their support for President Barack Obama, a fresh sign of trouble for Democrats struggling to rekindle enthusiasm among the newest voters for the crucial midterm elections in three weeks.

Forty-four percent of students approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 27 percent are unhappy, according to the survey conducted late last month. That’s a significant drop from the 60 percent who gave the president high marks in a May 2009 poll. Only 15 percent had a negative opinion back then.

Obama’s weaker performance on campus also underscores his party’s struggles to turn the 15 million first-time voters of 2008 – nearly one in eight of that year’s total – into a solid political army. Exit polls from 2008 show 55 percent of new voters were ages 18 to 24, and those young first-timers strongly backed Obama and Democratic House candidates – a potent bloc if Democrats could lure them back to the voting booth.

Obama planned to appear today at a youth town hall being shown live on MTV, BET and other networks. He also is to lead a rally Sunday at Ohio State University, and in recent days he headlined a massive gathering at the University of Wisconsin and a webcast town hall at George Washington University.

Ohio State’s 55,000 students are a big part of a central Ohio congressional district in which Democratic Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy is facing a rematch with her 2008 opponent, Republican Steve Stivers. Kilroy spokesman Brad Bauman says the students are “a huge voting bloc for us,” but Stivers spokesman John Damschroder says any advantage Kilroy had on campus in the close 2008 race will be minimized.

“She had a wind at her back last time,” he said, referring to students’ support then for Obama. “Now it’s a stand-alone election for her.”

Political scientists, campaign workers, students and others say many students are unhappy with Obama’s handling of the economy, wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and failures to end the ban against gays serving openly in the military or to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. There’s also frustration with the messy political process and his inability to deliver on his campaign promise to change Washington.

The findings in the poll, which surveyed more than 2,000 undergraduates, come as students and others say political activity on campuses is way down from the frenetic levels of the 2008 presidential race.

Enthusiasm by all groups dips in midterm elections compared to presidential races.