Sunday, July 08, 2012
"Congressman Allen West appeared on Fox & Friends today to discuss America’s waning freedoms and how to reclaim them. One such example he offered was Social Security, and given how more people went on Social Security disability last month than new jobs that were created, West said this was creating an “economic dependence” which he classified as “a form of modern, 21st-century slavery."
I wonder how exactly Mr. West would have us "reclaim" our "waning" freedoms?
Does he think electing Mitt Romney as our president will make us freer?
I wonder how that worked out for the people of Massachusetts when he was their governor and they were one of the worse states in job creation?
West says that Obama would rather us be his slaves, and that he is purposely creating a welfare entitlement state to make us dependant on him. That is such a ludicrous and farcical statement that I am afraid to even respond to it for fear of folks believing that I am just as crazy for even acknowledging it.
"Host Dave Briggs brought up recent comments West made exactly one week ago about President Obama, namely that the president would “rather you be his slave.”
West stood by the language he used, saying he shouldn’t have to apologize for stating the truth. He argued that the president and Democrats in Congress are creating a “welfare entitlement class” and pit them against the “production class.” [Source]
Yes, this Allen West dude is kind of scary. Still, I suspect, that like his boy- and fellow tea party wingnut- Joe Walsh, he won't be around much longer in Washington. Even wingnut republican voters can't be dumb enough to send guys like this back to Washington.
Finally, I read an interesting article over at The Grio from a sister who has some issues with spanking.
"I am an extremely vocal opponent of corporal punishment as a casual form of discipline. Not because I particularly care about what happens in the households of others, but because there has been such extensive research proving myriad negative effects on the evolving psyches of children when their parents hit them, that I cannot, in good conscious, buy into the propaganda that “it’s good for them.”
Yes, hit. Not “spank.” Hit, and for the purpose of this article, we’re going to call a spade a spade.
When the results of a recent study hit the Internet revealing that hitting children as a form of discipline – no matter how rarely it may occur — increases their chances of developing mental illness, I posted it on my Facebook page without any commentary. " [Read here]
Well Kirsten, you might get a comment or two here.