A Guide to Reality


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I’m turning out to be a WordPress Monthly Blogger … I truly, truly am trying — most days I am just too tired to even contemplate writing my thoughts out and at weekend – I’m so busy clearing my mind from the previous week that I just get 1000% lazy – well, aside from doing my weekend chores!   

I’m amazed – and not in a good way – with Mr Obama’s behaviour related to PM Netanyahu’s visit to the US – a visit called for by the US Congress.  His words and lack of action with regard to the most recent Hamas attacks on Israel that lasted weeks just made it clearer that this Democrat was correct in never supporting him (nor his opponents) in the presidential elections.  It’s absurd and basically childish how he’s acting. It just makes me even more Ready for Hillary!

And while I’m talking politics, I had someone tell me that because I vote Democrat I have blood on my hands.  Of course, I asked what they meant and they said because of abortion.  And I was like, let me get this straight – because I don’t vote Republican I have blood on my hands?  Of course, they also said that no respectable Christian would ever vote Democrat either. 

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And in a split second, I reminded that person that the US Congress had been controlled by Republicans – with the required two-thirds veto override – since Roe v. Wade, but they never even broached the subject and the responce I received was, “I could say more, but these political talks never turn out good.”  You’re right, you could say more, but I’d destroy everything you say point-by-point.  Another reason that I have no use for Republicans who think God is a card-carrying member — have these people EVEN read the Bible?  Do they think Jesus was hanging out with all the self-righteous, holier-than-thou people?  What a bunch of absolutely ridiculous, non-thinking, FOX News watching, believing, programmable, propaganda robots! SERIOUSLY!

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278741-1I thought for a nanosecond that I was going to have to stop watching How To Get Away With Murder after the overly dramatic mid-season return.  I grow tired of watching shows that use drama constantly with no single moment of pure joy albeit the end of the show – for example: The Fosters.  I love this show; however, lately every single episode has been drama, conflict — I know it’s not a sitcom, but seriously with the stress I have in my life due to work right now, I really don’t need to be stressed out watching a show (weird, yes – I know). 

One show that I really, really love is The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce – it’s BRILLIANT with its mix of drama, comedy and realistic look at life (you can say it isn’t, but I’ve seen some of this stuff personally and it’s – at least to me – the real deal).  I’m not sure if this show is just a one run show or not — I hope they’re thinking about it returning for another season — the writing is awesome and I hate when the show comes to an end.

So, I’ve decided to push my Bali trip to 2016 … I want to make sure that I plan it out completely so that it’s everything that I want it to be.  Instead, I’m going to St Thomas in the Virgin Islands and I’m excited to be there!  I’ve been doing tons of research on the island and the split sides — it sounds like I’ll have a blast! 🙂  I just helped a couple of friends plan their trip to Italy — I’d consider myself a semi-expert since it’s one of my favourite places on this planet! 🙂

And here at my house, the colours of the month are …

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Of course, they’re out of the reach of a certain little dog who thinks EVERYTHING belongs to her …

I’ve a billion things to do today — so, I’m going to go have morning playtime with Princess Alexa and then, get some errands done! I hope everyone has a great weekend … and yes, I’ll try to be better with scribbling … a few of you seem to like my “all over the place” entries! 🙂

xoxo –


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545 vs. 300,000,000 People


This, of course, isn’t my work, but it’s the work of one of America’s best columnists … and it rings with such incredible truth.

And no matter who you identify with politically, this really … well, read it … and know that he wanted it published over and over and over – so, in honour of his request, I’m publishing it here!

-By Charlie Reese

Orlando Sentinel

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits.. ( The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.)

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House?( John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. ) If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to. [The House has passed a budget but the Senate has not approved a budget in over three years. The President’s proposed budgets have gotten almost unanimous rejections in the Senate in that time. ]

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ..

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power.
Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible. They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses. Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees… We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren’t so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid…

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom…’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell ‘politicians?’
I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD… BE AN AMERICAN!!!

This was his final column after 49 years of being a journalist. The fact of the matter is that this isn’t even the least bit misrepresented – if you do the leg work, you can find that everything he presents is fact and in fact, is being carried out.

Wow – it’s a lot to think about, but it makes you think …

Here’s to everyone having a great week … I’m going to go watch Moulin Rouge and then crawl in my big, comfy King-sized bed!

xoxo –

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