Are we really this stupid?

I haven’t done any fact checking but unfortunately a lot of it seems true…

Canadian’s Version of David Letterman’s Top 10
This is Canada’s Top Ten List of America’s Stupidity.
Of course we look like idiots because we are.

10) Only in America … could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America … could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans � 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

8) Only in America … could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, TimothyGeithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America … can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America … would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just ‘magically’ become American citizens.

5) Only in America … could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country’s Constitution be thought of as “extremists.”

4) Only in America … could you need to present a driver’s license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America … could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America … could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year – for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn’t have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America … could the rich people – who pay 86% of all income taxes – be accused of not paying their “fair share” by people who don’t pay any income taxes at all.

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Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman. It’s a tragedy. I don’t know for sure what happened – I wasn’t there. You don’t know for sure what happened – you weren’t there. Only two people know for sure what happened – one is dead and the other was found not guilty.

We will never know what really happened. I suspect both Martin and Zimmerman were partially responsible. It’s just too bad that it had to end up with one dead and another’s life ruined.

What does piss me off is the endless list of people coming out and saying it was a travesty of justice – the latest being the usually well respected Colin Powell. Was he there? Does he have access to additional evidence that we don’t? Did Zimmerman confess to him? No, no, and no.

All he has is an opinion and a pulpit. Why do many in the public seem to think a persons opinion is more accurate and meaningful just because they are in the public eye? Politicians, musicians, actors, sports figures – their opinions should carry no more weight than mine our yours. Wake up people – you don’t have to believe in or agree with anyone’s opinion just because they are on MTV, ESPN, or wherever.

Mr Powell – I have great respect, admiration, and appreciation for all you have done for this country. But in this instance you should just shut your mouth because you weren’t there.

Drug testing for welfare recipients

Talk about a no-brainier! Why aren’t we doing this everywhere already? Three cheers for Texas.

“A Republican-sponsored measure has passed the Texas House that requires unemployment applicants to take drug tests as a condition of receiving the aid. State Rep. Brandon Creighton (R-Conroe) sponsored the bill, which requires drug tests of applicants whose answers on a questionnaire suggest they’re at risk of drug abuse. The bill received unanimous state Senate support and goes to Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his signature.”

Death penalty debate

Debate on the death penalty has gone on for years. Someday we will catch the people behind the Boston Marathon bombing. Who can argue against the death penalty then? The people responsible killed 3 and injured over 170 some extremely seriously. It could have been far worse which is probably what those responsible hoped for. They had no regard for human life – why should anyone care about theirs?

We should have a speedy trial and quickly carry out sentencing.

Gun control

OK – this gun control debate is pissing me off. I am a Republican and a conservative, but first and foremost I am in favor of simple common sense.

The 2nd amendment makes it perfectly clear that we have the right to bear arms. BUT I don’t think this should mean that anyone can have anything.

People don’t need assault rifles

People don’t need high capacity magazines.

People don’t need armor piercing bullets

Period. Bambi does not shoot back, wear Kevlar, or roam the forest armed.

I have no problem with extensive background checks on ALL firearm purchases. Criminals, crazies and Ji-Hadji should not be able to legally buy guns.

I also do not have a problem with a National Registry of guns and gun owners. Those of you that think it is a precursor to big government using the registry to confiscate the weapons are paranoid and delusional.

Let’s put in simple common sense laws to limit the type of weapons and who can get them. It shouldn’t be hard to do and it is not going to prevent hunters or gun enthusiasts from acquiring them if they are good citizens.

That being said, those that think (or state for political gain) that tougher guns laws will prevent gun crime are stupid or just telling a big fat lie.

Dumb or dishonest politicians and special interest groups – that is the bigger problem

Same sex marriage

Honestly, I don’t have any problem at all with same sex marriage. I am straight as an arrow but have a number of gay/lez friends. I don’t care how others choose to live their life – it’s their choice so why should I ever get worked up about it.

I do get pissed of by all the Gay Rights militants that try to stick their cause in everyone’s face, but that isn’t a gay issue it is a militant issue. I get equally pissed at abortion militants or electric car militants or whatever. If I am not protesting your choices you shouldn’t be up in my face pushing your agenda. Live and let live.

Ok – back to the original point – gay marriage. Once again I am completely OK with it. What I am not OK with is the amount of time our legislature and judicial system is spending on it. Lets say this affects 10% of the population – why in the hell are we spending what seems to be a completely disproportional amount if time on this issue? Don’t we have a budget to put together, an economy to fix, a whacko in North Korea, gun laws, etc.

Our elected and appointed officials should all follow this simple guideline – focus on issues that affect the majority but don’t ignore or screw over the minorities.

Simple logic that would make a lot of things better.