Yesterday, Senator Dick Durbin blasted Oberweis on minimum wage, taxes, corporate inversions and any other capitalist endeavor he could think of. I guess if I was a reporter, I’d ask Durbin, “What private business have you ever run?”
The Senator, bless his heart, has been a career politician. When I mean career, I mean the last time he worked in the private sector was probably mowing lawns as a kid. Our current governor is a career politician. Every Democratic candidate for statewide office is a career politician.
Personally, I don’t agree with Oberweis on all the issues. However, I hate to see the Democratic Party continually demonize Americans that are successful. What? Should we all be failures? Should we only elect career politicians from both parties? In campaign after campaign if a business person has been successful Democrats say they are out of touch. It happens even if they are women.
"Should we all be failures?" Oh, they'd like that. Failures dependent on the government is where they get their power. Where they think the money to bribe these people is going to come from if they continually destroy private business is beyond me. Maybe the key word there is "think." Here is what career politicians get you:
Illinois has been run by career politicians from BOTH sides of the aisle for a long time. What’s that gotten the state?
Illinois has turned from a government for the people by the people to a government that is for the politicians by the politicians.
- Huge out of control pension debt. Maybe it’s so far gone pension reform is dead.
- Freakin golden Corruption.
- No economic growth in Illinois while neighboring states are growing.
- High taxes.
- Exemptions for special interests.
- Crony capitalism.
- Gerrymandering from both parties to make sure they hang on to their slice of pie.
- A landscape littered with all kinds of mini governments from agencies to township to county
- A state where it’s extremely tough to start and sustain a small business
Not only Illinois, they want the whole darn country like this. They'll blame the Republicans (yes, even if they've been out of power for years, and their moron base will believe it), then swoop in to save the day. That's how they do things.
***Our pastor has been doing a sermon series on the miracle of salvation. What a blessing it has been! Today he covered justification by faith alone. Wonderful message, and one a lot of denominations get wrong. I know of some wonderful people who have been fooled into thinking they can lose their salvation if they're not "good enough." Got news for ya, nobody's good enough. If we could be good enough, Jesus wouldn't have had to die. The more confused ones will say you're saved by faith alone, but you need works to keep that salvation. If Jesus' blood is enough to save you, it's enough to keep you saved. Again, we can't be good enough apart from Jesus, it just can't be done. Thank God for His Grace!
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Eph. 2:8-9
***Dems drop Obama from speeches. Then the Republicans need to shout it from the mountaintops if their opponents backed Obama on any of his disastrous policies, ESPECIALLY Obamacare. Don't let them run away from it.
More at the link.
The Queen, the President, and the Flatulent Horse
AT HEATHROW Airport in England, a 300-foot red carpet was stretched out to Air Force One and President Bush strode to a warm but dignified handshake from Queen Elizabeth II. They rode in a silver 1934 Bentley to the edge of central London where they boarded an open 17th century coach hitched to six magnificent white horses.As they rode toward Buckingham Palace, each looking to their side and waving to the thousands of cheering Britons lining the streets, all was going well. This was indeed a glorious display of pageantry and dignity. Suddenly the scene was shattered when the right rear horse let rip the most horrendous, earth-shattering, eye-smarting blast of flatulence, and the coach immediately filled with noxious fumes.
George W., ever the Texas gentleman, replied, "Your Majesty, please don't give the matter another thought. You know, if you hadn't said something I would have assumed it was one of the horses."
(No, this isn't true, it's an Urban Legend. But it's funny. :-) )
***Well this is good news: Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit.
The privately funded Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol does not violate the state constitution and can stay there, an Oklahoma County judge said Friday in a ruling that attorneys who filed the lawsuit vowed to appeal to the state Supreme Court.
District Judge Thomas Prince granted a motion filed on behalf of the Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission to block the lawsuit from going to trial.
***The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~Henry Ward Beecher
***Have a great day!