By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office. You wouldn’t know it, but we are,” the president said Friday.
That’s right, the president — the president of the United States, mind you — says Americans are better off, they just don’t know it.
That is the height to which the president has raised his level of mendacity. He has the sheer audacity to tell Americans that he has successfully turned the economy around, that things are all good, but that there are no real quantifiable indicators by which they could ever know that.
In fact, Mr. Obama says Americans have never had it so good.
“Over the past 51 months, our businesses have created 9.4 million new jobs,” he said at a feel-good stop in Minnesota. “Our housing market is rebounding. Our auto industry is booming. Our manufacturing sector is adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s. We’ve made our tax code fairer. We’ve cut our deficits by more than half. More than 8 million Americans have signed up for private insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act.”
Of course, as usual with the president, none of that is true. In 2007, there were 146.6 million Americans employed. Last month, there were 145.7 million people in the workforce. But it’s all worse than that. The labor force participation rate dropped more than 3 percentage points, which equals nearly 8 million people. Now, just 62.8 percent of working-age Americans hold jobs, a dismal number that’s the lowest in 35 years….
It’s an Obama world. The US Air Force kicked Christian Gideon’s volunteers off base in March. The Bibles were too offensive and violated the separation of church and state rule.
But US military personnel are expected to adhere Islamic practices during Ramadan. Stars and Stripes reported:
U.S. personnel accustomed to drinking their coffee on the drive to work will have to put that habit on hold for about a month. It’s one of a few lifestyle changes Americans will have to make during the holy month of Ramadan.
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Officials expect Ramadan to begin at sunrise on Saturday, depending on when the new moon is sighted. The holy month lasts for approximately 30 days — until about July 28. For Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a month of fasting and devotion to God. Most Muslims fast from dawn to sunset, when families gather for Iftar — the meal that breaks the fast.
For the 8,200 U.S. personnel living here, and those serving throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility — including servicemembers, civilian personnel, contractors and family members — the month may require changing some daily routines.
Businesses and government offices will reduce hours and most restaurants will be closed during daylight hours.
While not required to fast during Ramadan, in Bahrain, Americans can be fined or detained by local authorities for eating, drinking or smoking in public when off-base during daylight hours.
Navy officials are requiring U.S. personnel to dress more conservatively off-base during Ramadan. Although not a requirement by Bahraini authorities, the Navy is demanding that men wear long-sleeved shirts and women wear sleeved blouses that cover their elbows. Also, men must wear long trousers, and women should wear pants or skirts that cover the knees.
This is what happens at the border of a nation that is run by a band of tyrannical looters who could not care less about defending the country or attending to the primary responsibilities of a legitimate government:
Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border. … The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.
No worries, Mexican authorities say they intended to shoot at drug smugglers — the folks our “government” arms.
Tomás Zerón, the director of the Mexican attorney general’s office investigative office, said that Mexican military and federal police who were conducting an operation on a ranch in Altar, Sonora, were shot at by criminals. Mexican authorities never fired any weapons and in fact never crossed into the U.S. side of the border, he said.
Art Del Cueto, Border Patrol Tucson Sector union president, tells KVOA-TV, though, that they called and apologized for the incident.
They did it by accident, they didn’t do it, and they are sorry they did it. So you can see why our “president” won’t bother to respond, any more than he has responded to the pleas for help from the US Marine Mexico is still incarcerating as an effective POW in our one-sided border war.
Fortunately the agents were unharmed this time. But incursions into our undefended country by the Mexican military are a regular occurrence now. Next time the agents might not be so lucky.
It could be that Mexico was sending a message regarding who calls the shots at the border, now that the USA is leaderless and therefore pathetically weak. If they think the message wasn’t received, they might send a louder one.
In the absence of a federal government willing to defend America’s interests or even its territory, Texas is sending armed troops to the border. Texas might need those armed troops on its northern border as well if the situation under Obama gets any worse.
America, we as a nation have some real soul searching to do. We are truly standing on a precipice 0f fundamental transformation, which if fully realized, will leave our nation forever changed. While there are many, many Americans who view this shift to socialism as a positive thing, it is only because they are severely misinformed, and have had their analytical thinking skills completely destroyed by the communist controlled education system. It is my belief that if the average leftist really understood what it was in the Bill of Rights they stood to lose, by advocating for “change,” they would snap out of their trance and get with reality. As a writer and a patriot, I have spent a great deal of time trying to get this message out, trying to draw a sharp contrast between the America our founders had envisioned for us and the “social democracy” Obama and the United Nations have in mind. This article will continue on this theme.
Throughout the past couple of weeks there have been numerous internet articles concerning the spotting of U.N. vehicles being transported across the country.
(For people who yet don’t believe the U.N. intends on forcing gun confiscation upon us, I suggest you check out this job posting listed by the U.N. Perhaps you should pay special attention to the part about people from foreign militaries and police forces having preference.)
What I find the most astonishing is that we have people in this country calling for gun control at a time when our government should be telling us to remain vigilant and perhaps even calling us to arms. The Middle East is set to become the next holocaust, and with our borders wide open amidst the current immigration crisis, we are virtually sitting ducks as these Islamofascists are vowing to bring their reign of terror here. I say thank God for the Second Amendment! Unfortunately, it seems as if our own government and other anti-gun groups, would rather see good people defenseless in the face of such violence. In fact, this brings me to the whole point of this article. There are people out there who do not believe that self-defense is an inherent human right. A 2006 U.N. human rights council report, written by a Barbara Frey, refuses to acknowledge that human beings have a right to keep arms for self-defense. Furthermore, the U.N. is claiming that governments that don’t impose severe restrictions on the rights of individuals to own firearms are guilty of human rights violations.
America, the U.N. is coming.
The whole point of the United States Constitution was to establish a system of government where the sovereignty of the individual was supreme over government, and the government’s sole function was to protect liberty. The Second Amendment was written specifically to protect life against the murderous onslaught that is currently underway in the Middle East, and to protect individual sovereignty against a government run amuck. The very fact that we have our own government pushing for gun control at a time such as this should be viewed as treasonous by all Americans. Especially, seeing as though we have Muslim Brotherhood operatives working within the administration. Far too many American have drank the collective “kool aid” and are literally brain dead when it comes to having the ability to do an honest assessment of where we stand.
What needs to be stressed here is that the Constitution was written by people who believed in God, the Judea Christian God of the Bible that is. People are created in the Image of God with free will, and they are fully capable of living independent lives, are capable of showing love, being responsible, providing for and caring for others, and most importantly, they are born with an inalienable right to defend themselves and their loved form evil.
Conversely, those on the left generally don’t believe in God, at least not the Christian God anyway. The U.N. is doing nothing in the face of worldwide Christian persecution, and, in fact, they seem to be facilitating it! The left tends to believe in evolution and false science, and they typically see Christians as standing in the way of progress with their “outdated, superstitious” beliefs. Remember, the basis for evolution is that mankind was merely an accident with no special purpose for existence, and because the left believes in the creation of a state run “utopia” (communism) there is no moral wrong in eliminating those who stand in the way. This was the continuing theme of the twentieth century as the sickness of Marxism/Darwinism spread across the globe and governments killed nearly 160,000,000 of their own citizens in the name of peace and progress. More people were killed in this period of history than in all of the world’s wars in man’s history. Yet, because we have an education system that has been taken over by the communists, trying to convince someone of these facts has become an arduous chore.
“A power plant failure has knocked out electricity across a large part of Venezuela, interrupting a nationally televised presidential ceremony and forcing a suspension of subway and train services around the country.
The outage affected at least 14 of the country’s 23 states and caused several hours of traffic jams, as well as darkening homes and offices, in the capital, Caracas, on Friday.
The plant, supplying electricity to Venezuela’s central and western regions, failed in the early afternoon, said the electricity minister, Jesse Chacon. Power was mostly restored in Caracas by nightfall but remained out in other parts of the country, where power failures are more common.”
Let’s just say that “Cubanization of Venezuela” is one step closer. Venezuela, a country that never had routine power outages before Chavez, is now having them as often as they do in Castro’s Cuba.
Socialism and electricity just don’t go well together, do they?
A Venezuelan couple told me the other day that the lights go out so often that planning your evenings is impossible to do. How can you go out or live a normal night life if the lights keep going out?
Use candles? Flash lights? Well, they have a shortage of candles and batteries, too.
My Venezuelan friends did say that one good thing about the power outages is that they don’t have to hear President Maduro’s rants on TV. I remember my parents saying the same thing when the lights went out in Cuba!