Lou Holtz Nails it…………told only as an old coach can

The Democrats are right, there are two Americas. The America that works, and the America that doesn’t. The America that contributes, and the America that doesn’t. It’s not the haves and the have-nots, it’s the dos and the don’ts. Some people do their duty as Americans, obey the law, support themselves, contribute to society, and others don’t. That’s the divide in America.
It’s not about income inequality, it’s about civic irresponsibility. It’s about a political party that preaches hatred, greed and victimization in order to win elective office. It’s about a political party that loves power more than it loves its country.
That’s not invective, that’s truth, and it’s about time someone said it.
The politics of envy was on proud display a couple weeks ago when President Obama pledged the rest of his term to fighting “income inequality.” He noted that some people make more than other people; that some people have higher incomes than others, and he says that’s not just. That is the rationale of thievery.
The other guy has it, you want it, and Barack Obama will take it for you. Vote Democrat. That is the philosophy that produced Detroit.
It is the electoral philosophy that is destroying America. It conceals a fundamental deviation from American values and common sense because it ends up not benefiting the people who support it, but a betrayal.
The Democrats have not empowered their followers, they have enslaved them in a culture of dependence and entitlement, of victim-hood and anger instead of ability and hope. The President’s premise – that you reduce income inequality by debasing the successful – seeks to deny the successful the consequences of their choices and spare the unsuccessful the consequences of their choices. Because, by and large, income variations in society is a result of different choices leading to different consequences.
Those who choose wisely and responsibly have a far greater likelihood of success, while those who choose foolishly and irresponsibly have a far greater likelihood of failure. Success and failure usually manifest themselves in personal and family income. You choose to drop out of high school or to skip college – and you are apt to have a different outcome than someone who gets a diploma and pushes on with purposeful education. You have your children out of wedlock and life is apt to take one course; you have them within a marriage and life is apt to take another course. Most often in life our destination is determined by the course we take.
My doctor, for example, makes far more than I do. There is significant income inequality between us. Our lives have had an inequality of outcome, but, our lives also have had an inequality of effort. While my doctor went to college and then devoted his young adulthood to medical school and residency, I got a job in a restaurant. He made a choice, I made a choice, and our choices led us to different outcomes. His outcome pays a lot better than mine. Does that mean he cheated and Barack Obama needs to take away his wealth? No, it means we are both free men in a free society where free choices lead to different outcomes.
It is not inequality Barack Obama intends to take away, it is freedom. The freedom to succeed, and the freedom to fail. There is no true option for success if there is no true option for failure. The pursuit of happiness means a whole lot less when you face the punitive hand of government if your pursuit brings you more happiness than the other guy. Even if the other guy sat on his arse and did nothing. Even if the other guy made a lifetime’s worth of asinine and short sighted decisions.
Barack Obama and the Democrats preach equality of outcome as a right, while completely ignoring inequality of effort.
The simple ‘Law of the Harvest’ – as ye sow, so shall ye reap – is sometimes applied as, “The harder you work, the more you get.”
Barack Obama would turn that upside down. Those who achieve are to be punished as enemies of society and those who fail are to be rewarded as wards of society. Entitlement will replace effort as the key to upward mobility in American society if Barack Obama gets his way. He seeks a lowest common denominator society in which the government besieges the successful and productive to foster equality through mediocrity. He and his party speak of two Americas, and their grip on power is based on using the votes of one to sap the productivity of the other. America is not divided by the differences in our outcomes, it is divided by the differences in our efforts.
It is a false philosophy to say one man’s success comes about unavoidably as the result of another man’s victimization.
What Barack Obama offered was not a solution, but a separatism. He fomented division and strife, pitted one set of Americans against another for his own political benefit. That’s what socialists offer. Marxist class warfare wrapped up with a bow. Two Americas, coming closer each day to proving the truth to Lincoln’s maxim that a house divided against itself cannot stand.
“Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.”
Lou Holtz

America

long read….. worth it if you are interested in what is happening to our society….

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/06/05/dinesh-dsouza-americans-are-being-prepared-for-a-political-and-financial-shakedown/

Wisdom to ponder

I appreciate those that can create words to reflect life as it is ……………..

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/04/when-a-grieving-family-turned-over-their-deceased-daughters-mirror-they-got-an-amazing-surprise/

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April Aphorisms

As we meander down the roads of life, on occasion we hear an old, or maybe new utterance, an utterance of the profound, perhaps a bit of wisdom, advice, guidance, reminder, a piece to remember, to recite to others, to pause and meditate upon, they may be pertinent of the day, the past or the future or as these are, timeless to their application, snippets by the famous, infamous or of the unknown, it matters not the author, but of what the author has to say.
May these truisms be of such worth.
Love These Aphorisms
 
If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
~Jay Leno~
 
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
~Henry Cate, VII~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office
 ~Aesop~
 
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn’t be any inducement to go to heaven.
 ~Will Rogers~
 
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
 ~Nikita Khrushchev~
 
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I’m beginning to believe it.
 ~Clarence Darrow~
 
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
 ~Author unknown~
 
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
 ~John Quinton~
 
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
 ~Oscar Ameringer~
 
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
 ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952~
 
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
 ~ Tex Guinan~
 
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
 ~Charles de Gaulle~
 
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
 ~Doug Larson~
 
 
 

March Aphorisms

If you’re not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he’s the famous Erudite (comic) scientist who once said:
“I woke up one morning, and all of my stuff had been stolen and replaced by exact duplicates.”
   His mind sees things differently than most of us do. Here are some of  his gems……..
1 –  I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 – Borrow money from pessimists — they don’t expect it back.
3 – Half the people you know are below average.
4 – 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5 – 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6 – A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7 – A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 – If you want the rainbow, you have got to put up with the rain.
9 – All those who believe in psycho-kinesis, raise my hand.
10 – The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
11 – I almost had a psychic girlfriend… But she left me before we met.
12  – OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
13 – How do you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?
14 – If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15 –  Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 – When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
17 –  Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be  lazy.
18 – Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
19 – I intend to live forever… So far, so good.
20 – If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21 – Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
22 – What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 – My mechanic told me, “I couldn’t  repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.”
24 – Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
25 – If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 – A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27 –  Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
28 – The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
29 – To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30 – The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31 – The sooner you fall behind, the more time you’ll have to catch up.
32 – The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33 – Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don’t have film.
34 – If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.
And the all-time favorite:
35 – If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

WWII Spitfire Pilot

WWII Spitfire Pilot

This is probably one of the best emails I’ve had in a long time. Just watch the expression on his face as he watches himself. We owe a BIG thank you to men like him.
18 years old, all alone, behind enemy lines, no guns, no escort….and he gladly did it. They just don’t make them like that anymore… It was truly the greatest generation………..We owe them so much……….
Click the link below with your sound on:
American Spitfire Pilot in WWII

February Aphorisms

As a fighter pilot only two bad things can happen to you, and they are:
a.  One day you will walk out to the aircraft knowing that it is your last flight in a fighter.
b.  One day you will walk out to the airplane not knowing that it is your last flight in a fighter.

The cost for attending the Fasting and Prayer Conference includes meals.

Morning sermon: Jesus Walks on the Water. Evening sermon: Searching for Jesus.

Ladies, don’t forget the rummage sale. It’s a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Don’t forget your husbands.

Always remember you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.

If flying is so safe, why do they call the airport the terminal?

I don’t approve of political jokes. I’ve seen too many of them get elected.

 

 

January Aphorisms

“Life is tough and it is tougher when you are stupid.” – John Wayne

“Emotions are easier to feel than thinking is easier to do!” – Rush Limbaugh

Don’t regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many!

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live itswhole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein

“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.” – Sam Ewing

We are always hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money.
How come we never hear about Welfare running out of money?

“We are being led down the rosy path of individual victim hood, put in a created new “victim” group and then characterized as being less-than; therefore, entitled to whatever is coveted.” – Larry Fookes