We’ve been getting a lot of advice from our media betters about how the GOP should act, about how they should reverse Harry Reid’s rules and how they should now respect the sentiments of the new Democrat minority, that same minority that was willing to back the Reid rules when it worked to their advantage.
Now that they have been defeated there are plenty of bills still sitting on Harry Reid desk waiting to see the light of day.
I want to see how many of those bills Harry Reid allows to make to the floor. I want to see how many are sent to the floor, I want to see if the old rules are returned, I want to see if the last months of this congress will be the same as the previous 23.
Until we see this, nobody on the GOP side should even give lip service to anything our friends on the left want.because there is absolutely no reason for them to believe that if Democrat fortunes rise again they would treat the GOP any differently
No one should feel guilty about any crime they didn’t personally commit, but whenever I read a post and a thread like this one (from 2008) regarding white guilt, I wonder whether such people are equally as fervent about distancing themselves from the laudable actions and legacies of our Founding Fathers–or that of the World War Two Generation–as they are about disassociating themselves from the country’s distant slave-holding past and not-so-distant oppressive past (45 years ago).
If our good history is relevant to who we, as Americans, are today, then so is our bad history and there’s nothing wrong with thinking about and acknowledging the truth about both. Our foundation is composed of both. However, it does not, or rather, it need not follow that blame be cast or guilt be felt as a result of admitting the truth. Think first; feel second, if at all.
Not being perfect, America and Americans have not and do not always reach the bar which we had set for us in the late eighteenth century. However, we should feel grateful to God–not guilty–that our Founding Fathers gave us such a high bar to reach for in the first place. When we fall short we get up and try again. That’s our heritage and to have all too many parts of the country wallow in both guilt and blame is quickly giving rise to a lot of bitterness and pointless anger—not to mention grief.
Feel blessed, and not guilty or vengeful. Both areas are God’s provinces.
Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015.
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Dalek Sec: My Daleks, just understand this; if you choose death and destruction, then death and destruction will choose you.
Doctor Who Evolution of the Daleks 2007
Hundreds of guys depended on Paulie and he got a piece of everything they made. And it was tribute, just like in the old country, except they were doing it here in America. And all they got from Paulie was protection from other guys looking to rip them off. And that’s what it’s all about. That’s what the FBI could never understand. That what Paulie and the organization does is offer protection for people who can’t go to the cops. That’s it. That’s all it is. They’re like the police department for wiseguys.
Good Fellas 1990
For all of the hyperbole that is being said concerning Ferguson justice etc and all the anti-police rhetoric I think a few things need to be explained to the people who will be living in the neighborhoods that black “leaders” would create for them. So let me give you a warning.
If you want a community where the police have no incentive to come & enforce the law…you’ll get it
If you want a neighborhood where small store owners believe they can’t operate safely …they won’t.
If you want a neighborhood where insurance companies will either not issue insurance or price it prohibitively ….you’ll pay it.
If you want a neighborhood where national chains where operating involves great substantial risk...they won’t take it
If you want a neighborhood were job creators won’t venture…they won’t
If you want a neighborhood where criminals can operate with impunity... they will.
And finally if you want a neighborhood where you have to pay your own version of Paulie to protect you from everyone (but him) so you can live a life I say this…
…may you be happy in the path you choose.
And remember that the people who are making the loudest arguments nationally toward this direction are people who will never consent to live in such a state.