Sec. of Agriculture: “Food Stamps Stimulate The Economy”

August 16, 2011

Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, in an interview: “I should point out, when you talk about the SNAP program or the foot stamp program, you have to recognize that it’s also an economic stimulus. Every dollar of SNAP benefits generates $1.84 in the economy in terms of economic activity. If people are able to buy a little more in the grocery store, someone has to stock it, package it, shelve it, process it, ship it. All of those are jobs. It’s the most direct stimulus you can get in the economy during these tough times.”

The man has spoken! Food stamps are stimulus! It seems that food stamps do a better job of stimulating the economy than jobs do, evidently. Because although there has been a vast increase of people on them, the jobs are less and less plentiful. Hmm… maybe foodstamps are helpful. I mean hungry people got to eat right? And when people eat, they spend money right? Well the thing is, it is government sending money to people, to get them to buy stuff. Only, unlike Stimulus 1.0, this is long term government spending.

One problem with this plan, government can’t continue to spend more and more money, sending essentially free money to people who aren’t working, or are working less, and taking that money from people who are working. Many of whom are not working anymore since Obama and his henchmen are making it much less business friendly within this country.

Again, my brain is scrambled, because the news is on and is turned way up, but I guarantee that my quality articles will become higher quality once I work out a better schedule. Stay informed.


I’m Back Baby!

August 4, 2011

Rejoice longsuffering fans of mine. An Informed Mind, after a long and painful hiatus has returned with another illuminating piece. I have been gone a long time and undoubtedly my writing skills have suffered. My mind draws more blanks than it did in the heat of writing, and working long hours at my job tires my mind as well. But I cannot sit back and be silent as the Democratic Socialist Party of America spends us into bankruptcy.

You see, the new debt ceiling bill has raised some hackles on both sides of the aisle. I agree with Rep. Cleaver that this bill is a ‘sugar coated Satan sandwich.’ Only thing is, we have two totally different reasons. First and foremost there is little in the way of guaranteeing spending cuts. In other words, we gave Barack Hussein Obama (his highness) his two+ trillion dollars in debt ceiling raise but without significant cuts to spending, without a balanced budget amendment, without any guarantee of no new taxes in the future. The Republicans have been hoodwinked again.

In other, entirely related news: the DOW has dropped over 500 points in one day. Barack Hussein Obama is a boy that was sent to do a man’s job. Barack Obama is as Eric Cantor pointed out, in over his head. He has never created a single job, he has never had to deal with a budget. While he was smokin’ dope in college on taxpayer money, real economists were learning that spending more than you take in is a recipe for disaster and that countries need to keep a low debt to GDP ratio for the long term health of their economies. Barack never learned this. So while he is bashing ‘millionaires, billionaires and corporate jet owners’, he’s also soliciting funds from them for his reelection.

In closing of this erratic and somewhat discombobulated post, does anyone else notice that whenever something went wrong under Bush, it was always his fault, but now that Obama is at the helm it’s not his? It is always either A. Bush’s fault or B. ‘Circumstances we can’t control’? Goodnight America.


Late Night Thoughts

September 4, 2010

Hola, my dear readers! Since there is a long holiday weekend coming up, I figured I had some time for some late night rambling on the current state of affairs in America. There’s a lot going on in the good ole USA so let’s get right down to it.

You think I’m going to mention Glenn Beck’s 8/28 rally first? WRONG! First comes the troops. This month marks the official end of U.S. combat presence in Iraq. While Obama has tried to take credit for this momentous occasion the only credit goes to our heroic men and women in uniform who have performed admirably in some of the most hazardous and extreme conditions on earth. The commanders have also been worthy of respect, leading the men and women under them with courage and dignity. God Bless our troops. Deserving less praise, but still more than Obama is President Bush. He heard from his commanders who were requesting more troops on the ground and went against the Democrats that held power in Congress prior to the surge. And he surged the troops, determined to win. Now three years later, the job has been done, the war has been won and the troops are leaving with honor, just as he has said. Well done Mr. President.

Now on to Glenn Beck. On August 28th Glenn Beck drew nearly half a million people to the mall in Washington D.C. for his ‘Restoring Honor’ rally. While liberal loons on the cesspool of networks out there decried the rally as a den of hatred and a pit of racism, the rally was an overwhelming success, and with independent cameramen and Fox News coverage, as well as UStream on Facebook, the REAL story got out. On Glenn’s radio show he asked callers to call in with testimonies of their experiences with the rally. An older black woman called in and talked about a white family that helped her navigate the crowds in her power scooter and stayed with her all day to make sure that she got wherever she wanted to be. (This family did not know her prior to meeting her getting on an elevator!) Another caller spoke of her husband losing his wallet with the last $20 that they had to their name. In the ruckus, a do-gooder overheard the problem and handed her and her husband a wad of cash, stating “Here take this, I don’t need it.” That wad of cash turned out to be $400! Sounds like a group of ‘old, white people that can’t stand the fact that there is a black man in the White House,” as TV host Fat Ed Schulz from MSNBC categorized them.

Now the elections are practically upon us. The Democratic Socialists of America better prepare jobs for themselves because soon many of them will be out of work. Serves them right; their policies have cost millions of Americans their jobs, now Americans are getting back. As part of this new conservative wave washing over the country, in Alaska another establishment Republican has been defeated by a Tea Party backed upstart. This could be huge come November. It’ll be an incumbent bloodbath. Repubs need to come up with a coherent and successful strategy for governing, because that mantle will fall on their shoulders and we cannot turn back into Democrat-lites and RINOs.

Last but not least, The Incomparable Ohio State manhandled overmatched Marshall 45-7 in the season opener. OSU looked like champions as Pryor and the offense scored more than in any game last year and the defense shut down Marshall with the exception of a blocked field goal attempt returned for a TD. OSU will try and replicate their successes against a resurgent Miami. OSU’s national championship hopes rely on them beating Miami and then winning out. GO BUCKS!


What’s Race Got To Do With It?

July 23, 2010

The race-healer in chief’s mojo is coming to a screeching, crashing halt. He was the post-racial prez, the guy that was neither black or white, but something like a Santa Clause figure whose appearance changed based upon whom viewed him. He was equally at home with his black buddies and his white buddies. He could easily separate himself from his race and would ‘change’ the country with ‘hope’.

No more. His rep is forever tarnished by what he has done in the past couple weeks alone. Black Panther-gate, suing Arizona over ‘racial discrimination’ in HB1070 (which doesn’t exist mind you) and who can forget that “the Cambridge police acted stupidly.” It seems that the entire Congress now defers to minorities rather than the rule of law.The New Black Panthers were unarguably harassing white voters in an attempt to drive them away from the polls. A whistleblower (J. Christian Adams) at the Justice Department has confirmed that the department had a slam-dunk case against the NBPP yet it was dropped because under AG Holder the department is opposed to trying cases of discrimination against white victims. (See http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/07/us/07rights.html?_r=1)

Now the organization fighting obscurity and utter disrepute, the NAACP is now claiming that the Tea Party is a racist organization and that it is the spiritual descendant of the White Citizens Council. My question? Why won’t the NAACP come out and condemn the NBPP or more specifically Minister King Samir Shabazz of ‘I hate white people’ fame. In case you haven’t heard it, let me quote it to you exactly: “I hate white people. Every last iota of a cracker, I hate him… If you want freedom, you gonna have to kill some crackers. You gonna have to kill some of they babies.”

Sounds real warm and huggable doesn’t he? That is the same man that was standing outside a Philadelphia polling station on election day 2008 with a nightstick. Regardless of color, there are racists among us. Blacks can hate whites as easily as whites can hate blacks. Asians can hate Hispanics and Europeans can hate Australians. The point is, we are never going to get past racism. NEVER! The human condition is unable to be removed from us as it is ingrained with sin. Some hearts will never change, and you can’t legislate morality. Government cannot change a heart, only God can through the blood of Jesus Christ. King Samir Shabazz needs Christ. And not his faux Christ of black liberation theology. For God doesn’t look on appearances, but on the heart.

I love people regardless of their color. But some people won’t do that. Some people hate others based on their color. And ones like Shabazz (both Samir and Zulu) are racist as well. Nothing can be done to heal old wounds when the former victims are turning into the oppressors. But here’s the thing. Race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and outright racists like King Samir Shabazz and Malik Zulu Shabazz were never subject to the same treatment that MLK or others were treated. They were never enslaved like in the 1800s. I still contend that if we go far enough back, every group on earth has been enslaved or mistreated by someone of the opposite race.

So in closing, if Obama were to truly want to be post-racial, he would look at the facts rather than the skin-tone and drop his radical agenda. Decrying Arizona’s largely white police and legislature (who are trying to enforce border policy) and sticking up for illegal immigrants who happen to be largely Hispanic (and crossing ILLEGALLY) is an example of radicalism. Justice is supposed to be blind, blind to color, blind to economic status, blind to gender. The eyes of justice are only supposed to behold facts, perhaps the President should take the same approach.


Obama’s Plan to Ruin America

June 23, 2010

Yes my friends, you read that right. America is being sabotaged from within and the culprit is none other than our dear leader, The One, Barry Hussein Obama. While the economic impact of the oil spill in the gulf is horrifying to say the least, The One, He Who Will End Global Warming and Solve All Ills, is exacerbating the situation with a 6 month moratorium on drilling. You might say ‘Oh well the judge overturned that’ or ‘Good, no more oil spills’, imagine this, thousands of people could lose their jobs working on the rigs, stocking the rigs, supplying the rigs, upkeep on the rigs etc. for 6 months. Imagine this also, if they lose them for that long, they could lose them forever. Do you want to know why? Each day that those rigs sit idle costs the owner millions of dollars. Foreign companies are already lining up to bid on those rigs. Six months without drilling is an economic death sentence for thousands and thousands of workers.

Even though the federal judge has overturned the ban, the administration is planning on appealing the ban and Ken Salazar (the one in charge of the situation) has already leveled another ban, trying to get that one through the judicial system. Do you see what is going on America? Our own president and his crack-pot team of politicos and aparatchiks are trying to ruin the oil industry and put thousands more people out of work. What could possibly be a good reason for doing this? There is none, except that Obama wants to increase his power and control over people’s lives. We are heading for despotism folks.

He has also announced plans for a new round of ‘stimulus’ involving billions if not trillions more wasted taxpayer money. He is pushing comprehensive immigration reform AKA amnesty. He wants to push card-check allowing forcible unionization. America, our president is a radical, un-American who is trying to ruin our country. We need to deal a severe blow to him and his democratic socialists of America come this November when the Tea Party Express will be handing many dems a pink slip. Keep up the good fight friends, America will stand so long as we continue to fight for limited government and personal freedom.


Life and Chipmunks

June 15, 2010

The story of my life. My family and I have a small strawberry patch that we were hoping to get some of our own home grown strawberries this year. One problem, the chipmunks had the same idea.

Chipmunks are ordinarily cute, fuzzy little beings that have nothing better to do than dash around and look cute while small children think of the lovable denizens of Disney lore, Chip and Dale. They can be funny creatures as they chase each other and frolic all the day long. And then comes growing season. And then they turn into malevolent little monsters with only one goal: to destroy, eat, and otherwise ruin your garden. They race back and forth stealing strawberries, tearing up plants etc. So, what does one do? Trap them?

A mouse trap does not work. We’ve tried. The beasts’ necks are so strong they bust the spring on the trap. (Well not really, but I’ve never caught one in them.) Rat traps don’t work. The beings are so fast they grab the bait, dance on the trigger and dart off before the large and bruising piece of metal comes down.

Shoot them? You can’t do it. A BB gun would surely kill them if it hit them. I think I might have knocked off a couple, but if you’re farther away than 5-10 yards good luck. The sound of the air blast alerts them and they zoom off, chittering as they go. Maybe a shotgun blast of birdshot might take out one, as well as three quarters of the yard. A rifle might work but the danger of a bullet ricocheting off the ground and hitting someone is a risk I’m not willing to take for strawberries. Maybe land mines?

But there is a bigger issue here. It is life. Sometimes we have to put up with things that annoy us, simply because doing something, anything is not always the best course. Sometimes we need to think out what we are going to do and do what we are going to do in a measured, controlled response. It also shows that certain things are not rights. We don’t have the right to have a taxpayer subsidized exterminator come out because of our strawberries. It is our own issue and we should deal with it as we see fit, so long as we don’t endanger other lives. Government cannot do for us, we must do for ourselves through individual initiative. It really also makes me realize just how incapable and awe-inspiringly stupid some government ideas are. Like that government knows better what Americans need and shouldn’t own, rather than we do. Why should bureaucrats tell us that we better buy health care, we shouldn’t buy that firearm etc. when they’ve never worked in the health industry and many of them haven’t ever fired a gun? Americans need to vote out the big government socialists and let our ballots do the talking. I think that’s something that even the chipmunks can rally behind.


The Great Union Hypocrisy

June 7, 2010

My tirade and assault on the unions; nay their corrupt political arms, continues. With a recent piece of literature *cough propaganda cough* coming through my mail box today, I opened it to find a new wave of insults and derogatory remarks aimed at the tea party people. Now, to clear any confusion, I am not a member of a tea party group. However, I FULLY support their ideals and see them as trying to rightfully reclaim their country from a bureaucratic monstrosity and big government bent on spending us into oblivion. Anyway, this union assails to good people from the tea party with statements such as these: “Their paranoia and hatred for anything to do with President Obama have blinded them to the point of a sort of mass hysteria that I believe is a social phenomenon this country hasn’t seen since the days of McCarthyism.” Where do I start? First off, I haven’t seen a whole ton of ‘mass hysteria’ from the tea party. Nope, all I see is a bunch of flag waving and singing patriotic songs. Hmm… are those crazy people patriotic? Nope, jingoistic and nationalist. Shame on those filthy, backwards bomb throwers and rabble-rousers.

Secondly, I think that the anti-war loons from Vietnam through the Iraq war would more so qualify for ‘mass hysteria’, especially the ones that carried signs portraying Bush as Hitler or with a bullet through his forehead. Maybe the Watts or LA rioters. Still drawing blanks unnamed union official?

“The ugliness being stirred up in our Country by the tea baggers needs to stop. The rest of the world sees us as tea baggers and not the kind- hearted people that we are. Just before Tim McVeigh, the mood in the country was ugly as well. Wake up people!” This one I’m really getting sick of. The only ugliness that’s being stirred up is being opened by leftists like *unnamed union official* who constantly refer to tea partiers by a sexualized slur. The same people that are ‘kind- hearted people that we are’ are the ones defaming the tea partiers that have legitimate and substantial worries about the direction our country is heading in. And why is it that every time a conservative (or conservative group) raises hackles about something the left brings up Timothy McVeigh? We conservatives don’t bring up the Black Panthers or Bill Ayers. Also, do you really think grandma’s gonna whip out a Magnum .357 or Uzi from her purse and mow down a bunch of politicos? Maybe we should be concentrating on people like, oh I don’t know… Nidal Hassan or Abdul Malik Mohammed Hussein… heck with it, the boxer bomber? Not every time an atmosphere is ugly it ends in violence, nope, sometimes it ends in political hacks losing their jobs, like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are poised for.

“It seems the public is tiring of the anti-Obama rhetoric, but that doesn’t mean it will go away…” Before I continue with this whopper, I had to bring something up. ‘It won’t go away’? You mean like that health care bill from the devil? The one that 65%+ of Americans didn’t want yet was shoved down our throats? Yeah, he knows what he’s talking about. “…Certainly if the economy improves month by month, then the hypocrisy of the teabaggers will become more visible to the public because they’ll realize that the bottom line is that the majority of the teabaggers, for whatever reason, either strongly dislike or simply hate Barack Obama.” Uh-huh. If the economy improves month by month, yeah that’s a big ‘if’ dummy. Especially considering that out of the 400,000 jobs we added in April or May or whatever month it was, 90%+ of them were temp. Census jobs. ‘WOW! Honey, I was just hired to the Census bureau. Only problem… I’ll be out of work in 6 weeks.’ Yeah, economy’s really looking up. Uh-huh. Maybe the economy is not getting better because we didn’t spend enough money on it. Yeah, that’s it. We need to spend more money. So here’s the deal, we’ll spend $20,000,000,000,000 to bail EVERYBODY out and then there’ll be enough money to go around and companies will hire and world hunger will be eradicated etc. The only minor side effect? Our dollars will be worth, oh say… 1/10th of a Zimbabwean dollar. (If that doesn’t register, a hamburger in Zimbabwe costs 10 trillion Zimbabwean dollars. An egg costs 500 billion.) But darn them teabagging rednecks, they just hate Obama because ‘AAAAHHHH there’s a bleck mann in da whyite hause!!!!!’ Give me a break.

You see my fellow Americans, union leadership is corrupt as a rule. Members in unions are just like everyday Americans. They want their kids to be safe and to have a better life than they had. They want America to be free and prosperous. Most probably have conservative views. But the union leadership has become nothing but a political pawn, a shill, a sheeple for the Democratic Socialist party of America. They should not be taken seriously anymore.


Obama Bashes Opponents In Meat-chicken Speech

May 3, 2010

In a recent speech given by president Obama at the U of Michigan, Obama didn’t encourage the next leaders of our nation, economy etc to become the great thinkers and doers of tomorrow, but he bashed opponents who disagree with his idea of large government becoming the answer to all of our problems: “But what troubles me is when I hear people say that all of government is inherently bad,” said Obama, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree. “When our government is spoken of as some menacing, threatening foreign entity, it ignores the fact that in our democracy, government is us.”

Where do I start? First off let me address the idea that someone is saying all government is bad. No one is saying that, except the anarchists who are CRAZY. If there is too little government, things WILL fall apart. That is what led to the Constitution. The Articles of Confederation were so weak that the states were doing whatever they wanted and acting like their own countries. The Constitution was made so that the federal government was just strong enough to bond the states together and that’s it. Too much government leads to tyranny. The founders put us closer to anarchy, but far enough away that we’d stick together.

Secondly, our founders DID speak of government as a NECESSARY evil. George Washington said “Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” They saw that we needed a government, but wanted to seriously constrain it so that our own would never enslave us as the British did. That is why a strict interpretation of the Constitution is the only true interpretation. Activist judges have lead us down the road to totalitarianism, we are almost there. The IRS has been given new powers to enforce the health care mandate, the IRS is seeking out individuals with ‘combat experience’ as well as ordering new shotguns. Why does a tax collection agency need new shotguns and 16,000+ agents, some with combat experience? But I digress.

Lastly, nitpicking a bit, we are not a democracy but a republic. Our president can now, not only be titled ‘The Worst President of Our Lifetime and Beyond’, but historically stupid as well. Bravo Mr. President, or should I say (in honor of the bashing of the ‘irresponsible’ actions of Arizona) Senor El Presidente.


Angry Protesters Make Their Voices Heard on Cap. Hill

March 21, 2010

House Democrats walked through throngs of angry protesters shouting ‘Kill the Bill!’ among other things on their way to the House for the upcoming vote on health care. Tea Party protesters made themselves heard, including a few who shouted racial epithets at black members. The number of those were small and did not represent the whole crowd.

In all honesty, things are looking better for us than I previously thought, as it now appears that there are less than 200 strong yes votes and the dems need at least 23 of the 26 undecideds. Democrats though remain confident that they will pass this bill.

Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin issued an urgent plea against government run health care replete with charts and graphs representing the steep increase in debt and deficit if this bill is passed. His mother in law is on a drug for ovarian cancer that would be banned if government ran the pharmacies. God Bless him for his testimony and ardent opposition to this bill.


Hell(th) Care

March 19, 2010

My friends, we are on the brink of a precipice from which we will not easily return. Thanks to princess pelosi and the democrats, we are now simply 2 days and a vote away from becoming another country with socialized medicine. The sad thing is that 73% of Americans DON’T WANT this bill. According to several sources the phones on the hill are ringing off the hook with the vast majority of calls being against this monstrosity of a bill. Yet somehow, inside the beltway bubble and within princess pelosi, harry the hairy ape reid and obama’s sphere of influence, the representatives are more concerned with the speaker of the house than they are with their employers, the American people.

Now, for all the liberals/progressives/marxists/commies out there, well they’ll probably say ‘look at that idiot! He can’t spell (title) and doesn’t know how to capitalize (proper names). WRONG! I, An Informed Mind, know full well all the conventional rules of grammar, I am instead choosing to do what I can to oppose those that are usurping our rights and trampling our Constitution. Congressional democrats are going against the American people and I can guarantee you there is going to be a revolution in this country. But it is going to be a peaceful, electoral revolution. Americans are going to vote en masse to throw the jack-n-apes out of office come this November. And I can say this, they had better be prepared to defend this bill because the Republicans are coming and they are campaigning on the dems voting a health care bill down an unwilling public’s throat.

There is still hope that this bill won’t pass. Yes votes can become no votes through the public voicing their extreme hatred for this bill and by dems either seeing the light or feeling the heat. However, if it does pass, I will do everything in my power to force Congress and every elected official to repeal this infringement of our rights. Never before has government mandated the purchase of a good. Contrary to progressive, marxist theology, health care is not… wait let me say this with maximum emphasis NOT a right. Something that can be bought and sold is not a right but a good. Same as a car is not a right, nor a job. Only in Soviet Russia do they think that such things are rights. Rights come from GOD as stated in the Constitution: “We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Congress has no right to transfer, take or give rights. If they did it would be tyranny and that is exactly where we are headed.

All Christians that love their country should begin praying RIGHT NOW that this bill does not pass. “Almighty God, Creator of heaven and earth, upholder of the universe, we beseech Thee humbly in the name of Thy Son Jesus Christ, that Thou imbue our leaders with wisdom, that Thou strengthen the foundation of our Republic and that Thou change the minds of them that would vote for this bill. Lord, we know that all nations are next to nothing to You and that Thou regardest not a wicked man, but we ask Thee humbly to protect and preserve our nation by Thy providence and keep this bill from passing. We ask that we may glorify Thy name in honor, Amen.” I believe that the same God that removed the sickness from the body of Hezekiah, the same God that raised our Lord Jesus Christ from the dead, the same God that made the sun stand still in the Valley of Aijalon can change the course of our history in that we may go back to freedom and liberty instead of into the long dark night of government tyranny. I believe that if we come humbly before Him, believing, in faith we can defeat this bill or repeal it if it does pass. Pray dear brothers and sisters in Christ.

For you conservatives that are not Christians we can still defeat this bill. However, I cannot unwind my Christianity from my conservatism. To me they are inextricably intertwined. It goes Christian, American, Conservative. All are important to me. But back on subject, flood Congress with your phone calls, emails, faxes, letters. Go to the Congressional offices and stage a sit-down. Take a bullhorn and make your voice be heard. Congress, if they don’t hear you now, they NEED to hear you SOON before this evil bill from the pit of hell is passed. If it is, it will be that much harder to repeal it.

(Toll Free numbers below! Call and tell everyone you know to call as well. Make your voices heard about NOT WANTING THIS BILL!!!)
CONTACT CONGRESS:
1-800-833-6354
1-866-340-9281
1-877-762-8762
1-866-808-0065
1-888-355-3588
1-866-220-0044