Nathan R. Jessup

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Arizona Makes It Illegal To Be Illegal

In America, Breaking News, Congress, freedom, illegal aliens, jobs, not citizens, Obama, Opinion, Uncategorized on April 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm

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(By Joanne Galloway)

Immigration reform is now poised to take center stage in American politics.  Hastened by the signing of an immigration reform bill, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, along with seventy percent of Arizona’s residents, have lit the fire under what may well prove a wicked brew of partisan politics, racist rhetoric and violent protest.  They made it illegal to be illegal.

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Steve Jobs And Che Guevara ?

In communism, Opinion, World News on April 9, 2010 at 12:29 pm

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(By Joanne Galloway)

I am all for freedom of speech, but I don’t understand why an American company would choose to “revere” a Marxist murderer in this way.  Steve Jobs’ Apple company has a new application – it’s the “Che Guevara – Just the Facts” eBook..  For those of you who don’t already know who Che Guevara is, or maybe have just heard the name, here’s an image that might be familiar to you:

He look familiar?

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Obama’s Dirty Little Secret

In America, Congress, freedom, Health Care, Obama, Opinion, Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm

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(By Nathan R. Jessup)

President Obama has a secret plan for you: he wants you as weak as possible.  Think about it, The Tea Party isn’t exactly the easiest group for Government to control; they are strong.  On the other hand, the emotionally driven Left abandon what few principles they have to follow a smooth-talking, shell of a man.  The more dependent Americans become on their government, the stronger that government becomes.  Fearing America’s resistance to the master plan, Obama’s Socialist experiment largely remains a secret.  Our beloved country’s founders feel Americans are best served by self-governance, and I agree.

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Obama's Dirty Little Secret

In America, Congress, freedom, Health Care, Obama, Opinion, Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm

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(By Nathan R. Jessup)

President Obama has a secret plan for you: he wants you as weak as possible.  Think about it, The Tea Party isn’t exactly the easiest group for Government to control; they are strong.  On the other hand, the emotionally driven Left abandon what few principles they have to follow a smooth-talking, shell of a man.  The more dependent Americans become on their government, the stronger that government becomes.  Fearing America’s resistance to the master plan, Obama’s Socialist experiment largely remains a secret.  Our beloved country’s founders feel Americans are best served by self-governance, and I agree.

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Obama's Dirty Little Secret

In America, Congress, freedom, Health Care, Obama, Opinion, Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm

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(By Nathan R. Jessup)

President Obama has a secret plan for you: he wants you as weak as possible.  Think about it, The Tea Party isn’t exactly the easiest group for Government to control; they are strong.  On the other hand, the emotionally driven Left abandon what few principles they have to follow a smooth-talking, shell of a man.  The more dependent Americans become on their government, the stronger that government becomes.  Fearing America’s resistance to the master plan, Obama’s Socialist experiment largely remains a secret.  Our beloved country’s founders feel Americans are best served by self-governance, and I agree.

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Amazing Pictures From The Flooding (I Took These Today)

In America, Opinion, Random on March 15, 2010 at 8:15 pm

(By Nathan R. Jessup)

Here are some pictures I shot today. Thought everyone might like to see how the storm has hit the northeast.  I hope all your basements are dry!

(McDonalds still had the lights on, not sure why)

(This minivan apparently didn’t get out in time)

(Another stranded car)

(Parking lots are now lakes)

(Cars were just floating down the road)

(Notice the white car in the distance on the left)

(Runaway trash can)

I hope you enjoyed the pictures of my rain day adventure…

Macho Sauce Has A Few Words For Obama

In abortion, America, Congress, freedom, Health Care, living free, Obama, Opinion, US Senate on March 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

The only problem with this video? It might make too much sense for today’s average American to understand…

(Macho Sauce Productions)

Macho Sauce Has A Few Words For Obama

In abortion, America, Congress, freedom, Health Care, living free, Obama, Opinion, US Senate on March 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

The only problem with this video? It might make too much sense for today’s average American to understand…

(Macho Sauce Productions)

Please Pass The Salt

In America, Congress, freedom, funny, Health Care, living free, Obama, Opinion, US Senate on March 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm

(By Joanne Galloway)

(Source: Newsbusters) Is it “crossing the line” to ban salt from use in restaurant kitchens? That’s what MSNBC’s Tamron Hall asked of her viewers shortly before 3 p.m. on March 11.

To discuss the issue, she interviewed New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D) on his proposed legislation calling for a ban of salt use in Empire State restaurant kitchens. Each violation would carry a $1,000 fine.

Now she has a reason to be sad… No more salt in NYC restaurants?

It’s the precursor for “when and if” the US Government ever takes over your healthcare.   We’ve already got senators pitching a biometric Federal ID microchip *and the seventh seal cracked* , and part of the Healthcare bill employs a “healthcare card” that works with and has access to your checking accounts *you didn’t know? It’s in the bill* – how long do you think it will take the government to host your vital stats on your new Healthcare biometric dog tags? It will become the all in one card – who you are, where you live, your health records, vital stats, GPS, ATM card – you’ll become a human iPhone app!   Well really, is it that absurd an idea?

If the US Government is going to be dolling out “free” healthcare, to keep costs low – they’ll do everything they can to keep you safe from yourself!  Imagine –   if your BMI is determined to be too high, you won’t be allowed to purchase certain things *denied*  Some alarm will go off and the self checkout at the grocery store will forbid your purchase….*fat man walking, no Cheetos for you, one year!* I can already see the speakeasys making a comeback – only this time, it’ll be underground Mickey D’s – there will be a fast food, nicotine, red meat *gasp* salt-caved underground for those who can’t “dog tag” their way through a check out line.

Where the heck is my aluminum foil hat – must have recycled it.

Now I know why that umbrella girl looks so sad.

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit has more on big government

Poor America

In America, communism, Obama, Opinion, Socialism on March 10, 2010 at 10:31 pm

(National Review-Obama’s New ‘Poverty’ Measurement)

(By Joanne Galloway)

According to this article, the term “poor” means never having less than two television sets.

Sighs. In an ever-mounting pile of evidence that Barack Obama is a Socialist hell bent on redistributing the wealth, here is yet one more travesty to the American taxpayer.

According to this article, the current government definition of “poor” in this country isn’t really “poor” by any other standard on the globe.

…the typical American defined as poor (according to the traditional, pre-Obama poverty measure) has two color televisions, cable or satellite service, a VCR or DVD player, and a stereo. He also has a car, air conditioning, a refrig­erator, a stove, a clothes washer and dryer, and a microwave. He is able to obtain medical care. His home is in good repair and is not overcrowded. By his own report, his family is not hungry, and he had suf­ficient funds in the past year to meet his family’s essential needs.

Under the Obama Administration, this definition is going to change:

Under the new measure, a family will be judged “poor” if its income falls below a certain specified income threshold. Nothing new there, but, unlike the current poverty standards, the new income thresholds will have a built-in escalator clause: They will rise automatically in direct proportion to any rise in the living standards of the average American.

The current poverty measure counts absolute purchasing power — how much steak and potatoes you can buy. The new measure will count comparative purchasing power — how much steak and potatoes you can buy relative to other people. As the nation becomes wealthier, the poverty standards will increase in proportion. In other words, Obama will employ a statistical trick to ensure that “the poor will always be with you,” no matter how much better off they get in absolute terms.

I think that’s pretty darn scary.  As one who’s made the choice to work two jobs at once to insure paying my own way, I suppose I was considered poor as well.

I once qualified for WIC (Women Infants and Children), for food stamps (370$/month) , HUD benefits, free healthcare and a utilities stipend.  My household was making about $35,000 per year when I qualified for this.  How do I know?  I found all this out when I had my first child.  My husband had lost his job which carried our medical benefits.  When I went for my 6 month maternity checkup, the staff was so courteous, telling me not to worry – if we didn’t have coverage it would all be paid for.  And it was.  100% of it.  What I didn’t realize, is that when this happens to you, the hospital case workers automatically register you for all that free stuff I mentioned earlier.  I was mortified.  I’d had a high risk pregnancy, and had no preconceived notion that we’d go suddenly from a two income professional family, to a one income poor family – one which was offered welfare.  We declined.

When my first born was five weeks old, I took a job as a server in a restaurant – this way, I could work when my husband was home, and vice versa – eliminating day care costs.  We rented a meager two bedroom house in a suburb or a major city.  We had one car, one TV with DISH Network (a luxury available to us since Dish was what my husband was peddling at the time for his job) But we had no stove in this house.  It wasn’t rented with one – so we cooked on hot plates and electric plug in skillets.  We paid all our own bills, but often had to pay electric one month, then gas the next month, etc.  Finally, when my first born was one, I took a job in my profession – a nine to fiver – but kept my position at the restaurant on nights and weekends.  My husband got a better paying job, and “re-upped” with the Army Reserve to keep us generating as much income as we could muster.  Within 3 years, we worked our way back to a better life, nicer home (with a stove *big plus*), and were able to pay our bills on time, and in full.

What the heck is my point?

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