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Long Division

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The changes that have come to this country in the past few years seem unbelievable. We have become more polarized politically than perhaps any other time in US history. We spend five or six years pleading for us to come together. That time has ended. Whether it's hopeless or not, we now stand to be hopelessly and helplessly divided. Welcome to the new era of the United States.

Last week's Supreme Court decision on the state of Obamacare cemented our divisions. On one side are the people who believe that health care is a right. Cost is not a factor when it comes to saving lives. We must do what is morally right or even what's in the Bible. And what comes to paying for this, who cares? Ill come from the rich, will come from the middle class. It may become from the poor. It would be borrowed money. Who knows? Who cares?

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Global Warming Ruins Summer

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We certainly can't take this opportunity to waste a long hot summer with few days of rain without mentioning our global warming is going to make something like mild winters and storm free summers and turn it into something terrible. This is something to be feared.

My lawn started turning brown in May this year. Earlier than it ever has before. I spend my nights and weekends moving sprinklers around. We see storms and floods all around us and come to the one singularity that caused it all-global warming.

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Why Would You Do It?

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I sometimes wonder how anyone could think of voting for Barack Obama in the upcoming November election. With that economy looming, liberals, Democrats, and water carriers are all spewing the same talking points again and again. What sets the question, what are Americans supposed to? Are we supposed to accept 8% unemployment as normal? Is 1% growth in GDP now considered to be great? Is the tax system that is already burdensome supposed to be considered too low?

Let's see if we're better off than we were four years ago. The financial crisis just beginning, President George Bush and Congress enacted TARP to prevent the economy from falling off a cliff. The money was to be paid back. As banks paid back the money, the Obama administration had taken over by that time, used it to spend on their own crony capitalist projects. In return, we got a stimulus bill that did not stimulate, a healthcare bill that is going to accelerate bankruptcy of this country and other jobs bills that went nowhere.

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Thanks for Nothing

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You didn't do anything.

In a speech earlier this week, President Obama let us know what he really thinks. Americans are a bunch of lazy, unmotivated, credit grabbing sloths. There's no such thing as human achievement. There's no such thing as goal attainment. There is no such thing as individual initiative. The government has done it all for us.

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Tax Returns Matter

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Tax returns is going to be a major issue in this fall's election. Will it be about Mitt Romney's tax returns? Or will it be about the tax returns of everyone else in America?

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