Trezza's Truth

Just my thoughts on everything . . .

America, We Have a Problem March 31, 2009

Filed under: Politics — lissatz @ 9:20 pm

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20090331/NEWS/90331051

I don’t have the time or energy to write a ton here, but I found this on Drudge Report and just had to share. We have multiple monumental problems going on in this country right now, but this just scared the crap out of me when I read it. When they are kicking U.S. citizens out of PUBLIC hearings, we have a problem, people!! If you think this is, or will remain, an isolated incident, I’ve got news for you. Just wait ’til it hits your backyard. Get ready, ’cause it’s a-coming.

That’s all.

 

Anyone want to play Monopoly? March 29, 2009

Filed under: Politics — lissatz @ 9:00 pm

 

 

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7851925a-17a2-11de-8c9d-0000779fd2ac.html?nclick_check=1

But the rest of the world (and the U.S. government) doesn’t seem to care. Many are calling upon the world do get rid of the dollar and create a new world currency. Any idea what that would do to our dollar? That’s right. It would be worth dramatically less than it does already. You might as well be using tissues for money. Cross your fingers, guys. OR, you could get up of your butts and do something. At the very least, wake up your friends and family like I’m trying to do.

That’s all.

 

Bizarro Bush

Filed under: Politics — lissatz @ 8:50 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/25/analysis-giant-teleprompter-telegraphs-obama-caution/

This is just funny. While Bush couldn’t read a speech to save his life, but was good off the cuff, this guy can’t seem to speak without someone laying it all out in front of him.

That’s all.

 

Can we make this guy an honorary American citizen?

Filed under: Politics — lissatz @ 8:46 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lW6Y4tBXs

Where was this guy the last 8+ years? We needed him to tell off W and now we need him to do the same to O.

That’s all.

 

Principles & Values

Filed under: Politics — lissatz @ 8:14 pm

So, in my last post I wrote about how it’s very easy to direct your anger towards AIG instead of the real culprits – the U.S. government. I highlighted some of the main reasons why I believe the AIG employees should receive their bonuses. Even if you ignore everything else, the one fact that remains, which supersedes all else is that they had legally binding contracts. If the government, or we the people, were not willing to let AIG go into bankruptcy as they should have, where these contracts could have been renegotiated legally, then we must live with the consequences. Are we now becoming a country that ignores contracts just because we don’t like what they say? Who’s to say what contracts we’re going to keep and which ones we’re going to throw into the shredder?

The point is, we must stick to our principles and valuesno matter the situation. I don’t like AIG getting bonuses any more than the next guy, but they have contracts!! I liken this to my stance on smoking. I HATE smoking. My husband has smoked practically the entire time we’ve been together (until several months ago when he quit). I hate the smell, I hate how they look, I hate how people look when they smoke, I hate how much they cost. I can smell smoke coming from a car two cars away from me in traffic. It’s disgusting. However, I am COMPLETELY against the smoking bans making their wave across the nation. The government should not be in the business of telling private companies whether or not they should allow smoking in their establishment. If the business owner does not want smoking in his/her building, then they can make it so – and vice versa. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love going into restaurants now and not having a haze of smoke assaulting my eyes and lungs, but my principles and values tell me that it is wrong for the government to tell businesses what they can and cannot do with their operation.

It doesn’t matter that I actually benefit from the smoking ban. I don’t care about that. I care more about sticking to my principles and values. If you don’t have those, you don’t have anything. Are we actually saying in this country that we don’t care anymore about principles and values because we’re just in it for us? If there’s nothing “in it” for you, then you don’t care just because you’re pissed? Holding onto what is right should be higher up on the priority list, people! If this is where we’re going in this country, count me out and find me an island.

That’s all.

 

Houdini? Chriss Angel? David Blaine? They ain’t got nothing on Congress!

Filed under: Politics — lissatz @ 7:54 pm

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.” ~Aristotle

 

This is the quote that came to mind when thinking about this whole AIG bonus business. It’s amazing to me how easily the government was able to divert the sheep’s anger away from them and towards the AIG CEO’s. Should we be angry that AIG employees are/were getting big bonuses while the company is taking government (a.k.a. our) money? Of course. However, there are many things going on here. Please consider the following:

 

1. Not every part of AIG has been failing.

 

2. Not every person receiving a bonus is “rollin’ in the dough”.

 

3. The bonuses were written in legally binding contracts.

 

4. Congress, in all its infinite wisdom, literally wrote it into the bill that all bonuses assigned under contract would be upheld. (This is a fact, look it up. I’ve seen the actual verbiage.)

 

5. The government never should have given them (or any other private company, for that matter) a single penny. If they hadn’t, this never would have happened in the first place. NO ONE, and I repeat, NO ONE, is “too big to fail”. Gee, who could have predicted that the government would have screwed this up?! The government always does things correctly, don’t they? Duh!

I so loved the utter hypocrisy of Congress ripping into that poor CEO, Liddy. What a joke! They’re yelling at this guy, who they assigned to the job and had absolutely NOTHING to do with AIG’s downfall, about how AIG is so irresponsible, yada, yada, yada. Hmmmm . . . I seem to remember another organization that’s been completely irresponsible, spending money that they don’t have, etc. Wow, Congress has cohones the size of watermelons!

 

Then, our “nonrepresenting representatives” tell Liddy that they want the names of all the AIG employees receiving bonuses and that if AIG doesn’t revoke the bonuses, they (the government) will. Excuse me?? Since when does the government tell private businesses who will, and will not, get bonuses and how much? We are treading on very slippery territory here, people.

 

THEN, Congress says they’re going to tax the bonuses, like, 90%. Since when is it constitutional to tax a specific, minute sector of society? Isn’t everything supposed to be at least legally fair? Next thing you know, they’ll be charging “rich” people at a higher rate than “poor” people. Oh, wait . . . heh, we already do that.

 

Also, this tax is going to affect those who have household incomes of $250,000 or more. Okay, so let’s say there’s a secretary making, like $50K a year and her husband at home (not employed by AIG) pulls in $200K. So now this secretary is going to receive basically no bonus? Nice.

 

In addition to all this madness, ACORN paid for busses to take people to AIG employees’ homes! No matter what you may think of these AIG people, how dare you frighten/threaten their families? We’re turning to mob rule now in this country. Amazing.

 

And then there are the poor saps who work in different divisions who, again, have nothing to do with the failure of AIG. Why are they being punished for someone else’s mistakes? Here’s a letter from one of those unfortunate people: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/25/opinion/25desantis.html?_r=2&ref=opinion&pagewanted=all.

 

I’m going to elaborate a little more on this craziness in my next post.

 

That’s all.

 

 

 

 

 

You Decide – Blue Pill or Red Pill? March 24, 2009

Filed under: Politics — lissatz @ 6:51 pm

red-pill-or-blue-pill

 

Americans have a decision to make: Do they want to live in the darkness of their imaginary world, or do they want to wake up and fight back for the world that’s been taken from them?

This country is feeling more and more like The Matrix every day. I assume most of you have seen the movie, but for those of you in the minority, here’s a very brief synopsis – at least the part that is relevant to my point here. In the film, Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne) gives Neo (Keanu Reeves) the choice to swallow either a blue pill or a red pill. If he takes the blue pill, nothing will happen. He will wake up in his bed as if nothing ever happened. If he chooses the red pill, he will learn the truth. “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” Seeing as the movie has to have an actual plot, Neo chooses the red pill, which throws him into a world that is unrecognizable, to say the least. All humans (except those few who have been freed by the rogue band of rebels) are wired up to pods because intelligent man-made machines are now using people as Duracells. The machines keep these  human batteries in virtual reality worlds to keep them complacent and oblivious to what’s really going on.

Anyone seeing the connection here? Too many people are sticking with the blue pill (and I don’t mean Viagra). They prefer to live in oblivion, going on with their silly little lives, meanwhile the fabric (a.k.a. the Constitution) of this great nation is being torn to shreds right under their noses. Either they don’t even know it, or they choose to ignore it because they’re just “too busy” to even pay attention, never mind actually do anything to stop it.

Look, I understand that taking the red pill is extremely difficult and the real world is disturbing. (Trust me, I took the red pill years ago and about a year ago I took an even higher dose of it and it’s a struggle sometimes to go on knowing what I know.) However, unlike The Matrix, if enough people don’t wake up and take that red pill, even you Duracells will be destroyed and there won’t even be a virtual reality world to go back to.

I’m begging everyone to take at least 15 minutes out of your busy lives to read some news. Heck, read my blog (if I can get it updated more often, that would be better). Personally, I’d suggest The Drudge Report (www.drudgereport.com) because it has a ton of links to official news stories that you won’t necessarily hear from the mass media (at least it’s not usually their top stories). You have to become more aware of what’s going on around you. You also need to learn your history and read the Constitution. I personally purchased 100 pocket Constitutions, so if you want me to send one to you, just ask! I’d be more than happy to  slap  it in an envelope for you!

I hope I’m not coming off as preachy, because I’m certainly not trying to be. I just feel so strongly about this and I want more people to join the fight. I’m not perfect either. I’m just now trying to learn my history better. I’m reading The 5000 Year Leap and the Constitution right now, but I know there’s so much more to learn. Please start paying attention now if you haven’t been. It’s not too late – not yet, at least.