In-your-face stuff from an opinionated
rural north Idaho housewife.
You go, girl! Amen, right-on, way to go and that was a slam-dunk!!-K in OK <><
You're right, Patrice. The economy is not getting better, it's getting worse. TPTB are lying to us at every opportunity. The media, for the most part, lulls us to sleep with silly sitcoms and feel-good stories. It's all smoke and mirrors.Although part of me prays, hopes, and works to revive this country, it seems we have passed the tipping point and there is next to zero chance of straightening things out. It's up to God, but he's been removed from the equation thanks to the secularists, atheists, and the progressives. As much as I enjoy your posts about the calves and the dogs and the swans on the lake, it seems harder and harder to enjoy these gifts when we're in the final days of America the Beautiful. I guess I'm mourning what we've lost and the sorrow is longterm. There is always hope, but the days grow short for it. Now I have a new word for the big spenders in Washington, DC and Sacramento -- they're SWUMMBAGS. Anonymous PatriotUSA
You hit the nail square on the head, Patrice, as have many other honest conserative WND columnits. My wife and I agree with everything you say, except this: "I don't think the yahoos in Washington have the faintest clue – not an inkling – of what it's like here on the front lines of Real America."We wonder time and again why so many conservative writers and columnists seem to think our progressive leaders have no idea what trouble they're causing the citizens of this great nation. First of all, they don't care. Secondly, Obama and his czars aren't bumbling idiots. We believe they know EXACTLY what they're doing and how their endeavors are destroying our nation's economy, our freedoms and our way of life. The only answer can be that it is all being done intentionally.We have to stop taking a middle-of-the-road approach toward the Obama administration, as many - such as Bill O'Reilly - are doing, and call a spade a spade! (No pun intended.) Our liberal leaders are not honest or even somewhat honest folks just trying to save the country. They are corrupt liars who are out to destroy the greatest nation on earth. It's intentional, it's devious, it's dishonest, it's highly illegal and unconstitutional, as well.Shame on me for saying such awful things about our president? Phooey! Should I show more respect toward the office of President of the United States? Double phooey! How about Obama showing more respect for his position and for those of us who put him there? Time to be honest and straightforward and stop beating around the bush, thinking our leaders haven't a clue concerning the trouble they're causing We the People. They know. Believe me, they know.
AP, I love your new word. Patrice, That column was spot on. I only wish TPTB were required to read it.
I like your post. You are going easy on them.I was doing some posts on the economic cheer leading and gave up. More examples then I could keep up with.I did do a post that focused on Ireland, which is in a race to be the first Euro-domino to fall, and our continuing housing issues.http://reflexionesfinales.blogspot.com/2011/04/ongoing-collapsing-housing-focus.htmlAfter it came out the Wall Street Journal had a bold front page article on how great the housing bonds were doing, and the market was coming back because they were now trading at 60 cents on the dollar, rather than 30 cents on the dollar. Unbelievable!And then in the article they mention how banks are willing to lend money so people can buy this product: in other words buying on margin. Can you imagine the rocket scientists who think it is a good idea to buy sub-prime backed debt on margin?
Patrice, I found your blog recently and have enjoyed reading your posts on a daily basis. We have 7 daughters and 6 sons and live on a rural acreage with a team of Percheron horses for plowing, Jersey cows for milk and meat, chickens for eggs and meat, and an EVER increasing number of cats. We are learning to grow what we eat and eat what we grow. Our children had the idea last year of growing sorghum and friends who live in an off-grid Amish community introduced us to some Amish who grow and sell sorghum. They gave us many tips and very graciously answered our many questions. We grew, pressed, and cooked last fall and ended up with 240 quarts. We are using it in place of honey in our homemade breads and sweets. Our garden plots grow bigger every year and we are very grateful. We have much to learn, but we love this way of life. Our children are learning skills at an earlier age and really benefit from the balance of work/academics/play. I really do agree that we've become to dependent and lack very basic skills. Thank you for your part in encouraging us to *make hay while the sun shines!*Blessings,Sherry
I agree Patrice. We're in the calm before the storm right now, and the you-know-what is going to hit the fan very soon. I believe we're on the verge of a worldwide depression with severe food shortages and a doubling or tripling of fuel costs. Economic collapse all over the world is inevitable, short of Divine Intervention. Divine Intervention is what we must continue to pray for. God will provide if we have faith.
with all the news as you have mentioned in your article, it is a wonder that many folks who have not prepared are still not believing it. i am tired of trying to convince my friends and some of my family...i have come to the conclusion that i and my husband are on our own and therefore are proceeding with the prepping for ourselves..and to our friends and family we are presenting ourselves as just normal, fun loving people with no worries about our future. when and if the time comes, we will be ready. the golden horde can just move on up the road.
Your latest article was a great read as usual. I could almost see your face going through the contortions as you said "DOOOMED!" A little humor born from the disturbing realization that things are NOT fine out there is always appreciated.It's easy to forget sometimes, as I spend a few minutes on your blog each day regenerating myself and becoming invested in your story, that you really are a terrific writer. I like your style. Just Me
Excellent, I tweeted the article and I'm passing the link on by email.
Patrice,Two comments. First, when this country was formed the British bankers funded the opposition and ultimately lost. Bankers hate losing money so they tried again in the War of 1812. They lost again. However those same bankers finally won the keys to the treasury with imposition of the Income Tax and the FED in 1913. What we see now is the final outcome, the final plundering of America for the benefit of the bankers. And second, as Solomon said so long ago, there is nothing new under the sun. Events before us have happened before as recently as the breakup of the Soviet Union. The people survived. Similar events happened with the collapse of the British Pound during the Depression. The people survived. And so it goes, hard times are ahead for us as others before us, but we will survive.Winston Bearkiller