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Who says social mobility is dead?

Published December 31, 2011 by republicanfaithchat

Ok, Mitt Romney is a hell-bound magic underwear wearing cultist who believes some rather strange things:

But, even with that, it is clear that he truly understands the 1 percent:

And see the young man holding the chair? Well, some day, if he works very hard, he can graduate to “door opener”. That is how things should work!!!!

Then, if you work hard…ok, you’ll end up with no health insurance (socialist anyway) and not much money…but you would go to your grave with the satisfaction that you shined other people’s shoes and….get a letter from the Mayor of a small, inconsequential Midwestern rust belt city!

This month marks a significant milestone in Peoria. It was December 6th, 65 years ago, that a young man from a proud, yet humble family who had immigrated to Peoria from Greece started what would become a Peoria legend. At age 15, he made a commitment to “occupy Peoria” the old-fashioned way—the American way. It was (and still is, in my book) characterized by hard work, long hours, modest compensation and superior personal service. This traditional approach to creating capital was served up with a generous dose of kindness, charity and sincere concern for people and their community.

It will be of no surprise to iBi readers that I’m talking about George Manias, who has been “occupying” downtown Peoria since 1946. His business, of course, is shining shoes and cleaning hats, and over the years, his name and reputation became synonymous with Peoria.

He started with a one-seat shoeshine stand in a small barber shop next to the old Rialto Theater on Jefferson Street. George charged a whopping 25 cents per shine in those early days. After moving to three other locations over the years, he settled in the South Side Bank building at the corner of Main and Adams 20 years ago. The record shows he didn’t protest, carry signs or insult authority. He achieved success and occupied Peoria by saving and investing 25 cents at a time.

George has provided his unique, “hands-on” business to the great and famous, as well as to regular folks like most of us. Who else in Peoria can say that they personally “touched” the lives of presidents, vice presidents, congressmen, senators, cabinet secretaries and the CEOs of the world’s largest earthmoving machinery company? But even more impressive is that George has day in and day out, rain or shine, good economic times and bad, opened his shop to thousands of working men—and women—who wanted that special look on their shoes as they went about their business.

Really: who needs benefits and healthcare when they have earned the right to shine our shoes!

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: close down public highway rest areas!

Published December 31, 2011 by republicanfaithchat

Or…at least reform them.

Yes, I admit that my feelings were hurt. I wanted to travel, and yet, thanks to President Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s outrageous tax rates, I was unable to use the corporate jet. No, I am not in the 1 percent yet (Obama’s fault) but I am closing in.

But alas, didn’t want to be fondled by the TSA so I drove. And when the call of nature came, there were the dreaded public rest stops.

Come on…who wants to see this?

This is just not right; yet these public rest areas are completely free, even to the riff-raff at the bottom of the tax brackets.

These rest areas ought to be privatized; perhaps companies could sell more exclusive memberships.
Or, at least, rest stops should offer economy (for the cursed who are lucky enough to not pay much in taxes), business class and first class sections. I say that those of us who contribute the most to society in taxes should be issued a special card that gives us the extras that we are entitled to!

Sinful Saturday: Snow bunnies!

Published December 31, 2011 by republicanfaithchat

Every Saturday, we try to demonstrate a sinful trend on the internet. This is a long term project; we surf the net to find sin and then study it carefully at our Promise Keepers meeting.

We then go out to do more research and cleanse the internet from sin.

Today’s Sin: snow bunnies!

Observations from the “Almost 1 percent” while travelling this great land….

Published December 28, 2011 by republicanfaithchat

I don’t want people thinking that I put on airs just because I am (almost) in the income bracket where President Barack HUSSEIN Obama wants to raise taxes. There are cold, hard facts to be faced:
1. I don’t get a new Lexus every year
2. I sometimes “rough it” by driving from place to place on our socialist Interstate Highway system. That means that I sometimes encounter riff raff those of lesser economic and educational success levels, mostly at, ugh…rest stops. But hey, if one has to go, one has to go….the call of nature becomes more frequent for us middle aged males.

Then there are motel and hotel rooms. I try to stay “with my own kind” at such places, but the internet has cheapened some once more exclusive places….and when one overestimates one’s ability to keep driving; well, sometimes one will stay in a 50-60 dollar a night dive.

I did the latter last night only to see the bottom of what our society has to offer: there was this overweight woman in jeans and a spandex top….how many rolls of blubber could I count? Anyway she had a hideous dye job (hair) and was yelling white trash type stuff into her cell phone.

Eventually she and a companion walked off to find some Golden Corral type restaurant:

I shook my head sadly….it isn’t pretty.

Yes, “Sweetie”, you do look as bad as you think that you do:

These are the kind of people that we want to give our hard earned tax dollars to? Yuck!!!

Happily, many of these are still on our side…some even have stuff about our Kenyan atheist-Muslim president on their car’s bumpers (even if they don’t have mufflers that work).

So where being around these types makes me want to take an extra shower, I should salute and say “aye-aye sir” when I am told to take my clip-board to the local Wall-Mart and sign them up to vote in the Republican primary.

I had better take a whole bottle of hand sanitizer along…and make sure my immunizations are current too.

Oh yes…next time, fly first class, as usual.

Sinful Saturday: NFL Cheerleaders

Published December 24, 2011 by republicanfaithchat

Please forgive me: I’ve been traveling on the socialist interstate highway system and haven’t had much chance to carry on the internet fight against the Kenyan-Atheist-Muslim President.

But I did have time to find more moral lapses on the internet:

Ok, I’ll admit that the last cheerleader photo was from Argentina and their “football” cheerleaders (soccer to us). But these displays are outrageous! I highly recommend that local Promise Keeper groups mobalize to research this threat to our morals……and feel free to send us the results (photos and videos) of your research.

OUTRAGE!!!! Gays now openly serving in the United States Military!

Published December 21, 2011 by republicanfaithchat

You knew that it would come to this, didn’t you? We elected a Kenyan Muslim to the Presidency in 2008, and now we have gays openly serving in the military; in fact they are so open that they are now sharing the “first kiss” after a Naval deployment:

A Navy tradition is in keeping with the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

…two women sailors became the first to share the coveted “first kiss” on the dock after one of them returned from 80 days at sea.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of Placerville, Calif., descended from the USS Oak Hill amphibious landing ship and shared a quick kiss with her partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles. The crowd screamed and waved flags around them…

America’s decline is accelerating. It is just outrageous that gays now have the right to leave home, go to sea or a foreign land for a year (or more) at a time, endure hardship, enemy fire along with a significant risk of death or dismemberment. It just isn’t fair.

See what happens when you elect a Muslim, given their stance on gay rights?