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It's not the Polls that are the Problem, it's WE the People..
Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 10/12/2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Chef, Author

Posted on 10/12/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT by carlo3b

I'm sure I am not alone in wondering how anyone who lives his or her life in this cultural and economic depressing environment, has any doubt about who's policies have exacerbated the problem, and not improved them..

That really is the rub.. Those who live their lives in relative comfort with a good job, paying their bills, and minding their own business, view the intrusive Obama regime as an utter failure..

On the other hand, if it has never been your priority to strive to become something more in your life than a victim of some/any/all, circumstances beyond your perceived control, you look for something or someone to become an arbiter, to level the play field..

These are the results that can only be laid at the feet of an entitlement mentality, slowly but persistently indoctrinated into the cultural, educational, and politically motives of the far left and their allies..

To reverse this mentality will take as long as it has to instill it, but it must begin as soon as possible.. The solutions as obvious as they are, are not as easy to dismantle as one would hope..

Many people who are part of the corrupt structures are unaware, or unwilling to admit to their participation in the problem, because of self interest, or unwillingness to face the consequences.. Tax thee, not me.. Blame he, but not she.. It's them not we..

The truth, (at this point take a deep breath) is that we are all going to have to look deep into how much we are all part of the structural demise that we are involved.. Think Medicare, Social Security, Education, Taxation, Regulation, Lifestyle, etc..

How many day to day activities have we grown to accept as natural, and how are we going to have to change our own lives? I fear it has become endemic, in our nature, and if we are ever going to change, it will take a massive change that will affect all of us for generations..

Facing the results of the dismantling, and how to deal with ALL of the ramifications, is daunting, maybe more than we thought, or are really ready to change it..

You heard it here first folks.. :)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: culture; election; taxes
The real Trail of Tears..
1 posted on 10/12/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT by carlo3b
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To: Jim Robinson; Bob J; christie; stanz; jellybean; Angelique; Howie; TwoStep; piasa; Exit148; ...

Take the first step to improve our future.. VOTE!


2 posted on 10/12/2012 11:58:49 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

We are the ones who have taken responsible charge of our own lives. We will adapt to this, too.

My husband and I have made some contingency plans, either way. My late father always told us:”Have three plans.” Good advice in any situation.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 12:02:01 PM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: carlo3b

Our Historical education programs are abysmal!


4 posted on 10/12/2012 12:07:47 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: 2001convSVT

there are some fine award-winning documentaries right here....made by one hechuva an American patriot...

http://witnessinghistoryonline.com/

and NO I’m not pimping MY work!!!!


5 posted on 10/12/2012 12:10:24 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: reformedliberal

Great plan, I fear you’ll have to execute it, if we are going to do what we need to turn this ship around.. :)


6 posted on 10/12/2012 12:11:01 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: mo

WOW.. What a neat website.. I will spend the time to peruse it.. Thanks.. Carlo


7 posted on 10/12/2012 12:13:53 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: reformedliberal

If you can’t change the people around you, Change the people around you.
It’s the corruption that has become acceptable to our society. (See Moral Relavance) Those who complain about the direction of our nation, are vilified as being against ‘progress’.
The nation is defined by the innate character of its citizens which is reveled upon election of officials who promote the whims of men instead of the rule of Law. Just Us instead of justice.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 12:27:04 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: carlo3b

Thanks for the ping.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 12:28:46 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: carlo3b

Those “who live their lives in relative comfort with a good job, paying their bills, and minding their own business” are also a part of the problem, a lot of them are oblivious to others and the problems they face! I was working with an engineer, and my co-worker was having car problems he couldn’t afford to have fixed, he was stressed, the engineer said: “buy a new car!” Also, the engineer complained how others were complaining about high gas prices, yet he drove a Hummer! I have no problem with people who have made a good life for themselves, but sometimes, their heads are so far in the clouds, they have no clue how some good people struggle to make ends meet on a salary that pales to their own and circumstances prevent them from attaining one!


10 posted on 10/12/2012 12:33:12 PM PDT by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: carlo3b

Well done.

If I were to meet you, I would like it to be around dinner time...... nice website. :>)


11 posted on 10/12/2012 12:39:29 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: IslamE

Great point.. Sad but true.. For some wonderful hard working people it will take a miracle to get back what these morons have done to our country..

Only a massive landslide in this election will the turn-around get kick started on a fast tract.. It could happen.. There are indications that this is a historic election.. Think 1980, Carter, on crack.. HA! VOTE get others to VOTE..


12 posted on 10/12/2012 12:42:08 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Gator113

Meatloaf, scallop potatoes, buttered broccoli, home-baked Russian Rye bread, rice and raisin pudding, tonite, 6:30pm..

Wash yir hands, comb yir hair, tuck in yir shirt and sit down.. Ya’ll come.. :)


13 posted on 10/12/2012 12:50:01 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: mo

Very good site.. excellent work.. delicious art and displays..


14 posted on 10/12/2012 1:00:36 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: carlo3b

WoW that sounds good..


15 posted on 10/12/2012 1:02:11 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: carlo3b; MinuteGal; ExTexasRedhead; M Kehoe; Matchett-PI; mcmuffin; Bob Ireland; The Duke; ...
Thanks, carlo! ................................ FRegards
16 posted on 10/12/2012 1:23:43 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: carlo3b
Thanks for the dinner invite. I'll have to enjoy it vicariously, though....as su casa is pretty far away from mi casa.

Buen provecho!

Leni

17 posted on 10/12/2012 1:40:43 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

I’ll leave the porch light on for ya in case somthin changes.. :)


18 posted on 10/12/2012 4:37:12 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b; Brad's Gramma; Jim Robinson; onyx; Salvation

Put your trust in Providence.

Fast, pray. We will be delivered.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 7:31:37 PM PDT by glock rocks (Optimist? Pessimist? Naw, I'm an Awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: glock rocks; carlo3b

Thanks for the gentle reminder, GLOCK.

(WHY does this phone ALWAYS cap “g l o c k ???”)


20 posted on 10/12/2012 7:38:48 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Spell checker. That’s the proper spelling/presentation of the Company - it’s in caps. Same for SIG, I think...


21 posted on 10/12/2012 7:48:09 PM PDT by glock rocks (Optimist? Pessimist? Naw, I'm an Awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: glock rocks

I can usually, with persistence, keep “backing out” of a spelling like that. NEVER yours.

Never.

It’s OK. It reminds me how important you are? ;) :)


22 posted on 10/12/2012 7:49:39 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Wait, what?

Let’s not be talkin bout cappin Glock!


23 posted on 10/12/2012 7:50:38 PM PDT by glock rocks (Optimist? Pessimist? Naw, I'm an Awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: carlo3b

Buuump!


24 posted on 10/12/2012 7:51:46 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: glock rocks
In honor of yourselves, provided I remember, from here on in, when referring to either you or the company ALL POSTS WILL BE IN CAPS, REGARDING GLOCK OR GLOCK ROCKS!!! :)
25 posted on 10/12/2012 7:54:11 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

YOU DON’T NEED TO HOLLER GRAMMIE,

Setle down... we can buy you a new battery for your hearing aid. Sheesh.

Come on now... this are serious threadness!


26 posted on 10/12/2012 7:57:59 PM PDT by glock rocks (Optimist? Pessimist? Naw, I'm an Awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: glock rocks

:(

I’ll behave GLOCK rocks...

Hey, btw...one more thing....it’s *almost* that time of year, remember? THIS year...YOU go find it...I did it last year.

Carry on.


27 posted on 10/12/2012 8:02:59 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: mo; carlo3b

Cool website - history that ain’t taught no more.

Thanks for the ping, carlo.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 8:03:45 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Thanks for the two month heads-up. I won’t remember tomorrow.

Jim’ll remember, though. Dilemma solved.


29 posted on 10/12/2012 8:05:44 PM PDT by glock rocks (Optimist? Pessimist? Naw, I'm an Awesomist - There's a dragon in that glass!)
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To: carlo3b

Home-Bucket-grown red potatoes, chicken parts, olive oil, onions at 350.

(Parsley, adobo, garlic pepper, garlic salt, white pepper, cover with foil)

Add can of peas after about 40 min. Bake another 20-30 min.

Mangia.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 8:08:08 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Yummmmm.. WOW.. Thank you so much.. Copy and paste.. :)


31 posted on 10/12/2012 8:12:26 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: glock rocks

Shoot, I’d have probably forgotten before bedtime!!!

Yeah, Jim will remind us. He’s good that way...


32 posted on 10/12/2012 8:25:46 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: carlo3b
Tyranny can be patient.
Communism is very patient.
33 posted on 10/12/2012 8:39:17 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: right way right

The first time I can recall being aware of encroaching communism was shortly after the left wing media managed to excoriate Senator Joseph McCarthy..

Once the great Senator was degraded, the commie forces started stirring up the Civil Rights movements.. Most of the country, contrary to the rewritten history mantra, agreed to the lowering of the rhetoric surrounding voters rights, accommodations, and education..

What started the uproar was School integration using forced busing.. Every state and municipality that exploded was solid Democrat.. It was surmised, that the whole episode with marches and riots was Communist inspired, and was later proven to have been so..


34 posted on 10/12/2012 9:31:28 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

I grew up working on riverboats and when we would get a trip up the Tennessee River we went right through the Shiloh battleground area. It was the most beautiful country I had ever seen and I will never forget the colors in the Autumn!

If there really is such a thing as ghosts they are surely riding around in those hills.


35 posted on 10/13/2012 3:43:50 AM PDT by Howie
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To: carlo3b; gonzo
I collect Social Security and participate in Medicare. I pay/paid for both for years. Medicare still costs me $100 a month [Rush is wrong; Medicare is not FREE]!!!

If we must sacrifice in order to save our wonderful and unique country from financial disaster then I am willing to do my part. I would forgo Medicare in the interest of saving my country. HOWEVER, unhappily we have become so corrupt with carpetbagger politicians that I fear that I will be forced to pay for Medicare / Obamacare yet receive NO benefits.

In fact, I think it is almost certain to turn out that way. Our government has turned from a 'servant of the people' into a dictatorial oligarchy. These corrupt b**tards will try to force me to pay for medical care for others while telling me that they cannot afford to give me care.

When that happens, I would rather go to federal prison [where they will have to take care of me] for non-compliance than be plundered by these rotten folk who now run our country.

Let's face it: King George never treated us this badly!!!

36 posted on 10/13/2012 5:08:38 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrat Party is a criminal enterprise)
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