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Uncle Bill
08-18-2012, 04:05 PM
First....a story to ponder should the Buzz/Sambo crowd prevail this November:

"Winston, come into the dining room, it's time to
eat," Julia yelled to her husband.
"In a minute, honey, it's a tie score," he

Actually Winston wasn't very interested in the
traditional holiday football game between Detroit
and Washington .

Ever since the government passed the Civility in
Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football
for its "unseemly violence" and the "bad example
it sets for the rest of the world", Winston was
far less of a football fan than he used to be.

Two-hand touch wasn't nearly as exciting. Yet it
wasn't the game that Winston was uninterested in.
It was more the thought of eating another Tofu
Turkey .

Even though it was the best type of
Veggie-Meat available after the government revised
the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl
to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which
already included potatoes, cranberry sauce,
and mincemeat pie), it wasn't anything like real

And ever since the government officially changed
the name of "Thanksgiving Day" to "A National Day
of Atonement" in 2020, to officially acknowledge
the Pilgrims' historically brutal treatment of
Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of
its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting.

The unearthly gleam of government-mandated
fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look
even weirder than it actually was, and the room
was always cold.

Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation
Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats - which
were monitored and controlled by the electric
company - be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the
north side of the house was barely tolerable
throughout the entire winter.

Still, it was good getting together with family.
Or at least most of the family.

Winston missed his mother, who passed on in
October, when she had used up her legal allotment
of life-saving medical treatment.

He had had many heated conversations with the
Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the
private insurance market finally went bankrupt,
and everyone was forced into the government health
care program.

And though he demanded she be kept on her
treatment, it was a futile effort.

"The RHC's resources are limited", explained the
government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the
phone. "Your mother received all the benefits to
which she was entitled. I'm sorry for your loss."

Ed couldn't make it either. He had forgotten to
plug in his electric car last night, the only kind
available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021
outlawed the use of the combustion engines - for
everyone but government officials.

The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too
far, and Ed didn't want to spend a frosty night on
the road somewhere between here and there.

Thankfully, Winston's brother, John, and his wife
were flying in.

Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had
extra cushions for the occasion.

No one complained more than John about the pain of
sitting down so soon after the government-mandated
cavity searches at airports, which severely
aggravated his hemorrhoids.

Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a
cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the
added "inconvenience" was an "absolute necessity"
in order to stay "one step ahead of the

Winston's own body had grown accustomed to such
probing ever since the government expanded their
scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via
the Anti-Profiling Act of 2022.

That law made it a crime to single out any group
or individual for "unequal scrutiny," even when
probable cause was involved.

Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations,
bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but
most Americans expect a Court composed of six
progressives and three conservatives to leave the
law intact.

"A living Constitution is extremely flexible",
said the Court's eldest member, Elena Kagan. "
Europe has had laws like this one for years. We
should learn from their example", she added.

Winston's thoughts turned to his own children.
He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old
daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored
Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that
she could text anyone at any time, even during
Atonement Dinner.

Their only real confrontation had occurred when he
limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining
that was all he could afford.

She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter
altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding
he got in public school that global warming, the
bird flu, terrorism, or any of a number of other
calamities were "just around the corner", but
Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude
that ranged between simmering surliness and
outright hostility.

It didn't help that Jason had reported his father
to the police for smoking a cigarette in the
house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control
Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere
within 500 feet of another human being.

Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have
been considered excessive before the American
dollar became virtually worthless as a result of

The latest round of quantitative easing the
federal government initiated was, once again, to
"spur economic growth."

This time, they promised to push unemployment
below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was
not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful,
Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day
of Atonement.

At least, he had his memories.

He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his
children would never know what life was like in
the Good Old Days, long before government promises
to make life "fair for everyone" realized their
full potential.

Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans,
never realized how much things could change when
they didn't happen all at once, but little by
little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public
had stood up while there was still time, maybe
back around 2011, when all the real nonsense

"Maybe we wouldn't be where we are today if we'd
just said 'enough is enough' when we had the
chance," he thought.

Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so.

I'm sure many of you find that 'story' far-fetched. Sadly, I don't. We have far too many of the OWS and SFN crowd that's being promised "ice cream" by this administration for their vote. If the 'fools' of this nation have their way again, you will not recognize what will become of the country we were fortunate enough to grow up in.

As the class envy continues to expand, as it will since that's the only subject the Democrats can talk about...their failed policies of this regime can't be discussed with any believability...I fear the SFN crowd will be more worried about where their handouts will be coming from than what sort of nation they will be living in.

For those that don't have any knowledge of Adrian Rogers, that's not important. What he said in this one paragraph is profound...(cont'd)

Uncle Bill
08-18-2012, 04:15 PM
Quote from Adrian Rogers:

"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that thegovernment does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers (1931 to 2005)

If that sounds 'sorta' familier, I'm guessing Dr. Rogers was an astute believer in the writings of a US President from a different era...

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the
weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by
discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage
payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class
hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away men's
initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for
them what they could and should do for themselves."

- Abraham Lincoln


PS Hard to understand how the left can't fathom this basic principle. Can't they see we are headed toward anarchy under this current trend put forth by Obama? It will be Greece times a bunch...they haven't known real freedom for several generations. We aren't that stupid. Many of us are still Americans that believe in the US Constitution.