Did You Hear Paul Walker Died?

Yes…the death of anybody is sad.

Yes…I feel for his friends and family.

But can the media please keep things in perspective.

Headlines for four straight days now. Conjecture on whether he was racing.

Enough.

There are tragic deaths all around the world that get ignored.

These guys used, from what it seems, extremely poor judgment and paid the ultimate price.

Did they deserve it? Of course not.

But let’s not call it a tragedy.

Why is an actor’s death so darn important??

– Brett Bern

Black and Blue Friday

People can rail all they want against WalMart, Best Buy and all the other idiotic stores who are now opening on Thanksgiving Day.

Guess what? They’re only open because there’s a demand.

If nobody showed up, this new tradition would end immediately.

What do you think is going to happen??

– Brett Bern

Brett Bern Loves This!!!!

545 vs. 300,000,000 People – By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? Nancy Pelosi. She is the leader of the majority party. She and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan …

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees…

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it… is up to you.
This might be funny if it weren’t so true.
Be sure to read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he’s fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.

Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won’t be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He’s good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he’s laid…

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
‘Taxes drove me
to my doom…’

When he’s gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What in the hell happened?
Can you spell ‘politicians?’

Brett Bern is no coward

brett-bern-no-cowardBrett Bern is now coward.

But you know who is a coward?

Barack Obama.

Mitt Romney.

The entire body of congress.

Anybody who hides behind the second amendment when it comes to assault weapons, who’s only purpose is to kill as many as possible as quickly as possible.

We’ve become a leaderless nation who simply panders to those with the deepest pockets.

Brett Bern

We Are Penn State

We are Penn State.

We put football above everything else…even human decency.

We let a pedophile molest kids for 10 years when we knew what was going on.

We idolized Joe Paterno…even when we knew the truth.

We put the well-being of children behind the well-being of a football program.

We orchestrate massive cover-ups.

We keep assistant coaches on our program even though he showers with young boys.

We are Penn State.

 

For anybody but Mitt, it would be a cake walk

mitt-romneyThe economy is still in the tank.

The current president has a low approval rating.

People hate congress.

Let’s face it…the country is a mess.

For ANY other presidential nominee, it would be a gimme election.

But not for Mitt Romney.

Why?

He’s fake.

He’s got no backbone.

He’s not likable.

He’s too corporate.

And the list goes on.

I actually feel bad for the guy.

But it doesn’t mean I’ll vote for him.

The Facebook Problem

brett-bern-facebookWell…the post should actually be Facebook problems.

Where to start??

Their IPO is a disaster thus far.

They’re getting their asses sued for mismanaging the IPO.

There is so much hatred toward Facebook online. I’d say more the Google and Microsoft combined. I’ve never seen anything like it.

Even their fans can’t stand the timeline.

GM, one of their biggest advertisers, dropped them.

No one ever said Facebook has to stay popular.

What’s next.

– Brett Bern

Should the south simply secede?

south bern

Is it time to give up on the “United” States of America?

We seem to have two very different agendas going on.

One based on bigotry and hatred (see North Carolina’s latest pathetic vote against gay marriage) and one based on openness and fairness.

One that thinks the government has gotten too big, but still wants to force women to get ultrasounds before an abortion.

One that thinks we need LESS financial regulation, even though that is precisely what has gotten us into the economic mess we are currently in.

One that has zero tolerance for the poor and simply think they are just being lazy.

Once that has no compassion for those less fortunate.

One that just can’t get over the fact that we have a black president.

And if you read the above, you would think that those that fall into this line of thinking would be a small minority.

But they are not.

And that’s pretty fucking scary.

– Brett Bern

Once a thug…

metta peaceMetta World Peace. That’s his name now.

I know…how stupid and self-serving but that’s pretty typical of today’s “look at me” culture.

Yesterday, Ron Artest laid out James Harden of the Thunder with a vicious elbow after a dunk.

Artest couldn’t simply hustle back to play defense.

Nope…he had to showboat and pound his chest and when Harden got too close for his comfort, he had to “man up” and clock him with a left elbow.

Artest said it was unintentional.

Bull. Look at the video.

Looks very intentional.

Once a thug…

Brett Bern

Is Google Evil?

Perhaps Google is not as innocent as we expect.

I just recently found out that the Google cars that recorded the world for their Maps application also collected other data. Real specific other data.

How specific?

People’s browsing habits. People’s emails. People’s documents.

Anything the household user had active while Google passed by was collected.

Google took responsibility, but in the typical corporate way. They said they did it, but weren’t aware they were doing it and promise not to use the data.

Uh huh.

– Brett Bern

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