Real- James Wesley

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  • Songwriters: Neal Lee Coty, Jimmy Melton

Five-hundred channels and there ain’t much on tonight
Except reality shows about some folk’s so-called lives
A pretty girl cries ’cause she don’t get a rose
But she’ll find love next year on her own show

And they call that real

Real is a hand you hold fifty-seven years
Real is a band of gold tremblin’ with fear
It’s the first long tear down an old man’s face, watchin’ his angel slippin’ away
His heart’s so broke, it’s never gonna heal

I call that real

Where I live, housewives don’t act like that
And the survivors are farmers in John Deere hats
Our amazin’ race is beatin’ the check
Prayin’ that the bank ain’t ran it through yet

Real, like too much rain fallin’ from the sky
Real, like the drought that came around here last July
It’s the damn boll weevils and the market and the weeds, the prayer they’re sayin’ when they plant the seeds
And the chance they take to bring us our next meal

I call that real

Real, like a job you lose ’cause it moves to Mexico
Like a mama and a baby with no safe place to go
Like a little dream-house with a big old foreclosed sign
Like a flag-draped coffin and a twenty-one gun goodbye

I call that real
Man, I call that real
Oh, I call that real

Amnesty and Taxes

The argument is that amnesty should be granted to illegal aliens so that they will pay taxes.  The fact is that they do file taxes with an  ITIN, an individual taxpayer identification number. A 9-digit ITIN number issued by the IRS provides both resident and nonresident aliens with a unique identification number that allows them to file tax returns.  Sounds good?  Not really.

By claiming dependents, even ones outside the U.S., as well as EIC (Earned Income Credit) these illegal aliens are getting refunds of thousands and thousands of dollars without paying a single dime in tax revenue.  They are not only willing to file their taxes, but look forward to huge refunds while Americans struggle to balance the budget ay home and in their local, state, and federal government.  Claims by illegal aliens equalled  $4.2 billion in tax year 2010.

Please take time to read this article.  This information is vital in understanding the situation.  I would love to hear your thoughts also.  I have seen this going on for years, and it is proof positive that amnesty will not generate revenue but cost us billions and billions of dollars.  Justice Scalia comparing illegal aliens to bank robbers wasn’t so out of line after all.

That’s one hell of a high tax for “cheap lettuce!”  Add to this all of the other facts, and we are paying a huge crippling cost to appease and take care of people who don’t belong here.  It is national insanity to avoid doing what is right for America.  The federal government doesn’t even want states to verify citizenship to vote.  Many areas have come up with idiotic laws to protect illegals while penalizing their own, such as Los Angeles‘ impound policy which will take the vehicles of citizens and not illegal aliens.

All Americans will benefit when and if the United States should finally resolve to deport and punish those who violate our laws, including those businesses that hire illegal aliens.  Automatic citizenship for anyone who can come here and have a baby needs to stop.  Eisenhower deported them, we can too.

A nation without borders is not a nation at all.  To do otherwise is national suicide.  We have always had controls in the past.  To regulate who can come here and who can’t is well within the rights of any nation.  There is nothing racist about it.  The poem on the Statue of Liberty was not an eternal pact for open borders.  It’s a poem, not a Constitutional Amendment!

This issue needs to be addressed.  Both sides have ignored it far too long, and “We the People” are left holding the bill.  A bill of $113 billion a year and growing.  $1.6 billion a year in Los Angeles County alone, and yes, Los Angeles is broke!

Giant Sucking Sound

Giant sucking sound?!  Can y’all hear it now?  Why is it the guys that actually make sense, the ones that would actually work for us never get close?

As for NAFTA, it was said that the winners were the consumers who would be given a greater variety of goods at cheaper prices, but the fact is if you don’t have a job, if you have to compete with slave wages and give up your first world standard of living, you lose.  Everything is expensive when there are no jobs.  Massive deficit, falling wages and benefits, bankrupt communities, high unemployment, and unilateral free trade with China.  Open borders with Mexico.  The only real mystery is why we were sold out.  Do we really want to wait until wages in Mexico and China rise to our decline?  Is it our goal to be 3rd World?

GM gets a bail out on your dime, and after closing Pontiac, Hummer, Saturn, and shutting down American plants, the start building in China, including a new $1.1 billion dollar factory.  Between 2010-2014 GM’s restructuring plan calls for a 98% increase in the number of vehicles it will be importing into the United States from Mexico, Korea, Japan and China, with the number of imports from these countries increasing from 371,547 to 736,743. As a result, the share of GM’s sales in the U.S. market that will be imported from these countries will increase from 15.5% to 23.5%. The overall number of vehicles GM will be importing in 2014 represents the production of four assembly plants, the same number that GM plans to close in the United States.

Yes, cheap cars that only Chinese can afford because you aren’t buying a damned thing if you don’t have the money.  They have the money, thus why GM says they need to build there.

We sit on huge untapped oil reserves as well as natural gas and we don’t touch it.  We put up wind farms that are ugly as sin because it is “good for the environment” or so they say.  A pipe going across the plains is horrible but row after row of these eyesores is somehow a good thing?  Somehow wildlife is keen on this, but not on a pipeline?

What do they do that benefits us?  Pass a law to order us to buy health insurance?  Open the borders for illegal aliens?  Force Catholic institutions to give Sandra Fluke birth control?  Teach about homosexuals in kindergarten?  Ban God from the public realm?  They damned sure make sure you are taxed before you are paid, when you are paid, when you spend, and when you die.  They need the revenue.We have illegals to support, factories to build overseas, and a lot of regimes to topple for the Taliban.

How about this?  How about the U.S. government start looking out for our interests and leave the rest alone?  Freedom backed by a government that put our “selfish” interests first made us great.  Obama can say he is sorry all he wants (and yes, he IS sorry), but I assure you, when the Chinese are on top, they are not going to lay down their success for us.

In the News…

Arizona strikes back: State investigates feds over gun-running  They absolutely should!  As should Texas and Mexico.  The Fast and Furious case added fuel to a fire that has resulted in thousands of deaths and subverted the security of the border and a neighboring nation.

And in related news, one Mexican state bordering the US was deadlier than all of Afghanistan last year.  It doesn’t take much to see that this is not good for the United States or Mexico.

Speaking of Fast and Furious, Uncle Ted Nugent had a thing or two to say about the subject.

It is already spreading here.  1.4 million gang members and more pour into the United States.  That is roughly the size of our joint active duty military, that is before Obama’s military cuts reduce that number by one third.

It is argued that Gay Marriage would not interfere with our First Amendment rights.  Guess again!  It will be really interesting to see where all of this leads.

I blogged about this, but it bears repeating.  As we are in dire need of jobs and oil, our politicians deny us both.  Obama’s Keystone Denial Prompts Canada to Look to China Sales.  We also dropped the ball on Brazil, as China gets jump on U.S. for Brazil’s oil.  It really makes me wonder what they are thinking.  The economy, our need for oil, and the instability in the Gulf all make Keystone the right thing for us to do.  If the Strait of Hormuz is closed down how high will fuel prices go?  Remember, it isn’t just fueling up that Prius, it is every item in your mall and local 7-11 that will cost far more.

They now know who all those body parts at the Hollywood sign belong to.  Just another day in paradise!

The battle over our freedoms continues, specifically with regard to the internet.  as SOPA and PIPA votes are to be delayed.  I hope it isn’t like Obama signing the NDAA.  Wait until everyone is hung over and busy with football to sneak the bill into law.  After all, no one is looking.

Well, that’s not exactly true, we are looking!

On a lighter note…