Sunday, May 28, 2006

THREE THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:
1. COWS 2. THE CONSTITUTION, and 3. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

COWS: Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that our government can track a cow born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she sleeps in the state of Washington? And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give them all a cow.

THE CONSTITUTION: They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it's worked for over 200 years and we're not using it anymore.

TEN COMMANDMENTS: The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse.. You cannot post "Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery" and "Thou Shall Not Lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians -- it creates a hostile work environment.

Thanks to "THE COLONEL" for sending me this!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Beth T. said...

Another blog posted on this issue – keeping track of cows. I have read too many - and click on too many, usually daily - so cannot tell you exactly who... [It was definitely one of the more conservative sites - Little Green Footballs, maybe? My apologies to whoever it was, I am getting old. My memory often fails me.] I said the exact same thing! How is it that they can keep track of cows but not over-stayers of our VISA program, etc. - and just how much of our tax money will be needed for this purpose. Wasn’t it that "they" want to institute this requirement by a certain time-frame? Did that deadline come and go already – and the program has actually already been started?

I remember reading that many of the smaller farmers were quite up in arms over it - more for the fact that it will require them to report on some sixteen-page form that they've sold one calf, lamb or piglet. In that regard, this "program" will, in essence, serve two purposes, and not one - the one that is going to going to protect us all from whatever the disease de jour is - as the government would like for us all to believe. We can be about certain that someone in an office in D.C. said, "Cash Cow" when determining that this would be a great program to institute, merely to protect the " health and wellbeing" of the public. Yeah, right. Let’s be honest. This will also serve as just one more way for our government to make sure that it is getting every single penny of tax money that it believes it is entitled to.

When "Farmer Brown" sells his ONE calf or ONE lamb to Joe Smith so that Joe's ten-year old daughter can raise this calf or lamb as part of her "badge" requirement for the local 4-H club we can be sure that whatever form is used in this "livestock transfer" there will be a box to fill-in to reflect the amount of legal tender that may or may not have been exchanged. Either way, the IRS is going to look at this as income - if Farmer Brown simply GAVE the calf/lamb to Joe Smith, the onus then falls on Joe Smith to report this – as income – on his next tax form [the 1040EZ] on the line that says, "Did you receive any livestock free of charge?" Uh-oh, I smell an asset!

Yep, I think we all know that any time the government is there for us – to help us – to protect us*, it cannot be done with any guarantee that additional tax dollars will not be required as funding. Regardless of the fact that Farmer Brown and/or Joe Smith have reported the transfer as income and that one of them “paid taxes” on this income in some way, shape or form, our government has proved time and time again that no single revenue generating branch will be self-sufficient and will require taxpayer assistance.



*This comment is in no way, shape or form intended to suggest that I am including our Military in this regard, i.e., "protect us." If any Military person out there should happen to come upon this comment, please let this serve as a hearty and sincere THANK YOU for all that YOU do!

June 04, 2006 6:18 AM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

beth t

There isn't much more I can or could say that you did't cover on this! If you read some of my posts I have been very outspoken on the subject of illegal workers in the US. Heck I even tracked one done and interviewed him!

I do have one simple solution. HOLD THE EMPLOYERS feet to the fire. Dry up the well and watch the problem correct itself. Much cheaper in the long run I think!

Please come back often beth! BTW what part of "NEVER LAND" are you in?

June 04, 2006 7:23 AM  
Anonymous Beth T. said...

CW - I'm a “Westerner,” born in upstate New York, moved to Tennessee, then to New Hampshire which is where I tell people I grew up - spent seventeen years there. Lived in Florida for a few years, then Massachusetts for a few years, back to New Hampshire for a year, then to North Carolina. You move more than you'd care to when you marry a pilot. And, just when I thought we’d moved for the last time – we had settled – had been there six years, built a house… We up and moved to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia [Dhahran]! And, we’ve been in Saudi since 2003. So, it's not with just a little irony that you ask, "what part of NEVER LAND" are you in.

And, not to worry, when I find someone who has something to say, I become a thorn in their side... Just ask Alhamedi!

What movie is it that has Arnold Schwartznegger's [sp?] famous line, "I'lllllllll be baccccck." Terminator? And before you even begin pondering that I am a fan of movies of the likes of Terminator - my son, who was a mere child at the time, literally wore out the VCR tapes of The Terminator and Predator, and a couple other Arnold flicks – thus many of Arnold's lines have stayed with me... taking up valuable gray space that is desperately needed for more important issues - if I could only clean out but a few of those inane files... ["What did you do with Sully?" "I let him go."]

More to attach to a further post of your’s to come, no doubt...

Oh, and P.S., it was only after you linked to the RP yesterday that I got here. And, yes, started reading posts – got thru several... And, per my usual, could NOT just read, quietly nod my head and go, "um-hmm." Nope, JUST GOTTA put my six cents in!

June 04, 2006 8:17 PM  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

beth t

You are always welcome here and don't be shy about dropping some comments when you feell like it! That is what this blog is for! More comments the better I say.

How do you like Dhahran? I have good memories of being there myself.

What part of TAXACHUSETTS did you reside in. I am on the North Shore. Summers are great but the winters are rough and seem to DRAG on and on. Thank goodness I have a nice warm greenhouse to keep me busy and warm during the winter.

I hope when I pop back over to Bahrain you can take the trek over the Causeway with your husband and help me tackle a couple of dozen SHAWARMA at my semi favorite "Shawarma Shack" GRILL LAND!! Burger Land is up there too. Thanks to Mahmood over at www.mahmood.tv.

Email me directly one of these days @ skunkcrazy@aol.com. I have a question for you non blog related.

June 05, 2006 7:23 PM  

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