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#AllSausageLivesMatter

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Just so everyone is aware, I have been on hiatus for a while. Criticism of my outdated logo (elections have consequences after all) have moved me to once again take up the mantle of change. As the election begins to get into full swing, I am going to freshen up the site and begin to detail some critical information to educate prospective voters to get everyone actively involved in promoting a GOP win for our nation.

That said, I wanted to just leave you with a bit of info I dropped off on a former Silicon Valley Software developer’s blog post. Extraordinarily well written, the author captures the very essence of how a major tech company grinds its people up into small pieces only to leave them burned out or otherwise useless, all in the name of profit.

The article is a loose metaphor for how the federal government looks at tax payers. We are all only so much financial meat for the sausage grinder that is Congress and the federal bureaucracy. The response I left on his site is contained herein as a retort to a user who advocated that everything beautiful is “ugly on the inside.” Since we are what is inside the nation, I would argue the counter, that we are what is beautiful and the process of governing is what is ugly and in need of reform. Please retweet if you likw or at least see the corollary.

http://roadlesstravelled.me/2015/04/19/a-debrief-on-apple/comment-page-1/#comment-615

Here is my response:

Its The Obama Stupid (@ITOSdotCom)

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So I read the article, the defense of the article and a wide number of responses.. I found Daniel Campos’ response the most cynical of all. While it is true that people who like sausage or not particularly interested in how it is made, applying this concept to the treatment of human beings even metaphorically is a tragedy.

Silicon Valley has made a reputation of breaking the mold relative to the rest of the business world in the 50’s and 60’s when I was a child, but the sad fact of the matter today is the mold they have cast is in need of breaking again.

I completely agree with the author’s assertion that the mirror-tocracy of conformance to perceptual ideals is trumping the value of qualified workers who not only could drive innovation, but add a sense of stability in an otherwise hyper agile and thus subject to severe burn out readily seen across the valley today.

In Silicon Valley, people are much like the meat that goes into the breakfast sausage consumed by millions each day. It really is time that #AllSausageLivesMatter

Shortsighted policies major issue for Obama

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Hope and Change was promised by Barack Obama. As it turned out, 2008 was a bad year for many people. The last gasps of a growing economy were felt and as Lehman Bros fell into an abyssal financial  black hole. The failure of a bank that size sent shockwaves through the financial capital known as Wall Street and before long, Main Street felt the shock and awe of the near cataclysmic stupidity of greed.

Caught up in that nightmare, I was “retired” from a senior management job in IT. Consolidation, they called it, the need to prop up shareholder value, a long term business decision, etc…

Whatever the choice words were, they did not reflect the reality of work performance vs value provided. In short, some 150 positions were terminated on the fear that shareholders would somehow “balk” at the broader market. The company went on to record profits, record bonuses for executives, large parachutes for former VPs and the like who made financial choices, yet the decision to cut approximately 4 million in salary and benefits was hardly a drop in the bucket. The company continued down the same path and as a result, its longtime CEO, “retired” in 2009.”

Kind of an odd start to a political story, but here comes the punch line. The short term decision to prop up shareholder confidence was ill-thought out, just like the current economic policy of Barack Obama. The company stock tumbled over the course of the next two years before beginning to slowing climb its way back to something north of the company’s assets. The desire to “appease” the many at the expense of those 150 positions is very much like the U.S. economy today.

The President of the United States has taken the position of appeasement in lining up latino, blacks, jews and other groups, and now, the so-called middle class, against those whom he calls, the rich. The fair-shake, fair-shot, fair-deal mantra is so tired and old that it has received full social security and medicare benefits in only the forth year of its existence. We are now at the cross roads of class envy vs shared responsibility and the obliteration of constitutional principles that were designed to keep our nation strong.

For instance, President Obama tells Mexicans that the Dream Act represents a fair shot for children born here of illegal immigrants, or those brought here by illegal immigrants,that this is the honest and fair thing to do. Don’t mistake the comment as “latino friendly.” It is pure political pandering, designed to get the Mexican vote out for his party. He could honestly care less about Puerto Ricans, Cubans or any other hispanic derived culture. He is using Mexicans, while painting a broad brush, pretending to be on their side while simultaneously portraying Conservatives as anti-immigration. He is hoping that those Mexicans who have come to this country legally will bond with the cultural brethren from the south and agree with him that blanket amnesty is the only right thing to do. This is obvious pandering, but short-sighted and ill-informed, poorly educated hispanics take this bait hook, line and sinker.

The same can historically be said of the black vote. The number of apologistic white voters who installed President Obama in the White House in 2008 was high. The fact that most blacks in this country voted for a man whose sole qualification in their minds was the he was black and it was about time was met with policies of ineptitude failure at every turn. While unemployment surged, the economy tanked and millions of people were financially ruined, the President’s party played socialist with the constitution, ramming everything down the American people’s throats without so much as a reasoned debate.

A New Day

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One wakes up and thinks that people can’t be that dumb, to hear one thing and believe it to be true, despite massive evidence to the contrary. Unfortunately, we live in a country today where that very thing is happening.

Liberty was not thought of by the founders of this nation to be an easy thing. It requires vigilance, care, and discourse to preserve and promote. The social state of our government has allowed the slow, creeping, “progressive” policies started by Woodrow Wilson to insidiously alter the notion of what our nation stands for.

Today, we are faced with the stark challenge of a national debt that is increasing doubtful to payback. Our credit rating as a nation is in a declining state and we have politicians on the left and right that refuse to look in the mirror and tell us they are the enemy.

Those of us who pay into the government must take back by all legitimate means, our government. We must wean ourselves and our people off the cradle to grave mentalities fostered by our liberal forbears of the last century and shake the yoke of oppression that is  likely to be foisted upon our children.

Let us work together in a common fashion to undo the shackles of liberalism, of anachronistic union work rules and outlaw once and for all, public unions and their mandatory, confiscatory dues collections that feed the liberal engine of social and economic destruction.

Tell everyone you know about this site. Link us to your facefbook, google+, twitter and other feeds (coming soon) and promote the idea that we stand for smaller government, as little tax as is required to achieve the constructionist view of the Constitution and the idea that We, the People, shall not perish from this earth, whether through enslavement of our government, or by any force of arms abroad.

Sincerely,

Neo