• I Dislike the Content of Obama’s Character, Not the Color of His Skin–Spot of Tea Girl Column

    President Obama’s long-running crusade for personal popularity has hit an all-time low, if that’s possible.  Recently, he chose to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory not with the obligatory wreath laying and speech making, but by lamenting to The New Yorker magazine the “fact” that some people don’t like him because you are black.

    I find it incredible that America’s first twice-elected, biracial (if we’re to be accurate) president would go on record, whining that his declining popularity is not because of his politics, but because of the color of his skin. He is implying that Americans woke up one day and discovered their inner bigot.

     We all have that fantasy of having the president’s ear and being able to say, “no, Mr. President, it’s not us; it’s you.” Obama might find it hard to comprehend that people don’t like him because of him, because of his politics, because his true character is revealing itself.  We don’t like the creepy Marxist ideology that you cloak in fairness and equality.  We dislike a man who is either too amateurish or too arrogant to regard our enemies as formidable, which they are, and instead calls them “JV.”  We despise a man elected to the highest office in the world that has so little regard and understanding for our military that he repeatedly calls a Navy corpsman a Navy ‘Corpse Man.”  And we the people are mortified by a man who smugly imposes his will on his fellow man through lies, manipulation, back door channels and bully tactics.

    I recognize that there are white people who don’t like blacks for a myriad of reasons, perhaps both real and imagined.  But, and this is key, would have come to accept a black president if he was the sort of person that expressed love and respect for our country, our military, or traditions, our Constitution and our exceptionalism.  Mr. President, you are increasingly disliked by your fellow Americans because they are waking up and seeing that that you don’t like them, and understand how you want to “fundamentally transform” them.

    I personally grate every time politicians at the federal level conjure up new reasons to squeeze a few more nickels from my already paltry income.  Mr. President, it literally makes my skin crawl when I see you telling American how you are going to squeeze your favorite phantom boogeyman, “the rich,” through the tired mantra of income equality.  Mr. President, you are rich, and so are all of your friends, so let me ask you something: if you are so interested in income equality, why don’t you implement policies that specifically target their income?  You love to pal around with celebrities.  Why not take your “pen and phone” and implement a tax on entertainers?  Remember the look on Will Smith’s face when he heard about the proposed 75 percent tax rate in France?  Yeah, that will be the same look Jay Z will have when you take 75 percent of his estimated $500 million dollars.  It’s a good thing you had his wife Beyonce perform at Michelle’s birthday this year, you know, before you redistributed their money.

    And I have to tell you, Mr. President, we really, really dislike having a president that seems to be comfortable with going overseas and chastising America in speeches, and visually uncomfortable with touting our greatness.  We dislike having a president that repeatedly places our nation on same moral and cultural plane with other nations that are, at best, below our league, and at worst, an outright insult.

    By and large, we Americans like our country and ourselves, even if there are events that have occurred within America’s history that are shameful and go against the ideals for which we were founded.  We like the multitude of ethnic groups that have melted into one nation, under GOD, and don’t want to consider ourselves to be a part of a hyper-segregated, hyphenated grievance group that has the bad luck to reside in an oppressive, racist evil empire.

    We like that our melting pot means we eat chop suey and fortune cookies and Yo Quiero Taco Bell.  And we like, no, Mr. President, we love all of those things that annoy you and all of your elitist friends, like long road trips, t-shirts with flags and “big things,” like guns, suburban homes and trucks that take us on those road trips.  As Americans, we like to make money and spend it as we please, and in particular, Mr. President, I like to spend my money on me and whatever suits me to support.  I don’t like to spend my money on your schemes, be it bailouts or Obamacare or green energy.

    With regards to the concept of American exceptionalism, most Americans, or at least those that understand the true meaning of American exceptionalism, are offended that you equate so-called Greek or British or Chinese “exceptionalism” with what America has contributed to the world.  Yes, the Greeks introduced the concept of democracy, but that was over 3,000 years ago, and with all due respect to those of Greek extraction, the nation of Greece has not provided the world with much else since.  The concept of democracy has been reshaped over time, and in America, has been greatly influenced by our Judeo-Christian principles, so no, the Greeks are not exceptional in the way that Americans are.

    Other countries rely on their history as a means to express their relevance on the world stage.  So how come in the 2,000 years of British history, 3,000 of Greek and 5,000 of Chinese have none of these countries ever elected a ‘black” president?  Like America, all three of them have a history of slavery.  Yet, in a few hundred years, America went from being a far-flung British colony that allowed blacks to be held in bondage, to the greatest nation on the planet which elected a black president.

    So yes, Mr. President, we are unique in our exceptionalism, and the fact that you are the leader of the most distinct experiment in human history is one reason.  But because you are the president does not mean we have to like you or your policies, because we don’t.

  • Spot of Tea Girl Going on Leave

    Hello Everyone,

    I will be taking time off from posting. I found out on Monday that one of my dogs has lymphoma, so I need to concentrate my free time on my animal, and searching for news articles is a distraction at this point. She is the dog in the orange harness.

    Thank you for following my website, and, depending how things turn out, I plan to be back online after the new year (so don’t unsubscribe!).

    Spot of Tea Girl

  • This Week on Spot Of Tea:

    Hello everyone,

    I’m going out of town for the holidays in a couple days and will not be posting much after tomorrow. I’m going to gave a lot of good old-fashioned American fun this week: river rafting, horseback riding, fireworks, rodeo…etc…etc…I hope you have a nice 4th of July and spend some time remembering what the holiday is about. I’m going to try to post some “Americana” articles over the next few days, try to tune out some of the mess the rest of the world is. Enjoy!–Pub.

  • 2013 Midwest Tornado Relief–DONATION LINK MY RECOMMENDATION

    Note: I just donated $50.00 to the Tornado Relief Fund through Mercury One. I cannot really afford $50.00, but right now I have more than thousands of people in Oklahoma, so in the big picture, it’s not a big deal, it doesn’t hurt me and it helps them. 

    I’m encouraging all of you cough up some money and donate to the relief fund. For me, it was Mercury One, which is giving 100% to the relief effort, read: no overhead or administrative costs. But some of you may not like Glenn Beck’s politics. Fine, whatever, donate to some of the other organizations, like the relief efforts for the lost pets. Just do your bit.–Pub.

    2013 Midwest Tornado Relief – Fundly.

  • Karl Marx and the American Dream

    Note: This is a useful opinion piece that, in simple terms, clarifies the theories and goals espoused by Karl Marx. If you don’t understand Marxism, or why people oppose it, this opinion piece is a primer which may help you understand the Marxist philosophy.

    As someone whose goal is to live as much of a self-reliant lifestyle as possible, Marx’s theories are in stark contrast to my life’s journey and why I run this website.–Pub.

     

    You cannot use Karl Marx’s ideas to help the middle class. You can’t do it.

    via Articles: Karl Marx and the American Dream.

  • Facebook is my personal hell, and other less joyous news from Spot of Tea Girl…

    Hi Everyone,

    I’ve had my wisdom teeth surgery this past week, hence the limited amount of posts, and most without pictures. Hopefully, I’ll get back into the swing of things this coming week. I’ve been in so much pain I’ve avoided the computer for the most part. Wisdom teeth are a nightmare to have taken out, either that or I’m a big wimp. Watch Gone With The Wind–I’m so much like Miss Melly and not Scarlett. I actually passed out cold from the shock of the procedure (hours later at home) and have been laid up all week

    And, as you can see, I’ve dumped the Facebook link from the page. I set it up wrong somehow–not sure, since I manage just fine with WordPress, but in order to redo it correctly, I’ve “permanently” deleted it, which means it takes up to 14 days to delete and start over again. So I’ll try again since I’ve received email from actual friends, my sister, etc., that can’t seem to find me in Facebook. Drats, foiled again!

    Spot of Tea Girl

  • A Message From Spot of Tea Girl Regard Latest Posts

    Hi Everyone,

    I’ve not done a lot of posting this past week because I’ve been sick and in pain and found out on Saturday that I need to get my wisdom teeth yanked! Happy birthday to me…So I’ve not had much ambition to be on the computer to read the news and disburse it with a swollen mouth and flu-like symptoms.

    To anyone who blows off their dentist when he says go and get your wisdom teeth pulled (as mine does not pull; he sends his patients to an oral surgeon), don’t be dumb; just go do it. They can get infected–no matter how much you floss and brush (as I do), you can get sick and your face will look like someone punched you, only without the bruising. My dentist said if I’d waited any longer, I’d have landed in the hospital. That’s how serious it can be. He came into his office on a Saturday to see me. He meant business, and despite being wisdom teeth, I acted pretty dumb in this matter.

    Mind you, I didn’t blow off my dentist, per se. I knew the wisdom’s needed to be pulled, but one, who wants to go get teeth pulled if they’re not actually bothering you (until now, that is), and two, they came second to all of the other living expenses that kept coming up, like new tires and realignment and battery, etc., you get the picture, so I kept pushing it off. WELL! This goes to show you that it can sneak up on you, no matter how diligent you are in your tooth care.

    As most of you have realized by now, I don’t run my blog traditionally, that is, interactively, but I felt I should since if I’m running a news site for people who are looking for information on self-sufficiency and I fail to heed my own advice, I should let you know that I made this mistake and perhaps it will be good for you to know if you are faced with the same decision. While I have a nice job, my money only goes so far and I chose to put the money towards things, that while those things needed attention too, I nearly put myself in harms way by not treating this as a priority.

    I’m going to get off the computer and go make homemade (yes, real homemade) pudding for the week ahead. If anyone emails me for the recipe, I may post it. De-lish, I’m making both vanilla and chocolate.

    Spot of Tea Girl

  • Coming Soon…Facebook!

    OK Readers,

    So I’ve given over to the dark side and have a Facebook page…well…sort of.

    I signed up for Facebook a couple of weeks ago, but, being as technically proficient as someone who was born in 1873, rather than someone who was born in 1973, I am still working out the kinks as to how to make it relevant and linked to this website.

    As soon as I have it figured out I’ll let you know, and you can feel free to begin following me through that method, if that is your preference. You can sign up to it now–I just added the widget, but, well…maybe for a few more weeks you should continue to come here to get your daily or weekly read.

    Spot of Tea Girl

  • Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Agenda 21–The UN Publication

    Note: The following is a link to the controversial Agenda 21. This is not by a third-party group or politically-biased website; it is from the UN itself, so you can decide for yourself what it means. You should, however, take the time to educate yourself about the document itself.–Pub.

    Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.

    via DSD :: Resources – Publications – Core Publications.

  • A Note from Spot of Tea Girl About Recent Events

    Hello Readers,

    I wanted to touch base with my readership post-Hurricane Sandy. While it goes without saying that I am saddened and horrified by the destruction, I am not writing about the hurricane, per se.

    The hurricane serves as a reminder that you need to keep yourself informed about the world around you and to remain as self-sufficient as you can. Remember: YOU are your own first responder. Not your neighbor, or the cops or the fire department, you

    To that end, I hope to continue to be a source that gives you–whether it is daily or weekly or whenever–information on the world around you, things not in the headlines. While we are all focused on the hurricane, there are things that are going on around the country and around the world that you should pay attention to as well. Understanding the things that sometimes fly under the radar is your key to understand how you will react if an emergency ever strikes your area. Mental preparation is just as important, if not more important, than physical preparation. In regards to physical preparation, that is your call; while I list a wide variety of products and resources I find helpful, I don’t push the prepper products, because if your house is burned down or washed away, a stockade of dried beef stroganoff is pretty irrelevant. You do what you think works for you.

    That is the purpose of this website and I thank all of you that make it worth the time and effort I put into the site, which is about 2-3 hours a day, 4-5 days per week. Did I mention I have a full-time job? Unfortunately, I am not a gentleman of leisure, so every time I see “likes” pop up, I appreciate it, makes the chiropractor visits worth it.

    Over the holidays, I intend to spend time adding new links that are more national, as it seems that my readership is disproportionately outside Wisconsin, and features, including (AAAHHH!!! Sell-out!) a Facebook link. Yes, I’ve been beaten into submission and will soon join the cult of Facebook in order to make this (eventually) a more interactive website, and more easily accessible to a broader audience.

    Spot of Tea Girl

  • Website Updates!

    Hi Readers!
    Well, August had been such an enjoyable month that I’ve not done updates beyond my (almost) daily news stories.

    I see that I’ve been getting a lot of views in my “heroes” section, so I’ve done some updates to bring my list up-to-date–sorry about that. I’ve been compiling names for my list, but not taking the time to write the copy. I plan over the next couple weeks to get other areas filled in as well, as needed.

    While I’ve not made the website too interactive, please feel free to drop me a line if there is something you think should be on the website. And pass me along to friends! I appreciate all of you that come and visit and are following as well. I still haven’t figured out how you are finding my website, but I’m fairly certain I was meant to be born in another era, at least technology-wise.

    Ah, the joys of running a blog…the work never ends.

    –Spot of Tea Girl

  • Vacation!

    Hello Readers,

    I’m stepping away for a few days, and when I vacation, I unplug. I’ll be back on the job next week, searching the website to find stories that inform and inspire.

    In the meantime, spend some time perusing the tabs on my website. While much of the information is relevant to Wisconsin residents, perhaps you may find something relevant and inspirational, in particular, those of you that are self-sufficient.

    –Spot of Tea Girl