Monday, September 28, 2009

Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D)

The Argument for Health Care for Illegal Aliens - Greta Van Susteren | On The Record With Greta -

Is something Rotten in Denmark!

U-S President Barack Obama will be the first President in this country's history to make a personal pitch for an American city to host a future Olympic event.

White House officials confirm, the President and his wife Michelle, will travel later this week to the Netherlands in an attempt to convince International Olympic officials to award the 2016 Summer Olympic games to Chicago, Illinois--USA. Perhaps a nice gesture, but one must ask if this man ever will relinquish his community organizing position in that city.

With multitudes of worldwide issues, could it not be possible for this President to assign such a sensitive task to someone such as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. God knows, the woman has had less visibility than a Ray Charles narrated New Years Day Rose Bowl Parade!

Actually, this trek to Copenhagen will not be all business. According to AP reports, 'While in Denmark, Obama and his wife also will meet with Queen Margrethe and the president will meet with Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen of Denmark."

So happy you are finally meeting with Rasmussen Mister President. Here's another Rasmussen you might like to meet: Latest polling numbers on one of those important issues you've yanked from your bag of tricks....."Health Care Reform' Support for Health Care Plan Hits New Low."

Although this pollster-guy Rasmussen may not feature Frikadeller in Løgsovs on his menu, he is good at serving up numbers which someday may appeal to your appetite.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sooner or later, the well runs dry!

Some of my long-held beliefs are finally coming to pass.....' a day will come in the United States, when America's wealthy will get fed up with government and labor union antics, use their options, 'pack it in' and move on.'

(more details at this link) - Risky Business: New York Taxes the Rich at Some Peril

Oh sure, politicians have always been there to act as big brother for labor unions, which contributed millions to their re-election coffers. This partnership of 'social diseased' bedfellows always walked away patting one another on the back for a fleece job, well done! Unfortunately, when the pimp sleeps with his hooker, at the end of a sweaty fun-filled night of passion, no one gets paid.

Any logical 'thinker' will conclude, there finally comes a breaking point when even the super rich say, enough, and move on to greener pastures. In this case, wealthy individuals who historically settled in power centers such as New York, are now loading up wagons and heading for more tax friendly states around the country. Leaving behind political hacks scratching their empty heads, wondering how they will now fulfill all their outlandish campaign promises with nothing remaining, but empty pockets.

Some months ago, speaking with one of my more liberal friends, I shared these views. "States such as Florida, then and now suffering with a collapse in the housing market, would surely be beneficiary of a population increase if other states across this country continued to bleed rich taxpayers. Places like Florida are one of only a handful in this country which does not charge residents a state income tax. So naturally, it is safe haven for them, and their riches....for the time being, anyway.

But now, it goes further through the taxing chain, because many high profile states are broke--California, New York, and other loose-spending states, which for years subsidized its treasuries by imposing additional taxes on 'the rich,' are now getting a rude awakening and realizing, in a capitalistic and free society, these individuals 'still have a right' to move, both themselves and their business interests, to places which have displayed more professional fiscal responsibility.

For decades, strong labor unions called on their politician friends to pass new rules and regulations resulting in heavy tax penalties, using any imaginable heavy handed tactic, strong-arming businesses to 'pay up.' These types of leverage forced many huge corporations to move out of this country to places where they could get cheaper labor and in many cases, products of better quality. Union hogs running back to their usual political pals to repay favors could only work so many times. And even faced with stiff taxation penalties when some of these corporations threatened relocation to places like Mexico, Taiwan or so many other labor starving destinations around the globe, big businesses figured they were still better off in the end.

So, who are the losers in this out of control tax and spend game, gone wild? Most observers will agree, it is the American middle class, and some would even say, the poor. And it doesn't take very long to arrive at a logical conclusion, pointing to the obvious who is guilty for most major economic problems in this country. Your compassionate, local 'just another Joe from down the block' who accepted the challenge to go to Washington and clean up the joint! The very people who flatter themselves with being champions for 'the little guy' of this nation, are actually responsible for more pain and suffering because of their 'do gooder' actions than any other single outside force.

When approached by a citizen aspiring political position some years ago, a good friend tells me his story. This local candidate claimed how much he would do for my friend and the entire community, if only they all voted for him and sent him to Washington. As my friend continued..."I'll certainly give you my vote, but only if you will promise one thing--DO NOTHING for me, because every time a politician tells me he's going to GIVE me something, it ends up costing me more money!"

And so, all these promises you hear each day coming out of Washington for free medical care and free this and free that; is an insult to our intelligence. We know someone has to pay, because, even as the rich guy this government is trying to bleed, day after day, to give you and me something free, at the end of the day, only winners with free stuff, will be the self-serving politicians themselves...pockets full of cash and life-time pensions!

Don't fall for it, America. As the water level drops and our well gets closer to being totally dry, your friends in Washington will have only you to squeeze for whatever they can, in order to quench their insatiable thirst for personal wealth and power.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tale of Two Cities Part II

Curious to know how interested parties such as State controlled media and Democrat left wingers--Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid--yearn to have participants in these two scenarios exchanged.

The first group of pictures is probably a better representation of their constituency base, where as peaceful marchers exhibited here are representatives of, what has become known as, 'fly over country'.....those Americans normally chastised and mocked by leaders in the hijacked Democratic Party.

Which group better reflects your identification as a true American. Take a look at these pictures--you be the judge. (Click on above images for larger view).

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The sky is falling, the sky is falling (I think)!

Hundreds of 'chicken littles' from around the world have been dispatched to the United States this week and are currently invading New York City.

At the United Nations, their mission seems to be, saving all humanity, and mother earth herself. Further, to deliver a message alerting the world (as if the world hasn't already heard this worn out tune) of cataclysmic global climate changes threatening to choke life from every remaining man, woman and child on the surface of this planet. However, cataclysmic details and urgency's modify faster on this topic than a Madonna wardrobe adjustment, preparing for a last minute audience with the Pope!

Their message actually is two-fold--One, to again warn the world community, the sky is falling and if they do not act NOW, we will all perish if the crisis is not tackled and and reined in, which can only be accomplished by addressing message number two.

And, Number two stinks, so to speak, because in order for the world to avoid becoming burnt toast, (here comes the shake-down) the richer nations must come up with funding (and lots of it) to ah, er, and this is where smog settles in to cloud reality.

The world community has offered a variety of spokespersons acting as lip service for individual countries or continents. Personally I'll begin stock piling number 80 sun blocker when conclusive proof is presented by a partnership of expert scientist, from both sides of this debate.

Until this happens, it is imperative to totally ignore false prophets such as Al Gore and his cohorts, running rampant throughout the world, preaching a gospel of unproven truths, for no other reason than to increase their own personal riches. Fortunately, Americans are not alone with their share of loose nuts; If Prince Charles had his way, British subjects would drive all their precious autos to an Obama clunker crusher, only to be replaced by horses. Yet, not one of these hypocrites seems to be committed to making equal sacrifices. Just the opposite--they flaunt it...the noble Prince, for one, boasting a stable filled with gas guzzling vehicles.*

Most environmentally conscious individuals worldwide agree, we must strive to preserve everything enjoyed in our life time and do what is necessary to ensure that same luxury for future generations.

Contrary to what those Chicken Littles congregated in New York City have been brainwashed into believing, the United States of America, labeled as being ugly Capitalists, conceivably have done more in the past 50 years to promote environmental causes than perchance all those accusing the U-S with crimes against Mother Nature.

Bottom line is money--cold hard cash--pay for your past sins, and all will be forgiven....I think! What most of these extortionists haven't taken into consideration is, one very important fact. At least one of those 'rich' nations--The United States of America--has finally squandered its stockpile of cash and is left with an empty piggy bank.

Their quest to improve conditions for remaining polar bears, might best be served by taking a fund raising trip to the Peoples Republic of China. As largest holder of U-S debt notes, the last warning Chinese officials care to hear is, 'The Sky is falling!'

*Information at this site ( lends credence as a post script to my comments.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Justifiable water boarding?

Regardless of world opinion, perhaps there are instances when intelligence gathering methods such as water boarding might be considered justifiable!

Last week, despite efforts by American state run media to marginalize reports, information surrounding corruption in a major financially supported activist organization came gushing through an already over-plugged dike full of holes.

Association of Community Organization for Reform Now, more commonly known by its acronym ACORN, has been accused of 'crimes ranging from voter fraud to a mob-style "protection' racket." This according to reports in the Washington Times. The latest accusations add additional fuel to a fire already raging out of control. Seriousness of charges against this organization beller for some type of 'credible investigation.'

Michigan Democrat Congressman John Conyers, in his capacity as House Judiciary Committee Chairman had previously said his committee would investigate any allegations of wrong doing by the activist organization, ACORN, but, for reasons only known to this Congressman, he has reneged and appears to have backed away from these plans, with no explaination, other than to insult the American public by saying "The powers that be decided against it," Mr. Conyers told The Washington Times. Some officials offering testimony leading to the original 'investigation' pledge, have been left speechless and 'perplexed.'

The Times quotes a Pittsburgh Lawyer, whose testimony about ACORN regarding alleged voting abuse issues: "If the chair of the Judiciary Committee cannot hold a hearing if he wants to [then] who are the powers that he is beholden to?" she said. "Is it the leadership, is it the White House, is it contributors? Who is 'the power?'"

We can speculate all day who might be 'the power,' but getting the source may be as elusive as pasting an identity on the forehead of 'deep throat!'

Some of my favorite candidates are usual characters seen hanging around here at this blog--Democratic National Committee power structure head (Howard Dean), Senator Harry Reid-Senate Majority Leader, President Barach Obama, and of course, my personal favorite, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U-S House of Representatives. With the exception of President Obama, the other three collectively have a conspiratorial capacity of Barney and Friends, but when you have a complicit media, getting to the truth is increasingly compounded.

We have gone way beyond a time of getting to the truth regarding who might be 'the power!' Attitudes such as these by our elected officials are nothing less than a slap in the face to the American public, as taxpayers, whose money is constantly being squandered by these thieves, consistently operating under a shield of watching out for the nation's under privileged.

If there ever was justification for water boarding, this case screams for increased water pressure. Don't know about you, but my thinking is, find out who 'the Power' is, and there just might be a pile of political rubble remaining behind in Washington.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

One Party rule and dictatorships

One party rule in the United States of America is probably as close as we can possibly get in a Republic, qualifying us as a Dictatorship.

We're not suggesting America is about to make Cuba our 51st State, adopting a Communist/Socialist/Dictatorship form of government. But if one focuses on the bigger picture and dissects its components, and how Havana has been 'blessed' with a Dictator, controlling lives in that country for half a century, perhaps it might be easier to understand how freedom loving humans found themselves faced with this dilemma.

More importantly we have to ask ourselves as Americans whether we are truly satisfied with leadership slanted so totally to one side. Being horizontal is as close as, we as a nation, will come to 'lighting up' a Cuban cigar in this country.

Basically, one Party dominance means when a party in power creates rules and regulations for the entire populace, it's almost guaranteed, a President in that same party will make it official and said rule or regulation, as restrictive or ridiculous as it may seem to a majority of Americans, will become law of the land. ALL citizens are then subject to abide by these edicts.

These days, little attention from people in this country is focused on Cuba, and many share a belief, when Fidel Castro is totally out of the picture, you may see an uprising of people there to return the island to a democratic/republic form of government.

As mentioned previously at this site, intense and critical attention for some reason, by both our government and media, are diverted away from a larger danger in this part of the world today. That being Venezuelan Dictator Hugo Chavez.

At first glance, one might mistake the massive demonstration photo accompanying this article as that witnessed recently in our nation's capitol by American citizens dissatisfied with it's government's current course. Closer inspection of this picture will more accurately identify the area as Caracas and a Chavez demonstration in Venezuela. A caption accompanying this photo reads, 'Opposition supporters take part in a demonstration in downtown Caracas on August 22, 2009. Many of Chavez's former supporters are turning against him.'

Just last week in Italy, Chavez had this to say about President Barack Obama,
"One can talk to him, we are nearly of the same generation, and he is a man of instinct, an intelligent man. I think he is genuinely a man with an idea, a man willing to join with other nations to change and save the world."

And this is where the problem exists for all freedom loving Americans. Obama may loath this man, but when Americans read comments such as these, from a radical dictator like Chavez, they begin to wonder, as absurd as any suggestion might be, if a link can be made between these two men. And when they begin to see, what they believe to be basic freedoms whittled away as a result of one party rule in this country, they begin to turn out in force, comparable to those in a 'banana republic' under heavy-handed ruler ship of a zealot like Hugo Chavez.

Keep your eye on developments this week at the United Nations in New York. With an American President presiding over that body for the first time in U-N history, with practically every world leader intently listening and watching, will Chavez once again embarrass 'his' people back home in Venezuela, as he did on a previous occasion when making disparaging remarks against then President, George Bush.

Predicting developments, such as this should not be difficult, if you only look at comments offered by Chavez in Italy.

The only 'whiff of sulfur' Chavez might detect won't be emanating from our current President, referring to his hateful comments likening Bush to the devil, but rather from the likes of himself and a collective gathering in that chamber of like-minded fanatics.

American citizens should never face fears of living under tyrants like Castro and Chavez. Hopefully no one in this great country will ever be plagued with these prospects. But one party, one man leadership, can eventually result in this very thing happening here.

This is why it is more important than ever before in this country's history, when Americans go to the polls they cast their vote to bring balance back in our Republic. We can not ignore our American ancestors who unselfishly made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their lives so we might stay free!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A thief, by any other name, is still, an (alleged) thief

Fortunately we live in a country possessing a system of government with rules and regulations which give citizens arrested for committing crimes, benefit of doubt, until all evidence has been presented and only then, determination of guilt or innocence is proclaimed by a jury of peers.

However, until that proclamation is returned, and depending on nature of crimes alleged, the accused, if an arrest has been warranted, is normally allowed a privilege of posting bail and continuing a daily normal routine.

Somehow this same system does not always apply to all citizens equally. In some instances, when accusations have been made, alleging wrong-doing, and before any charges levied, a person under suspicion, continues that same daily normal routine, without restrictions.

Cases of this nature are rather normal, and little notice is usually given to an individual whose conduct is under scrutiny. Many would agree this is fair and just to this person, because only accusations have been made, therefore we allow, benefit of doubt.

Following these rules should be subject to exceptions when persons under investigation hold positions of a sensitive nature, especially when that person is someone, like a United States Congressman.

Representative Charles Rangel is currently under investigation for a variety of financial irregularities, but continues in his capacity, not only representing citizens of his New York district, but also serving on very important Congressional committees, responsible for decisions, affecting lives of each and every American.

Additional details at the following link:

YID With LID: Charlie Rangel's Scandal Revelation de jour

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Barack Obama surrenders to Russia on Missile Defence

Perhaps most frightening in this new development, isn't reneging on a commitment to European allies...hell, under the Obama Administration, this is a daily occurrence.

And you may even agree with critics supporting this reversal from the previous President's promise. They do make a convincing case; the United States treasury is pretty much empty and if protection is indeed warranted by our European allies, they should make an attempt to 'foot the bill.'

Our technology for such defense systems should readily be available and assistance placing such safeguards also should go unchallenged by all Americans.

What jumped off the page and slapped me in the face when reading this report, was near the end of the article with information about our messengers delivering this unfortunate news to our friends.

One of the bearers of this bad news is one, Ellen Tauscher. Until reading this article in the UK's Telegraph, I had no idea who Ellen Taucher is.

Like so many other political appointments made by a new President, we as average citizens, assume a person is highly qualified to serve in a position of such sensitive importance. Unfortunately as days of this administration pass into future history, we are learning more and more about how political hacks, having absolutely no experience in areas such as this, are immediately elevated in a position where, as in this case, she has no previous qualifications. (Unless you consider a friendship with her new boss, Hillary Clinton).

As always, you be the judge:

Ellen Tausher, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Take a few seconds to focus on that title. Try to devour the enormity of responsibilities connected with such a lofty position. Again, glance back at this title. Once again, attempt to visualize what intense training a person filling this position must have endured in order to grab attentions of those in power. Those who would recognize her talents, and with total confidence, hand over international security issues of the United States of America, to this person.

One more time--Ellen Tausher, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

Ellen Tauscher is a 1974 graduate of Seton Hall University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ear---ly C-h-i-l-d-h-o-o-d Ed---ucation! Early Childhood Education.

To his credit, President Obama is a very strong supporter of programs for children from birth through age 5--before entering the rat race of life in elementary school. So it goes without saying, we should have the most qualified people in positions molding these individuals into what will become our leaders of tomorrow.

No doubt Ellen Tausher is a very nice person. Even the reservoir of knowledge reaped from her years spend in the House of Representative, probably served as a strong foundation for what might justify elevation to a higher future position with an administration's...say.... Education Department.

Not good enough for this administration, already overflowing with lightweights. I rest my case...please read this Telegraph article. However, before you do, I leave you with this parting thought:

Ellen Tausher, Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

Barack Obama surrenders to Russia on Missile Defence

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

POLITICO: House guidelines for Presidential put-downs - Glenn Thrush - House guidelines for Presidential put-downs

An emotion baited comment delivered by President Barack Obama, addressing a recent joint session of Congress provoked one opposition member to proclaim, 'you lie!' Fortunately, an always reliable rules watching peer member on the President's cheer leading squad was quick to introduce guidelines outlining what future words are acceptable and can or cannot be uttered to this emperor-like chief executive!

Reviewing this proclamation reads more like a check list the author developed following misgivings research enveloping eight years of the Clinton Administration and a prescript laid at the feet of Obama as he graces halls of Congress with his presence.

POLITICO: House guidelines for Presidential put-downs - Glenn Thrush - House guidelines for Presidential put-downs

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We bloggers, not recognized by 'a self described legitimate media,' as qualified to comment on anything, should not be required to condemn the Congressman's personal reasons for reacting, however current political correctness climate in this country, seems to make necessary a disclaimer for everything spoken or written by, even private citizens. So in the spirit of political correctness, let me make perfectly clear--"we do not condone this outburst from Congressman Wilson!"

That being said:

We also do not condone Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calling our professional intelligence agency 'liars.' And American citizens who disagree with her party's policies as, 'Nazi-like.'

Nor do we condone Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid referring to those same Americans as 'Evil-mongers.'

or Senators Dick Durbin, John Kerry and other Democratic Senators and Congressmen using words designed to portray our own brave fighting forces as 'killers.'

Fellow Pelosi San Francisco Congressman Pete Stark, responding to a constituients remarks eluding to prior instances of mismanagement by Congress..."Mr. Congressman, don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining." Only to have this classy comeback from the always arrogant Stark,
"I wouldn't dignify you by peeing on your leg," Stark said. "It wouldn't be worth wasting the urine."

These are just snippets of disrespect displayed on a daily basis by these so-called 'public servants.' Usual words reserved for post encounter chamber whispers, today are spit directly into faces of those who supposedly reserve ownership of this country.

With exceptions of representatives like Pelosi, use of ballot boxes are voters only means to retaliate for outrageous conduct by these wanna be elites. Oh, they ARE elites, having pockets stuffed with cash acquired from labors of underlings, but totally lacking any sense of decorum which they ruthlessly demand from Republican peers and ordinary American citizens.

Pelosi is probably more immune from voter backlash because there is a segment of her constituency which perhaps might enjoy this shrew 'peeing on their leg.'

Monday, September 14, 2009

NBC, ABC and CBS Network News--heading to a landfill near you soon!

Three years ago, on another of my earlier blogs, a bold prediction forecast 'the end of an American institution; network newscasts!'

This past weekend, we witnessed one of the largest demonstrations in our United States capitol city of Washington, D.C. With the exception of FOX News, and some European news outlets, this massive display was all but ignored by a majority of the U-S media.

News reporting in this country for the past few decades has continued to descend into an echo-less sound chamber, to the extent that Liberal left influence has all but sealed my earlier prediction, and allowed them to write their own obituary.

This is a reprint of that blog entry, published August 14, 2006, entitled:

Katie Couric--Final news anchor for CBS!

Interesting to read all the hype regarding Katie Couric's upcoming take-over of the anchor desk at CBS. Her duties there will have one newsworthy distinction, if for no other reason, because she will be the final news anchor at CBS.

It has long been my belief that network news presentations by the 'three major networks'...CBS, NBC and ABC..., are relics and should have been relegated a special place in the Smithsonian Institute, located in our nation's capitol, Washington, D.C.

Ever since the advent of cable news networks and more recently (and more reliable, I might add) Internet news sources and even professionally produced blogs, the big three news rooms should have had resuscitators installed as necessary newsroom equipment, right next to other dinosaurs located there, such as news wire service from AP, UPI and Reuters!

Very few people actually sit down before their televisions anymore and 'click' on the 6:30 network news shows. The days of Huntley & Brinkley, Walter Cronkite and other pioneers of this industry, are over, dead, never to be heard from again. Americans are too eager to get their information from more intellectually stimulating news sources, such as MTV news and The Daily Show. It really is pathetic--the 'dumbing down' of our American Society.

And now, along comes CBS with their latest darling, Katie Couric. She has been traveling the nation looking for input from, what she describes as, ' a news hungry public.' Please Katie, we know you are only trying to justify the millions these morons dealt out to you over there at CBS, but at least spare us your unsolicited observations. Besides, the last place they will be looking for credible news would be at CBS.

Lets face it, when a 'major news network,' like CBS hires a little lap-puppy such as Katie Couric and banks their future on this lightweight to pull them from the depths of a black hole, it is time for them and the others--ABC and NBC--to realize their services are no longer necessary.

Before the decade ends, all three will be filling that big money making slot with an extended half hour of Wheel of Fortune or some other brain swelling offering. Seems to me, by that time, Sirus Satellite Radio will be begging for someone to pick up Howard Sterns contract. Why should that idea be so absurd; after all, there was speculation in 'the early days' that CBS news was considering to fill the anchor position with The Daily Show's John Stewart.

Usually there are winners and losers in every cause and this instance is no different. Losers are the viewers of these news 'shows,' which have over-stayed their usefulness. Winners are--well there is only one winner here and that is Couric with her big money contract.

And so, the clock is ticking--just have to wait until December 31, 2010 to say "I told you so!"

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Any doubt remaining in minds of those supporting who is waging a media war in this country need only to look at products delivered informing (a sometimes gullible) public on 'important' issues.

Saturday in Washington was the site of a massive demonstration, unlike any I've witnessed since days of protest against the Viet Nam War. (How do I know, because I was there)! However, depending on where you receive your daily briefing on 'what's happening,' you would arrive at a completely different conclusion, thanks to our news outlets, most of which are experiencing their waning days of existence. (How do I arrive at this conclusion, because I was there...working for ten years both in front and behind cameras and microphones in U-S media outlets).

While this massive show of unity was on display in Washington, D.C., many, if not most, of the usual ultr-left media outlets were focused on a pep rally-type speech being delivered in Minnesota by President Barack Obama. Content of this presentation--same tune on the same CD--only difference from those played for the past six month; different dance floor, same corralled friendly audience.

However if you depended on headlines featured in at least one U-S newspaper for an accurate account of details (New York Times), you'd walk away with an impression, there were equal volumes of attendees at both venues. Read for yourself:

New York Times (Online version: Sunday, Sep 13 2009)--

"Thousands Rally in Minnesota Behind Obama’s Call for Health Care Overhaul--While protesters assembled in Washington to oppose President Obama, an estimated 15,000 people gave him a thunderous ovation at the Target Center."

"Thousands Rally in Capital to Protest Big Government--Protesters demonstrated against the White House and Congress for what they say is an intrusion of government."

Meanwhile, across the pond, in the United Kingdom, you might get a completely different view of what really transpired in Washington, D.C. United States of America. This was the headline today, reporting on the same Washington story, but with a completely different observation

The Daily Mail (Online version: Sunday, Sep 13 2009)

*Up to two million march to US Capitol to protest against Obama's spending in 'tea-party' demonstration

Read more:

*The Daily Mail estimates do appear overly inflated, for whatever reason, but the purpose of this writing is to illustrate just how far left our news business has leaned when giving the American public fair and honest reporting.

Pictures don't lie! See for yourself (in the above picture) and then ask, is there a political agenda being advance at newspapers, such as the New York Times and a majority of radio and television news outlets? You be your own judge!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

$$$$ 9-11 as a National Holiday $$$$ Who reaps the harvest?

Polls which would designate observance of 9-11 as a national holiday, appear evenly divided.

Instinctively a majority, myself included, would be quick to respond in the affirmative, however after further thought, many of these respondents are inclined to reverse their vote, when condsidering the astronomical added expense to American taxpayers, and considering who will actually benefit from these official actions.

Federal 'budgeteers' will say, technically, cost to taxpayers for giving federal employees a paid holiday is nothing, because a salary budget is set for the year, and it includes days off. However, those responsible for keeping an eye on government spending/waste of taxpayer's dollars, undoubtedly more practical in their assessment will claim, 'a day of freedom at the beach for federal government workers,' cost you and me an estimated total of around 450 million dollars. (In holiday pay and salary for lost productivity).

Sometimes, those reaping enjoyment from this benefit have done nothing to deserve it, other than merely being part of what is rapidly becoming an 'exclusive private club,' commonly known as 'a government worker.' Being a veteran on Veterans Day is irrelevant, and is a good example of the hypocracy surrounding our paid federal holiday system. Unless you belong to this club, regardless of whether you have unselfishly honored this country by serving in our military, defending fellow American's freedoms, you are not paid for 'having the day off,' and relaxing away from the work place with your loved ones. (Granted, many private sector employers also extend this benefit, however as heavier tax burdens weigh them down, some are recalling more and more worker free tokens).

Think about it....the very thought stinks, and is enough to make someone like me, a veteran, ill. Imagine you've just returned from fighting a war, at the bidding of your country, in some god-awful armpit of the world. You become employed in the private sector. During your alloted 1/2 hour lunch break, you go to a bank with intentions of cashing your pay check, only to find doors locked, because a posted sign indicates, "Closed for the day in observance of Veterans Day." Any question why this veteran should walk way in disgust! He visualizes "some 'snot-nosed' kid working as a bank teller having a paid day off, used for whatever personal desires." Meanwhile, you head back to your private sector place of employment, needlessly surrendering your lunch period for personal use, only to complete your work day (unless they choose to also follow government's lead, and close for the day in observance of the 'special day.' ) Very doubtful you'll see this occuring!

Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes the following public holidays for Federal employees. Please note that most Federal employees work on a Monday through Friday schedule. For these employees, when a holiday falls on a nonworkday -- Saturday or Sunday -- the holiday usually is observed on Monday (if the holiday falls on Sunday) or Friday (if the holiday falls on Saturday).

Thursday, January 1 New Year’s Day
Monday, January 19 Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Monday, February 16* Washington’s Birthday
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Friday, July 3** Independence Day
Monday, September 7 Labor Day
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day
Friday, December 25 Christmas Day

The last officially designated federal holiday, January 19th, birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., was signed (with reservation) by President Ronald Reagan. Responding to critisism from some lawmakers taking this action, Reagan said, "I have the same reservations you have, but here the perception of too many people is based on image, not reality."

There is a bit of irony surrounding that signing event and recent public comments made by our current President, with regards to 9-11 events. President Barack Obama sees honor being extended to victims of the 9-11 tragedy as a 'day of service and remembrance.'

Designating Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday as an official nationally recognizied holiday, Reagan 'said he would have preferred a day of remembrance to the holiday.'

One might conclude, this President, known for his commitment to fiscal responsibility succumbed to, what is now generally accepted on a daily basis as being, 'politically correct'.

As a final note: Gross National Debt is $11,719,258,192,538.99. GND as of 2009:08:24:11. (Incidentally, that first number, 11, following the dollar sign represents 'trillions of dollars)!

Another paid federal holiday? I think not!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Who are our real enemies

When Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and the Obama Administration Justice Department spearheaded a drive to denegrade and dismantle our primier security agency in this country, members of the CIA might be more tempted today, to look the other way, rather than remaining focused and diligent when investigating enemies of this country.

While most attention remains riveted to terror attacts on America coming from a militant Islamic source, few people seem to take seriously what could be our biggest threat incubating in a country to the South.

Probably no bigger threat exists, than from Hugo Chavez. This piglet of power in Venezuela would be suspected to have an itchier trigger finger than any other dictator in this part of the world, when calibrating weapon scopes in a direction of the United States.

So when wittnessing a virtual 'love fest' between Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Chavez, it should make those committed to keeping our country safe, a bit uneasy. Especially when Putin pledges arms supplies and loans in exchange for a Chavez blessing of Russian aggression in Georgia. Somehow the love child of this relationship makes absolutely no sense.

Perhaps of more immediate importance is a relationship these two countries share as major oil suppliers in the world market. Venezuela being a member of OPEC and Russia, rated as number 2 oil exporter in the world. Coupled with a recent clandestine-type meeting between Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Russia's love affair with Iran, arch enemy of Israel, the U-S concern level should at least be slightly elevated.

If a day should come when a nuclear device arrives on our shores, you can be sure it will have finger prints of Chavez smeared all over it. Also, more than likely, only time in history of finger print analysis where results will have an identical match, with one suspect in Venezuela and a fraternal twin in Russa.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


SEPTEMBER 11, 2001



Hans Christian Anderson would approve

South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson today is being criticized for his outburst last night by loudly shouting, "You Lie," referring to a comment just delivered by President Barack Obama.

Gasps of disbelief were heard echoing through those hallowed halls of the House of Representative's chamber. Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, pompously perched behind the President, looked at one another with disbelief--outraged that one of the little people in the minority party, representing even littler people in their silly little podunk districts, would have the audacity to display such disrespect!

Biden and Pelosi presented themselves throughout the President's presentation as two college coeds giving one another wedgies during a freshmen pep rally. The only chore more difficult for Pelosi, listening intently for her 'jack in the box' cue lines, was stretching her neck to get a better view of Hillary Clinton--who obviously didn't get instructions to not duplicate Madame Speaker's outfit. Either Clinton wasn't provided seating, or her task was to out due Pelosi in a standing position. Probably more likely for Hillary's perpetual upright position was solely to get noticed in her bright orange jump suit--after all, being banished by Obama to Kenya for the better part of the past month, who could fault this woman's panhandling for attention.

So when Joe Wilson shouted 'you lie,' to the most powerful man on the face of this planet,' it was amusingly comparable to that little boy in Hans Christian Anderson's nursery rhyme, when he pointed out to the masses, 'he's not wearing any clothes!'

An after thought to this amusing tale--Liberals should learn to lighten up. I mean, after all, it could have been much worse. Just think if someone had hurled a shoe at the President. Ooooh my Goddddd! Think how horrible that would have been....oh, but then, who would ever think of something so silly to do to a President of the United States! ........whats that? Someone did wire a shoe at a President of the Unites States!!!! (hmmmmm, disbelief)! Just goes to show what happens, when the shoe is on the other foot!

Words from the past for Nancy Pelosi

September 12, 2009.....

.....could be just another date. Just another of those passing days with a ticket for an encounter with banality. Perhaps sharing company with any other in this country's history annals, already cluttered with daily marches toward insignificance.

But groundwork has already been laid for this special day, not only for every American, but predictably approaching fulfillment of a prophecy of sorts by your author, and perhaps an opportunity to finally witness genesis of a Revelation of the biggest scandal in American history.
No one really knows as of this date, just how many Americans will join together to 'march on Washington' on Saturday, September 12, 2009. Americans are demanding to finally have their voices heard, regarding disgust at how this country's leadership has completely collapsed. Politicians whose insatiable appetite for power has lead them down a road of corruption and greed.

And before the likes of Nancy Pelosi, United States Senator and Speaker of the House of Representative of the United States of America has an opportunity to regurgitate her usual infantile dialogue, we reach back to another date left lingering in time on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

These were another group of Americans who gathered on those same grounds in Washington to voice protest against decisions made at that time by their representatives. To Miss Pelosi and others in her crowd....before you even begin to formulate usual disgusting words of aloofness toward your fellow Americans, we'll rely on an old adage, "one picture is worth a thousand words."

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Keep your 'eye on the prize.'

If Americans are plagued with any one infectious, epidemic-type disease, it is their collective inability to focus for any time span, beyond the life expectancy of a female Dolania americana mayfly, which last time I checked, was no more than five minutes!

When a politician innocently proposes a five cent per unit tax on 'sodas,' in the name of better health care for all, he is getting his foot in the door and selling to the American public something they subconsciously know 'is wrong.'

Politicians have hypnotic-like abilities to make paying more taxes, a good thing. What the hell, it's only five cents--a lousy nickel! If it means better care for the poor junkies embryonically positioned in an urban alley-way, hell, I'm all for popping the top and swallowing this sweet nectar for the good of those less fortunate among us! Might be a good time to remind these guzzlers of caloric tainted liquids, at one time, tax on a pack of cigarettes was a mere penny! Smokers, now paying a good portion of their daily wages for packs of 'weeds,' will all tell you 'how great that one worked out!' And please be reminded, even as we breathe secondhand smoke-filled air, some of today's health programs are dependent on nicotine-crazed junkies gasping for one last breath, of course, for the good of those less fortunate among us!

This same mesmerizing skill is now being applied when attempting to 'come up with cash to finance a totally revamped health care system. Almost everyone agrees, reforms are absolutely necessary, but none, other than those on the left, say this can't be accomplished without demolishing this institution. Most Americans agree, medical services available to them and their families are envied worldwide. In reality, problems are more likely prevalent within these politician's circle of friends, hiding beneath comfortable tax shelters in Bar Associations and Pharmaceutical communes. If you were to tell me Jesus will return on the mountain and perform cash multiplication miracles with our nonexistent treasury dollars, I'd be leading the masses with excitement and say, 'go for it!' Unfortunately, on this one folks, even Jesus is 'out to lunch!'

Politicians in Washington realize our treasury is broke....empty, vacant! But what most American's don't realize is, we Americans are quite rich. According to a 2007 piece written by Alexander Green, author of Gone Fishin’ Portfolio, "There are plenty of Americans who spend too much and save too little. But they don’t represent the national trend. Net wealth in the U.S. – the total value of all assets, including stocks, bonds, bank accounts, houses and retirement funds, after subtracting debt – is approximately $54 trillion. That’s $16 trillion higher than it was four (six) years ago. And it’s nearly 10 times what total net worth was in the U.S. in 1980. Total American wealth is clearly rising, not falling."

So next time you see your local Senator or Congressman on Main Street, Anywhere, panhandling for your coins, he's quite aware of what's in your back pocket and that is where his attentions are focused.

Today you can afford, and pay five cents extra for your Pepsi, but remember, your friendly representatives in Washington have bigger plans for your wealth. So forget your pocket change--keep your eye on the prize, and keep it 'safely tucked away in your back pocket!'

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

GM to fill Saab funding hole: report - The Local

A Swedish company which manufactures luxury sports cars, Koenigsegg, reportedly is getting General Motors off the hook by purchasing the Saab motor division.

One small catch--in order for this deal to happen, GM, or current owners of General Motors, American taxpayers, will have to come up with some 412 million dollars to make it happen.

According to a news article in today edition of The Local, "Current owner GM has already contributed 2.8 billion kronor ($385 million) in the form of a loan and through paying for production equipment for the new Saab 9-5. The Koenigsegg Group has contributed 720 million kronor. " In other words, we, the current owners are 'fronting' nearly $300 million more than the prospective new owners, considering their contribution of $99.79 million.

Only an American company, now being operated by the United States federal government could make such an outrageous deal. Read complete details in The Local's article:

GM to fill Saab funding hole: report - The Local

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USA--A great country with a 'crummy' money handling track record!

Normally this blog reflects my thoughts and ideas, where ever they might wander on any given day. However, today a friend forwarded me an email containing some eye-opening facts which should be shared with everyone in this country.

Although, I personally have not verified the facts, such as dates and figures, I'll do as so many major news outlets do today--assume the information is correct, and 'go with it'! If the author's name was available, it surely would be presented here along with that person's work, but unfortunately it was not provided. Without any editing, this information is furnished for you to make your own judgment.


The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775 - they've had 234 years to get it right; it is broke, and even though heavily subsidized, it can't compete with private sector FedEx and UPS services.

Social Security was established in 1935 - they've had 74 years to get it right; it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938 - they've had 71 years to get it right; it is broke. Freddie Mac was established in 1970 - they've had 39 years to get it right; it is broke. Together Fannie and Freddie have now led the entire world into the worst economic collapse in 80 years.

The War on Poverty was started in 1964 - they've had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our hard earned money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor"; it hasn't worked.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965 - they've had 44 years toget it right; they are both broke; and now our government dares to mention them as models for all US health care.

AMTRAK was established in 1970 - they've had 39 years to get it right; last year they bailed it out as it continues to run at a loss!

This year, a trillion dollars was committed in the massive political payoff called the Stimulus Bill of 2009; it shows NO sign of working; it's been used to increase the size of governments across America, and raise government salaries while the rest of us suffer from economic hardships. It has yet to create a single new private sector job. Our national debt projections (approaching $10 trillion) have increased 400% in the last six months.

"Cash for Clunkers" was established in 2009 and went broke in 2009 - - after 80% of the cars purchased turned out to be produced by foreign companies, and dealers nationwide are buried under bureaucratic paperwork demanded by a government that is not yet paying them what was promised.

So with a perfect 100% failure rate and a record that proves that each and every "service" shoved down our throats by an over-reaching government turns into disaster, how could any informed American trust our government to run or even set policies for America's health care system - - 17% of our economy?

Maybe each of us has a personal responsibility to let others in on this brilliant record before 2010, and then help remove from office those who are voting to destroy capitalism and destroy our grand children' s future.