Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia. Perhaps not the most reliable source for factual information, but a good starting point when gathering data for further investigation.
That being said and keeping the aforementioned in mind, this is how 'One term U-S Congressmen' are defined at this site:
'Many members that serve in the House for only one term are viewed as "accidental" congressmen due to having been elected in a fluke election or by riding in on the coattails of a popular presidential candidate. More often than not, they fade into obscurity and are only remembered by political historians, close friends and family members.'
There probably could be no better or accurate description than this for Unites States Congressman Alan Grayson, representative from the 8th Congressional District of Florida.
FOXNews.com - Grayson Wants Critic Jailed for Claiming to be His Constituent
Like Angie Langley (mycongressmanisnuts.com), my congressional district adjoins that of Graysons, however my proximity to his district is much closer. So close, in fact I can literally spit on his shoes! You might say Grayson is similar to an unwelcome new resident in a formerly respectable neighborhood. And when that new neighbor disturbs the peace and tranquility of your surroundings, you have every right to request assistance in retuning that section of the community to its original placid posture.
In this instance, good neighbors should be obligated to boldly support Angie Langley in her quest to have this arrogant person, masquerading as a representative of all the people, returned to his elitist Orlando neighborhood.
For those not familiar with this area, Grayson's Congressional district includes Disney World, quite accurately described as 'the happiest place on earth.' Critics of Mr.Grayson are simply implying, There is room for only one 'Goofy' in this Congressional district!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Considering the vast reservoir of material available, who would have imagined the understatement of 2009 coming from, of all people, Golf (icon in his own time) Champion Tiger Woods.
He betrays his wife Elin by sleeping with, what seemed like, every slut who navigated a golf cart down the fareway, leading him to score countless 'holes in one.'
And so after all his dirty laundry is unloaded upon his family, fans and admirers worldwide, he digs way down 'into his gall' and says:
"He's a little incredulous at the way he is being judged!"
Since Woods is having difficulty understanding public reaction to his dalliances, here's something credulous to ponder on your return voyage from the Bahamas....You have no one to blame for your demise but yourself. You may one day return to the links, but the disappointment you have brought to so many with revelation of your unfaithfulness, earns you another title: Biggest loser of 2009!
Photo acknowledgment: http://randomfunnypicture.com/wp2/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/tiagra-because-18-holes-arent-enough.jpg
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Figures quoted in the following article seem to confirm earlier hypotheticals offered at Obiter Dictum--An American, regarding warped visions of those now controlling power in United States government.
Even as they continue to squander this nations wealth, seemingly without regard or concern for future repayment of loans to lending entities--it is beginning to appear my assertions; it is a possibility they will someday literally nationalize all personal wealth, for the 'good of all,' and as our only means to survive as a nation. Keep in mind--the government has no money, but overall, the American people are quite wealthy.*
As unlikely as these theories may sound, judging by irresponsible and reckless actions taken by our current lawmakers, spending money as if it grows on trees, even my conclusions seem conservative, looking at a not too distant world for citizens of this country.
**********The following is a reprint of an article appearing Sat, 12/20/2008 at United Liberty.Org| posted by Austin Wilkes
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation- whose CEO is the outspoken former US Comptroller General, David Walker- released findings recently that show public liabilities are now effectively equal to the entire networth of all US Citizens. These numbers, which Walker claims were based completely on official data, do not even account for the recent bailouts or market collapse of October and November. Here is the statement from the Foundation “America will soon owe more than its citizens are worth”-
The sum of America’s liabilities and other financial commitments now exceeds the collective net worth of its citizens, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation has calculated using the latest official data. Growth in the government’s unfunded promises for social insurance programs such as Medicare, combined with a drop in Americans’ net worth due in part by lower home equity values, is causing this unprecedented milestone.
The Foundation’s calculations are based primarily on the new consolidated federal financial statements as of September 30, 2008 which do not reflect the additional toll taken by more recent market declines, bailout packages, and record October and November deficits. The financial statements show approximately $56.4 trillion in debts, liabilities, and unfunded promises for Medicare and Social Security versus the Federal Reserve’s estimate a *total household net worth of $56.5 trillion, both as of September 30, 2008.
“Given more recent developments, it’s clear that America now owes more than its citizens are worth,” said Foundation President and CEO David M. Walker. “Passing this shocking milestone highlights the need for President-elect Obama and the next Congress not only to turn the economy around and boost consumer confidence, but to put a process in place that will lead to tough choices getting made to strengthen the government’s financial condition once the economy begins growing again.”
Since its launch in July 2008, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation has invested nearly $11 million in grants to raise awareness of, and seek solutions to the fiscal challenges posed by the rising costs of health care and retirement and near-zero household savings rate. Among the latest are grants to Emory University and the Institute of Medicine to examine health care costs and outcomes; grants to promote public awareness and discussion of growing obligations for Social Security and Medicare; and a grant to fund development of a set of key outcome-based indicators that will help the government and the public assess where we stand and how we compare to other industrialized nations on a range of economic and other issues.
End of Reprint from unitedliberty.org
As Democrat hacks slap one another on their backs today, laying claim to victory in advancing Nationalized Health care in the United States of America, their actions only solidify earlier charges at this blog, how this country has become a Dictatorship. See this blog, September 20, 2009.
A system of multiple party rule is actually a farce, especially when all three branches are controlled by one ruling party. Our founding fathers apparently never considered consequences of one party control and its quest in accomplishing its unscrupulous ends. Such is the case with this current crop of 'wanna-be' mobsters in control of our country.
Regardless of polls showing American people standing strongly against actions by Democrats to completely redesign our health care system in this country--these arrogant stooges (money always buys all things, even cheap low-life smarmy politicians) insist they will do as they please--'the public be damned!'
POLITICO: McCain: GOP can't stop health care - POLITICO Live - McCain: GOP can't stop health care
The elections of 2010 and 2012 will not come soon enough. Hopefully we will be able to right the wrongs that have been done by this irresponsible political party wearing the nomenclature: DEMOCRATS. As stated in an earlier blog--Once removed from a position of power, this party should NEVER again be allowed to govern in this, 'once great country.'
Friday, December 18, 2009
Perusing the internet for days, searching for some mention of the topic in my previously blogged post. Not one word can be found regarding the release of this new Chrysler Corporation automobile commercial.
Therefore, I truly do 'own' bragging rights for bringing this topic to the public's attention.
Nowhere, at any time in my lifetime have I ever witnessed a major American corporation invest huge advertising dollars, launching a commercial campaign--not for its product, but to go before the viewing American public and make a political statement.
As everyone should know by now, Chrysler Corporations was bailed out earlier this year and 'nationalized' by the United States Federal Government.
Therefore, any commercials you are witnessing, television or otherwise are being funded with American taxpayer dollars.
You have to question whether this is what was intended when Barack Obama and his band of Washington thieves had in mind all along when they made their pitch for billions of dollars to 'save' this iconic company which was on the brink of going out of business.
In any event, I'll just wait on the sidelines to see if anyone--bloggers or mainstream media--picks up on this outright abuse of American taxpayers dollars.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Remember this light-hearted television commercial popularized a couple of decades ago, poking fun at archaic 'backward ways' of (insert snickering here) the Soviet Union:
Of course the sales pitch in this ad was for Wendy's hamburgers, but the underlying social message was how behind the times Soviets were in, not only flipping hamburgers, but also catching up to the free world in everything considered....well....twentieth century!
The commercial's content could also be interpreted as what happens when Socialism attempts to copy Capitalism in a society so desperately trying to convince it's citizens life was no better in America. Sort of a 'look.... see, we are also up on the latest fashion trends and technology. So stop your whining!
Sad truth of the matter is, twenty-some years later, here in the United States of America we are witnessing 'reality imitating art,' with the current Chrysler 300m, automobile television commercial. (When this car was introduced, my description of the 'luxury' car was "it looks like a tank")! How intuitive was that statement, considering the behemoth crashing through a brick wall in this ad:
VIDEO: Chrysler ad gets political, advocates for release of Myanmar Nobel Peace Prize Laureate — Autoblog
So with the advent of this 'entertaining' television commercial, what can the viewing American public expect to see next, during what might be their allotted hours of freedom under our current emerging socialist system?
Rather than seeing a typical American family of four whizzing along in their shiny new U-S made convertible, somewhere along this beautiful country's coastline, we are now subjected to several has-been world political figures emerging from a piece of, soon to be cash for clunker material, government made garbage, somewhere in Europe.
And our new message, under guise of selling new cars (?) is to free some, who the hell even ever heard of imprisoned Nobel Laureate--obviously a new-found comrade of Barack Obama--Norways most recent darling-boy, honored recipient of what was, at one time, a coveted award. Until they marginalized it's significance by doling it out to light weights, such as Jimmy Carter and Al Gore.
This Chrysler commercial might be looked upon as supporting a wonderful humanitarian cause, if it were not for the fact we currently have three young American citizens in custody, and facing illegal prosecution by a rogue Iranian government.
Hey comrade Obama--how about using your tremendous political clout to free a few Americans and then we can concentrate on that Burmese captive Aung San Suu Kyi.
Hell, this could very well be fodder for a new Chrysler commercial--Obama behind the wheel of a brand spanking new Chrysler 300m--three former American captive kids, wind blowing through their hair, swigging beer in the back seat of that behemoth Chrysler, crashing through a brick wall, returning to freedom (?) in the good old U-S of A.
All that political campaign rhetoric about hope and change, must have at least even some former Democrats asking, "WHERE'S THE BEEF!!!!"
".....a strong argument can also be made that on a personal level, he (New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg) ranks among the worst individual polluters ever to hold public office."
About New York - New York Is Energy-Efficient but Mayor Is Not - NYTimes.com
Other than the fact he is a billionaire, can anyone offer one good reason why citizens of New York City have elected and later re-elected this arrogant and pompous man to serve as their Mayor? Okay, one good reason might be he is rather liberal and his kingdom is swarming with like-minded surfs.
Another good example of, people not really liking him--something similar to Albert Gore, but still he manages to edge his smarmy persona into a position of 'leadership.'
Who said we don't have royalty in the good old U-S of A!
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Who could have predicted Tiger Woods would ever be labeled 'Biggest Loser of 2009???'
How Elin Woods couldn't be less like the women Tiger jumped into bed with | Mail Online
Thursday, December 10, 2009
White House gatecrashers: US secret service chief takes the blame for breach | World news | guardian.co.uk
Director Mark Sullivan appears to be taking lessons from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs when explaining away criticism of this Administration's ineptitude.
Sullivan says his secret service agents assigned security duties at this State Dinner were remiss in their duties by allowing 'uninvited guests' to proceed into the White House inner sanctum, despite their names not appearing on the official guest list.
If Sullivan feels obligated to lie through his teeth in order to save his own skin, he should, at the very least, have the decency to not drag his underlings through the mud in order to reach that end. He 'talks through both sides of his mouth,' saying first;
'secret service agents should not have let the couple through the door, because they were not on the invitation list. "This is our fault and our fault alone," he said. "Look at me and blame me."
Very commendable of you to take the blame for this snafu Sullivan, but while speaking to the 'left' with that statement you swiftly take actions to apparently appease 'the right;'
He put the security breach down to an unspecified failure to follow procedures, and said the agents at fault had been put on paid leave and might be sacked
Huge contradiction here Mister Director. If you are indeed 'to blame,' why then would you be considering a move to 'have them sacked?' Seems to me if you, by your own admission are to blame, you should be sacked, or maybe even fall on the sword, as other department heads have already done in the short life of this Administration. (For example, Louis Caldera, following the Air Force One 'strafing' of Manhattan in April).
Secret Service Agents are carved from the same block, which have seen fellow comrades take bullets for Presidents, or anyone else placed under their watchful eye.
And yet you expect a gullible public to believe agents standing guard and granting admission to a White House function would merely say, 'come on in,' if their names are not included on a guest list.
I, and millions of ordinary American citizens are subjected to weapons monitoring and physical 'pat-down' before climbing aboard any commercial airline. Silver-haired 80 year old women are literally forced to strip to their unmentionables....4 year old kids are 'wanded' at the slightest chirp from TSA detectors.
And you want us to 'buy' this frail explanation for a major security breach at the White House. Probably one of the most heavily guarded building in our government. BULLS*IT!
Read the entire article here, and be sure to wear protective footwear because 'IT' will really be piled high!
White House gatecrashers: US secret service chief takes the blame for breach | World news | guardian.co.uk