Monday, November 12, 2012

Join The Massive State Secession Request Campaign

                                                   




Post Script To My Blog Readers:



As of this morning 21 states have now forwarded petitions to the White House to request to secede from the Union since last Tuesday's massive fraudulent election results.

I just signed up on the Arizona petition and urge all who believe the current government fails to represent your national interest go to White House. gov and sign the petition for your state.

As you all know I predicted a 2nd Civil War if Obama is re-elected.  ( http://justcommonsense-lostinamerica.blogspot.com/2012/07/obama-re-election-means-2nd-civil-war.html).

His goals to evolve this nation into a Union of Socialist Republics of the United States are simply not those of Americans who made this nation great and seek to keep it great.

Here's one of the latest links to these secessionist efforts:

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/11/secession-petitions-flood-white-house-website-149291.html


The link to the Secession Requests, by state is here.  Just go to the link and search "open petitions" to see if your state is participating.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/peacefully-grant-state-arizona-withdraw-united-states-america-and-create-its-own-new-government/GrZPNqcX

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Goodbye, America

                                                 
The American people have spoken.  Last night the American people said it's okay to take something for nothing; that we no longer need to sow in order to reap, that it's okay for a President to circumvent Congress, appoint "czars", issue edicts, selectively enforce our nation's laws based on how many varied pockets of interest groups who will give him electoral support.  America said yesterday that they will willingly accept the heavy hands of government into their lives in exchange for a government check.

America said yesterday that political expediency is far more important than doing what is morally right. Perhaps morality is now an obsolete idea that no longer has a place in American life.

America yesterday chose the perpetual golden promises of a man who leads from behind, who makes his decisions according to what's popular in the morning polls.

Yesterday, America embraced the dream of a man whose whole life has been directed toward establishing a European type socialist state in which those who produce owe all to those who find producing too much of an ordeal.

I too spoke.  I said that if Mr. Obama was re-elected I would end my blog, having accepted the choice America had made, and finally coming to the realization that my traditional American values no longer have a place on the American scene.  If I ever see over 100 members sign up for this blog maybe I'll resurrect it.  But for now, while only half of Americans opt to vote, and so many Americans are willing to vote their own self-interest, and not the national interest, I'll set out awhile.

It was Thomas Jefferson who said it was for the new generation to command the arena, and for the older generations to step aside.  Jefferson made no judgements on whether the mores and values of that new generation are admirable and worthy, only that they are valid.  Sadly, it was also Jefferson who said that when the times arrive when citizens can vote themselves the bounty of government benefits we will no longer be a republic.

A word to the victors:  Despite the many faults that fall on the shoulders of those who lived in the America of the first two hundred and thirty years, it was they who made America who she was.  It was the Judeo-Christian work and moral ethics which sustained this nation, who built a nation that was once the envy of the world, whose prosperity was shared with all the nations on earth, who gloriously defended human freedom, who charitably fed the world's poor, who stamped out poverty and disease to the extent that she was capable.  It was an America who shouted "give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free".  It was an America who first trumpeted the ideal of "the American dream"...and millions flocked to her shores to follow their personal and unique versions of that dream.

Now, as we have done for over 230 years, Americans have voted.  They have turned the wheel to steer our nation on another course.  It is not a course I embrace.  For two decades now I have seen far too many grasping for the wheel and have been alarmed at the direction they want to go.  So two years ago I resolved to write about my concerns.  To sound the alarm.  To give America a wake up call.   Day after day I have written about our nation's problems, of ambitious men and women who live not by principle but by their lust for their own political agendas.  I've seen the world I knew turned upside down, where what we once learned was moral and right has proven to be too hard a line to adhere to, where the tyranny of the minority rules in all aspects of our daily lives.

My blogs have been rather harsh at times.  I've been especially tough on my liberal friends for I perceive them to be totally lacking in rational logic and belligerent in their tactics.  When America's back is metaphorically "against the wall" I have found there's little room for compromise with liberal tyrants who demand that we bow to socialism without a whimper.

Victors Beware!  With all my heart I believe that socialism and political opportunism are failing ideologies.  I believe Obama and his liberal minions will never tame the spirit of those who embrace individual freedom, those who believe in a day's work for a day's pay, who believe in essential fairness.  And I believe that your economic theories are failures as well, and that when big socialist government can no longer be subsided by a shrinking "productive class" the wheels are coming off.  And when they do you're going to see America deeply engaged in a second Civil War.

But, for me, I now cede my share of control of "the wheel".  It is now up to that generation Jefferson spoke of to determine America's course.  I now choose to traverse a more tranquil road.  I don't have a lot of time left on this spinning mud ball so I think I'll use it to write on other things.   To my dear readers; the 500 plus blogs I've written will remain here for your future reading but "that's all she wrote" for me.  This blog ends today.

I intend to keep writing, and invite you to look for a link to my next blog sometime soon.  I'll post a link to this blog when the next one is ready.  Writing has been a life time love affair for me and I couldn't stop writing if I tried.  It just won't be about politics, for now anyway.  For now, Don Quixote is a bit weary of dueling with windmills, his hump-back steed no longer sure afoot on treacherous ground.  And my heart aches a bit this November morning, pining for what was, and is no more.

May God someday shower his blessings on America once again.

Post Script:  I wrote over 500 of these essays in less than two years.  When you write that many, once in awhile you hit the "golden note", where you got it just right.  When that happens I get a short note in my email, or a comment on the blog, that says I've touched someone's heart or soul.  Many of those had nothing to do with politics but are instead musings about some aspect of love and life.  I would like those who might have been touched by something I've written to know how much I treasure the times when they wrote and told me so.  Thanks ever so much.





Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Citizens: Do Your Duty Today

                                               
No electioneering today.  Today is the day average Americans do their duty and go out and vote for the candidates of their choice.  Since 1960 the percentage of eligible voters who actually go out and vote has declined, as barely half venture out to the voting booth.  Many claim they don't know enough about the candidates, while many more complain that their vote won't make a difference.  The only thing true about that thinking is that, if they don't vote, that will surely be true.

Back in 2004 when Iraqis joyously went to the polls to vote for their leaders of choice for the first time in 60 years I was so happy for them.  I admit to shedding tears of joy for those brave Iraqis who walked around sporting those purple fingers, so proud to have the privilege of voting for the first time in their lives.

Americans have been so safe and secure with their voting rights for so long they tend to take that right for granted.  More than half of the world today long for those rights.

Today both parties will go out and make their choices.  Some do so with a great sense of responsibility. Some vote for the least offensive candidate while others are really "amped" to support their candidate.
A few days ago I wrote a blog about liberal media bias and their presumptuous declaration that Obama has already won this race so there was no need for Republicans to go out and vote.  I was sarcastically flaying the liberal poll pundits.  Then I got a comment to this blog from a liberal reader; he/she accused me of trying to use "reverse psychology" to lull liberals into staying home because Obama had this election sewed up!...which might give Republicans a fighting chance!   That accusation made me laugh out loud as the reader was reading more into my blog than was there!  It just shows how spirited both sides are about this particular election.

So, vote or not...that's your choice....but if you don't vote, don't be bitching about how things are going...this is the one and only day that you get to be the boss.  Don't surrender that power to anyone!



Monday, November 5, 2012

The Electoral College: Tyranny of The Minority

                                                       
In 2000 I was still over in Saudi Arabia.  I cast an absentee ballot and followed the election on CNN.  When I heard that George Bush was declared the winner and that Al Gore had won the popular vote but lost, I said to a friend "this is going to come back to haunt us".

What troubled me most was that the electoral college had become an albatross around our neck; it afforded just a rare few states the opportunity to determine who our next President would be.  Until the last decade or so that was not so much of a problem.  But political scientists now recognize that increased mobility has allowed for citizens of like political philosophies to live and work in parts of the country who seem more in line with how they themselves live and think.  For example, California, Oregon and Washington State have become so liberal that they now border on the socialist.  Their political philosophies have become alien even to more moderate Democrats who live elsewhere.  A Democrat in Iowa or Nebraska wouldn't recognize the west coast brand of Democratic politics.

Just as the South switched to the Republican party in the sixties, and formed a solid voting block for any Republican, the West Coast has now formed a solid wall of liberalism, from which no Republican stands a chance in hell of winning.  The same has proven true for the Northeast; New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut and Massachusetts, all solidly Democratic.

So what we now have in America are bi-polar voting blocks which leaves the rest of the medium and smaller states to sort it all out and determine a winner.

The problem with this bi-polar disorder is that now candidates, especially the incumbent, can buy the election.  When candidates had to deal with all fifty states that would not have been possible.  Now, it is not only possible, these states are being bought by the highest bidder.  Obama bought Ohio lock stock and barrel, with $37 billion dollars of our tax money; rather than allow General Motors and Chrysler go through a normal business bankruptcy, Obama appointed a banker and an auto czar, gave half of the company to auto unions, then saturated Michigan and Ohio and Wisconsin with campaign ads championing their "savior".  Sadly, just a month ago Treasury Secretary Geitner testified that the GM bailout will result in a minimum loss of $25 billion dollars to the U.S taxpayer.    So now, Obama can put Ohio and Michigan and Wisconsin in his pocket, all at the expense of the American taxpayer.

When Obama travels through Nebraska and Iowa he walks with confidence, knowing that he cowardly refuses to admit that ethanol subsidies to corn farmers is neither a solution to our energy needs nor a very efficient use of taxpayer money, nor even better for the environment!

Be it Democrat or Republican, the electoral college system has outlived its worth, if it ever had any in the first place.  The electoral college was initially established to give the smaller states an equal say in our government.  But now it has proven possible for a President to lose the popular vote and steal victory from the American people through an electoral college victory.  It has now happened three times in our history and seems to be picking up steam for more occurrences.

Sadly, both of the candidates' election campaigns have more or less ignored 41 of the 50 states, instead concentrating their respective billion dollar campaigns on half a dozen "swing states".  More than likely the folks in Ohio will choose our next President.  That's especially true if one candidate wins the national popular vote but loses the electoral count.  Look at that map up above.  If Obama wins this election he will most likely win it in less than 20 of the 50 states...and it will be Ohio as referee, standing in the middle of the ring to raise the champion's glove.

It wasn't democratic in 2000 and it's not democratic in 2012.  The system is seriously broken and if something isn't done the integrity of our Presidential elections will be seriously degraded.


Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bill Clinton; Still Dishonoring The Presidency

                                                       
No one has ever accused Bill Clinton of elevating the office of the Presidency.  From Whitewater to Travelgate, to his rape of a campaign worker, to Jennifer Flowers, to his solicitation of oral sex from young White House intern Monica Lewinsky, to his shameless pardon of imprisoned campaign contributors on his last day in office, Bill Clinton put a stain on the Presidency that is unprecedented.

Fortunately for Clinton, half of Americans are so immorally craven that all was forgiven in their minds...as long as that green check keeps showing up in their mail box once a month.  Now, Slick Willie is back in the public spotlight.  He's out campaigning for Barack Hussein Obama, promising America an economic resurgence if only you give Barack another four years.  As with any slick salesman, Slick Willie claims immense success as President.  Not once will Clinton mention that he just happened to be President when Republicans passed Welfare Reform and took away Clinton's big spending checkbook.  Nor will Slick Willie mention that he rode the tsunami of the Internet Boom, which generated trillions for government coffers, and claimed success for himself.

Not satisfied with the stains he placed on the Oval Office, Clinton now stains the pristine traditions of "ex Presidents".  Traditionally, ex Presidents retire to the state of "elder statesman".  Our former Presidents stay out of political campaigns, stay above the fray of political infighting and satisfy themselves with establishing their Presidential library, writing books and attending foreign state funerals.

With the exception of Jimmy Carter, other Presidents have gracefully left the public scene and lived fruitful, productive lives and have willingly departed from partisan politics.

But Clinton is a political junkie that can't live without his "fix".  He must bask in the false glow of a fictional success that never existed.  He must stand at the podium and twist facts and figures to fit his own personal image of himself.  So, like the immoral political whore that he is, Clinton is out making speeches for Obama.  But not really.  Just as a heroin addict must have his daily fix, Clinton has to keep popping up on campaign stages and telling tales that were never true.

If Slick Willie can avoid still another "babe" scandal, win or lose this campaign, he'll be back again in 2016, still basking in the pseudo success that only his degenerate followers believe in.  He has to.  He's the ultimate political junkie that can never be rehabbed.



Presidential Humor

                                                       
Okay, everybody take a break from angry partisan politics for a few minutes.  The other night on Jay Leno the President was asked "what's this thing with you and Trump?"  The President responded with "well it goes way back when we were growing up in Kenya...Trump was just a lousy soccer player".

Okay, we now have learned that the joke was scripted.  But it was funny, and it got me to thinking about how humor has eased political tension on many occasions, and how it can sometimes take the wind out of the sails of critical attack.

John Kennedy was my favorite.  Once at a Gridiron Dinner, Kennedy was roasted all night, by friends and foe alike, about his family's immense wealth.  After John had been jabbed all night about his billionaire father's financing his political campaign, he soon took his turn at the podium.  He then pretended to take a message out of his pocket and said "I've just received a cable from my father...he says I am not to spend one dime more than necessary to win...says he'll be damned if he'll pay for a landslide.

Kennedy and Reagan both had great press conferences.  Without fail, sometime during the discussion of serious world and national events, both never failed to offer a little nugget of humor to ease the tension so prevalent between politician and press.

I can still remember a bit of one of the Kennedy press conferences in which a very young White House reporter Helen Thomas was giving Kennedy hell about some national problem.  Thomas has always been known to be abrasive at these conferences.  When Helen had finally laid out her long indictment of the President, she asked Kennedy "what are you doing about it!"...Kennedy laughed, paused, then said, "well Helen, I'm sure not enough".

Kennedy and Reagan were the ultimate charmers.  They were able to deflect anger with humor, which often was the key to achieving agreements with their political adversaries.

Bill Clinton wasn't bad either; one lady once asked Clinton in public forum "how can you have the nerve to walk into church on Sunday morning toting a bible after your actions with Monica Lewinski?"  Clinton replied, "well, ma'am, with what I've done,  I don't know anyone more in need of attending church toting a bible".

I miss the times when political humor was funny, and not solely based on anger and hate and sarcasm.  I tire of arrogant politicians with haughty attitudes, who feel they must always be right, always be all knowing, and afraid to be just "human".

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Obama Delivers "Ballots"..Not Food And Water

                                               
During the first two days of the Hurricane Sandy aftermath the Obama campaign saw the devastation as a grand opportunity for some "photo ops" and a chance to win some votes.  Then, as soon as humanly possible, the President flew off to Vegas for another campaign stop.  If you saw that campaign rally you would have seen a joking and smirking Commander In Chief who clearly showed the Hurricane Sandy tragedy had not registered with him.

Now, days later, the people on Staten Island stand in the middle of the streets, still looking for FEMA or a Red Cross truck that might provide them food and water.  The locals are helping each other as much as they can.  A local food truck vendor gathered up what he had left and drove around offering hot coffee and sandwiches.  Strangely, one lady walked down the middle of the street offering up rolls of toilet paper, which was gratefully received.

As New Yorkers wait up to 12 hours for a few gallons of gas, as outlying communities cry out for aid, as victims wake up this morning to bitter cold, and still waiting for FEMA and the Red Cross, Obama releases every twelve hours or so a steady series of cooing and comforting promises to not forget them.

And forget them he hasn't!  We have just learned this morning that the Obama campaign has put in place plans to deliver voter ballots to storm victims.  Many voting centers no longer exist so the Obama team plans to dispatch military trucks equipped with voting machines so that Sandy storm victims won't miss the chance to vote for him.

It is very likely that a "voting truck" will be the first sign of a federal presence on the streets of Staten Island.  While victims wait for food and water and shelter Obama wants to make sure they get what they really need the most; a voter ballot.

Sad.  Damned Sad.

"On Nov. 6th I'm The Boss"

                                               
The other afternoon I received my early voting ballot in the mail.  I was eager to receive it.  On November 6th they'll run my ballot through the scanner and I will have taken a stake in our nation's future.  On that day I am as powerful as Barack Obama or Mitt Romney or George Clooney.  And every time I mark that ballot I think back on my 22 years of military service and know that I had some small role in insuring Americans can still go to the polls and exercise their free choices.

So, I sat down with my ballot and voting materials.  I reviewed all the local and state propositions, as well as the resumes of the listed candidates.  As I sat there at the kitchen table I remembered Nancy Pelosi holding that huge phallic gavel and smirked as she rammed Obamacare down our throats.  I remember seeing the Republicans in Congress rebuffed as they tried to have some small say in that 2,300 page Obamacare bill, only be told by Obama to "go to hell, elections have consequences...you lost so screw off!".  I remember Democrats having orgasms over that $787 billion dollar pork stimulus bill that created a couple of thousand jobs at $459,000 dollars per job.

As I looked at the list of Presidential candidates the militant and angry tones of an Obama promoting class and race warfare rang in my ears.  The recent memory of Obama speaking in "ebonics" to a group of the NAACP and literally oozing hate for "Whitey" came to mind.  And, in my mind's eye, I saw Joe Biden's smirks and snorks and giggles and eye-rolling as he bullied his way through that Vice Presidential debate....yes I remembered.  And I remembered all the liberal spin doctors who tried to make me believe that 2 +2 =3.  I remembered Obama rewarding those who made lousy house buying decisions while I made the right one and kept paying my mortgage.  I remembered Cash for Clunkers and a couple of dozen wasteful government programs that did nothing to improve our economy.  I remembered the $90 billion dollars that went to Solar company executives who donated to Obama's campaign, and it all went into bankruptcy.   I remembered Obama standing in front of the Egyptian Parliament and saying America was no more "special" than any other country, and having my heart broken that we have spent tens of trillions of dollars educating, medicating and feeding most of the world at one time another.   I remembered acres of American crosses across the green fields of France and yet "America was not special".  I remember that Obama's first reaction to the murder of our diplomatic staff in Libya was an apology to Muslims.

Being a good citizen, I have faithfully followed national events and I have heard Obama voice the same tired platitudes over the course of 1,569 speeches.  I remember Obama denigrating middle America as "freaks who cling to their guns and their bibles".  Now that we have had him for four years I've had the time to hear Obama's speech in Harvard Square castigating capitalism and "Whitey".  I've seen how Obama refuses to take a leadership role and absolves himself of all responsibility for anything that's happened on his watch.  I saw him cede leadership to Reid and Pelosi for legislative action.  The name "Bush" has been used more in Obama's term than it was ever uttered in Bush's two terms combined, as Obama attempts to cast the blame on someone else.

I've listened carefully, and waited patiently for Obama to explain how and when he was going to stop spending more than a trillion dollars more than we take in every year.  I've parsed his web site to see how he intends to fix entitlements but only see cooing words of "it'll all work out".  I've watched as Obama sat back and watched his party in the Senate fail to even bring a budget to a vote for over three years running.

Yes, I've watched and listened and waited.  And now it is my time to have "my say".  Thank God for that.  It's sad that 50% of my fellow Americans will not vote.  They say one vote doesn't matter.  They just can't understand that, for one day, they are "CEO"; the boss, and the cumulative effect of all those votes have real meaning, for ourselves as well as our children and grandchildren.

So, I sat at my kitchen table, and marked my ballot, signed it and sealed it and took it personally to the post office.  If I die between now and November 6th my vote still counts.  Unlike, so many who have grown hardened by politics, and apathetic about our nation's problems, I have honored all those who gave their lives for my right to vote, and honored our founding fathers who established a government by and for the people.






Friday, November 2, 2012

Obama's Food Stamp Army Just Got Bigger

                                                   
Commander in Chief Barack Hussein Obama just ordered his troops to "fall in" and "line up".  The unemployment rate just edged back up to 7.9 percent, according to the jobs report this morning.  This will be the last jobs report before the election so we can now offer a jobs summary for Obama's entire term as President.

Overall, after that $787 billion dollar stimulus bill, after Cash For Clunkers, after all of those "mortgage reduction programs, the total job growth from the day Obama took office, to today, is -61,000 jobs.  We  taxpayers let the Obama/Reid/Pelosi regime spend over $6 trillion dollars, over $2 trillion just on liberal stimulus programs, and we now have 61,000 fewer jobs than when Obama took office.

How did Obama fare with minority employment?  The unemployment rate for Hispanics is 14% and the jobless rate for Blacks is 20%.   In raw numbers over 23 million Americans remain unemployed or underemployed.  Even those who have jobs, many are finding that they're getting only 30 hours per week.

So Obama's Food Stamp and Unemployment army just got a bit bigger.  Obama promised that if we let him spend a trillion dollars on stimulus he'd get the unemployment rate below 5 percent by the end of his term.  Hell!  He even said that if he didn't achieve that rate he would be a one-term President.

With each succeeding year of the Obama Presidency the Gross Domestic Product has declined.  We are now languishing in a four year depression with economic growth stunted at less than 2% annually.

During the last great recession Ronald Reagan championed small business and forced the government to get out of the way and let business lead us into recovery.  Reagan was churning out 500,000 new jobs per month which led to 30 million new jobs created during his two terms.

The Bureau of Labor statistics said we need over 300,000 new jobs per month just to keep up with new Americans entering the work force.  This year Obama has managed to demonize business and throw so many new regulations at them that we are averaging less than 150,000 jobs created per month, not even half of the jobs needed to keep us at 8% percent unemployment.

So, "fall in" America!  Get in that unemployment line and wait your turn.  Get ready to join Obama's 47 million strong Food Stamp Army.  The only thing that might save you America is to get in line next Tuesday and vote to send this Food Stamp General back to Chicago.

Bi-Partisan Politics


                                                 
Speaker of the House Tip O'Neil was the most liberal Democrat in Congress during the 1980's.  President Ronald Reagan, even today, was the model of Conservatism.  Yet, by working together, these two leaders were able to create 30 million jobs, stamp out 20 percent annual inflation rates, reform Social Security to extend it's life for over 50 years and revive the spirit of an America decimated by the Presidency of an effete and arrogant Jimmy Carter.

Today, Americans are once again more divided than we have ever been.  Congress is frozen by inaction.  While the House has sent three budgets to the U.S. Senate, the Senate has allowed them to die in the graveyard of cowardly politics.  The Democratic controlled Senate has failed to pass a budget bill for three years now and President Obama's budget proposals were so lacking in substance that his own Senate voted it down 97-3 against.

So how were Reagan and O'Neil able to forge agreements that set the stage for the greatest economic recovery in the 20th century?  And why has President Obama failed to achieve that same success?  Let's take a look.

When one sifts through, and discards all the political rhetoric, and simply examines the facts, we can easily see how Obama failed while Reagan succeeded, even with a Democratic majority in Congress.

Let's go back to that first month of Obama's presidency.  (One need not twist facts to fit one's own political views; let's just examine the facts).  When Obama gained office the first thing he did was to cede legislative and political leadership to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.  Unlike Reagan, who had leaders of both parties up to the White House for coffee or dinner, Obama sat on his throne, crowed that "elections have consequences", basked in his own political victory, and told Republicans "eat shit".

So, Nancy and Harry came up with a massive pork-laden stimulus bill, a bill that funded a $15 million dollar rat preserve in Pelosi's district, a water park in Obama's Chicago, a $6 billion dollar train program for Harry, one that starts in the middle of the Mojave Desert and runs to Vegas, and $90 billion dollars to Obama's Solar Industry campaign contributors, most of which are now bankrupt.  When Republicans protested the obscene pork Obama said "eat shit".

Then Harry and Nancy wrote a 2,300 page, multi-trillion dollar socialist Obamacare bill.  When Republicans tried to offer some alternatives, like tort reform, and opening health care marketing nationwide, Obama said "eat shit".  When 75% of Americans said they were opposed to the Obamacare bill, Obama said "eat shit".

So, unlike Reagan, Obama doesn't bother to invite either party to the White House much.  That's just smacks to much of the egalitarian, and far below the tolerance of Emperor Obama.   While Reagan and Tip O'Neil battled over legislation during the day, that didn't stop them from having a glass or two of scotch in the early evening, and treating each other with friendship and respect.  While Obama loves himself so dearly there's little room for anyone else in his heart, there was once a time when partisans could get along.

Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan.  But he worked with a Massachusetts statehouse that was 87% Democrat and somehow was able to balance the budget and make the state's schools the best in the nation.  Mitt won't be sharing a scotch with Congress but he'll work with them...and perhaps best of all, he won't be telling Congress, and the American people to "eat shit".



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Obama's 2nd Term Ambitions

                                                   
As Americans continue to try and deal with gas prices approaching $5.00 a gallon Obama remains stoic and unmoved.  Why?  Because Obama wants gas prices to go even higher.  Just as his Secretary of Energy said "it is not my concern if gas prices go to $7 dollars per gallon", Obama is unconcerned how much gas prices are cutting into the family budget.

Obama, being the supreme egotist he is, believes he is smarter than everyone else, but especially you, the taxpayer.  He believes the only way he can get you to buy those little green cars is to punish you....and if that means $10 dollar per gallon for gas, so be it.

So look for the costs to fill your tank to go higher in Obama's next term.  But even more damaging to your pocketbook will be a tripling of your gas and electric bills.  Yes, it was indeed Obama who said in January, 2009, that under his Cap and Trade bill, you can expect electricity rates to skyrocket.  Why?  Because, at the moment Obama's solar company campaign contributors are seeing their companies going bankrupt.  The only way Obama can make green energy competitive is to punish those who are producing oil and coal.  Rather than let the open market determine the solar and wind winners and losers, Obama insists he knows better than those who invented the business!

Please remember that even the Democrats refused to pass Obama's Cap and Trade bill back in 2009.  Under Cap and Trade every American company would pay a huge tax on energy usage and drive up the costs of everything from a gallon of milk to an automobile as those costs are passed on to you, the consumer.  Even more crippling will be Obama's increased taxes and strangling regulation of the coal industry.  He has openly said that no new coal plant will ever open under his watch because if they try it, they will go bankrupt trying to fight oppressive government fees and regulations.  This despite that fact that America still relies on coal for 70% of the energy needs!

Obama has pledged that, if re-elected, he will resurrect the Cap and Trade bill and if Congress balks, he will simply bypass Congress and initiate action through his energy "czar".  So, if you still choose to vote for Obama please be prepared to pay triple what you're now paying for your electricity.

HEY!  Anyone concerned about that 8% unemployment rate?  Well, get ready for a 20 percent unemployment rate as Obama legalizes an additional 28 million illegal aliens.  He's already promised to do it!  As he has already shown a willingness to do, if Congress won't go along with legalizing those millions of invaders, Obama will simply issue an edict and grant them amnesty from his throne in the Oval office!

Obama has also promised to change the face of our Supreme Court as well.  He has high hopes of being able to appoint at least three liberal judges to add to the four already on board with Team Obama.  Once he has achieved that goal the anointed one will have achieved his dream of turning America into the Socialist States of America.

Does Obama's 2nd term agenda jive with yours?  If so, by all means get out to the voting booth and vote for him.  Just remember when you do, understand fully what you're voting for!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Obama 2016; A Review

                                               
I just recently finished watching Obama 2016, the documentary movie.  It's now available on U tube here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDY6v8KdSYs&feature=youtu.be

I really recommend that you not watch this movie alone.  It will scare the hell out of you and shake you to your roots.  The movie goes a long way in explaining how Obama became a Socialist.  It also reminds us how little we knew about this community organizer and why we have become so amazed by his failures as President.

For example, I did not know that both Obama's guardians, his grandparents, were raging liberals, although I knew his mom was a radical, and his dad even more so.   I did not know that Obama's grandfather introduced him to an avowed communist , high on Bill Clinton's FBI's "most watched" list,  and arranged for this communist to serve as Obama's political mentor for seven years.

Having learned more about Obama I have now come to understand how much Obama really does hate America, considers America a colonial power exploiting third world nations, and how Obama set as his goal, the destruction of America as a Superpower in order to suppress our ability to affect world events and thus elevating the third world to an "equality of nations" status.

In the four years since we first elected Obama we have been afforded a little more access to his past.  We can now see the video of Obama ranting against "the great Whitey" in Harvard Square twenty years ago.  We now know that Obama was deeply involved in Socialist activism while attending Columbia, and we now know what we didn't know before about why Obama hung around America haters like the Reverend Wright and the Students for Democratic Action terrorist, Bill Ayres, who bombed the University of Wisconsin and drew up plans for bombing the pentagon.  Four years ago we didn't know enough, so that too many fell for Obama's golden words.  We now know those words are simply the cooing to ease our fears, even as he works to undermine everything that America has traditionally stood for.

Perhaps now I understand why Obama has dedicated time and $2 million dollars to his lawyers to make sure his college records are never made public.  I suspect there are a plethora of anti-American, socialist overthrow courses that he no doubt excelled in.  Obama knows those records wouldn't play well with Middle America.

And in learning more about Obama, we now understand more why he embraces the Muslim world, even to the extent of trying to cover for them in the Benghazi massacre, offering an apology to them for their attack on us, rather than an ultimatum, and why Obama, upon his election, travelled to the Middle East on his grand "apology tour".  Now we know why he told Muslims in Egypt's Parliament that America was not "exceptional"; it's because he really believes we're not.

Perhaps the key piece of information we get from the movie is the development of Obama's psyche; how troubled his mind is, how he suffers from the lack of a father figure in his youth, how he came to idolize his socialist activist father, and how his greatest motivation is in succeeding in advancing socialism to make his father's dreams come to fruition.

Frankly, I don't understand how any American who has seen the movie, and who has a fondness for America, could dare cast a vote for Obama.

Now I understand the news reports of Americans standing up in theaters all across America and offering standing ovations for someone brave enough to tell the truth about Obama.

Please don't watch this film alone.  If you have even a moderate bone in your body this film will scare the hell out you.

Barack "we hardly knew ya"...but now we do.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Barack O'Santa Arrives Early!

                                                 
From:  President, News Division, NBC

Date:  30 October 2012

Memo To: MSNBC (All Staff)


Ladies and Gentleman of all NBC News Divisions

1.  Just got a call from the Prez.  He's hit on a good idea which should put him over the top come next Tuesday and he needs our help to make it happen.  Here's the plan.  The plan heretofore will be referred to as "Operation Barack O'Santa".

2.  Drop immediately all news coverage of the Benghazi fiasco.  Initiate immediately blanket coverage of President Obama addressing any and all speech and photo ops of our President offering aid and succor to Hurricane Sandy victims.

3.  Put our best reporters on the scene in New York City and Maryland and New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia; cover President Obama's "compassion tour" as he offers up billions of dollars in federal aid to both individuals and states in any way affected by the storm.  I was briefed by the President's staff that there will be absolutely no refusals for even the most trivial of FEMA funding requests.

4.  Cover the President as he makes appearances at schools, subways, hospitals, homeless shelters.  Insure the mics are amped up to the max to capture the sense of angst and sorrow in the President's voice as he commiserates with those who have lost a home or a car or, if we're lucky, a loved one.

Note:  Under no circumstances are you to mention the massive disruption, and restoration delays generated by first responders having to divert their rescue efforts in order to support the President's massive motorcade requirements!

5.  When at all possible, identify the dollar amounts of aid going to each community affected by the storm.  (Caution:  do not mention that this aid is sourced from tax payers; make it appear this aid is coming right out of Barack's pocket!)  Note:  Cue up a "We Are The World" soundtrack whenever the President is in camera view)

6.  Gin up some story that Romney would have cut out all FEMA funds and let everyone drown; whatever you do, don't mention Romney loaded up his campaign bus with food and water and blankets and dispatched it to affected areas!

7.  As soon as Romney resumes his campaign, attack him mercilessly for ignoring our national tragedy and introducing politics in the face of so much destruction.

8.  Attention Chris Matthews:  I'm expecting you to carry the brunt of the load here; be sure and label Romney a "racist" if he evens used the words "Baltimore", "Harlem" or "Newark".

Okay, folks, as of this hour implement "Operation Barack O'Santa"!  Let's get going!






Liberals Fleeing To Therapist Couch On Nov. 6th

                                               
I have a feeling that Middle America is going to respond in waves on November 6th...and send millions of liberals to the therapist couch.  America has always been a "center right" nation politically, and they're getting damn tired of the arrogant "tyranny of the minority"; the liberal brown shirts who try to destroy Chik Fil A because the owner supports the traditional family, who tell you Gays will determine what America's values will be, who tell you what and when to eat and how much to drink, and how much to fork out to support liberal interest groups.

I believe Americans are tired of liberals rewarding the "takers" and punishing the "makers", that they are tired of Obama's class and race warfare game, of Obama's constant shifting the blame for his failures to others, of Obama's phony platitudes about transparency even as he initiates cover-ups of Fast and Furious and the Benghazi massacre.

I believe America stopped listening to Obama after about speech number 1,200 of his 1,675 speeches about hope and change.

I believe America recognizes that legalizing illegal aliens is both morally and Constitutionally wrong.  I believe the only ones who embrace Nancy Pelosi are the perverts in San Francisco who have awarded her a lifetime seat in the House of Representatives.

I believe America is sick and tired of living off unemployment checks and food stamps and just want a job that provides a living wage for they and their families.

I believe America can clearly see that four more years of Obama means four more years of misery.

I believe America finally sees Obama for what he is; simply another Chicago thug who uses the tactics of hate and anger and divisiveness to gain political favor.

I believe America knows that, rather than providing executive leadership, Obama has spent the last four years making campaign speeches.

I believe America now understands that Obama has never been a leader, was never qualified for the Presidency and should never have been elected the first time.

I believe America now recognizes that those Democrats in the Senate who have failed to present a budget for three straight years failed to do so because they are cowards...cowards who are scared to death that America will see how wasteful their socialist programs have proven to be.

SO....come November 6th America is going to give Obama a pink slip and a one way ticket back to Chicago.  America is going to shock liberals, blinded by their own ignorance...and send liberals flocking to the therapist couch with a bad, bad case of the vapors!

God Bless America!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sentinels Of Honor

                                               
A Washington D. C. reporter this morning, having learned that federal government employees have been given the day off because of Hurricane Sandy bringing such brutal weather conditions to the area, was curious if the sentinels at the Tomb of The Unknowns would be relieved of duty from their 24-hour, 7-days a week, 365 days a year watch over their deceased brethren.  So, he called Arlington Cemetery and asked.

"We will not abandon our post", the reporter was told.  The veterans buried here, and known only to God, shall always have God's angels, and the U.S. military, to insure they are never left alone.  Those ram rod straight sentinels have been "on watch" since 1948.

Until in recent years, Americans, whether civilian or military, could count on America having their back.  That trust was first breached when President Clinton, on the golf course, became agitated that his game was threatened to be interrupted by a military attaché who approached him with a mobile phone.  The call was from the Situation Room and the military request was for an "okay" to mount a rescue operation for those soldiers whose helicopter went down in Somalia.  The delays, and the failure of not having a rescue plan resulted in the unnecessary deaths of our soldiers as they were dragged through the streets.  The Secretary of Defense and an Army general took the fall and the Commander in Chief, Clinton, survived, going on to have affairs with White House interns, pardon felonious campaign donors on his last day in office and recounting stories of success at various Democratic National Conventions.

Then, last month our Ambassador in Libya and three of his staff were killed by terrorists.  When Tyrone Woods heard of the attack he begged for permission to mount a rescue effort.  Someone in the Situation Room directed him to "stand down".  But Tyrone Woods, just like those sentinels at the Tomb of The Unknowns, was taught that America does not abandon Americans.  He defied those orders,  risked his career and gave his life to save others.   Though American forces were available a mere hour's flying time away, they too were told to "stand down".  When the smoke cleared, and when we ferried our dead home to Andrews Air Force Base, our leaders stood over the graves of those Americans and blamed the attack on an anti-Muslim video.  Our leaders over a period of two weeks, though knowing better, continued to deny that terrorists were responsible for American deaths.

As with the Black Hawk Down incident on Clinton's watch, someone else is left to take the fall for a massive leadership failure.  A navy admiral has been relieved of duties, even as our Commander in Chief, Obama, lives to offer still another apology to Muslims about a two-bit film.

So, yes, those soldiers at the Tomb Of The Unknowns will stand tall.  As they said today "we will not abandon them".  Sad that our civilian leaders do not have that same sense of dedication and honor.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Inequality In A Safeway Store

                                                   
Liberals have been campaigning against inequality for a century.  For a time that campaign was necessary.  Then, the federal government implemented preferential racial quotas for free education and employment hiring, expanded social welfare programs, established a coddling educational system that says it's okay not to study in class, or do homework, or seek a skill that might provide a living wage.  Big government then altered the tax code to directly encourage irresponsible breeding.  Not only are breeders supported by food stamps and welfare but are given tax deductions and child tax credits as reward for a hyper active and irresponsible sex life.

So, when one walks into their local Safeway grocery store a microcosm of American society is there for anyone to study.  Let's assume there are a representative 100 people in the store.  One of that hundred will saunter over to the deli, order up some lobster bisque, a pound of calamari olives, and perhaps a pound of beluga caviar, before heading over to the butcher to pick up five pounds of filet mignon.  He then heads to the checkout counter and takes out his money clip to flip a couple of hundred dollar bills on the counter for the evening dinner.  He's that "one percent" that the occupiers talk about.  And he doesn't feel a damn bit guilty because he's forked enough over to Uncle Sam to pay 70% of the tax bills.

Then there's a group of 49 other people in the store.  They are "blue collar" working people.  Their cart is full of hamburger meat, off brand hot dogs, store brand vegetables and Hamburger Helper.  They are running a calculator and counting every penny as they shop.  At checkout they will not relax until they see they have enough to pay the cash register total.  They know they have to be careful so that they have enough to pay the rent, electric and water and gas bill, and gas for the car to get to work.  The "working 49" can't even dream of sending their kids to college...or even take them out to McDonald's.

The other group of 50 are more light hearted, worry less as they roll down the aisles.  Their grocery cart has steak, roast and hamburger, brand name cold cuts, potato chips, cases of Coca Cola and Pepsi and gallons of milk and ice cream.  When they reach the check out they whip out a Food Stamp card and they're on their way home.  Home may be a government provided Section 8 house, the address where they receive their welfare check, the address where the IRS will mail their $7,000 or $8,000 dollar Child Tax Credit "IRS Welfare" check.  They need not worry about paying full price for any of their utilities because the utility companies gives them a "poverty discount" and just bills that "middle working 49" up above as part of "the working man's utility bill."  The group of the "happy 50" have no qualms about sending their kid to the doctor for the sniffles because they're on government provided Medicaid (paid for by the working 49, who can't afford health care for their own and don't qualify for Medicaid cause they work) and even dental care, also provided.  The "happy 50" can't even be charged a co-pay for doctor's visits or hospital care.  The "happy 50", thanks to a benevolent government can take their kids out for fast food and pay for it with their EBT card.  They can even send their kids to college for reduced tuition or even free, depending on the color of their skin.  And everyone of those "happy 50" pay not one dime in income tax.

2012:  The New Inequality.  Reward the "takers" and punish the "makers"......until the "makers" are no more, having surrendered to the forces of big government, and learned that the free ride gravy train is a lot more pleasant than trying to work for a living.

Just a few observations from the aisles of a Safeway store.

                                           


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Cheering The Death of A Liberal Rag

                                                   
Well, we recently learned that Newsweek will cease printing a paper edition of the weekly news magazine in December.  Good.  Newsweek is a prime example of the madness of liberals; they would rather die in some weird form of martyrdom than clean up their act and offer unbiased and objective reporting.

Newsweek began printing in 1933 by a former Time Magazine staffer.  At the height of their readership  over 4 million Americans read Newsweek weekly.  However, in the mid 1990's the magazine began turning into a "publication of liberal advocacy" rather than sticking to a proud tradition of objective reporting.  Like so many other liberal media outlets, readers began having to sift through speculative opinion in order to garner the facts.  Circulation began to decline.

Rather than restoring Newsweek to straight reporting, Newsweek continued the biased championing of all things liberal.  The situation worsened in 2008 as Newsweek, with a failing circulation base, found itself unable to compete with other news gathering agencies and opted to transform the publication into a "news comment" format.  Of the 10 regular contributors to Newsweek's content, only two are considered to be moderate to conservative in political persuasion.  The "tyranny of 8 liberals" turned Newsweek into a liberal rag advocating for The Anointed One and his converts.  Not surprisingly readership dropped in half in five short years.

With the exception of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi regime, few readers are mourning the death of this 75 year old publication.  Why mourn for something that died 15 years ago when the concept of objective reporting was surrendered to the liberal agenda.

Tina Brown, liberal sister to Nancy Pelosi, has been running Newsweek for awhile now.  She says the publication will continue as an on-line paid publication.

I suspect Tina and company will find themselves quite lonely in the land of ether.  Only hard core liberals are willing to pay to be told "how to think".

Sad.  Damned Sad.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Citizen Ignorance And Government Spendthrifts

                                                         

You've surely heard the term "dumb as sheep".  I've come to believe most Americans, when it comes to politics and government, really are just that dumb.  Why else would big spending politicians get by with the obscenely wasteful spending they do, and without consequence?  Why would anyone in their right mind approve of raising taxes for Uncle Sam after reading about massive government waste, fraud, and abuse?

For example, Democrats absolutely insist that we must raise taxes if we are to bring our budget into balance.  And while they give lip service to cutting out government waste, they never seem to want to do that when push comes to shove.   It is just so much easier to demand more money from the taxpayer.

Look, most people know how to balance their personal checkbook.  And most folks can look at their budget and know what they can easily cut back on in order to get by.  The feds never do it, whether it is a small budget item or a large one.  While you may opt to fore go your morning Starbucks in order to pay your rent, the federal government treats their small budget items as "rounding errors".

But when these "rounding errors" add up to tens of billions of dollars they are significant!  Let's look at some examples:

1)  Until they were busted last year for that $900,000 dollar Vegas Boondoggle, GSA was holding conventions at luxury resorts all over America.  When Congress began holding investigations on the matter they ask the Government Accounting Office to provide the dollar expense of GSA conventions just over the last decade.  The GAO was unable to provide an exact number but, when pressed, they admitted that GSA spent tens of billions of dollars over the decade, enjoying their $20 dollar morning muffins and $5 dollar shrimp cocktails...all on the taxpayer dime.  Were there no government facilities in Washington to hold these conventions?  Yes there were....which led me to discover this!

2) Jonathon Karl, of ABC news just this past June, did an investigative report on the cost to maintain government facilities.  Karl was shocked to learn that, in Washington D.C. alone, over 20 percent of government owned facilities are unoccupied, and they've been unoccupied for over ten years!  Annual cost to maintain these empty facilities?  $190 million dollars per year!  Mr. Karl also looked into where these building were located and found they stand on some of the most prime real estate in the nation's capitol.

3).  Question for the Sheep:  1) Why are GSA conventioneers flying off to Miami and Vegas and the Bahamas to hold their conventions, spending tens of billions of taxpayer dollars, when facilities are readily available in Washington D.C.?    2)  Why are we spending $190 million dollars a year to maintain and provide heat and air conditioning for government buildings that haven't been occupied for over ten years?  3)  Why aren't we selling that prime real estate and bringing billions of dollars back into the treasury?

Does anyone know Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma?  The guy is a deficit hawk that regularly flays the wasteful spending habits of both Republicans and Democrats.  Each year he publishes a list of wasteful government projects for really silly purposes.  Remember that $787 billion dollar Stimulus Program that the Obama/Reid/Pelosi regime rammed through Congress in January 2009?  Remember that it didn't work to stimulate the economy?  You might want to browse through the following to see just why:

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn wants to shed light on the wasteful spending in the federal stimulus and his list includes projects in his home state of Oklahoma.
One of the 100 examples Coburn has compiled is $1.5 million in “free” stimulus money for a new wastewater treatment plant results in higher utility costs for residents of Perkins, Okla. Another is $1.15 million for installation of a new guardrail for the non-existent Optima Lake in Oklahoma. There is no lake - it’s a dry hole.
Coburn’s report, 100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion, is available in its entirely on his website.
“Why is the federal government wasting your tax dollars on a guardrail for a ‘lake’ that doesn’t even contain any water?” Coburn asked.
The 100 projects he lists- worth $5.5 billion - range from Maine to California.
“The American people have a right to know how their stimulus dollars are being spent. In too many cases stimulus projects are wasting money we don’t have on things we don’t need,” Dr. Coburn said. “Rather than growing our economy, the overall impact of stimulus spending may prove to be harmful to our economy. For example, Washington’s efforts to ’stimulate’ the economy are increasing utility costs, repairing bridges nobody uses, building tunnels for turtles, and renovating extravagant train stations in remote areas while widely-used bridges and roads in poor shape are passed over.”
Coburn said he opposed the bill because it just wouldn’t stimulate the economy.
“I opposed the stimulus bill because I was concerned that 80 to 90 percent of the spending would not be true stimulus,” Coburn said. “I hope I am proven wrong. Yet, our initial findings continue to show that taxpayers are not getting the value they deserve and need.”
Dr. Coburn said Earl Devaney, head of the Recovery Act Accountability and Transparency (RAT) Board, estimates that at least $55 billion of stimulus funds may be lost to waste, fraud and abuse. However, the final number will likely be much higher. If stimulus funds do not promote economic growth, history may indicate that the vast majority of stimulate dollars would have been better off staying in taxpayers’ pockets, Coburn said.
Besides the two Oklahoma projects, Coburn emphasized the following eight projects:
• $1 billion for FutureGen in Mattoon, Illinois is the “biggest earmark of all time” for a power plant that may never work.
• $15 million for “shovel-ready” repairs to little-used bridges in rural Wisconsin are given priority over widely used bridges that are structurally deficient.
• $800,000 for little-used John Murtha Airport in Johnstown, Pennsylvania airport to repave a back-up runway; the “airport for nobody” has already received tens of millions in taxpayer dollars.
• $3.4 million for a wildlife “eco-passage” in Florida to take animals safely under a busy roadway.
• A Nevada non-profit gets a $2 million weatherization contract after recently being fired for same type of work.
• Nearly $10 million to renovate an abandoned train station that hasn’t been used in 30 years.
• Ten thousand dead people will get stimulus checks, but the Social Security Administration blames a tough deadline.
• Town of Union, New York, encouraged to spend a $578,000 grant it did not request for a homelessness problem it claims it does not have.
“There’s no question that our economic situation required bold action when Congress rushed to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) - more commonly known as the stimulus bill,” Coburn said. “Unfortunately, the stimulus has yet to really stimulate anything at all. Our nation’s unemployment rate has continued to increase every month since the passage of the bill and now President Obama expects it to hit 10 percent.
The unemployment rate already reached 9.4 percent in May, but the Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that true unemployment could be as high as 16.4 percent when adjusted for discouraged workers - those who would like to work full time but are discouraged from doing so.
“In my estimation, Congress chose the wrong approach to stimulating the economy by spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need,” Coburn said. “Real stimulus includes lowering the tax and regulatory burden on hardworking families and businesses, which creates good jobs for the long term.
“Now more than ever, it is imperative that we keep fighting against wasteful government spending and instead focus on implementing legislation that will actually help grow our economy and create jobs for out of work Americans.”
Some projects funded by the President Obama’s Stimulus Package
Midwestern Region
 An Illinois county will spend $173,824 from a weatherization grant on eight pickup trucks
• A Wisconsin nursing home receives $2.8 million in stimulus money it didn’t need or request.
• Road signs costing $300 each are being placed at construction sites to alert motorists that the project is being paid for by stimulus money. In Illinois alone, the signs are expected to cost $150,000, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT).
 In Macomb, Illinois, $643, 945 was spent on a Prairieview public housing parking lot that no one wants.
• Illinois will spend $350,000 to build a four-person bunkhouse at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. The median price for a home in Marion, Illinois, the site of the park, is currently $71,000.
• Akron, Ohio will use up to $1.5 million to erect a suicide-prevention fence to keep people from jumping off the All-American Bridge despite concerns such a project would be wasteful, ineffective and ugly.
• Rather than help welfare recipients obtain jobs and escape poverty, $1 million will be used to study whether 300 people in Chicago are healthier when living in “green” public housing facilities.
• The National Institute of Health gave an Indiana University professor $356,000 to study how kids perceive foreign accents.
 The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve’s new visitor’s center and a pedestrian and bike project over U.S. Highway 75 in Kansas were some of the first projects approved for stimulus funds in the state. Failing to cite an economic benefit from the projects, officials noted that they chose “projects that strengthen the cultural, aesthetic or environmental value of our transportation system.”
• A National Forest in Missouri will receive $462,000 to replace toilets.
The Southern Region
• Memphis, Tennessee will spend $1.5 million to redevelop fairgrounds and $250,000 to rehabilitate a dilapidated laundromat.
• Stimulus money will pay for housing used by Soyono the Sumatran tiger and Luke the Lion at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Despite federal law that prohibits spending federal funds on local zoos, money will go to the National Zoo. The Smithsonian, which runs the zoo, is spending $11.4 of its $25 million in stimulus funds on the National Zoo and its Zoo research center in Virginia.
• Washington, North Carolina is using stimulus funds to pay for “project-funding manager” whose job it is to secure even more stimulus funds.
• Lexington, Kentucky, plans to spend $4.7 million on a trail connecting downtown with a horse farm.
• Virginia will spend $340,000 on a rural bridge that carries only 20 cars a day.
• The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will spend $1.7 million to grow oysters.
Western Region
• Washington State University (Vancouver) is receiving $148, 438 to analyze “the use of marijuana in conjunction with medications like morphine.” According to local reports, “this is the first ARRA funding received by WSU. The project is uniquely qualified to receive these funds because of its potential to stimulate the economy and create or retain jobs within the community.”143
• “Microsoft Bridge” in Seattle will receive $11 million in stimulus funds. Despite having nearly $20 billion in cash reserves, Microsoft will be the prime beneficiary of $11 million for construction of a bridge to connect the two campuses of its headquarters.
• Oregon will spend $4.2 million to raise railroad track 18 inches. In Scappoose, Oregon (pop. 6,200), drivers are tired of taking a detour to get past railroad tracks that are not level with the main road.
• Portland, Oregon, will spend $1 million in stimulus funds for bike lockers.
• Tualatin, Oregon, plans to spend $2.5 million on a “train-horn-free” zone.
• A Utah sheriff’s office is plans to purchase a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
• Montana’s state-run liquor warehouse will receive $2.2 million in stimulus cash to install skylights.
• A California skate park will get a $620,000 “facelift.”
• The Bureau of Land Management is using stimulus funds to study the impact wind farms have on the sage grouse population in Oregon.
Northeastern Region
• Pawtucket, Rhode Island is spending $550,000 on a skateboard park.
 Yale and the University of Connecticut are receiving $850,000 in stimulus for research “to study how paying attention improves performance of difficult tasks.”
• Maine to spend over $1.3 million on “government arts jobs,” including $30,000 for basket makers, $20,000 for story telling, and $12,500 for a music festival.
• The National Institutes of Health is giving Yale University $680,100 in stimulus funds to study the effectiveness of diet and exercise at reducing obesity.
 Altoona, Pennsylvania is getting $819,000 for a homelessness prevention program despite local reports that the town may not have enough of a homeless problem to use it.
• Nantucket, Massachusetts, will spend $5.6 million in stimulus cash to resurface 6.4 miles of road and bike path, or roughly $875,000 a mile.
Source: 100 Stimulus Projects: A Second Opinion

I don't want to pay a dime in more taxes until the federal government quits wasting what I give them now!

Sigh!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why Seniors Favor Romneycare


The Big Obama Lie:   "I'm not taking $716 billion dollars from Medicare..I'm just reducing payments to providers"

                                              
Has anyone wondered why seniors haven't bought into the Obama campaign's lies saying Romney's policies on Medicare threaten them?  Perhaps it's because Obama's policies are far worse!

You see, seniors are already running into problems in getting health care as both Congress and Obama has done much to damage the relationship seniors have with their personal doctors.  Democrats in Congress, in order to fund more freebie health care for their welfare constituents, have been ripping off funds that seniors paid into the Medicare Trust Fund.   Until Obamacare raised its ugly head, Medicare was paying $60 dollars for a doctor's visit.  Thanks to Obama stealing $716 billion dollars from the Medicare Trust Fund Obama plans to pay doctors less than $30 to see a Medicare patient.  That is even less than what Medicaid allows for a doctor's visit!  Accordingly, a report from the Centers For Disease Control over half of America's doctors say they will no longer accept new Medicare patients.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/08/07/health-affairs-study-one-third-of-doctors-wont-accept-new-medicaid-patients/

The following illustration was taken from the CDC's own site and is based on actual "real world" practices.  Note that the most liberal state in the nation, California, is actually experiencing a decline in doctor participation in Medicare, same with Florida, and with many of the so called liberal "blue states".
                                           
                                                     
It is no surprise then that seniors, having seen the real world results of the first assaults on Medicare, are not buying Obama's golden toned reassurances.  And when one looks at the out years it becomes even scarier because the real onus on Medicare does not occur until 2014 when that $716 billion dollars is ripped out of the Medicare Trust Fund and re-allocated to pay Obamacare premiums for another 30 million government tit-suckers who have learned to game the system!

Finally, while Romney gives seniors the option of sticking with the traditional Medicare program, or opting for a private voucher program where they choose their own provider, Obama says "hell no!..."I need that bread to pay for my voters!".    Seniors also know that Obama wipes out Medicare Advantage which allowed some 30 million seniors to buy secondary insurance to ease the pain of hospital co-payments.  But, of course that doesn't go into effect until after Obama gets reelected!

The grand theft of Medicare is just one of the many lies this Chicago socialist has inflicted on the American people.   Come November 6th let's see if there are still enough folks willing to foot the bill for his socialism or whether voters send him back to Chicago.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Final Debate; An Assessment

                                                   
Well, we've had our last debate.  We'll not see any more post debate pundits spinning their respective party lines.  One of the first thing I noticed was that Obama made it clear he was coming in with gloves on, ready for the Chicago thuggery that is his style when feeling threatened...and those poll numbers certainly have Obama's campaign running scared.

Mitt Romney tonight countered with a calm and serene air, totally in charge of his personal political philosophy.  He looked Presidential and far above the pettiness and demagoguery that Obama personified.  And Romney won during two critical points; his reminder to Americans of when Obama stood in the halls of the Egyptian Parliament and telling Muslims that they were special and Americans were not exceptional.  Romney derided Obama's "apology tour" and pointed out that the tour did nothing more than showing the Muslim world that we were weak apologists.  This gave Iran the notion that it was perfectly okay to advance their nuclear program.

The second "conversation changer" was Romney's reminder of our massive and growing trillion dollar plus debt to China which hinders our ability to bring China to task for copyright piracy and currency manipulation.

The Obama campaign, as they did during the last debate, are already declaring victory over a "bon mot" about bayonets.  This seems to be the Obama campaign's fatal flaw; they seem to believe that a few "gotcha" comments represent a winning agenda.  As we have seen from the last Presidential debate, as well as the Vice Presidential debate, Americans are not buying the sparkling repartee.  People are hurting far too much to any longer be enraptured by "golden tones and golden promises".  This was evidenced by the CNN polling after the debate; 80% said Obama attacked more, 46% said he won the debate, and yet more people said they'd vote for Romney after watching the debate.  Time will tell but the last two debates have done nothing.  Perhaps it's because we've heard Obama's pat speech 1,655 times?

Bayonets and Battleships; let's see how that plays out in Norfolk, Virginia.  And let's see if Obama's defense of his "apology tour" plays well in Ohio.

Monday, October 22, 2012

The 3rd Debate; Any CBS Integrity Left?

                                                   
When CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow returned to America after covering World War II, he and CBS Chief William Paley sat down and drew up plans for making the CBS News Bureau the finest in broadcast history.  They recruited the finest reporters on the planet, staffed their foreign news bureaus and said to hell with the costs.  Murrow further insisted that CBS news be an independent arm from the entertainment network and hold no allegiance to any political point of view, except the pursuit of truth.

For over a decade that news charter remained intact.  And during that time the independence from the corporate bottom line allowed Murrow and company to reveal the awful truth about Joseph McCarthey.  It sent reporters into the streets of Birmingham to pry open the infested nests of Ku Klux Klanners.  It illuminated the painful plight of West Virginia coal miners and Mexican field workers in California.

Then, James Aubrey took over the running of the entire CBS network in the 1960's and began to look at the CBS News Bureau from a profit standpoint and deemed the corporate bottom line more important that a costly and independent news bureau.  Murrow died, but even then we had Walter Cronkite to tell us "and that's the way it is"...and so often it was.  Then Cronkite retired and the prideful, tempestuous and ambitious Dan Rather began leading the charge...and CBS integrity eroded even further.

One of the "old boys" is still left at CBS news.  Bob Schieffer is 75 years old now, got his big start covering the Kennedy assassination in Dallas and has worked his way up to "sage" status at CBS.  Just a couple of years ago he was called upon to do the CBS Evening News after Katie Couric screwed it up so awfully.


                                                 
Now, Bob, with so little left to prove, will be moderating the 3rd and final Presidential debate of this 2012 election season.  Anyone who knows Bob knows that he's an old style Kennedy-Johnson Democrat, so we know where his political loyalties lie.   But I'm hoping old Bob can channel a little Edward R. Murrow this evening;  I'm hoping he will hold Obama's feet to the fire and demand an explanation for the Libya cover-up.  I'm hoping Bob can summon the kind of courage "Uncle Walter" had when he reported the corruption and cover-ups of the Vietnam war.  I'm hoping that Bob will not settle for "well, we're investigating this..we're looking into this" from Obama.  I want Obama to explain why the White House and State Department both stonewalled the American people, why they tried to blame a terrorist act on an inconsequential anti-muslim film, and why the pleas from our diplomats for more security were met with apathy and negligence.

And finally, though I know it's too much to ask, I'd like to hear old Bob ask Obama why he thinks America is no more special than other nations on the planet, how Obama can so easily dismiss the American glory of saving Europe twice in the last century, how we selflessly re-built an Aggressor Japan at our own expense, post war...and how we spent fully ten percent of our entire GDP for five years in re-building a war tattered Europe following World War II.  Most of us who've studied our history know that's pretty damn special...the unprecedented generosity of America is something pretty damned special.

Good luck Bob....may Murrow be your muse in moderating this debate.  May you summon the spirit of what was once the finest news bureau that ever existed.   And may we finally get Obama to actually answer one damned question.