Friday, June 17, 2011

Riddle of the Day!

Robert Gibbs
Other than the job, what do White House Press Secretaries Robert Gibbs and Jay Carney have in common?
Jay Carney
Answer:  They both attended Baghdad Bob's School for Liars & Cheats!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Quote of the Day! (compliments of Goldie)


"Thanking Obama for killing Bin Laden is like going into McDonalds and thanking Ronald McDonald for the hamburger. It's the guy cooking the burger that should get the credit, not the clown." 

Saturday, February 19, 2011


The Rosenbergs
In 1953 Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were the first American citizens to be executed for conspiracy to commit espionage.  They were found guilty of passing secrets to the Soviets regarding America's nuclear bomb.  It was big news at that time and the story is still controversial.  Jump forward to the year 2010.  The person now giving away America's secrets (not even selling them) is sitting in the White House.  Thanks to Wikileaks we know that Obama gave the Soviets sensitive information regarding Britain's nuclear arms program--much of which is built right here in the United States.  Why would he do this?  In order to obtain their compliance with the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START).  It was a case of "I'll show you mine, if you'll show me yours."  We, and our best ally--England, lost ground.  And what did the Soviets lose?  Absolutely nothing.  Not to mention--the rest of the world now knows if you do business with the United States they'll sell you out at the drop of a hat!  Why undermine our alliance with England?

It is no secret that President Obama holds deep disdain for the Brits!  When he arrived at the White House he removed the bust of Winston Churchill which has sat in the oval office for over 60 years.  He gave it back to England---the bust now sits in the British Embassy in Washington D.C.  What arrogance!  That gift was given to the American people--he had no right to return it!  Obama snubbed the Prime Minister of England when he came to this country--but invited Mexican President Calderon to lecture Congress regarding our border policy!  If you want to understand what drive this president's mindset I highly recommend The Roots of Obama's Rage written by Dinesh D'Souza.  It's an eye-opening read!
Thanks to my good buddy M.A. for the "heads up" on this story!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Call your Congressman!

Senator John Thune S.D.
Here's a big one!  How do you feel about your tax dollars going to pay for irresponsibility in state governments?  The minute the state of California elected the same "big spending, anything goes, tree-hugging environmentalists . . . ," I fired off an email to my representatives encouraging them to dig in their heels and vote NO to bailing out said states!  Well, Republican Senator Thune (South Dakota) has a bill before the Senate to avoid doing just that!  His thinking, which is right on the money, drops all the harmful tax increases, and the costly $24 billion state bailouts from the Baucus bill. 

So--you pay your taxes--state and federal--your state practices "sound" financial principles, but YOU are on the hook to those states such as CA, RI,  & CT, who have spent their way into a deep hole.  At the moment, "bankruptcy" for state governments is illegal, but Washington, with all it's great collective brain, is discussing how to legalize this policy.  Scary isn't it?  If you overspend--they take your home.  The government overspends and everyone else pays the price! 

I encourage you to write or phone your representatives and encourage them to vote for the Thune amendment.  Curious where your state sits financially?  The following link provides that information.  Call the boys!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Few Facts!

America's Industrial Future
A group of businessmen were recently asked "What can the government do to increase business in this country?"   There were two very simple answers: 

Here's a few interesting facts for you!

#1 The United States has lost approximately 42,400 factories since 2001.  About 75 percent of those factories employed over 500 people when they were still in operation.
#2 Dell Inc., one of America ’s largest manufacturers of computers, has announced plans to dramatically expand its operations in China with an investment of over $100 billion over the next decade.
#3 Dell has announced that it will be closing its last large U.S. manufacturing facility in Winston-Salem , North Carolina in November.  Approximately 900 jobs will be lost.
#4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cell phones were sold worldwide.  So how many of them were manufactured inside the United States ?  Zero.
#5 According to a new study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute, if the U.S. trade deficit with China continues to increase at its current rate, the U.S. economy will lose over half a million jobs this year alone.
#6 As of the end of July, the U.S. trade deficit with China had risen 18 percent compared to the same time period a year ago.
#7 The United States has lost a total of about 5.5 million manufacturing jobs since October 2000.
#8 According to Tax Notes, between 1999 and 2008 employment at the foreign affiliates of U.S. parent companies increased an astounding 30 percent to 10.1 million. During that exact same time period, U.S. employment at American multinational corporations declined 8 percent to 21.1 million.
#9 In 1959, manufacturing represented 28 percent of U.S. economic output.  In 2008, it represented 11.5 percent.
#10 Ford Motor Company recently announced the closure of a factory that produces the Ford Ranger in St. Paul , Minnesota . Approximately 750 good paying middle class jobs are going to be lost because making Ford Rangers in Minnesota does not fit in with Ford's new "global" manufacturing strategy.
#11 As of the end of 2009, less than 12 million Americans worked in manufacturing.  The last time less than 12 million Americans were employed in manufacturing was in 1941.
#12 In the United States today, consumption accounts for 70 percent of GDP. Of this 70 percent, over half is spent on services.
#13 The United States has lost a whopping 32 percent of its manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.
#14 In 2001, the United States ranked fourth in the world in per capita broadband Internet use.  Today it ranks 15th.
#15 Manufacturing employment in the U.S. computer industry is actually lower in 2010 than it was in 1975.
#16 Printed circuit boards are used in tens of thousands of different products.    Asia now produces 84 percent of them worldwide.
#17 The United States spends approximately $3.90 on Chinese goods for every $1 that the Chinese spend on goods from the United States .
#18 One prominent economist is projecting that the Chinese economy will be three times larger than the U.S. economy by the year 2040.
#19 The U.S. Census Bureau says that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty; and according to them, that is the highest number of poor Americans in the 51 years that records have been kept.

So how many tens of thousands more factories do we need to lose before we do something about it?
How many millions more Americans are going to become unemployed before we all admit that we have a very, very serious problem on our hands?
How many more trillions of dollars are going to leave the country before we realize that we are losing wealth at a pace that is killing our economy?
How many once great manufacturing cities are going to become rotting war zones like Detroit before we understand that we are committing national economic suicide?
The deindustrialization of America is a national crisis.  It needs to be treated like one.
Foreign governments already own a good portion of American Real Estate and businesses.  What's it going to be like in 10 yrs?
America is in deep, deep trouble folks.  It is time to wake up.

Obama's response?  "We need to be a world leader in *clean energy* and we need to *reach out* to the Muslim Brotherhood.   The guy is C.L.U.E.L.E.S.S.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Favors in High Places

What teamwork!
Wow--I wish I was on Obama's "nice" list.  But you don't get there just by being "nice"--he wants your $$$.  Did you know that since the Obama Healthcare monstrosity has passed, there have been more than 790 "waivers" that have been approved through the Department of Health and Human Services.  These exemptions allow people or businesses to "opt out" (at least for the time being) of Obamacare.  Now isn't Obama just the most generous man on earth?  The interesting thing about these waivers is that many of them have been granted to labor unions.  Unions?  Why unions?  Well, I suppose that it's because the labor unions contributed bushels of money to get this con-man elected.  Lets see . . .

The Teamsters Union, which hailed Obama last March for “enacting historic health care reform, providing health insurance to millions of Americans who don’t have it and controlling costs for millions more who do,” obtained waivers for 17 different locals.
The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), which celebrated the passage of Obamacare as “an achievement that will rank among the highest in our national experience,” secured waivers for 28 different affiliates.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers — which exulted after the health care law’s passage that “finally, affordable and comprehensive health care coverage will be available for millions of working Americans” — saw eight of its affiliates win shelter from the Obamacare wrecking ball.
The Communications Workers of America, which sent its workers to lobby for Obamacare on Capitol Hill as part of the left-wing billionaire George Soros-funded Health Care for America Now front group, snagged a waiver that will spare a hefty 19,000 of its members from the onerous federal mandate.
The Service Employees International Union, which poured $60 million into Democratic/Obama coffers in 2008 and millions more into the campaign for the federal health care takeover, added four new affiliates to the waiver list: SEIU Local 2000 Health and Welfare Fund, representing 161 enrollees; North Health Benefit Fund, representing 7,020 enrollees; SEIU Local 300, Civil Service Forum Employees Welfare Fund, representing 2,000 enrollees; and SEIU Health & Welfare Fund, representing 1,620 enrollees.  That’s in addition to three other previous SEIU waiver winners: Local 25 SEIU in Chicago with 31,000 enrollees; Local 1199 SEIU Greater New York Benefit Fund with 4,544 enrollees; and SEIU Local 1 Cleveland Welfare Fund with 520 enrollees. This brings the total number of Obamacare-promoting SEIU Obamacare refugees to an estimated 45,000 workers represented by seven SEIU locals.
Are you on the list?  I didn't think so! Seriously, isn't this illegal?

For more information or for a partial list of those who have received waivers click on the following links:

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ones to Watch!

Marco Rubio

I'm always griping about politicians these days so I thought it would be fun to play a game called "Whose your favorite politicians?"  I have a list of a  f.e.w. that I've been watching.

#1.  Marco Rubio from Florida:  straight shooter, direct, no nonsene, not easily distracted--if he keeps his "nose clean" he's got a great future.  Keep your eye on this one.
#2.  Jim DeMint:  one of the very few m.o.r.a.l. politicians still left out there.  He takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'.  He always seems to come down on the side of "goodness".
 #3.  Paul Ryan of Wisconsin:  seems like a "lightweight" but I agree with almost everything he says.
Jim De Mint

#4  Sarah Palin:  You either love her or you hate her.  I LIKE her.  She's got moxy; not afraid of the big guys, says it like it is, and does all this while taking care of the family.  Just call her "super woman".
#5.  Mitt Romney:  If he wasn't so dang perfect--he'd be perfect.  I have to put him in here because I think he's one of the few politicians with enough business sense that he might be smart enough to pull us out of this financial mess.
#6.  Rick Santorum:  Nothing more than "common sense" here . . . but how long has it been since we've heard that?
#7.  Eric Cantor:  He's the "Calm 'pushing' the storm".  Quiet guy but he's tough.
Rick Santorum

 #8.  Chris Christie:  Not sure about this guy but he's sure cleaning house in New Jersey. . . AND, he put his family first during the holidays.  N.J. was hit by one of the biggest storms and he took his fam to Disney World because
that's what he promised them he'd do.  He took a lot of flack for it, but what they hey . . .
So--these are my "select few".  I'd like to hear about your favorite politician for whatever reason.  Maybe you've noticed someone I've missed.  Tell me who and why you like them.  They can't ALL be bad, can they?  Oh, I forgot about Anthony Weiner--but we have to excuse him because he's ill.  He's suffering from "little man syndrome"--we must give him time to get well.  NOT!
He gets My vote!


Chris Christie