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

Friday, January 28, 2011

What Do You Think of This Guy?

Only two blacks were newly elected to congress this cycle, and both are Republican. Col Allen West is from southern Florida, a bastion of the Democratic Party.  He won in a walk.
It is worth the viewing.  This new Congressman was an extremely popular commander in Iraq.  He was forced to retire because during an intense combat action a few of his men were captured.  At the same time his men had captured one of the guys who were with the Iraqis who captured his men.
Knowing that time was crucial and his interrogators were not getting anywhere with the prisoner COL West took matters into his own hands.  He burst into the room and demanded thru an interpreter that the prisoner tell him where his men were being taken.  The prisoner refused so COL West took out his pistol and placed it into the prisoner's crotch and fired.  Then the COL told the prisoner that the next shot would not miss.  So the prisoner said he would show where the American service members were being taken.  The Americans were rescued.  Some one filed a report on incorrect handling of prisoners.  COL West was forced to retire.  COL West was just elected in November 2010 to Congress from Florida.  During the elections he was part of a panel on how to handle or how to relate to Muslims.  You will see his answer here.
Here is one of the new congressmen from Florida explaining very definitively in just over a minute the truth about Islam.  

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Just for Fun!

Sometimes those in Washington lead us to believe that we just aren't smart enough to make our own decisions.  Next time you even consider that idea, just think about some of these quotes!
  • John Conyers on the Health Care Bill, which he voted for: "I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill ... What good is reading the bill if it's a thousand pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?'"
  • Barack Obama: "I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go?"  
  • John Kerry on the troops: "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq.
  • "Howard Dean: "We know that not one person can succeed unless everybody else succeeds."
  • Rosie O'Donnell: "Don't fear the terrorists. They're mothers and fathers." 
  • Al Gore: "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet."
  • Nancy Pelosi on the economy: "every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs."  
  • Helen Thomas: Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Germany and Poland. 
  • Bill Clinton on ordinary Americans: "African Americans watch the same news at night that ordinary Americans do."
  • Barack Obama on a tornado that killed twelve people: "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died - an entire town destroyed"
  • Harry Reid on Iraq: "This war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything."
  • Joe Biden on the economy: "The number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S." 
  • Bill Maher on Christianity: "I think religion is a neurological disorder. 
  • Ted Rall: "Over time, however, the endless war in Iraq began to play a role in natural selection. Only idiots signed up; only idiots died. Back home, the average I.Q. soared."
  • Michael Moore on terrorism: "There is no terrorist threat. Yes, there have been horrific acts of terrorism and, yes, there will be acts of terrorism again. But that doesn't mean that there's some kind of massive terrorist threat."
  • Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, DC: "If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate."
  • California Senator Barbara Boxer: "Those who survived the San Francisco earthquake said, ‘Thank God, I'm still alive.' But, of course, those who died, their lives will never be the same again."
  • Wesley Bolin, former governor of Arizona: "We'd like to avoid problems, because when we have problems, we can have troubles."
  • Senator Chris Dodd, while on the campaign trail: "Eight more days and I can start telling the truth again." 
  • Bill Clinton: "It all depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is' is."
  • Jerry Brown, newly elected governor of California: "The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs."
  • Marion Barry, former mayor of Washington, DC: "I am clearly more popular than Reagan. I am in my third term. Where's Reagan? Gone after two! Defeated by George Bush and Michael Dukakis no less."
  • Bill Clinton: "I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I've never had an affair with her."
  • Al Gore on zoology: "A zebra does not change its spots."
  • Rod Blagojevich, former governor of IL: "I'm blacker than Barack Obama. I shined shoes. I grew up in a five-room apartment. My father had a little laundromat in a black community not far from where we lived. I saw it all growing up."
  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the newly passed health care law: "We actually have not required in this law that you carry health insurance."
  • Congressman John Dingell on freedom: "The harsh fact of the matter is when you're passing legislation that will cover 300 million American people in different ways, it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people."
  • Congressman Charlie Rangel on our troops: "If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq."
  • Radio personality Ed Schultz on elections: "If I lived in Massachusetts, I'd try to vote ten times ... Yeah that's right, I'd cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. Because that's exactly what they are." 
  • John Kerry on health care: "I'm going to be honest with you -- I don't know a lot about Cuba's healthcare system. Is it a government-run system?"
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters on socialism: "Guess what this liberal would be all about? This liberal will be about socializing...uh, um...Would be about, basically, taking over, and the government running all of your companies." 
  • Senator Harry Reid on Barack Obama: "...light-skinned," and with "no negro dialect."
  • Nancy Pelosi on legislation: "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
  • Joe Biden to Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham, who is wheelchair bound: "stand up ... Chuck, stand up, Chuck, let 'em see you!"
  • Harry Reid “Our system of government is a voluntary tax system… Of course you have to pay them.” 
  • Hilary Clinton insulting all "stay at home" moms:  “I suppose I could have stayed home, baked cookies, and had tea.” – Hillary Clinton
  • Richard Nixon:  “If you can’t lie, you’ll never go anywhere.”
  • Bill Clinton:  “I can spend your money better than you can.”  
  • "Gerry Brown:  "The private enterprise system indicates that some people have higher incomes than others.
  • "Connecticut Governor William O'Neill at a 1998 political rally:  "People don't want hand outs!"  People want hand jobs!"  (His comment was followed by riotous applause.)
  • Dee Dee Myers, press secretary to Bill Clinton:  Democrats did very well in the Democratic primaries.
  • L.Douglas Wilder, governor of Virginia:  "The first black president will be a politician who is black.
  • "Senator Barry Goldwater talking about women in the armed forces:  "Women are hard enough to handle now without giving them a gun."  (my personal favorite)
  • Sheryl Crow on Environmentalism: "I propose a limitation be put on how many sqares [sic] of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.
  • '"Joy Behar on Economics: "Isn't it a little racist to call it Black Friday?"

Are they smarter than YOU?

Lang Lang at the Whitehouse

A real Chinese Patriot
If you've been paying attention to the news you know that we recently *honored* the president of China with a state dinner at the White House. Since Obama, our buffoon of a president, is so determined to "suck up" to all the countries of the world (especially Communist countries), he invited the renowned pianist Lang Lang to perform for the event.  Lang Lang performed beautifully--IF you are Chinese.  Apparently he played the song "My Motherland", a song from the well known Chinese movie "Battle of Shangganting Mountain".  Sounds innocent enough until understand the movie.  Its a movie made in 1952 where Chinese forces held off a sustained attack from the Americans and South Koreans during the Korean War.  In the movie the American soldiers are referred to as "jackals".  Apparently this film is so well known that  most of China is laughing at the United States and bloggers in China are having a hay-day.  Quote:  “It’s deeply meaningful to play this in the United States,” said one forum post, “but I don’t know if the Americans can understand? Ha ha.” 
It's no surprise that the President of China sees our country as weakening (morally, economically, defensively) and now is the time for him to make his move into the #1 position of a world superpower.  And who is helping him?  Our ever-apologetic president Barrack Obama.  Who arranged for this *artist* to play?  None other than our own Mr. B.  And who is in the audience applauding for this great Chinese patriot?  Barrack Obama.  Lang Lang insists he chose the piece only for its beauty.  No one in China or in the press is buying it.  Neither am I!  Thanks Mr Obama--it will take centuries to "undo" your first two years in the oval office.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

20 Records Set For the Year 2010

#1 An all-time record of 2.87 million U.S. households received a foreclosure filing in 2010. (Let that number sink in.)
#2 The number of homes that were actually repossessed reached the 1 million mark for the first time ever during 2010.
#3 The price of gold moved above $1400 an ounce for the first time ever during 2010.
#4 According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, approximately 1.53 million consumer bankruptcy petitions were filed in 2010, which was up 9 percent from 1.41 million in 2009. 
#5 At one point during 2010, the average time needed to find a job in the United States had risen to an all-time record of 35.2 weeks.
#6 Back in 1970, 25 percent of all jobs in the United States were manufacturing jobs. Today, only 9 percent of the jobs in the United States are manufacturing jobs, which is believed to be a new record low.
#7 The number of Americans working part-time jobs "for economic reasons" was the highest it has been in at least five decades during 2010.
#8 The number of American workers that are so discouraged that they have given up searching for work reached an all-time high near the end of 2010.
#9 Government spending continues to set new all-time records.  In fact, at the moment the U.S. government is spending approximately 6.85 million dollars every single minute.
#10 The number of Americans on food stamps surpassed 43 million by the end of 2010. 
#11 The number of Americans on Medicaid surpassed 50 million for the first time ever in 2010.
#12 The U.S. Census Bureau originally announced that 43.6 million Americans are now living in poverty** and according to them that was the highest number of Americans living in poverty that they had ever recorded in 51 years of record-keeping.  But now the Census Bureau says that they miscalculated and that the real number of poor Americans is actually 47.8 million.
#13 According to the FDIC, 157 banks failed during 2010.  That was the highest number of bank failures that the United States has experienced in any single year during the past decade.
#14 The Federal Reserve brought in a record $80.9 billion in profits during 2010.  They returned $78.4 billion of that to the U.S. Treasury, but the real story is that thanks to the Federal Reserve's continual debasement of our currency, the U.S. dollar was worth less in 2010 than it ever had been before.
#15 It is projected that the major financial firms on Wall Street will pay out an all-time record of $144 billion in compensation for 2010.
#16 Americans now owe more than $881 billion on student loans, which is a new all-time record.
#17 In July, sales of new homes in the United States declined to the lowest level ever recorded.
#18 According to Zillow, U.S. housing prices have now declined a whopping 26 percent since their peak in June 2006.  Amazingly, this is even farther than house prices fell during the Great Depression.
#19 State and local government debt reached at an all-time record of 22 percent of U.S. GDP during 2010.
#20 The U.S. national debt has surpassed the 14 trillion dollar mark for the first time ever and it is being projected that it will soar well past 15 trillion during 2011.

**Poverty in America now constitutes air conditioning and a big screen TV.

So how did you do in 2010?  I suppose if you have a job and you're still in your home you're doing exceptionally well.  But do you still want "business as usual" in Washington?  Pay attention voters!  If you're interested you can read the entire article at:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweet Reminder

"We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.  But we have forgotten God.
We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts that all these blessings were produced by success.
We have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of Redeeming Grace, too proud to pray to that God who made us.  It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness."

Abraham Lincoln's Official Proclamation of April 30, 1863, asking all Americans observe a day of fasting  and prayer as a means of bringing an end to the great Civil War and restoring peace and prosperity to the Nation.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Welfare $$$ Going to Strippers!

Let The Good Time Roll!
I'll bet if it's happening in California it's happening other places as well.  Let's see . . . California pays their small town government employees exorbitant amounts--like nearly $800,000.00 to be mayor of the small town of Bell, CA.  Hmmm, Mayor Rizzo is now up on criminal charges (he's still eligible for his $976,771 annual retirement benefits).  But this one takes the cake:  Welfare recipients in California are able to scan their welfare cards in ATM machines in casinos, strip clubs, and state licensed poker rooms.  Governor Schwarzenegger is shocked by this "reprehensible behavior" and has vowed to correct the problem.  Just keep this in mind when California comes crying to the rest of the country for their share of bail out money.  (My apologies to all the good people who live in CA!)  By the way--do you know what your mayor and superintendent draw as a salary?  You might want to look into it!  Just thought you'd like to know!,0,4870788.story

Monday, January 10, 2011

FYI: Homeland Security

 Year to date statistics on Airport screening from the Department of
Homeland Security

Terrorist Plots Discovered                   0
Transvestites                                     133
Hernias                                           1,485
Hemorrhoid Cases                         3,172
Enlarged Prostates                        8,249
Breast Implants                            59,350
Natural Blondes                                    3
I know . . . I'm sorry!  It was just too good to ignore.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Proud For the First Time in Years!

They fought so hard!
The newly elected GOP Congress will make history today as they read the United States Constitution for the VERY FIRST TIME on the house floor.  "When was the last time the Constitution was read on the house floor?"  This was the question asked--and they discovered that the answer was N.E.V.E.R.  Since all representatives, when sworn in, take a sacred oath to UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION, this American thinks this is a great idea and long overdue! 
Not everyone agrees!   Democratic Representative Jerrald Nadler of New York made the shocking statement that this is "total nonsense"--"propoganda".  Are you listening New York???  This man needs to be voted out of office!  This type of utter ARROGANCE and CONTEMPT for the laws that have governed our nation for over 200 years is exactly why Republicans are now controlling the house.  Citizens of New York take action--your freedoms depend on it!