Friday, November 19, 2010
Suppose that every evening, 10 men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:
The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay $1.
The sixth would pay $3.
The seventh would pay $7.
The eighth would pay $12.
The ninth would pay $18.
The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.
So, that's what they decided to do. The 10 men drank in the bar every evening and were quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner said "Since you are all such good customers, I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20". Drinks for the 10 men would now cost just $80.
The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men? The paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share? They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.
So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage the poorer he was, to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using, and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.
Therefore, the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing.
The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33% saving).
The seventh now paid $5 instead of $7 (28% saving).
The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% saving).
The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% saving).
The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% saving).
Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings.
"I only got a dollar out of the $20 saving," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, "But he got $10!"
"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a buck too. It's unfair - he got 10 times more benefit than me!"
"That's true!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back, when I got only $2? The wealthy always win!"
"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison, "we didn't get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor!"
The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.
The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!
And that, boys and girls, journalists, labor unions and government ministers, is how the tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
3 Muslims sitting on a rug next to my back fence,
6 illegal's wearing Obama T-shirts,
4 stupid Democrats wearing Pelosi T-shirts,
5 phone operators wanting me to press #1 for English,
9 teenagers with their pants hanging down past their butt cracks,
8 customer service people speaking in broken English,
10 flag burners,
and a Pakistani taxi driver.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Stand on its throat until it quits flopping around, kick it into a shallow grave and move on to fixing a broken, overpaid and greedy system.
Ever spend any time in an Emergency Room and later find out that a Q-tip cost you $4? How about a plain old bandaid at $6? How about that courtesy package, the pan, water pitcher, puke tray, etc... ? Any idea what you have paid for those? Even if you never used any of it?
Think I'm making this up? Check the itemized list of your last visit's bill... you DO get an itemized list don't you?
I couldn't blame you "to" much if you didn't, its a terrifying thing, and might cause some of us to "go around the bend".
Is it REALLY that hard to see where the real problems in the cost of health care are?
We, as a family, have been saddled with some of the poorest and often some of the best care I've ever seen, seems to depend on which "shift" of personnel you get or why you are there.
One night, after an incompetent Doctor gave a diabetic an oral steroid for a respiratory ailment, my wife was nearly killed by an RN that was to busy in a gossip session at the nurses station to administer a drug correctly. This RN had been FIRED (for incompetence) by this Health care organization at one of their hospitals, only to be immediately rehired at another.
A lowly respiratory tech just happened to hear my wife strangling behind the curtain as he walked by, he also just happened to be pushing a C-Pap machine. Only his actions saved her, the nurses would have never noticed. I had left the immediate area for just over 90 seconds.
Legal recourse? NONE... no I mean it, NONE. There is NO record of the incident, of the drug administered or of the use of a C-Pap machine to keep her alive until a Doctor got her stable. OR of the Doctors actions in saving her. No records at all. We have someone on the inside that went after those records for us for the next month, including the "private" and "secret" records. NOTHING. (according to our friend, all hospitals have a secret file, I can't prove that, but think on it...)
An over night ER visit turned into a 6 day ICU stay. Initial cost of the Hospital alone? $42K... in 6 days... because of an incompetent RN that had already been fired once for it. By the time it was done, that one incident cost me $120K.
Insurance? sure, good coverage and all premiums up to date, Denied for preexisting condition... That RN was NOT a preexisting condition...
The Doctor that hospitalized her to begin with? SENT ME A BILL for it. A foreign national that as far as I'm concerned, has NO business practicing medicine in the US to begin with, she's on the take with a sleep study outfit. You show up in her office for a boo-boo on your finger, you get a prescription for a $4000 sleep study, under the bullshit excuse of "quality of life".
"Quality of life" is a marketing term as far as I can tell.
This has made things even more difficult for us now. NO member of my family is EVER in one of these hospitals without another member of my family with them at all times, PERIOD. No matter why we are there for treatment.
We only use American Doctors, (Smith, Jones, White, Miller, whatever). Gender or skin has nothing to do with it, "Where were you trained Doctor?" is a common question. An answer like "Mumbai" or "Hong Kong", means we walk out. PERIOD.
I'm sure that there is some good training to be had in these places, we have just never seen any of it.
Is it really so difficult to see where the REAL problems, resulting in high costs, exist in health care? In a system that is still without a doubt the finest system in the world?
We don't need the idiots in congress to reinvent the wheel, we need them to repair and maybe regulate the one we are using.
Reform, Health Care Reform?
Start by murdering it.
Friday, October 22, 2010
However, this story has a point, one that you REALLY need to pay attention to.
I'll summarize at the bottom.
And they wonder where the jobs went...
THIS IS WALMART'S SHIP
You must read the ending...
The Emma Maersk, part of a Danish shipping line,
is shown in the photos below.
What a ship -- no wonder "Made in China ' is displacing North American made
goods big time. This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5
This is one of three ships presently in service, with another two ships
to be completed in 2012.
These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get all their goods and stuff
from China . They hold an incredible 15,000 containers and have a 207 foot deck
beam!! The full crew is just 13 people on a ship longer than a US Aircraft Carrier (which has a crew of 5,000)
With it's 207' beam, it is too big to fit through the Panama or Suez Canals .
It is strictly transpacific. Cruise speed: 31 knots.
The goods arrive 4 days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a
China-to-California run. 91% of Walmart products are made in China .
So this behemoth is hugely competitive even when carrying perishable goods.
The ship was built in five sections. The sections floated together and then
The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 cargo crane
rigs that can operate simultaneously unloading the entire ship in less than two
Country of Origin - Denmark
Length - 1,302 ft
Width - 207 ft
Net cargo - 123,200 tons
Engine - 14 cylinders in-line diesel engine (110,000 BHP)
Cruise Speed - 31 knots
Cargo capacity - 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 cubic feet)
Crew - 13 people
First Trip - Sept. 08, 2006
Construction cost - US $145,000,000+
Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water
resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year.
A recent documentary in late March, 2010 on the History Channel noted that
all of these containers are shipped back to China , EMPTY!! Yep, that's right.
We send nothing back on these ships. What does that tell you about
the current financial state of this country? Just keep buying those imported goods (mostly gadgets) until you run out of money.
Then you may wonder what the cause of unemployment (maybe even your job)
in the U.S. and Canada might be??
Ok, I'm back, what you just read is utter bullshit, Oh, the ship exists, but it doesn't belong to Walmart, it belongs to Maersk, it DOES NOT recross the Pacific Ocean EMPTY, on it's way back to China, (it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that one out) Walmart doesn't commission ships, the "SHIPPER" commissions ships.
In fact, this seems to be part of it's sailing schedule:
Why did I say there was a point to all this?
Take a look in your home, at your belongings, a lot of which you bought because you were told that this was the "latest thing". Take a look in your driveway.
If these products are, as I expect, Chinese goodies, fashion items, keeping up with the Jone's crap, with a European made POS for a car in the driveway, YOU are directly responsible for the state of the economy.
Well... your ego (or fragile excuse for an ego) certainly hasn't us helped any.
I work in transportation, including recent, heavy involvement in "inter-modal" freight, (the containers you see on this ship.) I KNOW what we ship and we ship a LOT of stuff. The problem is, why?
We ship cotton, LOTS of cotton, my company has been involved in cotton since 1943... Where does this cotton go? Hong Kong or some other Asian port, its made into clothing and sent right back.
We ship RECYCLABLE goods and LOTS of them. They are made into what ever and sent right back HERE... WE recycle... we listen to the stupid Greenies and THEY are sending our JOBS overseas... Thanks fuckers...
Did you realize that your city, (most of them) CHARGE you to gather your recyclables, then they SELL them to the 3rd world... who sells them back.. TO YOU...
Finished goods? no... not so much... REALLY... we don't ship a lot of finished anything. We just ship... JOBS.
Think about it.
Try buying American, the job you save, may be yours.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
(as you read this little story, substitute the words "Obama the Rat" for the words "A Mouse or The Mouse"every time you see it and it will make more sense to you)
A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package."What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered. He was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap.
Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed this warning: "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The chicken clucked and scratched, raised her head and said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this is a grave concern to you, but it is of no consequence to me. I cannot be bothered by it."
The mouse turned to the pig and told him, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The pig sympathized, but said, "I am so very sorry, Mr. Mouse, but there is nothing I can do about it but pray. Be assured you are in my prayers."
The mouse turned to the cow and said, "There is a mousetrap in the house! There is a mousetrap in the house!" The cow said, "Wow, Mr. Mouse. I'm sorry for you, but it's no skin off my nose."
So, the mouse returned to the house, head down and dejected, to face the farmer's mousetrap... alone.
That very night a sound was heard throughout the house - the sound of a mousetrap catching its prey.
The farmer's wife rushed to see what was caught. In the darkness, she did no see it. It was a venomous snake whose tail was caught in the trap.
The snake bit the farmer's wife. The farmer rushed her to the hospital.
When she returned home she still had a fever. Everyone knows you treat a fever with fresh chicken soup. So the farmer took his hatchet to the farmyard for the soup's main ingredient...
But his wife's sickness continued. Friends and neighbors came to sit with her around the clock. To feed them, the farmer butchered the pig.
But, alas, the farmer's wife did not get well... she died.
So many people came for her funeral that the farmer had the cow slaughtered to provide enough meat for all of them for the funeral luncheon.
So, the next time you hear someone is facing a problem and you think it doesn't concern you, remember - when one of us is threatened, we are all at risk. We are all involved in this journey called life. We must keep an eye out for one another and make an extra effort to encourage one another.
And the mouse however looked upon it all from his crack in the wall... and laughed.
Monday, September 6, 2010
This "may" be the work of @1HotItalian or not, he did at least tweet it to the rest of us.
When your concerns need to be directed to a Government Official, They made themselves available for you bitching pleasure.
Yes Right Here On Twitter.
Govt. on Twitter:
White House - @whitehouse
Barack Obama - @BarackObama
Press Secretary - @PressSec
Asst. Press Secretary - @billburton44
White House Blog - @WhiteHouse_Blog
Speaker of the House - @NancyPelosi
State Department - @dipnote
Oversight Committee - @OversightMaj
GOP Oversight Committee - @gopoversight
Joint Chiefs of Staff - @thejointstaff
CENTCOM - @centcom
SenateFloor - @SenateFloor
HouseFloor - @HouseFloor
House Ways and Means Committee - @WaysMeansCmte
National Republican Senatorial Committee - @NRSC
Senate_GOPs - @Senate_GOPs
GOP Leader - @GOPLeader
RNC Chairman Michael Steele - @ChairmanMSteele
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee - @dscc
DemWarRoom - @DemWarRoom
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - @dccc
House of Representatives Democratic Caucus - @hdccomm
House Democrats - @HouseDemocrats
Education and Labor Democrats - @edlabordems
FBI Press Office - @FBIPressOffice
WH Photographer - @petesouza
Haley Barbour -MI - @HaleyBarbour
Charlie Crist -FL - @charliecristfl
Chris Christie - NJ - @GovChristie
Mitch Daniels -IN - @mymanmitch
Jim Gibbons -NV - @GOVERNORGIBBONS
Dave Heineman -NE - @Nebraskagov
Gary Herbert -UT - @governorherbert
Bobby Jindal -LA - @BobbyJindal
Butch Otter -ID - @ButchOtter
Tim Pawlenty -MN - @timpawlenty
Rick Perry -TX - @GovernorPerry
Jodi Rell -CT - @GovernorRell
Bob Riley -AL - @GovernorRiley
Arnold Schwarzenegger -CA - @Schwarzenegger
Scott Brown -MA - @ScottBrownMA
Sam Brownback -KS - @SenSamBrownback
Tom Coburn -OK - @TomCoburn
Susan Collins -ME - @senatorcollins
John Cornyn -TX - @JohnCornyn
James DeMint -SC - @JimDeMint
John Ensign -NV - @JohnEnsign
Lindsey Graham -SC - @GrahamBlog
Chuck Grassley -IA - @ChuckGrassley
Orrin Hatch -UT - @OrrinHatch
James Inhofe -OK - @jiminhofe
Steve King -IA - @SteveKingPress
John McCain -AZ - @SenJohnMcCain
Lisa Murkowski -AK - @lisamurkowski
Richard Shelby -AL - @RichardShelby
John Thune -SD - @johnthune
David Vitter -LA - @DavidVitter
Roger Wicker -MS - @rogerwicker
Dick Lugar -IN - @SenatorLugar
♦ House of Reps
Todd Akin -MO - @ToddAkin
Steve Austria -OH - @SteveAustria
Michelle Bachmann -MN - @MicheleBachmann
Gresham Barrett -SC - @greshambarrett
Joe Barton -TX - @RepJoeBarton
Spencer Bauchus -AL -@BachusAL06
Bob Beauprez -CO - @bobbeauprez
Judy Biggert -IL - @JudyBiggert
Brian Bilbray -CA - @BilbrayCA50
Gus Bilirakis -FL - @RepGusBilirakis
Roy Blunt -MO - @RoyBlunt
John Boehner -OH - @johnboehner
Terry Boose -OH - @RepTerryBoose
John Boozman -AR - @JohnBoozman
Kevin Brady -TX - @RepKevinBrady
Paul Broun -GA - @RepPaulBrounMD
Vern Buchanan -FL - @VernBuchanan
Michael Burgess -TX - @michaelcburgess
Dan Burton -IN - @danburton
Eric Cantor -VA - @Eric Cantor
Judge John Carter -TX - @JudgeCarter
Bill Cassidy -LA - @DrCassidy
Mike Castle -DE - @repmikecastle
Jason Chaffetz -UT - @jasoninthehouse
Mike Coffman -CO - @RepMikeCoffman
Ander Crenshaw -FL - @AnderCrenshaw
John Culberson -TX - @John Culberson
Mary Fallin -OK - @RepMaryFallin
Jeff Flake -AZ - @JeffFlake
John Fleming -LA - @RepJohnFlemin
Randy Forbes -VA - @Randy_Forbes
Jeff Fortenberry -NE - @JeffFortenberry
Virginia Foxx -NC - @virginiafoxx
Trent Frakes -AZ - @RepTrentFranks
Phil Gingrey -GA - @RepPhilGingrey
Gregg Harper -MS - @GreggHarper
Dean Heller -NV - @deanheller
Pete Hoekstra -MI - @petehoekstra
Duncan Hunter -CA - @duncanhunter
Bob Inglis -SC - @bobinglis
Darrell Issa -CA - @DarrellIssa
Lynn Jenkins -KS - @replynnjenkins
Jim Jordan -OH - @Jim_Jordan
Mark Kirk -IL - @markkirk
Randy Kuhl -NY - @RandyKuhl
Tom Latham -IA - @TomLatham
Robert Latta -OH - @boblatta
Cynthia Loomis -WY - @cynthialummis
Mary Bono Mack -CA - @MaryBonoMack
Dan Manzullo -IL - @donmanzullo
Ken Marchant -TX - @RepKenMarchant
Kevin McCarthy -CA - @kevinomccarthy
Thaddeus McCotter -MI - @ThadMcCotter
Buck McKeon -CA - @BuckMcKeon
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers -WA - @cathymcmorris
Candice Miller -MI - @candicemiller
Tim Murphy - PA @RepTimMurphy
Pete Olson -TX - @PeteOlson
Erik Paulsen -MN - @Erik_Paulsen
Mike Pence -IN - @RepMikePence
Tom Price -GA - @RepTomPrice
George Radanovich -CA - @repradanovich
Dennis Rehberg -MT - @dennyrehberg
Dave Reichert -WA - @davereichert
Dana Rohrabacher -CA - @DanaRohrabacher
Tom Rooney -FL - @TomRooney
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen -FL - @IRL
Peter Roskam -IL - @PeterRoskam
Paul Ryan -WI - @reppaulryan
Aaron Schock -IL - @repaaronschock
Christopher Shays -CT - @ShaysCongress
John Shimkus -IL - @RepShimkus
Bill Shuster -PA - @RepBillShuster
John Sullivan -OK - @USRepSullivan
Lee Terry -NE - @leeterryne
Glenn Thompson -PA - @CongressmanGT
Zach Wamp -TN - @zachwamp
Joe Wilson -SC - @CongJoeWilson
Rob Wittman -VA - @RobWittman
Jim Zehringer - OH - @RepJimZehringer
Joe Lieberman - CT - @JoeLieberman
Mike Beebe -AR - @GovBeebeMedia
Steve Beshear -KY - @GovSteveBeshear
Chet Culver -IO - @GovChetCulver
Jennifer Granholm -MI - @govgranholm
Christine Gregoire -WA - @GovGregoire
John Lynch - NH -@NHgov
Jack Markell -DE - @GovernorMarkell
Martin O'Malley -MD - @GovernorOMalley
Joe Manchin - WV - @wvgov
Deval Patrick -MA - @MassGovernor
Pat Quinn -IL - @QuinnForIL
Bill Richardson -NM - @GovRichardson
Bill Ritter -CO - @govritter
Ted Strickland -OH - @Ted_Strickland
Evan Bayh -IN - @evanbayh
Michael Bennet -CO - @mbennet
Barbara Boxer -CA - @Barbara_Boxer
Sherrod Brown -OH - @SenSherrodBrown
Roland Burris -IL - @rolandwburris
Chris Dodd -CT - @SenChrisDodd
Richard Durbin -IL - @DickDurbin
Russ Feingold -WI - @russfeingold
Al Franken -MN - alfranken
Kirsten Gillibrand -NY - @SenGillibrand
Kay Hagan -NC - @kayhagan
John Kerry -MA - @JohnKerry
Blanche Lincoln -AR - @blanche4senate
Claire McCaskill -MO - @clairecmc
Robert Menendez -NJ - @SenatorMenendez
Jeff Merkley -OR - @SenJeffMerkley
Ben Nelson -NE - @SenBenNelson
Bill Nelson -FL - @SenBillNelson
Harry Reid -NV - @SenatorReid - @HarryReid
Jeanne Shaheen -NH - @JeanneShaheen
Arlen Specter -PA - @SenArlenSpecter
Mark Udall -CO - @MarkUdall
Tom Udall -NM - @tomudall
Mark Warner -VA - @MarkWarner
♦ House of Reps
Neil Abercrombie -HI - @neilabercrombie
Joe Baca - CA -Blue Dog - @BacaCA43 - Blue Dog
Tammy Baldwin -WI - @RepTammyBaldwin
John Barrow -GA -Blue Dog - @repjohnbarrow - Blue Dog
Earl Blumenauer -OR - @repblumenauer
Leonard Boswell -IA -Blue Dog - @LeonardBoswell - Blue Dog
Russ Carnahan -MO - @RepCarnahan
Artur Davis -AL - @ArturDavis
Nom Dicks -WA - @RepNormDicks
Mike Doyle -PA - @USRepMikeDoyle
Keith Ellison -MN - @keithellison
Brad Ellsworth -IN -Blue Dog - @bradellsworth - Blue Dog
Marcia Fudge -OH - @mlfudge
Alan Grayson -FL - @AlanGrayson
Gabrielle Giffords -AZ -Blue Dog - @Rep_Giffords - Blue Dog
Jim Himes -CT - @jahimes
Paul Hodes -NH - @PaulHodes
Mike Honda -CA - @RepMikeHonda
Jay Inslee -WA - @RepInsleeNews
Steve Israel -NY - @RepSteveIsrael
Jesse Jackson, Jr. -IL - @JacksonJrOnline
Hank Johnson -GA - @RepHankJohnson
Dennis Kucinich -OH - @Dennis_Kucinich
Mary Jo Kilroy -OH - @MaryjoKilroy
Sandy Levin -MI - @repsandylevin
Ben Lujan -NM - @repbenraylujan
Ed Markey -MA - @MarkeyMemo
Jim Matheson -UT -Blue Dog - @RepJimMatheson -Blue Dog
Kendrick Meek -FL - @kendrickbmeek
Gregory Meeks -NY - @GregoryMeeks
Mike Michaud -ME -Blue Dog - @RepMikeMichaud - Blue Dog
George Miller -CA - @askgeorge
Harry Mitchell -AZ -Blue Dog - @HarryEMitchell - Blue Dog
Gwen Moore -WI - @RepGwenMoore
Jim Moran -VA - @Jim_Moran
Glenn Nye -VA -Blue Dog - @GlennNye - Blue Dog
Jim Oberstar -MN - @JimOberstar
Frank Pallone -NJ - @FrankPallone
Nancy Pelosi -CA - @NancyPelosi
Ed Perlmutter -CO - @RepPerlmutter
Tom Perriello -VA - @tomperriello
Chellie Pingrie -ME - @chelliepingree
Jared Polis -CO - @jaredpolis
Mike Quigley -IL - @RepMikeQuigley
Charles Rangel -NY - @cbrangel
Mike Ross -AR -Blue Dog - @RepMikeRoss - Blue Dog
Tim Ryan -OH - @timryan
Kurt Schrader -OR - @repschrader - Blue Dog
Joe Sestak -PA - @JoeSestak
Albio Sires -NJ - @Rep_Albio_Sires
Adam Smith -WV - @Rep_Adam_Smith
Maxine Waters -CA - @MaxineWaters
John Yarmuth -KY -@Yarmuth
DON'T Spare the Rod...
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Can we include public flogging as a punishment for congressional misbehavior?
Just a thought...
From my friend @ConservativeGal
On Sunday 5th September 2010
THIS IS HOW TO FIX CONGRESS!
We need to get a Senator to introduce this bill in the US Senate and a Representative to introduce a similar bill in the US House. These people will become American heroes. The bills would contain eight provisions, all of which would probably be strongly endorsed by those who drafted the original Constitution and Bill of Rights.
I know that many of you will say "this is impossible." Let me remind you, Congress has the lowest approval rating of any entity in Government. Now is the time when Americans will join together to reform Congress - the entity that represents us.
Congressional Reform Act of 2010
1. Term Limits.
12 years only, one of the possible options below.
A. Two, Six-year Senate terms
B. Six, Two-year House terms
C. One, Six-year Senate term and three,
two-Year House terms.
This applies to all Senate and Congressional Aides as well.
2. No Tenure/No Pension. A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when he/she is out of office.
3. Congress (past, present, and future) participates in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund will be moved to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.
4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
6. Congress loses their current health care and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/2011. The American people did not make these contracts with Congressmen. They made them for themselves.
9. Lobbying Congress will be illegal and, if committed by a former Senator or House Representative, it will be considered a felony.
Serving in Congress is an honor; not, a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serving their term(s), then going home and back to work.
Received by email...no authorship noted or claimed.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Liberals/Progressives per their own numbers, make up less than 20% of the voting public. (this does not include dead people, serial voters, acorn hacks or other criminal elements)
As you know Liberal/Progressives HATE capitalism, really really HATE it.
They also hate white people, (especially if they themselves are white)...
Come to think of it... they seem to hate everything. (starting with themselves)
In order to protect the 20% from the rest of us hate filled, war mongering, racist, bigoted, xenophobic, greedy, selfish, capitalistic, freedom lovers, I have a plan.
Pretty simple heh?
Let me explain. (These are steps that I am already undertaking and have DONE)
Its easy, if I can do it, almost anyone could figure it out. (minus the 20%)
Is there a small business in your area that you have always used? Store, coffee shop, laundry, etc...?
The owner sport an Obama sticker on their Volvo?
DO BUSINESS ELSEWHERE.
WHAT could be simpler?
Ask your conservative friends to do the same. If you really want to make an impression, inform the owner of said business of WHAT and WHY.
His/Her/It's next question will of course be "WHEN?".
The answer is "When you no longer suffer from capitalism and close your doors."
Yes, I've already taken these steps myself, I've had to stop going to a couple of places I used to really like to go.
Fuck you liberals and your master.
Got this through family, did the research, shared it with you.
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I had never heard the word until now---Type it into Google and start reading. Pretty interesting.
It's used on page 107 of the healthcare bill.
I looked this up on Google and yep, it exists! It's a REAL word. (Amish are also excluded.) I think I could become Amish a whole lot easier than Muslim.
Word of the Day: Dhimmitude
Dhimmitude is the Muslim system of controlling non-Muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.
The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia Muslim diktat in the United States . Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be "gambling," "risk-taking" and "usury" and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this.
How convenient. So I, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-Muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize Muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.
Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the Muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. I don't know how it is where you live, but have you noticed since our new President took office how many Muslim's live in your town (even if it is a tiny town in Nebraska), community, city, state now? Think about it.
How long will it take the people in this country to find out what they got for their vote?
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I did the research, its not hard to do, as the letter suggests, just type it in Google... What you get back is sickening.
By the way, the writeup from Snoops.com on this subject seems to be deliberately vague and uninformative.
We've been betrayed... again.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
In 2008 this lying pile of feces told his faithful that he would "Get us out of Iraq".
Having no idea what so ever of what he was even saying, it took him almost 2 years to revert to the standard action of Democrats/Communists/Liberals (and other scum), he LIED again. (Still... some more... ever more...) And in his typical arrogance, he thinks we didn't notice.
To be fair, there were a LOT of people that didn't notice. First came the sycophants that believe everything this jackass says. Then came the hopeful people that "hope" he's not lying, then comes those that aren't paying any attention.
The last are the worst of the bunch and with this issue its REALLY sickening. This one was like a train driving though your living room and you DIDN'T notice...
Long story short.
Early in the morning of 19 August 2010 the 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, in a parade that was called "The Last Patrol", entered Kuwait by land. (not my) President Oblahblah, talking as usual, and with no facts to back him up, declared that "HE" had made the "Withdrawal" from Iraq.
Lets get this 100% clear, ANY forward motion in IRAQ that might allow us to someday leave this 3rd world armpit, has been made by military men and military MINDS, not this "pretender to the throne" in the White House.
Now he has told you and all his supporting cretins that we have withdrawn from Iraq... There are 50,000 troops still there. GET IT? FIFTY THOUSAND men and women of the AMERICAN type, NOT to include the few troops that our "so called" allies grudging sent.
The occupation continues unabated and some of you swallowed one more "Obama mouthful".
Congratulations, You might just be a Democrat.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I'm not a huge listener of Talk Radio, I prefer classic radio for entertainment and company while I drive the long miles.
However, I DO listen to the Cam and Company show on XM Patriot. Cam Edwards is a spokesman for the NRA's news side and has a pretty good show.
Yes, he's right wing, I would not give him the time of day were he not, but more important, he's speaking for the NRA and the battle for gun rights.
Anyway, back to the subject, Asses on the Spot. A commercial played during the 3 hour spot in the evening was for Sean Hanity in which Sean makes some VERY interesting statements;
Democrats up for "re-election" in November are running from Obama, (he carries the touch of death for most campaigns) dis-associating themselves from the NAME or WORD Democrat, dis-associating themselves with OTHER Democrats, dis-associating themselves from the ISSUES... Well, ok, pause there, Democrats don't know shit about the ISSUES to begin with, and certainly will not TALK about them, so it's not that big a stretch...
Several people have basically called bullshit on these statements, these are ALSO Democrats, dis-associating themselves from the truth and the evidence of their own eyes.
For you here in Arizona, (you know, that hateful, racist place in the southwest...) take a close look at the next corner full of campaign signs you drive up to. Republicans, at the very least, have placed the Elephant logo on their signs. Democrats? Nadda... NOT a dam thing denotes the party affiliation of these people on 99.9% of these signs. There is ONE candidate, a woman, running for chief cook and bottle washer somewhere (and expecting a gubberment paycheck for it) didn't seem to get the memo...
Pretty sneaky? naw, not really. Its pretty simple, if you don't see an Elephant logo or the word Republican, You are looking at the typical disingenuous behavior of a liberal socialist democratic sorry ass excuse for an American or a human being. IGNORE these people, they are Democrats, meaning they are the PROBLEM. They are lying and not even speaking.
We want you to use YOUR head, take a close look at those that are not ashamed of their leadership (as they should be) or the Marxist way those lost Americans have sold their souls to.
Look at the rest of them closely, find the conservatives and get on the train,
You here in AZ, we need to get JD to Washington.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
The man behind the counter says, "The 18 holes of golf is no problem, but all of the caddies are out on the course. What I will do for you is this: We just received 8 brand new robot golf caddies. If you're willing to take one with you out on the course and come back and tell me how well it works, your round of golf is on me today."
The golfer obviously accepted the man's offer. He approached the first tee, looked at the fairway and said to himself, "I think my driver will do the job."
The robot caddie turned to the man and said, "No sir. Use your 3 wood. A driver is far too much club for this hole." Hesitantly, the golfer pulled out his 3 wood, made good contact with the ball, and the ball landed about 10 feet to the right front of the hole on the green.
The golfer, delighted, turned to the robot and thanked him for his assistance. As the golfer pulled out his putter he said, "I think this green is gonna break left to right." The robot then again spoke up and said, "No sir. I do believe this green will break right to left."
Thinking about the last time the robot corrected his prediction, he decided again to listen to the machine. He made his putt and birdied the hole thanks to the robot and his advice. But his luck didn't end there. His entire game was the best game he ever played, thanks to the assistance of the new robot golf caddie.
Upon returning to the clubhouse, the man behind the counter asked, "How was your game?" The golfer stated, "It was, by far, the BEST game I ever played. Thank you very much for letting me take one of your robots. See you next week."
A week passed, and excited, the golfer returned to the pro shop. Upon entering, he turned to the man behind the counter and said, "I would like 18 holes of golf and one of those robot golf caddies, please."
The gentleman from behind the counter turned to the man and said, "Well the 18 holes is no problem. However, we had to get rid of the robots. We had too many complaints."
"COMPLAINTS? Who in the heck could've complained about those robots? They were incredible"
The man sighed and said, "Well, it wasn't their performance. It was that they were made of shiny silver metal, and the sun reflecting off them was blinding to other golfers on the fair way."
The golfer said, "So then why didn't you just paint them black?" The man nodded sadly and replied, "We did. Then four of 'em didn't show up for work, two filed for welfare, one of them robbed the pro shop, and the other thinks he's the President."(NO, I'm not the least bit ashamed)
OH... wait! its the same GUY!!
I know a lot of you DID vote for him, without knowing a single thing about him. Because he wasn't "Bush"... Even though most of you can't produce a single valid reason why you thought Bush was running for a 3rd term...
We even warned you that he would do exactly what he has been doing, but you listened to "voices" of "hope and change". Hitler ran on a platform of "hope and change" and we KNOW how that ended up...
You're just fucking stupid I guess.
Hello, I'm a Racist (and a CRACKA)
I'm a racist for a very simple reason... I stand for something.
Race, Racism, whatever, has been over used as a gesture of hate from the left for way to long now. It has made it to the point that it has changed meanings.
Sorry, all you "repressed" people of "color", the very people that have fooled you into believing they were trying to help you, created this change. Its never been about you, its always been about POWER... THEIR POWER.
You were just a stepping stone to get them there. Well you have officially been stepped on and forgotten. Time for you to get off your government issued sofa and pick your own dead ass up. Those that swore to you that they would get you all you deserve have done exactly that, they got political power, money, etc... you got nothing.
Racism today no longer means that we hate or discriminate against a specific color of people, or a specific class, it means we stood up to and spoke out against a socialist dictator wannabe and his sniveling lackeys.
He just happens to be BLACK... sort of...
Just so you know, I don't like his white half, anymore than I do his non-African, Muslim/Arab "black" half.
Neither does more than 70% of America today.
I know of a tall tree...
Friday, August 6, 2010
Not even gonna bother with the Image this time, Fuck you Obama and ALL your supporters.
Friday, July 30, 2010
I do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks,
or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals,
I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like this speaker Nan ,
I do not like this 'YES WE CAN'.
I do not like this spending spree,
I'm smart, I know that nothing's free,
I do not like your smug replies,
when I complain about your lies.
I do not like this kind of hope.
I do not like it. nope, nope, nope!
Got this in my Email from my friend Michael Hewitt, Thanks Bro.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
It is WAY past time for this phase of the American Revolution to begin.
Cheerfully stolen from Right Wing News, (Kneecapping Barack Obama at every opportunity) Author Warner Todd Huston lays it out for you, an Declaration for these new times.
A Great piece of work and well worth the stealing.
The image at the right is used with permission from the artist, my friend David Bugnon.
See more of his great artwork and photoshop stuff at Mobopolis (Artist for the Mob...)
When in the Course of human events it again becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with a failed authority and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God as well as our original, properly constituted laws entitle us, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that we should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. -- Such has been the patient sufferance of we the people; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to repair to their former Systems of Government. The history of the present President, his Congress, and our recalcitrant federal government is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
It has abused its role over the law and instituted fiat rules that are detrimental to the common good -- welfare, cap and trade, oppressive taxes, onerous regulation on business are recent examples.
It has forbidden governors of states to pass laws useful to local needs and has interfered in state business.
It has refused the right of local government to govern at home and has as a matter of course caused local legislators to carelessly assume they have no power.
It has defacto dissolved the authority of state governments so that the representatives of the people constantly defer to rule from Washington.
It has refused to secure the borders so that all manner of foreigners of the lowest station might flood these shores without hesitation while refusing to allow those foreigners with useful skills and education to enter and apply for citizenship.
It has allowed capricious courts to usurp proper legislative duties and to rule from the bench.
It has seated judges with no opposition or investigation and has not required judicial candidates to express an interest in the true meaning of the law of the land.
It has erected a multitude of new regulatory offices few of which have any basis in the Constitution and has as a form of graft filled them with friends, lobbyists, and placemen.
It has refused to properly fund our armies in times of peace without including graft and monies unconnected to the needs of our armed forces.
It has therefore interfered with the military stopping it from operating at peak efficiency.
It has conspired with powers outside our duly constituted authority to take away our constitutional rights, to subvert our national laws, and has given assent to forces such as the UN to rule us from afar without accountability. These outside forces are hateful of our system and desire it’s end. Therefore we accuse our government of attacking us from inside.
For positing that UN forces are superior in authority to our own:
For signing treaties inimical to our national interests:
For cutting off free trade with worthy countries such as Colombia, yet opening trade with evil countries such as China:
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us of our constitutional rights of property, life, and self-protection at every opportunity:
For creating rules that encroach on freedom of religion:
For increasing the size of government to never before seen size and power in a manner against our founding principles and for purposefully creating chaos in business, banking, and every other area of the private sector with never ending regulations that strangle, confuse, and stifle American growth:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
And for corrupting our legislatures with federal largess and assuming unto the federal government all powers to rule from Washington D.C.
It has abdicated its Constitutional role and essentially come to see the people as an enemy and waged philosophical war against us.
It has plundered our businesses with overweening regulations, capriciously outlawed entire fields of business, and burdened the lives of the people with oppressive taxes.
It has created an army of police, taxmen and regulators to fan out across the land to assault and imprison our citizens, to confiscate lands to federal ownership and to lay waste the economy and bring our people into a form of dependency akin to slavery.
It has often sent our armed forces to foreign nations without a proper mission, held back necessary funding, and burdened it with untenable "rules of engagement" which has limited our troop's ability to fight to win, and has allowed barbarous enemies to gain the upper hand on the battle field.
It has attempted to separate the citizenry into warring factions yet has allowed our enemy to easily enter the country and perpetrate a merciless Muslim warfare which is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes, religions and American institutions and intends enslavement of us all.
In every stage of these violations millions of citizens have gathered in the streets to protest these government outrages yet no heed has been paid to the agony of the people in its hallowed halls.
Nor have we been heard by our Democrat brethren. We have warned them of the destruction of the American rule of law, yet they are uninterested in this plight. We have appealed to their love of country and we have reminded them of the glorious history of our great nation to no avail. They have turned a deaf ear to Constitutionality, a cold shoulder to our American character, and our law and we find their sympathies lie with Europeans instead of their fellow Americans. We must, therefore, consider them enemies of our national interests, safety, health, and welfare.
We, therefore, the representatives of the American tradition and character assemble as citizens proud of our history and institutions, and in the tradition of our national power being held in the hands of the people, assert our loyalty to our true American system. We hold this government to be illegitimate by its usurpation of power and its obviation of our laws. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence that has been rejected by our enemies, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
We've already had the tea party. Now, let the new revolution begin!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Little Sally led off "I sold Girl Scout cookies and I made $30," she said proudly. "My sales approach was to appeal to the customer's civil spirit and I credit that approach for my obvious success." "Very good," said the teacher.
Little Jenny was next "I sold magazines," she said, "I made $45 and I explained to everyone that magazines would keep them up on current events." "Very good, Jenny," said the teacher.
Eventually, it was Little Johnny's turn. The teacher held her breath...
Little Johnny walked to the front of the classroom and dumped a box full of cash on the teacher's desk. "$2,467," he said. "$2,467!" cried the teacher, "What in the world were you selling?" "Toothbrushes," said Little Johnny.
"Toothbrushes!" echoed the teacher, "How could you possibly sell enough tooth brushes to make that much money?" "I found the busiest corner in town," said Little Johnny, "I set up a Dip &Chip stand and gave everybody who walked by a free sample."
They all said the same thing, "Hey, this tastes like dog shit!" Then I would say, "It is dog shit. Wanna buy a toothbrush?" "I used the governmental approach of giving you something shitty for free, and then making you pay to get the shitty taste out of your mouth."
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Just to be fair, I include a picture of what "appears to be" a stupid brunette...
A young blonde was on vacation and driving through the Everglades wanted to take home a pair of genuine alligator shoes, but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking. After becoming very frustrated with the "no haggle on prices" attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the blonde shouted, "Well then, maybe I'll just go out and catch my own alligator, so I can get a pair of shoes for free!"
The shopkeeper said with a sly, knowing smile, "Little lady, just go and give it a try!" So The blonde headed out toward the swamps, determined to catch an alligator.
Later in the day, as the shopkeeper is driving home, he pulls over to the side of the levee where he spots the same young woman standing waist deep in the murky bayou water, shotgun in hand. Just then, he spots a huge 9-foot gator swimming rapidly toward her. With lightning speed, she takes aim, kills the creature and hauls it onto the slimy bank of the swamp.
Lying nearby were 7 more of the dead creatures, all lying on their backs.
The shopkeeper stood on the bank, watching in silent amazement. The blonde struggled and flipped the gator onto its back. Rolling her eyes heavenward and screaming in great frustration, she shouts out.. "SHIT... THIS ONE'S BAREFOOT, TOO!"
Even when I'm engaged in humor, I never forget:
Friday, June 4, 2010
He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama." The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here." The old man said, "Okay", and walked away.
The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama." The Marine again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here." The man thanked him and, again, just walked away.
The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very same U.S. Marine, saying "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama."
The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama. I've told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the president and no longer resides here. Don't you understand?"
The old man looked at the Marine and said, "Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it." The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, "See you tomorrow, Sir."
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
It really can't be any harder than that, just let them do their jobs.
Take it to YouTube for a better view, I just can't seem to get these to size right for this theme.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Hey everyone out there!
We, in Arizona, know you're boycotting us -- but you really should come out here and see our Beautiful Sonoran Desert.
It's just gorgeous right now! We know you'd love it and maybe you can share what you saw with the rest of the country so they can
love it too!
This is on an 'illegal super - highway' from Mexico to the USA (Tucson) used by human smugglers.
It is estimated over 5,000 discarded backpacks are in this wash. Countless water containers, food wrappers, clothing, feces, including thousands of soiled baby diapers. And as you can see in this picture, fresh footprints leading right into it
This area is located in a wash, approximately 1.5 miles long, just south of Tucson, Arizona. If a flood came, all this would be washed to the river and then onto the sea!
As we kept walking down the wash, we thought for sure it was going to end, but around every corner was more and more trash!
And of course the trail leading out of the wash in our city, heads directly NORTH to Tucson, then leads to your town tomorrow.
They've already come through here. Isn't Arizona just beautiful, America?
Why would you boycott us???
Our desert has basically been turned into a landfill.
The trash left behind by people illegally crossing our border is another Environmental Disaster to hit the USA.
If these actions had been done in one of our Northwest Forests or Seashore National Parks areas, there would be an uprising of the American people.....but this is the Arizona-Mexican border.
You won't see these pictures on CNN, ABC, NBC or the Arizona Republic Repugnant newspaper. Nor will they mention the disease that comes from the uncovered human waste left in our desert.
However, with respect to CNN, ABC & NBC, they do offer us "Special Reports" on cheating celebrity spouses....
This information needs to be seen by the rest of the country.
Many thanks to my friend Michael for this contribution.