Archive for February, 2010

Obama and Las Vegas…

February 3, 2010

President Obama apparently does not like Las Vegas….except when he does??? 

In making another speech, in New Hampshire, he said “You don’t blow a bunch of cash on Vegas when you’re trying to save for college”.  This comment has generated a lot of criticism from the folks in Nevada, and I was reading this one, when I saw the following quote: 

“Enough is enough!” Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley said in a statement. “President Obama needs to stop picking on Las Vegas and he needs to let Americans decide for themselves how and where to spend their hard-earned vacation dollars.” Here is my question: 

Democratic Congresswoman Berkley, can we agree that ALL elected officials should stop “picking on” the American Citizen, and LET them decide how and where to spend THEIR hard-earned dollars? 

Vote NO on ObamaCare, Cap and Trade, ANY tax increases, etc., let the people decide the best use for their money!!

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Entering a Federal Building under False pretenses…..

February 1, 2010

This article from Big Government has gotten me thinking….

The article is called Possible O’Keefe Explanation: He was an ACORN ‘Secret Shopper’.  The part that really intrigues me is the brief description of a Law that was allegedly broken.  It states:

The relevant portion is 18USC § 1036 , which states:

Whoever, by any fraud or false pretense, enters or attempts to enter—
(1) any real property belonging in whole or in part to, or leased by, the
United States;(bold is mine)

shall be punished as provided in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) The punishment for an offense under subsection (a) of this section is—
(1) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 10 years, or
both, if the offense is committed with the intent to commit a felony; or
(2) a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or
both, in any other case.

Now follow along with my thinking.  If anyone enters, or attempts to enter, a Federal Building (i.e. the White House, the Senate Building, The House of Representatives, etc.) under false pretenses, or fraud, they are breaking this law

Does this mean, say for instance, if an elected official enters a federal building in order to help themselves and their friends, instead of the people they represent, that they are breaking the law.  Or, if someone were to lie in order to get elected, and then enters a federal building, where they break their “promises”, that they are breaking the law.  Or, if someone were to cheat on their taxes while being paid in one of these federal buildings, they are breaking this law as well.

I’m just askin’….