Archive for September, 2011

Hypocrisy in the Eighth grade???

September 30, 2011

I was reading this article on TheBlaze this morning:

“Education Fla. School Districts Refuse to Distribute Constitution Booklets Donated by 9/12 Project.”

And here is the quote that made me stop and say………Seriously???  So this school district does not want to use DONATIONS??  Of the Constitution of the United States???  I am sure that they have a budget surplus and do not need any help.  Nor do they need any increase in their budget. 

“I know they claim they’re not a political group, but they have direct links from their website that do take you to partisan political websites,” Mullen said.”

They have DIRECT LINKS from THEIR WEBSITE to PARTISAN POLITICAL WEBSITES!!!  OMG!!!!

I just have a few questions for Mr. Mike Mullen, assistant superintendent for Citrus schools:

Has ANY teacher EVER suggested to ANY student that they should use say…………..GOOGLE to search for information???  How about BING??  Any other SEARCH ENGINE??  Has the school district EVER shown any of the blatant propaganda videos by Michael Moore??  How about Al Gore??

If they have then that goes AGAINST YOUR POLICY!!!!  Because those sites HAVE DIRECT LINKS TO OTHER PARTISAN WEBSITES!!!

Here is a link to the Citrus School District directory.  Mr. Mike Mullen is the first Assistant Superintendent listed.  His email is mailto:mullenmi@citrus.k12.fl.us.  Go ahead, send him an email and let him know what you think.

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Unemployment Claims…..again…..

September 30, 2011

Another week, another UPWARD revision (which is NEGATIVE) from the “government propagandists statisticians”.

From CNBC:

“Weekly claims slipped below the psychologically important 400,000 mark, falling 37,000 to 391,000..”

Remember last week:

Applications for unemployment benefits dropped to 423,000 in the week ending Sept.17 from an upwardly revised 432,000 the prior week, the Labor Department said on Thursday.”

See that, they said the number was 423,000 last week, but really it was 428,000 (391,000+37,000).

And the four week moving average is (still from CNBC):

“The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to 417,000, the first drop in six weeks.”

Last week I was willing to make the following wager

“I will wager that next week, this weeks number will be closer to 427,000 than 423,000.”

I was off, but it was much LESS than the Government Propagandists, by 1,000 jobs!!!

I will make the following wager:  I say that this weeks number is 396,000 NOT 391,000.  Any takers??  I guess we will see next week.

Solyndra and the NEW solar government loans….

September 29, 2011

Everyone has heard of Solybdra, right?

Can we all agree that 1)It was a terrible idea from people in power that have no clue about how business decisions are supposed to be made and 2) it certainly appears to be political cronyism?

And now to show that the Obama administration, and Obama himself, cannot learn or JUST PLAIN DOES NOT CARE, we have this story from the Gatewaypundit:

“The Obama Administration is giving $737 million to a Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve.”

and why does this look bad, you ask? Well because:

“PCG is an investment partner with SolarReserve.”

and why is that Especially bad, you ask again?  Well because

“Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law happens to be the number two man at PCG.”

So you see, ANOTHER payoff to a political ally with OUR money!!!!  This must stop!!!  If you disagree with me, are you going to be happy when the “other side” does the same thing, only then the money will go to the war machine??

This is WHY the Government MUST have LIMITED POWERS!!!  Call your Representatives.

STOP THE MADNESS!!!

Ford and the US Government…..

September 27, 2011

Has anyone heard the one where Ford puts together an Advertising campaign, that basically says:

“I wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by the government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work!!”

 The Ad stars Chris McDaniel.

Here are links, on BigGovernment and the Blaze, to articles that have the link to the Ad.

If you viewed the links, you would also notice that Ford is apparently pulling the Ad campaign, NOT because of any pressure from the Obama administration (because it would not look good to get beat by the ONLY successful Auto company in the country), but because:

“(W)e were not coerced into pulling the ad down. The campaign continues to run. We took the ad out of rotation after 4 weeks which is consistent with the typical lifecycle for the campaign.”

Got that??  It is NOT because the government pressured them!!!

Then, while perusing the internet for information I come across this article on Zerohedge, where I find this little statistic:

“Ford gets another $163 million.”

In the month of August!!!  From the Government!!!  And now, they pull the Ad??  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm……….

And, in case you were wondering………..the Ad was GREAT!!!  It IS American!!!  Now, it looks as if Ford is selling out…………and for about 1/3 of Solyndra……….I mean, couldn’t they have held out for more????

How much did the bailout of Government Motors cost US??

September 23, 2011

Here is an article from MSNBC and one from the Blaze.  Both articles state what The Obama Administration has said, which is:

“The Obama administration said Wednesday that the government will lose about $14 billion in taxpayer funds from the bailout of the U.S. auto industry.”

Before you read any further decide if you agree with this statement or not.  Do you believe them??  Do you think that the bailout of General Government Motors is ONLY going to cost US $14,000,000,000 ($14 BILLION)?

Today, there are more facts coming out about the bailout and the subsequent bankruptcy.  The following are quotes from Redstate and the Wall Street Journal.

“Now it turns out, according to documents filed with federal regulators, the revamping left the car maker with another boost as it prepares to return to the stock market. It won’t have to pay $45.4 billion in taxes on future profits.”

You read that correctly, YOU and I are supplying an addition $45,400,000,000 to Government Motors.  That is an additional $45.4 BILLION.  Because it is not as if there is not enough money for other programs.

Also, The One, the smartest President in the history of the world, President Obama is either ignorant of the situation (I doubt it) or he has outright LIED to the American public………….AGAIN.  He has misstated the COST to the American Public by 75 %!!!  $14 Billion that he says it is going to cost us plus the $45.4 Billion that he has given away in future tax dollars equals $59.4 BILLION.  And that is IF His estimates are correct on the $14 Billion, which is questionable, considering the stock since the IPO has FALLEN and Government Motors can not sell the cars that it has!!

Wow, I never thought I would say this, but I wish he had treated GM just like Solyndra!!  Then it would have only cost us half a Billion dollars.

Texas High School, Homosexuality…..Wrong???

September 22, 2011

Here is an article on the Daily Caller.  The headline reads:

“High School Punishes Student for Saying Homosexuality is Wrong.”

Go ahead and read that again.  I do not care one way or the other, which side you are on, read that line again.  Here is what the student said:

“We were talking about religions in Germany. I said, ‘I’m a Christian. I think being a homosexual is wrong.”

No incitement to violence.  No degrading language.  No threats.  A freely stated OPINION!!!

My opinion on what is WRONG.  It is WRONG for the School to PUNISH anyone for voicing their OPINION!!!  EVERYONE in the United States of America is afforded the First Amendment to the Constitution, and that is FREEDOM of SPEECH.  These are UNALIENABLE RIGHTS given to us by a higher power, they can not be taken away freely, by the government/authorities.

This “Principal” needs to be enrolled in the Civics classes at his High School so that he/she may FINALLY learn about OUR RIGHTS!!!  He/She should be fired for the attack on ALL of OUR RIGHTS.  Not tomorrow.  Today this person should be FIRED!!  These people need to be stopped……..NOW!!!  Do not retreat……Do not surrender….This fight will be to the death on OUR SIDE!!!

Seriously!!!  We stand here, NOW!!  No more!!

Unemployment Claims…..again…..

September 22, 2011

Blah, blah, blah……….

Another week, another UPWARD revision (which is NEGATIVE) from the “government propagandists statisticians”.

From CNBC:

“Applications for unemployment benefits dropped to 423,000 in the week ending Sept.17 from an upwardly revised 432,000 the prior week, the Labor Department said on Thursday.”

Remember last week:

“The Labor Department says weekly applications rose by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 428,000.”

See that, they said the number was 428,000 last week, but really it was 432,000.

And the four week moving average is (still from CNBC):

“The four-week moving average of claims, which smooths out volatility, rose to 421,000 from 420,500 the prior week.”

But the prior week it was:

“The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose for the fourth straight week to 419,500.”

Shouldn’t the article MENTION that revision??

Since no one is taking my wagers, I will make it a little more interesting.  I will wager that next week, this weeks number will be closer to 427,000 than 423,000.  Any takers??

FIRE all the propagandists!!!

Fraud, Waste and Abuse of Tax Dollars…..

September 21, 2011

Today there are a few stories about Fraud, Waste and Abuse in our government.

From the Daily Caller:

“But in October 2010, Gregory H. Friedman, Inspector General at the Department of Energy, issued a scathing report on Illinois’ weatherization program funded with stimulus dollars. Among his findings were that 14 out of 15 “weatherized” homes failed final inspection because of poor workmanship and 12 out of 15 homes contained substandard work that could have “resulted in significant property damage or injury to the homeowners.”

That means that the government PAID someone to “fix something” and LESS THAN 10% passed FINAL INSPECTION!!!

or from the Daily Mail:

“At a single Washington, D.C., conference, the department spent $4,200 on 250 muffins — more than $16 apiece, a shocking report has revealed.”

$16 PER MUFFIN!!!

and a video from FoxNews.

I have a nice simple solution to this obvious fraud, waste and abuse.  I want to know, BY NAME and picture the people that approved these monies.  EVERYONE that was responsible from the TOP all the way down to the last person that signed for the work.  Post their name and photo on the Government Fraud, Waste and Abuse website.  Also, ANY CONTRACTOR that “did” the work should have a review done that shows their “incompetence”!!  We should demand that these names and pictures be shown on all news programs as they become available. 

Privacy, you say??  These people WORK FOR US, they need to be held accountable.  In fact, if their name shows up on the list more than 3 times, all responsibility for disbursing funds should be removed and they should be demoted to JANITOR!!!  There is 9.1% unemployment.  I am sure, that some of those people would do a better job!!

The Buffett Rule….

September 19, 2011

The “Buffett Rule“!!!

This is what The One is basing his new American Jobs Act on???  Seriously???

HE needs more money so that HE can spend it on what HE wants to spend it on.  HE is saying that the economy is NOT bad because we, the United States of America, have spent more than we have earned for DECADES.  NOOOOOOO!!!  It is because we have not spent enough.

HUHHHHHH?

First of all, we are BROKE!!!!  WE do not have enough money to fund all of the promises that have been made in the last half century!!  It does not matter if we collect all of the “millionaires” money.  There is STILL not enough!!  Even if we collected ALL of the “1/4 millionaires” (that is people that earn more $250,000) money, it would NOT cover the bills due!!!  I am not talking about raising “their” taxes a little either.  I am saying, IF “their” tax rate was 100% (on earnings more than $250,000), we still would NOT have enough money to fund the promises made!!  Think about that.  And this assumes that those people would continue to work hard, even though they would not be paid once they reach $250,000.  Who thinks that would happen??

Second, IF Obama, and by default Warren Buffett, wants to make a “Buffet Rule”, then here is my suggestion:

     1.  Start with Warren Buffett.  Confiscate EVERYTHING that the BILLIONAIRE has earned, or donated, above $1,000,000,000 (One Billion Dollars)!!!  He should be able to live comfortably on a cool Billion.  Correct?

     2.  Next continue with every Multi-Billionaire, until you are finished!!!  This should not take long, I think there between 400 and 500.  I’ll bet Forbes even knows their names, so the Government would not even need to hire many people to complete the job.  (I know, I know, I am giving “government workers” the benefit of the doubt)

When they finish, use the money to REDUCE the debt!!!  NOTHING ELSE.  Any questions??

Obama and Solyndra…..

September 16, 2011

I saw this this morning and can only think of two words!!

Bull Sh%^!!!!!

Obama did a presentation of His initiatives AT this companies headquarters, and now you are trying to tell me that he did not know.   BULL SH%^!!!!!!!!!!!!

This from Solyndra’s own website:

“The leadership and actions of President Barack Obama, Energy Secretary Steven Chu and the U.S. Congress were instrumental in concluding this offer for a loan guarantee,” said Solyndra CEO and founder, Dr. Chris Gronet.”

Try again Mr. Carney!!!  By the way, I hope that ALL future employers of yours know that you are a LIAR!!!!!  Maybe you could get career advice from “Baghdad Bob”.