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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Murkowski from Alaska Conceded to Miller


Tonight Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, conceded the race for U.S. Senate to Conservative Republican Joe Miller. Murkowski is the incumbent Republican Senator from Alaska. She was challenged by Joe Miller, a Conservative. Murkowski thought she had the race locked up tight. And along came Joe! After the election last week Miller had a slight lead. Now the absentee ballots have been counted, and Murkowski conceded.

Now on to November where Miller will beat any Democrat running. One down in the Senate, many more to go!

Open Letter To Obama

Below is a letter allegedly written to Obama in April, 2009 by a fourth grade teacher from Hillsboro, MO. I have researched this, and this woman does exist and she is a teacher in MO. But the letter was actually written by a man named Franklin T. Bell who writes posts for a site called It is a very interesting site, and you can go there and check it out. The name Frank Bell may or may not be his real name, but his letters are right on the money. I thought this one said a lot and I wanted to share it with any of you who haven't already seen it. Not that any of this would make a difference to King Obama.

I will check on occasionally for other interesting letters that might enlighten us or inflame us, and I will share them with you.

April 17, 2009

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington , DC 20500

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America . You are responsible to the citizens of the United States . You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, come directly from this heritage.

Do you not understand this?

Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia. You didn't show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can't find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don't want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey. You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What's the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it.

What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven't said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn't!

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million. Not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven't you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now?

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

Sincerely, Every real American

Ms Kathleen Lyday, Fourth Grade Teacher, Grandview Elementary School, Hillsboro, MO
(Franklin T. Bell)

1099 Required - Business Purchases $600 plus

Well, just as I reported in a Letter To The Editor in the past, here comes a hidden oops in Obamacare. From now on all businesses will have to provide a 1099 Miscellaneous Income form to every company that they purchase anything $600 or more. This will be one of the biggest business killer rules ever enacted.

The rule was obviously created by someone who has never owned or worked for a business. The regulation will cause all businesses to hire extra employees just to comply with this.

More will be written on this in the future, and I will follow it for you, letting you know when this goes into effect. But it will be a huge job buster as more and more businesses leave this country due to onerous regulation like this idiocy.

Obama, for crying out loud, don't you know anything about businesses?

Stop The Obama Pelosi Train

November is crucial to our survival! The stakes are higher this year than ever before. We have the opportunity to stop the Obama/Pelosi train by electing conservative candidates to Congress.

And make no mistake, Obama just wrapped up a three-day fundraising swing raising millions of dollars to directly elect new Democrats or re-elect incumbents who will rubber stamp his disastrous agenda. You know the smears against conservatives will increase as November approaches. Any lie or half truth the Obama/Dems can come up with will be used to undermine opposition candidates.

Don't fall for the political lies, fabrications and exaggerations they will be trying to sell you. Don't lose sight of what the election is really about -- ever enlarging government, out of control spending that will bankrupt us, sleazy back door politics, buy outs, bail outs, vote buying, fraud, deceit, sky-high unemployment, a health care bill that few Americans wanted, stagnant economy, tax hikes, potential Cap and Tax, Card Check, the Apology Foreign Policy, you name it, we've got it or we're going to get it shoved down our collective throats. And America is on a course for disaster.

With Obama's failed leadership the next generation will inherit a very weakened country, drug cartels in Mexico murdering Americans in our border states, Tax cartels in Washington taking ever more of your hard earned dollars, and weak foreign policy that invites another 9-11.

Don't Let This Happen. Vote in November.
It's your right, It's your Duty.

Pure Political Play

The USS Cole was one of the first terrorist attacks of this decade, taking place 10 years ago. The men who masterminded this atrocity have never been tried, convicted or punished for the 17 deaths of our service members. It was scheduled to be tried in military court.

The Bush administration failed to get this case to trial and there is no excuse for Bush not getting it done. When Obama took office he met with the families of the deceased and told them he would get it resolved and push the trial forward.

Now the Obama administration has announced that the prosecution of those responsible is being put off indefinitely, for sure until after the elections. Insiders have leaked that no trial will go forward in military court prior to the election because it would look bad for Obama because of his insistence on trying terrorists in the American civil court system rather than in military courts.

Well, isn't that just great! At least Bush just failed to get it done. Obama doesn't want to get it done because he doesn't want any heat for having a military trial when he is recommending civil trials for other terrorists.

Just proves you can't trust anything this government does. This is a pure political play. And Congress has no say in this. They are powerless.

But we can vote these people out of office. That is exactly what we need to do!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Barack Obama is by far the worst president in American History, and he is the worst threat to this country that we have ever had - from within.

He doesn't care about you, me, or this country. He doesn't care about the horrific crimes perpetrated by illegals, including drunk driving, murders, crimes, robberies, kidnappings, shootings, drugs, stolen cars and car jackings, over-crowded schools, over-crowded hospitals, or the 60,000 anchor babies born each year to illegals, who automatically get to suck from our system just because their parents sneak in here to give birth.

He doesn't give a hoot about any of this, and for all of you who put this horror show in the White House, I hope you are finally "seeing the light" and regret not doing your homework before voting in 2008. Don't know how you missed it when it was so clear to millions of us.

He governs like a third world dictatorship, not America, and I am embarrassed to have him representing us as he travels around the world on his "Apology Tour."

We should be ashamed that we allowed this to happen. While they steal our dignity, our freedoms and our country, we sit idly by and let these clowns overrun everything.

At some point we have to say enough - we have to fight back. That means getting involved in the upcoming elections and voting. We must vote them out before it is too late.


Hey, guess what I just found out? Read my blog about Obama's report to the UN on US human rights violations. Then read this. This just came over the wires. The Arizona Immigration law is included in Obama's State Department report to the UN on OUR human rights violations. It is listed as a gross example of human rights violations in the US. The US report to the UN is now going to be scrutinized by a UN panel and they will determine if the Arizona Immigration law is a human rights violation.

Can you believe the audacity of this administration and Hillary Clinton, who is the Sec. of State and runs the State Department, to list Arizona's Immigration law as a violation of human rights??

Wake up People! Get to the polls. Vote. It's our only way out of this travesty of an administration.

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Here is an example of what the Obama administration has approved in foreign aid. This is from a summary of a report issued by David Obey, D-WI, who is on the Appropriations committee. Mr. Obey has control over how this money is spent. A summary was quietly released by Obey's office last week without a word from any media.

$3.6 billion to expand and improve Afghan security forces

$400 million (requested amount) to improve Pakistani security forces (they hate us)

$1.52 billion as a straight up payment to Afghanistan ($86 million above the requested amount)

$665 million for security assistance in the West Bank and Gaza (Gaza=Hamas) (They hate us)

$250 million to Jordan for economic assistance ($250 million above requested amount) (Aren't they an oil producer?)

$360 million to Egypt ($310 million above requested amount) to expand over-site capacity of the State Department (What in the heck does that mean?)

$74 million to Lebanon for undisclosed purpose (They hate us)

$343 million ($50 million above requested amount) for humanitarian assistance for Gaza (Remember, Gaza=Hamas) (They want us dead)

$200 million for natural disasters for Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Middle East and South Asia (While 3/4 of the homes destroyed by Katrina in New Orleans are still not repaired and no one is living in them. WE HAVE OUR OWN NATURAL DISASTERS TO DEAL WITH!)

$837 million to the United Nations for "peacekeeping operations." Much of this money will likely end up in the hands of UN upper management personnel. Check it out. The UN is as corrupt as many of the nations it allegedly serves.

$17 million for the Iraqi criminal justice system (Another oil rich nation)

Check this information at the following site:

Would it help to beg him to spend these dollars here putting Americans back to work? I doubt it .

November is fast arriving.
Vote, Vote, Vote

Friday, August 27, 2010

Max Baucus doesn't know how to Read

Hey, did you read about this? Max Baucus, a very high-up-the-food-chain Democrat, admitted at a town hall meeting a week ago that he didn't read the health care bill. He said "You don't want me to waste my time reading" the bill "We hire people to do that."

Well guess what, folks? Max Baucus WROTE the bill. So isn't it ironic that he admidts now that he never read it? Sure makes sense to me.

Similar to Pelosi stating "We have to pass the bill to know what's in it."

These people are all absolutely, without a doubt CRAZY!


US Human Rights slammed by Obama UN report

There is a UN Human Rights Council which Obama decided the US should join. The Bush administration had shunned this panel for years because of the panel's disproportionate criticism of Israel and because membership on the panel includes very repressive regimes. But Obama, with his world view, arranged for the US to gain a seat on this panel.

And now the US under Obama has submitted its first ever report to this UN Human Rights panel. And guess what it says? That the US discriminates against gays, lesbians, blacks, Latinos, Muslims, South Asians, Native Americans, the disabled, immigrants, to name a few. And due to US discrimination these groups suffer from high unemployment rates, hate crimes, poverty, poor housing, lack of health care, discriminatory hiring practices, racial profiling, inhumane prison conditions, racial disparities in death penalty cases, and abuses in the immigration detention system. Oh, and that "large segments of American society suffer from unfair policies and practices."

YES, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THIS IS ALL IN THE REPORT! Did you notice something about the list? White Americans are not mentioned anywhere, which must mean whites are the perpetrators of all this alleged discrimination.

This report to the UN Human Rights Council will now be studied by the other members of the panel and "recommendations" will be made to the US to help us clean up our act. This from a UN panel? The UN is one of the greatest abusers of human rights in the world.

I submit that we do not need the UN or any of its panels to tell us how to deal with human rights. The UN has absolutely no validity in the human rights arena.

But what else would we expect from a president who doesn't much like us? This is the Obama Apology Tour on steroids. And thank Hillary too. She's all chummy, chummy with the UN.

For more information you can check this out at

Add your comments below. Would love to hear your thoughts on this subject.

Back Door Amnesty - Exactly What Obama Wants

So the amnesty secret is out, laid bare for all to see. There was a memo circulated a few months back by Obama regarding how to give illegals amnesty without having to go through Congress. At that time 11 Senators/Congressmen wrote to Obama asking for an explanation. Of course, Obama and his henchmen denied it.

But here we are a few months later and guess what? Obama figured out how to do it. It started in Houston, TX but will soon be happening all over the country. The Department of Homeland Security is systematically reviewing thousands of pending immigration cases and is dismissing most of them. If the illegals don't have a criminal record they are RELEASED!

This was discovered when immigration attorneys representing the already captured illegals went to court for the hearings and the judge dismissed one case after another. The attorneys were surprised and elated that their clients would walk out the door with no ramifications for being here illegally. The attorneys were told it is a policy and it will increase around the country.

Many of the released illegals can now apply for a visa and become eligible to obtain permanent residency due to their situation. Many are also left in limbo and are not granted any form of legal status. Instead of being deported they get to stay free and clear and continue on with their illegal status and their illegal lives.

This is being done on the instructions of John Morton, Obama appointee. ICE won't deny it's happening. Felipe Calderon (Pres Mexico) decides who comes here and Morton decides who stays?

The immigration laws do not say that only criminals, rapists and murders will be prosecuted and deported, but that's what ICE is doing. Obama is flouting our current immigration law that was established by the US Congress and is making up his own rules.

It is an all out effort to circumvent the law and create a de facto back-door amnesty program. Can you imagine being an ICE agent, working hard to locate and arrest illegals, turning them over to the court system and having ICE set them free? Demoralizing and inexcusable. No wonder the unionized ICE agents issued a "no confidence vote" against Morton. They don't trust him and this is why.

Obama is a tyrant who is stomping all over our laws and our country to get what he and his cronies want. He is surrendering our NATIONAL SECURITY!

Go to for the full story (The Houston Chronicle.)

You must vote in November and thereafter!
It's a privilege, it's your right, and it's your duty!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

US Tax Dollars Spent To Refurbish Mosques Worldwide

Have you seen the news about taxpayers in the recession ridden USA paying to refurbish mosques around the world? Google the subject and check it out for yourselves. The Obama administration this year will spend nearly $6 million OF OUR TAX DOLLARS to restore 63 "historic and cultural sites and mosques" in 55 countries, according to State Department documents.

This includes $76,125 for a 16th century Grand Mosque in China; $67,500 for an 18th century Golden Mosque in Pakistan (they love us in Pakistan, don't they?); $62,169 spent on a 19th century minaret in Mauritania; $50,437 for a 16th century Islamic Monument in New Delhi; $15,450 for an 18th century Bogarau Minaret in Nigeria; a recent ribbon cutting ceremony to reopen the 12th century Kizimkazi Mosque in Tanzania; refurbishing the Amr Edn El Aas Mosque in Cairo (we're their favorite sugar daddy too). What are these countries spending their oil revenues on? Probably weapons, tank, planes, terrorists, and lining the pockets of the aristocracy that rules many of these countries.

This US government program has spent $26 million dollars on "cultural preservation projects in more than 100 countries" since 2001. So the blame goes to Obama and Bush. And much of it is being spent to refurbish mosques for a religion that hates us and wants us dead, or it is being spent in countries that are not friendly to us in any way. What in the world is Washington thinking in allowing this type of stupidity to continue?

Obama was elected to "fundamentally change" America. Obviously changing America does not include reducing spending when Obama has continued to spend on such unnecessary projects in other countries. Does Obama not realize WE DO NOT HAVE THE MONEY FOR THIS TYPE OF THING? We are BROKE!

Liberals are the first to scream separation of church and state, and they would never allow the government to spend money on refurbishing churches/mosques/etc within our own country. This is a spit in the eye of all Americans. It's another example of why everyone in Washington needs to be replaced. They are all complicit in allowing this type of junk expenditure to continue.

I could say "spend the money here" but I WANT THEM TO STOP SPENDING PERIOD.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mosque promoter on taxpayer paid junket

Feisal Rauf, the main proponent of building a mosque at Ground Zero, is currently on a three-nation outreach trip to the Middle East. The State Department has sent him abroad at a cost to us of roughly $16,000. He starts his tour in Bahrain and ends it in the United Arab Emirates. He is expected to discuss Muslim life in America and promote religious tolerance.

But I would ask why the State Department (and the Bush administration who sent this man abroad in 2007) would use him to represent America's interests when he has declared that the US was an "accessory" in the events of 9-11, and has stated that the US "has more blood on its hands than Al-queda, and has stated that Bin Laden was "created in the USA," among other outlandish statements.

The State Department says he was instructed not to raise funds for the New York mosque while representing America, but what's to prevent him from having back room conversations with anyone he wants? Back room conversations happen in Washington all the time. Back room deals are made in Washington regularly. Unless his conversations are being monitored by the State Department who knows what he is doing?

I do not trust anyone who has such a tainted view of America as to suggest we were in any way complicit in 9-11 and that we have more blood on our hands than Al-Queda and Bin Laden was made in America.

We need a complete change in Washington.
Vote the fools out! Voting is a privilege, it's a right, and it's your duty!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Housing Sales Down 27%

Wow, have you seen how well the Obama Recovery is doing? Reports today say house sales have fallen 27% and values are down 40%, the worst report in 15 years. Washington doesn't seem to understand that without JOBS, people cannot purchase HOMES! Doesn't take an economics genius to figure it out. And after over a trillion dollars in spending, still no jobs.


GM fires American ad agency, hires France

Don't know if you all knew this when it happened early summer, but the advertising agency that brought us such memorable ad campaigns as "See the USA in Your Chevrolet" and "Like A Rock" has been fired by General Motors. Fired after 90 years of work for GM.

Campbell-Ewald is headquartered in Warren, MI (suburb of Detroit) in an area hardest hit by unemployment and job loss. GM has hired Publicis Worldwide, a French advertising company.

Remember, some of GM's upper management was put in place by the Obama Auto Czar to help turn the company around and create American jobs. Since the USA owns 61% of GM I would expect that the Auto Czar would have to sign off on this type of change at GM.

And the point is? Our tax dollars are now going to a French advertising company. Wonder how many French jobs will be created and how many American jobs will be lost?

Do you think Obama and Crew cares about us? Think again.

Stimulus Slush Fund

The Stimulus Bill was $862 billion. It was guaranteed to "create or save" a million jobs and keep unemployment below 8%. Those were Obama's "selling points." Actually, I consider his words political propaganda, Obama spin, falsehoods, misleading, and outright lies. Even top economists have said "create or save" means nothing because it is virtually impossible to measure how many jobs are "saved." It's all smoke and mirrors from Obama and crew.

Unemployment is at 9.7% and the economy continues to shed jobs rapidly. And where is all of the Stimulus money being spent to "create or save" jobs? Let me give you just a few examples of the hundreds of egregious examples of horrific government waste of OUR MONEY:

$90,000 to build a sidewalk leading to a ditch that leads to nowhere

$5,000 per person subsidy to purchase electric golf carts

$150,000 for a water park

$200,00 to help Siberian communities lobby Russia

$5 million to create a geothermal energy system at a shopping mall in Tennessee that "has been losing tenants for years and is mostly empty"

$500,000 to Arizona State University to study the genetic makeup of ants

$145,000 to Wake Forest University for a project to see how monkeys react under the influence of cocaine

$1.2 million to convert an abandoned train station in New Jersey into a museum

$233,000 to the University of California at San Diego to study why Africans don't vote. This created 12 jobs, and 7 of them are Africans in Africa

$762,372 for a Georgia Tech assistant professor to "study improvised music" and "hopefully also create satisfying works of art"

$390,000 to the State University of New York at Buffalo to study young adults who drink malt liquor and smoke marijuana

$554,76 to replace windows at a visitor center at Mt. St. Helen in Washington State that has been closed since 2007. The US Forest Service has no plans to reopen it

$210,000 to the University of Hawaii to study the learning patterns of honey bees

Several million dollars to create and install thousands of signs nationwide touting the stimulus project

and the most appropriate one?

$700,000 to develop a joke machine


These are just some of the 100 most wasteful, reckless stimulus spending "projects" as reported by Senator Coburn and Senator McCain. (Google this and check it out)

So VP Biden hits the road and is currently travelling between states trying to convince us that this is the "Recovery Summer."

Washington thinks we are so stupid we will accept everything they do, like sheep to the slaughter.

Let's show 'em in November. VOTE THESE PEOPLE OUT! Democrat, Republican, Independent, I don't care who it is. If their voting record shows they have supported the Obama/Pelosi/Reid big-spending agenda, then they have to go. And if the new crew that gets voted in doesn't do what we want, let's Vote Them Out also. Short of an all out revolution it's the only power we have, the ballot box. Voting is a privilege, it's a right, and it's our duty. SO LET'S DO IT.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Obama and Immigration Enforcement - HA!

There is an immigration policy regarding raids at companies who are suspected of hiring illegals. It is called the Work Place Enforcement practice. It involves federal officials going to companies unannounced to find out if employers are complying with immigration laws regarding hiring of illegals. Just heard on TV that Obama's 2009 raids under the Work Place Enforcement laws have declined 90% from what Bush did in 2008. In 2008 Bush deported over 5000 illegals under this practice. In 2009 Obama deported around 600. What does this tell you about Obama's intention to enforce immigration laws and send them all home?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Auto Bail Out Fiasco - Tens of Thousands of Lost Jobs

Remember the bailout of GM and Chrysler by Washington? Well, at a time when the country was experiencing the worst economic downturn in generations and the Government and Obama's Auto Team (headed by Mr. Bloom, appointed to handle the bailouts) were asking the taxpayers to support a 787 billion dollar stimulus package designed primarily to preserve jobs, the Auto Team made a series of decisions that substantially contributed to the accelerated loss of tens of thousands of jobs due to closing thousands of dealerships. Their actions added many, many thousands to the unemployment rolls -- all based on a theory and without sufficient consideration of the decisions' broader economic impact.

When Mr. Bloom was asked specifically whether the Auto Team could have left the dealerships out of the restructurings he confirmed that the Auto Team "could have left any one component of the restructuring plan alone," but that doing so would have been inconsistent with the President's mandate for "shared sacrifice." So Obama's policy of "shared sacrifice" cost this country tens of thousands of jobs. Did he care? Doubtful.

And the "shared sacrifice" didn't extend to the GM bond holders. They got practically nothing out of their investment in the company, while the unions got most of what they wanted - guaranteed pensions, owning a large portion of the company, etc. Doesn't sound like "shared sacrifice" to me. Oh, I forgot, everyone shares in the sacrifice except the unions. That's par for the course for Obama and the Democrats.

Funny, isn't it, that Obama and the Auto Team were certain that dramatic and accelerated dealership closings were necessary immediately to help GM/Chrysler become viable again, and now these same companies have offered reinstatement to hundreds of dealerships without concern that such reinstatement would threaten their viability.

And remember the speed with which this happened? It had to be done IMMEDIATELY, it was crucial to "ACT QUICKLY," according to Obama and his Auto Team.

Just another joke perpetrated on us by our supposed president.

Be sure to vote in November. It's the most important election of our lives.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Obama drilling moratorium cost 23,000 jobs

Senior Obama administration officials concluded the federal moratorium on deep water oil drilling would cost roughly 23,000 jobs, but they went ahead with the ban because they did not trust the government's own inspection process. This is according to previously undisclosed documents recently released by the Justice Department due to a court order. So instead of improving the inspection process, it was goodbye jobs.

A federal judge in June threw out the first six-month moratorium saying the administration is "playing down the economic effects." But Obama and crew in some instances have not complied with the judge's order and continue to ban deep water drilling in the Gulf. They obviously think they are "above" the courts. Their arrogance is sickening.

The documents show the new top regulator of offshore oil exploration, Michael Bromwich, stated that a six-month moratorium would result in lost direct employment affecting 23,000 jobs. He also said that the loss of jobs would "resume normally once the rigs resume operation."

Mr. Bromwich apparently didn't know that the rigs would leave the gulf and never come back, which some have done. How could the man in charge of this drilling not be aware that the rigs would disappear?? The lost jobs are likely going to be a permanent loss, at least in part, and Obama and his henchmen didn't give a hoot. They stopped drilling anyway. Thanks, Obama.

Go Get 'em Scott Walker (next Governor of WI)

US Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood was in WI to release 46.7 million stimulus dollars designated for a train line between Milwaukee and Madison. LaHood declared, "High-speed rail is coming to WI," and "there's no stopping it." Public support in the Madison-Milwaukee corridor has eroded as weary taxpayers drive on crumbling roads and bridges and are told there is no money to repair them.

But Obama/LaHood are forcing WI to continue building a train WI doesn't want and cannot afford. The decision to saddle WI taxpayers forever with untold millions in operating and maintenance costs was never debated or voted on by the WI legislature. It is a MANDATE by the federal government.

The cost estimate for this boondoggle is $810 million, plus operating costs, forever. Studies show that rail passenger fares are likely to cover only 20% of the operating/maintenance costs. That leaves WI families to pick up the other 80% through higher taxes and fees. And the increases won't be limited to WI families living in the rail corridor. It will be paid for by all WI taxpayers.

One argument in support of the rail line says spending $810 million on high-speed rail will create thousands of WI jobs. But according to the federal government's own estimate the total number of permanent jobs created will be 55. That's $14.5 million per job. Wow, isn't that a smart way to spend money?

WI is facing a $2.5 billion hole in next year's budget and a long list of roads/bridges in desperate need of repair.

Now for the information you need to know. Scott Walker is running for governor of WI. He has said in a letter to Obama: "I am drawing a line in the sand, Mr. President. No matter how much money you and Governor Doyle try to spend before the end of the year, I will put a stop to this boondoggle the day I take office." "Governor Doyle and Sec LaHood say we can't stop the train. I say, just watch us."

On the other hand, Tom Barrett, who is also running for governor, has made the Milwaukee to Madison train the centerpiece of this economic development plan for WI. He is squarely in favor of it.

Remember this when you vote in November. You can decide: Barrett = more spending, more taxes and bigger deficits; or, Walker = reduce spending, reduce taxes, smaller government, and balance our budget.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Cost of Government Day

Do you know what Cost of Government Day is? That's the day on which the average American has earned enough money to pay off his/her share of the spending and regulatory burdens imposed by our governing and taxing entities at the federal, state and local level. Basically, it's your share of the taxes you have to pay to the governments in one way or another.

For 2010 the COGD fell yesterday on August 19. Isn't that pathetic?? You have worked 7 1/2 months to pay a myriad of taxes that cover the costs imposed by government. This year the COGD fell 8 days later than 2009 and a whopping 34 days later than 2008.

I will calculate it for you so you don't have to. That means in 2010 the cost of government consumed 63.41 percent of the income of you and every American.

Cost of Government Day serves as a stark reminder of the growing burden government places on Americans. For any Obama backers who insist the middle class has paid "no new taxes" under his reign, you are very wrong. Go to to read information on the various policies that have contributed to pushing this year's Cost of Government Day to August 19, 2010.

And then you can weep because at the rate Washington is spending money and with the additional debt being piled on us the Cost of Government Day will eventually have to be December 31.

Bailing Out Europe

Did you see on the Web and in the papers that Elizabeth Warren, Harry Reid's appointed Congressional Oversight Panel Chair, says that US taxpayer dollars disbursed during the "bailout" went to foreign countries?

Yup, that's right. Taxpayer money from the TARP bank bailout went to FOREIGN COUNTRY BANKS.

Elizabeth Warren is currently under consideration by Obama to head a new federal agency, probably some agency created in one of his massive bills that the Democrats all voted for, and she and her panel admitted that "billions of dollars in US rescue funds would up in big banks in France, Germany and other nations."

So let's understand this. As the US economy struggles to recover and desperately needs job creation, while Obama/Pelosi/Reid tripled our national deficit in just one year -- and that's money we US citizens are going to have to pay back -- our tax dollars spent on the bank bailout were flowing overseas to big foreign banks. And Ms. Warren explained, "There were no data about where this money was going," meaning what the overseas banks spent it on.

ABC News reports, "The most egregious case? AIG, naturally, where tens of billions of US taxpayer dollars went to Deutsche Bank and Societe Generale, among others." 43 of the 87 financial institutions that benefited from the AIG portion were foreign - that's 49%.

So while German and French banks benefited from our cash, the US taxpayers are left paying the bill. And we still have no jobs!

And how did the Obama administration respond to this report? They said the report "shows that Treasury worked effectively with its overseas partners in a number of ways to address the global financial crisis." "WORKED EFFECTIVELY..." That's all Obama had to say as US taxpayer dollars flowed into the welcoming hands of foreign bank.

The bank bailout was bad enough, but to find out that much of the money has been flowing into foreign banks is outrageous.

YOU MUST VOTE IN NOVEMBER AND THROW THE TRASH OUT OF WASHINGTON. That means anybody in Washington who voted for TARP. Our vote is the only way to put a stop to their agenda, which is to destroy our country.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Will Work For Food - A Job Please?

This morning the jobless report came out - another 500,000 first time claims were filed last week. I thought the Stimulus Bill was supposed to solve the jobless issue? But let's look at the stats. 18 months ago the Stimulus Bill passed at a cool $787 billion, but including interest on that debt the total comes to over one trillion dollars. 18 months later this is what we have: Unemployment hovering at 9.6%; around 7 million unemployed for 6 months of longer; 17 states have unemployment over 10%; around 4 million jobs lost since the Stimulus Bill was signed; 21% of homes in America are underwater with more owed than they are worth; 27 million are underemployed; home prices are down anywhere from 30-50% depending on where they are located; and Obama has spent even more - 34 billion on extending unemployment; 26 billion bailing out teachers and unions; 3 billion for home mortgage help and a myriad of other spending bills that have driven our debt over 10 trillion. And unemployment is still at 9.6%.

I would like to tell Obama and crew, IT'S NOT WORKING! STOP SPENDING!!

But then, I'm just an American citizen. Why would they listen to anything I have to say?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pelosi Has Foot In Mouth Disease

Well, well, Nancy Pelosi has done it again - she is calling for an investigation of the people who are opposed to building the mosque in the shadow of the Twin Towers in New York. Instead of investigating where the money is coming from to build it, whether or not terrorist groups are helping with the funding, the Lear Jet Liberal Pelosi wants to investigate 64% of Americans - that's the percentage of Americans who are against the mosque being built at Ground Zero. I sure hope Californians vote her out in November. She is an embarrassment to the state and they need to kiss her good bye.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I'm Gonna Whine - I Didn't Get Invited!

Why didn't Michelle invite me too? She invited 40 some friends along for a five-day trip to a luxury resort in Spain, and since my tax dollars paid for most of the trip I think I should have been able to go along.

Her entourage stayed at a Ritz-Carlton resort in the mountains outside Marbella occupying 60-70 rooms with rates starting at $400 and rising to $6500, yes, that's per night. According to CBS News the tax dollar portion of the vacation included approximately $146,000 round-trip cost for Air Force two, not counting ground time; about $95,000 in hotel costs for an estimated 70 security personnel (Secret Service and military, who get a $273-a-day government per diem); plus costs for the dozen or so cars in her motorcade, plus costs for meals, fuel for the cars, incidentals, etc. Three shifts of agents were needed for a trip of this magnitude. And the White House won't disclose the total cost to the taxpayer. Must be CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, I guess.

So where is the austerity they try to impose on us? Last month Michelle stated that parents "looking for things to do with their kids...Florida is a wonderful place to visit." So why didn't she take her kids to Florida, or the Gulf, where tourism is suffering tremendously, where the people would have been ever so grateful, where she urged us to vacation? The tax dollars spent in Spain may have provided a job or two to Gulf residents who are out of work due to the embargo on oil drilling in the Gulf, thanks to her husband. Oh, but I'm sorry, Florida and the Gulf aren't good enough for Queen Michelle.

Mr. Obama has urged frugality in lean economic times by cautioning families not to "blow a bunch of cash in Vegas." While most of the country is pinching pennies and downsizing summer travels, or foregoing them altogether, the Obamas don't seem to be heeding their own advice. The Material Girl and King Obama are elites, woefully out of touch with struggling unemployed American families.

What the Obamas do with their money is their business - but what they do with OURS is our business. And we as a country are out of money.

I can hardly wait until November 2010 and 2012 and onward from there!

Let me hear from you with your opinions and thoughts on whether or not you would like to have been invited along, since you also paid for it.

Amendment 28 - Ignored by Congress

Just received some interesting info, folks.

The 28th Amendment reads "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators or Representatives, and Congress shall make no law that apples to the Senators or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States."

Now for the reality: the US House and Senate voted themselves raises of $4700 and $5300 respectively. But they voted NOT to give you a SS cost of living raise in 2010 and 2011.

Medicare premiums will go up $285.60 for the two years, and you will not get the 3% COLA, which would be $660 per year.

Total two year loss to is $1600 or $3200 for a husband and wife. Yet over the same two years the House and Senate each get $10,000 raises.

They are all exempt from Obamacare and can stay on their Cadillac plans with us paying the bill for them.

And it's obvious the tax codes don't apply to many of the Obama-ites, since so many of them have figured out ways to fraudulently not pay their taxes.

Go you think the cost of drugs, doctors, taxes, food, clothing, fuel, etc., will increase? Absolutely. But that won't affect the Kings and Queens in Washington. They got a better raise and better benefits that should more than cover any increased costs.

Pretty obvious that Nancy, Harry, Chris, Charles, Barack, Ron Kind, et al, don't care about us.

But in 2010 we will have a chance to FIRE THEM! We can get rid of the sitting Congress, meaning 100% of the House, and up to 1/3 of the Senate.


Let me know your thoughts on this or any other subject in this blog. It's good to have an exchange of ideas.

Monday, August 16, 2010

To Mosque or Not To Mosque

Well, Obama has done it again. He said one thing on building a mosque in New York, before he said something else on building of a mosque in New York, and then said something else on building a mosque in New York. This time it only took him a day or so to change his tune. First Obama stays away from the subject citing "it's a local issue." Then speaking at a Muslim gathering Obama says religious liberty "includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan--." And the backlash started, not only from the Right, but from the Lefty Liberals, Obama's base. So Obama "clarified" that his remarks addressed only whether building the mosque was constitutionally defensible, not whether its construction is advisable. Then the next day, yet another White House clarification insisting that the president's statements did not mean he was backing away from his original statement. Are you confused yet?? This is another example of an on-again, off-again position from Obama and his troops. He doesn't really care so he swings with whichever way the political winds are blowing or whichever group he is addressing. Very much like he did during the campaign.

Press Sec Burton said "The president thinks it's his obligation to speak out when issues of the Constitution arise." So this is suddenly a Constitutional administration?

Wow, how dare Obama lecture us about our Constitutional right to religious freedom when he has stomped all over our Constitution since January, 2008. He only cares about our "Constitution" when it's politically expedient for him to care.

And again, Obama has missed the temperature of the American people on this one. While he is lecturing about religious freedom and the Constitution, he misses the fact that for Americans this has nothing to do with either. We know we have religious freedom. We know what our Constitution says. But this is an emotional issue. People lost brothers, sisters, fathers, wives, husbands, kids, over 3000 American souls gone - in a few short hours. And who did it? Muslim extremists. And if the purveyors of the mosque really wanted to "build bridges" and "heal our relations with Muslims," they would voluntarily move the dang thing. Their refusal to do so tells us all we need to know about their real motivation.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Stimulus Piggy Project

$700,000 spent to develop a joke machine. Yes, that's right. This is just one Piggy Project that got funding from Obama's stimulus bill. Sure makes me feel good to know my tax dollars are being well spent. Domestic spending has increased 20% so far n 2010 and will continue to grow because Obama/Pelosi/Reid and the Democrats keep right on spending. Our country is now borrowing 41 cents for every dollar we spend. It's fiscal Insanity and we can't continue down this road. Vote the Bums out in November. That's where our power lies.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

States Get Bailed Out

Pelosi/Obama called all Congressmen home yesterday from their August recess so they could vote on a bill to bail out the state employees unions. This is just the beginning of the state bail outs by the feds. The $26 billion dollar bill passed Congress with the voting along party lines, all Dems for it, all Reps against it. It's nothing more than another pay off to the unions because most of this money will go to teachers' unions and public employee unions. The money will end up in the hands of unions through union dues, then the unions will take the money and continue to buy elections through contributions to candidates and running attack ads. So we are paying to elect whomever the unions want elected.

Why should we have to pay for states who have been big spenders and have been unable to control their debt? Under that theory it makes no sense for ANY state to be fiscally responsible when Washington will just cover the bill. How Stupid Are They in Washington?

It's a Cash For Democrats Relection Program at our expense. It is such a scam and is helping to further shove us off the Debt Cliff into oblivion with no way out. And it's just the beginning. The other states will not come calling, and as long as the Dems are in control they will never say no. VOTE IN NOVEMBER, IT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT VOTE OF YOUR LIFE!

And how much do you think it cost to have over 500 Congressmen fly back to Washington for this one vote? But who's counting, certainly not Pelosi/Obama and Crowd.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Refinance Train Wreck

Just in time for the November elections, Obama has proposed to "refinance" 15 million mortgages that are currently under water. Cost? 800 billion dollars. Also contained within the proposal is a plan to relax qualifying standards for home loans so people who don't qualify suddenly qualify. Isn't that what got us into the current housing mess?

I believe the American public is too smart to fall for this. Nothing is "free." The fun and games must end. Someone has to pay for this, and it won't be the "rich," it will be our kids and grandkids. This is a carrot being dangled in front of you, but it will enslave future generations to outrageous taxes. It's a slow motion train wreck waiting for the crash, and the crash is guaranteed to happen. Don't Fall For This At Election Time! Please!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Medicare Fraud and Obamacare

According to a report out of Washington, (Associated Press) Medicare had $835 million in questionable payments in 2007. In 2009 the fraud identified in Medicare was $36 billion. Quite a hike, don't you think? Is that Bush oversite versus Obama oversite?

Medicare now hires independent contractors to ferret out fraud, and pays them well over $100 million per year to find it. Yet the contractors find only about 5-7% of the ongoing fraud. Isn't this just like the government? Hire ineffective companies to find the fraud, and then don't bother making sure the companies you hire are doing a satisfactory job. Just keep on paying them and paying them for sloppy results. And this is the government that is going to run our health care system.

Teachers or Viagra - Choose One

Milwaukee school district is in a financial crisis and is facing hundreds of layoffs. Sound serious? Should be, but the Milwaukee teachers' union is fighting to get tax-payer funded Viagra. There's been a 2-year legal battle over this issue, the union saying if a necessary treatment and the school district saying we need to save money. The union, at the same time they are demanding this benefit, is also protesting 682 layoff notices issued to teachers for the coming school year. Reinstating the drug benefit (yea, that's right, it used to be covered before funds got tight) would cost $786,000 - the cost of approximately a dozen first-year teachers.

So would they rather have the drug or jobs or pension benefits? Gotta choose, can't have it all. Let me clarify, the TAXPAYER, many of whom are out of work, cannot continue to pay for everything.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Obama gift to the Unions

Hey, folks, it's back. We thought "Card Check" was gone, but Obama has now come forward with another bill, this one called the "Free Choice Act," which is Card Check in disguise. It's a new gift and another payoff to the unions from Obama that will add costs and kill innovation and further protect union workers no matter how inept they are. Thanks, Obama.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Government Motors in Mexico

So, we bailed out GM (Government Motors because we own over 60% of the company, purchased with taxpayer money), and we did this to save/create American jobs. And in case you don't remember, the GM bond holders were "out" and the unions were "in" when it came to divvying up the company. And now GM is investing $500 million in a new plant. So wouldn't you say this is good news? Government Motors is a friend of the unions and is finally creating jobs with taxpayer bailout money? Wouldn't you think, wow, it worked, Government Motors is helping out the workers and the people in Detroit?

Well, you would be very wrong. GM, Obama Government Motors, is building that new plant in MEXICO. Construction will start later this year. So goodbye thousands of American jobs and $500 million American dollars. Thanks, Obama. Thanks, GM. But gee whiz, Mr. Obama, why would you allow this to happen? Your word was law when you took over General Motors, so why don't you "just say no" to this move to Mexico? Oh, that's right, you could care less about Americans who are out of work. You're only interested in golfing, vacationing, and enjoying the percs of the office. Thank goodness you will be a one term president.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Obese Feds watching Obesity

The battle of the bulge is about to become public knowledge for Unlike Sam. BMI (body mass index), which is supposedly an obesity indicator, is now required to be part of our health records, in addition to height and weight. And ALL of our health records are required to be electronic by 2014. Our records will be available for access by the national health exchanges that are mandated by Obamacare. Health professionals who don't meet this reporting requirement will face reduced Medicare and Medicaid payments.

The BMI reporting requirement is part of the stimulus bill that was passed. It is not part of Obamacare. The problem, of course is that BMI is very arbitrary. What's obese for one persons height, weight and body structure may not be obese for someone else.

Big Brother is coming for us, folks. And once our health record are electronically in the hands of the government nothing will be private. Ever heard of identity theft? There's no way the feds can protect these records.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Freedom of Information Act stomped on by Obama

Guess what's in the finance bill that all of Congress/Obama voted for? The SEC is now exempt from the Freedom of Information Act (open records law). This is a very big deal. They are exempt from providing information to the media or anyone else on their regulatory and over site activity. I guess that means that the pornography activities perpetrated by SEC high ranking officials would never have been discovered, if this new rule had been in effect over the last two years.

Oh, you haven't heard about Pornogate at the SEC? Well, this is the story. 33 of the SEC's highest level managers (wages from 99,000 to 223,000) have used government computers to access and download porn. Examples include: (1) use of office laptop to view porn while on official government travel: (2) a staff accountant accessed porn sites 1800 times in a two week period and had over 600 images saved on her government laptop-yes, that's "her": (3) a senior attorney ran out of space on his government computer for downloaded images so he burned them onto CDs and DVDs (government property) that he stored in his government office. He admitted that he sometimes spent as much as 8 hours a day viewing porn on his government computer. This guy is one of the highest paid managers at the SEC. These are just some examples of what our tax dollars are paying for.

So far none of the guilty have been fired from their high paying government jobs, nor have they been charged with trafficking in porn. It sure appears that a different standard applies to highly paid, high ranking government employees than would apply to the general public.

This must be the explanation why the SEC failed to catch Bernie Madolff, the banks and others before they robbed and cheated and defrauded Americans out of their life savings. The SEC was too busy getting their jollies on porn sites and couldn't be bothered with doing their jobs. It's a classic example of our tax dollars being sucked into the sewer. And going into the future? Activities like this will never be discovered thanks to the SEC exemption from the Freedom of Information Act enacted by Obama.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Legal vs. Illegals vs. Obama

Rush just received a call from an American citizen whose wife is from the Ukraine. She has been in the US with him for 10 years completing her PHd. She applied for US citizenship 10 years ago. She has now completed her PHd and wants to stay here while her citizenship process is completed (10 years and counting). There is some arcane rule about people like her having to return to their "home country" for "two years" before completion of US citizenship. You can apply for a waiver to this rule. Since they have made their home in the US, her husband is a citizen of the US, and her paperwork is in the process of being completed they applied for a waiver. They were denied based on the fact that they have too small of a debt load (she worked and paid for her education, didn't get student loans/grants, thus saving us taxpayers lots of bucks), neither of them is handicapped, and therefore, no waiver. She must leave the US for two years, and her husband will, of course, go with her. She must go to the "end of the line." So let me make sure I've got this right. A highly educated PHd with little or no debt has to leave the country but the uneducated illegals can come across our borders at will and we have to support them in every way? Thus says Obama and Congress and ICE. Bring on November, I am ready!

Mayberry, RFD

Did you see the Andy Griffith commercial on TV last night? It's a return to Mayberry, I think, except he's much older. The ad is designed to convince "older" people that the health care bill is good for us. The ad says things like did you get your free blah blah, and just wait, there's more free stuff coming, like free check ups, decreased prescription drug prices, lots of good things coming in the future due to the health care bill. He's desperately trying to convince us that Obamacare is going to be good for us. What he doesn't tell us is that the ad cost $700,000 and was paid for by OUR TAX DOLLARS! Figure that one out, the government using our own money to convince us that we should love something we already don't want. Wonder how much Andy got for his endorsement? Maybe he did it for free, since his political position is well known - very liberal left.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ron Kind Listening Session Today

Today I attended Kind's listening session in Hudson. He has represented the 3rd Cong. District since 1996, 13 years. During the session today he talked about earmark reform and how it is long overdue. He said Social Security adjustments have been delayed for too long. He said large corporate farmers have received most of the farm subsidies and this has to change. He said "the deficit is unsustainable." He said he supports leaving the Bush tax cuts on anyone earning over $250,000, those "rich bankers and Wall Street types", because we need to raise revenue. But the gentleman in the audience who asked about the Bush tax cuts was certainly no "rich banker or Wall Street type."

He didn't get to my question, but if he had I would have asked him, Where were you for the last 13 years if you think these things have now gone on long enough? He's voted with Nancy Pelosi 93% of the time. That should tell you everything you need to know about Ron Kind. I believe Pelosi does not represent the values of Western WI, and according to his voting record, neither does Ron Kind.

I will mention one last thing. When I have attended these sessions in the past they have put the question sheets in order of your arrival so if you arrive early you have a good chance of getting called on. So I arrived very early and was one of the first to submit a question. Because of my early arrival I expected to be called on. However, I sat in the very front of the room and observed Mr. Kind's aide previewing the question sheets and separating them into two piles. At first I thought he was separating them by subject. But two piles wouldn't fit that agenda. He then handed Mr. Kind one of the piles and the aide kept the other pile. At that point I knew I would not be called on. Mr. Kind's office knows who I am.

They don't know me by face, but they certainly know my name because I email them and call them regularly, each time filling in my name. I was absolutely certain my question was put into the pile that the aide kept to himself. I can hardly wait until November, 2010 to throw him out of office. He's been there way too long.