9/30/2011

Vivid Fall Colors

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –September 30 –

The sun wasn’t out, but here’s some cloudy day pictures. They’re around where we live, and we enjoy them several times each day.

My wife likes flowers, and a lot of them are the real thing. She also likes artificial flowers. I like the real thing, outdoors, a whole lot better. It’s supposed to get down into the 40’s here tonight, which is about as cold as a hibiscus can stand. We’re going to take our hibiscus to our daughter’s church.

I remember fields of mums at Northeast, Pennsylvania, when I was trucking. They stand cold temperatures quite well.

I hope you have a pleasant week end.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

impatiens office exposure

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mums assorted colors

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pink mum

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Pass The Bill To Find Out What's In It| Pass It Now! IV

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –September 30 –

Now we come to the current portion of “Pass It Now”!

Durban says that the Socialist Democrats don't have the votes to pass the "jobs bill". This is another hit on Obama's rhetoric "Pass it now"!

President Obama’s words have become almost meaningless. Even his own party cannot support his outrageous ideas. Krauthammer says he’s delusional. Krauthammer says that  President Obama says he’s ready to discuss cuts, but he has never put a cut on the table. I certainly won’t argue with that.

The Solyndra saga

Green jobs are part of the stimulus bill. Solyndra went broke under suspicious circumstances, but now the saga continues. More loans to “Green” companies may be laundering money to repay losers in the Solyndra debacle. All the shady dealings involve Socialist Democrats.

Steve Mitchell and Argonaut Private Equity might have a chance to recoup some of their losses in the Solyndra debacle now that the Department of Energy has given a $737 million dollar loan guarantee to a company backed by Argonaut that also lists Mitchell as a "board participant." Washington Examiner

So, the Obama administration is participating in a fraudulent racket. When a Socialist Democrat loses money, find a way to funnel money to him to recoup his loses.

Obamacare

The Obamacare supporters, like Jay Carney, are on their soapboxes proclaiming that they are confident that Obamacare will be found to be constitutional. So what?

What I care about is keeping health care out of government. The government couldn’t run the railroads in WWII. Fannie and Freddie are a basket case. The Department of Energy would be a joke, if it wasn’t so sad that they are useless.

Health care should be in the private sector, not in the government sector.

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9/29/2011

Pass The Bill To Find Out What's In It| Pass It Now! III

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Anything Wrong With This Picture?

Pass The Bill To Find Out What's In It| Pass It Now! I

Pass The Bill To Find Out What's In It| Pass It Now! II

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –September 29 –

August 2010

When Congress passed the $862 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009, otherwise known
as the stimulus bill, it passed with assurances that it would stem the loss of American jobs and keep the
economy from floundering. As most can see, it hasn’t.
Eighteen months since the law’s passage, millions of jobs are still gone and the economy is as uncertain as
ever. The only thing getting a boost is our national debt – the stimulus has helped push it 23 percent
higher, to $13.2 trillion, a new record. Source

Now, the whole game has changed. There is a debt limit, a supercommittee, and S&P downgraded our credit rating.

What is the national debt now, September 29, 2011?   The National Debt Clock   $14,776 trillion and rising.

The national debt per taxpayer was $104,000 on August 2, 2011. Wednesday 10 PM EDT September 28 is was $131,686. So it went up $27,000 per taxpayer since August.

All the wealth of the rich, will not pay for what is being spent.

A tax bill was passed on property in Greece today. They didn’t even try to tax the rich, because they knew it wouldn’t work.

All the Marxists in Greece are in for a big, big, surprise.

A word to the wise is sufficient.

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9/28/2011

Pass The Bill To Find Out What’s In It| Pass It Now! II

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Pass The Bill To Find Out What’s In It| Pass It Now!…I   previous article

Link to 100 stimulus projects that give taxpayers the blues

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –September 28 –

As we detail in this third report in a series, some projects accomplish such questionable goals as putting
in new windows at a vacant government building, replacing a new sidewalk with an even newer one, or
money for a park that is only accessible by boat or plane. Link to 100 stimulus projects that give taxpayers the blues

I have noted the following:

To condone a $308 million; 9. Power Plant Construction Won’t Start for at Least Two Years (Kern County, CA), is irresponsible, especially when taken together with the rest of the wasteful spending. $308 million is not chump change, no matter how devoted and loyal a person is to a group of socialist Democrats. This bill denigrates the professional management skills prominent in a capitalistic society. It shows a blatant lack of discipline in running a country. It makes a mockery of the Chinese and other investors, who hope they have a risk free investment in United States securities.. This is just for starters, before I do some research. I promise to come up with more negative adjectives to describe the defensive behavior, which spins the wasteful spending as just a minor, acceptable, behavior.

None of the participants in the stimulus have been punished, except the socialist Democrats in the House, who were removed in November of 2010. The legislators and President Obama should be punished. Their actions should bring consequences, but it possibly won’t. Another possibility would be to amend the constitution, so that whatever it takes; bad behavior is not rewarded, and is in fact punished. I’ll leave specific amendment ideas to the lawyers.

 

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9/27/2011

Pass The Bill To Find Out What’s In It| Pass It Now!…I

Pelosi Pass the bill

 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania –September 27 –

I’m just finding out what was in the almost $1 trillion stimulus bill, which didn’t reduce the nation’s unemployment.

Where some of the money went, and some is still supposed to go:

Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................... 4

1. Forest Service to Replace Windows in Visitor Center Closed in 2007 (Amboy, WA) -

$554,763 ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2. “Dance Draw” - Interactive Dance Software Development (Charlotte, NC) - $762,372 ............ 6

3. North Shore Connector to Professional Sports Stadiums, Casino (Pittsburgh, PA) - $62

million ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7

4. FEMA Stalls Two Texas Fire Stations More Than a Year, Increases Costs (San Antonio, TX)

- $7.3 million ..................................................................................................................................................... 9

5. Abandoned Train Station Converted Into Museum (Glassboro, NJ) - $1.2 million ................... 10

6. Ants Talk. Taxpayers Listen (San Francisco, CA) - $1.9 million ......................................................... 11

7. Stimulus Project Threatens Pastor’s House (Newark, OH) - $1.8 million ...................................... 12

8. Old Abandoned Iron Furnace Gets Facelift after Money Squandered on Same Project Years

Before (Fitchburg, KY) – $357,710 ................................................................................................................. 14

9. Power Plant Construction Won’t Start for at Least Two Years (Kern County, CA) - $308

million ...................................................................................................................................................................... 15

10. Town Replaces New Sidewalks With Newer Sidewalks That Lead to Ditch (Boynton, OK) -

$89,298 ..................................................................................................................................................................... 16

http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=a7e82141-1a9e-4eec-b160-6a8e62427efb

Please open the link and go to “Ants” $1.9 million ; 6.

9/26/2011

Cold, Cold, Heart

Charlie was on the Grand Ole Opry last Saturday night.

This is a little entertainment for today.

 

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Spread the Wealth|Alternative

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America Is Being Hijacked

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 26 –

We all know what “spreading the wealth” means. We are living in the sprouting of a spread the wealth society. It means “taking” from the rich, and giving to the poor. There is so much giving going on that the wealth of the rich could only run the country for two months or less. The Chinese and investors pay for our irresponsibility. It means destruction of the middle class and everyone is becoming equally miserable. Money is being printed like crazy, and hopefully hyperinflation will not occur immediately.

Faith in God is foolish. We are supposed to accept coveting our neighbor’s property. It’s okay to legally steal, and a civilian security force has been proposed.

"There is, however, another tradition of American political thought: a belief in justice as opportunity. Instead of focusing on the fair distribution of wealth in a static economy, presidents such as Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan set out to increase the economic rewards for enterprise and ambition. They honored risk-taking, not risk-aversion. They talked not just of equality for those at the bottom of the social ladder but of a chance to rise upon it. For Lincoln, the “leading object” of the government was “to elevate the condition of men — to lift artificial weights from all shoulders — to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all — to afford all an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life.” Obama's flawed sense of fairness

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9/25/2011

Stealth is Not a Good Idea

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 25 –

I’m on a stealth kick. Various community organizers have advocated stealth. One prominent example is Saul Alinsky. He practiced avoiding words like overthrow governments with “attaining power”. He wanted to be sneaky. He didn’t want to talk about armed revolution, because he thought that people would be turned off by the idea. According to Stanley Kurtz, “socialist successes in the 20th century were the products of stealth”.

More from Radical in Chief by Stanley Kurtz: [1]

Hidden socialist maneuvering stand behind a good deal of modern American community organizing. Socialism would take over the government and establish a new society; a prelude to a broader socialist revolution and probable armed struggle. A female socialist put forth this idea; truly reaching socialism or feminism will likely take a revolution that is in fact violent, a rupture with the old ways, in which the current ruling class and elites are wiped out.

Obamacare is not about health care; it is about the stealth destruction of capitalism.

Modern community organizations themselves can best be understood as miniature front groups, little coalitions crossing ideological lines, best maneuvered from behind by socialist organizers. A popular front strategy means stealth. Don’t use socialist language. Drop socialist from your name.

So, if stealth is exposed, socialism will be harmed.

How many times have you heard President Obama repeat his “spread the wealth around” words to Joe the plumber? None that I know of. I get the impression that his words were unintended. President also said some significant words in a speech in Colorado:

Senator Obama was nearly 17 minutes into his July 2 speech  in Colorado Springs, Colorado when he deviated from his pre-released script and performed without the teleprompter net saying,

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force [2] that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." (emphasis added)

The immediate context for that amazing statement was a preview of parts of his plan to vastly expand community service opportunities for Americans of nearly all ages. He said,

"People of all ages, stations, and skills will be asked to serve."

[1} Stanley Kurtz backs up his statements in his book Radical in Chief

[2] the word “force” is significant

 

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9/23/2011

Monument to Goluckydonald

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Monument to Goluckydonald

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 23 –

Here’s the story about this wheel:

This wheel represents about 30 years of my life. It’s located at my daughter’s house near Pittsburgh. It will probably be at my daughter’s house for a number of years. My two sons visit my daughter’s house as does my wife. I’m about 7 years older than my wife, so she’ll probably be around after I’m gone. Two of my grandchildren will see the wheel for years to come. I don’t have any great grandchildren now, but it could be that they will see the truck wheel.

I travelled about 160,000 miles a year for about 30 years. That’s a total of about 5 million miles; 4.8 million miles to be exact. A truck lasts about a million miles, so, that’s about 5 trucks worth.

I’ve seen the time when the truck wheels wouldn’t pull the load uphill on icy roads. In fact the truck would come to a halt and begin to slide backwards. I’ve also seen the time when the second trailer would start sliding toward the berm. Then there’s wind while pulling an empty box trailer. The wind will tilt the trailer up in the air, and sometimes trailers turn over. Finally, there’s explosions. A fuel tanker will explode with the slightest spark. Turning on an ordinary flashlight can make a spark, which will cause an explosion.

9/22/2011

New York Times|Obama|Washington Post

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 22 – 

I'm a sap by David Brooks in the New York Times is one example of dissatisfaction by Liberals with Obama.

We’re not going to simplify the tax code, but by God Obama’s going to raise taxes on rich people who give to charity! We’ve got to do something to reduce the awful philanthropy surplus plaguing this country!

Jennifer Rubin of the left leaning Washington Post, verifies the Left's distaste for Obama by quoting Brooks and adding her own thoughts.

But self-delusion can be a powerful thing. Once the spell is broken, however, the anger from deception and the hurt of disappointment can be equally powerful. If Brooks is experiencing that, do you suppose the independents, moderate Democrats and liberal Republicans who voted for Obama in 2008 may be undergoing a similar awakening? There is one difference, however: The voters caught on a year or so ago. They aren’t saps.

Leftists tell me that I don't know what a Marxist is; David Brooks and Jennifer Rubin know what a Marxist is, when they write about President Obama.

Leftists only believe leftist sources. Well, here are two leftist sources calling President Obama a leftist. It doesn't get any better than that.

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9/21/2011

Envy|Worldwide Curse

love thy neighbor

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 21 –

The world is full of hate and discontent.

Much of that hate and discontent is brought on by envy.

Envy is:

Envy (also called invidiousness) is best defined as an emotion that "occurs when a person lacks another's (perceived) superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it. Wikipedia

Religion is part of Muslim hate for Jews. Is it possible that Muslims hate Jews because of envy? I would suggest that Muslims envy the Western world. Mohammed Atta drank booze and lived it up, but crashing into one of the Twin Towers was not an act of love for his neighbors.

Further, much hate and discontent evolves between the poor and the rich. I would suggest that President Obama and Democrats use envy as a tool. Communism uses envy as a tool.

Writers of comments show themselves as victims of envy.

Warning:

Reading this may change your behavior to some extent.

Love thy neighbor as thyself

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9/20/2011

Why Obama should withdraw

Obama screenshot 

“I’m just a Marxist, failed community organizer, elected to deprive Americans their liberty & freedom”

Read Article 

In the event he wins, Obama could find himself with Republicans in control of both houses of Congress. Then he will long for the good old days of 2011. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner will bound out of bed each day eager to make his life miserable. Source

If he runs for re-election, Obama may find that the only fate worse than losing is winning. Source

  • Maybe a good attitude adjustment, would be a good thing.
  • However, once a Marxist, always a Marxist.

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9/19/2011

My New Laptop

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Attribution: Wiki Products

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 19 –

The image is similar to my laptop, but is not exactly like mine. I had a bunch of possible images, and I picked one that looked similar.

My laptop:

15.5 inch screen

Intel I5 processor

4 gigs RAM

500 gig hard drive

Wireless connection

Price $449 plus state tax

From: Best Buy

Price, availability, and specifications were the main reasons for my selection. I considered buying an I Pad, but I didn’t want to pay connection fees.

We were going to doggie sit, and there was no computer available there. We have finished one week of doggie sitting, and we were able to use the computer. It worked well. My wife said that it is faster than her desktop. I have had insignificant problems, like the touch pad buttons were protected with stick on tape, and I didn’t know that it could be removed.

It was nice to be able to use the Newsvine web site at the doggie sitting location.

I wanted to be able to access the Internet on wi fi connections around our area. So, the other day I went to McDonalds and tried it out. An ATT connection came up and I clicked on it. A user agreement came up and I agreed. Then a McDonalds browser came up. I entered the Newsvine URL into the McDonalds browser and Newsvine came up. I made a couple comments, and went back to the car. My wife had been shopping and she came to the car. We went home, and I was one happy camper.

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9/18/2011

Obama in the News

 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 18 –

I was going to seed an article, which said that Obama needs to make personnel changes. I took a look and there are quite a few results for Obama September Discontent. Carville talks about firing Obama advisors, but that doesn’t take into account dissatisfaction in Hollywood, and among the Jewish population. Carville talks about firing at the bottom; how about firing from the top down. That of course would be unthinkable to a Democrat. Another article  stated that Obama has been in trouble before, and pulled out of it. In those cases, entire groups had not been alienated as they are now.

I don’t expect anyone to read all the following articles, but please read the titles. I did read all of the articles.

For Obama, another September of discontent 

Disappointed Hollywood Giving Obama Cold Shoulder

Anger at Obama propels Turner win

NY-9: Oh yes, Obama has a Jewish problem 

Now, we’ll see what Leroy Brown and Axlerod try to do to Carville.

 

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9/17/2011

To Try to Reelect President Obama is a Bad Idea

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President Obama Pissed

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 15 –

There are at least 10 major reasons to not reelect President Obama.

President Obama and his administration use Chicago thug tactics to implement their ideas. Solyndra is the current example. They pushed the Solyndra thing through, without due diligence.

President Obama and his administration propose bills, which are extremely large and complicated. Obamacare is an example; 2600 pages, which contain the basis for a “civilian force”.

A President Obama, with a “civilian force”, is an abuse of power; keeping in mind what “Radical in Chief” says about President Obama, and his Marxist activities.

Then there’s bribery. Ben Nelson (D) Nebraska was bribed when Obamacare was being debated, and it was not the only bribe.

Nancy Pelosi’s “Pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it”, is an extremely bad idea. Should we “Pass it now”, the jobs bill, without due diligence like the Solyndra thing was handled?

Harry Reid has nixed the haste to “pass it now”, and I’ll give him credit, but haste was another flaw in the passage of Obamacare. Haste is another flaw in President Obama that we don’t need for four more years.

Bypassing Congress is a bad idea. The current administration used the EPA to legislate. President Obama recently backed off EPA regulations, but President Obama has in effect legislated in Immigration and Customs Enforcement. President Obama and the Administration ruled that only criminals would be deported.

Czars are a bad idea. Van Jones is the poster child of a bad czar.

Funneling money to unions through legislation is a bad idea. President Obama’s “jobs bill” is an example of efforts to funnel money to unions through teachers and construction workers.

Badmouthing the constitution is a bad idea.

Transforming our country is, and was, a bad idea.

Last, Marxism is a bad idea. We were warned when President Obama said that he wanted to “spread the wealth around”. We see clearly now the implications of that statement.

 

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9/16/2011

Random Pictures

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Corn Cobs

I was born and raised on a farm. I’m fond of simple things like corn cobs. I found these corn cobs at a farmer’s market near Pittsburgh. The grain elevator near where I lived, when I was young, was powered by a steam engine. The furnace to make the steam used corn cobs.

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Pittsburgh Mills

Pittsburgh Mills is one of the shopping malls in our area. I took a shot one day, when we went to Olive Garden to eat. The camera that I use has a LCD and no view finder, so it is difficult to see outside in bright light. I drape a sweater or something over my head to make the LCD more visible.

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Farm Market

This corn field is behind a farm market, which sells primarily meat. The same people, who own the market, own the corn field behind it. There’s a cow pasture adjacent to the corn field, but the cows weren’t out. They have their own animals butchered, and sell the meat themselves.

 

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9/15/2011

People|Events|Ideas

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 15 –
My experience has been that small minds talk about people.  Pelosi is one example. Her flying expenses, money spent on booze, et cetera, have been discussed. Bush and Cheney, the Koch brothers, Reagan, and Franklin D. Roosevelt are often discussed.
Sometimes, It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt  Mark Twain
The elections in New York and Nevada yesterday were events. Average minds discuss events. I suspect that I fall into the first two categories. However, I do venture into ideas from time to time.
Marxism is an idea. If there is doubt in your mind about what Marxism is, look it up on Wikipedia, or some other source. I’m convinced that President Obama is a Marxist. Stanley Kurtz, and others are convinced that President Obama is a Marxist.
Big spending is an idea. I’m not positive, but I’m of the opinion that big spending is supposed to keep advocates of it, in power. President Obama and Democrats fit into the big spending category. I thought they might relent from big spending after the recent debt limit crisis, but I was wrong. They just passed a $500 billion raise in the debt limit ceiling in the Senate. So much for spending restraint!
Finally, universal health care is an idea. Lenin believed that healthcare was a step toward Marxism. Remember Lenin’s idea, when you think about how President Obama and Democrats operate.

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9/13/2011

More Like Forest Gump|More Like Leroy Brown

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 13 –

Forest Gump was a capitalist. He bought a fishing boat and went into business as

a commercial fisherman. Forest was more of a county boy, and wasn’t a city boy. He served in the Army, and witnessed the deaths of his comrades.

He is also famous for wise quotes:

“Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get”. is one of them.

Another quote is: “Stupid is as stupid does”.

Leroy Brown  lived on the south side of Chicago the badest part of town, liked fancy cars, carried a 32, and had a razor in his shoe. Leroy was a gambler. He like his fancy clothes. Lyrics

The question is:

Which of these two people is President Obama similar to?

Is he a county boy or a city boy?

Is he a gambler?

Was he ever in any kind of military service, where comrades died?

Forest owned a successful business.

When President Obama was elected, did the people know what they were getting?

After a failed stimulus, would you say the jobs bill is “Stupid is as stupid does”?

Did Forest Gump wear fancy clothes?

President Obama, “Pass this bill!”; 17 times.

 

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9/12/2011

Extraterrestial|Transparency

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It has been my good fortune to connect with Extraterrestial. I suggest that you go to his Newsvine column for more information. Extraterrestial is omnicient and omnipotent. He has difficulty typing because he has eight fingers, all of which are connected by webs. You know, like webs on a ducks foot.

In the normal course of events, Extraterrestial made a comment on one of my articles. I knew in an instant that this was an epiphany!

    Extraterrestrial

    Hell! that sounds even better!!! "Obama Keeps His Word On Transparency! We See Right Through Him!" (something like that maybe?) :-]

    OR....."Get the transparency out of the W.H. and back in the government!"

    #20.1 - Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:39 PM EDT

"Obama Keeps His Word On Transparency! We See Right Through Him!"

This is an excellent slogan for the 2012 presidential campaign. Please use it wherever possible, and as often as possible.

Can you see through this: Video

Extraterrestial can!

9/11/2011

The Jobs Bill|Medicare and Social Security|Debt Limit

Medicare and Social Security

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 11 –

The President’s jobs bill could weaken chances of Medicare and Social Security’s survival. Case in point: Has the $500 billion already cut from Medicare, strengthened Medicare? If the supercommittee is forced to make across the board cuts, Medicare and Social Security will probably be cut some more.

The financial activities of the Federal Government defy standard accounting principles. Losses of revenue are discussed as expenses, by Democrats and others.

    In common usage, an expense or expenditure is an outflow of money to another person or group to pay for an item or service, or for a category of costs  Wikipedia

The above says that an expense is an outflow of money.

If we cannot agree on the meaning of words, confusion will result, and that is what we have with the Federal Government; confusion.

Social Security taxes are supposed to be used to provide Social Security benefits, but the Federal Government hijacks the taxes for Social Security and uses them for its convenience. To me, this is more than confusion, it is legal misappropriation.

Paul Ryan seems to understand the machinations of the Federal Government, and I have more confidence in him than Harry Reid and Pelosi for example. Pelosi’s statement that you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it, put her on my ignore list. The passage of the $500 billion debt limit increase, in the Senate, put Democrats and Harry Reid on my alarm alert.

Beware! Indiscriminate debt limit increases will lead to scrutiny by lenders and credit agencies. Scrutiny by lenders and credit rating agencies led to austerity in Greece and other places.

9/09/2011

President Obama’s Jobs Speech

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 9 –

Here’s some preliminary reactions to the speech. I notice that the price tag is $450 billion, almost half a trillion, if the image I saw was correct.

Pass this bill, and hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged young people will have the hope and the dignity of a summer job next year.

At what cost? Everything in this bill will be paid for?

Pass this jobs bill, and companies will get a $4,000 tax credit if they hire anyone who has spent more than six months looking for a job. (Applause.) We have to do more to help the long-term unemployed in their search for work. This jobs plan builds on a program in Georgia that several Republican leaders have highlighted, where people who collect unemployment insurance participate in temporary work as a way to build their skills while they look for a permanent job. The plan also extends unemployment insurance for another year. (Applause.) If the millions of unemployed Americans stopped getting this insurance, and stopped using that money for basic necessities, it would be a devastating blow to this economy. Democrats and Republicans in this chamber have supported unemployment insurance plenty of times in the past. And in this time of prolonged hardship, you should pass it again -- right away. (Applause.)

There at least two items mentioned, which will cost money, and one which will reduce revenue.

Right now, Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary -- an outrage he has asked us to fix. (Laughter.)

O’Reilly says that what Buffet says is untrue, and O’Reilly is probably correct.

And I intend to take that message to every corner of this country.

Will it be taken to all 57 states?

I think everyone is aware of President Obama’s past and his ideology. I have no confidence in him, his proposed legislation, or his accomplices.

The word: “stimulus” is absent. This President and his administration maximizes the use of euphemisms. Why? They try to fool people.

All the construction jobs should be classified as stimulus.

It will take time to analyze this speech

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63043.html#ixzz1XPfwbMD0

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9/08/2011

Barack Obama Did It

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 8 –

The blame game got very close to the final minutes this week.

Barack Obama and Democrats have blamed, blamed, and blamed, over and over, ad nauseum. Every time I listened, read, or watched; it was Bush and Cheney’s fault.

Mr. Axelrod and Mr. Gibbs; please try blaming this one on anyone except Barack Obama:

President Obama has decided, on his own, to reduce the number of troops in Iraq to 3,000.

John McCain stated his disapproval of President Obama’s decision on Greta Van Susteren’s  show last night, and Lindsey Graham did also. My understanding, which could be wrong, is that Barack Obama has taken action on his own. He has disregarded the advice of the top military and civilian leaders; not once, but twice.

He announced to our enemies that he was going to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan.

He has announced that he is going to reduce the number of troops in Iraq to 3000. It is my understanding that experts advised 10,000 to 15,000 troops in Iraq.

I am an ordinary person, but announcing strategy to the enemy is not wise, as was done in the case of the strategy in Afghanistan.

Accusations have been made that these decisions were political. I wonder if George Soros, John Podesta, Van Jones, Center for American Progress, or David Axelrod, now, overrule the advice of top military and civilian leaders. I wonder whether the Iraq and Afghanistan decisions were political decisions on the part of President Obama.

I wonder how much blood of our military will be shed as the result of President Obama’s decisions, and I wonder whether President Obama’s mind accepts killing as a political strategy.

He has taken action, which may come back to haunt him in the upcoming election, and in history. The decisions are his, he owns them.

 

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9/07/2011

Radical in Chief: Community Organizer Revisited

Community organizer is a euphemism

Community organizer has a great sound to it. It brings visions of legitimacy, honor, honesty, and acceptance.

I’m going to present the other side of the picture.

Barack Obama operated on the south side of Chicago. Barack Obama likes luxury; like a custom Continental and an El Dorado too. It wouldn’t surprise me, if Barack Obama had a 32 gun in his pocket, and a razor in his shoe.

I spent many years in and near Chicago, and I kept a loaded shotgun in my trucks. So, I wouldn’t condemn Barack Obama for doing likewise.

“Badder than old King Kong”

“Meaner than a junk yard dog”

These are not the nice descriptions euphemistically presently draped upon the Barack Obama image.

“LeRoy shootin dice”

“Don’t call my bluff”, Barack Obama.

“LeRoy looked like a jigsaw puzzle

with a couple pieces gone”

Barack Obama could end up looking like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple pieces gone.

Barack Obama was an activist, who opposed expansion of the landfill on the south side of Chicago. He was a trouble maker, a rabble rouser, and he promoted disobedience. He participated in setting up a break-in, meant to intimidate a coalition of businesses and neighborhood leaders into dropping a landfill expansion deal. [1] This incident is just one example, there are more, which I will not go into for the sake of brevity.

 

Croce, 30, Maury Muehleisen, 24, and four others died in a small commercial plane crash on September 20, 1973, shortly before his ABC single, "I Got a Name", was to be released. Wikipedia

 

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[1] Radical in Chief  Stanley Kurtz   Pg 126-127

9/06/2011

Radical in Chief: Foreign Connections

Obama Chandoo Sohale Siddiqi, from Karachi

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 6 –

One of the first things that President Obama did. was to remove Churchill's bust. This was disrespect of, and an insult to, a long time ally of the United States. Are there more people in the United States, sympathetic to Britain and Israel, and Jews and Christians, than there are to Muslims and Egypt? Pakistan?

President Obama and his mother have ties to Pakistan.

It is quite clear that Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, did indeed work and live in Pakistan as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), working on a project in Gujranwalla

The mother of American Presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, Mrs. Ann Dunham lived in Pakistan for five years. During this time, Barack Obama also visited his mother and stayed for a few month(s). Mrs. Ann Dunham was hired as a consultant by the Asian Development Bank for Pakistan Agricultural Development Bank’s Gujranwalla Agricultural Development Program. This program began in 1987 and ended in 1992.

He was in Karachi in 1981 as a young student, returning from a visit to his mother in Indonesia. According to a New York Times report.

Senator Obama had a number of Pakistani friends during his college days, and it was that friendship that brought him to Pakistan.

As a freshman, he quickly became friends with Mohammed Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, two wealthy Pakistanis.

An Associated Press story on Obama’s college friends has more interesting snippets. Especially his relationship with Sohale Siddiqi, from Karachi, is fascinating. Source

Are the good times really over for good?

On a good day, when he figures out how to move a crowd of thousands of people very different from himself, it has something to do with having had a parent who gazed at different cultures the way other people study gems.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1729685,00.html#ixzz1XDAxSG5v

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9/04/2011

We are Waiting for Our Son

airbus 380

 

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 4 –

Our son is coming to Pittsburgh to visit for the week of the Labor Day holiday.

Myself, my wife, and our son lived in the same house in Scottsdale, Arizona for about 5 years. He still lives there, and plans to stay there indefinitely.

He was scheduled to switch planes in Chicago. It wasn’t a straight through flight. He was supposed to arrive in Pittsburgh about 7 PM Eastern tonight. He called from the Phoenix airport, before he left this morning. We haven’t heard anything from him since. Hopefully, I’ll be able to report that all is well in this article.

I have really missed him. He’s a geek among other things, he’s single, and is about 53 years old. He likes beer, and I think the plans are to attend some sort of beer festival, while he’s here. I’m a tea totaler, and my wife is as well.

We left Scottsdale in March of this year, and we haven’t seen him since then. I told him that I can’t wait to see him again, when we were on the phone the other day.

Our son arrived at my daughter’s house in Pittsburgh about 10 PM Eastern.

 

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9/03/2011

Radical in Chief

Radical in Chief Socialist

Image source article

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 3 –

President Obama is a stealth Marxist, Socialist. Alinsky was a stealth Marxist, Socialist. President Obama hides his ideology and Saul Alinsky hid his ideology. In Alinsky’s case he didn’t talk about the collapse of Capitalism, he talked about getting power. He talked about getting represented on boards of companies, so they could influence decisions. In President Obama’s case, he pushed Waste Management in Chicago to contribute millions of dollars in community developmental projects, such as job training, scholarships, housing, health care, and daycare. He succeeded. [1]

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Their tactic? Bring down American society and its Capitalistic assumptions from within, at the very bottom, starting with the underprivileged that could easily be led into class warfare, demanding costly entitlement programs from 'the rich.'

The information is available, and it will be provided. It will consume time, but if there isn’t any effort, there will be no results.

I don't admire stealthy people. I don't like Marxists or Socialists.

Don't tread on Boehner or the Tea Party!

 

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[1] Radical in Chief  Stanley Kurtz  pg 127-128

9/01/2011

The Ascendency of Liberalism|The Decline of The United States

Liberalism

Liberals Take Down King Statue

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – September 1 –

Spending is out of control. Liberals love of entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare have led to massive spending. I was surprised to see that Medicare, Part D, Drugs, is more expensive than Medicare itself. George Bush had his fingers in Medicare, Part D, but Liberals participated fully in getting it passed. It was a spending mistake.

I went to U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time yesterday August 31, 2011. At that time I looked at the National Debt per person, and then I did a search to find out the National Debt per person August 2, 2011. Here is what I found:

On August 2, 2011, the national debt was $104,000 per taxpayer.

On August 31, 2011 the national debt was $130,955 per taxpayer. [1]

Now, tell me how all the Liberal whiners say we can't cut anything. Tell me how necessary the Federal Department of Education is, etc.

So, I’m going to look at the National Debt this morning at 5:30 AM Eastern Time.

The national debt per person at the above time: $130,975 per taxpayer.

So, the figure went up $20 in one day.

So, the Liberals have printed or borrowed approximately 40 percent of $20, or $8 per taxpayer from China, or someone in one day.

We have a big problem: China, Standard and Poors, and others are getting really po’d at the Liberals.

I can’t illustrate it much better than that.

[1] I didn’t keep track of the precise time; I just looked. 

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