Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sunday Song Time

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Allison Krauss presents this powerful message in song. No other words are necessary except to invite you to listen. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

More Nonsense from "The (Clueless) One"

Arkansas Whirlpool Plant is closing it's doors meaning that over 1100 people will lose their jobs. Whirlpool also announced that they will be eliminating 5000 more jobs this year.

Now what does Obama do?  He by-passes Congress, forms a website for businesses by Executive Order.  

Wonder how many of the 5000 people this useless website will feed?

Certainly not as many as the five loaves and two fishes that Jesus used.  But then again Obama sees himself as "the messiah".  

No wonder I'm tired. Tired of Obama. 2012 election can't come soon enough.

You Decide! It's Friday and I'm Tired

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Eric Clapton & J.J. Cale- Dead End Road

 It's Friday, I'm tired so....
You make the call. Decide who this should be dedicated too. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Death To Republicans--While We're At It, Let's Rape 'em too.

Oh the Leftist media, how fair and honest they claim to be. How they are all for "free speech" and giving everyone the benefit of the doubt.

We have all heard how wonderfully open minded and non-violent these folks are in recent weeks when it comes to morons rioting, blocking streets, trespassing on private and public property. Nary a peep except to call the policemen thugs and instigators , the real instigators got a free pass.

 Bill Maher,The oh so non violent, kind hearted, loveable (to hear the leftist loonies describe him) shows his true colors as he condones and agrees with calls for the Death of Republicans and allows the guest to  say he would even Rape some of them.  Now ain't that sweet thinking and sweet talking on his part.

I recently joked about tar and feathering and riding him and his kind out of town on a rail but after hearing this I would think it too good for him.

And for the record here is more of the oh so non-violent , lawabiding comments   of the Lawless Liberal Legions. 



Hattip to Douglas V. Gibbs of -- Political Pistachio

Monday, October 24, 2011

Another Civil War--Written From A Different Perspective

I was recently browsing some different blog sites in order to find something new. Something that did not take the news headlines and turn them into a blog post as we all are guilty of doing so often. I didn't find much to speak of but  what I found was from a post on Facebook by an old friend from newspaper blogging days in Greensboro, NC entitled Urban Legends Dixiecrats and the GOP and from there on it was constant reading  of new and refreshing commentary. 

It is a blog by members of the Black community and directed mainly at that readership as the main title would indicate,  DAWNING A NEW DAY ,The Frederick Douglass Foundation Community Blog. However I do not believe that this group of bloggers/writers would object to "White folk" reading or even commenting on the blogs. 

The article that perhaps attracted my attention the most was one entitled Another Civil War.
Many of us have written about the possibility of such but I have never read such knowledgeable input on the matter. 

The writer begins the article with these statements:
 My next statement is uncharacteristic of me because, as a former intelligence officer, business executive, homeland security professional and now an associate dean, my hallmark has always been prudence and ensuring my words are measured. But I feel it needs to be said.
I wonder if 2008 is the last peaceful American presidential election I will have witnessed in my lifetime. I find myself asking, “To what lengths will people go to ensure President Obama is reelected?”
Will President Obama step in and calm the waters, and if he doesn’t, does that beg the question of whether or not agitation to the point of violence is the Democrats’ strategy for victory in 2012?
I look around me and, like a geologist measuring the warning signs of an impending volcanic eruption, I’m disturbed and wondering if anyone else is picking up on the signs of disaster.

I invite you to read this informative , yet disturbing commentary and share your thoughts as to the authors opinions.  

I also recommend another reading from this same blog entitled Back When We Were Negroes. You can find the link in the margin of the blog which I am featuring.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday Music Time




Beautiful , haunting voice of Allison Krauss, telling the story of Down by the River.

I remember as a young boy seeing baptisms in the creeks, river and even cow ponds where I grew up. City churches had their fancy baptistery's  but there was just  something very different about 'dunkin" in the out of doors. 

My Dad grew up a Methodist but one of what my Grandmother called "shoutin, dunkin"
Methodist and he told of them having to break the ice to baptize him and a host of others.

My Mother, a Baptist, was also baptized in a creek and once again they had to break the ice. It was in the spring but the creeks had frozen over after a long hard cold winter.

I witnessed my grandson Luke, being baptized in a lake in Texas while we were still there. It was a joyful experience for all of us. 

If you have a story of baptizing in the creek, river or what ever feel free to relate it so that others can be blessed by your story as well.


Hattip for this great song goes to John Jones, my good friend, fellow classmate and now an associate Pastor in East Tennessee where they still "dunk" in the creek.  He posted this on FB  from where I uh,  "borrowed" it.

Friday, October 21, 2011

HEY IT'S FRIDAY, FINALLY






It only happens once a week and for that reason alone perhaps we should be grateful.

Kick off the shoes, lean back, crack a cold one , enjoy it until....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mid-Week Laughter Time



It is  once again time for a break from all the stress of work and such and enjoy a few laughs as provided by the "usual suspects from the Left". From UH DUH to Clueless the Left continues to provide us with totally laughable statements and foolish plans.


Have you heard of the latest bill introduced by another whacko  Leftist ,Nanny stater   who believes that the "gubermint" should supply all our needs? Well hold on and make sure you have nothing in your mouth. Wouldn't want anyone choking or spewing liquid on the keyboard.


The DIAPER Act really needs no introduction, it would do just that, provide diapers. To babies. For free. 
Sponsored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D.-Conn.), the Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER Act) directs the federal government to distribute free diapers for moms who put their kids in day care centers to "relieve some of the stress on families facing hardship in this economy."

How totally ridiculous in light of the fact that the country is BROKE. Guess folks like her have never heard of cloth diapers. You know the kind that you wash and reuse over and over again. But then I am sure if cloth diapers were being used she would call for FREE Diaper Service instead of just washing them, often times by hand, as many have done.
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"Maybe [Republicans] just couldn't understand the whole [American Jobs Act] thing all at once. So we're going to break it up into bite-size pieces so they can take a thoughtful approach to this legislation." --Barack Obama
 Uh, maybe it just needs to be shredded into small pieces and trashed then allow a real plan as put forth by the Republicans do the job. But you can't understand "simple" can you Obama?  It seems that many of the Democrats didn't understand it either Obama.
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"The other thing I've hear from my friends who oppose this -- this whole jobs bill -- [is] that this is just temporary. Well let me tell you, it's not temporary when that 911 call comes in and a woman's being raped, if a cop shows up in time to prevent the rape. It's not temporary to that woman. It's not temporary to the guy whose store is being held up and there's a gun pointed at his head, if a cop shows up and he's not killed. ... I wish these guys who thought it was temporary, I wish they had some notion of what it was like to be on the other side of a gun, or [to have] a 200-pound man standing over you, telling you to submit." --Joe Biden

Hey Joe, just how long do you think it would take a cop to arrive after the 911 call was made if it could be made at all with a 200 pound man standing over you telling you to submit. And Joe how you gonna call 911 with a gun being held to your head in a robbery at a store?  More stupid thinking from Mr.Clueless himself.
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Almost as good as the Diaper Act:


"On several occasions now, we've seen, quite frankly, the Congress is in rebellion, determined, as Abraham Lincoln said, to wreck or ruin at all costs. I believe, quite frankly, in the direct hiring of 15 million unemployed Americans at $40,000 a head, some more than $40,000, some less than $40,000 -- that's a $600 billion stimulus. It could be a five-year program. For another $104 billion, we bailout all of the states. ... For another $100 billion, we bailout all of the cities." --Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL)

Says one who has never held a real job in his life but has lived off the dollars made off the back of poor blacks by his race baiting daddy.

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"Republicans think if the economy improves it might help President Obama. So they root for the economy to fail, and oppose every effort to improve it." --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)

Said by the one who blocks every bill submitted by  Republicans and sits on his own Presidents NOJOBS bill for a month before using chicanery in the Senate rules to bring it to a vote after many attempts by Republicans to bring it to an up or down vote.

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"The other thing [the Occupy Wall Street movement] needs, and I don't want this to come out the wrong way -- not needs, but what will happen -- if we think back to the late 60s, what is the most stirring image of all the rebellion that happened? What do we remember? Kent State. Now, I'm not saying someone has to get killed. ... I'm not saying a death. I'm just saying we are a visual society." --MSNBC's Donny Deutsch

Can this guy be for real? I mean calling for shooting like at Kent State which evidence now shows that the incident was contrived by the Leftist protesters to begin with . Sounds of shots or what sounded like shots were heard before National Guard  fired.  And the Left claims the Tea Party is violent?

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For the final laugh of today.   Please put down all drink containers and swallow all foods. I do not wish to be responsible for ruined computers or chocking readers.


Herman Cain is pandering to white Republicans out there who don't like black folks." --MSNBC's Ed Schultz

Now just how stupid can one get? But then again it's Ed running off at the mouth as usual. He and Joe Biden must have attended the same school of stupid.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Obama and Uganda--Why?

Obama's latest foray into international affairs shown by his interference into Ugandan's affairs is one of the most outlandish things I have experienced in the past 40 years. The approval of many conservatives all based on War Powers Resolution  which invokes the Lord's Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009  is beyond belief. If this was so important in 2009 why hasn't action been taken before now. I have only one answer--it's election time.  Why  James Inhofe (R) from Oklahoma and other Republicans went along with this is even more curious.  Did they even question WHY or did they get caught up in the "feel good " of the moment.

The soldiers' mission is to help Ugandan forces round up the so-called Lord's Resistance Army, a group that few Americans had heard of before last week.

It is nothing more than Obama's continuing embracing of  the U.N. doctrine known as "Responsibility to Protect," which says that the "international community" has a responsibility to protect civilians from crimes against humanity, by force when necessary, when their own governments are too weak or too corrupt to do so.  Of course the "doctrine" does not say weak or corrupt but call it what it is with no UN sugar coating. It is also a campaign ploy to show Obama as a "strong leader" on international and military affairs since all he has to show thus far is following of Bush's doctrine in Iraq and Afghanistan. That is something he hopes folks will forget before election time and thus this new action.


The entire doctrine is totally opposite of what the US Constitution says. The US Constitution , which seems not to matter to Obama or the UN, empowers Congress to set up a military force for one purpose, one singular end, "the common defense... of the United States," not some third rate country with a corrupt govenment and a band of fanitics running around causing mayhem.


The "feely good" Obama Doctrine of "humanitarian intervention" does nothing but make an attempt to prove nobility of his "doctrine" by putting blood and tax dollars at risk when there is nothing in it for us and certainly not any of our affair.

In the hunt for Somali warlord Mohaned Farrah Aidid, all went well until one day it went wrong, dead wrong for 18 US soldiers and left 80 more wounded inwhat became known as the "Black Hawk Down" incident of '93.

While this  excursion may not have the same results it provides the opportunity for such, if not now , in the future as success in this mission will only bring on more new intervention as we watch our military become further detached from it's constitutional purpose--national defense.  How long will it be before we have cause to regret?

A similar disaster seems unlikely here, and our Ugandan incursion may well do some for the LRA's long-suffering victims. Yet success breeds boldness, and with each new intervention, our defense establishment is becoming further unmoored from its constitutional purpose: national defense. Before long, we may have cause to regret that shift.


Monday, October 17, 2011

War on CEO's (Banks and Wall Street) Won't Fix What's Broke

 

 The more things change , the more they stay the same.(Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr)

Of course the OWS are blaming not only CEO's but banks and Wall Street in general but this article is timely nevertheless.

 Obama and his class warfare rhetoric along with the Dems , unions, communist party members and other malcontents joining in the mantra says they are  as clueless as the long  haired, unwashed morons who seem to enjoy getting high, having sex in public places, blocking other working folks from doing their jobs.  It appears it is the same song with a few words changed in the second verse and it only got worse.  What's your opinion?

Note the date:

Friday, March 27, 2009

War on CEOs Won't Fix Economy: Something this administration and Congress should learn

I ran across an article in The Australian a few days ago and it sounded so familiar to the occurrences in the US in reference to how Congress and this administration have chosen to treat CEO’s and paint them all with a broad brush in an attempt to make them out to be as irresponsible as a very few. Of course the Democrats and this administration will find this to be of little interest since it would destroy the only defense they have against incompetence, outright corruption and the cover up of both. It seems the Rudd government in Australia is having the same problems and like their counterparts here in the US are desperately seeking someone to blame thus they have declared war on CEO’s just as has been done here in the States. Meanwhile in this country the “tax evader in chief” of the Treasury is seeking the power to seize private corporations that he deems in danger because of in his estimation of the evil CEO’s who are paid waaaaaay too much according to his thinking and the thinking of this administration.

The legislators and leaders of both countries have seemingly forgotten that executive remuneration should be transparent to shareholders. Directors should be accountable for the decisions they make on behalf of shareholders, including executive remuneration. If the Government thinks there is lack of transparency to shareholders in executive remuneration arrangements, this is a failure of its corporate regulatory framework, which it should amend not seize the corporation on pretense of it being in danger.


The problem with the Government is that it is not motivated by concerns about transparency. It is another childish attempt to blame our economic problems on executive greed. In the case of the US it was the failed attempt to steer the blame for AIG bonuses being paid away from corrupt politicians, namely Chris Dodd and the Treasury ‘s incompetent and corrupt Tax evader in chief among other cover ups and failures they have been involved with including Fannie and Fred’s failure which of course is in great part due to Barney’s attempt to defend the policies set forth under Carter and extended under Clinton and bullied through by Frank and his gang. But that is irrelevant according to them. It is all the fault of greedy CEO’s.


By linking executive remuneration to class war and broader economic problems, Swan(Obama) is following in Kevin Rudd's ideological footsteps. Just as this administration and Congress who asserts that "the largesse of the last decade has been a slap in the face of many working people" and that many recent payments to executives have been viewed as obscene. It is divide and conquer pure and simple. While the public has every right to be outraged by the bailouts and the AIG fiasco among others is an entirely different situation. These outrageous payments involved taxpayer funds as part of government-orchestrated bailouts. But, government bailouts aside, whether an executive's remuneration is considered obscene by the community is largely irrelevant to the directors and shareholders of the company. The responsibility of company directors is to act in their shareholders' interest.
It may be true that many people are angry about executive salaries but that doesn't provide grounds for the Government to engage in a general attack on chief executives and the corporate sector. This is particularly unhelpful at a time when the Government should be strengthening business confidence which certainly this administration has not attempted to do but instead has done everything within its power to weaken this confidence all in the name of Never let a crisis go to waste”—White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.


This administration and it’s “economic clueless guru’s” seems to think the interests of the broader community and the individual shareholder are one and the same. They are not. Shareholders want their companies to do well. Often this is at the expense of other companies and their shareholders. The community, on the other hand, wants the best and cheapest products. Workers want their firm to survive and provide job security. Their job security and wages, despite union attempts to take wages out of competition is often at the expense of either profits or competition.. These are the fundamental tensions in the economic system. It is this creative destruction that provides our enviable standard of living. The sooner the Government wakes up to this, the better off we all will be.


Company directors must secure the best executive team to guarantee the prosperity of the firm. The challenge for directors is to ensure that remuneration packages align the interests of management with that of the shareholders. This is not easy. A whole body of economics has developed around resolving this agency problem. The core concern is that management can capture company directors and operate the company in their interest rather than shareholders' interest. When this happens, management is in a position to extract an economic rent from the company, reflected in excessive executive compensation. Maximizing executive compensation, not shareholder value, becomes the focus of the company. This is of little comfort to shareholders. The directors failed to provide executive incentives that balanced the short-term remuneration objectives of executives with a longer-term interest of shareholders. Better-quality directors, not government regulation, are the solution to this problem. Recent research suggests that directors would achieve better performance from executives by altering remuneration packages to place greater emphasis on a combination of share price and earnings performance.


But even with the best endeavors of the most diligent directors there is no guarantee that companies won't fail, which is what generates the higher rewards of those that succeed.
Highly skilled executives command large salaries. Just because governments and sections of the community believe these salaries to be excessive or obscene doesn't mean they are wrong. Morality has nothing to do with it.


Many in the community regard the salaries of Hollywood actors and sports stars as obscene. That doesn't mean the government should hold an inquiry or attempt to regulate them. Oh but they have tried this earlier and no one seems to ask how that worked for them so now it’s on to warfare on corporate Exec.

One of the most misleading ways of assessing executive salaries is by comparing them with the pay of workers which has been a favorite of the Democrats and even more so in this class warfare administration claiming only to want to level the playing field. The Economist claims that in 1980 the average pay for chief executives in the biggest companies in the US was about 40 times that of an average production worker. In 1999, it had increased to about 85 times and was estimated to be more than 400 times during the recent asset price bubble. This may be true, but it is irrelevant. The market for chief executives is not the same as the market for production workers but once again that factoid is beyond the scope of the “progressive mindset” and is used as a tool and calling card for income redistribution in the name of leveling the playing field.


Many factors explain the growth of executive salaries and the relative decline of production workers' salaries, including their relative supply and demand. Executive remuneration cannot be effectively regulated by governments. It would be foolish to try but then don’t try telling the current administration and is clueless economic advisors nor Congress such. Evil Exec’s and their huge remuneration packages must be controlled and only government can do that …well according to them and we know what their agenda is.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sunday Music Time

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I met Beloved in 2004 at a church in NC.  It was a woman's retreat but I was invited to be part of the sound team.  It was an experience that I shall never forget. 

They are a delightful group of young ladies and can belt out some fine gospel music as well as sing the old standards.  I have kept up with them through the years and now that I am in Georgia I hope to be able to see and hear more of them.

They travel all over the southern part of the US doing conferences for women plus they even have their own cosmetic line. But most of all they sing of the Glory of God.

I looked for my favorite song "Sometime"  but was unable to find it on line. I have the CD and hopefully I can download it in a way that I can share it on Sunday Music Time in the future. 

Take a listen to a "different" version of A Child Of The King".

You can read the history of this group HERE.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beloved_%28trio%29

Friday, October 14, 2011

Saturday Music Fun




A dedication came to mind as I listened to this great hit from 1957, a time when parents had good answers for most every thing.

For the OCCUPY WALL STREET,  Long haired , unwashed group of morons who evidently need this advise as much as they need a bath LISTEN UP and  SHADDA DA DAH  GET A JOB.

I was going to include Obama in this dedication but decided to wait until 2013 when he too will need to GET A JOB. 

Comedy Time-- Quotes And Stuff

You can't just make up stuff like this so I go hunting through things that I have read through the week so that I can bring some comedic relief .  After wading through a week of  barnyard bovine excrement for many of you it's time for a laugh.  

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Al Gore: Thoughts on Occupy Wall Street
With democracy in crisis, a true grassroots movement pointing out the flaws in our system is the first step in the right direction. Count me among those supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Spoken from the comfort of his multi-million dollar home.


Biden warned the crowd that if Congress doesn't spend hundreds of billions of dollars, it would lead to (even more) rampant rape and murder. "In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city," Biden said. "In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes -- just to pick two categories -- climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don't rectify it." So why didn't the first stimulus save all those police jobs?

Obama remains undeterred.(on his nojobs bill) In fact, he told supporters, "We're not gonna wait for Congress." Guess he forgot that this is a Constitutional Republic and not a Dictatorship, or did he?

"When the Republicans vote for this bill today, they will be voting to say that women can die on the floor of health care providers. It's just appalling." Too bad Pelosi and other leftists have no problem letting women be killed before they're even born, or with forcing providers to so do against their will.  Who's appalling?

Barack Obama enjoyed one vote of confidence this week. On the same day he visited Orlando for another fundraiser, the city opened the first part of a new road named after him. The construction of President Barack Obama Parkway created 150 jobs at a cost of $10.5 million (Wonder if Taxing the Rich will cover the cost plus the cost of his traveling to Orlando for a campaign photo op)

"[Tuesday's] vote [to kill my 'jobs' bill] is by no means the end of this fight. Independent economists have said that the American Jobs Act would grow the economy and lead to nearly two million jobs, which is why the majority of the American people support these bipartisan, common-sense proposals." --Barack Obama Tuesday night on the defeat of his American Jobs Act by the Senate (The president failed to mention that two democrat Senators united with Republicans in voting against the proposal.)

"[T]here's little sign that the Department of Energy has handed out money recklessly: the vetting process, which relied on three thousand outside experts, was unusually rigorous. ... Solyndra was a big bet that happened to go bad. But we probably need to be making more bets like it." --New Yorker journalist James Surowiecki  UH DUH! CLUELESS INDEED.

Speaking of Wall Street, we thought we'd bring you up to date on those protesters, the Occupy Wall Street movement. As of tonight, it has spread to more than 250 American cities, more than a thousand countries -- every continent but Antarctica." --ABC's Diane Sawyer  And she made fun of Palin 's remark of seeing Russia from her front yard?

"Is this the time though that we can change the discussion in this country away from just deficit cutting toward really how we distribute the wealth in this country?" --"Reverend" Al Sharpton  Way to go Al, gotta get mo dat monies to da Plantation  Redistribution means nothing but keeping him in business.

Hat tips to Patriot Post and even Huff n' Puff Daily Brief.  ( now tell me I'm not fair and balanced.)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

An Iranian Plot or a Holder Cover-up

There are far too many questions and thngs that just do not make sense in this so called assassination attempt on the Saudi Ambassador. 

One question that comes to mind and something that just doesn't make sense is why  Iran, with all the experts in assassination and espionage , use an individual who has been in Texas for over twenty years and a used car salesman at that, to bring off an assassination?
Does anyone actually believe that the Iranian's are that stupid and so careless that they would use an inexperienced individual for suh a plot?

Next question. Would Iran then use such an individual to contact a Mexican Drug Cartel to aid in  carrying out a plot for a measly half million dollars up front and maybe another half million when the job is finished?  A question with that is why would the cartel risk billions for a measly half million dollars?

Next question.Why would Iran use anyone, when they no doubt have direct contact with such groups and have people in Mexico who could go direct if they were going to attempt to use someone from drug cartel to make the hit?

Next question. Why, in the indictments put out by  Holder and the DOJ  are only a handful of Iranians listed, some of whom are relatives of the so called "hit man" or contact man and the rest such low level government individuals that they would perhaps be equal to a county employee in the US?

 Next question. Why, in the indictments put out by Holder and the DOJ are there NO CARTEL members mentioned?

 Next question. Why was it a very low level agent who happened to stumble across this alleged plot and the only one to have contact with the "used car salesman" turned hit man?

Something smells about all this and it's not yesterdays fish wrap paper or the cats litter box.

Bigger Questions.

Could this be just more in the unfolding cover -up of  Holders complicity in Fast and Furious ?

Would this not give Holder the perfect excuse of I can't say anything because it involves National Security?

Why hasn't the LSM asked these questions? 

Why hasn't Issa figured this out yet when it makes perfect sense to this lowly blogger?

Lots of questions and yet no answers. Perhaps you can provide some.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

UPDATED; Fast and Furious Becomes Bigger and Curiouser

 As the story begins to unfold it presents more questions than answers.  
One question arose concerning the fact that IF there were Mexican Drug Cartel's involved why were there no members of a cartel named or mentioned on the indictments. There was of course the individual who was to carry out the plan and some individuals in Iran but NO Mexican cartel members.  Kind of strange don't you think?

Next question arises in regard to the activity of a Mexican Drug cartel hit.  Would a cartel risk losing out on hundreds of millions of dollars in drug money made in the US for a few hundred thousand dollars and eventual perhaps a million dollars to become involved in an Iranian plot to kill a Saudi Ambassador on US soil?  Now let's see, a few hundred thousand dollars for a hit and a chance of losing millions and millions?  Something smells and it's not yesterdays fish wrap.
That brings up another question Is it, as put forth yesterday,a cover-up for Fast and Furious actions to circumvent answering any questions based on "National Security" interest?

I'll leave the answers or possible answers up to you the reader.

Next, what do we do? Sanctions?  Expel all Iranian diplomats and sanctions?  Blockades?

Your call.


 And yes, I  know the word Curiouser is not a correct word and only exist in Alice's Wonderland, the land which Obama, Holder and his cohorts seem to be living in.

 Just when the heat is being turned up on Holder for his complicity in Fast and Furious and the murder of a Border Patrol Agent suddenly we have a new threat of terrorism.  How convenient for Holder.

Strange thing, or perhaps not so strange given the fiasco of the DOJ and it's umbrella agencies, is that all this began along the Mexican boarder area of Corpus Christi and involves Mexican drug cartels, which we know received most of the "lost " weapons due to the DOJ incompetency and cover-up.

Obama was first briefed in June and the man was arrested September 29 and yet it remained hush-hush until now. A coincidence?


Listen to Holder "explain " as well as read the clip from The Envoy  as reported on Yahoo News

Gary Johnson's Plan For America

Gary Johnson,  GOP candidate for the nomination of President of These United States has presented his plan for economic growth or as we have called it here Plan for America.
He sent his plan to the White House on a postcard. At least he is working to keep postal workers jobs.

His numbers are dismal and actually do not even create a blip on the radar screen. His performance in debates  has been dismal but at time hilarious even if he did steal the joke of his dog creating more shovel ready jobs than Obama.

In all fairness, just as has been given to each candidate his views are being presented.
It is important to read them and compare them with the other candidates views already presented.

Without an informed electorate the results of the upcoming 2012 elections could be even more disastrous than the 08 election.

                                       Gary Johnson's Plan For America


“Americans can’t wait any longer for the hand-wringing to produce results.  If Congress would do three simple things, and they could do them next week with straight up –or-down votes, I guarantee that we would see historic job creation almost overnight.



 Instead of giving lip service to the need to reduce the corporate tax rate, just eliminate the tax altogether.  It is double taxation, and the current 35% rate is among the highest of producing nations.  Eliminate it, and instead of watching jobs go overseas, we would see the U.S. become the undisputed job magnet of the world.
“Recognizing that eliminating the corporate tax may cause a temporary loss of revenue and increase the deficit – at least on paper, Congress and the President can, next week, mandate immediate spending reductions of $300 billion.  If they need help figuring out how to do that, I’m available.  One place to start might be the wars and nation-building we don’t need to be fighting or doing.  Clearly, more cuts are needed, and as president, I would submit a balanced budget for 2013.
“Finally, one can argue that the greatest obstacle to job creation in the private sector is uncertainty.  From the dark cloud of health care reform and its costs to a host of other regulatory machinations coming from Washington, investors and employers have no clue what their costs are going to be or what the competitive landscape will be going forward.  The President has tremendous power to adjust or even stop regulatory policies and enforcement that are preventing job creation, and the Administration and Congress need to focus like a laser on doing so.

John Huntsman's Plan For America

Once again in all fairness ALL the candidates for nomination by the GOP for President of These United States will be presented regardless of where they are shown to be in the process.  Gov. Huntsman's numbers barely show any support whatsoever in this endeavor but his views are equally important if we are to have an informed electorate.
Take the time to read his plan and compare them with the other candidates plans which have already been posted.
It is vitally important that voter be informed and not ignorant of the candidates views.
We can not afford another uninformed ,ignorant group of voters to choose the next President. The results could very well be devastating, even more so than what we have experience since 08.




                 
               John Huntsman's  Plan For America



DEBT

* Let me start by saying that debt is a cancer that if left untreated will destroy our economy from within.  I have been an outspoken supporter of the Ryan Plan, which I believe begins to address the long-term problems that make our current course of spending unsustainable.  I also support a balanced budget amendment. Our debt is immoral and it should be unconstitutional as well.

But we cannot restore our nation’s economic strength by cuts alone.  We must compete.


TAX REFORM


* Over the last few decades, our tax code has devolved into a maze of special interest carve-outs, loopholes and temporary provisions that cost taxpayers more than $400 billion a year to comply with.

* Rather than tinker around the edges of a broken system, I’m going to drop a plan on the front steps of the Capitol that says, “We need to clean house.” Get rid of all tax expenditures, all loopholes, all deductions, all subsidies. Use that to lower rates across the board. And do it on a revenue-neutral basis.

Individual Rates


* For individual taxpayers, I propose a version of the plan crafted by the Simpson-Bowles Commission, known as the “zero” plan. We will eliminate all deductions and credits, in favor of three drastically lower rates: 8, 14 and 23 percent.

* We will eliminate the Alternative Minimum Tax, which is unfairly penalizing a growing number of families and small businesses.

* We will also eliminate taxes on capital gains and dividends, which will lower the cost of capital and encourage investment in the economy.


Corporate Rates


* The United States cannot compete with the second-highest business tax rate in the developed world. So I propose lowering it from 35 to 25 percent – 1 point lower than the OECD average.

* A tax holiday for repatriation of corporate profits earned overseas should also be implemented immediately, making between $400 billion and $600 billion available to companies to make capital investments.


REGULATORY REFORM


* Our creative and entrepreneurial class is being strangled by a complex and convoluted web of misguided and overreaching regulations.

* One of the most indefensible examples is the National Labor Relations Board’s ongoing effort to prevent America’s largest exporter, Boeing, from building a new plant in South Carolina in an effort to block investment in right-to-work states. If elected, I will immediately instruct the NLRB to stop pursuing this politically motivated attack on free enterprise, and if they fail to do so I will replace them.  

* An equally chilling regulation we must repeal is Dodd-Frank.  Rather than true financial reform, the American people were handed a 1600 page monstrosity that gives unelected bureaucrats unprecedented and unreviewable power over our financial system.

* Another fundamental problem with Dodd-Frank is it perpetuates “too big to fail.” Taxpayers must be protected from more bailouts. Yet we must reconsider whether increased competition between smaller entities is more efficient than a vast new regulatory apparatus that will almost certainly produce more bailouts.

*  We also must repeal Obamacare, a $1 trillion bomb dropped on the taxpayers that only hampers businesses and job creation.

*We must end the EPA’s serious regulatory overreach, exemplified by its current effort to pass a new ozone rule, which would effectively halt new construction. And we must also reform the FDA’s ridiculous approval process that increases development costs and unnecessarily delays new products.

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

* To free ourselves from OPEC’s grasp and create American jobs, we must end our heroin-like addiction to foreign oil. Every year America sends more than $300 billion overseas for oil – to unstable and unfriendly regimes.

* We need to expand and open up new sources of domestic energy, thus lowering costs to businesses and improving our global competitiveness.

* We must start by expediting the approval process for safe, environmentally-sound projects – including our oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska and appropriate Federal lands and supporting the Keystone Pipeline Project in cooperation with Canada.

* We must eliminate subsidies and regulations that discourage domestic energy sources and technologies such as natural gas, biofuels and coal-to-liquids.

* Here is just one example. The U.S. has more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil. Yet the Obama Administration just issued fuel economy regulations that effectively bar heavy-duty trucks from converting to natural gas.

* Simply said, we can and must begin producing more energy right here at home.

FREE TRADE

* As a former diplomat, trade official, governor and business executive, I’ve witnessed firsthand the tremendous economic opportunities of free trade.

* 95 percent of the world’s customers live outside our borders, and with the U.S. party to only 17 of more than 300 trade agreements worldwide; opening more markets for American businesses should be a commonsense tool to spark immediate growth.

* For 2.5 years, the President has failed to act on three trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama – I’d make them a top priority.

* Washington must also immediately start discussions with India to end in a bilateral free trade agreement strengthening our relationship with a friend who will prove to be critical to America’s success in the 21st century.

Rick Santorums Plan For America

Rick Santorum is but a blip on the radar in the upcoming GOP nomination battle. 

He is also the fair haired boy, pick of Tony Perkins and his Value Voters. His comments regarding Romney's religion automatically disqualify him from my vote. There is no room for a bigot in the WH. 

IMO a vote for Rick Santorum is a vote for The Religious Far Right to call the shots.

However to allow voters to become informed his economic plan will be presented. 

It is vitally important that each voter be informed and to do such one must compare each of the candidates ideas before choosing the next contender for the office of President of these United States. 

We can not afford to allow and uninformed electorate to elect our next President. The results have been and could be even more devastating for this country. 

Take time to read Mr. Santorum's Plan for America.

 

             The Courage to Fight for American Jobs

Burlington, IA - Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) today offered a bold vision for putting America back to work and encouraging innovation across the country.  Senator Santorum's bright vision is in stark contrast to the one advanced by the Obama Administration.  Unlike President Obama's faith in top-down government control, Rick Santorum believes in the power of the American worker to once again make our economy the envy of the world.
"The American worker is no longer looking for a president they can believe in.  They are looking to elect a president who believes in them, and I believe in the American worker," said Senator Santorum.  "We have seen what happens when government solutions are broadly applied, most vividly in the manufacturing sector.  My plan does just the opposite, it frees business from the constraints of burdensome regulations and taxes that do nothing but hold back the American spirit of innovation."
The Santorum vision to unlock American economic greatness and open up the job market again focuses on five simple points to create growth, spur innovation, and ensure prosperity - all centered on freeing the American people and free-enterprise:

We must reduce the size and scope of a government that is stifling job creation
Historically, the federal government has been 18% of America's gross domestic product.  If we hope to not be served the fate of the western European countries now embattled with debt crisis after debt crisis, we must return to our historical norms.  This starts by first cutting government spending, capping future government spending, and finally enacting a Balanced Budget Amendment to our constitution.

Creating a tax structure that does not punish, but encourages innovation and entrepreneurship
First and foremost, America must no longer have a tax regime that punishes the individual, the small business, or the corporation but encourages growth in America.  Rick Santorum believes we need to reduce taxes on individuals across the board, making the system simpler, flatter, and fairer.  Likewise, we must cut the corporate tax rate in half, so that we can once again be competitive with the rest of the industrialized world.  However, we must go further and cut the tax rate to zero for all manufacturers irrespective of the tax paying entity so we can keep jobs in America.  Manufacturing has epitomized the loss of American jobs and innovation over the past several decades, and by reinvigorating this crucial sector of our economy the multiplier effect on our entire economy will spur on economic and job growth not seen in three decades.  We must also permanently extend the current Capital Gains and Dividend Tax rates, repeal the Death Tax, and repatriate taxable income outside the United States at a rate of 5% to induce job creation here in America rather than abroad.  And, we must not only encourage innovation, but celebrate it by no longer holding entrepreneurs hostage year-in and year-out through the tax code's treatment of the research and development of new and promising discoveries - regardless of whether it is the next ground-breaking cancer treatment or a component for a fuel-efficient engine.

Removing the regulatory burdens that hold our economic engine Back
The first thing nearly every executive will tell you, from sole proprietors to CEOs of international conglomerates: the existing federal regulatory structure in untenable.  From the enactment of the boondoggle of ObamaCare to the CO2 regulations of the EPA, President Obama has single-handedly placed weight after weight on our job market and economy as a whole - and Rick Santorum would immediately repeal the regulatory alphabet soup implemented by the Obama Administration.  This also means ensuring that government agencies stay within their intended framework, most notably the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that has diverted from its purpose of protecting the rights of workers to doing the political work of President Obama's staunches union allies. Furthermore, while legislation pending before Congress is a start, Rick Santorum believes we need to streamline the patent process to unclog the patent backlog and encourage innovation in America.  And likewise, to ensure America remains the global beacon of biotechnology, we must reform the transparency of the Food and Drug Administration's approval process so entrepreneurs and investors alike can have surety in the process.  Finally, Rick Santorum believes that each new federal law and reauthorization of existing laws should be simpler and limit the ability of federal agencies to expand upon the law through regulation.

Ensuring global capital and credit markets Believe in America again
We must repeal the burdensome Sarbanes-Oxley law that not only did not prevent the financial crisis, but chased capital overseas.  At the same time, we must repeal Dodd-Frank before it can be fully-implemented and start from scratch to enact real reform that ensures the 2008 financial crisis does not happen again but at the same time does not place impediments in the way of capital formation and credit availability for average Americans.  Rick Santorum believes we should not enshrine "too big to fail," and both of these laws do just that. 

Tap America's vast domestic resources to power our 21st Century economy
Rick Santorum believes we need to stop being na├»ve, put aside our dreams of "green jobs," and focus on the great domestic resources at our disposal.  This means we need an all-of-the-above energy policy that utilizes oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear energy to power our economy and empower the American worker.  To do this, we must start by eliminating the Obama Administration's roadblocks to oil exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, along the Outer Continental Shelf, and onshore - including in ANWR.  Furthermore, no new natural gas regulations, such as those being debated by Congress, should be enacted.  The states are regulating the natural gas industry and there is no reason for the federal government to get involved.  Federal regulation for federal regulation's sake serves no purpose - and in this instance it not only impedes job growth, but weakens our national security.

Monday, October 10, 2011

UH DUH--CLUELESS - You Can't Make Up Stuff Like This

Have a good laugh at some of the most clueless quotes I could find.  It sure will give you cause to wonder about the future.

Obama Weekly Address: GOP Needs To "Prove" My Plan Won't Work

"So any Senator out there who’s thinking about voting against this jobs bill needs to explain why they would oppose something that we know would improve our economic situation. If the Republicans in Congress think they have a better plan for creating jobs right now, they should prove it."    UH DUH! Do you really think a re-run will be any different than the original. He must have never watched re-runs on TV or if he did he expected a different ending.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

WE THE PEOPLE...--A Special Post

A good cyber friend of mine, Mazzei, and I were discussing recent events, Occupy Wall Street and the Sylondra fiasco and how special interest groups always seem to get the attention and the spotlight. During our discussion I shared with him a blog post entitled What America Needs, which is indeed as much timely as it was when the words of the blog were written. My friend Mazzei, a former British subject and now a proud American citizen wrote this:

"We hear much of special interest groups. Well, our concern must be for a special interest group that has been too long neglected. It knows no sectional boundaries or ethnic and racial divisions, and it crosses political party lines. It is made up of men and women who raise our food, patrol our streets, man our mines and factories, teach our children, keep our homes, and heal us when we're sick--professionals, industrialists, shopkeepers, clerks, cabbies, and truck drivers. They are, in short, "we the people," this breed called Americans."

"We are a nation that has a government--not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the Earth. Our government has no power except that granted it by the people."
 "This as you know is from your blog. Words of wisdom from a wise man."

His words gave me cause and inspriation to sit down and write this in reply and today I post it as a special blog post. I do hope that you will take time to read What America Needs but also this piece which I  have entitled...


                                        WE THE PEOPLE
                                  This Breed Called Americans.


Those in power of governing have forgotten that ""we the people" are the government.

They have usurped the power of the people to grown and maintain that power which they are none to eager to relinquish.

They have usurped the power by leading us to believe that what they do is for "our own good" . They have slowly and surely eroded the power of "we the people". They declare that such things are necessities if we are to be free and prosperous. Our founding fathers would not agree:
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783

The powers have laid upon us a burden of regulation and debt for which they claim is for the good of all, but yet no one prospers by their deeds. Again they have usurped the power of "we the people" and we have but remained silent for the most part against this travesty.

This is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering... And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression." Thomas Jefferson

"We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat in our drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labors and in our amusements, for our callings and our creeds...our people.. must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live.. We have not time to think, no means of calling the mis-managers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow suffers. Our landholders, too...retaining indeed the title and stewardship of estates called theirs, but held really in trust for the treasury, must...be contented with penury, obscurity and exile.. private fortunes are destroyed by public as well as by private extravagance.

We have allowed those in power to usurp our rights to be free men and women by the continual destruction of our Constitution. They have discharged morality and replaced it with humanism often called political correctness.



"Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams
"Political interest [can] never be separated in the long run from moral right"
"Can the liberties of a nation be sure when we remove their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people, that these liberties are a gift from God? Thomas Jefferson
Too many of the powers see the Constitution as a document which has outlived it's time and therefore go to any lengths to change the enumerated powers as set forth in that timeless document. It has become a weapon against the very peoples for which it was intended rather than a tool of the people to keep in check those who would take away that power given in that document called the Consitution which was paid for by the sacrifice , blood and lives of those who came before us. Our founders would be alarmed and shocked.



The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government." Patrick Henry

But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. ( John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 17, 1775)



We have failed to educate our children with the knowledge of what is means to be a free and just society. We have allowed the power to educate to be usurped by those in power. In doing so we have relinquished our own rights to be free and justice has fled the land
John Adams put it this way:

Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. John Adams

We have through fear, fraud and error allowed those of power to place us in shackles just as surely as if we were slaves. And indeed too many have in the name of protection from the powerful have through their own ignorance relinquished their rights as free men and women.

If men through fear, fraud or mistake, should in terms renounce and give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the great end of society, would absolutely vacate such renunciation; the right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of Man to alienate this gift, and voluntarily become a slave.

Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it. John Adams

Until we can once again understand the words of Adams written above then "we the people" will remain in slavery to those who have been allowed to steal (usurp) our power

We would be wise to listen to another man who knew much of slavery and said:

We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution." Abraham Lincoln

If we fail in such then the fate as put forth in the words of James Madison will be ours and we shall have no one to blame other than ourselves, "we the people".

"Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death." James Madison

A F Ticker, October 7th, 2011
With deep appreciation to my friend Mazzei a good "mate" indeed for providing the inspiration to write this piece.  If only a few things which I have written are remembered, I hope that this will be the one which stands out in peoples mind long after I am gone from this earth.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sunday Music Time

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For all those who perhaps need a touch of Hope.

I want to thank my friend GM for his Blog Post as it is the inspiration for this song today.

GM understands Whispering Hope.  Keep fighting my friend for in Him there is indeed hope.

THE RELIGIOUS FAR RIGHT -- UP TO IT'S OLD TRICKS.

It appears that the Religious Far Right is up to it's old tricks once again.

Tony Perkins and his RFR gang met in what he called a Values Voter Summit. It is nothing more than an attempt to coerce GOP candidates to accept their narrow minded agenda of Gays, Marriage and Abortion in order to gain their endorsement.

To this bunch there are no problems that exceed their agenda. Not the economy, not jobs, not the world situation, just their narrow agenda . 

We saw it in 08 before the elections and by default this group elected Obama just as I predicted they would in June of 08.
The attack on Romney in 08 was started by Perkins and his group and the AFA(American Family Association) Founded by Donald Wildmon, which I have often called "The American Taliban".

Here it is, 2011 and the Religious Far Right has not learned anything from the past.

They immediately began their attack on Mitt Romney over his religious beliefs with Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress saying Romney was no Christian but a member of a cult. The same language used in 08 by wannabe "King Maker" John Hagee , who of course was pulling for Mikey Hucklebutt to win the nomination.

Being a former member of the RFR as a Baptist preacher he was in their pocket and would push their agenda over and above anything else.   When their "boy" failed to gain the nomination and it went to McCain they immediately began to tell their congregations not to vote for McCain because he was not conservative enough. McCain had drawn the ire of John Hagee by not accepting his endorsement. Hagee claimed McCain sought it and McCain showed proof that he did not ask for nor would he accept the endorsement. We know the results of stay at home RFR voters--- Obama.

 I am not particularly enamored with Romney because of his political stand on issues but it is indeed sad when a group of Far Right, narrow minded thinkers, if you can call it thinking at all, can attack someone because they do not agree with his or her religious beliefs while claiming to be loving and forgiving.

I have not heard what the other candidates had to say on this situation but I will be listening and watching and expecting them to distance themselves from this bunch of bigots of the Religious Far Right. 

There should be no place for language  and attacks such as occurred in a supposedly "christian" group.  Jesus certainly would not have tolerated such and would IMO have called them a brood of vipers. For indeed they are not only two faced but dangerous as well.

They use the separation of church and state when it suits them but  yet would establish their views of religion as the only view. They use freedom of speech and religion when it suits them but yet seek to silence those who have different views. 

I have no use for such bigotry , narrow mindedness, and intolerance as displayed by this group of Pharisees. I would hope that all the candidates would call for an immediate apology from Perkins for allowing such language to be spoken in a meeting which he organized supposedly for the purpose of hearing the thoughts of ALL the candidates. It was indeed a farce and as I stated in the beginning of this article it was nothing more than a meeting  to coerce those attending to accept the agenda of this narrow minded bunch of bigots.

It 's time to put an end to the KING MAKERS of the Religious Far Right for they do nothing but give true Christians a bad name. 

Here is an example of what I have written about. These comments were made by the Rev. Jefferies. 

I believe we should always support a Christian over a non-Christian. The value of electing a Christian goes beyond public policies. . . . Christians are uniquely favored by God, [while] Mormons, Hindus and Muslims worship a false god. The eternal consequences outweigh political ones. It is worse to legitimize a faith that would lead people to a separation from God.

He evidently believes that Romney would lead folks to a separation from God.  He is of the same kind who said that if John Kenney were elected President the Pope would be ruling the country within a year.  Some folks never learn.
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Cain refused to be dragged into the fight and simply stated that the comment was  not appropriate and other than that he was not commenting because he was focused on creating jobs and growing the economy .

Perry did not speak out against the comment. After all Jefferies was the one who introduced Perry and in short endorsed  him which again was not part of the so called Summit.  His comments were: Perry walked onstage and thanked Jeffress for the endorsement. He really knocked it out of the park!"

Santorum, the fair haired boy of the Religioius Far Right ignored the comments evidently but one could only expect sch from the pick of the crop by the RFR.

Bachmann , no condemnation of the comments by Jefferies






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There was a STRAW POLL  taken at this farce of a summit and here are the results.  Perhaps many of those attending don't agree with Jefferies and Perkins agenda.

Ron Paul – 37%
Herman Cain – 23%
Rick Santorum – 16%
Michele Bachmann – 8%
Rick Perry – 8%
Mitt Romney – 4%
Newt Gingrich – 3%
Undecided – 1%
Jon Huntsman – 0%

Friday, October 7, 2011

Saturday (Not So Silly) Song Time

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Ray Stevens once again has a timely introduction of a song.

Mr. President, Mr. President is his example of the answers that Obama would give IF he were honest. It certainly speaks the truth in how Obama has handled current affairs, in fact how he has handled affairs for the past three years.

Ray Stevens has often said that he can find humor in nearly anything and indeed he has accomplished it once again. 

Listen and enjoy as Ray Stevens conducts his "press conference" with Mr. President.

It has been reported that Obama did not find humor in Mr.Stevens song or in several other songs directed at his policies and direction for the country.  Even more reason for me to enjoy Ray Stevens songs.

Michele Bachmann's 10-Point Economic Fix-It Plan

 Falling well behind in the polls and suffering with staff woes it appears that Bachmann is no longer a serious contender. However in all fairness her Plan for America must also be presented. All views must be considered in order to be an informed voter. So far the views of Newt Gingrich,  Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Herman Cain have presented.
Take time to read Ms. Bachmann's plan and compare it to the others.
We can not afford to leave this coming election in the hands of uninformed and ignorant voters.




 In presenting Michele Bachmann's plan I have only been able to find her 10 Point "Fix it Plan" with no explanation or comments on how she plans to carry out these points. I was able to find her stand on Five Issues on her Presidential Website and you can read them here and again I recommend that you do in order to become an informed voter and to be able to discuss intelligently the issues and the stand that your candidate has taken verses those of the other candidates.

Her plan is a short 10 points with out commentary. One of the shortest of all the candidates. Ron Paul has 11 points and with commentary takes perhaps 3 pages. Herman Cain's is 10 pages including commentary. Newt Gingrich's is 24 pages, including commentary and Mitt Romney's is 84 pages with 59 points, the longest thus far.


                           Michele Bachmann's 10-Point Economic Fix-It Plan


1. Cut federal spending 25 percent, the amount she says spending has increased under President Obama.
2. Pass the "mother of all repeal bills" that will kill the Democrat's healthcare reform and regulations.
3. Get the federal government out of the bailout business, especially when it comes to Wall Street and pension plans.
4. End involvement in semi-private businesses like Freddie Mac and Sallie Mae.
5. Make all the Bush tax cuts permanent.
6. Cut the corporate tax rate of 34 percent to "single digits" to spur growth and job creation.
7. Kill capital gains taxes.
8. Zero out the death tax.
9. Cap personal income taxes at 20 percent.
10. Propose a "flatter tax" and a tax code no longer than 50-pages "double spaced, with a font size no smaller than 9-point. My guess is that even some of my Democratic colleagues would be able to read that bill."

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Ron Paul's Plan for America-- His Short But To The Point 11 Point Plan

 With the attempt to give voters the information needed to make an intelligent, informed choice we have presented the Plan for America as it is being called on this blog of Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Herman Cain. Each of these plans can be found in the archives of Jus'Sayin'.   Today Ron Paul is being featured.  Take time to read his plan carefully and compare it to the others.
Being informed is the only way one can make an intelligent decision.
We all know what happens when the uninformed vote.
The evidence plainly shown in the 08 elections. 
This country cannot afford to elect and unqualified individual again. One who's only plan was to transform America. The information lacking was into what. We now see that it was to transform this country into a socialist , Eurostyle, country.

                           Ron Paul's Plan for America 


Dr. Ron Paul's (R Tex)  plan for America is short. It contains but 11 points which would seem to indicate that he is serious about smaller government.
It takes less than one page for him to present his ideas. With the commentary it was a total of 3 pages. I have removed some but left links which may help to further explain his plan.

Herman Cain presents his in 10 pages including commentary. Newt Gingrich, 24 pages including commentary. Mitt Romney's is the longest thus far with 59 points taking up 85 pages with commentary.  Those who advocate smaller government it would seem would want to make their points in as few words as possible.

There is no need for an additional link to read Dr. Pauls  Plan for America since he  says it all in the following 11 points. The commentary which I mentioned was not his but comments from the presenter of the plan on a non-Ron Paul website. 

To be an informed voter one must know the stand of every candidate in the field. It is also helpful in discussing the differences between your candidates plan and the plan of others.

Thank you for reading and becoming informed. I will continue to present each candidates platform as it comes available.  Some have no plan or at least not one in a presentable format. We will do our best to present the plan in the clearest form possible.

                                                     Here is Dr. Ron Paul's 11-point plan:

11.  Energy Independence Eliminate the federal gas tax of $0.18 per gallon and eliminate the EPA, allowing prosecution of polluters to answer to citizens, not Washington, and allowing coal, oil, nuclear and other forms of energy to be safely explored.

10.  Education : Dr. Paul would like to see the U.S. Department of Education return its powers to the states and parents. He proposes and intends to give parents a $5,000 tax credit per child for kids K-12 to help with all the costs of education.  He is supportive of home-schooling and will veto legislation that interferes with parents choosing to home-school their children.

9. Workers' Rights  Dr. Ron Paul is against forcing workers to join unions and pay dues if they do not want to, citing the $8 billion that union leaders bring in annually that is often given to political candidates.  He does not want workers forced to belong to unions or to be under union control against their will.

8. Protect Gun Rights   Protecting the right of Americans to keep and bear arms.  Here is an example of a town <http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=55288>  that required each head of household to own a gun.  This policy resulted in decreased crime <http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=41196> .

7. Heath Care Dr. Ron Paul will repeal Obamacare, allow for tax credits and deductions for all medical expenses and not allow money that belongs in Medicare or Medicaid to be misused for other purposes.  He will protect the privacy of American citizens' medical records from the federal government, remove barriers for all citizens to have HSAs (Health Savings Accounts)  and keep the FDA out of vitamins and alternative treatments.  Also, he wants to provide payroll deductions for terminal illnesses and caregivers.

6. Pro-Life Issue  Here is the one fact all Americans need to know.  Dr. Paul is the only Republican candidate who has said,  "So while Roe v. Wade is invalid, a federal law banning abortion across all 50 states would be equally invalid <http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul301.html> ...  if a bill attempting to make abortion illegal federally in the U.S. were passed by the House and Senate, Dr. Paul would veto the bill as unconstitutional. 

5.  Immigration Reform:
Immigration reform <http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul389.html>  should start with improving our border protection, ... we need to take serious steps to prevent terrorists   from gaining easy access to targets on our soil.  They should not be slipping through our doors so easily, using our immigration laws against us, and that is why I proposed the Terror Immigration Elimination Act <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h110-3217>  (HR 3217) to toughen standards for VISAS from countries on the State Department's list of terrorist sponsoring countries in addition to Saudi Arabia

In short, the plan is to secure the border, end amnesty, abolish welfare to illegal immigrants, end birthright citizenship and protect lawful immigrants.

4.  National Defense    Dr. Paul's approach is simple.  He believes in a strong national defense and is against militarism...  in other words, protect the U.S. but do not police the world and require congressional approval before declaring war. 

3.  Taxes : Dr. Paul would support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolishes income and death taxes.  Ideally, he'd like to close the IRS.  He would seek to repeal capital gains taxes and reduce then abolish taxes on Social Security.  Before a flat or fair tax  would be implemented, Dr. Paul would ensure that the 16th Amendment, which made income taxation legal, would be repealed so we don't end up with both.

2.  End the Fed  The Fed  The U.S. Constitution is considered such a well thought-through document as it was drafted in a time of peace rather than as a reaction to a panic. Documents and policies that are reviewed and seen in the light of day by calm, rational people tend to be better for the long-term wellness of the people than policies passed quickly in an emotional, reactive and hurried manner.  the Fed. Dr. Paul would commit to passing legislation that requires transparency and accountability from the Fed.

1. Economy  : Dr. Paul's plan is to audit the Fed, veto any unbalanced budget and refuse to raise the debt ceiling.  He is also committed to getting rid of self-dealing and corruption in D.C.  Additionally, he will eliminate income taxes, capital gains taxes and death taxes.   ...    if elected president in 2012, he says he would balance the budget in one year.