Friday, February 26, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Am I the only one who feels this way?

I grew up hearing what is good for the goose is good for the gander. The following was located on True Slant regarding Andrew Joseph Stack whose daughter believes that her father is a hero:

"Bell can’t have it both ways. Only now will people listen, in her stunted logic, because of the terrorist act she disagrees with that her father committed that killed IRS employee Vernon Hunter. I also don’t know a lot of heroes who set their homes on fire with their wife and step-daughter inside. You don’t call someone a hero after they’ve committed a heinous act of terrorism that kills one person, injures others, and puts hundreds more at risk. It kind of detracts from their heroism of speaking out (especially when it appears that they were speaking out about nothing other than being a tax cheat who got caught)."

Now my questions is this, why is it OK for President Barack Hussein Obama to have a friend in William Charles "Bill" Ayers, co-founder of Weather Underground, who set off bombs and destroyed property to further his cause and made the following statement regarding his actions?

"I don't regret setting bombs" and "I feel we didn't do enough", and, when asked if he would "do it all again," as saying "I don't want to discount the possibility."

The liberal media cannot have it both ways. If it's OK for a liberal to create terror in furthering their cause, why not an average citizen? I'm still sitting on the fence on this one, trying to reconcile what pushed Andrew Joseph Stack to the point that he could not get any resolution with the issues he stated in his statement dated 2/18/2010.

I do know that when traveling in social circles that the natives are becoming restless and I'm not promoting violence but I also believe the words of Thomas Jefferson were not figurative but literal, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

When will those who supposedly represent us, We The People" wake up and smell the coffee burning in the pot? VN8

CHOICES - President Obama is making more bad choices?

Another appointment of President Clinton is an anti American Islamic Envoy. When will this stupidity ever end? Rashad Hussain claims that remarks he made were "ill-conceived". Oh yeah, I'm buying that excuse! To make matters worse, he received his Bachelor's Degree from UNC! Oh no, he was a Tarheel! VN8

Rashad Hussain admits making anti-terror prosecutions statements

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I am the TEA PARTY Leader!

President Clinton and James Carville want to smear the Leaders of the Tea Party so I just wanted to let them know that I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER! Let the revolution begin and let it begin with me!

I challenge you to make a video and upload it here and let President Clinton and James Carville know that YOU are the TEA PARTY LEADER. Some people never learn! This is a grassroots organization and we DO NOT have a LEADER!

Please visit this site to see who the REAL leader is of the TEA PARTY!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr - Another Great American Hero dead at 85

Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. (December 2, 1924- February 20, 2010) was a retired United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. In 1973 Haig served as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, the number-two ranking officer in the Army. Haig served as the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, commanding all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe.

Haig, a veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam War, is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, and the Purple Heart.

In 1981, after the March 30 assassination attempt on Reagan, Haig asserted before reporters "I am in control here" as a result of Reagan's hospitalization.

"I wasn't talking about transition. I was talking about the executive branch, who is running the government. That was the question asked. It was not, "Who is in line should the President die?"
—Alexander Haig, Alexander Haig interview with 60 Minutes II April 23, 2001

RIP, Mr. Haig, we knew in 1981 when President Reagan was shot that you did not mean "you" were next in line to be the President! God Bless You for your service to this Country. Please tell the Gipper when you see him that we are taking this Nation back! The old Guard is dying but we are praying that God is sending a new Guard to step forward and lead the Patriots of this Revolution!

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Warning Shot has been fired . . .

Neal Boortz tells it like it is! Read all about it here and do your own research. The Federal Government wants your Retirement Accounts. Come on now, don't panic, who knows better how to take care of you than Uncle Sam! I mean look at the economic situation our Nation faces today. Don't you want to turn over your hard earned dollars so that the Federal Government can dole them out to you as they see fit? I can't believe you are even questioning their ability! In the infamous words of John Stossel, 'Give me a break.' Run for the hills and join the OnLine Tax Revolt! VN8

Spying on your cellphone? This is creepy!

Socialist in the White House?

Fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Just wanted to share something that I found from another great blogger. Please check out Maggie's Notebook! Give her a warm welcome.

Maggie found this information on Say Anything Blog.

If the titles are not clear in your browser, they are, left to right:

Democracy and the Organization of Political Parties, Vols. I and II by M. Ostrogorski (UK politics)
U.S. Senators and Their World by Donald R. Matthews
The Populist Moment by Lawrence Goodwyn
The Populist Revolt by Donald Hicks
The Socialist Party of America, by John McBrewster, F.P. Miller and Agnes F. Vandome
The American Socialist Movement 1897-1912 by Ira Kipnis
The Social Basis of American Government by Nathan Glazer
The Invention of the American Political Parties by Roy F. Nichols

Mao ornament on Obama's White House Christmas Tree

(Thank you Maggie, may we continue to have the courage to reveal Truth, without fear of reprisal, one revelation at a time! VN8)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Obama/Soetoro Dossier

(Well, well, that answers a lot of my questions about the POTUS! I can't stand for his name to even run through my memory banks any longer. Please watch this video in it's entirety, amazing stuff here! VN8)

Andrew Joseph Stack - IRS Assasin

(Disclaimer: This is a document that is floating through the internet, possibly written by Andrew Joseph Stack. I can't judge his actions, but feel his frustration. Crazy or brave? Thank God his wife and children survived and no one else appears to have lost their lives. Was Joe Stack going "Galt"? VN8)

If you’re reading this, you’re no doubt asking yourself, “Why did this have to happen?” The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time. The writing process, started many months ago, was intended to be therapy in the face of the looming realization that there isn’t enough therapy in the world that can fix what is really broken. Needless to say, this rant could fill volumes with example after example if I would let it. I find the process of writing it frustrating, tedious, and probably pointless… especially given my gross inability to gracefully articulate my thoughts in light of the storm raging in my head. Exactly what is therapeutic about that I’m not sure, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

We are all taught as children that without laws there would be no society, only anarchy. Sadly, starting at early ages we in this country have been brainwashed to believe that, in return for our dedication and service, our government stands for justice for all. We are further brainwashed to believe that there is freedom in this place, and that we should be ready to lay our lives down for the noble principals represented by its founding fathers. Remember? One of these was “no taxation without representation”. I have spent the total years of my adulthood unlearning that crap from only a few years of my childhood. These days anyone who really stands up for that principal is promptly labeled a “crackpot”, traitor and worse.

While very few working people would say they haven’t had their fair share of taxes (as can I), in my lifetime I can say with a great degree of certainty that there has never been a politician cast a vote on any matter with the likes of me or my interests in mind. Nor, for that matter, are they the least bit interested in me or anything I have to say.

Why is it that a handful of thugs and plunderers can commit unthinkable atrocities (and in the case of the GM executives, for scores of years) and when it’s time for their gravy train to crash under the weight of their gluttony and overwhelming stupidity, the force of the full federal government has no difficulty coming to their aid within days if not hours? Yet at the same time, the joke we call the American medical system, including the drug and insurance companies, are murdering tens of thousands of people a year and stealing from the corpses and victims they cripple, and this country’s leaders don’t see this as important as bailing out a few of their vile, rich cronies. Yet, the political “representatives” (thieves, liars, and self-serving scumbags is far more accurate) have endless time to sit around for year after year and debate the state of the “terrible health care problem”. It’s clear they see no crisis as long as the dead people don’t get in the way of their corporate profits rolling in.

And justice? You’ve got to be kidding!

How can any rational individual explain that white elephant conundrum in the middle of our tax system and, indeed, our entire legal system? Here we have a system that is, by far, too complicated for the brightest of the master scholars to understand. Yet, it mercilessly “holds accountable” its victims, claiming that they’re responsible for fully complying with laws not even the experts understand. The law “requires” a signature on the bottom of a tax filing; yet no one can say truthfully that they understand what they are signing; if that’s not “duress” than what is. If this is not the measure of a totalitarian regime, nothing is.

How did I get here?

My introduction to the real American nightmare starts back in the early ‘80s. Unfortunately after more than 16 years of school, somewhere along the line I picked up the absurd, pompous notion that I could read and understand plain English. Some friends introduced me to a group of people who were having ‘tax code’ readings and discussions. In particular, zeroed in on a section relating to the wonderful “exemptions” that make institutions like the vulgar, corrupt Catholic Church so incredibly wealthy. We carefully studied the law (with the help of some of the “best”, high-paid, experienced tax lawyers in the business), and then began to do exactly what the “big boys” were doing (except that we weren’t steeling from our congregation or lying to the government about our massive profits in the name of God). We took a great deal of care to make it all visible, following all of the rules, exactly the way the law said it was to be done.

The intent of this exercise and our efforts was to bring about a much-needed re-evaluation of the laws that allow the monsters of organized religion to make such a mockery of people who earn an honest living. However, this is where I learned that there are two “interpretations” for every law; one for the very rich, and one for the rest of us… Oh, and the monsters are the very ones making and enforcing the laws; the inquisition is still alive and well today in this country.

That little lesson in patriotism cost me $40,000+, 10 years of my life, and set my retirement plans back to 0. It made me realize for the first time that I live in a country with an ideology that is based on a total and complete lie. It also made me realize, not only how naive I had been, but also the incredible stupidity of the American public; that they buy, hook, line, and sinker, the crap about their “freedom”… and that they continue to do so with eyes closed in the face of overwhelming evidence and all that keeps happening in front of them.

Before even having to make a shaky recovery from the sting of the first lesson on what justice really means in this country (around 1984 after making my way through engineering school and still another five years of “paying my dues”), I felt I finally had to take a chance of launching my dream of becoming an independent engineer.

On the subjects of engineers and dreams of independence, I should digress somewhat to say that I’m sure that I inherited the fascination for creative problem solving from my father. I realized this at a very young age.

The significance of independence, however, came much later during my early years of college; at the age of 18 or 19 when I was living on my own as student in an apartment in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My neighbor was an elderly retired woman (80+ seemed ancient to me at that age) who was the widowed wife of a retired steel worker. Her husband had worked all his life in the steel mills of central Pennsylvania with promises from big business and the union that, for his 30 years of service, he would have a pension and medical care to look forward to in his retirement. Instead he was one of the thousands who got nothing because the incompetent mill management and corrupt union (not to mention the government) raided their pension funds and stole their retirement. All she had was social security to live on.

In retrospect, the situation was laughable because here I was living on peanut butter and bread (or Ritz crackers when I could afford to splurge) for months at a time. When I got to know this poor figure and heard her story I felt worse for her plight than for my own (I, after all, I thought I had everything to in front of me). I was genuinely appalled at one point, as we exchanged stories and commiserated with each other over our situations, when she in her grandmotherly fashion tried to convince me that I would be “healthier” eating cat food (like her) rather than trying to get all my substance from peanut butter and bread. I couldn’t quite go there, but the impression was made. I decided that I didn’t trust big business to take care of me, and that I would take responsibility for my own future and myself.

Return to the early ‘80s, and here I was off to a terrifying start as a ‘wet-behind-the-ears’ contract software engineer... and two years later, thanks to the fine backroom, midnight effort by the sleazy executives of Arthur Andersen (the very same folks who later brought us Enron and other such calamities) and an equally sleazy New York Senator (Patrick Moynihan), we saw the passage of 1986 tax reform act with its section 1706.

For you who are unfamiliar, here is the core text of the IRS Section 1706, defining the treatment of workers (such as contract engineers) for tax purposes. Visit this link for a conference committee report ( regarding the intended interpretation of Section 1706 and the relevant parts of Section 530, as amended. For information on how these laws affect technical services workers and their clients, read our discussion here (


(a) IN GENERAL - Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection:

(d) EXCEPTION. - This section shall not apply in the case of an individual who pursuant to an arrangement between the taxpayer and another person, provides services for such other person as an engineer, designer, drafter, computer programmer, systems analyst, or other similarly skilled worker engaged in a similar line of work.

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE. - The amendment made by this section shall apply to remuneration paid and services rendered after December 31, 1986.


· "another person" is the client in the traditional job-shop relationship.

· "taxpayer" is the recruiter, broker, agency, or job shop.

· "individual", "employee", or "worker" is you.

Admittedly, you need to read the treatment to understand what it is saying but it’s not very complicated. The bottom line is that they may as well have put my name right in the text of section (d). Moreover, they could only have been more blunt if they would have came out and directly declared me a criminal and non-citizen slave. Twenty years later, I still can’t believe my eyes.

During 1987, I spent close to $5000 of my ‘pocket change’, and at least 1000 hours of my time writing, printing, and mailing to any senator, congressman, governor, or slug that might listen; none did, and they universally treated me as if I was wasting their time. I spent countless hours on the L.A. freeways driving to meetings and any and all of the disorganized professional groups who were attempting to mount a campaign against this atrocity. This, only to discover that our efforts were being easily derailed by a few moles from the brokers who were just beginning to enjoy the windfall from the new declaration of their “freedom”. Oh, and don’t forget, for all of the time I was spending on this, I was loosing income that I couldn’t bill clients.

After months of struggling it had clearly gotten to be a futile exercise. The best we could get for all of our trouble is a pronouncement from an IRS mouthpiece that they weren’t going to enforce that provision (read harass engineers and scientists). This immediately proved to be a lie, and the mere existence of the regulation began to have its impact on my bottom line; this, of course, was the intended effect.

Again, rewind my retirement plans back to 0 and shift them into idle. If I had any sense, I clearly should have left abandoned engineering and never looked back.

Instead I got busy working 100-hour workweeks. Then came the L.A. depression of the early 1990s. Our leaders decided that they didn’t need the all of those extra Air Force bases they had in Southern California, so they were closed; just like that. The result was economic devastation in the region that rivaled the widely publicized Texas S&L fiasco. However, because the government caused it, no one gave a shit about all of the young families who lost their homes or street after street of boarded up houses abandoned to the wealthy loan companies who received government funds to “shore up” their windfall. Again, I lost my retirement.

Years later, after weathering a divorce and the constant struggle trying to build some momentum with my business, I find myself once again beginning to finally pick up some speed. Then came the .COM bust and the 911 nightmare. Our leaders decided that all aircraft were grounded for what seemed like an eternity; and long after that, ‘special’ facilities like San Francisco were on security alert for months. This made access to my customers prohibitively expensive. Ironically, after what they had done the Government came to the aid of the airlines with billions of our tax dollars … as usual they left me to rot and die while they bailed out their rich, incompetent cronies WITH MY MONEY! After these events, there went my business but not quite yet all of my retirement and savings.

By this time, I’m thinking that it might be good for a change. Bye to California, I’ll try Austin for a while. So I moved, only to find out that this is a place with a highly inflated sense of self-importance and where damn little real engineering work is done. I’ve never experienced such a hard time finding work. The rates are 1/3 of what I was earning before the crash, because pay rates here are fixed by the three or four large companies in the area who are in collusion to drive down prices and wages… and this happens because the justice department is all on the take and doesn’t give a fuck about serving anyone or anything but themselves and their rich buddies.

To survive, I was forced to cannibalize my savings and retirement, the last of which was a small IRA. This came in a year with mammoth expenses and not a single dollar of income. I filed no return that year thinking that because I didn’t have any income there was no need. The sleazy government decided that they disagreed. But they didn’t notify me in time for me to launch a legal objection so when I attempted to get a protest filed with the court I was told I was no longer entitled to due process because the time to file ran out. Bend over for another $10,000 helping of justice.

So now we come to the present. After my experience with the CPA world, following the business crash I swore that I’d never enter another accountant’s office again. But here I am with a new marriage and a boatload of undocumented income, not to mention an expensive new business asset, a piano, which I had no idea how to handle. After considerable thought I decided that it would be irresponsible NOT to get professional help; a very big mistake.

When we received the forms back I was very optimistic that they were in order. I had taken all of the years information to Bill Ross, and he came back with results very similar to what I was expecting. Except that he had neglected to include the contents of Sheryl’s unreported income; $12,700 worth of it. To make matters worse, Ross knew all along this was missing and I didn’t have a clue until he pointed it out in the middle of the audit. By that time it had become brutally evident that he was representing himself and not me.

This left me stuck in the middle of this disaster trying to defend transactions that have no relationship to anything tax-related (at least the tax-related transactions were poorly documented). Things I never knew anything about and things my wife had no clue would ever matter to anyone. The end result is… well, just look around.

I remember reading about the stock market crash before the “great” depression and how there were wealthy bankers and businessmen jumping out of windows when they realized they screwed up and lost everything. Isn’t it ironic how far we’ve come in 60 years in this country that they now know how to fix that little economic problem; they just steal from the middle class (who doesn’t have any say in it, elections are a joke) to cover their asses and it’s “business-as-usual”. Now when the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes… isn’t that a clever, tidy solution.

As government agencies go, the FAA is often justifiably referred to as a tombstone agency, though they are hardly alone. The recent presidential puppet GW Bush and his cronies in their eight years certainly reinforced for all of us that this criticism rings equally true for all of the government. Nothing changes unless there is a body count (unless it is in the interest of the wealthy sows at the government trough). In a government full of hypocrites from top to bottom, life is as cheap as their lies and their self-serving laws.

I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after. But I also know that by not adding my body to the count, I insure nothing will change. I choose to not keep looking over my shoulder at “big brother” while he strips my carcass, I choose not to ignore what is going on all around me, I choose not to pretend that business as usual won’t continue; I have just had enough.

I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt; it will take nothing less. I would only hope that by striking a nerve that stimulates the inevitable double standard, knee-jerk government reaction that results in more stupid draconian restrictions people wake up and begin to see the pompous political thugs and their mindless minions for what they are. Sadly, though I spent my entire life trying to believe it wasn’t so, but violence not only is the answer, it is the only answer. The cruel joke is that the really big chunks of shit at the top have known this all along and have been laughing, at and using this awareness against, fools like me all along.

I saw it written once that the definition of insanity is repeating the same process over and over and expecting the outcome to suddenly be different. I am finally ready to stop this insanity. Well, Mr. Big Brother IRS man, let’s try something different; take my pound of flesh and sleep well.

The communist creed: From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.

The capitalist creed: From each according to his gullibility, to each according to his greed.

Joe Stack (1956-2010)


Maher: Americans ‘Not Bright Enough to Really Understand the Issues’ » Maher: Americans ‘Not Bright Enough to Really Understand the Issues’

"Maher describes himself as a libertarian[17] and believes that, "government is really there to do the things that people absolutely can't do for themselves."

(Mr. Maher, what exactly do you believe that people can't 'absolutely' do for themselves? Inquiring minds want to know. VN8)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hannah Kearney wins GOLD!

Womens's Mogul Finals! USA USA USA

Shannon Bahrke takes the Bronze!

USA in the lead of the medal count! 4 medals

I kid you not!

President Barack Hussein Obama is going to love this!

A float called 'Yes we can be ecologist', despicting U.S. President Barack Obama, parades during the 126th edition of the Nice Carnival, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in Nice, southern France.The carnival celebrates the theme 'King of the Blue Planet'.

(I've always thought he had an overinflated ego, now there is proof! Geez, I don't think we have ever seen anything like this! Oh how I would love to have a blow dart and get within about ten feet of that float! Yeah I said it and you are entitled to my opinion! VN8)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What do you see?

Just curious, when you look at the aftermath of all of the snowmageddon on the east coast, what do you see? OK, if you guessed SNOW, you are close. But what does an entrepreneur see? What does an unemployed entrepreneur see? I'll tell you exactly what they see.

They see sidewalks that need to be cleared, driveways that need to be cleared, cars that need to be dug out. I see JOBS! Probably CASH jobs. So if you are unemployed, living in those areas that have been hit with the record setting snowfall or if you are unemployed and can get to the areas with the record setting snowfall, grab a shovel, knock on some doors, ring some door bells, visit some businesses that need sidewalks cleared in front of their businesses and look at the silver lining of the storm.

In my opinion, that is the difference between a conservative and a liberal. A conservative looks at a situation that may appear to be an obstacle and they try to figure out how to overcome the obstacle. A liberal looks at a situation that may appear to be an obstacle and says, what is the government going to do to save me?

This Snowmageddon is no different than the economic situation we are currently experiencing, we need to band together, jump into the fray and determine how we are going to overcome the economic storm we are in. We are up to our eyeballs and in a mess that appears impossible, but we can dig out one shovel at a time. It's not going to be pretty, but in the infamous words of Martin Luther King, WE SHALL OVERCOME!

Yeah, I said it and you are entitled to my opinion! VN8

HELL has frozen over in DC and they aren't laughing so much any more!

Poor Gibbs, his forehead looks like it's getting wrinkled, his hair line seems to be receding and he's lost that twinkle in his eyes.

Press room laughter dies down - PATRICK GAVIN | POLITICO CLICK

Press room laughter dies down - PATRICK GAVIN | POLITICO CLICK

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Real Tea Party Conventions - April 15th

Dear Fellow Tea Party Patriots,

Tea Party Patriots, an organization with a reach of millions of members and over 1,000 voluntarily affliated tea party and 912 local groups asks: WHY WOULD 600 PEOPLE AT A RALLY CREATE A MEDIA FREENZY?

For the last year, Tea Party Patriots have come together in every state across the nation, held tea parties in larger cities to smaller towns and nearly 2 million tea party patriots showed up in DC in September to rally together for the cause of liberty. Where was the media then?

Why did the media choose to show up at a tea party rally in Nashville that marketed itself as a "national convention" with only 600 participants who claimed to speak on behalf of the movement?

Why would the media show up just because a national figure was asked to speak? National figures spoke all over the country in local tea party rallies all year and in DC on September 12th.

We believe the answer to "Why?" is this:

* There are heavy efforts underway to align us to a political party.
* There is great concern that the Tea Party Movement will become a third party.
* The media did not do their homework on this "national convention" and is now creating misinformation on the movement.

The Tea Party Movement started because of these tactics and we will not be used like this. We are smarter than that and we will call out any one and any organization who tries to undermine the grassroots movement known as the Tea Party Movement.

Our challenge regarding this misrepresentation:

For the media:

* While we appreciate the national spotlight, we challenge you to do your homework on press releases and marketing strategies of groups and individuals. Had you given the National March on Washington the same coverage you gave this "convention" it would have been more realistic of the voice of the people. During that march, it was evident what the people of the movement wanted our platform to be: LIBERTY.
* We challenge the media to show up in their individual cities and towns on April 15th as we gather for our "regional conventions" and Stand Up for LIBERTY once again.

For the politicians:

* We believe the thrust of our effort has been and will continue to be providing proper forums for all Americans to voice their opinions about their existing government and the changes that are necessary to restore the country to a constitutional footing. We do not dictate to our members. They get enough of that from the parties and from our government. They want the freedom to find facts, participate individually and act accordingly. We the People are smart and will not buy any tactics by politicians to use or co-opt us or the movement.

For the people:

* Become well-informed citizens and know the tactics that will be used against us - especially in 2010. This is an important year politically and we will do our best to inform and educate you on issues. We will also alert you to tactics used by political parties and outside interests to hijack the movement. We ask you to do the same thing on a local basis so we can stop the madness and right our country to common sense decision-making.
* If you have not joined a local Tea Party, find one and get involved. This is where you can meet up with like-minded individuals who love their country and want to protect it. To find a local tea party group, go to

Tea Party Patriots is a grassroots organization represented by ordinary citizens standing up for LIBERTY and dedicated to reclaiming America's founding principles.

You are the heart and soul of the Tea Party Movement. Thank you for promoting the causes of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets with us!

Tea Party Patriots are just ordinary people reclaiming America's founding principles.


The Gathering Storm

I'd like to say, I have no idea who to give credit for this amazing piece of Americano, but a new friend on FB, had it in his photos and I've located it all over the internet. No commentary necessary!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Mr. President!

“Whatever else history may say about me when I’m gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears: to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty’s lamp guiding your steps and opportunity’s arm steadying your way.“

– President Ronald Reagan, 1992

Well, (I can hear President Reagan's voice) hell is surely freezing over on what would be President Ronald W. Reagan's 99th birthday. How poetic is that?

'Snowmageddon' is bringing the Nation's Capital to a standstill. It is when we are still that we can hear the voice of God.

What would Regan do today? He would cut taxes, stimulate economic growth and tell us to tighten our belts and he would cut government spending. Unlike Carter, President Reagan believed in smaller Federal government and a stronger America. Don't take my word for it, read it in his own words:

“Our problems are both acute and chronic, yet all we hear from those in positions of leadership are the same tired proposals for more government tinkering, more meddling and more control -- all of which led us to this state in the first place.

If President Reagan by some miracle were to be re-elected in 2012,the following comment by President Reagan regarding President Jimmy Carter might have stood the test of time. Some things never change and I challenge you to read the comment, delete President Carter's name and tell me if the same comment would be relevant to President Barrack Hussein Obama?

“Can anyone look at the record of this administration and say, ‘Well done?’ Can anyone compare the state of our economy when the Carter administration took office with where we are today and say, ‘Keep up the good work?’ Can anyone look at our reduced standing in the world today and say, ‘Let's have four more years of this?”

2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Fellow Patriots, let's win this battle against the liberals who are destroying this Great Nation. We as a people have been complacent, we have allowed this malaise to overcome us. It is time for us to take up our banner of Freedom, take up our swords if necessary and protect our Constitution.

Today in honor of a Great American, President Ronald W. Reagan, let's win this battle for the Gipper! God Speed Mr. President and God Bless the United States of America!

Please enjoy the following quotes that will stand the test of time!

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Democracy is worth dying for, because it's the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.

Each generation goes further than the generation preceding it because it stands on the shoulders of that generation. You will have opportunities beyond anything we've ever known.

Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.

Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.

Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

More Government Waste . . .

Cleveland will spend big money to turn off the lights
By Mark Puente, The Plain Dealer

January 29, 2010

CLEVELAND, Ohio — After turning the lights on in 1976 at Cleveland police headquarters, officials still can't shut them off.

Light switches were never installed.

That will change after the city pays consultants to install switches in parts of the nine-story building downtown and make energy improvements in other city buildings.

The cost for the entire project: $792,000. City officials said the work will be paid for with federal grants.

City Council's Public Safety Committee this week passed an ordinance Wednesday to award contracts for the work. The measure awaits a vote by the entire 19-member council.

It costs about $1 million each year to light, heat and cool police headquarters, Safety Director Martin Flask said.

The city hopes to at least rewire two floors of the building so the lights can be turned off, Flask said.

"I don't think there's 15 light switches in that building," Flask said.

Cleveland faces a $23 million deficit this year and is looking for ways to cut costs.

The 24-hour lights are a stark contrast to Mayor Frank Jackson's office. He keeps the lights dark in his office because he has enough natural sunlight. The move saves money and make others energy conscious, city officials said.

Flask did not want to speculate on why light switches were never installed when the building opened during Mayor Ralph Perk's tenure in 1976.

"I don't know the logic," he said.

(15 light switches, 792,000? hmmmm, I'm thinking they need to call Mr. Sparky. What in the hell is wrong with our government officials? Yeah, I said it and you are entitled to my opinion. VN8)