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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Best Ways to Catch Fleas

Recently, we spoke of how our president’s philosophical beliefs have taken the U.S. toward a much more defined socialistic road.
And hey, that cannot be denied. If you would dispute such a direction, explain how the 70% increase in food stamps is not an example of more citizens and non-citizens turning to the government for help. Explain to me how nearly half of our citizens not paying income taxes is not an example of citizens turning to the government for help.
I hope you noted that only citizens were mentioned in the non-payment of income taxes for illegals skip them anyway. They cannot afford to pay them not because of their income, but their fear of deportation.
Perhaps you don’t remember, but just after Obama took office, he made a number of his cronies czars, individuals to head certain agencies and who would not be answerable to anyone except him or his appointees and certainly not to Congress. (for all the good Congress might do given their inept performance)
You know, old timers might not have all the sophistication and frills of modern folks, but they possessed a great deal of common sense. The old axiom ‘you sleep with dogs, you get fleas’ is as true today as when it was first coined.
Let’s take a look at some of these dogs—oops, I mean czars.
According to, Richard Holbrooke is the Afghanistan Czar. He is an ultra-liberal and anti-gun former governor of New Mexico. He is pro abortion, and pro-drug legalization who also wants to dissolve the 2nd amendment.
Ed Montgomery is the Auto Recovery Czar who is a radical anti-business black activist. He believes in Affirmative Action and job preference for blacks. The University of Maryland Business Dean, he teaches that U.S. business has caused world poverty. He an ACORN board member as well a member of the Communist DuBois Club.
Jeffrey Crowley is the AIDS Czar. He is a radical gay rights activist. Believes in gay marriage and a special status for gays only, including complete free health care for gays.
Alan Bersin is the Border Czar who is a failed superintendent of San Diego and ultra liberal friend of Hillary Clinton. He served as Czar under Janet Reno to keep borders open to illegals without interference from the federal government.
David J. Hayes-California Water Czar who is senior fellow of radical environmentalist group, Progress Policy. No management experience whatsoever.
Ron Bloom is the Car Czar. An auto union worker, he is anti-business and anti-nuclear. He now sits on the board of Chrysler, which now is union owned.
The Central Region Czar is Dennis Ross who believes U.S. policy is the cause of war in the Middle East. Anti-Gun and Pro-Abortion, he is the Obama apologist to the world.
Lynn Rosenthal is the Domestic Violence Czar and the Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. An Anti-Male feminist, she supports male castration.
Former Seattle chief of police, Gil Kerlikowske, is Obama’s Drug Czar who espouses the belief no one should own a firearm and supports legalization of all drugs.
    The list goes on and on. There’s Paul Volcker who headed the Federal Reserve under Carter when the economy nearly failed; Carol Browner, Energy and Environment Czar; Stimulus Accountability Czar, Earl Devaney, and numerous others.
Forty-one in all.
    The lowest salary of the bunch is $102,000.  Of that number 35 salaries are listed as ‘unknown,’ which in the current vernacular means they’re well up in the six digits.
    One of the czars, Van Jones, the Green Jobs Czar, has resigned, but take a look at his credentials. According to Glenn Beck, Jones is a Black activist and a member of American Communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party. He said George Bush caused the 9/11 attack and wanted the president investigated by the World Court for war crimes. A Marxist, he says whites are poisoning blacks; and that the transformation from ‘suicidal gray capitalism’ to ‘econ-capitalism’ is the way to a complete redistribution of wealth.
Jones is no more extreme that the Science Czar, John Holdren, who has NO science training, but is a intense supporter of the Sierra Club, and anti-business advocate, and claims U.S. business has caused world poverty. He believes it is okay to abort a child until the age of two, and—are you ready for this? The thinks trees—that’s right, trees should be able to sue humans.
I tell you, folks. Stuff like this can’t be made up. It’s too bizarre.
The credentials of these idiots are so off-the-wall, you want to laugh until you realize the guy in Washington who is directing our country, is the one who appointed them.
I mentioned earlier about sleeping with dogs. Well, you’ve seen what kind of fleas these canines carry, so you can easily understand the kind of fleas Obama has to scratch.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Eye Openers

 try to be a good citizen> I try to stay informed and active. There are millions of us, and I’m quite certain I was not alone when I confess I did not stay glued to the TV during either political convention.
You pretty much know what is going to take place at those little fais-do-dos, so why waste time unless you’re a dyed-in-the-wool party addict?
Well, I missed something at the Democrat Convention this year. I saw it on replay, after replay, after replay. And the Republicans lost no time in jumping on it.
You know to what I refer, the God business.
Initially, the Demo platform left God out. Fortunately, there came an outcry, so the powers that be were forced to call for an oral vote on whether to put God back in or not. ‘Aye’ for yes; ‘nay’ for no.
I had to watch it a couple times to understand what was going on with the subsequent voting. You know how these political voting statements go for either side. They’ll say something like ‘all those who support the negative decision to uphold the positive referendum that denies negative agreement for farm supports, say aye.’
Three quarters of the time, I have no idea the point on which the vote is taken.
I’ll be honest, folks. That very fact God was left out set me back on my heels.
But back to the voting. I might be old and kind of hard of hearing, but I listened to those oral votes. The ‘nays’ had it, but the moderator called the turn for the ‘ayes’ against an overwhelming ‘nay’ vote.
I still couldn’t believe the majority did not want ‘God’ in their platform.
Where did such a proposal come from?
What gave it birth?
You and I know there are folks out there who want to take God out of everything. That is their right in our country even if many of us disagree.
Progressivism? Socialism? Communism? Democracy?
I don’t know. I do believe the socialistic trend that began decades back has been given a huge boost with the present administration. And it was the administration’s philosophical precepts that nurtured the disdain for God at the Democratic Convention.
The whole thing puzzled me until I ran across a guy named Wayne Allyn Roots. He connected a lot of dots for me.
He was a classmate of our president when Obama was at Columbia University. He claims that if Obama is re-elected in 2012, the U.S. is finished. “Obama,” he says “Is no fool. He is not incompetent. On the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis, and social chaos thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.”
“He is a devout Muslim. Look at his czars, anti-business and anti-American.”
Glenn Beck, years back, stated Obama was following the plan of Cloward and Piven, two of his professors at Columbia University. The two outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands.
Note: Government spending--$16 trillion in debt, five of which came in the last four years
Note: Entitlement demands--47 million on food stamps, the usage of which has increased 70% under Obama
Note: Almost half of our citizens pay no income tax
When I read that, I went back to the books to find out just if there really were a Cloward and Piven, or if this were some of the crud floating around on cyberspace. Even Snopes confirmed it.
Professors at Columbian University School of Social Work, Cloward and Piven were a married couple whose political strategy called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system to create a crisis that would replace the present welfare system with a national system of ‘a guaranteed annual income’ and thus end poverty.
Obama’s game plan, Roots asserts, is to turn the U.S. into a Socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival. As such, they can be counted on to always vote for even bigger government.
And why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.
Universal Health Care has more to do with unionizing millions of hospital and healthcare workers as well as adding 16,000 new IRS agents than it does with healthcare.
In all honesty, folks, I had to think about this. Looking back over the last few years, I saw the trend.
Cap and Trade for example has nothing to do with global warming. Instead it has everything to do with spreading wealth, government control of the economy, and payoffs to Obama’s biggest contributors who can be counted on to support whatever he wants to do.
What about making Puerto Rico a state?
Who benefits from one million new welfare recipients and government entitlement prospects? Obama. He picks up two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressmen, and a million loyal Democrat voters.
What about legalizing 12 million illegal Mexican immigrants?
Same as Puerto Rico.
What about Stimulus and bailouts?
The funds went to Democrat contributors and unions. Teachers’ unions up north got S125 billion. Texas teachers-$3.2 billion. (and our esteemed governor, Rick Perry, did some slight-of-hand with the $3.2 to balance the state budget—if you and I’d pulled that kind of stunt, we’d be in Huntsville right now)
You know, I’d often wondered what the Obama had in mind.
Driven by a lust for power, he and his regime have created—and you can’t deny this, a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialistic rulers by overwhelming the system.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Reasons not to LIke Romney

The political conventions have come and gone. A lot of folks are still confused as to whom they will give their vote. Big surprise, huh?
Well, with the help of a little research and the learned critiquing of a couple friends, I came out of the two weeks with the understanding of why many would not vote for Mitt Romney.
And naturally, being a conscientious citizen and an all-around great guy, I decided I’d pass the information along to you.
Right off the bat, on top of having the looks a casting director would want for a film about a president, Romney has been married to one woman since 1969, even through her struggles with MS and breast cancer. Why, there aren’t even any smoking guns or skeletons in his closet. Squeaky clean. Like one of my buddies remarked, ‘he’s boring, boring.’
He speaks with the accent of his upbringing. He finds it impossible to articulate in a fake, southern black accent of a hellfire and brimstone preacher whenever he chooses.
He graduated from Harvard Law School and Business School, cum laude. His records are there. They can be verified.
Someone like that is really too backward for today’s presidency. He doesn’t smoke or swear; has never done drugs despite their prevalence during his college days. He is a boring reminder of yesterday’s America where people believed in God, went to church, remained faithful to his spouse, worked hard, and became a success.
To illustrate just how out of touch the guy is, he has five sons none of whom can boast of arrest or rehab records. And they were reared by a mother who remained at home with them.
And look at how wealthy he is. Would you believe that he didn’t marry into it or inherit it?  In fact, the guy is so out of touch with the world that when he inherited his father’s great wealth, he gave it all to charity.
Now, just how un-American is that by today’s standards?
No, he believes you go out and work your butt off to earn your own money.
And worst of all, he’s a Mormon. Now, I kid you not, that’s a bunch you’ve got to watch. The religion teaches all of its people—are you ready for this? It teaches all its followers to be clean-living, patriotic, hard-working, thrifty, charitable, and self-reliant. Can you imagine how much trouble a bunch like that could cause?
He started Bain capital, and from that office, turned it into Staples, now 2,000+ stores, 90,000 employees. He did similarly with Dominos’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, and numerous others. He created jobs, and from today’s welfare rolls, that seems to be the last thing Americans want, jobs.
Now, you tell me. Do we really need that sort of energy leading our country?
Look at us today. Almost half our people don’t even pay taxes. That must mean we’re doing something right, huh?
And another thing, he’s one of those goody-goody volunteers. He’s always volunteering. After high school, he spent almost three years as a Mormon missionary in France with no pay. He worked as an unpaid volunteer for his dad's gubernatorial campaign; as an unpaid intern in his dad's governor's office for eight years; an unpaid bishop and state president of his church for ten years; an unpaid President of the Salt Lake Olympic Committee for three years; and he took no salary and was the unpaid Governor of Massachusetts for four years.
Oh, yes, did I mention he gave his entire inheritance from his father to charity?
Disgusting. Someone like this is hard to trust.
We need someone like Obama or Biden who know the ropes. Last year, Obama got away with giving 1% of his income to charity while his partner, Biden, gave .0013%. ($300.00)
And what did showoff Romney do? Showboating, he gave 19%, $4 million, almost twice the biblical suggestion of a tithe. How silly was that?
There you are. You can see obviously, the guy doesn’t stand a chance.
He’s a dummy. He should have rubbed shoulders with communists or terrorists. Or maybe he should have attended a church where the preacher damned the United States. Maybe he could have made it then.
What do you think?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Technology Snafu or dumb Humans?

Well, I did something the other day I swore I wouldn’t. I promised in blood I wouldn’t do it, but I gave in.
I bought a lawn tractor.
You see, at my age, I don’t get enough exercise. I know, I know. It’s my fault. Most of what I get was walking behind my little Lawnboy self-propelled and playing with the grandkids in the swimming pool.
But, I tell you, the way grass has been growing plus the heat, I wasn’t just pooped when I finished mowing, I was flat pooped out.
And if you know anything about poop, flat-pooped-out is to pooped like a double dog dare is to dare.
What started all this was a few weeks back when I had cataract surgery. Couldn’t even read the big E at the top of the chart.
Now, it had been almost seventy years since I’d been a patient at a hospital when I had my tonsils out as a boy, but that’s another story. The eye doc told me no strenuous activities for four weeks, so I hired a local gent to mow my yard, which is fairly good size.
At least it’s fair sized in my estimation.
It takes about two hours with a hand mower, and that’s not counting weed-eating, another task I heartily dislike.
To top it all off, the once a week business just let the grass get too high. Don’t misunderstand, tall grass doesn’t bother me. I can watch it grow all day without the least bit of guilt or shame.
I just don’t have the get up and go I once had. Like the old cowpoke drawled, ‘it just got up and went’.
That’s enough rambling. Let’s get back to the story.
I went to my local lawn mower specialist, an independent business owner in Port Neches. I buy all my lawn stuff from him and he maintains it, a service you don’t find too often today.
He gave me a few hints, and I headed out, spending the day looking through Mid-County.
I followed his suggestions: at least 17 hp; front engine; Briggs and Stratton; local maintenance; and a cup holder in the fender so I’d have someplace to put my beer and keep both hands on the steering wheel.
You know, they say sometimes even a blind dog finds a bone.
That summed it up for me.
I found what I wanted in Mid-County, paid for it, made delivery arrangements.
I should have expected trouble when the clerk handling the process kept asking a second gentleman questions--profound questions like ‘which button do I push now?’ or ‘do we deliver?’
I glanced at my wife and rolled my eyes. Why is it I always get the new clerk—oops, I mean ‘sales associate’ that the store is breaking in?
That was Wednesday. Delivery was Saturday. Here’s where the trouble started.
We received a call that next day informing us the tractor would be delivered Friday instead of Saturday.
Great—give me an earlier chance to play with my new toy.
Next morning we got a call saying there was not one at the warehouse. They wanted me to call the store, which I did, and got hold of another one of those ‘sales associates in training.” Patiently, I started going over all that had happened. By the time I finished, my hair was standing on end in frustration.
Somehow communication suffers between two people when English is a sixth language for one of the participants.
I was ready to call it off, but my wife said just wait.
A couple hours later, a call informed us it would at our house by noon that day.
I didn’t hold my breath, but by golly, here it came in the back of a pickup. No delivery truck. Simply a pickup with no logo on the door.
The deliveryman unloaded the tractor and showed me how to use it. I’ll tell you one thing, while appearing pretty much same as they did twenty years ago, lawn tractors are a little more complicated. Or maybe it’s just that I don’t catch on as fast.
After he left, I forgot all he had said. I had to read the directions to figure out to start it. You can follow my trial run by the shaved flowerbeds, knocked-over shrugs, skinned yard, treed cats, and angry wife.
But if you think, as I did, that with the delivery of the tractor, my dealings with this company were over, you’re wrong.
Next day, Saturday, I got call saying delivery was delayed. If I’d call them, we’d set up a time.
I called and explained the tractor had been delivered, then added “But I’d be happy to take another if you won’t charge me for it.”
She didn’t laugh. I guess some of my humor is lost on someone with English as a sixth language/ I had more calls the next two days informing me delivery would be delayed. I called them again Monday, explained it and was told everything was fine. Not to worry. Tuesday morning I received two more calls.
What do you want to bet that if I’d bought it at a local Mom and Pop business that Pop would darn well have remember delivering it? Unfortunately none are available around here.
Technology gone haywire? Or humans botching technology?
Even this morning, I received three calls before ten a.m. I’m tired of explain. I’m tempted to let them deliver it. Since I never signed any delivery papers, I could claim I’d never received it.
You think?
Naw, wouldn’t be right, but if they keep calling, wanting to deliver one, I might just break down.