Saturday, March 28, 2009
Letter from the Boss,
As the CEO of this business that employs 140 people, I have accepted the fact that Barack Obama is our new President, and that our taxes and government fees will now increase in a BIG way.
To compensate for this additional overhead, I figure that the clients will have to see an increase in our fees of about 8% but since we cannot raise those prices right now due to the dismal state of our economy, we will have to lay off several of our employees instead. This unfortunate economic reality has really been eating at me for a while, as we believe we are family here and I didn't know how to choose who will have to go.
After giving it considerable thought, this is what I did: I strolled thru our parking lot and found 11 Obama bumper stickers on our employees' cars and have decided these folks will be the first to be laid off. I can't think of a more fair way to approach this problem. They wanted change; I gave it to them.
If you have a better idea, let me know.
Click on the pic to see it better.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Now amidst the AIG "scandal", it's finally revealed (and I already knew this) that none other than Chris Dodd had written a loophole in the legislation. Yet these are the people who are just beside themselves because of the "bonuses" that AIG is supposed to pay out. Watch this clip and just see how dishonest and a liar Chris Dodd is and has no business in government. These are the kind of people that we should not allow to be the dogcatcher!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Neighbors say Bob Dylan's Malibu home is a stinker
Wow. What's that horrible smell?
The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind.
Neighbors contend that there’s definitely something bad blowing in the wind near Bob Dylan’s Malibu mansion.
Residents contend that the evening breeze wafts a terrible stench from an employees' portable toilet on Dylan's Point Dume property.
Right into their homes. And their nostrils.
Some neighbors say they are even getting sick. Dylan, 67, has ignored their complaints for six months.
Hmm... Sounds like the '60s folk singer just isn't interested in other peoples' civil rights anymore.
David Emminger, whose home is directly behind the toilet, told the L.A. Times that the latrine is used by Dylan’s security staff.
Emminger and his wife have installed five industrial-sized fans in their yard to blast the smell back at Dylan.
But mere fans can't compete with the powerful evening ocean breezes.
Dylan, who has lived in a compound next to Bluewater Road for more than two decades, did not respond to inquiries about the toilet.
Neither did his New York lawyer.
Malibu officials said they are investigating the complaints and, as a result, they cannot discuss the issue.
But you can discuss this issue, so let's hear some thoughts.
Are you surprised — or not surprised — at how downright unneighborly Dylan is being about this smelly matter?
Does it make you rethink the man and his music?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The American Legion Strongly Opposed to President's Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment
Mon Mar 16, 5:49 pm ET
Contact: Craig Roberts of The American Legion, +1-202-263-2982 Office, +1-202-406-0887 Cell
WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The leader of the nation's largest veterans organization says he is "deeply disappointed and concerned" after a meeting with President Obama today to discuss a proposal to force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries. The Obama administration recently revealed a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in such cases.
"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."
The Commander, clearly angered as he emerged from the session said, "This reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate ' to care for him who shall have borne the battle' given that the United States government sent members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. I say again that The American Legion does not and will not support any plan that seeks to bill a veteran for treatment of a service connected disability at the very agency that was created to treat the unique need of America's veterans!"
Commander Rehbein was among a group of senior officials from veterans service organizations joining the President, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and Steven Kosiak, the overseer of defense spending at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The group's early afternoon conversation at The White House was precipitated by a letter of protest presented to the President earlier this month. The letter, co-signed by Commander Rehbein and the heads of ten colleague organizations, read, in part, " There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran's personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide. While we understand the fiscal difficulties this country faces right now, placing the burden of those fiscal problems on the men and women who have already sacrificed a great deal for this country is unconscionable."
Commander Rehbein reiterated points made last week in testimony to both House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees. It was stated then that The American Legion believes that the reimbursement plan would be inconsistent with the mandate that VA treat service-connected injuries and disabilities given that the United States government sends members of the armed forces into harm's way, and not private insurance companies. The proposed requirement for these companies to reimburse the VA would not only be unfair, says the Legion, but would have an adverse impact on service-connected disabled veterans and their families. The Legion argues that, depending on the severity of the medical conditions involved, maximum insurance coverage limits could be reached through treatment of the veteran's condition alone. That would leave the rest of the family without health care benefits. The Legion also points out that many health insurance companies require deductibles to be paid before any benefits are covered.
Additionally, the Legion is concerned that private insurance premiums would be elevated to cover service-connected disabled veterans and their families, especially if the veterans are self-employed or employed in small businesses unable to negotiate more favorable across-the-board insurance policy pricing. The American Legion also believes that some employers, especially small businesses, would be reluctant to hire veterans with service-connected disabilities due to the negative impact their employment might have on obtaining and financing company health care benefits.
"I got the distinct impression that the only hope of this plan not being enacted," said Commander Rehbein, "is for an alternative plan to be developed that would generate the desired $540-million in revenue. The American Legion has long advocated for Medicare reimbursement to VA for the treatment of veterans. This, we believe, would more easily meet the President's financial goal. We will present that idea in an anticipated conference call with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel in the near future.
"I only hope the administration will really listen to us then. This matter has far more serious ramifications than the President is imagining," concluded the Commander.
SOURCE The American Legion
Obama mulls making vets foot bill for service injuries
By David Goldstein
WASHINGTON - WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is considering making veterans use private insurance to pay for treatment of combat and service-related injuries. The plan would be an about-face on what veterans believe is a long-standing pledge to pay for health care costs that result from their military service.
But in a White House meeting Monday, veterans groups apparently failed to persuade President Obama to take the plan off the table.
“Veterans of all generations agree that this proposal is bad for the country and bad for veterans,” said Paul Rieckhoff, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. “If the president and the OMB [Office of Management and Budget] want to cut costs, they can start at AIG, not the VA.”
Under current policy, veterans are responsible for health care costs that are unrelated to their military service. Exceptions in some cases can be made for veterans who do not have private insurance or are 100 percent disabled.
The president spoke Monday at the Department of Veterans Affairs to commemorate its 20th anniversary and said he hopes to increase funding by $25 billion over the next five years. But he said nothing about the plan to bill private insurers for service-related medical care.
Few details about the plan have been available, and a VA spokesman did not provide additional information. But the reaction on Capitol Hill to the idea has been swift and harsh.
“Dead on arrival” is how Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington described the idea.
“ . . . when our troops are injured while serving our country, we should take care of those injuries completely,” Murray, a member of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, told a hearing last week.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki said at the same hearing that the plan was “a consideration.” He also acknowledged that the VA’s proposed budget for next year included it as a way to increase revenue. But he told the committee that “a final decision hasn’t been made yet.”
For veterans, that was little comfort.
Veterans claim that the costs of treating expensive war injuries could raise their insurance costs, as well as those for their employers. Some worried that it also could make it more difficult for disabled veterans to find work.
The leaders of several veterans groups had written Obama last month complaining about the new plan. “There is simply no logical explanation for billing a veteran’s personal insurance for care that the VA has a responsibility to provide,” they wrote.
Many veterans had high expectations for Obama after years of battling the Bush administration over benefit cuts and medical concerns such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
But the VA’s decision to float a potential change in its policy of paying for service-related injuries could signal a quick end to the honeymoon.
“It’s a betrayal,” said Joe Violante, legislative director of Disabled American Veterans, which signed the letter to Obama. “My insurance company didn’t send me to Vietnam, my government did. The same holds true for men and women now fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s the government’s responsibility.”
Meanwhile, a new poll by the independent Pew Research Center for the People & the Press has found Obama’s approval rating falling to 59 percent from 64 percent in February. It also found the ranks of Americans who disapprove of his job performance rising, to 26 percent from 17 percent.
Pew found that 44 percent think that the president listens more to liberals than to moderates in his party, while 30 percent think he listens more to moderates. In January, 44 percent thought he listened more to moderates and 34 percent more to liberals.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
My good friend Shari, over at Keep in touch with Mama Kin sent me this email from a Polish immigrant. What you read is a good indication of how far left the commucrat party has gone. I probably err when I claim liberals have taken over the commucrat party, I probably mean more the leftist/socialists have done so. I think a true liberal would not try and silence any voice of the opposition from the conservative right, as we have that freedom in this country, for now at least. I think more the left would love to silence those of us who vehemently disagree with Comrade Obam-uh and his ilk who are trying to hijack our American life. Read this email from Jurek and see how we as Americans are viewed through the eyes of someone who has lived under a tyranical regime.
"As I watch his first 50 days in office i Cannot pass this though i have in my head.. What he does, the way he says is and how much afford he puts in his image when talking publicly or walking in front of camera reminds me what I have seen in Poland. All was about image. All communist chiefs of party in power during 40-years of a "golden socialism era" based their rule on fakes. They always look good, talk great and promise Eden in future.
Always same words ' we need to sacrifice , work hard, donate time for free for a better goodness of nation to achieve prosperity in future. ... always was in future, which never become a present time.
In my view, he is 100% Socialistic breed and he does everything according to idea of perfect glass houses for chosen ones from a nation. rest is to be served them. I always got this idea that Marks and Engels "create" socialism from jealousy toward kings and their power.
Under populist bumper sticker sentences like: "we give you great job, house, food and easy going life" their tried to create slaves from their own nation to rule them in absolute power. for them there is no GOD because their are gods.
I'm very sad that so many in this great nation USA is willing to be slaves for empty promises. If we get to many of them re institution of state back to free market will not be peaceful. We have to fight this now when is just a small baby without predators teeth and claws to rip a part any freedom loving people...
Sorry for this morning "talk" I'm really upset after yesterdays explanation of our Messiah when signing earmarkulus package.."
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
This was at Texas Tech University Basketball game, February 9th. The
National Anthem is sung by five young ladies (ages 6-8). You have never
heard it performed better than this! An entire arena remains completely silent
throughout the song. You could hear a pin drop.
Take a moment to listen to this. Trust me, you will not regret it.
The two young ladies on the right are six years old. The two in the
middle are seven and the one on the left is eight.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Now, I am one that feels that the "racism" card gets thrown around way too much. It has become the catch-all buzz word to shut somebody down when you can't argue the facts with them. But in this case, it is racism. The weekend update skit with Seth Thomas and Keenan Thompson portraying Michael Steele, is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt at racism. Turn it around, had Thompson, whom I find is not very talented to begin with, portrayed a democrat, can you hear the howls from the commucrats and their mouthpieces in the media? After all, the MSM is nothing more than an extension of the democratic party anymore and ceased having any credibilty as being "objective" sometime around the Reagan era. It got bad with Clinton and it's even worse with the messiah since they worship the ground he walks on or should I say, the water.
In this skit, Thompson and Meyers, attempt to make Steele out as a minion of Rush Limbaugh and a wooden dummy who just spouts whatever Rush and the Republican party says. It makes Steele look like an "Uncle Tom" that will utter whatever the hand in his back tells him to, quoting Rush and so-called republican talking points. Watch the skit and then think, if they were portraying a democrat, what the outcry would be. Al Sharpton with his bullhorn would be outside 30 Rock along with Jesse Jackson threatening NBC with a lawsuit for being racist. Of course, since it's a black republican they are portraying, nothing will be said, because Steele is probably not "black" enough or "down for the struggle" as they say. Tell me if you think this isn't a thinly veiled form of racism.
Now, I will say it again for those of you who are gasping at what I am saying.
Comrade Obam-uh is evil.
Now if you want to take a minute to catch your breath, or finish swearing at me, or do whatever, fine, call me a right wing nutjob, but I want you to understand, this man is evil. The following is the definition of evil from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, notice the red highlights and read what it says, click on the graphic and see it full screen and easier to read:
Notice the words, "arising from actual or imputed bad character or conduct". Now, when you think of someone like Bill Ayers who is friends with Obam-uh, and is a known murderer of 2 police officers, does that not impinge on Obam-uh's character? and what about Reverend Wright? A racist and solid black separatist whom the Messiah has sat and listened to in his "church" for over the last 20 years and "baptized" his children in along with marrying his wife? does that not also impinge on Obam-uh's character? And what about that fine ex-governor, Rod
Blagojevich? Someone is going to tell me that the junior senator from the state of Illinois had no real contact or conversations with Blago? hmm. Me thinks, something rotten smells in Denmark.
And what of the people he surrounds himself with? Emmanuel, Clinton, Napalitano (no finer man than he was the governor of our fair state I always say) and on and on? Someone who is willing to intrude on your life, in your pocketbook, to say, "help a brother out"? What about good ole Peggy the moocher? her statements that "Obam-uh is going to fill up my gas tank and pay my mortgage"? hmmm. At whose expense? yours? mine? and what of the great enterprise that is America? the hard work that has created and sustained this country through the sheer tenacity of men and women who work and toil everyday to be the best they can be? for what? for Comrade Obam-uh to take more away from them? to silence the voice of the opposition? it seems to me that the word "bi-partisan" is code for the commucrats saying, "just do it our way". And what of those "jihadists" that are being released from Gitmo? have they rights as native born American citizens do? Are we somehow "misunderstanding" their true intentions after their brethren killed over 3000 people on American soil one Tuesday morning for doing nothing more than going to work? hmmm.
Obam-uh is evil.
He doesn't have to have horns, or a pitch fork, or 2 tongues (but if you listen close, he speaks with 2) but what he is attempting to do is to harm this country by playing economic warfare, race warfare and social warfare, all to "help a brother out". He has become the symbol of what many people believe is the answer to their own problems, "if I can't take responsibility for myself, then the messiah will wash me clean with the waters from the federal government as he spreads the wealth around." It doesn't take a "rocket surgeon" (as Jeanine Ford, a former anchor at channel 12 once uttered) to understand what is going on.
Obama wants to remake the good ole USA into the image of...France! or Germany or even worse, a resurrected Soviet Union. Perhaps a lesson in political history is in order.
But still, Obam-uh's evil.
For those of you who don't understand the difference between "right" and "left", this little flash file will help you decide. So many people have the wrong idea about where conservatives and liberals stand. My good friend and fellow vidiot, John Martin (and a fellow conservative) sent me this. It is a very good primer for the politically ignorant, such as Comrade Obam-uh worshipers. People don't seem to understand why Comrade Globam-uh, or Milhouse as Mark Levin calls him, and his ilk are so dangerous. Watch the following clip and you will understand how and why our system of government was designed to function. We as a country were created out of a whole new idea, which is why the USA has stood so tall for so long. And then when you understand, you can see why I say that Comrade Obam-uh is evil.