This isn’t a daily, weekly, or monthly blog; it’s when I have something to say or when somebody wants to add to the blog. Keep it positive, we want solutions not more of the same stuff that we’ve been feed. Real solutions that will work, not more taxes, not bigger programs.
I’ve been told that most of my ideas are unrealistic. The people with big retirements don’t want reform. Doctors don’t want reform. Attorneys don’t want reform. Oil men don’t want reform. The wealthy don’t want reform. But worldwide this is why reform measures don’t work and why there are bloody revolutions. The people on top never want reform. America can reform or follow the path of most governments. After the financial, service, and housing markets collapse, the American dollars will be worthless, and a bloody revolt will follow. 2007 was a banner year; the dollar has lost nearly fifty percent of its value, it continues to lose value and it hasn’t recovered. The first baby boomer retired, just as the national debt hit 9 trillion dollars. The housing market is in trouble, credit cards balances are high. America can’t afford even a small jolt to the economy. Expect bad things as our future spirals downward. Demand reform now to save massive amounts of pain and suffering in the future.
G. Bush is quite simply the worst president America has had. He’s sucked the treasure dry, borrowing 500 billion per years and transferring the vast majority of America’s wealth to wealthy Americans. He’s allowed incredibly greedy men to transfer vast amounts of technology and jobs out of America and to run their companies into the ground. He allowed banks and investment banks to destroy the credit market in America. G. Bush has put America’s future in jeopardy
In 2004, the Democratic candidate for the presidency was John Kerry, a socialist, standing left of Carl Marx and Friedrich Engels. He wasn’t even smart enough to drop a few bones to conservative white males who were sick of Bush. John Kerry was a weak candidate running a limited, shallow campaign. He lost to the worst president America has ever had, making Kerry the worse candidate for the presidency in America’s history.
In 2008, the Republican candidate offered up the status quo, more borrowing, more tax cuts, and more of the same. J. McCain was and is to Bush Like, and he ran a limited shallow campaign.
We will hear a lot about history being made, and the unlikelihood of B. Obama being elected. But quite simply, he was the better man for the job. His ideas, his grasp of the current situation, his understanding of foreign policy, and the war in Iraq and Afghanistan was more insightful than J. McCain. The fact that he’s black or nearly foreign born, or has Muslim leanings is immaterial. The better man was elected.
The only good news in 2008 was that G. Bush bought a house in Dallas. I’ll be f-bombing the SOB for the next few years. If you hear some guy yelling, F you at Bush, that’ll be me.
On Rodney Burris: appointed to the Senate by Blagojevich. Why would anyone ruin their good name by accepting an appointment by a governor accused of crimes? This man has tainted his name for ever. The only thing that can be concluded is Rodney Burris doesn’t have a good name.
On the Sixty year Muslim Israel war: Well, its active again, it’ll stay active till both sides run low on ammo, then another cease fire will be put in place and both sides will reload and get ready for the next battle. Israel should be allowed to kill or push out every single Muslim living in the Gaza Strip. The majority of people living in the strip have no jobs, no education, no food, and they exist only to kill Jews. The population in the strip is not a viable population, without massive food aid they would starve, without massive health care aid, they would not have any health care, without massive economic aid, they would not have access to any goods. When people lose the ability to function as a viable population, they should be allowed to disintegrate.
On Muslims: for weeks before Israel struck back, Muslims were attacking Israel with mortars and rockets. Not one single Muslim protested. It’s as if mortaring Israel is a Muslin birth right. Yet the second Israel defended itself, Muslim protested worldwide. That is the weakness of Muslims. They are for hate, for Genocide, and for the destruction of Israel. Their hate will lead to their own demise.
On the wealthy: I’m not against wealth, although at times it may seem like I’m against wealth. Greed is okay, uncontrolled greed is fatal, money is good, and competition is good. I’m against pathetically arrogant little rich people. I’m against massive market manipulation. I’m against the “anything goes mentally.” The wealthy has always been the heart and soul of America. It’s where we find leadership and direction. But the wealthy in America are filled with uncontrolled greed; they have led us down the wrong path, nearly into chaos.
On Bernard Madoff’s victims: you pathetic, greedy little people. Go get a job at Wal-Mart.
On 2009: The next year may be the hardest in American history. America will survive; the only question is how low, will our lifestyle dip, while we pay for the excesses of our business leaders, our financial leaders and our political leaders?
Happy New Years
The Christmas present that G. Bush gave the American people hurts, GM, Chrysler, and in some regards Ford are not viable companies. They need to jilt their retirement program and non-competitive wage scale. The 14 billion is just enough to get the auto industry into Obama’s first month of office and not enough to keep GM or Chrysler from declaring bankruptcy. It’s being reported that the Auto Union is asking Obama to change the terms of the agreement. But the auto union has just about destroyed the auto industry in America. And it’s the main reason why GM and Chrysler need bankruptcy protection.
The national debt is 10.6 trillion dollars, nearly a trillion dollar jump in the past six months. What the hell, I guess that 14 billion more won’t make any difference. Even before the massive bailouts, I felt that working in America no longer paid, that there is no reason to save for the future or maintain good credit. It sure as hell doesn’t pay to be the worker bee. The rich guy is getting massive amounts of money from the government and the poor guy is getting massive amounts of money. The middle class is getting the shaft.
Can anyone in the government tell us how we’re going to get out of this mess without massive inflation and destruction of the economy? Between World War I and World War II Germans had to carry their money around in a wheel barrel. The German Mark was worthless, that is where the dollar is headed. It’s sort of funny, the government is trying to figure out how to keep everything intact for the next few months maybe a year, while using the same tactics that got into this mess to start with.
Here are some things that would bring confidence back to the America people.
Junk G. Bush’s tax cuts. Giving tax cuts to multimillionaires who are transferring jobs and technology out of the country is ridicules. The tax cuts help other countries more than America. The wealthy already have too much money and they don’t know what to do with all the money they have, other than buy government bonds. It’s not like they are investing in new business or loaning money to companies that need it. This is exactly what G. Bush did; he handed billionaires a tax cut; the tax cuts increased the size of the deficit; so billionaires used the extra money to buy government bonds.
Add at least one dollar tax per gallon of gas. Use the money to invest in wind energy and converting cars to natural gas—Mr. Pickens plan. This is a no brainer, keep prices high so the average citizen will conserve while investing the money in green energy.
Let GM and Chrysler go into bankruptcy.
Let AIG and Citibank go into bankruptcy, jilting the shareholders then nationalize both companies.
Cut federal and state retirement payments in half and limit the maximum yearly payments to 50 thousand dollars per year.
Cut Social Security to zero for those making a retirement income of 50 thousand or more. People with an income of 75 thousand or more should pay for Medicare.
On Fox News: Sunday, running on the bottom of the screen, the caption. “Will Obama’s green agenda cost more than the bailouts?” Fox News thinks its conservative, but it’s really rich Republican. Conservatives, like me, are different then rich Republican. I’m for renewable energy, I’m for a balanced budget, and I’m for workable health care reform.
We owe ten trillion dollars because rich Republicans and Democrats don’t wanna pay taxes. They want special tax breaks and other privileges. The reason that we don’t have any energy policy is because rich Americans make massive amounts of money from the production of oil and gas. It’s in limited quantities, and it’s in the hands of just a few making the price easy to manipulate. Health care is eating our lunch because doctors want to make millions of dollars a year treating the common cold.
We’re mad at congress because they represent the wealthy not the average American. Congress is for immigration because the rich can make more money with cheap labor—only someone consumed with uncontrolled greed would think importing tens of millions of poor, uneducated workers is good for America. We don’t have an energy policy, health care policy, or foreign policy that works because the Congressional agenda is to protect the rich, not America.
What the hell did we spend ten trillion dollars on? Man, the past twenty-five years, we had the best economy in the world. Did the federal government put money back for a rainy day? Hell no. Did the states put money back for a rainy day? Hell no. Did your city put money back for a rainy day? Hell no. Did American business put money back for a rainy day? Hell no.
Just as baby-boomers are set to retire, we owe ten trillion dollars, our infrastructure (roads, bridges, and public building) are falling apart. Retirement, both private and public is underfunded. Health care costs are skyrocketing. Our borders are unprotected. We’re fighting two wars plus the war on terror. American troops are spread all over the world and the world has never been more dangerous. Bailing out wealthy investors, Wall Street brokers, big insurance companies, and banks is ludicrous. How can Fox News be so stupid as to try to relate green energy with billionaire beggars and a ludicrous federal policy?
“Will Obama’s green agenda cost more than the bailouts?” We would have gone through this economic downturn in the nineties, if we didn’t have the computer and the internet. These “new industries” stoked the economy for twenty-five years, now that they are maturing, we aren’t getting the same economic kick that we did just a few years ago. B. Obama recognized this saying several times that we need a new industry, something that will stoke the economy, like the computer and the internet did. Green jobs are one likely scenario. Green energy will solve four of our main problems. It will help stabilize the cost of energy. It will help solve global warming. It will help solve our trade imbalance. And four, it will defeat Muslim radicals. Only someone infected with uncontrolled greed would be against green energy. Only someone infected with uncontrolled greed would want their country to send 600 billion a year to radical Muslims countries that hate us. We need to cancel the bailouts and spend the money on windmills. That will help the economy more than a dozen bailouts. The money spent on bailouts will be just like the money borrowed to cover the budget deficit, it will be gone, and we will wonder where it went.
Green energy will bridge us to the up and coming nano technology revolution. Nano technology is going to change the world, but it may be twenty years before its really rolling. Green energy and the jobs that it will supply can get us there.
On CNN: News agencies are making a big deal over G. Bush and the shoe incident in Iraq. Apparently, in Iraq, throwing a shoe is a big insult. A black reporter on CNN couldn’t hide his laughter as he repeatedly laughed at the president. CNN should fire this guy but that will not happen, being a minority, he gets massive leeway in America.
Speaking of insults, hats in America disappeared when homes got running water. In fact, when we see people wearing a hat we know that we’re looking at an unwashed head and body. Wearing a hat in public or to someone’s home is an insult. But Black kids with their hoods, Muslims with their veils and scarves constantly insult white Americans. Why can so many people insult Americans, especially white Americans and get away with it? When we open our mouth to complain, why are we considered racists?
On occupied countries and CNN: As I was running for the remote to change the channel, Rick Sanchez a reporter for CNN talked about America’s occupation of Iraq. The God damn people in America who think we are occupying Iraq don’t know what they are talking about. Have we looted Iraq? Hell no. Have we taken away freedom? Hell no. Have we shot massive numbers of prisoner? Hell no.
Okay, it’s true, I wouldn’t have invaded Iraq to begin with; I’m against the war and would pull the troops out tomorrow. I also would be happy If Iraq has a civil war after our troops leave. But….
We Americans are too kind, in Iraq before the war, there were no cell phones or internet; after the war everybody has a cell phone and internet. Before the war Iraqis had little freedoms after the war there is massive freedom. Better heath care, schools, and freedom of the press that is America’s footprint. The truth, in Iraq, good things have happened to bad people.
What the hell kind of people have we become? Here in Texas, a big stink that Louisiana is getting more federal storm relief tax dollars then Texas. Well, the squeaky wheel gets the grease, they bitch better and louder than Texans. I guess, we’ve gotta learn how to beg like f’ing losers.
On television, a commercial announcing that we Texans take care of our own and a request to donate money to Texas disaster relief. Maybe to start, the governor could get that damn commercial off the air. If you wanna beg, you shouldn’t be talking about how independent you are.
In a commercial for the television show Intervention: I caught about thirty seconds of the commercial. Do I watch this show? Hell no. But, a white guy about 20 years old said, “If any family deserves help, it’s my family.” Someone; a mother, father, spouse, brother, or sister is an alcoholic or addict and this man and his family are on television seeking sympathy plus money. The hell with that, If any family deserves to have the crap beat out of them, it’s this family. I’ve got no compassion for alcoholics, drug addicts, poor people, and the homeless.
Intervention, by the way, is a TV show where an alcoholic or addict’s family gets on television talking about how hard their self-imposed life is and how they deserve our sympathy and help because they just couldn’t say no. It’s time for we the people to say “hell no.”
On Lairs: the governor of Illinois, “I didn’t do it.” Liar. The United Auto workers, we only make 28 dollars per hour. Liar. G. Bush, fourteen billion dollars is needed to save the Auto Industry. Lair. The lie rules in America.
On billionaire beggars. Never in History has so many billionaires begged for so much money. Bailing out massively wealthy individuals is a crime against humanity.
The hell with AIG. AIG announced bonuses for their top executives. Bonus? Bonus? Bonus? They ran their public company into the ground, they deserve life in prison. They sure as hell don’t deserve a bonus. The government should nationalize AIG, trump up some charges and send them off to vegetate.
On televisions hidden agenda; Ford, GM, and Chrysler spend money advertising on television and most broadcast companies are for the bailout—as if 14 billion dollars is enough to keep this mess going. It’s not and it could run into a trillion dollars over the next twenty years. American auto companies are not viable companies. GM, Ford, and Chrysler are in worse shape than the heavy industries in Russia were before the collapse of the old USSR. When you hear your reporter predict doom and gloom if they file bankruptcy, remember, they are worried about adverting dollars.
On flip flops: I’ll flip flop, if GM sends a nice check to advertise a new car on this site—making me just as wishy-washy as anybody. What the hell kind of person have I become?
On ending all the bailout crap: My gut feeling, if we voted, GM would not get any government bailout. We understand that GM’s costs are out of line with world costs and that the United Auto Workers has nearly destroyed the auto industry in the United States. How can all these Ivy League smart reporters predict doom and gloom if GM goes under. What kind of agenda are these reporters bringing to the table? GM in bankruptcy will jilt an unworkable cost structure and massive retirement obligations that has destroyed the company. The greedy little men who are members of the United Auto workers are in for a massive shock and they will not get much sympathy from the American people.
Not bailing out GM is a start, now, it’s times to revisit the bank and Wall Street bailouts. The federal government was in a panic mold when they voted for the bailout. Healthy companies got massive amounts of money, bad companies with no future and no hope of a future got billions of dollars. I suspect that the government will find massive misuse of the money. Let GM go into bankruptcy and then congress should nominate a bank czar and a Wall Street czar.
On the United Auto Workers: on televisionFlorida’s defeated Republican Senator Ric Keller said that auto workers make 75 dollars per hour. Today in a lengthy news conference a United Auto Worker representative said that auto workers make 28 dollars per hour. The truth in America is hard to come by. Okay, this is what we know; at least, I think we know this. GM builds big cars that nobody wants. They have lost market share year after year. GM has made bad decisions after bad decisions. GM owes massive retirement benefits. GM has failed and bankruptcy is America’s traditional option.
On the Volt: Why does it cost 40 thousand? Why does it get only 40 miles to the charge? I’ll be writing the bankruptcy judge with my questions.
On KIA: okay, you’re the governor, the mayor of a large city, or just a billionaire investor. GM comes to you and wants your city or state to invest a billion dollars in a new plant making new Cadillacs. The next day, KIA comes to you and wants you to invest a billion dollars in a new plant making small cars. Which company do you go with? KIA’s little cars are selling like fat free hot dogs while the Cadillac is selling like fried cholesterol. You gotta go with the hot dog. This is actually happening, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese car companies are expanding while GM is constricting—only a sucker would invest in GM. For whatever reason, GM is no longer a viable car company, their vow to change their ways is ludicrous and quite possibly, just a lie.
On the Illinois Governor: Mike Huckabee said it best, when asked if this was the most appalling corruption that he was aware of, he said, and I’m paraphrasing, not really. Pay for play? Isn’t this how government works? Isn’t this how Washington D.C. works? This writer isn’t surprised and I suspect that it’s the tip of the iceberg.
On Bernard Madoff and Ponzi schemes: no surprise here either. On the SEC: this might be the most incompetent watch dog in the country. SEC heads need to roll. Congress needs to revamp the law, putting the SEC under the Justice Department and empowering the agency to actually investigate and enforce laws.
On my television’s delete button: first, I started to gain weight, so I deleted the food channel from my TV, when I scan channels the food channel no longer pops up—so far it hasn’t worked. CNN Headline News— featuring Glenn Beck and what’s her name, the lady that made Natalie Holloway a household word, that lady—went next. I got tired of watching Glenn Beck making bizarre facial expressions and I got sick of listing to crime reports one at a time. Every night that lady brought us breaking news and every night we hear about the same old crap. Deleting this channel worked, I sleep better. These two people simply have little to offer. On the Florida mom that killed her child: this is not national news, and it’s just barely local news. And it doesn’t seem like a capital crime, at least to this writer. It’s just another irresponsible mom who knocked off her kid—possibly manslaughter, if it was an accident. Juries are pretty good about separating national hype and the truth—time will tell.
GM is a KIA: American auto workers may need to take a fifty ($50) dollar an hour pay cut and retired auto workers better get ready for huge pay cuts, too. Each year, GM is 9 billion dollars in the hole before they build a single car, while companies like KIA have a low hourly wage and minimum retirement obligations. My gut feeling is that KIA makes more money selling a car at 12 thousand dollars then GM makes selling their Saturn for 20 thousand dollars. American auto manufacturers are not competitive. That’s why they have lost so much market share.
That’s why they prefer building big cars. The material and labor cost for a big car is not that much greater than a small car, GM practically has to sell big 30 thousand dollar vehicle just to make a profit.
When costs get out of line, companies go broke—they find a sucker to chip in money, or they go bankrupt. That’s the way the market has worked for hundreds of years.
Remember “New Accounting?” I do: Before G. Bush’s presidency, in fact, almost eight years ago to the day, the internet market crashed—actually in December it had almost finished crashing. I lost big, most of my retirement money, all of my investment money, all my house money. Plus profits that could have set me up for life, (the God damn federal government did not offer a bailout. In fact, the IRS wanted even more money.) At the time, the media was full of stories about dummies like me who made bad investments. The SOBs….
SORRY: that’s another story; remember New Accounting? Before the internet market collapsed, well known accountants, college professors, bankers, economists, and stock brokers were on television telling us that internet companies didn’t need to make any money. In fact, making money was immaterial; the value of internet companies was in their potential to make money. The fact that internet companies had no assets didn’t bother the experts either. A company in a leased space with a hundred employees and a couple computers were worth more because—well it’s hard to remember all the crap that was being said about value and new accounting.
We’re making the same mistake today; the old method of reckoning is repossession, foreclosure, and bankruptcy. Don’t make your car payment; the bank takes the car back. Don’t make your house payment, the bank takes it back. Even when people hide in bankruptcy the bank got back their property. Businesses that go under, like K-Mart, would jilt their share holders, get better terms for their loans, and then get back to business. But ….
The New American Way is even better than New Accounting; run your business into the ground and get a bailout. Make bad loans and get a bailout. Don’t make your house payment, don’t worry, the bank won’t foreclose. Don’t make your car payment, don’t worry, the bank won’t take it back.
Why should anyone make a house or car payment? Why should any businessman worry about bad decisions, when making bad decisions and getting a bailout may be more profitable than running your business the right way and trying to make a profit?
You people in Washington better start really thinking about what kind of America you want to live in. No one should make a payment on anything. We should refinance our car, homes, and business taking out as much cash as we can and then smile at bill collectors when they call. We will lose the banking business, real estate business, insurance business, auto business just like any third world country when people don’t pay their bills. All over Africa, Asia, and Latin America people live in run-down homes, without running water, electricity, cable, phone, or other modern conveniences. They live without bank accounts, debt, loans, or jobs. They have no education, and no future. If people don’t pay their bills it will happen in America, too. We are not immune from economic insanity. We are headed toward free rent, free food, free health care, and (probably) like all third world countries, war. Pure socialism breeds totalitarianism and poverty.
On the Third World: In the news, factory workers are staging a sit-in after their company declared bankruptcy. That is how they do it in Mexico, Albanian, and other third world countries. In America, you go out and find a new job, if you can’t find one, you go on unemployment. You don’t sit-in on a company that doesn’t have any money. But Bank of America loaned the bankrupted company money, the New American way in full bloom.
On non-state actors: this is what C. Rice and others are calling the God damn scum that walked into hotels in Mumbai and killed innocent people. Non-state actors, c’mon, this wasn’t some Hollywood production, it was real blood and real deaths. C. Rice should find a more descriptive word.
On hate: Pakistan teaches hate, they allow hate in their homes, in their schools, in their Mosques and in the government. Countries that teach hate, Iran, Pakistani, Syria and others have allowed hate to be taught similar to the way Hitler allowed hate to be taught in NAZI Germany. These countries are just as responsible today as the Nazi government was during World War II. In Germany, bully boys would go out looting, burning, and killing Jews and others. Hitler and the NAZI government didn’t send them but they turned the blind eye. That’s what is happening. Pakistan’s cultural of hate allowed men with or without government help to kill innocent people. The world should be outraged, fingers should be pointed.
On Darfur, and genocide. We know that the Sudan’s government has pushed out Christian Sudanese. We know that camps have been set up in Chad and other countries for these displaced people. For the media, to harp on Genocide in Darfur is ludicrous. African countries have a habit of pushing out people, it has happened before and it will happen again.
Other then troops, no solution has been proposed, perhaps a committee, made up of concerned Hollywood actors and actresses and left wing media reporters could be convened to find a solution. In other words, people that are criticizing the government over Darfur should be empowered to find a solution or they could just shut up.
On Poverty is a Choice: This writer has actually proposed a solution. Read my book and send me some money.
On the auto bailout: I believe these auto CEOs are lying f’ing scum. C’mon, 34 billion won’t do much to help these companies. The consensus (it seems) is that 34 billion will keep them going for maybe a year, if that. GM owes 64 billion, even if the taxpayers paid off GM’s entire debt, in two years GM would be back with even more debt and their hand out.
What incompetent banker would loan GM money. It’s the worst run company in America. Their wage scale is out of whack; their benefit program is out of whack; their retirement program is out of whack. No matter how much money we give or loan them it won’t help.
For the last four or five years, any discussion of GM’s future has included bankruptcy. Why are we even talking about a bailout?
GM and Chrysler should file bankruptcy; the companies should be combined into one. Wages and salaries should be cut in half; the immensely gluttonous retirement program should be jilted. The management should be fired and shot dead for running America’s foremost company into the ground.
On Bill Gates: On CNN, Big Bill was tooting a plan for more foreign aid, double what we are paying now. Third world people need a wakeup call. Trillions of dollars of aid and charity over the last fifty years hasn’t helped, they haven’t learned anything. In Poverty is a Choice this writer outlines goals for aid and charity. A tough love program to force people to become independent, limit their families and encourage education.
Doubling our aid won’t help and it will be detrimental to the lives of those we intend to help. Bill Gates should stick to windows.
On the downward spiral: things will get worse before they get better. Count on it. Here’s why. Uncontrolled greed is fatal. Eleven trillion dollar national debt. Baby boomers are retiring. Health care costs are insane. Greed is paramount. We all know that greed has sucked the treasure dry, that doctors and hospitals are overcharging everyone, that our retirement programs are underfunded. That America has had bad government for twenty-five years. That Wall Street harbors arrogant self-centered crooks. Banks are run with an eye on the next quarter, not the next year, jeopardizing their future. Things are bad and will only get worse. We are paying for our sins. Excess, greed, gluttony call it what you will.
Thanks for reading my blog and have a nice day.
On television, a soon to be ex-senator, talking about the auto bailout, said, and I’m paraphrasing, that American’s have no business bailing out workers who make “75 dollars an hour.” At least now we know why most cars are made in China.
The media, politicians, and newspaper reporters in America never give us an accurate picture of salaries in America. They say or write “the starting salary” for teachers, policeman, or union worker is 34 thousand or sixteen dollars an hour—something like that—it’s always the starting salary or even more frustrating, they give no figures at all.
In way too many reports and articles we are left wondering, they never say the average union salary is 75 dollars an hour or the average salary for airline pilots is 250 thousand a year (one estimate that I have seen.) Or the average farmer is getting rich on government subsidies and high prices. They never give facts and figures on retirement programs either.
The average auto worker makes more than I do and his retirement is 3 or 4 times better than mine and he wants me to bail him out. I don’t think so. The union talks about concessions, lower salaries that usually have a catch at the end—higher salaries. The auto industry in America is finished. The thirty four billion dollars will only delay catastrophe; it will not solve any problems. Why should we do it? I think that the American people realize this, if we voted, we wouldn’t give GM, Ford, and Chrysler jack shit.
As far as that goes we wouldn’t bailout millionaire bankers, multi-millionaire stock brokers, or billionaire investors, especially billionaire investors from foreign countries. We’re putting the dollar and our country in jeopardy to save some of the most pathetically arrogant greedy little men on the planet.
People like me and millions of other Americans have constantly voiced opposition to massive budget short falls over the last twenty-five years. We have had the best economy in the world while the government couldn’t put one God damn dollar away for a rainy day. It makes me sick enough to puke my guts out.
I feel looted, the losers in Washington and New York have taken my last dollar so they can suck down 1000 dollars lunches, in their 10 thousand dollar suits and bang 3 thousand dollar an hour gorgeous hookers while they talk about how great of men they are. These men have sucked America dry. Where we go from here is up in debate. Washington losers must determine if they represent the wealthy or the American people. At this point in time, it doesn’t look good for the American people.
On Pakistan: they denied everything while refusing to give up known terrorists. (Hopefully) the trail leads to Pakistan and war. Muslims countries have taught hate for too long, going way too far, the world will better off without them.
On more attacks: for three days, the Mumbai terrorists were able to captures the world’s attention, movies will be made, and books will be written. Expect similar attacks. To prevent this type of attack, a news blackout may be needed.
On fighting terrorist: watching newscasts, experts talk about battling terrorist and winning the war on terror. There is a collective knowledge in America, (ask anyone) killing Osama bin Laden is meaningless, a younger, possibly a more dynamic leader will take over. About killing terrorists; ask any American, if we kill 10,000 today there will be twenty thousand tomorrow.
This is an assault on the West, on our culture, on our religion by tens of millions of Muslims in numerous countries driven by hate that is taught by mothers, teachers, and Imams.
On Pakistan’s involvement: in a surprised tone, a white woman working as anchor for FOX said, now they’re blaming Pakistan. C’mon lady, India and Pakistan have been at each other’s throat for the last fifty years, go read a history book. I swear to God, there are too many uninformed anchors making big bucks.
On Pakistan involvement, the blind eye; in the tribal area, the Taliban have been supported by remote villages and by military outposts of the Pakistan government while the government turns a blind eye. Did Pakistan and the Pakistan military turn a blind eye?
Seemly everybody in Pakistan has an AK-47, but grenades are a little harder to come by. It’ll be interesting to see if the Indian government can trace the serial numbers. Did it all come from the same military stock pile or was it purchased willy-nilly from various sources.
On nuclear war: This might be it, if India finds proof of involvement of the Pakistan government and/or the Pakistan military, India may have no choice other than war. A nuclear war could follow quickly.
On American involvement: G. Bush should push for war and make sure that India has enough nuclear weapons to wipe out Pakistan, including the villages and tribes supporting the Taliban. Pakistan has no redeeming value.
On how can this happen; terrorist groups don’t need much money, their working the night shift at Stop and Go or other trivial job while they hatch out their plots during the day. Terrorist attacks are cheap; the Mumbai attack was probably well under a 100,000 dollars. Stopping terrorist groups is expensive, if the United States or India searched every ship coming into the harbor, commercial shipping would stop or the Coast Guard would have to be increased by a hundred times or more. Watching sleeper cells or suspected sleeper cells is expensive. The government might need to watch a hundred thousand groups to spot one legitimate cell. Protection is a find balance between cost and success. One billion dollars can fund terrorist groups worldwide, while a trillion dollars is needed to stop a few dozen attacks every year. Terrorist attacks will occur until mothers, teachers, and ministers stop teaching hate.
Muslims have no redeeming value and have forfeited their right to participate in civilized society. For men to attack and kill unarmed people doing nothing more than participating in society is a product of hate. Don’t blame Al-Qaeda or some other radical group. Blame Muslim mothers who are teaching their children to hate. Blame Muslim teachers who are teaching their pupils to hate. Blame Muslim Imams who are teaching their parishioners to hate. Blame Muslim government leaders who are teaching their citizens to hate. That is the problem; the solution is isolation—a cold war type barrier separating their countries from the West, from Asia and from all civilized countries. Let Muslim society cannibalize itself—an implosion of hate.
It was interesting to watch B. Obama dance around the questions on his pastor and others. Black ministers rile against white society, black civil rights leaders rile against white society. We’ve heard it and most white people are not surprised when some black guy tees off on white society. But it seemed as if B. Obama was a bit surprised when white reporters accused his pastor of teaching hate. This writer has lived in Texas all of his adult life, and has numerous Mexican friends and acquaintances. The one overpowering emotion is hatred of white society and our government. There is hatred in America.
When people hate they can justify inhuman acts. That is what has happen to Muslim society, a culture of hatred that justifies inhuman acts. Finding blame stops short, Muslim societies are not condemned, their culture of hate is not condemned. A new alertness exits in India making war and even nuclear war a possibility—the fallout from the Muslim cultural of hate.
Here are a few things that you can do to help stimulate the economy and increase confidence in America. The Bush tax cuts should not be extended. The wealthy in America have too much money, paying a little more in taxes will not hurt, and a balanced budget would decrease the utter despair that middle class Americans have—we can’t keep borrowing money.
Tax gasoline; put a dollar tax on every gallon of gas, and use the money to build solar arrays, wind power, and to convert cars to natural gas. Set a goal to convert fifty percent of the cars, used to commute to work, to natural gas in the next ten years. When people complain, tell them this is the European version of energy management. They tax gas and use the money for renewable energy. We need to conserve and we can’t keep sending money oversees to people who hate us. Get Mr. Pickens to run his ad again encouraging the government to tax gas. People will understand this.
Let GM, Ford, and Chrysler go into bankruptcy, they need to reorganize and junk massive retirement liabilities. Let them reorganize and come out meaner and leaner. That is what bankruptcy is for. We won’t lose jobs; the fear that bankruptcy would force a million people out of work is silly—bankruptcy isn’t like that. It gives a company a chance to find a better path to success. That’s what we need. THEN: Provided incentives for the auto industry to build electric cars. GM’s volt at 40 thousand will not sell and that is an absurd price. That’s what’s wrong with the auto industry, just foolish people stuck in the 1960s, trying to sell big, badly built cars at a high price. A good indicator of GM’s mind set is they bought the Hummer. That’s the most hated car in America, but GM (as they lose market share year in and year out) still thinks we want big cars. Oh, one more thing, get rid of GM’s management, these men can’t think any more. They are inside a very small box and they can’t get out.
Legalize marijuana and tax it. Pass a law that marijuana can be sold just like alcohol, with a five dollar tax per pack. Make sure that the marijuana would be grown in America, and license farms to grow it. THEN: pardon the nonviolent offenders, who are in jail just for marijuana. This will relieve some of the strain on the criminal justice system.
Get tough on these banks and Wall Street firms; demand an accounting, Triple the size of the FBI’s fraud department. Hire accountants on a five year contract to really look at what happen. Tell us that there will be no cover up and that fraud will be punished. Get the massive salaries and bonuses back as a condition for bailout money. G. Bush wimpy response to this whole deal is absurd. GET TOUGH. Please.
The wealthy in America have to step up. The government, alone, can’t fix this and the wealthy need to provided leadership. Not the “me first” greedy little men that we have seen the twenty years. Tell them that uncontrolled greed is finished; they need to work for America by putting their resources on the line. Tell them to bring jobs back to America. Get TOUGH on the wealthy, please.
End all mortgage refinances, equality recapture, subprime loans, and all the fancy loans that have nearly destroyed the real estate market. It’s absurd for someone to run up their credits cards then refinance their house to pay them off and then do it again. Fix the mortgage business with very tough regulations.
One more thing, the pirates working the waters around Somalia need to be stopped—in the news this week another drug cartel ship caught with tons of drugs. The risk is that violent gangs in Mexico, Central America and in South America will borrow a page from Somalian pirates and start capturing ships in the Caribbean and holding them for ransom. Or like in the Philippians, pirates could invade and capture hostages on Caribbean islands and hold them as hostages. Civilized governments have always battled pirates—the Roman Empire, China, India, England, and US Marines on the shores of Tripoli and in Algiers back in 1805. Here is how you do it. Warn the Somalian government that they need to take action, when they don’t, warn them again. Then get the CIA to identify targets and hammer them hard with overwhelming force and murderous intent. A fleet of bombers and 300 or 400 hundred bombs should be enough to quell any thoughts of pirates in other countries. You don’t want to get bogged down in protracted negotiations with twenty groups kidnapping people and ships on the High Seas.
Finally don’t believe the doom and gloom scenarios of the media. America and our economy are resilient. Use common sense stimulus, force American companies to hire American workers not illegal Mexican immigrates, force the wealthy to use stimulus money to invest in America not China or other countries, The problem is that any stimulus checks works better for Mexico and China not America. People get their check and run out and buy new shoes from a Mexican clerk and a Chinese shoe maker. That doesn’t work and it doesn’t make sense. Make common sense decisions, not pie in the sky trillion dollar bailouts. During the depression the government used work programs to fix the economy, not bailouts. Renewable energy should be your first priority, not bailing out a few banks here and there with Middle Eastern and Chinese investors. These bailouts aren’t America friendly and they won’t help the America people.
Thanks for your time and have a nice day.
Obviously, I’ve got this massive bipolar thing going for me. It’s been twenty days since I posted and I’ve had little to say about the Obama election, the economy, or the piss poor state of the economy. Baby, I don’t care. With Obama being elected, the only question I’ve got is do we get free rent now or do we have to wait until he’s in the White House. It couldn’t be a better time for free rent as most jobs will be gone by January.
No more jokes. I’m against all the bailouts; instead we should nationalize the banks, Wall Street’s firms, and the automobile industry, the hell with all the arrogant little rich guys, who have run their companies into the ground. We should nationalize all of them, than find out what really happened and who’s to blame and take away their money and assets, and send them to jail. The wealthy in America have put their greed in front of their country and their common sense.
American auto companies haven’t done one damn thing right for thirty years. I laughed when GM bought Hummer, which was the dumbest thing anyone in America has ever done. GM, Ford, and Chrysler need to junk their attitude, the wage scale and the massive retirement and health care benefits that have destroyed the automobile industry in America and the best way for that is for the federal government to nationalize it and fix it.
It’s not only GM with ludicrous retirement benefits, all over America baby boomers have given themselves massive retirement programs and most have been under funded—some are so rich that they will never be funded. We need reform and we know it.
Here’s the deal, America and especially baby boomers need a massive realty check. We all paying for the ten trillion borrowed dollars, unfunded retirement, the toll roads system, the totally incompetent health care system, and the massive trade deficit. We have had a good life but financially nothing has been good in America for the last twenty years. Without the computer/internet boom, we would have gone through this, twenty years ago. Most people know that.
Don’t be afraid of the future. American’s are the most skilled workers on the planet, we need to get back to the basics and make our own goods, staying away from Wall Street and greedy bankers and investing in our own communities. We need to stop the federal government from bailing out greedy multinational companies whose time has passed. We need massive retirement reform. We need real health care reform, not more of the same—the Obama approach. We need a balanced budget.
We need to fix our country and I am not afraid, you should not be either.
Note to my readers on Nov, 13 my dad dead, again, more about this later.
More about the sold out petty scum in Washington D.C., too. But you already know that.
It’s been awhile since I posted, but I’ve been busy keeping body and soul together. It’s a chore. This whole bailout leaves me wanting. I feel looted. Supposedly, three million homeowners defaulted. If the average home is in the 150,000 price range, that’s only 450 billion dollars. The government should be able to wipe those loans off the books. But instead, it’s 700 billion. I guess the other 250 billion is profit—Wall Street and bank bonuses will go from millions to billions. Plus the government handed out more money to banks—to loan out. People are going to get rich from this whole mess and nothing will be fixed. I feel looted and very angry.
J. McCain is still talking, but I don’t believe a word this man says. He’s tried just about everything, said just about anything to get elected—including putting a babe on the ticket. But he’s got the same old Bush agenda, tax breaks for the rich, longer wars, and more fossil fuels. J. McCain’s agenda is the same agenda that got us in the mess that we are in.
My opinion of B. Obama hasn’t changed. I still think he’s the better man for the job, even with his baggage. What harm can he do? I think 95 percent of the population will do better under his administration. The fact that he’s black and has Muslims leanings is immaterial. The fact that he’s a radical is immaterial. The Republicans are too connected to the wealthy—they’ve lost the concept of fairness.
This early voting is for the birds, if we have an election on one day, people could only vote two or three times. The logistic make it impossible to stand in line at five or six different polling places. But with early voting, people can vote 20 times or more. I went by an early voting place. The line was out of the building and into the street. It was all black voters, nary a white guy there. The Dallas Morning News said that early voting helped the Democrats, I believe them.
Here’s an idea, why doesn’t GM ask China to bail them out. They employ more Chinese then Americans; they get massive amounts of parts and supplies from the Chinese. Some of these corporations are American in name only.
The wealthy in America have too much money: Greed has devoured their soul and their love of country. Tax breaks for men who have transferred vast amounts of technology out of the country. Tax breaks for men who have transferred vast numbers of jobs out of the country. It makes no sense.
No longer a proud American: Just as Michelle Obama and others are becoming proud Americans, I no longer feel any pride and can truthfully say I’m not a proud American. The bailout is atrocious; voter fraud solidifies our status as a third world country. The Supreme Court, at civil rights groups request, may squash any ID at the voting booth making our elections a joke and as useless as any election in Africa, Asia, or Latin America—this shows who these civil rights groups represent. It’s not us. It’s not the civil rights of honest Americans.
Devouring the hand that feeds you. The market is down because there hasn’t been any fix only a bailout. Consumers have lost faith in Congress, Wall Street, and sophisticated Ivy League smart men running the big banks and Wall Street firms.
This is what’s going to happen: The government buys bad assets from banks at a high price. (We get screwed.) Then the wealthy put together companies that buy the government’s bad assets at a low price. (We get screwed.) Then the wealthy resale’s them to us at a high price. (We get screwed.)
The picture is clear; we get screwed, and greedy men have more money than even they could have dreamed of. How can any American have faith in the government or in any financial institutions? The Dow should level out at 7000 and even that is too high. We owe ten trillion, retirement accounts are unfunded—the drop in the Dow is killing that bird. And our health care system is barely functioning.
There is nothing left to be proud of.
Some people should stay off TV; Chuck Norris is on TV complaining about rising taxes on the rich. He said that the wealthy have thirteen trillion, not billion, trillion dollars overseas, and they won’t bring it home because taxes are too high. Now, I have to pay more taxes to rescue men with trillions of dollars. Chuck Norris makes me sick. He’s what America is all about, get what you can and screw anyone and everyone in your way.
Okay, I understand a lot of that overseas money has been invested in America, Its untaxed assets owned by the wealthy and invested in the stock market, bonds, and other assets. But American wealthy don’t want to help America, they want America to help them. It’s apparent they no longer care about the dollar or this country.
On the Re-fi market, a scenario: A homeowner in Texas with a home that has a market value of 210,000 is moving to Illinois. He puts the house on the market, selling it for 200,000 on a quick sale. The Real Estate agent charges 6 percent and his closing costs is another 5 percent. The Texas homeowner nets 178,000. In the new Real Estate market, why sell, he could refinance it. He could call any re-fi company on television and get a new loan maybe as high as 225,000 plus another twenty thousand in closing—for the re-fi company. By refinancing, the Texas homeowner nets out 225,000—47,000 more than selling his home. He moves to Illinois buys a new home from the government and lets the new mortgage in Texas go into default. The government buys it from the bank and sells it for 200,000. The government and the lack of regulations are turning Americans into thieves. Nobody is checking, no one is punished, and no one cares.
In Dallas, people are refinancing their homes, trying to pull out as much money as they can. If the market turns sour like Miami, Phoenix, and Las Vegas, they already have their profit and will let the homes go back. Its smart, but I just can’t do it. It does not pay to be honest in America.
On CNN, the headline Energy Fix; the women reporter said that we would save about 500 dollars a year because of the drop in price. Fix? Fixed? Nothing has been fixed, the oil market will wait until the next big storm, war, or a sneeze from Osama bin Laden and we will be paying 5 or 6 dollars per gallon. The media, oil giants, and the government has given us this same crap since 1970—will we ever learn and fix out country. The answer is hell no; the wealthy make too much money on oil stocks and manipulating oil futures. They will prevent any fix.
The worse bill in history: most congressmen had no idea what they were voting for. The people who run American wanted the bailout and got it. In the end they got to add in massive special interest goodies that satisfied the wealthy in America. No one should wonder what kind of men are in congress—little men who will take money from anyone and who are looking out for their own interest.
Nothing has been fixed. It’s business as usual and so we will have bailouts from here on out. G. Bush and Congress needs to tell us why we should make any more payments on our house or keep our credit in good shape.
A CREDIT CRUNCH or ECONOMIC BLACK MAIL—BANK OF AMERICA. In June 2005 Bank of America bought MBNA, one of the largest providers of credit cards, with 40 million card holders. In 2005, there were already signs of a credit card crunch—MBNA’s profit had dropped fifty percent. At the time, I thought that it was an odd purchase—why would anyone want a bunch of bloated credit cards. Fast-forward to January, 2008 and the 4 billion dollar Countrywide purchase and its massive subprime portfolio—Countrywide had enough bad debit to bring down Bank of America. It seems to this writer that no one in their right mind would assume massive loan problems. Unless they knew a bailout was in the works.Unless they had massive economic power to force a bailout.Unless they had massive political influence in WashingtonD.C..
Countrywide had 1.5 trillion dollars in mortgages about 12 percent of the outstanding mortgage portfolio. The current bailout is worth about 84 billion dollars cash to BofA and (my guess) probably hundreds of billions dollars of tax credits. Not a bad first year profit on its 4 billion dollars purchase of Countrywide. So much for the five percent interest on your CD.
There is no reason to vote in America. Democracy is a pretense. It doesn’t exist in America. The wealthy and their lobbyists and paid off scum in Washington have drained the coffers and destroyed our country.
It’s a bailout not a fix. It’s obvious that this bailout is going to pass. It’s obvious that the government will borrow trillions more. It’s obvious that the wealthy is using the federal government as its piggy bank. It’s obvious that the government has not fixed anything.
These are heart breaking times. This writer no longer fits in America. It’s no longer my country. It’s not even a country I want to be part of. I’m disgusted with Wall Street looters and Political hacks without useable brains or a lick of intelligent. I don’t believe a word the president, congress, or Wall Street big shots tell me. They aren’t talking about fixing America, they’re talking about income redistribution to the wealthy, and G. Bush and others are either too stupid or too corrupted to understand this.
These are the things that we need to do to fix the Real Estate market. Ban refinances, ban subprime loans, ban reverse mortgages. This is what I wrote three years ago in Poverty is a Choice.
“Ending home consolidation loans, negative amortization, and adjustable rate mortgages - # 59”
“Adjustable rate mortgages, consolidation loans, and borrowing against retirement accounts are good for big banks, financial institutions and the wealthy, but it’s bad for individuals and a disaster for the taxpayer. As the real estate market goes bad, the taxpayer will be picking up a good share of the tab. There are nearly five million adjustable rate mortgages and millions of homes with consolidation loans, many of these loans are upside down just as the market turns lower.
A constitutional amendment is needed to ban adjustable rate mortgages, negative amortization loans, subprime loans, and consolidation loans. Adding closing costs into the principal balance would also be banned. Equity loans and second mortgages would all be banned. The purchase of a home is the most important purchase that the average American makes. The government needs to protect people from themselves and from ruthless loan officers and sales representatives. Individuals have three assets: retirement, home, and saving accounts—including cash, stocks, and bonds. Many Americans will risk everything to get ahead, and too many times they lose. Fancy home loans put one third of a family’s assets in jeopardy. It’s time the government brought some sanity back into the financial market.”
I may not be a great writer, I may die in poverty, but I was right then and I’m right now. The message that I want delivered to G. Bush and Wall Street looters. Forget You.
There is a big feeding frenzy going on in Dallas and other parts of Texas. Homeowners are rushing to the bank trying to refinance their homes. On television there are constant ads for refi-mortgages. We aren’t in as bad a shape as Miami, Phoenix, and Las Vegas but we will be. The next bailout they’ll be talking about is Dallas, Houston, and other parts of Texas.
T Boone Pickens and others have been on television saying Americans don’t understand. We understand; the wealthy influenced by massive greed and corrupted souls made some of the worse loans imaginable and now they want us to bail them out. Numerous government officials and Wall Street multimillionaires have made terrorist threats by telling us that we need to pay them off or suffer the doom and gloom of a depression. We understand; government officials regulated nothing for eight years, the wealthy invested poorly and now they want us to pay off greedy, corrupt men who out of hate, misguided arrogance, and pseudo superiority are threatening to take us down with them.
The stock market lost 777 points, roughly 7 percent of its value and stockbrokers were on CNN telling us that their clients lost everything. What kind of investments did they have? A black reporter on CNN interviewed a women who “lost everything,” and a little girl, asking her if she “could get along without new toys.” That’s scare tactic and we aren’t buying it.
Now you need to understand, no bailout for corrupt men and the hell with the consequences. Heads are going to roll; either politicians or billionaires—take your choice. When the internet buddle burst almost 8 years ago to the day and millions of investors lost money, it was our money—the American people. It wasn’t Wall Street or the rich taking the hit—the American people lost their money, we took the hit. It was: “you made a bad investment” or “you shouldn’t have taken so many risks” or “you need to invest smarter.” Because it was our money we had to take the loss for our bad investments. Now it’s America’s rich and Wall Street multimillionaires who have to take the loss and they are begging for a government handout. The consequences of no bailout may be bad but the consequences of a bailout may be worse. People are mad; F bombs may be followed with real bombs.
This is just another bubble, a housing buddle produced by fraudulent appraisals and bad judgment. My advice is to take your losses like men and fix the problem. Stop begging like a bum on the street, stop whinnying like a pathetic teenage girl. Stand up, be a man, take your losses, and work to stabilize the market.
G. Bush needs to step down; Secretary Paulson needs to step down. The people responsible for the mess need to step down. G. Bush caused a bigger crisis by giving in and offering to pay off the wealthy. Bailing out Wall Street and big Multinational corporations is an attempt to keep bad things going and it won’t work. Fix retirement, fix health care, and then bailout small businesses who still produce goods in America.
We have ample FDIC insurance, we have ample bankruptcy procedure, and we have the foreclosure procedure. Let the market and the existing structure solve the problem. This mess, comes as G. Bush borrowed three trillion dollars during the last eight years. Now he wants to borrow another trillion or so in the last few months of his term. I don’t think so. Wall Street produces nothing, they have invested trillions in risky investments now they are telling us that we need to pay them us off or suffer the consequences. I’ll take the consequences, for the government to bail out greedy men who have manipulated every law, evaded every tax, and sent most of our industrial base overseas is ludicrous. Bail them out, I don’t think so. The hell with these people, let ‘em eat at McDonalds like the rest of us. End the 1000 dollar lunch and hundred dollar bites of fish, and the 10,000 dollar bed sheets. Skip the bail out and the hell with consequences
Too many people are on television making constant threats about doom and gloom. The more they take about my job the more I don’t believe them. We may not be smart enough to understand everything, but we know when we’re getting screwed and we know a terrorist threat when we hear it.
Our retirement programs, especially government retirement programs need to be adjusted down and the men and women who don’t need social security shouldn’t be allowed to take it. The government needs to fix the retirement programs first, and then bailout small businesses and the small homeowners—not big business, not million dollar houses and certainly not greedy Wall Street brokers
My life is a sham: I thought we were supposed to pay our bills on time. I thought that we were supposed to pay off our mortgage. I thought that the people living on the edge with massive house, car, and credit card payments were fools for risking it all.
As it turns out I’m the fool. As it turns out, I will have to pay taxes to help bail them out. These people have houses better than mine; their closets are full of clothes better than mine. The cars in their garage are better than mine. Their toys are better than mine. For the last seven years these people have taken massive amounts of money out of their houses to travel, to dine out, and to live large. They lived better, ate better, saw more than I did and now I get to help bail them out.
The final crack in America society; The fundamental nature of our society is the consumer culture. We buy the house, car, furniture, and clothes, mostly on credit and then we pay it back. There is no longer any reason for any American to pay back a bill. There is no longer any reason for any American to pay a mortgage payment. The essence of America culture has been broken—the spirit of cooperation between, the consumer/taxpayer, the government, and big business has been dissolved. The bailout is more than 700 billion dollars; its more than just money; its rips out the heart and soul of our society, it dissolves the trust that Americans had in big business and government.
I don’t believe you. Congressmen who are on television telling us we won’t be screwed are full of crap. Congressmen are talking about protecting taxpayers—it’ll never happen. Congressmen are talking about oversight—that means they’ll watch as our great grandchildren’s money is transferred to America’s wealthy. Congressmen who think we might make money on the deal don’t understand the refinancing feeding frenzy that HUD, Fanny Mae, Freddy Mac, and SEC approved. Congressmen are either flat out stupid or F’ing liars.
Energy policy an F’ing F
Housing policy an F’ing F
Financial policy an F’ing F
Health care policy an F’ing F
Foreign policy, a triple F’ing F
Immigration policy—this writer thinks Americans will be fighting for their lives before it’s over. When their slave jobs dry up, the only way these uneducated foreign workers will be able to make it in America is to take what they need to survive. It’ll be multiples nightly battles, an f’ing F.
Every congressman should step down along with G. Bush and Dick Cheney. The Secretary of Treasure, HUD, Fannie Man, Freddy Mac, and SEC should be put under houses arrest and held until a full accounting is done.
For those who vote for the bailout—by bailing out so many foreign banks, foreign countries, and foreign companies, they have violated their oath of office and it is treason. It’s likely that the death penalty will come into play—a fitting end for undistinguished men who have failed America and Americans.
Note: on 9/23/2008 I wrote: The refinance market is different, without due diligence, it can be a lot different. In the refinance market, a guy buys a house for 200 k and then refinances it to take money out to pay off credit cards, get cash, or pay business expenses—some homeowners with the help of their mortgage officer, refinanced twice a year while using the extra money to live large. (We’ve all seen the television ads to refinance loans.) Because investment bankers and their underwriters didn’t use standard mortgage criteria, the mortgage companies did “no look” loans and windshield appraisals causing home prices to shoot up. A house bought for $200,000 ended up with a $500,000 mortgage five years later. The homeowner couldn’t sell it and couldn’t make the payments and ended up walking—that is a catastrophic loss.
Note II: on 9/21/2008 I wrote “Confessions of a serial F bomber:” and I coined the phrase “serial F bomber,” I don’t have any business sense and I don’t have a lot of money, but T-shirt companies should be at my door—warning, convicted serial f bomber, or property of a serial F bomber. A bumpers sticker could read, warning Serial F bomber on board. Well that me an angry, convicted serial f bomber and unpublished writer who keeps his cardiologist on speed dial.
On crap: For the last twenty-five years this writer and millions of other Texans bought Sunbeam’s Texas Giants—Texas Giant is a Sunbeam trademark for a loaf of white bread. At my store it was $1.17 a loaf and it maintained a stable price for years. At least until recently, overnight, the price shot up to $1.78 than 2 dollars a loaf. In its place a new store brand priced at $1.17 a loaf and probably the worse loaf of bread ever made in America. The dough wasn’t mixed properly, the texture was poor, the tasteless bread dried out quickly. Because people wouldn’t buy it, the price kept dropping, it’s routinely on sale for .98 cents a loaf, and people still have a hard time buying it. If this was the sixteenth or seventeenth century we’d kill the baker. In the eighteenth and ninetieth century we would tar and feather the baker and run him out of town on a rail. In the first part of the twentieth century, bakers were competing by putting their best product on the market while building their trademark and their company. In the last two decades of the twentieth century and so far in this century, it’s been growth at any cost. For the average working class American it means having to buy crap—quality no longer matters. Stores sell cheap shit that nobody wants and people buy only because they can’t afford a better product.
This is what Ivy League smart men on Wall Street have given to America. Maximize growth with cheap ingredients. Maximize growth with cheap products. Maximize growth with cheap labor from Mexico. Maximize growth by transferring massive amounts of technology to China. Maximize growth by building without pollution control. Maximize growth by controlling the energy market keeping the price high. Maximize growth by manipulating the price of homes. Maximize growth by constant market manipulations. Maximize growth by manipulating congress and the president. Maximize growth by manipulating our laws—tax, environment, and regulations. Maximize growth by controlling and compromising everything.
Get the million dollar monthly salary at any cost. Get the 12 million dollars yearly bonus at any cost.Get massive stock options at any cost. Now we get to bail them out; I don’t think so. If the government approves a bailout for Ivy League smart Wall Street scum the president of Iran may be right. The end of America may be near.
If they approve this bailout, it will be time for a change. Heads need to roll.
It’s bizarre; the Democrats are for the bailout while Republicans are against it. J. McCain is against it while B. Obama is for it. This white conservative writer has constantly been against J. McCain for president and has nearly endorsed B. Obama. In one short quick swing of the pendulum that has changed. I’m against the bailout and I’m against anybody that’s for it.
We the people are pretty smart; we are industrious and hard workers. And we can figure things out if Wall Street fails. We don’t need to be led around by the nose by the worse president and most incompetent congress in America’s history or by the greediest men in America.
The white house press secretary was just on television threatening us with doom and gloom. Too many people in New York and Washington have been threatening us with financial doom and the end of America if we don’t pay them off. We sure as hell aren’t afraid of you and we sure as hell out number you. If we go down because of your greed, massive excesses, and constant blunders we will know who to blame.
Step down now:A trillion dollars blunder by the federal government demands a change.President Bush and Dick Cheney should submit their resignations immediately. The Secretary of the Treasure, HUD, and senior management at the SEC should resign immediately. If congress approves this bailout all members of the House of Representatives and Senate should resign from office. Governors from each state should submit a slate of men and women without Washington ties to take over for congress. The men and women who caused this problem are not the people who should be solving the problem.
Banks and Wall Street firms should be seized by the government—not just the bad assets but the good and bad. Investors should lose their money. Company retirement funds—which are probably invested in solid securities—should be seized. Massive bonus and salaries paid over the last seven years should be seized by the government. Heads need to roll.
The Black man did it:The traditionalforeclosure market isn’t as costly as what people might think. A buyer closes on a house, makes payments for a few years, loses his job, and defaults. If he paid 150 k for the house, the mortgage company can sell it at or above that price—possibly making money, possibly losing a little. But a foreclosure is no big deal as long as due diligence was maintained—if the appraisal was right, and the buyer paid the traditional down payment and closing costs. Due diligence is defined “as appropriate carefulness: the degree of care that a prudent person would exercise, a legally relevant standard for establishing liability”—from Encarta ® World English Dictionary Microsoft Corporation.
A subprime mortgage, catering to bad credit, is closely associated with minorities and investment bankers are blaming the subprime market for their financial problems. But in a traditional market, even if closing costs were financed in, the lost wouldn’t be catastrophic. Most houses in a stable market can be resold regardless of the loan, subprime, fixed, or variable, government, or private—the type of loan just doesn’t matter.
The refinance market is difference, without due diligence, it can be a lot difference., In the refinance market, a guy buys a house for 200 k, and then refinances it to take money out to pay off credit cards, get cash, or pay business expenses—some homeowners with the help of their mortgage officer, refinanced twice a year while using the extra money to live large. (We’ve all seen the television ads to refinance loans.) Because investment bankers and their underwriters didn’t use standard mortgage criteria, the mortgage companies did “no look” loans and windshield appraisals causing home prices to shoot up. A house bought for $200,000 ended up with a $500,000 mortgage five years later. The homeowner couldn’t sell it and couldn’t make the payments and ended up walking—that is a catastrophic loss.
The refinance market started in 2001, 2002 and it was heavily pushed by Wall Street investment banks and others—including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac who got in on the scam. The reason is that a mortgage is dead money interest income—interest income is a slow and dull way to make money. The refinance market was fast and exciting—by refinancing loans often and adding in sizeable amounts of closing costs, a bank was able to generate significantly more income. A bigger income means higher stock prices and bigger bonuses for Wall-Street scum. It was stock fraud perpetrated by brokers on Wall Street who had massive stock options.
It’s not the subprime market causing the problem, it’s the refinance market. So why are investment bankers and people on Wall Street blaming their economic problems on the subprime and the minority’s community? It’s a racist ploy to cover up massive amounts of fraud in the refinance market.
Their excuse is subprime mortgages—blaming minorities, while they evade the truth. The truth is that investment banks fell into a get rich quick scheme that will cost taxpayers trillions of dollars. The mistake, by not doing due diligence, bankers are personality libel for these losses. Because bankers and Wall Street scum are Ivy League smart and pillars of the community we treat them like Gods—they will get away with it. But the men who profited from this are criminals and racists to boot.
Because due diligence wasn’t done, the loss on homes will be massive. The 700 billion dollar bailout will only be a fraction of the cost. The true cost is closer to two, possible three trillion dollars. The bankers who did the loans and the homeowners who constantly refinanced their home loans made out, while responsible Americans taxpayers are hammered by the government tax collectors.
Skip the bailout: The government would be well advised not to spend our money on a bailout: the government would be well advised to arrest these bankers, loan officers, and homeowners who abused the system for their financial gain. The government would be well advised to size the assets of these thieves. Heads need to roll, the bankers or the Federal governments.
Here we go again: Eight years ago G. Bush was elected president. At the same time the stock market was crashing—do you remember the internet bubble. Millions of investors lost money while stock brokers were taking way early retirement. Wall Street makes money anyway it can—its market manipulations for Wall Street’s profit. This time Wall Street should pay—life in prison and the loss of assets for every Wall Street broker involved. America will be a better country with Wall Street scum put away.
On too big to fail: It’s time to use the government’s power to split up companies. If Bank of America is too big to fail than its needs to be broken up into smaller parts, possible as many as five separate banks. It’s the same for AIG, AT&T, Exxon/Mobil, and other large companies. They have used their power to manipulate our laws, buy our congressmen, and steal America’s wealth. It’s time for the government to act.
On the Division of Labor:Insurance companies should do insurance, brokerages companies should do stocks, banks should do banking, and Real Estate companies should do real estate. If we’ve learned anything, it’s that big diversified corporations don’t work. We have bankers running an insurance company. Stock brokers are loaning money for Real Estate and insurance agents are running brokerages companies. It’s time to return to the past (1998) when America had an appropriate division of labor.
On paying interest:We own ten trillion dollars, with the war, with a bailout of massive financial fraud, with an unfunded retirement system and an out of control health care system, the national debt could jump to fifteen trillion dollars in the next few years. The federal government may not be able to make interests payments on the debt.
Printing money sends inflation skyrocketing, federal reserve banks will raise interest rates and the interest on the debt will skyrocket. The government will default on its loans and future obligations. Note: the interest payment is about 5 percent, about 450 billion on the 9.6 trillion we owe. A two percent increase (7 percent) in interest rate and the interest payment will be 700 billion on the debt we own now. With a 500 billion dollars deficit a year and a 2 trillion dollar bailout the interest payment could exceed a trillion dollars. Now how can we afford that without massive
My advice; Washington better get this right and skip the bailout.
Looted, nearly enough said:
Heads need to roll. The government has to seize assets, retirement accounts and the massive bonus that greedy men paid themselves, including money paid to lobbies who conspired to loot the country; if not, heads in the federal government need to roll. Federal retirement programs need to be canceled for major players and halved for the rest of the government workers.
If the federal government allows wealthy men to loot America and get away with it, then the federal government should pay. I’m not talking about we the people. I’m talking about congress and federal workers who allowed this to happen.
Confessions of a serial F bomber: I dropped an F bomb on the pages of this Blog the other day, the first one in several months. It’s hard not to drop them during this economic crisis, especially since I finished Poverty is a Choice and was unable to get it published. The book is about government regulation and reform.
Government regulation has been non-existent in the Bush administration and much of the economic crisis is because of no oversight. Bush gave some of the most immoral men on the planet permission to loot the country and they did it. Now, they’re retired and living in SouthBeach where their fishing, golfing, and banging 3000 dollar an hour party girls.
I’m not against wealth, I want money just like the next guy, and I’ll be happy to retire rich. I’m against massive manipulation and get rich at any cost. I’m against wealthy men paying off congressman to evade taxes. I’m against bailing out crooks on Wall-Street and crooked bankers. I’m against lying F’ing scum, who act like their better than God while making money on market manipulation and outright fraud. These people are crooks and they should be treated like crooks.
An open letter to insurance companies:
Ike has mystified me; it just wasn’t that big of storm. The wind topped out at 110 miles per hour, the surge barely nine feet. It keeps getting downgraded as the weathermen look at data. How did a two-bit storm cause massive amounts of damage? The answer is the lack of regulations and building below code. Developers made massive amounts of money building second homes along the coast and the homes were substandard. Now the same men are going to rebuild the same crap.
It would seem that you have a class action lawsuit against some of the wealthiest men in Texas and perhaps the local government. The city of Galveston, Galveston County and other local municipal governments caused the problem by relaxing building code and not enforcing the existing codes. This writer is familiar with the homes in Galveston and other coastal area. They were big, pretty, and structurally unsound.
On responsibility: For the housing mess,Democrats blame Wall Street, wealthy investors, CEOs, and other corporate employees and to a lesser extent the government. Republicans do nearly the same with maybe a little more emphasis on the government. While both sides blame each other. Government regulators (see Poverty is a Choice) were responsible for much of the damage—it was their responsibility to keep people from going overboard.
Neither side seems to blame people; at least, it’s not politically correct to blame subprime loan recipients, or the person that takes a half million dollars out of their house and than let it go into foreclosure or the idiot that built their big house right on the beach or in a flood zone.
No compassion:I don’t have any compassion for people whose house is flooded out, blown away, or taken away by the bank—too many people are making irresponsible decisions. Floods aren’t getting worse; more people are building in flood zones. Hurricanes aren’t getting worse; more people are building in hurricane zones. The economy isn’t getting worse; more people are getting home loans they can’t afford.
Way too many people kept refinancing until they can’t make the payments and then let their house go back and expect the government to help them buy a another one. People in Houston and Galveston built their beach house right on the beach and after the hurricane they expect the insurance and government to pay. People in the Midwest built their houses right in the river bottom and after the flood they expect the government to pay. In New Orleans, Galveston, and the Midwest we help people rebuild. Then what? After the next hurricane or flood we do it again. That’s fucking ludicrous.
Fifty years ago, beach houses in Galveston were three room cabins build on stiles, in the Midwest fishing cabins were two or three room cabins. The reason was that nobody in their right mind would insure a house right on the beach or a cabin built in a river bottom. Today the cabins have been replaced by expensive vacation home insured by the federal government.
Pushed by Wall Street, big developers, wood, and cement companies—the people who profit from vacation homes—the feds have taken over more personal responsibility. America has built the equivalent of a poke in the eye.
We’re getting much advice from Wall Street, politicians, and the wealthy on how to fix America, but these are the same men who helped the government borrow 10 trillion. There the same men who paid and listened to expensive lobbyist telling the government how to regulate businesses in America. There the same men who ran their companies into the ground and now expect our government, that for all practical purposes is broke, to bail them out.
On Leadership: Where were these people for the last twenty-five years? It’s been bad business after bad business; bad government after bad government—it’s been uncontrolled greed for twenty-five years. Now they want to provide leadership to America.
These men haven’t been forced to pay the piper. These men haven’t learned a lesson. These men haven’t changed a bit. We’ll bail them out and in six months it will be more bad business.
These pathetically arrogant little men should be punished. You got to respect China and their justice system, in China a whole bunch of CEOs, senior staff, and politicians would be in a public square, blindfolded with their head on a block. And they would know in their hearts that’s where they belong.
Fox News gave an estimate of the funds committed to the current bail out, 800 billion dollars for 2008 alone, then they included the federal deficit; we incurred a total of 1.2 trillion dollars in debt in 2008.
On taxes and the deficit: Consumers have no confidence in the federal government, big business or the wealthy to do the right thing. This writer believes that the wealthy have too much money; leading to risky investments and poor decision making. A raise in taxes for the wealthy, a lower deficit, cutting government programs and retirement and health care reform would give the consumer—that’s you and me—confidence.
On Galveston: the Texas government needs to ban rebuilding in Galveston. George Mitchell a Texas oilman and real estate developer has been the driving force in Galveston. He’s developed housing project after housing project with little government regulation and limited building codes.
On Politics: J. McCain is for less taxes and apparently bigger deficits. B. Obama is for taxing the wealthy and hopefully a more balanced budget. That will bring back some consumer confidence. Neither candidate is exactly what America needs, but B. Obama may have a better handle on the problems than J. McCain.
G. Bush should step down; his lack of leadership has bankrupted America.
Let’s get this right: The big three wants a 40 billion dollar bridge loan, AIG needs a forty billion dollar infusion. Governor Perry from Texas and others want twenty billion for Ike. That’s a hundred billion just for the weekend. Fanny and Freddy may cost a hundred billion and as much as 1.5 trillion dollars and that is only half of America’s real estate portfolio. We owe ten trillion dollars; retirement for baby boomers is underfunded and tied to the financial mess. Credit cards may be next and Bank of America has a huge exposure to credit cards. Expect more bad news as more financial institutions unravel.
Not only does the government have to let these people go broke, but they need to go after fraudulent deals. We want people in jail and assets ceased. This past weekend we watched as Lehman Brothers employees carried personal stuff and possibly evidence on criminal enterprises out of their office. G. Bush and others in the government watched too. What were they; too busy playing with themselves to call the FBI and stop Lehman Brothers employers from taking vital records.
I know what’s going to happen. The middle class working tax payers are going to pay while the wealthy and the poor sue the government and us because we didn’t bail them out fast enough.
Meanwhile fifty thousand, maybe a hundred thousand, or more people are sitting in motels or shelters going stir-crazy, kept away from their homes by politicians. While some rich guy gets a cleanup contract from the government and hirers a bunch of Mexicans to cleanup Galveston, parts of Houston and other areas along the Texas’s Gulf Coast.
I would rather be at home without lights or water then in some shelter or hotel room and I think most people would.
The median persist in calling Ike a category 2 hurricane but there is some data that shows that Ike was barely a category one hurricane—see www.ndbc.noaa.gov/rmd.shtml—National DataBuoyCenter. The predicted 20 to 25 foot surge never materialized—the surge was in the nine foot category and Ike’s wind barely toped a hundred miles per hour. If this little storm caused this much damage we are in for a lot of pain. It seems to this writer that the damage has been over estimated by the government and the media. The idiots who built too low and right on the beach lost their homes but most beach homes seemed to be still there.
The media wants a long drawn out story, that means massive damage is needed—no damage, means no story. State and local government wants to get as much money from the feds as they can so that means massive damage—no damage means no money. The wealthy guy who has the government contract to cleanup needs massive damage—no damage means, no money. If the power came right back on, the power companies wouldn’t get any money so that means they need massive damage—no damage means no money.
Yes: you are right; I don’t trust the people in the government or the wealthy.
The government’s crisis management response was good, better than good, but it was the wrong response. The damage caused by Ike is from a lack of planning, poor government regulations, and absurd building codes. The government should storm proof the gulf coast. Power lines should be buried; roofs reinforced, trees trimmed before the storm not after. I know I’ve harped on this before but to no avail.
On Friday night, the wind was barely seventy miles per hour when the lights went out in parts of the Houston area. Power companies have built a bad system and have failed to maintain the system—it’s barely functional. We’ve paid massive amounts of money to power companies for a system that fails too easily. People need to get mad, if power companies can’t fix it, the government needs to take over the electrical grid and fix it.
This writer has had the opportunity to be on two offshore rigs, one was a drilling platform and the other production, these platforms are made to withstand fifty foot waves and two hundred mile winds, and they look it, too, built solid with heavy steel. Ike’s wind and waves were not powerful enough to damage oil production in the Gulf.
Apparently ten platforms are adrift in the gulf, and others are damaged, if in fact, platforms were damaged, its contrived damage. We American’s sit at homes and watch program after program about the oil industry. Engineer’s who work for Exxon/Mobil, Texaco, and the other big oil companies brag about their rigs and how their built to withstand the rigors of life in the Gulf, the North Sea and other extreme environments. Then little bitty storms like Ike comes along and all we hear about is damage to the oil industry. By god, if there is damage, oil companies have taken the America people on a fairy tale ride. If theses oils rigs aren’t build to withstand the twenty foot waves and the hundred miles an hour wind from Ike, the government needs to fine oil companies tens of billions of dollars. If they don’t, we need to file a class action lawsuit against the oil industry for building a bunch of crap out in the gulf.
As far as gasoline shortages and price gouging, more than likely, it’s a contrived shortage by a very powerful industry. The government needs to investigate and hand out massive fines—they need to hammer these people harder than any industry has ever been hammered.
Much of the damage we are seeing from Ike could have been prevented. It times for government officials to respond. We need regulation and we need stronger building codes.
The scale is nowhere near balanced.
Since 9/11 we have worried more about Muslim rights than our rights. Our justice system has debated the constitution more than the innocents or guilt of people who want to kill us. We keep bringing Muslims over from the Middle East and hand out citizenship even as they kill our troops and plan massive attacks.
Our response to 9/11 has been pathetic and the American taxpayers have been the big loser. G. Bush has failed on nearly every promise that he made after 9/11. All the while we fight a pathetically bad war in Iraq based on a Bush family vendetta.
The scale is nowhere near balanced.
The average yearly bonus on Wall Street runs in the range of twelve million dollars.
To gain access to computers, private correspondence, internal memos, and deep access to massive fraud and financial abuse, we need to nationalize Lehman Brothers, while confiscating all of the assets from the company, including workers bonus and excess salary, retirement programs, and money paid to the shareholders.
These banks and brokerage firms are going under because of uncontrolled greed and a lack of respect for anything other than money. We are sick of watching Ivy League smart men get rich quick and then leave the taxpayer holding the bag.
Young men in their thirties and forties run their businesses into the ground then retire to South Beach. While partying, they watch the government and taxpayers squirm around trying to pay for their excess. People in Washington better figure this out fast, our future depends on it. If the government doesn’t jail these people, the taxpayers should jail the government.
You people that run the government should know that your retirement is on the line; your future is on the line. We the people have had it with bad government.
The final insult, the federal government may not have enough money to fight all the fraud and corruption in America.
On the big three
Let’ em go broke. Our money should not be going to bailing out Chinese workers and foreign investors. The big three are world companies, not American companies and employ more foreigners then Americans. They should file bankruptcy or be bailed out by China.
Watching television as I write this, the canopy on a Hooters fell off in twenty mile per hour wind—that should not be covered by insurance because it couldn’t have been built up to the weak building standards and codes that we have in Texas. The problem is that too many people see a big hurricane as a way to make money.
Big storms like Ike, lack a big punch. The media keeps upgrading it to a 3 or 4 category, but storms use up massive amounts of energy to push water forward—Ike may be finished before it reaches land.
With that said. We have to prepare, power lines within fifty miles of the gulf should be buried. Building code should be tripled. Limits need to be placed on insurance payouts—people who build in hazardous areas should not be bailed out by taxpayers or insurance companies. Important structures like the Houston ship channel should be protected by flood gates. Our government just won’t do the job right, we crisis mange, we don’t plan anything.
Regarding the arrival back home: Mom is successful and dad tags along, the kids are left at home. So who’s running Alaska? It’s possible the state was left in the hands of the oldest daughter. If a hockey mom can run America, a single mom should be able to run Alaska.
I’ll never vote for J. McCain: J. McCain is for staying the course in Iraq and he’s for change. J. McCain is for more drilling and he’s for change. J. McCain is for confronting Russia in Georgia and he’s for change. J. McCain is for Bush politics and he’s for change. J. McCain is for change and gets S. Palin—it’s just not the kind of change that people were expecting.
I know: I’m a white guy, I’m a conservative. I should be leaning toward the Republicans. But I can’t do it. I believe in global warming and I believe in beating the radical Middle East by taking away their money. I would withdraw from the Middle East and use the money on windmills and converting America to all electric zones. Read the chapter on energy in Poverty Is a Choice.
Dear Governor Perry
I wanted to let you know that I joined up with Mr. Pickens in his effort for wind turban generators and natural gas—I haven’t given up on electric cars and all electric zones that is the future of America. But all electric zones are dependent on the automobile industry doing the right thing—that may not happen. Zoning cities all natural gas would work, too.
We have massive natural gas resources in Texas, by converting to natural gas the state would still make its money on oil—sent to New York and then more money on increased natural gas production. Here in Dallas/Fort Worth there is enough natural gas in the Barnet Shale that could keep us going for years.
Mr. Pickens seems to want some big federal program, but that may not happen with two wars, Fanny and Freddy failing, and banks dropping here and there, the Federal Government has a full plate—nothing big is going to happen, that’s for sure. States have to act on their own—we the people need to act while we still can.
By converting to natural gas, it wouldn’t matter if the Middle East exploded into nuclear war or if every single oil tanker was bombed simultaneously—it simply wouldn’t matter. People with an electric car or a car converted to natural gas would just keep trucking on.
I suggest a state wide vote on natural gas conversion. I suggest zoning downtowns areas and whole cities natural gas only. I suggest immediate action. With the economy a little shaky this would add some stimulus while energy proofing the state of Texas for the next hundred years.
I also suggest a demonstration project; see the enclosed letter to Mr. Pickens. I don’t suggest waiting on the federal government—it may be a long wait.
The poll for the next American idol shows J. McCain leading B. Obama. Rumor has it that the Obama girl will appear naked with B. Obama at the next rally in an effort to give his campaign a jolt. Okay. I’m making that up. If we’re going to elect someone because a good looking babe is on the ticket then we should get the hottest looking woman we can find. Is this the future of American politics, get a hot lady on the ticket to get elected? Maybe we could elect a senator and the senator’s “assistance” on the same ticket. The bounce J. McCain got for S. Palin is incredible, this is real evidence that democracy doesn’t work.
What’s the difference between a tundra mom and a wolf? One scared puppy.
That is my last tundra mom joke and the last time I’ll refer to Mrs. Palin as a tundra mom. She is the first person running for national office to describe herself as a hockey mom, and this is first time that women have actually defended a hockey mom or a soccer mom. It seems to this writer that women’s groups usually considered them old fashion and underachievers—I guess that in today’s world (at least this week) it’s the fast track to the presidency. I do know a few soccer moms in the Dallas area and some have better credentials than S. Palin.
Regarding this lipstick campaign and sarcasm: We owe ten trillion dollars, Fannie and Freddie just went under, retirement is under funded, our health care is a failure, and energy prices are high. Our borders are unsecured; we’re involved in two wars, three, if you count the war on terror. Our cold war foreign policy led by G. Bush and J. McCain has us eyeball-to-eyeball with the Russians in Georgia, Poland, and the Ukraine.
So you’ll have to excuse me if I get a little sarcastic.
An open letter to the FBI
I’m writing in regards to the Real Estate mess in America. It’s not the Real Estate buyers that caused the problem, it’s not like some first-time buyer ran out and bought some overpriced home. In fact, in many communities buyers were quickly priced out of the market. It’s not the subprime stuff that we hear about in the news. The problem is refinancing by homeowners and investors to capture equity—taking their profit up front.
Here’s what happen. A loan officer would identify players, homeowners, and Real Estate investors who were willing to refinance at the same interest rate and take money out of their home. The loan officer would find a Real Estate appraiser who would appraise a home high. They would do the deal with the homeowner getting some cash while the closing costs and fees were added into the mortgage. These people knew up front or had to have some awareness that they would never payback the money. Many of these homeowners refinanced once a year to take money out of their home, while some were refinancing twice a year to capture as much money as they could.
Loan officers, making one percent origination, got rich quick by working the same fifty or sixty “clients” over and over. Owners of mortgage brokerage firms made massive profits. Homeowners ended up with five or six thousand dollar a month mortgage payments—that they can’t pay back—on an overpriced house, which nobody wants to buy. The only consolidation is that they had a couple hundred thousand in the bank or they shopped till they dropped or in this case until the real estate market dropped. The reason this happened is the “no look” loan, everybody was making money, and people would pretending that they could pay it back.
When a homeowner, a loan officer, a appraiser and a owner of a brokerage firms get together to borrow money that no one will be able to pay back that’s gotta be a conspiracy to defraud. When a brokerage firm, loan offices, and homeowner do it over and over that has to be organized crime.
With the takeover of Fannie and Freddy you have computer records of refinances. Find them and prosecute them. In the last five years this mess was created on the fly and our laws didn’t keep up, use the RICO status, and let juries figure it out. You need to go after these people with massive effort and passion to get back some of the money that has been sucked out of the system. In Las Vegas and Phoenix where prices went up 3 or 4 hundred percent in just a few years you may need five thousand or more investigators.
Scare the living daylights out of people. The weak link is the appraiser; he or she made chump change while others got rich, go after them and make a deal. Then the homeowners, it’ll be easy to get the bigger guys as the conspiracy tumbles down. Homeowners, investors, loan officers and bankers shouldn’t be able to walk away flush with cash, and then let the taxpayers pay massive amounts of money to fix the problem.
That is asking too much from honest people.
Thanks for reading my blog and have a nice day.
Woke up this morning disgusted: we have had twenty years of success with a great economy, good living, and bad government. The budget deficit is 550 billion dollars, we owe 9.5 trillion dollars, and we have massive shortfalls in Social Security, federal retirement, and private retirement accounts while the health care system has devoured our lunch and is eating away at our afternoon snack. The government is making a habit of bailing out the rich—150 billion in just the last few months.
Where do we go from here, Third world countries die slowly, the dollar will continue to weaken, jobs will continue to be sent to foreign countries. The price of oil will remain high, while most people won’t be able to fill their tank. Income will go down; poorly build homes will disintegrate quickly.
I’m worried about this while some of the most important people in America are on television telling us that tundra mom is qualified to run the country. Well, she can’t do any worse then the Democrats and Republicans have dome over the last twenty-five years.
Wealthy and powerful men find puppets that are pleasing to the eye and dynamic speakers, and then they become our elected leaders. Then the puppet masters guide their puppets.
9/7/2008 Posted on Monday 9/8/2008
I wrote that “Michelle was ragging on Sarah’s dysfunctional family.” The headlines on the internet site said Michelle Obama talks about Palin’s family.” Well I didn’t read the article, I took for granted that she was ragging but I was wrong, again and I apologize. I also apologize for calling Sarah Palin’s family dysfunctional. It’s my professional view that families in a state of flux disintegrate. It seemed to me that’s what happened with Mrs. Palin’s family. A new job, coupled with a new special needs baby and the oldest son runs off to the Marine Corp. and the oldest daughter gets knocked up. That’s disintegration and dysfunction, but I don’t know that and no one would know without a professional evaluation. Finally I apologize to you and to me for having fantasies of Michelle and Sarah tricked out in mud wrestling get ups, fighting it out—winner take all. That’s not how we do things in the good old USA, all the mudslinging is done in fancy dresses or shirt and tie and in front of a bevy of cameras.
T. Boone Pickens energy plan should be endorsed by both parties. He’s right. But with three organizations running nearly the same natural gas add on television. I’m not sure if we’re being played or not. I joined up with Mr. Pickens but if he asks for money he’ll get a massive horse laugh from this writer. I guess what these organizations want is federal tax dollars.
What we need is for somebody to stand up and get the job done. Do we really need the federal government in this? Can’t a city or a state take the initiative and just do it. Americans have become dependent on government handouts but the well in Washington is pumping sand.
Regarding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac: These executives have paid themselves huge salaries while running both of these corporations into the ground. The government better go after their bonus and any stock options that they sold.
We need a federal law that makes it mandatory that men who oversee massive financial disasters lose their personal assets, including all their homes, cars, and other toys.
Arrogant men like Kenneth Lay, Bernard Ebbers, and many others think they deserve million dollar plus salaries but the bottom line is that’s its only ego that drives them. They want the big bucks and when things go bad they point their finger at lesser men.
D. Cheney is in the Ukraine talking about democracy and pushing for the Ukraine’s admission into NATO. Why does the Bush administration keep slapping at Russia? Does G. Bush want a war? We are backing Russia into a corner and that makes no sense, Russia needs room to breathe. It needs a moderate pro Russian government in Georgia and its needs a buffer zone from the west. Lithuania, Belarus, and the Ukraine serve that purpose. We should push a moderate policy in that region and try to keep Lithuania, Belarus, and the Ukraine neutral. Even if all three countries have a slightly pro Russian policy it would benefit the west and world. This hard core foreign policy pushed by G. Bush is insane.
That’s why J. McCain shouldn’t be president. His I know how to win wars is absurd. I was in Viet Nam too and this is what I learned, no one really wins a war. J. McCain was taught war strategy before Viet Nam when they still taught WWII strategy. But war today is like a spread offense in football. The best team doesn’t always win.
There is nothing to win in the Middle East or Afghanistan. To win the war we have to take away their money. The Middle East has to be knocked down; they have to be reduced to beggars before they will change their anti American cultural views. That means reducing oil to three dollars a barrel. That means massive sacrifices for Americans. That means endorsing T. Boone Pickens energy plan.
In other news, Michelle was ragging on Sarah’s dysfunctional family. The ladies are getting down in the mud pit and it could get nasty—its Tundra mom vs. Inner city mama.
What’s the difference between a tundra mom and an inner city mama? An inner city mama uses indoor plumbing.
Well, my family thinks my sense of humor sucks, too.
Okay, while we debate good choice bad choice and all the wrongs things are being talked about. We need health care reform, Social Security reform, energy reform. And we need that while we are balancing the budget and fighting wars in far off places.
An open letter sent on 9-6-2008
Dear Mr. Pickens
I appreciate the effort that you are making in regards to wind turban generators and to reduce our dependents on foreign oil. It’s nice to talk about this stuff, but we need some action and I would like to offer a suggestion. We need a demonstration project. Pick a city, any medium sized city like Omaha, Tulsa, Midland, or Tucson, and convert the city to natural gas.
Talk with the mayor and city council and get a vote to convert the city to natural gas. Have the city make it mandatory that every gas stations offer natural gas. Restrict the downtown area to natural gas only, forcing gasoline cars out of the commuter market. Get congress to give everyone in the chosen city a $1000 check when they convert their cars to natural gas. Have crews ready to convert cars to natural gas and keep the conversion price low. Take negotiated bids, and order two hundred thousand natural gas tanks from the same company and hand them out at cost when residents convert their cars to natural gas. Get Mr. Gates, Mr. Buffett, and others to pony up some money to convert the cars of the poor. Have natural gas cars at the mall with demonstrations on filling up the tank—educate. Put sophisticated air sampling equipment in place, so there will be real data on the reduction in air pollution.
By converting an entire city at one time the risk factor for local businesses would be lowered and the economy of scale would be a factor. Prices will be cheaper and real expertise would be developed.
After the demo city is converted go on to the next city; have natural gas conversion consultants available who can help cities when they convert. Make the conversion as easy and pain free as possible.
Finally have congress keep the price of gas at the $3.50 mark. If ten cities convert to natural gas, the price of oil will drop to 75 dollars or less per barrel. Exxon/Mobil, Russia, and the Middle East will try to price natural gas out of the market so be prepared. Have congress use the extra tax revenue to convert other cities to natural gas and build windmills.
Americans love this country and the majority would convert to natural gas if we have a plan, a project in place, and some leadership. A demonstration project is in order.
I’ll be happy to help anyway that I can.
Thanks for your time and have a nice day.
On 8/29/2008, when Sarah Palin’s was announced as J. McCain VP pick, I wrote:Dumb choice, bad choice, hilarious choice; pick one. She’s a bad choice for America but a great choice for J. McCain. People are talking too much about her and not enough about how bad a candidate J. McCain is. Even worse, she’s on the same page on Iraq, oil drilling, and the rich republican status quo.
The multimedia show at the convention was great—Hollywood should be jealous. Both political parties have become very good at making celebrities. One news channel ran the headline “Palin outshines McCain.” The election is coming down to a popularity contest based on race or sex; it’s as bad as Sunni and Shia Muslims. Pick a voting strategy and vote that: Don’t vote for a particular personality, religion, race, or sex.
McCain wants us to believe that he’s the candidate of change and he says he won’t let us down, but whenever somebody’s says “trust me” you’ll usually end up getting screwed. That’s what I think, but no matter who gets elected we’ll be disappointed. Anybody wanna try a dictator?
Gustav is still in the news, the lines are down, the lights are out, and it may be another two weeks before people can return to their homes. How can a two-bit storm disrupt so many lives for a month or more? The same power lines that went down during Katrina went down during Gustav. The billions that we spent didn’t really fix anything—my gut feeling is that the repairs after Katrina were just a cheap fix and a bunch of people got rich.
Twenty-five years ago a storm like Gustav wouldn’t have disrupted any lives. People need to stay in their homes and start the clean up just as soon as the storm passes—do we need mass evacuation for people living fifty or sixty miles from the coast? I Lived in Houston (sixty miles from the coast) when a Hurricane blew through and felt both the wind and the eye of the storm as it passed over—which was pretty cool. The next day people were outside cleaning up. In 1972, I lived in Omaha when a tornado hit 72nd street. The next day tens of thousands of citizens cleaned up. There were no big government contracts or forced evacuations.
Now the government acts like they should be responsible for the cleanup. They use our money to pay rich contractors to do the clean-up and then the contractors maximize their profit by employing illegal foreign workers. The taxpayer has to pay for a bunch of people in shelters, some rich contractor who won a government contract and the benefits and health care for foreigners.
I think the problem is that the rich are making too much money cleaning up after storms and they are discouraging basic preparation and long term solutions. We need our government to mandate basic storm preparation.
The problem: G. Bush says we’re ready for the storm. He’s got ice, food, medical supplies, and 50,000 National Guard troops ready. But that’s crisis management, that’s not being ready. G. Bush doesn’t know the difference between crisis management and good management.
Warning to people on the gulf coast you need to storm proof your homes and cities. Tax money is running out.
On energy: B. Obama, or J. McCain should endorse T. Boone Pickens energy plan. Cities should be zoned natural gas and it should be mandatory that cars and trucks be converted. Wind mills should be built in the countryside to provide our electrical power needs. It will work and vast sums of money sent to Russia and the Middle East would be saved.
No compassion:GulfCoast residents who fled from Gustav are being described as victims of the storm and or survivors. “Victims” of what, a long drive in traffic? Did the guy next door at the Holiday Inn play the music to loud? “Survivors,” survive what?
I don’t have any compassion for people who had to spend a weekend away from their big screen television. I don’t have any compassion for people who had to sit in traffic for twenty hours as to many people fled from the storm.
I do have compassion for us, the taxpayer; 50 thousand National Guard troops, massive amounts of unused ice, food, and health care supplies. I have compassion for the taxpayers because some of the most ungrateful people around have their hands out seeking charity and government hand outs. It’s not known yet how much the federal government paid for this crises management task but any amount is too much.
As storms go, this was bad with lots of rain and winds of 100 MPH plus, as hurricanes go Gustav was a flop. During the past summer in Dallas, we had sixty to seventy miles per hour wind and heavy rain—basically just a wind storm that cruised on through. It was a bad storm (lots of cheap roofs blew off) and that was about it, no charity, no long lines, and no ice expense.
So, is the nation over reacting to hurricanes, Are people becoming too dependent on charity and hand outs after a storm. Has the federal government been saddled with a responsibility that is primary up to individual states?
Here are a few things that could reduce costs and storm damage. Residents should be responsible for ice and food for the first seven days. The government shouldn’t have to rush in ice and food. The government should hand out tents and nothing more. No one should get paid housing. Trees need to be trimmed properly, especially older tress. They get to heavy, the foliage becomes too thick, and the wind pushes at the tree instead of blowing through it. Trees need to be trimmed and then stacked out with heavy posts and thick wire reducing the number that blow over. Building codes for signs, canopies, and sheet metal add-ons need to be tripled. It should be mandatory that all businesses and home owners get all the outside stuff inside—too much debris is flying around and hitting and weakening the next structure. Homes and building that are within twenty-five miles of the Gulf or Atlantic coast should be refitted with roofs that can withstand 200 MPH winds. Homes within seventy-five miles should have roofs refitted to withstand 150 MPH winds. Power lines, telephone, and cable lines should be buried and transfer stations should be built high with foot thick walls—the closer to the coastline, the more stringent the utility building codes. When the wind hits 80 MPH, 911 should be turned off. People try to sit out a storm, when they get hurt or scared they want 911 to rescue them. That’s not fair to cops, city employees or the National Guard. And last, when a big storm hammers the coast, fire burn California towns or water floods out towns there should be a complete moratorium on lawsuits. It’s bad enough that we have to pay taxes and higher insurance costs we shouldn’t have to pay attorneys and people seeking inflated reimbursements.
On energy: now that people are driving less and oil supplies have skyrocketed, the federal government should raise taxes so that people will continue to conserve. They should keep the cost of a gallon of gas at 3 dollars or more. That’s what European governments did and that’s what any rational government would do. The tax money collected should be used to build windmills and lower the overall cost of energy.
It will never happen—things don’t get better, they get worse. Here’s what wrong with our government: They don’t govern, they manage crisis.
Congress has a moral obligation to protect Americans from internal and external threats. The lawsuits from Katrina are still going on. Payouts from Katrina are still going on. Money borrowed for Katrina hasn’t been paid back.
The next time New Orleans floods, the city needs to abandoned. Home and business owners should be given twenty days to get their stuff out and the flooded homes and buildings should to be burned. The massive, poorly built and maintained sixty foot levees need to be bombed out by the military. Lawsuits against the taxpayers (that’s us) should be prohibited. The taxpayers have transferred massive amounts of money to attorneys, the rich, and the poor for Acts of Gods that we the people have no control over.
Cities have wasted tax dollars while sucking the life from the wetlands. Coastal cities, especially New Orleans have drained swamps and marshes, reducing storm barriers and killing off natural vegetation and trees that act as the first defense for the coast—our wetlands have been turned into subdivisions. After the profit has been sucked out, we the people are stuck with the mess. It’s time for congress to protect all Americans, not just a few people along the coast or from New Orleans.
I’m written and posted this before Hurricane Gustav hits. The government is already bending over for coastal residents from Galveston to Mississippi. The media is already asking if the federal government is ready for the storm.
What the hell happened to our independence? Where the hell are city and county governments? The federal government should be banned from getting involved until two weeks after a storm. People should be forced to rely on their own planning, their own food, and their own intelligence.
Hopefully, those helpless individuals who plan nothing other than demonstrating against the government and filing massive lawsuits will die off soon after the storm. Hopefully, the attorneys who have prepared their lawsuits before the storm will die off soon after the storm. Hopefully, incompetent local government officials will die off soon after the storm.
I know, I know; for American taxpayers there will be no relief from the storm, there will be no relief from the victims, and there will find no relief from the government. But we can hope and pray can’t we.
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I didn’t write anything about the Democratic convention—it went off as planned, just like any show. Conventions are planned, speeches are written, and movement is choreographed just like a movie or a Broadway show. The speeches were inspiring—what do you think that 4 or 5 professional speech writers would write uninspiring speeches; that nine or ten editors would approve an uninspired speech; that 20 or more professional handlers would endorse uninspired speeches. The actors and actress knew their rehearsed roles. The crowd cheered wildly at the appropriate time. The only real news would be a glitch or misstep.
Sometimes things can become so professional that they become meaningless. That’s where both parties are with their conventions and that’s why very little news comes out of conventions. The Democrats put on a nice show and that’s what we should expect from the Republicans.
The spin on Ms. Palin sounds good but she’s still a hockey mom and the fact that a spouse belongs to a union won’t cut it in a right to work state like Texas. Like J. McCain, she is a pro-drilling—at least in one interview she talked about more drilling in Alaska. But “gotta have more oil” is an old refrain that has never worked. Americans are fed up with old political slogans that make promises but never deliver. She needn’t preach to the American people about change. She needs to preach to “stay the course” McCain about change. By picking a hockey mom as a running mate J. McCain has badly underestimated the mood of the America people.
This is what I believe: to defeat Muslims extremists, we have to commit to wind mills. We have to reduce the price of oil to three dollars a barrel, not gallon, barrel—the hell with all powerful oil companies and oil rich states like Alaska. Texas governor Rick Perry has made a solid commitment to windmills. Oilman T. Boone Pickens has made a huge commitment to windmills. Alaska a state with massive wind resources wants to drill more oil. By reducing the price of oil, Muslims would be worried about their next meal, not the next bombing.
We have to lighten upour foreign policy, our reaction to Georgia is extreme, and there is little benefit to hammering Russia over Georgia or China over Tibet. Georgia and Tibet will never be pro-western because of their geographical location. Russia will never allow NATO troops in Georgia and China will never allow foreign troops in Tibet. They would go to war first.
And we have to balance the budget. That will be easy if we set our minds to it: 1) cut out ineffective programs 2) across the board cuts 3) rise taxes across the board. One third of the deficit could be erased simply by getting rid of inefficient programs. One third by across the board budget cuts—every program would get cut including Social Security. And one third of the budget deficit could be cut by raising taxes across the board.
This is my voting criterion and nothing else matters. What’s yours and don’t talk about some babe? In America too many times we elect people because they look like a governor or they look presidential. The sound bites and professional speeches that we hear tell little about the man or women, to vote, pick a criterion and vote in that direction.
Based on my criterion, neither candidate is my overwhelming choice. But B. Obama has the lead. The fact that he’s a democrat, the fact that he’s black, the fact that he had a radical mother, the fact that he has a Muslim background is immaterial.
Dumb choice, bad choice, hilarious choice; pick one. B. Obama has got to be sitting in his hotel room given J. McCain one of those deep black laughs.
Sarah Palin is just a figurehead governor in Alaska without any real power. Alaska is run by wealthy and powerful men, not by some two-bit small-town mayor.
One of J. McCain’s multiple negatives is his age, so he picks an unknown lightweight without any foreign policy experience. Obviously the pressure has gotten to him. This is just what he thought. I’ll pick a woman who will help me get elected. He didn’t think about America, our future, or anything other than getting elected.
This choice is a huge plus for B. Obama. J. McCain will never be president of the United States.
Getting away with murder
New evidence in the case of the missing little Florida girl: apparently a lab tested the air in the trunk of a car and found evidence that a body was there. More breaking news, from another news source; “FBI; DNA results indicates the girl is likely dead.” We don’t know if this DNA was snatched from air or where it came from. This is very puzzling—testing air and bizarre DNA tests.
A couple of years ago a friend left two pounds of frozen bait shrimp in the trunk of his car. Thinking about it, it smelled worse than the car trunk of a serial killer. I’m glad the FBI or even worse Nancy Grace wasn’t around. It would have been six months of on the air breaking new “It smelled like a body to me.”
It’s getting pretty far out; a few years ago in Texas a man was sentenced to death based on faulty forensic evidence. A lad technician said fibers found in the perp’s car were identical to fibers from the victim’s clothes. We now know the lab technician was wrong. Testing the air, I don’t think so.
I’m for the death penalty; I’m also for real evidence, fingerprints, DNA, blood, guns, bullets, knives or other weapons,security videos, phone records things that have some meat to them.
The fact that Nancy Grace and others think somebody killed their spouse, child, or friend isn’t enough to convict that person. In fact when these cases are tried in the media, the jury pool becomes completely tainted—fair trails become unattainable. In our system we need evidence to prove guilt and that is forgotten in the media.
Getting away with murder; well, some people do, some people are smart enough, while others luck into the perfect crime and some (like OJ) have sympathetic juries. However to save money, we could get rid of the jury system, the judges, the labs, and all the damn attorneys and let Nancy Grace and her band of opinionated munchkins try people on the air. At the end of the program Nancy could give thumbs up or down. This would save massive amounts of tax money.
With all the home foreclosure out there, I wanted to share with my readers the tried and true way to make a fortune off of home foreclosures. First, produce a professional quality CD on home foreclosures, be sure to lie about the huge profits being made and how easy it is, than purchase a massive amount of television advertising space, and sell it to a bunch of idiots sitting at home wasting their time watching television. This works and it’s the secret of foreclosures.
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First congratulation to China, the Olympic was quite the show, and they did a wonderful job—they should be proud. The surprises 1) that NBA players seemed generally proud to represent the United States in the Olympics—in the past they couldn’t wait to get out of there, I remember one player saying he should be paid to represent our country. 2) The friendliness of the Chinese people and how modern Beijing has become. 3) How can a girl throw three hula-hoops at the same time to three other girls standing yards away and yards apart? It must have taken years to develop that skill. 4) Are all the girls in Belarus long legged, beautiful, and athletics. Just wondering.
I would like to suggest a new Olympic medal named “The Assist” and maybe a lowly untalented tax payer like you or me could be selected to receive it. Here’s the deal, Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson won gold medals for America, but shouldn’t Russia and China get an assist. After all their coaches are from Russia and China and the Russian and Chinese taxpayers have spent massive amounts of hard earned rubles and Yuanto educate, train, and support these guys. Years of training costs and the taxpayers pick up a lot of that cost.
It’s the same here in America, runners, swimmers, and others are being trained at American Universities, when they win a medal, the American taxpayer gets left out of the party. If a bunch of runners from Jamaica train here and then win gold at the Olympics shouldn’t the American taxpayer at least get a “well done” from one of these guys. It’s their talent, but it’s our tax dollars that allows them to maximize that talent.
So here is my vote for the assist, when an athletic trains in or is coached by someone from another country then that country and those taxpayers should be acknowledged with an assist.
People have questioned whether I’m a conservative and some have questioned my sanity as well. I’m a free thinker, with a broad range of interest and I can never get too focused on one thing for long. That’s why I jump around so much.
People have wondered if I’m for the Iraq war or not. First, I’m for getting out of Iraq, the Middle East, and Afghanistan. I don’t care if the Taliban assume power and or kill a millions of people. It’s simply not our problem.
I would fight the Middle East with wind mills—wind turban generators and electric cars. I would zone cities all-electric and reduce our dependence on oil—in ten years, we could reduce imports to zero, if we made the commitment to the wind and electric cars, China and India would have to follow suit just to stay competitive. Oil would be back to three dollars a barrel and the Middle East, Russia, Venezuela, and other pathetically arrogant oil producing countries would be back to asking for hand outs. Then we could spit in their face just as they been spitting in ours.
I’m the Muslim’s world worst enemy. I would take away their money—that’s what they teach in war 101 at every junior college in America. Why Bush, J. McCain, and some talk show hosts can’t see that is beyond me. Russia is making a play for oil in the arctic and China is trying to drill for oil off the East Coast near Cuba. Wind turban generators and electric cars would end both endeavors quickly and ward off a possible military clash in the future.
In Poverty is a Choice I’ve written about America taking care of America’s business not the worlds business. Tibet, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, not our business. They can live in whatever type of country they want. Democracy, dictator, it doesn’t matter; they can kill each other until they turn blue in the face. It just isn’t our business. But I’m for rewarding our friends and ignoring our enemies.
Wonder about this, North Korea is a pathetic little two-bit country and we keep propping them up with food and other aid. I wouldn’t give them jack, and I sure hell wouldn’t be talking to them.
Of course, they would understand that if America gets nuked, they would get nuked, too. That we would make sure that North Koreans follows the Mohicans into oblivion.
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I guess it’s just me standing alone and wondering about the fuss over Russia and their traditional puppet, Georgia. Here is what’s wrong with our government. The president of Georgia is a loud mouth jerk complaining about Russia, apparently with outright hatred. His attempt to join NATO and his pro western stands has angered not only the Russian government, but the common Russian man in the street. It’s a little like the mayor of San Francisco, and his pro Mexican stand with his sanctuary city crap—think how pissed we would be if the mayor invited the Mexican army to patrol his streets. That’s Georgia in a nutshell. Our president, G. Bush led the guy on, with talk about Democracy, NATO, and freedom. In return, the President of Georgia stuck it to the Russians every chance he got, thinking that America or NATO would come to his defense.
G. Bush should have told the President of Georgia to shut the f up. He should have told him that we won’t go to war over Georgia and that we won’t let Georgia get in the way of decent relations with Russia. Instead, we have this crisis over Georgia because the people in Washington can’t think beyond their stubby little noses. This is a just one more failure in Washington’s foreign policy. G. Bush’s foreign policy has been crisis management. We’ve gone from one crisis after another because we lack a comprehensive foreign policy.
The Poland missile defense treaty is just another slap in the face to Russia and Prime Minister Putin. All of us have to live in this world and we can’t keep bashing the Russians. We have to remember that they have sharp teeth. G. Bush might think he’s the biggest guy on the block, but there are other guys nearly as big.
Pakistan may become the nest mess, mainly because we helped push President Musharraf out. On2/20/2008 I wrote:G. Bush said the newly elected Pakistan government needs to get to work and set up shop. He added, “I hope … they (the new government) are friendly to the west.” Not an exact quote, but very close. The president of the United States should know if they are our friends. This election was pushed by C. Rice and others in Washington. Survey after survey shows that Pakistanis hate America and Americas and, when asked, most side with Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. It should be no surprise to anyone, if the newly elected government is anti-American. It must be the water in WashingtonDC. We were dependent on President Musharraf pro-western stance, so what do we do? We force him out of office. Well played Secretary Rice.
President Musharraf was the best that America could hope for. Was he completely honest with us; no, but he was balancing radical groups against radical groups while trying to keep things in order. He did a decent, but the history of Pakistan in not one of pro western stability. The loss of President Musharraf hurts.
In other news:
A headline and article in the Dallas Morning News: “Crypto’ outbreak puzzles health officials.” According to the Dallas Morning News there is a new drug treatment for Crypto, a parasite that causes diarrhea, cramps, and vomiting. The drug company probably provided doctors with a free test kit and maybe a free trip to Vegas for anyone who prescribes their Crypto treatment program. Doctors started testing for Crypto and found 400 cases—an “outbreak.” Attorneys got into the act, too, after the “outbreak,” they sued swimming pool owners—trying to get money for a case of the runs. Our medical insurance, liability insurance, and taxes will pay for the doctors, the drug, the attorneys, and whatever some bizarre jury awards the parents. All because we are now checking for the Crypto parasite.
Here’s an idea: let’s ban the testing procedure. Instead of massive medical intervention for Crypto and a case of the runs, we the people can go back to swigging Kaopectate and persistence complaining to our loved ones.
Diarrhea, cramps, and voting are caused by various viruses, bugs, and parasites, if left untreated they go away quickly and cause no permanent damage—for 99.99 percent of the people. But some of the new drugs leave more damage than the bug or disease. Parents should be leery about new drugs and treatments.
Michael Phelps is not the only person to strike gold. In another article, the Dallas Morning News ran a story on foster kids diagnosed with ADHD (Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and the ties that foster care doctors had with drug companies. The state of Texas (they noted) is spending nearly forty million dollars a year on behavioral drugs.
Read Poverty is a Choice. ADHD is one of the most misused diagnoses in America. The diagnosis coincides with magic bullet drugs. It’s this writer’s opinion that the medical community is doing irreversible harm to our children. An America parent would be better off getting medical treatment for their children in Cuba then in America.
Household drugs and chemicals: Regarding over-the-counter sleep medications, coffee, and other sophisticated drugs and household chemicals that we’ve let into our homes. In the news awhile back: the solvents used to decaffeinate coffee can cause arthritis. A change in coffee brand was all that was needed to eliminate arthritis in some patients.
Doxylamine Succinate, branded asSomnil, Dozile, Unisom-2 and found in Nyquil,is an over the counter tranquilizer used as a sleeping aid, it can causes arthritis and leg pain and in some cases severe leg pain. I tried to get the VA hospital to run a study on this, but they declined. Apparently, drug companies know that Doxylamine Succinate causes arthritis and leg pain, because a company is now selling the drug with a second medication to treat arthritis and leg pain—per the label.
The most ignored direction in America is “use in a well ventilated area.” Almost all household chemicals come with that direction and most people ignore it. Household cleaning products come with a host of chemicals that can cause various medical conditions.
It’s my belief that anyone with leg pain or arthritis should change their habits before seeing a doctor. Stop taking any over the counter medication, and get as many modern day chemicals out of the house as you can. Stop using various household cleaning compounds and go back to good old soap and water just to see if the condition will clear up. Google any prescribe medication to find out what experts are saying. And finally trust not in your doctor, he’s makes money prescribing medication.
So what we do about Georgia? Do we go war with Russia to make a point about self-determination and democracy? Will a million or more—possible a hundred million—Americans die for 4.6 million Georgians half of whom want to return to Russian rule? Do we spend a trillion dollars or more to fight a cold war with Russia? None of the above. America cannot dominate the world and we cannot pin Russia down by encircling them with troops.
In Russia, the thought that America and NATO might have troops in Georgia is unthinkable. They simply won’t allow it. Poland, Serbia, and other countries already have American and NATO troops. G, Bush has sent troops into former East European countries who were allied—or enslaved, take your pick, with Russia the first chance that he got. G. Bush said we aren’t going back to the cold war, but the cold war didn’t end, we are just competing differently—it’s age-old competition between countries, sometime friendly sometimes not.
A pro western Georgia—a traditional Russian ally—with American and NATO troops may be reason enough for Russia to use nuclear weapons. A nuclear war and certain death can be more desirable and thinkable then the loss of Georgia. The lightweight thinkers in Washington should be careful.
If we paint Russia into a corner, they will fight back, with everything they have. It’s the same for China over Taiwan and Tibet, if we paint them into a corner, we better look out.
J. McCain is a cold war traditionalist. He wants to fight Russia anyway he can. It’s likely that he could get us into a real war with Russia, a war nobody can win. With the new missiles defense system going up in Poland, Russia feels trapped and vulnerable—if Washington doesn’t back down darker days are ahead.
B. Obama is not the right person to lead America, but he is a better choice than J. McCain. He will try to avoid a show down in Georgia and he will back off a very aggressive American foreign policy.
This writer is a right wing conservative. I would kick out every Mexican, Muslim, and Russian in America. I’m for protecting our culture, our religion, and our country anyway we can. But why in hell would anyone go to bat for Georgia. It’s a pathetic little country that’s been dominated by world powers since written history began. America has too many internal problems to be dicking around some pathetic little country who has done better under Russian rule then under the rule of others.
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More about Georgia’s geographical location and the commonality that Texas, Georgia, and Tibet share. The Caucasus Mountains make up Georgia’s northern border with Russia. An independent pro-west Georgia means that an invading army could be at the top of the mountains and would only have to fight its way down the mountain and into Russia—in a war with Russia this would be a second front. As part of Russia, an army would have to fight its way across Georgia, up the mountains, and then down the other side into Russia. The Greeks, Romans, Ottomans, Turks, Byzantines, and Persians have understood this since ancient time. That’s way Georgia has been invaded hundreds of times since 500 B.C..
The two break away regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia may be enough to satisfy Russian’s security needs, but most Russians have the mentality that Georgia is part of Russia. This writer will be surprised if Russia stops with just the two autonomous regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Tibet’s geographical location secures China’s southwest border. For an air force to attack China, they would take off from India, fly up and over the Himalayas mountains and then across Tibet—with midair refueling a five hour flight. A pro western Tibet means that a jet could fly from Tibet straight to Beijing and most other Chinese cities in less than two hours and without refueling. By the same token an Army would have to cross the Himalayas and cross Tibet before reaching China’s mainland, a difficult task. Regardless of world opinion and the outcry, China will never give Tibet its independence.
Texas provides the same geographical advantages to the United States that Tibet and Georgia provides for China and Russia. A jet taking off from Texas could hit most American cities in less than two hours. From Mexico, a jet would have to fly across Texas refuel and then hit Midwestern and East Coast cities. That extra two hours is a huge advantage. From a military standpoint the United States would never let Texas succeed from the union.
It’s the same for the Chinese, and Russians; all three areas are worth fighting for, they secure the homeland and that is what the world is all about. But in America, from a political standpoint, with massive self-hatred, and anti-American sentiment, and some of the most bizarre politicians in the world, those in Washington could let it happen.
In the news, the budget deficit in July, 2008 was 117 billion dollars—an appalling amount and high enough to make me puke. At www.treasuredirect.gov/ I checked the budget deficit; on 1/2/2008, the national debt was 9,229,172,659,218; on 8/12/2008, it was 9,575,181,268,036, a difference of 346 billion dollars. The average monthly deficit in 2008 approximately 43 billion or a yearly budget deficit of 519 billion dollars—still an appalling amount and still high enough to make me puke.
In other news, Big Foot’s body found and entombed in an ice box. If I found Big Foot’s body, I would get hundreds, if not thousands of pictures. I would run out and buy the best cameras I could find, and take close up pictures of feet, hands, teeth, sexual organs, and his or her face.
Instead, what we get is one blurry picture of something in an ice box. Another fraud? You betcha, in a day or two, the date for the television documentary will be announced. We’ll get tales of “I saw It and forgot my camera,” plus massive amounts of “you should be scared” music, while scientists take DNA samples to prove or disprove the existence of Big Foot.
I’ve got a better idea; these men had something that looked like a primate in a box. With the exception of humans, most primates are on the endangered species list. In fact, if Big Foot isn’t it should be. I’m going to report this to the local authorities, who should arrest these men for killing an endangered animal, mutilating its corpse, and/or perpetrating a fraud on the American people.
In Texas, a cop has a picture of a dog running down a road. It looks pretty bizarre and definitely doesn’t look like a dog, but the animal didn’t stop. We couldn’t see its profile or a clear view of its face—my conclusion, a dog with a bad skin disease and definitely a dog that should be entered in the ugliest dog contest. Instead of proving the existence of a mystical creature, the cop, who should be entered in the dumbest cop contest, should find its owner, and arrest him or her for animal abuse.
Somewhere in New England, on the East Coast shores an animal washes up on the beach. The one blurry picture made it look strange, even alien. The carcass mysteriously vanished—who wants to keep the carcass of a decaying dog around—before legitimate scientists could take a look. That is par for the course.
Blurry pictures and vanishing evidence are the rule for mystical creatures, flying saucers, and little green men.
Georgia’s geographical location is the hard spot and it has been invaded by a who’s who of historic empires. It was colonized by the Greeks in 500 B.C. then ruled by the Roman Empire. After the decline of the empire, it was fought over and conquered by both the Persian and Byzantine empires, at least until the Mongols invaded. After the Mongols’ invasion petered out, the Persian and Ottoman Empires fought over and conquered Georgia. In the 1700s, Russia guaranteed Georgia’s border and Georgia was immediately sacked by the Persians, again. Since the early 1800s, Russia has governed most of Georgia.
Here is Georgia’s history in a nutshell. In 1918, following the Russian revolution in 1917, Georgia gained independence. In 1921 Russia invaded, again. Russia governed Georgia until 1991 when they gained independence, than their economy collapsed and civil war broke out. It should be no surprise that Russia invaded the first chance they got—rich from oil revenues Russia wants to regain lost territory.
What should we do? What can we do? Nothing; unless, we want to fight a war with Russia. Russia, is sort of allied with China, Iran, and Pakistan, the west could end up in an all out world war and lose. The best advice for Georgia is to capitulate quickly.
Are Americans all on the same page? Hell no, besides considerable amounts of self hatred, we have let massive numbers of people come to America from countries that are our enemies—people from Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and people from Russia and former members of the USSR. Whose side are they on? Will they help or hinder in a war with Russia and Iran? The federal government has no idea who’s living in America and they certainly don’t have any idea where their loyalties lie.
This writer believes that more Mexicans would like to see us fail than succeed. In a war, Mexicans could actively participate with our enemies—the truth, all of Latin America could be sleeping with the enemy. It’s not like Latin America has been our best friend. Most have developed trading relationships with China, Russia, the Middle East, and nearly everyone in between.
America is no longer a super power; there are too many cracks in the economy, with the weak dollar, high energy prices, and the loss of our manufacturing base—with uncontrolled corporate greed too much technology has been transferred out of our country, world trade is no longer dependent on America or the west. Our foreign policy has failed and there is a lack of respect for our government and government policies. It seems as if most countries and most people simple lack respect for America.
Regarding the Campaign:J. McCain’s “more drilling” refrain is the same crap that got us into this mess. For the last thirty-five years whenever the price of oil goes up the government and corporate America’s has always said we need to drill more. It didn’t work back in the seventies and it won’t work now.
T. Boone Pickens energy policy is half right. We need wind generated electricity, but we need to replace our cars with electric cars not natural gas or some other exotic fuel.
About Russian and Iranian confidence—8/5/2008: I wrote that before Russia invaded Georgia.
Man, it’s embarrassing to be an American. G. Bush at the Olympics embraced Putin while they invaded our ally. He had no clue and apparently neither did the CIA.
G. Bush busted China’s chops over human rights and religion rights. But it’s just more meaningless American rhetoric. All the protests over Tibet will go for not. Look at a world map, Tibet secures China’s southwest border. They will never give in to Tibet nationals and their bid for independence. It would leave their border open to attack from radical Muslims and others. Its boils down to a matter of national security and security wins every time. Well, everywhere accept in America.
It’s apparent that the west will not help Georgia. Small democratic countries will be taking a hard look at their friends and most will conclude that it does not pay to be closely tied to the west and that it pays to be Russia’s friend.
On Kerry’s affair, so what, with all the problems, it’s very light reading. It doesn’t pay for people running for office to set themselves up as better humans then the rest of us.
Regarding American consumer’s confidence: its low, baby, in fact, it’s drained away with each new shock to the economy. The people that I know just can’t believe that we can keep going with high oil prices, high house prices, and the subsequent bailout of banks and millions of homeowners who have defaulted. Absolutely everywhere the government looks, massive corruption is found. Katrina, Iraq, housing, banking, and Medicare/Medicaid, we don’t have the money to investigate, prosecute and jail all the white collar criminals; at the same time our jails are full two-bit criminals.
American laws can no longer cope with the massive amount of corruption. Elected offices take bribes and after a long trial get house arrest. Fake patients and massive health care fraud end up in court with Ivy League smart lawyers keeping the defendants out of jail with sweat deals with weary government attorneys. Corruption and fraud in America pays. Tougher laws, including the loss of assets and life in prison are needed to quell the assault on government asset.
Regarding the small town Mayor who got some media attention after the sheriff served a no knock warrant. The sheriff had to know who he was dealing with. The sheriff had the address with enough time to have an undercover officer intercept and deliver the package. It’s obvious that he had the time to figure out who lived there. This was payback for some trivial insult or political difference and a huge violence of the mayor’s civil rights.
Where are the liberal groups that usually protest when someone’s civil rights are violated? Where are all the demands for the sheriff to resign? Most of these groups are racist; they want civil rights for their race, sex, or religion and the hell with everybody else’s civil rights. It strikes me as very racist that not one single black guy or Mexican guy has protested this horrific violation of civil rights. Because the victim is a white male and the perpetrator is a black guy the media will not follow this case and there will be no liberal demands that the action be taken.
By not demanding action minority groups causes have dimmed.
Regarding Taxes: The big programs; Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, the criminal justice system and schools are not paid by federal income tax revenue. We pay Social Security tax on the first $90,000 of our income, 3 percent of our income goes to Medicare/Medicaid, and school taxes are covered by property, sales or state income tax, along with the vast majority of our justice system—state prisons, jails, and judges. Other taxes that we pay: taxes on our phone, water, and electric.
In fact, most Americans pay more in Social Security tax, property tax, sales tax, and add-on taxes then in federal income tax. Many Americans don’t pay any federal income.
Why, because congress and the wealthy have subtly changed the way we pay taxes. Most Americans know this: that why we bitch about our property taxes, sales tax, and shake our head when we get our utility bills. A good example of this change, welfare costs have been shifted to the Social Security program in the form of widow’s pension and disability insurance.
When you hear conservative radio and television hosts bad mouthing liberals because the wealthy pay most of the federal income tax that radio or television host represents the interest of the wealthy. He or she is not a true conservative, and he or she does not represent the interest of conservatives.
Because conservatives in the media represent the interest of the wealthy, they don’t believe in global warming, they believe in the war in Iraqi, and they make the absurd statement that because the wealthy pay the majority of federal income taxes, they are paying their fair share.
Another example, of this subtle shift in our tax structure is toll roads. We need money to build roads and the government could tax one percent of our income to improve our infrastructure or we could build toll roads. A one percent tax on a million dollar income is $10,000; on $100,000, its $1000; on $40,000, its $400 dollars. Everybody is paying the same one percent. With toll roads, all income levels pay the same. In my area of Dallas, it’s a $1.50 to get downtown and $1.50 to get back. Three dollars a day or $780 per year: on a million dollar income that’s 0.078%; on a hundred thousand, its 0.78 % not quite 1 percent, but on the 40,000 dollar income its 1.95% of their yearly income.
Ross Perot here in Dallas is big on toll roads making a proposal to build a private tollway tunnel near downtown. I believe that he’s the driving force on a vast system of toll roads in Texas. Man, if I had six billion in the bank, I would be for toll roads, too.
Here is how stupid liberals can be. If Texas wanted to increase our taxes one percent to rebuild our infrastructure; liberals—advocates for the poor and irresponsible would be trying to get nearly every working class family exempt from the tax. Once the majority of Texans are exempt from the tax, one percent won’t be enough money and the tax proposal would be dropped. Just: we have a basically unfair toll road system. Unfair to the working middle class with an average income and to the working poor, the same people misguided liberal try to protect.
Liberals need an IQ check, but the wealthy sure don’t, the reason why so many rich guys are Democrats; it’s easy to lead a liberal down the wrong path. At the same time, conservative talk show hosts can lead conservatives down the wrong path, too. It’s why more Americans are identifying themselves as independent. We’ve had it from the wealthy right and we’ve have had it from the irresponsible left.
About Russian and Iranian confidence: In the news more Iraqi citizens are being allowed to migrate to America. My gut feeling is the government can’t tell the difference between a pro-west, pro-Iranian, or pro-Al-Qaeda Iraqi citizen. In fact, when the military plans an offense, they don’t like telling the Iraqis because they will tell the insurgents—numerous ops have been compromised by spies. Yet they are allowed to come to America as if they are our friends. Many are not—the truth, it’s impossible to tell who is or who isn’t our friend. It’s impossible to determine which new migrate might hate America a few years down the road—opinions change as the world changes.
The fact that one percent of the Afghanistan insurgents had criminal records in America is no surprise to this writer. The true percentage of insurgent ties to America is probably much higher. Middle Eastern Muslims don’t commit that much crime—well, street crime, many are conspiring to kill us all, and that’s a crime, too.
It doesn’t end with just one family coming to America. The government lets in a couple with two kids. Then a sister flies in from Canada for an extended visit, a brother-in-law sneaks across the border, and then his brother who is an Al-Qaeda member. One legitimate migrant family provides a base for four or more families to get established. Those families can provide a base for more families. Where does it end? Well, with Mexicans, they have a shot to run Americans out of America.
The Iranian government has superb confidence, nothing seems to bother them, and they stuff it down G. Bush’s throat every chance they get. There are numerous Iranian citizens living in America. The true number legal and illegal is unknown—ties to terrorists groups are unknowing. Iran has massive amounts of oil dollars; they have the money to do whatever they want.
Russia is even more confident. Putin said that he would resort to a military strike if the United States builds a defensive missile shield in Europe. Like the Iranians, he gourds G. Bush at every opportunity.
We don’t know who is living in our country and we don’t know if they are friendly or not. With our nearly unprotected vulnerable borders it’s possible to bring weapons of mass destruction across our border with ease. Has Russia smuggled nuclear weapons into America under the disguise of Muslim terrorists? Are we sitting on stock piles of biological weapons? Or are the Russian and Iranians sitting on stock piles of American weapons bought by Russian and Iranians living in America with our oil dollars?
The United States government has compromised America and Americans. Our livelihood and our lives have been put in jeopardy by insane policies, arrogant politicians, and uncontrolled greed. An example of insane polices: G. Bush just approved a two year extension to the law that allows Mexican truck drivers to drive in America. Millions of truck border crossing take place every year, and most of these trucks are unchecked.
Only a fool would believe that all of these foreigners from Russia, the Middle East, Asia, and Mexico love America and want to live in peace. Take a hard look at Mexicans; numerous Mexican separatist groups have sprouted up. As their population grows, so will their movements. Russia, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries flush with oil dollars will pop for food, weapons, and military gear. Insurgency in America?
Think about why Russia and Iran have built up so much confidence. Washington’s opinion doesn’t matter anymore. Military threats don’t seem to bother them. UN sanctions are a joke. Why do they feel confident enough to threaten military strikes?
The answer may scare the hell out of us.
I haven’t posted for a while in part because I’m working trying to bring in some bucks and in part because I’m working on my next book—another in a long line of unpublished fiction books. You might have thought that I was getting a little bi-polar, well, that’s probably true, too. I’ve been staying away from the news—reading only the headlines and channel hopping—it’s to depressing.
I’m leaving my books to my Alma mater; big publishers want writers to have an agent and agents want famous people to write books. Original fiction writers, like yours truly, have a slim chance to get published, but it does happen. Agents want the first fifty pages, the storyline including the plot of the book, any twists at the end, and the ending before considering any book, than they send out a rejection letter—my pile is getting pretty high. What they don’t want is an unknown writer.
I’m very disappointed that B. Obama didn’t visit the troops when he had the chance and I was disappointed in his whole overseas road trip. J. McCain can’t defeat B. Obama but B. Obama can defeat himself. If he lets his ego runs wild, we’ll be asking “whatever happened to B. Obama,” in a few years.
One national news channel said that some voters seemed confused—because B. Obama is not a Muslim. We are not confused. He was born to a left wing radical mother, and a Muslim father, spent part of his youth with a Muslim step-father in Indonesia and he visited Pakistan during his college years. He’s probably a Muslim or at least has Muslim leanings. But I still think he will make a better president than J. McCain. G. Bush and J. McCain have limited insight into the Muslim mind, perhaps B. Obama’s back ground can help find some middle ground. This is what galls me the most—he must be very familiar with Muslim teachings and customs, yet he hides behind a veil of Christianity. “I’m a Christian,” doesn’t explain anything and it doesn’t cut it.
The history channel ran a marathon on the history of America, several weeks ago. I caught one sentence: “the second wave of European immigrates devastated the environment.” That’s crap; they changed the environment to meet their needs. That’s what human’s have done for tens of thousands of years. Americans and white people are getting trashed in recent history books and nobody is fighting back “New history” is becoming mainstream and white Americans are bearing the blunt of vast anti-white sentiment—most of which stems from jealousy and hate and in many cases self-hatred.
America has done much more good than bad, but new history’s focus is just the bad. All races and countries have good and bad and most are much worse than America.
In the same light, on CNN, “Black in America,” I caught one sentence, “black musicians deserve to be paid the same as white musicians.” Man, this thinking is crazy stuff; Black musicians should make whatever they can make. Rappers have directed their music to five or six percent of the black population living in the inner city and rap has little following in white Middle America. My gut feeling is that old guys like those with The Rolling Stones and younger guys like those with Chicago make more money than some of the current Black rappers. Who’s fought is that? Don’t trash white America then get mad when white America won’t buy your albums.
A white guy tries to make his music, book, or movie compatible to as many people as he can. He wants it to fly in America, Canada, and Europe—a market place with a billion people or so. Black Americans music, books, and movies are too compatible with the inner cities and not compatible with Africa and South America—a market place with 1.5 billion black people. It’s tragic because some of these black artists are very talented. Flash forward to “New History.” The national news spends too much time bashing white America and they will end up losing viewers.
Here is another example of anti-white sentiment, Mr. Peterson may or not may have killed his wife. The young white women in a Florida jail may or may not have killed her daughter. We have heard about these cases on every news channels for months—man, it seems like years. The Asian guy who hacked off a head on a bus was rushed into psychiatric help. We won’t hear much about this poor man and even less about his victim. There is no rush in the media to find out his motive, his political, or religion leaning. Just like we don’t hear a lot about the Korean who killed numerous students at Virginia Tech.
The media in America ignores massive amounts of border violence, massive violence in the in the inner city and they concentrate on some white guy who may have or may not have killed his wife.
Chicago schools: Even worse is that a guy wants more money for school kids in Chicago. The Chicago school system is already getting ten thousand dollars for every kid enrolled. That’s 240,000 dollars for a class of 24 kids. That’s enough money to pay a teacher a hundred thousand dollars, an assistant fifty thousand dollars and still leave ninety thousand dollars for administrative costs. How much money do our schools need? The problem is that we are wasting massive amounts of money in our educational system. Schools have become a money pit.
A Note for Mr. Pickens.
Read the energy section, of Poverty is a Choice, it goes beyond Mr. Pickens energy plan and well beyond either of the presidential candidates. Written several years again, this portion of my book is well traveled—from California to Texas. In the end, America’s energy program will be a very similar to the energy program I outlined in my book. Not because I’m smart, because it’s a logical progression to solve the energy crisis and global warming in a ten year spend.
Regarding our artificial economy: our shrieking economy means fewer meals out, less delivered pizza, fewer vanity food purchases at the grocery store and less entertainment. Most middle class Americans can cut out a third of their purchases with very little difficulty. But booming consumer purchases, restaurants, and entertainment have driven the economy.
It doesn’t bold well for the future.
The date of the next blog 7/11/2008 should read 7/14/2008
It’s been hard to watch the news as the economy unravels before our eyes. This is just what happens: an Ivy League smart person is promoted to CEO of some mid-sized bank. He gets a million dollars salary and stock option. For example; if the current stock is worth ten dollars a share, he might get an option to buy a million shares at 10 dollars each over the next three years. He develops a strategy to improve the share price, subprime loans, “no look” loans, and other risky high interest loans. The stock goes up to 20 plus dollars and the CEO will cash out and retire to SouthBeach. The next Ivy League smart CEO does the same; pushing risky investments until he can cash out his options and take a plantation retirement. Once a bank becomes a player there is no turning back. They keep pushing the envelope until the bank crashes.
If only a hundred or so banks were in trouble, we wouldn’t be in bad shape, but with thousands of banks in the same fix, Freddie Mac and Famine Mae are in trouble. Henry Paulson has asked permission to expand loans to Freddie Mac and Famine Mae. Where in the hell will the government get more money? It’s not like the treasury is flush with cash.
Expect the Euro to be 2.50 by the end of the year and oil to be 250 dollars a barrel. Expect more hardship.
The Bush clone, J. McCain is all about more drilling, more tax breaks, and more of the same crap that got us into this spot. He simply can’t be elected president. A landslide for Obama has been predicted and that is probably right. We are done with supporting rich republicans.
We want our money back, too. The wealthy in America have raided the treasure without any regards for our country.
I wrote “We need to kick some ass. We’ve left America to the market and the market has failed. It’s time for the government to come down hard on speculators, mortgage fraud, and banking fraud. “We need to take back the massive bonuses and stock options that these pathetically greedy scum bags have taken. Bear Sterms is a good example; I can’t help but wonder how many big bonuses have been paid out. When people are expecting a ten million dollar bonus at the end of the year, they will do what they have too to make the books look right.
Note: a plantation retirement is a retirement based on faulty logic. Something is wrong when brokers on Wall Street get an average 11 million dollars bonus—where a thirty year old broker can retire in three years of work—and when a CEO gets stock options, salary, and bonuses that can run in the tens of million dollars per year. These people will do whatever it takes to get their bonus.
On why white guys seem like the bad guys: in the national news, a white solder arrested for killing his wife. Normally crimes like this are considered a crime of passion, a crime that has been common throughout history. Not in the national news, in Dallas a gang of four black guys arrested for 70 home invasion robberies that included rape and torture. Normally crimes like this are in the Sudan, or other third world countries, not in America. The bad news is that three more accomplishes are still on the loose. All four arrested suspects have been jailed numerous times for a host of felony crimes. The national news with their emphasis on the white male has made us the bad guys.
I don’t know why I feel so down. Food prices spiraling up. Gas prices spiraling up. House foreclosures spiraling up. Bank failures spiraling up. Imports spiraling up. War talk spiraling up. Rockets spiraling up. Crises spiraling up. Blunders spiraling up. We’ve got so many good blog topics I don’t know where to start. Oh, that’s right, the gas tank is empty, the pantry is empty, and my pocket book is empty, too.
It’s sort of funny. Since 1990 we’ve had the best economy in history. We lived as affluently as any king and Queen. Now the economy is going down, just as baby boomers are retiring, just as the debt is out sight, just as the world seems to be in perpetual crises and the environment is heating up. Are you ready?
On the California fires: it appears as if California is just as prepared for fires as New Orleans was for the big flood. Fighting fires is a year long process with constantly burning underbrush and cleaning the forest surrounding towns. Like New Orleans, the government in California has apparently done nothing.
The forest service including other federal, state, and local agencies have spent tens of billions of dollars in court, sued by environmentalist, and others on how to care for our forest—cutting, clear cutting, removing brush, not removing brush until the forest service is barely functional. While wealthy timber companies would cut down every tree in America and sell them to China if they could.
Its greed and more greed and a dysfunctional federal, state, and local government and the lack of regulation. The problem is that we spend too much money on the wrong things, such as defending ourselves in court from massive number of lawsuits, gigantic contracts to build public roads, hospitals, and schools and bailing out wealth businessmen.
More on why I will never vote for J. McCain: Phil Gramm the architect of the banking deregulation, that’s cost us hundreds of billion dollars so far. He’s in line to be Treasury Secretary and he thinks my empty pocket book is all in my head. My fist is spiraling up, Phil.
We need to kick some ass. We’ve left America to the market and the market has failed. It’s time for the government to come down hard on speculators, mortgage fraud, and banking fraud.
It’s not that B. Obama talks down to blacks, it’s not that B. Obama talks to white. B. Obama talks like an educated civilized man. This is something Jessie Jackson simple doesn’t understand. His thinking is that to be a real black, you needs to talk some inner city jargon.
This is great stuff; first black people ditch the Clintons and now their on TV bashing Mr. Jackson. Man, every day IN America can be an interesting day. America is an ongoing Blog topic.
On the War: Saddam Hussein was a Sunni Muslim, after his regime was overthrown by US troops elections were held and a Shiite dominated government was elected and a Shiite dominated army and police force was put in place. Sunni Muslims fought against this with car bombings, especially bombing Shiite dominated police stations and government buildings. A cleansing was achieved as mixed areas became either Sunni or Shiite. Iraqi families who lived side by side for hundreds of years separated into two camps.
As I’ve noted before at the same time the surge took place the United States military was making deals with Sunni groups to provide for their own security. The same Sunni groups—many of whom were members of Saddam’s army—who were carrying out bombings were put back in charge of their area—the bombings stopped nearly overnight and foreigner fighters led by Al-Qaeda were killed or pushed out of Iraq.
J. McCain understands this perfectly and its way he thinks our troops might have to stay in Iraq to keep the peace for the next ten years, twenty years, even a hundred years. I suppose that the theory is that troops in Europe and Japan have kept the peace for the last sixty years and our troops in Iraq will also keep the peace. It’s also why he talks about keeping casualties down to a low number.
The foreigner fighters, including Al-Qaeda, who were forced out of Iraq, have reinforced the Taliban in Afghanistan. The war has picked up and more American troops are being sent to reinforce NATO troops. Expect the fighting to continue and expect a long Viet Nam style war similar to the Russian war in Afghanistan. This war will not end as easily as the war in Iraq and it will not end well for the United States.
Not for kids. Last year in the back pages of the news was a story about a man in New York who went on a thirty day meth binge. He stayed stoned for thirty days and during that time he had unprotected anal sex with over a hundred men—the math is 3 or 4 men per day—he spent more time bent over than a fruit picker. He contracted a very rare, fatal form of HIV and dead quick—no surprise there.
On G4, a “backpage” channel on cable is a program, “Wired for Sex.” A man was talking about taking meth to keep going and Viagra to get and maintain an erection. He said, “When you’re in bed with five or six guys, you want to make sure you can get it up and keep it up.” He went on to talk about his ability to keep going for hours, bragging about the number of organism he could have in a night and about feeling manly—obviously not J. Wayne’s idea of manly.
First this guy works, paying his own way. He’s not homeless, a mental wreck, uneducated, or all the other sob story crap we get about people taking drugs. This guy is using drugs to enhance the lifestyle that he’s chosen—as unmanly as it may seem to most of us or at least to me.
This writer is for legalizing drugs and taxing the hell out of it. Viagra should be an over the counter drug.
I don’t care what this guy does. Illegal drugs? Have at it. Viagra? Get it on. Gay sex? Whatever. But I shouldn’t have to pay cops to chase this guy down. I shouldn’t have to pay increased cost in medical insurance because some guy visits his doctor once a month for a Viagra prescription. I shouldn’t have to pay for this guy’s HIV meds if he gets hooked up with HIV. I shouldn’t have to pay for a massive criminal justice system to stop drugs. I shouldn’t have to pay for massive numbers of DEA agents to stop drug smuggling. And I shouldn’t have to pay for the security of what is becoming a very violent southern border with Mexico due in a large part to drug smuggling and drug money.
There is no fix for drugs. Not one single solution that might work is out there. Education, tell a kid not to smoke pot and he’ll go do it because some adult said no. Jail, don’t make me laugh. Prison, 2 million and counting and the drug culture there is as bad as anywhere. Rehab, the average drug addict has been through rehab four or five times.
What works best is time. The older a person is the more likely he or she will stop using drugs. Legal drugs may work as well as anything. Instead of court ordered treatment, it puts the responsibility directly on the shoulders of the drug user to seek treatment, just as the alcoholic has the responsibility to seek out treatment.
This isthe New Wave Far Right Conservative Movement.
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I am the New Wave Far Right Conservative Movement. How can anyone mix up global warming and the environment with being liberal or conservative? The biggest mistake that environmentalist made was to associate their cause with being liberal. For conservatives to think for one second that the environment is something about liberal is insanely ludicrous. It’s what big business, which does the most damage to the environment, wants us to think. They want to us to believe that the pollution isn’t hurting the environment. They want us to believe that we can keep drilling and burning oil and that it won’t hurt the planet. The wealthy in America want money above and beyond any other thing. That is uncontrolled greed and uncontrolled greed is fatal.
Glenn Beck (radio and talk show host) is a champion for the “global warming farce.” He and a few others believe that warming isn’t happening—that any global warming is just a normal planetary trend. Hopefully he is right, but if he’s wrong, if global warming is a human induced warming trend, we better fix it because starvation is the final step in the process.
What the hell are we thinking? We have high priced gas that’s eating away at our national wealth so we want to replace gasoline with ethanol—the corn lobby is even more powerful then OPEC. Natural gas is less stable then gasoline, if we switch, we could have burning jams instead of traffic jams. Coal pollutes more than any other fuel. Nuclear energy leaves pollution for thousands of years and we don’t know what to do with the nuclear waste we have now.
I’m for solar energy, windmills, and plug in electric cars. Cities need to be zoned all electric, parking lots and roofs should have solar arrays, and the countryside should have windmills—correctly known as Wind Turban Generators. The federal government should put 100 percent of their resources into windmills, solar arrays, and electric cars.
No more blunders: We can’t afford to play money politics; we can’t afford to make any mistakes regarding our future. Our wealth is being drained away while we sit and do nothing. Corn based ethanol is a huge blunder.
American wealthy should be on guard—protect what you have and stop worrying about getting more. On these pages I have trashed American wealthy time after time. I’m not against money, I want as much as I can get. What I’m against is using money to influence the government. The corn lobby, banking lobby, oil lobby, coal lobby, and nuclear lobby all have their own agenda and they are as powerful as OPEC. They are pushing our country down a disastrous path.
So you thought that I’m a quack. I don’t think so. On June 6, 2008. Three days ago I posted:
If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.
On the daring mission and high praise. The award for the hostages was tens of millions of dollars. It’s likely that the FARC guerilla leadership needed some money or wanted to set themselves up for life in some exotic vacation spot. It’s known that the US does not negotiate with terrorist or guerilla groups for hostages. This hostage rescue sounds more like a payoff then a rescue. But instead of a ransom, they get an award.
But that’s my opinion and as we all know, my opinion can suck at times.
Today the news is about peace talks and perhaps a solution for one of the longest running civil wars. It sounds even more like a payoff. Yes, my opinion can suck, but apparently not this time.
Thanks for reading my blog and have a nice day.
My tune up at the locale LB went swimming. The mind is a wonderful thing but it needs the occasional adjustment.
If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.
On the daring mission and high praise. The award for the hostages was tens of millions of dollars. It’s likely that the FARC guerilla leadership needed some money or wanted to set themselves up for life in some exotic vacation spot. It’s known that the US does not negotiate with terrorist or guerilla groups for hostages. This hostage rescue sounds more like a payoff then a rescue. But instead of a ransom, they get an award.
But that’s my opinion and as we all know, my opinion can suck at times.
Weight Watchers: A very attractive woman was on television, she said, “My name is—so and so—and I lost two hundred pounds.” She went on to say that she was motivated to lose weight when some six year old kid asked her why she was so fat. It took the basics honesty of a kid to motivate this woman to do the right thing. I’m a little like that kid; I’m just trying to tell the truth and the hell with the results.
Regarding the dumb bitches making a pack to get knocked up. This is dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. But it’s typical for Americans to focus on the boys who helped with the deed. Instead of focusing on the girls, the crazy scheme, and the high cost to society.
The boys were just dupes in the scheme. But … what’s a guy suppose to do, turn down sex? When was the last time some guy turned down sex?
America needs to call a fat lady, fat. A dumb bitch, a dumb bitch. Whining SOBs should be called whining SOBs. A little blunt truth can sometimes help.
A pretty black girl is suing NASCAR for 240 million, for insensitively—sexism, racism, and all that. This lawsuit is just a reminder to white people not to befriend black people, not to make black people a part of their life, not to put black people in a position of trust in their companies. This law suits hurts black workers while setting up a couple of attorneys—quite possibly white attorneys, and the girl for life.
In the news recently is that black people don’t feel part of America. No shit: My gut feeling is that every single company in America has been sued by black people. Every business, every school district, every city, every state has had to defend themselves against costly lawsuits. You want a dinner invitation, too?
Come on, you can’t bad mouth America, Americans, and white males every time you get the chance, sue the hell out of people and not suffer some type of consequence. The average white guy is walking on pins and needles—women and minorities want his job and are willing to claim whatever to get it. Then you want to be part of his life, too. Man, it doesn’t work that way and I don’t think it’s ever worked that way.
White guys like the pun, the wisecrack, and satire—its why we listen to both Howard Stern and Don Imus—we like off colored jokes—about everything—from dumb blondes jokes, to Aggie jokes, to black jokes, and white jokes. Lawsuits is why we tiptoe around race, it’s why we don’t vent our feelings, it’s why we keep our mouth shut around black folks. Until black people can be more sensitive to the white male culture we will always be together, yet separate. Until there are limits on sex and race based lawsuits we will always be together, yet separate.
I know how dangerous this is talking about race. In America, it’s hard to have an honest discussion about race without being labeled. But B. Obama said we needed honest dialogue. On these pages I will do my best for honest dialogue.
John Kerry, remember him, was one of the worst presidential candidates every nominated by a political party. G. Bush hasn’t been good for America, for example; gas prices has spiraled out of control, massive amounts of America wealthy is being shipped to the Middle East while we’ve watched out manufactory base shipped overseas. Yet G. Bush, (sbka Nero) has been sitting in the White House doing “what” nothing, fiddling? In the past eight years we’ve had little leadership from the White House.
Let the market work: doesn’t work when the market is controlled by wealthy speculators, big corporations and by foreign governments and companies who do not have America’s best interest in mind. The free market is in the hands of too few people and quite possibly, in the hands of the wrong people.
John Kerry could have been elected if he had thrown white conservatives a bone, even a small bone. But in the truest sense of elitist, arrogant, left wing socialists he didn’t.
Resulting in four more years of G. Bush—J. McCain is a Bush clone, four more years of Reaganomics will send the national debt over fifteen trillion, just as the majority of baby boomers are retiring. That makes no sense and it’s dangerous—the dollar’s value will be in free fall mode. A J. McCain presidency will make the comeback harder. He’s got no plan other than Reaganomics and more drilling: with no clue about global warming, ethanol, and other pressing issues. His campaign promises might as well be coming from a five year old kid—most of his promises are nearly comical.
B. Obama, possibly a worse candidate then John Kerry, will win in the fall. But Medicare and Medicaid have been the most expensive social welfare programs and they have been complete financial failures. The fact that he wants to expand Medicaid is a joke. Instead of regulating the housing market like a good government should he wants to bail out a bunch of foolish homeowner. Even at that, he may be a more viable candidate then J. McCain.
Pick one, bad or really bad and it’s your choice.
America needs to be fixed and the first step is a plug-in electric car. We need a heavy tax on gas guzzlers to subsidized battery research and production. And we need to end government subsidizes for biofuels, nuclear, oil, and gas.
Electricity can be produced by wind mills, solar panels, nuclear, oil, gas, biofuels, and coal. Money that is going to subsidized oil and biofuels should be redirected to subsidize solar and wind power. An electric car that gets just 125 miles to a charge will get ninety percent of the population back and forth from work. If half of the cars in America’s fleet were electric, our gas woes would end quickly. It’s realistic to think that an electric car can replace fifty percent of the fleet in less than ten years. In fact, GM, Ford, and others couldn’t build electric cars fast enough to fill the demand.
Step two is top regulate the mortgage industry; we need to end equity loans, subsidized down payments and subprime loans. Year after year people take money out of their house until they can’t afford the payment, then walk on the note letting the house go into foreclosure. Outlawing equity loans will stabilize the housing market. Real down payments and closing costs—the practice of financing in closing costs should be banned and under-the-table payoffs should be dealt with swiftly and severely. It may slow the market, but that’s better than trillion dollar bailouts every ten years. America needs a stable home market.
On my dumb bitch remark: in America, to be fully intergraded into the economy, a college education is needed—skills in math, computer, organization, writing, and scientist take time to develop. A hundred years ago a thirteen year boy or girl could be fully integrated into the economy, an early marriage and pregnancy wasn’t a sentence into a lifetime of poverty, while unmarried eighteen year olds were construed as old maids. Time changes things; a pact to get knocked up can lead to a lifetime of poverty. Poverty is a Choice
If patriotism starts with gut instinct, B. Obama’s presidential campaign is in trouble. He said he grew up in an environment where he learned to love this country; I guess that starts with his radical mother and Muslim step-father. He also said that he would not question the patriotism of anyone in this campaign. Well, with J. McCain’s background, we can’t question his patriotism, his leadership, most definitely, but not his patriotism. But if this is some attempt to get people to look the other way—from B. Obama’s background, it won’t work. His background should be in question, his religious background should be in question, and his Muslim leanings should be in question.
Checks and Balances are no longer working. America is no longer a free market, the wealthy control congress and American policy. Wealthy people with more money than a man can spend in a 10,000 life times are manipulating congress and the market not because they have too, not because they need too. They are manipulating things simply because they can. We need a government that can govern, something completely lacking in the Bush administration and something that is lacking in J. McCain’s presidential bid. The Bush clone will follow the Bush policy.
All this said and done, J. McCain is a bad choice; I believe that B. Obama will make a better president than J. McCain. The fact that’s he is black, the fact that he’s probably Muslim and probably a racist is immaterial to the presidency. Failed Checks and Balances in the Bush administration will work in an Obama Presidency.
I believe this is a fair and accurate assessment; it’s also why I’ve checked into a nearby loony bin for a tune up.
Here is a minor example of how history is being changed or rewritten by modern historians and people in the media. I was taught that opium was used during the Civil War to kill pain from devastating wounds made by Civil War era weapons. In fact, the needle and syringe was invented during the Civil War to deliver opium directly to the blood stream to reduce the time needed to do an amputation. In New History, amputations were done without the benefit of pain killers or anesthesia—that is simply a load of crap. Opium has been used in the West since the sixteen hundreds as a pain killer. In the East, opium has been used since the time of Christ. It might explain why so made different types of surgery were invented and used during ancient times.
Most stories are like sex slaves they can go either way. On television, a story about a pregnant women and a cruise ship, I heard the word pregnant and cruise ship but not the rest of the story. I thought some greedy cruise ship operator let a pregnant woman aboard and some thirty foot mini rogue-wave rocked the boat and the women was thrown into the bulkhead and lost her baby. That’s what I thought without the benefit of listening to the whole story. But I was wrong, the news story was about not letting the pregnant woman aboard and she was pissed about that. I guess most stories can go either way. The women will probably sue to get on board and if she losses her baby while on board, well, she’ll sue for that, too.
More teenage hookers on television, but teenage hookers have always been around; there is nothing new about that. What’s new is the vilification of males and especially the white male. The absolute hatred that some of these newscasters and so called experts has for males are appalling. It’s inexcusable behavior and males need to start fighting back, it’s our time to sue the hate moguls on television. Just in my lifetime women have gone from sitting at home bitching about their husbands to having the dominate position in politics and newsrooms and bitching about males.
Men have a basic biological right to solicit sex from women, but in America that right is being eroded.The pendulum has swung too far into the women’s court; expect radical groups and ideas to emerge forcing the pendulum back.
G. Bush’s leadership has eroded American’s trust in government. Two years ago when oil prices spiked the government should have opened an investigation, Bush has done nothing. We have known for years that corn is the worse crop to use in ethanol, Bush has done nothing. Two years ago, subprime loans were the proving to be a financial disaster, Bush has done nothing. G. Bush and the Republican Party have failed America.
Now, one of the most radical men in America is on the verge of being elected president. Thanks to G. Bush and the Republican Party. It’s the greed of wealthy men in oil, farming, and banking that has led us down this dark path.
We need to fix our country or constant Washington blunders will doom us.
Hell no, I won’t vote: part five: John McCain should not be president. In fact if elected, four more years of Bush like leadership could very well doom America. This guy is old, he’s been a congressman or senator since 1981, and he’s talking about renewable energy. Come on, where has this guy been. He’s never talked about renewable energy, government reform, or provided America with any direction or leadership during his 27 year tenure in congress and the senate. He’s got a big ego, thinks he’s got some right to be president, and that’s about it. He’s shown no leadership and America should expect no leadership during his presidency. Obama is probably a Muslim and probably a racist and most definitely a radical, but he will make a better president than J. McCain.
But I can’t vote for either man. Where in the hell is a strong woman when you need one.
As I see it, we need a balanced budget, we need to arrest and at the least, imprison these rich guys who are manipulating our markers: oil, financial, gas, electric, corn, and food products—imprison at the least, I’m actually for the death penalty, when people put money ahead of their country, its treason and they should be executed. We need energy reform, and we need to take away massive amounts of power from the people in Washington.
Obama’s change is not my change. Maybe, my reform is next in line or maybe it’s a new start. It could be a how to guide to picking up the pieces.
The best thing about an Obama presidency will be finding out what the hell black people want. All my life black folk has claimed unfairness, racism, and talked about their hatred of America. But no one has presented a black plan to make America fair. It’ll be interesting to see a plan put into action.
I don’t know what talking black or talking white is. Obama has come under attack from a “reformed” terrorist in the Middle East for talking too white—whatever that is. In the Middle East talking “nonwhite” seems to mean blaming America and the white guy for everything. Here in America, talking black seems to means blaming the white guy for everything. “I dropped out of high school or I got knocked up because white people wouldn’t give me a good job.” “I can’t get ahead in America because white people won’t let me.” Or “White people are racist and won’t help poor people” Is this it, is this what Qaddafi means or what black Americans meant when they said Obama is too white or talking too white.
If Obama is elected, he will be the first minority to head a Western Government. What does that mean, if anything? Do we become some black country overnight? Will we ask White European countries for aid? Will it change the plight of inner city drug addicted high school dropouts? Will some single mom with eight kids and no education be given “what?” the big house, car, and job? Somebody needs to ask what it means to some inner-city folk.
For me, his presidency means I’ll keep working keep paying taxes, keep doing the same things I did for all the other idiots that have been elected president. The fact that Obama is black is meaningless. The fact that Obama is black might be the most useless fact on the planet.
Here in Dallas there was a mini celebration because the newly elected District Attorney is Black—the first one and all that crap. Apparently he’s gone through the District Attorney’s files looking for injustice against blacks, racism, and the big white conspiracy against black people. The black DA is looking for some big smoking gun to condemn us all, but... No smoking gun. No big scandal. No nothing. Even I’ve been disappointed that there is no big scandal to blog about.
The truth is that almost all black crime is against other black people. It’s not like gangbangers are running hits against white people in the suburbs. It’s not like thousands of white gangbangers are selling drugs, killing off the competition, committing massive amounts of crime, and going free and some poor black guy is being punished for it. It’s not like white guys are getting a free ride on crime and black guys don’t. All the black rhetoric on our unfair justice system is proving to be untrue. In fact, our Dallas justice system under the massive, intensive scrutiny is proving to be very fair.
More about this later.
The sex slave scandal dropped from the headlines. Well, the FBI found absolutely nothing. Its 16 city task force was a colossal failure and a waste of tax payer’s money. There is no big sex slave industry; there is no teenage sex slave industry. Oh, one more thing about the sex slave business, I asked readers to call me if they wanted to be or needed a sex slave. Well, women only please, no whips, chains, or leather, and absolutely no “big red prostate probe on a belt,” please.
On D. Imus comment concerning Adam Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, so what. People need to get a life. On his follow up comment (day two of the publicity stunt) he’s right. In LincolnNebraska, Maurice Purify former wide receiver for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and future NFL star for the Cincinnati Bengals is being tried on some of the most trumped up crap in the annuals of a bad legal system.
College and professional sports stars have to be three or four times better than the average citizen just to stay out of jail. In Mr. Purify case, a bar fight led to assault, disturbing the peace, and hindering arrest charges. A bar fight? The average guy wouldn’t have even been arrested or charged for any of these things. A second charge is for DUI. A million or so DUI tickets are issued every year, with the lowered standard for DUI its way common. Probation followed the charges, no surprise there.
Now he’s back in court, the county attorney is trying to revoke his probation based on rumors that he was drunk in California. Drunk in California? Rumors? The city attorney is trying to revoke his probation for being an inmate of a disorderly house—a loud college party.
The attorneys and judge are taking these charges seriously. On scale of one to ten with one being Mother Teresa, and ten eating your dead victim, Maurice Purify is at 1.1 He’s not a bad kid, has stayed out of trouble but got caught up in college life and got popped by a couple of pathetic cops.
Here’s the deal, not one single citizen would be facing these charges. This football player is being prosecuted because he is a famous football player. These small minded city cops, attorneys, and judges should get a life. We are sick of prosecutors acting like minor college stuff is the crime of the century. Hopefully the citizens of Lincoln Nebraska will vote these attorneys and Judges out of office.
Good news on the teenage sex slave business in America. In a five year, sixteen city crackdown our FBI, the world’s best trained investigators, found 21 teenage hookers. That’s it, just 21 teenage hookers, not enough to shake a stick at. The media would have you believe that the sex slave business is huge in America. It’s not.
Yes, some of us want a sex slave, some of us wanna be a sex slave and many of us could go either way, but big business in America. I don’t think so. The teenage sex slave business simply doesn’t exit.
More proof about the lack of teenage sex slave business, on a television exposé on the sex slave business, the director of a five bed halfway house in Los Angeles was in Las Vegas trying to find victims. Apparently Los Angeles didn’t have enough sex slave victims to fill her five bed halfway house. Her luck was about the same as the FBI’s luck in tracking down sex slaves. She was able to get massive amounts of funding for her halfway house but had a hard time finding victims. There is no sex slave business in America. There is no teenage sex slave business in America.
This doesn’t mean that there aren’t some juicy stories out there. Yes, women are kidnapped and turned into sex slaves. Yes, teenagers run away and end up hookers on the street. Yes, life isn’t as perfect as we all want it to be. But we spend too much time bad mouthing America and trying to make individual problems into some massive America problem.
By the way, if you need a sex slave, I’m available Mondays and Wednesdays between the hours of . If you want to be a sex slave, I’m available Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of and .
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I wrote that B. Obama is probably a Muslim and probably a racist. If a white conservative told me this I wouldn’t believe him. If some liberal told me that he isn’t, I wouldn’t believe him.
I’ve added stuff up. A radical mother, a Muslim step-father, a Muslim school in Indonesia, wearing Muslim dress, a trip to Pakistan, a radical pastor, radical friends, and a radical priest: I added in various statements during his campaign and then I made my decision.
He said America needed a more just, justice system, but we bend over backwards for criminals as it is; what’s does he want, the victim apologizing to the criminal. He said that Russia was more dangerous than Iran. Man, I don’t know about that, Russia has had nukes for a long time and they’ve never nuked us or sold weapons to terrorist groups. He blames us for the Middle East. It’s partially true, but it’s not like Middle Eastern countries are bending over backwards to get along with us. It seems to me to be just the opposite; whenever they get chance, they stab us in the back or hack off a head.
Add things up and make your own decision. I did and I concluded that he’s probably a Muslim and probably a racist.
With this said, being Muslim and or being a racist is just typical black America. The fact that his pastor blast white folks and America is pretty typical for a Black American pastor. It’s pretty typical for black social activists. It’s pretty typical for black rappers and rap music. It’s pretty typical for black sports figures and for Hollywood actors and actresses. Ask any of the millions of Black Americans who have made massive strides and are living the good life and they will tell you that America is not a great country—even thought their life style is better than 90 percent of the people on the planet.
Is it bad; Make your decision.
I believe that G. Bush, as misguided as he is, has a great love for this country. I believe that J. McCain, as Bush like as kernels on a cob, has a great love for this country. I do not believe that B. Obama has a great love for this country. His presidency is risky for America.
Here is an interesting question. If Israel bombs Iran’s nuclear facility and war breaks out, G. Bush would be jumping for joy. He would support Israel with money, military supplies, and intelligence. If B. Obama is president do we support Israel or Iran? We could actively support Iran with military supplies, and intelligence. Or we could freeze Israel’s assets, or just as bad, we could do nothing.
If America ends its support for Israel, they will have to go nuclear. If Israel nukes Iran and Syria; Pakistan may retaliate, India may bomb Pakistan out of fear. China might….
This is just one interesting question that we need to think about. A mainstream media rep should ask Obama the first chance they get. Does he support Israel over Iran or Iran over Israel?
Maybe this is a new start for the American homeless, fathering the next generation; well, at least for a few minutes, one homeless guy was in house heaven. Or perhaps this will start a new line of jokes, take a ride with me baby and watch me turn into a cardboard box. Okay, Okay I’m no comedian.
Psychologists are talking about respect, self esteem, and being loved. What a bunch of crap. Cry’s about where are the parents or the fathers is even more crap. The bottom line, if some girl wants to get knocked up, she’s gonna get knocked up—it’s simply not that hard to find a male to do the deed.
It’s more about self-centered irresponsible bitches.
This is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard. I would beat their butt and put them to work—the hell with school and everything else, especially all these pathetic psychological theories that have no legitimacy at all.
Girls need to be taught about mate selection from 1st grade on. In 1908, a girl had to find a hard working man to bring in the bacon. The choice of boyfriend, husband, and future father was scrutinized by the entire extended family. A girl needed a responsible hardworking male who could get things done. In 2008, the government has taken over the male’s responsibility. The government wants to provide food and housing, at the taxpayer expense of course. It’s time to step back to the past and force kids and adults alike to be more responsible.
Don’t criticize me, because I want to kick these dumb bitches out of school and force them to work and become responsible adults. If we treat these kids like a queen for 9 months, we’ll get even more pacts and more knocked up teenagers.
How can we keep encouraging irresponsible behavior from kids? We say: don’t get pregnant, but just in case we’ll set up a pre-school for those who get pregnant. We say: don’t get pregnant, but if you do we’ll take care of you with money, food, and affordable housing. This is why we have so many pregnant teenage girls.
When will adults start being adults? We say no, but it has become the most meaningless word in the English language.
America needs a reality check and we need it today.
Maybe I do too. I know about PC. I know about writing the way people want me to write. I know how controlling people can be. I know how the Russians used to shuffle around with their heads down. So please excuse my occasional use of non PC terms. In other words, please excuse the bitch word.
But, I just gotta call it the way I see it.
China increases the tax on gasoline and the price drops 5 bucks a barrel. Bush should cooperate with the Chinese and raise the federal tax on gasoline by a 1 dollar a gallon. A higher tax lowers demand, the supply increases, and prices drop.
A survey found that 67 percent of those surveyed wanted the government to lower the tax on gasoline as if that would help lower prices. I refuse to believe that people are that naive to think that a lower tax would save them money. The oil market would eat up this tax decrease in a matter of hours.
Want lower gas prices; increase the tax by 3 dollars a gallon. By this time tomorrow 60 percent of the American working adults would be car pooling, another fifteen percent would be riding mass transit. The price of oil would drop by a hundred dollars a barrel overnight or Exxon would have to pump gas out of the ground.
A DEMOCRATIC OLIGARCHY (coined by this writer on 6/19/2008) is a good term for the special interest groups running things. Democratic means free and equal participation by a population. We the people vote and then the elected president and congressmen go to work for their special interest group in Washington. Oligarchy means government by a few, in America’s case the few is powerful special interest groups.
Polls show B. Obama leading J. McCain. But J. McCain would have a hard time beating Osama bin Laden. If B. Obama wasn’t a congressman, he would probably be on the no fly list. He’s probably a Muslim and he’s probably a racist—neither he nor his wife likes white people. (Note: on 3/1/2008 I wrote that I like Michelle Obama. I still like her and her fire, but her handlers are turning her into just another cardboard cutout of a prissy politician’s wife.) And B. Obama is anti capitalism—primarily because black folk have failed miserably at capitalism. Even with these characters flaws he still might win the election. That’s how bad a president, Bush has been, and how poor of a candidate J. McCain is.
It may not be great times, but it’s certainly interesting times.
It doesn’t surprise this writer that knocked up teen age girls were high fivin’ in the school medical clinic. Come on, these kids are counting on tax payer money and the free ride. In Poverty is a Choice,this writer outlines how to significantly reduce pregnancy in teenagers. Girls plotting to get knocked up would be a thing of the past. A) Kick them out of school; regardless of their age, pregnant women have no right to be attended class with girls. B) Force them to work full time—clerk, checker, fry cook whatever they qualify for. The medical cost can run $10,000 or more for doctor and hospital. Money from their job would go to medical bills first and last. C) Force them into parenting classes. Pregnant teenagers need to learn to be mothers and the responsibility it entails. D) In their spare time and in night school they should be forced to continue their education, but not in the multi-million dollar schools that the tax payer’s have paid for these prima donnas—in night school in some strip shopping center with other drop outs.
My gut feeling is that 80 percent of America’s middle class population (what’s left of us) would agree with this. By forcing kids to become responsible adults, it would reduce the attraction of pregnancy—at least there wouldn’t be smiling and high fivin’. But the people who don’t agree are the educators, a liberal helping profession—psychologist and social workers—the liberal media, and people in the government.
We the people aren’t broke. America isn’t broke. What’s broke in our country is teachers, reporters, psychologist, social workers, and government workers
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Tired of being inundated with commercials—paid for by big oil—for alternative fuels, such as solar, wind, and biofuels; tired of hearing from the so called experts on alternative fuels as they spout off on television talk/news shows. Tired of hearing from lifelong congressman talking about solar, wind, and biofuels.
Where were these people in the seventies, the eighties, the nineties or the first eight years of the new century? Where in the hell have our experts and leaders been for the last forty years? We’ve got no leadership—zilch, zip, naught, nil, and nada leadership in America.
What the hell do we get; corn into ethanol.
John McCain said that what we needed was an electric car that gets 200 miles to the charge. He’s right of course, but he’s telling us what we want to hear. Federal policy has not been established to encourage companies to build an electric car. If J. McCain and B. Obama had done their job for the last ten to twenty years in Congress, we wouldn’t have this crisis.
Planning in Washington has centered on how much ice to have for the next big hurricane.
The lack of leadership is why America seems to blunder through crisis after crisis. It’s why we are involved in war after war. It’s why we have left troops in dozens of different countries. It’s the lack of national leadership in America.
America has become a democratic oligarchy. We vote for and elect a president and congress who provide limited leadership while kowtowing to a small group of very wealthy individuals and large corporations who set policy and govern with their own interest foremost in mind. Farm policy is set by farmers, oil policy is set by oil companies, healthy care policy is set by doctors and banking policy is set by banks. It’s should be no surprise that we tumble into crisis after crisis. Expect more of the same until greed has sucked the land dry and devoured everything we love.
The amazingly quick overnight bailout of Wall Street firms, lenders, and builders shows whose interest is being met in Washington and it’s not our interest. The fact that corn is still the primary fuel for ethanol is a bow to large farms in America. The fact that’s its driving up the cost of food is secondary to the interest of a few wealthy people.
Will J. McCain or B. Obama change things? Not a chance.
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Since 1973 when the first oil crises hit, we’ve known that our country is vulnerable too international turmoil in oil producing states and the whim of ministers in OPEC countries. We invaded the Middle East and with the help of Wall Street and commodity brokers, OPEC countries jacked up the price of oil. No surprise there.
It’s well documented that the Louisianan state government and the New Orleans city government were well away of the flood hazard years before Katrina was a household word.
Since 1993 the government in Iowa and surrounding states knew that their states were not ready for catastrophe flooding.
Where in the hell is our leadership. You people in Washington need to stop giving yourself a reward for winning an election and start leading. You women and minorities in Washington need to quit patting yourself on the back for being an elected official and start leading. We need better government now. We don’t need liberal government. We don’t need conservative government. We need great government. We are at the point of no return: one more crises, one more blunder, and we may sink beyond salvation.
Third world countries are too corrupt, spending money on wasteful projects that benefit just a few—read farm subsidies, oil subsidies, tax breaks for a wealthy few, over priced civil projects, and earmarks. Third world countries spend too much money on food, housing, medical, and money for its population, read disability insurance, food stamps, affordable housing. Third world countries don’t spend enough money on infrastructure. Roads, dams, levees, bridges all become vulnerable to mishap.
Tainted tomatoes, run away gas prices, bridges falling down, and levees breaking are caused by poor government and a massive lack of planning.
Corn is the perfect example of our pathetically dismal government. It’s the worst possible plant to use as a fuel. Everybody knows that, my gut feeling is that the majority of eighths graders in America know that. It’ll never work and it’s driving up the price of every food item in the store. Yet, the people in Washington can’t or are unwilling or unable to redirect federal policy.
The people in Washington can’t be this god dammed stupid, can they?
The only thing that can be concluded is that they are paid off scum.
I’ll tell farmers in Iowa, you better figure this out quick, or you’ll have silos full of unsalable corn as the price drops to pennies on the bushel and the American people are eating meatless dinners, while watching TV over the airwaves, and checking their SUVs for rust.
Here is the worst possible news: I’m right about this crap.
Well, have nice day.
Several times I’ve noted that Reaganomics, tax cuts for the rich (McCain) and Johnson’s Great Society, programs and bigger programs (Obama) no longer work. My local newspaper (The Dallas Morning News) editorial writer also noted that neither policy seems to be working. We need new thinking in Washington, not the same old crap. The Republicans or the Democrats need to change quickly.
Mainstream Democrats must be doing some soul searches. I’m amazed at just how fast the Democratic powers (Kennedy, Dean and others) and Black Americans dumped the Clintons and just how vicious the dumping was.
If there is a hero during this presidential campaign it’s Hillary. At the beginning of the campaign I wouldn’t have voted for her in a thousand years, at the end she was at the top of my list.
Hillary should change parties, and run as McCain’s running mate. Why not, the powers to be in the Democratic Party dumped her just as soon as they found a candidate as radical as they are. In fact, being Obama’s running mate may be political suicide—a massive number of negatives have already emerged and Obama’s life will be put under the microscope (as it should be.) What surfaces in the next few months may doom his candidacy. Switching may be the appropriate move and it won’t be the first switch or the last.
I said I was depressed and here is way. Doing the right thing in America is no longer the right thing to do. In the Real Estate market like Phoenix and Las Vegas homes jumped in price by two and three hundred percent nearly overnight. It’s not buyers causing the jump, it’s not even sellers. The cause is the refinance market.
A few aggressive lenders, two or three unscrupulous appraisers, some sophisticated builders and a few hundred homeowners can move a market. It’s no longer supply and demand, its manipulation. A lender doing refinance on homes can push up the appraisers, a few hundred home owners can refinance year after year taking money out of the their homes. Builders watching appraised values can jump the price of their homes and sellers follow suit. It’s not the market, its government policy that allows and encourages market manipulation.
In the subprime market a lender can earn $10,000, or more per loan. It pays to offer clients various kickbacks to keep them interested in a high interest loan.Builders are especially adapted to under the table give always.
Lenders like Countrywide, make massive short term profits, good for the chief executive officer, and other executives who make massive salaries and stock sellers—as opposed to stock owners. Highly leverage companies make gratuitous short term profits and at the drop of a hat the government rushes in to save them when they collapse.
When the companies fail, the taxpayer pay: deceitful risk takers are bailed out and the people involved keep their massive salaries, bonus, and other benefits.
Homeowners who didn’t refinance lost out. Realtors who didn’t sell subprime loans lost out, lenders that didn’t sell refinances lost out. People who did the right thing are the losers and people who did the wrong thing are the winners. The people who did the right thing pay in the end so why should we play by the rules. We should just go for the money and ask the government to bail us out when our companies fail.
Real Estate manipulation may take a back seat to oil manipulation. There are a few small reports about price manipulation here and it’s obvious to me that the price of oil isn’t set by supply and demand. Its manipulation by Wall Street firms, commodity traders and very possible Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other countries with massive amounts of America dollars and real hatred of this country.
Will ever know, like Enron maybe one or two guys will be the scapegoats but its uncontrolled greed—wealth people willing to risk their country to make a few bucks. If caught, we the people no longer have the money to punish them. If it’s true, if the price of oil is being manipulated, the death penalty should be expanded and one hundred percent of the perpetrators assets (personal and corporate) should be taken. The Constitution should be set aside, trials should be quick, and cheap, punishment (the death penalty) should be carried quickly. If wealthy people are willing to risk their country for a few bucks, they should put their lives on the line, too.
When a country is corrupt and people are powerless, set the watch for a regime change.
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In the Dallas area, the super rich are getting ready to stick it to us, again. Mockingbird Lane runs west from Central Expressway (75 North,) through Highland Park to the Dallas North Tollway. Mr. Ross Perot, Mr. Mark Cuban, and Mr. Tom Hicks own homes in Highland Park and they may have just average wealth for the area. It’s where the riches of the rich live. Mockingbird is a through street and we the little people have to use it to get to work, but the wealthy don’t like us cutting through their town. They want to turn Mockingbird into a toll street to deter traffic. But Mockingbird is one of the few through streets and toll or not we have to use it.
The people in Highland Park could sell off their scrap gold, or have a bake sell or just chip in the money to build a tunnel for us to use so we wouldn’t have to drive our beaters through their neighborhood. In fact, years ago Ross Perot Jr. suggested the same thing accept he wanted to build a private toll tunnel and make some money.
Here in Texas, people are paying 1 to 3 percent of their annual income just to use a road—that’s not counting gas or wear and tear on the beater. It can be $1.30 to $2.60 in the morning and the same to get home—$13 to $26 per week. On a 50,000 dollar a year salary that runs 1.2 to 2.4 percent of their annual income and some people are paying more. We’re paying more in tolls then in city or county taxes.
Toll roads may be the straw that breaks the worker’s back. It may do more to destabilize Texas government than even the invasion of fifty million Mexicans. Its uncontrolled greed piled on uncontrolled greed. Hey you, yeah you, the rich guys in Highland Park, we’re pissed off and you better start to listen.
I know that I’ve been delinquent in my duty to keep this blog going. I started it by saying I would post every few days, then I posted every day for months, now it’s once a month or so. Depression has set in, but it’s not the lack of topics to write about.
Regarding the perverted peeping alien: Was a woman involved? Was she naked? Are there pictures? Is she going to sue? What court will have jurisdiction—American, world, or the Universe’s court system? If it’s the Universe’s court, how do I get there? Did the women grace the alien with a full frontal wave? Is there a picture of that? Was semen found? Did they run a DNA test? Were the police called? Did they search the area for DNA? Were finger, claw, paw, suction prints found? If the police weren’t called, why didn’t this citizen report the crime? Wouldn’t the average citizen think it was some criminal dressed up as an alien? Did anybody report a UFO? If not, how did the alien get there? Did he drive? When he fled the scene, did he burn rubber? Hopefully the media will find answers and dig deep to see if this is some kind of hoax. Oh, one last question, can I sue someone that makes a lot on money on a hoax? Is this a conspiracy to defraud viewers?
A new program to boycott: “I see dead people,” little kids on television lying or being encouraged to view their fantasy life as real. This is child abuse: please arrest these greedy idiots and send them to life in prison.
Regarding New History: Mr. Eastwood’s statement wasn’t strong enough, Spike Lee should shut the fuck up. Mr. Lee has the right to make any kind of movie he wants. If he wants to have a Jap putting up the flag on Iwo Jima he should have at. In fact, a woman, a Jap, a black and a Mexican can put up the flag, while fighting the white male infected Japanese Islands. Have at it, Mr. Lee, whatever. But don’t be telling other people what kind of movie they should be making or have some sort of black quota. And don’t expect me to watch it. I don’t watch New History flicks, anti American flicks, or anti white male flicks. In fact, I only buy old history books—pre 1980. Note: I’m not the only white guy saving old history books. Our history is being rewritten by women, blacks, Mexicans, Asians and American Indians—even Muslins are rewriting our history. It’s no wonder that we are seen in such poor light. The problem is white males are turning the other cheek and not fighting back. It’s time to challenge New History and their absurd assumptions. It’s time to challenge bizarre racial theories and bizarre assumptions about racisms and discrimination.
On the tube, a new movie or at least a remake of an old movie (The Andromeda Strain?) caught my attention and I tuned in. The cast of characters; a woman, a black, an Asian, and Mexican. That’s great, some political correct, New History crap. I tuned out immediately. I know what’s coming; at least, I think I know what’s coming, ( I didn’t watch it and I’ll never watch it,) some white guy screwed up and this PC bunch will save the day while some beautiful white woman will run off with some minority. Have at it, that’s your right and I will fight and die for your right to make any kind of movie you want. But it won’t be viewed in my living room, never in my living room
America needs saving, we need to be saved and I don’t care if some black person, Mexican person, Asian person, or white woman does the saving. But it won’t be some leftwing liberal Democrat or some pro corruption Republican, or some New History type person. In fact, I don’t see a savior anywhere close to the public’s eye.
The Andromeda Strain isn’t the first anti white male movie or the first PC movie. The first anti white male flick that I saw and walked out on was Dances with Wolves and it has gotten less subtle and more demeaning ever since.
Here’s the deal. I will fight and die for Spike Lee’s right to make any kind of damn movie he wants. I will fight and die for Clint Eastwood’s right to make any damn movie he wants. I will fight and die for the right of free speech and I will fight and die for my right to watch whatever damn movie I want. And I don’t watch NewHistory flicks, anti white flicks or anti American flicks. That’s fair isn’t it? Any other way and its propaganda, reeducation camps and brain washing—but that will come after the war and only if my side loses.
In the news, one newscaster nearly quoted me word for word. Have at it, but if you have any scruples you will give this blog some credit.
I wrote this and never posted it.
Great Discovery Made. RedStatesblog.com announces rare discovery; Microsoft Power Point sucks. I had to take a training course—basically a Power Point presentation on the internet—two and half hours long. The first hour was stuff that I mostly knew, but I became frustrated. It was all the clicking, the fancy words materializing from little stars on my screen (old Star Trekstuff from the fifties,) and all the Power Point crap—massive amounts of bells and whistles—I became so frustrated that I was missing the stuff that I didn’t know. At the end of the first section—that included chapters, A 1, B 1, C 1, D 1, E 1—was a silly little quiz. I checked off the A’s just to get to the next screen, Wrong! I failed and was sent back to page one—as if I was going to click away for another hour.
This company had a real chance to teach me some new tricks. Instead, they presented ten minutes worth of very basic stuff, all fluffed up in an hour’s worth of clicking, wasting my time, and wasting money on a Power Point presentation. My gut feeling: they believe they really have something; they believe they are really teaching people and no one complains.
Then it hit me. I’ve heard government employee and others say we’re doing everything we can; we have a Power Point presentation and a website under construction. Translation, we aren’t doing anything constructive.
Power Point should to be added to the boycott list. It’s a huge waste of time and effort. A three dollar website might not have the glamour of a twenty dollar website, but it may make people more productive. The bottom line; Power Point is modern America, lots of flash little substance.
This writer has made numerous great discoveries in his life. For example, people in the middle class have given up on voting. Voters are special interest people who have an agenda of their own. The wealthy have their man, the poor have their man. John McCain is more Reaganomics; more keep the war going, tax breaks for the rich, and borrow more money to keep the whole mess going. Obama advocates Johnson’s Great Society, more programs, bigger programs, and more free stuff that we can’t afford.
Why vote, Republicans will keep borrowing, and so will the Democrats, it’ll be shoved down our throat by one or shoved up our ass by the other. The bottom line: the choice is oral or anal. Why vote for that?
People want reform, the special interest don’t. That’s why civil war and revolutions are constant problems around the globe, the ruling party always wants their big cut of the action, and they don’t care about anything else.
It’s been a month since my last post; I’ve been busy and depressed. I felt slighted by B. Obama’s bitter comment, first he didn’t included all the bitterly angry white guys in the big city and second, he doesn’t understand the different between bitter and anger. We’re not bitter; we’re pissed off, mad, angry, fuming, livid, enraged, and nearly up in arms and sick of our corrupt government, greedy rich, and the elitist poor in America.
Why is it that Muslims can teach hate in America when a white guy, that raises an eyebrow, is a racist? Why do white guys have to give up everything when Muslim girls, right off the boat, have the right to a gym by themselves? Why is it that Pastor Wright can teach hate and get tributes and rewards from other black people? That makes them as racist as the King Dragon of the KKK.
B. Obama is a typical black guy, he’s bitching at white guys, while not saying anything about all the gang kids, knocked up teenage girls, drugs, crime, and drop outs in the inner city. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s our fought and we need to pony up more money. Black people in America and Africa don’t think they have to work for their money, they think that we should provide. That’s elitist and a mighty big horse to be riding.
Maybe my thinking is wrong, but the big raid in Texas and so called abused girls is more white male bashing. My gut feeling is that the girls are less sexuality activity then girls elsewhere, that there is massive sexual abuse of the same type in the city and elsewhere. That the four hundred kids would fare better inside the cult then in foster care—foster care in Texas is bad and expensive. All in all, the government has high and mighty principles for white people and mighty low principals for others.
I’m depressed because this raid might cost Texas tax payers a billion dollars or more. We should stop this crap in the beginning or not stop it at all. Or flat out kill the men involved, assassinate the leaders and it would end. Instead we get to pay for hundreds of attorneys, welfare, housing, food, health care, foster care, DNA tests, and prison. Maybe I should join a cult, that’s an easier life then being an American taxpayer.
Depressed because the government is planning a new high-voltage transmission line, running about three hundred fifty miles, from West Texas to Dallas. West Texas has a lot of wind and that’s no surprise, it’s located at the southern edge of the Great Plains. The taxpayer/consumer has to pay and the estimate to build the new high-voltage lines is 5 billion dollars. I wouldn’t be surprised if sixty-five percent of that is profit. This is how America works. If the rich pay, it costs one billion dollars, if we the people pay, it cost five billion dollars. The American tax payer is the easiest mark and biggest schmuck. Doesn’t anybody care?
Depressed because John McCain and the Republican Party is so out of touch with the white middle class male. McCain is the best reason to vote for Hillary. It would be fun to have B. Obama as president; he’s anti-white, anti-capitalism, and nearly anti-American—the better we get to know him, the more anti-American he seems. His values certainly aren’t my values. At least we could see what black people bring to the table, other than massive bitching at white people. He may want to tax us out of existence, maybe we could be living like the citizens of Rwanda, Somalia, or the South Sudan. Well, it wouldn’t be fun, but it would be interesting.
Depressed because a local law firm, who was involved in the Savings and Loan collapse back in the eighties, and who got in trouble again in the nineties by helping their clients cheat the IRS out of massive amounts of tax dollars is back in business under a new name. I wonder how long it’ll take before they’re in trouble again. Arthur Andersen & Company accountants walked across the street to KPMG. They’re in trouble again, too. Some accountants and attorneys like to work on the wrong side of the law where big money can be made. Eventually, there will only be little law and CPA firms, maybe then we can get some justice like life in prison or the death penalty for the people who sell out their profession and their country.
Depressed because nearly all of my friends think total collapse and a civil war is near. The government has allowed so many anti-white and anti Americans into the country that Americans may not win.
Depressed because too many people from other countries want to fix America. Instead of Muslims, Africans, Mexicans, and Asians accepting our values, our work ethics, and our educational values, they are pushing their values on us. Weren’t we on top of the heap just a few years ago? It’s as if we’re on the bottom and need to be fixed. We need to clean up government corruption and redirect some resources, but America and our system is fundamentally sound.
Depressed because B Obama went to Pakistan during his college years. Muhammad Ali went to Saudi Arabia, but not Pakistan, which has always been the radical seat of Islam. Back then, white Christen kids went to India or Europe. Christen black kids went to Africa. No one went to Pakistan and now I have to wonder why—while no one seems to care. If he’s not a Muslim, he has some leanings in that direction. If he is a Muslim does that make him a spy? Of course in all fairness, white guys lie too. For example Jeb Bush ran for governor first as a conservative and lost then as a middle of the road type guy and got elected. White guys will say or do whatever to get elected, but hidings their religion?
I’m depressed because corn is still being used as a biofuel. That’s absurd and we need to boycott ethanol. People want the market to take care of our energy problem. That’s absurd, too. Corn is subsidized by the government; oil is subsidized by the government. Wind and solar is barely subsidized by the government. The market has taken a back seat to greed in America.
And I’m depressed because G. Bush isn’t smart enough to understand the mess that he’s made of the world.
More about my great depression later.
B. Obama’s ugly truth and America‘s biggest problem is accountability. An honest dialogue about race in America should start with getting knocked up and family values. There are too many young black girls with no educations and three or four kids. Too many black kids are turning to gangs, drugs, and crime.
Black kids won’t study in school because it’s too white. Black kids won’t get the job because it’s too white. Black kids don’t pay their bills because it’s too white. There is no accountability in the inner city.
How are we supposed to fix this? How do we make black kids study? How do we force black kid to put off child rising or to get the ho-hum job that the average white person has? Black kids don’t want to be middle class; they want the quick buck and fast life without putting out any effort.
It doesn’t stop with black kids. Ashley Youmans, working as a high priced hooker, was called a victim by the New York Times. Ms. Youmans wanted the fast, no effort life, too. Women want a female president, they want to be CEOs, and hold upper management positions, yet they want to be the victim.
Women are just as much the predator as men. Calling Ms Youmans, a victim is a tragedy for America. What are they saying, that’s its okay for women to work as hookers because they are victims? That it’s okay for a woman to strip for Girls Gone Wild because they are victims? That spring break debauchery is okay because they are victims. Women have to be accountable for their behavior. When they succeed, it should be because they did it. When they fail it should be because they did it. Having it both ways doesn’t cut it, blaming men just doesn’t cut it.
It’s the same for Mexicans, they want the easy life, but they don’t want to do the hard work in school. They don’t want to put off raising a family. They want the big family, low income job, and then they want the government to subsidize their lifestyle. They want the easy life without the effort. They want the fast life that drugs and crime provides.
Stop blaming America and the white male. Uneducated people in all countries are poor. Large families in all countries are poor. People who abuse drugs and alcohol are poor. America is not immune to poverty. Too many people have consistently blamed America, racism, sexism, and oppression—anointing the poor as victims in the process, but in their finger pointing, they have taken away accountability.
The government, the court system, schools, and private sector have bent over backwards to accommodate women and minorities. If they fail, they can no longer blame America or white males, people fail because they don’t do things right.
In America, do things right and you’ll be rewarded with the job, house, and car. Do things wrong and you’ll live in poverty. It’s not only America; this is true for all countries. Poverty is a Choice.
If B. Obama gets his honest dialogue on race, he won’t like it. His pastor teaches hate and it’s easy to hear as it spills out from the pulpit. Of course, it’s not just this one man, this preacher. Hate is taught by black leaders: including black social reformers, politicians—not B. Obama—preachers, teachers, and by black mothers. The message is clear, they are oppressed; they don’t have a fair chance and white Americans are hard at work to keep them down. They are taught that white Americans are racists. Ironically, a college is teaching this, too. They are teaching an obvious lie; if the truth is searched for by open minded people, it will be an ugly truth for minorities in America.
B. Obama will find the truth ugly. White America has bent over backwards for black Americans, providing special treatment, while overlooking massive amounts of abuse.
The truth is that white Americans teach their children that they can get ahead by education and hard work, while black parents teach their children that white America has oppressed them; that it’s not possible to get ahead and that they are condemned to poverty. The ugly truth is that the only oppression black Americans face is from members of their race. They are told by black leaders that they don’t have a chance and that the white world is against them. It should be no surprise that so many black Americans fail in our society.
It’s not just black Americans teaching hate in America. It’s Middle Eastern Muslims preaching hate of America from the pulpit. Its Mexicans and American Indians teaching hate. It’s a never ending condemnation of America.
What’s surprising is not that B. Obama’s pastor teaches hate but that American mainstream media has asked for an accounting. America’s media has ignored hate speech from all minority groups, while condemning white writers as racist when they look for the truth.
Bailouts without regulation won’t work. Big Wall Street banks with their hedge funds, risky investments, and uncontrolled greed need to be regulated.
Punishment needs to be handed out; people need to go to jail and personal assets need to be ceased. It’s time for the Ivy League smart people to take the hit, not the American people. But not in America, never in America, the bankers will be retiring in South Beach while the middle class struggles.
George Bush and a Federal Government which has spent the surplus in military, Social Security, and federal retirement trust funds and borrowed five trillion dollars from the private sector, think it’s business as usual, that the economy will be fine. George Bush needs a reality check.
The federal government no longer has the money to bail out massive business failure and the mismanagement of America’s finances during the last twenty-seven years. Expect a three dollar Euro and a 200 dollars barrel of oil in the near future. Expect third world inflation and the lost of a middle class life style.
Join the crowd. America’s wealthy and people in the government want a world economy. Books have glamorized the flat world and doing business across the globe. No one gave much thought to the fact that other than Japan, and the west, the world is mostly poor, that five billion, uneducated people live in poverty and that American values are despised everywhere. Most of the world’s population will be happy when we join their economy and are as poor as they are.
Well, have a nice day.
More about predators later
Who’s the predator? This offends me; all American males should be offended. Calling a beautiful sophisticated woman working as a hooker, a victim is ludicrous. This woman is the predator, preying on man’s greatest weakness. She didn’t want to put out the effort in college to earn a degree. She didn’t want to put out the effort to work her way up the corporate ladder to a six figure income. She wanted to jump right to the top and apparently, she did.
One newspaper said she had a hard life. What? Did she have to panhandled money for her boob job? The hard life is kids working their butt off in college and putting up with massive amounts of corporate abuse to make a forty thousand dollar income. The hard life is doing everything right, and never getting ahead. The hard life is being taxed to bail out a bunch of wealthy bankers, who made bad loans and poor homeowners, who never made a mortgage payment in their life. The only hard thing in this young woman’s life is talking to her father.
Kids make life hard: To many kids use drugs, get knocked up, drop out of school, but it’s their choice. Poverty is a Choice. Kids and young adults make life hard, for some it works out, for others life remains hard. But that is life.
More victims: In Florida, a young black teacher accused of assault in the classroom. Every student in the class said that the teacher assaulted the student, that the teacher was the aggressor. But one student took the time to film the assault. The teacher was acquitted, the film clearly showed that the student was the predator and that the teacher was the victim. The entire class apparently lied. Classrooms full of lying scum; it’s no surprise to this writer.
Victims lie. At Duke, the victim lied, In Dallas, one football player accused of rape wasn’t there. A NBA player was accused of rape when he was on vacation in another state. In Dallas, a teacher accused of sexual assault, the police, in their extraordinary limited wisdom, arrested him, the principle suspended him. The out of control student accused another man of sexual assault and then ran away. Both men were found to be innocent.
In America, the lie rules: The woman is always the victim, the male the predator. The student is always the victim, the teacher the predator. The athletic is always the predator, the women the victim. Even when the victim is found to be a lying scum bag, they are still perceived to be the victim. I find this stereotyping offensive.
I don’t dislike or hate Eliot’s ho. She’s a predator, but I want her to have a good life, I want her to succeed, and I hope fame doesn’t eat her up like it has Britney, or Anna Nicole.
America needs reform. A start is to legalize prostitution and marijuana; both vices should be licensed, taxed, and controlled like alcohol and gambling. Will they still be problem? Absolutely, just as other vices remain a problem. But some control is better than no control. Added to legalized prostitution and marijuana should be a cashless society. Personal service companies should not be allowed to accept cash. These three reform measures are a start, a beginning, and they will not hurt the honest hardworking middle class individual.
Bankers got the big bailout and the stock market rallied. Bankers with million dollar incomes are lending money to the federal government so the government can bail out the banker’s businesses—fifty years down the road our grandchildren will still be paying off the bankers’ follies. America is a no risk country for the wealthy. After running their banks into the ground with silly and bizarre loans, bankers want the middle class taxpayers and their children to bail them out. They should be forced to give up portions of their salaries and bonuses for the last five years that would be fair to middle class Americans, but it will never happen.
B. Obama said he would spend 150 million dollars on Green energy. That’s less than what G. Bush—who must breathe in CO2—is spending. It’s one more clue that he and his advisors have no clue. H. Clinton and J. McCain should hammer this home.
Three trillion dollars war? Probably not, but this is an example of doing the worlds business not our business. We no longer have the money to spend on military adventures around the globe. We should pull the troops from overseas, including Germany, Japan, Korea, Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan and spend the money on windmills. By forcing the EU, China, and Japan to lead the way, these countries, especially China, will have to envision the type of world that they want to live in. The money saved by withdrawing the troops should be spent on windmills. In ten years, Al-Qaeda trained terrorist wouldn’t have airfare to America.
This writer is for destroying the Middle East with massive, government involved, solar and wind energy programs. This writer is for cities to be zoned all-electric Monday thru Friday—making the drive to work in an electric car wouldn’t hurt anyone. This writer is for the United States government to represent the people not just wealthy people or poor people.
This writer is for banning corn as an ethanol fuel, it’s the worst possible crop to feed our big SUVs. There is just no sanity in Washington D. C. They know and we know—even high school kids know, that corn is not a good ethanol fuel, yet they persist in using it—because it’s a subsidize crop. America can no longer afford stupid mistakes. America can no longer afford to waste money. It’s time for the fed-gov to get real.
REDSTATESBLOG.COM is not a liberal in disguise. I’m a conservative; I believe in our government. I believe in the government working hand-in-hand with the American people to solve our energy problems—just like our fathers worked hand-in hand with the government to build the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the TVA, railroads, the interstate system, and nearly all of the airports in America. Some conservative ideas are silly and I will point them out, some liberal ideas are bizarre and I will point that out, too.
Here’s a bizarre one: apparently, Massachusetts is trying to pass a law that makes lying to get sex, rape. That’s bizarre; boys have a basic biological right to lie to get sex. This is just another attack on white males and the opportunity to sue for money. Women need to be careful, if we continue to head down this faulty path, we’ll be back in the cave with our clubs—try to sue that.
The criteria for white, heterosexual American males have been set to high. The criteria for American males have been set to high. The government, reporters, and women have asked too much. The perfect white male is tiptoeing around, without any opinion, chanting Gloria Steinem prose, hoping that no one will notice him.
Prostitution needs to be legalized. Marijuana needs to be legalized. It’s time to stop borrowing the grand children’s money to police something that’s impossible to police. America no longer has the money to make a dent in marijuana use or in prostitution. It’s hypocritical for the government to ignore a million or more weekly transactions and punish just a few men. (Make a note: the New York Times made a run at a J. McCain affair with a cute lobbyist. Someone with private, confidential information made a run at a Democratic Governor. Tit for tat?)
It’s time for a cashless society, too. The owners of too many retail outlets and service companies are living on cash proceeds and not paying their fair share of the tax burden. Most of the tax due would be going to the Social Security trust fund or to the state treasures. It would not surprise this writer if ten percent of the sales tax collected never makes it to the treasure.
These three reform measures wouldn’t hurt as much as others. It would reduce crime, by taking away money from drug cartels, organized crime, and tax cheats. It would make the investigation of fraud, corruption, and illegal transaction easier and cheaper. The honest taxpaying middle class person wouldn’t miss a beat. America’s wealthy, with hidden cash transactions, and America’s criminal element would be complaining, but these are exactly the people who need to be reined in.
These are not liberal issues or conservative issues, America needs reform, and these are American issues.
This writer will never criticize anyone (male or female) for having sex—it’s a basic biological right that all humans have. If you really want to understand what’s wrong with America, listen to these politicians as they spew out their venomous, hateful attack on the governor of New York. The hate between Democrats and Republicans has taken on immense portions. It’s why Washington can no longer govern effectively and why America’s future is spiraling downward. It’s just another reason not to vote for any of these people.
One last thought: I would have impeached Governor Spitzer for his stand on driver licenses for illegal immigrates. I don’t like the guy or his politics, but he still has a right to have sex. It’s between him and his wife, not between the government and the man.
Leave the poor guy along. What’s the federal government doing investigating some hooker joint? They won’t investigate Medicare or Medicaid fraud. They let mortgage companies do what they want until the housing market is destabilized. But their hell bent on stopping some white guy from getting laid.
Legalize prostitution, tax it, and control it and leave the poor guy alone. See chapter 15: Poverty is a Choice.
Prostitution is big in the Dallas area: at one of the better establishments, at least according to a friend, on Friday and Saturday night, patrons have to drive around the block three or four times before they can find a parking spot. It’s even difficult to find a good massage, according to another friend. Massage therapies want to rub your back a couple times, flip you over, jerk you off, and pat you on the ass on the way out. One exceptionally pretty therapist claimed she can do three, hour long massages in thirty minutes. Massage therapies work hard; it’s the only profession where a person can do two complete eight hours shifts in four or five hours.
Illicit sex: It’s not right, it’s a character flaw, and it’s also a God given drive for sex. The governor of New York shouldn’t resign; the Senator from Idaho shouldn’t resign. Let the voters figure it out.
Oh, one last thing: Lying about sex is a basic human right.
Men can lie about sex, women can lie about sex. It’s the one part of the human psychological and physiological makeup that should be kept reasonably private—unless the sex gets in the way of job.
This is just another case where the government and the media demand more from the American male then what should be reasonably expected.
Hell no, I won’t vote: part four: The president talks about democracy as the best of form of government, but the problem is it’s not working in America. The fed-gov in Washington is the worst government in the developed world and not nearly as good as up-and-comers like Brazil, India, and China. We owe ten trillion dollars and the dollar is losing value, without hope of recovering. Corruption is found everywhere the FBI looks. John McCain wants four more years. B. Obama and H. Clinton want more of the same old programs that got us into trouble. Who should I vote for? I’ll never vote for J. McCain, four more years of Bush like policies and there may not be a middle class American left. Hey John, we the people are an endangered species, life support please.
Our health care system has massive amounts of corruption, yet there are no get tough laws. Our government is not hiring investigators to turn over every rock. They’re not streamlining laws that will make it easier to investigate. What do we get from B. Obama and H. Clinton? More of the same old 1960s type of health care. Neither of the Democratic candidates have a handle on America’s problems, we get daily promises to fix things but nothing on the how to fix things. I’m supposed to vote for weak or weaker. I refuse.
Johnson’s Great Society worked for the Democrats and Reaganomics worked for Republicans. Both concepts have become the fall back position for their respective parties. In trouble, yank out a new program or talk about tax cuts. But we the people are fed up with both. Hey, we need new ideas people, not the same old crap.
Wanna retire early? part two: Recently, I talked with a couple that I’ve known for a long time. In the early 90s, with the kids in college, they sold their nice 2100 SF. house and moved up to 4000 SF. They tripled their house payment, homeowner taxes, and insurance. The electricity bill went from three hundred a month to eleven hundred. Each of the two big SUVs in the driveway needs a fill once a week.
Both had great jobs with the same company, and a pie-in-the-sky retirement programs. Now their company is in trouble, their company’s stock is down, and their worried about retirement. They want to sell the big house and cut back.
This couple consumed everything in their path. While she’s got a room full of shoes, not one pair would keep her feet warm on a cool day. They’ve got clothes, gadgets, and a house full of junk. Like locust, this couple and others have gnawed the grass down to the stub. Now, they’re worried about their next meal.
Lifetime Probation: Americans are paying for the poor schools and the lack of educational values in other countries. We need the option of a lifetime parole and/or probation for foreign criminals. Uneducated scum bags migrate to America and Americans end up paying dearly for their crimes, including paying for attorneys, judges, and the prison bed. Foreign criminals should be put on lifetime probation. A burglar could be tried, convicted, and instead of paying for jail time we could send him home. If he every sets foot in America again he would be sent right to jail for life. No trail, judges, or attorneys just off to jail. Members of foreign gangs could be rounded up, tried and sent home. If they come back they would spend the rest of their life in jail.
People hate us because we’re on top: People ask if I’m for the war in Iraq or against it. But no one is for war, any war. It’s always easier to be against war, that’s the high road. But in this world, we have enemies; they will kill us if they get the chance, so I’m for killing them first. In lieu of shock and Awe, I would have bombed every Mosque in Iraq—it was obvious to me that Saddam moved his government from public buildings, into Mosques. Iraqis hide behind their women and children and when that doesn’t work, they hide behind their religion. I would have fire bombed Fallujah and then coordinated with the Iraqis to use a cement crusher to turn Fallujah into rubble.
In a war with Venezuela, I would fire bomb Caracas, burning it to the ground, and killing a couple of million people—just like WW II. The hell with people, their president ran on an anti-America platform, like many of the pathetically small minded leaders around the world. If people think we are bad people that we are the enemy then we should bash them in the mouth and tell them to shut up.
People hate us but don’t fear us. In my world, people would hate us and they would fear us. No one would want a war with America.
Here is where I differ from many conservative. I would pull the troops, from Iraq and Afghanistan and then pull the troops from Japan, Germany, and Korea and I would use the money to build windmills in the Great Plains states. I would start a public works program, where young adults, who love this country, could volunteer (like the peace corp.) to build windmills as cheaply as possible. My goal, a three dollars barrel of oil, as the price of oil went down I would raise the tax and pour that money back into renewable energy. Man, we don’t owe Exxon/Mobil or the Middle East jack.
I would work with American businesses to get a usable electric car into the market place and force commercial trucks and cars to switch to natural gas.
I would ban the use of corn to produce ethanol and encourage the switch to switch grass, a better alternative energy resource.
This would stimulate the economy and beat the crap out of the Middle East. It’s how I would defeat Al-Qaeda and our Middle Eastern enemies, in twenty years, Osama bin Laden would be begging for Taco money.
On television, a man with tunnel vision, he was tooting Exxon/Mobil’s profits and how good it was for America. Profits have made America great but not like this. Reaganomics has yanked the rug out from underneath the American populations especially the middle class. Large companies and wealthy individuals are consumed with uncontrolled greed and they are destroying our way of life. We need to rein in business and tax the wealthy just like our grandfathers did.
Public works projects with government, business, and the American people working together is what made America great. Not massive profits and market manipulation. In fact, the government has constantly fought against fraud and governed American businesses with a heavy hand, at least they did. Now, too many people in Washington are sold out scum.
For the war? We need smarter people in Washington, who will take care of our business, not the world’s business, reducing the need to go to war with anybody.
Better than God? I don’t think so. The breaking news this morning is the cussing match at Hillary’s campaign HQ. News reporters are shocked.
We the people are not shocked. We the people of this great country, cuss. The biggest problem that America has is that media outlets and our government try to makes us better than we are, even better than God.
The truth is that Americans aren’t better than anybody. We have the same human weakness as everybody. We break the Ten Commandments on a pretty persistence basis. We cuss, we want our neighbor’s spouse, and we kill.
I’m a Vietnam veteran and my friends are Vietnam veterans, we use the F word a lot. For this website, the only promise I’ll make is that I won’t use the F word. Well, I’ll try not to use the F word. But the F word is probably the most underused word in the dictionary. Every now and then we really have to ask, “What the F is going on.”
Only losers quit: Hillary quit? I don’t think so. She’s neck-and-neck with Obama. Romney and Giuliani quit way too early and probably never really wanted to be president—in my book, they are losers. Huckabee and R. Paul have no chance to win but at least they stuck with it—in my book, they are winners. They had a message that they wanted to deliver to the American people. It’s too bad that only a few of us listened.
It’s a Latino problem. It’s possible that the president of Venezuela wants a fight with the United States, but it’s not our problem. Combined, Ecuador and Venezuela is an even match with Colombia, so let them fight. Or let Brazil handle it, they want to be a world power, let them broker a settlement. Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Chile should bear the blunt of peaceful negotiations not the bully from the north. The United States has troops in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and we simply can’t afford to send troops to South America.
On my spelling, punctuations, English, and misused words. I feel compelled to write, and don’t mind living in poverty—poor is in the eye of the beholder. A friend with a major corporation was talking about getting material ready for the internet. They have two writers on staff, and two proof readers, then the material goes to the department head where they proof-read the material again, and then one person reads each sentence out loud while another person follows along. All in all, ten people will read the material before it goes to the company’s headquarters, where more people will read it. They make few mistakes. Major news channels, with world class talent, will make the occasional mistake on their websites and while running captions at the bottom of the screen. My daily newspaper, with excellent writers and proof readers, make numerous mistakes. My website has very limited talent, please overlook my mistakes.
Glenn Beck was playing with us. On the bottom of the screen was Global Warning not Global Warming. I‘m jumping up and down, shouting “a mistake, I see a mistake.” But it was a world leader from one of the few third world countries in Europe, who was warning us about believing in global warming hype and the lost of our sovereignty. Come on, Glenn.
I don’t give a damn about Global warming; I’ll be dead long before the human race dies off. I want to defeat Islamic fundamentalism and to do that oil has to be reduced to three dollars a barrel. That means renewable resources, wind and solar. Got that. To defeat a bunch of uneducated, third-world Muslim losers, we have to get oil down to three dollars a barrel. This is the economies of war 101, taught by Roman Generals, 2100 years ago and relearned for every single war since.
Oil prices hit another high, while Middle Eastern countries said they would not increase production. The problem is that storage facilities are full and any new production would have to be pumped out onto the ground. Oil is boom and bust, the boom is nearly over.
OH MY GOD. I’ll never vote for John McCain. Today, I’m leaning toward Hillary.
It’s ironic isn’t it, after bashing sexist men for most of her life, she falls a little behind in the polls and runs out and gets a makeover. What’s next, some cleavage? I like it. A makeover makes her just a little more like us and less like them.
John McCain doesn’t need a makeover; we the people need a do-over.
Wanna retire early? For a country where most people want to retire early, we’ve done everything wrong.Here’s the deal: Ideally all Americans would spend the first twenty-five years in school, learning, the next twenty-five years of their life working and the last fifty years of their life retired. But to do that, it means that twenty-five percent of the population has to do the work for the other seventy-five percent. That means automation to reduce the number of people working and it means changing our lifestyle in ways that we’ve never thought about before. incompetent
To retire early, we need massive automation, the work horse of the future, in every industry. We need roofs that will last a hundred years, homes that need little up keep. And maintenance free cars that use electricity and most important renewable energy.
To retire early we need to eliminate most teachers and replace them with internet programs and DVDs. We need a cashless society and radio frequency chips to reduce the number of check-out people—doing away with checks and cash and forcing all transaction to be electronic. Products should come in two or three gallon size reusable containers, not small 12 or 14 fl. Oz bottles. Large containers means one man could stock the shelf for 10,000 customers, smaller containers means one man can stock the shelf for only 1000 consumers. To retire early, the consumer would have to sort, and take all of their garbage to recycling centers and have home-grinders to send biomass down the sewer completely eliminating garbage trucks and garbage men.
If you’re a baby-boomer and you think some uneducated Mexican is going to work cheap for the next fifty years, while you live the good life, you’ve smoked way to much dope during your college years. We’ve spent our way into third world status and have built a society that is heavily dependent on cheap labor, while adding eliminates that are downright hostile to our chosen lifestyle.
Well: have a nice day.
Hell no, I won’t vote: part three. I don’t want to make light of the upcoming presidential election but the one thing I believe is that America cannot affords four more years of George Bush type policies and that J. McCain is a clone of George Bush. I won’t vote for J. McCain. I don’t like either Obama or Clinton but I think both are more likely candidates then J. McCain. Today at least I prefer Obama over Clinton, but could never vote for either—they are, after all, leftwing liberal Democrats. The Republican Party has moved too far up, representing the uncontrolled greed of the American elite. The Democrats have moved too far left and represent pure socialism.
Ron Paul was my candidate of choice; at least it wouldn’t be four more years of the same old crap. But he advocated change and reform and he was quickly rejected by staunch Republicans and wealthy elite. At various times, I have recommend Bill O’Reilly for President along with Glen Beck and Lou Dobbs, but that will never happen. I’d love to see Bill O’Reilly president and Lou Dobbs vice president. That would be a ride.
It’s too late for this election, but there is a real opening for a third party in America.
B. Obama has talked about justice for Black Americans and a big part of it is the disparity between the sentencing guidelines for cocaine powder and crack cocaine. If he’s elected there is the real chance that many black Americans will be released from jail. But what are they going to do. Too many young black adults have no education or job skills. If they return to the same old life, gangs will be fighting to control the drug trade. Black and Mexican gangs could disrupt every America city—it could be a disaster. B. Obama has not said anything about fixing inner-city education other then blaming America—white America. But society is not at fault; America has bent over backwards trying to fix inner-city education. It’s time for black parents to force education on their children and to hold black parents responsible when it doesn’t happen—that’s something that America can’t do, it has to be done by black parents. Maybe with B. Obama president black people will stop blaming their problems on America.
Michelle Obama is one of America’s elite but she doesn’t even realize it. Michelle and other black Americans should take time out from bitching at America and white people to count their blessings.
Hell no, I won’t pay. Glen Beck was talking about bailouts for banks and mortgage companies. The wealthy in America are in a risk free business, no matter what they do, no matter how incompetent they are, no matter how foolish the investment, the government is ready to bail them out the minute things turn sour. All the talk about subsidizing mortgage payments for the poor are more about bailing out a bunch of wealthy individuals and their various corporations and banks.
The solution is for the government to let these houses go into foreclosures, buy them back cheap on the open market. Then let the poor move back in on a contract for deed at reduced rent. This writer is sick of paying taxes to subsidize a wealth person’s foolish business ventures.
Hell no, I won’t vote: part two Our most scared right is to vote, but what happens when the eligible candidates aren’t worth voting for. Here’s my write-in vote for Low Dobbs as president and Glen Beck as vice-president. At least, I would feel like my vote counted.
A television add funded by wealthy Asian actors and actresses talks about justices, freedom, opportunity, civil rights, human rights, and equal opportunity. The middle class is feed up with human rights, legal rights, and civil rights. Man, there is no way we can afford any more rights. What the hell are you Asian guys thinking. We need massive reform in Washington. Couldn’t you provide a little hope for white guys, maybe add balanced budget or Washington reform to your television adds? High and mighty principles live and die with America’s economy.
Michelle, Michelle, Michelle; whatever happened to being the best you can be. Encouraging smart, upwardly mobile black kids to teach school or go into nursing is not what America is about. America is about success and successful businesses. They’re the people who produce food for your table and the goods for your home. They pay the taxes to help keep us going.
I like Michelle, at least a white guy knows where he stand with her—in the dog house. She speaks her mind and has some fire. That’s better than all these pathetically prissy women on TV with the warmth of a chunk of cardboard, speaking their politically correct crap.
Hilary, Hilary, Hilary; its tough being a man, too. Women don’t have a corner on the tough life. In fact, in today’s world, women have made it harder on men then at any time in history. By the way, Hilary, thanks.
I like Hilary’s new makeover. She looks more womanly, well, not cute and cuddly; well, not close to cute and cuddly. But I like it just the same.
H. Clinton’s health care plan is irrational and won’t work: B. Obama’s health care plan is irrational and won’t work: These plans are inflationary and I think both Clinton and Obama know this. It’s just political rhetoric, big talk from little politicians. Both of these plans have the potential to destroy the America dollar.
The plan outlined in Poverty is a Choice
A: Pay your own insurance: all third party group plans would be banned. No private group insurance plans, and no Medicare or Medicaid. Each person would pay for their own insurance. Businesses and the government would get out of the health care insurance business.
B: A government run, VA style health care system. The government would have trauma centers, general hospitals—for cancer, surgery, or cardiology—and diagnostic clinics for the treatment of various medical conditions. It would be funded with Medicare and Medicaid dollars and a tax, paid by business, on each employee. Open to all Americans.
C: A combo: using a cash doctor and private labs, for the little things and the government run facilities for the major stuff.
I know people won’t like this: but it will work. The cost of health care would drop and fraud would be reduced. And doctors and hospital administrators would be hunting me down and slapping me around.
This is the right thing to do. We’ve done the wrong things for so long that it’s hard to accept cut backs but people better get used to it. Cut backs are coming—one way or the other.
John McCain learned nothing or very little about war while he was in Vietnam. His convince the American people or else statement was silly at best and worrisome at its worst. Win? Win what? There is nothing to win in Iraq; the goal to overthrow Saddam Hussein was accomplished years ago. John McCain needs to set new goals and let us know what the hell they are.
In this type of war there is no real enemy to fight, a thousand Al-Qaeda soldiers can keep America tied down, and the war going while we spend a 100 billion dollars a year to keep the troops stationed there—a huge drain on our limited resources. The longer we stay in these countries the more resentment there is. The Taliban’s comeback in Afghanistan is no surprise, while people seemed happy we were there and that the Taliban was gone, they have come to resent our long-term presents. An oppressive Taliban regime is better than a foreign dominated regime.
After WW II, we stayed in Europe and Japan, after Korea we stayed in South Korea, after Vietnam we increased our naval presence in the Pacific, after the first Iraqi war we stayed in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Now we’re staying n Iraq and Afghanistan. America has been on a war footing since Pearl Harbor and the constant “staying” around the globe has drained the treasure.
Iraq and Afghanistan are only a small part of the war. Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya, along the African front are Al-Qaeda hot spots where they can put their ideology to work. The loss of Kosovo to Albania has got to energize Al-Qaeda troops just as massive Middle Eastern oil revenues are filtering down to Al-Qaeda and are being put to good use around the globe. Al-Qaeda will keep America pinned in Iraq and Afghanistan while they spread the revolution in Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Our country has done mostly good over the past fifty years, but everywhere there is a huge resentment of America. China, Russia, and the Middle Easthave done little over the past fifty years but other countries are turning to them for guidance—mostly Anti-American guidance.
It’s time to step back, reduce our commitment to other countries, and close our borders. The worst thing we can do is to have a huge number of foreigners living in our country while there is such world-wide resentment of America.
Don’t like us, don’t come to America and hell no we won’t give you money. That’s a simple policy. Wanna fight for the Taliban. You win, but don’t complain. If Putin wants to be dictator, great, have at it. If Pakistan wants a Taliban like government, that’s great, just don’t complain to us. If China and/or Cuba wants their central government, that’s great, but don’t complain, don’t come to America, and don’t ask for money. Wanna nuke us, have at it, but we’ll nuke you right back.
The hell with people, let them live in some oppressive Muslim regime or under some dictator. If people won’t fight for themselves, we shouldn’t fight for them.
We need a government that will start taking care of our business, not the worlds business. In fact our business has become a more pressing problem than the world’s business.
China has sloughed off their responsibility. The United States is not the Food and Drug administration for the entire world. We can’t afford it. If China won’t ensure all drugs coming to America are safe. Then the only thing we can do is ban drugs from China. If we have to spend the money to rebuild our American based pharmaceutical industries we need to ban drugs from China for the next thirty years.
It’s not ban Chinese drugs for six months, spend the more to rebuild our factories and then start importing drugs from China when or if they get their act together. Its ban imported drugs for thirty years so that there would be incentives to rebuild plants in America.
It’s also time for America to stop fearing China. George Bush needs to get tough. If China can’t get their act together, we need to ban imports from China—no lead in the paint or dead dogs or bad drugs. There is nothing that China makes that we can’t make. Americans invented most of the products, built the machines that produce the products and built the transportation system that got the products to market. We did it once; we can do it again.
This writer loves China, but they will play fair with America or we shouldn’t play at all.
Many of American farms are not large enough to automate. Small orchard owners, vegetable growers, dairy farmers can’t afford expensive machines to do their work for them. That’s why they want cheap labor from other countries. America’s strength is high tech, machines, computers, and automation—our strength has never been cheap labor. At the same time that we pay massive subsidies to farmers, and their profits are at an all time high, they continue to demand more cheap labor. The federal government should mandate that ten percent of all farm subsidies go to automation. An apple should never be touched by a human until it eaten by the consumer. Dairy farms, small and large, should have automatic milking machines and then machines that clean the machines. Mushrooms, grape, and orange growers should have smart, robotic arms that pick and clean fruit—all paid for with farm subsidies.
Cash cards and radio frequency chips should be forced on the American consumer and businesses—we need to move past the check and cash stage. Retail outlets, including restaurants, fast food outlets, and convenience stores should only use electronic transactions—a cashless society. The retail industry has gotten the radio frequency chips down to .03 cents. All retail items should have a radio frequency chip and the consumer should be charged .03 cents for each chip. With cash cards and radio frequency chips, stores could save 75 percent of their labor costs, while the consumer would have cheaper prices and faster check-out times.
The federal government needs to get its act in gear—they need to govern. America’s strength has always been high tech, that’s why this country has been so strong. Cheap labor (never America’s strength), has always been Mexico’s strength. America’s future is at a crossroads; will we continue to lead the world in high tech products or are we a Mexico-like country with plenty of cheap labor. The choice has to be made soon or it will be too late.
Get used to it. The picture of B. Obama in Muslim garb is the norm not the exception—America is no longer a white Christian country. Our open border policy has changed the population dynamics. In the future expect more candidates that have things other than America in their best interest. Mexicans, Middle Eastern Muslims, China, and other countries where instant Americans have come from have their agenda and their customs.
In the news, a woman died on a plane. Her family was on television hammering at the airlines for massive failure. The airline’s side of the story was that aid was administered within three minutes and that the equipment was functioning. Someone lied.
But the woman’s family sounded like they had been prepped by attorneys. A lawsuit is in the works, but isn’t this a conspiracy to defraud. When people file lawsuits based on faulty information, that’s one thing. When they file a lawsuit based on a lie, criminal charges should be filed. American Airlines should contact Jack McCoy in New York.
Speaking of lies. I wrote: “B. Obama said Ralph Nader doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Well, we know what B. Obama is talking about—nothing.” Apparently Senator Obama didn’t say that. I don’t know what I heard, perhaps something from the beyond—wherever that is. I apologize to the senator. I apologize to Ralph Nader, too.
In the news, a single sixteen year old girl has seven children. First, if my daughter had seven kids, I would have kicked her and her litter out of the house and onto the street. I have no tolerance for ignorance. My daughter knows this, too. It’s probably why she’s a productive member of society.
This girl has chosen a life of poverty. In this case she lives somewhere in Latin America, but she would be living in poverty everywhere. A single, sixteen year old girl with seven children would be living in poverty in China, India, Germany, England, America, and well, everywhere. I have no compassion for this girl. She should earn her keep or starve.
I do have compassion for the taxpayers. They have been asked to do too much. In America this girl would be a multi-million dollar baby. Seventy thousand dollars a year for education, twenty thousand for health care, twenty thousand for rent and food money; that’s about 2 million dollars just to get her children through high school.
The poor should beware. As America spirals downward into a third world country, we will enter the “age of intolerance,” nothing will get better; prepare yourself for the upcoming massive jolt of reality.
Sunday night, on CNBC, a gentleman, (a real book writer, not like this “not ready for primetime” pretend writer) was talking about a three hundred dollar barrel of oil and that it was in our foreseeable future. He said, (not an exact quote, but close) “in England, they are paying the equivalent of three hundred dollars per barrel, about 9 dollars per gallon.” Hogwash: Only in America does the profit on gas and oil go to wealthy investors and oil rich enemy-states in the Middle East. In England and the EU most of the price of gas is tax. We the people know this, why people on television consistently think we don’t is besides me. Tell the truth, politicians in England and, especially, in the EU are smart. They’ve decreased demand, by increasing the price that is, by heavily taxing oil. That’s why they use less gasoline than we do. What’s in the foreseeable future is a ten dollar Euro.
B. Obama said Ralph Nader doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Well, we know what B. Obama is talking about—nothing.
Wondering, what black people are thinking about? Calling B. Obama “The hope,” hope for what? Free housing, health care, a free car. The poor in America want what the middle class has without lifting a finger. Do people really think that they can drop out of high school, do parties, sex, and drugs, and then have the government provide them with free stuff? People living in America that are poor are poor for a reason. The reasons are simple, too. Dropping out of school, getting knocked up, seeking government handouts/charity, using drugs, joining gangs, getting involved in low-life criminal enterprises. These are thing that have become predominate in the inner city and are scorned in the suburbs.
Have you ever noticed how a school that is predominately white is a “good school” and a school that is predominately black is a “bad school.” As if America has some massive conspiracy to make black schools bad. The truth is that not one single white guy in America wants black kids to drop out of school. White guys want black kids to graduate high school, go to college or vocational school, work, pay taxes, and live just like a middle class white guy. In the inner city, studying is too white, getting a job is too white, and paying bills on time is too white. The inner city resident spends too much time trying to get freebees and hand outs from the government and not enough time helping themselves.
More money for schools? You gotta be kidding. We spend ten grand per student; a classroom with thirty kids has three hundred thousand dollars available. That’s more money than any other nation is spending on education. We don’t need more money for education; we need to cut back on school funding and then mandate that eight–five percent of the educational dollar goes right to education. Schools spend too much money on food, health care, counseling, sports, field trips, and other crap. Schools have become surrogate parents and they have failed miserably. It’s time to mandate that parents spend their time parenting and schools spend their time teaching. That is not too much to ask, is it?
If B. Obama is elected, Black Americans may be disappointed. The reform measures that America needs are not necessary what the black community wants. More socialism won’t work. We need real reform.
Hell no, I won’t vote. Waking up angry, feeling like I’ve been writing for insignificant.com. All three presidential candidates are light on immigration. B. Obama nearly talking about tearing down the fence.
J. McCain is a true Bush clone. America can’t afford four more years of Reaganomics. I’ll never vote for him.
H. Clinton is left of Karl Marx andFriedrich Engels. Socialism has failed in every country that’s tried it. In America, Socialism is failing even as we move further left—we are asking for trouble. Someone should ask H. Clinton where she thinks socialism has worked. The West is on top because we believe in capitalism. Korea, Japan, Singapore believe in capitalism. China has turned to capitalism and they’re kicking our butt. The way it is; winners like capitalism and loser like socialism.
B. Obama is sickly-sweet. Man, every time I run across a sickly-sweet salesman my buttock starts to tingle. B. Obama is running a cult. He has no policy, no plan. Just vote for me, I’m sweet.
If this is the best America has to offer we’re screwed.
I watched a few minutes of the Democrat’s debate. B. Obama was talking about the need for change and reform in America, but he hasn’t offered up any ideas for any reform during his campaign. If B. Obama’s really believes in what he said, he should throw his support behind Ron Paul, who has talked about reform from day one and offered up many ideas.
Hey, if somebody really wants to be elected, he or she should reform marijuana laws. Marijuana should be legalized, licensed, taxed, and sold just like liquor. I believe that the first presidential candidate that wants to legalize marijuana would win in a landslide. We the people are sick of the hypocrisy.
The New York Times made a very blatant attempt to influence the election. As a news source, the New York Times is stuck just below Nancy Grace’s breaking news and just above Animal-X exposed.
The problem is too many news sources are playing with the truth. Too many people are on television lying. Too many programs are based on the lie. Too many famous people are lying on television, (and too congress).
Dateline, for example ran a story on Natalee Holloway. The scenario was that the boys put her in a crab-trap and dumped her at sea. The story came complete with underwater pictures of a crab trap and Aruba police investigating. Here’s the truth. Crab traps weigh a thousand pounds—2 boys couldn’t move one, five boys could barely move one and couldn’t lift one onto a boat. Just to move one crab trap around a harbor a thirty foot boat would be needed. If the boys used a crab trap, they would have had to steal a fishing boat with a crane—probably a boat fifty feet or longer. Crab traps cost eight hundred to a thousand dollars each. If the boys took one, it would be common knowledge around the docks. It would not be hard to find one angry fisherman/boat owner. The whole show was based on ludicrous ideas—are they lying? If I can figure this out while sitting at home in Dallas, then Dateline people could figure this out in Aruba. The lie has become so commonplace that it no longer matters.
The whole Natalee Holloway story has become a real load.
People at the New York Times are probably thinking, “everybody lies, why pick on us?”
Mexicans have got to be ecstatic at how quick the fed-gov recognized Kosovo, next up Montenegro. Ethnic cleansing, it seems is in the eye of the beholder.
I don’t get it. Maybe, I’m just not smart enough. Maybe the onset of Alzheimer has been faster than expected. In Kosovo, over the last ninety-six years, Albanian Muslims have illegally migrated to Kosovo and then outbreed the Serbs—pushing out the Serbs in the process. America, G. Bush, and the EU have consistently helped the Albanian Muslims living in Kosovo. In Pakistan, US policy makers have worked to push out the pro-western government. Okay, help me; I need to get this right, whose side are we on?
It seems moderate political parties have won the general election in Pakistan. But who wants to be the new prime minster; democracy is sort of stuck between the Taliban and an army dude. Without massive support from the army or the Taliban, the new collation government will not last.
Texans should watch Kosovo closely. That is the future, but it’s not new. The history of the world is one tribe pushing at other another tribe; one ethnic group pushing at another ethnic group; one country pushing at another country.
UFOS: The standard for UFOs has been: one UFO, one blurry picture, and one bad cameraman. Out west, the meteor that blasted into an Idaho hillside was caught on several security cameras along with dozens of eyewitnesses. A standard for UFOs should be set. One shaky picture shouldn’t be considered a serious UFO sighting.
Pakistan: G. Bush said the newly elected Pakistan government needs to get to work and set up shop. He added, “I hope … they (the new government) are friendly to the west.” Not an exact quote, but very close. The president of the United States should know if they are our friends. This election was pushed by C. Rice and others in Washington. Survey after survey shows that Pakistanis hate America and Americas and, when asked, most side with Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda. It should be no surprise to anyone, if the newly elected government is anti-American. It must be the water in Washington DC. We were dependent on President Musharraf pro-western stance, so what do we do? We force him out of office. Well played Secretary Rice.
Proud to be an American: Concerning Mrs. B. Obama’s controversial comment—she might be the first black women to be proud to be an American—finally, progress.
We the people are not idiots. Oprah Winfrey, one of the most loved and respected woman in America has made billions, but B. Obama, another person of color, is the only presidential candidate she has ever endorsed. That’s racism and targets race based voting. Whoopi Goldberg, another loved and respected black woman was on television complaining about racism—someone called her articulate. Black professional athletics, making millions, constantly complain of racism. Black reporters’ with six figure incomes never say anything good about America—they dig for the dirt and jump on every white miscue.
In Dallas, elected as our District Attorney, a black man who has been on a white witch hunt since the day he took office—we wanted and expected a professional crime fighting lawyer but got a black social reformer. Apparently, he’s combing through old files looking for racism—including the old Kennedy files.
This writer has never heard any black reporters, politicians, professional athletics, actors, or actress talk about how great America is. This writer does not wonder why so many black kids hate America. Hate is learned from their parents in the home, in school from black teachers and on television from wealthy black entertainers’ musicians, and sport figures.
Mrs. B. Obama’s comment was atypical for a black person in America—only because she was proud to be an American. It boggles the mind, a woman, whose husband was elected to the United States senate, was not proud to be an American. It boggles the mind, men and women with million dollar incomes complain about their country. It boggles the mind, professional men and women with degrees from the best universities in the land, complain about America. America has done things wrong in the past, but it has done massive amounts of things right for the last fifty years. It’s time for black people to stand up and be counted as proud Americans. Mrs. B. Obama’s comment is one mighty small step in the right direction.
Racism in America? Here in Dallas, suspected gang members broke into a house looking for a suspected rival gang member. When they couldn’t find him, they killed the boy’s mother. In America, gangs are blamed on poverty, racism, poor schools, the lack of opportunity—the list is long and it hatefully condemns America. But this woman was a federal government employee, a supervisor; her income probably approached a hundred thousand dollars a year with wonderful retirement benefits.
Since this woman’s income is more than the average white male, and since her retirement is better than the average white male, the list of why kids join gangs’ needs to be updated. Hate taught by parents, teachers, and social reformers should be added to the list.
About Castro: Great news for Cubans as Fidel Castro resigns with dignity. It’s great news for Americans, too. As Cubans leave New Jersey and Florida to return home to Cuba, Americans, who lost job to Cubans, will find it easier to get a job, and wages will go up. Houses in Florida will be cheaper and baby boomers will be able to buy a decent retirement home. In the soft economy, Castro’s resignation will help.
See, I have a sense of humor.
Cubans want Cuba and Florida, too. In fact, Fidel Castro may be the second greatest General in the last Century. He took Florida without firing a shot. Mexico’s former President Fox, the greatest general in history, has set the stage for the conquest of America.
Setting the Stage: After the initial invasion in Iraq, way back when, there was talk about splitting Iraq into three distinctive autonomous regions. In the North, Kurds would have their autonomous region, Sunni Muslims would be in charge of their section, and the Shia Muslims would be in charge of theirs. At the time, the criticism was that Iraqis have always lived side-by-side in a relatively peaceful country—usually under the strong hand of a central leader, Saddam Hussein or somebody like him.
The surge may or may not be successful, we will never know. What has been successful is what’s called the awakening groups. The military has set up a Sunni army that is nearly a hundred thousand strong to fight Al-Qaeda in Sunni dominated areas—that is working. Sunni Muslims are getting control of their section. Shia Muslims have control of their section and the central government. And Al-Qaeda is being run out of Iraq.
The stage is set, when American troops pull out, we will see civil war as the three groups, (Sunni, Shia, and Kurds) fight for dominance. G. Bush should make sure that Saudi Arabia has weapons of mass destruction in case the war escalates. We the people should elect B. Obama or H. Clinton to put the final resolution into motion.
Safety in schools—a perfectly rocky solution.
Years ago in grade school, baby boomers acquired exceptional duck and cover skills. The federal government encouraged schoolchildren to practice running into the hall, ducking, and covering in the event of a nuclear attack. Apparently, in the Virginia Tech massacre, some of the victims ducked under their desks and covered up. Duck and cover has dubious protection for a nuclear explosion and absolutely no protection for a mass gunman. The reaction of the students may have contributed to the high death toll.
American schoolchildren are the safest in the world. Only fifteen or so children are killed per year in our classrooms. Take away inner-city gang violence and that drops to around eight or nine. Delete a few high profile mass shootings and that number drops even lower. Kids need to be told that. They also need to be taught to defend themselves because school killings won’t be going away.
In lieu of duck and cover, the appropriate response is Barricade, Run, or Defend. All the desks, chairs, and cabinets need to be push up against the entrance points to the classroom, lab, or library. Books can stop a bullet and they need to be stacked up along the wall, too. Then, kids need to be taught to run—get out a window. Hallways, fire escapes, and staircases, will all be compromised and unsafe unless a person can absolutely identify the direction of the gunshots.
In a mass shooting, the police are useless, they’re taught to secure the crime scene, block the exits, and call SWAT. But defending one’s life is a basic biological right. If the barricades don’t work, and if the kids can’t run, they need to defend themselves. What kind of weapon can we put in the hands of schoolchildren or for that matter, college students? Not many, that’s for sure. Guns are out, knives, spears, swords, or sharp, pointy weapons are dangerous and shouldn’t be in our schools. Most modern weapons are too risky and dangerous.
Rocks might make sense. A nice round chunk of concrete a little smaller than a tennis ball makes a good weapon. A high school baseball pitcher with a college scholarship in his back pocket could defeat a gunman with a rock, but not the average high school kid. Three good baseball players might defeat a lone gunman, but not three average kids. A room full of kids, an entire class could defeat a lone gunman with rocks. At leasta rock would be a weapon and a chance.
The Virginia Tech gunman was determined and the body count was high—but rocks could have changed the outcome. The four classrooms at Virginia Tech had fifteen to nineteen students each, they could they have defeated a lone gunman. At the very least, the gunman would have met with real resistance.
Can a rock kill? Absolutely, but it would have to be the perfect throw and the perfect hit. Occasionally, baseball players die after being hit in the chest or head. But kids playing baseball are hit numerous times; a black eye, bloody lip, or bruised chest is the likely result. When a kid is hit with a rock, it would hurt, but probably not kill him. A gunman being pelted with a barrage of rocks could be knocked out, the gun could be knocked from his hand, or he could be scared off and forced to find easier prey.
A rock is a weapon, actually the first weapon, and a chance. Classrooms need to have three or four footlockers filled with rocks or each desk or auditorium seat could be fitted with a clip of four or five rocks. Just as fire extinguishers are put in schools in case of a fire, rocks need to be placed in the classroom in case of a gunman.
One man suggested armed guards for each classroom, a very expensive alternative for something that might happen once every five years. Liberals want gun control, which means they want to take away guns from the middle class. When Liberals can guarantee the middle class that not one criminal or madman will have a gun, then and only then, will gun control work. Until then, gun control will only make it safer for criminals. Another individual wanted to arm teachers, a very dangerous proposition—most teachers aren’t suited for combat. On impulse, some big kid will smack a teacher, grab the teacher’s gun, and kill a couple of students—impulse killing would become common. The solution won’t be found by arming teachers.
Cement rocks are cheap, they will last forever without maintenance, and nobody would try to steal them. Kids would need yearly training, they need to practice barricading the room, finding defensive positions and pelting a gunman. Practice provides confidence and it would help kids feel a little more secure. Rocks in the classroom will work.
From Poverty is a Choice.
Kosovo’s Independence: Kosovo is the first European province to fall to Muslim insurgency. 90 percent of the population of Kosovo is made up of Alabamian Muslims not Serbs it’s a little like Texas with Mexicans. Albanians have lived in Kosovo for a long time, but they are still Albanians with no intentions of integrating into Kosovo or Serbian society.
Kosovo was part of Albania about as long as Texas was part of Mexico. It was part of Albania for just one year, 1912 and the people were in revolt most of the time. Before that (off and on) it was part of Serbia. At one time it was an autonomous province of the Roman Empire, and part of the Ottoman Empire. Since 1912 it has been part of Serbia and/or Yugoslavia. But Albanians never gave up their claim and continued to fund illegal border crossing and setting up Albanian citizens in Kosovo. That will sound very familiar to most Texans. Overtime they pushed out the Serbs and that will sound familiar to black people in LA, Dallas, and Houston.
Like Albania and many Muslim countries, the people are poor, with 60 percent unemployment and poor schools, health care, and well, poor everything. On the day of independence, white Serbs will be heading out one side of the country and Middle Eastern Muslims will be heading in the other side of the country. But it won’t be just Serbians trying to get away; Muslims will be crossing the border too. They will be looking at the wealth of the next province—with the desire to conquer with illegal immigration, large families, constant population growth and a swift change in population demographics. Serbia needs to close the border and stop anyone from crossing it.
Will Europe fall one province at a time?
Nothing to write today and I have no bizarre opinion on any event. I did get a letter from my home planet and everything is running smooth there. That’s one good thing. I haven’t been nice to Mexicans saying that they hate us and want to take over. Don’t believe me. Believe the President of Mexico. PresidentCalderón said “I need to change Mexico’s perception that the Americans are the enemies ….” He said it, not this writer, or some other conservative writer. That’s been my conclusion, too, after living in Texas for nearly thirty years and dealing with Mexicans. The sooner they can take over and run us off, the better they will like it.
People keep saying theses immigrates are no different than immigrants from a hundred years ago. But a hundred years ago people came to America because they wanted to. Today people are coming to this country because they have too. Mexicans, Muslims, Africans, and Russian are coming to America because they have run their countries into the ground.
Socialism doesn’t work anywhere. Yet too many people coming to America hate us. They hate capitalism. They hate our culture, our lifestyle, and our country. Their goal is to make some money, anyway they can and go back home. We the people love capitalism. We love our country, our culture, and our lifestyle and we feel abused by many of the immigrants who have nothing good to say about us or our country.
B. Obama’s was talking about a having a fair criminal justice system. Man, this country bends over backwards for some of the worst scum in history. What does he mean? Shorter sentences for black folks, about 90 percent of all black crime is committed against black people. It’s not like black guys are hurting white people. This is why America will never win with Black people. If we don’t send out the cops, we don’t care and we are racist. Because we do send out the cops and arrest, convict, and incarcerate people we are racist. It’s a no win situation. If Obama lets out a bunch of people from prison, the crime rate will go up, and we the will be blamed for that, too.
I think fair means racism. He talks about fairness like the old guard talks about racism. A writer in the LA Times said Senator Obama is too nice. That’s the feeling I get, too. Sickly-sweet.
Glen Beck, Ron Paul, and I have one thing in common. Okay, their rich and famous I’m not and that’s not it. It’s that we care about America. We want reform and we want to stop running our country into the ground. America is like the forty years old guy making a hundred thousand a year with a good savings and great credit. He gets a divorce, buys the corvette, and spends massive amounts of money on young women, vacations in exotic and erotic places eating up his life savings and devouring his credit line. He can go a long time because he did things well for the first forty years of his life but sooner or later he will have to pay up. That’s when he’ll realize that it’s over. That’s where America is today. We can keep going a few more years but the point of no return is near.
America cannot afford four more years of poor leadership: John McCain, a Bush clone, will not unite the party and he will not defeat the Democrats because the Republican Party has lost touch with the America middle class. Four more years of Bush-like policies will do more damage, than four years of H. Clinton’s democratic socialism or B. Obama’s fair nation (whatever that is).
On my home page is a map that plots out the contiguous Islamic block—bordering this block is Kenya. Kenya helped Ethiopia during the most recent Somalia fighting. So it’s no surprise to read about recent events in Kenya. A destabilized Kenya would be a great asset to Islamic Fundamentalism. Like the CIA who tried on numerous occasions to destabilize various countries around the world during the cold war I suspects that radical Islamic Muslims are working in Kenya by supporting various groups with money, weapons, and planning. It would be unrealistic and dangerous to think otherwise.
Chad has a moderate Muslim government and the country seems to be well run, too. Apparently a coup was attempted in Chad—funded by radical Islamic Fundamentalists groups? Probably. An Iran or Taliban like government in Chad would benefit many countries in the Middle East.
In Mexico, too. In Mexico City, the police uncovered a cartel safe house with various automatic weapons, grenade launchers, (RPG) and other weapons. The Mexican army has been involved in numerous firefights with cartel members that would rival nearly every firefight in Iraq or Afghanistan. Help from radical Islamic fundamentalists? Maybe.
During the cold war, Russian and American agents operated in nearly every country. They still do, collecting information, and looking out for their respective interests. It should not be unrealistic to think that various radical Muslims groups are working worldwide to achieve their aims. An unstable Mexico would be a great asset to the Muslim world. The federal government would have to spend massive amounts of money helping or as the case may be, hindering efforts to stabilize Mexico—there would be massive migrations north, by people who have a collective hatred for America.
RedstatesBlog.com does not want to find a radical Muslims, alongside snakes, spiders, and attorneys, under every rock, but the war is not Iraq or Afghanistan. It’s worldwide and its attaining critical mass.
LIARS BEWARE: We the people are fed up with Pete Rose, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, sports figures, and famous people. There is some sort of collective thought pattern that famous people can lie to us and we will believe. We don’t. Here’s to long jail terms for lairs and an eternity in hell.
LIARS BEWARE: part two. On television, animal mutations: it’s been proven, time after time that animals and insects eat the soft parts of dead animals—exposed tongues, eyes, and, well, the front and the back, first, the body parts that aren’t covered with thick hide. You people on television should tell the truth, it’s not animal mutations, its nature on its course. Just because you’re on television doesn’t make you immune from God’s wrath and an eternity in hell.
LIARS BEWARE: part three. UFOs, ghosts, and animal X. Get some scientific proof or get off the air. To many television programs are unscrupulously directed toward the most vulnerable members of our society—children and young adults that will believe massive amounts of bizarre crap. According to the bible, lairs will spend eternity in hell.
LIARS BEWARE: part four: On television, a program that pointed out how aliens helped primitive men build the Pyramids in Egypt and Stonehenge in England—both of which are a huge amount of work for absolutely nothing. Watch a four or five year old boy play with wood blocks and he will build towers, flat arches like Stonehenge, or a pyramid like Egypt. In fact a five year old boy will build structures that are structurally more complicated then the Pyramids—come on; a pyramid is rocks, set on top of rocks. Man needed no help to build primitive rock structures. I pray that the bible is right—people on television making money from lies will go to hell.
LIARS BEWARE: part five. An experienced, reporter hired a man to befriend an eighteen year old boy to get him to confess to a crime. Another reporter called the poor boy an evil scum bag. Another reporter mentioned the twisted and evil world that this boy lives in. Boys will lie or brag about things way too easily. On the scale of lies, telling a girl a lie for sex (most girls know a sex lie when they hear one) or bragging to some guy about how tough they are, is low as compared to the consistence, massive abuse on American television airwaves—adults telling lies for a profit. Who lives in an evil world?
In Aruba: Show me the evidence. Show me the friend. Show me the boat; show me the telephone records; show me a fiber, hair, or blood drop. Then I will believe, but not before.
Heath Ledger died from a combination of painkillers, anti-anxiety medication, and sleeping pills. One of which was the highly abused medication Oxycontin. His overdose on prescription drugs is just barely news. Americans have access to a bevy of drug pushers with a MD behind their name. Another example, it was estimated that one doctor wrote over 300,000 prescriptions for steroids. If the doctor billed 100 dollars per office visit, that’s 30 million dollars—enough to make even cartel leaders jealous. More than likely, he wrote more than one prescription per visit, if he wrote three per visit, that’s still 10 million dollars. But it doesn’t stop there, a doctor writing suspect prescriptions can bill the insurance company for blood and urine tests, x-rays, and various treatments. Once a patient is abusing these drugs, it’s a constant shuffle from doctor to doctor and the medical cost is high.
The solution, part one: Government and private health care insurance should not be allowed to pay for life style drugs or medical care related to their use. Barbiturate, tranquilizers like Valium and Xanax, sleeping aids, sex aids, pain killers, and steroids are being abused, and insurance costs should be limited.
The solution, part two: President Bush wanted to have a national, internet based prescription process. All prescriptions would be digital and e-mailed. Safeguards would be in place, if several doctors were writing prescriptions for one person, the system would alert the doctors, the patient, and authorities. Drug overdoses would be limited and abusing prescription drugs would be a thing of the past—thousands of lives would be saved. Of course doctors are against this; too many doctors are making massive amounts of money selling drugs to abusers. They know it and we know it, too.
The federal government is not our enemy. Having access to our medical records is their responsibility not an invasion into our privacy. People are strange: It’s okay for drug stores and doctors to keep and possible sell our records. It’s okay for billion dollar pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies to keep and buy our records, but it’s not okay for the federal government to keep our records because that’s an invasion into our privacy.
But the only people or company that isn’t invading our privacy is the federal government and they are the only ones that need to know.
One of the reasons people are poor is drug and alcohol abuse. H. Clinton’s plan to insure the uninsured means continued abuse of prescriptions drugs.
National signing day for high school football players: For all of the one and two star athletes, know this; it’s what’s in the chest that counts, that and coachabilty. On the New York Giants rooster, Andrew Shanle, a one star football player out of Nebraska. Yes, he was the last man on the practice rooster, but he was in Arizona, he got a ticket to the game, he will get a ring. Football is about being true to yourself and your coaches and doing things right—Andrew Shanle did thing right. For four and five star athletes, there will be more heartache and shattered dreams than glory. Prepare yourself.
In my local newspaper, The Dallas Morning News is a Hispanic advice column written by three Mexicans. A couple of months ago, a Mexican wrote in complaining that “Americans are lazy.” The replay was political correct, however. It’s a common comment that I’ve heard before. Americans will not work for chump change. Mexicans in Texas have upset the wage scale, taking away good retail and construction jobs by working cheap. When we complain and refuse to work with them, we’re lazy. Mexicans should listen to us. Americans struggle through high school and college to get a good job, than we work hard and smart. We don’t work for low wages and if you want to be an American, you shouldn’t either. Take a hard look at Mexico and the United States. Who has the work ethic? Who’s lazy? Follow the truth.
A month ago another Mexican writes in with a comment. “Why learn English as a second language” she asked. “We need to learn computers.” Another nice political correct response, but it left me wondering, what the hell are Mexicans thinking. Without Americans and white males there would be no computer, no computer programs like windows, and no internet. If you want to be part of this, learn English, that’s where the computer jobs are.
Another Hispanic women wrote in “When we take over America.” Lady, there is nothing to take over in America. Study hard, stay away from drugs, go to college and then get a smart job—the nice house, car, and family will follow. In America, if you drop out of school, get knocked up, and/or use drugs you should prepare for a life of poverty. Take over America, white Americans have never and will never live in a country like Mexico. We love our country and we are willing to die for it. Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, we believe in democracy, and we will fight for our way of life.
Last night on Lou Dobbs, (CNN) a Hispanic male said. “When we’re the majority—that’s their plan—white people might think that their get their rights, but that’s when we’re get what’s due us.” That may not be a perfect quote but it’s very close. Mexicans have nothing due them. But there is a collective thought pattern among Mexicans that white people have stolen something from them—land, resources, whatever—but it’s just not true. Mexico, under Spain, claimed parts of the United States, but so did France and England. America Indians were pretty near not existence. There were only a few thousand people living in Texas at the time equally divided among Mexicans, Indians and white people. Mexico claimed Texas but more importantly so did white people living in Texas at the time. People (a few thousand Texas) revolted against a few small Mexican government outposts and Texas became independent. Mexico’s half hearted attempt to reclaim Texas failed. Mexicans are so arrogantly racists that they believe in their pathetically thin claim.
A Hispanic woman on Lou Dobbs tonight, showed her true colors, talking over Mr. Dobbs, her message was crystal clear. Americans don’t have the right to ban illegal aliens or protect our border. Apparently, Americans have lost the basic biological right to protect their home. Oh yeah we’re racist, too. Her hatred of America and white Americans was pretty clear. Collectively, Mexicans hate America and American white people. This writer believes Mexicans won’t be satisfied until the last white guy walks the stairs of an Aztec temple and has his throat slashed.
I know that this is not PC. I know that I’m not the only person to think this. I know that this won’t help my cause—government reform or my writing career. But this is what I believe.
On 12/26/2007 I blogged:
Hopefully, this will be the last that we hear of Natalee Holloway. Know this: If a male goes missing on an Aruba beach, it would be “missing, presumed drowned.” If an older woman or a heavy woman goes missing on an Aruba beach it would be “missing, presumed drowned.” Young, pretty girls always get specially treatment. The American media would have us believe that three tired, partially inebriated boys can commit the perfect crime on a dark and deserted beach leaving no clues. I don’t believe it. One of the boys said, “She got stubborn and didn’t want to leave.” That’s a telling comment, not too many boys would or could make that up. Yes, drunks get stubborn, but this isn’t something the average eighteen year old boy would know. Finally, the Aruba government has no case; they tried to make a case. A case has blood, fingerprints, fibers, witnesses, a crime scene, and other facts. The Aruba officials investigated and found nothing and the attorneys tried to make a case. Just be careful whenever an attorney is trying to make a case. Did Natalee fall asleep and wake up at dawn all wet and sandy and take a swim in the ocean? An outgoing tide could have pulled her out to sea while she fantasized about how romantic it was. If she drowned, her body should be floating up on the beach at Texas City any time now. If she didn’t drown, well, dawn is when the big fish come in to feed. That may be the worst case scenario
Boys will brag and/or lie for two reasons, 1) to try to prove they are tough or 2) for sex. In light of this boy’s confession. Show me the evidence.
I must have dreamt about a three trillion dollars budget and a potential 600 hundred billion dollars budget shortfall. Very little has been mentioned in the media about it. The Dallas Morning News, headlines were: “Budget pinches Texas.” How can a three trillion dollars budget pinch anyone? How much money does the government need? Am I the only one appalled by the audacity of the federal government and the uncontrolled greed of the wealthy in America?
While I’m thinking about it. The AMA has been running a commercial for H. Clinton’s fed-gov medical insurance plan. Man, we can’t afford what we have now. A new medical insurance program will push up health care costs, maybe a fifty percent increase across the board. Doctors, do you really want to live in a third world country? The dollar is nearly worthless, and the twisting of the screw on the middle class has got to end. We need health care reform, real reform, not more of the same old crap.
A 3 trillion dollars budget with a 400 billion dollars deficit, after 200 billion dollars is cut from Medicare and Medicaid. That’s ludicrous. We owe nine trillion dollars plus. We need to cut Social Security for the well off. We need to cut federal retirement in half and limit the maximum yearly payment to sixty thousand dollars. We need massive reform starting with the attitude of federal government employees, who will not be paid anything if we stay on this downward spiral.
We have to cut baby-boomers Social Security now so that young sixty-two year olds will work an extra year or two. It makes no sense to cut Social Security in fifteen years when baby-boomers are too old to work.
There won’t be any demonstrations in WashingtonD.C. There won’t be massive media condemnation of the federal government. Presidential candidates, other than Ron Paul, won’t be vehemently speaking out. Like the wildebeest in the clutches of a lion, we have ceased to struggle, accepting our doomed fate.
Since, old, what’s his name dropped out, H. Clinton and Senator Obama have been best buds. Apparently, they made a deal to run on the same ticket, one as President, and the other as Vice President. We’ll need to wait a little longer to determine how strong of a candidate the Republicans will present. It looks like women, minorities, and socialism against white males and capitalism. But the wealthy in America have disenfranchised the white male middle class voter. Special interest, corruption, market manipulation, and uncontrolled greed have taken its toll. McCain and his pro immigration stand could win the election for the Democrats.
H. Clinton will bring more of the “Great Society” socialism, increased destabilization and, perhaps, massive change in American Society. The Republicans will bring more Reaganomics to the table. Neither bodes well for the middle class. In America, nothing trickles down and nothing trickles up.
In the news and reported by MSNBC, a fight at Chunky Cheese. Seventy-five people were involved in the mêlée and arrests were made. Apparently, it was black people fighting; all of the video showed black individuals but the news report like many news reports didn’t identify race. The black news anchor on MSNBC grilled the “on the ground,” reporter—but not about the fight. The news anchor was upset that the police used pepper spray to help seduced the participants, injuring a young black girl. The reporter seemed confused as the anchor grilled her about police involvement. Apparently the black anchor thought it was acceptable for seventy-five people to have a gang fight at Chunky Cheese but it wasn’t acceptable for the police to use pepper spray to subdue the fighters.
In Dallas, the same thing happened. A man shot and killed a Hispanic robber, a week later, he shot and killed a second Hispanic robber. Rebecca Aguilar, a Hispanic reporter on Channel 4, FOX, grilled the man about killing two poor Hispanics, nearly accusing the man of a crime and racism as he defended his property and his life. Fox suspended the pro crime news reporter for two weeks.
MSNBC should do the same. They need to suspend the black anchor. She wasn’t appalled by a gang fight but was upset at police involvement. We are sick of minority reporters ignoring massive amounts of crime just to blame the police and/or society. Reporters should be appalled by crime not by society’s response to crime.
A Chicago newspaper gave Senator Obama the nod, saying that he would “break the Bush/Clinton mold.” Now that I believe.
There is something out there and it’s a load of crap.
Have you heard about Stephenville recently? The one blurry picture of the Stephenville UFO isn’t enough to convince me of anything. What do the aliens in UFOs think? Hey, Stephenville has only one camera and the man that has it is a bad photographer, let’s go buzz ’em.
On television a brand new program announced the hunt for UFOs. Another show is on the hunt for Big Foot, while another is on a monster hunt.
Ever hear about the super secret Area 51? Of course you have, it’s been headline news for the last twenty years. Area 51 has been staked out by UFO hunters for twenty years, not one has gotten a decent picture of anything. Haven’t UFO hunters heard of tripods, telescopic lens, and infrared—maybe UFO hunters could take Intro to photography at a Junior college. The truth is that the pictures are always wobbly and blurry because nothing is out there—other than bull crap.
On television and in Texas a claim that BIG Foot was sighted. In Texas there are a million deer hunters, all with a thousand dollars or more of high tech cameras, range finders, binoculars, and inferred cameras. Not one has spotted Big Foot or gotten a decent picture. Worldwide, Big Foot sightings are reported, but he/she or it should be named Fleet Foot. Animals and people are constantly hit by cars (deer, especially, get hit a lot and they move really well). In fact, road kill is so bad that highway departments have to budget for the removal of carcasses. But not one Big Foot or Fleet Foot has been hammered. The one picture of Big Foot that wasn’t blurry or wobbly showed a big plodding animal—there was nothing fleet about it. This type of animal can’t cross a main road without getting hit sooner or later. With trillions of miles driven over the last fifty years at least one BIG FOOT would have had to be killed—maybe not in the Himalayas but certainly in Texas or California.
Did you see the television special on “Rods.” Big, strange claims made by people? Hold your finger very close to your eye, move it up and down, you can see multiple images of your finger, frozen it might look like a so called rod. Move your hand away from your eye and wiggle your finger. Now it’s just a finger. With the right lighting, angle, and speed the camera picks up this multiple image effect and rod believers get a television special but it’s great fun and a real load.
Crop circles: what do you people think, a bunch of teenaged aliens wanna dick with earthling—that they fly the family saucer to earth and land in some farmer’s field. Crop circles are manmade and if you think that it’s not you should take an intro to logic course. There is no logical reason for crop circles other than a little human fun.
In Phoenix Arizona, a few years back there was an UFO sighting. The population of thePhoenix metropolitan area is around 3.3 million people, but only one guy had a camera out and ready. With 3.3 million people, about ten thousand people celebrate a birthday every day, at any given time thirty to forty thousand people are charging-up their camera batteries and getting ready for pictures. Why only one picture of the Phoenix UFO? In fact, the UFO standard is one UFO, one blurry or wobbly picture and one bad cameraman. That makes no sense.
The solution is a UFO Alert: People who spot a UFO call 911. What the hell can some cop do about a flying object? Nothing. We need a UFO Alert, just like the Amber Alert. But instead of the government, it would be run by private television, radio, and UFO organizations. When you see something, call a radio station. Radio and television stations could alert us and we (meaning a million people in Phoenix or two million in Dallas) could run outside with our camera and take a look. A thousand pictures, well, maybe ten thousand pictures or a million pictures of one UFO might be enough to convince me that there really is something out there and that it’s not just a bunch of bull crap.
If it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is.
I have no clue as to who Barack Obama really is. He’s sort of an American, born to a left wing radical parent and a foreigner and partially raised in a Muslim country. Soft spoken, he seems to have led a perfectly political correct life. Talk about the radical church in Chicago that he belongs to has shed away easily. Maybe I’m overreacting; I’m use to loud, confrontational black politicians who have nothing good to say about America or white people and who I can mute quickly with my remote. I don’t know Senator Obama, I don’t understand his, “fair nation,” comment, and I don’t like him for President.
The Kennedys’ endorsed Senator Obama and he immediately bombed big in Florida. Which says a lot about what people in Florida think of the Kennedy bunch.
H. Clinton, we all know. A left wing socialist, she never saw a tax hike or big government program she didn’t like.
John McCain is a Bush clone, but smarter which is the nicest thing I’ve ever said about a clone. The front runners on the Republican side will all retain the status quo. Don’t expect any reform, a balanced budget, fair taxation for the middle class or anything that resemblance leadership out of this downward spiral they we are trapped in. Expect more Reaganomics from the right.
Huckabee offered a small ray of hope for reform and Ron Paul has a great handle on the mess we’re in. But the power and wealth in the Republican Party wants the status quo to continue a while longer maybe until we’re beyond the point of no return.
I’m a conservative. I loved Ronald Reagan back then. I love Ronald Reagan today. But Reaganomics got us into this mess. We can’t afford to follow this line of government much longer. We need tax relief for the middle class, real health care reform, real Social Security reform and real legal reform. If the Republicans and the Democrats can’t or won’t do it, we the people have to do it.
“We need to slow down the economy to cut green house gases and save the planet for our grandchildren.” B. Clinton: 1/30/2008. Maybe what we need is smarter ex-presidents and/or Rhodes Scholars. Slowing the economy won’t reduce green house gases. We the people will be driving all over looking for a JOB. Leaving green house gas to market forces won’t work either. The market will not fix this problem. Investors are making hundreds of billions of dollars in the oil market. Profits for oil companies, oil service companies and on Wall Street are at an all-time high. Investors aren’t going to upset the apple cart.
We need solar easements and massive government involvement. The government has to be involved and we need a robust economy to pay for it. Read Energy Reform.
South Carolina has a large black population and we saw a race based vote. One reporter said race doesn’t matter but race, gender, or religion based voting is why democracy doesn’t work in many countries. In Iraq we saw Sunnis voting for Sunnis and Shia voting for Shia. In the North, Kurds voted for Kurds—that’s ethnic or race based voting. In Africa there is clan based voting. In America, we are seeing too much race or gender based voting. A vote for Barack Obama because he is black or for H. Clinton because she is a women is the wrong reason to vote and it will destroy our country.
Barack Obama talks about a fair nation, but the pendulum has swung to the side of special privilege minorities. I wouldn’t be surprised if fifty percent of all government workers are so-called minorities. The son of a North Vietnamese army office, who migrated to America, has a better chance of getting a job at the American Post Office than the son of a Vietnam veteran. The son of an Iranian Muslim has a better shot at the Post Office than any middle class white American. The son of any black person in America has a better shot at a college degree and government job than any middle class white person. When Barack Obama talks about a fair nation, I hope he means that he will swing the pendulum back making America a fair country for all. Not just the wealthy and special privilege minorities.
THE SOLUTION FOR INNER CITY BLACK AMERICANS AND MEXICANS: Not more food stamps or special privilege government payments. The American system is set up for high achieving black and Mexican kids. A: Study hard in school. B: Don’t drop out of school. C: Stay away from drugs: D: Get married. E: Put off having a family until you are out of school with a stable job. E: Work your butt off just like the rest of America. That is not too much to ask.
ON THE SUBPRIME MESS: For more than 200 years America had a simply plan. The bank loaned out money to buy a home and the homeowner paid the bank back. If the homeowner failed to pay, the bank foreclosed on the property and the bank owners absorbed any loss. Along came subprime loans and special privilege minorities. Now American taxpayers are stuck paying the house payment for people who never paid back a bill in their life and a high interest loan that no one in their right mind would take out.
THE SUBPRIME SOLUTION: The interest rate for all subprime loans should be reduced to 5 percent, possibly lower—4-1/2 percent. The arrears should be financed in. Then and only then: If the homeowner fails to pay, the bank should foreclose on the property. That’s how we’ve done it for the last 200 plus years. We should not borrow our grandchildren’s money to pay high interest mortgage payments (benefiting the wealthy) for special privilege minorities. That is asking too much from the taxpayer and the American middle class.
On race based loans and racism. Alluding to subprime loans, it’s been said that the loans are based on race and racism. But HUD, the department Housing and Urban Development, currently headed byAlphonso Jackson started the subprime mess. In 1999 and 2000, HUD started ignoring bad credit. They made the decision that unpaid medical bills didn’t matter, car repossessions wasn’t so bad either. They would approve a loan, usually at a higher interest rate, for people with bad credit. Not to be out done, banks jumped on the band wagon and the subprime mortgage craze was born. Loans were made that no one thought would ever be paid back. But people were getting rich so why kill off the goose. But like Socialism everywhere, it didn’t work. The financial market failed because government backed loans, based on unsound financial practices doesn’t work. Good credit does matter.
So long Fred we barely knew you. Fred Thompson lost his momentum before his announcement that he was running for president. He kept us dangling for so long and danced around the question that when he finally made the announcement nobody cared. Candidates should know this: run for president or don’t but don’t keep the public in suspense.
We’ve learned a little this past week. Black Americans and some in the media have attacked the Clintons over race—go figure. Black Americans pull out the race question whenever they feel the need. The fact that they turned on the Clintons who have given American Blacks much more than their due isn’t surprising at all. It’s just a little sad.
Early in his campaign, Barack Obama said that he wanted to make America a fair nation for all people. I’ve waited for an explanation—so far no go. Does this mean that hate crimes will be applied to all races not just the white race? Does this mean that taxes will be applied fairly to all people including the wealthy? Does this mean that he will clamp down on the illegal border crossing protecting the rights of every American? I don’t know what Senator Obama meant by the word fair but I’m pretty sure that he wasn’t thinking about white middle class American males. Someone should ask him.
In other news, the Mexican army has been involved in numerous firefights with Mexican drug cartel leaders and their personal armies. John McCain is a Bush clone on illegal aliens. How he and Bush can think that allowing tens of millions of uneducated people to cross our border illegally is good for America is beyond comprehension. In Texas, Mexicans are already planning on a Mexican governor in 2018. In the next ten to twenty years, Mexicans will be the dominate race in Texas and, it seems, that the majority have no desire to learn English or integrate into American society. They have brought their culture, language, and politics to America. There is the real chance that the President of the United States will have to bring a Spanish interpreter to Texas to talk with the Governor of Texas. Take a hard look at Mexico that is our future.
The way to reduce the price of gasoline is to increase the tax. Some people want to reduce the gasoline tax during this period of high prices, but oil companies will raise the price and eat up any tax decrease in a nano-second. By raising the tax, people will be forced to conserve, fuel stocks will increase and the price will drop.
Tiny brained newscasters keep telling us that in Europe the price of gas is six dollars or more per gallon. We all know that most of the cost of gasoline in Europe is tax. Newscasters reveal their ignorance when they make that statement. With the euro at an all time high, we know that Europeans are paying about seventy dollars per barrel for oil—not the hundred dollars we are paying.
Raising gasoline taxes will help America and Americans. It will decrease demand and increase fuel stocks. This is economics 101: Don’t believe it, go take a basic economics course at any junior college.
The new highway bill has incentives for toll roads. Texas Governor Rick Perry is for toll roads. But in Texas, it’s illegal for local governments to borrow money without a bond election. The borrowed money has to have a stated propose and be used for that propose. Along come toll roads. Local governments are bypassing state law and, in effect, selling state highways to the wealthy who collect tolls. State and local governments are borrowing massive amounts of money and selling out the future of the taxpayers in an inflation proof deal with the wealthy. In the future, with inflation, we could be paying a thousand dollars a month in tolls. This is a conspiracy to defraud the taxpayers and borders on criminal conduct. It should be against the law.
Highway 121 north of Dallas, Texas, is owned by the taxpayers and it’s being turned into a toll road. The government signed a contract with a company to rebuild the road and collect tolls. As part of the contract, the company borrowed an extra 3 billion dollars, handing it over to the local governments who have piddled it away. We do not know what this money is used for and if the purpose is legitimate. Bonds have well thought-out strings, toll roads have no strings—this violates state law—if not legally at least in principle. The Texas taxpayers need to sue.
Look: Borrow 1 million dollars for fifty years at five percent interest and the payment is 4,541.39 per month for fifty years. Let a wealthy investor build a toll road and pay the taxpayer one million up front without a fixed payment—well, the toll can and will keep going up. Twenty years from now the investor could be making 20,000 dollars per month or more on his initial one million dollar investment. There is no fixed or set cost—a foul proof, inflation proof loan to gullible taxpayers. No one would make the deal that the state of Texas made for the toll road on Highway 121.
Governor Rick Perry and the wealthy in Texas are planning a massive number of toll road projects in Texas.
Know this: It’s just not Texas. In Illinois a new toll road has a seventy year payout. The new federal fuel tax bill has incentives for toll roads.
Know this: Every single Texan that I know is burning mad about toll roads. If only half of the toll roads planned become toll roads, we may see real government resistance. Governor Rick Perry and the wealthy in Texas are on a deadly road with deep pot holes.
Know this: Texas Governor Rick Perry has national political aspirations. In Texas, he tried to sell off the state lottery—a cash cow—for chump change. He tried to mainstream ten new coal burning electrical plants that even got the local wealthy angry. His behavior is anti-environment, anti-taxpayer, and very much pro wealthy.
Democrats border on pure socialism, but Republicans represent the uncontrolled greed of the wealthy, and are nearly anti-middle class. For the average conservative American there is nobody left to vote for.
In the local newspaper; The Dallas Morning News: An article subtitled. “Retirement brings ex-official back to town — for a while.” The slant, the ex city manger of a small town dropped out, bought a small farm and moved away. He came back to town to fulfill his 20 years as a public servant so he can gain immediate retirement benefits—his earned entitlement. At 44 years old, his track record is excellent; he’s intelligent, innovative, and an excellent manager. In 1960, he would be an up and comer, considered to be part of the bright future of America. In 2008, he’s part of America’s future, too. He’s sucking the taxpayer dry.
The first 22 years of this guy’s life, he spent in school—including college. All subsidized at taxpayers’ expense. Then he worked for twenty years as a civil employee—did a great job, no problem there—now he’s retired. He’ll live a good eighty years, without stress, maybe an hundred. Out of a hundred years, he worked for what? Twenty? Who’s going to pay for the forty to sixty years of his retirement? I’m supposed to pay high taxes for some guy with three times my retirement—I don’t think so. It’s obvious that people in the government think America’s future is uneducated immigrants from other countries who will work in a high tax, low wage environment. That’s a pipe dream.
It’s not just this young man, another young city manager recently retired in the Dallas area with a 150 K retirement. Good for him, bad for us. I have no animosity toward these gentlemen; part of me wants to wish them good luck, but too many of us have to work our fingers to the bone so that a few can live the good life.
In twenty years, both of these men will be 65; the current city manager will retire. In forty years both of these men will be 88 years old and the next city manager will retire. In effect, the taxpayer will be paying four men to do the job of one man.
This is why city government is so expensive, massive unfunded retirement obligation. City and state workers are sucking the taxpayer dry. They should save their money and put as many dollars into Euros as they can. The dollars is no longer the safe currency.
The American middle class has to fix this problem and the only way to do this is to go around the politicians. Read the chapter on Social Security and private retirement. Read about Constitutional Conventions.
David Walker the comptroller for the federal government was on the Glen Beck show talking about the 163 billion dollar deficit and the fact that the government has spent all the money in the Social Security trust fund. He said that the head of a private business would be in jail. That’s where our elected government officials should be, but of course they passed laws so they are immune from prosecution, but laws can always be changed. The wealth that has been stolen from the America people will be returned.
On television, we hear about Mexican gangs in California, a hundred thousand strong. These are the same type of men that the Mexico Government is fighting along the border. All of these gang members have women and most have children. California has several initiatives to provide poor children with heath care insurance. H. Clinton wants nationwide heath care insurance for uninsured children. The taxpayer ends up subsidizing the health care for gang members, and their children. When a gang banger is blown away, the government puts his spouse and children on Social Security Widows Pension. Even worse are the gang members in jail. We have to pay massive amounts of money to keep them in jail, for their attorney, and the legal system, while providing for their families. It’s no wonder that America is a magnate for the bad.
There is no reason to vote or get excited about the elections. Nothing will change. On Power Lunch the headline reads. “Keeping America great.” The big shots in government, business, and the Media still think of America as a great country. So why does the America taxpayer feel so dogged? It’s the middle class taxpayers whose future has been ripped away.
In Iowa, turning corn into ethanol is the goal. In Texas, there is an effort to turn switch grass into ethanol. On CNN, a gentlemen demonstrated a process to turn algae into ethanol. Corn is probably the worst alternative in the mix for new alternative fuels. The federal government needs to step back a little and encourages various alternatives not just corn as the next fuel.
Under energy reform and the chapter titled all-electric zones, the positives attributes of electric cars are addressed. Instead of the “We need ethanol and gasoline,” mentality. America should adopt a “We need energy,” mentality. A biofuel that burns like coal without the pollutants, that could be easily grown and that would replace coal, nuclear, natural gas, and oil as a fuel to produce electricity. That may be easier and cheaper than turning corn into ethanol.
Feeling sorry for Britney? Maybe we should. Stalked by paparazzi, reporters, the ex, and attorneys she’s floundering about like many of us would in a similar situation. The judge who cut her visitation is insensitive, lacking compassion and empathy for the social and financial pressure that someone in her position can be in. The news media in America is showing its true colors—go for the throat mentality, the hell with sensitivity, compassion, empathy, and understanding.
Did that get your attention? On television, another big whoop-de-do about sex slaves. Asian hookers have invaded America due to the ludicrous federal immigration policy. Arrested by the police, they claim sex slaves’ status, hoping to stay in America. But the truth is that they were hookers in their country and hookers in our country. They come to America on tourist visas living right in their place of business, working until they are caught and deported. In Dallas, after the arrest of forty Asian hookers and a government investigation, not one was found to be a sex slave. All were here by their own free will to make a quick tax free buck off the America white heterosexual population. The sex slave whoop-de-do is mostly lies.
But this time it was different. The reporters enlisted the aid of the openly gay mayor of San Francisco who bashed white male heterosexuals calling us the problem. America has turned the corner. We’ve gone from gay bashing to heterosexual bashing. Perhaps media and politically oppressed white male heterosexuals can finally gain minority status and the legal protection that we richly deserve.
Liberals and others won’t blast immigration policies but they’re happy to blast white males. Women do parties, they do drugs, and they do sex for money. When they get caught and exposed, they claim that males made them do it—guilt free bad behavior. The lie is too easily bought by too many people.
Health care reform
On my planet, this is how we handle health care. People pay for their own health care and buy their own medical insurance policy. It’s forbidden for the federal, state, and local government along with corporations, unions, and small business to pay anyone’s medical insurance. Medicare, Medicaid, and group medical insurance policies are banned.
The government provides health care for those who can’t afford their own policy in a country-wide General Hospital System.
Physician’s Assistants can open a private practice office under their own supervision and medical labs, open branches in malls and grocery stores to provided labs tests on request—all on a cash basis.
A: Pay your own way B: Use the General Hospital System C: Use a Physician’s Assistants and a private medical lab in conjunction with the General Hospital System. Three choices for medical care. See the chapter on health care reform for details.
Regulated Capitalism works, unregulated capitalism can destroy.
I wrote: “Hungering for reform? This writer has no interest in the upcoming election. I don’t think it matters who is running the show...most of the reform or (proposed) changes are just more of the stuff that got us in debt to begin with. Expect nothing with the upcoming change in leadership.” I stand by that.
Ron Paul is the most interesting candidate. He sounds like a real person; his handlers let him talk about real reform and real solutions. Most candidates sound like actors or actresses with a ten second sound bite.
The only negative that this writer can see is that Ron Paul wants to leave energy production in the hands of the market. Meaning, in the hands of wealthy Wall Street investors, in the hands of wealthy oil companies, in the hands of wealthy oil men, in the hands of wealthy unstable Middle Eastern countries—that doesn’t make sense. We need massive government intervention into the energy sector focused on renewable wind and solar energy.
Energy production is too important to leave in the hands of the free market; America is too dependent on energy to hope that investors with uncontrolled greed will do the right thing. Our grandfathers recognized this, by building dams, the TVA, and other federally funded energy related programs. We need this too. In fact now, more than ever.
Here is how much America has changed.
In a recent Sunday edition of the Dallas Morning News, in the section titled: Nation/World. An article: “Havana gets a facelift that helps only tourists.” The articles subheading was: “Old City has seen a rebirth, but Cubans aren’t benefiting.”
The slant was that Old Havana (City), Cuba was getting a face lift, more than 350 buildings had been renovated, about one third of the old city center. Profit from the tourist industry was put back into the tourist attractions. The reporter and people were complaining because as of yet the profits hadn’t dwindled down to the people. But this is pure capitalism; this is what rich capitalists do. They build businesses and money filters down to us. Cuba is a tourist state, that is there main industry, the better the attractions, the greater the number of tourists, the more jobs become available and the more money in people’s hands.
In fact, here in Texas wealthy individuals are doing the same thing that Castro and company are doing in Cuba. They buy a ranch near small rural towns than buy all the old rundown building and restore them. Not only bringing in tourist, but also keeping money in the small town. Instead of driving to the big city to shop and eat people can do it in their own small town.
Who would have thought that rich Texans and Castro would have something in common? Who would have thought that Cuba (as run down as it) the center of socialism, would resort to pure state-supported capitalism.
The gentleman that wrote the article—bashing capitalism in the process—was a New York Times reporter. No surprise there.
Capitalism is a free market system based on private ownership of production and goods but that doesn’t mean that the market has to be unregulated or that the state can’t regulate business. That’s what is missing in America. Regulation is the main government enterprise, to make sure that fairness exits in our country. The wealthy has used their money to buy their way to even greater wealth.
Conspiracy theories abound on the internet, in Pakistan, and in the media on Bhutto’s death. It’s not enough that Al-Qaeda wanted her dead and have claimed responsibility for her death—be prepared for years of boring speculation. Know this. In one survey, 87 percent of the people in Pakistan thought Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda were justified in bombing the World Trade Center. The majority of Pakistanis hate America. Islamic militants are part of the broad social structure of Pakistan. Islamic militants are part of the Pakistan government. Islamic militants are part of the Pakistani contingent in America.
Bhutto’s presents brought instability and perhaps civil war. President Musharraf brings a balance and stability. That is the best that the world can hope for. If the upcoming Pakistani general election is fair, expect an anti-American government similar to Iran’s to be elected.
Amateur policy makers, in Washington, encouraged Benazir Bhutto to return to Pakistan. Bhutto, the policy makers, the media, in and out of Pakistan, all thought she would be killed. Why is anyone surprised or shocked? I’m not and I’m glad this little episode is over.
Bhutto was an unstable influence on Pakistan. What was she doing there? What did she hope to accomplish?
People on television talked about her moderate political agenda and great leadership, while dismissing the fact that Pakistan has become more unstable since her return.
President Musharraf is America’s best choice in Pakistan. He’s done sixty-five to seventy percent of what American has asked. He’s balancing the needs of the greater world, the needs of Pakistan, and the needs of Islam and has brought some stability in Pakistan. The same way that Shaw of Iran, the Royal Family in Saudi Arabia and Saddam Hussein, brought to their countries—without the Shaw and Saddam their respective countries are vastly different.
Pushing democratic reform: Democracy is the best form of government for white people in the west but it is not the best form of government in all other countries. A free election in Pakistan and Osama bin Laden could be a dinner guest in the Presidential Palace and his men—Al-Qaeda—could be guarding functional nuclear weapons. An election in Pakistan could follow in the footsteps of the various elections around the world—anti-American governments.
Thinking Thin: when I was nine or ten and whining over the need for a soda pop, my maternal grandfather told me that “Soda pop was a girly drink, black coffee is a man’s drink.” He inadvertently hooked this writer on bitter black coffee. In the 1980s, an acquaintance/friend purchased a franchise for a fancy coffee shop and moved to Omaha. I tried the fancy coffee—half a cup of coffee, two tablespoons of sugar, two tablespoons of heavy cream and two tablespoons of chocolate flavored corn syrup. I nearly gagged on the sweet mixture. At the time I thought that nobody would buy coffee-laced sugar and cream. Boy, was I wrong. I’m still thin, thanks in part to drinking black coffee and skipping the fancy coffee and soda pop.
Should we tax sugar? This is not a conservative or liberal question. Wealthy businessmen try to turn stuff like this into freedom of choice and liberals vs. conservatives. But it’s not about freedom; it’s about the health of the nation. It’s the responsibility of the government to regulate capitalism. It’s the responsibility of the government to regulate business. It’s the responsibility of the government to help American citizens maintain good health. I’m a diehard capitalist but the more capitalistic a nation is, the more the government needs to regulate business and use their power of taxation to keep a steady course for all citizens. Capitalism without regulation can destroy a nation.
Tax sugar. Absolutely. A dollar tax on soda pop, donuts, and all sugar food is badly needed.
In 1950, nobody was fat and the Sunday meal was skin on chicken, mashed potatoes and liberal amounts of gravy. Today, nearly everybody is fat and the Sunday meal is dry skinless chicken baked potato with a fat free yogurt sauces. Figure that out.
In the news: Chocolate is good for the body. But in the store, most chocolate foods are chocolate flavored corn syrup. Another example: Maple syrup is a real food that’s good to eat. But in the store, it’s mainly maple flavored corn syrup that adds to the fat and does nothing for the body.
I think people have cut out so much real food from their diet that they stay hungry all the time.
Here is rule number one about food. Real food that our grandfathers eat is good for the body. They had to work ten hours a day and didn’t have time to write blogs or sit around a fancy coffee shop and waste away their time on a computer. The food they chose to eat powered their bodies through a long hard day.
This is the first post since I blogged my book. This isn’t a daily, weekly, or monthly blog; it’s when I have something to say or when somebody wants to add to the blog. Keep it positive, we want solutions not more of the same stuff that we’ve been feed. Real solutions that will work not more taxes, not more or bigger programs.
Homeless Vets are trying for a VA check or getting a small VA check.
In the news, homeless veterans; the slant was that it was an outrage that so many veterans were homeless. But the story didn’t mentioned money. For a Veteran trying to get on a VA disability, it helps to be homeless. “I can’t work is a common complaint.” The problem, too many veterans are complaining of headaches, nightmares, and other crap. Most are trying to get on a disability.
Even worse is that the minimum VA disability pension is around $600 a month. A veteran gets on a disability and sits at home drinking. His wife kicks him out and he moves in with his parents. They kick him out, too—nobody wants to live with a drunk. He ends up homeless with a small VA check.
What should the VA do? Put able bodied men and women on a full pension. Pay then $40, 000 a year to sit at home drinking. The VA is doing their job, maybe making a few mistakes, but doing a good job.
The minimum VA disability check of $600 a month isn’t enough for an apartment, food, and utilities, but for the homeless, $600 a month or twenty dollars a day, enough to buy food and alcohol.
The solution is to put returning vets in a four year program—pay them, 2000 dollars a month disability and force them back into college or trade school while forbidding anyone on a VA disability from drinking or doing drugs.
People think they have some sort of bizarre right to get on a government disability, sit on their butt, and spend the money on alcohol, heroin, or cocaine. The taxpayer has rights, too. People on government disability shouldn’t be allowed to drink or do drugs.
M. Vicks 23 month sentence won’t discourage dog fighting operations. In fact, those who are running dogfight operation are probably jumping for joy.
Hungering for reform? This writer has no interest in the upcoming election. I don’t think it matters who is running the show. Why? H. Clinton’s is like a joke candidate. Seven hundred billion dollars in new spending is even scaring diehard Democrats. Does she care about America? Does she have any insight into America’s problems? Her healthcare reform is nothing new. It’s just more of the same expensive stuff that isn’t working.
In fact most of the reform or changes are just more of the stuff that got us in debt to begin with. Expect nothing with the upcoming change in leadership.
Joe Horn, the Texas hero, who gunned down two scum bags from Colombia while protecting his property and the property of a minority, should receive a medal.
Hopefully, this will be the last that we hear of Natalee Holloway. Know this: If a male goes missing on an Aruba beach, it would be “missing, presumed drowned.” If an older woman or a heavy woman goes missing on an Aruba beach it would be “missing, presumed drowned.” Young, pretty girls always get specially treatment.
The American media would have us believe that three tired, partially inebriated boys can commit the perfect crime on a dark and deserted beach leaving no clues. I don’t believe it. One of the boys said, “She got stubborn and didn’t want to leave.” That’s a telling comment, not too many boys would or could make that up. Yes, drunks get stubborn, but this isn’t something the average eighteen year old boy would know.
Finally, the Aruba government has no case; they tried to make a case. A case has blood, fingerprints, fibers, witnesses, a crime scene, and other facts. The Aruba officials investigated and found nothing and the attorneys tried to make a case. Just be careful whenever an attorney is trying to make a case. Did Natalee fall asleep and wake up at dawn all wet and sandy and take a swim in the ocean? An outgoing tide could have pulled her out to sea while she fantasized about how romantic it was. If she drowned, her body should be floating up on the beach at Texas City any time now. If she didn’t drown, well, dawn is when the big fish come in to feed. That may be the worst case scenario