Month: January 2010

Some interesting figures

Did you happen to catch Glenn Beck’s recent show where he showed past presidents and the percentage of each president’s cabinet appointees who had previously worked in the private sector. You know —–a real life business,… not a government job?

Roosevelt – 38%

Taft – 40%

 Wilson – 52%

 Harding – 49%

Coolidge – 48%

 Hoover – 42%

 FDR – 50%

Truman – 50%

 Eisenhower – 57%

 Kennedy – 30%

LBJ – 47%

 Nixon – 53%

 Ford – 42%

Carter – 32%

 Reagan – 56%

GHWB – 51%

Clinton – 39%

 GWB – 55%

And the Winner of the rubber Chicken Dinner is…………………….

 Obama – 8%

YEP, EIGHT PERCENT!!!!!!!!!!!! And these are the guys holding a “job summit”? This ought to go really well!!!!

More uncertainty in the economy

Last week the President threatened to add regulations to the banks. Last week my investments fell 7.5 percent. Thank you Mr. President for adding more uncertainty into the American economy.

Why would any business hire workers when there is all this administrations created uncertainty in the market. Healthcare reform with Cap & Trade has injected enough uncertainty in the market.

I have come to the conclusion that this administration is anti-business and jobs will be slow in returning until this situation is changed.

How did we survive?

This was received in an e-mail and I am passing it on.

To Those of  Us  Born   between  1930 – 1965  

At the end of this blog is a quote of the month by Jay Leno.. If you don’t read anything else, please 
read what he said.  Very well stated, Mr. Leno.
 
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
                   1930’s, 40’s, 50’s,   60’s and 70’s!! 
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
 
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn’t get tested for diabetes.
 
Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered  with bright colored lead-base paints.
 
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes,  we had baseball caps  not helmets on our heads..
 
As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.
 
Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
 
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
 
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.
  
We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren’t overweight..   WHY?  
Because we were always outside playing….that’s why!
 
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on…  
No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OKAY.
 
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps  and then ride them down the hill,  only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem
 
We did not have Play stations, Nintendo’s and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s,  no surround-sound or CD’s, no cell phones,  no personal computers,  no Internet and no chat rooms.
 
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
 
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
 
We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.  
 
We ate worms and mud pies  made from dirt, and  the worms did not live in us forever.
 
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out very many eyes.
  
We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
 
 Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.  Those who didn’t had to learn  to deal with disappointment.  Imagine that!! 
 
 The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! 
 
These generations have produced some of the best  risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.
 
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
 
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
 
If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!  
 
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
 
While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.
 
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it ?  I just did and Look…I’m stil here….
~
The quote of the month is by
Jay Leno:
 
‘With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu, swine flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?’ 
 
For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us..go ahead and ignore this. 
For the rest of us….pass this on.    https://2tts.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/how-did-we-survive/

 

Apathy, America’s biggest enemy

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the  November  2008 Presidential election.

  • Number of States won by: Obama: 19    McCain: 29
  • Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000    McCain: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million 

                                                   McCain: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:

Obama: 13.2    McCain: 2.1
 

   Professor Olson adds: “In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. 
 
    Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare…”


 

    Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the “complacency and apathy” phase of Professor Tyler’s definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation’s population already having reached the “governmental dependency” phase.


 

    If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years. 

If you are in favor of this, then then just disregard this thought.


If you are not, then pass this along to help  everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

It has been a bad week for the progressives

The first disaster for the progressive agenda this week was the stunning defeat of Coakley by Brown. Of all places, the stronghold of Massachusetts. This was not just a local election, the entire nation was watching this defeat. Today I hear  Nancy Pelosi state that there is not enough votes in the house to cram the Senate healthcare bill down the voters of America. The final blow is that Air America is turning off their microphones and ceasing operation to inform the American voters of their long wanted and needed agenda of the progressive elite. It has been a bad week. The voters of America just do not understand.

If you jam it, we will stick it.

This should be read and understood by all Americans

Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature, It is now official you are ALL corrupt:

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke. 
Social security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke. 
Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke. 
War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more. 
Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke. 
Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke. 
The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.  

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars

AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??

Keep this circulating. It is very well stated. Maybe it will end up in the e-mails of some of our “duly elected’ (they never read anything) and their staff will clue them in on how American’s feel.

Thank you Massachusetts voters

In November of 2008 I see the progressive train leave the station. In January 2009 the train begins to build up speed. At the station of Minnesota it is momentarily slowed by Coleman and Franken. Franken boards the train with a questionable ticket. Now the train is building up speed. It zips past the Omnibus bill; the 787 billion stimulus bill is passed quickly and the healthcare industry is the next station. Voters are ignored and the arrogance of the crew is observed. In the meantime companies are bailed out, terrorist events are dismissed as individual cases and the debt zooms to 12 trillion dollars. The passengers yell out, “enough is enough”, the arrogant crew promptly dismiss their calls. All appears to be lost.

Next stop is Massachusetts; the train has a full head of steam and appears to be able to barrel through this station with ease. Wait a minute, there is a Brown warning signal down the track. Is this the sign to slow this speeding train? Against all odds Brown slows the progressive train and allows the passengers another day. Thank you Massachusetts voters for slowing the progressive train and giving the American voters a chance to stop this train in its tracks.

Two hundred and thirty-five years ago you were helping a struggling nation. Again, you come through for a nation that is fighting a new adversary in this struggle to survive. Thank you, Massachusetts voters.