News Items 2011
In a free society, government exists, at most, to protect people's rights, and should neither provide for people nor punish them for activities that interfere with no one else.
The poinsettia is a plant. What does the poinsettia have to do with Christmas? I guess snowmen and snowflakes are appropriate for now. But perhaps those will soon be added to banned list because both are white and are not inclusive to other races. Hey, who knows what these government hacks will come up with next.
Aren't you getting a little weary of this? We can't have our children walk into a classroom where the teacher has a poinsettia sitting on her desk? Oh, the humanity! Quick! Call a school counselor!
A Post Office manager actually told Christmas carolers to get out, leave, and don't come back unless they're buying stamps or mailing something.
There is a war on Christmas in this country. This war exists because in this era of big government, the government is telling you that you need to remember that it's government, not Santa Claus, that brings you what you ask for; and therefore it's government, not God, that you should be worshipping.
How was this tabulated? 300,265 people participated. Did each person do one jumping jack? Did they take some jumping jacks from more athletic people and "redistribute" them to people who couldn't do any so they could be counted?
All they needed in that IHOP was one customer with a gun, training and a permit. Remember, when seconds count, 911 is always minutes away.
No wonder Hoffa was so fervent to support Obama. Payback time?
That is why I'm not a surfer. Plus, I'm probably not rad enough anyway.
Plans to arrange bail through the White House.
The Social Security Farce
Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.
An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" message.
Our Social Security
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
1.) That participation in the Program would be Completely voluntary,
No longer Voluntary
2.) That the participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program,
Now 7.65% on the first $90,000
3.) That the money the participants elected to put into the Program would be deductible from their income for tax purposes each year,
No longer tax deductible
4.) That the money the participants put into the independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the general operating fund, and therefore, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, and no other Government program, and,
Under Johnson the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed as income.
Under Clinton & Gore Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically controlled House and Senate.
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democrat Party.
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?
A: The Democrat Party, with Al Gore casting the 'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US.
Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?
A: Jimmy Carter and the Democrat Party. Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democrat Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!
Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!
And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
ObamaCare is supposed to increase health coverage and slow spending. The promises of RomneyCare in Massachusetts were the same. But it has neither brought universal coverage nor contained costs.
Bush was horrible when it came to government spending. In 2006, George Bush was looking at a $248 billion deficit, which is a lot considering it was just $158 billion in 2002. Now under Barack Obama we have seen those numbers top $1 trillion.
Bush is a hero to those who love big government. However, if Bush is a hero, that would make Obama a superhero for big government.
Steve Wynn is a huge jobs creator. Here's what he had to say about our Ruler Obama:
"I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I'm afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States. You watch television and see what's going on on this debt ceiling issue. And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing's going to get fixed until the President himself steps up and wrangles both parties in Congress. But everybody is so political, so focused on holding their job for the next year that the discussion in Washington is nauseating.
And I'm saying it bluntly, that this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business, and progress and job creation in my lifetime. And I can prove it and I could spend the next 3 hours giving you examples of all of us in this market place that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our healthcare costs escalate, regulations coming from left and right. A President that seems, that keeps using that word redistribution. Well, my customers and the companies that provide the vitality for the hospitality and restaurant industry, in the United States of America, they are frightened of this administration. And it makes you slow down and not invest your money. Everybody complains about how much money is on the side in America.
You bet and until we change the tempo and the conversation from Washington, it's not going to change. And those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the President. And a lot of people don't want to say that. They'll say, God, don't be attacking Obama. Well, this is Obama's deal and it's Obama that's responsible for this fear in America.
The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don't invest, their holding too much money. We haven't heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody's afraid of the government and there's no need soft peddling it, it's the truth. It is the truth. And that's true of Democratic businessman and Republican businessman, and I am a Democratic businessman and I support Harry Reid. I support Democrats and Republicans. And I'm telling you that the business community in this company is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he's gone, everybody's going to be sitting on their thumbs."
American Lindsey Vonn has had to forfeit her Gold Medal.
The International Olympic Committee announced that it has taken back the gold medal previously awarded to her and given it to U.S. President Obama. Olympic officials said Obama deserved the medal more than Vonn because no one has ever gone downhill faster than he has.
Meet Maine 's New Governor
In case you haven't heard about this guy before, his name will stick in your mind! The new Maine Governor, Paul LePage is making New Jersey 's Chris Christie look like an enabler. He isn't afraid to say what he thinks. Judging by the comments, every time he opens his mouth, his popularity goes up.
He brought down the house at his inauguration when he shook his fist toward the media box and said, "You're on notice! I've inherited a financially-troubled State to run. Observe...cover what we do...but don't whine if I don't waste time responding to your every whim just for your amusement."
During his campaign for Governor, he was talking to commercial fishermen who are struggling because of federal fisheries rules. They complained that 0bama brought his family to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park for a long Labor Day holiday and found time to meet with union leaders, but wouldn't talk to the fishermen. LePage replied, "I'd tell him to go to hell and get out of my State." The Lame Stream Media crucified LePage, but he jumped 6 points in the pre-election poll.
The Martin Luther King incident was a political sandbag which brought him National exposure. The 'lame stream' media crucified him, but word on the street is very positive. The NAACP specifically asked LePage to spend MLK Day visiting black inmates at the Maine State Prison. He told them that he would meet with ALL inmates, regardless of race, if he were to visit the prison. The NAACP balked and then put out a news release claiming falsely that he refused to participate in any MLK events. He read it in the paper for the 1st time the next morning while being driven to an event and went ballistic because none of the reporters had called him for comment before running the NAACP release.
He arrived at that event & said in front of a TV camera, "If they want to play the race card on me they can kiss my ass", and he reminded them that he has an adopted black son from Jamaica and that he attended the local MLK Breakfast every year that he was mayor of Waterville. (He started his morning there on MLK Day.)
He then stated that there's a right way and a wrong way to meet with the Governor, and he put all special interests on notice that press releases, media leaks, and all demonstrations would prove to be the wrong way. He said any other group which acted like the NAACP could expect to be at the bottom of the Governor's priority list!
He then did the following, and judging from local radio talk show callers, his popularity increased even more: The State employees union complained because he waited until 3 P.M. before closing State offices and facilities and sending non-emergency personnel home during the last blizzard. The prior Governor would often close offices for the day with just a forecast before the first flakes. (Each time the State closes for snow, it costs the taxpayers about $1 million in wages for no work in return.)
LePage was CEO of the Marden's chain of discount family bargain retail stores before election as governor. He noted that State employees getting off work early could still find lots of retail stores open to shop. So, he put the State employees on notice by announcing: "If Marden's is open, Maine is open!"
He told State employees: "We live in Maine in the winter, for heaven's sake, and should know how to drive in it. Otherwise, apply for a State job in Florida !"
Governor LePage symbolizes what America needs; Refreshing politicians who aren't self-serving and who exhibit common sense
Sounds like someone we could use running this country!!!!
Obama's Senior Moment: "I'll be turning 50 in a week."
Actually, he'll be turning 50 in three weeks. How could you expect him to remember his birthday when he just finished making his birth certificate?
Also, isn't it counterproductive to tell people not to call your bluff? Doesn't that mean you're really bluffing?
The bottom line is the jury has ruled. That's our system. Flawed or not, it's the best system available. Remember that only government can use force to deprive you of your life or liberty. The standard of proof is tough and the jury, based on the evidence, apparently didn't think that the state met that standard.
In a jail somewhere in Nevada, OJ Simpson probably has a smirk on his face. OJ discovered a way to self-destruct and this high school dropout diva will find a way to do the same. It's only a matter of time. Perhaps she can hire OJ to help her find the real killer? Or even better, we might be able to get someone to hook Casey Anthony up on a blind date with Joran van der Sloot.
The government could simply have cut a $100,000 check to everyone whose employment was allegedly made possible by the "stimulus," and taxpayers would have come out $427 billion ahead.
He collects $37,000 a year for a job he can't do. Only in government.
And what exactly is Obama qualified to do?
THANK YOU NOTE!
Dear American Taxpayer
For only the second time in my adult life, I am not ashamed of my country. I want to thank the hard-working American people for paying $242 thousand dollars for my vacation in Spain.
My daughter Sasha, several long-time family friends, my personal staff and various guests had a wonderful time. Honestly, you just haven't lived until you have stayed in a $2,500.00 per night private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel.
Thank you also for the use of Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. By the way, if you happen to be visiting the Costa del Sol, I highly recommend the Buenaventura Plaza restaurant in Marbella; great lobster and oysters! I'm ashamed to admit the lobsters we ate in Martha's Vineyard were not quite as tasty, but what can you do if you're not in Europe, you have to just grin and bear it?
Air Force Two (which costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accounting Office reports) only used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip and carbon emissions were a mere 1,031 tons of CO2. These are only rough estimates, but they are close. That's quite a carbon footprint as my good friend Al Gore would say, so we must ask the American citizens to drive smaller, more fuel efficient cars and drive less too, so we can lessen our combined carbon footprint.
I know times are hard and millions of you are struggling to put food on the table and trying to make ends meet. So I do appreciate your sacrifices and do hope you find work soon.
I was really exhausted after Barack took our family on a luxury vacation in Maine a few weeks ago. I just had to get away for a few days. Let us know what plans you have made for vacation this year.
Will you drive or fly?
P.S. Thank you as well for the $2 BILLION dollar trip to India from which we just returned!
P.SS. Thank you, too, for that vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard; it was fabulous. And thanks for that second smaller jet that took our dog Bo to Martha's Vineyard so we and the children could have him with us while we were away from the White House for eleven days. After all, we couldn't take him on Air Force One because he might pee on some wires or something.
P.SSS. Oh, I almost forgot to say thanks also for our two-week trip to Hawaii at Christmas. That 7,000 square foot house was great!
Remember we all have to share the pain of these economic times equally!
Looks like this kid is ready for the Marines, right now.
I'm a union member government employee and I can take a dump anywhere I want.
She was angry because he had confiscated her phone.
The 3-D display does not require glasses. Images or videos seem to float in space. Users can interact with images using hand gestures.
What's the big deal? 2008 was a big year for the Messiah in all 57 states, although it was a dreadful year for our country.
Want a tattoo? Don't have the cash? Perhaps you can use your EBT card, that's food stamps to us taxpayers, to get your smart new tat!
Enough with the PC nonsense already.
I always knew I liked this guy.
How nice. (Warning: Bad language by police.)
Listen as a citizen exercising his 2nd amendment right to legally bear arms was violently assaulted by Philadelphia Police with no cause.
In Pennsylvania carrying a gun is not reasonable suspicion of a crime and not justification for a stop and search or a detainment.
Open Carry is legal in Philadelphia with a valid license to carry firearms; openly carrying on foot is legal without a license everywhere else in Pennsylvania.
"On a Sunday afternoon, a Pennsylvania resident was walking up Frankford Avenue in Philadelphia, bound for an auto parts store, and happened to be legally openly carrying a Glock pistol on his hip, under PA state law.
A passing Philadelphia Police officer saw his walking up the road, pulled over his squad car in the middle of the busy street, and drew his weapon on the man, threatening to kill him multiple times if he moved.
The man was arrested, stripped of his possessions, and thrown in the paddywagon, while several Philadelphia Police officers made multiple phones calls to try and find out what law they think he broke.
In the end, they discovered that he was in violation of no laws, and was sent on his way, after having been illegally arrested for 45 minutes and his 4th Amendment rights blatantly violated."
What is wrong with people today?
We need to better screen government employees. He thought he had the perfect job. He got to fondle and grope kids and adults all day, and get paid for it.
A voice mail a woman left for a repo company ending with "We got Barack Obama!"
Let's call this the "Second Great Awakening."
Something is gonna hit the fan when this book hits. Better buckle up, and wear a helmet!
Thought you'd really enjoy this.
Apparently child sexual abuse can only be done by a Federal Agent. What's wrong with this picture?
No, not really.
So much for Romney. Can we say: "You're fired!"?
And some people think raising the debt ceiling is a good idea?
Because she personally cannot afford it. She claims to be living paycheck to paycheck. Members of Congress receive an annual salary of $174,000, whereas the median household income for American is a little over $46,000 annually.
Sounds like this political hack needs a better financial planner.
Almost a Century of Global Warming Erased in One Year. How inconvenient is it for Gore?
Soon you'll be seeing his mom or family member on TV saying the standard: "He was a good boy who just fell in with the wrong crowd." Another criminal thug.
"I'm tired of reading the Constitution and all of the silly things we've done over the last 13 weeks." - Rep. Jim McDermott
Government healthcare at its finest!
The word "Easter" offend someone in this small rural community?
Having an Easter egg hunt does not establish a government religion. Idiocy!
Banks are trying to recoup approximately $30 billion a year in lost overdraft fee income by testing $5 ATM fees.
Where is the media outrage?
The White House website proudly says 'President Obama is committed to creating the most open and accessible administration in American history.'
Government School Idiocy!
A Florida legislator wants to make it illegal to take a picture of a farm from a highway. Where do they find these idiotic political hacks?
María Jesús Galán was known as "Sor Internet" or "Sister Internet".
"What could be more natural than fresh, free-range mother's milk in an ice cream?"
Breast milk ice cream anyone?
Obama said, "The suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable."
Don't you just love it when he gets all stern and adamant like that? Gaddafi is lucky he isn't opposing unions. Obama would really crack down on him then.
The woman - who weighs 400 pounds - jumped on her roommate and hit her in the face.
400 pounds? Think she really needed those extra cookies?
According to Reid, only political hacks should be allowed to get paid for screwing people.
The Internal Revenue service is going to gain an extra 1.1 billion dollars, according to the budget proposal by Barack Obama.
Just what we need. More money for government hacks.
And these are the same hypocrites who complain about bullying? Government worker unions are a cancer on taxpayers.
It looks like you can call just about anything a delicacy and people will line up to pay for it.
And who does he think actually pays for it?
Government at its finest.
Low-income families that qualify for food stamps, Medicaid, or some state-funded programs can apply to get wireless phone services from Sprint through a federal taxpayer funded program that subsidizes phone services in rural areas.
All it would have taken would have been one responsible citizen with a concealed weapons permit. But that's not permitted in NYC!
"Free condoms"? Good time for these "teens" to learn that it is not the government's responsibility to provide them with free goodies. You want condoms, pay for them and buy all you want.
How appropriate for the poor hit-and-run driver.
Obama calls himself "The Gipper?" Are you kidding me?
Hard Work? Every Monday off and a week off after every two?
Your tax dollars at work.
I guess we can finally give him credit for doing one intelligent thing in the last two years.
Just in time for Valentine's Day.
Zero tolerance at Government Schools running amok. Idiocy!
Well, now you have. You can thank me later. Ha!
I'll lean towards the Packers. @ least they can better handle the cold that is permeating Dallas right now. Global Warming you know.
I knew it would happen. It's Chicago politics. The law doesn't matter. Rahm will be on the ballot.
This guy needs to be someone's sweet little boyfriend in prison.
People from all over are calling the girls and coach of Christian Heritage High unsportsmanlike. The girls have had to issue an official apology to the other team and the school for beating them. School officials will meet before their next game in February to discuss the issue and "make sure it doesn't happen again."
How do you do that? Tell your players "Now get out there and don't do your best!" Idiocy.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera reported head of the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, ranked 701st on Forbes' yearly report of the wealthiest men alive, and worth an estimated $1 billion, today officially thanked United States politicians for making sure that drugs remain illegal. According to one of his closest confidants, he said, "I couldn't have gotten so stinking rich without George Bush, George Bush Jr., Ronald Reagan, even El Presidente Obama, none of them have the cajones to stand up to all the big money that wants to keep this stuff illegal. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say, Gracias amigos, I owe my whole empire to you."
NAACP covers up statue of George Washington at MLK Day rally because they didn't want it to "offend" attendees. We live in the country of the hyper-offended.
"I never thought in a million years that that decision was going to cost me my career."
The sad part of this story: The use of the word "career."
Gov. Paul LePage declined the organization's invitations to a dinner in Portland on Sunday night due to a personal commitment and a breakfast in Orono on Monday because he was attending a funeral.
The NAACP's state director said the group felt it was being neglected by the new governor, who was elected in November. The head of a Portland immigration group said it would have been nice if he'd at least send a representative from his office to attend.
When asked by a reporter Friday to respond, LePage said: "Tell them to kiss my butt."
"If they want to play the race card, come to dinner and my son will talk to them," LePage said, referring to Devon Richard, a 25-year-old black Jamaican whom LePage took into his home at the age of 17.
It's about time someone stands up like this.
Great news: A pistol-packing jogger in Florida won't be charged for shooting and killing a teenager who attacked him during a midnight run.
Just refer to him as Pizza Magnate!
John Green said, "We don't need any more restrictions on our society," as a consequence of the shootings, and said that tragic events such as those that led to the murder of his daughter was the price Americans have to pay for freedom.
Sarah Palin was pictured holding a gun! She must be to blame for the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords! But wait! Who is that holding a gun in this story?
Obama: "They Bring a Knife We Bring a Gun"
Obama to His Followers: "Get in Their Faces!"
Obama: "I don't want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I'm angry!"
Obama: "Hit Back Twice As Hard"
Obama on the private sector: "We talk to these folks so I know whose ass to kick."
Obama: "It's time to Fight for it."
Obama to Latino supporters: "Punish your enemies."
Obama: "I'm itching for a fight."
Nice peace-loving ruler we have here.
Read the story, but DON'T LOOK at the picture. You have been warned.
To clarify: I'm not fighting against Obama. I am fighting FOR America, liberty and freedom.
Obama says that $172K per year is a "relatively modest income." But $200K a year makes you rich and your taxes should be raised. The average household income in the United States is around $55,000 a year. But to Obama, $172,000 is "modest."
This merely illustrates the fact that he has no clue at all about how the average American lives. What a political hack!
Hey, that's nothing. I would get death threats as well if I kissed Justin Bieber. Ha!
People getting caressed by McDonald's employees in TSA uniforms. Feel safer now?
I can't make this stuff up.
Now, what would we call the Muslim version of the "Bill Cosby Show"? "Everybody Loves Muhammad"? "Two-and-a-half Goat Herders"? "Osama and Sons"? "The Big Bomb Theory"? "How I Met Your Martyr"?
The Perfect New Year's Resolution
Think positively, recognize that you are a rare and unique human being, go the extra mile, and stay away from negative people.
Happy New Year!
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