Archive for July, 2008

Obama, Osama… The Difference? BS

Posted: 29 Jul 2008 in Politics
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Who said this?

“I think the reparation we need right here in South Carolina is investment, for example in our schools. I did a town hall meeting in Florence, South Carolina, in an area called the corridor of shame. They’ve got buildings that students are trying to learn in that were built right after the Civil War. And we’ve got teachers who are not trained to teach the subjects they’re teaching and high dropout rates. We’ve got to understand that there are corridors of shame all across the country. And if we make the investments and understand that those are our children, that’s the kind of reparation that are really going to make a difference in America right now.”

Obama the asshat extraordinaire.

Transcript

Barack Obama’s Stealth Socialism

Election ’08: Before friendly audiences, Barack Obama speaks passionately about something called “economic justice.” He uses the term obliquely, though, speaking in code — socialist code.

“Economic justice” simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It’s a euphemism for socialism.

IBD Editorial

Obama the Unknown

By Richard Cohen
Tuesday, July 29, 2008; A17

“Just tell me one thing Barack Obama has done that you admire,” I asked a prominent Democrat. He paused and then said that he admired Obama’s speech to the Democratic convention in 2004. I agreed. It was a hell of a speech, but it was just a speech.

On the other hand, I continued, I could cite four or five actions — not speeches — that John McCain has taken that elicit my admiration, even my awe. First, of course, is his decision as a Vietnam prisoner of war to refuse freedom out of concern that he would be exploited for propaganda purposes. To paraphrase what Kipling said about Gunga Din, John McCain is a better man than most.

But I would not stop there. I would include campaign finance reform, which infuriated so many in his own party; opposition to earmarks, which won him no friends; his politically imprudent opposition to the Medicare prescription drug bill (Medicare has about $35 trillion in unfunded obligations); and, last but not least, his very early call for additional troops in Iraq. His was a lonely position — virtually suicidal for an all-but-certain presidential candidate and no help when his campaign nearly expired last summer. In all these cases, McCain stuck to his guns.

Washington Post


Again the bitch just doesn’t get it. She doesn’t represent the people’s will. 73% of Americans want to drill now. 27% don’t. Hey it adds up to a 100%!

Get off your stupid politicking ass and allow the votes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN that she would block any vote to allow offshore drilling. This remarkable stance comes in the face of the latest poll that says 73 percent of Americans favor offshore drilling, while only 27 percent oppose it. Nancy Pelosi again displays her contempt for her employer, the American people. Her arrogance and wrong-headed philosophy have led Congress to an approval rating of a staggering 14 percent, the lowest ever.

The arguments she advances in defense of her position are, at best, silly, and at worst, devious. She says she will not allow additional reserves to be drilled because oil companies already hold leases on 68 million acres of federal land that are not being drilled. She ignores the testimony of oil company representatives who tell her that had they found oil under these lands, they would be pumping it. The oil companies need to drill where the oil is.

From a GOP USA guest commentary.

Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.

Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.

Not Fit To Lead

Posted: 28 Jul 2008 in Politics
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This is from Argghhh!

Not Fit To Lead

Well written, needs some grammar work, but nicely done.

In case you need a hint; it is about B. Hussein Obama.

“A tax payer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col. Sanders.”

Congress SUCKS!

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 in Politics

CONGRESS’ ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT PORK BUFFET: A billion here, a billion there … it’s just money, right? Say hello to the “Advancing America’s Priorities Act.” This little gem, which Senator Reid will bring to the floor Saturday, contains a whopping $11 BILLION in earmark spending. Wonder how Congress plans to finance this monstrosity? Take a look in the mirror. Among its top legislative priorities: $5 million for a Jewish history museum in Poland, $183 million for “reconnecting homeless youths” (whatever the heck that means), and $1.5 billion for the DC Metrorail system, which the Heritage Foundation identifies as “the biggest earmark in history.” Are Democrats trying to repeat the mistakes made by Republicans leading up to 2006? It’ll be great if they suffer the same consequence, though it’ll be less great if they drain our wallets in the meantime.

More info at Heritage.org.

http://www.myheritage.org/Features/EmailArchive/2008/072408.asp

Jury Duty

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 in Uncategorized

Jury duty was interesting. The case was about possession of marijuana for sales as the main charge, with lesser charges of possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams, or possession of marijuana less than 28.5 grams. I was made the foreman of the jury. (The defense attorney said I was one of three that he figured would be the foreman).

There were two defendants, both claimed the weed was theirs, and that they were heavy users and the weed was for personal use.

The amount of weed in question was 57.19 grams, the weight in ounces works out to about 2.01 oz. Not a whole lot of weed, especially if two people are heavy smokers.

Facts of the case were:

Five individual baggies of weed were found in the one defendant’s purse. All varied in quantity, the largest being about 37 grams, and the smallest was 2.5 grams.

The other defendant also claimed the weed was his, they were fighting over the purse when the cop saw them and found the weed. He had $681 in cash in his pocket which he claimed was from gambling on the streets.

They both stated that they had bought the weed that morning and that it was theirs, even though they were separated by the officer, they both said essentially the same thing to the cop.

The five baggies of weed and the money were the only items of evidence presented by the prosecutor, along with the circumstantial evidence and “expert” testimony presented.

The prosecution failed to prove the sales, in part due to lost photographs of the evidence, and no actual sale was witnessed by anyone, plus the amount was rather small for sales.

We did find them guilty of possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. That one was easy, it was simple math and they never denied having weed.

It only took me an hour on the second day of deliberation to wrap it up. The first day we did the possession over 28.5 grams, because that was easy.

I kept everyone on track and kept the speculation down to a minimum and got the verdict in to the court by noon.

Very interesting look at the justice system.

A Note to the Nazi, Pelosi

Posted: 27 Jul 2008 in Politics

Your obstructionist policies are a direct opposite of the will of the American people.

You should be ashamed to call yourself a Representative of the people. The only thing you represent is the extreme left lunatics in this country, many of whom reside in that cesspool of a city you hail from.

It is time you stopped pandering to the morons on the left and act for America and not against her.

You are the worst Speaker in the history of the United States. I hope you are proud of that accomplishment.

Drill now. You can drill now and still aim for alternative fuels and energy resources. Stop holding America hostage to your agenda.

Election Info

Posted: 21 Jul 2008 in Politics
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Proposed changes in taxes after the 2008 General election:

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

MCCAIN
0% on home sales up to $500,000 per home (couples). McCain does not propose any change in existing home sales income tax.

OBAMA
28% on profit from ALL home sales

How does this affect you?  If you sell your home and make a profit, you will pay 28% of your gain on taxes. If you are heading toward retirement and would like to down-size your home or move into a retirement community, 28% of the money you make from your home will go to taxes. This proposal will adversely affect the elderly who are counting on the income from their homes as part of their retirement income.

DIVIDEND TAX

MCCAIN       15% (no change)

OBAMA        39.6%

How will this affect you? If you have any money invested in stock market, IRA, mutual funds, college funds, life insurance,  retirement accounts, or anything that pays or reinvests dividends, you will now be  paying nearly 40% of the money earned on taxes if Obama becomes president. The experts predict that ‘Higher tax rates  on dividends and capital gains would crash the stock market, yet do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.’

INCOME TAX

MCCAIN         (no changes)

Single making 30K – tax $4,500
Single making 50K – tax $12,500
Single making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 60K- tax $9,000
Married making 75K – tax $18,750
Married making 125K – tax $31,250

OBAMA  (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)

Single making 30K – tax $8,400
Single making 50K – tax $14,000
Single making 75K – tax $23,250
Married making 60K – tax $16,800
Married making 75K – tax $21,000
Married making 125K – tax $38,750

Under Obama, your taxes could almost double!

INHERITANCE TAX

MCCAIN   0%     (No change, Bush repealed this tax)

OBAMA               Restore the inheritance tax

Many families have lost businesses, farms, ranches, and homes that have been in their families for generations because they could not afford the inheritance tax. Those willing their assets to loved ones will only lose them to these taxes.

NEW TAXES PROPOSED BY OBAMA

New government taxes proposed on homes that are more than 2400 square feet.

New gasoline taxes (as if gas weren’t high enough already)

New taxes on natural resources consumption (heating gas, water,  electricity)

New taxes on retirement accounts, and last but not least….

New taxes to pay for socialized medicine so we can receive the same level of medical care as other third-world countries!!!

You can verify a lot of the above at the following web sites:

http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/election/2008/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/issues/issues.taxes.html

http://elections.foxnews.com/?s=proposed+taxes

http://bulletin.aarp.org/yourworld/politics/articles/mccain_obama_offer_different_visions_on_taxes.html

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/candidates/barack_obama/

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/candidates/john_mccain/