Archive for June 2011

People have asked me if I’m telling the truth in my web blogs. Am I twisting the truth to fit my agenda? The answer is an emphatic NO!
I can’t make this stuff up even if I wanted to. I am an honest person who is a truth seeker and besides my conscious cannot handle telling lies or untruths.

However, it seems our President has no problems in stretching and mangling the truth. In his press conference yesterday he referred to “corporate jets” and their owners to give up their tax breaks that no other business enjoys.

Well it seems that The Heritage Foundation points out that President Obama created those tax breaks in his stimulus plan. It was called “accelerated depreciation” in his stimulus package. Just a few months after lawmakers scolded auto executives for flying to Washington in private jets, Congress approved a tax break in the stimulus package to help businesses buy their own planes.

According to The Heritage Foundation, the incentive — first used to help plane makers recover from the 2001 terror attacks — sharply reduces the upfront tax bill for companies who buy assets like business planes.  The aviation industry, which is cutting jobs as it suffers from declining shipments and canceled orders, hopes the tax break in the economic-stimulus bill just signed by President Barack Obama will persuade more companies to buy planes and snap a slump in general aviation that began last year.

“This is exactly the type of financial incentive that should be included in a stimulus bill,” said Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., in an interview. His state lost at least 6,900 jobs at Cessna and Hawker Beechcraft, both based in Wichita.

This incentive lets companies take a larger deduction in the early years of the life of an asset such as a plane. Companies will have to
place orders by the end of 2009, and those planes will need to be delivered by the end of 2010 to take advantage of the tax benefit.

So there you have it. I am not parsing the truth, I am not telling lies, I am just reporting the truth about this administration’s way of
twisting and mangling the truth to fit their agenda.

A new designer drug called “Krokodil,” primarily found in Russia, is an addicted drug that is much cheaper to make. This home-made drug is also many times more powerful than heroin. However, the effects of addiction to this drug are more horrific than any other known drug.

It is called “Krokodil” for a reason because if used for a long time it turns the skin scaly and gray. Users will usually have rotting sores on the back of their neck as well flesh falling off exposing bones. You literally rot to death if you use this addictive drug.

The active component is codeine, a widely sold over-the-counter painkiller that is not toxic on its own. But to produce krokodil, whose medical name is desomorphine, addicts mix it with ingredients including gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous, which is scraped from the striking pads on matchboxes. Unlike heroin, where the hit can last for several hours, a krokodil high only lasts between 90 minutes and two hours. The “cooking” process takes at least half an hour, being a krokodil addict is basically a full-time job.

Desomorphine aka krokodil causes the strongest levels of addiction, and is the hardest to cure. With heroin withdrawal, the main  symptoms last for five to 10 days. After that there is still a big danger of relapse but the physical pain will be gone. With krokodil, the pain can last up to a month, and it’s unbearable. Recovering addicts need to be injected with extremely strong tranquilizers just to keep them from passing out from the pain.

In addition to krokodil, there are reports of drug users injecting other artificial mixes, and the latest street drug is tropicamide. This  is used as eye drops by ophthalmologists to dilate the pupils during eye examinations.  Users have no trouble getting tropicamide and when injected, the drug has severe psychiatric effects and brings on suicidal feelings.

If an addict manages to kick the habit, the addict needs to spend weeks at a detox clinic. They will experience horrendous withdrawal  symptoms that include seizures, a 40-degree temperature and vomiting. They will probably lose teeth because the gums rot away and they may contract hepatitis C. People, who become full-time krokodil addicts, are given a life expectancy of less than a year.

So what else is new from this President? Blame everyone else for our problems but never take responsibility for his faults in running the country. I didn’t watch the press conference today but want to share some highlights I found on a Town Hall article written by Katie Pavlich.

Also I understand that Obama repeated a choice between corporate jets and kids. Yup, that’s the way he likes to demonize everyone and make you feel bad especially for the kids. He said if we need to stop giving tax breaks to big business and oil companies otherwise we won’t have money for the kids’ college.  He once again pits rich vs poor – us against them – a straw man mentality. I am so tired of him and his fellow Democrats demonizing everyone and pulling out the class warfare card.

Then Obama said his administration is reviewing government regulations that hinder entrepreneurship, adding he is working with the private sector to spur job grown but slammed business owners as “wanting to do whatever they want to gain maximum profits.” Is Obama for real? Why does he think the reason for people to open a business – to make money of course! Oh that’s right he’s never had a private job before and thinks only government jobs are the right jobs.

Then he said, “The business community is always complaining about regulations.”  Yes there you have it, he’s all for the little guy but they better jump to the government regulations that stifle their growth.

On the issue of job growth, the President again tried to sell the idea that the government creates jobs. “Congress could send me a  bill right now that would put construction workers back on the job,” he said. Who is going to pay for those jobs, Mr. President?  The taxpayers of course!

Obama also claimed he has spent the past two years cutting taxes and that it is time for wealthy Americans, CEO’s and the oil and gas
industry to pay their fair share. What can I say?

He just doesn’t get it does he?

If you want your child not to be recognized as a “him or her” then send your child to Egalia preschool a very progressive school in Stockholm, Sweden.

A bunch of progressive Swedish educators decided that they want to create gender equality among children. You know not brand a child as a boy or girl but as a sexless person. In Swedish the sexless word is “hen” – a word that found its roots in the gay and feminist circles.

But this school has even gone further, they have removed all gender-driven colors and toys and activities are gender neutral. What this means blue isn’t for boys and pink isn’t for girls anymore. Maybe the colors offered are green, yellow, purple (maybe), white and black. What happens if a girl likes pink or a boy likes blue and are bummed not to find that color. What happens if the boys want to play with trucks and there are no trucks to play with? What happened to free choice? Oh that’s right this is Sweden where everyone looks like group “ABBA” and are “happy, happy, happy!”

Once again, you can’t make these things up.

This was the headline today on the Hot Air web site. As you may know the DREAM ACT gives illegal alien students’ rights as legal citizens. A new enforcement memo handed down by the director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement last week directs ICE agents, attorneys and directors to exercise “prosecutorial discretion” – meaning less likelihood of deportation – for illegal aliens who have been students in the U.S., who have been in the country since childhood or who have served in the American military.

However, you may also remember that Congress did not pass the DREAM ACT or any type of similar language. But hey, the Obama administration doesn’t care about little details like this. The just write an executive memo and transgress the lawmakers – Congress.

Even syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer calls this maneuver a Constitutional breech pointing out that it is Congress’s  responsibility to enact laws.  He said, “This is outright lawlessness on the part of the administration. Whatever the politics of this, we do have a Constitution. And under it, the Legislature, the Congress enacts the laws and the executive executes them. It doesn’t make them up. It is now being enacted by the executive, despite the express will of the Congress. That is lawless. It may not be an explicit executive order; it’s an implicit one.”

Obama has rushed getting trillions for banks, big pharmaceuticals and unions, practically ignoring the topic of immigration reform when the Democrats ran Congress for two years and could have written their own version.  Even Chicago, Rep Luis Gutierrez recently noted “[Obama] has the power to make things better right now without the Congress having to pass any new laws.”

It seems that Obama ignores enforcing the old laws he doesn’t like and writes an Executive Order for the ones he does like.  Once again the Obama administration is going against the will of the people and their representative government.  But isn’t that how this administration “rolls” the last three years. If they don’t like what the Congress is doing – just write an Executive Order and make it happen.

This must be the grossest peeping tom incident ever!

Boulder, Colorado last weekend held a Hanuman Yoga Festival. Probably 90% of the participants were women and they provided portable toilets for this event. Luke Irvin Christo age 30, thought he would get his “jollies” by hiding inside a portable toilet and peep at women relieving themselves.

He lay in wait INSIDE the toilet with his head under the seat. A woman noticed something moving inside the tank covered in a tarp when she lifted the lid. She quickly left the portable toilet and asked a man to check out what she saw.

The man told police he walked outside and heard the toilet door lock from inside. A festival security supervisor waiting outside said a
man eventually emerged covered in feces. He chased the man but lost him. I guess he couldn’t follow his nose!

But good news – the peeping tom was caught in Vail on a traffic charge unrelated to the incident. We don’t know if he still smells but I’m sure he will get a shower in jail.

Here is the link to the picture of the portable toilet where he laid in waiting.

During Obama’s remarks to troops at Fort Drum the other day, he was reminiscing about the times he has spent with the US Army’s 10th Mountain Division. Reminiscing is good but he just couldn’t get his Medal awards correct.

He said, “First time I saw 10th Mountain Division, you guys were in southern Iraq. When I went back to visit Afghanistan, you guys were the first ones there. I had the great honor of seeing some of you because a comrade of yours, Jared Monti, was the first person who I was able to award the Medal of Honor to who actually came back and wasn’t receiving it posthumously.”

Not quite right, Mr. President. Monti was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 21, 2006. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously on September 17, 2009. President Obama handed the framed medal to his parents, Paul and Janet Monti. He and the First Lady comforted them in the Oval Office following the ceremony.

The White House said that these remarks were not prepared but off the cuff remarks from Obama. The correct statement should have been when he presented the Medal of Honor to Salvatore Giunta, who was the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor and who served in Afghanistan.

You would think as Commander in Chief, Obama would get this right. This is a big deal not only for the recipient and their family but also for the public. No one would make a mistake about Audie Murphy receiving the Medal of Honor as well as other medals.

This is just another chink in the Obama armor of being the “most intelligent” President of all times. If it isn’t on his teleprompter he just can’t get things right.

Recently, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered his two cents on who he would pick for the Republican presidential nomination.

He said,” “If I had a choice, I would favor Huntsman over Romney. But I don’t have a choice in that race.”

When asked if the country is ready for a Mormon president, the Nevada senator said they are not ready for Mitt Romney. Reid, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and Romney are all members of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

“I think the frontrunner in the Republican stakes now, here is a man who doesn’t know who he is,” Reid said of Romney.

Well that’s the kettle calling the pot black isn’t it? Reid doesn’t know who he is but he certainly tries to fool everyone with his holier
than thou attitude.

The Republicans don’t need Harry Reid to stick his nose in the nominating process. Look who the Democrats nominated in 2008 and how that turned out.

Why the government of course. A recent study by the Metropolitan Policy Program shows a strong correlation between post-recession economic recovery and government employment. Mostly big metropolitan cities showed an increase in government jobs.

Dallas, Colorado Springs and Harford are among 20 cities that have reported strong economic growth since the start of the recession.
Augusta, Austin, Denver, El Paso, Houston, Jackson, Little Rock, Louisville, McAllen, Nashville, Ogden, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and Washington are on the list of government growing jobs. All of the cities, except for Augusta, saw an increase in government jobs since their periods of peak total employment from the start of the recession.

Working for a government employer is a noble job however; this does not increase the actual revenue that our country needs to grow. You see, we the tax payers pay for those jobs. Government jobs do not create revenue they are just like your kids who depend on you to give them money and you don’t get any type of return on your investment.

What this country needs is a huge gain in private sector jobs where goods and services are produced and sold to the public. We don’t
need another bureaucrat job we need production from the private sector.

It’s bad enough that the government wants to take over how you live, what you eat and what you drive. We knew the day was coming when now the Federal Trade Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is telling grocery manufacturers to reinvent a vast array of their products to satisfy the Obama administration’s food police.

They want the grocery manufactures to re-tool their recipes to contain certain levels of sugar, sodium and fats otherwise they won’t be able to advertise or market their products to kids. Let me repeat that – they won’t be able to advertise or market their products. Is this censorship?

All the comfort food that kids love and some adults are being scrutinized by the food police. Even though the intent of the guidelines
is to combat childhood obesity, foods that are low in calories, fat, and some considered healthy foods, are also targets, including hot breakfast cereals such as oatmeal, pretzels, popcorn, nuts, yogurt, wheat bread, bagels, diet drinks, fruit juice, tea, bottled water, milk and sherbet.

What is so ironic about these regulations is that these imposed regulations costs multibillions of dollars to the food industry, “there
is no evidence of any impact on the scourge of childhood obesity,” said Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of the Association of National Advertisers.

In addition, these regulations not only affect the food industry but also impact advertising on hundreds of television shows that depend on the advertising revenue. Shows on the Nickelodeon Channel, ESPN, and programs including “American Idol” will be affected. The cost is estimated at $5.8 trillion in marketing expenditures that support up to 20 million American jobs.

But the food police are firm about these regulations. If the food is not reformulated, no more ads or promotions on TV, radio, in print, on websites, as well as other digital advertising such as e-mail and text messaging, packaging, and point-of-purchase displays and other in-store marketing tools; product placement in movies, videos, video games, contests, sweepstakes, character licensing and toy branding; sponsorship of events including sport teams and individual athletes; and, philanthropic activity tied to branding opportunities.

That’s a large impact on our economy! Gone are the days when parents were responsible to take care of their children. If your child was getting fat, you send them outside to play or get them involved in sports. You would cut down the amount of fats and sugar in their diet on your own. But Big Brother is now watching and it really is disturbing.