Monday, March 31, 2008

Everyone seems to be on the "raise the price", "raise the taxes" band wagon these days... Food has gone up 40% due to the increase in gasoline costs.  Aloha Airlines just went out of business. My gas bill just came for the house and it's $400.00 for one month!  We purposely didn't use the gas fireplace this year nor did we turn on the heat in winter.  Basically, we use gas for the clothes dryer.  Our stove is electric and the water heater we use for showers is electric.  The other water heater only heats water for the kitchen sink.  

I just heard a report that the Department Of Water and power in Los Angeles is raising their rates as of July by 8%. They defend this move by claiming it's not that much and there is the same need they had the last 20 times they raised the rates to replace the infrastructure that never got done.  My bill is already $700.00 per month so I guess it's no big deal to tack on another $80.00.   Now 8% might not be a lot but when you add that to every other expense that has gone up 40 to 50% it's devastating.  I don't know how people on a fixed income are surviving in this corporate bleeding of America but I have an awful feeling that my prediction
of the U.S. becoming a 3rd world country is already here...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

U.S. Military Deaths

All we hear is how much the war is costing us. Should we just stop fighting the enemies that want to kill us because it is too expensive? Should we pull out and leave all those that helped the U.S. in Iraq be slaughtered in mass genocide? This is what Obama and Hillary offer. Is this acceptable to you? Did you know that more of our miltary men and women were killed under Bill Clinton's do nothing administration than under Bush? Keep in mind we have been at war for 6 years...

U.S. military deaths under Bill Clinton's administration: 14,000
Under Bush 7,936

If you don't believe this you can find the statistics at:

Obama Drama

The greatest Speach Since Martin Luther King? Obama's speech on race. What a joke. Who the hell does the mainstream press think they are kidding here? For one, despite Obama's claim that he is so sure that everyone has heard their Pastor, Priest, or Rabbi, say things that they disagree with... I can assure you, I have never heard any Priest preach hatred for any race let alone our country in any church I have ever attended. This pathetic excuse for a man is down playing the significance of attending a church for 20 years that preached rasicsm. He has no buisness being a Senator let alone the Commander In Cheif of our armed forces. I would have left any church that preached such hatred as it has no place in religion period. Of course you won't hear any of this because no one wants to be politically uncorrect. Congress is polluted with politicians that have no balls and a country that can never advance because of it.

As if this wasn't bad enough the man is persoanl friends with a terrorist? I hope to hell that people in this country learned a lesson here. You don't vote for someone with nothing to say but promises. promises that have been recyceled time after time for the last 30 years by every lying politician that ever ran for office. It's real simple here, the banks run the country and no matter who you put into office, they aren't going to give you anything so get used to it.

A friend sent this to me today and it is a must read for anyone that thinks socialism is the answer to all our problems...

Catching Wild Pigs

There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that had some
exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab
the Prof noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his
back, and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student
told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while
fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow
his country's government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a
strange question. He asked, 'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?'

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line.
The young man said this was no joke. 'You catch wild pigs by finding a
suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find
it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to
coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they
are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat
the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to
that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides
of the fence up with a gate in The last side. The pigs, who are used to
the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate
on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and
around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating
the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to
forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees
happening to America . The government keeps pushing us toward
socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of
programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income,
tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP),
welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms -
just a little at a time.

One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free Lunch!

A politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you
can do yourself.

If you see all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting
the future of democracy in America, you might want to send this on to your
friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life then you will
probably delete this email, but God help you when the gate slams shut!

In this "very important" election year, listen closely to what the candidates are
promising you ----just maybe you will be able to tell who is about to slam the gate
on America.

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big
enough to take away everything you have." - Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, March 9, 2008

What costs more per year than the the Iraq War?

All we hear is everyone screaming about the cost of the Iraq war. The cost of National Defense is talked about like it is totally unnecessary and we should be spending the money here. Well folks, we have the money being spent here. It's just not being spent on you...

What costs more per year than the the Iraq War?

I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading them. I have included the URL's for verification of the following facts:

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year.

2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.

4. $12 Billiondollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare and Social Services by the American taxpayers.

9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens.

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's two-and-a-half times that of white non-illegal aliens.. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US .

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report.

12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."

13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin.

14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States ."

Total cost is a whooping ... $338.3 BILLION A YEAR!!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

The Flu Is Not What It Used To Be

I haven't been blogging lately due to the fact that I have come down with the flu, Twice as a matter of fact. The next question is always, did you get your flu shot? The answer, no. Why?
Because I always get the flu anyway. The next response is always, if you got your shot it wouldn't be as bad. I am so tried of hearing this.

The fact of the matter is as always the Government is asleep at the wheel again. In the past I could always bulk up on my vitamins and take my chicken soup, infused with fresh garlic to lessen the impact of the flu. Now days, nothing works. What we have is a virus that is strengthening and becoming more resistant to drugs but no word from the "health officials" that this is happening.

My wife had this before I did. She went to the Doctor and was prescribed anti-biotics two different times and nothing worked. It stayed with her for two months! I have had this for two weeks and not only are the symtptoms strange compared to when I was a kid but they are more suspicious. How can you go to bed the night before perfectly healthy and wake up with a chest infection so bad you can't get out of bed. How does a virus strike without warning or any indication that you are going to be on your back for the next two weeks to two months. This is not the type of flu we had when we were kids that lasted all of 5 days at the max. The health department needs to look into this but the chances of that happening until scores of thousands start dying is like your chances of winning the lottery.

There was a reason new immigrants were sent to Ellis Island before being allowed into the country. They screened all applicants for helth related issues With the resurgence of Hepatitis
and other life threatening diseases, it's time the Government started to go back to the days of precaution. Why doesn't this happen? Because the illegal rights activists will be screaming biggotry and racism to offset any real reform. What sense does it make to screen your pets but not screen humans?

Saturday, March 1, 2008

America's Use Of Torture

I just got back from a round trip from Los Angels to New York and back. During this trip, I had plenty of time to think about how Congess could make better use of it's time. Forget
investigations about water board torture used on terrorists. The practice is totally
unneccessary. I have a better idea. Put them on a flight from L.A. to New York on any of the long established airlines! I can gaurantee they start spilling the beans halfway through the trip! Hours on the runway with nasty airline personel, irritated customers, screaming children and having to pee. They have no training to prepare themselves for this. From what I hear the food at Gitmo is better.

12 hours after leaving N.Y.C., I arrived in L.A. That's exactly how much time it takes to fly from New York to England. Clear weather patterns all over the States so no chance of blaiming that. I began to log my trips after having spent 10 hours on my birthday at the Burbank Airport trying to get to Las Vegas. That's normally a 50 minute flight.

My next trip at Christmas was to Beaver Creek Colorado. Three hours to Denver turned into 7 and 30 minutes to beaver Creek turned into 3 hours. A 10 hour total for a four hour encounter. The trip back to L.A. was even worse. 12 hours from Beaver Creek to L.A. with 3 of those hours being on the runway after landing.

It's become very clear to me that the Airline Indusrty is not capable of getting you where you are going within a reasonable amount of time. If it's not bad enough you have to go through hell at the security gates halfway stripping out of your clothes, now you get treated like your getting to fly for free. At what point is congess going to get off their "do nothing asses" and introduce a bill to force these airlines to function in a manner that represents a business model that makes people want to fly rather than dread it?

If 9/11 happened today, it would be hard for Homeland Security to figure out if the attack was against the U.S. or the lousey service of the airline industry.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Omitting Facts Does Not Make A Truth

The following is my response in the daily news to another Democrat giving Bill Clinton credit for the great economy during his administration. What follows is another democrat commenting on my thoughts about Bill Clinton and comparing my beliefs about George Bush and the war to the Germans that believed in Hitler. It's a great example of the lunacy that cultivates their minds. Note how he even goes as far to blame george Bush for the trisection of Iraq which has been the structure of Iraq for 2000 years.

He doesn't even know that I'm not a republican nor do I think George Bush is God. I believe Bush has failed us on many levels but the war in Iraq has been an unfortunately a necessary one. It would be great if America could just pull out all of it's troops from around the world and let the evil and insane take over but it is a fact, we are the only country that takes on the responsibility of protecting ourselves and others from tyrany. If not for America, I would hate to see what would happen to the world. It took the U.S. to get involved in WW2 to end the war and it's going to take the U.S. to end terrorism. No one else seems to care or has the balls to do so. Thank God we don't listen to what the rest of the world thinks, if we did their would be no Jews at all.

Bill's economy

Re "Hillary" (Your Opinions, Feb. 8):

If I have to hear one more time how Bill Clinton's leadership was responsible for the budget surplus of his administration I'm going to cry. No one seems to notice the fact that the boom happened during the same time, bringing billions of dollars to people who could work with small Internet businesses, boosting the American economy from its stagnation.

It was not "Wild Bill" who accomplished this no more than it was Al Gore who invented the Internet. It was "Wild Bill" who was responsible for 12 deadly attacks on U.S. interests because of his complacency and nonreactive leadership. Say what you will about George Bush, but you can't deny that there have been no attacks on U.S. soil since 9-11.

Still Bill

Re Bill's economy" (Your Opinions, Feb. 14):

Today's "Highlights in History" details the day five years ago when the world rebuffed George W. Bush for not giving the United Nations weapons inspectors more time to find any WMD in Iraq. U.N. inspector Hans Blix could find nothing, despite Saddam Hussein's even opening his palaces to inspections.

So here we are today, with thousands of dead, Iraq ethnically cleansed and trisected, our nation diminished and our economy in turmoil, and Laurien DuTremble of Northridge is still singing the praises of George Bush and railing about Bill Clinton and Al Gore. I have often wondered why many Germans in the spring of 1945 continued to believe in Adolph Hitler. DuTremble offers a clue. a county that has been trisected for 2000 years.

This is in response to the idiotic comparison of George Bush and Adolph Hitler by Chuck Heinold

Once again a liberal democrat proves how void of fact they actually are. You will one day learn that omitting fact will not prove your point. It seems as many times that I've heard this stupid rant of "No Weapon's Of Mass Destruction" I have to respond with the following...

1. George Bush is not the only one that agreed Sadam had weapons of mass destruction and to think he would store them in his Palace is idiotic of you but nice of sadam to offer. Even your beloved Bill Clinton admitted that Sadam had weapons of mass destruction and we had intelligence reports by other countries that agreed.

2. Sadam played games with the inspection teams for months giving plenty of time for them to be transfered to Syria. To think hans Blix and a small team of researchers could even find cases filled with chemical weapons given the vast desert surrounding Bagdad is a joke. A briefcase full of
anthrax smuggled into the U.S.across our open borders would bring more mass destruction then anyone has witnessed in this country.

3. Weapons of mass destruction can be contained in something as small as a test tube, they didn't have to be stored in massive warehouses that could be easily found. Apparently you have no military history or you would know this.

4. You also are not aware of the U.N.'s mission after WW2 to stand against ethnic cleansing. Sadam poisoned (with weapon's of mass destruction) 200,000 kurds (Ethnic Cleansing) but yet you blame the U.S. and George Bush for this? The U.N. stood by and did nothing for years. The only ethnic cleansing going on in Iraq now is by various tribes against each other and I'm sorry to disappoint you, George bush is not over there leading them on.

My railing on Al Gore and Bill Clinton is fact though you Democrats love to avoid this nature of the conversation to make your point.

Adolph Hitler? Please! Read a book or two before you embarrass yourself to this degree. The fact is Sadam Hussein himself, responsible for 200,000 deaths was a weapon of mass destruction. He should have been stopped long before George Bush got into office. If you don't think our pulling out of Iraq will cause equally as large a number of deaths in ethnic cleansing your head needs to be examined for
Chinese lead poisoning.

You also blame George Bush for trisecting a country that has been trisected for 2000 years. You blame George Bush for so much that it would take a magician to be able to accomplish all you have given him credit for single handedly.

As far as the economy goes... blame the internet. Just as it brought jobs in the 90's it's taking them away just as fast. Piracy of music and movies is costing billions in lost tax revenue. No more need for duplictors, replicators, film labs, printing and shipping costs are cut into fractions. Studios going out of business as well as video rental companies and music stores. The Loss in jobs is staggering.

Blame corporate greed and the banking system for the failure of economics in this country. $800.00 hotel rooms, $150.00 pills form your pharmacy, 30% interest rates on credit cards, fraudulent late charges on bills that are paid on time with $180.00 fees for a $600.00 bill. $500.00 electric bills. $200.00 an hour for plumbers. All of this is eating away at the economy and your retirements. Cheap products made in China made not to last is bilking billions out of your savings accounts.

100 million in bonus's to the 5 top corporate executives of the Mortgage Industry for bankrupting their businesses. I could go on but you probably would rather invison George Bush waving a magic wand and making all of this happen. Just as stupid to think that george Bush is doing all of this is thinking Hillary or Obama will change it all.

Monday, February 18, 2008

"Masterminds" Of Terror

My wife and I bought airline tickets to Colorado and she realized when she was checking prices that it was cheaper and quicker to fly from LAX (Los Angeles) to Denver via Delta and then fly back by way of South West. So we bought one way tickets each way because they were from differnet airlines.

By now everyone knows that if you buy a one way ticket you are asking for trouble at the airport. Sure enough, when we walked up to security they checked our ID's, circled our tickets in red and marked us suspicious. That led to being walked into a glass cage and separating us from our carry-ons. Next came the body search with hands up and down the legs, back, torsoe and arms. Our carry-ons were then taken to a seperate area and searched for explosives as we sat and waited.

Now, the two of us look nothing like terrorists. I am full of tattoos and as far as I know this is strictly forbidden in the Islamo/Muslim world. My wife is blond, British and looks like Jessica Rabbit.

Don't get me wrong. I'm very happy about the extra security that will keep us all safe from a possible second terror attack in the air. What I don't understand is, if these people are truly the "Masterminds" the Govenrment and the News Agencies keep labeling them as, why after 7 years have they not figured out that they have to buy a round trip plane ticket to avoid the extra scrutiny? I mean they are Masterminds aren't they? Do you think by now they understand that they have to take flying lessons and learn how to take off as well as land?

Do you think by now they would bother to try an air strike again knowing they can just walk across the our open border with a nuclear suitcase bomb? Did anyone find the 7 that went missing when the Soviet Union tore down that wall? Just a thought or two to stimulate what ever is left of those brain cells that lead infested Chinese products haven't mangaed to kill.