Thursday, October 29, 2009

Your tax dollars at work!

If you have been watching television lately, you have probably seen the commercials. Those poor people. They can't afford a cell phone, so what are they going to do if they have a crisis away from their home?
Enter your friendly neighborhood Federal government. They'll help you out! They'll take our tax dollars and subsidize a free cell phone for them, with 70 free minutes that roll over every month. I run a business, and I only use about 60 minutes a month on my cell phone, and I pay for it out of my own pocket. Now why do you need 70 minutes in case you have an emergency? I have no problem doing this for down and out people, if the phones are equipped to call 911 only. That solves the emergency problem, and prevents the phones from being used to talk to boyfriend/girl friend, coordinate drug deals, plan crimes, etc. If you think that isn't going to happen, then you are living in the land of Oz. I called Senator Dodd and Lieberman's offices yesterday, along with Congressman Murphy's office. I called them to complain about this program, and the staff people that I talked to said they were not aware of the program. Now, since the program exists, that means they were either lying through their teeth, don't watch TV,  or it was in the Stimulus bill and they didn't read it before they voted for it, which seems to be happening a lot in Washington these days.


Halloween in D.C.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Democrat God

Who doesn't remember or hasn't heard of JFK? Ask a Democrat about him and they will come close to swooning. I mean we had Jack, Bobby, and Ted. Jackie, Caroline, & John John. Camelot! Things couldn't get any better and you know what, I agree to a point. JFK stood up to the Soviets during the Cuban missile crisis, and brought us close to nuclear war, but our show of force forced the Russians to back down and they removed their missiles. Would Obama or the current crops of Democrats in Washington do that? I doubt it! When Kennedy was elected in 1960 the country was in a recession.  Attached is a you tube video of part of his speech. He did something that Democrats of today would not even consider. What did he do? Watch the video. It worked, the economy boomed as it always does when this is done, and it would work right now if it was done, but the current crop in power in Washington would not even consider doing something as drastic as this because it would take money out the government's hands and put it in the hands of the American people. We can't trust those stupid people with their own money, they don't know how to spend it properly.

From 45 years ago!! Still makes a whole lot of sense!

A long listen, but worth ever minute. Listen and watch. This is what we are up against today. Do you want to preserve your freedoms or are you happy to give them all up?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Capitalism, free markets, entrepreneurial, etc. Starting today, I am going through Google and adding ads to this blog. Feel free to check them out or totally ignore them. Your choice! That's what free markets are all about. I'll make some money. A few cents or thousands of dollars. Who knows, but that's what free markets are all about.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Reply to the Environmental Wacko

Scientific consensus on 'climate change' proves nothing

This is in response to Nancy Pyne's Oct. 20 letter, "Global-warming bill will save consumers money, create jobs." All I have to say is baloney! Of course the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy is going to say this. It fits perfectly into the group's agenda, which has nothing to do with the environment but everything to do with the government controlling people's lives as much as possible.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, it will cost the average American family between $680 and $1,500 per year, and the wealthy will pay even more (that's OK, though, because we have to punish those "evil rich people"). If the CBO says it is going to cost us that much, it's going to cost us a lot more than that because government programs always cost a lot more than CBO forecasts.

This huge tax increase (and that's what it is) is supposed to help solve global warming, aka "climate change," while the earth's two biggest air polluters, India and China, thumb their noses at us and tell us they are not going to do anything about curbing their emissions.

Global warming has become a joke and is scientifically totally unproven to be happening. Even if it is, there is no proof humans are causing it. 1998 was the warmest year on record, and for the last 11 years the earth has been getting cooler (but that's probably because of "global warming"). I know, I know, there is a consensus among the world's scientists that global warming is happening. Well, 600 years ago the consensus of the world's scientists was the world was flat and the earth was the center of the universe, and we all know how that turned out.

Jon Quint


Letter to the Editor of the Waterbury Republican

Global-warming bill will save consumers money, create jobs

 On Sept. 30, the Clean Jobs and American Power Act was introduced in the Senate. This landmark bill limits global-warming pollution, strengthens energy-efficiency standards and invests in renewable energy and green transportation. It is an essential first step toward building a clean-energy economy.

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy estimates a federal energy bill with strong efficiency provisions will save the average Connecticut family $349 a year on its energy bills and create 8,900 jobs in Connecticut by 2020.

Over the next decade, tough energy-efficiency measures also would eliminate as much pollution as 1 million cars on Connecticut's roads emit in one year.

We are counting on Sens. Christopher Dodd and Joseph Lieberman to do everything in their power to pass a bill with strong energy-efficiency requirements to put cash in back in our wallets and position America to lead the fight against global warming.

Nancy Pyne

West Hartford

The writer is an Environment Connecticut fellow.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Christmas is coming!

Got this from my Buddy, Barry.
This goes around the Internet every year, but I thought it was particularly apropos this year.

"There will be no Nativity Scene in Washington D.C. this year! The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States' Capital this Christmas season. This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation's Capitol. The search for a Virgin continues. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wake up, America!

Somebody better slap most of you people "up side the head" to get your attention. Do you have any idea of what is going on in Washington, D.C.? I mentioned in a previous post that Anita Dunn, the White House Communications director had accused Fox News of being an arm of the Republican party, Well, does anyone know who her favorite philosopher is? It's Mao Tse Tung! He was the brutal Communist dictator in China who killed about 70 million of his own countrymen because they disagreed with him. Mark Lloyd, the "diversity czar" (Czars are a whole unconstitutional thing all by themselves)at the Federal Communications Commission. That's the Agency that decides who gets TV and radio licenses. I have seen a video clip of him saying that Hugo Chavez, the Dictator in Venezuela,is doing extraordinary good things. Carol Browner, the Environmental Czar, is an avowed Socialist. The Obama Administration is filled with Socialists, Marxists, and Communists. Trust me, those kind of people are not exactly followers of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Ben Franklin, and James Madison. Those giants among men are spinning in their graves. The current Administration does not believe in Freedom the way our Founding Fathers did and they are rapidly taking it away. They want TOTAL control of your life and if they succeed the country you thought you knew will be gone! We probably have one last chance to save the country - Elections, November 2, 2010. Please, let's get rid of the current crop of people in Washington. All of them!! Democrats, Republicans, and any others that might be there. If you are registered to vote than by all means -VOTE!! If you are not registered, get registered - NOW!! Our country is depending on you and you have no idea how much!

Monday, October 12, 2009


The Associated Press is out with a story today in which White House Communications Director Anita Dunn told CNN that Fox News is almost acting like an arm of the Republican Party. I have to assume that tomorrow she will also compare CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC as arms of the Democrat party. If this wasn't so damn serious, it would be ridiculously laughable. The hypocrisy of these people is beyond belief!!!! As I have said before, "you can't make this stuff up".

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Difference

Got this from my cousin Ray

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.

If a liberal doesn't like guns, then no one should have one.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.

If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants to ban all meat products for everyone.

If a conservative sees a foreign threat, he thinks about how to defeat it.

If a liberal sees a foreign threat, he wonders how to surrender gracefully and still look good.

If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly enjoys his life.

If a liberal is homosexual, he loudly demands legislated respect.

If a black man or a Hispanic is conservative, he sees himself as independently successful.

If a black man or a Hispanic is liberal they see themselves as victims in need of government protection.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.

If a liberal is down-and-out, he thinks about who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.

If a liberal doesn't like a talk show host, he demands that they be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.

A liberal wants all churches to be silenced and God removed from public view.

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or chooses a job that provides it.

A liberal demands that his neighbors pay for his.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Your Tax Dollars at Work

It's really too bad if you have to work for the Government, I mean those poor people are so underpaid. They just don't get anything approaching what those evil private sector people get. Well, if you "look it up" you will find that exactly the opposite is true.
In 2008, the average compensation (wages plus benefits) for a Federal civilian employee was $119,982 vs. the average compensation for a private sector employee of $59,908 (from the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis). The Federal employee's total package is more than double that of the private employee. So the next time you take a look at your pay stub and see all those Federal income taxes withheld, just remember where some of that is going. It's going to someone who on average is getting paid more than twice what you are getting paid and do you think they are working nearly as hard as you are?. Ain't that Federal Government just an absolutely wonderful thing? I mean they do so much for us!