Thursday, October 29, 2009
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.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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
Sunday, October 25, 2009
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.
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.
The writer is an Environment Connecticut fellow.
Monday, October 19, 2009
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
Monday, October 12, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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
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!