Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Obama's Attempts to Gain Back Lost Private Sector Union Membership

Passed on to me by a friend. Obama continues to pay back big labot for his 2008 election.


October/November 2011 Foundation Action Now Available Online

The October/November 2011 issue of Foundation Action is now available to read online or download as a PDF.

Here's a sample of this month's cover story about the out-of-control Obama Labor Board's assault on job providers -- even your local Mom and Pop shop:
Obama NLRB Exceeds Legal Authority in Payback to Big Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – As the list of Obama Administration political paybacks to Big Labor grows, the National U

Far exceeding its statutory authority, the NLRB is now forcing its way into as many as six million private-sector workplaces. The new rule requires job providers to post biased notices that effectively serve as a roadmap to unionization, even if workers don't want to labor under union-boss control, and even if the company has never been accused of an "unfair labor practice."

Mom and Pop shops, small businesses, larger companies -- even some religiously-affiliated organizations -- are now under the Obama Labor Board's microscope. Read the full issue to learn more.

Other stories in this issue include:
Foundation Overturns Union Schemes that Forced Nonunion Workers to Subsidize Big Labor's Radical Political Agenda
Beyond Boeing: The Obama Labor Board's Forced-Unionism Agenda
Connecticut Police Officer Wins Forced Dues Refund
NLRB Shreds Secret Ballots after Overturning Landmark Foundation-won "Card Check" Precedent
National Right to Work Labor Day News Round-Up
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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Obama's Czars???

Forwarded to me by a friend.


OBAMA'S "CZARS"-- Read who they are and realize what they want to do.

Richard Holbrooke
Afghanistan Czar
Ultra liberal anti-gun former Gov. Of New Mexico. Pro Abortion and legal drug use. Dissolve the 2nd Amendment

Ed Montgomery
Auto recovery Czar
Black radical anti-business activist. Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks. Univ of Maryland Business School Dean teaches US business has caused world poverty. ACORN board member. Communist DuBois Club member.

Jeffrey Crowley
Radical Homosexual.. A Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay Marriage and especially, a Special Status for homosexuals only, including complete free health care for gays.

Alan Bersin
Border Czar
The former failed superintendent of San Diego . Ultra Liberal friend of Hilary Clinton. Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno - to keep borders open to illegal's without interference from US

David J. Hayes
California Water Czar
Sr. Fellow of radical environmentalist group, "Progress Policy". No training or experience in water management whatsoever.

Ron Bloom
Car Czar
Auto Union worker. Anti-business & anti-nuclear. Has worked hard to force US auto makers out of business. Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now Auto Union owned. How did this happen?

Dennis Ross
Central Region Czar
Believes US policy has caused Mid East wars. Obama apologist to the world. Anti-gun and completely pro-abortion.

Lynn Rosenthal
Domestic Violence Czar
Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Vicious anti male feminist. Supported male castration. Imagine?

Gil Kerlikowske
Drug Czar
devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal, Former Chief of Police in Liberal Seattle .. Believes no American should own a firearm. Supports legalization of all drugs

Paul Volcker
Head of Fed Reserve under Jimmy Carter when US economy nearly failed. Obama appointed head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board which engineered the Obama economic disaster to US economy. Member of anti-business "Progressive Policy" organization

Carol Brower
Energy and Environment Czar
Political Radical Former head of EPA - known for anti-business activism. Strong anti-gun ownership.

Joshua DuBois
Faith Based Czar
Political Black activist-Degree in Black Nationalism. Anti-gun ownership lobbyist. WHAT THE HELL DOES A FAITH BASED CZAR DO???????????

Cameron Davis
Great Lakes Czar
Chicago radical anti-business environmentalist. Blames George Bush for "Poisoning the water that minorities have to drink." No experience or training in water management. Former ACORN Board member(what does that tell us?)

Van Jones
Green Jobs Czar
(since resigned).. Black activist Member of American communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party who said Geo Bush caused the 911 attack and wanted Bush investigated by the World Court for war crimes. Black activist with strong anti-white views.

Daniel Fried
Guantanamo Closure Czar
Human Rights activist for Foreign Terrorists. Believes America has caused the war on terrorism. Believes terrorists have rights above and beyond Americans.

Nancy-Ann DeParle.
Health Czar
Former head of Medicare / Medicaid. Strong Health Care Rationing proponent. She is married to a reporter for The New York Times..

Vivek Kundra
Information Czar
Born in New Delhi , India .. Controls all public information, including labels and news releases. Monitors all private Internet emails. (hello?)

Todd Stern
International Climate Czar
Anti-business former White House chief of Staff- Strong supporter of the Kyoto Accord. Pushing hard for Cap and Trade. Blames US business for Global warming. Anti- US business prosperity.

Dennis Blair
Intelligence Czar
Ret. Navy. Stopped US guided missile program as "provocative". Chair of ultra-liberal "Council on Foreign Relations" which blames American organizations for regional wars.

George Mitchell
Mideast Peace Czar
Fmr. Sen. from Maine Left wing radical. Has said Israel should be split up into "2 or 3 " smaller more manageable plots". (God forbid) A true Anti-nuclear anti-gun & pro homosexual "special rights" advocate

Kenneth Feinberg
Pay Czar
Chief of Staff to TED KENNEDY. Lawyer who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs. (horribly true)

Cass Sunstein
Regulatory Czar
Liberal activist judge believes free speech needs to be limited for the "common good". Essentially against 1st amendment. Rules against personal freedoms many times -like private gun ownership and right to free speech. This guy has to be run out of Washington !!

John Holdren
Science Czar
Fierce ideological environmentalist, Sierra Club, Anti-business activist. Claims US business has caused world poverty. No Science training.

Earl Devaney
Stimulus Accountability Czar
Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens. Believes in Open Borders to Mexico . Author of statement blaming US gun stores for drug war in Mexico .

J. Scott Gration
Sudan Czar
Native of Democratic Republic of Congo . Believes US does little to help Third World countries. Council of foreign relations, asking for higher US taxes to support United Nations

Herb Allison
Fannie Mae CEO responsible for the US recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the US stock market. Caused millions of people to lose their life savings..

John Brennan
Terrorism Czar
Anti CIA activist. No training in diplomatic or Gov. affairs. Believes Open Borders to Mexico and a dialog with terrorists and has suggested Obama disband US military A TOTAL MORON !!!!!

Aneesh Chopra
Technology Czar
No Technology training. Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals. Anti-doctor activist. Supports Obama Health care Rationing and salaried doctors working exclusively for the Gov. health care plan

Adolfo Carrion Jr..
Urban Affairs Czar
Puerto Rican born Anti American activist and leftist group member in Latin America . Millionaire "slum lord" of the Bronx , NY. Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from "sweetheart" deals with labor unions. Wants higher taxes on middle class to pay for minority housing and health care

Ashton Carter
Weapons Czar
Leftist. Wants all private weapons in US destroyed. Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America .. No Other "policy"

Gary Samore
WMD Policy Czar
Former US Communist. Wants US to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith. Has no other "policy".

How lucky are we that these are the people who are helping President Obama in the RUNNING of our country and the White House?


Ms. YeSun


Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. Ronald Reagan

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thomas Sowell - Did He Write This?

Sent to me by a friend. I have read enough about Dr. Sowell to know this is what he believes, whether he wrote this article or not.

So do I.


The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what President Barack Obama’s America looks like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed greatly.

It is an America where history is rewritten to honor dictators, murderers and thieves. It is an America where, racism, hatred, class warfare and murder are all promoted as acceptable means of overturning the American civil society.

It is an America where humans have been degraded to the level of animals: defecating in public, having sex in public, devoid of basic hygiene. It is an America where the basic tenets of a civil society, including faith, family, a free press and individual rights, have been rejected. It is an America where our founding documents have been shredded and, with them, every person’s guaranteed liberties.

It is an America where, ultimately, great suffering will come to the American people, but the rulers like Obama, Michelle Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, liberal college professors, union bosses and other loyal liberal/Communist Party members will live in opulent splendor.

It is the America that Obama and the Democratic Party have created with the willing assistance of the American media, Hollywood, unions, universities, the Communist Party of America, the Black Panthers and numerous anti-American foreign entities.

Barack Obama has brought more destruction upon this country in four years than any other event in the history of our nation, but it is just the beginning of what he and his comrades are capable of.

The Occupy Wall Street movement is just another step in their plan for the annihilation of America.

”Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.”

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chef Kevin's Culinary


I tried 4 times to post a comment on your site today. Site wouldn't accept my comments???

Obama Tries in All Ways to Control the Public's Use of Guns

Feds bag idea of curbing target practice on public lands. By Miguel Llanos, msnbc.com

The Obama administration on Wednesday backed off a draft policy to restrict target shooting on federal land near residential areas.
Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., last Friday sent Salazar a letter asking that the draft policy be canned, saying he worried it would be taken advantage of by anti-gun rights groups. "Any draft proposal regarding recreation on public lands must continue to guarantee hunting opportunities," he wrote.

In a statement issued along with a copy of the letter, Rehberg said the Obama administration "is uncomfortable with gun rights, and eager to restrict the Second Amendment at every opportunity."

"In a state like Montana, where the federal government is by far the largest land holder, preserving Second Amendment rights on public land isn’t just a question of good policy," he said. "It’s a question of protecting our way of life from big-city meddlers."

The rationale cited in the draft included public safety on areas maintained by the Bureau of Land Management.

"As the West has become more populated, recreational shooters now often find themselves in conflict with other public lands users, and the BLM is frequently called on to mediate these conflicts," the draft stated.

"Closing areas where risks are high may reduce shooting related conflicts, and may also reduce legal claims against the BLM for shooting-related injuries or damages," the draft concluded.

Rehberg and others opposed to the draft were particularly concerned with criteria they felt would allow land managers to unfairly limit target practices. The draft would have stated that "the specific shooting activity must not:"

•"Cause a public disturbance or create risk to other persons on public lands.
•"Deface, remove or destroy natural features, native plants, cultural resources, historic structures or government and/or private property.
•"Facilitate and create a condition of littering, refuse accumulation and abandoned personal property.
•"Violate existing use restriction, a closure and restriction order, or supplementary rules notice."
A committee that advises the federal government on hunting issues had earlier also voiced concern about the draft.

"The Council concludes that its implementation will have the practical effect of moving recreational shooting off public lands, thereby diminishing public access to public lands," the group stated earlier this month in comments to the BLM.

The group, known as the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, drafted recommendations such as building berms to enhance safety. Its members include hunting associations as well as The Nature Conservancy and the National Wildlife Federation.
.Browse: environment, interior, second-amendment, gun-rights.

Back Romney? Richard Vigverie Says Probably Not

And who is Richard Vigverie? Best to look him up on the internet. I believe he is right as I have written on this blog site. In my humble opinion, the Republican who can turn this country around (too many good old boys and girls running the party) has yet to declare.

Too bad for at least 60% of this country.

Jason Mattera on Bush Tax Cuts And MSNBC

Issue of "Bush Tax Cuts Rises Again With Failure of Super Committee" by Jason Mattera11/22/2011

Comments: By randomly turning on MSNBC at any point throughout the day, you’re guaranteed to see one of the following:

--Chris Matthews’s spittle ricocheting off of the camera;

--Rachel Maddow in a hoodie; or

--Some leftwing politician droning on and on about how the Bush tax cuts must be rescinded… because they weren’t paid for, because they’ve contributed massively to the deficit, because they were for the “rich,” and something about the Koch Brothers and Grover Norquist being a bane upon American democracy.

Indeed, the tax cuts signed into law by President Bush in 2001 and 2003 have taken center stage once again now that the “supercommittee” charged with finding $1.2 trillion in spending cuts admitted failure. The Washington Post wrote that the supercommitte’s undoing has thrust the “much-contested Bush tax cuts into the forefront of next year’s presidential campaign.” As the Post goes on to note, Democrats will “portray Obama’s opponent in the presidential election as a defender of tax cuts for the rich.”

“The wealthiest of Americans, those who earn over a million dollars every year, have to share, too. And that line in the sand we haven’t seen any Republicans willing to cross yet,” said one of the United States Senate’s most uninformed members, Patty Murray (D.-Wash.).

Dan Pfeiffer, official White House hack and Obama bootlicker, said the expiration of the tax cuts “should be a powerful incentive to the Republicans to abandon their politically foolish and substantively absurd position on taxes on the wealthy.”

And the beat goes on.

Except, of course, these shopworn liberal objections to tax cuts are filled with more shinola than Michael Moore’s colon.

Seeing that the Democrats are reviving their favorite campaign talking point, let’s review the facts about “tax cuts for the rich.”

First off, what President Bush enacted into law cut taxes across the board on everyone, not just the upper echelon. The 15 percent rate dropped to 10 percent, 27 percent to 25 percent, 30 percent to 28 percent, 35 percent to 33 percent, and 39.6 percent to 35 percent. Now go ahead and ask a lib which income bracket received the highest cut. Oh, snap: That would be the lowest income threshold, which nosedived five percentage points.

The whole “tax cuts for the rich” is pure bunk, a lie that liberals shamelessly popularize. Not that this should surprise us one bit. Here we have a Democrat Party in America that couldn’t agree on a puny $1.2 trillion in spending reductions over a 10-year-period. That means that Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi’s minions refused to slice off what amounts to $120 billion dollars a year of a federal budget nearly topping $4 trillion. Instead they insisted that taxes be jacked up to pay for their statist programs.

Next up, we have the line that tax cuts blew the lid off of our deficit. That’s funny, because during the last year a Republican budget controlled Congress (fiscal year 2007), the deficit stood at a minuscule $161 billion dollars. $161 billion! That’s at least five years into the tenure of those evil tax cuts. Moreover, as HUMAN EVENTS has previously reported, federal tax receipts actually went up while the tax cuts were accelerating. In other words, the United States Treasury received more money not less because of the Bush tax cuts that Democrats allege ruined America’s economy.

See for yourself:

$1.88 trillion in 2004

$ 2.15 trillion in 2005

$ 2.4 trillion in 2006

$ 2.6 trillion in 2007

The last figure was actually the highest dollar amount brought into the Treasury Department… ever. That’s right, folks. While Democrats wail and whine about tax cuts as the main culprit for this country’s deficit woes, it turns out that we were bringing in bagfuls of money at historic proportions during that same time.


Then there are the politically-savvy, but totally fallacious, calls for "shared sacrifice." Naturally the Democrats don’t use that phrase to describe the nearly 50 percent of Americans who don’t pay any federal income taxes, but instead those who already pay the bulk of all federal, state, and local taxes. That aside, it’s the spending side of the lever that is completely out-of-whack, and has been so for a while. We’re now in our third straight year in a row with deficits exploding past $1 trillion dollars.

So when a lib is babbling to you about “shared sacrifice,” you can remind him that his great leader Messiah Obama shattered two spending records: Giving America her first-ever $1 trillion dollar deficit, and number two, extending that history-making deficit three consecutive years.

Heck, this guy has managed to increase the national debt by more than the first 41 presidents combined (George Washington to George Bush), and he’s done so in a mere 32 months.

You go, Barack!

And there you have it, the cutting evidence you need at your finger tips to eviscerate those unending lefty desires to slam us against the locker room and raid our wallets some more. Time to hit these Dems back with what they can’t get around -- a little something, something called: Facts.


Mr. Mattera is the editor of HUMAN EVENTS and the author of Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My Generation (Simon & Schuster). He also hosts The Jason Mattera Show on News Talk Radio 77WABC. Previously, he was the Spokesman for Young America's Foundation and a TV correspondent for Michelle Malkin. Follow Jason on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

Real Thanksgiving Wishes

To all my other readers, may the year end on a more positive note and that the year of 2012 end with optimism and 2013 come in with a real "change". May you have less to be stressful about than you have had in recent years and months.

Those who say even if my candidate can't win I'm not voting for he or she. Too bad, FOUR more years of disaster for this once great country. Why do I say "once" great? Please read more media like the WSJ and watch more balanced business news like FOX TV.

If you try to understand what Obama is saying and doing, you will understand he knows EXACTLY) what he is doing.

Thanksgiving Wishes

To Obama and all who strongly support him, you deserve to get the turkey stuffed - up your respective asses whole.



Monday, November 21, 2011

More "Market Spiral" Humor

Forwarded to me by my niece, Kris Widmer. Thanks, Chris.


Origin of Left & Right

I have often wondered why it is that Conservatives are called the "right" and Liberals are called the "left."

By chance I stumbled upon this verse in the Bible:
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right,
but the heart of the fool to the left."
Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV)

"A wise man's heart is at his right hand;
but a fool's heart at his left"
Ecclesiastes 10:2 (KJV)

Thus sayeth the Lord. Amen.

Can't get any simpler than that.

Subject:Spelling Lesson

The last four letters in American..........I Can
The last four letters in Republican.......I Can
The last four letters in Democrats.........Rats

End of lesson. Test to follow in November, 2012

Remember, November is to be set aside as rodent extermination month.

Obama and Democrats Send Market in a Downward Spiral

Might as well have a good laugh. Not much for investors to laugh about. And don't say "vote the corrupters out". It hasn't worked much yet and the Republican field is weak.

A woman from Los Angeles who was a tree hugger, a liberal Democrat, and an anti-hunter, purchased a piece of timberland near Colville , WA . There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendor of her land, so she started to climb the big tree.
As she neared the top she encountered a spotted owl that attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got many splinters in her crotch. In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a doctor.
She told him she was an environmentalist, a Democrat, and an anti-hunter and how she came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then told her to go wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her.
She sat and waited three hours before the doctor reappeared. The angry woman demanded, what took you so long?" He smiled and then told her, "Well, I had to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a "recreational area" so close to a waste treatment facility. I'm sorry, but due to Obama Care they turned me down.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Sears - Read This - It's True

Forwarded to me by a friend. I agree. Merle

Sears - Christmas shopping this year.

I know I needed this reminder, since Sears isn't always my first choice. It's amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and Sears hasn't withdrawn from their commitment.
Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?

How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for military duty?
By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available, but nothing more.
Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a result of being called up for active duty.

Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs, for all called up reservist employees for up to two years.

I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution. I suggest we all shop at Sears at least once, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement & feedback it well deserves.

Pass it on.

I decided to check this before I sent it forward.
So I sent the following e-mail to the Sears Customer Service Department:

I received this e-mail and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your company. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of another store for a like item, even if it's cheaper at that store.

This is their answer to my e-mail:

Dear Customer:

Thank you for contacting Sears. The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback.

Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make.
We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.

Bill Thorn
Sears Customer Care


Please pass this on to all your friends. Sears needs to be recognized for this outstanding contribution and we need to show them as Americans, we do appreciate what they are doing for our military!!!

It's verified ! By Snopes.com ; at:

Friday, November 11, 2011

California ; The Land of Honey, Now The Land of Lack of (Money)

Read blogger "Marathon Pundit" for facts on California's financial nightmare and about the 'occupiers' conduct in Colorado.

Peoria City Council's Hotel Deal

Refer to blogger "The Peoria Chronicle" for more details on this potential disaster to the Peoria taxpayers.

Why Obama Will Win in 2012

This is not new to me. I have blogged on this before. I have also blogged that this country will have a revolution before 2050. Approximately four years ago, I said Obama is a "scary" man. Since then, I have determined he is more than scary and this great Republic will be taken over by people described below plus some corporations who benefit greatly by Obama's largess to them. A group not mentioned are the radical environmentalist, whose latest effort to stop the Canada to the United States pipeline has succeeded and will not be revisited until after the 2012 elections.


The writer denies writing this but I have osted before that unless the republicans find a better candidate than those so far presented, I belive Obama will be re-elected.


Can President Obama be defeated in 2012? No. He can't. I am going on record as saying that President Barack Obama will win a second term.

The media won't tell you this because a good election campaign means hundreds of millions (or in Obama's case billions) of dollars to them in advertising.

But the truth is, there simply are no conditions under which Barack Obama can be defeated in 2012.

The quality of the Republican candidate doesn't matter. Obama gets reelected. Nine percent unemployment? No problem. Obama will win. Gas prices moving toward five dollars a gallon? He still wins. The economy soars or goes into the gutter. Obama wins. War in the Middle East ? He wins a second term.

America's role as the leading superpower disappears? Hurrah for Barack Obama! The U.S. government rushes toward bankruptcy, the dollar continues to sink on world markets, and the price of daily goods and services soars due to inflation fueled by Obama's extraordinary deficit spending? Obama wins handily.

You are crazy Williams. Don't you understand how volatile politics can be when overall economic, government, and world conditions are declining? Sure I do.

And that's why I know Obama will win. The American people are notoriously ignorant of economics. And economics is the key to why Obama should be defeated.

Even when Obama's policies lead the nation to final ruin, the majority of the American people are going to believe the bait-and-switch tactics Obama and his supporters in the media will use to explain why it isn't his fault. After all, things were much worse than understood when he took office.

Obama's reelection is really a very, very simple math problem. Consider the following:

1) Blacks will vote for Obama blindly. Period. Doesn't matter what he does. It's a race thing. He's one of us.

2) College educated women will vote for Obama. Though they will be offended by this, they swoon at his oratory. It's really not more complex than that.

3) Liberals will vote for Obama. He is their great hope.

4) Democrats will vote for Obama. He is the leader of their party and his coat tails will carry them to victory nationwide.

5) Hispanics will vote for Obama. He is the path to citizenship for those who are illegal and Hispanic leaders recognize the political clout they carry in the Democratic Party.

6) Union members will vote overwhelmingly for Obama. He is their key to money and power in business, state and local politics.

7) Big Business will support Obama. They already have. He has almost $1 Billion dollars in his re-election purse gained largely from his connections with Big Business and is gaining more everyday. Big Business loves Obama because he gives them access to taxpayer money so long as they support his social and political agenda.

8) The media love him. They may attack the people who work for him, but they love him. After all, to not love him would be racist.

9) Most other minorities and special interest groups will vote for him. Oddly, the overwhelming majority of Jews and Muslims will support him because they won't vote Republican. American Indians will support him. Obviously homosexuals tend to vote Democratic. And lastly,

10) Approximately half of independents will vote for Obama. And he doesn't need anywhere near that number because he has all of the groups previously mentioned. The President will win an overwhelming victory in 2012.

-- Dr. Walter Williams

Obituary-Very Interesting!

Born 1776, Died 2008
It doesn't hurt to read this several times.
Someone points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:
Number of States won by: Obama:19 McCain: 29
· Square miles of land won by: Obama:580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
· Population of counties won by: Obama:127million McCain: 143 million
· Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1
Smeone adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of governement welfare."

Someone believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals - and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

If you are in favor of this, then by all means, delete this message.

If you are not, then pass this along to help everyone realize just how much is at stake, knowing that apathy is the greatest danger to our freedom.

Is This True?

Passed to me by a friend.


Rotten to the core I say...................

Guess there's no more than "6 degrees of separation" from corruption, too.
And check out those democrats...

Imagine the odds of this happening:

Do you know the park in NYC that the Wall Street protesters are occupying?
It's Zucotti Park.

Do you know this park is not owned by the city?
It is owned by Brookfield Properties.

Who was just hired by Brookfield Properties, as an attorney?
Vice President Joe Biden's son.

Who sits on the board of Brookfield Properties?
Mayor Bloomberg's live-in girlfriend.

Now, guess what company just received some of the last of the obama Stimulus $$$$$$$.
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaat's right: Brookfield Properties. Isn't life great!

On a completely unrelated note, Wisconsin is shaping up to be the swing state in the 2012 presidential elections. Not Florida. Not Ohio. But Wisconsin.

Now, guess who owns the company that will be tabulating the electronic votes in Wisconsin.
Thaaaaaaaaaaaat's right, the biggest contributor to Obama: George Soros. Whaaaaaaaat a coincidence!

Remember what Stalin said. "He who votes does not have power. He who counts the votes has power".



Sunday, November 06, 2011

Reduce the Deficit, Cut Spending? Fat Chance

If your read the news, listen to the news and watch the news put out by the major media outlets, you surely suspect that changing parties is not going to be the answer. The answer will lie in electing individuals who understand the "pickle" we are in and take aggressive and personal vote losing action. (in many cases because we are taught to take and not give except to charity). Those common sense, brave people, may only be found in fiction as written by Ayn Rand. They would need to survive being crucified by the liberal medias. (Think Herman Cain)

Twelve years or so, our "leaders" and the Journal Star pushed the ridiculous idea of an interstate to Chicago estimated at $800 million to save a few drive minutes (maybe), I say maybe because shortly after the road would have been built, repairs would start meaning one lane traffic, etc. I say 'to Chicago' where Peoria shoppers would go more frequently to spend and the flow of illegal drugs would be a bit faster.

Then, upon reaching the Chicago area they find traffic backed up for miles negating the time saved in traveling 75 or 80 miles an hour, yes, not 65 as is supposed to be the limit, and then traveling maybe 10 miles an hour during rush hours to their destination hopefully not downtown where the traffic jams are even worse.

And all the old roads would still be needed and maintained. More work and jobs; is that what it is all about?

And then Hi-Speed rail between Peoria and the recipient of Governor Koerner's wise decision of yonder years. Peoria didn't get the "curve" and has been jealous of the growth of Blomington-Normal ever since. As an aside, their ballpark in Normal is MAKING money.

Speaking of jobs, if you take time to watch most of our highway workers, now seeping into the private sector of highway contract workers, of working at a pace that would have made my Dad, if still living, ill, just like it does me. Good hard working highway workers can't show veteran union laborers up. Especially, some hard working women who show the men up so most of these women are assigned to a broom.

Hey, they can lean on a shovel, same as the men.

With all the bridges that need to be repaired or re-built, don't expect it to be accomplished in this generation. And build high speed rails and islands in the rivers, wall in the rivers and mine the silt from the rivers, build more museums with public dollars, finance more businesses like FireFly, the bankrupt solar plants, and hotels, etc? And more welfare payments?

You know, a lot of the things those in "Dreamsville" dream about would be nice if the dreamers just would pay for it themselves instead of spending OPM. Because they want; they spend and let present and future generations pay.

Too late in Peoria. Property owners and all taxpayers, we will see more fee increases like the garbage fees and other fees assessed in lieu of taxes by more and more public bodies.

Reduce the deficit. Cut spending? Fat chance.

Hi-Speed Rail to and From Bloomington-Normal

Thanks to my friend Dave Hughes from Washington whose words of wisdom appear in the JSEB section of today's paper. Durbin, Mingus, and now, Ardis, and of course, Kohlbuss and Ray LaHood, want to make the State Of Illinois and the City of Peoria "broker" than they are now.

So $10 million or so will be spent on studying this new thoroughfare for years. "At the end of the day" these engineers and consultants will "guess" that the cost will be closer to $300 million plus higher guessed at daily operating and maintenance costs, inconvenience to the those who are affected by property re-designs, space allocations and environmental concerns like tearing up more farmland.

Whoever concocted the low estimates was taking a wild guess just like they thought LaHood's Rt. 29 to Rt. 80 was first guessed to be $300 million and then quickly guessed to be $600 million before they stopped studying this creature of those who are smarter than the rest of us.

This east west and west east hi-speed rail mad idea has so many problems they are almost to numerous to state but then the consultants and engineers will minimize these problems to please the "leaders" who hired them to do the study. But I'll list a few:

Where do you start and end? In Bloomington or Normal; in Peoria or East Peoria.
And exactly where like airport to airport, downtown to downtown, baseball field to baseball field, universities and colleges to universities and colleges, To be effective at all, two rails would need to be laid. Let's say the rail goes from airport to airport. I live on the west end and need to be at the east end by 8:00 while you live on the east end and need to be on the west end by 8:00. Two rails and two trains.

There is no way this plan would work if I have use a vehicle to get to the take-off site, park my vehicle (who will pay for the new parking lots or will I be charged to park?) have someone pick me up (an inconvenience) at the other end or hire a taxi or ride a bus or bicycle or what?

In fact, the rider will have to wait 10 minutes for the train to leave the station; yes, there will be need of a station at each end. And they will need to be at the station on time or they wait for the next run on whih they may be the only passengers.

If the train starts in Peoria, will it stop in East Peoria? What about Morton? or Congerville. And the same on the return trip? And what if I want to go over and have dinner with a friend or customer? Will the trains run at all hours?

If the plan is for only one train reversing direction would create an expensive problem. In fact, it wouldn't work at all if commuters have time schedules to meet.

I'll stop here. This idea is one of the most stupid ideas proposed by any appointed public boss or an elected official. Really intelligent people are not interested in running for office for fear somewhere in their background, they offended some race or woman. Look what the media is doing to Cain and we don't even know if he did anything worth public interest. Large organizations are quick to settle any charge, no matter how stupid, just to get it over and get on with business.

The harassment charges against then Mayor Maloof were so ridiculous but unfortunately Peoria is blessed with more than their share of tort attorneys. (and vindictive women from opposite political parties or ethnic group).

Anyway, it is time to vote out every councilperson but Sandberg, Weaver, Akeson and maybe Dan Irving, who I think is being pissed on by........or anyone who supports the expensive studies on one of the most stupid ideas I have ever heard.

Mingus for a office higher than the one he holds? Another tragedy in Springfield? We already have more than enough. Those lame brainers are still handing out questionable grants when they can't even pay their normal course of business bills.

And who is going to pay for this stupid idea of hi-speed rail? Not the 51% who don't pay income tax, that's for sure.

Obamawisdum at It's Best

Yes, somebody makes money on every "whys' move this administration makes. No, that's not a mispelling in the title of this blog, either.

Thanks to a friend for posting this "wisdum" math. This populist type of Obama madness may just get him re-elected


> The person who calculated this bit of information is now and has been a professor at the University of West Virginia in Morgantown for the last forty some years.

> A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year.
> A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons of gas a year.
> So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year.
> The government claims 700,000 clunkers have been replaced so that's 224 million gallons saved per year.
> That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil.
> 5 million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US consumption.
> More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars.
> So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350 million.
> We spent $8.57 for every $1.00 we saved.
> But I'm pretty sure they will do a better job with our health care.

Hopedale Wellness Center - A Public Courtesy Blog

Hopedale Wellness Center Salutes National Family Week

With Special Family Promotion

During National Family Week (November 19-26), Hopedale Wellness Center is offering $20 Family Guest Passes which give families use of the entire facility as well as participate in programs at member rates throughout the week. A Family Pool Party will also be held on Saturday, November 19 from 1-3 p.m. The event is free with Wellness Center membership or $5 per family for non-members.

After National Family Week ends, families taking part in the promotion will be able to join Hopedale Wellness Center with no initiation fee and $20 applied to their first month of membership. When paid in full families will receive an additional one month free on a six-month contract, or two months free on a 12-month contract. This offer expires November 30.

“We are very proud of the Wellness Center and think it’s a great place for families to spend quality time together and stay active,” said Melissa Mohr, Membership Coordinator for Hopedale Wellness Center.

Since 1955, the Hopedale Medical Complex has been consistently recognized for its excellent and compassionate healthcare services to its patients and residents of our surrounding communities. What started as a 20-bed hospital has become a multi-faceted medical complex that includes Hopedale Hospital, Hopedale Commons, Hopedale Nursing Home and Hopedale Wellness Center.


Pere Hotel Expansion Insights

Now that the deal is underwway, I hope it works out over the time frame of the borrowed money.

Thanks for your reply, Dan.


Hi Merle:

Did not have a chance to reply to you sooner, sorry for the delay.

I voted against this deal until this past Tuesday. The deal is not perfect but according to Patricks numbers, it will sustain itself. I took his analysis one step further and used my own worst case scenario of 50% occupancy and room rates at $100 night. It still sustains and pays for itself WITHOUT using any sales tax dollars. The items that will pay for this are the property tax(developer agreed to not contest), H and R taxes. Plus, the $9 mil developer fee has gone away and the developer makes his money from the operating profits of the hotel.

Call or write me anytime, thank you

Dan Irving

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Firefly - Information the Media And Others Would Never Reveal

In April of 2009, most of us on the Peoria County Board were informed that Peoria County and the City of Peoria were in consultation about buying 60 acres of land at $50,000 an acre for a proposed FireFly expansion that would add 784 new jobs to the area. The deal for the land was proposed to be $300,000 down and $675,000 a year 6% interest. The county had the funds available to acquire the property but the City Of Peoria would need to borrow their share of the cost from the county.

Additional grants from the feds and state would be needed for roadway improvements, etc., to incorporate a technology site at this location.

This informative article stated that "Mr. Widmer wanted to know what kind of property tax FireFly would pay". It was explained FireFly would get a 5 year Enterprise Zone Abatement on property taxes plus other incentives as Pekin, Michigan and Kentucky were also courting FireFly.

"Widmer had other questions to ask but he was advised this was still in the beginning stages but that the City had already spoken to the City Council the county administrator wanted to inform most County Board members as well."

Administration said that emails had already been sent to the Governor's Office, Illinois Finance Authority, Senator Koehler and Risinger, and Representative Leitch saying, "the County can not do this with local dollars alone".

It was debated from what fund the County would take the county investment from and our administrator recommended the Health Fund.

County Board Member Salzer "mentioned that according to sources, Senator Durbin and others "would do what it takes to keep FireFly in the State.

While all this negotiating and discussions were taking place, I and other board members learned of it only on April 28, 2009. As I understand the land is still "available".

All the County and City were waiting on was the "green light" from FireFly.

That's the way government works, folks. Most of you know the "rest of the story". If not just enter "FireFly" on my blog search bar.

And we wonder how and why this country is in the bad financial shape we are in.


Peoria Taxpayers Nailed Again

Two federal lawsuits pending against Peoria Public School District #150 were recently settled for a total of $830,000 with the insurance companies bearing the brunt of the cost. #150 will pay $140,000.

On 10/15/11, the JS reported that a settlement agreement had been reached on a lawsuit against the district filed by 8 white employees in a case that appeared to be one of reverse discrimination. It will probably take an FOIA to find out how much this settlement cost the taxpayers.

Not included in the cost is the legal fees racked up by the school board plus the raise in premiums for liability insurance for years to come.

How many other lawsuits are pending against #150 that I suspect are coming from both past and present administrations? I do not know nor do I suspect all the board members know. I do know of one case that appears to be long and costly.

When I was a member of the Peoria County Board, we settled a lawsuit for over $300,000 (a BelWood incident)that was allegedly caused by a comment made by a board member who was on the board long before I was elected in 2000. When I asked how many lawsuits were pending against the County owned BelWood, the States Attorney's answer was, "there are always lawsuits against Belwood". But at the time, I was only aware of one. Board members are often kept in the dark about pending lawsuits, learning only of them when meeting to discuss how much money we agree to settle the case.

Some people think that people who have a lot of degrees are smarter than the rest of us. Unpaid or low paid or part time board members do not have the ability to hire the right people. While I understand that we are the most litigious society in history, we should be operating our public bodies with well-paid full-time qualified board members.

Cities the size of Peoria are operating in the early 1900's and the tort attorneys are aware. Thus saving money costs far more in the long-run but we have yet to take action to change the system.

Paying more for better talent USUALLY pays off.

Minor League Baseball Facts

An interesting email from a friend.Merle,

We have some family that lives in Midland, Michigan.
Last time up there my daughter saved me news articles from their local paper.
The story was about developments in the immediate area of their Midwest League ballpark which is near downtown Midland.
Yep , same league that the Chiefs try to play ball in.
As I read the story I thought about the how many years has our fair city been trying to have a Wrigleyville or Fenwayville or some other such nonsense.
So i had to see that neighborhood up close. On occasion we have gone to see games at their stadium. Nice park and impressive footprint. All built Without Public money. Foundations were the order of the day for financing.
Anyhow, a large building to be redeployed and surrounding grounds to build upon.

Another interesting mention in the story was about Lansing, Michigan with the near completion of developments near their downtown Midwest League ballpark. Yep, the state capitol is just up the street from the stadium.

Anyhow it is interesting and good for them that can organize and get the necessary wherewithall to accomplish such tasks that our great city cannot even clearly dream upon.

Hope and Change? Yes, We PRAY For a Change!

Barack Obama's 32 Month Report Card

by Rich Carroll

Copy this article. You will need researched material to mail your liberal friends and/or relatives.

Mr. Hope and Change wants to create a nation humbled; humiliated, casting-aside capitalism and individual freedoms for one where “we the people” are government controlled. This would be a system that genuflects mediocrity, steals personal aspiration and opportunity, and punishes those who strive to succeed.

A gallon of regular gasoline the day Obama was inaugurated was $1.79 on average in the U.S. Today that price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase. The number of food stamp recipients has risen since Obama took office from 31,983,716 to 43,200,878, a 35.1% jump. Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000. Staggering “hope and change” isn't it?

American citizens living in poverty have risen 9.5% from 39,800,000 to 43,600,000, and the number of unemployed has jumped almost 25% from 11,616,000 to 14,485,000 as of August 31, 2011. The number of unemployed blacks has risen from 12.6% at the end of George Bush's term to 15.8% today, a 25.4% increase, and finally, our national debt is up 34.4% from 10.627 trillion to 14,278 trillion *

Keep these figures in mind as we recount the number of “firsts” for this presidency:

First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States .
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with cr imi nal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.
First President to encourage racial discr imi nation and int imi dation at polling places.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (Az, WI, OH, IN)
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to coddle American enemies while alienating Americas allies.
First President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. Flag.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat “the Holy Qur'an tells us,” and openly admit “the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.”

Remember that 32 months of Obama White House we the people have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our nation's entire history, as the Obama's plan their next extravagant vacation to the IndonesianIsland nation of Bali .

Hope and change anyone?

* sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Wall Street Journal, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Dept of Labor, Standard & Poors/Case-Shiller, Federal Reserve, US Treasury, Heritage Foundation.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Big Al's Owner is Laughing All the Way to the Bank

Today I received thank you emails from Beth and Chuck, the only two councilpeople who voted against this hugh taxpayer risk, and my friend, Tim Riggenback, who voted for it. When I blogged that this city council and mayor may go down as the worst in history, I did not mean to include Beth and Chuck.

Sandberg didn't show up for the vote. Too bad.

With no insult intended, no $160+ million dollar corporation would have any member of the City Council sitting on their B of D, with the exception of Chuck. And their are a lot of incompetent private and public board members.

It is the people we elect or appoint to office who have caused the cities, states and feds who put us in the pickle we are in. And voters and non-voters need to share some of the blame.

Everyone, including myself, has their hand out. It is up to our elected officials to say yes or no.

Why my comment on Big Als? Do any of you know the cost of the Big Al's contract? Rumor is it is anywhere from $8 million to $11 million, all taxpayer dollars. Not bad work for getting a new a better location plus a new building designed to the owner's specification.

Some knowledgeable and unknowledgeable people say I'm an "aginer". Believe I still see the successful company I founded 48 years ago and sold 20 years ago still uses my name. I'm against putting taxpayers at big risks and lavish entitlements.

I received no financial help from the City of Peoria, just harassment from the fire department by Ray Becker's go-fer, Ernie Russell. Actually, Ernie as Fire Chief, harassed the owner of the building I leased, eventually causing my rent to go up. The Fire Chief suddenly discovered, after 40 years or so that there weren't enough fire plugs. A bad joke. I doubt if the plugs the owner was forced to install and pay for, are still out back of the building but they weren't needed then or needed now.

Such is politics but I'm glad they are sticking it too Cellini. Ten years ago he would have walked and he may yet. As I said, such is politics.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Peoria City Council - A Message From An Experienced Businessman

This is the message I emailed to the City Council. I challenge anyone to deny my facts.


To vote yes tonight, will be a serious mistake maybe not noticeable perhaps for 4-6 years from today.

And then, forever.

A reason to proceed? Better present and near future financial condition. relatively meaningless from four years beyond today.

Yes, we need jobs as the union clamor. But this deal is shortsighted. The last two days on the market reaffirm what many believe is that we are already in a double-dip, not highly noticed in Peoria YET.

No projection funded partially by the public has been met this past decade to date. Most obvious one is the ball park. Build a Wrigleyville around this ball park with a financial situation?? You tried it in 2007 when financial conditions were less obvious. (O'Brien Field fails to attract growth, (JS 5/30/07) and "New Stadium Can't Live on Baseball Alone, Vonachen says, (JS) SMG would have the resources to bring other events to the ball park"

They haven't and won't.

Attendance projections were in the 300,000 range. Last year, the drew 188,000. (JS)

The Chiefs couldn't even sell the renewal of the O'Brien name after the contract expired so O'Brien gets a free ride??

Yes, the RivePlex is running but it has not been able to meet the principal and interest from operations as promised by park administration. (See my blog, "RiverPlex: Is it Working Out?" dated October 24, for complete details (except for the lowered risk proposed).

Best wishes,