Mar 27, 2009

Why wasn't this on the front page of the news?

This was just emailed to me and requested that I post it:
Navy Petty Officer Mike Monsoor -
PO2 (EOD2) (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) Mike Monsoor, a Navy EOD Technician, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for jumping on a grenade in Iraq, giving his life to save his fellow Seals.
(Notice: Mike was not a Navy SEAL, he was EOD.
He gave his life to save a group of Navy SEALS.)

During Mike Monsoor's funeral in San Diego, as his coffin was being moved from the hearse to the grave site at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, SEAL's were lined up on both sides of the pallbearers route forming a column of two's,
with the coffin moving up the center. As Mike's coffin passed, each SEAL, having removed his gold Trident from his uniform, slapped it down embedding the Trident in the wooden coffin.
The slaps were audible from across the cemetery; by the time the coffin arrived grave side, it looked as though it had a gold inlay from all the Tridents pinned to it.
This was a fitting send-off for a warrior hero...
This should be front-page news and on every cable network instead of the crap we see every day..Since the media won't make this news, I choose to make it news by posting it here.

The Full Story:
Michael Anthony Monsoor (April 5, 1981 – September 29, 2006) was a U.S. Navy SEAL killed during the Iraq War and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Monsoor enlisted in the United States Navy in 2001 and graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training in 2004. After further training he was assigned to Delta Platoon, SEAL Team Three.
Delta Platoon was sent to Iraq in April 2006 and assigned to train Iraqi Army soldiers in Ramadi. Over the next five months, Monsoor and his platoon frequently engaged in combat with insurgent forces. On September 29, 2006 an insurgent threw a grenade onto a rooftop where Monsoor and several other SEAL and Iraqi soldiers were positioned. Monsoor quickly smothered the grenade with his body, absorbing the resulting explosion and most likely saving his comrades from serious injury or death. Monsoor died 30-minutes later from serious wounds caused by the grenade explosion.
On March 31, 2008, the United States Department of Defense confirmed that Michael Monsoor would posthumously receive the Medal of Honor from the President of the United States, George W. Bush. Bush presented the medal to Monsoor's parents on April 8, 2008. In October 2008, United States Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter announced that DDG-1001, the second ship in the Zumwalt class of destroyers, would be named Michael Monsoor in honor of Monsoor.

My Comments:
I am very proud of our military. If you are proud too, please pass this on, have people read this story on my Blog.
Please join this Blog, make America great gain, one step at a time, one person at a time.
If not then rest assured that these fine men and women of our military will continue to serve and protect.
God Bless our Troops !

Meet Super Obama

Mar 25, 2009

Congress and the White House would never be this Enterprising

Here is a brilliant idea, thinking out of the box....
This was an article from the St. Petersburg Times Newspaper on Sunday.
The Business Section asked readers for ideas on "How Would You Fix the Economy?" I thought this was the BEST idea....I think this guy nailed it!

Patriotic Retirement:
There's about 40 million people over 50 in the U.S. work force. Pay them $1 million apiece severance with the following stipulations.
1) They leave their jobs immediately.
Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2) They must buy NEW American cars.
Forty million cars ordered - Auto Industry fixed.

3) They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage.
Housing Crisis fixed..

Best Part: It only costs us 40 million Dollars, budget crisis over!

57 Million Voters who did NOT Vote Democrat are saying....

Enough of this Obama shit all ready!

Mar 23, 2009

Proof The Obama Stimulus Plan Sucks!

Global recession stalls skyscraper construction on the Chicago Spire.
Artist conception of what it will look like if ever finished...

The Full Story:
There is a gaping hole where one of the world's tallest buildings is supposed to go up.
The planned 150-story Chicago Spire would be 2,000 feet tall if it gets built atop its completed foundation, ranking the tower the tallest in the Western Hemisphere and the sixth-tallest among the world's planned skyscrapers.
The Spire was supposed to be finished by 2012 and the Irish developer staged a global marketing campaign. Buyers snapped up a third of its 1,194 luxury condominiums priced between $750,000 and $40 million. Ty Warner, creator of the Beanie Baby toys, opted for the top-priced penthouse.
But after digging a 76-foot-deep (23 m) hole and sinking caissons, construction on the twisting Spire inspired, its famed architect Santiago Calatrava said, by swirling smoke from a Native American campfire was stalled in January by the credit crisis that is stifling construction worldwide.
Chicago has long been a showcase for tall towers since the steel-framed skyscraper was invented, its history full of developers whose ambitions sometimes crashed on the rocks of economic slowdowns, said John Norquist, president of non-profit group The Congress for the New Urbanism.
For people living in the hundreds of new condominiums near the planned Spire, the unbuilt site "starts to look like a blight," Norquist said.
"When everybody's feeling buoyant and they all think they're going to be billionaires overnight, that's when these 'biggest' plans come about. If you get them going before the bust hits, they get built right away. Otherwise you've got to wait and sometimes they don't get built at all," he said.
Globally, work has been halted on 142, or 11 percent, of 1,324 skyscraper projects, including 29 of 301 U.S. projects, according to Emporis GmbH, a German company that tracks development. Work is stalled on the five tallest buildings on five continents, including the Spire Emporis refers to these landmark buildings as "Babel" projects.
Work was stopped on the kilometer-tall Nakheel Tower in Dubai, one of scores of construction projects idled in the former Gulf Arab boom town. A January HSBC report said $75 billion worth of projects in the United Arab Emirates were suspended or canceled. Contractors complain of not being paid.
Other tall towers on hold are Moscow's Russia Tower and the Gran Torre Costanera office building in Santiago, Chile.
The U.S. economic downturn has probably been felt most acutely in the construction industry. Some 2 million American construction workers are unemployed and the industry's 21.4 percent jobless rate is the highest of any sector.
"Every month we see massive job loss in the construction industry and every month it gets worse ... The construction industry is in a near depression," said Terry O'Sullivan, head of the Laborers' International Union of North America.
The recently passed U.S. economic stimulus bill was expected to funnel $150 billion into building and repairing infrastructure, which the union said would employ 700,000 workers, for a while. The stimulus funding is viewed as only a downpayment on the $2.2 trillion engineers say is needed to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. Fewer workers are needed to perform maintenance than build from scratch, laborers say.
"If there's no buildings going up, what do you do?" said James Connolly, a Laborers' union manager. "Prepare yourself because it's going to get worse before it gets better."
Construction workers are accustomed to boom-and-bust cycles but this downturn appears deeper and longer. The impact of lost wages of $35 to $40 an hour ripples through the economy.
"People out of work, people lose their homes, people lose their hospitalization, people lose all their benefits," said Tom Villanova, president of the Chicago and Cook County Building Trades, which covers 100,000 construction workers.
"It's as bad as I've ever seen it, and I've been around for 30 years," he said.
Dublin-based Shelbourne Development Group has so far failed to get financing for the $1 billion Chicago Spire. Now, construction unions are negotiating to invest their pension funds to kickstart the project. The Spire would provide 1 million paydays for ironworkers, carpenters and others.
But construction loans are hard to come by. Delinquency rates in Chicago on such loans have risen for 10 consecutive quarters to 15 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008.
Many projects never got off the ground, while other developers have scaled back or suspended work altogether. The residential market has a glut of unsold and foreclosed homes at least 7,000 in the Chicago area alone, Villanova said.
In downtown Chicago, canceled contracts on condominiums in the latest quarter outnumbered meager sales, which were off sharply from nearly 3,800 sales in all of 2007, according to Appraisal Research Counselors, a real estate firm. Prospective buyers surrendered downpayments of $10,000 or more, scared off by falling prices and the bleak job market.
"I've been out of work since December," with few prospects, said sprinkler system installer Jeff Switalski, 40.
He said the number of unionized installers in Chicago has tripled to around 1,500 since he started in 1995, when the city began a building boom.
Locally, all eyes are on whether Chicago wins the 2016 Summer Olympics, which would be a huge construction project.
"Maybe if every town, every city, in the United States had an Olympics, that would be the only thing that would save us," Switalski said.

My Comment:
Ok Obama, you butt head, where is your stimulus money and why the hell are you giving taxpayer dollars to these damn financial institutions?

Attention Republicans

Mar 22, 2009

Breaking News: The First Amendment is in serious jeopardy

The Hillary Clinton Movie will test the First Amendment and your right to criticize public officials. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of Hillary Clinton we have become a Communist Nation.

Read this story:
`Hillary: The Movie,' now showing at Supreme Court .......
WASHINGTON DC – Months after its debut, "Hillary: The Movie" faces nine of the nation's toughest critics: the Supreme Court.
The justices' review of the slashing documentary financed by longtime critics of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton could bring more than just a thumbs up or thumbs down. It may settle the question of whether the government can regulate a politically charged film as a campaign ad.
David Bossie, a former Republican congressional aide who produced the Clinton movie and another describing then-Sen. Barack Obama as an overhyped media darling, said his films are about important moments in American politics.
"The outcome of this case will dictate how we're able to make films and educate people about them," he said.
At issue in the case being argued before justices Tuesday is the 90-minute anti-Clinton movie and television ads Bossie wanted to air during the 2008 primaries advertising the film.
Bossie's group, the conservative Citizens United, released the movie as Clinton, then a New York senator, was competing with Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The movie is unquestionably anti-Clinton, featuring commentary from conservative pundits, some of whom specifically say Clinton was not fit to be commander in chief.
One scene, which was used in an ad, has Dick Morris, a former adviser to President Bill Clinton who is now a critic of the Clintons, saying the senator is "the closest thing we have in America to a European socialist."
The movie was shown in eight theaters. Bossie's group wanted to run ads on television in key election states during peak primary season and show the movie on cable television's video-on-demand.
Federal courts said the ads would violate the McCain-Feingold law, the popular name for 2002 revisions to the nation's campaign finance laws. Judges called "Hillary: The Movie" a 90-minute attack ad, rulings that would require Citizens United to identify the financial backers for the ads if they were to appear on television.
The court also said that if Bossie's group showed the movie on cable television, financial backers would have to be named and the group would have to pay the cost of airing the movie.
Citizens United appealed to the Supreme Court, arguing that "Hillary: The Movie" should not be considered a political ad. The group says there is nothing in the movie urging people to vote against Clinton. The group says the film is more of a documentary comparable to critical television news programs such as "Frontline," "Nova" and "60 Minutes."
"The fact that 'Hillary' presents a critical assessment of Sen. Clinton's political background, character, and fitness for office does not convert the movie ... into an appeal to vote against Sen. Clinton," said Theodore Olson, Citizens United's lawyer.
"Indeed, a critical exposition of the political background and policy views of a former first lady and sitting U.S. senator is precisely the type of uninhibited, robust, and wide open debate and discussion that the First Amendment protects and encourages," Olson argues.
A panel of federal judges disagreed, calling "Hillary" nothing but an extended-length political attack ad. The Justice Department agreed, saying "'Hillary' is a 90-minute advocacy piece whose unmistakable meaning is that Hillary Clinton should not be elected president.
Some question whether that declaration strays too close to regulation of journalists, who generally have been exempt from campaign finance rules.
Without passing judgment on the content of "Hillary," the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press filed a brief supporting Citizens United, telling the Supreme Court that the media has been critical of presidential candidates since George Washington.
"By criminalizing the distribution of a long-form documentary film, as if it was nothing more than a very long advertisement, the district court has created uncertainty about where the line between traditional news commentary and felonious advocacy lies," the group said.
If the decision is upheld, "I can certainly see journalists running afoul of this law in the future," lawyer Lucy Dalglish said.
This isn't the first time documentary filmmakers have been questioned in relation to campaign finance laws. Citizens United in 2004 sought to keep filmmaker Michael Moore from advertising "Fahrenheit 9/11" — which was critical of President George W. Bush — in the run-up to the presidential election.
The Federal Election Commission, charged with enforcing the McCain-Feingold law, dismissed the complaint after Moore said he had no plans to run the ads during election season.
Bossie said Moore's success is what inspired him. "Michael Moore forced me to recognize the power of documentary film," said Bossie, who was involved in the House's investigation of Bill Clinton that led to the president's impeachment and trial.
So regardless of what the Supreme Court decides, expect to see more politically charged movies from Citizens United.
Soon after Obama secured the nomination, Bossie's organization came out with "Obama: The Hype Effect" and ran into the same legal problems with the Federal Election Commission. That didn't stop the group from having free DVDs inserted into The Columbus Dispatch, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post and the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Bossie expects to produce at least 15 movies at his Washington-area studio by the next presidential election in 2012. Among them, he says, will be "Stimulate This," an indictment of the recently enacted economic stimulus package.
The case is Citizens United v. FEC, 08-205.

My Comments:
This places the nation in a state of socialism, communism if the producers are charged with a crime.
A Revolution is needed in this country if this or gun control ever passes!

Video: Jay Leno, Political Jeopardy Parody

This is damn funny.....

Mar 20, 2009

Breaking News Overnight:

President Barack Obama sent a videotaped message to Iran today, urging a 'new beginning' in diplomatic relations. "This process will not be advanced by threats," he said. "We seek instead engagement that is honest and grounded in mutual respect." This is the first in a weak President's unprecedented appeal.

Obama Toilet Paper, for those who just can't get enough of the guy

Mar 19, 2009

Obama is a News Media Hog

President Obama is gonna go down in history as the President who loved himself so much that a day couldn't go by without him being on some TV, Radio, or Internet Media Broadcast.

Mar 11, 2009

Building Power Through Arithmetic: Understanding Government Spending

This was just emailed to me....
Do you know your multiplication tables?

Here's some examples of 1 trillion:

1,000,000,000,000 = 1 thousand billion or 1 million million

A million seconds is 11.57 days
A billion seconds is 31.7 years
a trillion seconds is 317 centuries

If you earned 1 dollar for every second you would have:

$1 million after 2 months
$1 billion after 32 years
$1 trillion after 32,000 years

A business that was started on the day Jesus was born,
and lost one million dollars EVERY single day since then,
would still not have lost $1 trillion.

(I think you'd have around 700 more years to go to have lost $1 trillion?)

The EU needs 25 trillion to bail them out...
If the economy was named Irene then it's GOOD NIGHT IRENE

Video: Only in America, Hotel Demo with Flare

Mar 8, 2009

Obama Packaged this for America

While President Obama is eating $100 per pound imported Japanese marble steak at the White House he wants us to eat this....

Mar 7, 2009

Breaking News: Russian media teases Clinton over 'reset' button

MOSCOW Russia – Russian media has been poking fun at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she gave her Russian counterpart a "reset" button with an ironic misspelling.

The Full Story:
Clinton's gift to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at their meeting in Geneva on Friday evening was meant to underscore the Obama administration's readiness to "to press the reset button" in ties with Moscow.
But instead of the Russian word for "reset" (perezagruzka) it featured a slightly different word meaning "overload" or "overcharged" (peregruzka).
Daily newspaper Kommersant put a prominent picture of the fake red button on its front page and declared: "Sergei Lavrov and Hillary Clinton pushed the wrong button."
A correspondent for NTV television called it a "symbolic mistake," pointing out that US-Russian ties had become overcharged in recent years due to discord over such issues as missile defense and last summer's war in Georgia.
"The friendly US gesture was upturned by a small amusing incident," the news website wrote in an article posted late Friday evening.
"Yet this curious episode did not stop Clinton and Lavrov from pushing the button in front of television cameras."
US Vice-President Joe Biden spoke of pressing the "reset button" on relations between Moscow and Washington during a speech in Germany last month. It has since been repeated in various forms by both US and Russian officials.

Welcome to the Obama Information Center....

Mar 4, 2009

Video: The Russian Tunnel of Death

Lefortovo Tunnel in Russia , is the longest in-city tunnel in all the world. It is nicknamed 'The Tunnel of Death'. See for yourself why.
There is a river running over the tunnel, and water leaks through in some areas. When the temperature reaches nearly 0°C (like it does during the Winter in
Russia ), the road freezes and becomes very slippery.
The result is the attached video which were taken during a Single Day with the tunnel surveillance camera.
Congratulations to the dual-carriage bus driver - imagine the passengers in the back! What a ride!
The next time you complain about traffic, remember this video... Russian Engineering!

Personally, I think it looks more like something FEMA and The Army Corps of Engineers designed
and built after all they did such a good job in New Orleans.

Mar 3, 2009

Breaking News: The U.S. Senate ignores John McCain, keeps thousands in earmarks

Mr. Pork versus the Taxpayer.......
WASHINGTON DC – The Senate voted overwhelmingly to preserve thousands of earmarks in a $410 billion spending bill on Tuesday, brushing aside Sen. John McCain's claim that President Barack Obama and Congress are merely conducting business as usual in a time of economic hardship.

The Full Story:
McCain's attempt to strip out an estimated 8,500 earmarks failed on a vote of 63-32. The Arizona senator's proposal also would have cut roughly $32 billion from the measure and kept spending at last year's levels in several federal agencies.
Last year's Republican presidential candidate said both he and Obama pledged during the campaign to "stop business as usual in Washington," and he quoted the president as having said he would go line by line to make sure money was spent wisely.
The White House has said that Obama intends to sign the legislation, casting it as leftover business from 2008. Spokesman Robert Gibbs pledged on Monday the White House will issue new guidelines covering earmarks for future bills.
McCain's proposal drew the support of 32 Republicans and two Democrats, and the outcome reflected the enduring value of earmarks to lawmakers. While polls routinely show these pet projects to be unpopular, local governments and constituents often covet them.
The maneuvering came on legislation to assure continued funding for several federal agencies past March 6. At $410 billion, the bill represents an 8 percent increase over last year's spending levels, more than double the rate of inflation.
Sen. Dan Inouye, D-Hawaii, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said McCain's call to hold spending level with a year ago "doesn't account for inflation." As an example, he said some programs would have to be cut if federal workers were to receive a pay raise.
The House passed the legislation last week, and Democratic leaders are working to clear it without changes so the president can sign it by Friday.
While Republican opposition in the House focused more on the bill's overall spending, McCain and allies turned the Senate spotlight squarely on earmarks.
"How does anyone justify some of these earmarks: $1.7 million for pig odor research in Iowa; $2 million "for the promotion of astronomy" in Hawaii; $6.6 million for termite research in New Orleans; $2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York," he said.
He also noted the legislation includes 14 earmarks requested by lawmakers for projects sought by PMA Group, a lobbying company at the center of a federal corruption investigation.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said he would seek to have them removed.
Taxpayers for Common Sense estimates the legislation contains 8,570 disclosed earmarks worth $7.7 billion. House Democrats declined to provide an estimate of the number of pet projects in the bill, and put their cost at $3.8 billion.
Democrats also say the value of earmarks is 5 percent lower than the last time Congress approved spending bills for an entire year.
The earmark issue has been a thorny one for Obama, who successfully urged lawmakers to pass an economic stimulus bill without them. He deferred to lawmakers on the legislation now moving through Congress, but his aides have worked to make it appear that he is merely acquiescing in what lawmakers and the White House had been prepared to do at the end of the Bush administration.
McCain ridiculed that argument in an animated speech on the Senate floor in Monday, asking, "does that mean that last year's president will sign this pork-barrel bill?"
At the White House, Gibbs was deflecting questions on the same subject.
Asked why Obama would sign the bill when he was overturning numerous policies put in place by former President George W. Bush, he said, "I think that you'll see that the President is going to draw some very clear lines about what's going to happen going forward."

My Comments:
I have said this before, by the time Obama gets out of office we will be a bankrupt nation. This will lead to one of three possible scenarios...
1) Another civil War in America.
2) A total socialized nation with government owning or controlling everything.
3) The dreaded formation of the so-called North American Union.

To the America I use to Know...