Monthly Archives: March 2009

Some old fashioned common sense – Wake Up America!

That Thomas Paine, he still speaks common sense.

Please view this video – it’s excellent!  Then send your tea bags.  I will be addressing my envelopes tomorrow.

It’s our country, take it back now!

We the People stimulus package

  • All laws that apply to us should apply equally to congress.
  • No more allowing them to vote themselves raises.
  • Balance the federal budget – we have to live within our means, so must they.
  • Make them pay into the social security.
  • Term limits! The President is limited to two terms, so too should Congress be.
  • Get your own 401 K plan.  No more lifetime benefits for part time service
  • Pay your own insurance premium.  Maybe you’ll be more interested in how things really work.
  • Throw them all!  Vote out any member of Congress who did not read the spending bill before voting for it.
  • With the saving from the above actions, take the money away from the corrupt and give it to the real defenders of our freedom – the armed forces, they never fail you
  • Start no war unless you intend to win it.
  • Make English the official language of the country
  • Stop rewarding lawbreakers!  No money for illegal aliens.
  • Let the people elect the president – not special interests, PACS, media…
  • Bring back Universal Service.

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You can have it, but we want a big chunk of it…

I think the huge bonuses being paid to AIG and other companies that have accepted federal ‘stimulus’ money are obscene.  I also think in terms of P.R., it is incredibly stupid.  However, let these companies run their own business.  If I were a customer of AIG, I would move my business elsewhere.  That is the way the free market is supposed to work.

Stop this insanity of government intervention and control.

Instead of that, the Congress has decided to profit on AIG’s stupidity:

H.R. 1527

Rep. Gary Peters [D-MI] introduced H.R. 1527: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a higher rate of tax on bonuses paid by certain businesses owned by the Federal Government.


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Obama and his Bear Market

This report from Bloomberg today:

March 6 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama now has the distinction of presiding over his own bear market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 20 percent since Inauguration Day, the fastest drop under a newly elected president in at least 90 years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The gauge has lost 53 percent from its October 2007 record of 14,164.53, slipping 4.1 percent to 6,594.44 yesterday.

More than $1.6 trillion has been erased from U.S. equities since Jan. 20 as mounting bank losses and rising unemployment convinced investors the recession is getting worse.

“It’s the Obama bear market,” said Dan Veru, who helps oversee $2.8 billion at Palisade Capital Management in Fort Lee, New Jersey. “We don’t know what the rules are in so many different areas the government is touching.”

“Obama should be listening to the stock market more than talking to it,” said Kenneth Fisher, the billionaire chairman of Woodside, California-based Fisher Investments Inc., which oversees $22 billion. “He hasn’t gotten out of the gate well.”

See the full story here.

For those Obama apologists out there, the “market” pretty much factored in Obama’s presidency before he took office and, frankly, well before he was elected.  Blaming George Bush for the majority of the economy’s decline is illogical.   This is Obama’s mess.  The reaction of the market, investors as well as degrading consumer confidence is centered around Obama and his actions.

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Who are you?

In an effort to know who the heck is reading this blog, I’m going to do a series of polls.

Please, answer honestly.


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Just say No!

We’ve been going over our budget here recently. The realization that our incomes will be going down (due to any number of Obama stimulus related initiatives) and that the economy around here is so poor there’s a possibility that at least one of us may lose our job necessitates strict scrutiny of our expenses.

We’ve modified our behavior over the last several months – left-overs are required to be eaten, trips to the grocery store are focused on items on the list, we changed our phone carrier and modified our cable television plan. There’s more we can do, and will, that will be annoying; there is more we can do, and will, that will be painful.

So here we are. Regular citizens with full time jobs, a mortgage to pay, responsibilities to meet. The cost to us is rising – more fees, higher taxes, increased prices on goods is coming (especially with the lunacy of cap & trade) and we are having to tighten our belts along the way.

Personal responsibility is an inherent part of personal freedom. You cannot have one without the other…

Unless you’re in government.

A quick look at the stimulus plan shows that my state of Ohio has put dibs on $4,233,069,611 of stimulus dollars. That four billion. With a ‘B’.

And it’s for stuff like a $3 millon bike path in Columbus and $40,000 tennis courts in Cincinnati.

My little town has no stimulus requests in, but the urban center near me (Toledo) has $395,089,391 (that’s million) of requests in. $600,000 worth of bridge painting, $26,400,000 for public housing modernization, $4,500,000 for wheelchair ramps, $2.5 million for arena/stadium pedestrian malls.

While the value of these projects can be debated (I guess), the fact remains: the government cannot say no. The government thinks that your money, is their money. They are just letting you keep some of it and when they want it back, they come for it, regardless of it’s impact on you.

It’s time for the government to say no. It’s time for them to realize that they need to make the ‘sacrifices’ that they are continuing to tell us that we must make for the greater good.  But not them.  How difficult is it for us to say “Well, I’d like a new car but the old one is still running.   Times are unstable and I’ll just have to put that new car (or TV or vacation or whatever) is going to have to wait.”  We don’t like it, but it’s part of our personal responsibility.

What government official is saying, “Well, that bridge needs to be painted, but it can wait.  I don’t want to add any more money to the federal budget than is absolutely necessary.”

It just doesn’t happen.

They are selling you, your future, and future generations down the river.  And they don’t bat an eye.  They want what they want – regardless of its’ impact on you or the country.

Tell your elected representatives – local, state and federal that it’s time for them to make sacrifices for the ‘greater good’.   Tell them you are doing you’re part and you have little left.  Tell them it’s time for them to do their part. Tell them they are required to take personal responsibility too.

By the way, the only state not to request stimulus funds?  New Hampshire, the Live Free or Die state.  No wonder there is a movement afoot to get people to move their.

Stimulus Watch

Free State Project

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Tax Day Tea Party

Tax Day Tea Party

Tax Day Tea Party

Organizing is in progress for nationwide tea parties on April 15, 2009.  Shamefully, there are none scheduled for Ohio, which, if you have read about Governor Strickland’s proposed budget, NEEDS to have one!

See the website info here.  Michelle Malkin comments here.

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Time to Stand Up

It’s time to stand up.  It’s time to reclaim our country.  It’s time to stop being afraid.  It’s time to stop thinking it’s someone else’s job to do the work.   It’s time to stop letting political correctness erode our constitution.  It’s time to let our government know they have overstepped their bounds.  It is time to declare that their arrogance has awakened the sleeping giant and filled it with a terrible resolved and the giant is us, the American people.  It is time to stop allowing the government to see us as taxpayers and start treating us as citizens and their employers.

Wake Up America

Wake Up America

Glenn Beck has provided a rallying point for good men (and women) to stand up and do something.  Whether or not you like Glenn or not; whether you agree with his political views or not, ask yourself:

Do you agree with all or most of the following:

9 Principles, 12 Values

9 Principles, 12 Values

The Nine Principles

1. America is good.

2. I believe in God and He is the Center of my Life.

3. I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.

4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.

5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.

6. I have a right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.

7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.

8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.

9. The government works for me. I do not answer to them, they answer to me.

12 Values

  • Honesty
  • Reverence
  • Hope
  • Thrift
  • Humility
  • Charity
  • Sincerity
  • Moderation
  • Hard Work
  • Courage
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Friendship

Will you defend these principles and values?  Will you stand against those who are determined to change the foundation of this country?  Will you insist that the Constitution of the United States be upheld by the people who take an oath to support and defend it?

Now is the time to stand up and be counted.

See Glenn Beck’s website for more information.  Send your photo to  Host or attend a viewing party.  Contact every government official you can think of – local, state, federal.  Talk to your friends and organize.  Be prepared.  Be informed.  Be determined.

You are not alone!

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