Quote Of The Day

Saturday, January 9, 2010

It Should Be An Enchanting Election Cycle


'Ed Schultz for Senate? Lou Dobbs for president? Maybe Glenn Beck as Sarah Palin's vice presidential running mate? ... The popularity of those who take calls and help Americans vent has never been greater.

Talk show stars are household names, their books automatic bestsellers, their political pronouncements capable of launching tens of thousands of emails and phone calls, and even massive protest marches.

The once-bright line between media and politics has all but vanished, while activists on both the left and right are frustrated with their parties' elected leaders.'

The Drones Can See You Being Bad......

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Life's Difficult Questions

Life really boils down

to 2 questions...

1. Should I get a dog.....?



2. Should I have children?


Monday, January 4, 2010

A Letter To AARP In Reply To A Request For Renewal Of Membership

Please take just a few minutes to read the following letter...

This was sent to Mr. Rand, the Executive Director of AARP..


This has been authenticated by Snopes -
http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/aarp.asp <http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/aarp.asp>

Dear Mr. Rand ,

Recently you sent us a letter encouraging us to renew our lapsed membership in AARP by the requested date. I know it is not what you were looking for, but this is the most honest response I can give you. Our gap in coverage is merely a microscopic symptom of the real problem, a deepening lack of faith.

While we have proudly maintained our membership for several years and have long admired the AARP goals and principles, regrettably, we can no longer endorse it's abdication of our values. Your letter specifically stated that we can count on AARP to speak up for our rights, yet the voice we hear is not ours. Your offer of being kept up to date on important issues through DIVIDED WE FAIL presents neither an impartial view nor the one we have come to embrace. We do believe that when two parties agree all the time on everything presented to them, one is probably not necessary. But, when the opinions and long term goals are diametrically opposed, the divorce is imminent. This is the philosophy which spawned our 200 years of government.

Once upon a time, we looked forward to being part of the senior demographic. We also looked to AARP to provide certain benefits and give our voice a power we could not possibly hope to achieve on our own.. AARP gave us a sense of belonging which we no longer enjoy. The Socialist politics practiced by the Obama administration and empowered by AARP serves only to raise the blood pressure my medical insurance strives to contain. Clearly a conflict of interest there!

We do not understand the AARP posture, feel greatly betrayed by the guiding forces that we expected to map out our senior years and leave your ranks with a great sense of regret. We mitigate that disappointment with the relief of knowing that we are not contributing to the problem anymore by renewing our membership.. There are numerous other organizations which offer discounts without threatening our way of life or offending our sensibilities.

This Presidential Administration scares the living daylights out of us.. Not just for ourselves, but for our proud and bloodstained heritage. But even more importantly for our children and grandchildren. Washington has rendered Soylent Green a prophetic cautionary tale rather than a nonfiction scare tactic. I have never in my life endorsed any militant or radical groups, yet now I find myself listening to them. I don't have to agree with them to appreciate the fear which birthed their existence. Their borderline insanity presents little more than a balance to the voice of the Socialist mindset in power. Perhaps I became American by a great stroke of luck in some cosmic uterine lottery, but in my adulthood I CHOOSE to embrace it and nurture the freedoms it represents as well as the responsibilities it requires..

Your website generously offers us the opportunity to receive all communication in Spanish. ARE YOU KIDDING??? Someone has broken into our 'house', invaded our home without our invitation or consent. The President has insisted we keep the perpetrator in comfort and learn the perp language so we can communicate our reluctant welcome to them.
I DON'T choose to welcome them.
I DON'T choose to support them.
I DON'T choose to educate them.
I DON'T choose to medicate them, pay for their food or clothing.
American home invaders get arrested.
Please explain to me why foreign lawbreakers can enjoy privileges on American soil that Americans do not get? Why do some immigrants have to play the game to be welcomed and others only have to break & enter to be welcomed?

We travel for a living. Walt hauls horses all over this great country, averaging over 10,000 miles a month when he is out there. He meets more people than a politician on caffeine overdose. Of all the many good folks he enjoyed on this last 10,000 miles, this trip yielded only ONE supporter of the current administration. One of us is out of touch with mainstream America . Since our poll is conducted without funding, I have more faith in it than one which is power driven.

We have decided to forward this to everyone on our mailing list, and will encourage them to do the same. With several hundred in my address book, I have every faith that the eventual exponential factor will make a credible statement to you.

I am disappointed as hell.
I am scared as hell.
I am MAD as hell, and I'm NOT gonna take it anymore!

Walt & Cyndy

Miller Farms Equine Transport


"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
Abraham Lincoln


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A Letter From My Congressman

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Congressman Greg Walden
Date: Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 8:22 AM
Subject: The So-Called Estate Tax
To: jimgetten@gmail.com

Dear James:

I wanted to let you know that on December 3, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on legislation (H.R. 4154) that would permanently set the estate tax at the 2009 levels. Estate tax may sound harmless, but here's what it is: the government taxing, when you pass away, about half of what you've worked in a lifetime to save. This legislation passed by a vote of 225 - 200 with no support from Republican members.

I did not vote for H.R. 4154. It would permanently extend the excessively high tax rate of 45 percent and an un-indexed exemption amount of $3.5 million ?" the same levels currently in effect for 2009. At the 45 percent rate, nearly half of the value of many estates would be taxed away by the federal government, with additional taxes levied at the state level. Since the exemption amount set by H.R. 4154 is not indexed for inflation, more and more family farms, ranches and businesses would be subject to the estate tax in years to come. While the bill allows for the certainty that permanence provides, failing to index the exemption amount creates an AMT-like nightmare in the near future.

I supported an alternative measure that failed by a vote of 187 - 233, which garnered the support of 18 Democrats. This alternative would fully repeal the estate tax for 2010 and 2011, giving Congress additional time to reach bipartisan agreement on how to address the fluctuating estate tax rate and exemption level. I believe this kind of bipartisan bill could actually be signed into law, unlike H.R. 4154. Senate leaders have already indicated that they support a different estate tax relief measure that is actually very similar to the bill I have cosponsored (described below).

It's no surprise that permanent repeal of the estate tax is nearly impossible in the current legislative climate with Democrats in control of the House, Senate and White House. However, Congress must act soon to blunt the estate tax because in 2011 the tax rate will rise to 55 percent and the exemption rate will fall to $1 million. Therefore, I have put my support behind H.R. 3905, bipartisan legislation that would set a permanent rate of 35 percent and exempt $5 million ($10 million for married couples) from taxation. H.R. 3905 is endorsed by the American Farm Bureau, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, Independent Community Bankers of America, National Association of Manufactures, National Automobile Dealers Association, National Federation of Independent Business, National Restaurant Association, Associated General Contractors of American, the International Franchise Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, among other groups.

The estate tax discourages work and lifelong savings in favor of large-scale consumption. Absent full repeal, a legislatively achievable alternative such as H.R. 3905 provides families with certainty and does not completely rob capital that family farms, ranches and businesses would otherwise invest to purchase equipment and create jobs, providing a boost to our local economy and communities.

Thanks for allowing me to update you. It is an honor to represent you in the U.S. Congress.

Best regards,

Greg Walden
Member of Congress

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Oregon Will Learn An Important Lesson If They Pass Ballot Measures 66 & 67

Oregonians will go to the polls on January 26th to decide if they will raise taxes on wealthy individuals and corporations.

As a twenty three year resident of the state and a small business owner, I strongly recommend the voters of Oregon look hard at the results of other states efforts to balance their budgets on the backs of those that create the wealth in America.

New York, Connecticut and other eastern states have seen a mass migration of the wealthy from their borders in response to increasing taxes on them. The result has been fewer new jobs, less overall tax revenue and deeper budget deficits.

Oregon has followed it's neighbor, California down a path of liberal spending, large budget deficits and government waste. Just as California voters rejected higher taxes and a bloated budget in its last general election, Oregon must do the same.

Only when the tax and spend liberals that have entrenched themselves in our state governments are voted out of office will we live within our means and return to fiscal stability.

Let's have a special election on those in state government that continuously push pork barrel spending, deficit spending and programs that create more waste than value.

Vote No On Measures 66 & 67 On January 26th!

Meeting Of The Morons (remember Janet Reno?)

From Mike Allen at Politico -

MAUREEN DOWD VISITS SECRETARY NAPOLITANO - 'New Year's Resolutions: If only we could put America in Tupperware': 'Janet Napolitano and I hadn't planned to spend New Year's Eve together. But there we were on this soggy Thursday, sitting in her office on the outskirts of the city, beside a big, black leather saddle that was a gift from the governor of Sonora, Mexico, when Napolitano was governor of Arizona. I was working on the last night of the decennium horribile dictu, so I had tried to think of who else might also be burning the midnight oil instead of clinking the midnight bubbly. The answer was obvious. ... She said she ... was misconstrued, and that in other interviews she did on Sunday, she made it clear that she meant the system worked 'after the incident. ...No excuses, but I was a little focused on what we were doing operationally,' she said. 'We were working to deal with the airports and the airliners, so perhaps I was a little distracted.' The important message, she said, was 'to immediately tell the American people we were not just cowering somewhere but we were taking this on very, very forcefully. ... [W]e are safer now than before 9/11. ... What this brings home is that we can't be complacent. ... We have a determined enemy and you can't put the United States in a big Tupperware container. That's not our nation. Those are not our values.' ... She laughed when I wondered if she wished she'd lobbied harder for that Supreme Court spot.'

And you wonder why Arizonans were glad to get rid of her?

Why Americans Admire Glenn Beck More Than the Pope - He's liberated by not believing most of what he spews

Why Americans Admire Glenn Beck More Than the Pope - He's liberated by not believing most of what he spews

Sex Sells - Sort Of...

"If sex is used to market a nonsexual product, that product is generic," Barrett writes for Ditchwalk. "Any time you see sex added to a product that is not inherently sexual, you are being told by the company that makes the product that their product is not special or unique in any way."