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April 28, 2011

Ya Gotta Love The National Labor Relations Board

The National Labor Relations Board is suing Arizona and South Dakota because they each passed a law that requires any group attempting to unionize hold 'secret' balloting. Prior to initiating the lawsuit, the NLRB wanted to negotiate with the states in an effort to change the law. The hilarious part of the story is that the NLRB requested the states sign a confidentiality agreement prior to any negotiations. How hypocritical is that.

Posted by Rick | April 28, 2011 07:13 PM | Political Science

The Certificate Of Live Birth Has Been Doctored...Say It Ain't So, Barack

The moderator at Just Americans Making Ethical Statements Weblog gives some evidence that the CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH that Barack Hussein Obama presented this week for everyone to see is, in fact, a fake. The video with the analysis is here.

Additionally, a copy of Obama's CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH can be compared to another CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH from the same time frame at Free Republic. In addition to the discrepancies discussed there in the comment section, I would like to bring your attention to Section 22 where it appears that the heading, 22. Date Accepted by Reg. General, definitely has some cut and paste issues.

While I cannot be sure that this is all on the up and up, there are certainly issues with the document that deserve further scrutiny.

Posted by Rick | April 28, 2011 04:03 PM | Political Science

April 25, 2011

Do You Think We're Stupid?

Our illustrious Communist-In-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, would like us to believe that he really is concerned about the price we are all (except him) paying for a gallon of gasoline and to illustrate his concerns, he has formed a new working group staffed by officials from the Justice Department, National Association of Attorneys General, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, Treasury Department, Federal Reserve Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the departments of Agriculture and Energy, to investigate and prosecute fraud in the energy markets.

The truth is that there is no indication that there is any fraud or manipulation in the oil market or any of the commodity markets, for that matter. None. Zero. Zip. Nada.

The price of all commodities, not just gasoline, is skyrocketing. Where is the working group to investigate fraud and manipulation of the corn markets; the wheat market, the gold market; the silver market; the copper market; the beef, chicken and pork markets; or the dairy market? Personally, I want to know if my favorite French market, Target, is price gauging on Milkbones, which went up over 15% since my last purchase about a month ago.

We are in the initial stages of hyper-inflation and the causes are actually very simple. Our government is spending approximately 40% more everyday than it takes in and the Federal Reserve Bank is monetizing our debt (printing money and then lending it to us) so that we don’t have to borrow from others. We don’t take in enough money, not because we don’t tax the rich enough, but because over 40% of American 'taxpayers' aren’t 'taxpayers.'

A few weeks ago, C-I-C Obama asked during an open microphone ‘speech,’ “Do you think we’re stupid?” I would like to ask our C-I-C the same question. Unfortunately, he does, and, unfortunately, he is right. There are far too many people in the United States who really believe the crocodile tears Obama is shedding over our high gasoline costs are genuine.

Note to Obama, Reid and Boehner: Don't raise the debt limit. Balance the budget. Stop this insanity before we become Zimbabwe on steroids.

(The first Zimbabwean dollar was introduced in 1980 and replaced the Rhodesian dollar at par - 1 for 1. At the time of its introduction in 1980, the Zimbabwean dollar was actually worth more than the U.S. dollar, with a ZWD 1 = USD 1.47. However, the currency's value eroded rapidly and is now worthless.)

Posted by Rick | April 25, 2011 04:54 PM | Political Science

April 9, 2011

Boehner Is A 'Fish'

BHO and Harry Reid were playing poker this past week while John Boehner was playing ‘go fish.’

The Republicans turned into real ‘fish’ in the budget negotiations this past week, ‘negotiating’ (term used loosely) a reduction of a measly $38.5 billion on a deficit of $1.6 trillion and, after all the cards were turned over, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell had the nerve to go before the American people to proclaim how proud they were of the outcome! Hell, they didn’t even get their money in with the best hand before getting felted!!

It sounds like BHO, our illustrious commander-in-chief, used the military as a trump card in the budget negotiations, threatening to classify them non-essential personnel which would preclude them from getting paid if the government were ‘shut-down.’

I didn’t realize that soldiers, sailors, and airmen were BHO’s personal slaves. It may be legal for him to send them home without paying them, but for him to order them as commander-in-chief to fight, and perhaps die, without paying them is the most absurd (and perhaps illegal) thing I have ever heard.

Note to John Boehner: I don’t know where y’all learned to play poker, but when BHO raised you with the threat not to pay the military, that was the time to re-raise, not fold like a cheap suit.

Can you imagine going into the 2012 election being able to highlight BHO’s total disregard for the troops he commands?!

FYI: Poker terms for the uninitiated:

Fish: A bad or weak poker player. A sucker.
Felted: A spinoff of an old poker saying, "down to the felt," meaning down to the bottom of your chip stack.

Posted by Rick | April 9, 2011 10:39 AM | Political Science

April 8, 2011

The Games People Play (In Washington)

Money is fungible. Fungible (fun'ja bal) is an adjective which means:

From yourdictionary.com:

"Law designating movable goods, as grain, any unit or part of which can replace another unit, as in discharging a debt."

To help illustrate this, this morning my lovely wife paid the housekeeper $100 and then proceeded to rifle through my pockets for some money before she left for work, taking $50 from me. She told me later that she had paid the housekeeper. I told her that I disagreed with that assessment of the facts. I believe I paid the housekeeper 50% of the money she was due regardless of the fact that my $50 went into my lovely wife’s purse.

This is the same game the Democrats and Republicans have been playing with our money ever since the law making it illegal for the federal govenment to pay for abortions went into effect . The law says that it is illegal for the federal government to pay for abortions, yet we fund Planned Parenthood, a group that provides abortions, to the tune of about $350 million dollars per year. They claim they use the money for everything else but the actual abortion. So we pay for their rent, staff, utilities, computers, paper, cleaning supplies and everything else under the sun but none of the money goes for the abortions? Would the abortions happen without our money?

However you look at the process, the federal government pays for a percentage of every abortion that Planned Parenthood does - law or no law. Using some round numbers to exemplify this, let’s say the taxpayers give $350 million dollars to Planned Parenthood and they have revenues and expenditures of $500 million dollars. Slice it anyway you want, we are then providing 70% of their revenue and therefore paying for 70% of every abortion.

The Republicans would like to defund Planed Parenthood with this budget they are currently negotiating. Let's hope they have the intestinal fortitude for this fight.

Posted by Rick | April 8, 2011 05:12 PM | Political Science

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