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Thursday, July 30, 2009
  It really is amazing!
I try to watch the other channels like MSNBC to find out what the really crazy people are thinking, but it just gets to me so easily.

Last night I was watching Chris Matthews drool on himself and he had some woman from on his show who told the people watching this show that the reason Obamas' health care deal isn't working is because America is full of racists! She actually said that this health care bill was failing because people don't like the black president!

It has nothing to do with the fact that MOST people in this country already have health care and no one is really interested in supplying it to the illegal aliens, or is that undocumented workers, I get so confused sometimes.

I think the people on MSNBC are one of the reasons that the Fox News Channel has such high ratings. They spend half their time reporting on the stupid stuff being spewed by guys like Glen Beck. They had their panties all up in a wad yesterday because the day before Beck had said that he thought the president was a racist.

I don't know if you can call the guy a racist. I'm sure if I jumped up and said the cop was right and the black professor was wrong somebody would have called me a racist. They called the poor woman that made the 911 call a racist, of course that was before they heard the tape of the call. You know the one, the call where the person reporting a suspected crime said she wasn't sure what color the two guys were that she saw forcing their way into a house.

But somehow, before all the facts were in our new president can report to the American public that the Cambridge police acted stupidly. Not the professor, he's a friend of the presidents, no way one of his socialist friends could or would ever act stupidly.

Let's look at just a few things...

First, we have the Rev Wright. A person that most people believe is a racist. You can hear it in his own words...

The we have the Latina woman that says she's sure she would make better decisions based on her upbringing than a white man...

And now we have the presidents buddy, a liberal professor, who for some reason, a cop, and not just any cop, but the cop in the Cambridge PD that's in charge of a department designed specifically to combat racial profiling and whose friends say doesn't have a racist bone in his body, decided that he needed to arrest a man in his own home because he was being "uncooperative". But he "acted stupidly"? I wonder who really acted stupidly...

I think the thing that's really bothering me is that EVERYTHING that doesn't work for Obama for whatever reason is blamed on racism by a select few and for some reason that select few gets a voice on MSNBC. Glen Beck is a racist because he called the president a racist?!??! How the hell does that work?

I saw a picture the other day of Obamas head pasted on what looked like a witch doctors body. Of course, this is construed as racism. Back in the day they called Uncle Ronnie's fiscal policies Voodoo Economics. Remember? I guess if they called Obamas health care plan, Voodoo health care that'd be racist too?

Get this people! Just because some people don't like the way that the black guy YOU voted for is running the country and they happen to be white doesn't mean they're racists. Got it? And just because I called him a black guy doesn't mean I'm one either!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
  This is another one from my Pop!
I couldn't find this on Snopes or Truth or fiction, but I liked it, so you get it too!

Note for Senator Boxer.

Don't know if y'all saw the article last week about Barbara Boxer
admonishing a Brigadier General because he addressed her as Ma'am and not Senator before a Senate hearing. Anyway this is a letter from a Guard Aviator and Captain for Alaska Air Lines. He hits the nail directly onthe head. Maybe we all should send a copy of this letter to the SENATOR

Babs: {Boxer's Nickname}

You were so right on when you scolded the general on TV for using the
term, "ma'am," instead of "Senator." After all, in the military, "ma'am"
is a term of respect when addressing a female of superior rank or

The general was totally wrong. You are not a person of superior rank or
position. You are a member of one of the world's most corrupt
organizations, the U. S. Senate, equaled only by the U. S. House of

Congress is a cesspool of liars, thieves, inside traders, traitors,
drunks (one who killed a staffer, yet is still revered), criminals, and
other low level swine who, as individuals (not all, but many), will do
anything to enhance their lives, fortunes and power, all at the expense
of the People of the United States and its Constitution, in order to be
continually re-elected. Many democrats even want American troops killed
by releasing photographs. How many of you could honestly say, "We pledge
our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor"? None? One? Two? Your
reaction to the general shows several things. First is your abysmal
ignorance of all things military. Your treatment of the general shows you
to be an elitist of the worst kind. When the general entered the military
(as most of us who served) he wrote the government a blank check,
offering his life to protect your derriere now safely and comfortably
ensconced in a 20 thousand dollar leather chair, paid for by the
general's taxes. You repaid him for this by humiliating him in front of

Second is your puerile character, lack of sophistication, and arrogance
which borders on the hubristic. This display of brattish behavior shows
you to be a virago, termagant, harridan, nag, scold or shrew, unfit for
your position, regardless of the support of the unwashed, uneducated
masses who have made California into the laughing stock of the nation.

What I am writing, Senator, are the same thoughts countless millions of
Americans have toward Congress, but who lack the energy, ability or time
to convey them. Under the democrats, some don't even have the 44 cents to
buy the stamp. Regardless of their thoughts, most realize politicians are
pretty much the same, and will vote for the one who will bring home the
most bacon, even if they do consider how corrupt that person is.

Lord Acton (1834 - 1902) so aptly charged, "Power tends to corrupt and
absolute power corrupts absolutely." Unbeknownst to you and your
colleagues, Mr. Power has had his way with all of you, and we are all the
worse for it.

Finally Senator, I, too, have a title. It is "Right Wing Extremist
Potential Terrorist Threat." It is not of my choosing, but was given to
me by your Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano. And you were
offended by "ma'am"?

Have a day. Cheers!

Jim Hill
16808 - 103rd Avenue Court East
South Hill , WA 98375

Thursday, July 16, 2009
  Got this from my father in an email...
This is pretty incredible. This is what we get when ONE person in Washington does his job and actually reads a bill before he decides whether or not to sign it!

REGARDLESS OF YOUR POLITICAL TIES, YOU SHOULD READ THIS (especially the last four sentences)!

Senator Tom Coburn is an MD (general practitioner) and GOP Senator from Oklahoma and recognized as 'the conscience' of the US Senate. He is well respected on both 'sides of the aisle' and probably one of the few senators to actually read these 'bail-out' bills. (Google him for his background).

This takes a couple of minutes. It's from his speech in the Senate and if this doesn't raise your blood pressure, you'd better check to see if your heart's beating!

"We are going in exactly the wrong direction. We ought to be standing on the principles that made this country great. There ought to be a review of every program in the Federal Government that is not effective, that is not efficient, that is wasteful or fraudulent, and we ought to get rid of it right now. We ought to say, you're gone, to be able to pay for a real stimulus plan that might, in fact, have some impact.

I would be remiss if I didn't remind everybody that next week we are going to hear from the Obama administration wanting another $500 billion. Outside of this, they are going to want another $500 billion to handle the banking system. Still not fixing the real disease-the pneumonia-we are going to treat the fever or treat the cough, but we are not going to treat the real disease.

Until we treat the real disease, this is pure waste. It is worse than pure waste. It is morally reprehensible, because it steals the future of the next two generations. I am going to wind up here and finish, but I wanted to spend some time to make sure the American people know what is in this bill. I think once they know what is in this bill, they would reject it out of hand.

Let me read for my colleagues some of the things that are in this bill. The biggest earmark in history is in this bill. There is $2 billion in this bill to build a coal plant with zero emissions. That would be great, maybe, if we had the technology, but the greatest brains in the world sitting at MIT say we don't have the technology yet to do that. Why would we build a $2 billion power plant we don't have the technology for that we know will come back and ask for another $2 billion and another $2 billion and another $2 billion when we could build a demonstration project that might cost $150 million or $200 million?

There is nothing wrong with having coal-fired plants that don't produce pollution; I am not against that. Even the Washington Post said the technology isn't there. It is a boondoggle. Why would we do that?

We eliminated tonight a $246 million payback for the large movie studios in Hollywood .

We are going to spend 88 Million to study whether we ought to buy a new ice breaker for the Coast Guard. You know what, the Coast Guard needs a new ice breaker. Why do we need to spend $88 million? They have two ice breakers now that they could retrofit and fix and come up with equivalent to what they needed to and not spend the $1 billion they are going to come back and ask for, for another ice breaker, so why would we spend $88 million doing that?

We are going to spend $448 million to build the Department of Homeland Security a new building. We have $1.3 trillion worth of empty buildings right now, and because it has been blocked in Congress we can't sell them, we can't raze them, we can't do anything, but we are going to spend money on a new building here in Washington .

We are going to spend another $248 million for new furniture for that building; a quarter of a billion dollars for new furniture. What about the furniture the Department of Homeland Security has now? These are tough times. Should we be buying new furniture? How about using what we have? That is what a family would do. They would use what they have. They wouldn't go out and spend $248 million on furniture.

How about buying $600 million worth of hybrid vehicles? Do you know what I would say? Right now times are tough; I would rather Americans have new cars than Federal employees have new cars. What is wrong with the cars we have? Dumping $600 million worth of used vehicles on the used vehicle market right now is one of the worst things we could do. Instead, we are going to spend $600 million buying new cars for Federal employees.

There is $400 million in here to prevent STD’s .I have a lot of experience on that. I have delivered 4,000 babies. We don't need to spend $400 million on STDs. What we need to do is properly educate about the infection rates and the effectiveness of methods of prevention. That doesn't take a penny more. You can write that on one piece of paper and teach every kid in this country, but we don't need to spend $400 million on it. It is not a priority.

How about $1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs? That might even be somewhat stimulative. New sewers; that might create jobs.

How about $150 million for a Smithsonian museum? Tell me how that helps get us out of a recession. Tell me how that is a priority. Would the average American think that is a priority that we ought to be mortgaging our kids' future to spend another $150 million at the Smithsonian?

How about $1 billion for the 2010 census? So everybody knows, the census is so poorly managed that the census this year is going to cost twice-in 2010 what it cost 10 years ago, and we wasted $800 million on a contract because it was no-bid that didn't perform. Nobody got fired, no competitive bidding, and we blew $800 million.

We have $75 million for smoking cessation activities, which probably is a great idea, but we just passed a bill-the SCHIP bill-that we need to get 21 million more Americans smoking to be able to pay for that bill. That doesn't make sense.

How about $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges? Since when is a community college in my State a recipient of Federal largess? Is that our responsibility? I mean, did we talk with Dell and Hewlett-Packard and say, how do we make you all do better? Is there not a market force that could make that better?

Will we actually buy on a true competitive bid? No, because there is nothing that requires competitive bidding in anything in this bill. There is nothing that requires it. It is one of the things President Obama said he was going to mandate the Federal Government, but there is no competitive bidding in this bill at all.

We have $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas. Well, that will put 10 or 15 people to work. Is that a priority for us right now?

There is $6 billion to turn Federal buildings into green buildings. That is a priority, versus somebody getting a job outside of Washington, a job that actually produces something, that actually increases wealth?

How about $500 million for State and local fire stations? Where do you find in the Constitution us paying for local fire stations within our realm of prerogatives? None of it is competitively bid - not a grant program.

Next is $1.2 billion for youth activities. Who does that employ? What does that mean?

How about $88 million for renovating the public health service building? You know, if we could sell half of the $1.3 trillion worth of properties we have, we could take care of every Federal building requirement and backlog we have.

Then there's $412 million for CDC buildings and property. We spent billions on a new center and headquarters for CDC. Is that a priority? Building another Government building instead of - if we are going to spend $412 million on building buildings, let's build one that will produce something, one that will give us something.

How about $850 million for that “efficient'' Amtrak which hasn't made any money since 1976 and continues to get $2 billion to $3 billion a year in subsidies from the Federal Government?

Here is one of my favorites: $75 million to construct a new "security training'' facility for State Department security officers, and we have four other facilities already available to train them!!! But it is not theirs and they want theirs!!!

By the way, it is going to be in West Virginia. I wonder how that got there? So we are going to build a new training facility that duplicates four others that we already have that could easily do what we need to do today. But because we have a stimulus package, we are going to add in “oink” pork.

How about $200 million in funding for a lease-not buying, but a lease of alternative energy vehicles on military installations?

We are going to bail out the States on Medicaid. Total all of the health programs in this, and we are going to transfer $150 billion out of the private sector and we are going to move it to the Federal Government!!!

You talk about “back-dooring” national health care. Henry Waxman has to be smiling big today. He wants a single-payer Government-run health care system. We are going to move another $150 billion to the Federal Government from the private sector.

We are going to eliminate fees on loans from the Small Business Administration. You know what that does? That pushes productive capital to unproductive projects. It is exactly the wrong thing to do.

Then there is $160 million to the Job Corps Program-but not for 20 jobs and not to put more people in the Job Corps but to construct or repair buildings.

We are going to spend $524 million for information technology upgrades that the Appropriations Committee claims will create 388 jobs. If you do the math on that, that is $1.5 million a job!!!

Don't you love the efficiency of Washington thinking?

We are going to create $79 billion in additional money for the States, a "slush fund,'' to bail out States and provide millions of dollars for education costs.

How many of you think that will ever go away? Once the State education programs get $79 billion over 2 years, do you think that will ever go away?

The cry and hue of taking our money away - even though it was a stimulus and supposed to be limited, it will never go away. So we will continue putting that forward until our kids have grand kids of their own.

There is about $47 billion for a variety of energy programs that are primarily focused on renewable energy. I am fine with spending that. But we ought to get something for it. There ought to be metrics. There are no metrics.

It is pie in the sky, saying we will throw some money at it.

Let me conclude by saying we are at a seminal moment in our country. We will either start living within the confines of realism and responsibility or we will blow it and we will create the downfall of the greatest Nation that ever lived.

This bill is the start of that downfall. To abandon a market-oriented society and transfer it to a Soviet-style, government-centered, bureaucrats-run and mandated program, that is the thing that will put the stake in the heart of freedom in this country.

I hope the American people know what is in this bill. I am doing everything I can to make sure they know. But more important, I hope somebody is listening who will treat the pneumonia we are faced with today, which is the housing and mortgage markets.

It doesn't matter how much money we spend in this bill. It is doomed to failure unless we fix that problem first. Failing that, we will go down in history as the Congress that undermined the future and vitality of this country. Let it not be so."

That's that!

And trust me when I tell you that it won't get any better when people like the idiots in Minnesota keep electing morons to the senate! I keep hearing people calling Al Franken a former comedian...did you ever watch him? I think it might be better if they called him a former failed comedian...just like he's gonna be a former failed senator! I bet he sat at home last week and said to his mirror..."gosh darnit, people like me!" I don't AL!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
  I was phoned into submission today...
Since I started the business I've been getting a lot of funky phone calls, but one number today really drove me up a wall!

It started about 945 AM and it continued every fifteen minutes for the next two hours until I finally answered it. Yeah, I know that I should answer my phone because it might be a new client or something like that, but I get so tired of solicitors trying to make me feel bad for all the kids with lukemia or altzheimers...okay, maybe kids don't get that, but you get my drift.

Before I answered my phone in the rudest of ways I looked up the number, 973-813-7732. All I could find was people bitching about it. So finally, at 11:09 this morning I answered it after no fewer than 6 calls. I told who ever the poor bastard was on the other end that I didn't care what he was selling there was no way after half a dozen phone calls that I was gonna want it anyway and I told him or her that they should take my number off their list. At 11:34 they called back!

Anyway, that's my rant for a while...
Not sure if I am THE ugly American, but I must be AN ugly American, because some Canadian told me so!!!

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