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CADILLAC ELR POOLSIDE 2014 AD

February 27, 2014

I think the Poolside 2014 Cadillac ELR ad is terrific.  I see it as a response to Nancy Pelosi and Congressman Charles Shumers (D-NY) ridiculous comments trying to cover-up the colossal failure of Obamacare, which resulted in the loss of full-time, well-paid jobs and the lowering of the full-time work week from 40 hours per week to 35 hours.  This Healthcare abomination has resulted in the creation of minimum wage, full-time, temporary jobs and Nancy is promoting this as a good thing, claiming that now these under achievers, and under paid workers can relax, follow their dreams and let the Government take over in supporting them.  Of course, what Nancy, Harry (Reid) and Charles don’t tell you is that along with that government support, that they claim is a good thing, they are also passing Bills that will allow the government to regulate what you eat, drink, and soon what activities you must participate in if you want to be supported and receive government paid for and less than optimal Healthcare.  

Most foreigners come to America to follow their dreams, but those dreams don’t include sitting on their duffs all day and painting a picture or playing the guitar Ms. Pelosi.  People come here, to the land of opportunity, where they have the Freedom to compete, in the work place, where the best of the best, rise to the top, and by doing so, they develop a good work ethic, sense of self-worth, satisfaction for putting in a good days work and pride in themselves, knowing they can pursue their dreams, whatever they may be, but on their own terms, with money they have earned and with pride because they too are a part of the American  exceptionalism that Patriotic, true Americans have always had.  For those who do not believe in American exceptionalism, well, all I can say is, WOW!  Evidently, there’s a sucker born every minute.  ss

 

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National Protests by Obama Union Backers

March 9, 2011

This Nationwide protesting by the Unions and thugs backed by leftist, Political organizations is just the beginning and to be honest it’s one hell of a beginning.  As soon as Spring hits us and then Summer, look out.  I have been saying for the last year that this coming Summer is going to be a hot one.   I truly believe we will have major protests and possibly riots.

Then, especially if it’s a very hot Summer we could end up with things being so bad that the Big “O” will send in the new National Police force to implement Marshall Law. 

Sadly, the Tea Party and the Conservative Right, have hibernated for the Winter, and not done much, if anything.  I guess they think because they won the election the game was over.   It’s not that simple.  The game, and it is a game, to the Elitists in DC, they have a never-ending hunger for more Power and Money, and they will never be satisfied, no matter how much they have.

I don’t see any of them spreading their wealth.  That task is left for Middle America to do.  For the life of me I just don’t understand why Americans still don’t get it.  I know some of them do, but it’s not enough.  They all need to pay attention and the sad fact is that those who don’t pay attention don’t have the time because they are too busy trying to survive or stay afloat a little longer.  They just don’t realize why they aren’t getting anywhere.  It is almost to the point that those who are unemployed are so deep in debt that they will never be able to get out. 

Patriotic Americans need to Wake Up and Stand Up for their Constitutional rights.   It’s amazing to me how the leftist media and the Congress are for arming the rebels in Libya, because they stood up in a peaceful manner to get Qaddafi out of office, yet they call the Tea Party People who have stood up for their rights as Americans, racists, radicals, domestic terrorists and Nancy Pelosi’s favorite, astro-turf.  What hypocrites they truly are.   ss

No Change In DC

December 21, 2010

It Continuously baffles me how Americans constantly give the Democrats (more to the point, Obama) another chance.  It is also mind-boggling how we repeatedly believe that the elected officials from either House have learned their lesson, or better yet, seen the light, and will almost over night change their tune.  

I remember when Obama ran for office and how the media and all those elitist Democrats raved about what a fabulous speaker Obama was.  The fact that he was reading someone else’s words, from a teleprompter, never became part of  the discussion. 

My point:  Obama just spoke words.  Words that meant the world to those who listened and eventually voted for Obama, but meant nothing to him.  As for Congress, it never mattered what Obama said he would do or not do; Congress always exempts itself from the bills they pass into law.

So, when you hear that Nancy Pelosi is for some bill because it is good for the people; she is not including herself as one of the people; she is exempt.

I guess I’m going off course here a little.  You see, I don’t think anyone who is voted out of office like 60+ Democrats were, should be allowed to vote on the passage of any law, during the lame-duck session of Congress.  None of the bills passed this week should have been voted on.  Basically, Congress should have gone home for Christmas and waited until they came back to discuss the bills up for a vote and then read them out-loud on the floor, before voting on them.

Has anything changed in DC; I think not.  Are the Republicans so much better than the Democrats; I think not.  There is no logic to the fact that the Republicans claim that they need the Bush tax cuts extended for everyone, especially the rich, because it is the rich who create the jobs, do the hiring.  Well, the rich have had the Bush tax cuts for 7 years, and I haven’t seen any jobs being created nor have I seen any hiring, at least, not in America, (A bunch of CEO’s did go with Obama to Indonesia (remember the 13 day trip? It certainly wasn’t to create American jobs.

If you need verification of this fact then tell me, why did we need to extend unemployment for 13 months if the rich were doing all this job creating?  The Democrats and the Republicans talk out of both sides of their mouths.  The American people are still not connecting the dots.  When will they learn?

The Republicans could have held off until after Christmas to vote on all the bills, including the one that would shut down the Federal Government.  They could have taken a stand; but hey, the won their seats this time around, because the people believed their promise to cut spending and then they did what they always do, a complete180° turn around, and went back to their old tricks. 

When will they ever learn?  ss

Obama Orders NASA Chief: Make Muslims Feel Good

July 12, 2010

When 911 occurred I wondered why our National Security system did not react or maybe it just didn’t see that 3 passenger planes took off from airports and then changed their flight plan and the direction they were flying in, mid air.   Evidently our Strategic Air Command (SAC) did not notice or were not notified. 

Now, I thought SAC was supposed to be on constant alert 24/7, capable of seeing any aircraft or missiles aimed at or flying near or over our shores into American air space, but evidently on 911, they didn’t see anything and didn’t react until after the fact. 

Under the circumstances, looking back at their mistakes, especially those of the air traffic controllers in Chicago (which has the East Coast area and the mid-west air space to oversee) would be more alert today, than ever, when looking for anything out of the ordinary, like some plane flying over the USA without a flight plan, and possibly being in the way of other occupied flight routes.

We have all heard the saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” well I would like to know how Colton Harris-Moore, the “Barefoot Bandit” stole a private plane in Indiana, and flew it from near our Northern border  to our  over and past our Sourthern border in American air space, without the plane showing up on radar and without the knowledge of air traffic control. 

Why didn’t SAC send out Air Force jets to escort this plane down to the ground?  Instead it flew unnoticed by a kid (19 years old) who was never trained to fly, nor knew any laws regarding flying a plane in US air space, all the way to the Bahamas basically unnoticed by any air traffic control towers.

What if some terrorists (and they already have, you can be sure of that) came into the US over the unsecured border in the South, like for instance, into Arizona, and then continued on to some small airport that they had already staked out, stole a plane and used it as a missile and flew it into some building, or sprayed some chemical over populated areas, or just flew it into a passenger plane already in the air?

I find that this is an extremely serious national security matter, which evidently has not been addressed, and no one is talking about it.  Our national security was breached when this kid flew a plane a great distance over American territory, and no one noticed.

Just how safe is US air space?  You would think after 911, no one would be able to enter our air space without being identified or shot down, yet a 19 year old kid on a cross country spree of robberies, break-ins, and just plain pranks stole a plane not once but numerous times and no one noticed while he was air bound.  This kid could have been a terrorist, foreign or domestic, it doesn’t matter, he still flew over US air space without being noticed by authorities.  Who in the is running this show? 

With our Southern borders being crossed everyday by illegals, many of unknown origin, I find it disgraceful that our Congress, our Homeland Security Director, the DOJ and our President feel that our Southern border is as “secure as ever”.  They evidently have the same opinion of Air Traffic Control towers, and the Strategic Air Command Center. 

Yesterday, Colton Harris-Moore, the  “Barefoot Bandit” was caught, after a boat chase, in the Bahamas.   He has been on the run for nearly two years and has quite a following on You Tube and Face Book.  It appears that You Tube and Face book fans followed this kid on his mischievous quest, more than the FBI did.

With all our scientific advancements in the United States, it took police in a country definitely not as advanced as ours to catch Colton Harris-Moore, the “Barefoot Bandit.” 

If you want to go a step further, think about who finally caught Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch prime suspect in the murder of a young American teen in Aruba.  The FBI was hot on his trail, but not only allowed him to escape from the US, but also financed his escape before he ended up killing yet another young woman in Peru and escaped to Chili where he was finally apprehended.  I would consider Chili a third world country.  I may be politically incorrect, according to some politician, but my opinion stays the same.

Maybe it’s time that President Obama starts appointing people with leadership abilities, and who actually know something about the job that they are being appointed to, when he selects someone to head an agency like the FBI, the CIA and especially the Attorney General’s position and the Homeland Security Director’s position.

Just this past week NASA Chief, Charles Bolden was given a new assignment by none other than President Obama.  Bolden told the news media that  “Obama wanted me to make Muslims feel good”.  Bolden continued, “ he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with predominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science, math and engineering.”  Are you kidding me?

To make matters even worse Bolden has gone on TV Al Jazeera, Bin Laden’s favorite media source, to spread the President’s warm and heart-felt message to the Muslim world.  So, maybe this is the “Change” we were promised, only didn’t know it at the time.

I think it’s time for Obama to “Reach out and make Americans feel good about themselves, including not apologizing for us to the world”.  Now, that would be  “Change.”   ss

Republicans: Second Chances are Hard to Come By!

July 11, 2010

Congress took a week off for the 4th of July holiday and left DC without extending the unemployment benefits for millions of Americans.  Now, I grant you that in normal times I see nothing wrong with someone getting unemployment benefits while he looks for another job.  Many of the unemployed receiving benefits have been doing so for 2 years, which is normally more than enough time to find another job.  

There is in my estimate close to 25 million people out of work.  The majority gave up looking for jobs a few years ago.  Those who were expecting an extension in benefits are out of luck.  The thing that is different this time, more than any time in the past is that there are no jobs, and truthfully, there are not going to be any jobs, for years to come.  Not unless we replace the incumbants in Congress, and not unless we replace the President in 2012.

Obama promised 3 million jobs if the Stimulus bill was passed.  He lied.    This was a promise he was not equipped to make.  He is not an economist, and though he is supposed to be a Harvard graduate, that doesn’t mean he is  “all knowing”.   The Congress did everything they could think of, threats, blackmail, begged, bribed and I’m sure much more to their peers, to get enough votes to pass the Stimulus bill,  against much opposition and now that they have been proven wrong and have lost 8 million jobs, instead of creating 3 million, they want to pass another Stimulus bill. 

Now, there are millions of Americans, this past week who are beside themselves trying to figure out where they are going to get their next meal from, and how they will survive, without those extended benefits, that Congress didn’t feel was important enough for them to take a pass, on their week long vacation and actually sit down and do something about the job problem.  That being said, there really isn’t anything Congress can do about the job market or lack there of, because it will take the American people to turn the economy around.

So, what do these Americans do now?  Well, if they can’t get help from family, or friends, there really isn’t much they can do.  So, now what?  Well, I have been having visions (not really) of soup lines sponsored by the government, like they had during the depression.  I would think many would say that I’ve gone out of my mind that this can’t happen in America.  Well, I’ve got news for all you die hearts, it can and will unless God performs some miracle. 

I have been saying for the last few years, that if there is no industry in America, if there is no manufacturing, then there will be no recovery.  All those jobs that the American corporations sent overseas, are gone and are not coming back and just in case Congress is reading this, I want them to know that part time, minimum wage jobs are NOT going to turn America around.

I am fed up with the outrageous, condescending attitude that this Congress has toward every American who basically is not in their immediate circle of campaign contributors and Lobbyists who are the bearers of financial, under the table, non taxable gifts to these Congressmen in order to secure votes that swing their way. 

It’s time Americans stand up for what is right.  It’s time to remove these self-serving elected officials out of Politics and out of DC forever.   Actually, believe it or not, but the Tea Party people have gone a long way in scaring incumbent Democrats and must continue to do so, if they want to get them out of office.  

It is time for the Republicans to “wake up and smell the coffee,” because they can be replaced too.  I think the Republicans think that they can just sit back and let the Tea Party people take care of the Democrats by themselves.   Well, I have news for the Republicans; if they want to take control of the House they had better help the Tea Party people and if they don’t want to go out there and campaign for those Republicans. that are running for office then the least they can do is come up with some money and hand it over to the Tea Party people.  Why do I say that?  Well, if the Tea Party people, who are not nationalized by any means, are going to win this mid-term election for America  they will need money.  Since they are doing the work of taking back the country on a shoe string budget, and when they succeed, it will most likely be the Republicans who will benefit from the win, then I say the Republicans can at least donate some money to the cause.  

Obama is on a roll and has been campaigning for Reid over the weekend.  Reid is almost as bad as Pelosi and needs to be removed from office.  There needs to be lots of Republican and Tea Party ads run in Nevada, and that costs money.  The ads need to start running now, and continue until the election.  This is going to be the last chance and maybe for 6 more years to get Obama’s agenda off the docket, so to speak.  Look what he and his followers have done to this country in just a year and a half, just how much more damage can this country take?  So, just imagine what these progressives can do if they have the next 2 years to do it in and then that rolls into another 4 years.  We may find ourselves to be worse off than some of the 3rd world countries we have always gone out and helped.  When we are that bad off, which countries do you think will help us out?   Don’t worry, I’ll tell you “None”. 

So, to the Republicans I say, “help the Tea Party people, help you”, get to work on this election, invite them in and work together.  There is no need to fear the Tea Party people; they want what you want; the Democrats out of D.C. and the easiest way to do that is to work together.  Do some fund raising, and start having your heavy weights go out on the campaign trail (besides Palin) and help those people who are running for office. 

This mid-term election, in my opinion, will be America’s last chance to save it’s self from any further destruction.  Turning things around will not be easy, and Americans will not have the chance to try unless we replace 41 Representatives in the House, with real, patriotic Americans, you know the kind I mean, the ones that actually tell the truth and work for and not against the American people who put them  in office.  Congressmen  enjoy a fabulous life-style paid for by the blood, sweat and tears of everyday Americans.  I can assure you that there has been a lot of tears in American homes in the past few years.

The time has come for the Republicans to help the Tea Party people take back our country.  It’s time we put Americans back to work (and I don’t mean one of Obama’s half baked stimulus job programs, where Americans work for minimum wages, part-time and for a few weeks before they are returned to the status of being unemployed).  For America to survive we need real jobs, we need industry and manufacturing  jobs which we can retire from years from now. 

It’s time for the real Americans to stand up and fight to keep this country “Free” because it just won’t happen by wishing it.  Second chances are hard to come by, and third chances, well, there usually aren’t any.  ss

What Other Changes Do You Have Planned, Mr. President?

July 1, 2010

Sitting here in the warm sun, outside in the courtyard where I live, I happen to think about the Stimulus bill and all the unemployed people in America.  It’s not a subject I’m happy to be thinking about, but just the same, it popped into my head today, and so, here are my thoughts. 

When Congress passed the Stimulus bill, in such a desperate hurry, they did everything humanly possible to make Americans think that they were the smart intelligent ones, and the rest of us were just stupid and didn’t get it.

Congress assured the American people using words that implied that the Stimulus bill was the answer to all their problems and that the Stimulus bill would turn the economy around.  Never mind that they didn’t take the time to read the legislation.

Now, after they have spent every penny there is, they come out and say, hey, remember all the jobs you people lost; well they are gone for good now and they aren’t coming back.  And to put things in a more realistic light, we want to let you know that there is no more money left for extended unemployment benefits. 

In other words, the word from the White House and Congress is, now that we have saved and taken over two of the auto companies, (except for Ford “the smart one”) and that we have been able to fund and save the banks, and  that Fanny and Freddie, will have unlimited funds available to them, because they are  TOO  BIG  to fail, we have succeeded in implementing many changes. 

The fact  that Obama has allowed the Gulf  to be destroyed, and will at the height of destruction allow approx. 80K jobs, to be lost, due to the oil spill and that we have waited until a hurricane is hitting the Gulf, after waiting 71 days, he will waive the Jones Act so foreign countries can come in and help clean up the mess, will be the cherry on top of the cake.

You may also recall that  Obama said, just two weeks ago that the fish in the Gulf are still good to eat” so maybe some of you can move to the Gulf and even though fishing has been banned, you might be able to grab some, when no one is looking, and as they hit the beach drenched in oil, wash them off with Dawn soap and cook them up for dinner.  Isn’t “Change” great?

I’d like to send some shrimp to the White House from the Gulf and go along and prepare them for the President’s dinner, and see if he wants to eat them, when he finds out I just grabbed them out of the Gulf.

Bona petit,  Mr. President!

Obama’s Blame Game Is Getting Old

July 1, 2010

Today I can hardly believe what I have seen and heard on the Cable News stations.  There is so much going on in DC that I can hardly stay on top of the news. 

First we have President Obama, in Wisconsin where there is, I believe, something like 14% unemployment, holding a town hall meeting (again) ripping apart (yet, again) another Republican.  This time it is a Senior House Republican John Boehner, and he  ridicules him for equating the financial legislation to “like killing an ant with a nuclear weapon”. 

This President refuses to take the blame for any mistake or wrongdoing, and has continuously blamed others for his incompetence.  Everything has been Bush’s fault, unless he can find someone else to blame things on. 

His modus operandi is the “bait and switch” mentality, and he’s pretty damn good at it.  According to Obama, nothing has been his fault since he was sworn into office,  if you can imagine that.

Then Obama continues, in his own unique way of sucking the public into his version of what he wants Americans to believe is the truth, by yelling out to the crowd, as he continues to refer to Congressman Boehner “that this is the same financial crisis that led to the loss of nearly 8 million jobs ( on Obama’s watch).   The same crisis that cost people their homes and their life savings” and then he says “He (Boehner) can’t be that out of touch with the struggles of American families”. 

OMG, can this man be for real?  Wasn’t it Obama that promised 2 million jobs to the unemployed if he could just get his stimulus package passed?   Wasn’t it Obama who at the beginning of the year said, that the stimulus bill actually saved jobs, and created jobs, and that the economy has turned around?  But now it’s a different story because people are finally waking up and realizing that the economy is not recovering.

Before the recession started, we had already lost 7.7 million jobs in this country due to outsourcing.  Since it began and since Obama has been at the helm we have not created the 2 million jobs, that he promised would be created if we backed him and his Stimulus bill, instead we lost 8 million more.  Not only that, but the Dow has been on shaky ground, and dropped over two hundred points the other day, and he says  House Rep. John Boehner is out of touch.  I think the only person overwhelmingly out of touch is the President.

Now, for months Joe Biden, the overseer of the Stimulus money being paid out, has told the American people that we are on the road to recovery.   

 Then Monday, in a speech, Mr. Biden who has claimed how successful the Stimulus package was, came out and basically said, hey, all you unemployed Americans, we have lost 8 million jobs since the recession started, and the bottom line is that they’re not coming back.  And as though that news wasn’t bad enough, Congress came out and said, “We aren’t going to extend unemployment again”. 

These people just keep on giving.   ss