Saturday, May 9, 2009
President Obama to give to Muslims (apology) speech next month.
Nancy Pelosi now admits she lied? Now she’s claiming waterboarding is legal and we can drop the investigation… how convenient!
Are we now a country run by a gangster government?
GITMO looks to be a failed plan… even to Democrats.
Another one of the President’s appointees takes the fall for Air Farce 1.
Friday, May 8, 2009
"Today there is news [in the U.S.] that Iran is named as the most active country supporting terrorism, and the U.S.'s inexperienced foreign minister [i.e. Hillary Clinton] says that if Iran does not agree with our [i.e. the U.S.'s] directive we will intensify the sanctions... Are you [Americans] after talks? For a long time the world people have been overwhelmed by hearing your (Americans') empty drums." via Gateway Pundit
Sunday, April 19, 2009, Setting the Record Straight On AIG
by Joe Hard
'AIG, Citibank and other companies have come under a great deal of pressure these past few months and have been accused of all sorts of things. The people who are making these accusations are the same ones who had a whole lot to do with getting them in that predicament (i.e. Barney Frank, Christopher Dodd, etc…). Let’s take a look at what really happened.
Up until the fall of 2008, and for years before this, the big banks and other related companies were lending and making a lot of money in consolidating mortgages and selling and buying them on the free market. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were buying the mortgages and bundling them into larger investments which were purchased by a number of entities worldwide. The Clinton administration wanted to enable all Americans to own a home and implemented policies to encourage home buying. During the Clinton administration, Freddie and Fannie lowered their underwriting standards and encouraged banks and brokers to write loans to individuals based in part on their minority status rather than on their ability to repay the loans. Some of the Clinton cronies, (e.g. Harold Raines and Rahm Emanuel) made millions from Freddie during its heyday.
Then things went wrong. The mortgages turned sour. People had been given loans who were not able to pay them back. This had a domino affect throughout the finance industry. Many huge companies were suddenly insolvent or unable to pay on their promises. The largest money market fund shut down for a week, and companies and individuals worldwide began to hoard money in fear that they would soon be unable to get to it or lose it.
The Bush administration went to Congress more than 10 times in the years preceding this disaster (17 times in 2008 alone), asking for a review and changes to Freddie and Fannie with no avail. Bush then stepped in and offered loans to several of these institutions in order for them to stay afloat. The goal was to push liquidity back in the market place. One of the largest insurance companies in the world - AIG, came calling and the government offered them a loan. Loans were given to other entities as well. The key here is that these were loans to these entities.
Along came the election and the swearing in of the Obama administration. One of their first actions, with the assistance of the Democratic Congress, was to write a historic spending bill greater than anything we have ever seen before on this earth. Over a trillion dollars in spending projects were quickly passed through Congress. The Stimulus Bill was not a loan but included grants and pork spending. Unbelievable amounts of money were given to organizations like ACORN and other entities with close ties to the current democratic Congress.
After this atrocity was put into place, the Congress and individuals from both parties began to focus on bonus’s given at AIG. They said these weren’t fair and that AIG was paying these with the government’s money. In a sense this is true, since the government did loan them money to stay afloat. But in another sense this is not true. The government loaned this money to AIG. It was not a gift and is expected to be paid back. And, of course, it was Senator Chris Dodd who slipped in a provision in the spending bill that quaranteed the AIG bonuses.
The AIG predicament is similar to the Chrysler crisis in 1980. Chrysler came to the Carter administration and asked for a loan to stay afloat. The government gave them a loan. Many people said that this was not fair and none of the government’s business. They claimed that Chrysler would never pay it back and it was a waste of taxpayer money. Well, as you may recall, Lee Iacocca led them out of that quagmire and ended up paying off the government debt before it came due.
AIG had a good point when they argued that they had a legal obligation to pay the bonuses to their corporate team. They also have a great desire to keep their team in place while they work towards paying off their debt. They are led by a new CEO who desires to revive the company.
Also, per a letter received from a Gatewaypundit reader, the banking industry as a whole has felt the burden of bank failures. Their fees from the FDIC have risen tremendously over the past few years, both in cash to the Treasury and in transaction costs. Smaller community banks have taken on the brunt of the costs paying a larger share of FDIC insurance for their size than their bigger (too big to fail) brethren because the assessments are based on domestic deposits which are close to 100% of the deposits at small banks but about 50% of the deposits at large banks.
We don’t know yet whether AIG, Citibank and others will repay their loans. Time will tell. We do know however, that the current administration passed spending bills that will never be paid back- ever. This is the real danger. The greedy are not the corporations who pay 35% on their profits to the US government – one of the highest tax rates in the world. Nor are the greedy the banks who keep the economy running. The real greedy are the current group of government administrators and Congressmen and women who take advantage of their positions and implement spending bills to ensure their hold on the US government and instill their liberal ideas on all Americans. They divert attention from their actions when criticizing AIG, yet look forward to AIG’s tax dollars for spending on radical and wasteful ideas.'
Does the timing of these events seem coincidental? Blame it on Bush and use the crisis to spend trillions?
On April 29th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved and passed H.R. 1913 by a 249-175 vote. The "Hate Crimes" bill, if signed into law, would allow courts to prosecute any crime "motivated by prejudice" against protected characteristics, which include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity."
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has defined the broad term of "sexual orientation" to include bestiality, pedophilia *, incest, and "gender identity" disorder among 547 forms of sexual deviancy or 'paraphilias.' The APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) is considered the dictionary of mental disorders.
H.R. 1913 is an insidious piece of legislation that is aimed at protecting immoral deviant behaviors while inhibiting moral verbal opposition with the threat of prosecution, as in the case of the Philadelphia 11. In 2004, a group of Christians singing and holding signs about freedom from homosexuality at a "gay pride" event in Philadelphia were arrested and charged with hate crimes, even though no crime was committed.
The bill is not about stopping crime. Opposing Views via the Illinois Family Institute
No matter what the MSM or left-wing blogs say, sexual orientation includes pedophiles!!!
Government to condemn land for Flight 93 memorial ... "absolutely no negotiations have taken place" Condemnation before negotiation, that's our government...
Bribe Taking Judge Jails Lawyer Accuser, Indefinitely
The Taliban told CNN this week that they will defeat Obama.
Do you remember when our government guaranteed our right to privacy? It’s not working!
Karma is a bitch… cheap shots at President Obama in London
Feds Order GMAC to Raise $13.1 Billion to Shore Up Finances ... Who in their right mind would loan GMAC anything after what our government has done to creditors and contracts?
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Obama allowing women & children killed in Afghanistan with US bombings. Why isn’t the MSM all over this like they were with Bush? CNS
Sixteen year old jailed and held without due process under Patriot Act WRAL
Postal Service Delivers $1.9 B Quarterly Loss WaPo
This person considers me a racist, cracker, ignorant, redneck hick… do you think she might have some personal racist issues? You Tube
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
'Obama's Homeland Security department issued an "extremism dictionary" recently. Among those considered potential threats to America are those who oppose abortion and those who oppose taxes. It also warns about those who "link their beliefs to those commonly associated with the American Revolution." Also mentioned are those who believe in the sovereignty of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Obama administration has amped up its efforts to criminalize those who oppose it, even in thought or belief. It's informative to note some of the beliefs that it feels threaten it. With the collusion of the Democrat Congress, Obama can now create laws to enforce its views.
What did you expect? Remember this in 2010 and 2012.'
Ripped off in its entirety from the Wordparadigm blog! One fine post!
NUDITY I was driving with my three young children one warm summer evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. She was stark naked! As I was reeling from the shock, I heard my 5-year -old shout from the back seat, 'Mom, that lady isn't wearing a seat belt!'
OPINIONS On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, 'The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents.'
KETCHUP A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup out of the jar. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4-year-old daughter to answer the phone. 'Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting the bottle.'
MORE NUDITY A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room When he was spotted, the room burst into shrieks, with ladies grabbing towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, 'What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?'
POLICE # 1 While taking a routine vandalism report at an elementary school, I was interrupted by a little girl about 6 years old. Looking up and down at my uniform, she asked, 'Are you a cop? Yes,' I answered and continued writing the report. My mother said if I ever needed help I should ask the police. Is that right?' 'Yes, that's right,' I told her. 'Well, then,' she said as she extended her foot toward me, 'would you please tie my shoe?'
POLICE # 2 It was the end of the day when I parked my police van in front of the station. As I gathered my equipment, my K-9 partner, Jake, was barking, and I saw a little boy staring in at me. 'Is that a dog you got back there?' he asked. 'It sure is,' I replied puzzled. The boy looked at me and then towards the back of the van. Finally he said, 'What'd he do?'
ELDERLY While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my 4-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, 'The tooth fairy will never believe this!'
DEATH While walking along the sidewalk in front of his church, our minister heard the intoning of a prayer that nearly made his collar wilt. Apparently, his 5-year-old son and his playmates had found a dead robin. Feeling that proper burial should be performed, they had secured a small box and cotton batting, then dug a hole and made ready for the disposal of the deceased. The minister's son was chosen to say the appropriate prayers and with sonorous dignity intoned his version of what he thought his father always said: 'Glory be unto the Faaather, and unto the Sonnn, and into the hole he goooes.'(I want this line used at my funeral!)
SCHOOL A little girl had just finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said to her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!'
BIBLE A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly, something fell out of the Bible.. He picked up the object and looked at it. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. 'Mama, look what I found,' the boy called out. 'What have you got there, dear?'
With astonishment in the young boy's voice, he answered, 'I think it's Adam's underwear!'
Acorn charged in Nevada ~ 19,000 fake registrations (Video) Gateway Pundit
So you think the money in your 401k is yours? Try to get it! Wall Street Journal
Texas lawmaker wants’ killing a 1 year old to be a mere felony! Gateway Pundit
Porkulus: Weatherizing homes in Michigan, compliments of the US
taxpayer government! Reason
Chris Dodd wants Bush Administration prosecuted like the Nazis! Waterboarding vs gas chamber Moe Lane
Political hypocrisy, even in Britain! Black & Right
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Have you ever been guilty of looking at others your own age and thinking, ‘surely, I can’t look that old’?
My name is Alice Smith and I was sitting in the waiting room for my first appointment with a new dentist and I noticed his DDS diploma, which bore his full name.
Suddenly, I remembered a tall, handsome, dark-haired boy with the same name had been in my high school class some 30-odd years ago.
Could he be the same guy that I had a secret crush on, way back then? Upon seeing him, however, I quickly discarded any such thought.
This balking, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was way too old to have been my classmate. After he examined my teeth, I asked him if he had attended Fairview High School.
“Yes, yes I did! I’m a Bulldog” he gleamed with pride.
“When did you graduate?” I asked.
He answered, “In 1975, why do you ask?”
“You were in my class!” I exclaimed.
He looked at me closely… then that ugly, old, bald, wrinkled, fat-ass, gray-haired, decrepit, son of a bitch asked, “ What did you teach?”
Bankers to show President Obama who runs business in America! They aren't scared of his press corps and their attacks!
The New York Times has finally become worried about US debt. “THE ONE” is making the blind to see…
HUD throwing Grandma out in the street! Washington taking over…
Going to jail for taking pictures of your grandchildren in and out of the bathtub…
Monday, May 4, 2009
A DEA officer stops at a ranch in Texas, and talks with an old rancher. He tells the rancher, 'I need to inspect your ranch for illegally grown drugs.'
The old rancher says, 'Okay, but do not go in that field over there' as he points out the location.
The DEA officer verbally explodes saying, 'Mister, I have the authority of the Federal Government with me.'
Reaching into his rear pants pocket, he removes his badge and proudly displays it to the farmer. 'See this badge? This badge means I am allowed to go wherever I wish....on any land. No questions asked or answers given. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?'
The old rancher nods politely, apologizes, and goes about his chores.
A short time later, the old rancher hears loud screams and sees the DEA officer running for his life chased close behind by the rancher's prize bull. With every step the bull is gaining ground on the officer, and it seems likely that he'll get "horned" before he reaches safety.
The officer is clearly terrified. The old rancher throws down his tools, runs to the fence and yells at the top of his lungs.... 'Your badge! Show him your badge!'
Now...this is a headstone friends. Be certain you read the inscription at the very end. Even back then this guy knew what was real and the danger.
Just look at the date on his tombstone, but his words from the grave to all America is what's important.
He knew it a long time ago.........
Democrats stop Christian broadcasts on NPR… Gateway Pundit
Speaker Pelosi Blocks Investigations of Corrupt Democrats Gateway Pundit
Democratic Governor settles racial discrimination lawsuit…with a Caucasian! Black & Right
You Tube more help than universal health care! Evening Standard
GITMO looking better all the time! Hot Air
Sunday, May 3, 2009
1. Wake Up! Decide to have a good day. "Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24
2. Dress Up! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. "The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7
3. Shut Up! Say nice things and learn to listen. God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul.." Proverbs 13:3
4. Stand Up! For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.. "Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10
5. Look Up! To the Lord. "I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me."
6. Reach Up! For something higher. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6
7. Lift Up! Your Prayers. "Do not worry about anything; Instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING." Philippians 4:6
God answers prayer.