Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Is The Dept. of Homeland Security on Drugs?

Acording to The Washington Times the Dept. of Homeland Security issued a warning to law enforcment agency's across the country that "rightwing extremist activity," saying the economic recession, the election of America's first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias." This means that as Americans who are at these Tea Parties ,which by the was also means peole from both parties, who's tired of Government just slaming us with higher taxs and not putting spending limits on themselves are nothing more than terriorist.
You just can't make this insanity up. If congress and government could put limits on themselves just like citizens have to do then maybe higher taxes would be acceptable. But intead we're getting it from all sides. State as well as Federal Government has made it almost impossible for the regular people ,to juggle what budgets we can.
Homeland Security warning had a footnote at the bottom "It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says."
In other words I'm one of those people because I am against abortion ,I am against our immigration problem,when it comes to illegals,and border security. So what Homeland Security is saying I am a terrorist.
From what I see the true meaning of this security warning is for Government itself is showing the terror. It's acting no better than back in the early 20's when socialist dectators reacted in the same way. Don't get me wrong , I don't believe the President is trying to be such a leader, he really maybe trying his best to solve a huge problem in the best way he can. But demonizing those who have opposing thought doesn't mean a terrorist act.
Part of the report that I feel was distrubing was the following quote;
  • One report says extremist groups have used President Obama as a recruiting tool.
  • "Most statements by rightwing extremists have been rhetorical, expressing concerns about the election of the first African American president, but stopping short of calls for violent action," the report says. "In two instances in the run-up to the election, extremists appeared to be in the early planning stages of some threatening activity targeting the Democratic nominee, but law enforcement interceded."
  • When asked about this passage, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said, "We are concerned about anybody who will try to harm or plan to harm any one of our protectees. We don't have the luxury to focus on one particular group at the exclusion of others."
  • Congressional debates about immigration and gun control also make extremist groups suspicious and give them a rallying cry, the report says.
  • "It is unclear if either bill will be passed into law; nonetheless, a correlation may exist between the potential passage of gun control legislation and increased hoarding of ammunition, weapons stockpiling, and paramilitary training activities among rightwing extremists," the report said.
  • The FBI was quoted Monday as saying that, since November, more than 7 million people have applied for criminal background checks in order to buy weapons.
To read the whole article go to The Washington Times for the whole story!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

California Senate Bill SB 256

I just received an email from Pet Pac Regarding the on going bill about mandatory sterilization of dogs and cats in California. the following was sent to me :

Dear Randy,

The new mandatory sterilization bill, SB 250, will be heard by the California Senate Local Government Committee next Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 9:30am in Room 112 of the State Capitol.

SB 250 will result in more dogs and cats being sent to shelters and killed according to analysis of similar legislation (AB 1634) by the California Department of Finance. In addition, SB 250 is a new tax on responsible pet owners.

Contact members of the Senate Committee.

SB 250 is irresponsible and inhumane – help us stop this mandatory sterilization bill which will result in more pets being killed and will raise taxes on responsible pet owners.


Bill Hemby

For the Past 3 years the State Senate has been trying to pass this bill with it not passing or not having enough votes for a veto. It's time The Democratic Senate stop this insanity.

Friday, March 13, 2009

John Stewart interview with Jim Kramer

    Last night John Stewart of The Daily Show  interviewed Jim Kramer of Mad Money of CNBC. John Stewart showed how the so-called Finacial Genius's of CNBC and other finacial programing is more or less "snake oil salesmen". has the transcript of the interview. Jim Kramer was some what out of his usual character of being the aggreser to being looking almost like a coward. He kept saying that he wasn't to be the one who was at fault until Stewart showed some clips of Kramer approving of hedge funds which to find out now has ruined long term investing mainly with peoples 401K's. 
Stewart started the interview by saying:
"We’re both snake-oil salesmen, to a certain extent. But we DO label the show as snake oil here. … When you talk about ‘the regulators,’ why not the financial news network? "
and for Kramer from then on he was mostly on the defense for the remainder of the Show. As in the peice written by Mike Allen of Politico it shows how sometimes we must take what these finacial commentaries should be taken with a grain of salt. It's gotten to the point of saying who do you trust for advice. I'm sure CNBC is not the only station that failed us. 
It's time news organization get out of the Finacial News business. Find an independent station that doesn't have ties to Wall Street nor to an type of News opperation. But more important it tells us to do our own investigation and not to believe anyone when it comes to our retirement future.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Bailout Failout

     The House of Represntives failed to provide the Big Bailout bill for Wallstreet and a couple of Banks.There was 95 Democrats along with the majority of Repbulians voted against a bill that would rescue a few businesses on Wall Street and Banks.  Most of the American Taxpayer dosen't like the bill since it is considered a bailout. Foxnews explained that a majority of the voting public got intouch with their representitives in Washington telling them they didn't like what the bill was about. So when the votes were counted and the bill fail to pass. 
     House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went in front of the house and spewed the most vile blame on the administration and the minority party,Republicans. Government is Broken. Broken due to greed and sloppy laws for the past 20 years. Partisan politics is Bull Crap and now getting very old. Isn't it time to have a new revolution against not the government but the Democrats and the Republicans. Lies are on both sides,it's getting to the point who do you trust. Not the President,Not the Congress,surley not the courts. It's Broke. 
The National Review Online : article title Failed Vote by the editors:     
The $700 billion bailout bill is palatable to no one. It’s a huge price tag. It was originally presented to Congress as all but a fait accompli. Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke have been underwhelming in selling the plan on Capitol Hill. And it’s hated by a public suspicious of the country’s elites, whether in Washington or on Wall Street. rest of the article

During this period where the hell is Obama,has he even given enough though for the country to even call and try to solve this problem with the leadership in the house. NO. Atleast McCain has tried to help with being there to call and talk with lawmakers. What he accomplished was not a political goal but a goal to help the country. Be politically selfish as in Obama who may get  the White House because instead of being a Leader you were a politician just like what caused the problem we're in now.God Help Us.

      What is needed in Washington D.C. right now is leadership from both parties and for that Leadership stop being politians trying to see how they can make the other party look bad but become Americans and trying to make America stronger and solvent. Not Conservative and Not Liberal,but American.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

T.Boone Pickens and Congress

Why are we still being held hostage by Arab Oil. We should have years ago taken back our energy policy. For years we were sufficiently supplied by oil and gas produced by Texas and Oklahoma. With other states being a minor roll in the process. Then came the different Conservationist that put so many regulations on drillers and refineries that we stopped drilling and stopped producing. We then fell imprisoned and dependent to imported oil. Look what happened to us now that the future has come, no future of getting out of this mess. Well I hope Congress is proud to have gone on vacation with the rest of us choose weather to stop grocery shopping or get gas to go to work.
Nancy Pelosy ,The Speaker Of The House, would not allow any discussion on the House Of Representatives on our energy woes. This just shows how the Democrats would rather cater to the special interest groups that would see us return to the horse and buggy days. Oh sure they want alternate ways of making energy. That wonderful but they have had 40 years to do this. As of now there's some but not enough to say that we could comp,letely go from oil. So the situation demands we start drilling again as well as building new refineries. Allow Oil Company's to drill without the threat of lawsuits. The oil companies know how to drill without hurting the environment and disturbing the balance ecologically.
T.Boone has a plan that could help us do the unthinkable,tell the Arabs to kiss off. He would do this by allowing every know technology we have today to be used. And that includes oil,gas,electric,hydrogen and any other man made ideas. However, all this will take time . The longer we wait the longer it is going to take. If it takes 5 or 6 years then it would be better to start now then start in another 5 or 10 years. Where is Congress ,Oh yes their on vacation politicing for Sen . Obama and his running mate Sen. Biden. They would rather politic than help us little people out. At least the President had the will to help by lifting the ban on offshore drilling. This should have happened years ago as should we had voted the drilling of Anwar.
Congress if you don't do your job it's time to completely get rid of them all. I'm not just talking about Democrats either. The Republicans could have started the ball rolling also and they didn't have courage to fight against the special interest. The problem I've had with them has always been that when they did get the power of both house of Congress they started making Gov. and special interest as did the Democrats before them. Wheres the Republic for the people any more? Where's the representation for the people of each state, each county , each city. I'll tell you where it is ,in the toilet. All they care is to make more money for their friends and by doing so they become more powerful in their own demented minds.