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.