Wednesday, April 29, 2009
And not only that but he is screwing up the times of my favorite shows. Thank goodness for DVR.
Friday, April 24, 2009
I am hoping that this will not spread, but perhaps our genius president should shut the borders down just for a bit. Granted, we should hope that people would just be a little more responsible and choose to not visit those places until this is under control, but we all know that's probably giving everyone a little too much credit.
I live in a very southern city in Texas and I'm not too keen on the idea of getting the pig flu. Granted, most of it has been towards Mexico City but hey-that's too close for me. What would we do if there was an outbreak here? I doubt we have enough vaccines for the millions of people who live in South Texas. I'm not suggesting that we all freak out, I've never worried about bird flu or mad cow disease before, but hey you can't be too cautious. So if you see me sporting a nifty face mask and toting around a bucket of anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, think nothing of it.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I say people stop paying federal taxes all together until the current administration stops screwing everything up.
"Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly
divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily
hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic
groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal
authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government
authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration."
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
In what world are we not a Christian nation? Research shows that a significant proportion of the United States is Christian, the minorities being every other non-Christian religion. Our Founding Fathers were Christian, and they based most everything that put the United States together on Christian principles. We ARE a Christian nation.
Barack hates America. Without even listening to anything he says, just looking at what he does. His actions speak for themselves, he is driving the greatest nation in the world into the ground. He is as Anti-American as they can come.
There are so many things I see on a daily basis that I want to blog about but it's getting harder to keep up with all the crap he is doing. I will just say right now I blame all the ignorant morons and their stupid "We Can/We Did" attitude who voted for him for the hell we are going through and will be going through. So congrats, idiots. YOU DID screw the rest of us over. The damage that he is doing is going to last longer than his office term. I hope people will learn from their stupidity and never vote anyone like this into office again.
Monday, April 6, 2009
And his comment that his reduced deduction would only impact one or two percent of the nation misses the point that it is these folks who are doing almost half of the donating.
In 2006, the most recent year for which data is available, four million taxpayers had adjusted gross incomes of $200,000 or more. They comprised 3% of the tax returns, made 31% of the income, but donated 44% of all charitable contributions. Together, they provided charity with $81 billion in that year.
Obama's plan will cost them $10 billion in extra taxes on the income they allocated to charitable donations. How can the president be so glibly certain that they will not curtail their charitable contributions by a like amount or even more?
Imagine all the harm Obama's program will cause. Churches will be hit most hard. They account for the largest share of charitable donations, but universities, disease research, hospitals, soup kitchens, and cultural institutions will also be hard hit. So will international relief efforts that funnel aid abroad through churches or directly.
It is totally dishonest for Obama to pretend that his curtailment of these deductions won't hurt the poor. It will most directly impact them since most of the charities Obama is hurting focus on helping the impoverished.
This proposal is not about saving money. It is about controlling it. By, in effect, transferring at least $11 billion a year from private philanthropy to government spending, Obama empowers the public sector at the expense of the voluntary one.
President Obama's recommended reduction in the tax deduction for charitable giving reflects his fundamental belief that only the government can or should help the poor. He wants to keep the impoverished directly dependent on the government - and the Democratic Party - for their daily bread.
The voluntary sector has always been the backbone of compassion in the United States. Our charitable donations dwarf those of any other country. And our system of tax deductions for giving permits us to decide what charities are worthy of our generosity - a decision Obama will transfer to the politicians under his program.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Rules of Naval Courtesy, Aviation Officer Candidate School, US Naval Aviation Schools Command, Pensacola, FL, 1968 (Thank you, freepers)