Costa Concordia

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h/t National Post

Dear Grandma And Grandpa…

…I’m just going to say it.  We love you, but you’re being incredibly selfish and unrealistic.  You are responsible for this mess too.

YOU voted in a bunch of politicians that sold you Ponzi schemes called Social Security and Medicare; you allowed politicians to stay in office and let them spend that money; you let them enrich themselves off that money; in 2010, 57% of all Federal Revenues went to pay for Social Security / Medicare; that amount is growing to enslave our countrymen.

You have to help!

You can’t just say, “No, I paid into Social Security, I get ‘retirement'”.  It’s incredibly selfish and unrealistic.

I didn’t start voting until Reagan was in office.  So, everyone else from 1935 – 1984 is also responsible for the Social Security / Medicare laws and debts created during those times and the affect of those laws since.

Why do you think you’re entitled to take my money and my kids money because you gave politicians your money, you didn’t watch them, and they spent it?

At the very least, take a look at how much you paid into Social Security/Medicare, add a compounded 4%, and strive to use only that much in your retirement.

That is not too much to ask.

Graph is from here

h/t thearc.org

Jimmy Obama

Worst President Ever!

Wait! You Have Kids?!?!

There isn’t really much you can add to this video:

Also On FBI’s Most Wanted List: Blueprint For Missouri

As scarce as details on the Missouri Caucus, we have a new entry into the cloudy world of Missouri Politics.

This tidbit and tease also came in the most recent Capitol Reports from Cape County’s Representatives: It is “The Blueprint For Missouri”.  I suspect that’s something akin to the “Contract With America of 1996”.

There are several issues the House will debate during the 2012 Legislative Session.  The principle agenda here in the Missouri House is called the Blueprint for Missouri. The Blueprint is our plan to move Missouri forward. The program rests on four important issues: protecting taxpayers, creating jobs, reforming schools and protecting our values.

And, I say ‘tease’ because they must be teasing the plan and preparing the grand press release for… …say… …2013.

I searched the webernets for ‘Blueprint For Missouri’.  Many, many pages of links were returned, so I reviewed the entries on the first 5 pages of Google links — 50 in all.  From that I opened 13 web pages that looked promising, and the actual blueprint was only mentioned here and here and here and here and here and here.

What I didn’t find was an official Missouri House, Senate, GOP or Republican web page or press release describing in detail the bullet points in the “Blueprint For Missouri”.  Many of the pages were articles with vague descriptions of the purported document, and only one web page had what may or may not be a comprehensive list… …assuming the MO GOP was kind enough to share it with them.

Hey Republicans; how about we get the details of this Blueprint out on, say, MOGOP.org?!?! …along with a detail list of the non-tentative locations of the caucuses.  I’m sure there are several issues on the Blueprint for which Missouri activists could lend their support!

h/t vanpeltsales.com

MO Legislature Has Innovative Idea To Spur Job Creation

Yes! In two of the Capitol Reports received via e-mail from Cape County’s state Representatives, it is confirmed!  Missouri has an innovative idea to spur job creation!  Are you ready?!?!

They’re gonna make a list.

Stop clapping.  Hold the applause.  Hang on to your panties.

From the Capitol Reports of Wayne Wallingford and Ellen Brandom:

Putting Missourians back to work will be a priority again this session.  Last session, we took several steps to create jobs.  We cut taxes on small businesses adding new employees, eliminated the franchise tax and adopted several measures to improve the business climate.  But with an unemployment rate still above 8%, there is still work to be done.

One innovative idea to spur job creation is the Entrepreneur Virtual Resource Network.  This new program would provide resources to the Department of Economic Development for a website that pools the information needed to start a small business in the state.

Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of job creation, but they often need assistance in navigating the regulatory hoops necessary to create their business from scratch.  This website will give them a one-stop shop on how to get their idea to the marketplace.

At least they’re saving money and time by collaborating on the text of their Capitol Reports (or Leadership is writing them).

h/t www.clotureclub.com/

Now, I’m all for getting information out via the Interwebs; that’s how I make my living.  But to claim that making a long list of the laws, rules, and regulations that stand in the way of starting or expanding a business in Missouri will create jobs is laughable.

Here’s a better idea.

  • Go ahead and make the list, but save the time and effort of creating the web site
  • Then, order the list by necessity of the law, rule, regulation from greatest to least
  • Finally, write and pass a bill to repeal all the laws, rules, and regulations on the bottom half of the list

There you have it.  One half of the red tape that ties down job creators is cut.  Missouri is job friendly.

Happy New… …40,000 Laws!

As New Year’s Eve passed, news stories started running to remind us that 40,000 new Local, State, and Federal laws had gone into effect — likely 39,999 attacks on our freedoms.

I assumed some of those laws were from Missouri, so in an e-mail, I suggested to Cape Girardeau County’s Missouri State Legislators that they include the list of new Missouri Laws be included in their next weekly Capitol Report e-mails.

I got a quick lesson, compliments of Missouri Senator Jason Crowell, about the Missouri Constitution.  He was kind enough to have his Legislative Assistant, Ryan Nonnemaker, provide some good information on Missouri’s new laws.

First, Missouri Laws, when enacted without an Emergency Clause, always go into effect on August 28th.  That was my Constitutional lesson for the day.

Next, he provided a link to the Missouri Senate Web Site that listed all the ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX new House and Senate originated bills that were Truly Agreed and Finally Passed.

How about, in 2012, we have a NET REDUCTION of 166 laws?!?!

Who Did He Threaten?

h/t marketnightshift.files.wordpress.com

Received this a few times via e-mail regarding the Debt Ceiling Increase and from whom President Obama threatened to withhold payments / funding:

It’s incredible that 42% of Americans think that this unqualified, incompetent, dishonorable, ego-driven fraud is doing a good job. Take a moment. Admit it to yourself. You know who his supporters are. They are the people that YOU (financially) support.

From now thru November 2012 this should be required weekly or at least monthly reading BY ALL WHO VOTE!!!

Did you notice who Obama threatened when he wasn’t getting his way on raising the debt ceiling? He threatened to not pay:

  • Social Security Retirees
  • Military Retirees
  • Social Security disability
  • Federal Retirees

Now..let this sink in really good –

  • He did NOT threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens
  • He did NOT threaten to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent inmates
  • He did NOT offer to fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal employees that he hired
  • He did NOT offer to cut down on his or his wife’s frivolous gallivanting around
  • He did NOT threaten to not pay the senators and representatives or any of their staff
  • He did NOT threaten to take benefits away from welfare recipients
  • He did NOT threaten the food stamp programs
  • He did NOT threaten to not pay foreign aid
  • He did NOT threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base voters

The list could go on and on. He is in full political re-election mode!

Why are we allowing this person to destroy this wonderful country with his selfishness and his lies?

His type of change is killing our country. He needs to be stopped and only our votes can stop him.

Do not forget about his tactics when it’s election time. Vote Obama out of the Presidency in 2012.

LET’S MAKE 2012 – THE END OF AN ERROR!

Candidate Selector Quizzes

In 2008, I had a close family member take an on-line quiz to help her base her vote on the issues.  The quiz said, based on her answers, that she should vote for McCain.  She voted for Obama anyway… …and has been summarily disowned (j/k).

So, I started looking for candidate selector quizzes for the 2012 Presidential Primaries.  I will post them here with a bit of information about the creator as I find them:

SelectSmart

Based on the wording of the questions, I could tell that the the quiz was created by a progressive, and Curt Anderson, the creator of this quiz, is a self-proclaimed liberal.  However, the results did come out as I expected

Here and here are a couple of articles on the author.

OnTheIssues

The editor-in-chief of this site and quiz is Jesse Gordon and the site tells us:

Our mission is to provide non-partisan information for voters in the Presidential election, so that votes can be based on issues rather than on personalities and popularity.  We get our information daily from newspapers, speeches, press releases, and the Internet — it is a labor-intensive process that requires countless volunteer hours.

Clearly, Mr. Gordon is another progressive, but again, the quiz came out as I expected

This is just a starter for this post; I will update it as I run across more quizzes