Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 , it's here!

We might be all idiots in 2012 . The future is here , and nothing else.

We are finally here. We all somewhat seen the aftermath of K2 disaster  ( nothing happens as usual.the computer grid did not crash ) , that was predicted to happen in 2000 . The procrastinators did not clearly foresee September 11th , 2001 .Now we just have to brace the 2012 phenomenon with the Maya dooms day in waiting . The Maya are described as being obsessed with Time , they had three calenders as we know of . **President Hinckley of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints curiously enough made somewhat of 'prediction' back in 1997 of which it is said that he said : "7 years of plenty and 7 years of famine and the year 2012. He alludes that the year 2012 will be the year the famine begins" . I be believe ( with an ire of sceptically ) it all began in 9-11 , may not be the end of the world , but for sure our nations cycle is up .   Our nation can't get it's act together on anything , the two party system might be showing signs of collapse . 2012 is just part of that hype , we are in the future . The last decade we seen all those science fiction films that have belated us with a hypothetical picture of the future . It’s true, things have gotten infinitely worse in the last few years, but it does say in the Bible that things are going to get a lot harder in the end days along with earthquakes, famines and other tragedies. I look at all the earthquakes reported in the news and the tsunamis and I go “wow” because there weren’t so many of this kind of thing, so frequently reported all over the earth, and then 2001 hits and then a few years later (now), so many earthquakes and tsunamis hit! It’s like it’s serving as a warning to people to be ready not for famine, necessarily, but for a sign from God that HE has not forgotten about his coming back to rapture the christians, but we should pay more attention to the signs leading up to that point. I don’t think we’ll ever see a 7 year peace treaty signed in Israel by any anti christ because I believe that christians will be raptured before all the nightmares and tortures on earth to do with the antichrist even begins, in fact – I believe that christians might not even know who will rise to BE the antichrist at all, we’ll just be raptured entirely. Ok, so I know I’ve gone off on another thing, but I guess what I’m saying is… unless there’s a real prophet from God, and I know for a fact that he’s not false, looking me in the face and telling me that there’s going to be some sort of horrid tragedy happen in 2012, then I’m not going to worry, I have a future right now, and for all I know I’m going to graduate from college and get married someday…and for all we know, if something huge is going to happen in 2012, it could be the rapture itself. And a just a calendar, and when you think of it, the traditional calendar we have today is going to have to keep going – rapture or not – until the end of the world itself, or until people just stop keeping up with the day and focusing on the times that lay ahead lol….


 This he said back in 1997 , for sure it seems what he said came true in regards to the economic mess of 2008 & 2011. Funny he refers to Banks, and bad loans . We had 30 years notice , but no one heeded any warnings!
**President Hinckley quoted as said  :
Now, brethren, I want to make it very clear that I am not prophesying, that I am not predicting years of famine in the future. But I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order.So many of our people are living on the very edge of their incomes. In fact, some are living on borrowings.We have witnessed in recent weeks wide and fearsome swings in the markets of the world. The economy is a fragile thing. A stumble in the economy in Jakarta or Moscow can immediately affect the entire world. It can eventually reach down to each of us as individuals. There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed.I hope with all my heart that we shall never slip into a depression. I am a child of the Great Depression of the thirties.In December of 1997, 55 to 60 million households in the United States carried credit card balances. These balances averaged more than $7,000 and cost $1,000 per year in interest and fees. Consumer debt as a percentage of disposable income rose from 16.3 percent in 1993 to 19.3 percent in 1996.Everyone knows that every dollar borrowed carries with it the penalty of paying interest. When money cannot be repaid, then bankruptcy follows. There were1,350,118 bankruptcies in the United States last year. This represented a 50 percent increase from 1992. In the second quarter of this year, nearly 362,000 persons filed for bankruptcy, a record number for a three-month period.We are beguiled by seductive advertising. Television carries the enticing invitation to borrow up to 125 percent of the value of one’s home. But no mention is made of interest.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The TAXMAN cometh.............

He's got a lot on his mind . It's Higher Taxes , are You willing to pay them?

Brace yourselves for higher TAXES . I can't believe that Gov. Jerry Brown is using the oldest ploy for voter sympathy : Education to raise your  TAXES - Introducing a measure of optimism into the state's dire fiscal situation, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday that his 2012-13 budget would increase education funding and that the outlook for schools would remain strong — if voters pass his initiative to raise taxes.. It seems to me that the Educational system is held hostage by overspending by the state , and lack thereof funds . We were all told that education lost billions of the last decade, but it all seems strange that Prop 98 funding levels have been increasing over the years  giving K-12 funding between 56 billion and 62 billion a year while our Community Collages are faced with increasing fees and much less money than the state pays for k-12 funding . For a state like California that is so hard pressed to have a good educational system , it's bankrolling Collage education by having less graduates than any state.California used to be a State of wealth creation, but now is a State of wealth consumption. This results in such illustrious distinctions as having over 30% of ALL welfare cases and 10% of the total population.California now faces a $13-billion budget deficit. But December revenues were strong enough that the state dodged automatic cuts that could have trimmed a week from the K-12 school year.Education is the biggest item in the state budget, and the spending plan the governor will release next month assumes billions in additional revenues from passage of his tax initiative.If the measure fails, Brown said, more drastic cuts would be needed to state programs.
The governor said that along with education, water policy would be at the top of his priority list in the new year. To that end, he said, he was open to moving a $12-billion water bond off the November 2012 ballotThe governor also lamented that he had been unable to get the four GOP votes necessary to present voters this year with his plan to extend higher sales, vehicle and income taxes."I did think asking voters to vote on a tax was profoundly different than raising a tax," Brown said. "It turned out that those two notions are conflated in the Republican mind.".

Monday, December 26, 2011

Laws are a waste . Bags, and bits.

 As the year ends I like to reflect upon some laws that have taken effect and will take effect . In California there are more laws made thatare useless & wasteful. .The State of California has many new laws for 2012. Handgun open-carry, LGBT rights, online privacy, child abuse, social media, identity theft, criminal records, Internet sales tax, employment credit checks, human trafficking and slavery are all in the mix of 2012 California laws.What are the most controversial new California laws that everyone's buzzing about?  Let's look at some of the things Californians can and cannot do in 2012. Most of all every year we all get a set of laws that hardly anyone knows about , what flying in my face now is the new law on January 1st that you can't get anymore plastic bags from your grocery store , yes they want to do away with plastic bags all in the name of environmentalism & least of all any practicality on the consumer . Hardly enough it sounds to me like a money making scam on part city to charge for the bags , I don't think that 10 to 25 Cents is going over with anyone for a paper bag  . I do  agree that there is a littering problem , but to single out plastic bags alone to wipe them out is outrageous and blind sided , if bags are littering the streets , highways . Why can't the city get to work and clean up the streets , and highways full of litter? The city wastefully solves the problem by BANNING ! . A few years back we had the SPARE THE AIR laws that took effect that prohibited wood burning , while that law says that it's up to you to comply , they can't enforce the law, and there are no air police on patrol . So the average citizen has to report his or her neighbors who might get a hefty fine . The same law on plastic bags fines retailers in the same way .

Here is a POLL on the Plastic Bag issue that will surprise YOU.

A large majority of American consumers opposes efforts by big-government bureaucrats to regulate the type of bags they use to carry groceries home. These poll numbers arrive at a critical time when cash-strapped states and municipalities are trying to plug budget holes with burdensome plastic-bag taxes.
According to the poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation in early March, more than 65% of Americans “oppose proposals that seek to ban or place a tax on plastic bags.” Specifically, the poll reveals:
93% of Americans report that they already reuse their regular plastic bags for household tasks such as lining trash cans, cleaning up after pets, and carrying lunches.
85% of Americans agree that “consumers should have the choice of what kind of bag they would like to use.”
67% of Americans oppose a five-cent tax on plastic grocery bags.
65% oppose a complete ban on plastic bags that would push consumers to purchase canvas or plastic, fabric-like reusable bags.
“Consumers should be free to carry home their groceries in whatever bags they choose, without being forced to pay a hefty tax,” we told the media Tuesday. “Instead of banning or taxing plastic bags, lawmakers should do a better job educating the general public about recycling their plastic bags.”
Some lawmakers have cloaked their revenue-generating schemes under the guise of going green. Ironically, such efforts to reduce ecological harm might actually trade one environmental threat for another.
Our January report showed that eco-chic reusable bags often contain excessive levels of lead, which can be toxic to the environment (and to your family). Even more troubling, our December 2010 polling found that 56% of Americans say they “are not at all aware that their reusable grocery bags may contain lead and bacteria.”
“Forcing [consumers] to use lead-laden bags potentially harboring bacteria will never be popular public policy,” we are warning lawmakers tempted to side with special interests over their own constituents who have made their concerns clear. “Consumers don’t want to be told how they should take their groceries home.


Congress was busy all year with horrible laws . Here is a list of them for your enjoyment!

Most Bizarre (HR 2112)
One of Congress’ strangest moves was to pass an agricultural spending bill containing a provision to lift the ban on the horse-slaughter industry. The ban had been imposed in 2006 when Congress defunded the government’s ability to inspect plants that butchered horses for consumption. Without inspections, the meat wasn’t sold, the industry withered, and many U.S. horse meat processors moved their operations to Mexico and Canada. Supporters claimed lifting the ban would curb cases of animal neglect and create much-needed U.S. jobs. Apparently, the ban led many struggling owners to abandon their horses and let them starve. As cruel as that is, reviving the horse-slaughter industry doesn’t sound a whole lot better. Overall, a pretty wacky way to create jobs.
Most Third-World (HR 2112)
Not only were horses slaughtered by the new agricultural spending law. The same law cut $685 million from the Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC), which provides food aid to low-income women and young children at risk for malnutrition. The cuts basically kicked out 475,000 eligible mothers, infants, and children from a successful national program. As Rep. Stephen Cohen (D-TN) put it: “If we get rid of tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires for one week, we could pay for the entire WIC program for a year.” Instead, thousands of children will suffer from malnutrition.
Most Senseless (HR 674) 
During the same year Congress slashed funding for low-income children, it spent billions protecting government contractors. You may have heard about the “Hire a Veteran” law, which provides tax credits to corporations that hire unemployed vets. While that’s commendable, the same law also contains a provision repealing a 3 percent withholding requirement made against vendors’ income taxes. The original law, which had yet to take effect, was intended to discourage tax evasion by government contractors. Repealing the requirement will reduce revenues by an estimated $11.2 billion over the 2012-2021 period, according to the Congressional Budget Office. One has to ask why our Congressional leaders would do such a thing – and why now, given their supposed concerns about the national debt.
Most Intrusive (S 990)
Speaking of bad judgment, of all the bad laws passed in 2011, one of the worst was the four-year extension of The Patriot Act. The law was passed just before the midnight expiration of the existing law, after proposed revisions aimed at protecting individual liberties were shot down. Roving wiretaps. Court-ordered searches of business records. Surveillance of non-American “lone wolf” suspects without confirmed ties to terrorist groups. Whatever happened to laws protecting our individual privacy? Sounds pretty unpatriotic to me.
Most Anti-American (HR 3078, HR 3079, HR 3080)
While thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets to protest the lack of jobs, Congress was busy passing three free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. Although proponents say these deals will increase foreign sales of American goods and services, many trade unions opposed the legislation, fearing the loss of more jobs to foreign competition. Indeed, the U.S. International Trade Commission said these deals could eliminate some manufacturing jobs, especially those in the textile industry. But, hey, if you’re a textile worker that’s nothing new to worry about. With all those “Made in China” labels peeking out of people’s sweaters, chances are you’ve already been laid off.
Most Confusing (HR 1249)
The “most confusing law” award goes to the America Invents Act. The so-called patent-reform legislation essentially switches the patent application process from the current “first to invent” system to a “first to file” system. In so doing, we’re to believe the approval process will be stepped up so American entrepreneurs can bring their inventions to market more quickly. The problem is that the language in the law is so confusing, even patent lawyers have trouble interpreting it. As one patent attorney blogger wrote: “The Act is dense, language choices from section to section in some places change and in other places remains the same, making you suspect that different terms must mean different things but the same term in different places has to mean the same thing, right?” The blogger recommended that patent attorneys read through the legislation about 10 times to fully understand it. Wow!
Most Environmentally Damaging (HR 1473)
You may remember the budget standoff that nearly forced a government shutdown back in April. After all the drama, Congress ended up passing HR 1473, which funded the federal government through fiscal year 2011. The spending bill slashed nearly $40 billion in domestic programs, the largest non-defense funding cut in our nation’s history.  Many of the programs cut were designed to protect the environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. For example, the bill sliced the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 17 percent, hampering efforts to protect our air and water. It also cut energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, climate-change funding, and the green jobs innovation fund. The message to Americans: pollute all you want.
Most Short-Sighted (HR 1473)
Not only did Congress stick it to the environment; students were shafted, too. Despite soaring national dropout rates, Congress cut or eliminated numerous education programs, including those seeking to boost literacy, offer support for the gifted and talented, and prepare students for technical careers. It also slashed financial aid for low-income college students attending summer sessions, as well as state job-training grants for adults, youth, and dislocated workers. Think higher unemployment and a less competitive workforce. Nice job, Congress.
The Worst of the Worst (S 365)
Now for the worst of the worst. In previous years, no matter who was in control of the House or the Senate, Congress always voted to increase the debt limit. Why? Because most economists agree that defaulting on our debt would create an economic catastrophe. Not this year. Instead, the Republicans refused to agree to raise the debt limit unless the Democrats agreed to deep spending cuts. And guess what? They got their way.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 raised the U.S. debt limit by $2.4 trillion through 2012, cut more than $900 billion from social programs and military spending without specifying which programs would be cut, and created a bi-partisan commission – the so-called Super Committee – to propose an additional $1.5 trillion in budgetary savings. Well, we all heard about the Super Committee’s super failure. The committee’s deadline came and went without agreement. So what looms ahead? Without changes to the existing law, expect $1.2 trillion in cuts to be automatically enacted. Brace yourselves; the giant axe is about to fall.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

2011 bits & review 2.

The Stock Market shot up and down , and up again pleasing the White House . While all the bets were cast on the European Market as a sure  'sign' of the major collapse . The American Market remained solid for the 1% big top earners . While the rest , the jobless stayed 9.0 percent . There is more to the PROBLEM , as I ponder . President Obama sure enough took the gains Market value as his own achievement of his Presidency. Obama score card towards the end of 2011 is a failure  , and it's all about hits and misses . Sure no bulls-eye . The President for the last 6 months has not been at Washington D.C. he's been on the campaign trail raising nearly a Billion dollars , and taking donations mostly from those of the 1% , the "super Rich" who can afford 30, 000 dollars to sit and eat with him . Sadly he left the nation's Capital to swoon in bickering , gridlock trying to pass a budget that is a wast of time as far as extending the 'Tax break' for 2 months more for every American. Last December, a deficit-reduction commission appointed by President Obama recommended a combination of revenue increases by closing loopholes and tax exemptions, spending cuts and health care reforms that ostensibly would have cut deficits by $4 trillion over the coming decade. Those reductions alone would not eliminate the nation's red ink, but were significant enough to begin to set the U.S. on a sustainable, fiscally responsible path. The plan got 11 votes in favor, seven against — three votes short of what was needed to send a formal deficit-reduction blueprint to Congress. But it had bipartisan support from pragmatists such as Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who conceded the need to rein in programs dear to Democrats, and realists such as Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., whose support could have given cover to Republicans who had signed pledges not to raise taxes.


This would have been news last year. Now it's just a tragedy. Obama has contributed more to the debt than all previous presidents combined. Ron Paul is an easy good guy to find in the deficit debate...that wasn't so hard was it?

Saturday, December 24, 2011

2011 bits & review.

With the year nearly over . 2012 is going to carry a lot of heavy baggage from 2011. 
 I  for one have seen it all since September 11th , 2001. How the country some how slowly crept into a mess that it is in right now. You might say that 2011 is the climax of a ten year decline in American power .The framework for the year was set in November 2010, when the mid-term elections saw control of the House of Representatives pass to the Republicans, who also made gains in the Senate. This meant that from the start of the new term in January, Mr Obama and the Democrats – who had already lost their filibuster-proof Senate “supermajority” in the by-election for the late Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts seat earlier in 2010 – would lose the ability to push legislation through Congress.This was to cause impasse after impasse throughout 2011, as the House of Representatives, many of whose newcomers had been elected thanks to the rise of the Tea Party, blocked Mr Obama's agenda. By the end of the year, public approval for Congress stood at a record low of just nine per cent. The year began violently when Gabrielle Giffords, a Democratic Arizona congresswoman, was shot through the head in her Tucson constituency. Six people were killed and 13 injured after Jared Loughner, a 22-year-old drop-out, opened fire at a meet-the-voters event in a supermarket carpark. Some were quick to blame the fiery rhetoric of the Tea Party, after it emerged that Miss Giffords had been one of 20 Democrats represented by crosshairs on a US map used by Sarah Palin, the former Republican Vice-presidential candidate, to instruct activists where to target their efforts
The plaudits he received for the speech were rare during a year in which his approval rating tumbled to 43 per cent – lower than Jimmy Carter's as he prepared for his doomed re-election campaign in 1979. Several economic indicators were so bad as to require Mr Obama to break post-war precedent if he were to manage to be re-elected.
Unemployment remained around nine per cent throughout the year, meaning joblessness had not been so high for so long since the Great Depression. The poverty rate climbed to its highest rate since 1983 and growth remained sluggish as fears of a double-dip recession persisted.
It was in this context that the Occupy Wall Street movement, which gave voice to millions disgruntled with the economic status quo, was born in September. it soon spread across the US and the rest of the world. Aides to Mr Obama indicated that he would seek to style himself as the candidate of the “99 per cent” in 2012.
But while he achieved a string of triumphs in foreign affairs – having the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and one of his senior disciples, Anwar al-Awlaki, assassinated and helping to oust Muammar Gaddafi from Libya – the president was repeatedly frustrated on economic and domestic policy.
A shutdown of the federal government was narrowly avoided in April after Mr Obama was forced to accept a $40 billion cut in public spending. A stalemate in December had been averted only after Mr Obama agreed to extend George W. Bush's ruinous tax cuts for another two years.
At the end of July, the US came close to defaulting on its debt when the two parties could not strike a deal to raise the $14 trillion debt ceiling – the limit on what the government can borrow – before the Democrats agreed to $2 trillion in spending cuts.
But in keeping with the year, a “super-committee” of senior congressmen, convened under the terms of the deal to come up with a plan for how the cuts should be made, failed to strike any deal whatsoever, meaning deep cuts to treasured areas including defence should be automatically triggered.
Yet another impasse looked likely at year's end, with Mr Obama threatening to make Congress stay at work through their Christmas holiday until an agreement could be made on extending a cut to the payroll tax, the US equivalent of national security, which he says would benefit middle earners.
Civil and labour rights returned to the agenda, with New York becoming the sixth and largest state to allow gay marriage and battles being fought in Wisconsin and Ohio over the power of trade unions. Candidates for the Republican presidential nomination promised to crack down on both.
Their campaigns, which were approaching their first test in the Iowa caucus as the year ended, dominated the last few months of the year, as one by one the candidates on the Right of the party enjoyed a spell as the leading contender to Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, and the party's heir apparent after losing in his bid for the nomination in 2008.
But the surges in support for Rick Perry, the Governor of Texas, Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, and Herman Cain, a former pizza restaurant tycoon from Georgia, eventually subsided, with the latter forced to withdraw following accusations of infidelity and sexual harassment.By the end of the year it was the unlikely figure of Newt Gingrich, the foil to President Bill Clinton as Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 1990s, who managed to secure – and then maintain – polling leads over Mr Romney in three of the four states due to vote on the contest in January.Admitting that he faced a tough re-election campaign in key states such as Florida and Ohio, Mr Obama told supporters in December: “We're going to win this thing”. As they prepared to have their say on a candidate to face him, millions of Republican activists ended 2011 determined that this would not be so.


Read my next post . I give a critique of President Obama . I score him as failing . Not that I believe  don't that his original true intentions was not  getting America back to stability , and undoing President Bush's 8 years  . The Health Care  issue was a waste , it should not have been Obama's first term fix for the nation . The first duty was to create jobs ,the stimulus money that was flooded toward the public sector only benefited 1 % of the population saving the Banks , the Auto industry , and cash for clunkers ! . If Obama makes back to a second term in office , I hope that he will focus on 'US' rather than giving speeches , and flooding money to corporations and such.

Monday, December 19, 2011

GOP side SHOW Predictions.

Either Newt or Romney will face each other in the process of elimination , one of them will pick the other for Vice- President . 
Like the TEN LITTLE INDIANS that eliminated themselves one by one till only three were left. The Contenders to the White House will only narrowed down to three , and two . Finally after the freak show is over. One of three will be nominated and picked for Vice -President of the United States.With the Iowa caucuses around the corner and the GOP field still unsettled, here are my predictions for how Republican candidates will fare in the first caucuses/primaries of the 2012 GOP presidential contest.The predictions are based on the candidates’ current standing in the polls as well as their respective momentums, fundraising, and campaign strategies going into the home stretch of a dysfunctional race that, due to its twists and turns, has become the year’s most entertaining reality television event.Round One: The Iowa caucuses (January 3)Winner:Ron PaulEliminated: Rick Santorum .Paul’s principled conservatism and passionate following will deliver him a razor thin edge on a three-way tie with Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, who will slow each other’s momentums with mutual accusations of being wealthy flip floppers. The media will accordingly disregard Paul’s victory as they focus on Gingrich’s apparent inability to capitalize on his national lead, Romney’s “comeback” leading to New Hampshire, and perennial “values” candidate Rick Santorum’s humiliating showing in the Hawkeye state. Round Two: The New Hampshire primary (January 10)Winner: Mitt RomneyEliminated: Jon HuntsmanRomney will deploy his arsenal of cash and political endorsements to win a surprisingly closer-than-expected state. The big surprise will be Paul, who will take second place after riding his Iowa momentum on the back of Gingrich’s latest atomic gaffe. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann will look to South Carolina’s religious voters, hoping to revive their fading campaigns, as Jon Huntsman’s worse-than-expected showing will end his. Round Three: The South Carolina primary (January 21)Winner: Newt Gingrich Eliminated: Michele BachmannGingrich will take South Carolina after waging a negative, yet effective line of attack on Romney’s religion, pushing him to a not-so-close second place and threatening with prolonging an already bruising primary battle beyond Super Tuesday. Paul’s surprisingly strong third place continues lending momentum to his campaign while setting Bachmann free to start writing books about her failed presidential bid. Perry will stubbornly remain in the race by blowing television ad money all the way to Florida. Round Four: The Florida primary (January 31)Winner: Newt GingrichEliminated: Rick PerryGingrich narrowly defeats Romney, bringing back the narrative of the former governor of Massachusetts’ lack of traction, and splitting the soul of the GOP between an establishment drawn to Romney’s general election appeal and a reluctant conservative base of voters still not convinced by the credentials of the author of RomneyCare. Paul’s momentum will slow down compared to his previous showings, and Perry will finally end America’s most expensive failing presidential campaign to date.  Round Five: The Nevada Primary (February 4)Winner: Mitt RomneyEliminated: Ron Paul. Romney will narrowly defeat Gingrich in Nevada, despite the former speaker of the house’s inferior organization and gaffe-prone demeanor, further exacerbating the Republican establishment’s anxieties about Romney. At this point, the Republican Party’s behind-the-scenes activity will intensify with all the remaining actors assessing their clout and possibilities while listening to what the power breakers have to offer going into Super Tuesday when, following Republican’s order of succession, Romney should be crowned.Paul will brave the headwinds from both the party’s establishment and the mainstream media to modest showings in Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Arizona, Michigan and Washington, only to honorably bow out of the race somewhere around Super Tuesday without endorsing any of the remaining candidates (who he believes are not that different from President Barack Obama) and ready for 2016 when he’ll wage another painfully honest, bravely quixotic and sadly utopic presidential run.


Corporate owners of the Republican Party will never allow ANYBODY but Romney (of those left) to win the nomination. Obama will win 2012 because with "war" no longer "IN" Republicans have NO populist appeal whatever. Freedom? Truth is, for seniors like me who always vote? Freedom is having Medicare.

Mitt Romney has 23 days to confront any political damage from what may become the most memorable moment of Saturday night’s debate — the image of him offering to wager $10,000 to settle a bet with Rick Perry over the contents of Mr. Romney’s latest book.
Mr. Romney heads to New Hampshire Sunday evening and will campaign there, in Iowa and in South Carolina in the coming week as he battles Newt Gingrich and his other rivals before voting begins on Jan. 3. The seven remaining candidates will face each other one more time before then during a debate in western Iowa on Thursday night.
The rapidly closing window for campaigning puts new pressure on the candidates and their campaigns to respond quickly and aggressively to offer defenses against bad debate moments — or to take maximum advantage of good ones.
 Though Gingrich still leads Romney in many national polls, the former Massachusetts governor has gained significant new support in two early-voting states - one reason, perhaps, why he dealt gently with his Republican rivals. He landed the endorsement of the influential Des Moines Register on Saturday, a day after winning the backing of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and former Republican nominee Bob Dole endorsed him Sunday in an open letter to Iowans.


Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Missing Billion (s) .

John Corzine and Solyandra are Obama's biggest problems if re-elected .

Storming the Bastille is the next great big thing in American politics . When a huge amount of money goes missing there is always MF Global's former executives, the CFO and the COO, along with Jon Corzine, the former CEO, testified before the senate agriculture committee. They told the committee that they don't know how an estimated 1.2 billion dollars in customer funds went missing.Unfortunately, all three of them could not offer an explanation, with both Henri Steenkamp and Bradley Abelow saying that they have no idea where the money is. Jon Corzine, former CEO of Goldman Sachs, danced around the question. If you feel like you've heard this before, that's because you have. You heard it last week when former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine testified on the hill -- before the house agriculture committee. Remember, this is the former CEO of Goldman Sachs, the former governor of new jersey and a former united states senator. He was at the helm of MF Global when it disclosed a more than 6 billion dollar bet on european sovereign debt that was part of an entire portfolio that counter parties started to run from in droves as the firm headed towards illiquidity and bankruptcy. How does all this sit with MF Global customers? Well, we speak with one of those customers, Gerald Celente, who was stopped out of his gold futures positions because he was unlucky enough to be a customer with MF Global. He had a segregated account, but apparently, that was no viewed as sacrosanct by Jon Corzine et al. .

Check out Wall Street and Goldman Sachs as they created the mess and have the money! The people of America have been robbed. Their own leaders ensured that it would be possible.
Be prepared for the collapse. The tsunami is coming soon .Both - corruption in doing the deal and incompetence for not arrainging to hide it properly. HA! Although if we had transparency - something that will never be found in politics, then this whole administration would be out the door and a few would be impeached and or fired, and in jail. .After the collapse, Jon Corzine, the former CEO opf MF Global, immediately went into self imposed exile.  Like the money, he simply vanished.  No one questioned his disappearance or silence.  Not the media, politicians, or the various organizations who normally loudly and publicly protest. Unlike others, who were denigrated, disgraced, and dehumanized, Jon Corzine is getting a free pass.  From everyone.  The president on down.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cleaning out Congress

 Congress resembles a hierarchy with the vary wealthy in control while the people on the bottom struggle. Our Nation has 'evolved' into this less than 50 years.
In Greek mythology, one of the labors required of Hercules was to clean out the Augean stables. These stables, which belonged to Augeas, one of the Argonauts, had housed over a thousand cattle for over thirty years without ever being cleaned. The task of cleaning them in one day, which Hercules had promised, was thought to be impossible. But by using his wits, Hercules succeeded at the task by rerouting two rivers to wash out the filth .Where is our modern day Hercules when we need him? We have some "stables" in our nation’s capital that have become filthy over the past thirty years. Perhaps our Hercules could clean out those stables by rerouting the Potomac RiverSeems lately we hear over and over again how it would be a great idea to “clean out the Congress.” It’s so very easy to agree with that but there’s a vicious problem with that crusade. We’re a nation owned and operated by BIG corporations and their bed fellows BIG government politicians that call themselves progressives and or conservatives, Democrats and or Republicans, better defined as the “Duopoly.” This nation is operated on greed, extortion and bribery. The duopoly owns and operates the media, ballot access and the national debate forum.

So, having recognized those facts as the facts they are we minions are availed with only one possible winner in the political scenery and that’s an assured member of the BIG government duopoly. They capture all of the BIG money from the BIG money folks, they own the ballot access formula, the media and the national debate system. Thus, cleaning out Congress of BIG government Democrats only assures that Congress is refilled with BIG government Republicans. So, the only change we’ll ever get is the faces and party labels on the congressional replacements. Whoever they are individually, they’ll waste our money, overload us and our children with debt, kill off our youth in unconstitutional foreign wars and diminish our individual liberties.

So, go ahead and replace Congress. Been there, done that and it gets worse with every change. All you’ll do is continue the musical chairs stupidity..


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Jerry Brown's slow  plan  means BIG TAXES on us all

You are all going to bail out CALIFORNIA with superficial taxation that will never solve the states budget problems . Remember  Indian Gaming how  Gov. Schwarzenegger in his first term  went  after revenues from Tribal groups having casinos , money was squeezed from the native Americans .  Since 2003 taxes in California have crept up , since many voters were pressured into approving "bonds" to pay off deficit after deficit .But faced with the prospect of withering budget cuts and deficits that stretch through at least the middle of the decade, that may be about to change.A near glut of initiatives that would raise taxes are being aimed at the November 2012 ballot. A group of Republican and Democratic business leaders and former state officials calling itself the Think Long Committee for California is drafting an initiative to raise $10 billion by expanding the sales tax to services, while reducing personal and corporate taxes. Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, and legislators are negotiating the details of an income tax surcharge on the state’s top earners and for a sales tax increase that in its latest form would raise $6 billionIn addition, labor unions want voters to approve even bigger sales and income tax increases, and environmental groups last week proposed an initiative to close a business tax loophole that they said would produce $1.2 billion for education and energy projects.
There are so many plans out there that some Democrats are warning about tax initiative gridlock on the ballot.
It is highly unlikely that all these initiatives will qualify for the ballot, and Democrats say they are working to make sure that not all of them do. Not incidentally, California’s formidable network of antitax groups is not about to be caught off guard and is confident about beating back the efforts at the polls.

And yet they’re willing to spend 18 million dollars on tuition so illegals can have in-state status.  Absurd.18 million, the state budget office has just said it will cost 65 miilion and will continue to go up.  But he wants more taxes so he can spend it on the illegals, who don’t pay taxes no matter what anyone says California is facing a projected $13 billion shortfall over the next 18 months. With tax revenue running behind projections, the budget passed last summer calls for automatic spending cuts after the first of the new year to higher education, public schools and some social services.“The combination of income and sales tax hikes would raise about $7 billion and expire in 2016.”In a state that is almost $30 billion in debt, the only thing the Democrats can suggest is raising taxes on the “wealthy” and then raising sales taxes on everyone.  But they never want to address the problem of overspending which has caused their financial mess.Why is it that the only solution for the Democrats seems to always be raise taxes?

 GOP lawmaker tears up Jerry Brown Budget.