Friday, November 30, 2012

Lock your doors, load your guns

 The look of things to come? I believe that this is a peek in the box of what will happen nationally and in the not so distant future in America.

So says the City Attorney of San Bernadino. 

 The city attorney of San Bernardino is under scrutiny for telling residents to “lock their doors and load their guns” during a city council meeting.
The official explained that because the city is bankrupt and slashing public safety budgets people will need to start protecting themselves.
City Attorney Jim Penman said he doesn’t regret what he said.
“You should say what you mean and mean what you say,” Penman said.
The city attorney said approximately 150 residents came to a council meeting to voice their concerns about recent crimes in the area, including the murder of an elderly woman last week.
“You could tell the swell of frustration was coming over a lot of folks. They did not feel like they could get an officer out as quickly to some of the quality-of-life issues that they were dealing with as they would have preferred,” said councilwoman Wendy McCommack, who organized the meeting and was present that night.
“Well, if I remember right, I told them to ‘lock their doors and load their guns,’” Penman said.
Penman said the city is dealing with bankruptcy, which has forced officials to cut its police force by about 80 officers. Consequently, there’s been growing criticism about the police department’s response time.
“Let’s be honest, we don’t have enough police officers. We have too many criminals living in this city. We have had 45 murders this year…that’s far too high for a city of this size,” Penman said.
The city attorney said it’s important for people to be smart about protecting themselves and their families.
“I’m not advocating that people go out, who don’t have any training, and buy firearms. I certainly strongly caution anyone who has children at home not to have a loaded gun in the house,” Penman said.
“We need to take our streets back, we need to take our neighborhoods back and we need to protect our homes, and that’s what I think Jim was trying to say,” McCommack said.
The city of San Bernardino has seen a 50 percent increase in murders this year compared to 2011.

Winking and blinking and nodding our way toward oblivion


There is absolutely nothing about either one of these men that I like. They are both self serving interlopers set to ruin this nation in my opinion.

The bottom line? The observations being made are damn right and spot on as it concerns the republicans going along with Obama's lunacy of fiscal responsibility. The republicans will cave on the tax increases he and Pelosi and Reid are proposing and they will cave on the additional spending and the debt ceiling increase  and the entire damn thing. They always have. The republicans did it with Bill Clinton and they even did it when George Bush was president and they controlled both houses.

Make no mistake America, Barack Obama is backing up America's ship of state and preparing to go to full ramming speed as he aims this nation directly at fiscal collapse. Meanwhile? The republicans will be below decks, carrying his water and stoking the boilers full of white hot expenditures that cannot be paid for.

Who gives a damn whether the republicans get blamed for it or not. The real "DEPRESSION" is on the horizon and the smiling clown Boehner and the rest of the RINOS in Washington as equally as responsible for what is about to happen and more so. I just hope that the people will remember when the time comes.
Democrats playing chicken in fiscal talks-as-tax-hikes-loom-for-all-says-

Obama is once again heading out Friday on the tax-hike campaign trail as top Democratic lawmakers appear willing to play chicken with Republicans on the looming fiscal crisis, refusing to budge on their insistence that high earners pay more in taxes and betting Republicans will blink before massive spending cuts and across-the-board tax increases kick in.

With just one month left before the fiscal poison pill Congress put in place a year ago as an incentive to reach a deal kicks in, Republican insiders complain that the other side’s intransigence seems calculated to make them blink. After signaling that they would be open to closing tax loopholes – and possibly raising taxes on families making above $250,000 – Republicans say Democrats have countered with calls for more stimulus, a package of additional spending and permanently raising the borrowing limit, while postponing talks about reforming entitlements or cutting spending.

Nationallize! It's the Obama way!

What do good little socialists and communist do when confronted with a problem? They follow by example. And what better example than America's newly invigorated and twice elected Fabian socialist.


French Socialist in Mittal Row: We're Just Doing What Obama Does
The French politician who said Indian steel company ArcelorMittal should leave the country has told CNBC that his government is only acting like U.S. President Barack Obama.

Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg, a member of the governing Socialist party, caused controversy last week when he said that the Indian company, which employs close to 20,000 people in France, should leave after it said it would have to close down a factory.

The French government announced on Thursday that it could nationalize the factory in question, with backing from an unnamed businessman.

The news raised the specter of the nationalizations of the early 1980s, which were instigated by Hollande’s predecessor Francois Mitterrand.

Montebourg told CNBC after a meeting with trade unions in Paris: “Barack Obama's nationalized. The Germans are nationalizing. All countries are nationalizing. I've also noticed the British nationalized 6 banks.”

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Just in case something happens"......

That's right, gun sales soared over the past weekend, but if we are to believe the polls? 51% of Americans believe this president is doing a fine job.  
Black Friday gun sales hit an all time record high last week with demand for new firearms so overwhelming that it caused outages at the FBI background check center on two separate occasions.
Fueled by fears that the Obama administration will go after gun rights during a lame duck term, the FBI reported 154,873 background check requests on Friday – a 20 per cent increase on last year’s record total of 129,166 checks.
The number of guns sold could actually be double or more that figure because only one background check is recorded per sale even if buyers purchase multiple firearms.
“With the recent election, some people are making buying decisions just in case something (new law) happens,” Don Gallardo, manager of Shooter’s World in Phoenix, told USA Today.

Approval rating of 51%

The president's approval rating is at 51% according to Gallup

I have a simple question: "Based on what?"

How can a majority of the American people continue to be so blind and stupid to the realities that they are facing?   Has the economy improved since the election? Do you look for it to improve? Has the unemployment rate dropped dramatically? Or at all for that matter? Has the cost of day to day necessities gone down and your pay check going farther? Are you looking to pay the same or less in taxes in the new year? Or are you worried like the rest of us, that you will be paying more taxes? Are you watching America go over the fiscal cliff? Are you concerned that the middle east is about to boil over into regional and global war?

If the answer to two or more of those questions is yes? Then how in hell can the American people be satisfied with Barack Obama and his policies of deceit and manipulative lies.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Diversity? We don't need no stinking diversity!

So much for diversity and equality, as justice Ginsberg thinks that an all female supreme court should become the rule and goal. Really? But what about diversity and equality and fairness? and all those other egalitarian, secular, humanist representations of how things ought to be in a perfectly balanced and fair world?

I guess that all goes out the window once they feel they have the upper hand. You can count on it. Liberals are predictable. You cannot trust them, you cannot bargain with them, you cannot reach consensus with them and you definitely can never assume that simply because they have attained a stated goal that they are content with their victory.

No..... they will continue to come after every vestige of anything that opposes their absolutist philosophies. Interesting really, the very people who scream the loudest about fairness and equality, are in reality those quickest to assert their absolutely right of control over any issue and discriminate against all who oppose them.

The really sad part of this discussion, is that this country just re-elected a president who will now have the ability to skew the supreme court toward absolute liberalism and socialism. The only saving grace to that reality is that neither that court nor this nation will long survive the socialist gerrymandering that is now absolutely certain.

 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends California first lady Maria Shriver's annual Women's Conference 2010 on Oct. 26, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hopes to see an all-female Supreme Court one day.

Ginsburg made the comment during a 10th Circuit Bench & Bar Conference at the University of Colorado in Boulder, according to CNS News.

“Now the perception is, yes, women are here to stay,” Ginsburg told the conference. “And when I’m sometimes asked when will there be enough and I say when there are nine, people are shocked.”

Ginsburg said that no one has “ever raised a question” when nine men were serving on the bench.

Ginsburg added that she felt “lonely” on the bench when she was the only woman on the Supreme Court after Sandra Day O’Connor retired.

“It was the wrong perception for people to see just a little woman and eight larger men,” Ginsburg told the crowd. “But now if you come to the court, we are all over the bench.”

Let's talk........about Obama's strategy on Bengazi

 Let's recap. Terrorists attack our embassy in Bengazi Libya and kill the ambassador and three other Americans. While the attack is happening, the president is fully aware of what is happening and who is responsible. The president immediately blames a youtube video for inciting violence and assures America that terrorism is not involved.

The president maintains that lie for over two weeks, until the truth finally surfaces (through media in the UK no less). During which time, he sends his UN ambassador on a PR tour with talking points purposely filled with redacted intelligence information that he knows his intelligence director has altered to remove all mention of terrorism.

The UN ambassador parrots the administration lie and she too is soon revealed to be a liar. Hillary Clinton steps in, calls for internal review and indicates that she is sorry for the loss of life. It is her shop, but no media scrutiny is ever cast on her own culpability. Afterwards, she indicates that soon after the president's re-election, she will be stepping down as Sec/Def.  President Obama intimates that he will nominate the proven liar UN ambassador Susan Rice to replace Clinton.

RINO senators McCain and Graham immediately step to the cameras and rattle their sabers and assure America that they will do all in their power to prevent the nomination.
Fast forward back to the present:  McCain and Graham are agreeable to sitting down to talk with Rice about the Bengazi attack.

A recap. The president and his administration, including Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice are caught in bold faced lies to the American people. Two supposed conservative republican senators challenge the administration and their UN talking parrot Susan Rice. Now suddenly? The media can't seen to remember how to even spell Bengazi and those same two senators? Well.....they ware willing to talk with her.

Any bets on who Obama will nominate to replace Hillary Clinton? Any bets on who the senate will confirm and who will be noticeably absent from voicing any opposition to the nomination when it comes to the floor?

How about this....Any bets that Bengazi is completely dropped by all American media and ultimately is looked upon as just another fantasy of birthers and other conspiracist who are just racist.

Three top Republican senators are scheduled to meet Tuesday with Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, as Rice continues to be discussed as one of the top candidates to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when Clinton steps down next year.
Rice, after facing intense Republican scrutiny and criticism for her initial comments on the deadly attack in September on a U.S. consulate in Libya, is expected to meet with Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. Read more:

The Fiscal Cliff is Just a Warm-up


"Obama is the first man in history to spend $6 trillion in four years and, as if that isn't enough, he's the first to spend $6 trillion in four years and not leave any trace." -Mark Steyn

The Fiscal Cliff is Just a Warm-up

"If you took every single penny that Warren Buffett has, it'd pay for 4-1/2 days of the US government. This tax-the-rich won't work. The problem here is the government is way bigger than even the capacity of the rich to sustain it. The Buffett Rule would raise $3.2 billion a year, and take 514 years just to pay off Obama's 2011 budget deficit." -Mark Steyn

Monday, November 26, 2012

Salvation isn’t automatic — but it might be semiautomatic.

 God made man. Samuel Colt made men equal. Those who who know and understand the bible know that the right to self defense and self preservation is a God given right and that taking a life in self defense is not murder. The commandment: 'Thou shalt not kill' addresses a persons willful malice intent to kill another which is murder. Which is the original sin of Cain.

Concealed Weapons Classes at Churches

In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training.
“Church has done a good job with coffee klatsches or whatever, but we haven’t really reached out to guys,” said Jeff Copley, a preacher at the church. “And guys in Morrow Country, they shoot and they hunt.”
Hundreds of students have enrolled in the 10-hour course, which meets the state requirements for earning a concealed weapons permit. The training includes two hours on a church member’s private shooting range.
“I grew up going to church, but hadn’t attended in a number of years,” said David Freeman, 52, a local engineering manager who attended a firearm safety class at the church. “Always considered myself a Christian. I came for the gun classes and have been coming back for two years.”
The Marengo church launched its program several years ago and was likely among the first in the country to offer concealed weapons training. But from Texas to North Carolina, a smattering of congregations have recently followed suit, as ministers seek to capitalize on local enthusiasm for gun culture and demand for carry permit classes to expand their flocks.
Central Baptist Church in Lexington, N.C., held its first concealed weapons classes in March, in what the Rev. Ryan Bennett described as just “another avenue to reach people.”
“We want to draw people in to our campus,” Bennett told a local newspaper at the time. “And we’re going to try anything that we can to do that.”
While conceding that he carries a 9mm pistol with him at all times, he said he doesn’t want his congregation to be labeled “gun-toting.”
“We promote responsibility. We don’t endorse violence,” he said. “It’s just another way to draw people in.”

He is not my Lord & Savior

In many corners of the world, an utterance such as this is considered blasphemy. If it were being said about the so called prophet of Islam, it would lead to riots and killings and terrorism globally by Muslims, but you won't hear a peep out of Christians, neither protestants or Catholics and don't look for the pastors of any of those mega churches or the Pope to take notice .

For the record, Barack Obama is not my Lord and Savior, but apparently for the unvarnished heathen Jamie Farr and others in the black entertainment television world he is.

Famous last words

"Hey! Watch this!"

Those could literally have been the ending epitaph for all of us if this report is true.

 File photo of the moon. (credit: LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Planned On Nuking The Moon  During Cold War In 1950s as a demonstration to the Soviets.

Would Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin even had a moon to walk on if the United States had its way in the 1950s?

During the height of the Cold War, U.S. officials debated whether to detonate nuclear bomb on the moon in order to send a message to the Soviet Union, the Asian News International reports.

Fired for not getting flu shots


I am not quite sure how this thinking works in corporate America? But I am pretty sure that it is illegal under labor relations law, not to mention 4th amendment protections provided by the bill of rights.

I do know that I would not have taken the shot either. I have always refused them and I will continue to do so. Every one i know who has gotten one has gotten sick. There is literally no telling what they are pumping into millions of Americans every year with this scam.
TriHealth fires 150 employees for not getting flu shots

 One of Cincinnati’s largest employers fired approximately 150 employees Wednesday for failing to get a required flu shot.

TriHealth offered all of its 10,800 employees free flu shots. Employees had a month to get the flu shot. The deadline was Nov. 16. Employees who did not get the shot were terminated Wednesday, a company spokesperson said. Employees who were terminated can appeal to be reinstated after receiving the shot.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A worthwhile story to hear

"Party ideas are what sealed the deal with middle class voters."

According to Rahm Emanuel? The mystery of Barack Obama's re-election is no more complicated than Americans voted for Obama's ideas. Messer Emanuel does give some credit to the demographics of special interest and Obama's core constituencies, but he quickly returns to the meme that Obama's ideas were what really sealed the deal in this election.

The only problem with the Emanuel version of reality, is that his own and Obama's ideas of rebuilding infrastructure in America will not sustain the American economy or put Americans back to work at the levels required to reverse the continued downward spiral into the economic collapse of America. We need factories, production and billions of exports to do that.

As far as Emanuel's pipe dream of re-building America is concerned, Americans by and large simply cannot handle the hard manual labor jobs required and involved in the infrastructure re-building that Emanuel and Obama propose. Perhaps that scheme will employ eight or ten million illegal Mexicans, but it won't do a damn thing for the millions of Americans suffering from the loss of the jobs that matter. The modern world has a great many mechanized machines capable of moving earth and materials, but learning to operate those machines takes years of experience and as a rule a union card. On top of that, there are only so many jobs requiring mechanized earth moving or concrete fabrication etc. All those other jobs that Obama and Emanuel are touting? Those are truly the "shovel ready" jobs. The jobs for the mindless minions of socialism. Which means the only jobs in mass on those proposed projects, will be on the other end of a shovel or a pick.  It won't involved keyboards or morning drive time commutes I can promise you.

Make no mistake, what Messer Emanuel intentionally misses in his attempt to prop up the Obama regime, is the simple fact that the real jobs, the manufacturing jobs are going and gone and this president doesn't have a clue how to create any new jobs other than government jobs combined with a further dependency on government.

More leftist smoke and mirrors is all this OP/ED primer of Emanuel's is about. Emanuel may think that he can jump start the Chicago economy by his pushing for infrastructure improvements, but he obviously forgets that the lion's share of funding for those improvements since the end of WWII have been provided by the federal government and federal tax dollars. That money was provided by a  federal government that can no longer provide the manna required to grease the rails for an entitleent society.

Rahm Emanuel has it right to a point on one level of his argument though. The president was re-elected by a large majority of Americans based upon his ideas. And his number one idea was to promise them more and more government subsidized manna, provided compliments of raiding the accounts of the alleged evil rich of small business and the alleged robber barons of big business and industry.

Watch America and wait. Wait and see how Obama's plan plays out. Already thousands of businesses nation wide are cutting back and withdrawing proposed expansion plans based on the fact that Obama was re-elected and there is no way now to stop the onslaught of Obama Care and its consequences.  Apparently, Mitt Romney wasn't the only person fooled into believing he would win. Millions of business owners actually had hope for a future. A hope that is now dashed and a hope that is now reflected in their withdrawal of expansion plans and any new hiring. Their only intention now is to cut more jobs so that they can hopefully not be swamped by Obama's punitive health care regulations that will take effect as a result of this election. 

If Americans as individuals choose to believe they will be better off with four more years of Obama's failed policies and Obama care, then there is no alternative left at this point, except to sit back and watch and endure what Americans have wrought upon themselves. Congratulations America. Someone from the government will be calling soon with details on how you can get yours, while the government sticks it to someone else. It's a simple plan really, easily sold to simple minds.

I  hope the masses will be happy with the results.

How to rebuild America

By Rahm Emanuel, Published: November 23

Rahm Emanuel, a Democrat, is mayor of Chicago and represented Illinois’ 5th District in the U.S. House from 2003 to 2009. He was White House chief of staff from January 2009 to October 2010.
Too much post-election analysis has focused on voter demographics and campaign mechanics, leaving Democrats in danger of drawing the wrong lessons from our electoral success.
Demographics alone are not destiny. There is nothing in this year’s election returns that guarantees Democrats a permanent majority in the years to come. President Obama and the Democratic Party earned the support of key groups — young people, single women, Latinos, African Americans, auto workers in the Rust Belt and millions of other middle-class Americans — because of our ideas.
But we cannot expect Republicans to cede the economic argument so readily, or to fall so far short on campaign mechanics, the next time around.
So, instead of resting on false assurances of underlying demographic advantages, the Democratic Party must follow through on our No. 1 priority, which the president set when he took office and reemphasized throughout this campaign: It is time to come home and rebuild America.
In Chicago, our initiative of “Building a New Chicago” adopts a similar view, with improvements to areas as varied as education and physical infrastructure.
While infrastructure improvements have been neglected on a federal level for decades, Chicago is making one of the nation’s largest coordinated investments, putting 30,000 residents to work over the next three years improving our roads, rails and runways; repairing our aged water system; and increasing access to gigabit-speed broadband. We are paying for these critical improvements through a combination of reforms, efficiencies and direct user fees, as well as creating the nation’s first city-level public-private infrastructure bank. Democrats should champion these kinds of innovative financing tools at a national level.
If we want to build a future in which the middle class can succeed, we must continue the push for reform that the president began with Race to the Top, bringing responsibility and accountability to our teachers and principals.
Chicago has adopted its own Race to the Top for early childhood education, allowing public schools, Head Start, charters and parochial schools to compete for dollars by improving the quality of their pre-kindergarten programs. In addition, this year Chicago Public Schools put into effect a 30 percent increase in class time, which means that when today’s kindergartners graduate high school, they will have benefited from 2½ more years’ worth of education.
In partnership with leading private-sector companies, we reengineered our six community colleges to focus each on skills training for jobs in one of Chicago’s six key growth fields. Democrats can be the party that closes the nation’s skills gap by making our community colleges a vital link between people looking for jobs and companies looking for skilled workers.
The strength of these investments is proven in the number of people we’re putting back to work: Chicago is first in the nation in terms of increase in employed residents, and for several months we have led the nation in year-over-year employment increases. We added 42,500 residents to the workforce in the past year alone — 8,000 more than the next highest U.S. city.
While Republicans are likely to become less intransigent on immigration, Democrats need to push for comprehensive immigration reform to ensure that, true to our history, we continue to be the party of opportunity and inclusion. Democrats in Congress should follow Chicago’s lead and develop a national “Citizenship Initiative” to provide the 8.5 million people eligible to become citizens with the information and resources they need to achieve the American dream.
Chicago’s initiatives come straight out of the playbook Barack Obama put forward in his campaign four years ago and has advocated since Day One of his presidency. But there are some issues that only Washington can tackle. Democrats at the national level must execute on the president’s agenda on energy and tax reform to ensure the future of not only our party but also the middle class.
By embracing the president’s “all of the above” strategy, Democrats can own the policies that will begin to make the United States energy-independent in the next four years, a goal that has eluded the past eight presidents.
While reforming tax policy is not the panacea that some believe, the experience of our party shows that pro-growth, pro-middle-class reforms can jump-start economic prosperity. When Democrats led on these policies during President Bill Clinton’s first term, we strengthened the earned-income tax credit. We balanced the budget in the second term, cutting spending while lowering taxes for working families, to lay the groundwork for a decade of prosperity. In President Obama’s second term, we have an opportunity to do the same and narrow the nation’s income gap.
If Democrats develop innovative policies that help Americans compete in a global economy, we will outperform Republicans on Election Day. It’s that simple.
We cannot allow Beltway chatter to hijack what the president accomplished in this election or to demean its value. We must never lose sight of the fact that while our victory in 2012 was aided by demographic advantages and sophisticated campaigning, our party’s ideas are what sealed the deal with middle-class voters.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Apologize for the original sin?

Apologize for the original sin? I don't think so mr. secular egalitarian humanist piece of useless flotsam. Not in this lifetime buddy boy. How about you take your sympathies and your guilt trip and hop a fast freight south to say the land of the Mayans.

You ought to get there in just enough tie for doomsday.

Meanwhile, myself and many, many millions of true Americans, find no cause or need for apologist leftist meme or your new world way of apologist thinking. Sorry crap head, but no sale here. Head out to the left coast and see if anyone out there is buying. I can assure you that you will find your kind in the Hollywood hills.

I am not sorry for anything that my country has done over the course of it's history. Anything we have done has more than been compensated for by the two separate ties that we saved the world mr. hot rod class warfare journalism professor. So why don't you go hop on a paper box in San Francisco and crow until your ride arrives to take you back to nature in the Mexican rain forest.

Thanksgiving Celebrates Our 'Original Sin,' 'Views Virtually Identical To Nazis,' Journalism Prof Preaches

Forget all that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, today should be a day of fasting and atonement for American “sin.” That’s according to Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, also calls Thanksgiving a “white-supremacist holiday.”
Jensen’s opinion piece “No Thanks for Thanksgiving,” appeared on the far-left, Soros-connected website Alternet on Thanksgiving eve. In it, he wrote how Native Americans suffered because of the “European invasion of the Americas.” He went on to compare the Founding Fathers to Nazi Germany. “How does a country deal with the fact that some of its most revered historical figures had certain moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis?” he asked.
According to Jensen, Thanksgiving is “at the heart of U.S. myth-building. “But in the United States, this reluctance to acknowledge our original sin -- the genocide of indigenous people -- is of special importance today,” he explained.


Just in time for your retirement

Shipping Containers to Become Condos in Detroit (ABC News)

Don't want to live in a steel box? After the coming societal collapse, this may be all that is left. Easily convertible, easily stackable and easily managed by government once the population has been proprtionately reduced to manageable levels. 

Pick a color. Red should be fashionable. 

Shipping Containers to Become Condos in Detroit

The first U.S. multi-family condo built of used shipping containers is slated to break ground in Detroit early next year.
Strong, durable and portable, shipping containers stack easily and link together like Legos. About 25 million of these 20-by-40 feet multicolored boxes move through U.S. container ports a year, hauling children's toys, flat-screen TVs, computers, car parts, sneakers and sweaters.
But so much travel takes its toll, and eventually the containers wear out and are retired. That's when architects and designers, especially those with a "green" bent, step in to turn these cast-off boxes into student housing in Amsterdam, artists' studios, emergency shelters, health clinics, office buildings.
Despite an oft-reported glut of unused cargo containers lying idle around U.S. ports and ship yards - estimates have ranged from 700,000 to 2 million - the Intermodal Steel Building Units and Container Homes Association puts the number closer to 12,000, including what's sold on Craigslist and eBay.
HyBrid Architecture in Seattle, which has built cottages and office buildings from containers for close to a decade, coined the term " cargotecture" to describe this method of building. Co-founder Joel Egan warns that although containers can be bought for as little as $2,500, they shouldn't be seen as a low-cost housing solution. "Ninety-five percent of the cost still remains," he says.
Here's a few recent North American projects - including the new condo project - where the shipping container takes center stage:

Friday, November 23, 2012

Self Indulgent Materialism. America's True Religion.

What's wrongs with America? What form of mass sickness has apparently infecting all levels of our society? Look no further than Black Friday for your diagnosis. The one day of the year that best epitomizes precisely what is wrong with America and the one day of the year that best demonstrates and dramatizes the disease that the growing majority of Americans suffer from.

Greed and materialism are the new norm and most practiced religion of mainstream America. For mainstream Americans, it is all about their stuff. Who has the most desirable bling, who has the latest bling, who has the most bling. This country is headed down the rabbit hole of fiscal and economic oblivion and the misery to follow and once again Americans are more than happy to oblige the fantasy that they must be there first to get the best deals on the cherished adult toys, even though they know they can't pay for it.

Watching this maddening frenzy is more and more sickening to me each year. The morning headlines of overnight frenzy tell the tale of what this nation has become and where we are headed. We have become a 24/7 nation of immediate self gratification and self serving possession for the sake of a media hyped fantasy desire to be able to possess the latest gadget.

Watching the videos and reading the reports in the news this morning of the overnight madness, only serves as a viewing window of where we are truly headed and what we can truly expect once the economic collapse of this nation arrives. When the economic collapse happens, the frenzy won't be about grabbing the latest wide screen television or the latest 5G iphones and laptops. When America's economic collapse arrives we will be watching the riots in the streets and the burning and the mayhem over food and the basics needed for survival

So indulge yourselves and revel in you victories at the malls America. Enjoy yourselves while you can.  Grab all the bling that you can carry.  Just remember this, when the bill for your over indulgence and your decadence and your disregard for the things that matter does comes due, (and it will) the things that you now cherish the most and the things that you now worship the most, will be little more than debris in the background of a reality that will be too painful to endure.

But don't worry, the government will be there to save you. The president you just re-elected has promised it.

What seemed like thousands of teen girls and young women crowded the entrance at Victoria’s Secret Pink at Oak Park Mall as it prepared to open the gate to Black Friday shoppers at midnight the day after Thanksgiving.
Mall security guards attempted to control the crowd outside the store, which was really more like a hundred or so, as the gate went up. But the crowd was pushing its way in, so a store manager had to step in.

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Teens In Custody After Woodland Mall Fight

 A fight broke out in the midst of early Black Friday shopping at Woodland Mall early Friday.

Details are sketchy, but Kentwood Police confirmed that two teens were taken into custody.
The news spread quickly on Twitter. “Gang fight at Woodland Mall,” tweeted Michael Peneycad. “Cops tackled them and sprayed pepper spray, everyone in that wing started coughing and sneezing.”

 Man Pulls Gun on Rowdy, Line-Cutting Black Friday Shopper

  Black Friday got off to a rowdy start at a San Antonio mall where police say one shopper pulled a gun on another who punched him in the face while they were waiting in line at a Sears store.
 A woman’s holiday weekend has just been ruined.

 Altamonte police said the woman was arrested for several things Thursday night. They said she was being disruptive in the traffic line outside the store. They also said Chavez tried to bully the officer directing traffic and refused to go in line the way she was supposed to.

Disturbance leads to scare at Westroads Mall

Officers were sent to the mall after people inside called 911 to report gunfire around 1 a.m. Friday. Authorities said they received six calls from people at Westroads, most of which reported shots had been fired.

2 year old found in Spfld parking lot

Springfield Police Captain Cheryl Claprood told 22News at around 1:30AM Friday, a man left his girlfriend's two year old child in the car, so he could go into the K-Mart at the Liberty Street Plaza and buy a 51 inch television.

Teen Girls and women near riot at Victoria Secret

What seemed like thousands of teen girls and young women crowded the entrance at Victoria’s Secret Pink at Oak Park Mall as it prepared to open the gate to Black Friday shoppers at midnight the day after Thanksgiving. Mall security guards attempted to control the crowd outside the store, which was really more like a hundred or so, as the gate went up. But the crowd was pushing its way in, so a store manager had to step in.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving thanks that proper protocol was followed

As i sit here this Thanksgiving morning reading over the paltry news offerings of American media, I take solace and comfort in the fact that on Thanksgiving day in America, the mainstream media took the time and consideration to inform me and my countrymen that Osama Bin Ladin's burial rites and rituals were handled properly and in accordance with Islamic law.

I am sure that on this hallowed day, they have no idea how comforting and spiritually cleansing these revelations are.  It saddens me really, as I would much rather seen his body dragged through the streets and spat upon, as were countless victims subjected to that he commanded death over.

But then again, I guess that is just me.

Internal emails offer details on bin Laden burial

Internal emails among U.S. military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden's burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony.
The emails, obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, are heavily blacked out, but are the first public disclosure of government information about the al-Qaida leader's death. The emails were released Wednesday by the Defense Department.

Bin Laden was killed on May 1, 2011, by a Navy SEAL team that assaulted his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
One email stamped secret and sent on May 2 by a senior Navy officer briefly describes how bin Laden's body was washed, wrapped in a white sheet, and then placed in a weighted bag.
According to another message from the Vinson's public affairs officer, only a small group of the ship's leadership was informed of the burial.
"Traditional procedures for Islamic burial was followed," the May 2 email from Rear Adm. Charles Gaouette reads. "The deceased's body was washed (ablution) then placed in a white sheet. The body was placed in a weighted bag. A military officer read prepared religious remarks, which were translated into Arabic by a native speaker. After the words were complete, the body was placed on a prepared flat board, tipped up, whereupon the deceased's body slid into the sea."

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jesse Jr. Quits Congress

jesse jackson jr the daily 2 1017 Jesse Jackson Jr. Resigning From Congress

I guess he can now join a large number of his constituents who are on disability.
 Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress, citing health reasons and an intensifying federal investigation into the use of his campaign funds.
He notified staff, supporters and some lawmakers this afternoon. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder this summer.
His resignation letter has been sent to House Speaker John Boehner.
“My health issues and treatment regimen have become incompatible with service in the House of Representatives,” Jackson wrote. “Therefore, it is with great regret that I resign as a member of the United States House of Representatives, effective today, in order to focus on restoring my health.”
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the decision was made this week, jointly by the Jackson family, with the congressman’s father, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., presiding – as with all major Jackson family decisions.
No one would say where Congressman Jackson was on Wednesday, but given the family’s longstanding traditions, it’s likely he’s in Chicago, with the family for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

You might be a RACIST!

Ask yourself if you might be a racist!

Disagree with the president's position on the economy? You might be a racist.
Disagree with the president's middle east policy? You might be a racist.
Disagree with the president's dealings with Israel? You might be a racist.
Disagree with the president's handling of the war in Afghanistan? You might be a racist
Disagree with the president's health care plan?  You might be a racist.
Disagree with the president's choice for cabinet positions? You might be a racist.
Disagree with the president's choice for Supreme Court? You might be a racist.

If you answered yes to one of these questions, you might be a racist. If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, you are a racist.  Just ask any self righteous and indignant supported of Barack Obama. They will tell you whether you are a racist or not. .

Dem: Criticism of Rice includes racial 'code words'

11:40AM EST November 20. 2012 - President Obama hasn't said whether he will nominate Susan Rice to be secretary of State, but the debate over her is already intense.
Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., told CNN on Tuesday that some Republican claims that Rice is "incompetent" may be racial in nature.
"These are code words," Clyburn said, adding that "these kinds of terms that those of us — especially those of us who were born and raised in the South -- we've been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives and we get insulted by them."
Rice, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has been criticized by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and other Republicans over comments she made following the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
From National Journal:
"McCain and (Sen.) Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have attacked Rice in recent weeks for her Sunday show appearances in the days following the terrorist attack in Libya that killed four Americans, criticizing her for not going further to label the assault a terrorist act. On Monday, 97 House Republicans sent a letter to President Obama saying that Rice is unfit to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
"The administration has said that Rice was simply using talking points supplied by the intelligence community during her television appearances."
Clinton is expected to announce her retirement from the State Department soon; Rice is on the short list to replace her.
In his CNN appearance, Clyburn said of McCain: "He told us that Sarah Palin was a very competent person to be vice president of the United States. That ought to tell you a little bit about his judgment."

Allen West concedes

Rep. Allen West (left) and Patrick Murphy are pictured. | AP Photos

A very disappointing result, but not unexpected.  Allen West upon arrival in the house, immediately painted a bulls eye on his back and dared the democrats and the black caucus civil rights faction to come after him. And they did. Ending in the most expensive and highly contested congressional race in the country.

Something tells me that West will be back and that he will remain a national firebrand in the interim. Maybe he has now learned just who and what he is up against and he will adjust his future runs for office accordingly.
Florida Rep. Allen West — the tea party pugilist and face of the class of House Republicans that stormed to power two years ago — conceded Tuesday to 29-year-old construction executive Patrick Murphy in one of the nation’s highest-profile congressional races.
After two weeks of battle with St. Lucie County elections officials — and a recount of early votes that wound up extending Murphy’s lead — West acknowledged that he couldn’t surmount his 1,904-vote, or 0.58 percent, deficit. That difference was just outside the 0.5 percent threshold to automatically trigger a recount of all votes. Read more:


I see that sir Paul is till into the imagine syndrome of celebrity endorsement of leftist realities.
Paul McCartney wants me and you and millions of other Americans to 'skip the turkey' this week because it is cruel etc. Imagine that.

Somehow? I must have missed including Messer McCartney's advice in both the minor and major decisions of my life over the past forty eight years of his prominence. Therefore, I believe I will stick with that record and continue to ignore the enigmatic millionaire entertainer from across the pond.

I am sure that he and the other leftist socialites of the UK don't recognize our holidays in the first place, so what gives him (or them) any standing to be recommending or suggesting anything to me or any other American concerning our lives, our diets or our holidays.

Oh!  I forgot! He is a celebrity! And a former Beatle! And a Knight! and.....and......and  what ever.

Here's a bit of a colloquialism for you old chap? You can kiss my grits! And take your PETA supporting leftist agenda with you.......

Or maybe? You should just "let it be."

 Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian, pictured here in February 2012, has joined a campaign by animal rights group PETA to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving this week.
 McCartney says skip the turkey on Thanksgiving
Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian, has joined a campaign by animal rights group PETA to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving this week.
The British rock legend, sporting a gray shirt with an "eat no turkey" design, is featured on the website of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
"This Thanksgiving, Paul McCartney is urging you to say 'no, thanks' to turkey and 'yes' to a delicious, cruelty-free holiday meal," the group says.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Author Unknown

"Well, It's official; I don't know anything.

I thought for sure that given such a clear choice, Americans would vote for love of country over revenge.

I was wrong.

I thought, that just as every presidential election in my lifetime, the bad economy would be hung around the incumbent's neck, sinking him.

I was wrong.

I thought that even those few Americans who were fortunate enough to still be fully employed (not counting those leeching off the public system) would be cognizant of how much pain their neighbors were in and elect someone who would at least try to make improvements.

I was wrong.

I thought that now that FINALLY some of the disturbing truths about our first black president had come to light, voters would reject a man so dangerously at odds with the American experience.

I was wrong.

I thought the 2010 elections and the Tea Party meant something.

I thought the enthusiasm on display at Romney/Ryan events, contrasted with the lack of same at Obama/Biden events meant something.

I thought Americans would never sell their liberty for the sake of trinkets like cell phones or even big shiny lies like 'free health care'.

I was wrong.

Never in a million years would I have supposed that America would support a president who left his (our) people to die at the hands of our enemies overseas without lifting a hand to help, then lie about what he watched in real time for over two weeks, then lie about the lie for another month.

I was wrong.

I thought Americans could tell a hawk from a handsaw.

I was wrong.

We were offered the clearest choice we've had since 1980, where we had malaise and a misery index on one hand and a shining city on a hill on the other. Back then, we chose the city on the hill. This time the choice was between a man who says 7.9% unemployment and $4.00 gas is the new normal and a guy whose entire career has been about fixing broken entities.

We chose to stay broken. And Broke.

Maybe I'm wrong about the ramifications of this choice. Maybe windmills will actually turn out to be a viable energy source. Maybe America diminished will be loved overseas. Maybe a nuclear Iran won't be a threat. Maybe Israel is over reacting. Maybe western civilization was always over-rated. Maybe life under sharia is fun. Maybe when the rest of the world realizes that we have no intention of ever paying back that $16,000,000,000,000.00 (and counting) that we've borrowed from them, they won't devalue the dollar, causing hyper-inflation here at home. Maybe China will just keep on giving us money and not demand our hearts, souls, national monuments and marriageable daughters as payment.

I've watched candidates lose elections before but I've never felt the way I did when this one was called for Obama.

It wasn't bitterness or sadness or even disappointment. It took me a while to figure out what it was. Then it hit me; it was horror.

Pure, unadulterated horror.

Not because of Obama, but because of what it says about us, the American people, that we chose this.

It shouldn't have even been close. Faced with the choice between taking charge of our destiny and tackling our financial problems, we opted to get high and have sex. We re-elected a guy who doesn't understand that a growing economy that creates more tax payers will bring in more revenue than higher taxes. A Commander in Chief who doesn't know our military still uses bayonets. A man who wants to control the economy without even knowing the difference between bankruptcy and liquidation. It was one thing to elect an unknown quantity, buying his line of 'Hope and Change'. It's something else to deliberately choose his failed policies over someone who has actually achieved success in life. I never dreamed America would do that.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, Hello Idiocracy!

Goodbye, recovery.

Goodbye, energy independence.

Goodbye, religious liberty.

Goodbye, liberty and justice for all.

Goodbye, America dream.

It profits a man nothing to lose his soul for the whole world but we threw ours away for cell phones and birth control pills.

In the twentieth century (the American Century), we stepped up to the plate three times and saved the rest of the world from fascism, Nazism and communism. We were the cavalry, always riding to the rescue.

Now, we've gotten rid of our horses, spent all our money on windmills, alienated our allies, bowed to our enemies, cut ourselves off from our own natural resources thrown away our children's birthright and spent their inheritance.

And we did it on purpose.

When the wolf is at the door (and he's coming, yelling 'Allahu Akbar') we're going to find out that there is no one out there to come to our rescue.

On the bright side, maybe it'll all turn out great. After all, I don't know anything."
Author-Unknown, but right on the money

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Obama Asks For Prayers to Raise Taxes

I wonder if there is any word on the success of Obama's praying over the last four budgets that never happened? I also wonder what temples he was praying in if any.It looks to me like the power of Obama's prayers have habitually come up short in the revenue and budgetary departments.

  Obama Asks For Prayers to Raise Taxes

Posted by Jim Hoft on Sunday, November 18, 2012, 9:36 AM
Obama asked for prayers today to raise taxes on Americans.
The President arrived in Thailand earlier today.

U.S. President Barack Obama prepares to sign a guestbook as Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra looks on, at Government House in Bangkok November 18, 2012. (Reuters)
ABC reported:
Taking a break from deficit negotiations for a whirlwind tour of southeast Asia, President Obama joked this afternoon as he toured a sacred Buddhist temple that he could use some prayer to help reach a budget deal.
“We’re working on this budget, we’re going to need a lot of prayer for that,” the president told a monk at the Wat Pho Royal Monastery.

Via the "Gateway Pundit"

I am particularly fond of this quote: "They were well aware of the potential consequences of their actions but stood strong for dignity, justice and respect.” I am curious though, I wonder how dignity, justice and respect are going to feed 18,000 families.

Surely, it wasn't the Bakers union or their leadership who had anything to do with the demise of Hostess.  They only made a just and fair decision: "They decided that they were not going to agree to another round of outrageous wage and benefit cuts and give up their pension only to see yet another management team fail and Wall Street vulture capitalists and ‘restructuring specialists’ walk away with untold millions of dollars.

Bakers Union President: We Knew Hostess Could Die

Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, November 17, 2012, 7:00 PM


Frank Hurt
Bakers Union President Frank Hurt released a statement yesterday after Hostess closed all of its American plants.
Hurt said the union knew Hostess could die.
They went on strike anyway and today 18,000 more Americans are out of work.
The Biz Journal reported, via RedState:
“Our members decided they were not going to take any more abuse from a company they have given so much to for so many years. They decided that they were not going to agree to another round of outrageous wage and benefit cuts and give up their pension only to see yet another management team fail and Wall Street vulture capitalists and ‘restructuring specialists’ walk away with untold millions of dollars.
“Throughout this long and difficult process, BCTGM members showed tremendous courage, solidarity and devotion to principle. They were well aware of the potential consequences of their actions but stood strong for dignity, justice and respect.”
Oh well, at least Frank still has a job.
(Thanks to Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi for the Twinkie funeral picture.)

Via my friend Rick @ Brutally Honest

Saturday, November 17, 2012

"DNI James Clapper was responsible for editing and merging information and constructing a report to the president"

Steve Schippert is mincing no words as to who he believes redacted the CIA talking points used by the administration to foment lies about the Benghazi murders:
Someone re-wrote the CIA report(s). CIA reports that came not from some faceless analyst in a Clappercubicle, but from the desk of the then-Director of Central Intelligence, David Petraeus. And this was part of a vague “inter-agency process.”
Let me explain what “inter-agency process” means in this instance.
We want our various intelligence agencies to compare data and analysis, presumably to make sure we don’t miss signs of an impending attack like September 11, 2001. That’s why, after 9/11, the position of Director of National Intelligence (DNI) was created in the first place. The effectiveness of such a move/position has been debatable since “DNI” was still but a vague concept. Well, whatever the debate points, the DNI does exist.  And, in a techno-bureaucratic sense, the Director of National Intelligence is a position superior and/or supervisory over the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI). On paper.  In the Obama administration, the DNI is James Clapper.
The Director of National Intelligence, while in charge on paper, is primarily a facilitator – a bureaucrat. He runs no agency directly. In fact, it is generally understood that the office of the DNI generally keeps its nose out of the specific working matters of the CIA, DIA, NSA, etc. He’s a coordinator. And, he is an editor. He gathers the various intelligence reports and – as is the position’s responsibility and purpose – compares the data and presents to the President of the United States a (presumably) fuller picture of information and events.
DNI James Clapper was responsible for editing and merging information and constructing a report to the president. That’s his job. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is, by the very definition of his job description, “inter-agency process.” He serves at the pleasure of the President of the United States.
You know James Clapper… The guy who said he learned of Petraeus’ affair only on election night. Thought it so calamitous that he advised Petraeus to resign. But not calamitous enough to inform the White House until the next day, Wednesday - if you believe his public line of  reasoning (and the Easter Bunny). And not calamitous enough to tell the President of the United States until yet another day, Thursday.
Does anyone, regardless of politics, think that neither the DNI nor the President of the United States were aware of a months-long FBI investigation of the Director of Central Intelligence Agency until election Tuesday for one and the following Thursday for the other?
That explanation floated to the public is and always was a bunch of hooey. DNI Clapper was crafting a tale protecting his boss. Just as he took the intelligence from David Petraeus and the CIA on al-Qaeda involvement in the September 11 attack in Benghazi and crafted talking points that reflected views desired or preferred by his boss, President Obama.
Inter-agency process IS the office of the Director of National Intelligence, and it’s not at Langley. It’s at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Any questions?
Wouldn't it be nice if some enterprising journalist confronted any administration official with this?
Wouldn't it be in the best interest of the country to do so?
Or isn't it more accurately put that it's in the best interest of this President not to?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

American media once again abdicates their responsibility as journalists


On the heals of the news yesterday morning that Hostess Bakeries would be going out of business permanently as a result of the Bakers Union strike against the company, I and many Americans were furious to have to sit helplessly and watch the aftermath of yet another example of an American institution being destroyed by socialist and leftist controlled labor unions.

It wasn't bad enough that the reality was that Hostess was being destroyed, what was equally bothersome was the manner in which major news outlets and networks treated the story. In every report of the the three major networks that I watched and in many others in print and on cable, the media meme being repeated was either "well isn't this interesting, after 82 years Hostess has decided that it is going out of business," or "as America continues to move away from snack foods in search of a healthier diet, one of the industry giants of snack foods  has fallen on hard times and decided to quit business."

Hostess didn't fall on hard times and they didn't just decided to quit business. Hostess fell victim to a concerted attack by radicals and labor unions to force them out of business. The packaging machines would still be humming and eighteen thousand Americans would still have a job this morning if the government regulations  and the labor unions that strangled the life out of hostess had not been allowed to do so. And where was the media coverage of the truth concerning Hostess?

There was the real story. A story of how an American icon of business, a company that had been in business for eighty two years, was suddenly and deliberately killed by over regulation and leftist union controlled labor unions.  But that was not the story that made it to the pages or the screens yesterday. That was not the truth that the people were told. The stories that made it to the people about Hostess' demise yesterday, were literally laughable and they were deliberately colored to avoid the truth of what had happened and who was responsible.

Intentionally so. The media wasn't interested in telling the people what really happened. They were only interested in laughing and making wise cracking remarks about Twinkies and Ding Dongs. In every instance, the cause and effect of the union strike were an after though comment or side not to the reports being aired.

Hostess didn't just decide to quit business yesterday America, they were murdered by the arrogance of socialist controlled labor unions and those who support them. So, go ahead and laugh America, after all, it's really a very funny story isn't it. 

Obama's shadow government of obscurity through faux transparency

Remember in 2008 when president elect Barack Obama spoke of the transparency that he intended to bring to his administration?

 Obama EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is a grand example of Obama administration transparency

Have a look at THIS REPORT and see what you think about his policy of transparency and those he has chosen to head major government agencies.

They knew the truth. You're Damn Right They Knew

 David Petraeus testified before congress yesterday and a funny thing happened. Even though the testimony was behind closed doors and the media was not allowed to be present, the information being provided about his testimony reflects that he says that his memorandums and those of other intelligence agencies were redacted and information concerning the direct knowledge and awareness that the Bengazi attacks were by terrorists were removed prior to the president sending his teams out to the media with their talking points.

Now seemingly? No one seems to know how that happened or who was responsible for the altered and redacted official documents. Imagine that. How could that happen? How could they not know who was responsible? How could the president not be aware of the truth and the reality concerning the attack, especially since we know that he was getting real time briefings of the attack as it happened? How could purposely altered and purposely deceitful information be disseminated to the American people and the president not be aware of what was afoot by those in his administration? How could the president allow lies to stand when he knew the truth?

I know the answers to those questions. What about you?

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Let them eat cake!"

Not too long from now, there will be those who will be wondering "What happened to Wonder bread? There will be those asking  "Where are the Twinkies?"  As of this morning, these two American product icons are no more. The minions and followers of leftist union mantra won't have these two brands to kick around anymore during their morning coffee or their afternoon lunch breaks for that matter. Better they buy their bread and cakes from China.

Hostess Bakeries are no more as of this morning. They are out of business. Killed by the greed of socialist labor unions. As a result, 18,000 more Americans will join the ranks of the unemployed this month and an American traditional brand is now relegated to the ash heap of history. Labor unions have once again prevailed in destroying an American industry. I sincerely hope that they are proud of themselves this morning and I sincerely hope that the American people understand why this happened and remember.

My only wish is that there were legislation in place, that automatically denied any and ALL benefits to any former employees of Hostess. Those who had a hand in this and those who supported it at any level or in any fashion, do not deserve to be helped or supported by other hard working Americans. 

To borrow a phrase? "Let them eat cake!"

 Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business

Twinkies Maker Hostess Going Out of Business

“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” CEO says

Hostess, the makers of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread, is going out of business after striking workers failed to heed a Thursday deadline to return to work, the company said.
“We deeply regret the necessity of today’s decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory F. Rayburn said in announcing that the firm had filed a motion with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to shutter its business. “Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders.”
Hostess Brands Inc. had earlier warned employees that it would file to unwind its business and sell off assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by 5 p.m. Thursday. In announcing its decision, Hostess said its wind down would mean the closure of 33 bakeries, 565 distribution centers, approximately 5,500 delivery routes and 570 bakery outlet stores in the United States.
 I have never been much of a Twinkie eater, but I have enjoyed Wonder Bread and a few of the other products produced by Hostess and yes, from time to time I would buy a pack of hostess cupcakes. Those delightful little devils food cakes topped in delicious chocolate and accented with that signature swirl of white icing.

Never again will we see these brands, regardless of those who liked them and patronized them and wanted them to continue. Our choice has been taken from us by the greed of those who would not settle for the present realities of an economy that cannot sustain the unrestrained ambitions of our present socialist leaders or their socialist controlled labor union.

Take note America, there has been no lesson learned here today by the unionists, only the further commitment and re-dedication of unionist labor to take that which they will tell others they are entitled to. Soon, they will be coming after other American icons and soon the same fate will befall them. The only option left once the union assault begins, beging to shutter their doors and pass into oblivion because of the greed of socialism.

Most people have probably never thought of socialism in those terms but that is precisely what the product of socialism is. Socialism is an ever expanding carnivorous beast that devours productivity and success and re-distributes everything it touches until there isn't anything left to take. That is the point that  socialist re-distribution becomes rationing and that is the point when those who have become accustomed to the socialist manna of government, ultimately learn of the pain and terror that results from their desire to exist off of the labor of others.  Under all socialist regimes, at some point in time, the system they are feeding off collapses and there is no more labor of others to sustain them. No labor that is, aside from the forced labor of the camps and the Gulags that are them built to maintain those healthy enough to survive on the scraps from the tables of the elite. Yes, my friends, the elite. Those leftist behind the curtains pulling the levers of your demise and smirking every step of the way at your ignorance and stupidity and willingness to be led to your death.

Yes America, suckle and bath in the raptured awe of another four years of the great one promising you more and more from the pockets and purses of the evil rich. In the mean time, watch as your world and all around you come tumbling down and collapse into chaos and anarchy of economic collapse.

There is a reckoning coming America. A painful and bloody reckoning and each of us are being forcibly taken along for the ride to an unthinkable fate. I just hope that in the final analysis, once millions and tens of millions more have been sacrificed on the alters of socialism, that there will be those who remain strong enough to overcome. Those strong enough to rise and take back that which has been stolen from them and their children and wasted. sentiments are simply these: Rest in peace Hostess and may those who murdered you soon see the wrath that they have wrought upon us all, justly brought upon them.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

USPS Too big to Fail?

Every quarterly and annual report for the past several years has repeatedly shown that the US Postal Service is failing rapidly. They simply cannot meet their obligations with continued falling revenues. Raising postal rates doesn't help, that just causes a proportionate number of more people to stop using the Post Office.

The bottom line, reduced rate junk mail has not and will not sustain the Post Office, neither will the continued expenses the Postal Service is paying in wages and benefits according to their union contracts. If there ever was a grandiose example of the failure of unions in America and what they truly cost the consumer, then the USPS unions should be that poster child.

The simple reality is that with continued diminished use of the USPS and the ever increasing employee wage contracts and benefits costs, the colossal collapse of USPS is only a matter of when not if. And that when is here.
U.S. Postal Service Faces Default Without Action
The U.S. Postal Service said its net loss last year widened to $15.9 billion, more than the $15 billion it had projected, as mail volume continued to drop, falling 5 percent.
  U.S. Postal Service on ‘Tightrope’ Loses $15.9 Billion in 2012
Mail sits at the U.S. Postal Service processing and distribution center in Merrifield, Virginia. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
Without action by Congress, the service will run out of cash on Oct. 15, 2013, after it makes a required workers compensation payment to the U.S. Labor Department and before revenue typically jumps with holiday-season mailing, Chief Financial Officer Joe Corbett said today.
The service, whose fiscal year ends Sept. 30, lost $5.1 billion a year earlier. It announced the 2012 net loss at a meeting at its Washington headquarters.
“We are walking a financial tightrope,” Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said at the meeting. “Will we ever stop delivering the mail? It will never happen. We are simply too important to the economy and the flow of commerce.”

Whoomp! Dare it is!


Surprise! Jobless Claims Up 78,000 Week After Election; PA, OH Worst Hit

Mark Twain famously stated: "There are lies, there are damn lies and there are statistics." I have always felt that he fell short in that assessment. I have always felt that the last line should have included, "And their are lying ass politicians."

Welcome to the week after Obama's re-election afterglow America!

Maybe it's just me? But I was wondering how all those first timers who got their cherries popped by voting for Obama last week are feeling this morning. Is the world a rosier place for them today? How's that jobs outlook thing coming? Anyone up for a couple of verses of 'we are the world? or maybe 'imagine?'

 Apparently the numbers the media was feeding the America people along with their daily portion of socialist manna weren't exactly on target in representing the truth of the real unemployment numbers to the people prior to the election. Apparently things are really more dire than the voters ever imagined. 

I for one wonder how that can happen in Obama's land of milk and honey. After all? The man saved the American auto industry. Didn't he? And having convinced the weak minded minions of union labor of that fairy tail, he proceeded to win Ohio and Pennsylvania and Michigan to win re-election. 

 All is right with the world once again. Obama remains president right?

 Apparently not quite. Apparently the unemployment numbers provided prior to the election were wrong. Or maybe just maybe? The labor department purposely cooked the numbers right before the election to fit the leftist meme in support of Obama's re-electionJust saying.    

The new unemployment  numbers came out today. In the aftermath of the election and in the midst of the afterglow of Obama's soon to be second coronation and whatdayaknow! The unemployment numbers have apparently, suddenly and inexplicably turned toxic. And this in the shadow of the news that the EU is again in recession. Who could of imagined?

And the worst of it? Ohio and Pennsylvania have been the hardest hit states according to the 'new' numbers. Damn! I'll bet they never saw that coming. Looks like they are going to be in the same boat as the Hostess Twinkie bakers. Soon to be out of a job and soon to be lining up for unemployment and all those other benefits that Obama has promised the milk and honey lovers of American socialist Nirvana.

Never fear, all is right with the world people. Nothing to be seen here, keep it move along. The government is here and they are on the job and they will take care of you. As a matter of fact? In the very near future? The government will be the only people with jobs. But then again? That's what they have always wanted and apparently, that is what the majority of the people in America want. 

America is becoming an institution. A place where the common people are institutionalized and cared for like livestock. The government will soon have all the say so and the people will simply continue to do as they are told and report to the indoctrination centers for further programming.

Stay tuned.      

The latest facts

The Department of Labor has announced that new jobless claims rose by a staggering 78,000 in the first week after the election, reaching a seasonally-adjusted total of 439,000. Over the past year, and in the weeks leading up to the election, jobless claims were said to be declining, dipping as low as 339,000, with the media proclaiming that they had reached the "lowest level in more than four years." Now, suddenly, the news seems far less rosy.

From the Department of Labor press release this morning:
In the week ending November 10, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 439,000, an increase of 78,000 from the previous week's revised figure of 361,000. The 4-week moving average was 383,750, an increase of 11,750 from the previous week's revised average of 372,000.
Some of the new claims, especially in New Jersey, were due to Hurricane Sandy--but these were offset by a decline in claims filed in New York. The highest numbers of new filings came from Pennsylvania and Ohio, where there were thousands of layoffs in the construction, manufacturing, and automobile industries.
Both states had been targeted by the presidential campaigns. President Obama highlighted his record of job creation in Ohio in particular, focusing on the automobile industry. The state reported 6,450 new jobless claims in the week after the election--second-highest after Pennsylvania, which recorded 7,766 new claims.