Government to “Suspend” Cash for Clunkers Program as of Midnight Friday

2009/07/30

Big Brother to terminate “Cash for Clunkers” program. The only issue of the bungled “bailout” that might have done the average U.S. taxpayer some good bites the dust.

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Dr. Chiyome Fukino Swears Obama Birth Certificate Genuine…Scouts Honor!

2009/07/28

“I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawai’i State Department of Health verifying Barrack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago….”

I thought it was destroyed EIGHT YEARS AGO?

CNN’s Lou Dobbs reported that Hawaii officials had destroyed Obama’s original 1961 birth certificate without citing a source.

So they didn’t destroy it, and they can vouch for it’s legitimacy, but the American public can’t examine it? Is that the latest spin on this?

Obama’s half-sister, Maya Soetoro, has named two different Hawaii hospitals where Obama could have been born. In November 2004 she said he was born at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, but in February 2008, she said he was born in the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Before the election, the Internet site, WorldNetDaily, retained a private investigator in Hawaii to visit both hospitals, but he reported that sheriff’s deputies were stationed at both hospitals to fend off inquiries.

The local peace officers are involved.

This is a serious constitutional issue. Please don’t forget that it transcends ordinary politics.

We have gone down the rabbit hole if this document is not produced to the satisfaction of all parties.

God save the Republic.


Monday Joke 27 July 09

2009/07/27

You thought I was going to forget Monday’s joke again this week, didn’t you?

A guy complains to his psychiatrist that he’s been having strange dreams.  “One night I dream I’m a teepee, the next night I dream I’m a wigwam — every night, either a teepee or a wigwam.  It’s really starting to get to me.”

The psychiatrist responds, “It’s clear what your problem is.  You’re two tents!”


Democratic Congressman John Conyers Quips “Why Bother to Read the Bill?”

2009/07/27

I have no words at all to describe this.

If you are not there to read and interpret legislation, Mr. Conyers, why exactly are you there?

It’s amazing how quickly these people forget that the citizenry pay for their chauffeur, dry cleaning and four course lunches.

Send this knucklehead an e-mail and let him know what his job description is:

KNUCKLEHEAD


Was $134.5 Billion in U.S. Bonds Carried by Two Japanese Men and Seized by Italy Actually Counterfeit?

2009/07/26

It is difficult to locate any follow-up information regarding this matter on the internet. The story broke over a month ago and this post is the sole response to a Google search on the event this afternoon. Why do you think that is?

Let’s take a quick look at the facts of this fiasco.

On June 3, Italy’s Guardia di Finanza (Financial Police) arrested two Japanese men trying to cross the border into Switzerland. They were described as “in their fifties.” After initially indicating they had nothing to declare, a search of their briefcase turned up a false bottom with, yes, you read that correctly, $134,500,000,000.00 in U.S. bearer bonds.

Bear in mind that Italian law allows for government seizure of 40 percent of the value that exceeds 10,000 euro. That is to say, 10,000 euro is the amount you may legally cross the border with, undeclared. Forty percent of $134.5 billion, less 10,000 euro at current exchange rates. You do the math, but I can tell you, that’s a lot of tomatoes.

Did the Japanese fear the imminent collapse of the U.S. dollar and set out to dump these bonds at a discount in Switzerland? Are the Italians expecting their lawful cut of nearly $60 billion U.S.? Wait, it gets better.

For nearly two weeks,  Italian authorities attempted to determine the authenticity of these bonds.  They then called upon the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to figure out what in the hell was going on.   SEC spokesman John Heine declined to comment either way.

Who were the men smuggling these bonds? I can find no information about them save for being identified as “Japanese nationals.”

Are we to believe that someone would print or copy a ONE BILLION DOLLAR bond and expect to pass it off as legitimate? That’s like trying to buy a pack of Marlboros at the 7-11 with a thousand-dollar bill. Do you think anyone purchasing a bond of that amount wouldn’t bother to thoroughly investigate it’s authenticity?

Why has the web been virtually scrubbed clean of any updates to this story? Why does Bloomberg News quote Treasury spokesman Stephen Meyerhardt as calling the bonds “clearly fakes?”

If they are clearly fakes, this has to be the greatest counterfeiting scheme in global history. Why no follow-up on it?

Could it be the Japanese really were trying to shake off this loan before the financial “big one” hits this fall? If that’s the case, they sure picked the right way to go about it.  I woudn’t want to shake things up, either.


Is Your Cable Installer a Spy for the Feds?

2009/07/23

When I was in the military, we had a creed. It was simple, but it got the point across.  Don’t **** your buddy. If anything you did could be construed as impacting a teamate negatively, you were dead wrong. The powers that be would rather you broke the rules and got away with it (in fact, it was even ENCOURAGED that you break some rules just as a gut check) than to have someone finger you. Rat you out. Drop a dime on you.

Apply any familiar anecdote you like there. The big issue was, and still is, don’t fuck your buddy. Why is this situation relevant to today’s story? Warsaw Pact armies (the Reds)  applied a different principle. The “Party” was king, and if you saw something that affected it adversly, you better damn well speak up about it. They ENCOURAGED rats, and even rewarded them.

“So, you say Sovietskyvich was drunk on antifreeze when he crashed the helicopter? Veeery good, Comrade…….”

How would you like to live under that code of conduct? There is no one to trust, no one to confide in, no brotherhood. Just the Party. Maybe the rats felt the party was enough.

Here’s an excerpt from the story:

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) – Bright House Networks is launching a new neighborhood watch initiative Thursday.

Operation Bright Eyes is designed to maximize the eyes and ears of Bright House Networks field service representatives and other employees to easily identify suspicious behavior and to quickly report criminal activities to police.

This friendly “neighborhood watch” is called Operation Bright Eyes.

What, exactly, will these individuals be trained in? How could they possibly determine who is a “threat?” Is the guy with a Betsy Ross flag on a pole in his yard a threat? Is the girl with a roach in her ashtray “a threat?”

Who will respond to any allegations made by this neighborhood watch? Do they send the SWAT team at once, or just surveil him for a few weeks? Will their statements in court carry the weight of a “real” peace officer? Most importantly, will comments from one of these knuckleheads, eventually, be significant enough as to enable a search warrant? If so, you can kiss this:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

goodbye. Yes, I emboldened the entire Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Just because it felt so damn good.  If you take nothing else away from your visit here today, please remember those words. You may not have them to rely on for much longer.

I find it hard to believe that a cable installer (no offense to any cable installers out there) has the authority to make ANY judgement call regarding a citizen in this once great Nation. I don’t care what level of training he or she may have.

As we grind our way along the path to communism, the sheeple will be convinced that the Party way is the only way, and the bonds of friendship and loyalty to peers are part of the “old ways.”

I think I’m cancelling my cable.


Solar Eclipse Portends Disaster?

2009/07/22

I don’t pretend to know what it is about natural or astronomical events that make asians paint their faces, light candles, bang gongs and howl at the moon.

To some, this recent celestial event is a harbinger of disaster, to others it’s a great time to hedge your bets regarding the afterlife.

In India and Nepal, where it is considered auspicious to watch the eclipse while immersed in holy water, crowds gathered at rivers or ponds, including tens of thousands of people at Varanasi on the Ganges.

 

“We have come here because our elders told us this is the best time to improve our afterlife,” said Bhailal Sharma, a villager who had travelled to Varanasi from central India.

If this is a sign of the big one, I wish whoever’s in charge would let it rip, already.

Armageddon it on!