Delicate Balancing Act

Brace yourselves, Obama has promised, “climate action” prior to winging his way to Copenhagen where he will be bowing to everyone in sight including the well dressed door man at the hotel.. Here is a little clue for the enviro-imbeciles.. Whenever Obama promises “action”, the complete inverse of whatever it was he was hoping to “fix” always ends up occurring.. If you really are concerned about the environment, you might want to keep Obama and the liberals away..

For example, he wanted “action” on the economy and the economy at his direction went into a free fall. The liberals have once again proven that all motion is relative. “Action” we got, followed by the decimation of the economy, the dollar and our credit rating. Obama’s type of “action” will lead to genuine global warming, not the moronic mythology being forwarded today. Once Obama finally “fixes” global warming, plan on wearing SPF 300 on rainy days..

From the article entitled, “Obama faces delicate balancing act on climate” (Breitbart) we read that, “Obama heads to Copenhagen needing to perform a delicate balancing act between huge expectations and the reality of a reluctant Congress..” Once again, the liberal lackeys and toadys are dousing the bonfires of “huge expectations” that used to be constantly stoked by the first black president and his moronic minions.. The “reluctant Congress” just happens to be the ones who already know that the “cap and trade” patented progressive job killer is widely disapproved of by the American public and any movement on this front will cost the liberals their seat at the tax trough in Washington.

Obama is going to Dopenhagen with “the first US plan to cut carbon emissions..” It’s good to see that he has a “plan” to cut carbon emissions but he is still hasn’t found the time to formulate a “plan” in Afghanistan..

As the world wonders about the ulterior motives of the “scientists” who have been cooking the global warming data for years now, Obama seems not to care about the idea of “scientific proof” before he yields the American economy to some Euro-crackpots who worship at the vacuous altar of Al Bore.. No “scientist” would ever consider withholding evidence but those liberals with an axe to grind or a profit to make HAVE to cover up everything that repudiates their scam.

Proof has always been irrelevant to the “I stink, therefore I am” liberals, so Obama is doing what all liberals do. He is prepared to promise the undeliverable because SOMEONE ELSE will have to deal with the eventual aftermath. Obama audaciously plans on “longer-term pledges of 30 percent reduction in emissions by 2025, 42 percent by 2030 and 83 percent by 2050..” Even by the earliest date of 2025, Obama will have been out of office for thirteen years so the problem will belong to someone else.

Never fear because numbers are mere abstracts to the liberals and they are used to confuse their fatuous followers’ back home. Carol Browner, who is called “Obama’s top climate policy aide”, “acknowledged that the administration’s targets would have to be readjusted after Congress adopts a bill..” Obama’s obviously been having his dog-eared copy of “The Little Engine That Could” read to him by the Secret Service at night before they tuck him in, turn on his Joseph Stalin nightlight and leave him his warm mug of Marxist milk..

Those up for reelection have as their darkest fear the notion that Obama is going to go forward with the “cap and trade” nonsense. Here Obama or one of his Czars or one of his aides or his gardener, will determine the “cap” of total pollutants that companies can emit. Those who over-pollute will be forced to “buy credits” from widdle-biddy polluters.. “Some lawmakers fear utility companies would be free to pass on most of the costs of government pollution permits to consumers, hurting job growth and businesses..”

First of all, how many “carbon credits’ does Obama and the rest of the liberals have because they have been polluting not only the environment but the economy and society in general since the sixties. Obama has been “free to pass on the costs of government pollution to consumers” since January and none of the liberals have said anything about it..

Desperately fighting political obscurity, Assachusetts Senator and Winter Soldier hero John Kerry said that, “This could be one hell of a global game changer with big reverberations here at home..” Kerry’s biggest problem happens to be that no one would recognize him in public unless they just got back from a vacation at Easter Island so his opinion on ANY matter is as irrelevant as his failed presidential candidacy was..

Todd Stern, “Obama’s climate change envoy” (Czars, Envoys, Aides, Secretaries..No wonder the government is broke, the liberal payroll is stifling..), said “earlier this month that the United States cannot commit to a deal in Copenhagen if ‘major developing countries make no commitment at all..’” Stern doesn’t know his knucklehead boss that well because even if no one else in the world went along with this ruse, the bowing Bolshevik would sign on in order to say that he at least “did something..”

Stern obviously meant China and for good measure he said that, “no country holds the fate of the earth in its hands more than China..” Notice how glibly the liberal inserts the word “China” into that sentence when the efforts of the liberals themselves have taken the words “the United States” OUT of that statement..

China is the world’s largest polluter and India isn’t that far behind. China manufactures ALL of America’s goods and products. The only pollution coming from America anymore comes from the mouths of the liberal true believers and from Hollywood..

Taking into account the title of the news article, “Obama faces delicate balancing act on climate”, the crucial word identifies the liberals and their alleged “scientists” and their bogus balding leader from Tennessee.. “Act”.. Global warming, climate control, greenhouse gasses, ozone depletion.. It’s all an ACT. It’s an act to gain control and power.

This certainly is a “delicate balancing act” and we have already been witnessed to the fact that Obama and his caliphate aren’t the political equivalents of the “Flying Wallendas”.. It’s an “act” that we have seen before, it’s an “act” that we will see again until the elections of 2010 and 2012 rectify the wrongs inflicted by the fifth columnists upon this once great nation..

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56 responses to “Delicate Balancing Act

  1. Family,

    We CANNOT take our eyes off of ANY issue. The left wishes to deflect, then they quietly subvert and pervert something else once your attention is drawn elsewhere..

    Never give in, never give up and never again!

    Thanks as always,

    Larry

  2. JR NOT OF DALLAS

    AL BORE should be in jail.The MSM close behind and then Senator Kerry who wa sleeping in his car before he playede gigolo to a couple of
    wives.
    Larry this is another great article and I have
    followed RUSH LIMBAUGH daily who is pushing this hoax .

    Never give up never give in and never again

  3. Dave, Anaheim, CA

    Once Obama signs over our sovereignty to the U.N. in exchange for his position as Dictator, Czar, Fuhrer, Emperor, King or whatever he chooses to call himself, it will be too late to reverse the damage he has wrought upon us. He should not be allowed to make this trip. Instead, he and Pelosi should be quickly tried convicted and executed for treason. The events that have already transpired qualify both of them for this.
    It is clear that our countries enemies, the Demokrats, have no intention of slowing down their destruction of our country and counting on an election in 2010 to remove this plague is futile.

  4. Obviously, the left doesn’t care that Global Warmng is a complete and utter fraud! I find it amazing that they can continue claiming the need to do something about a phenomenon which has been proven to be a hoax. Didn’t anybody on the left read about the data which was hacked from that climate research center?
    Why not say we need to do something to prevent Michael Moore from his imminent starvation or stop the forceful spread of Christianity in Muslim countries? These leftists are completely insane!!!

  5. Apparently the fraud in the WH doesn’t understand the meaning of ” if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it “, when it comes to climate change, and healthcare. Yes, this fraud and his cronies are an “ACT” , one that should never have gotten on stage – what a disaster !
    I wonder how many people really understand how the “carbon credit ” scam is supposed to work. Will Al Bore be forced to return the Nobel ? And how much time will he spend in prison ?

    Kerry/ Easter Island : Wow, what an image , and it is right on. Larry, how do you continue to come up with these gems ?

    The liar in chief might want to appoint a “war czar” , so that he will have someone to blame when his Afgan war plans do not work, assuming that there is a plan.

    Rumour has it that the Air Force is building another “Air Force One”, because this fraud in the WH, is wearing out the current model with his excessive travel. If he really wants to shrink the deficit, he should park the damn plane !

  6. Did anyone here see Stuart Varney sub for Neil Cavuto this week? Did you see the debate between Stuart and Ed Begley Jr.? I was laughing my ass off Begley believes in all this global warming crap (Believe in the Science… it’s very real). He even had/has a cable show on HGTV & the Green Planet cable networks with his 2nd wife Rachelle. It was a bazaar show with his briefs in Global Warming and he is a rare Hollywoodian he lives what he preaches. He gets around Hollywood by bike and/or a Toyota Prius. His house water get recycled, even his house alarm is solar generated. On the episode I saw he was preaching to his wife about using the shower. She’s only allowed to use it for a certain allotted time, say 3.5 minutes and he wanted to place a large bucket or something to collect the used water, so that she could reuse it again the next day. That didn’t go over too well with his wife.

    She’s not allowed to take a bath because it’s a waste of water. The 22 minutes of this show is rather draining but his wife is funnier then him. She makes fun of him, does a lot of eye rolling. But once was enough for me. I haven’t seen it since. I don’t know. He’s grating and his lisp becomes irritating. When he talks the only thing that pops into my mind is get your raincoat or umbrella out. I do remember one time when Begley arrives at Premiere on his bike, he had a helmet and those things that go on the bottom of your pants so they won’t get caught up in the chain.

    I’ll give him props for living what he preaches. The episode I saw was a field trip to fellow environmentalist Larry Hagman. Ed and his wife got a tour of their Hollywood Hills home. Very beautiful, lots of acres and a mountain of solar panels, which stores all the energy and is shared with his neighbors and the community in the area. Hagman gets money back from PE&G but I don’t recall the amount. But it has reduced the cost for electric for the others people that get their energy from his solar panels. Ed was drooling over all of this and he was so envious of Larry. You know not everyone can put a waterfall in the middle of their home (Larry and his water is recycled through the waterfall), it takes a special talent. Those neighbors energy bill was cut by two-thirds. Anyone who lives in California knows they pay high energy bills because they import their energy from Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. They do not want to build anymore plants so they have to get it from surrounding states.

    Here is a link to the Green Planet from the Discovery Channel http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tv/living-with-ed/ If you go to the big Hollywood website and type his name in you can see it there.

    I give both men credit for living what they preach. So many others are all about global warming, yet they own a SUV, will only fly private (having to fly commercial is too taxing for them; having fans come up and ask for an autograph is their worse nightmare). Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, and so many others only want US to believe in Global Warming, it’s beneath them to have to follow the laws of nature. Can you spell hypocrite, gimme a H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E.

  7. Eileen, I agree, at least Begley practices what he preaches, unlike 99% of Hollywood,Washington etc. They tell us to stop doing this or that ,while they continue to live the high life. Since in their opinion it is the great unwashed masses who are responsible for everything, and should reduce our standard of living. They of course do not need to follow their own advice.(there are 100’s of examples of this) However when their advice turn into LAWS, that is when it becomes onerous. As far as this climate conference is concerned ,in light of the fact that the CRU has no data, followed with the cover-up of no data, refusing to share their findings, and destroying contradictory data; cap and trade should be DOA. They are calling for an investigation and prosecution in the UK…link here http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/viscount-monckton-on-global-warminggate-they-are-criminals-pjm-exclusive/
    Worst part of this is ; we paid for it. BHO will have to try and go the back door way by passing CO2 mandates thru the EPA, which can be challenged in court I believe. Amazingly the MSM acts as if none of this has occurred,( ie the NY Times), and are continuing to push the global warming mantra. The word needs to get out as cap and trade will be the single largest jobs and wealth destroying tax ever unleashed on the US. Keep up the great work Larry!!

  8. Can’t resist! But these a-holes aren’t dead, and they are dangerous!

    KFC has done it again!!KFC just announced an addition to their chicken dinners.

    It’s called the Obama Cabinet Bucket.

    It consists of nothing but left wings and assholes.

    (Keep the faith, we’ll get our Country back)

  9. Un-frikin’ believable! Dave from Anaheim, I’m with you all the way on the treason trial and execution of these marxists! We really need to keep the pressure on for the release of his birth certificate.

    Larry, Larry! Where to start? Your twist on a word or phrase stays with me for a long time and I chuckle to myself. When I have been reading your column and chukle out loud, my kids (I keep the books for my sons business and he employs two of his brothers) ask what’s so funny. I share and hope they are taking notes. I encourage them all to read NLTZ and hopefully they are. But everything you say is true about the dimmicrits! They just don’t get it. They are the people so oblivious they would step in front of a train and blame the train for being there. Good thing I didn’t have anything in my mouth when I read Assachusetts! And you are 110% right, we CANNOT let the LSM divert our attention from anything that is going on right now. We need to watch the whole field, not just the pitcher.

    It is criminal that we have let so many levels of government get away with treating us like serfs. In our business complex the owner was telling me she had to do certain things THE CITY WAY before they would approve. A little regulation is needed, I agree. But to what percentage has to be green and how wide the stalls? Get real. We live in a desert state, so mandating more and more greenery is just using up our precious resource of water. Just call me dumbfounded!

  10. I have to agree with the treason trials, but we don’t stop at the Kenyan Fraud and Botox Nancy, we need to get Harry Reid, the rest of Congress, and every liberal appeals judge to stand trial as well. A Nuremburg trial is in order I think, military tribunals with the speed at which they operated in WW-2.

    We need to show these traitors that we believe in the Rule of Law. Its not just the Demokrats, its the Republicans too, and the sloth and corruption. Washington DC needs to be cleaned out.

  11. I read some time back on a Ozombie site that The One was credited with walking on water. The announcement of “O-Bow-Me faces delicate balancing act on climate” had me thinking he’s trying for a one-legged face-dip while floating in the air.

    The 1997 Kyoto Protocol which went into effect in 2005 and will expire in 2012. All most all European nations ratifyied it including Canada. China and India also ratifiyied it but because they are classified as “developing nations” are exempt of any restrictions.

    Oddly enough, according to U.N. data, the United States has reduced carbon gas emissions 3% between 2000 and 2006, while the 27 other signers of the agreement increased their emissions by .01% and Canada’s emissions rose 21.3 per cent.

    the European nations can’t attain compliance with the standing Kyoto Agreement because of the cost to them. Yet they claim to want stricter standards in this coming agreement. How the hell does that work? Do as I say, not as I do?

    The “developing nations” will be a touchy arguement at best. In 1997 the Senate Byrd-Hagel Resolution warned ol Billy Bob that developing-nation emissions would exceed those of the developed world by “as early as 2015.” True to our on-the-ball government’s foresight, they missed it, it happened in 2005.

    That Senate Resolution’s should be policy guidelines for the Obummer, but you know it won’t. He’s too hell bent on ruining this country.

  12. Here’s an interesting site on the purported global warming and it’s “power and money” backers.

    climatedepot.com

  13. Larry, Love this one. Do enjoy a laugh now and then even on this serious subject.

    The pollution is coming from Washington from all the gas bags ensconced there. Who will have the kahoonas to stand up and stop this charade? As we all know two of the biggest polluters being Gore, growing bigger in every way. One way you can tell, is he is busting out at the top of his head and his hair is vanishing. The other is Kerry, (who by the way served in Viet Nam). How many homes does he own? The hollywood bunch must be having fits since the state banned large TV. sets. They will have to worship themselves only on small ones now.

    One of the funniest things I heard quite a few years back was Barbara Striesand talking about saving energy. She said the “little people” could hang their clothes outside to dry. Yes she did.

    John Coleman is a meteoroligist/scientist who spent many years in Chicago reporting the weather. He retired and moved to San Diego to start the Weather Channel. He wrote an article in early 2008 lamenting on the fact that after he sold the channel it swerved completely left in pushing global warming, which he completely disagreed with.

    And, lastly, Stirling I loved the KFC joke. I really did laugh out loud! Thanks.

  14. Margaret in CT

    The Wizard signed onto the Gorian fantasy of the need for us (not him) to reduce our carbon footprint (whatever that is), and the result was “huge expectations” on the part of the liberal utopians. Once again, the Wiz has asked them to lower their expectations. Each time he disappoints his followers, he raises my hopes a notch. His constant assumption of a 90-degree position before other rulers makes me wonder whether he is making a bigger fool of himself than he did of the voters who gave him the opportunity to destroy our country. My hope is that enough of them recognize this intended fascist power grab to vote in a free-market (not a namby-pamby, left-leaning republican) Congress in 2010.

  15. JJ,

    Thnaks for the kind words.

    I have to admit that I like to make myself giggle at least once and article and the Kerry mental image was the one this time..

    Actually the new plane that you speak of will be cristened “Air Farce One.”

    Thanks again,

    Larry

  16. Eileen,

    It’s easy for Begley to walk the walk, he hasn’t worked in ten years so riding a bike has become a necessity!

    Just a thought..

    Larry

  17. rko41,

    Thanks for your kindness.

    We do have to keep our eyes on every element of the liberal agenda, as difficult as that actually is to do.

    Believe me, alot is STILL getting by.

    Thanks as always,

    Larry

  18. Monica,

    Thanks for the kind words.

    I too read Coleman’s missive, it is a doozie.

    Thanks as always,

    Larry

  19. Begley; another Hollywood reformed drug addict who does his penitence by acting the roll of the uber green activist. What do you think he is driving when there are no cameras on him? How about a Porsche Carrera Turbo twin plug? Him and Belushi used to snort and shoot from the same apparatus. Another efing joke!!

    I have posted these stats before but they are worth posting again.
    Carbon present in the atmosphere- 380 PPM.
    Percentage attributable to humans- 6%
    Human caused Carbon in atmosphere- <23 PPM
    Argon present in the atmosphere- 9,000 PPM

    Even the dumbest of the dumb have to recognize that 23 Parts Per Million of Carbon that humans are contributing are irrelevent. Especially in the grand scheme of things like undersea volcanoes spuing millions of tons of carbon into the atmosphere with every belsche. And then consider that Argon, the stuff we use to fill in the space between the glass in thermal windows because it's a great INSULATOR, is 23 times more dense than the total carbon in the air. Please………………….somebody give me an asprin!!

  20. When Al Bore”s response to Conan O’Brien’s question of, “How hot is the earth’s mantel?” the expert? in global warming said, “Several million degrees at 2 kilometers or so down” and “the crust of the earth is hot too” makes one wonder exactly what “OSCAR” stands for.

  21. Puhleeze ….. The expression is “cojones” as in Messican for nuts. Kohoonas has to to with Hawaiian deities

  22. Here’s more research regarding Queen Nancy. Interesting stuff.

    Just follow the money and where it leads.

    These latest monetary contributions involve the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s, who represents the 8th District which is mostly northern San Francisco.

    Star-Kist Tuna’s headquarters is located in San Francisco and the company is owned by Del Monte Foods who is a major contributor to Pelosi and her re-election campaign. She’s just so confident that these former drug addicts and Haight-Ashbury devotees will continue to re-elect her again and again. Let’s salute their dead brain cells that transpired in the course of the 60’s and 70’s. (Regretfully they tell us, But firmly they compel us, To say goodbye to you, So long,
    Farewell, Aufwiedersehn Goodnight, I hate to go and leave this pretty sight… there’s a Cuckoo in there somewhere, ah Nancy “Cuckoo” Pelosi).

    I digressed, sorry… Enter American Samoa’s House representative, Eni Faleomavaega who is a Democrat. He has no voting rights in Congress but he represents his people very well by kissing the hand of his Queen, Nancy Pelosi. (Let’s not forget they are the party that cares as oppose to the party that say “no.”) It seems that Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa, about 75% of the Samoan workforce is employed by Star-Kist; lo and behold, what a coincident that Paul Pelosi, Queen Nancy’s husband just happens to own $17 million dollars of Star-Kist stock. She helps those who work in San Francisco and American Samoa. Take a bow, Nancy. Bravo, babe! (hmmm, Congressman Faleomavaega most likely will be re-elected because of this coo.)

    Now enter the bailout plan that passed several months ago which included a $33 Million in earmarks for American Samoa and Star-Kist (110-343 Sec. 309), which Nancy called “an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean.” In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage, lower wages, means more cans of tuna purchase. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition’s thereby more money in Star-List stock and in Pelosi portfolio. When the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi and Dianne Feinstein (yes, her too) both benefited from it by adding the earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an “economic development credit in American Samoa” which translates into “the measure would extend for two years provisions meant to help economic development in the U.S. Territory of American Samoa.” The measure would cost taxpayers $33 million.. And who said that a greedy politician does exist?

    There much more, I could write a book on her own corruption.

    Then, there’s the Presidio located in San Francisco and is in her 8th District. Nancy Pelosi’s controversial presidio trust: which is unpublicized questions about the new occupants in the United States Army’s officers’ housing in San Francisco? Outside the Officers Housing on base are Mercedes, Audi’s and BMW’s. Do “real” Army Officers live there? Did they get a pay raise that we don’t know about? Who are the “new” occupants and how did they gain occupancy in the Presidio?

    The Presidio was a former posh and desired military posting in San Francisco for the Sixth US Army, and it has immense economic relevance to the American taxpayer. Since the end of World War One, American taxpayers have borne the burden of the multi-billion dollar defense expenditures that include housing for officers and enlisted men and women on military bases in the US and the world.

    According to ethical and competent retired military personnel, who lived on various military bases around the US, that housing did not have utility meters for water, gas and electricity.

    David Fowler, an electrical engineers and federal consultants who worked on Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay, after the Navy had abandoned that base under the Base Realignment Act, Fowler discovered the lack of any power and utility boxes on Treasure Island. Fowler, regarding the power sources for the Presidio, raised those same questions then but didn’t receive any answers from either the military or San Francisco officials who took over the responsibility for the Island from the US Navy.

    These “new” occupants don’t power their appliances and heat with Honda portable generators. So how are these occupants obtaining their gas, electric and water? What has been suspected that the creditably suspected, these new occupants do have and use water, gas and electric, which is paying for these units and utilities?

    Queen Nancy to the rescue. Among the unpublicized facts about Nancy Pelosi was that she was an investor in a real estate investment entity called PRESIDIO PARTNERS, which was set up shortly after the Nixon Administration first closure of federal military bases around the US. Among the choicest real estate properties were (a) San Francisco’s Presidio Fort, then the headquarters for the sixth US Army (b) Treasure Island and Yreba Buena Island, the US Navy’s parcels in San Francisco Bay (c) The Hunter’s Point Naval Base, then biggest US navy base between Seattle Washington Long Beach & San Diego California. (d) The Alameda Naval Air Station in Oakland California-that was closed nearly twenty years later. That was also the federal military posting of Steven R. Nary, where he served on the USS Carl Vinson, an aircraft carrier.

    The headquarters of the fifth US Army, Fort Sheridan on the posh shore of northern Cook County was among the other choice federal military base closures. That former military base became an upscale affordable housing project. It is unclear who received that posh military base housing.

    In 1988, a US Army colonel, posted at the Pentagon alerted VERITAS USA’S publisher of an entity called Presidio Partners, that was apparently set up to position it’s investors to take advantage of the land use opportunities offered by the closure of the Presidio. This officer named Nancy Pelosi as one of the investors in the “partners.” When VERITAS USA contacted Nancy Pelosi’s congressional office about this disclosure, she haughtily brushed the inquiry aside claiming, “she disclosed all of her investments according to the disclosure requirements.”

    But she didn’t quote the requirements. When Jack Anderson’s office contacted Pelosi, she also misled his inquiry concerning her investments in Presidio Partners. Jack Anderson was a respected national columnist, who trained under Drew Pearson; another famed ethical and competent journalist and columnist.

    Marguerite Warren, a retired civic activist and accountant was known as San Francisco’s unofficial controller. Marguerite also raised questions about Presidio Partners and Pelosi’s involvement in the disposal of federal military surplus land. Pelosi also stonewalled Marguerite.

    Among the current controversial politicians and real estate operatives, who are involved in the Presidio are Mikhail Gorbachev and John Stewart. For those of you who don’t know who John Stewart is (I didn’t and had to look it up and it’s not the dude from the Comedy Channel.)

    John Stewart is known as the longtime operator of one of the most controversial HUD funded housing management corporations in HUD’s troubled financial history.

    Stay with me here, it’s a spider web… I’m still on the follow the money trail. Stewart is also on the board of, or connected to Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae the scandal ridden and financially troubled finance agency that the Democrats blame Bush for but it is them who took their eyes off the ball. Despite these relationships, somehow, and in some mysterious way, Stewart became the leasing agent for the new occupants of the Presidio.

    An investigation was called for Stewart’s management practices and policies in his HUD related and funded real estate entities disclosed the following and his involvement with Fannie and Freddie. The investigation revealed:

    1. Abuse of wheel chair handicapped tenant(s), who tried to get needed repairs and wheel chair access to their toilets and bathrooms;

    2. Poor maintenance of Stewart managed properties;

    3. Involvement in the troubled Geneva Towers HUD funded high rise project, which was comparable to Chicago’s Cabrini Green and St. Louis’s Igoe Pruitt trouble HUD’s funded affordable and public housing projects;

    4. Charges of Rampant drugs and prostitution were also made by some tenants and critics of Stewart and other HUD funded management companies;

    5. Questionable financial practices involving Stewart Management and the company’s connection to HUD region nine corrupted administrators;

    6. Robert DeMonte, the controversial federal administrator of HUD region nine, was involved in the billion-dollar Heroin importation that the DEA Drug Enforcement Agency uncovered in 1991 and what the 7th biggest drug bust became in American history.

    The FBI reportedly told DeMonte: “Resign or face prosecution.” A Mr. Chang, another HUD official working for Robert De Monte was also involved in the Billion Dollar Heroin bust.
    Nancy Pelosi and other prominent names were also investors in the Hayward California warehouse, where the Heroin was discovered. But Pelosi’s cries of ignorance were neither creditable nor very convincing.

    Janice Allen, a Former San Francisco Housing Commissioner, was also a one-time tenant in one of John Stewart’s managed properties in San Francisco. Although she has repeated filed documented complaints about Stewart’s management practices and conflicts of interest involving affordable housing and HUD, she has been ignored, apparently to cover up the corruption and the political connections.
    These are the same people who want to control everything in OUR lives when they cannot tell the truth or hide behind their political power. In fairness to law enforcers such as Larry (who may know more then what I found online), the drug busts they’ve done are quite impressive as far as the amount of drugs confiscated and its estimated street value are concerned. Some border on the staggering. It’s so nice that a politician such as Nancy Pelosi can benefit financially from the illegal drug business. In 1991, law enforcers in San Francisco seized 59 boxes containing 1,080 pounds of heroin, which, according to drug war officials, have a total street value of $2.7 billion or $4 billion. It is regarded as the biggest heroin bust ever at that time. (To bad Obama could have taxed the hell out of that $2.7 and $4 billion).

    Her entrepreneurial skills are second to none.

    Then there’s Apple another of Pelosi’s investment (as well as Microsoft). Someone created an app for the iPhone that were caricatures of politicians, one being Queen Nancy. As an investor she’ll became outraged (I though one cannot tell since sad, happy, nervous and outrage all look the same). It was pulled by Apple.

    FEC is Investigating House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Al Gore Group for Violating Campaign Finance Laws. Al Gore’s organization Alliance for Climate Protection concerning their television advertising campaign that appears to violate federal campaign finance laws. The complaint concerns the “We Campaign” television ads featuring Pelosi and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The campaign is a project of the Alliance for Climate Protection, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore. The “We Campaign” indicates that the Pelosi advertisement was scheduled to “run nationally on network and cable channels” – which presumably would have included Pelosi’s San Francisco, California district. It has been reported that the commercial “has ran about 300 times on national cable networks such as Fox News and CNN” since its debut on April 18, 2008. This commercial represents both an in-kind contribution to the Pelosi campaign and a campaign contribution by the Alliance because Speaker Pelosi is a candidate for Congress and has run within 90 days of her June 3 primary.

    When an individual or political committee pays for a communication that is coordinated with a candidate or party committee, the communication is considered an in-kind contribution to that candidate or party committee and is subject to the limits, prohibitions and reporting requirements of the federal campaign finance law.” The complaint details the various ways in which the ad meets the legal definition of a “coordinated communication.”

    Gore and Pelosi may want to clean up the World but they also are required to follow federal election laws. Since she runs every two years, she broke that law.

    Nancy for the last 10 years or so has been at the top of the “Most Corrupt” list. Just for these reasons:

    She had $25 million earmark for her husband into a $15 billion Water Resources Development Act passed by Congress. In 2006 she promised ethical reform and enforcement in Congress and she’s the biggest crook of all.
    A rich and famous Hollywood actor who collects exorbitant paychecks per film could get millions of dollars in federal stimulus funds for a charity he created to “help lessen the burdens of government” by rebuilding homes in low-income neighborhoods.

    Multi-millionaire Brad Pitt, who makes about $20 million a movie, has applied and will likely get, a substantial chunk of taxpayer money to expand his new nonprofit (Make It Right), which supposedly builds affordable “green” homes that are energy efficient for those who normally could not afford them.

    Although Pitt claims on the group’s income tax exempt form that its purpose is to help lessen the burdens of government by assisting in the rebuilding of communities, he still wants taxpayers to help fund the projects. The world-renowned movie star fully expects to get a piece of $65 million in stimulus funds administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the “neighborhood stabilization” of poverty-stricken areas.
    If House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has any say, Pitt will probably get the whole pot of cash that he wants. Though she’s one of the nation’s most powerful women, the 68-year-old Speaker quivered like a schoolgirl when the handsome actor visited the capital a few months ago to promote his charity. The drooling Madam Speaker actually referred to the 45-year-old Pitt as a “real hero.” (I wonder how fast she ran to her leather couch and spread her legs. Oh. Take me Brad, take me!) I personally have no problem with the charity he created, my issues is with the method to get the money.
    Everyone else has to fill out the Grant paperwork on the HUD website. He wants to by-pass all of that and just wants Nancy to cut him a check. If he wants that money then make him fill out the paperwork and have the committee review the proposal. (I tried to get a grant to create a organization that I called Mr. Fix-It, where newly retired seniors would volunteer their trade for services for other Seniors. Need a plumber, find a plumber who will donate their time. The recipient could then donate to the organization. I, of course was turned down by the agency I applied for a grant with. This was prior to my stroke).

    Louisiana taxpayers may not view him that way since they were forced to finance a hefty share of his latest blockbuster film, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” As part of a state program to increase local film production, Louisiana subsidized $27 million through cash and tax credits, marking the state’s biggest movie payout to date. Louisiana has since enacted rules to prevent such payouts and the state’s film commissioner is in federal prison for taking bribes to inflate film budgets which, in turn, translated into higher subsidies.

    Although this doesn’t directly relate to Pelosi and I’ll explain more later.

    Recently the Mayor of Baltimore, Sheila Dixon was arrested for a variety of charges that stem from alleged corruption on the part of the mayor involving gifts she allegedly received. She was charged with 12 counts of felony theft, perjury, fraud and misconduct in office, becoming the city’s first sitting mayor to be criminally indicted. What an honor it must be for her. The case stems in part from at least $15,348 in gifts Dixon allegedly received from her former boyfriend, prominent city developer Ronald H. Lipscomb, while she was City Council president. She also is accused of using as much as $3,400 in gift cards, some donated to her office for distribution to “needy families,” to purchase Best Buy electronics and other items for herself and her staff.

    I have family who live in Maryland (yes, they are liberals). It’s what attracted me to this story. While the City of Baltimore has no provision for removing a sitting mayor from office, the State of Maryland’s constitution disqualifies anyone who has a felony conviction from serving in elected office. The charges against her are also resulted in a snub to President Barack Obama. Obama reversed an invitation of Dixon to the White House in a conference of 70 mayors, supposedly due to the charges she was facing. This was despite the fact that Dixon had endorsed Obama for President during the election and his arrival in Baltimore days before the inauguration. Dixon was arrested in January, 2009 and the trial, after a few postponements started on November 9th.
    On June 17, 2008, investigators from the Office of the State Prosecutor executed a search and seizure warrant at Dixon’s residence in southwest Baltimore. The result of, or purpose for the search was not revealed by the investigators. However, several subpoenas were issued to aides, and local reports indicated that the investigation includes a look at gifts, including several fur coats, as well as Dixon’s spending habits. Two of Dixon’s associates, campaign chair Dale Clark, and Mildred Boyer, businessperson who had hired Dixon’s sister, pleaded guilty in the Spring 2008 to tax charges and are cooperating with prosecutors in the Dixon investigation. The affidavit filed to support a search warrant on the company Doracon was published on the Baltimore Sun’s website on June 23, 2008. The affidavit states that Dixon is being investigated regarding bribery.

    On January 9, 2009, Dixon was indicted by a Baltimore Grand Jury on twelve counts, comprising four counts of perjury, two counts of misconduct, three counts of theft, and three counts of fraudulent misappropriations.
    Detail of Dixon’s indictment includes the following charges:

    • Four counts of perjury for failure to list gift cards on financial disclosure statements from the fiscal years 2004-2006.
    • Three counts of theft of more than $500 of gift cards that she had solicited for donations to needy families, but had used for personal use.
    • Three counts of fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary for the use of the gift cards on various dates at various stores.
    • One count of corruptly stealing and converting for her own use Toys R Us gift cards purchased by Baltimore City.

    One count of misconduct in office.
    This isn’t her first faux pa from assault charges that have been filed by two city officials who were previously romantically involved with her (she ran a campaign regarding Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence, specifically women – just for clarification purposes, she’s against it). They charged her with physical violence against both men.
    The connection between Baltimore and Nancy Pelosi is her father, Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr. was a one time Mayor of Baltimore and his son (her brother, Thomas III and 11 years older). Her father went on to represent Maryland in Congress. Pelosi maiden name is D’Alesandro. She (and Obama) threw their support to Dixon until she became road kill.

    Now onto another corrupt friend, Dianne Wilkerson. This is a really funny once you read her rap sheet (how was she even qualified to run with a long rap sheet). She’s already been in trouble for lying under oath to protect her nephew on manslaughter charges, convicted of tax evasion in the 90’s (the judge gave her house arrest and a $51,000 fines smells like a plea bargain), and not reporting donations. Apparently the people of her district tired of her shenanigans and voted her out in their primary. That didn’t stop her though, she’s running a write-in campaign. Now, this is where it gets really funny (and sad) for me. Regardless of the fact she has a long running criminal record and the fact her own voters wanted her out, she was still supported by both City of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Gov. Deval Patrick. Her supporters are suggesting that the timing of the charges was political. Yeah, right. Is it possible it’s another catch-all Right-Wing Conspiracy. They have her on videotape excepting a bribe of $23,500. How stupid are these people?

    I hear Nancy Pelosi has publicly suggested Wilkerson give up the write-in campaign and take care of her legal problems, and publicly chastised Thomas Menino and Deval Patrick for supporting a candidate who does not meet the lofty, Pelosi “ethical” standards from madam Speaker Pelosi has established for her perfect party.

    In the Pelosi Land and the “Culture of Corruption” where Nancy Pelosi has had her head stuck on corruption for some time. She did not get much of a chance while the Republicans were in charge up until 2007, she’s making up for lost time now but overlooking some obvious crooks (Jefferson, Frank and Rangel).

    She once said, “Bush is an incompetent leader. In fact, he’s not a leader. He’s a person who has no judgment, no experience and no knowledge of the subjects that he has to decide upon.”
    “He has on his shoulders the deaths of many more troops…” “They’ll take food out of the mouths of children in order to give tax cuts to the wealthiest.” (this for her falls under the banner of we are the party that cares). I think if you replace Bush with Obama the same could be said.

    There is so much more on her and her husband but I’ll wait and let you absorb all of this first.
    A best voter is an educated one regarding the candidates.

  23. Larry:

    ‘We CANNOT take our eyes off of ANY issue.” The left wishes to deflect, then they quietly subvert and pervert something else once your attention is drawn elsewhere..”

    You are right of course, but we can’t turn our backs on the Republicans either. It is clear that we can’t trust anyone in public office. They say one thing and do another. There isn’t much difference between the two parties. Neither of them represent the people.

    JJ:

    When the Liar in Chief parks “Air Farce One..”,
    let’s hope it’s at the bottom of an ocean with him on board. It would be nice if Congress would join him. The taxpayers would save a lot of money on trials.

    Never give in, never give up and never again!

  24. Russ,

    I see you signed in as “f100drivr”.

    Is that the F-100 Ford truck or the F-100 Super Sabre?

    Either way, both though different entities, are very nice rides indeed, Sir.

    Thanks as always,

    Larry

  25. Eileen:

    Thanks for the education. I’m planning on passing it on.

  26. Read this article entitled Justice Department Says Acorn Can Be Paid for Pre-Ban Contracts

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/us/politics/28acorn.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1259355860-u1P2DRmPrdFQwFuMP5+Gww

    As I said in an earlier post the funds to ACORN never stopped, they are still getting tax dollars.
    Holder won’t do an investigation on ACORN. California AG, Jerry Brown who a few months ago was all set to bring charges up against ACORN (Cavuto interview) has been called off and has shifted his focus on the videotapers and Big Hollywood website. When the top lawyers start protecting the criminals instead of the people, they really need to see the inside of a prison cell up close and personal. Just my opinion.

    They want to try Navy Seals and they are allowing corrupt organization to go free and commit more fraud. It’s unbelievable!

  27. Eileen,

    There’s no doubt that Pelosi would follow Obama in selling out our country at Copenhagen like the true blue socialist she is. But she may have a second reason for fighting against along with the climate control dooms-sayers in that, according to them, global warming is increasing the size of tuna… in Australia.

    The Chief Executive of the Australian Blue Fin Tuna Association, Brian Jeffries, said South Australian crews were reporting an excellent quality and size of catch. Crediting climate change because of the sustained shift in wind (which is actually a cause of climate change) bringing more nutrients to the surface of the ocean.

    It’s an odd thing, despite an increase in carbon emissions, there has been no statistically significant global warming and for several years average global temperatures have actually declined. Good ol’ Mother Earth and Nature seems to be bucking the chicken little’s fear ride, all the while Obama will be “unaware of it.”

  28. I think when I’m done with this research I’ll pass it on the Glenn Beck because I believe he is only looking for the truth and hard facts. Bill O’Reilly is overlooking the facts so that he can be fair. Sean Hannity clearly wants to nail Obama so bad he can taste it. They are all commentary host on Fox, but I believe that Glenn is honest and holds no grudge he just wants the truth. Ann Coulter and Rush are similar to Hannity. Laura Ingraham I would put in Glenn’s category. She’s a conservative but I think she’s logical like Glenn.

    I’m going to ask you a question and hope you think about the answer, really think. Then I’ll explain why your answer maybe wrong. I’ll check back in a few hours to read your answer. I hope your willing to play along.

    Whose the most powerful Country in the World?

  29. Eileen,
    Ok, I’ll play. China.

    BTW- thanks for all your great research.

  30. blue state,

    I have to disagree. China, while having vast edge over most of it’s neighboring countries, cannot hold a candle the technoligical superiority of America’s military.
    Economically, although China is gaining ground fast with the socialist bent government we now have in place, but in 2007 was still over $11 trillion dollars shy of America’s GDP ranking 6th out of the top 17. Politically and diplomatically, America still holds all the cards. Although if O-Bow-Me continues his spineless face-dips and the “Pant-suit from Hell” Hillary keeps shifting her brain into neuteral and letting her mouth go rattling on, that will be short lived.

    Eileen,

    I agree with blue state in thanking you for your research. Between you and Larry someday when I grow up I wanna be smart like you two are.
    I must differ, not that you’d give a hoot, on your opinion of Glenn Beck however. In the past I’ve watched as he’s promoted completely unfounded issues on his show. Once these issues were proven to be unfounded never did I hear an apology from him. I don’t know how to explain it exactly but I just “feel” that although Beck is a conservative voice, he is a voice first for furthering his own advancement.

  31. Joe;
    Agreed. The US is still very powerful militarily. And it’s the obvious answer but I have a sneaking suspicion that Eileen is not going to agree with it.

    Also, I am very concerned at how much advantage we have lost financially since we have borrowed so heavily from them. It would not surprise me if O Bow Me is counting on them to call their debt and undermine our sovereignty.

    Anyway, I hope Eileen comes back with her answer soon. I’m gitty with anticipation!

  32. My first thought was China, also. Then I started looking at my world map and wondering, and came to the point where I vote for the US of A.

  33. Well, Blue State got the answer right and here is why. Whoever holds the world’s debt controls those Countries, we are at the mercy of the Chinese. Since China controls our debt and a number of others Countries at anytime they could demand payment. That would collapse the dollar (and other currency they want and are pushing for a one world currency and it won’t be the dollar). There is also a history between China and the United States (Democrats). Remember Clinton sold some of our military secrets to the Chinese so that the DNC could receive millions and they invested in the Clinton Library in Little Rock. So as of now they hold our debt and have some of our military secrets. They believe that if we go to war, they have some plans to build a bomb that they will use on us. Thanks Bill! We can always count on you to take money over America’s safety. He never seems to disappoint, does he?

    For the 2008 Olympics, then Senator Hillary “the Pantsuit Princess” Clinton had taken a strong public stance, calling for restraint in Tibet and urging President Bush to boycott the Olympics opening ceremonies in Beijing. She really didn’t want him to boycott the Olympics, it was more of a liberal power play.

    Her stern comments on China’s internal crackdown collided with her husband and former President Bill Clinton’s fundraising relationship with a Chinese Internet company accused of collaborating with the mainland government’s censorship of the Web.

    In March of 2008, the firm, Alibaba Inc., carried a government-issued “most wanted” posting on its Yahoo China homepage, urging viewers to provide information on Tibetan activists suspected of stirring recent riots.

    Alibaba, which took over Yahoo’s China operation in 2005 as part of a billion-dollar deal with the U.S.-based search engine, arranged for the former president to speak to a conference of Internet executives in Hangzhou in September 2005. Instead of taking his standard speaking fees, which usually ranges between $100,000 to $400,000, Clinton accepted an unspecified private donation from Alibaba to his international charity, the William J. Clinton Foundation. But he relies on influential foreign donors and his foundation’s refuses to release its full list of donors which have led to repeated questions about the sources and transparency of his fundraising efforts. The Clinton’s have never fully released all of the documents regarding who has contributed to his fundraising efforts and just how much. If they were on the up-and-up they would not have an issue with releasing that information. Only more corruption.

    China can wave a wad of cash and the liberals will always be around shoving it in their pants, bra’s, coat pockets and jock straps (would you want to go into Clinton’s jock strap? I think I would rather have my fingers amputated).
    See, Foreign contributions to American-based charities are allowed under U.S. law, but political and philanthropy ethics advocates worry that Bill Clinton’s reliance on international businesses and foreign governments to finance his worldwide charity campaigns raises many issues of potential conflicts of interest even if he were to take an active role in this administration (North Korea, China), specifically now that Mrs. Clinton is Secretary of State (I can see a new Hillary book coming out after she leaves the State Department entitled No Real Power but Free Trips). The more I dig the more disturbing and distressing I become.

    Joe, As for Glenn Beck I trust him and maybe you haven’t watched him lately because he has apologized when he gets a fact wrong, he wants to be wrong. It is because of what he and his staff have uncovered is why I decided to want to prove him wrong. I cannot. He is not reporting all the information most likely because of FoxNews lawyers stepping in and telling him he cannot report all the facts for fear of very expensive lawsuits. Considering they are at the top of the news food change and other reporters, news organization and cable channels are all drooling to nail Fox to the Wall.

    The next election we need to start weeding candidates who want to spend money we don’t have. Taking the big spenders will help some, drilling for oil would bring in much needed cash to pay our debts to China. The liberals in this Country don’t want to drill. A lot of California’s financial problems could be solved if they drilled for oil, built a energy facility (stop taking energy from other states and paying their high fees) and stop helping illegal immigrants many of their financial concerns would be reversed. We need to get rid of our debt to China because eventually they will demand repayment. We have a lot of oil here in the United States, but the green people do not want us to drill for it. We have foreign countries taking over American business, buildings in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas just to name a few. We are being slowly gobbled up by foreign businesses. The Taliban/Hezbollah owns some buildings in NYC so we are paying them for the use of the buildings on our own land and they funnel that money back to the terrorist.

    Hezbollah used a Chiquita shipments and were able to hide a large stockpile of weapons by using bananas as a cover. Chiquita violated both United States and Colombia laws and they will be punished. Inspectors caught them this time but there will come a time when we miss something and it could be from a backlog of shipments where inspectors would not give the proper time because of the large backlog. If they ship to much and there aren’t enough employees to handle it, something could get by or an employee could be paid for looking the other way.

    There is an interesting study on this that you can read the pdf file [http://www.investigativeproject.org/documents/testimony/14.pdf]. The next terrorist attack on American soil won’t be about flying planes into building it will be something simple that will be overlooked but the impact will be just as distressing and disturbing as it was on 9/11/01.

  34. blue state blues

    rko;
    No question that we have superior fire power, or do we. The thing is that we really don’t know what Chinese nuke capabilities are for sure. Especially since Clinton gave them our engineering specs for our most sophisticated guidance systems. But most disconcerting is that we are so vulnerable in our energy supply. We are so dependent on foreign oil. We wouldn’t last 3 months if we got cut off. Whereas China isn’t nearly as vulnerable.

  35. Dave, Anaheim, CA

    Clinton and Gore did sell our military secrets and technology to the Chinese, but we have come up with some nifty toys since then. The whole Monica Lewinsky thing was to cover up the treason being committed.
    We could solve several problems at once by nuking China into oblivion along with our debt. This would alert the rest of the world that mamby-pamby (obama) is not dismantling our military’s ability to act responsibly, in spite of the spineless figurehead who thinks he is charge.
    The military could then serve notice to the Congress that they are obsolete and should resign and try to find real jobs.
    Our oil supply problems will also be solved as we could just point to China as an example of what will happen if any countries don’t want to sell us oil at $5.00 per barrel.

  36. blue state blues

    Dave:
    I like the way you think!!!

  37. Dang, Blue State Blues! You took the words right off my keyboard.

  38. blue state blues

    There is yet hope for the world.

    I just read that the Swiss voted unanimously to ban their Muslim population from building minarets. The following was a quote from the group the proposed the ban:

    The sponsors of the initiative provoked complaints of bias from local officials and human-rights group with campaign posters that showed minarets rising like missiles from the Swiss flag next to a fully veiled woman. Backers said the growing Muslim population was straining the country “because Muslims don’t just practice religion.”

    “The minaret is a sign of political power and demand, comparable with whole-body covering by the burqa, tolerance of forced marriage and genital mutilation of girls,” the sponsors said. They said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan compared mosques to Islam’s military barracks and called “the minarets our bayonets.” Erdogan made the comment in citing an Islamic poem many years before he became prime minister.

    Let’s see what kind of coverage we get here in the US. This is a definite blow to the rampage that Muslims are on all over the world including here.

  39. OF COURSE GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL. I mean, look at all the actors and rock stars and models who believe it, and they’re THE SMARTEST PEOPLE ON EARTH! Next to Our Dear Leader, of course.
    I know what I’ll do- I’ll verbally abuse anyone who even THINKS of questioning the need to destroy our chidren’s future in order to STAMP OUT CO2! And I mean ALL OF IT!! I don’t care if it does appear naturally. IT’S HISTORY! The cool people KNOW it’s a threat, and I want to be JUST LIKE THEM. And if you don’t agree with me, THEN @#$&* YOU TOO!!

  40. I’m so proud of myself. I just found documentation that shows that Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and Harry Reid knew about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, even the head of HUD and Franklin Raines. I was also able to find supporting documents that Bush was concerned and wanted stricter controls, I found 15 out of 17.

    Found stuff about ACORN as well. Back in 2004, there were concerns about them yet no one would investigate them.

    They were obtained by the Freedom of Information Act. There are just a few things on the documents that were black out. I honesty didn’t think I would find anything online and thought I might have to go to the Library.

    Some more corruption from Pelosi. Her son, Paul Jr. worked for Countrywide and he had investments in Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase so since voting on the bailout could benefit her family she should have not voted, but she did. Also interesting was a donate of $500,000 to Georgetown University a few months before Paul Jr. attended that college.

    Our government is so corrupt and it’s sickening to read and view backup documents that supports that corruption.

  41. Oh my God! The girl that was the ugliest child in the White House (lest we forget they had to tie a pork chop around her neck to get Buddy and Socks to play with her) and is still ugly, Chelsea Clinton is getting married. Pity that fool who made that bad decision.

  42. Eileen,

    Remember, she is the only child ( that we know of), and the Clintons are wealthy. Connect the dots !

  43. blue state blues

    Eileen,
    When will you devulge the answer to your riddle; “what is the most powerful country in the world”?

  44. I did answer the quiz. Look at my entry November 29, 2009 at 11:31 pm. It is China.

  45. blue state blues

    Eileen,
    My apologies. I did miss that post. You must have posted while I was responding to RKO therefore when I hit Submit, my screen scrolled down past your post.

    Nonetheless, I agree with your conclusions. We are dangerously reliant on China.

  46. blue state,

    Eileen has already named China as the qualified winner by citing “whoever holds the most money controls countries.”

    This isn’t quite true with China however although it is the largest single holder of U.S. Treasuries. The money it lends our Feds finances our deficits. (The interest of which is $450 billion a year making our income taxes about 40% higher.)

    The Chinese are more worried about their assets and the U.S. becoming a deadbeat (third world) nation. As Premier Wen Jiabao said, “I would like to call on America to honor it’s words, stay a credible nation and ensure the safety of Chinese assets.”

    Not that the Brown House hasn’t done it’s part, they trotted out Robert Gibb-erish who told the Chinese, “There’s no safer investment in the world than the United States” which immediately turned the Chinese’ eyes round.

    It’s unlikely that China would dump it Treasurys; for one thing, substantial sales would depress prices of the rest of it’s portfolio. I don’t think the gold market is large enough to represent a viable option, and it’s not clear whether the euro or the yen dominated debt is any safer, more liquid or more profitable than U.S. debt, the criteria for China’s leadership.

    But China could cut back on buying Treasurys (other foreign buyers would follow suit) and all hell would break loose here. Higher interest rates for one and my guess would be drastic drops in housing prices, again. Worst of all it could start a run on the dollar.

    That’s why I say for the reasons I explained above that the United States is the most powerful country in the world. All we need do is get that socialist SOB and his fascist bootlickers off of Capitol Hill, through whatever means, before they destroy our country!!!

  47. Larry and Family”

    Larry and Family”

    I thought you might be interested in this article. It appears that politicians and psychopathic serial killers share many traits and both “are–psychologically capable of committing their dirty deeds free of any concern for social, moral or legal consequences and with absolutely no remorse. The analysis doesn’t apply violent homicide to the politicians but, I beg to differ. In my opinion the politicians are certainly trying to kill everything good about this country.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/06/politicians-and-serial-killers.html

  48. Joe,

    Whoever control the World’s DEBT, controls the World. It has to be DEBT because we (and others) are at their mercy.

    We are their biggest importer of their crappy products, mislabeled medical supplies and bad electronics. So we are valuable to their future and success.

    Once again, Bob Bickle has claimed that Obama is an economic GENIUS today on Hannity. That guy is a complete idiot.

    These idiots in the White House think we are all idiots, and the the rest of the World thinks he’s a joke. I think what we are seeing is a product of all those “present” votes in both the US and the Illinois Senates. Iran is laughing their asses off, he’s about as tough as a wet noodle. He poses no threat to Iran, Iraq and Afghan. Obama’s not tough on anything except unborn babies.

    Even the liberals are having their own doubts about his effectiveness. I think Obama, Reid and Pelosi are more concerned about their own legacy than they are about our Country. What will the history books say about them and what they did while in Office.

  49. Arthur Nankervis

    Larry and the mob,

    The following is a rather apt way in which to describe all the shortcomings of your Democrats and can be used in referring to other subjects and not just climate science scandals.

    By Dr. Tim Ball Monday, November 30, 2009

    Liberal is an anagram of braille. Appropriate because they appear unable to see or read about the climate science scandals.—Tim Ball

    Arthur

  50. blue state blues

    Arthur- Indeed appropriate! Great anagram!

    Eileen- Voting “present” was only one indicator of his ineptness and, quite frankly, his laziness. There was a great ad run for only a short time about 2 or 3 months before the election. It was a composite of short segments of His Highness at Senate Committee meetings throughout his short tenure in the Senate. In every segment he had shown up late, rustling papers and briefcases as he proposed one excuse after another as to why he was late. And in most cases, uttering an off-the-shelf statement of position apropos to the situation. At the time, it was hilarious. It reminded me of a Jerry Lewis movie. Now I reflect that it was a harbinger of things to come. He has no clue as to what he doing therefore he has to defer to his equally, unprepared for prime time, team.

  51. Eileen,

    True, debt does control. But China isn’t there yet, they arent about to pull the plug on the U.S. when they, for right now, are more interested in protecting their ass-sets. Increasing their wealth is more beneficial to them if the U.S. pays off it’s loans because wealth also rules the world.
    The difference being wealth rules absolute.

    As long as we have a brain-dead president who thinks the empty cookie jar is somebody’s practical joke and keeps spending billion and trillion 0n bailouts, stimuli and health-care we are bound to see a repeat of the Roman Empire. In 7 short years of the 3rd century A.D. the collapse of the Empire came as a result of the Empire’s currency.

    The Denarius, one day’s pay for a Roman soldier deteriorated to 1/25th of it’s original value by 301A.D. In the next five years it had deteriorated 1/1000 of that. Within 3 more years it had ceased to exist.

    Since 1913 the U.S. dollar has lost over 95 % of it’s 1913 buying power. It is too now worth about 1/25th it’s original value. Rome’s economic collapse caused political chaos. My personal opinion would be that we already have that chaos!

    Through all of this America became the most powerful, richest, free nations in the world. We didn’t owe anyone a dime. And now the dirt that we call our government is seeing to it that we are dying.

  52. Joe,

    Thank you for the Roman history lesson. I do not recall learning that in high school or college. So again thank you but it certain falls in line with the statement from George Santayana “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Since the liberals are generally, the ones that write our history they will not write the truth about what is occurring now. They will write about what a brave and noble man the first black President of the United States was in the face of tough opposition and was able to prevail.

    Blue State,

    Sounds like a great campaign ad (which means it didn’t come from the McCain campaign) but, I don’t recall seeing it here in Alabama.

    I’m sure Obama will be loved by the idiots who didn’t have to live with his policies and plans that didn’t work; the same way the idiots drool over Roosevelt and his “New Deal.”

  53. “White House Dismisses ‘Climategate’ Because ‘Most People’ Believe In Global Warming.” (CBSNews.com)

    “Tell a lie, tell it often enough and the people will believe it.” ~ Adolph Hitler ~

    Rather than bowing to the people of the country he represents, Obama is happily willing to throw our sovereignty into the round file and at the mercy of every low-grade nation on this planet.

    Now that the issue of ‘climategate’ has surfaced, where the top scientists who are in charge of the climate watch at University of East Anglia Research Unit in England have been found with telltale e-mails of thier cooking the books in order to hide the earth’s falling temperature. My, my, we can’t have that. What will all the beach front property owners do that have already sold their homes and moved to the mountains?

    Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) wants an investigation. Well waranted since our tax dollars are paying for this scam.

    But once again out trots “Rope-A-Dope” Rob Gibb-erish telling us, “In the order of several thousand scientists (count which ones are going to make either money, are liberals or just plain scared for their jobs) have come to the conclusion that climate change is happening, I don’t think that is, quite frankly amongst most people, in dispute.”

    There are over 11,000 scientists that dispute your liberal global warming fear-mongering agenda also Gibbs. Why isn’t that on State controlled mass media?

    I ask only for the water to rise high enough that the likes of Gibbs and Obama would need a set of water wings to stay afloat. And I… I would ask only for added weight. The added weight of a pin.

  54. Found this breakdown of what is in the two Healthcare reform bills currently in Congress.

    Comparing health care bills: House vs. Senate

    Cost and coverage

    House
    • Would cost $1.1 trillion over 10 years and provide coverage to 36 million more people.

    Senate
    • Would cost $848 billion over 10 years and provide coverage to 31 million more people.

    Requirements for individuals

    House
    • All Americans, except for dependents, people living overseas and those with religious objections, would be required to have health insurance by 2013 or would face a 2.5% income tax surcharge.

    Senate
    • All Americans, with the same exemptions, would be required to have coverage by 2014 or would be fined $95 in 2014, $350 in 2015 and $750 in 2016.

    Requirements for businesses

    House
    • Companies with payrolls of more than $500,000 would be required to offer employees insurance or face a fine up to 8% of payroll.

    Senate
    • Companies with more than 50 workers would pay a fine of $750 for each full-time employee if any worker qualifies for a federal subsidy to defray insurance costs.

    Subsidies to pay for insurance

    House
    • Individuals making less than $43,320 a year and a family of three earning less than $73,240 would be eligible for subsidies that would help cover the cost of premiums. The subsidy would cover up to 99% of the premium expense for the lowest income brackets and 88% for higher incomes.

    Senate
    • A similar sliding-scale subsidy would be available to individuals earning less than $43,320 and a family of three earning less than $73,240 a year.

    Public option

    House
    • Includes a government-run health insurance program for individuals who work for small businesses or who do not get coverage through work. Like private insurers, the public plan would negotiate how much to pay medical providers.

    Senate
    • Includes a similar public option but also would allow individual states to opt out by passing a law that is approved by the state legislature and signed by the governor.

    Abortion

    House
    • Would prohibit women who receive a government subsidy for insurance from having an abortion covered either by a private plan or the proposed government-run program. **

    Senate
    • Would allow women who receive a government subsidy to have an abortion covered but would require insurers to segregate private premium money from taxpayer funds and to use only private money to pay for the procedure.

    Taxes and spending cuts

    House

    • Would impose a 5.4% surtax on couples earning more than $1 million a year and individuals making more than $500,000. Cuts Medicare and other federal programs by more than $400 billion over 10 years.
    Senate

    • Would create a 40% tax on insurance plans that cost more than $8,500 for an individual and $23,000 for a family. Would increase Medicare payroll tax from 1.45% to 1.95% for workers with incomes of more than $250,000 a year. Would cut Medicare and other federal programs by more than $430 billion a year over 10 years.

    Age rating
    House

    • Would allow private insurers to price premiums up to twice as high for older people.
    Senate

    • Would allow private insurers to price premiums up to three times as high for older people.

    Children

    House
    • Would end state Children’s Health Insurance Program after 2013 and allow children to receive subsidies to pay for private insurance.

    Senate

    • Would continue the Children’s Health Insurance Program and increase federal funding for the program beginning in 2014.

    **= I found a statement by Nancy Pelosi where she said that she would be willing to give up abortion for now but plans to include it prior to the vote. Yes, she IS that stupid. She wants to sneak it in there right before the vote. Doesn’t seem to care that she made an announcement on what she plans to do or that now the House knows about her plan.

    I found a pdf version of the Senate bill. You can read the healthcare bill here. http://democrats.senate.gov/reform/patient-protection-affordable-care-act.pdf

    Then, I found information of what Nevada will get in the bill. Here is what they will get:

    Health Insurance Reform and Nevada: The Case for Change
    The health care status quo is not an option for our states. If we do nothing, by 2019 the number of uninsured people will grow by more than 30 percent in 29 states and by at least 10 percent in every state. The amount of uncompensated care provided will more than double in 45 states. Businesses in 27 states will see their premiums more than double. And fewer people will have coverage through an employer.1 The time for health insurance reform is now.
    Under reform in Nevada:
    • 518,000 residents who do not currently have insurance and 132,000 residents who have nongroup insurance could get affordable coverage through the health insurance exchange.
    • 311,000 residents could qualify for premium tax credits to help them purchase health coverage.
    • 328,000 seniors would receive free preventive services.
    • 58,200 seniors would have their brand-name drug costs in the Medicare Part D “doughnut hole” halved.
    • 24,000 small businesses could be helped by a small business tax credit to make premiums more affordable.
    Health Insurance Reform Provides Early Relief and Health Security.
    Proposals implemented in 2010 and 2011 will produce real benefits for:
    • Families: The 2.6 million residents of Nevada will benefit as reform:
    o Ensures consumer protections in the insurance market. Insurance companies will no longer be able to place lifetime limits on the coverage they provide, use of annual limits will be restricted, and they will not be able to arbitrarily drop coverage.
    o Creates immediate options for people who can’t get insurance today. 9 percent of people in Nevada have diabetes2, and 27 percent have high blood pressure3 – two conditions that insurance companies could use as a reason to deny health insurance coverage. Reform will establish a high-risk pool to enable people who cannot get insurance today to find an affordable health plan.
    o Ensures free preventive services. 44 percent of Nevada residents have not had a colorectal cancer screening, and 28 percent of women over 50 have not had a mammogram in the past two years.4 Health insurance reform will ensure that people can access preventive services for free through their health plans. It will also invest in a prevention and public health fund to encourage prevention and wellness programs.
    o Supports health coverage for early retirees. An estimated 39,100 people from Nevada have early retiree coverage through their former employers, but early retiree coverage has eroded over time.5 A reinsurance program would stabilize early retiree coverage and provide premium relief to both early retirees and the workers in the firms that provide their health benefits. This could save families up to $1,200 on premiums.
    • Seniors: Nevada’s 328,000 Medicare beneficiaries6 will benefit as reform:
    o Lowers premiums by reducing Medicare’s overpayments to private plans. All Medicare beneficiaries pay the price of excessive overpayments through higher premiums – even the 70 percent of seniors in Nevada who are not enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan.7 A typical couple in traditional Medicare will pay nearly $90 in additional Medicare premiums next year to subsidize these private plans.8 Health insurance reform clamps down on these excessive payments.
    o Reduces prescription drug spending. Roughly 58,200 Medicare beneficiaries in Nevada hit the “doughnut hole,” or gap in Medicare Part D drug coverage that can cost some seniors an average of $4,080 per year.9 Reform legislation will provide a 50 percent discount for brand-name drugs in this coverage gap.
    o Covers free preventive services. Currently, seniors in Medicare must pay part of the cost of many preventive services on their own. For a colonoscopy that costs $756, this means that a senior must pay $17510 – a price that can be prohibitively expensive. Under reform, a senior will not pay anything for that colonoscopy, or for any other recommended preventive service. A senior will also get free annual wellness visits to his or her provider, with a personalized prevention plan to remain in good health.
    • Small businesses: While small businesses make up 70 percent of Nevada’s businesses, only 49 percent of them offered health coverage benefits in 2008.11 24,000 small businesses in Nevada could be helped by a small businesses tax credit proposal that makes premiums more affordable.12 And these small businesses would be exempt from any employer responsibility provisions.
    • States: State budgets will be relieved from rising health care costs as reform:
    o Reduces state employee premiums. Coverage would immediately be expanded to the uninsured, decreasing the amount of uncompensated care costs that gets shifted to the premiums of state employees. For states that provide early retiree health benefits to their state employees, a reinsurance program would provide premium relief of up to $1,200 per family policy per year for all employees.
    o Reduces uncompensated care. Right now, providers in Nevada lose $335 million in uncompensated care each year,13 which states subsidize at least in part. Instead, under reform, uncompensated care would begin to be reduced immediately as more uninsured people gain coverage.
    Health Insurance Reform Provides Stability, Security, and Choice.
    • Provides relief from rising health care costs.
    o Ends the “hidden tax”. The $335 million spent on uncompensated care in Nevada often gets passed along to families in the form of a hidden premium “tax”.14 By expanding coverage to the uninsured, health insurance reform will eliminate this burden on people who already have insurance.
    o Provides premium tax credits. Without reform, individuals and families in Nevada will spend increasing amounts of money out-of-pocket to cover premiums, deductibles, and co-payments, from $2.7 billion today to up to $5.5 billion in 2019.15 Through health insurance reform, 311,000 Nevada residents could be eligible for premium credits to ease the burden of these high costs.16
    • Promotes health insurance portability and choice. Health insurance reform establishes a health insurance exchange that will provide individuals with a wide variety of choices and ensure that they will always have coverage, whether they change jobs, lose a job, move or get sick.
    o Currently 518,000 residents of Nevada do not have health insurance, and if nothing is done, by 2019 this population could swell to 808,000. The exchange will help the uninsured to obtain needed coverage and will also help the 132,000 Nevada residents who currently purchase insurance in the individual insurance market to get quality coverage at an affordable price.17
    • Supports long-term home and community based services: It is estimated that 65 percent of those who are 65 today will spend some time at home in need of long-term care services,18 which typically cost almost $18,000 per year.19 This means that 186,000 older residents of Nevada who are aged 55 to 64 today will need home health services after they turn 6520 – services that are not always covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurance.
    o Health insurance reform will create a new voluntary long-term care services insurance program, which will provide a cash benefit to help seniors and people with disabilities obtain services and supports that will enable them to remain in their homes and communities.
    o Reform will encourage states to expand their home and community based services through Medicaid by providing enhanced funding, and it will create a program to provide community support services for disabled Medicaid enrollees who would otherwise need to be in a nursing home. These programs could help improve care for many of the 37,100 disabled Medicaid beneficiaries in Nevada.21
    Health Insurance Reform Improves Quality and Reforms the Delivery System.
    • Reduces preventable readmissions. The current health care system does not place enough emphasis on improving quality of care. For example, nearly 20 percent of Medicare patients who are discharged from the hospital end up being readmitted within 30 days.22 For Nevada, that’s 15,400 readmissions each year which could potentially be prevented with improved care coordination.23 Health insurance reform will invest in innovations in primary care and will provide financial incentives to hospitals to better coordinate care at discharge to avoid preventable readmissions.
    • Lessens Paperwork. Physicians spend on average about 140 hours and $68,000 a year just dealing with health insurance bureaucracy.24 For the 5,954 physicians in Nevada, this adds up to 834,000 hours and $405 million in costs.25 By simplifying and standardizing paperwork and computerizing medical records, doctors will be able to focus on caring for their patients instead of dealing with bureaucracy.
    • Incentivizes primary care. Roughly 2,400 doctors in Nevada practice primary care and would qualify for a new 5 to 10 percent payment bonus under health insurance reform.26
    • Invests in the health primary care. Approximately 345,000 people, or 13 percent of Nevada’s population, cannot access a primary care provider due to shortages in their communities. 27 Health insurance reform will expand and improve programs to increase the number of health care providers, including doctors, nurses, and dentists, especially in rural and other underserved areas.

    Please note that I got the information from a link on Reid’s website.

  55. Joe, the number increases daily for those scientists who do not believe the global warming junk. A few years ago, the number was around 20,000; a few months ago, it was 31,000; now–as of the day before yesterday–it was reported to be 35,000! (And 26,000 of them have PhD degrees!)

    Al Bore deceived the populace when he made his famous quote about the “consensus” believing the global warming HYPOTHESIS; it was a majority of 2,100 people of an organization–the name of which I can’t recall at the moment–that believed in that nonsense! He conveniently forgot to mention that over 85% of them weren’t even scientists!

    So, I guess I could state that there is a consensus of an organization of scientists that believe global warming is a myth. I could form a scientific organization of three people and have two of them believe that global warming is a myth! THAT would be a consensus–for whatever it is worth! (“The majority rules.”)

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