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Have all the orphans in this country been adopted?

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I  just don’t get it.  Have all the orphans in this country been adopted?  Is there a shortage of children right here in own country deserved of being adopted?  What is the matter with people that they would choose to go to a foreign country and adopt a child?

Don’t get me wrong.  All children, everywhere, ought to grow up in a loving home, free of poverty and hardships.  But are there not thousands of children right here in the United States that could benefit from being adopted? 

Guess there’s no controversy in that though.

 

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Written by usa1968

March 31, 2009 at 12:09 am

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Why Didn’t Carter Think of That?

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Do you think if Jimmy Carter would’ve sent a video to Iran in 1979 they would’ve released the hostages any quicker?

Oh wait.  Thats right.  It was Carters appearance on Iranian TV,  two years prior, that may very well have been the catalyst to the incident in the first place.

Never mind.

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March 24, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Look at me I’m the President!

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Enough with the late night talk shows, the prime time news shows and all the press conferences.  We get it.  You’re the President.  Act like it already.

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March 24, 2009 at 11:11 pm

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The Mob Rules

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Well the pitchforks are out and the torches have been lit.  The class war has begun.  Those evil bastards of Wall Street.  Those rich sons of bitches who right now are probably home lighting cigars with hundred dollar bills.  Those undeserving employees of AIG who took all of your hard earned tax dollars and ran.  Bet they are on vacation somewhere,  laughing at how they all got over.  

Well, fear not ye good citizens of these United States of America. Your elected officials in Washington are addressing the situation and will soon have it resolved.

Members of congress have introduced a bill to tax these greedy Capitalistic pigs.  Nancy Pelosi has said that “recouping a ‘substantial portion’ through taxation is one of several viable possibilities.” Senator Reid has also confirmed that legislation is being drawn up that would levy a 90% tax on these bonuses.  
Imagine that.  Even though the United States Constitution forbids any “Bill of Attainder” or “ex post facto” law.

Republican Senator Charles Grassley is also on your side.  He has not only called for these AIG execs to give the money back, he is calling on them to commit Hari Kari. A Republican Senator.  Who said there was no bipartisanship in Washington? 

Rep. Barney Frank is there for you.  He is demanding the names of all AIG execs who received bonuses.  Rep. Frank has said that if Liddy refuses to name the names, he will subpoena them.  (I guess the ghost of McCarthy has not been exorcised.)

I have not agreed with the bailouts from the beginning.  I do not believe anyone should be rewarded for failure.  Not students, children or athletes. And especially not CEO’s of failing companies. However, legal contracts are binding.  They cannot be broken or changed without the resolution and agreement of all those involved.  Government can not and should not be in the business of violating the very laws which are bound by its Constitution.  

If in fact, these bonuses were contractual prior to the receipt of any bailout monies, they should indeed be honored.  The anger should be directed at the administration and at congress for not fully realizing or understanding where this bailout money would go.   

I cannot understand why the American people are so up in arms about these Executives getting paid. Well I kind of understand it.  Obama, Pelosi, Frank and the rest of the lot have got you all right where they want you.  They are screaming fire in the theater and watching everyone go running.  

Lets face it though, if all these AIG execs gave the bonuses back, are you all going to wake up tomorrow morning and have any more money in your pocket?  NO!
Will anyone be better off? Richer? NO!

I just don’t get it.  Athletes get paid millions of dollars. This directly affects the fans in the form of higher ticket prices.  Yet no one bats an eye.  No one calls for the athletes to give up some of their salaries.  
Citibank was given over $300 billion in bailout money and are paying millions of dollars for naming rights for the new Citi Field in New York.  Where is the outrage over that? 

It’s one big smoke screen folks.  Rally the people against the evil doers.  Create the US vs THEM mentality.  They (Obama, Pelosi, Frank and all the rest) are on your side. They are with “you.”  

This country is going to be unrecognizable in four years.  We have met the enemy………………

God Bless The United States of America.

God Help Us. 

Written by usa1968

March 23, 2009 at 12:58 am

Staten Island Tea Party – Nationwide Tax Day Tea Party

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If you are disgusted with the new administration, here’s your chance to be seen and heard.

 

Staten Island Tea Party

(One of many planned around the country.)

April 15, 2009  12 noon

Front of 265 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island NY

(C/O New Dorp Lane  and Edison Street)

Check out the following web sites for more information:

http://taxdayteapartysiny.blogspot.com/

http://taxdayteaparty.com/

Written by usa1968

March 17, 2009 at 8:44 pm

Why Are We Only Blaming Madoff?

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So Bernie Madoff pled guilty today and now awaits sentencing for bilking investors out of billions. As a result of the guilty plea, Madoff faces up to 150 years in prison. He’s been called a monster, a crook, every name under the sun. People are wishing him dead, calling for him to take his own life for ruining the lives of others. Many watch the TV and I’m sure feel nothing but disgust for the man. Many imagining those poor people who trusted Madoff with their life savings, their children’s college tuition funds, their retirement savings. Charities are now bankrupt as a result. From the average citizen to the well know and the famous.

Many believe he was not alone in running the biggest Ponzi Scheme ever seen. They want to blame others, the SEC, his family, his business associates, anyone that may have aided Madoff in pulling this off. Let’s round them all up and make them pay. Send them all to jail. Justice for all the victims.

Well folks, I’ll tell you who the biggest co conspirators were in this scheme. The investors. They have no one to blame but themselves.

Yes, those poor people who lost their life savings, their kids college tuition, their retirement savings, the charities, the famous and the not so famous. They are as guilty as Madoff in their greed and their lust for the almighty dollar.

How, in God’s name, when the banks are giving minimal interest rates and the stock market is in such a state of upheaval, did these people not realize something was not on the up and up? Annual returns in the double digits, 1% a month? Give me a break. At what point do you realize this isn’t on the level? Those that were lucky enough to get out before the bottom fell out should be held just as accountable as Madoff. Make them pay. After-all, they only succeeded in turning a profit because there were those dumb enough to invest after them.

Without greed, a con man can’t prosper. Without greed we wouldn’t even know the name Madoff. Without greed, those “poor people” would not have lost their life savings. I really don’t have much sympathy for anyone involved. They are all to blame.

If it sounds too good to be true………………

Written by usa1968

March 12, 2009 at 6:57 pm

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Lets All Assimilate

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What if we all stopped paying our mortgages?  What if we all stopped paying our credit card bills?  What if we all woke tomorrow morning and didn’t go to work?  Where would the money come from for the redistribution?

You see this President believes that rather than say working harder or living within your means, the rich should support the not so rich. You know, just like he said,  “… just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance at success, too… My attitude is that if the economy’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody.

So I ask, why should the poor get to be like the not so poor?   Why don’t we get to become like them?  Why should I wake up tomorrow morning, go to work and make barley enough money to cover my expenses?  Why should I have to budget my money, pay my bills,  my mortgage?

Let’s all assimilate…………………………….

God Bless The United States of America

Written by usa1968

March 9, 2009 at 11:54 pm