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Is this True? US Government invests $737 Million in Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law’s company?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on October 2, 2011

Is this true?

Is Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law in the second in command at Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve?

I love listening to Bob. He’s definitely one-sided but, love him or hate him, you need to at least make a note what he is saying…  (Links below)

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Calderóon to approach UN regarding the Occupied Territory of Texas

Posted by TopOfTheThread on September 24, 2011

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Background: In 1845, United States of America annexed the Republic of Texas and admitted it to the Union as the 28th state. The U.S. thus inherited Texas’s border dispute with Mexico; this quickly led to the Mexican-American War, during which the U.S. captured additional territory (known as the Mexican Cession of 1848), extending nation’s borders all the way to the Pacific Ocean (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Annexation)

MEXICO CITY,Mexico- President Phelipe Calderóon of Mexico is in the process of submitting a formal proposal to the United Nations regarding the illegal annexation of Texas by the United States.

Speaking to reporters outside the capitol, Sr. Calderóon stated “The United States had illegally taken possession of the Northern Mexican territory known as “Territorio del Norte”.  This territory is rich in natural resources and is vital to our economy.  We demand this occupation ends immediately.  The world community supports our position and we are confident the UN will approve our proposal.  For over 150 years, the USA has occupied this territory and we now demand it ends. ”

In response to Sr. Calderóon’s comments, Manuel Embajador, USA Ambassador to Mexico, stated “It is our contention the region in question is a legitimate part of the state of Texas.  How long does an occupied territory, or “region in question”, remain “in question”.  It’s been a long time since the Mexicans owned that land.”

Sr. Calderóon stated he plans on submitting the proposal in October.

(This is a fictional press release that is relevant to recent events.)

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9/11, 911 Flags flying at Commack High School, NY

Posted by TopOfTheThread on September 10, 2011

In remembrance of 9/11, 911 Flags are  flying at Commack High School (NY). If you are on Long Island or in the area, it’s a great site.   NEVER FORGET!

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Obama, Netanyahu, Israel borders, USA borders, cartoon

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 26, 2011

Obama, Netanyahu, Israel borders, USA borders, cartoon…..

Interesting ….

Obama Netanyahu Israel borders palestinians

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why California is broke and Texas is not

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 25, 2011

Here is an email that has been passed around.  Is there truth to it? It’s extreme and meant to be humorous, but think about it.

THE COYOTE

California : 

The  Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a  nature trail.  A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor’s dog, then bites the Governor.
1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural.
2. He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.
3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases.
4. The Governor goes to the hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.
5. The running trail gets shut down for six months while Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous animals.
6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a “coyote awareness program” for residents of the area.
7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world.
8. The  Governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the attack. The State spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional specialtraining re: The Nature of Coyotes.
9. PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files a $5 million suit against the State.

TEXAS:

The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A Coyotejumps out and attacks his dog.
1. The Governor shoots the coyote with his State-issued pistol and keeps jogging. The Governor has spent $.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.
2. The Buzzards eat the dead coyote.

And that, my friends, is why California is broke and Texas is not.

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Mitt Romney, Eminem, and President Obama’s “Weird Strategy”

Posted by TopOfTheThread on August 13, 2011

This week, President Obama’s team leaked their Mitt Romney Strategy to the press.

From Politico — Obama plan: Destroy Romney
Barack Obama’s aides and advisers are preparing to center the president’s reelection campaign on a ferocious personal assault on Mitt Romney’s character and business background, a strategy grounded in the early-stage expectation that the former Massachusetts governor is the likely GOP nominee. More.

…portray the public Romney as inauthentic, unprincipled and, in a word used repeatedly by Obama’s advisers in about a dozen interviews, “weird.”….

…the Republican’s personal awkwardness will turn off voters….

.. The second aspect of the campaign to define Romney is his record as CEO of Bain Capital, a venture capital firm that was responsible for both creating and eliminating jobs….  More.

Examples of the “targets” are Romney being weird, an incident with his dog on the roof of the car, dressing in tight jeans, etc..

They will also portray him as a flip-flopper using the example of Healthcare in Massachusetts.

Mr. Romney should thank President Obama’s team for all the constructive criticism.  Stay with me..

* * * * *

Let’s take a look at Eminem’s battle strategy in 8 Mile.  Eminem is in a rap contest and he knows his opponent is going to rip him for being white trash, living in a trailer park, having a dunk mother, having a cheating girlfriend, and other obvious items.

What does he do? He discloses these negatives about himself and beats the opponent to the punch. When it is the opponent’s turn, he has nothing to say.  Take a minute and watch the video.

So Mitt Romney should beat the Obama team to the punch…

Here’s a sample presentation or monologue for Mr. Romney:

President Obama and his team are trying to divert the attention from the poor job he as done as President Of The United States.  They are planning on avoiding serious topics such as unemployment, the historically low bond rating of the USA, and our deficit.

  • I know I am not perfect. I imagine you all realize you are not perfect. No human being is perfect.
  • I have on occasion dressed in a manner you may feel is weird. Yes have I have worn those skinny jeans.  So?
  • I made a mistake putting my dog’s crate on the roof of my car. Yes it was a mistake and I would not do it again.  Fortunately the dog is fine.
  • I have been the CEO of a very profitable company.  I have created jobs as well as eliminated jobs. Creating jobs is great.  I also needed to eliminate jobs to run the business.  That was my job. Tough decisions are necessary running a business as well as running a country. Unlike President Obama, I have a documented track record of having the ability to create jobs. When I am President, it will be my job to create jobs. I will create jobs.
  • I have implemented a universal healthcare program in Massachusetts.  As governor of Massachusetts, at that time,  it was the right thing to do for the people of the state.  Please keep in mind that decisions are made based upon the audience affected and the timing.     At that time it was the correct decision. And just because it made sense to implement it in Massachusetts, doesn’t mean it would have made sense to implement it in New York, Texas, Kansas, or other states.  Regarding timing… Sometimes the Fed will raise rates and other times lower rates.  Decisions are based upon timing and the current environment. This is not flip-flopping.

Now that all those irrelevant distractions are out in the open, let’s get down to the issues we need to improve the direction of our country.

President Obama,  what are your specific plans for the country? You have been in office for 3 years. There are no signs of job growth. The deficit is over $14 trillion.  And for the first time in history, the bond rating of  the USA has been lowered.

This is what the people want to hear.  You can talk all you want about my skinny jeans and awkwardness, but you are avoiding the subject — you have not done your job.

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When no presidential campaign is the best campaign

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 30, 2011

Mitt Romney has been conspicuously quiet. No comments on the debt ceiling?

Doesn’t Mitt Romney look like a president?

It is interesting to note how Mitt Romney has stayed clear of everything going on in Washington. Little exposure. Few comments.

  • Right or wrong – Michelle Bachmann  will  continue to speak in her extreme ideas and will be picked apart by the media and Democrats
  • Right or wrong – Sarah Palin has the flaky, media-exaggerated, reputation, and will “probably” not be taken seriously.
  • Right or wrong – Tim Pawlenty is a long shot and is now “playing games” with Michelle Bachmann.
  • Right or wrong – Newt Gingrich is too extreme and has no shot at the nomination.
  • Right or wrong – Herman Cain has some interesting points but is way behind.
  • Right or wrong – Rick Perry. Although Texas is probably the most successful economic state, unfortunately Texas = George W. Bush.
  • And Right or wrong – President Obama has broken his promises of transparency and the country “may be” worse off than when he took office.  There is little indication we are headed in the right direction. For how many years can George W. Bush be blamed. We all acknowledge Bush was not a good president but it’s Obama’s job, without blaming others, to improve our country.

If Romney clearly gets the word out in a simple, logical manner, he won’t be attacked by Democrats or Republicans.  He needs to stand clear of the noise. It may simply be the case that he could win the Republican nomination because there is no other front runner. And he could win the presidential election because the country is disgusted with Washington DC and the direction of the country.

But then again, things can change quickly. Twelve months before the previous election, we all thought Hillary Clinton was going to be president.

(Note: Image of man with finger up is from workingnaked.com)

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(Financial Crisis) Relax the underwriting standards again? Haven’t we learned from our mistakes?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 21, 2011

A few weeks ago, an article popped up on Yahoo regarding relaxing the underwriting standards of lenders.

Haven’t we learned from our mistakes?

Let’s take a look back…

House Financial Services Committee hearing, Sept. 25, 2003: (See http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122290574391296381.html)

Rep. Frank: I do think I do not want the same kind of focus on safety and soundness that we have in OCC [Office of the Comptroller of the Currency] and OTS [Office of Thrift Supervision]. I want to roll the dice a little bit more in this situation towards subsidized housing. . . . More..

Rep. Frank (D. Mass) contributed to banks lending to people unqualified to pay back their loans…. and the resulting mess.

Take a quick peek at this short video.    He couldn’t have been more off base.

And we all know this contributed to crash of our economy… Unqualified people getting mortgages. NOW we’re asking banks to loosen lending standards… Again?

From Yahoo and Investors Business Daily ( Friday July 8, 2011, 6:51 pm EDT)

In what could be a repeat of the easy-lending cycle that led to the housing crisis, the Justice Department has asked several banks to relax their mortgage underwriting standards and approve loans for minorities with poor credit as part of a new crackdown on alleged discrimination, according to court documents reviewed by IBD.  More…

Wow. I hope I am missing something here.  Relax the underwriting standards?  That’s one of the ways we got in trouble last time, right?

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USA Healthcare, Obamacare – Thank you to…

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 17, 2011

USA Health Care Horrible 126.99 for 4 days of ear drops  Obamacare

Thank you to all the wonderful people out there who have ruined our healthcare system.  Thank you to the insurance companies. Thank you to the drug companies. Thank you to the doctors. Thank you to the ambulance-chasing attorneys.

And thank you to our government for shoving through a 1300-page bill, that nobody could have possibly read, and contributing to the downfall of our ever-worsening healthcare system (Obamacare.)

This 4 day supply of ear drops costs $126.99.  Why?

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If I ran my business that way, I’d be out of business (US Government budget)

Posted by TopOfTheThread on July 9, 2011

Remember Charles Grodin in Dave? Take a quick watch.

How can that clip be more relevant?

The way the President and Congress are running the country, it’s amazing we’re in business…

Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Raise the ceiling. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Raise the ceiling. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Raise the ceiling. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending. Spending….

The only person who can get away with that is Paris Hilton. (Just insert “Raise my allowance” where it says “Raise the ceiling”.)

Perhaps President Obama should bring in Charles Grodin to help with the budget.

It’s a good thing we are not a part of a common currency, like the Euro.  If we were, we wouldn’t have the ability to print more money… the answer to everything!

  • So we’re contemplating raising the ceiling.
  • Unemployment is at 9.2%.  Under-employment must bring that number up to an estimated 17%
  • We are spending billions of dollars fighting wars all over the world. (Libya? Libya?)
  • And we are still sending billions of dollars of aid to countries all over the world. How about we tell all these countries that we are only giving them 50% of the aid we had previously given to them. Let’s apply that saved money domestically and help ourselves!
  • And President Obama is now focused on his reelection campaign!

What happened to this great country of ours?   The left is far left. The right is far right.  All they care about is keeping their jobs and getting re-elected.

It’s a shame.

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