Thursday, December 31, 2009

Dan Folgelberg-----Same Auld Lang Syne

For you Cynthia Lynn..........


Met my old lover in a grocery store
The snow was falling Christmas Eve
Stole behind her in the frozen foods
and I touched her on the sleeve
She didn't recognize the face at first
but then her eyes flew open wide
Tried to hug me and she spilled her purse
and we laughed until we cried
Took her groceries to the checkout stand
The food was totaled up and bagged
stood there lost in our embarrassment
as the conversation dragged
Went to have ourselves a drink or two
but couldn't find an open bar
Bought a six-pack at the liquor store
and we drank it in the car
We drank a toast to innocence, we drank a toast to now
Tried to reach beyond the emptiness but neither one knew how
She said she'd married her an architect
Kept her warm and safe and dry
She said she'd like to say she loved the man
but she didn't want to lie
I said the years had been a friend to her
and that her eyes were still as blue
But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I saw doubt or gratitude
She said she saw me in the record store
and that I must be doing well
I said the audience was heavenly
but the traveling was hell
We drank a toast to innocence we drank a toast to time
We're living in our eloquence, another old lang syne
The beers were empty and our tongues grew tired
and running out of things to say
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
and I watched her drive away
Just for a moment I was back in school
And felt that old familiar pain
And as I turned to make my way back home
the snow turned into rain

You're welcome to leave a comment, and tears are optional
President Obama---Please STOP SPENDING NOW

Treasury Department---(Mr. Geithner)---STOP issuing money now.
United States Congress---Stop spending NOW.

This nation and its citizenry need to send a serious message to President Obama, Timothy Geithner, and the United States Congress, that this nation can no longer afford these open checkbook policies. It's time to rein in the spending practices that is putting this nation in generational debt. From the day the Democrats took control in 2006, this government has spent trillions in unfunded budgets, pork barrel spending, (earmarks), and entitlements, using a recession as the primary excuse. Too many times we've heard the phrase, "too big to fail" while unemployment has skyrocketed from 4.5% (6.0% when the Democrats took power) to 10% nationally, and as high as 17% in certain regions of the country. Those responsible citizens that participated in the tea-parties and town halls had one united message that the Obama administration, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi have purposely and belligerently ignored----STOP SPENDING NOW.

Next November, these liberal Democrats (and their spending policies), will find out who is “too big to fail”. This irresponsible government will see an unprecedented “change” in leadership throughout the House and the Senate. Every senator or congressperson that participated in this runaway spending spree, (regardless of party affiliation), will see their careers come to an abrupt end. For months, warnings have been sounded in poll after poll, town halls, and tea parties, and yet “the people”---constituents on both sides of the political spectrum---are ignored while the pigs in Washington fatten their wallets on the backs of the working taxpayer. The Democrat’s promise to “soak it to the rich” and “redistribute the wealth” is the biggest lie of the 21st century, while the middle class sees nothing but higher taxes on the horizon.

The most recent economic disaster, (that is not yet passed or signed into law), is this healthcare bill. It was originally proposed as an effort to reduce the cost to every American citizen. Instead, this 100% Democrat legislation has turned out to be nothing but billions in payoffs to the insurance industry, pharmaceutical companies, and another unfunded entitlement that WILL NOT reduce the cost of healthcare. This current legislation that is going into the conference committee is nothing short of a ponzi scheme directing your government to begin collecting your hard earned dollars for up to three years before any benefit is realized. For three years your government will collect this money with the full intention of funding a program they claim will reduce your healthcare cost, while nothing could be further from the truth. The Democrats have taken a chapter out of Bernie Madoff’s billion dollar scam, showing “money on the books” by cutting billions in senior heath care programs, (Medicare, Medicare Advantage), raising taxes on current heath care policies, taxing medical devices, (that will be passed on directly to the consumer). In addition, “funding” will also be raised when ten million of our youths, (healthy eighteen to thirty year olds), will be forced by law---for the first time in this nation’s history---to purchase healthcare insurance under the threat of penalty, and or imprisonment.

With Social Security and Medicare currently underfunded and scheduled to be insolvent in the next decade, your government plans on adding another entitlement designed to put this nation further in debt. While the Democrats have, (through fancy bookkeeping practices Bernie would be proud of), claimed this new entitlement will actually reduce the deficit, every function of this legislation MUST BE REALIZED. If one portion of this ponzi scheme fails, it will cost this nation trillions in more unfunded debt.

But, what’s a few trillion more to Barack Obama and your liberal democrat “leadership”, (who just raised the debt limit another “paltry” $290 billion---now at $12.4 TRILLION DOLLARS)??? Never mind that the democrats have spent over three trillion dollars since taking control of your government in 2006. Never mind that in three short years your government has tripled the spending of the entire eight years of the Bush administration that includes two wars, Katrina, and, oh yeah, a little interruption called 9/11. Never mind that Republicans stayed home in 2006 because they were disgusted with Bush’s spending policies that included a bi-partisan UNFUNDED prescription drug bill. I’m certain Bush and Karl Rove thought this was a perfect plan to take away a major platform that belonged to the democrats. While it may have kept independents and seniors in line to re-elect Bush in 2004, the culmination of “change” took its toll two years later.

What Barack Obama and this liberal democrat government have failed to understand, (or completely ignore), is that “the people” of this nation hates big government and their unfunded spending policies designed to defer the cost to the next generation. Further, they understand that middle class taxes will have to be raised, despite the liberal’s claim that they’re “soaking it to the rich”. The people continue to tighten their belts while their government spends like there’s no tomorrow. Tomorrow, (next November), can’t come soon enough when the Democrats discover they are not “too big to fail”. Using the words of our current President, these policies have become a “systemic failure”---financial domestic terrorism at its finest.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Citizens of the United States versus the United States Government

Lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of San Francisco

All Legal United States Citizens (see signatures below)


The United States Government
Barack Obama (President of the United States)
The United States Senate
The United States House of Representatives
Harry Reid
Nancy Pelosi
The State of Nebraska
Ben Nelson—United States Senator
(Any and all co-conspirators in this action)

Statement of Claim

We, the people of the United States of America hereby claim that the United States Government, all of the defendants listed above in this document and other unindicted co-conspirators, that these parties have knowingly broken the laws of this nation, and without restraint, continue to break the laws set forth in our Constitution. Listed below in this indictment are the laws that have been violated and the current legislation that will also be in violation of the United States Constitution. The People of the United States will hereby be seeking a request that the District Court file an immediate preliminary injunction to cease-and-desist the current actions listed and will ask for a permanent injunction when this case is settled. Further, the People of the United States will also show that the preliminary injunction is just and necessary, and will show cause under the understanding that the People are likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of preliminary relief, and that the injunction sought is in the public interest. Therefore, We, the People of the United States of America believe the defendants listed above have knowingly and purposely refused to obey the laws set forth in the actions listed below.


First action:

The People of the United States herby claim that the State of Nebraska and its Senate representative, Ben Nelson, and others* have wrongly engaged in an agreement that is illegally exclusive to one state at the cost and harm to all other states of this nation. Legal interpretation and documents will be supplied as addendums to this action.

Second action:

The People of the United States hereby claim that the United States Senate and others* have wrongly engage in writing legislation that illegally mandates that every legal citizen of this country be required to purchase a health insurance policy under penalty of fines and or imprisonment. Legal interpretation and documents will be supplied as addendums to this action.

Third action:

The People of the United States hereby claim that Nancy Pelosi, the House of Representatives, and others* have been complicit in the second action listed above and shall be held in contempt pending the outcome of this decision. We further ask the court to direct these parties to also cease-and-desist in any further actions regarding this complaint. Legal interpretation and documents will be supplied as addendums to this action.

Forth action:

The People of the United States hereby claim that the United States Government, the President of the United States, and others* are also complicit in all actions listed above, and are seeking a preliminary injunction from the court for these parties to also cease-and-desist with the intention of ending this illegal activity. Legal interpretation and documents will be supplied as addendums to this action.

Wherefore: The plaintiff claims damages against the above defendants collectively and individually in seeking an immediate preliminary injunction. Further, the plaintiff claims damages in an amount to be determined at trial, plus costs, and for any further relief that this Honorable Court determines necessary and appropriate.

* (other parties will be filed in an addition to this complaint)

Filed in the U.S. District Court--San Francisco
December 19th, 2009


Editors note: This is a mock document and is not intended to be construed as any kind of a legal document binding or otherwise. The purpose of this post is established for the readers entertainment only.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Taking a break from the restriction of politic, (sort of) may I present:

A great song for any unfunded government entitlement

And for the kid in all of us........

Saturday, December 05, 2009

O'Reilly Takes a Feeble Stab At Economics

There’s just no other way to say it, Bill O’Reilly is an economic idiot. His plan to bring down the deficit with a 2% national sales tax is pure foolishness, but so is Bill. Why this man thinks he's suddenly and economics academic or even educated in the field is beyond comprehension. When Neil Cavuto explains why the national sales tax would bring down sales volume, O’Reilly resorts to the Alinsky principle, by insulting Cavuto's pink tie and insinuating Cavuto has wasted Fox's money by going to Washington to cover Obama's latest political amusement----the jobs summit. Speaking of a jobs summit, guess who was on Obama's partisian list and who's missing? Three major business organizations that represent over 140 million jobs where left off Barack Obama’s summit list simply because they have been critical of Obama's socialist spending policies that are sending this nation into generational debt. Those that did attend were social spending liberals like Paul Krugman---who believes the government is the answer along with raising taxes across the board---and other minions of the unions and corporation CEO's that help to put Obama in office. They are all looking for one thing, and that's how their industry can manipulate the government to fit their bottom lines, while screwing the public.

Bill O should stick to what he does best----claiming he's kissed Obama's ass enough with his "fair and balance" crapola, and protecting the kids. As any one who thinks raising taxes on the general public is a good idea, the guy is simply a moron, and has no reality of how the government has gotten in the way of capitalism and the free market driven principals that made this nation the most wealthy and profitable in the world. O’Reilly knows the Obama administration is out of control on domestic spending and said so in his talking point memo at the beginning of the show. He got his feeling hurt right off the git-go when Cavuto slammed the door on this stupid idea. Cavuto actually soft-pedaled his response while O’Reilly objected like a scolded child interrupting to plead his case. And, (I think), Cavuto could have further embarrassed O’Reilly by simply telling O his idea was not only impractical but non-productive to market driven forces. But his cockamamie idea of raising taxes---and believing that this current government will stop spending AND apply these taxes solely for deficit reduction---puts O'Reilly directly into the kool-aid drinking class of his reality-check segment. Do us all a favor Bill, and take a powder on this one.