Friday, December 24, 2010

Into This World A Savior Is Born---Merry Christmas to All

And now a little Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See!

Tears of Joy are gratefully excepted.

And here's a treat for all you country and western fans---by Garth Brooks---(the video is precious)

May the Lord bless all of you----Kenny

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Should The Current Speaker of the House be Expelled From Office?


Since there is no recourse for the people of the State of California to recall a congressional representative for disorderly behavior, perhaps it would be prudent for the House of Representatives to undertake their constitutional duties.

Expulsion is the most serious form of disciplinary action that can be taken against a Member of Congress. Article I, Section 5 of the United States Constitution provides that "Each House [of Congress] may determine the Rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member." LINK
Question: If the people of the district of San Francisco were polled today, would they prefer that Nancy Pelosi not be holding up a national tax policy compromise that, (if not passed), could very well lead to the economic collapse of this country? How about the people of the state of New York, or Seattle, or (insert you own liberal bastion). Could these folks be putting their own political ideologies ahead of the welfare of the entire nation? Food for thought. Yet, the actions of Nancy Pelosi and a hard-core coalition of far left liberals are willing to take this risk at the expense of millions who are wondering whether they will have an unemployment check. Many have no idea if their jobs will be there on Monday. President Obama said “We cannot play politics at a time when the American people are looking for us to solve problems…..“, and yet solving problems for Americans doesn’t appear to be on Pelosi’s agenda. Is she thinking this country can survive her “collateral damage”:

“I am not willing to let that happen. I know there’s some people in my own party and in the other party who would rather prolong this battle, even if we can't reach a compromise. But I'm not willing to let working families across this country become collateral damage for political warfare here in Washington. And I'm not willing to let our economy slip backwards just as we're pulling ourselves out of this devastating recession……

I'm not willing to see 2 million Americans who stand to lose their unemployment insurance at the end of this month be put in a situation where they might lose their home or their car or suffer some additional economic catastrophe. LINK
Ms. Pelosi doesn’t even seem to listen to her own home-town newspaper:

Memo to outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: New polling shows that there is no national groundswell among either Democrats or liberals demanding defeat of the tax-cut compromise negotiated by President Obama and congressional Republicans.
A clear majority of Americans favors the agreement to prolong the Bush tax cuts for two more years, a new Rasmussen report finds.

But the big news in the latest poll is that Democrats and liberals are split right down the middle — despite the loud protests by some liberal House members, Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and liberal commentators on cable TV.
A huge journalistic OUCH! It would have been nice if the Chronicle had also advised Pelosi to strip out all the pork the House is preparing to add to the bill, but this would be wishful thinking. This writer thinks Ms. Pelosi has over-estimated her “groundswell” support for not passing the compromise---as agreed upon by the President and the Republicans. If this the course Pelosi has chosen, perhaps her own body of representatives should consider her expulsion. Certainly the oath she took to “well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office” did not include putting this country in financial peril.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

It is with great sadness to report that our dear wrestling coach, Jim Sylvia has passed away. Jim was more than a coach, he was a mentor, a best friend, and a loving husband and father. Jim touched the lives of many, and he will be missed tremendously.
Rest in peace Coach.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Newsflash! The Frenzied Liberal Media and Your Local Democrats Want To Raise Taxes

In 2001 and 2003 CONGRESS passed tax reductions for the middle class and yes for higher income earners to return money back to ALL AMERICANS. By allowing more money to be kept in the pockets of all Americans, the economy stabilized and the public had more money in their hands. Now, the Democrats and your government wants this money back. After creating over three trillion in new national debt over the past three years, your Democratic Party is now claiming to be concerned about deficits and the national debt. In a period of an extremely slow recovery from the worst recession in fifty years, Democrats want to “their” money back.

With sixteen days left in this Congress, Senate Democrats suddenly want to bring a slew of legislation up to a vote. They’ve had two years to work on and pass this legislation. Instead, Senate Democrats, (on Christmas Eve of 2009), insisted on forcing a new multi-trillion dollar entitlement a strong majority of Americans had rejected. This year the Democrats DID NOT even pass a budget.

Funding for the federal government will run out tomorrow unless Congress passes a continuing resolution. ALL forty-two Republicans in the Senate send a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid insisting that the matter of NOT RAISING TAXES ON ANYONE, and FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT be addressed FIRST, before any other legislation is taken up. Again, with only 16 legislative days left, this “suggestion” seems quite logical.

Economist testified before Congress recently that no ones taxes should be raised in this fragile economy. Even Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has testified before Congress that this is not the time to raise taxes — the economy is simply too fragile.

So, what are the Democrats in the House going to do this morning? They’re bringing a vote to the floor to raise taxes:

House Democratic leaders have scheduled a political showdown over the Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the month.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said the chamber will vote Thursday on a plan to permanently extend the tax cuts, but only to individuals earning less than $200,000 and couples making less than $250,000. “I am very hopeful that we will pass this,” Hoyer said. “Nobody wants working Americans to get any kind of an increase on January 1.”

Got that? According to Mr. Hoyer, no one making over $200k are considered “working Americans”. But these political games the Democrats are playing doesn’t stop here.

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., called the move “political chicanery and a nonstarter.”

Cantor pointed out that many Democrats back extending the tax cuts to all income levels and called for a vote on such a plan.

The Democratic plan to only partially extend the cuts will put Republicans and dozens of moderate Democrats in a difficult position. If they vote for the bill, they will be giving up any leverage they have to pass one that includes all taxpayers. If they oppose it, they could be criticized for voting against a middle class tax cut.

Republicans’ best chance of defeating the Democratic bill would be to amend it on the floor so that it includes all taxpayers, but Hoyer said he would try to block such amendments. “We don’t want to muddle our message and we think we won’t muddle our message,” Hoyer said. (emphasis mine)

In the last days of a failed House of Representatives, Steny Hoyer and the remaining lame duck Democrats will continue with the Pelosi ploy of shutting out any Republican amendments or work “together” to keep anyone from getting a tax increase. Mr. Hoyer’s “message” is NOT MUDDLED. Americans understand perfectly that Hoyer and House Democrats did not get the message on Nov. 2nd. Sadly, for now, it’s “business as usual” for the Democrats.