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The Big Picture. August 17, 2010

It is very obvious that Barack Obama and his lame crew do not have any vision for the future and if they do it is a very damaged understanding of what is really going to happen.  This video has the vision of what will really happen in the future.

Please watch and comment. I will accept reasonable, intelligent comments either in favor or not in favor. I will consider “flames” as junk and will not accept those comments.

Enjoy,

STMarie

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Barack Obama’s Destructive Business Agenda July 13, 2010

So today I went to go to my favorite Sabarro Pizza at

1731 N VICTORY PLACE

BUILDING R9

BURBANK, CA 91506

This is what I found.

So what happened here? To be honest I really don’t know.

I do know that Sabarro is a franchise organization.

So why did it close?

1. Land lord raised the rent beyond what the restaurant could sustain.

2. Franchisee was a bad business person and did not run the store properly.

3. Business was just down and could not survive.

4. Local business taxes were to high.

4. All of the above.

Here are the things that I do know that happened.

1. A franchisee lost his/her livelihood and business dream.

2. A given number of people lost their jobs.

3. A great number of future jobs were lost. (Unless the landlord is lucky enough to lease the space to another business.)

4. Loss of future jobs for High School Students or potential future Sabarro franchisees that would have been working there.

5. Loss of sales tax revenue for the City of Burbank, CA

6. Loss of sales tax revenue for the County of Los Angeles.

7. Loss of sales tax revenue for the State of California.

8. Loss of revenue for the food purveyors that supplied the food products that were served.

9. Loss of federal income tax collected from the owner and employees.

10. Loss of Medicare tax collected from the owner and employees.

11. Loss of California State Income tax from the owner and employees.

Ok so here is my point. Barack Obama wants people to think that everything is getting better. Tell that to all the people and their families that lost their job at this Sabarro and all the other business that continue to close everyday. Are new businesses opening up? Of course, But it is safe to say that more businesses are closing than opening.

In the meantime Barack Obama focuses on pissing away tax payer dollars for things like lawsuits against Arizona SB 1070 instead of concentrating  on bolstering small business and creating new jobs.

ST Marie

 

I don’t think anyone could have said this better! (An E-Mail forwarded to me.) 12/1/09 December 1, 2009



I don’t think anyone could have said

this better!

Robert A. Hall

“I’m  Tired”  by Robert A. Hall


I’ll be 63 soon
. Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I’ve worked, hard, since I was 18. Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven’t called in sick in seven or eight years. I make a good salary, but I didn’t inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, there’s no retirement in sight, and I’m tired. Very tired.


I’m  tired
of being told that I have to “spread the wealth around” to people who don’t have my work ethic. I’m tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it.


I’m  tired
of being told that I have to pay more taxes to “keep people in their homes.”  Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I’m willing  to help. But if  they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off,  $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own  money.


I’m  tired
of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros, and Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers. In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the  economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China, the crime and violence of Mexico, the tolerance for Christian people of Iran, and the freedom of speech of Venezuela. Won’t multiculturalism be beautiful?


I’m  tired
of being told that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family “honor”; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren’t “believers”; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for “adultery”; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur’an and Shari’a law tells them to.


I  believe
” a man should be judged by the content of his character, not by the color of  his skin.” I’m tired of being told that “race doesn’t matter” in the post-racial world of Obama, when it’s all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for  the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children  that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of US Senators from Illinois.


I  think
it’s very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the emancipation proclamation. I just wish the black president was  Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.


I’m  tired
of a news media that thinks Bush’s fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama’s, at triple the cost, were wonderful;  that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of  presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush’s military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his, that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever. Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News? Get a clue. I didn’t vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.


I’m  tired
of being told that out of “tolerance for other cultures” we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue, or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.


I’m  tired
of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global`warming, which no one is allowed to debate. My wife and I live in a two-bedroom  apartment and carpool together five miles to our  jobs. We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and  granddaughter live. Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore’s, and if you’re greener than Gore, you’re green  enough.


I’m  tired
of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant  germ rush out  of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white  powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off? I  don’t think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs. And I’m tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never  tried marijuana.


I’m  tired
of  illegal aliens being called “undocumented workers,” especially the ones who aren’t working, but are living on welfare or crime.  What’s  next? Calling drug dealers, “Undocumented Pharmacists”?  And, no, I’m not against Hispanics. Most of them are Catholic, and it’s been a few hundred years since Catholics wanted to  kill me for my religion.  I’m willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn’t have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three  years in our military…. Those are the citizens we need.


I’m  tired
of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the` uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a  recruiting station, trashing our military. They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and  bad mouth better people than themselves. Do  bad things happen in war? You bet. Do our troops sometimes misbehave?  Sure. Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are? Not even close. So here’s the deal. I’ll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims  who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian.  Then we’ll compare notes. British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.


I’m  tired
of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption. Read the papers; bums are bipartisan. And I’m tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship.  I live in Illinois , where the ” Illinois Combine” of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years. Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama’s cabinet as  well.


I’m  tired
of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers, and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I’m tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.


Speaking of poor, I’m tired
of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and  two cars called poor. The majority of Americans didn’t have that in 1970, but we didn’t know we were “poor.” The poverty  pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.


I’m  real tired
of people who don’t take responsibility for their lives and  actions. I’m tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems.


Yes,  I’m damn tired
. But I’m also glad to be 63. Because, mostly, I’m not going to have  to see the world these people are making. I’m just sorry for my granddaughter.

Robert  A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.
I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Hall for contacting me and making corrections so his statement is accurate.  It was a pleasure to chat with him.
Robert A. Hall’s Blog can be found here:

http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/

St. Marie

 

“Don’t Share My Wealth, Share My Work Ethic.” October 18, 2009

Today was one of those days were things didn’t go as planned with work.  Tomorrow is another new day and things will be better. In the mean time it got me to thinking about what I’m going to do with the rest of my life at 59 years old. I have to admit that work as a freelancer has been good to me over the past 12 years and continues to roll right a long.

But there are times that I would just like to quite, pick up my still camera, get in my car and just see all there is to see int the beautiful rural parts of the USA and take a lot of pictures that would make people smile. People spend millions of dollars to go see other countries when most haven’t even explored what the good ole’ USA has to offer.

However, there is a problem with that thought.  In particular it is the problem of uncertainty that Barack Obama brings to the table.

Barack Obama is very concerned with taking my hard earned savings, eating away at it with taxes and giving it to people that do not have the work ethic that I have cultured over the years. All kind of taxes on companies that would drive the costs of retirement to a very uncomfortable place.

Barack Obama would rather concentrate on having a green country with people that have low cost or free healthcare that is very bad in quality instead of having a healthy economy. An economy where people have a strong work ethic and do not rely on the federal government stealing from hard working people and giving it away to slackers for free. When people are working, crime goes down, tax revenues at all levels of local, county, state and federal government goes up.

I came up with the topic of my blog from a picture from the blog linked below. I want to thank that person for posting these pictures as they are a snapshot of what people in the country are really thinking. The Tea Party was a small movement at first but as soon as people see the errors in waste that big government is taking our hard earned money for, they begin to see the light.  A some people have said, “A sleeping giant has been awakened.”

A Tea Party Greets Obama in San Francisco.

Share work Ethic

A lot of my friends have said. “WAIT,  He has only been if office for 9 months.”  Well ya know I don’t have a lot of time. By the time Obama gets thrown out of office I will be 62 and I still will not have the confidence to retire.

There is a chance of redemption that in 2010 a significant number of senate seats that will go to Republicans and I hope Libertarians.  It seems that the most corrupt people are in the Senate. If the people vote to cripple the Democratic Senate then we can reduce Barack Obama to the lame duck president that he was even before he was elected.

I really think that this sold be the new mantra for 2009:

“DON’T SHARE MY WEALTH, SHARE MY WORK ETHIC.”

Let’s see if we can make this work.

ST Marie

 

Barack Obama and the State of the Nation 10/12/09 October 12, 2009

Hi Everyone,

It has been awhile since I have sat down and expressed my views. When I first started to blog before Barack Obama was corruptly elected to office. (Remember he is from Chicago and that is how Democratic politicians are elected to office) he hadn’t started the destruction of the United States that we are witnessing today. We now know what he meant by “CHANGE.” “CHANGE” means destruction if the United States as we have know it for 200 years.  The one thing that Barack Obama has done very effectively is resurrect racism in this country. Ever since the day he took office that topic is in the news.

It finally comes down to this: “If you disagree with Barack Obama and his policies you are a racist and you hate Afro-Americans.” This is the most destructive chain of thought to evolve out of the Barack Obama Presidency.  Is this Barack’s Problem? Of course not. But wait, or is it? If it is not his problem why is he not calling out the people like Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and a host of other Barack Obama supporters to tell them that it is wrong to make the racial comment above. Maybe Barack Obama is not not responsible for the racial comments, however he has the position to make the statement “If you disagree with Barack Obama and his policies you are a racist and you hate Afro-Americans.” socially unacceptable.  But his decision not to speak out against this statement means that he agrees with that statement. This making him a racially motivated person.

This is what our country has been reduced to. Is civil war a possibility? I doubt it very highly. Will our country become more and more divided?  That is a guarantee that you can take to the mountain top.  Barack Obama has shown in the last few days how unqualified he is to be President of the United States when it comes to foreign policy and diplomacy. He has no idea of how to handle the military when it comes to overseas commitment. At the end of the day we are in a religious war in the middle east and those last for hundreds of years. The choice is to keep fighting or surrender to the enemies. Only two choices.

As the emotional and financial stability of our nation crumbles, the Democratic Party has only three agendas:

1. Raise taxes

2. Make the top 5% of high income people pay for the rest of the country.

3. Provide the country with a huge amount of free, low cost, poor quality entitlement programs.

Thank you,

ST

 

An Open letter to Mr. Bill Novelli CEO of AARP (Updated 8/11/09) August 10, 2009

Mr. Bill Novelli,

I am thoroughly disgusted in AARP’s decision to support Barack Obama’s Marxist Socialist Government Administered Health Care Program. Thank you AARP for throwing seniors under the bus to satisfy the wishes of a very selfish, morally damaged Democratic party. You are supposed to support us seniors and prevent organizations from taking advantage of us. The mere fact that Barack Obama wants to cut back on medicare to pay for this program is just wrong. Basically he will shift healthcare benefits from the elderly to much younger people that can still monetarily contribute to his healthcare train wreck. While older people that are retired, that are not working and will not contribute to the coffers of Barackos’ plan will then be denied healthcare in their later years. This is so wrong on so many levels it is disgusting. I have no idea how much money AARP gave to Barack Obama but if it was more than $1.00 it was a total waste of AARP’s members money. Being originally from Chicago, I am very familiar with corrupt Democratic “Pay to Play” politics. If AARP is involved with “Pay to Play” in the Obama administration, it will surface one day. I’ll be expecting a new press release with the official position of the AARP to be voting against the Barack Obama Government Administered Healthcare Train Wreck.

P.S.  I am not part of the Conservative “Mob.”

STMARIE

I’d like to make a correction that came from a comment from GDN. He/she pointed out that Mr. Novelli was replaced by a Mr. Barry Rand who supported Barack Obama with the maximum political donation of $4600.00 with a total of $15,900 total to the DNC since since 1995. Here is the source of that information.

http://thehill.com/business–lobby/new-aarp-chief-gave-big-to-obama-2009-03-12.html

I had already sent the letter via the AARP webpage to Mr. Novelli as I had read an older article that Mr, Novelli was still the CEO.

Thank you again GDN for that correction. The credit is all yours. 🙂

ST MARIE

 

Barack Obama and Natural Disaster Preparedness 8/7/09 August 7, 2009

So far this year Barack Obama has been very lucky.  In his first year he is fortunate to be in an El Nino season.

El Nino description from NOAA.

And no you are wrong Al Gore. Global warming does not influence El Nino and La Nina conditions. It is a natural occurring event that has been going on for centuries.

“El Nino is first recorded in the early 1500s, and it happens every four years at that time. It usually lasts for a few weeks, but major events lasts for a little longer than a year. Recent events occur in 1957, 1965, 1972, 1976, 1982, 1983, and 1997. A powerful El Nino in 1982 and 1983 caused severe droughts in Australia and Indonesia. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean, it brought an unusually large number of storms in California, USA. There were also violent rains and destructive floods in Ecuador and Peru.”

What this means is that the Atlantic Ocean is cool (Reduced fuel for hurricanes) thus far at this time there have been no named hurricane systems in the Atlantic to threaten the Southern States.

However when there is an EL Nino in effect then there is a history of torrential rains for the West Coast of the US when El Nino is active. Also at this time there is a possibility of Hurricane Felicia (8-7-09) affecting Hawaii. However the prognosis is that this hurricane will be reduced to tropical storm Felicia by the time it gets to Hawaii

So here is the point of my writings:

Barack Obama is concentrating on spending trillions of dollars for his Pork Barrel projects like Nationalized Heath Care and there will be no money available to help the people in the near future for what could possibly be a very bad flood and series of heavy rain events that may plague the Western Pacific States.  Recently it has been very hot and dry in the Pacific Northwest. That means that the jet stream has dropped further south.

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Wind/JetStream.aspx

More importantly when the El Nino subsides and La Nina returns, the number of named Hurricanes will increase again in the Atlantic. These storms as you know have caused the most severe damage to largely populated areas.

Here are the questions that I have:

1. Where is the money going to come from to help people recover from potentially devastating hurricanes in the future?

2. Where is the money going to come from to repair any damage from the “Pineapple Express” if it occurs again in the West Coast of the United States.

3. How will Barack Obama respond to these natural disasters in a timely manor?

4. How much experience does he have with dealing with a natural disaster like Katrina?

5. Will Barack Obama blame his shortfalls in FEMA’s response on George W. Bush?

6. Who will Barack Obama choose as the “Hurricane Czar” to be in charge of managing and directing hurricanes and being the official PIO for the hurricanes that may come ashore in the future?

Hopefully FEMA has learned a lot about Hurricane Response.  Maybe it will be better this time around if there is another Katrina. It is always possible that a CAT 5 storm could hit the continental US again in the future.

It seems that Barack Obama is taking the “Out of Sight Out of Mind” approach to the future on this topic.  Oh I know. Barack Obama will deal with that when and if necessary.

Just food for thought.

STMARIE