AUGUST 22, 2008
"If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone" -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, 1736
"Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship." -- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, 1745
"In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress." - John Adams
LINKS:(a must read) In February 2008, David Walker, the Comptroller General of the United States (the nation's chief accountant) resigned because, as he said, "the dangers of deficit spending fell on deaf ears in Congress."
COMMENT - Dire predictions? Yes! And not much hope currently in sight with our Congressmen's penchant for deficit spending. The only sane course of action for us as individuals is to tighten our belts and pay off our credit cards, charge accounts, and car notes just a quickly as we can (and home mortgages too if we can), leaving only our month to month living expenses. In the meantime we MUST all work to elect politicians who believe in limiting government expenditures to no more than it collects in revenue.
Mexican gangs kidnapping Americans right here in the USA, and in Mexico, and taking them back to Mexico to hold for ransom:
Drug Cartel murders "soaring.": http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7566077.stm
We need a Second American Revolution: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKFKGrmsBDk
Never mind that it would mean not enforcing the law, Denver may decide to not enforce marijuana laws during the Democrat Convention (no kidding): http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/thebigblog/archives/146604.asp
"I can't stand John McCain" - Harry Reid (who would've guessed?): http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0808/Reid_I_cant_stand_John_McCain.html
House Minority Leader Boehner to Dems, "put up, or shut up": http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/boehner-to-dems-put-up-or-shut-up-2008-08-20.html
Liberalism exposed. If they can do this can they not also require you to work for free? Isn't this the very definition of "involuntary servitude?: http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08081902.html
Obama has some shady real estate deals he hasn't explained yet: http://townhall.com/Columnists/AmandaCarpenter/2008/08/21/shady_house_deal_plagues_obama
The disaster that awaits us if Obama gets to enact his stated tax plans: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121927694295558513.html?mod=rss_opinion_main
You just can't make these things up: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-orl-0820seaworld,0,5643359.story
This should finally silence the 9/11 conspiracy theorists, but it probably won't: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26331842/
TSA snafu: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5613502&page=1
Dems claim McCain is trying to "buy" the election, but last month the Obama campaign spent $1600 for every $1000 the McCain campaign spent:: http://www.herald-dispatch.com/homepage/x1846891170/Obama-outspends-McCain-in-July-by-5-3-ratio
Would it be better for children in ages 0-5 to go to mandatory government pre-K schools, or to have a good home life experience in those years?: http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=34448
Another juvenile illegal alien tries to stab a man? Where? In sanctuary city San Francisco: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/08/21/MN4U12DRQF.DTL&tsp=1
All by themselves these dogs catch a bus to a park where they then catch rides down the river to go back home: http://boortz.com/more/video/river_dogs.html
Some military humor: http://www.tom-phillips.info/images/funny.military.htm
A space data and weather web site: http://www.spaceweather.com/
From our, "you can't make this stuff up," department, comes word that in California (where else) some people are concerned that alternative cars are "too quiet," and want them to be equipped with noise makers: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/uptospeed/2008/08/hybrids-vs-pede.html
There is a serious gang problem in Los Angeles. Care to guess what the Liberal LA Mayor says is the "only" solution?: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/4574
City bans kids from selling home grown watermelons from their roadside stand (mustn't encourage self reliance don't ya know): http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=5626065&page=1
US oil companies re-opening and reworking (like an overhaul) old wells that were unprofitable just two years ago: http://www.energybulletin.net/node/46315
For adhering to, and standing up for, her religious beliefs, she was fired: http://townhall.com/columnists/MikeSAdams/2008/08/19/fat_lesbians_on_crack
This is nothing more than a bald faced pork barrel giveaway. There is nothing here that improves education: http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba/ba622/
Demonstrating a lack of concern: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121675870122574633.html?mod=opinion_journal_political_diary
Scientists say dogs learn morals from humans: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1047481/Living-humans-taught-dogs-morals-say-scientists.html
"Raise my welfare payments or I will blow up your office." An example that shows welfare recipients think they have a right to taxpayers money: http://www.wwnytv.net/index.php/2008/08/19/police-pregnant-woman-threatens-to-blow-up-dss/
If you give women on welfare more money every time they have another baby, what you get is......?: http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2008/08/if-you-subsidize-something-you-get-more.html
If Obama answering all the questions in a debate at a church is (as he himself said), "above my pay grade," how would he describe the job of President of the United States?: http://www.reagan.com/column.cfm?id=82
Obama's false claims - intentional, or just missteps?: http://grizzlygroundswell.com/archives/3249
Poll shows troops and vets favor McCain almost 2 to 1 (they needed a poll to figure that out?): http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/08/military_favors.html
California government to inventor, "do as we tell you to do.... OR ELSE!": http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/1161597.html
A Dutch dissertation on Libertarianism: http://web.inter.nl.net/users/Paul.Treanor/libertarian.html
Court rules that "English only" in schools is legal: http://www.kansas.com/213/story/495943.html
Attention men! Want to live longer? Get a second wife: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14564-polygamy-is-the-key-to-a-long-life.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&ns
Democrats propose tax money for George Soros: http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=304121956111067
Driver's license tells all: http://www.customerssuck.com/board/showthread.php?t=5384
A good program on the oil industry and the products oil gives us. Saturday night on the History Channel at 7PM Eastern.
Did you know?: Exxon Mobil is the largest U.S. oil and gas company. It accounts for only 2 percent of global energy production, only 3 percent of global oil production, only 6 percent of global refining capacity, and only 1 percent of global petroleum reserves. With respect to world petroleum reserves it ranks 14th. Other nation's government-owned national oil companies dominate all the top spots.
About 75% of the world's oil reserves are owned outright by other nation's governments and are therefore not available to US oil companies in the world marketplace.
On the average, 15% percent of the cost of gasoline at the pump goes for taxes, while only 4% represents oil company profits.
Are you unhappy with the way many things are going in the USA? If you are then let your elected representatives hear from you. Our nation is a "representative republic." In other words a nation where our legislators are supposed to represent your wishes, but, if you don't let them hear from you how are they supposed to know what things concern you? Generally liberals are more group oriented than are conservatives, and tend to be more activist in nature. That's why things in our country have been becoming more and more liberal in nature, even though conservatives outnumber the liberals. Remember, our nation only works as our founders designed it to work if the citizens participate in its operation.
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