See, it is just now wise of us to ever trust politicians!
Sandy Rios – OneNewsNow
Watching Space Shuttle Discovery soar over the great American monuments in DC on the back of a 747, gutted and consigned to a museum, brought back wonderful memories of America’s marvelous achievements. Yet it also reminded us it was our triumph in the space war that bankrupted the Soviet Union and created a bitterness they shall never forget.
It was a curious thing when, shortly after Obama’s inauguration, new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton handed Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, a large red button meant to indicate a “reset” in American-Russian relations. And reset relations, we did.
President Obama did a “reset” on the space program, gutting ours and making it virtually impossible to do space travel without going through the Russians at an exorbitant future cost. He did a “reset” on plans to build defense missiles in Poland, breaking our promise and disheartening friends and allies.
And it made no sense. There was no need to bargain with Russia, no need acquiesce to her demands. Russia, the pitiful remains of the old Soviet Empire, had been plundered of her natural resources by the Oligarchs. She was struggling for new identity, disillusioned with newfound wealth, in the midst of scandal from poisonings of journalists and dissidents. Russia was weak, a non-player on the international stage. Her only treasures were her history, and scattered sites of valuable nuclear material.
“After my [last] election, I’ll have more flexibility,” said President Obama to Russian President Medvedev, reaching out to touch his hand.
“I understand. I will transmit that to Vladimir,” replied Dmitri with a knowing nod. Sounds like the opening to a cheap spy thriller, but this was an actual conversation heard recently between an American president and the leader of that former foe.
We know now the President was rendering our trusted allies, Poland and the Czech Republic, defenseless against the still-looming Russian threat. Furthermore, he was leaving us neutered by agreements to share nuclear secrets we had no reason to share.
This convergence of decisions coupled with that overheard conversation could mean nothing. Or it could mean a great deal. But in order to understand it, we would have to go back in time to the days of the Cold War and the Left’s romance for Mother Russia.
While I think of it. Been thinking on this and coming up with solutions. Even to the point of writing some of it down so I can keep track of all I think about. And what is this all about? Our freaking ass screwed up beyond repair tax code! Seems no one, not one of our elected officials, and not a single candidate for any office, wants to risk a job and power trying to tackle the tax code and get it fixed.
The short answer I came up with is so damn simple: Toss the entire tax code into the nearest incinerator! And start all over with but one premise: the new tax code can not ever be over 10 pages (reason for that).
The long answer I am coming up with will need it’s own post and once I think I have it all together, I will do a single post.
So stay tuned.
‘Milestone’ US oil manipulation case unsettles traders
Interesting read on this.
Yes, I am believing more and more that not just oil, but all commodities are manipulated by traders to a certain point. After all, these companies and people only make money if they swing the prices one way or the other. Just wonder how far our government will go into this and how it really will affect us in the future.
Read this HERE.
What the leftists do not want to know or want us to know and use, and that is the goodness of capitalism and profit.
Did you ever wonder why anything gets anywhere? How potatoes from Idaho, for example, end up in a supermarket in NYC? Acclaimed economist, Walter Williams, explains why it all depends on one thing — profit.
I wonder just how many people knew of this, even in advance of it actually happening. And how many times has this happened in the past? Hell, was Obama in on this? You know, getting some white or latino ass while away from the queen?
Senator Chuck Grassley wants to know
Obama’s Secret Service Colombian prostitution scandal continues to blossom. Now there are questions about Obama’s White House aides, and what their involvement (if any) was in the scandal. According to Fox News, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is asking the Secret Service whether members of the White House advance team are connected to the Colombian prostitution scandal, considering their “close working relationship” with federal agents.
Grassley, R-Iowa, sent the letter Friday to agency Director Mark Sullivan and acting Inspector General Charles Edwards. He also asked in the letter if the Secret Service is looking at whether the White House communications office also could be involved.
From what I gather a lot of car blogs and magazines and shows on tv are not too enamored of the upcoming new mustang. Only when it shows up for sure will anyone know just how dumbed down, how powered down, and how the classic look got dumped (remember the Mustang II?).
By Daniel J. Flynn – American Spectator
The greening of a classic car makes it unrecognizable to drivers.
The Ford Motor Company is giving its Mustang a unique 50th birthday present: death.
Detroit will still market an automobile called the Mustang. It just won’t bear much of a resemblance to the iconic roadster driven by the likes of Lt. Frank Bullitt and James Bond.
Ford’s new “Evos” concept features gull-wing doors, a rounded, aerodynamic body, and a smaller design clearly inspired by Europe. When Ford officially unveils its new Mustang in 2014, company insiders insist it will embrace this visual transformation.
More pertinent than its changing look will be its changing feel. Rumors abound, to the chagrin of drag racers, regarding the introduction of independent rear suspension. The five-liter engine supposedly morphs into a two-liter one. There is even talk of a hybrid Mustang.
Why not a hang-glider F-18?
Another day, another post about the failures of socialism. Today’s story comes from The New York Times. (It’s a shame they fail to put two and two together.)
Venezuela is run by a socialist dictator. He’s instituted price controls on food. Now there are food shortages. I went to the grocery store a little while ago and the shelves were full. In socialist Venezuela people wait in long lines and the shelves are practically bare.
Venezuela is one of the world’s top oil producers at a time of soaring energy prices, yet shortages of staples like milk, meat and toilet paper are a chronic part of life here, often turning grocery shopping into a hit or miss proposition.
Some residents arrange their calendars around the once-a-week deliveries made to government-subsidized stores like this one, lining up before dawn to buy a single frozen chicken before the stock runs out. Or a couple of bags of flour. Or a bottle of cooking oil.
The shortages affect both the poor and the well-off, in surprising ways. A supermarket in the upscale La Castellana neighborhood recently had plenty of chicken and cheese — even quail eggs — but not a single roll of toilet paper. Only a few bags of coffee remained on a bottom shelf.
Asked where a shopper could get milk on a day when that, too, was out of stock, a manager said with sarcasm, “At Chávez’s house.”
SHHH, Don’t tell anyone you got in a good school cause it might make someone feel bad. BOO FREAKIN HOO welcome to the land of PANSIES.
Introducing the $60, 20-year light bulb
(AP) NEW YORK – How much would you pay for an amazing, state-of-the-art light bulb? Shoppers will be asking themselves that very question at Home Depot and other outlets starting Sunday — Earth Day — when the bulb that won a $10 million government contest goes on sale.
The bulb is the most energy-efficient yet, lasts about 20 years and is supposed to give off a pleasing, natural-looking light. But what separates it from the pack most is the price: $60.
That price reflects the cost of the components, especially the top-notch chips, or diodes, that give off the light, and is the price commercial customers will pay. But the manufacturer, Netherlands-based Philips, is discounting it right away to $50 for consumers, and working on deals with electric utilities to discount it even further, by as much as $20 to $30.
This means the bulb will cost anywhere from $20 to $60, depending on where it’s found. Online, consumers will be paying $50 for each bulb, because utilities don’t subsidize online sales.
Congress launched the L Prize contest in 2007, with the goal of creating a bulb to replace the standard, energy-wasting “incandescent” 60-watt bulb. The requirements were rigorous, and Philips was the only entrant. Its bulb was declared the winner last year, after a year and a half of testing. The contest stipulated that the winning bulb be sold for $22 in its first year on the market.
Read it all HERE.
Revealed: The tough Secret Service career woman who busted twelve of her fellow agents in Colombian prostitute scandal
Agents were investigated by 46-year-old Paula Reid, head of Miami office
Six Secret Service agents quit the force over scandal
Obama personally briefed on state of the investigation
Colombian prostitute at the heart of affair has gone into hiding and ‘fears retaliation by U.S. government’
The female Secret Service officer responsible for disciplining 11 agents caught in a fight with Colombian prostitutes has been revealed as one of the agency’s rising stars.
Paula Reid, 46, recently became the Secret Service’s South American chief after 21 years on the force.
Her crucial role in uncovering the scandal came to light as a senior congressman predicted that nearly all the agents implicated in the embarrassing incident would have to leave their jobs.
Read all of it HERE.
George Carlin brings TRUTH to the masses using comedy.
Rest in Peace George.