Friday, January 29, 2010
Is Mayor Mike Bloomberg really speaking like a fiscal conservative? proponent of smaller government? and champion of cutting bloated city agencies?
"Don't measure the quality of city services by the level of city spending," the mayor said. "In a time when economic recovery is still a future hope and not a current reality, we have to pull together."
Is Marie Antoinette Bloomberg telling the City Hall Court “let them eat cake”?
Under the doomsday budget Iron Mike Bloomberg is proposing:
• City workers wouldn't get a raise.
• Teachers would get a 2% raise, but only on the first $70,000 of their salaries.
• Lay off 834 city workers - including 299 at libraries, 186 at cultural institutions and 141 at the Health Department.
• close 20 fire companies
• The FDNY would also eliminate the fifth firefighter from 60 engine companies.
• The NYPD would lose 892 officers through attrition, and trim overtime by $25 million this year and $50 million the next - though the agency failed to meet cost reduction targets last year.
• Four city pools in the summer and shorten the season for the rest by two weeks, to save $1.4 million.
• Elementary schools with fewer than 300 students would lose their nurses, to save $3.1 million.
However, the budget proposal revealed today has been said to be the “best case scenario”. If the state fails to provide the anticipated amount of funding, the mayor and the city council may be forced to make additional cuts to services and raise taxes.
The budget will be debated for the next several months by the City Council, which has the capability to move money around and reverse some of the smaller cuts. Hopefully, someone can find some slush fund money under the rug!
Posted by Patrick Henry at 8:25 AM
Thursday, January 28, 2010
The Washington Post does a great job exposing the hypocrisy and out right lies in Barack Hussein Obama's fairy tale entitled, "The State of the Union Address". What made the speech even more frightening was the botox grimaces on the faces of Speaker of the House Nancy Bella Legosi, VP Joe Bye Bye Biden accented by the Democrats straining to stand up and clap for Obama's load of crap!
Obama's 2010 State of the Union address fact-checked
"We've excluded lobbyists from policymaking jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions. But we cannot stop there. It's time to require lobbyists to disclose each contact they make on behalf of a client with my administration or Congress."
Some good-government advocates say the Obama administration's rules on lobbyists, while well-intended, have limited value and unintended consequences. Some Washington power brokers skirt the rules by simply declining to register as lobbyists, even when their day-to-day work is often hard to distinguish from lobbying.
Former Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, for instance, works for a major Washington lobbying firm, Alston & Bird, but navigates around the rules that would require him to register as a lobbyist. The declining tally of registered lobbyists since Congress passed lobbying reforms in 2007 suggests that many similar firms have taken a similar approach.
Meanwhile, the rules have meant that the White House has had to turn away some well-regarded people who lobby on behalf of non-corporate causes.
"We cut taxes. We cut taxes for 95 percent of working families. We cut taxes for small businesses. We cut taxes for first-time home buyers. We cut taxes for parents trying to care for their children. We cut taxes for 8 million Americans paying for college. As a result, millions of Americans had more to spend on gas and food and other necessities. . . . And we haven't raised income taxes by a single dime on a single person."
The Obama administration did cut taxes for most families as part of the stimulus package, which included more than $100 billion in "Making Work Pay" tax cuts for lower- and middle-income families. The reason that he had to emphasize the tax cut Wednesday, though, is that many are unaware they received it because it was spread out across the year in people's paychecks instead of given in a single lump sum.
The thinking behind that approach was that it would make people more likely to spend the money, instead of squirreling it away. But the downside is that, for many, the tax cut remained under the radar.
President Obama has proposed raising income taxes on the wealthy in the coming years. He also favors the taxing of certain health insurance plans -- which could be passed on to some employees in the form of higher premiums.
"North Korea now faces increased isolation and stronger sanctions -- sanctions that are being vigorously enforced. . . . That is why the international community is more united and the Islamic Republic of Iran is more isolated. And as Iran's leaders continue to ignore their obligations, there should be no doubt: They, too, will face growing consequences."
North Korea last year tested a nuclear weapon and tested missiles, and Obama has been unable to coax it back to six-nation disarmament talks.
And Iran has proven deeply disappointing to administration officials. Obama issued an unusual message at the Persian new year; wrote two letters to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei; and made a bold offer to assist Iran with an ailing medical research reactor. Yet his outreach to end three decades of estrangement has been greeted with indifference or scorn by Tehran's leaders.
Obama claims the "international community is more united" but does not mention that China, a veto-wielding member of the U.N. Security Council, is highly skeptical of new sanctions.
"I've called for a bipartisan fiscal commission, modeled on a proposal by Republican Judd Gregg and Democrat Kent Conrad. . . . The commission will have to provide a specific set of solutions by a certain deadline. Yesterday, the Senate blocked a bill that would have created this commission. So I will issue an executive order that will allow us to go forward."
Obama did not mention the credibility problems that a commission created by executive order would face, even among Democrats who support the idea. Deficit hawks, in particular, have challenged whether such a committee's recommendations would be guaranteed an up-or-down vote in Congress, and Obama and House leaders have thus far been unable to satisfy that concern.
A larger problem is the threat by key Republicans to boycott the panel. Gregg, a senator from New Hampshire and an ardent advocate of a fiscal commission, has derided a presidentially appointed commission as little more than political cover for Democrats on the deficit.
Regardless of how such a commission is formed, it would not make its recommendations -- and lawmakers would not have to take a position on potentially painful tax hikes and spending cuts in popular social programs -- until after November's midterm elections.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 8:04 AM
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Barrack Hussein Obama has allowed the United States Treasury to remove the words "In God We Trust" from the newest minted George Washington dollar. What's next? Is Obama going to label all our currency with the words "In Allah We Trust"?
We are urging everyone to refuse the new coins because this simple action will make a strong statement.
Please help do this… Refuse to accept these when they are handed to you.
I received one from the Post Office as change and I asked for a dollar bill instead. The person behind the counter just smiled and said “way to go”!
If ever there was a reason to boycott something, THIS IS IT!!!!
DO NOT ACCEPT THE NEW DOLLAR COINS AS CHANGE
Together we can force them out of circulation.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 7:08 AM
We should lower the standards for every profession in the United States (why should Hollywood and Washing DC be the only place with low standards?) and change the phrase from home of the brave to home of medicority
are you kidding me?!! are you freaking kidding me?!!!
Posted by Patrick Henry at 7:02 AM
Monday, January 25, 2010
Here we have Big Bird on Sesame Street questioning Michelle Obama about the presidents social health care agenda and doubting that he was even born in the United States! Where IS the birth certificate? Seems like an easy enough document to produce in a moments notice, no?
Posted by Patrick Henry at 9:05 AM
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Robert Gibbs uses word 'anger' 15 times during press briefing to describe voter sentiment in Massachussetts. Since the trend of the electorate to vote out useless and clueless democrats will continue, we thought we would help the idiot Gibbs out by providing some synonyms to describe how angry Americans are with Obama and his fellow democrats:
angered, enraged, furious, infuriated, maddened
hot under the collar(predicate)
huffy, mad, sore
indignant, incensed, outraged, umbrageous
wrathful, wroth, wrothful
Posted by Patrick Henry at 11:11 AM
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
After Obama succeeds in jamming health care changes down the collective throats of his embattled constituents, his next move will be to bring overt socialism to the United States in the guise of regulatory reform.
The legislation he seeks to pilot through the Senate (it already passed the House) literally gives the Secretary of the Treasury the power to seize any company in any sector which, in his judgment, is in danger of insolvency and whose failure would cause systemic damage to the national economy (aka - too big to fail).
Once the government has seized a private business under this horrific law, the Secretary of the Treasury is empowered to fire its management, replace its board of directors, wipe out the equity of its shareholders, and close any divisions or parts of it he wishes. Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez would envy such power.
Exploiting concerns that another global meltdown might be around the corner, the Obama legislation effectively brings socialism to the United States.
There's no other term for it.
Even the existence of such enormous power will have a chilling effect on economic decisions and political freedom.
CEOs of large companies will be constantly looking over their shoulders, worried about government seizure. Since there is no objective standard built into the bill - such as bankruptcy - they will never know when the feds will swoop down and lock the doors. This policy of economic terrorism will influence investment decisions, lead to companies scaling down their size just to avoid seizure, and refusing to take risks which, while good for job creation, might mark them as potentially insolvent.
Politically, corporate executives will have to think long and hard before they donate funds to Obama's political opponents or antagonize the Administration. The standards for government seizure are so flexible and judgmental that a political conflict can easily escalate into a corporate seizure.
This bill is Obama's plan to bring socialism to America. He will use the power this legislation confers widely and ruthlessly to force corporations to do his bidding, follow his policies, or face the prospect of seizure.
Corporate executives, in particular, will come to feel - rightly - that their jobs are on the line if they don't keep their relations with the Administration calm and smooth. Imagine if JFK had had this power when he balked at steel price increases in 1962. Or, if LBJ had used this power to coerce support for the War in Vietnam. Of if Nixon was able to use this kind of power in pursuit of those on his list of enemies.
This legislation, while cloaked in obscure language and replete with bureaucratic gobbledygook, is a dire threat to our freedom.
It is part of the socialist trio that animates Obama's program: regulatory "reform", cap and trade, and health care. Among them, these bills will give him power over all major businesses, all utilities, all manufacturing industries, and all health care providers. There's not much left.
If Massachusetts delivers for democracy and elects Scott Brown to the Senate, we have a good chance of stopping the two legs of this triad that are still pending - regulatory reform and cap and trade.
Parts of the regulatory reform bill are OK. The consumer agency it contemplates could do good things. But one suspects that these provisions are just window dressing to disguise the massive power grab behind the bill. Never before has our government had the power to seize corporations at will. And it certainly has never before been based on such subjective criteria.
But these issues may not excite the massive public opposition that health care reform did. The average American may not realize how dangerous these bills are. But we must mobilize and stop them from passing.
To preserve our freedom.
Originally published on DickMorris.com on January 19, 2010. Go to DickMorris.com to read all of Dick's columns.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 7:18 AM
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The American Revolution started in 1775 with the battles at Concord and Lexington, last night in Massachusetts the revolution started again! Scott Brown defeated the entrenched and favored democratic machine in a Special election proving that any republican can beat any democrat anywhere anytime!
The people of Massachusetts have stated loud and clear that they will no longer stand by and let Barrack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and the leftist faction of the Democratic Party ignore the will of the people and destroy our country.
The vote heard around the world is sending a clear message to democrats, Listen to the people or we will vote you out of office! The security of our country, the health of our economy and the preservation of our nation transcends political party and supersedes a narrow-minded presidential agenda.
Republicans, Independents and moderate democrats have had enough! Obama has transformed the party of FDR and JFK into the party of Marx and Lenin!
The political adumbration is upon us! The 2010 elections will save America!
Senator Scott Brown Victory Speech
Thank you very much. I’ll bet they can hear all this cheering down in Washington, D.C.
And I hope they’re paying close attention, because tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken.
From the Berkshires to Boston, from Springfield to Cape Cod, the voters of this Commonwealth defied the odds and the experts. And tonight, the independent majority has delivered a great victory.
I thank the people of Massachusetts for electing me as your next United States senator.
Every day I hold this office, I will give all that is in me to serve you well and make you proud.
Most of all, I will remember that while the honor is mine, this Senate seat belongs to no one person and no political party - and as I have said before, and you said loud and clear today, it is the people’s seat.
Interim Senator Paul Kirk has completed his work as a senator by appointment of the governor, and for the work he has done, I thank him. The people, by their votes, have now filled the office themselves, and I am ready to go to Washington without delay.
I also want to thank Martha Coakley for her call of congratulations. A hard contest is now behind us, and now we must come together as a Commonwealth.
This special election came about because we lost someone very dear to Massachusetts, and to America. Senator Ted Kennedy was a tireless and big-hearted public servant, and for most of my lifetime was a force like no other in this state. His name will always command the affection and respect by the people of Massachusetts, and the same goes for his wife Vicki. There’s no replacing a man like that, but tonight I honor his memory, and I pledge my very best to be a worthy successor.
I said at the very beginning, when I sat down at the dinner table with my family, that win or lose we would run a race which would make us all proud. I kept my word and we ran a clean, issues oriented, upbeat campaign - and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.
When I first started running, I asked for a lot of help, because I knew it was going to be me against the machine. I was wrong; it was all of us against the machine. And after tonight we have shown everyone that - now - you are the machine.
I'm glad my mom and dad, brothers, sisters, and so many family members are here tonight.
Once again, before I go any further, I want to introduce somebody very special... That is my wife, Gail.
And as you know, my wife Gail couldn't join me on the campaign trail because of her work as a Boston TV journalist. But I will let you in on a little secret. She didn't stay neutral today, and she voted for the winner. I rely as always, on Gail's love and support and that of our beautiful daughters.
Arianna will be returning a day or two late to her pre-med studies at Syracuse, because she’s been giving her all to this campaign. As always, Arianna and her sister Ayla have been a joy to Gail and me, and we're so grateful to them both. Even before her campaign performances, millions of Americans had already heard Ayla’s amazing voice on “American Idol.” As Boston College basketball fans know, she’s also pretty good on the court.
If the President thinks they’ve got basketball talent at the White House, I ask him to pick his best teammate and find some time to play two-on-two with Ayla and me.
I’m grateful to all those from across Massachusetts who came through for me even when I was a long shot. I especially thank a friend who was there with encouragement from the very beginning, and helped show us the way to victory - former Governor Mitt Romney.
I’ll never forget the help of another man who took the time to meet with me months ago - who told me I could win, and gave me confidence for the fight. It was all so characteristic of a truly great and heroic American, and tonight I thank my new colleague, Senator John McCain.
On a night like this, when so many people mark your name on a statewide ballot, you think back to the first people who gave you a chance and believed. For the trust they placed in me, and for all they have taught me, I thank my neighbors and friends in my Senate district and especially my hometown of Wrentham. The cause and victory that all America has seen tonight started right there with all of you.
Let me tell you when I first got the feeling something big was happening in this campaign. It was when I was driving along and spotted a handmade, Scott Brown yard sign that I hadn’t actually put there myself.
This little campaign of ours was destined for greater things than any of us knew, and the message went far beyond the name on the sign.
It all started with me, my truck, and a few dedicated volunteers. It ended with Air Force One making an emergency run to Logan. I didn't mind when President Obama came here and criticized me - that happens in campaigns. But when he criticized my truck, that's where I draw the line.
We had the machine scared and scrambling, and for them it is just the beginning of an election year filled with surprises. They will be challenged again and again across this country. When there’s trouble in Massachusetts, there’s trouble everywhere - and now they know it.
In every corner of our state, I met with people, looked them in the eye, shook their hand, and asked them for their vote. I didn’t worry about their party affiliation, and they didn’t worry about mine. It was simply shared conviction that brought us all together.
One thing is clear, voters do not want the trillion-dollar health care bill that is being forced on the American people.
This bill is not being debated openly and fairly. It will raise taxes, hurt Medicare, destroy jobs, and run our nation deeper into debt. It is not in the interest of our state or country - we can do better.
When in Washington, I will work in the Senate with Democrats and Republicans to reform health care in an open and honest way. No more closed-door meetings or back room deals by an out of touch party leadership. No more hiding costs, concealing taxes, collaborating with special interests, and leaving more trillions in debt for our children to pay.
In health care, we need to start fresh, work together, and do the job right. Once again, we can do better.
I will work in the Senate to put government back on the side of people who create jobs, and the millions of people who need jobs - and as President John F. Kennedy taught us, that starts with an across the board tax cut for individuals and businesses that will create jobs and stimulate the economy. It's that simple!
I will work in the Senate to defend our nation’s interests and to keep our military second to none. As a lieutenant colonel and 30-year member of the Army National Guard, I will keep faith with all who serve, and get our veterans all the benefits they deserve.
And let me say this, with respect to those who wish to harm us, I believe that our Constitution and laws exist to protect this nation - they do not grant rights and privileges to enemies in wartime. In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them.
Raising taxes, taking over our health care, and giving new rights to terrorists is the wrong agenda for our country. What I've heard again and again on the campaign trail, is that our political leaders have grown aloof from the people, impatient with dissent, and comfortable in the back room making deals. And we can do better.
They thought you were on board with all of their ambitions. They thought they owned your vote. They thought they couldn’t lose. But tonight, you and you and you have set them straight.
Across this country, we are united by basic convictions that need only to be clearly stated to win a majority. If anyone still doubts that, in the election season just beginning, let them look to Massachusetts.
Fellow citizens, what happened in this election can happen all over America. We are witnesses, you and I, to the truth that ideals, hard work, and strength of heart can overcome any political machine. We ran a campaign never to be forgotten, and led a cause that deserved and received all that we could give it.
And now, because of your independence, and your trust, I will hold for a time the seat once filled by patriots from John Quincy Adams to John F. Kennedy and his brother Ted. As I proudly take up the duty you have given me, I promise to do my best for Massachusetts and America every time the roll is called.
I go to Washington as the representative of no faction or interest, answering only to my conscience and to the people. I’ve got a lot to learn in the Senate, but I know who I am and I know who I serve.
I’m Scott Brown, I'm from Wrentham, I drive a truck, and I am nobody’s senator but yours.
Thank you very much.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 7:15 AM
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Pope and Nancy Pelosi are on the same stage in front of huge crowd.
The Pope leans towards Mrs. Pelosi and said, "Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display, like that of your followers, but go deep into their hearts and they'll forever speak of this day and rejoice!"
Pelosi replied, "I seriously doubt that. With one little wave of your hand? Show me!"
So the Pope backhanded the bitch.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
OBITUARY Born 1776, Died 2008
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota , points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:
Number of States won by:
Obama: 19 McCain: 29
Square miles of land won by:
Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000
Population of counties won by:
Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by:
Obama: 13.2 McCain: 2.1
Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.
Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase..
If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The Guys' Rules
At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down
Finally , we now have the guys' side of the story.
(I must admit, it's pretty good.)
We always hear " the rules" from the female side.
Now here are the rules from the male side.
These are our rules!
Please note……these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!
1. Men are NOT mind readers.
1. Learn to work the toilet seat.
You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down.
We need it up, you need it down!
You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down.
1. Sunday sports- It's like the full moon or the changing of the tides.
Let it be.
1. Shopping is NOT a sport.
And no, we are never going to think of it that way.
1. Crying is blackmail.
1. Ask for what you want.
Let us be clear on this one:
Subtle hints do not work!
Strong hints do not work!
Obvious hints do not work!
Just say it!
1. Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers to almost every question.
1. Come to us with a problem only if you want help solving it. That's what we do.
Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for.
1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a Problem.
See a doctor.
1. Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument.
In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days.
1. If you won't dress like the Victoria 's Secret girls, don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys.
1. If you think you're fat, you probably are.
Don't ask us.
1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one
1. You can either ask us to do something
Or tell us how you want it done.
If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself.
1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials.
1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we.
1. ALL m en see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings.
Peach, for example, is a fruit, not A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit.We have no idea what mauve is.
1. If it itches, it will be scratched.
We do that.
1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act like nothing's wrong.
We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle.
1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear.
1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear is fine... Really.
1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation, or golf.
1. You have enough clothes.
1. You have too many shoes.
1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape!
1. Thank you for reading this.
Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight;
But did you know men really don't mind that? It's like camping.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 4:25 PM