Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What Direction is America Going?

The answer is obvious. We are heading toward a big government utopia and we are making really good time.

The sad reality is that our elected representatives in Washington have lost sight of the fact that they are supposed to represent their constituents. Seems kind of obvious, that's why we call them our elected representatives. As we have seen recently, they do not care about the vast majority's wishes and willfully disregard us. The most recent polls show that we do not want Obamacare. As evidenced by the recent votes in the House and Senate, it is going to become reality in spite of every single poll result. Is there a solution? Yes, but not before it is far too late. We can vote the bums out but not before this monster is let out of its cage.

While the healthcare is a huge issue and government blue cross will cost 53% of us nearly $1 Trillion, it is not the issue that could spell the end of our country as we know it. That issue is Cap and Trade. Judging by the vote on healthcare, this bill will sail through the Congress. What will it mean to all of us, rich, poor, and middle class alike? Everything is going to cost more and not by just a smidgen here and a dab there, but lots more.

The single biggest increase we will all face is a massive price hike on our energy demands. Gas and diesel back over $4 per gallon? Bank on it. Your electric bill, 70-100% increase. Natural gas same thing. None of this should be a shock as Obama pledged it on the campaign trail. He directly stated that he would increase those costs to force us to conserve and find alternative energy solutions.

My advice to all is to start looking into those solutions now. Currently, there are many government plans to help with the costs of many of them. When the government money runs out for the incentives, you will be on your own and run out it will.

Personally, I have never got one red cent from Uncle Sam but this is one time when I will finally get something back for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in income tax I have paid in my lifetime. I am going to put a photovoltaic system (solar energy) on my roof. The cost would be crippling but since the government (in reality, the 53% of us that pay income tax) is generously going to pay for over half of it, I am going to do it. Want to know how widespread this is going to be? You only have to call your local Home Depot and they will send somebody out to give you a free estimate. Once this goes mainstream the government money will be gone so fast you won't believe it.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Self Portrait

This picture comes courtesy of a good friend of mine. When she sent it I thought of an old joke. I'm going to take liberty with altering it.
"What's the difference between President Obama and Jesus?.........Jesus doesn't think he's the President"

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Prayer for Pres. Obama

With our President taking the time to once again travel the world and apologize for America's greatness, I think we should all offer a prayer for him. After much research, I have found a prayer in the bible that we should all use. It is Psalm 109:8.

Please help me with this prayer chain!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Obama has Pork Flu

Every single initiative to date that this administration has implemented has either failed or been an unbelievable disaster. How anybody can trust them with our health care is beyond me.

As I truly believe Pres. Obama is a very intelligent man, I have to wonder if his goals are in fact to further the economic damage to our country. Let's face facts, things are markedly worse now than under Bush. The only change I have seen is a massive increase in the national debt and a huge increase in unemployment. The only hope I see is that this nut is gone in four years. The country will be extremely lucky to come out of this administration whole after 4 years, after 8, I doubt anything short of an act of God will save us.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chief Public Defender Russin

I don't know if anybody else heard him on the radio this morning but allow me to sum up his excuse. I am too monumentally stupid to have noticed that anything was wrong and far to cowardly to ever question a judge even if I noticed the problem.

How in the hell can somebody that friggin dumb get into college, let alone pass the bar?? Can a lwayer out there answer that for me???

Friday, November 6, 2009

A thought to brighten your day

When you are down in the dumps and think you have real PROBLEMS, Just remember: SOMEWHERE IN THIS WORLD….THERE IS A MR. PELOSI

Some Great Election News

First District Republican Committee-Press Release
PO Box 182
Hazleton, PA 18201
Contact: Sean Shamany, First District Chairman (570-233-1516)

First District Republican Chairman States Election Results Indicate “Major GOP Comeback” in Southern Luzerne County

Hazleton, PA-November 5, 2009- The First District Republican Chairman Sean Shamany is very impressed with the overall effort to get out the vote in the Tuesday’s General election. Republicans and like-minded Democrats in Southern Luzerne turned out at the polls to overwhelmingly support Republican candidates.

Shamany stated, “The GOP is on the rise in Southern Luzerne County and these results clearly show that voters will elect Republicans in the First District, even with the disadvantage to Democrats in registered voters. Many people in Southern Luzerne County are conservative in their views and want less government interference in their lives, lower taxes and sound fiscal responsibility. These results clearly show qualified Republicans can be elected in Democratic leaning counties, cities and municipalities.”

Some major accomplishments in the First District were:

In the city of Hazleton, Republicans Jim Perry and Karin Cabell were elected to office defeating a Democratic incumbent on Tuesday. When Jim and Karin take office, the city of Hazleton will have a Republican majority on council with four sitting GOP council members and a very popular Republican Mayor in Lou Barletta! Chairman Shamany stated, “This will be the first time in recent history that a Republican majority will control Hazleton City Council.”

In West Hazleton Borough, Republican First District Committee Member Frank Schmidt was elected as Mayor, replacing a Democrat in that office.

In Freeland, the borough council will return to a Republican majority, with the election of Republicans Robert J Quinn, Daniel Bobby, and Joseph Palko.

In Butler Township, Republican Committee Member Brian Kisenwether was elected Supervisor by a large majority of voters.

In county races, Southern Luzerne voters handily supported the Republican candidates across the ballot. Attorney Richard Hughes garnered more votes than both Democrats, Amesbury and Gartley, in every single municipality in the First District, despite the heavy Democrat registration figures. While Hughes lost the race due to results in the Northern part of the county, he dominated the votes everywhere in Southern Luzerne. Clearly Democrats in Southern Luzerne felt Hughes’ credentials and experience made him most qualified for the job. Along with Richard Hughes, Southern Luzerne county voters agreed to retain Republican Thomas Burke by a large margin. Other winners in the First District were Republican Walter Griffith for Controller, Republican Carolee Medico Olenginski for Prothnotary, Republican Gina Nevenglosky for Register of Wills and Republican Frank Semanski for Jury Commissioner.

Shamany believes “Now more then ever the First District Republican Party is energized and I encourage all registered Republicans to join our cause!”

The First District Republican Committee meets the last Wednesday of each month on the 2nd Floor above Mea’s Restaurant, Broad Street, Hazleton and meetings are open to all interested parties. Due to the holidays, the next meeting is 7PM, December 2nd . If anyone wishes to provide financial support to the continued Republican efforts in District 1, checks can be made out to: First District Republican Committee and mailed to PO Box 182 Hazleton, PA 18201

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Yesterday's Election

I am pleased with the results in general and offer a hearty congratulations to the victorious. The only disappointment I have is that Dick Hughes didn't win. I think he would've been the best of three and they were all very qualified to be judge. I am thrilled that Tom Burke won retention!!!

On the state level we took the Supreme Court spot and 3 of the Superior spots. Well done!!!

Nationally, a very clear message was sent in Virginia and New Joisey. I still can't believe a Republican won in NJ!!! Odds-wise that is the equivalent of me starting as the Phillies pitcher tonight. Regardless that Corzine was a douchenozzle, NJ is and always has been a totally blue state. Seems like maybe the Koolaid is wearing off, and only a year too late.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tomorrow is Election Day

I am hoping voter turnout is high but doubt it will be. Even with all the scandals involving elected and appointed democrats, I am betting it won't be. The funny things is, that even with all that is going on, many people will either stay home or vote as they have in the past. I truly believe that if we had a two party system in Luzerne county, much of what has gone on for so long would've stopped. Keep voting straight dem Luzerne County and we'll continue to be a sad mockery for the rest of the nation to sneer at.

With that said, I am hoping people will turn out to vote and to vote for real change. The only change I don't want to see is Judge Burke's retention. He has been an excellent and honorable judge that deserves to retain his seat. Without some new faces we will have proven that we can't learn from history. I would like to see Dick Hughes win his race, as well as Walter Griffith, here in the county. In the state races, I hope that Judges Joanie, Judy, and Temp all win.

If you do nothing else tomorrow, please get out to vote!!