John Murtha's in the news what with his charity that isn't a charity and his summons to testify in a military tribunal.
More ranting on Rudy G's absurd cell phone calls, a congress critter with dementia....why is he still serving?
And speaking of still serving, what about Larry Craig?
Since when is our congress authorized to excoriate citizens for having an opinion?
The Democrats chose a formidable enemy this time but click in because while I love the guy I think Rush Limbaugh could end up silenced under Hillary's wrath.
Pic of the Day
Can Murtha Go Any Lower?
He's sort of like William Jefferson-D-Louisiana. He can do any wrong thing he wants and he never gets charged with a crime.
For not only did Pennsylvania Congress Critter Jack Murtha accuse the troops of massacre at Haditha, of which all were cleared of any murderous behavior, now we discover that Jack's pet "charity" may not be so charitable at all.
When Carmen Scialabba, the longtime aide to controversial U.S. Representative Jack Murtha, D-PA, was quizzed about his role with the Pennsylvania Association for Individuals with Disabilities (PAID), he snapped at the Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman that "everyone's trying to make this a political thing, and it makes me very mad."
But a review by the Majority Accountability Project (majorityap.com) of records PAID is required to file with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) suggests much of the group's activities are in fact political, and they could very well directly benefit Murtha.
This organization is not known by many of the state's organizations that help disabled individuals find jobs or has it received any meritous citations for such a noble activity.
Then again, MOST charity organizations do not spend many bucks registering disabled individuals to vote.
PAID alleges it has helped 230+ disabled individuals find paying jobs but boy oh boy have they registered a lot of voters!
Assistance in registering voters is an IRS allowed charity activity but it must be done on a non-partisan basis.
Does anyone really think this very rabid and partisan congress critter behind this charity is registering an equal amount of Republicans as Democrats? Cause I still got a bridge for sale...cheap.
PAID's tax documents report the organization spent a total of $600,138 between 2003 and 2005 for "training and securing employment for disabled individuals," as well as "assisting disabled individuals with voter registration."
That $600,138 number above doesn't break down the costs between securing jobs for disabled individuals and voter registration but wow, $600K is sure a lot of money for 230+ jobs obtained over a three year period. PAID could almost just hire the disabled to work for the charity ITSELF!
How Much Money Did Ahmadinejhad Pay Carter For This?
I must once again, unashamedly and unabashedly, post the link to my Blog post that is a beautiful finely crafted rant against Jimmy Carter. It includes details about his presidency from one who lived through it.
The alignment is a bit off, please forgive, from conversion to a new Blog format. Still there are some great pics in the post as well.
I want my granddaughter to know the truth because the union school teachers tend to re-write history.
The comments on this post are amazing. Jimmy Carter seems to have people working full time to defend him. For I've never written a post about him that someone didn't come in and defend him. Sure enough, someone did here as well.
Then scroll down to read the comment from a Midwestern Grandpa.
We're not so dumb as we look Mr. Carter. We remember you very well.
Carter Rant HERE
I truly believe that Carter is on the payroll of some very bad international players of the Muslim variety. He owns some sort of diplomacy firm and he tends to certify the cheating elections of despots, dictators and brutes across the planet.
So maybe Carter will sue me for such an accusation but I’ll risk it. First he has to prove he’s NOT being paid by the bad guys to defend them in the America Media, such is this country’s liable laws. Something I do not think Carter could prove it because, duh, somebody contributes money to his handy, dandy diplomacy firm. Second, two to three people a day read this Blog so who cares what accusations I make about the very worst president this country has every known…James Carter?
Now he’s defending Iran as NO threat to Israel. When I heard with my lying ears Ahmadinejhad say Iran would wipe Israel off the earth. Maybe Carter has better ears than I do.
ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that it was almost inconceivable that Iran would "commit suicide" by launching missiles at Israel.
Speaking at Emory University, Carter, who brokered the 1979 Camp David peace accord between Israel and Egypt, said Israel's superior military power and distance from Iran likely are enough to discourage an actual attack.
Speaking of Lying Elected Traitors
That oddball pipsqueak, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, goes on Syrian television and calls the US presence in Iraq an “illegal occupation”.
Kucinich is a Democrat by the way.
The Cleveland Democrat told a Syrian TV audience that the U.S. intervention in Iraq is an "illegal occupation," which many Middle Easterners will construe as a justification for violent resistance to the U.S. military and its allies. He also foolishly commended Syrian leader Bashar Assad's human-rights record, noting that Syria has accepted more than 1 million Iraqi refugees.
Petraeus Amendment Passed
I’ll admit to a pleasant surprise that the congressional pubbies took a stand and passed an Amendment praising General Petraeus and our troops.
Of course the senate did this in response to the bratty Soros’ Move-on.Org’s full page ad in the patriotic NY Times’ calling Petraeus “General Betray Us”. I mean when does freedom of speech and just plain rude treason take over?
By a vote of 72-25 (3 not-voting), the Senate passed the Cornyn Amendment that strongly condemns any effort to attack the honor and integrity of General Petraeus and all members of the U.S. Armed Forces. This Amendment also sends a clear message to the U.S. Armed Forces, letting them know that MoveOn.org and their liberal cohorts in the Senate do not speak for the majority of Americans.
This move got the Democrats and their children in Move-on.org so mad that they went nuts and started attacking, of all people, Rush Limbaugh, for some casual comment he made on his radio show.
Read the sidebar for my view of this nutty attack on the most pro-military of them all…Rush Limbaugh.
Rudy G and the Cell Phone
Frankly I think Rudy and his cell phone rudeness are part of a much deeper purpose. For the cell phone call he answered during a recent speech in front of the NRA rang just as Rudy was making a serous mistake in the speech. Read here for the intriguing details.
If nothing else, Rudy’s schtick of accepting phone calls from that dippy wife of his are just plain RUDE.
John Fund’s accurate take on the matter:
But there is a fly in the ointment. Even members of Mr. Giuliani's own staff are appalled at how he handled the incident in which he answered a phone call from his wife, Judith, right in the middle of a nationally televised speech to the National Rifle Association.
What was that about? Columnist Robert Novak cites "supporters from outside the Giuliani staff" who claim that taking phone calls from his wife as been "part of his political bag of tricks all year." But Mr. Giuliani's deputy press secretary Jason Miller told me the NRA incident was definitely not a stunt. Instead it was a "candid and spontaneous moment" that would humanize the tough-guy former mayor with voters.
Grisham Needs to Stick to Writing
I have a rule that when celebrities get a bit too full of themselves I simply don’t watch, listen, and, in this case, read them any more. And hey, Grisham is a helluva writer, witness his best sellers. But I’ll never read another word the man writes.
From the Desmoines Register:
Best-selling author John Grisham, taking his first major public step in presidential politics by planning to host an event Sunday near his home in Charlottesville, Va., for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, said the current administration is built around "bad people with evil intent" and contends President Bush played politics as thousands died in Iraq.
The current administration is a bunch of “bad people with evil intent”? Isn’t that a bit much?
This plus he’s helping Hillary.
John Grisham-he whose books will never be read by me again.
Should This Guy Remain In the Senate Until 2009?
All in the name of fair and balanced, for Senator Pete Domenici is a Republican. While he’s announced that he’ll not run for re-election in 2009 when his term is up, should he really be holding that position TODAY?
Domenici, a six-term New Mexico Republican, announced Thursday that he will not seek re-election after his current term expires in January 2009.
It's not clear how long the senator has known of his condition. "For at least two years, I have felt very little impact from this disease," he said in announcing his decision. But September tests showed the condition had progressed since a checkup in April, he said.
The disease Domenici has, according to the link above, does the following:
The disease attacks the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, which control judgment, complex decision-making, communication, mood and behavior.
The political elites tend to try and pull the wool over our eyes. A senator in the throes of dementia could be a problem, at least I’d argue.
NOW Greenspan Says Something
It’s the season when every politico what knows a ghost writer comes out with a book just in time to climb the charts for Christmas gift giving. So Alan Greenspan writes his memoirs and of course the liberals misquote him so as to raise a ruckus for something the man never wrote.
But beyond the children at Moveon.org, Greenspan did go into a rant in his book about the runaway spending by the Republicans during his term.
Peggy Noonan, my heroine, rightfully asks the logical…WHY DIDN’T HE SAY SOMETHING WHEN HE WAS IN POWER?
He worried that entitlement spending would leave "a very large hole in future budgets." Not facing this was "a failure." He disdains the Great Pork Spree of the '00s. The unifying idea that governed Bush White House economic thinking--"deficits don't matter"--was, simply, wrong. Mr. Greenspan found it a "struggle" to accept that this is what the Republican Party had come to. Scrambling for political dominance became the party's great goal. "The reality was even uglier": They would spend and spend "to add a few more seats to the Republican majority."
As quoted above, Greenspan lapses into anger over the pork spending, all to keep the Republican party in power. And yet, ole Alan must have liked his power because when he had it I note HE didn’t say a word.
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.
Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.
Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.
Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.
Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.
Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries, then
Tax his tears.
Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax his ass
Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.
When he screams and hollers,
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.
Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid.
Put these words upon his tomb,
" Taxes drove me to my doom..."
When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax. Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world. We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
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