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Wednesday, November 29

Son At Work

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Ya know what they say..."Every old crow thinks her's is the blackest". My secretary was fiddling with her new camera, and snapped a shot of my son the office manager hard at work. I'm so proud of him and the peace of mind he brings to our little Mom & Pop company. GO CR...LOVE YA BABY!

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Writes Americans Letter

Well, well, well. Isn’t this just the most “lick your eyebrow” letter you’ve ever seen? Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has written a sweet little letter to all of us to let us know how very much he cares. Nice piece of propaganda, but it’s as transparent as the wind, and a lame attempt to have us turn against our own country. A copy of the letter is provided below for you. After the letter, there is a link to Fox News in which they are providing an avenue for you to write back to Dear President Ahmadinejad. The American responses are both amusing, and touching in the fact that the resolve of the American people is still strong, and we are not swayed by such malarkey. Take a moment to read some of the responses.

"Message of H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
To the American People

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
O, Almighty God, bestow upon humanity the perfect human being promised to all by You, and make us among his followers.

Noble Americans,
Were we not faced with the activities of the US administration in this part of the world and the negative ramifications of those activities on the daily lives of our peoples, coupled with the many wars and calamities caused by the US administration as well as the tragic consequences of US interference in other countries?

Were the American people not God-fearing, truth loving, and justice seeking, while the US administration actively conceals the truth and impedes any objective portrayal of current realities;
And if we did not share a common responsibility to promote and protect freedom and human dignity and integrity;
Then, there would have been little urgency to have a dialogue with you.
While Divine providence has placed Iran and the United States geographically far apart, we should be cognizant that human values and our common human spirit, which proclaim the dignity and exalted worth of all human beings, have brought our two great nations of Iran and the United States closer together.

Both our nations are God-fearing, truth loving and justice seeking, and both seek dignity, respect and perfection.

Both greatly value and readily embrace the promotion of human ideals such as compassion, empathy, respect for the rights of human beings, securing justice and equity, and defending the innocent and the weak against oppressors and bullies.

We are all inclined towards the good, and towards extending a helping hand to one another, particularly to those in need.

We all deplore injustice, the trampling of peoples' rights and the intimidation and humiliation of human beings.

We all detest darkness, deceit, lies and distortion, and seek and admire salvation, enlightenment, sincerity and honesty.

The pure human essence of the two great nations of Iran and the United States testify to the veracity of these statements.

Noble Americans,
Our nation has always extended its hand of friendship to all other nations of the world.

Hundreds of thousands of my Iranian compatriots are living amongst you in friendship and peace, and are contributing positively to your society. Our people have been in contact with you over the past many years and have maintained these contacts despite the unnecessary restrictions of US authorities.

As mentioned, we have common concerns, face similar challenges, and are pained by the sufferings and afflictions in the world.

We, like you, are aggrieved by the ever-worsening pain and misery of the Palestinian people. Persistent aggressions by the Zionists are making life more and more difficult for the rightful owners of the land of Palestine. In broad daylight, in front of cameras and before the eyes of the world, they are bombarding innocent defenseless civilians, bulldozing houses, firing machine guns at students in the streets and alleys, and subjecting their families to endless grief.

No day goes by without a new crime.
Palestinian mothers, just like Iranian and American mothers, love their children, and are painfully bereaved by the imprisonment, wounding and murder of their children. What mother wouldn't?
For 60 years, the Zionist regime has driven millions of the inhabitants of Palestine out of their homes. Many of these refugees have died in the Diaspora and in refugee camps. Their children have spent their youth in these camps and are aging while still in the hope of returning to homeland.

You know well that the US administration has persistently provided blind and blanket support to the Zionist regime, has emboldened it to continue its crimes, and has prevented the UN Security Council from condemning it.

Who can deny such broken promises and grave injustices towards humanity by the US administration?

Governments are there to serve their own people. No people wants to side with or support any oppressors. But regrettably, the US administration disregards even its own public opinion and remains in the forefront of supporting the trampling of the rights of the Palestinian people.

Let's take a look at Iraq . Since the commencement of the US military presence in Iraq , hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have been killed, maimed or displaced. Terrorism in Iraq has grown exponentially. With the presence of the US military in Iraq , nothing has been done to rebuild the ruins, to restore the infrastructure or to alleviate poverty. The US Government used the pretext of the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq , but later it became clear that that was just a lie and a deception.

Although Saddam was overthrown and people are happy about his departure, the pain and suffering of the Iraqi people has persisted and has even been aggravated.

In Iraq , about one hundred and fifty thousand American soldiers, separated from their families and loved ones, are operating under the command of the current US administration. A substantial number of them have been killed or wounded and their presence in Iraq has tarnished the image of the American people and government.
Their mothers and relatives have, on numerous occasions, displayed their discontent with the presence of their sons and daughters in a land thousands of miles away from US shores. American soldiers often wonder why they have been sent to Iraq .

I consider it extremely unlikely that you, the American people, consent to the billions of dollars of annual expenditure from your treasury for this military misadventure.

Noble Americans,
You have heard that the US administration is kidnapping its presumed opponents from across the globe and arbitrarily holding them without trial or any international supervision in horrendous prisons that it has established in various parts of the world. God knows who these detainees actually are, and what terrible fate awaits them.

You have certainly heard the sad stories of the Guantanamo and Abu-Ghraib prisons. The US administration attempts to justify them through its proclaimed "war on terror." But every one knows that such behavior, in fact, offends global public opinion, exacerbates resentment and thereby spreads terrorism, and tarnishes the US image and its credibility among nations.

The US administration's illegal and immoral behavior is not even confined to outside its borders. You are witnessing daily that under the pretext of "the war on terror," civil liberties in the United States are being increasingly curtailed. Even the privacy of individuals is fast losing its meaning. Judicial due process and fundamental rights are trampled upon. Private phones are tapped, suspects are arbitrarily arrested, sometimes beaten in the streets, or even shot to death.
I have no doubt that the American people do not approve of this behavior and indeed deplore it.

The US administration does not accept accountability before any organization, institution or council. The US administration has undermined the credibility of international organizations, particularly the United Nations and its Security Council. But, I do not intend to address all the challenges and calamities in this message.
The legitimacy, power and influence of a government do not emanate from its arsenals of tanks, fighter aircrafts, missiles or nuclear weapons. Legitimacy and influence reside in sound logic, quest for justice and compassion and empathy for all humanity. The global position of the United States is in all probability weakened because the administration has continued to resort to force, to conceal the truth, and to mislead the American people about its policies and practices.
Undoubtedly, the American people are not satisfied with this behavior and they showed their discontent in the recent elections. I hope that in the wake of the mid-term elections, the administration of President Bush will have heard and will heed the message of the American people.

My questions are the following:
Is there not a better approach to governance?
Is it not possible to put wealth and power in the service of peace, stability, prosperity and the happiness of all peoples through a commitment to justice and respect for the rights of all nations, instead of aggression and war?

We all condemn terrorism, because its victims are the innocent.
But, can terrorism be contained and eradicated through war, destruction and the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocents?
If that were possible, then why has the problem not been resolved?
The sad experience of invading Iraq is before us all.

What has blind support for the Zionists by the US administration brought for the American people? It is regrettable that for the US administration, the interests of these occupiers supersedes the interests of the American people and of the other nations of the world.
What have the Zionists done for the American people that the US administration considers itself obliged to blindly support these infamous aggressors? Is it not because they have imposed themselves on a substantial portion of the banking, financial, cultural and media sectors?

I recommend that in a demonstration of respect for the American people and for humanity, the right of Palestinians to live in their own homeland should be recognized so that millions of Palestinian refugees can return to their homes and the future of all of Palestine and its form of government be determined in a referendum. This will benefit everyone.

Now that Iraq has a Constitution and an independent Assembly and Government, would it not be more beneficial to bring the US officers and soldiers home, and to spend the astronomical US military expenditures in Iraq for the welfare and prosperity of the American people? As you know very well, many victims of Katrina continue to suffer, and countless Americans continue to live in poverty and homelessness.

I'd also like to say a word to the winners of the recent elections in the US :

The United States has had many administrations; some who have left a positive legacy, and others that are neither remembered fondly by the American people nor by other nations.

Now that you control an important branch of the US Government, you will also be held to account by the people and by history.

If the US Government meets the current domestic and external challenges with an approach based on truth and Justice, it can remedy some of the past afflictions and alleviate some of the global resentment and hatred of America . But if the approach remains the same, it would not be unexpected that the American people would similarly reject the new electoral winners, although the recent elections, rather than reflecting a victory, in reality point to the failure of the current administration's policies. These issues had been extensively dealt with in my letter to President Bush earlier this year.

To sum up:
It is possible to govern based on an approach that is distinctly different from one of coercion, force and injustice.

It is possible to sincerely serve and promote common human values, and honesty and compassion.

It is possible to provide welfare and prosperity without tension, threats, imposition or war.

It is possible to lead the world towards the aspired perfection by adhering to unity, monotheism, morality and spirituality and drawing upon the teachings of the Divine Prophets.

Then, the American people, who are God-fearing and followers of Divine religions, will overcome every difficulty.

What I stated represents some of my anxieties and concerns.
I am confident that you, the American people, will play an instrumental role in the establishment of justice and spirituality throughout the world. The promises of the Almighty and His prophets will certainly be realized; Justice and Truth will prevail and all nations will live a true life in a climate replete with love, compassion and fraternity.

The US governing establishment, the authorities and the powerful should not choose irreversible paths. As all prophets have taught us, injustice and transgression will eventually bring about decline and demise. Today, the path of return to faith and spirituality is open and unimpeded.

We should all heed the Divine Word of the Holy Qur'an:
" But those who repent, have faith and do good may receive Salvation. Your Lord, alone, creates and chooses as He will, and others have no part in His choice; Glorified is God and Exalted above any partners they ascribe to Him. " (28:67-68)

I pray to the Almighty to bless the Iranian and American nations and indeed all nations of the world with dignity and success.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran 29 November 2006


Irony Of Sports

Someone e-mailed this to me, and as a business owner, I can find the humor in it…


· The sport of choice for the urban poor is BASKETBALL
· The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is BOWLING
· The sport of choice for front line workers is FOOTBALL
· The sport of choice for supervisors is BASEBALL OR SOFTBALL
· The sport of choice for middle management is TENNIS
· The sport of choice for corporate executives & officers is GOLF

Moral of this story…the higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller you balls become. (I think the real truth is…the higher you go on that ladder and see the true overhead and costs, and have to juggle it all to still show a + on the bottom line, your balls shrink in shock.)

Sunday, November 26

Hope Your Thanksgiving Was Wonderful

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Boy, last week was so hectic for me I slipped out of the blogesphere for a few days. A few of you commented or e-mailed me to see if I was OK, or if the turkey ate me. I assure you, I ate the turkey, but the whole week prior to that just about ate me :)

I have been so busy with the businesses, and looking for a new location for the growing original business that I’ve had to let the blog suffer a bit. We had our son’s football banquet last week, (as soon as I get photos you know there will be a post about it all), I had many meetings, and the big feast to prepare for. Glad to say I’m back and ready to rant some more :)

I surely appreciate all the reader e-mail, and your continued support of this blog. The stories and rumblings should be more regular again (until I probably drop out a few days around Christmas). My favorite things this Thanksgiving...

  • I had both my sons at home ALL DAY.
  • Our menu...Turkey (cooked in a paper sack), CORNBREAD dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, fruit salad, pea salad, carrot salad, deviled eggs, potato salad, munchie tray with meat, veggies, dip, crackers, etc., Chex Mix, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, apple pie, and banana pudding
  • The joy of shopping hectic crazy Wed. night, cooking till midnight, and cooking all day till 6pm dinner.
  • My sons both helping in the kitchen and the laughter we share each year as each son picks a "domestic duty".
  • My youngest son 17 asking my 23 yr. old son if he felt "gay" yet while arranging a cheese tray and crumbling cornbread.
  • My two WONDERFUL "girl-friend-in-laws" (my sons aren't married yet) being over and adding their own new and special touches to our feast, along with visiting with them.
  • The BEAUTIFUL flowers that #1 son's girlfriend brought me (I LOVE flowers that are unexpected and for no special reason...the only ones I accept)
  • New friends that joined our home and added new and special memories.
  • How 'Bout Them Cowboys...GREAT FOOTBALL DAY
  • Lots of cocktails, and the ability to stay AWAY from them until dinner was prepared :)
  • Laughter, new memories, and the incredible love I have for my family.
  • Knowing I get to do it all again next year...can't wait...Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday

America's Victory 08 - New Conservative Blog

America’s Victory '08 is a new blog organization dedicated to bringing Conservatism back to power in 2008, after years of liberal and moderate leadership. The membership is growing fast, and I was graciously invited to post an article or two as an author. Check out the site, and click the “Get Involved” link at the top left under About This Site if you would like to join or be a part.

The AV08 Blogroll can be found on my right side bar just beneath my personal blogroll. I plan to move it higher as soon as a logo with a link has been developed.

PayPerPost - I GOT PAID

As I mentioned before in this story, you can make a little money while you blog. I began posting for PayPerPost a little over a month ago, after I saw the post on Bestest Blog Of All Time. I do not take advantage of nearly all the opportunities on the site, as I only post about things I find interesting, or products and services I would actually support myself.

I began this venture to raise some of the money that will be necessary for my son’s trip this year with People to People. He’s been chosen again to travel as a student ambassador, and those trips are costly. I’m happy to announce that PayPerPost actually works! So far I’ve been paid $81.15, and am due to be paid $91.65. That is in only a little over one month. It is easily conceivable to make approximately $30 per day.

Give it a try to earn some extra money for your latest cause or project. There is an option to donate all your earnings to your favorite charity.

Pelosi Backs Hastings For Intelligence Committee Leader

OK, obviously, “We the People” are going to have to teach “They the Congress” some basic picking rules that we all learned early on the playground…DON’T PICK THE BAD GUYS TO BE ON YOUR TEAM!

My GOODNESS! I’m appalled that there are NOT any RULES IN PLACE that would PREVENT the MERE POSSIBILITY of such atrocities. It was bad enough that Pelosi wanted to appoint Murtha, her “Porking Friend” as the House Majority Leader, NOW she wants to appoint Alcee Hastings as head of the Intelligence Committee.

Shouldn’t it be a LAW that if any of the following have happened ( you’ve been involved in a huge scandal, impeached and removed from office, tried for a crime, and misuse of taxpayer money), that you are AUTOMATICALLY INELLIGIBLE FOR APPOINTMENT FOR LEADERSHIP – EVER?

Alcee L. Hastings (D-Fla), was impeached as a US District Judge in 1988 by a vote of 413-4 and removed from office. He was tried for bribery, but was acquitted. (Hey, OJ was acquitted too, among MANY other people that are believed to be guilty) A post-trial investigation by the US Court of Appeals believes that Hastings lied at trial and faked evidence. He’s even believed to have plotted with a lawyer to take a payoff for reducing the sentence of an alleged racketeer. Another prominent liberal African American John Conyers was one of Hastings’ prosecutors. Conyers is quoted saying, “We argue that he must be removed from office so that he does not teach others that justice may be sold.” Mr. Hastings was removed from the bench in 1989.

Ms. Pelosi had better get a grip soon, or she may find herself upon the impeachment list sooner than later. This woman is going in with guns blazing, and is going to lose the gunfight. Her leadership so far has been to choose two losers as leaders, and continue pork spending. Click HERE to see the unfinished Pork business on the 2007 schedule. Keep an eye on her and watch how many of these earmarks she votes yes to…her past record has been horrific.

If I Did It

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Thank goodness Fox Broadcast Network had the aftersight to pull the plug on this show scheduled to air tomorrow. If they hadn't, just think of all the horrible sequals we would have had to suffer through!

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Wednesday, November 15

Pelosi's District - San Francisco - Bans ROTC

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Nancy Pelosi may not be directly responsible for this atrocity, but it comes from her district, which proves the mentality of these people, and these people elected her. The San Francisco school board decided today that JROTC; (Junior Officer Reserve Training Corps) will be ABOLISHED from ALL SAN FRANCISCO HIGH SCHOOLS. And if that isn’t BAD ENOUGH, one of their major reasons for the decision is the “don’t ask don’t tell” mentality “they say” represents our actual military. That translates in layman’s terms…we must protect the rights of gay high school children.

EXCUSE ME, but the last time I checked, the reason we have minors and laws to protect minors is the simple fact that every seasoned adult knows that minors aren’t yet old enough to know what’s even good for themselves. We are worried about high school children’s “gay rights”? In the exploratory years of puberty, you aren’t even qualified to know for sure which side of the sexual fence you sit on. And, believe me, kids in ROTC gay or straight know that ROTC is WAY DIFFERENT THAN HEALTH CLASS. Besides that useless point, to let our high school students (AND THE MAJORITY OF THEM ARE OPPOSED TO THIS), dictate our government and school board policies, is stupid.


This decision is a DIRECT SLAP IN THE FACE TO OUR ARMED FORCES. ROTC has long been, and still is one of the most prestigious and diligent activities our children can be associated with. Although many kids think “only the geeks or nerds” are a part of this program…NOT TRUE. The regimen and discipline that is required of these kids equals or exceeds that of a varsity football program. Anyone that regularly reads this blog knows, I AM THE RABID FOOTBALL MOM, and I know what dedication those kids put forth. The ROTC kids have more due diligence than the kids on the football team, just without the glory. Their workout program and guidelines of discipline and dedication go year round, not just nine or ten games.

My oldest son was a proud member of the McQueen High School ROTC program, and there he learned many skills and qualities that can only be taught in that caliber of program. Oh, the honor to watch them march in a parade, or shoot in sequence, to stand for time on end at attention while several faint due to precision and rigidness, and to watch NO PERSON falter in their stance while another fell, are the QUALITIES AND DISCIPLINE THAT OUR ARMED FORCES USE TO KEEP THIS COUNTRY FREE.

This country, so full now of people that run along in life oblivious to what’s really going on around them, and oblivious to the rules and morals they’ve sold out for any bit of profit or fame shame my parents, and my grandparents, and any elder that ever influenced me to be, and believe in who I am today. In a city like San Francisco where NO HOME hardly has a real back yard, and it’s so crowded and infiltrated by crime and a mentality of “life in the fast lane”, incredible liberalism, or high powered money gained by the inability of folks that live there to fight back…this decision is an American atrocity!

I KNOW THAT A CONGRESSMAN DOESN’T ATTEND A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, but if Nancy Pelosi had one hair on her liberal fluffy ass, she would step forth as a mother, or a supposed WOMAN leading this country, or even a political figure that wanted the monetary support from other “earmarked” committees, she would NIP THIS IN THE BUD and reverse this decision. Martha Washington, Martha Jefferson, Mary Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, Rosalynn Carter, Laura Bush, Nancy Reagan, or any other first lady would not let this happen.

But hey… read the next post…we are now in the “fad” stage of reality. Sorry folks, our reality is currently headed in a very dangerous direction fueled by greed and political correctness which is merely a lack of backbone. But, as everyone knows, the bony portions of the meat are the cheapest…just taste the best if cooked correctly. USA…PLEASE GET BACK TO THE BASICS BEFORE WE ALL BURN IN THE HELL OF STUPIDITY. The few of us cannot continue to carry the rest of you, life is getting heavy.

O.J. Simpson - What If I Did?

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O.J. HAS OFFICIALLY SOLD HIS SOUL TO THE DEVIL! That is one side of this coin, and my thoughts of the nefariousness of this situation overcome me. Each coin has two sides, and some memories and sadness of those memories changed sit on the other. OJ has long been a “hero turned freak” for anyone my age. I remember the Heisman trophy declaration, and I remember watching OJ play football, and I remember the days when we all loved him as he ran through the airport on the Hertz rental car commercial when he was a star for the Buffalo Bills. We all loved the “juice” at one time. Those were times prior to media coverage 24-7, and media “SPIN”, which unbeknown to us all, has changed the very way we think and live. We were raised on fire and brimstone, but the media has changed us into a culture that believes in fire and rhinestone.

Then, one day…we all watched in disbelief as the white Bronco was being tracked on TV by every media news channel in America as he became the one that “killed” his wife and her supposed lover and boyfriend. If reality TV isn’t BAD ENOUGH, now it seems the fad is “what-if” TV. How morally irreprehensible is it that it’s OK to make 3.5 million dollars to write a book and do a two part series on TV that explains, “If I had have done it, this is How I WOULD Have Done It?” And yet, there’s a morbid curiosity that has been instilled in all of us ever since Geraldo Rivera hyped the Al Capone safe on national TV. What we all need to remember is…THERE WAS NOTHING IN AL CAPONE’S SAFE.

There is NOTHING that we NEED TO HEAR OR SEE in this upcoming OJ broadcast. We need to all set aside our badly media provoked curiosity for spin and corruption, and remember what our parents and grandparents and our faith has taught us. TURN AWAY FROM THE DEVIL. Instead, the Devil has become the money maker and the “forbidden road” that law abiding citizens DON’T TAKE, but “just watching it”, or “just reading about it” allows us to “experience a taste of it”.

This show is beyond horrible. This show is over the line. OJ is selling out to even allow himself to think about doing it for the simple sake that he’s a father. His children are now old enough to KNOW BETTER. He will burn in hell for the mere thought. As morbidly curious as I may be, I have to take a stand and say that as a parent, and wife, and American…I hope this show never airs. It’s wrong for the people involved, and it’s a bad track for America. Whatever faith you might follow, all religions teach us to resist temptation and resist evil, and this is pure evil for profit. PEOPLE, IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. Some paths need NEVER BE TREAD.

Tuesday, November 14


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HALLALUJAH! It’s so rare to really have something good to write about, but today a victory was won, and I’m so proud it was in my native state of Texas. GOOD FOR FARMERS BRANCH, TX! FINALLY, a group of Americans have stood up in force and ACTUALLY PASSED LAWS and taken action as a city to better our country and take a stand against illegal immigration.

Farmers Branch city council unanimously passed ordinances to fine landlords for renting to illegal aliens, made English the official language, and gave police officers the right to screen those in custody to find out their legal immigrant status.
And I find the most wonderful thing is…this community is over 35% Hispanic. This means that elected officials backed by law abiding Mexican citizens have stood together with their local government to make a difference. They have flipped a big finger to the likes of the ACLU, and have decided as a city to take a stand. NOT ONE OF US TRUE AMERICANS has any objection to ANYONE OF ANY BACKGROUND OR FOREIGN COUNTRY from seeking the American dream. Our country was founded on that very possibility. Americans, of all colors just want to do it the right way. Congratulations to a wonderful bunch of folks that are doing it for Old Glory!

My New Harley?

Think I'd Look Good Riding This Harley??? :)
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New MANLAW - Have Plenty Of Beer For The Game!

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FAFSA College Financial Aid Application

PARENTS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS LISTEN UP… It’s the time for college applications and preparing to gain Federal financial aid for your college freshman to be. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a vital part of this process.

FAFSA online has put together an AMAZING website to guide you through this process and give you the NINE MOST VALUABLE SECRETS to gaining the most federal money you can to aid your student through college. The FASFA site has a wonderful written links to all aspects of this application, PLUS there is a very detailed and wonderfully informational MP3 Podcast you can listen to as well that will give you step by step instruction on how to achieve your financial aid goals.

One of the things our government does right is put education at a high priority. Don’t miss out on your child’s higher education due to financial woes. STUDY these guides and let FAFSA help you get all the money you can for your student.

Monday, November 13

Nancy Pelosi Backs Murtha - EARMARKS YOUR MONEY

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Well, Ms. Pelosi is on the move much faster than I think any of us thought she would be. There appears to be no “honeymoon”, I think she feels she must strike while the iron is hot. Because, we all know from being children, or raising them…once you touch something hot more than a couple of times…YOU QUIT TOUCHING IT! It seems the far left wing is on the move in a quick fashion to roll back tax cuts (that I personally saw benefit those around me, and allow me to do a bit more)…yes…a $600 check from the government made a difference, when you times it by ALL OF US.

She also wants to move ahead quickly on raising the minimum wage to $7.25 or so. Now, I’m not a business owner bigot. It seems so normal doesn’t it, to raise the minimum wage, because, “How can any poor American struggling to make ends meet possibly live on the current minimum wage?” They can’t. They can’t live much better at $7.25 per hour. HOWEVER…THE SECRET THEY AREN’T TELLING YOU, is what is the hidden language, or “FINE PRINT” you are not seeing in proposed bills like these.

In my businesses, our workers need to have some skilled trade knowledge, and my bookkeeping staff and managers are certainly a valuable asset. Our wages don’t even begin to start at less than $10-$12 per hour (we currently have no one making less than $13 per hour of 25 employees). In Nevada’s minimum wage proposal that was placed on our ballots, there was a lot of hidden language. It proposed that NEVADA would agree that whatever the minimum wage for the nation, Nevada's would be $1.00 higher FOREVER. There were some other hidden “earmarks”.

If you don’t know what an EARMARK is…it’s bullshit language, and bullshit appropriation for money, raised taxes, etc. that’s not for the open public to see unless you take the time to READ THE ENTIRE BILL OF MANY DOZEN PAGES AND SEE FOR YOURSELF WHAT IT WILL ACTUALLY DO WITH YOUR TAX DOLLARS.

Nancy Pelosi is also backing Jack (John-Jack) Murtha for majority leader. It’s no secret that he’s been under the microscope on several occasions, and is less than honorable by his record. BOTH MURTHA AND PELOSI FAILED MISERABLY on their own voting records for “EARMARKS” HIDDEN WITHIN over 19 bills passed within Congress. Jeff Flake set a precedent for forcing accountability on 19 amendments that he called “Anti-Pork Amendments”. A lot of these bills were defense bills, and other important legislation that had hidden language, or EARMARKS within them.

I’m proud to say, that MY CONGRESSMAN Jim Gibbons of Nevada, that has just recently been elected as governor voted AGAINST ALL 19 BILLS. Nancy Pelosi and Jack Murtha BOTH HAVE A “BIG ZERO” ON ALL 19! Here are some examples of items they VOTED FOR…

· $100,000 National Grape & Wine Initiative…for a wine business that places $50 BILLION dollars a year into the economy. 50B companies don’t need $100,000 of taxpayers’ dollars.
· $1,000,000 Juniata Locomotive Demonstration. This MILLION went to a locomotive shop owned by Norfolk Southern. There was no description within the bill to state exactly what they would do with this money…your money.
· $500,000 City Swimming Pool in California. Shouldn’t this kind of money be raised by the local economy…not voted on in congress?
· $1,000,000 Mystic Aquarium in New London, CT. Again… is it the responsibility of ALL OF US TAXPAYERS to build an aquarium in a state we don’t live in?...placed within a defense bill?
· $2,500,000 Northwest Manufacturing Initiative…again vague, and why an amount of more than TWO MILLION OF OUR TAX DOLLARS should be appropriated to only the Northwest, and only Manufacturing within a defense bill.

People, do your homework. Make VERY SURE what you are voting on, and who you vote for. Pelosi and Murtha voted for ALL 19 proposals, and all 19 passed. Check HERE for your congressman’s record of voting. BE VERY AWARE OF PELOSI and her left wing antics. Before you know it, you’ll be saying the pledge of allegiance to Michael Moore, or Harry Reid, who isn’t far behind him.

Who Came First, The Chicken Or The EGG?

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Well, we've been wondering for YEARS... who came first, the chicken or the egg. Well, it seems the EGG is claiming that victory, and supposedly, there is some scientific proof... You make the call :)

Death And Taxes

WHAT IN THE HELL HAS HAPPENED TO OUR COUNTRY? I’m afraid the up and coming “leadership” is an apple that might not fall far from this tree. This is what our past elected officials have voted in for us, in “elections on the Hill” that we had NO SAY IN. You either pay these directly, or if you’ve ever purchased some of these items, and looked at your itemized receipt or statement, you’ll see the charges. I call this TAXES 101. We’ll either die paying these taxes, or the payment of them will be the cause of our death.

· Accounts Receivable Tax
· Building Permit Tax
· Capital Gains Tax
· CDL License Tax
· Cigarette Tax
· Corporate Income Tax
· Court Fines (Indirect Taxes)
· Dog License Tax
· Federal Income Tax
· Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
· Fishing License Tax
· Food License Tax
· Fuel Permit Tax
· Gasoline Tax (Approx. $.42 per gallon)
· Hunting License Tax
· Inheritance Tax Interest Expense (tax on the money)
· Inventory Tax IRS Interest Charges (Double Tax) (NEVADA doesn’t have this)
· IRS Penalties
· Liquor Tax
· Local Income Tax (NEVADA doesn’t have this either)
· Luxury Taxes
· Marriage License Tax
· Medicare Tax
· Property Tax
· Real Estate Tax
· Septic Permit Tax
· Service Charge Taxes
· Social Security Taxes
· Road Usage Taxes (Truckers pay this)
· Sales Tax
· Recreational Vehicle Tax
· Road Toll Booth Taxes
· School Tax
· State Income Tax (Nevada doesn’t have this either)
· State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
· Telephone Federal Excise Tax
· Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
· Telephone Federal State and Local Surcharge Tax
· Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
· Telephone Recurring and Non-Recurring Charges Tax
· Telephone State and Local Tax
· Telephone Usage Charge Tax
· Toll Bridge Tax
· Toll Tunnel Tax
· Traffic Fines (Indirect Taxation)
· Trailer Registration Tax
· Utility Taxes
· Vehicle License Registration Tax
· Vehicle Sales Tax
· Watercraft Registration Tax
· Well Permit Tax
· Worker’s Compensation Tax



Laser Engraved Thumb Drive - GREAT Christmas Gift

Here’s another great Christmas gift idea for the guy, or “geek” on your list. Give a LASER ENGRAVED Store-It-Thumb Drive. I’ve often called them jump drives. If you don’t know what they are, thumb drives are a portable pocket sized USB gadget that can store massive amounts of computer data that you can take from one computer to another.

Once, when traveling to San Francisco, I found one in the seat of a taxi cab I was in. The driver was “Mr. Personality”…Habib with an attitude, so I kept it. When I got back home, I put it in my computer and realized there was some really vital information on it from the company and owner of the thumb drive. Thankfully, I found a couple of documents on the drive written on company letterhead, and I was able to return it to its owner. He was quite thankful, and offered a nice reward. I declined, as it’s just nice to be able to do something nice for a complete stranger sometimes.

Anyway, check out the thumb drives offered by Pexagontech.com. You can purchase drives from 512mb, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB, and ALL COME WITH FREE LASER ENGRAVING. Engraving would have kept me from having to search through someone’s personal data to find out how to return the drive to its owner. This company also has NO REQUIREMENTS on minimum purchases and NO SETUP CHARGES.

Give this gift to someone who would like to transfer or store photos, schoolwork, spreadsheets, or any computer data. You can even transfer MP3 files and music on these. Current specials are a 1GB drive for $20.99, or a 2GB high speed USB flash drive for $38.99.

Sunday, November 12

McQueen Lancers End 2006 Season

Each dynasty has a time when the end comes. The McQueen Lancer class of 2007 had their reign of glory end Friday in the round two playoff game. The Bishop Manogue Miners took us out, and will play the Galena Grizzlies next week for the Northern Nevada Regional Championship.

I haven’t had an opportunity to edit my film for a highlight of the disappointment yet, but I will post one at a later date. It was so sad to see the pain on the faces of the seniors, but I also remember many times we’ve had the blessing to celebrate, and others were heartbroken. It’s been a decade of highs and lows, but for me, it’s been a short lifetime of great memories. I have enjoyed these many years watching my amazing son play ball. I am so proud of him, and cannot thank him enough for the pleasure I’ve had being the rabid football mom over the last ten years.

McQueen High School is a fantastic school, and all be warned…the class of 2009 will probably be the next McQueen State Championship team. They are up and coming, and are (I believe) undefeated since they were freshman. And, again…many thanks to the unbelievable staff of LancerFan.com for years and years of highlight photos with the quality of shots for the pros. I will leave this football season not quite sure what I will do on Friday nights now, as my son will graduate in a few months. And, I will proudly post the last of this year’s highlight photos. Lancers, it’s been a real TREAT!

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Veterans Day - Honoring All Who Serve

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Veterans Day, formally called Armistice Day, is a day in which we honor all the heroes that have valiantly served our country, both in times of peace and in times of war. This weekend, I’d like to personally take a moment to say THANK YOU for my freedom that millions of you protect and fight for. Though not said often enough, never think your collective service to our country goes unnoticed. You are the reason America is the GREATEST COUNTRY ON EARTH! All gave some, and some gave all. Without our armed service men and women, life would surely be drastically different. May God be with all our veterans each day as they continue to keep America free.

Bank Foreclosures - Good Investment Opportunity

All investments carry a risk, but done right, Bank Forclosures can be a profitable way to invest your money. Bank homes often can be purchased at a 20% to 35% discount. Find bank foreclosures in all 50 states. Study ways to properly invest in foreclosures…get the most bang for your investment buck.

Baby Boomer Test - Guess The Photo Identity

Take the Baby Boomer Test. Can you guess who these people are? Click and Drag between the [ ]s to reveal the identity of the person in the photo.

1970 [ Kris Kristofferson ]

1970 [ Mick Jagger ]

1969 [ Willie Nelson ]

1967 [ Clint Eastwood ]

1970 [ Bill & Hilary Clinton ]

1972 [ Bob Dylan ]

1958 [ Jack Nicholson ]

1972 [ Michael Jackson ]

1940s [ Barbara Bush ]

1975 [ Martin Sheen ]

1969 [ Robert DeNiro ]

1970s [ John Belushi ]

1970 [ Candice Bergen ]

1981 [ Dennis Quaid ]

1973 [ Christopher Walken ]

1972 [ Colin Powell ]

1968 [ Tommy Lee Jones ]

1968 [ Al Pacino ]

1943 [ J.F.K. ]