Archive for March, 2009

An Open Letter to the IRS

Actual “Letter to the Editor” from the February 5th edition of the Wichita Falls, Texas, Times Record News….

Dear IRS,
I am sorry to inform you that I will not be able to pay taxes owed April 15, but all is not lost. I have paid these taxes: accounts receivable tax, building permit tax, CDL tax, cigarette tax, corporate income tax, dog license tax, federal income tax, unemployment tax, gasoline tax, hunting license tax, fishing license tax, waterfowl stamp tax, inheritance tax, inventory tax, liquor tax, luxury tax, Medicare tax, city, school and county property tax (up 33 percent last 4 years), real estate tax, social security tax, road usage tax, toll road tax, state and city sales tax, recreational vehicle tax, state franchise tax, state unemployment tax, telephone federal excise tax, telephone federal state and local surcharge tax, telephone minimum usage surcharge tax, telephone state and local tax, utility tax, vehicle license registration tax, capitol gains tax, lease severance tax, oil and gas assessment tax, Colorado property tax, Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and New Mexico sales tax, and many more that I can’t recall, but I have run out of space and money.

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It’s Time to File for Divorce

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950′s, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O’Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).

We’ll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens. We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks. We’ll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood ..

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This country is being invaded by illegal immigrants as our government sits idly by. Currently, Atlanta is not yet seeing the same levels of violence that some other major Us cities are, such as Phoniex, AZ, but make no mistake, it is escalating.

How’s this for a plan Uncle Sam, get rid of the pork from the stimulus package and use the funds, currently being earmarked to study manure and tattoo removal, to hire on more law enforcement and DEA agents, prosecutors, correctional officers and contractors and builders to build more prisons to detain the illegal immigrants.

Illegals, I might add,that broke the law to get here and continue to break the law and endanger our citizens once they are within our borders. Funds confiscated from those smuggling other illegals, drugs or other contraban could be used to pay officers and run the prisons. Imagine the jobs created just by enforcing our laws and punishing those who break them, not to mention the by-product of having safer places to live for Americans.

In a city where Coca Cola, United Parcel Service and Home Depot are the titans of industry, there are new powerful forces on Atlanta’s block: Mexican drug cartels.

Their presence and ruthless tactics are largely unknown to most here. Yet, of the 195 U.S. cities where Mexican drug-trafficking organizations are operating, federal law enforcement officials say Atlanta has emerged as the new gateway to the troubled Southwest border.

Rival drug cartels, the same violent groups warring in Mexico for control of routes to lucrative U.S. markets, have established Atlanta as the principal distribution center for the entire eastern U.S., according to the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center.

In fiscal year 2008, federal drug authorities seized more drug-related cash in Atlanta — about $70 million — than any other region in the country, Drug Enforcement Administration records show.

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651,000 Jobs Cut in FEB — Reid, Pelosi, Obama  &  Chamber of Commerce Insist on Importing More Foreign Workers

By Roy Beck

Another month has passed. Another half-million (or more) jobs have been lost. And our federal leaders continue to do nothing about auto-pilot programs that are flooding our country with foreign workers.

Nothing has changed since last year when 138,000 new foreign workers were added to the U.S. each month on average.

Here are the latest government facts that can’t seem to soften the hardened hearts of our leaders . . . .

  • The official unemployment rate has soared to 8.1% (highest since 1983)
  • U.S. employers cut 651,000 jobs in February -That is on top of 655,000 jobs lost in January and 681,000 jobs cut in December.
  • 4.4 million — Total jobs eliminated since the recession began in December of 2007.

The number of Americans reeling from the bad job market is staggering:

  • 12.5 million Americans are actively looking for a job and cannot find even part-time employment.
  • Another 8.6 million Americans want a full-time job and have been forced to work part-time.

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Today the House approved a bill (234-191) that would give bankruptcy judged authority to dictate, I mean change, the terms of the loan for home owners that are under water or upside down on their mortgages.

Simply stated, it means the borrower owes more on his home than what the current market value of the home is.

Bankruptcy judges will have the ability (assuming it passes the Senate) to wipe out the portion of the debt that is under water. For instance, if John Smith took out a 200,000 mortgage to by his home in 2005, but current market conditions now dictate that the homes value is now 140,000 the judge can adjust the mortgage, payments and interest, to reflect the current market value of 140,000.

First let me say to the 92% of Americans that pay their mortgages on time and bought homes they could afford, sorry suckers you should have have purchased bigger homes in more affluent areas.

This is wrong on so many levels I can hardly determine where to begin. First and foremost judges are just that…judges. They are not accountants, bankers or realtors. The banks that hold these mortgages can’t not realize these losses.

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protestGlobal warming activists arrived in Washington on Monday to protest global warming. It was said to be the nation’s largest act of civil disobedience to fight climate change. Protesters arrived only to find DC virtually shut down by this seasons heaviest snowfall of the winter.

Many protesters could not get to DC as dozens of flights in the area were delayed or canceled. Still others couldn’t face the dangerous roads or blustery weather.

Speaker of the House, Nancy “Know-It-All” Pelosi, who called on the architect of the Capitol to stop burning coal at the power plant last week, was forced to canceled her appearance at the rally as her flight to Washington was canceled due to inclement weather.

Organizers of the protest estimate 2,500 people “braved” the blizzard to protest greenhouse gas emissions. Personally I thought they looked extremely foolish. Imagine the sight if you will, 2,500 people standing in snow 6 inches deep, with temperatures in the mid 20′s bundled up in layer upon layer of clothing, carrying signs to protest global warming. Strangely enough the very same thing happened to Al Gore when he gave a speech on global warming in January 2004 in New York.

Maybe, just maybe mother nature is trying to tell you tree huggers something.

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Former Countrywide executives cash in on federal housing bailout

After overseeing a company at the very center of the still-imploding U.S. mortgage market, a dozen former executives are now poised to make millions from the housing crisis.

Stanford L. Kurland, the former president of Countrywide Financial – the bank that has become most synonymous with the bad mortgage lending practices that eventually caused the housing market to burst, setting into motion the current financial crisis – and colleagues from the defunct firm now run PennyMac.

The company, headquartered in the same Los Angeles suburb where Countrywide was managed before it was sold to Bank of America last summer, specializes in buying up bad home mortgages that the U.S. government took over from other failed banks, the New York Times reported Tuesday.

PennnyMac has been buying up some of those mortgages for just a fraction of their value, and they keep a portion of whatever money they collect from the mortgage holder.

PennyMac’s business has been “off-the-charts good,” said John Lawrence, the company’s head of loan servicing, the Times reported.

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The Dow sunk to its lowest point since 1997 yesterday, but President Obama says that’s a good thing if you’ve got some money to play around with on the stock market.

While answering questions from reporters today during a photo opportunity with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Obama took the opportunity to hand out some investment tips based on the old ‘buy low, sell high’ maxim: “What you’re now seeing is… profit and earning ratios are starting to get to the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal if you’ve got a long-term perspective on it.”

There you have, it sound financial advice from a man who managed to double the nation’s debt in less than 6 weeks he has been in office.

The President conceded that he doesn’t get too upset over the “day-to-day gyrations of the stock market,” because he’s focused on “the long-term ability for the United States and the entire world economy to regain its footing.”

Comparing the market to political tracking polls, Obama told reporters, “You know, it bobs up and down day to day.”

Bobs up and down, he is kidding, right?

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The state of California, currently in the midst of a severe budget crisis, is contemplating allowing its citizens to use pot recreationally. In one strange twist of fate, how ironic is it that one of the states missions, namely the “war of drugs”, that has been a drain on the state’s budget costing millions of tax payer dollars in law enforcement salaries, imprisonment and court costs now may turn out to be its salvation.

A California state legislator proposed legalizing the sale of marijuana, stating, legalizing and taxing marijuana would generate more than $1 billion annually for the cash-strapped state.

Tom Ammiano, a California Assemblyman introduced a bill Monday that would legalize sales and possession of the drug for people 21 or older. The legislation would impose regulations and taxation similar to those for alcohol sales. Federal law makes it a crime to possess or sell marijuana, therefore if this measure passed it most assuredly would face immediate legal challenge.

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America’s Kidnapping Capitol

Hey New York, it look like Phoenix, AZ is stealing the title “the city that never sleeps” from you. No cause for alarm though as Phoenix certainly wont be taking any tourist dollars from your state, the folks in Phoenix are awake for fear of being kidnapped. Phoenix has earned itself the dubious honor of being the kidnapping capitol in the country and is working hard towards its goal of being the kidnapping capitol of the world, currently they have the #2 slot.

I am certain it has nothing to do with those hard working folks that illegally cross the border to work or your city’s sanctuary policies for illegal aliens and the drug cartels. Last year alone,there were more than 370 kidnappings – with extortionist purposes and with every instance including torture. For the moment, the kidnapping seemed to be confined to illegals battling over drug territory but how long will it be before they decide that kidnapping Phoenix citizens for ransom can be quite lucrative??

In an effort to combat the crime wave, Phoenix police have pulled more than a dozen officers off other assignments and created a special unit to handle the kidnappings, called the Home Invasion Task Force. The crimes are occurring across the valley and in all types of neighborhoods, authorities warn.

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