Friday, December 26, 2008

Song for a Soldier

Between now and December 31st, Billboard Magazine and the U.S. Army are teaming up for a cool program to offer free music downloads. Just go to fill out the form and they will send a unique pin number to a currently enlisted active duty member of the U.S. Army for two free music downloads. It's a free service and a pretty cool way to say Happy New Year to one of our hero's serving this holiday season. Remember, offer ends December 31st so check it out today!

Til Next Time...........

Picture of the Week

For those of you who have been concerned about all the chem trail stories floating around (no pun intended) or worried about the conspiracy theories that the government secretly has something to do with them......maybe our "Picture of the Week" will set your mind at ease.......

........or maybe not.

Til Next Time.............

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Remembering The Troops

This Christmas Eve, thoughts of friends and family serving our country around the world are filling my mind. Many of them haven't been able to make it home this year for the holidays. As a results, empty chairs and place settings will occupy family tables this holiday season. Our men and women serving overseas tonight will be sorely missed by friends and family this season, but they will not be their families or by the rest of us.

Tonight as you take a break from family activities, please spend a moment or two sending a digital holiday message of thanks and hope to a servicemember overseas. Thanks to the folks at Xerox, you can do just that for free. Just scroll down and follow the instructions...........

Again, thanks to all the men and women of our armed forces (some of you I know personally) for all you do. And thanks to Xerox for making the digital postcard service available.

And to all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Til Next Time........

A Question At Christmas Time....

Do you know what this is?

Frosty The Snowman's

Baby Picture

LOL! Merry Christmas Everyone!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Norma Torres Has A Near Meltdown

Thursday night I wrote of the California State Assembly and their horribly bad and very illegal decision to add approximately nine billion dollars in new taxes on the population of a state that is already one of the most if not the most heavily taxed state in the nation. They accomplished this by calling the new taxes...."fees." This creative writing/terminology on their part lowered the threshold for the number of votes they needed to pass the illegal legislation. I call it illegal for one simple reason. Back in the 70's, the people of California passed the now famous Proposition 13. Prop 13 clearly states that the California State Assembly and the California State Senate must both have a two thirds majority vote in order to levy new taxes on the citizenry. What they did Thursday night was a clearly illegal effort to circumvent Prop 13 and the wishes of the people of the state of California.

One of the major proponents of Thursday nights action in Sacramento was Assemblywoman Norma Torres (D-Pomona). I wrote Thursday of her near meltdown on the floor of the state capitol as she tried to bully her fellow assemblymen and women to accept and support this illegal legislation. I finally managed to obtained part of the audio of that near meltdown. Give it a listen and see what you think.

This woman is supposed to be a professional legislator, not an emotional train wreck on display for the whole world. Even some people from her own assembly district don't like her. No wonder people in other parts of the country look at California and shake their heads.

For the record, both sides have been working on this budget for over a year. California's Republican Caucus has said time and time again they would be willing to look at new taxes. But only after the Democrats cut subsidized education and health care for illegal immigrants. A huge portion of the prison population in California is made up of illegals. Then there is the insane pension plan that many state workers get. Far above and beyond the pensions or 401k's of your average American. I haven't even mentioned the money and power hungry teachers and prison guards union leadership that on a routinely try to undermine Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger every time they get the chance. The libs however refuse to address any of this. So here we are. The only difference between the automakers and the state of California? We have stood up and said NO! No bailout for the wasteful spenders in the State Assembly and Senate. Still people like Ms Torres seem to float to the top every time there's money to be extorted from the people.

Unfortunately, the state of California is full of people like Ms Torres who like to play on people's fears, emotions, and lack of knowledge when it comes to matters of politics. She's a very sad lady and a big part of the problem here in California. But the problem isn't just in California. Every state in America has their own Norma Torres' using fear and intimidation to get their way.

Until those of us who reside in the middle of the political spectrum start paying attention and making our voices heard and getting involved in the process, the Norma Torres' of the world will continue to dominate the political landscape. California as a state and the United States as a nation are better than this. But we won't be if we don't get involved!!!

Til Next Time................

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Socialist Republic of California

For years, most of the rest of America has looked at California and just shook their heads at some of the insanity that comes from the left coast. Tonight....those Americans who are really paying attention are looking at California with a great deal of trepidation and fear. You see, tonight the state of California became a state whose leadership has finally shown their true and yellow with a hammer and sickle in the middle of the flag. Tonight the Democrat dominated state assembly flipped the middle finger to the people of the state with the type of resounding pride typically seen from gang bangers in the crime ridden sections of America's inner cities. Wow! That sounded pretty harsh right outta the let me explain.

Back in 1979 the people of the State of California passed Proposition 13 which requires the State Assembly muster a 2/3's majority in order to establish new taxes. Tonight our wonderfully bizarre group of legislators have decided they won't tax us anymore. Instead, their gonna "fee" us to death. Some of the new "fees" all Californians are facing? According to their plan, gasoline usage fees will increase the current "gas tax" by 50 percent. There is also an attempt underway to triple the auto registration "fees." And here's the kicker........As some of you may know, California has one of the highest state income taxes in the nation. Now they want to charge a fee of five percent of the total tax owed as a "filing fee." If these "fee's" are legal as they claim, I wonder why we're only seeing them now?

As of now Governor Schwarzenegger says he will veto the bill, but most observers are saying don't hold your breath. On the other side Norma Torres (D-Pomona) literally had a meltdown when trying to convince her fellow assembly members to support the new fee. Crying uncontrollably and using vulgarites on the floor of the state assembly, she seemed like a total lunatic that had lost any grip she made have had on reality. The arrogance of state senator Mark Leno (D) was sickening as he proclaimed December 18 as the day the Democrats "Saved California." Then there are the authors of this piece of socialist legislation: State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg. These two are nothing more that socialist is sheeps clothing.

If you live outside of California and are laughing and thinking we are getting what we forwarned. If this sort of disregard for the rule of law is allowed to succeed here in California, your state could be next.

If you are in California, simply call the numbers below and let them know what you think. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
1-916-615-4006State Assembly Speaker Karen Bass
1-323-937-4747 or 1-916-319-2047

California is on the edge of a financial abyss and these people claim to have the best interest of California and it's citizens at heart. They do not. Don't fall for their propoganda. Pay attention to what's going on around us and be a part of the solution before these socialist troublemakers turn California into something resembling a third world nation.

Til Next Time.................

Monday, December 8, 2008

It Could Be Alot Worse.....

When I was a kid/teenager, I still spent much of my time doing stuff outdoors. When I was younger, it was tag, hide and seek, and just a lot of good ol' fashioned curious exploration. Later, sports became the focus of my attention. I didn't spend a lot of time in front of the computer on the internet. That hadn't become a household item just yet. Video games consoles were still in their infancy too. Eventually, I did begin to enjoy the video games, as primitive as they were by today's standards. Now my video game playing is pretty much limited to the sports games on XBOX and PS3 and the occasional pc based game from one of the many websites devoted to the classic games from the early years.

However, my son spends much more time on the game consoles. I am constantly having to remind him of the time limits and guidelines he has to abide by in order to retain the privilege of playing. Then, today I came across this video and realized that even though he sometimes spends too much playing the games, it could be worse. Much much worse..........

Wow! I suppose I should be grateful he just plays them on the tv and that he's not out trying to imitate them on the streets the way this guy does. I just wish I had this much free time on my hands.