Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What About a Gay Tax for Higher Health Care Costs

No,, I'm not a hater, nor am I a homophobe, I am however, a thinker. Our illustrious leaders, the ones who campaigned on "not 1 dime more in taxes for anyone making under $250,000.00", have added a dollar sales tax to cigarettes, and they are talking about higher "unhealthy" or "junk food" taxes for overweight people, among many other taxes that seem to be an affliction to the less fortunate. All these taxes are supposedly to curb the use of said items and therefore make folks healthier. The taxes would be used to help defray the increased costs of health care for the folks that decided to continue their use.

All that being said, why not a Gay sex tax. Or a tax on items, whatever they may be, sold to gay people for use during gay sex. Look, if cigarettes and junk food cause higher health care costs because of cancer, emphysema, obesity, heart disease, just to mention a few, and more gay lovers or gay sex participants have HIV Aids, according to statistics, it only stand to reason that they should be taxed for their risky sexual habits.

My point here is that if you are going to tax bad behavior that causes higher health risks, why stop at cigarettes and junk food? Why not really go for the gusto? Let's tax motorcycle riders for their leather clothing and boots and helmets and motorcycles. Let's tax race car drivers for the things they use, proportionately, according to the speed of the cars they drive and the danger of the tracks they use.
Hey, here's and idea, how about taxing jobs according to danger or health risk. Firemen and police would pay a higher tax than a waitress, truck drivers would pay more than a secretary, and so on. A teacher would obviously pay a higher tax because they are consistently being exposed to colds, flu, and many other viral infections carried by grimy, dirty, stinky, school children who, for some reason refuse to cover their mouths when they cough and/or wash their hands periodically.

Do you see the point America? Can you see how ridiculous it is to think that behavior modification can happen through taxation. Obviously, some smokers will stop smoking because of higher taxes but do seriously believe that a .03-.10 tax on a can of soda pop is going to make a difference in who drinks a soda? This is all about revenue and control. The more revenue they, the government bureaucrats, can steal from you, the more they can control you by telling you what to do, how and when to do it and what you can do it with.

Our federal government, and in many cases, state and local governments are out of control, in the form of taking control of everything in our lives. We must tell them, every chance we get, to get the hell out of our lives. We must start now, taking control away from them, leaving them the enumerated powers that are defined in the constitution. Build infrastructure and protect the American citizens from enemies, both foreign and domestic.

Our problem though, is that our enemies, both foreign and domestic have weaseled their ways into our government. We must use our voices by not supporting either party, financially or otherwise. We must vote out every incumbent and support only those candidates that support our views. Those are the views of the Founding Fathers.
The 9 principles and 12 values that have made this country such a fantastic, strong, incredibly opportunistic place to live.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Very Trying Weekend...And Monday Too!!

First, again, I apologize for having not posted again for quite some time. I am very sorry. What I have realized is that the logistics of posting every move or change in a move is very difficult. I am in the process of teaching my wife to post here as well though so it should get somewhat easier to keep up with us as time passes.

Now, for our weekend. We left Carson, CA at about 0900 on Saturday morning, headed for Kansas City, Mo, as indicated in my last post. Before we got out of Arizona we were asked to detour to Weatherford, OK to meet another team and switch loads/trailers with them. They live in Kansas City and needed to get home so it wasn't a problem. We would take their trailer/load on to Carson, CA, and they would take ours to Kansas City, MO. We hit some terrible weather around Winslow, AZ. As a matter of fact my wife was able to get a picture of a tornado that was touching down just north of the interstate just before we drove in to it. WOW, what a ride. Here is the picture she was able to get.

I ended up meeting up with my old friend at Holbrook, AZ, he had just bought a new truck and wanted me to see it, a very nice ride. We visited for about 30 minutes or so and took off. He and his wife and grandson was going the same direction so they decided to follow us and we visited on the C.B. Radio as we drove. We were just riding along, visiting, having a great time and a police officer passed me,(a New Mexico State Police Officer), like I was sitting still, with his lights on. He got about 4-6 car lengths ahead of me in the left lane and slammed on his brakes, shut of his red lights and as I went passed him he jumped in behind me. I drove on, about 1/2 mile or so, and he was tailing me very closely, with the left side of his car just to the outside of the left side of my truck. I think, though he says it isn't true, that he still had his headlights flashing, so I pulled over to the shoulder of the road. I immediately climbed from the cab, walked to the rear of my trailer, where he met me, and he asked if I was alright. I stated I was fine and he instructed me to stand at the rear of my trailer, and again asked was I sure that I was alright because he had a call that someone in a truck with a flag on it ran two cars off the road back at about the 75 mile post. We were at this point at the 98 mile post. Remember now, my friend, his wife and grandchild were following me, within about 200 yards or so, until I pulled over. He was on his radio talking to dispatch and then asked for my driver's license. I went to the truck, officer Hammond of the New Mexico State Police, in tow and got my driver's license for him. He then proceeded to ask for my log book as well and again, with officer Hammond, of the New Mexico State Police following my every footstep, I retrieved my log book. He asked if there was anyone else in the truck and I informed him my wife was in the bunk. He asked if that was the only person and if I was sure there was no-one else in there. I again, assured him, we were the only two folks in the truck. The officer continued questioning me in generalities, about where we picked the trailer up, where we were headed, what we were hauling, etc., he then asked if he could "pat me down" and told me to place my hands on the back of the trailer. About this time another officer, Seargent Troy(I later learned), of the New Mexico State Police had pulled up, lights flashing, and officer Hammond went to his car to speak with him. Officer, oops, Seargent Troy, they are very touchy about their titles, got out of his car and walked over to me and officer Hammond went to get my wife out of the truck. Seargent Troy asked me if Officer Hammond had told me what was going on, and I told him the yes, Officer Hammond had told me that he had a report of me running two cars off the road, but that I knew that that hadn't happened and he proceeded to tell me that we were pulling a "stolen trailer". He said that they were just waiting on their people to confirm with our company that it was no longer a stolen unit and we would be on our way.

Just a a side note, I'll explain something here. While I won't say who we are leased to, I will say this. The name of the company we are leased to is on both sides,of the trailer in 8' lettering, on the rear in 1' lettering and the nose of the trailer in 8" lettering. The name of the company is also on our truck, in 4" letters on both sides, along with the company D.O.T. number. In our truck, there is a permit book with the company name on every single piece of paper in the book, which is somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 pieces of paper in the form of official, state issued permits, listing the D.O.T. number and the name of the company on each. Also in the permit book, is a lease, listing company name, D.O.T. Number, address, telephone number, our truck number, the vehicle ID number for the truck and the vehicle truck Number that the company issues at the time of lease to each truck, and it is a truck specific number meaning that each truck has a different number. The lease is signed and dated by both myself and my wife. The signatures on the lease match both mine and my wife's signatures on our driver's licenses. The license plates on the truck are the same that are listed on the registration, listing myself and my wife as owners and the company to which we are leased as lessee. That would be the same company who's name is on the side of the trailer. The trailer, in the New Mexico State Police's own computer system, comes back as being registered to the company we are leased to and who's name is on the side of the trailer. The plates on the trailer match the registration that is in the trailer which shows registration to the company to which we are leased. There is a trailer number, on the trailer, both front and rear in 6" letters, again a trailer specific number, which matches the trailer on the registration and the Vehicle ID number on the registration matches the Vehicle ID number stamped in a plate, attached with special rivets to the nose of the trailer. Upon calling the company, they told the officers that it was their trailer. Are you getting the point here? All the numbers match all the vehicles, that match all the registrations, that match all the leases and permits, that match the driver's whose names are on the driver's license along with matching pictures. I mean...I'm jsut sayin'. Can you add two and two? New Mexico State Police Seargent Troy and officer Hammond, obviously can't. Anyway, I digress, back to the story now.

At this point they told me to walk down the sandy hill about 50 feet or so and stand by the fence. Whatever, I complied, as directed, and they started questioning my wife. By now, 3 more police officers with the New Mexico State Police, have pulled up with lights flashing and they all convene near one of the squad cars. After a few minutes of conversation, two of the officers headed for the cab of the truck, two stood around talking and another was again questioning my wife, who by this time is in tears. The two who headed for the truck, proceeded to stop and read the side of the truck, as much as they know how to read, which I contend, that by their ability to add 2 + 2 and figure out the trailer isn't stolen, they can't read much. After a brief stop at the side of the truck and putting their hands all over it, one of the officers climbed in, uninvited and without asking I might add, went to the back into the sleeper and was there about 2-3 minutes. The other officer was rifling through the paperwork on the dash. I had on the dash, my bills of lading along with 10, 9-12 pamphlets and 912 taxpayer revolt flyers, a picture of the truck, and a copy of the "First They Came For..." poem that I have on the side of the truck. Those things are all 1 short now plus no poem. I still have the picture of the truck. They eventually exited the truck and went back to the other group of officers who were gathered around my wife interrogating her. Now one officer comes and gets me, and I joked to him, hey, why is it that I have to walk in the sand with my good boots and clean britches on and when you want to talk to me you hollar and ask me to come to you instead of walking to me in the sand? His remark was, that's why I carry a gun, so when I use my voice, people jump, and he smiled at me. He had me stand against his squad car where he also stood, making small talk about the weather, mosquitoes, the police academy, and whatever he could think of to talk about. The other officers were still aggressively interrogating my terrified, crying wife. After about 2 hours, Officer Troy came to me and told me that the company had verified it was a stolen trailer and that we were going to be placed in "investigative detention" until the matter could be resolved. They allowed us to get a few things out of the truck, so I grabbed my phone and a bottle of water. After about 3-4 minutes of explaining to them about all the numbers matching, all the names matching and all the registrations matching, I called my dispatch office and they wanted to talk to the Seargent, who refused to speak with them. They cuffed me, and frisked me again,(which I was told wasn't called frisking but "patting down"). I was approached by another of the officers. He called himself an "inspector", and he stated he had some questions for me and I told him if I was under arrest, I was done talking. That pissed this little bald headed, Hitleresque fella off. He said "so you aren't going to cooperate?" I stated I had been cooperative up to the point that I was placed under arrest and I was talking no more. Man, did he get mad. He made sure that I knew that I hadn't cooperated with him because I hadn't even met or talked to him yet and again, I advised the fellow that I had nothing else to say. They stuffed me in the rear of the squad car, shut the door, and all converged around my wife again. Now a tow truck pulls up, gets in front of my truck and the driver comes back to talk to the officers. One of the officers walked back up front with him, three of them are harassing, unrelentingly, my wife for some further information that they thought we were hiding, and the 5th officer was in the front seat of the squad car that I was in. They would talk to her for a minute or two, then come back and harass me, then back to her and so on. Now, someone had decided that they needed to see the inside of the trailer to check for...whatever. The trailer had a hardened bolt seal installed, in Carson at our terminal, before I picked the trailer up. Mind you too, the number on the bolt seal, matched the number on the bills of lading, that had the city of origin, city of delivery, and the company name and address on the bills. More proof, we weren't lying. Anyway, the tow truck driver, being quite the brain surgeon, though a rather lumpy, hairy, dirty one, went to his truck and obtained a hammer and a chisel to cut the bolt seal off. He beat the hell out of the back of the trailer, I told them that they needed bolt cutters to cut the seal. I later found out that my wife had told them the same thing, but he continued to beat the hell out of the trailer. I told them I had a pair of bolt cutters and they asked where they were but I decided to refuse to tell them. One of the other officers, the bald, Hitler like guy, went to his pickup truck and got a pair and they cut the seal off. Of course, they found nothing but a load of miscellaneous freight, but none the less, they showed us, and the bolt seal who was boss.

Another note of interest here is that the little Hitler like guy, for some reason, felt the need to assure me and my wife that he was "just trying to help us". I again went through all the numbers matching, and all and that i understood that they weren't allowed to think for them selves but rather had to do as told so let's just move on though the steps here. Again, that didn't make them happy. I was told I was a jerk, by the bald guy. I told him, "I know I'm a jerk, I don't want to be a jerk but that I was in the back of a police car, in hand cuffs for the first time in my life, for something I didn't do and that with a little thought could be proved that the trailer wasn't stolen. I proceeded to state that I didn't think the whole ordeal had anything to do with the trailer but rather a check of us, our demeanor, and or truck to make sure we weren't some of the ones the D.H.S. report from a few months back had told police departments to be on the lookout for. His reply was simply, "that's ridiculous", mine, "is it now". He then stated he liked what was on the truck and that he had read some of it. I looked puzzled, right square into his eyes and said inquisitively, "you can read?" He slammed the door, where I was sitting and walked off.

After another 15-20 minutes or so of deteriorating attitudes of both myself and my wife, who by now is crying, no balling her eyes out, the tow truck driver decided he wasn't smart enough to tow the truck without damage(which I decided when he got out of the truck the first time), so they made a group decision to let my wife drive the truck to the impound yard while they escorted us, front and rear. I wasn't allowed to drive, I guess I was going to use all that sleek, high speed power and uncanny ability to elude the police officers. So we headed for the impound yard, back west about 22 miles, where she parked the truck and we were taken inside to sit and wait out the paperwork clearance for the "stolen trailer".

There were a few other officers in the building and one of them seemed to keep going outside, coming back in, asking questions about the truck, he'd sit down and write a bit, go outside again, come back inside and call Officer Hammond to the back, come back write some more, and finally about 1 hour later we were released, with apology.

Lastly, I have left some facts out of this post, though few. All, and I mean all, pertinent facts are here, with no embellishment. This was truly the most horrible, demeaning, belittling, demoralizing experience of our lives. I guess I have never felt as helpless in my life as I did when I was sitting cuffed, in the back of that squad car, while watching them demoralize and verbally harass my wife. I realize that police officers have a job to do, I realize that it is one of the toughest jobs in the United States. I further understand that they must protect themselves and the public. My question though, is this, after seeing all the paperwork, hearing me explain, twice, all the numbers matching on everything right down to the seal on the trailer, after ransacking our truck, stealing a 912 project flyer, 912 taxpayer revolt flyer, and a copy of the poem on the side of m truck, after cuffing me, obviously for the intimidation factor, why is it that there was no report number given to me, no citations, no inspection report on log books or vehicle safety, or anything else that would prove that we sat on the side of the road, being harassed by the New Mexico State Police, for 31/2 hours, and released, according to the seargent, without cause. What the Hell is that? I can't even prove we were there.

I understand now, to some extent, how professor Gates felt that he was being harassed, and I also see the officers side of having to protect themselves. Somewhere though, there must be a middle ground.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Thursday, July 23, 2009

What the Hell is wrong With O'Reilly

Lat night, after the Obama news conference, Bill O'Reilly came on and I, against my better judgment, continued to listen to faux news. I don't listen to O'Reilly, or Hannity, alot just because they wants to give the impression of impartiality when they definitely are not impartial. While O'reilly is somewhat better than Hannity at hiding his views, they do get exposed in most cases. I don't think O'Reilly is near the partisan hack, cool aid drinker that Hannity is though.

My point though is this. Has O'Reilly gone totally nuts or has he developed the same comatose state of mind that most of the rest of America has? He said last night, confusingly to me, that "O"'s intentions in the health care reform are good but he just doesn't know how to convey that to the American people. What? Good intentions? So the idea of encouraging the elderly to choose hospice over extended life care. That's well intended? Might I suggest that the reality is that Obama doesn't want us to understand the bill rather than not know how to present it to us in a way that we can understand it? We're not stupid O'Reilly, we know what the plan is, and what this president wants...Power, full, unblocked, total control over our lives. I, for one am not up for it and I hope O'Reilly wakes his back side up and sees what "O" is really up to.

The other thing O'Reilly said last night was that everyone knows that when the government buys in bulk they can save money, referring to prescription drugs. Oh, really, you mean like the sliced ham and cheese that they over paid for as shown on the government website a few days ago. That kind of bulk purchases. I think we don't need any more purchases like that myself. Come on Bill, wake up pal!! JMHO

On Hannity, well what can I say? He is just a tool, a political, partisan hack. Funny to watch sometimes though.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Obama Just WILL NOT Answer a Question the Way it is Asked

I didn't get to see the speech on "Health Insurance Reform" last night, however I did listen to it via XM radio. I really think that is a benefit to me, because I can't see body movement, eye twitches or eyes following the teleprompter, and I can't see or usually can't hear who he "O" is calling on for the next question. I think that takes a lot of possible bias out of my opinion. That being said, what the heck are we doing even contemplating a plan being pushed by a President who we know is willing to do whatever it takes to get his agenda through congress?

Last night, the questions were somewhat more challenging to the President but still rather soft when compared to press conferences of past Presidents. Though the questions were a little tougher, there was no followup. Not sure if that was the reporters or the presidents decision but none the less, no followup.

When asked whether Congress and He would abide by the new health bill, he skirted the question on himself by stating that he had the best health care possible with a doctor following himself at all times. As far as congress goes, the President continued, the health care that they have IS much like the one he is proposing in that there is a pool of providers and they can pick from that pool.

He was then asked, by another "reporter" whether or not and what would the sacrifices in health care be for the average citizen, or will there be health care denied to anyone. His non-answer on this one was, Yes, Americans will have to sacrifice the practice of paying for things that don't work or that don't make them better. My feelings on that answer is, if you're terminal, or if you are old and unproductive, no care for you, go home and die peacefully. In fact, the bill says, the elderly will be forced to undergo end of life counseling on the benefits of hospice as opposed to extended life care. Closer to the end of his non-answer on this question, he changed the question, altogether, to say, so will there be changes i n the way health care is delivered in America, yes, that is what "health Insurance Reform" is all about. Changing the way it is delivered to reduce waste, and expense.

When asked about taxes going up he said he would not stand for the brunt of the cost to be put on the shoulders of the middle class. He would support a tax on folks that make over 1 million dollars. Okay, so let's see, the folks that make over a million dollars are the ones who provide jobs to the "middle class". Assuming he is going to tax the crap out of those folks, it would stand to reason that they won't be able to hire as many middle class workers, so isn't that putting the cost of the "o-care" plan on the shoulders of the "middle Class"?

Finally, in his opening remarks he used some terms and some numbers that concern me just a little, okay, not a little ...a lot! He used the number of 47 million without health insurance. Let's look at that number. We have, using the low number, 12 million illegal aliens living here and abusing our system, we hav, as far as the numbers I have heard batted around about 20 million in transition between jobs who will likely have health care when they go back to work. And lastly, that leaves approximately 15 million without health insurance. Some of which choose not to purchase insurance due to a euphoric feeling of invincibility and the rest will be the ones who are legitimately un or under insured. My question is, why are we forcing everyone into his plan, why not just the ones who want and can't afford insurance?

He also said the economy is fixed, no-one is forecasting, or predicting doom and destruction or a collapse of our financial system. You needn't look any further than the report of U.S. embassies be told to purchase local currencies to see that some in the state department are expecting a financial meltdown. Just check financial sources around the internet to get the truth about the financial stability in this country. The stock market is being manipulated to cause a perception of recovery while freight movement, other than food products, has slowed to a crawl. Fixed my butt. We haven't even hit bottom.

In closing, why have we switch terminology from "Health Care Reform" to "Health Insurance Reform"? I contend that the switch is because the administration has ale=ready told you how bad the evil, rich, poor hating insurance companies continue to molest your wallets unabated. This is just another way of making you believe that it is all about the insurance companies causing the problem when in reality, if the government would get their thieving asses out of the medicare business, costs would come down for everyone.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Sunday, July 19, 2009

What the??? Where Are All the Unhappy People Hiding...and Why?

Earlier today, I got to thinking about the number of folks in this country and why we can't seem to get more of them to wake up or to get involved politically. I realize that there is a certain number of people that will just never get involved because of lack of interest. There is yet another group, who we really don't want involved, I'll not make a definition of those here, but even if those numbers were as high as 60% combined, which we are led to believe by the last election numbers, with a total U.S. population of 305 million, that leaves 40% or 125 million +/- a few of the population to be politically active. We know that "O" received 53% or about 66.25 million popular votes. So we know those are mostly Die Hard Liberals. We will probably never change MOST of their minds.

Here's the thing though. That leaves about 46% or 59 million "fence sitters", (called so because we know that MOST of those didn't vote for Mccain, they voted AGAINST "O"). So why in the heck are there not rallies of epic proportions in the street on a daily basis?

Compare the above numbers to these. In 2007, according to what stats I can find, approximately 1.31 million folks attend a sports event of some kind every week in this country. Well, I guess that isn't really accurate because that just involves NFL and MLB games which covers about 40 weeks, some of which overlap. So really, if you added in motor sports, hockey, and golf the numbers would be far, far higher.

This is what I am getting at...If we just allowed for the 46% or 59 million who voted for McCain to be in the streets, that would be about 1.13 million, PER WEEK, to be in the streets(59 million divided by 52 weeks). Okay, most of us work, right? So with the unemployment rate at 9.5%(governments lying numbers) that is about 29 million people out of work right now. Certainly, many of those voted for "O", but even if we said the full 53% number applies to the unemployed as well, that would leave 13.3 million people to raise hell or at least march defiantly in the streets of America...WEEKLY! Where the Hell are they?

Why, in the world,are we willing to send our young men and women, oversees to foreign countries, to fight for and die for our freedoms, and we won't even get off our lazy, overfed, credit soaked asses, right here in our own back yards, to raise enough Hell to get a spot on the evening news, or in the Sunday papers. I just DO NOT get it!!

Outside Independence Hall when
the Constitutional Convention of 1787 ended,
Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin,
"Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?"
With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded,
"A republic, if you can keep it."
~Benjamin Franklin, 1787~


In God I trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Finished Product, The Truck is Done

Well, the long awaited, much anticipated, and highly promoted, 912 Project Truck is done. The folks at Today's Graphics INC have gone over and above what was expected in design, dedication and application of this project. Words, nor could pictures ever describe how I appreciate their quality in workmanship and generous devotion of their time.

While Glenn Beck does not have anything to do with this project personally, his website, and radio and television talk shows are certainly the inspiration behind the design.

I believe, like Glenn, that we all have a place in life, we are all here for a purpose. While we may not always know where we are being led, where God is telling us to go, as long as we go where He guides us, all will work out. The road may be rough, trials will be many but if we will Keep Our Chin Up, Eyes Forward, and Pray Fervently, God will certainly help us through the trials and tribulations we may suffer. My belief is that Glenn is here to encourage all of us and that I am here to do what I am doing...Trying to wake up America. You too, have a purpose, a calling if you will. The fact is, that if you are here, or on, or listening to Glenn on his radio and television shows, I think it is for a reason. This country was founded on Christian Values and it will be saved in the same manner in which it was founded, and by the same type of folks, regular, everyday, run of the mill, average RED BLOODED AMERICANS!!!

All that being said, I have for several weeks been promising pictures of my truck after the "wrap" was done. Wait no longer. The pictures are here, the truck is done, and we will be back on the road on the evening of the 18th of July. I will, as promised, be updating this site almost daily, sometimes more often, other times less often, so that you will know where I am and if I am going to be in your city soon. I hope that you will all come see the truck if we get to your city. The company we work for has terminals in all major U.S. cities, mostly around the airport any given city.

For now, please enjoy the pictures until you can get to see the truck. Remember, pictures just do not do this wrap justice.

Please, if you like what we are doing, if you believe in our country, the 912 project, the Tea Party Movement, and that all we need is to wake Americans up so that we can salvage our country, feel free to donate here to help defray the costs of our project. Remember, we will be in Washington D.C. on September 12, 2009 and if you donate here, I want you signature on the truck when we see you there.

In God I Trust
Have a Great day and a Better Tomorrow

Monday, July 13, 2009

Our Day off Yesterday, No Politics, No News Talk, Nothing but Relaxation.

So, we decided yesterday that we needed a break from all the crap that is going on. A break from the destruction of our constitution, first through a shredder, then right into the fire pit. A break from FAUX News channel, a break from internet access, a break from all things political. We just needed to unplug.

Our day off took us on a fairly short trip to the Kennedy Space Center on the East coast of Florida. We left the house about noon and headed East and had a great drive. Really, we had no idea what to expect when we got there but were very excited about seeing the shuttle go up, from about 15 miles out. What an amazing place. We ended up at Space view Park, which as stated earlier, is about 15 miles due west of the launch site.

This park is amazing. The park is a major tribute or memorial to all the past and future astronauts.

This last picture is at the end of the Astronauts Walk of Fame in the park. The clouds were coming in, just about an hour or so before the shuttle was to launch and I turned around where this monument was, right directly behind me, and Saw this, what I thought, looked like an amazing image. The sky appeared to be opening up, right above the monument, into the heavens, almost as an invitation from God to the Space Program. What an unbelievable site, or view. These picture really don't do the experience any justice. You MUST experience it if you get to Florida.

What a fantastic way to unplug...A day off, with my gorgeous, kind, giving, loving, generous wife. I truly LOVE life.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Friday, July 10, 2009

Free Press or Free to Deceive

You think the American Free Press really is free? Click the link below and then come back and let me know what you think.

We have the biggest liars, cheaters, propagandists, any press has ever had. Our system of free press is only as free as the people running the press are clean. What do you think, free press or dirty liars?

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Congress...Lawmakers, or Powerless Pawns of Misdirection?

To date, at the writing of this post, our power hungry President has appointed 31 Czars. As close as I can figure, we have about 2 Czars for every cabinet position. Folks, this is truly scary. A Czar, in American Government, undergoes no Senate confirmation hearings, answers to no-one except the President, and is not subject to any congressional hearings or oversight.

At this point we have Czars for all the following:

1) Middle-East Peace Czar-George Mitchell
2) Car Czar-Ed Montgomery
3) Tarp Czar-Herb Allison
4) Regulatory Czar-Cass Sunstein
5) Technology Czar-Aneesh Chopra
6) Economic Czar-Paul Voelker
7) Terrorism Czar-Gary Samore
8) Pay Czar-Kenneth Feinberg
9) Housing Czar-Adolfo Carrion
10)Information Czar-Vivek Kundra
11)Green Jobs Czar-Van Jones
12)Climate Czar-Todd Stern
13)Energy Czar-Carol M. Browner
14)Great lakes Czar-Cameron Davis
15)Guantanamo Closing Czar-Danny Fried
16)Sudan Czar-Scott Gration
17)Science Czar-John Holdren
18)Health Care Czar-Nancy-Ann DeParle
19)Drug Czar-Gil Kerlikowske
20)Faith Based Czar-Joshua Dubois
21)Intelligence Czar-Admiral Dennis Blair
22)Afghanistan Czar-Richard Holbrooke
23)A.I.D.S. Czar-Jeffrey Crowley
24)Mideast Policy Czar-Dennis Ross
25)Border Czar-Alan Bersin
26)Stimulus Accountability Czar-Earl Devaney

The President has named, though not appointed yet:

27)Cyberspace Czar
28)Mortgage Czar
29)Copyright Czar
30)Iran Czar
31)Education Czar

My point is this...looking at the list above, what power does Congress, The Senate and the House of Reps., really have? I mean power that can't be usurped by a "Czar". Remember, a Czar has no oversight and answers to no-one except the President.

So, the House and Senate pass a bill, the Czar, whose power that bill encroaches, ignores the bill and continues to do as told by the President. Congress calls for oversight hearings. Oops, sorry, no oversight hearings for Czars. Executive Privilege is claimed and Congress in overridden. The case goes to the Supreme Court and obviously, the court upholds the Presidents wish as they generally rule with the sitting administration in cases like this.

Now, for the "Powerless Pawns of Misdirection" Question. It is my belief that Congress is being used simply to misdirect our anger. We get so angry at The House Reps and Senators that we forget about the people really running things, making policy and carrying out the orders of the King, I mean the Messiah, nope, darn it, I mean the President. So, has our anger been misdirected?

Now, Is Washington D.C. a city of Lawmakers or Powerless Pawns of Misdirection?

Wake up people, our Constitution is literally being run through a shredder right directly into the fire pit. Not only is Congress' power being undermined but WE THE PEOPLE are being diminished at every tick of the clock. Please, Please, Please, join the 9-12ers, The Tea Party Patriots, the NRA, and any other group you can think of. Call your Senators and House Reps and tell them what you think, what you want, and what you DEMAND as a part of WE THE PEOPLE!!!

Call 202-224-3121, give the operator your zip code, tell them you want your House Reps office and your Senators offices and tell them the country is headed in the wrong direction. Talk to you friends and have them call. Scream, scream at the top of your lungs and wake up the neighbors. We are in serious trouble in this country folks, and if we don't wake up it's going to be too late.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sarah Palin's Resignation...Calculated Genius or Political Catastophe?

First, I don't believe she actually cares about her political career one way or another, but to answer the above question I think we have to examine what Sarah Palin has in mind for her future. The problem with that though, is that Ms. Palin and her husband are probably the only two who know what her future plans really are. I do think, however, that if we look at who Sarah Palin is, and who she says she serves we can see a long way into the future, and see what she actually has in mind.

Ms. Palin has always pronounced her Faith in God, Her Love for her Family, and Her dedication to the service of Alaska, and Devotion to Country as her religious, moral and political stance. In my humble opinion, that is just exactly what she has in mind for her future, Just follow me here.

First, her faith in God gives her, her moral, undying, love for her family and her faith in God, and love for her family, make it an obligation for her to devote herself to promoting the principles and values that America was founded upon. Actually, I no more believe you can separate one from the other without destroying the person that she is, than you can separate Christ from the Immaculate Conception without destroying the entire foundation of the Christian Faith.

The MSM just does not understand how anyone could profess to put ANYTHING ahead of politics and fame. The fact of the matter is that the pukes in the MSM that claim to know, know nothing. They know nothing that isn't in their world, and Ms. Palin, and the rest of America are in totally different worlds than the East and West coasts of America, which is where the so call or self proclaimed, Main Stream Media resides.

All the above had to be pointed out, in my opinion, to say this. Sarah Palin is going to do whatever will serve Her Lord, Her Family and Her Country the best...In that order. I believe, Ms Palin will work feverishly to support, promote, and advance the conservative movement the best way she knows how, by being Sarah Palin, and in my eyes, that is absolutely the best way to promote the movement. I mean, who better to speak for what we believe. I can think of no-one. I'm not sure that she will claim to be a 9-12er or a Tea Party Patriot but I am positively sure that she will do her best to support the principles and values of those and many organizations like them and the principles and values of our Founding Fathers.

By the way, whether she decides to run for another office or not, who the hell says that less than 1 full term as Governor of Alaska isn't enough to qualify her for a run for higher office. We have a current President, in Barack Obama, who served less than 1 year of a 6 year term as a dirt bag Senator. Besides jumping form dirt bag Senator to President, he never ran a business, Ms. Palin has, he never worked outside politics, Ms. Palin has, and he attended a church full of hate for 20 years, and surrounded himself with Marxist, and Socialists all his life...Sarah Palin didn't!!!

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Truck to be Wrapped This Week

My wife and I are at our home this week for some much deserved time off. Well, kinda time of. Actually, I will be working on maintaining the truck for much of the next 14 days and my wife is working in the house, so actually, though we aren't working at our "regular" job, we are actually working.

Besides me working on the truck, I will have the truck at the vinyl printer/installer for our "912 project" theme wrap. I believe you will all be very pleased with the finished product and that you will be proud to be a part of the project. The contractor wants the truck for five full days since it is such a big project and one that demands the utmost attention to detail. After the truck is done on Sunday, there will be a photographer here on Monday to get some professional quality pictures to send out to everyone involved in the project and to post here on this site.

Be sure and check back here often to see the finished product and to see where we are traveling at any given time so that you can come and see the truck when we are in your area. Also, please be sure and sign up to attend the taxpayer protest in Washington D.C.. We will have the truck in the area that week and we hope to see you all there.

Please feel free to make you contribution to the project here as well.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Tea Party, Dade City, Florida

My wife and I were blessed enough to be at our home in Dade City today and decided that since we were home we would spend our day off at a local Tea Party gathering. We had a pretty good sized crowd for a community as small as ours. I would guess somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 or so. More important than the size of the crowd though, was the energy and enthusiasm of those that were there. Both the speakers and the attendees were excited to be there, excited to be involved with a grass roots type movement and ready, willing and able to recruit others to help to promote our agenda. I was certainly pleased with the enthusiasm of everyone and when I am home will absolutely be attending any and all meetups that are planned.

I would just like to take a moment and thank the organizers and all the great speakers that we had. They were certainly enthusiastic, even passionate about the cause and the future of our community, our state and our nation. What a pleasant surprise. We hear on every news station, read in every paper, and hear folks talking in, seemingly everywhere we go, about the continuous demise of our country and sometimes it is just nice to be around some people who don't feel so defeated.

I also learned today that a resolution has been written for introduction to the state house declaring state sovereignty. HM 19, written by Ritch Workman, is a resolution regarding the 10th amendment rights in the U.S. Constitution. This is something all Floridians need to get behind. We need to call our local Reps and State Senators and have them get behind this resolution to get is passed and signed by the (tongue in cheek), "illustrious", Governor Crist.

Finally, it was highly invigorating to see so many young people take such an interest in their future. I can only wish I had taken that much of an interest in my future when I was their age. Maybe, just maybe, our government wouldn't be in the state of near socialism that it is in today had I taken as much of an interest as they have.

In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What is Freedom Worth to You?

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

I thought this historical information about the signers of the Declaration
of Independence was very interesting

I received this information in an email this morning from a good friend of mine. I found it interesting, not only for it's historical value , but for the irony of how it applies, or doesn't, to today's America. The fact of the matter is that if these 56 folks and their families had been nearly as purposely apathetic and deliberately ignorant as most Americans are now, we would live in a much different America today.

Read on and see if you think, honestly, deep down, that you would have chosen to sign the Declaration of Independence, knowing your fate ahead of time.

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before

they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.

Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred

honor. What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation

owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of

Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his

home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family

almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family

was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his


Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton,

Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British

General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He

quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was

destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died

within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives.

His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves,

returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: Freedom is Never Free!

These 56 men, and their families, were true patriots. These folks knew, when they signed that document the were not only signing America's Birth Certificate, but that they were also signing their own death certificates along with many of their family member's death certificates.


In God I Trust
Have a Great Day and a Better Tomorrow