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Exclusive: Common Sense or Frog’s Leg Pie?

With the new administration nearly running out of ink signing this bizarre executive order and that outside-the-mainstream executive order, I have concluded that what is missing in President Obama’s program is good, middle-American common sense.

It is not surprising that a career politician – whose professional claim to fame is “community organizer,” which is nothing more than a dressed-up label for a Left-wing activist who seeks to revolt – has an agenda that defies such sensibility. As a mom concerned about her child’s future, a wife concerned about her husband’s job and a daughter of a legal immigrant who struggled, working two jobs, to raise five children without government assistance, I have a few suggestions for the new president. None of these will guarantee me a high ranking political appointment but they might bring this man back down to earth as we know it, here in the United States.   Read the rest of my latest article on FamilySecurityMatters HERE

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January 28, 2009 Posted by | economy, Home Schooling, Homeland Security, Politics, trucking, War on terror | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

AMERICANS LET THE CRISIS HAPPEN

Common sense from Glenn Beck…

January 25, 2009 Posted by | Politics, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Brother’s new target: Tracking of all firearms

By Drew Zahn
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., is hoping to pass a firearm-licensing bill that will significantly rewrite gun-ownership laws in America.

Among the more controversial provisions of the bill are requirements that all handgun owners submit to the federal government a photo, thumb print and mental heath records. Further, the bill would order the attorney general to establish a database of every handgun sale, transfer and owner’s address in America.

The bill claims its purpose is “to protect the pubic against the unreasonable risk of injury and death associated with the unrecorded sale or transfer of firearms to criminals and youth.”   More HERE

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January 14, 2009 Posted by | 2nd Amendment, trucking | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Government – Big Corporations – Traitors and the Enemies of America

Friends,
Greed, corruption, power is destroying America…..our Constitution is being scuttled, neutered one sentence, one article, one right at a time…the vast majority of America has no idea what is about to come crashing down on our once great republic.

A president-elect that may or may not be in compliance with qualification requirements outlined in the US Constitution and resists verifying his compliance; a Congress that has failed to uphold their “oath” of office allowing their own greed and personal ambition to over rule “America first”; elements of government doling out trillions of tax payer dollars helter-skelter to mismanaged corporations; voices of accountability are hushed because there may be some element of society offended; leadership in America now takes on the connotation of “incompetent, crook, unreliable, selfish, and yes, unAmerican; capitalism is being surrendered to socialism and fascism forces;  immoral behavior is well beyond Biblical descriptions of Sodom and Gomorrah; in short America is rudderless, simply steaming full-speed toward an eventual fatal crash.

Our citizens are led by people like Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson-Claus, Rep Barney Frank-Claus, Senator Chris Dodd-Claus, and many other “Claus” supporting the ills of America…all willing to pursue any cockamamie scheme or immoral approach to milk hundreds of billions of  taxpayer dollars to bail-out their favorite corporations while allowing others to survive or fail based on our capitalistic system mechanism. Will Paulson-Claus bail out Abercrombie and Fitch if they fail, who have  7000 more employees than General Motors?  What about GE, Wal-Mart, Target, to name a few that have more employees than individual car manufacturers…should they fail will a bail-out be forthcoming?   Is the Union the real problem at GM/Ford/Chrysler as many proclaim?  Have they forced an unreasonable employee entitlement package that’s bankrupting GM/Ford and Chrysler?  Whatever positive actions unions accomplished in the past has been totally overshadowed by the incestuous union organizer and CEO greed.

America has become a nation of moral cowards…if we oppose abortion we accept the condemnation of opposing women…it’s not about women it’s about a behavior that kills a baby; if we oppose homosexuality we accept condemnation that we don’t treat “gays” as people…it’s not opposition to the person but the immoral behavior;  if we oppose same-sex marriage we accept condemnation of opposing some constitutional guarantee that allows  humans to act in a manner unlike any other animal, mammal, etc on the face of the earth……there is no such moral or constitutional support; generally, America has been turned around from a moral, decent, character driven “shining city on the hill”nation, to one of Godless behavior, sliding rapidly into the pit of helplessness….all with a hand outstretched to government Santa Claus for rescue.

The evil of today not unlike the loud evil shouting of “kill him, kill him” over 2000 years ago, is drowning out the reality of America the Beautiful…there is only one hope…2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 

Harry Riley, COL, USA, Ret

Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Take a few minutes, watch  http://www.usawakeup.org/   

November 24, 2008 Posted by | Commentary, economy, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Business tax adds to trucking burdens – Michigan

It isn’t just high fuel prices that worry Evan Stouten, president of Modular Transportation Inc. in Grand Rapids.

Modular and other Michigan trucking companiesface an additional cost posed by the new Michigan Business Tax. It’s a penalty on their use of independent owner-operators, who, in Stouten’s case, comprise about a third of his 150 drivers.

“It’s not a happy situation,” said Stouten, whose company and its affiliates bring in about $30 million in annual revenue.

The MBT surcharge on Michigan businesses has attracted the most heat from the business community and could be among the taxation issues lawmakers take up in the coming weeks.

But, “the big concern here from my carriers about the business tax is the nondeductability under the gross receipts tax,” said Walter Heinritzi, executive director of the Michigan Trucking Association in Lansing.

“Those carriers that use owner-operators as part of their business model are not able to deduct those payments to owner-operators as part of their gross receipts,” he said.  More from MLive.com

Lawmakers know trucks have to run in order to keep the economy going so when they need funds, where do they go?  The trucker.  More taxes, more tolls, more fees……  They are going to drive us all out of business…

July 24, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , | Leave a comment

The Irrationality Of Demofuel

By JR Dieckmann

If you think that the high price of gas today is the fault of President Bush, and not due to the obstruction by Democrats of petroleum development over the past 30 years, then consider this: President Bush has asked Congress to approve oil drilling offshore and in ANWR, to try to hold down gas prices in every year of his administration. The Democrats in Congress have consistently blocked it, forcing more and more dependence on foreign oil.

In 1998, the Republican led congress passed legislation to allow drilling in ANWR. President Clinton, on the advice of Al Gore’s radical environmentalism, vetoed it.

For 30 years Republicans have been trying to achieve energy independence by expanding oil production to keep up with growing fuel demands, and allow licensing of new nuclear power plants to keep up with growing energy needs. In every case, these efforts have been blocked by Democrats in Congress. Continue reading

July 1, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , , | 1 Comment

The Redistribution Of Liberty

By JR Dieckmann

Just after 8:00 AM Friday morning in New York, a construction crane toppled from its 200 foot tower, crushed a portion of the penthouse across the street, and destroyed about half of the building’s balconies on it’s way to crashing to the ground. New York Mayor, Michael Bloomberg called the accident “unacceptable.” “What has happened is unacceptable and intolerable,” he said.

A New York City councilman is proposing the shut down of all construction cranes in New York City and asking for legislation to deal with the problem. Councilman, Tony Avella stated: “Every crane operation in the city needs to be shut down at this point until it’s fully inspected. We can’t keep putting people in jeopardy. And what has to happen is some real legislation, not just talk about it…”

This statement came less than one hour after I was talking with a work associate and told him to watch and see just how long it takes for some grandstanding politician to propose legislation to address the crane accident. It didn’t take long. The government’s response to every crisis is always the same. Pass more laws to further restrict the freedom and liberty of industry and the citizens. Continue reading

June 2, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , | 1 Comment

VIDEO – The Government is Causing High Fuel Prices

Excellent commentary by Glenn Beck.

May 22, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , , | Leave a comment

Vegetable oil fuels cars — and tax bills

Dave Eck, a Half Moon Bay mechanic, had attracted a media spotlight with his fleet of vehicles fueled by used fryer grease from a local chowder house. So when Sacramento called, he figured officials wanted advice on promoting alternative fuels.

Not at all. The government rang to notify Eck that he was a tax cheat. He was scolded for failing to get a “diesel fuel supplier’s license,” reporting quarterly how many gallons of grease he burns, and paying a tax on each gallon.

“All of a sudden they nailed me for a road tax,” said Eck, who drives a Hummer converted to run on vegetable oil. “I said, ‘Not a problem. I’ll do my part. But what do I get? At least let me into the carpool lane.’ ” More from the LA Times

Obviously our fuel problem is not “Big Oil”, but “Big Government”. Eck came up with a viable solution to the high cost of fuel and was immediately hit with Big Taxes!
RTaylor

May 9, 2008 Posted by | economy, trucking | , , , | Leave a comment

Rookie congressman pushes English as official language

A conservative congressman from Georgia says making English the official language of the United States government will help unify the country and save taxpayers money.

Rookie Congressman Paul Broun (R-Georgia) has introduced the “English the Official Language Act of 2008,” which states that “no person has a right” to receive federal documents or services in languages other than English. The legislation is identical to a companion Senate measure sponsored by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma).

Although Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) and every major Democratic presidential candidate voiced opposition to the legislation last June during debates on CNN, Broun contends there is widespread support for the bill across the country.  More from OneNewsNow

The article further states:

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) estimates it costs taxpayers yearly between $1 billion and $2 billion to provide language assistance under a Clinton-era executive order. That order created an entitlement to services provided in languages other than English.

We should call our congressmen and demand they support Rep. Broun’s bill.  We are an English speaking country – period.  If you want a drivers license or even to participate in any of the government’s “gimme” programs, learn English. 

RTaylor

April 13, 2008 Posted by | Politics | , , , , | 3 Comments