Time Warp Picture time all the way back to 2004

Pictures of Sarah and Todd Palin eating at Panera in Pella reminded me of this event from 2004.  Sadly, it turned out to be just a really bad photo op.  (I know the same could be said about Sarah and Todd’s visit, but I do believe they enjoy eating at casual dining restaurants.

But, it was this part of the story that reminds us of how much a Democrat who says he is for the working man, is saying and doing one thing to the public and doing something else in private.

From Free Republic

When John Kerry, John Edwards and their wives descended on a Newburgh, N.Y., Wendy’s restaurant on Friday for a “light” lunch with the common people, it was all just a photo op.

Team Kerry-Edwards had already ordered their real lunches – consisting of five-star gourmet food from a tony local restaurant – with instructions to have the haute cuisine ready for pickup after the top Democrats ditched Wendy’s.

“A member of the Kerry advance team called Nikola’s Restaurant at the Newburgh Yacht Club the night before and ordered 19 five-star lunches to go that would be picked up at noon Friday,” MidHudsonNews.com reported on Sunday. “Management at the restaurant, which is operated by CIA graduate chef Michael Dederick, was told the meals would be for the Kerry and Edwards families and actor Ben Affleck who was with them on the tour.”

After tossing out their cheeseburgers and chili, Kerry and Edwards feasted on shrimp vindallo, grilled diver sea scallops, prosciutto, wrapped stuffed chicken and steak salad.

The meals came to about $200, MidHudson News said.

What has Bill Ayers done lately?

I have wondered why I haven’t heard much about Bill Ayers, and then I saw this post. Of course, I have to link to it and quote a bit from it since I think so little of Bill Ayers. My biggest problem with him is that he is a hypocrite and doesn’t even realize it. I would love to see his tax return from last year of how much money he made. Think about it, here is a radical communist who doesn’t turn over all his income to the government so they can figure out how much he should earn each year. Remember that Obamacorn does want to control salaries of others, so why not start with “just a guy in the neighborhood. Also, Bill Ayers would be classified a trust fund baby so he has always had more money than he knew what to do with.

But, what struck me in this post is what Cindy Sheehan said about the differences between the Obamacorn regime and the Bush presidency. It is interesting that Bush allowed her free speech while Obamacorn has tried to stop it. Umm, I thought they were pretty much on the same page and that is why she wasn’t protesting against him. No, it has to do with the restraining order the White House has against her.

From American Thinker WAAH! Nobody Likes Me! – An Evening with Cindy Sheehan and Bill Ayers

Despite being the least focused and least strident of the three speakers, Cindy Sheehan was in many ways the most insightful. In addition to admitting that her speech was freer under Bush (under Bush, she never spent a night or more than eight hours in jail and never had a restraining order issued against her; under Obama, she was once jailed for 52 hours, and the White House has a restraining order against her), she also questioned why under Obama, the antiwar movement doesn’t seem as important or interesting. In my favorite analogy of the night, she said she felt like the Maytag Repairman of activists. Without actually answering these questions or even expressing a curiosity about this apparent irony, she was able to at least posit that the antiwar movement, when it was popular, was really an anti-Bush movement and that without Bush, no one seems interested in protesting progressive issues.

China says, Obama says, sounds like a game of simon says

I feel like this is a joke, as in a man walks in a bar and…. Unfortunately, it is our economy, our money and our future that is the punchlines of these articles. Isn’t it interesting that one day China says “there isn’t enough money in the world to buy the US treasuries” and the next day Obamacorn says “we must not keep spending like this in monopoly money”. Hmmm, so who seems to understand our economy better? I know that I am not spending my money like it is monopoly money, so I wonder who is. I don’t think people are buying Christmas presents like they are using monopoly money. Dare I admit I am giving books I bought at a used bookstore as gifts this year? Yep, that says a lot about how I am spending my money this year. So,

China Says
Obamacorn says

So, in my mind with the healthcare bill being our Christmas presents this year. Isn’t it nice how much of OUR money went to buy the Senators votes? I began to think that we need to look at China’s healthcare plans to see what is in store for us. I have said for a while that I think that Obamacorn and his buddies are using China as a plan for what they want this country to become. As a reference I suggest reading Bill Ayers Prairie Fire to see where this all began. He introduced these ideas to Obamacorn, and they are now becoming the basis of this country.

Sad isn’t it that the washed up hippies of the 60s that couldn’t adjust to society are now running our society?

Veterans protect our freedom and our economy

Today on Veteran’s Day, we remember the sacrifice so many have made for our country to keep us free. I am also remembering their families on this day because so many times their sacrifices are forgotten. But, what I am reminded of as well is that they have kept our economy secure as well. They have kept us safe from domestic upheavals and foreign attack, which has kept our financial institutions safe. Remember when there was talk that the reason Wall Street was attacked on 9/11 was as a way to destroy the stock market?

So many other countries invest in this country and invest in the stock market because they know it is stable. What comes to mind when I think of other countries and our economy is how much money (our tax dollars) are sent to support these other countries. I was shocked when I learned that USAID gives tons of money to nonprofits that filter it to other countries with little financial overseeing of the money. But, it comes back to that these and other countries have our military to thank for all their countries’ financial well being.

So, it is sad to me that so many don’t think highly (President and First Lady Photo Opbama to name a couple) of the military and their sacrifices or the financial stability of this country. They think that we need to level the playing field so that all countries are equal. As he went on his 2009 apology tour, he downplayed the importance of our country’s economy on the world. I wonder if this is why other countries are not that impressed with him. Do they understand that their own country will fall if the USA economy continues to fail? Do they appreciate our military more than most of our leaders do?

Updated
Remember this article when Putin warns Obama about his tax plans? Here is a post that Stepping Right Up did on the article that was in the Moscow Times.

The World Bank warns the US unemployment threatens our economy. Could World Bank President Robert Zoellick be worried what the US economy problems will do the world? Check out this article from WTOP.com

ACORN lawsuit – are they trying to show they are innocent?

Do they realize that they have been shown to break the law on the tape? Are they trying to file a suit so that it can’t be used against them with any charges that may be brought against them?

It is one thing to threaten a lawsuit in order to get someone to stop their actions. But, when you decide to file a lawsuit, you better be ready to defend yourself, because you end up being trial just as much as the person you are suing. Oh, and after they have taken on ACORN across the country, do you really think that this little lawsuit scares them. I am sure they are saying bring it on. Oh, and don’t forget countersuits… What a way to draw more attention to them and their video tapes, which there are a lot more. Wonder when we will see the next one…I’m waiting for Manhattan, Bronx, Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Philadelphia…you know any city that ObamAcorn won. I do wonder if ACORN is doing this to find out what other tapes are out there…using one state’s laws to find out what has happened in other states. Isn’t it interesting that ACORN has no problem breaking laws that involve children, but will use the laws to defend themselves? What scum!

From HotAir

Taking from one dealer giving to a new dealer

This is an email that is going around the internet. It is not the first time that I have heard that the dealerships that Chrysler is shutting down. It is not the first time I have heard that products that the owner had bought from Chrysler is being taken from they by Chrysler to be given to another dealer without compensation to the owner. If it is happening to them, then why will it not happen to us. They decide that we don’t deserve what we have worked for and decide that someone else deserves it more. Wait, isn’t that redistribution of wealth. Yep, Mr. Current President told Joe the Plumber that is what he wanted to do before he lied and claimed he didn’t say it.

“My name is George C. Joseph. I am the sole owner of Sunshine Dodge-Isuzu, a family owned and operated business in Melbourne, Florida. My family bought and paid for this automobile franchise 35 years ago in 1974. I am the second generation to manage this business.

We currently employ 50+ people and before the economic slowdown we employed over 70 local people. We are active in the community and the local chamber of commerce. We deal with several dozen local vendors on a day to day basis and many more during a month. All depend on our business for part of their livelihood. We are financially strong with great respect in the market place and community. We have strong local presence and stability.

I work every day the store is open, nine to ten hours a day. I know most of our customers and all our employees. Sunshine Dodge is my life.

On Thursday, May 14, 2009 I was notified that my Dodge franchise, that we purchased, will be taken away from my family on June 9, 2009 without compensation and given to another dealer at no cost to them. My new vehicle inventory consists of 125 vehicles with a financed balance of 3 million dollars. This inventory becomes impossible to sell with no factory incentives beyond June 9, 2009. Without the Dodge franchise we can no longer sell a new Dodge as “new,” nor will we be able to do any warranty service work. Additionally, my Dodge parts inventory, (approximately $300,000.) is virtually worthless without the ability to perform warranty service. There is no offer from Chrysler to buy back the vehicles or parts inventory.

Our facility was recently totally renovated at Chrysler’s insistence, incurring a multi-million dollar debt in the form of a mortgage at Sun Trust Bank.

HOW IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CAN THIS HAPPEN?

THIS IS A PRIVATE BUSINESS NOT A GOVERNMENT ENTITY

This is beyond imagination! My business is being stolen from me through NO FAULT OF OUR OWN. We did NOTHING wrong.

This atrocity will most likely force my family into bankruptcy. This will also cause our 50+ employees to be unemployed. How will they provide for their families? This is a total economic disaster.

HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN A FREE MARKET ECONOMY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?

I beseech your help, and look forward to your reply. Thank you.

Sincerely,

George C. Joseph
President & Owner
Sunshine Dodge-Isuzu”

1. How could this happen in America? I understand terminating business relationships, but normally there’s compensation involved.

2. Since the dealers are the direct customers of car manufacturers, how does terminating a significant amount of that customer base help promote profitability? Quite a few of the terminated dealerships are profitable, meaning they are able to pay the manufacturer. The only thing here that makes sense to me is if the manufacturer is somehow rebating too much to the dealers to stay in business. If that’s the case, then reduce the rebate or payment & let the dealerships sink or swim with that economic reality.

3. Small towns all over the US will be dramatically affected by the dealerships being closed down involuntarily. Lost jobs, lost service, lost support to community organizations. Towns that will have to travel many miles now to get service, let alone purchase a vehicle. Towns that may not survive themselves.

4. Most dealers have made substantial loan commitments to build & maintain those dealerships. They will have no choice but to default, which will have a ripple effect to the customers & investors of the banks that made the loan.

5. Now I read that the federal government will own GM. Besides the power of force, where in the Constitution or any of our laws is this allowed?

Here is a link about the email

United Nations wants climate change

Because Obama has always put the UN before country. I am afraid we will be greatly impacted by this.

From FoxNews.com

A United Nations document on “climate change” that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes — all under the supervision of the world body.

Not to really change the point, but why is that all who believe that the New World Order is just a conspiracy theory can’t see that while the big picture of it might not be true, it seems like we are heading toward part of it right now. What was funny was when someone told me that they remember hearing about the idea of a New World Order back in school during the late 40s early 50s. So, it isn’t a new idea, and if it is just a conspiracy theory wasn’t hasn’t it gone away?

Of course, what is going on in Mexico could very quickly end up coming this way as well. As it is it seems like Homeland Security is actually do more trying to protect Mexico from itself than actually protect the US. Maybe go ahead and make Mexico part of the United States and then just add Canada for good measure. Wait, isn’t that part of the idea with the New World Order