Radio talk show host fall for an “April fools” cyber Monday joke.
OK, I am heading home and during the twenty minute drive I had two different talk radio stations blabbing endlessly about that web site that wants to drone their product to your door. This is cyber Monday. I will tell you the truth, after a case of the flu, a tough Thanksgiving weekend and no particular rush to shop online. I ended up checking out | Read More »
The Big Mac Rule – Minimum wage increase failures. (updated Christie remarks)
The voters of New Jersey voted to raise the minimum wage and tie future automatic minimum wage increases to cost of living with a constitutional amendment. I voted against it. But I stand to win, because in a few years I expect to retire. I will rent my house in New Jersey and move to a place I have secured in Florida. I won’t be | Read More »
STEM Education – A different track and a solid foundation
In 1994 my oldest son entered high school. Our township high school was one of four designated by the Clinton administration for a pilot program in science and technology. Not your run of the mill advanced education programs, this was as the head of the department explained “a program that my colleagues argue makes the name of shop classes to long to fit on report | Read More »
Job Opportunity – Wanted one or more hippies
There is the old smart remark that if you can’t trust the police, next time you get in trouble, call a hippie. Perhaps it is too old for most here. But right now we got a big problem. Healthcare.gov is the biggest disaster to effect this country since The Deep Water Horizon explosion. More people are effected. But unlike BP’s executives who were scared to | Read More »
Time to turn the picture of Reagan face to the wall
Elsewhere Strieff argues that the compromise to not fight on abortion is the main reason that the Republican party cannot succeed. I have a different view, and believe that for the Republican party, or any party to succeed it is important to address the issues of today. While most people believe abortion is wrong, it is not forcefully imposed. No one, yet says that an | Read More »
Let’s review this again for the less attentive. The mandate is the tax
The mandate is the tax. It transfers the obligation to pay for all the medical bills of every citizen without insurance from the general treasury to every individual. The penalty is for not paying the tax. The penalty will not stand alone. The government never lets you pay a penalty for not paying your taxes and at the same time forgives your taxes. You must | Read More »
Lets look down the road, and see just how creepy the IRS involvement can become.
We know that Justice Roberts said that Obama can justify the mandate as a tax. Government has the right to impose taxes on individuals. Therefore the mandate stood, not under the commerce clause but because it is a tax. The mandate is an obligation that every citizens has to the government which represents all citizens. I get that, but do you? Not if you think | Read More »
Single focus Republican talking point for the Sunday shows.
It is time to face a fact. If the government cannot in a timely and efficient manner set up the necessary infrastructure to sign you up for coverage under the PPACA how can we possibly believe they will be able to deliver the services needed to analyze, authorize and finance the services you need to stay alive in a timely fashion. This isn’t Social Security. | Read More »
It’s the law of the land……
When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, segregation was the law of the land. Democrats invented Jim Crow, they perfected segregation. They fought tooth and nail to keep it. When Harry Reid says it is the law of the land, he sounds more like George Wallace then Franklin Roosevelt. When two young men, engaged in intimate relations in a small town in Texas | Read More »
Government continues…without Nannies in Washington.
I noticed on my way to work yesterday that the police cars that patrol the highway where still there. I called and got someone in the county clerk’s who told me the register of deeds is working, the mayor was working, the council meeting was still scheduled, yes I could get a permit, dog license and no, the police would not be furloughed. Go figure. | Read More »
Sen. McCain – Separate but equal is not leadership…..It is segregation
Sen. McCain, I understand that you sacrificed much during your stay in Hanoi. But that doesn’t give you the right to tell me what I desire from my government. You and your constituents would no more be interested in me dictating how they live, where they work, what they eat, then I am in you telling me what my medicare should look like. Especially since | Read More »
Could Putin be right about exceptionalism?
Look very carefully at exactly what Putin wrote It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. What we hear is “our nation is not exceptional”, but that is NOT what he is saying. This Op-ed isn’t critical of America, it is critical of our Imperial President. And quite bluntly I think he is right. It is very dangerous | Read More »
Arch Duke Ferdinand, USS Maddox, and the Syria resolution. Just say no.
The paragraph below, from History.com is an analysis of the days leading up to the start of “the Great War”, that sounds all too similar to our current situation and even the least intelligent elected official should realize that it didn’t work out well 100 years ago. In order to maintain its credibility as a force in the Balkan region (let alone its status as | Read More »
Breast beating like it’s 2008
Barack Obama is beating his breasts and roaring like King Kong, as if it was 2008. You know, when America had the largest, most powerful and most dangerous standing army in the middle east. Those days are gone. This professor playing at being president is ignorant of the real world. This is no classroom where he decides everything He cannot define how the allies of | Read More »
An industrial nation of prosperity, opportunity and achievement.
Obama needs us to think he is a leftist, because it our opposition to him on those grounds that gives him the support of the leftist and socialist supporters. But his behavior is not socialist. Socialists build factories, and coal plants. They dam rivers, level forests, pollute the air and water to build huge sterile cities to house factories and houses for the working class. People being put to work in industry comes first to Socialists regardless of the cost to the environment. Obama is no socialist.
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A bright red line has been crossed in Boston.
I don’t care who did this. It should not have happened. That is not to say I don’t want justice, only that the administration asleep at the wheel cannot be trusted to deliver that justice. First we have a riot in Gitmo. Then there is a bombing at the Boston Marthon. Connect the dots. Could we have not had a greater warning that something was | Read More »
Simplify the immigration reform discussion with a guest worker program
Executive Summary Guest worker program assumes many people come here to work not to immigrate. Uses a smart card linked to a national registry to replace all other identification. When card is issued DNA and other biometric identification data is collected. Background check and health check performed. Qualified individuals are issued cards and all records of employment, licensing, residence, and income are linked to the | Read More »
Reince Priebus: $10M on carpetbaggers is a stupid plan. Here is how to fix it.
What you waste money on elsewhere I don’t care, but we should have won the Delaware Valley, and what you must do in Philadelphia probably will work elsewhere. Here is the solution. Don’t hire people to go to Philadelphia. Hire people from Philadelphia. I can get you a list of Asian, Mexican and Puerto Rican, Black, and immigrants from Eastern European who are recent college | Read More »
Nation building should start at home.
Decades have passed since Progressives have pushed Republican influence from the big cities. Republicans have surrendered these cities to the progressives and their allies, and let them become plantations that favor the elitist agenda. Unfortunately, the voting power of the territory that Republicans have surrendered is sufficient to decide many state wide and all national Senate and oval office elections. We can’t abandon the cities | Read More »
Hey POTUS, Everybody gave up 2%, quit your bellyaching and man up.
Let me run some numbers by you. For the 2012 budget the government took in $2,468,600,000,000 (about $2.5 trillion) If expects for the 2013 budget $2,901,960,000,000 (about $2.9 trillion) or an increase of 433,360,000,000 That is over 17% increase in revenue. I don’t know anyone who saw their take home pay jump 17% . Everybody saw a cut of 2% for FICA withholding tax increases. | Read More »
Wlimington DE: Your purpose is to serve as an example to others.
A gift to Wilmington Delaware from their good friends (and home town hero) Barack Obama and Joe Biden The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Wilmington (DE) is in decline according to Wall Street. ” The high poverty rate in the cities slum predominately neighborhoods, scarred by drug trade and violence, along with fixed high costs including pensions economically sensitive revenues and weakening wealth levels makes | Read More »
The Delaware Valley Beat
PART 1 Trains kill people, legislator wants to regulate trains. Another example of what is wrong with politicians. We have a Republican this time trying to make trains suicide proof. The concept is mind boggling, see the last paragraph in the quote below. There is nothing you can do except take away all the trains that will make a train safe against someone bound and | Read More »
The Delaware Valley Beat
Part 1 Playing the Sandy lottery Part 2 Elections have consequences even for small businesses. Part 1 Playing the Sandy Lottery Comments on and excerpts from an article by Jacqueline L. Urgo, Inquirer Staff Writer, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 5:50 AM The north end of Ocean City (New Jersey) is enjoying a beach replenishment project, part of an ongoing process where the federal government squanders | Read More »
It’s open line Friday and this caller’s discouragement stumps Rush
It is open line Friday on the Rush Limbaugh show and a caller makes the case that there is no hope to defeat Obama. So Rush asks him, “do you think that the administration will continue to deficit spend and that the debt will continue to grow?” to which the caller replies yes! Rush follow up with a second question asking “do you think that | Read More »
Revisiting a smart card based guest worker program.
Main principle anyone qualified can come to the country to work. To Qualify You must submit DNA, prints, and Photo identification. You must pass a “Pee Test” for drugs and common communicable diseases. Your data is submitted through national and international criminal databases and to qualify you must not have a criminal record or be a fugitive from justice. This data, and all your information | Read More »