Copenhagen Piggy Bank

Remember when President Barack Obama still went to Copenhagen after reports came out that global warming was the greatest scam of all-time? Of course you do. Well, CBS investigated and found out that over 100 Congress-related members attended, 3 military jets (2 737’s and one Gulfstream) were used, and over 320 nights combined hotel nights were booked.

According to the article, it costs $9,900 per hour to fly the 3 military jets. Considering that the total flight hours of the trip were 17, that roughly accounts for $168,000 in just flying the planes. That is not counting the dozens that flew commercial at $2,000 each, the 321 booked nights at a 5 star hotel, and meals. Experts put the final cost to taxpayers at around $1.1 million.

Many articles you will read talk about how the Obama administration wasted over $1.1 million. I see it differently. Follow me.  Yes, there is no doubt that the money was wasted, but think of the ramifications that the summit created: before the commencement of the summit, information was leaked that scientists were “massaging” the numbers in their favor. Would that information have come out if the summit would not have taken place? Probably not. So we are thankful for that.

The greatest benefit is that fact that cap and trade did not pass. If it would have succeeded, a household of 4 would have their energy costs rise by $436 by 2012.  The worst part is that the GDP would have been reduced by $393 billion each each.

At the end of the day, spending $1.1 million is a lot better than throwing down the sink each year billions and billions of dollars.

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Obama Uses Teleprompter

Are you serious? Teleprompter’s at an elementary school !!

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Education Secretary Arne ...

SURPRISE: Stimulus Money Used Inappropriately – Part 2

In a post last month, I exposed a bunch of useless projects that the government thought might be worth investing in because they would stimulate the economy. Here are a few more projects that have been funded with the $787 billion stimulus, OUR MONEY !!

  • $1.9 million for “water taxis to nowhere” in Pleasure Beach, Conn. Congress approved the money after a fire destroyed the bridge to Pleasure Beach, but the area already is accessible by foot and rowboats.
  • $3.8 million for an urban art trail in Rochester, N.Y.
  • $3.1 million for upgrades to a boat owned by the New York State Museum. The boat dates back to 1921 and was originally used in canals.
  • $3 million for bicycle racks in Georgetown — the Washington, D.C., neighborhood that is one of the wealthiest areas in the country.
  • $1.5 million to improve the street scape in the six blocks surrounding a downtown Detroit casino.
  • $578,000 for fighting homelessness in Union, N.Y. According to a local news report, the town never asked for the stimulus money and did not even have a program through which to administer the money. The town supervisor said he wasn’t aware of a homelessness problem in the town.
  • $550,000 for a skateboard park in Pawtucket, R.I.
  • $500,000 for fish food in Missouri, to help defray the costs for state fish farmers.
  • $400,000 for renovations to a vacant building in City of Jal, N.M.
  • $380,350 to encourage landowners in West Virginia to grow shiitake mushrooms and ginseng.
  • $90,000 for a communal kitchen in Watsonville, Calif. The shared kitchen is meant to help food service entrepreneurs.

Obama Slipped Into The Record Books

President Barack Obama has reached an all-time low in job approval rating compared to other president’s at this point of their presidential tenure. His rating has now slipped to 47%, the lowest ever recorded since the creation of the Gallup poll that measures job approval in 1938. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says that those numbers are meaningless and that he isn’t going to start paying attention to them now. Below is a list of other presidents and their ratings:

George W. Bush – 86 percent
Bill Clinton – 52 percent
George H.W. Bush – 71 percent
Ronald Reagan – 49 percent
Jimmy Carter – 57 percent
Gerald Ford – 52 percent
Richard Nixon – 59 percent
Lyndon Johnson – 74 percent
John Kennedy – 77 percent
Dwight Eisenhower – 69 percent
Harry Truman – 49 percent

As you may have noticed, two other presidents dipped below 50% in history: Reagan and Truman. You may be asking yourself, “What’s the big deal? Truman and Reagan were only 2 points away from Obama.” The difference between Reagan, Truman, and Obama is the fact that 4 months into his presidency, Truman faced WWII and dropped two atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the U.S. ultimatum was not met by the Japanese. He didn’t take his sweet time to decide if dropping the bombs were the right move or not; as did Obama with his Afghanistan troop decision (over 2 ½ months). Reagan challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, not bow down to him; as did Obama to half of Asia and the Middle East. What has Obama done that is worthy? EXACTLY !!

I Am What ??

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) just compared Republicans who oppose government-run socialist healthcare to those who condoned slavery. Where’s the outrage? Sit back, wait, and don’t be surprised if it never comes.

Take a Break From Obama

We interrupt this broadcast to give you a break from: Obama the Terrible

Driving home last week from a weekend in Savannah, Georgia, I heard on the radio what I have posted below. Maybe this is something that is well known to everyone, but I asked a few people and they had no idea this occurred. I have never heard this before so I did my own research and pulled together the following.

December 1 marked the 54th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat in the front of the bus to a white passenger. In 1955, Park was 42 years old. She is considered a civil rights activist and was recognized by the U.S. Congress as the “Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement.”

Irene Morgan was a pioneer in the civil rights movement, 11 years before Rosa Parks. Morgan was 27 years old in 1944 when she was arrested and jailed in Virginia for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person. Morgan was sitting four rows from the back, but still in the “colored section”. In a 1946 landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-1 that Virginia's state law enforcing segregation on interstate buses was illegal.

Claudette Colvin is a pioneer of the African American civil rights movement and was part of the NAACP Youth Council at the time of her arrest. She resisted to give up her seat in a Montgomery bus to a white person in 1955 at the age of 15. This incident occurred 9 months before the Rosa Parks. Her case was not publicized by black leaders because of her image as a lower-class, dark-skinned, unmarried pregnant woman. After her father posted her bail, Edgar Daniel Nixon, the leader of the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP, vowed to help Colvin because they had been waiting for a test case to challenge bus segregation. In the months following her arrest, Colvin became pregnant. At that time, it was considered a moral transgression and would scandalize the deeply religious black community.

Then came the second-guessing: (1) very poor background (2) father mowed lawns (3) mother was a maid (4) lived in the poorest sections of Montgomery. It was also said that Colvin spewed curse words at officers. Colvin denied ever saying anything to that extent, on the contrary, they were directed towards her. This made the NAACP question whether or not Colvin was a “reputable” face for the civil rights cause. They did not want the white press to pick on all of her “negatives”. The decision was made that they were going to wait for until they had a plaintiff who was more upstanding.

Some historians have argued that civil rights leaders, who were predominantly middle class, were uneasy with Colvin's lower class background.

Mary Louise Smith is a civil rights protester.  On October 21, 1955, at the age of 18, Smith was ordered to give up her seat on the bus to a white female passenger. She was subsequently arrested, 40 days before Rosa Parks. Her father bailed her out of jail and paid her fine, $9. Smith was a high-school dropout, worked as a housekeeper, and lived in a clapboard shack in the country. Smith was not chosen by black leaders as the face of the Montgomery civil rights movement because it was rumored that her father was an alcoholic.

Smith did not learn about that until 1995 when a reporter told her that she had been a topic of conversation among black leader as being a test case. They could not find anything negative to say about Smith, but the reason she was not chosen was because of her father’s rumor – he was an alcoholic. Smith said that this was an untrue allegation and that it bothered her more than the exclusion and ignoring of her contributions by Montgomery and national black leaders for over 50 years.

I have nothing bad to say about Rosa Parks, but I feel that the NAACP was guilty of racism themselves. Why? Because Claudette Colvin should have been the face of the civil rights movement and it’s her name that should be everywhere Rosa Parks name is currently at. As mentioned above, the NAACP did not use Colvin as the “chosen” person because of her image of being a lower-class, dark-skinned, unmarried pregnant woman. During that time, light/fair skin carried more of a status among blacks. How racist is that? Amongst themselves they must have said, “Because her skin is dark we might not get the results we want so sorry Claudette, you just don’t fit the profile we are looking for.” Isn’t that as racist as “you have to sit in the back of the bus because you are black and not white?” I see it as racism between themselves. It is counter-productive. That’s why Rosa Parks was chosen – 42 years old, with a job, and light skin.

What about the case of Mary Louise Smith? She was not chosen to be “Rosa Parks” because there were rumors that her dad was an alcoholic. The NAACP did not find anything negative against her and she was never informed of the reason until 1995 – 40 years later.

I am against racism of any kind and I feel that the NAACP engaged themselves in racism back then. Think about this: How many atrocities could have been prevented IF the NAACP would have handled the Claudette Colvin case in the manner they did for Rosa Parks? Think of all the people who suffered during the 9 months the NAACP hand-picked someone who was just right and was not dark-skinned or poor being unmarried and pregnant. I am not saying that racism towards blacks would have ended, but the process would have commenced a lot sooner instead of 9 months LATER !! Unbelievable !!

Back to our broadcast currently in progress: Obama Disappoints Again…………..

Happy Thanksgiving !!

I would like to wish you all a very holiday. Enjoy your day with your loved ones and don’t forget to give thanks for the men and women in the armed forces who won’t be spending Thanksgiving with their loved ones. Instead they are fighting for our great nation.