Charity or Shell game?
May 24, 2012, 6:47 am
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Two Senators are beginning an investigation into a 501c3 which says it helps disabled veterans. They use a Marketing Company to raise their funds, and there is the rub. A few years ago I began asking these phone solicitors how much of the money collected actually gets to the people it is supposed to help. What I found out was that fifteen to twenty-five cents of each dollar collected goes to the charity for the people it is helping. the rest of that dollar goes to the marketing agency to cover their “overhead” costs.
That is not a good percentage going to those who really need the help. These days I am very careful who I give my money to. I will support only those organizations who actually spend the money on the folks in need. One of my favorite charities is UMCOR the United Methodist Committee on Relief, because their administrative costs are covered by a special offering taken in UM churches for that express purpose once a year. Any time there is a disaster needing assistance, they will ask for donations and the money collected is spent on that disaster relief effort, not on administrative costs. Of course there is the American Legion, they have many programs to help veterans, as does the VFW, the money collected is used to help the vets, not pay adminstrative costs.
These “charities” that have come on the scene in the last few years might just be cash machines for marketing firms, instead of helping machines for the veterans who gave their limbs and lives for the nation.
The next time you get a letter, or a phone call asking for a donation to help wounded veterans, or cancer victims, or children, check them out, don’t just give them your money. Find out where those dollars will be spent. Give to those who spend the money on the actual people or research that is needed.

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S. E. Cupp attacked by Hustler Mag
May 23, 2012, 2:07 pm
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S. E. Cupp is a conservative woman talk show host, the key word here is conservative. She is pictured in Hustler in a disgusting pose and verbiage to go along with it. If she were a liberal woman Flynt would never do this to her, but since she is conservative, she becomes less of a woman and a target for his type of filth.

I personally do not understand why Republicans are attacked by the left for a so called “war on women” when it is the “progressives” (another word for liberal) who are attacking women. Of course they are not going after liberal, “progressive” women, only those women who are less then true women, in other words “conservative” women. These attacks are not considered attacks on women, nor is this a war on women, it is just an attack against vermin who call themselves women. You will not hear any outcry from the left about this, they don’t care, these are after all only conservatives, not really women at all.

So what can we do to change this view of women? What can we do to stop these vicious attacks on conservative women? How can we have a decent conversation about the events of the day, when “progressives” believe that the only compromise is to agree with their position, and if we don’t then we are: “racists, homophobes, haters, clingers to our Bibles, or clingers to our guns”, or some other ridiculous and hateful attack against ourselves. When this President ran for office it was on “Hope and Change” if this is hope and change, please bring back what we had before. The country is becoming more and more splintered, between rich and poor, black and white, hispanic and everybody but especially whites, homosexual persons and heterosexual persons, and any other groups out there that want to be “victims”.

So, where do we go from here? How do we get to civil discourse again? How do we reverse the hatreds that are causing blacks to attack other blacks, that are breeding this 99% nonsense, there is no such thing as 1% vs 99%, it is another way to divide the nation. Wake up people these attacks against Conservative women are just another symptom of the hatefulness that is being constantly preached at us by those who call themselves “progressives”, if this is progress, then let is end here. I wish to conserve what we once knew as a great nation, a nation founded on eternal truth. The truth that said that all are created equal, and that all of us have the opportunity to chase our dreams. Some will succeed, some will fail, but all have equal opportunity to succeed.

Be a part of the conversation, let me know how you feel about what you see happening in our nation today.

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CNG H.R. 1712
May 8, 2012, 10:42 am
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Compressed Natural Gas, $1.50 a gallon as opposed to $4.00 a gallon for gasoline, why is it not available today for consumption, retail sales points. Well there is legislation, by a Republican in the House Rep. William Cassidy (R-LA), if we truly want to get away from “fossil fuel” such as oil, here is a clean burning alternative. We have at least 100 years of supply in the ground in the USA. The legislation is quite simple it will allow small companies like Chesapeake, or Apache to not only bring the CNG out of the ground, but also allow them to sell at retail. NO GOV. MONEY! No subsidies, no government intrusion into the type of car, or the location of the fueling station, just a straight forward piece of legislation that says, the company that pulls it from the ground, “independent company” can also sell as much as they want.

Current legislation says that independents cannot sell more that 5 million dollars a year at retail, why? I thought the Democrats were all for the little guy, but, it sure seems they put a mess of regulation in their way. We have already seen what this adminstration thinks about jobs, NO KEYSTONE PIPELINE never mind that it might produce 100,000 jobs, but it might not do so for a few years while it is being built. Besides the environmentalists don’t want it, so the democrats don’t want it either. They might lose votes (money) in their re-election campaigns.

It is high time we got rid of these obstructionists in the Senate and the White House, and put some folks in that might just move the country forward on a sustainable track. A track that will allow for a true “all of the above” energy policy, instead of the picking of winners and losers depending on who will pay the most into the coffers of career politicians. So, here is one thing we can support now, contact your Senators, your congressperson and get them to support this legislation, lets get this ball rolling so we can have an alternative energy source for our vehicles, and jobs for people to build these refueling stations as well as sell the product. That is something worth doing and doing now!

If you agree with getting this done, then act today, get the congress and senate to do the right thing. If you disagree you can always write a comment and we can have a discussion.

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Taking Credit
May 1, 2012, 10:04 am
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One year ago, President Obama gave the order to send SpOps into a compound in Pakistan to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden. He was killed in the raid. At the time I was more than willing to say, great call Mr. President, but now, a year later, Mr. Obama is trying to say that he did it and his opponent would not have pulled the trigger.

Mr. Romney has stated that even Jimmy Carter would have done the same thing, that given the information at hand, any one in the oval office, except maybe Joe Biden would have sent in the troops. I agree with Mitt Romney, it is a shame that Mr. Obama is using this decision that he made as POTUS, to try to make political hay against his opponent. It was a good decision and the dedicated men and women who got the information, and the troops that executed the plan made it happen. They all deserve the credit for this operation.

I have to wonder, why Mr. Obama doesn’t just run on his record. He has saddled the country with 5 trillion in debt in just 3 years, a record accomplishment. His Health Care Reform (Obamacare) is set to take over 1/3 of the economy in 2013, and of course the new taxes that are coming up in Janurary of 2013 will help to drive us back into recession, if not a mild depression. But of course the Democratic Senate won’t even discuss all the bills passed in the house to try to stimulate the economy, because it might embarrass Mr. Reid and Mr. Obama. All that has come of that is hate speech aimed at Paul Ryan, instead of discussion of the passed in the House of Representatives but not even allowed to be talked about in the Senate. It is interesting, the Senate could and should be working on a budget, something they have not been willing to do in 3 years, but they won’t even look at the budget passed in the house. One last year and one this year. They could amend the budget more to their liking and pass it, it would go to conference committee and get adjusted by both sides and we might actually have a real budget once again. But NO Harry Reid won’t even bring it to committee much less the floor of the Senate.

So, what do you think about all this? Is it time to replace the leadership in the Senate? Perhaps on both sides of the aisle, since Mitch McConnell has not been particularly effective either. I’d really like to know what you think dear reader.

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