Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"Boston Strong" - Justice Weak.... CBS this morning a joke...



CBS this morning just spent the first 7 minutes of their program covering and describing the ceremonies covering the first year anniversary of the "Boston Bombing" incident. CBS was extensive on their coverage of the "Giant Hug" that Boston has received from across America but left out and did not mention anything about the legal case against the remaining bomber of this crime or why it has been over a year without a trial. In fact the start of the trial is set for upcoming November... Swift justice?

"The trial date — scheduled to begin less than 19 months after the April 15, 2013, bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260 — cannot come quickly enough for some victims."

 “I think it should be sooner,” said Marc Fucarile, a bombing survivor from Stoneham who lost a leg and attended the hearing on crutches. “Everybody should be on the same page. It’s pretty cut and dry with the evidence. Don’t waste anybody’s time.”

CBS also failed to report anything about this terrorist attack which involved back to back bombs to inflict the most damage. The CBS crew is now talking about how they love the "Boston Strong" slogan but yet ignore the obvious terrorist attack...

BOSTON  -- The two brothers suspected of bombing the Boston Marathon appear to have been motivated by a radical brand of Islam but do not seem connected to any Muslim terrorist groups, U.S. officials said Monday after interrogating and charging Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with crimes that could bring the death penalty.

CBS this morning was then quick to follow up with their report on the recent shooting in Kansas involving a shooter that was\is a member of the Ku-Klux-Klan and how that shooting has been labeled and charged as a "Hate Crime". In fact CBS this morning was also sure to say that this shooter was a member of a "Right wing extreme group" but yet did not mention the Boston bomber or his ties to Islam in their opening story...

"Yesterday's attack ... strikes at the core fundamental freedoms ... of how our country was founded and what we live by every single day," said FBI agent Michael Kaste. "We've now determined that the motivation behind this was a hate crime. The acts that this person committed were the result of beliefs ... that he had."

"Boston Strong-Justice Weak-CBS a Joke"...




Wednesday, April 09, 2014

“No budget will be shut down in Virginia, over the Medicaid expansion"....


“No budget will be shut down in Virginia, over the Medi-caid expansion, I will work in a bipartisan way to get it done”

14 seconds into the video Candidate Terry McAuiliffe

“These things should never be used as bargaining chips for our budget”

1:23 into the video…   Candidate Terry McAuliffe





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Saturday, April 05, 2014

Several reasons why Obama is pushing for a minimum wage increase.....


Just last week President Obama went to the University of Michigan to “press for a federal mandated higher minimum wage” while standing in front of students who will soon be looking for jobs after graduating. As usual our President is still in campaign mode instead of being in Washington dealing with the important and pressing issues including employment and wages.

Unfortunately and as usual, president Obama failed to be a “leader” and continued his campaign rhetoric "You've got a choice. You can give America the shaft, or you can give it a raise," … In fact the NPR audio clip I heard on the way in was when several students “booed” and Obama responded with No don’t boo, organize”. Maybe the students should be asking the president why they are facing minimum wage jobs after they graduate because of his economic policies?

Better example yet is: On their way to the campus, Obama and Peters stopped at Zingerman's Deli, an Ann Arbor landmark, where they ordered Reuben sandwiches and were served by a Michigan graduate who makes $9 an hour — a rate above the current federal minimum wage. "That's worth celebrating," Obama said.” Instead of “celebrating” this college graduate earning more than the minimum wage, the president should explain why there is no job for this graduate in his field… http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-mich-senate-candidate-call-higher-wage-23154151

But maybe here is another reason why the President is campaigning on the minimum wage issue.Nationally, Obama wants to increase the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 as part of an election-year economic agenda focused on working families. The White House says that would benefit more than 970,000 workers in Michigan.” It turns out that many Union contracts are tied to the minimum wage index and with a raise nationally of the minimum wage many Union members, already making substantially more than minimum, will also get a raise.

Richard Berman writes in “Why Unions want a higher minimum wage”

The real reason is that some unions and their members directly benefit from minimum wage hikes- even when nary a union member actually makes the minimum wage”…

The data indicate that a number of unions in the service, retail and hospitality industries peg their base-line wages to the minimum wage”…

Other union contract stipulate that, following a minimum-wage increase,the union and the employer reopen wage talks”…

And here is another big factor to this whole issue:

 “Labor unions spent an estimated $174 million on the 2012 election, with 91% of the money going to the Democrats, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Now many union members could see their paychecks grow as the result of a Democrat-backed mandate-even though the overwhelming majority of scholarly evidence says that these wage increases have a negative effect on employment”…

The truth is nobody wants to “under pay” or keep anybody from earning more money and higher wages. But by rewarding little or no skilled labor with inflated wages does not really help that person but keeps them from learning and obtaining the needed skills to make themselves more valuable in the workforce.

Unfortunately with this economy we have many “skilled” workers who lost their prior jobs and are now working in “lesser” jobs just to get by.
This is another reason why teen age unemployment is so high due to the fact that many lower wage jobs are going to higher skilled labor who have to take a “Step back” due to the economy. Others have been cut-back to part-time status by companies unsure how “Obama-Care” will affect them.  


 What we need is a “Leader” who encourages and supports policies that will grow the economy and put people back to work and producing instead of collecting a government check that replaces their incentive to find work. Instead we have a President still on the issue “campaign trail” celebrating a college graduate earning $9 an hour making sandwiches......

Friday, March 28, 2014

Terry-Mac's PAC fundraising Letter & his past history of "Fundraising"....


It seems there is a bit of dust-up with the news that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe's political action group offered access to the Terry-Mac in exchange for donations. Of course the Governor now says that he was not aware of his PAC actions and did not approve it, but let's be real here, do you really think he would have turned away Big donors if it did happen?...

RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) -- The fallout is continuing after fundraising letters sent from Governor Terry McAuliffe's political action committee offered access to the governor in exchange for donations.
Ethical issues like this have become a sensitive topic in the wake of the scandal involving former governor Bob McDonnell.
McAuliffe said he wasn't aware of the letters and that he didn't approve them.
Dr. Jim Josefson, a political science professor at Bridgewater College, said the letters were just too honest about what normally goes on in politics.
"It'd be nice if these sorts of things don't make people cynical, it should make them political. The fact that someone is out there buying your politics should make you want to claim it back rather than punt it to them," said Josefson.
McAuliffe said the letters likely came from "eager beavers" on his staff.

And this is not the first time that ole Terry-Mac has been linked to questionable fundraising tactics. Does anybody remember the "Clinton rental association of the White house Lincoln bedroom package"? And guess who was the organizer of that infamous package deal for access to the President?.... 




Bill Clinton's former fundraiser emerges as Virginia's next governor by just 55,000 votes in nail-biting race

  • Clinton's White House money man, Terry McAuliffe dreamed up a way to tap donors for more cash by offering them nights in the Lincoln Bedroom
  • His rise to the governor's mansion in Richmond will cement the Clintons' chances to turn Virginia 'blue' if – or when – Hillary runs in 2016
  • The Obamas and Clintons stumped for McAuliffe, helping him overwhelm state AG Ken Cuccinelli's reliance on Sen. Ted Cruz and other tea partiers
  • McAuliffe's campaign vastly outspent the GOP on broadcast ads, including many that cast Cuccinelli as anti-woman and anti-Hispanic
  • A third-party Libertarian candidate who ultimately split the GOP was funded by a top Obama campaign bundler, raising Republicans' cries of dirty pool


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2488164/Bill-Clintons-time-fundraiser-emerges-Virginias-governor-high-stakes-squeaker-figure-2014-2016-contests.html#ixzz2xInKIJnc

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Point Pleasant Beach Rescue Dive Team...


Members of the Point Pleasant Beach Rescue Dive Team out on a training dive near the Atlantic Highlands in New Jersey. Many of these members were first on scene to the recent Mariner's Cove motel fire that happened on Friday and spent a full 13 hours active supporting this incident response. Saturday was spent at the incident scene covering and supporting the follow up investigation. Sunday was spent training at the Shrewsbury River as seen above... Great therapy ...









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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe... Do we have a "Leader" or a "Campaigner"?...


All week I have heard several times on the radio a PAC commercial telling me that Virginia is missing $5 million a day that would come from "Washington" because we have not signed onto the "Medicaid Expansion" program. The heart wrenching audio, with usual piano solo in the background, tells us how if we don't sign onto this program some other State will take advantage of this money from "Washington". The same "Washington that is $17 TRILLION in debt already with no plan to cut spending or improve the economy but that's an old story they don't want you thinking about anyway...

As usual the PAC commercial does not bring up the question or provide a solution to what happens to the Virginia taxpayer once the "Washington" money runs out in a couple years. They also fail to talk about the abuse and fraud in the Medicaid program already which needs to be fixed, as favored by the GOP House, before we dump more taxmoney into this program....

At the same time where is our Governor?  Terry-Mac, instead of being a "Leader" in Richmond has been traveling the State playing campaign mode just like Obama has been doing for the past five years. 

And why won't Terry-Mac separate the "Medicaid Expansion" from the Virginia State budget and allow the House to pass a working budget so Virginia workers and services continue without interruption? Because Terry-Mac knows that is his bargaining tool and if he gives that up he would have to debate the "Medicaid Expanion" on it's own merits and that would be a losing issue for him and government expansion....






Thursday, March 20, 2014

While Putin draws up his new map of the "Soviet Union".....


While Vlad Putin draws up his new map of the "Soviet Union" this is what our President is up to....







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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Five Governors have cut State jobs, where do you think Terry-Mac will take us?....


Only Five Governors have cut State jobs since taking office in 2010 while the vast majority of the Governors have grown their State workers ranks. This during a time when many States are close to bankruptcy and facing massive shortfalls in promised benefits and pensions to past & present State workers...

Here are the five freshman governors elected in 2010 who cut state payrolls the most as a percentage of state workforce, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

1. Kansas: The biggest reductions have come in Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's Kansas. Brownback took office in January 2011, promising to shrink state government.
He eliminated vacant positions, offered buyouts to state employees, and consolidated numerous agencies.
He also laid off some recently hired employees, criticizing his predecessor for making unsustainable new hires with one-time stimulus funds.
As of November 2013, his state government was about 5,100 bodies leaner. Kansas has shed its long-term budget deficits, while at the same time eliminating taxes on small business income.
Kansas now has about one state employee for every 55 residents, down from one for every 50 when Brownback took office.

2. Maine: Colorful Republican Gov. Paul LePage campaigned against a state government he called “bloated” in 2010.
And he's reduced its size in the years since, according to BLS figures. In a small state like Maine, a reduction of just 2,200 employees makes a big difference.
Maine now has one state employee for every 52 residents, which is not bad for a small state in which there are fewer economies of scale.

3. Alabama: Republican Gov. Bob Bentley promised to save $1 billion by the end of his first term with a plan that involved “right-sizing” Alabama’s government workforce through attrition.
He got it done a year early. So far, the BLS data shows that Bentley has shed about 8,100 state workers. Alabama is still well-staffed with one state employee for every 47 residents.

4. Florida: In 2010, Republican candidate Rick Scott promised to reduce the state government's workforce by 5 percent.
According to BLS, he's done it -- and PolitiFact, using different state numbers, agrees. Between attrition and about 2,200 layoffs, Florida has reduced its payrolls by 12,700 positions.
Florida now has one employee for every 94 residents — the lowest staffing level the state has seen in at least 16 years.

5. New York: Oh, yes, liberal Democrats can trim state government payrolls, too -- at least sometimes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo also cut his own salary by 5 percent as he demanded pension concessions from state government workers.
Cuomo also reduced his state's payrolls by about 8,300 slots, according to BLS data, through a plan that mostly relied on attrition. New York now has one state employee for every 77 residents.

So what direction do you think our Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will take us??....


source: Washington Times







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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Defense of the ENFORCE the Law Act...



"Rep. Trey Gowdy took to the House floor Wednesday to defend his proposed Enforce the Laws Act, which would empower Congress to take the executive branch to federal court for unilaterally changing or refusing to enforce federal laws."

Think of all of the Laws that this President has ignored. Think of the way his administration has refused to support Arizona with their efforts to deal with Illegal people crossing the borders. Think about all of the Gun Laws that go unenforced but this President and his Democrat buddies push for more restrictions on honest, law abiding, citizens. Think of the two Black Panthers standing in front of a voting polling place dressed in military garb and holding nightsticks but the President and his buddy Eric Holder saw no voter intimidation or problem with this. Think of all of the exceptions, select delays, and changes he has made to his own "ObamaCare" to protect Democrats facing re-election...

The House is showing a backbone and we need to support them on this...