Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ala. town hit by tornadoes bans FEMA trailers

By Bob L.

This article shows exactly how much the Governments of this Country feel toward the had working people and how much they will give to help when they are down.

These are the type of people who don’t care what happens, as long as it does not get into their pocket-book, these are the type of people who should lose every thing.

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AP
By JAY REEVES, Associated Press
5/29/2011

CORDOVA, Ala. – James Ruston’s house was knocked off its foundation by tornadoes that barreled through town last month and is still uninhabitable. He thought help had finally arrived when a truck pulled up to his property with a mobile home from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Then he got the call: Single-wide mobile homes, like the FEMA one, are illegal in the city of Cordova.

The city’s refusal to let homeless residents occupy temporary housing provided by FEMA has sparked outrage in this central Alabama town of 2,000, with angry citizens filling a meeting last week and circulating petitions to remove the man many blame for the decision, Mayor Jack Scott.

Ruston and many others view the city’s decision as heartless, a sign that leaders don’t care that some people are barely surviving in the rubble of a blue-collar town.

“People have to live somewhere. What’s it matter if it’s in a trailer?” asked Felicia Boston, standing on the debris-strewn lot where a friend has lived in a tent since a tornado destroyed his home on April 27. Continue reading

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Sun is setting on rural post offices

By Bob L.
5/28/2011

How many people are going to lose their jobs over the time that they close all these post offices to save money as they say, but lets look at what is costing the post office all this money, do they need to make a new stamp because some one wants a special stamp, and what is the cost of making a new stamp every month or two? or why are they spending so much money to sponsor things like bike riders, race cars, renovate their offices at millions, or what ever when they are in debt, but I guess throwing money at every thing else is more important than JOBS.

Sure ONE job is nothing, but lets say thirty post offices, there will be more than thirty, but this could mean Fifty or more Jobs, then when you think about the post office and delivery, it could be very real loss to people who need jobs today.

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Reuters

By Kevin Murphy
Sat May 28 2011

FREEPORT, Kan (Reuters) – Six days a week, the small American flag flutters in the shade of a cottonwood tree outside the post office in Freeport, Kansas, population 5.

The flag, which means the post office is open, may come down for good later this year because Freeport is among about 2,000 postal outlets eyed for closure by the United States Postal Service. The vast majority are in small towns, officials said.

“When you lose a post office, you lose a little history,” said Carol Peterson, city treasurer and resident historian in Freeport. “We’ve been blessed with this post office for 126 years.” Continue reading

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States shorten duration for unemployment benefits

By Bob L.
5-22-2011

States shorten duration for unemployment benefits:   Is this the reason why they are saying that Americans are going back to work, or is this just to make Obama look like his dumping this Country along with Bush into a bankrupt country having to barrow money to keep from going into another depression, or are we in the beginning of one, and they are not man enough to tell the American people the truth, what ever they are peddling is sure stinks, and like they say shit runs down hill, and the low and middle class American people are the recipients of it.

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AP

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press
5/22/2011

WASHINGTON – Some of the states that have drained their unemployment insurance funds are cutting the number of weeks that a laid-off worker can count on those benefits. Legislators are trying to limit tax increases for businesses to replenish the pool and are hoping the federal government keeps stepping in when the economy slumps.

Michigan, Missouri and Arkansas recently reduced the maximum number of weeks that the jobless can get state unemployment benefits. Florida is on the verge of doing so. Unemployment in those states ranges from 7.8 percent in Arkansas to 11.1 percent in Florida. Continue reading

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Desert Pupfish Forces Border Agents to Patrol on Foot

By Bob L.
5/18/2011

Here we are again, our Government is so over blotted by Obama’s bigger government, our Country is falling down around us, and it seems that not one American cares what is happening, most are so wrapped up in their own little world, and that some one will stop them from doing what they want done, example, this article, environmentalists, church, Governments who all think they are our parents and we can’t do any thing with out their permission, so how can we protect our Country from terrorist and any other problems that come along, they are so blind they can’t see what is happening.

What is a pupfish and how rare are they: Wikipedia [Pupfish are a group of small killifish belonging to ten genera of the family Cyprinodontidae of ray-finned fish. All pupfish are especially noted for being found in extreme and isolated situations, in various parts of North America, South America, and the Caribbean region. As of August 2006 there were 120 known nominal species, and 9 subspecies.]

Little pupfish is among fastest evolving species

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Audrey Hudson By Audrey Hudson
05/18/2011

Federal agents must abandon their vehicles and chase drug smugglers and illegal aliens on foot through 40 acres near the Mexican border because of a pond that is home to the endangered desert pupfish.

It’s part of the agreement between the Homeland Security and Interior departments on how best to protect the ecosystem, frustrating lawmakers who say it also prevents agents from conducting routine patrols. Continue reading

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CBO says taxing cars by the mile could raise money for highways

By Bob L.
5/17/2011

This law would be nice if it was for People who move away from where they work, but it would not be fair for people whose work is driving, or how about people who drive 20 miles a week if they are lucky just to go to the store, not 50 to 80 miles a day one way just to go to an office job or a warehouse house job.

You have people who can’t help the miles they drive because their job moves from time to time, and some time to another state, they say use mass transit, or carpool, I don’t know where their heads are at, but we do know that they sit on them every day, and they do blow a lot of gas every time they open their, well you get the idea when they stand  up to clear their throat. Not all can car pool, or use mass transit.

If they go ahead and pass a law like this then the only ones that would be exempt from this mileage tax is Police and Fire and no one else, PERIOD, that means no one else will get any discounts that goes for State or Federal Governments, Pass a law, you all pay.

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The Hill

By Pete Kasperowicz
05/17/11

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on Tuesday said the imposition of a new tax on cars and trucks based on how many miles they drive would be one way of generating revenues for the federal Highway Trust Fund.

Joseph Kile, CBO’s assistant director for microeconomic studies, told the Senate Finance Committee that a tax on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) would help the Highway Trust Fund meet its spending goals, in particular because the Fund is already spending more than it collects through the federal gas tax.

But he also said the tax would better align highway costs with revenue generation, and promote the more efficient use of the highway system.
 “Although taxes currently are charged for fuel, most of the cost of using a highway, especially the cost of pavement damage and congestion, are tied more closely to the number of miles traveled than to the amount of fuel consumed,” Kile told senators.

“Charging users based on the cost they impose would require a combination of fuel taxes and per-mile charges, sometimes called VMT taxes,” he added. “Imposing such prices would encourage motorists to use the highways only when the benefits to them outweigh the costs, and a system like that would also reduce highway use and thus future spending.”

Kile added in his prepared remarks before the committee that revenues could also be generated in ways not related to driving. However, he seemed to downplay that idea because this would “not promote efficient use of highways.” Continue reading

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Obama mocks Republican position on immigration

By Bob L.     This TWO Party system is nothing but little First graders, and the Democrats are the biggest whiners, they would rather tear down this Country then save it, then comes the Republicans, then comes the rest like the yuppies.
5/11/2011

It would be nice if Obama would keep his damn mouth shut and get his ass back in D.C. where it belongs where his job is, and get back to getting this country back on its feet and less tearing down America, if he does not like it then send him back to Africa where he wants to be.

It is time to send this TWO Party system packing, this system is obsolete just like no one will lose their job because of COMPUTERS.

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AP

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ERICA WERNER, Associated Press
Tue May 10

EL PASO, Texas – In search of Hispanic votes and a long-shot immigration overhaul, President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border for the first time since winning the White House and declared it more secure than ever. He mocked Republican lawmakers for blocking immigration over border security alone, saying they won’t be happy until they get a moat with alligators along the border.

“They’ll never be satisfied,” he said.

Stymied by both chambers of Congress, the president ditched lawmakers in favor of voters who might pressure them, making an appeal to the public on a hot and dusty day far outside the beltway. He told a friendly El Paso, Texas, crowd that it’s up to them to tell Congress to pass legislation providing a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants.

The approach also allowed the president to make clear that it’s Republicans — not him — standing in the way of immigration legislation. As his re-election campaign approaches it’s a message he wants broadcast loud and clear to Latino voters who don’t like his administration’s heavy deportations and feel he never made good on his promise to prioritize immigration legislation during his first year in office. Continue reading

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Obama’s Scandalous War Against Domestic Oil

By Bob L.
5/8/2011

And the truth keep coming out every day that Obama does not care about America and the American people, the way I see it he is like all the rest in Government, HOW MUCH THEY CAN MAKE WHILE IN OFFICE, and how many terms in office they can get away with.

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By  David Limbaugh
05/08/2011

Do you remember the terrible things the left was saying about President George W. Bush when gas prices soared under his watch? Yet President Obama, whose policies and actions are actually contributing to rocketing gas prices today, gets the usual mainstream media pass.

Is it that the liberal media exempt Obama from accountability because they’re on his team in general? Is it because they think he’s blameless in the equation even though they sprang to the unfounded conclusion that Bush was culpable? Or could it be that they aren’t critical because they share his bias against conventional energy and believe the pain caused by his policies is necessary to move us toward alternative energy sources?

During Bush’s term, gas prices went down 9 percent, adjusted for inflation. Yet, preposterously, he was excoriated for allegedly colluding with “big oil” to drive up prices. When prices spiked later in his term, he took proactive steps to increase our supply and reduce prices, and they worked. But Obama has taken action to impede conventional energy sources and shove us into alternative ones. Even so, liberals ignore any possible causal links.

Obama told us he would bankrupt the coal industry. He’s pushing high-speed rail down our throats despite the lack of public demand for it and our inability to finance it. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the administration intended to coerce us out of our cars. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Continue reading

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New DNC chief: Obama deserves credit for bin Laden killing

By Bob L.
5-2-2011

What a crock of shit, Obama had nothing to do with the killing or capture of Bin Laden, it was the military that did the work NOT Obama.

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By Michael O’Brien
05/02/11

The incoming chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) said President Obama deserves credit for the killing on Sunday of Osama bin Laden.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) praised Obama and specifically credited Obama for “refocusing” U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which Wasserman Schultz asserted led to bin Laden’s death.

“President Obama’s leadership in making the targeting of Osama Bin Laden our highest military and intelligence priority, warrants our gratitude,” Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. “He deserves credit for refocusing U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan to root out terrorism which no doubt helped lead to this historic announcement.” Continue reading

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