Category Organic Politics

Rebate Checks Promise from Obama

01 August, 20:39, by admin

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday pushed for a windfall profits tax to fund $1,000 emergency rebate checks for consumers besieged by high energy costs, a counter to Republican rival John McCain’s call for more offshore drilling in coastal states like Florida.

The pitch for putting some of the economic burden of $4-a-gallon gasoline on the oil industry served a dual purpose for Obama: It allowed him to talk up an economic issue, seen by many as a strength for Democrats and a weakness for Republicans, and at the same time respond to criticism from McCain that Obama’s opposition to offshore drilling leads to higher prices at the pump.

In linking McCain to the unpopular President Bush, Obama struck a theme from Ronald Reagan’s successful 1980 campaign against President Jimmy Carter by asking a town-hall audience in St. Petersburg: “Do you think you are better off than you were four years ago or eight years ago? If you aren’t better off, can you afford another four years?”

I don’t know what the future holds for us citizens of the dear ole USA, but I do know that if our government were to put the kind of money in it’s own people as it has the war in Iraq, we would not be in the shape we are in today. We are over 7 TRILLION dollars in the rears that has gone to the war effort only to cripple the economy of our own country. In my opinion a 12 year old could run our country better than the Bush Administration has.

I don’t know if Obama is the answer for our problems or not, but I do know that another 4 years of a Bush yes man is death to our country, WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!

Taking time for yourself

23 July, 08:47, by admin

I have been busier than a one legged man in a three legged race, I am remodeling a home I bought for my mom to move into across the street from me and I have been so busy with that project that I forgot about me. Well to make a short story of this ,I already have severe back problems and I really aggravated it by overdoing it about 3 weeks ago and am still paying the price. I can’t seem to get it through my thick head that I am not a young man anymore. So I keep doing things that I know I should not do, but it’s hard because I want to finish this project and get her moved in asap. She owns her own home, but she is now surrounded by Illegal Hispanics and they have tried to break in on her twice already, but what they don,t know is that she is one hell of a shot with her .38 special. She can out shoot the whole family with that thing, but I don’t want to see that happen to anyone. Are you listening you lame ass politicians that have screwed the country up???

Lowe Back Pain

18 July, 21:42, by admin

This is something that affects millions of people, some have severe back problems like i do. I fractured two vertebrae in my back and I went so long with the doctors saying that I has 2 protruding disc, after almost a year of therapy and epidural, I finally seen a surgeon that took the original X-Ray and seen the clean break. I had gone so long that my back had to be re broken and pins and rods and screws along with a fusion only to have failed, the damage was permanent. I could never wish this kind of pain on any one except maybe George Bush for driving America in the ground as he has.

Presidential election will be a joke

20 June, 00:26, by admin

This year the presidential election will be a joke as it has been for the last 2 elections. The last 2 elections under Bush has been disastrous for the American People and yet he got a second term This used to be the Unite States of America, and now we don’t seem to be so United. The politicians are doing everything to line their pockets and get rich in office and to hell with the people that put them there other the the other crooks that helped to get elected. Our economy is on the brink and the crime rate is going to go up , there will robbing and killings and break in’s at unheard of proportions. We must Unite again and take our government back over and let it be of the people, by the people, and for the people.

Tornado activity hit near

24 May, 03:48, by admin

I went through The City of Holly Springs and Woodstock Ga yesterday after being hit by a F1 tornado. there was widespread damage, and luckily no one was hurt or died in it. I went through a trailer park that was destroyed and some of the people were still living in them with the roofs smashed in from tree’s or torn off by the twister. They were afraid to leave their homes for the fear of loosing what they had left to looters.

One guy told me that there were nothing but thieves and crack heads that lived there and he wasn’t leaving until he got every thing he could and clean up his lot. These people lived in older mobile homes and can’t get them insured so they lost everything as far as a home goes. It sounds like that the Insurance industry need a overhauling about its policy on old mobile homes. FEMA is suppose to step in, but we already know what a joke they are.

Obama Sucks

14 May, 02:05, by admin

If the American people are so ignorant not to see through Obama then we have a serious wake up call coming to our country. He is a slick talking muslim that is not for our country, any candidate that won’t place their hand on their hart for the National Anthem, then I say kick his ass to the curb. We may not have any great choices for president of our nation, but this is one that does not deserve to even be a candidate. Wake up people and smell the coffee, are you that stupid that you will elect Barack Hussein Obama. Come on people do you want this nation to be like the middle eastern nations, you may think that I don’t have a clue of what I am talking about but this man does not need to run and ruin our country. Ask yourself what are his accomplishments and what kind of a business has he ever been a integral part of. The answer is NONE. Wake up and get this guy out of contention.

Vote for the Next President of the USA

30 April, 23:25, by admin

Go ahead and cast your votes to the 3 presidential candidates that remain in the running. I should really say two, because Hillary Clinton will NOT be the next president. No one wants to see Bill Clinton back in the White House and Hillary has no chance. I’m surprise the Deomocratic Party hasn’t recognized this and for those people that think America is the place where we forgive those that make mistakes, you’re wrong!

Who wins? Barack Obama? John McCain?

I’m not a democrat or republican and I believe I will vote on the best man for the job. I’m still someone that could have their vote changed by the time the November elections get here. I would be happy to go on a blogging campaign and support anyone of these fine fellers if they want to pay for my vote! I can be bought and it doesn’t take much! I would even take money to support Hillary Clinton if her campaign party made the right offer. So if any of you presidential candidates would like a blogger with several blogs to help promote your cause, feel free to send me an email: owlholler@hotmail.com and just put in the subject “Help for 2008 President” and I will be sure to get you a few votes for the elections in November. If you’re just a concerned American and really think our country needs one of these candidates in offfice, I will help you get your choice elected if you want to make be an offer by email.

I think there is a lot more people in Washington, DC that needs to be removed and just removing George Bush isn’t going to fix nothing. I am on a political campaign now that you don’t re-elect no politicial officials. So don’t vote for anyone that is currently serving a position in politics and if we can change the whole crowd, we can then get a breath of fresh air into the USA.

Matt Maupin

31 March, 08:40, by admin

This is a story sent to me by a fellow blogger that, and I am passing it on to you. God Bless America and this family

DNA analysis has confirmed that human remains found in an unspecified region of Iraq are those of missing Army Staff Sergeant Matt Maupin.

In a Sunday evening press conference, Staff Sergeant Maupin’s parents Keith and Carolyn said they were told of the news around around 1 p.m. Sunday.

“My heart sinks, but I know they can’t hurt him anymore,” Keith Maupin said.

Lt. Lee Packnett, an Army public affairs officer in Washington, confirmed that the Maupins were notified Sunday that their son’s remains had been identified. Packnett said an official statement about the identification would be released Monday.

“It hurts, it hurts,” Carolyn Maupin said outside the Yellow Ribbon Support Center in Union Township. “After you go through almost four years of hope, and then this is what happens, it’s like a let down,” Maupin continued.

20-year-old Maupin was captured on April 9, 2004 when his fuel convoy, part of the 724th Transportation Company, came under attack near the Baghdad International Airport. A week later, the Arab television network Al-Jazeera aired a videotape showing Maupin sitting on the floor surrounded by five masked men holding automatic rifles. On June 28, a video purporting to show his execution was released, but Army officials said the quality was so poor that it could not be verified.

Keith and Carolyn refused to believe it was their son, and the Army had listed him as missing-captured. The Maupins lobbied hard for the Army to continue listing their son as missing-captured, fearing that another designation would undermine efforts to find him.

Keith Maupin said the Army told him early on that there was only a 50 percent chance his son would be found alive. He said he doesn’t hold the Army responsible for his son’s death, but that he did hold the Army responsible for bringing his son home.

“I told them when we’d go up to the Pentagon, whether he walks off a plane or is carried off, you’re not going to leave him in Iraq like you did those guys in Vietnam,” Keith Maupin said.

Vigils were held throughout the Tri-State after Maupin went missing, and yellow ribbons went up immediately. For three years and eleven months, Maupin has been listed as missing.

Maupin was a 2001 graduate of Glen Este High School in Union Township and played on the football team. He then attended the University of Cincinnati for a year before joining the Army Reserves.

Dan Simmons, the athletic director at Glen Este, remembered Maupin as a quiet but hardworking backup player on the school’s football team.

“Matt was a selfless kid on the football field,” Simmons said. “He did whatever the coaches told him. He wasn’t a starter, but he made the other kids play harder.”

A month after his capture, Maupin was promoted to the rank of specialist. In April 2005, Maupin was promoted to sergeant.

When Carolyn Maupin was asked what the community could do to help her family during this time, she replied, “[Just] stay by our side and support us, that would be great.”

An 8:30 p.m. candlelight vigil was held at the Yellow Ribbon Support Center, which is located on South Eastgate Boulevard in Batavia.

Two U.S. soldiers remain missing in action in Iraq. Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie, a 41-year-old Iraqi-born reserve soldier from Ann Arbor, Mich., was abducted while visiting his Iraqi wife on Oct. 23, 2007, in Baghdad. Capt. Michael Speicher, a Navy pilot, has been missing since the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

Fuel for Thought

28 March, 03:59, by admin

Good food feeds the brain and fossil fuel feeds the transportation systems in our country, our personal vehicles are gas dependent. We get this gas from crude oil mainly from the middle east. Saudi Arabia has the largest oil field in the world and it concerns me that the well is over half empty. They are already pumping in 7 million gallons of sea water into the wells so the pumps can get it easily. This sounds like Fuel for Thought. Research it!

John Lewis dropped his support for Hillary Rodham Clinton

28 February, 00:56, by admin

Civil rights leader John Lewis dropped his support for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid Wednesday in favor of Barack Obama. Lewis, a Democratic congressman from Atlanta, is the most prominent black leader to defect from Clinton’s campaign in the face of near-unanimous black support for Obama in recent voting.

He also is a superdelegate who gets a vote at this summer’s national convention in Denver.

In a written statement, Lewis said Obama’s campaign “represents the beginning of a new movement in American political history” and that he wants “to be on the side of the people.”

“After taking some time for serious reflection on this issue, I have decided that when I cast my vote as a superdelegate at the Democratic convention, it is my duty … to express the will of the people,” the statement said.

Lewis’ endorsement had been a coveted prize among the Democratic candidates thanks to his standing as one of the most prominent civil rights leaders of the 1960s.

“John Lewis is an American hero and a giant of the civil rights movement, and I am deeply honored to have his support,” Obama said in a statement.

Clinton, questioned about Lewis during a satellite interview with Houston television station KTRK, said: “I understand he’s been under tremendous pressure. He’s been my friend. He will always be my friend. At the end of the day it’s not about who is supporting us, it’s about what we’re presenting, what our positions are, what our experiences and qualifications are and I think that voters are going to decide.”

Lewis first announced his Clinton endorsement in October and has appeared on her behalf on television and at events across the country, at one point accusing Obama supporters of trying to fan the flames of race against her. Clinton has frequently cited his support in trying to establish her credentials among minority voters, saying she saw her campaign as a continuation of his work.

But Lewis came under intense pressure to get behind Obama after his constituents supported the Illinois senator roughly 3-to-1 in Georgia’s Feb. 5 primary, and about 90 percent of black voters statewide voted for Obama, according to exit polls. The support among black voters nationwide to Obama’s candidacy mirrors Lewis’ Georgia district.

His change of heart follows a similar move by Rep. David Scott, a black Democrat who represents a neighboring district. It also comes a week after the Rev. Markel Hutchins, a young Atlanta minister, announced he would challenge Lewis in the Democratic congressional primary this summer.

Hutchins, 30, has seized on Lewis’ waffling in the presidential contest as evidence that the 68-year-old congressman is out of touch.

“Today’s announcement by Representative Lewis was clearly prompted by political expediency,” Hutchins said Wednesday. “It is time for a change. It is time to send somebody to Congress who is actually willing to represent the district.”

Earlier this month, Lewis’ office disputed media reports that he said he would switch candidates, or was at least reconsidering. But until Wednesday. Lewis refused to answer questions clarifying his position.

He said Wednesday afternoon he had called former President Clinton and Sen. Clinton but had not reached them.

Lewis’ announcement comes on the same day as another superdelegate, Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, endorsed Obama, citing the presidential hopeful’s record on trade.

The Obama campaign also said more than 1 million people have contributed to the campaign – a threshold crossed on Wednesday. Many donors have given $25 or $50, he said. The average donation is a little more than $100.

“We have funded this campaign at the grass-roots level,” campaign manager David Plouffe told reporters on a conference call. “It’s really built on the backs of the American people who are getting involved in this campaign. Most of the people giving us money are also volunteering.”

Dorgan said Obama has supported key trade issues. “He and I feel the same way. We both believe in trade and plenty of it. We just insist it that it be fair to our country – the rules be fair.”

NAFTA, the free trade agreement with Canada and Mexico, is unpopular with blue-collar workers whose votes are critical in the Democratic primary Tuesday in Ohio.

Obama has won 11 straight primaries and caucuses since Super Tuesday, increased his advantage in the all-important delegate count and has attracted the support of his congressional colleagues. On Tuesday, he secured the endorsement of one-time presidential candidate Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut.

Clinton has been endorsed by 13 of her Senate colleagues, Obama 10.

___________ For President

06 February, 17:43, by admin

Yeah everybody wants to be the president, but the way it works is you have to get out and meet the people and let them know where you stand on a variety of issues and then they go to the polls and vote for the one they think is the best qualified to run our country. But the problem we have had inthe past is there had been some misspellings or somethings because the elected officials we have in office today is Ruining and not running our country. We don’t have much to choose from but its all we got, and if you will get out there and cast your vote, then you have done your part.

Quitting smoking

24 January, 02:34, by admin

Well heres the up date,I have almost quit smoking. I have been taking Chantrix for 3 weeks and I was smoking 2 packs a day and now I have had 3 cigarettes in 2 days. I think I will actually do it this time, I hate those stinking cigarettes and the they are starting to taste like fidos ass. I have been a smoker for over 40 years and I tell you that this is the hardest thing I haver ever tried to do. If I thought I could find a lawyer that would sue the industry and actually persue it instead of selling out to them I would sue the hell out of the tobacco industry and the government too for allowing this crap to be grown and sold in America. POLITICS SUCK

Immigration Laws are a Joke

25 November, 02:27, by admin

Our great country was founded on laws which must be enforced, but in todays times the laws that are on the books are just writing on paper that have no meaning to our elected officials. Immigration is out of control and all the illegals know that they can get away with almost anything. Our president is a oil barron getting filthy rich while he is in office, he believes the illegal immigrants should not be bothered that they are doing jobs no body else wants. Thats a bunch of crap, those jobs were filled before the rampant illegals came in and undercut the pay scale. The company’s are hiring them at lower wages and making the companies more profit, then they get together and move 10 in a single family residence and rent for them is minimal monies and then they send most of their pay back to their native land for their families, taking the money out of the US economy.

The politicians need to be replaced and the companies that hire illegal immigrants should have their business license pulled and shut down. Talk about spitting in the face of the great founders of our country, I am sure this is not the way it was meant to be in the eyes of our founders. As for the ones that are here Legally, My hat is off to you and welcome to the United States Of America!