Saturday, February 05, 2011

Prime Healthcare accuses SEIU of Extortion; Cell Phone Graft, Pay Extortion by California Prison Guards; FireFighter Fraud in Nevada

Prime Healthcare accuses SEIU of Extortion; Cell Phone Graft, Pay Extortion by California Prison Guards; FireFighter Fraud in Nevada

Tony Soprano was never this ruthless

I have many times accused public unions of winning contracts by extortion, bribery, graft, vote buying, and getting into bed with administrators. Thus, I am not surprised to learn that Top Rated Hospital System, Prime Healthcare Services, Stands Up To Union's Extortion Campaign

Prime Healthcare accuses SEIU of Extortion; Cell Phone Graft, Pay Extortion by California Prison Guards; FireFighter Fraud in Nevada
As we watch what is happening in Egypt let us not forget that freedom from tyranny is the objective of most Egyptians. This is strange to us because of the threat of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. Tariq Ramadan, grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood was interviewed on Al Jazeera. In
Overdrawn American cities could face financial collapse in 2011, defaulting on billions of dollars borrowed and derailing the US economic recovery. Municipal bonds were once a very secure form of investment and are now defaulting, a trend that is on the rise. UMass economics professor Richard Wolff

‎1046: English monks record the onset of a cold snap so harsh that no man then alive could remember so severe a winter as this was. Little do they realize
We're Number Two, We're Number Two. Can we come back from decline?

Americans are used to being No.1 in nearly all the world’s businesses, and athletic endeavors. The foundation of that certainly began to erode in the 1970′s, when much of America’s manufacturing industry started to move overseas. Many U.S. companies wanted to cut costs, including high-priced manufa
Whatever antichrist is for I'm against. I'm against what this voice says...See the comment for Biblical Understanding
Revolutions usually start with enthusiasm and end in tears. In the case of the Middle East, the tears could be avoided if President Obama stands firmly by the values that got him elected. Although American power and influence in the world have declined, our allies and their armies look to us for...
IF 64.2% of the eligible civilian non institutionalized working population is working, then 35.8% is NOT. So, this 9% number is what? To be fair, when we had "full employment" the rate was 67%, not 64%. There are some who are Never going to be in the workforce, institutionalized or not. I think the more interesting part of this graph is the angle of the dangle. And what it was in Reagan's second term.
At 64.2%, the labor force participation rate (as a percentage of the total civilian noninstitutional population) is now at a fresh 26 year low, the lowest since March 1984, and is the only reason why the unemployment rate dropped to 9% (labor force declined from 153,690 to 153,186). As for the numer
Sometimes when we over run our headlights it's good to admit it.
As many of you know, in the past weeks we posted the testimony of some mind-blowing miracles that were reported to have taken place in Brazil. Namely that 16
Jim Rogers is correct.
Awakenings have two sides...I read that in a book...Isaiah 59:19 & Romans 5:20

I'm happy about so much about the other
News: Supreme leader Khamenei satisfied with Egypt uprising. 'The echoes of the Islamic Revolution are being heard. It is an earthquake and defeat for the US policy, and the Zionists are more concerned than anyone else,' he says during Tehran sermon
"Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and
wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with
darkness?" 2 Corinthians 6:14. I guess Rick Warren must have torn that page out of his Bible. I hope there's more to this story.
Just recently, Rick Warren, founder and pastor of Saddleback Community Church in Orange County California, addressed the convention of the Islamic Society of North America. Warren stated that Muslims and Christians must work together to combat stereotypes, promote peace and freedom, and solve global
Can we stop with all the multicultural stuff? We have a unique culture, one where we care about each other by law and the impulse of Faith in God. I will not accept that it must change so others can impose a culture that won't mesh with what came before. It has failed in the USA too. No Sharia law can mesh with a culture based on the Declaration of Independence and the US constitution. We are NOT a multicultural
David Cameron will criticise "state multiculturalism" in his first speech as prime minister on radicalisation and the causes of terrorism.
Men of the World Unite?
Below we’ll explore some of the factors that have contributed to the near eradication of male space in both public and private life.

Why your standard of living keeps drifting away

by Gene Redlin
U.S. workers have been merged into a "global labor pool" where we are expected to directly compete for jobs with people making slave labor wages on the other side of the globe.

The more time you spend thinking about that, the more you start realizing that the standard of living of average American families is going to continue to decline until we are equal to those in Vietnam, India, China, Mexico. Either they will have to come up, or we will go down. This has been going on for 30 years, NAFTA was part of this. I spoke up and wrote of this at that time and said, this is what is happening. Ross Perot was right. A leveling at a much lower standard of living is on the way.

I know enough about macro economics to know that this is inevitable. Yet, there is social engineering and restructuring going on in the name of "Jobs" that is insidious. IF we were just told the truth, that we are going to have to compete on a level playing field, we could and we would. Instead Unions and Public Employees are protected while the rest of the US workforce is pressed further and further into the Global Labor Pool.
The “all God” excuse. I’m usually skeptical when people say “its all God”. I doubt anyone who is a believer would disagree with the sovereignty of God. After all, he is God, we are not. Period. O...

Friday, February 04, 2011

a sign of what some analysts are already calling a "post-American Middle East"

Yet America's role could also be greatly diminished in an area that remains vital to its national interests, but where the perception has grown of a superpower with few friends beyond Israel and a coterie of authoritarian Arab rulers.

The Obama administration's initial, tepid response to the crisis, with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton calling Mubarak's regime "stable" and Vice President Biden declaring that he didn't regard Mubarak as a dictator, did little to endear Washington to a region that has long yearned for political reform.

President Obama has since adopted a tougher stance, but his language has not gone far enough to convince Arabs puzzled by America's seeming inability to embrace a revolt that they think coincides with America's own ideals, said Shadi Hamid, director of research at the Brookings Doha Center in Qatar.

"No one in the region is pro-American anymore. The only hope is if Obama uses this opportunity to re-orientate U.S. policy in a fundamental way,'' he said. "Otherwise, I think we're losing the Arab world."

A Recommended news link

One of my favorites, because it has a lot of good Chicago News on it is

What is this weird horse shaped thing in this video?

You can see the whole main video feed where this was drawn from here: Main video on Msnbc site.

Go to the 10:26 minute time stamp to see a pale green horse run thru the crowd and then off into the sky.

The pale horse of Revelation 6 is the Death Horseman

I appears that people who know more about photography than I tell me that it is a reflection of the fire upside down and that the lens color is green. I guess that's good enough. ALTHOUGH.

Obama’s Blocking Of New Power Plants Triggers Nationwide Blackouts

From this sad report:
The rolling blackouts now being implemented in Texas and across the country as record cold weather grips the United States are a direct consequence of the Obama administration’s agenda to lay siege to the coal industry, launch a takeover of infrastructure under the contrived global warming scam, and help usher in the post-industrial collapse of America.

The inability of power companies to meet demand is almost exclusively a consequence of the Obama administration’s publicly stated goal to bankrupt the coal industry and in turn ram through the de-industrialization of America under the guise of the phony global warming mantra.

Even as China and Mexico are allowed to build dozens of new power plants every year, the United States is barely permitted to construct a handful, as the Environmental Protection Agency takes control of refineries and power plants under the completely fraudulent pretext of preventing global warming even as the country experiences some of the coldest weather seen for decades.

Texas has been the epicenter in a battle over the Obama administration’s drive to have the EPA regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Texas is the only state that has refused to implement a permit process.

“Austin said it would not establish such a scheme for greenhouse gas emissions because the US Environmental Protection Agency had no authority to regulate them as of January 2,” reported the Financial Times.

“Twelve other states are mounting a legal challenge to the federal government’s authority but they, unlike Texas, are implementing the new measures while the dispute makes its way through the courts.”

President Obama is about to take a Fall

Pride Goes before a Fall...that's what the Bible says. Proverbs 16:8 "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall".

God HATES those with a Haughty Spirit of Pride: Proverbs 6:17 "God Hates...haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,"

If asked what God hates, most religious believers might simply respond that God hates sin which, according to 1 John 3:4, constitutes breaking God's law. While Bible scriptures indicate that God hates sin in general, there are certain sins which appear to be especially detestable in God's eyes.

Solomon writes in Proverbs 6:16 that there are six things that God hates and seven that are detestable to him. According to Christian belief, what are those sins?

God Hates Pride and Conceit

In Proverbs 6:17, Solomon writes that God hates haughty eyes. Additionally, in Proverbs 16, he says that pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Matthew Henry's commentary on Proverbs suggests that haughtiness, conceit or contempt of others are at the top of the list because they tend to be the root of most sin. The fights to come will test this

God Hates Lying and Falsehood

Solomon lists lying tongues in verse 17 as something else that God hates. God specifies lying as a sin in Leviticus 19:11 and, in John 8:44, Jesus states that Satan is the father of lies and that there is no truth in him. Matthew Henry asserts that, next to haughtiness, lying is the next greatest abomination to God and man because nothing is more sacred than the truth and that truth is necessary in every conversation.

God Hates the Shedding of Innocent Blood

According to the Bible, violence resulting in an innocent's bloodshed is next on the list of things that God hates. The Sixth Commandment in Exodus 20:13 specifically condemns murder. Referring back to the passage in John 8:44, Jesus also identified Satan as a "murderer from the beginning."

Aside from the wounding or taking of innocent life, Henry comments that those who murder are only serving Satan and carrying his image in their hearts.

God Hates Wicked, Scheming Hearts

Hearts that devise wicked schemes are listed in Proverbs 6:18 as a sin God hates. While lying might be a spur of the moment occurrence, scheming, plotting, or developing a subversive plan or plot involves premeditation.

In his commentary, Matthew Henry notes that this sin involves a heart that designs and a head that devises wicked imaginations.

God Hates the Pursuit of Evil

Verse 18 also lists an abhorrence by God of those who rush in to evil. Genesis 6:5 states that God's heart was filled with pain because the hearts of all of mankind was focused on doing evil all of the time. God's answer to that was to flood the earth to wipe out such evil.

Henry writes that the speed and impatience in which some people pursue greed or evil should be shameful to all of those who desire to follow God. It's said that Jesus himself taught that everyone who commits evil hates the light, which is God's word according to John 3:20. Paul also informed the church that love does not delight in evil (1 Corinthians 13:6).

God Hates False Testimony

False testimony is listed in verse 19 as something that God hates. The Ninth Commandment warned Israel not to give false testimony against a neighbor (Exodus 20:16) and John the Baptist, in Luke 3:14, urges people to avoid falsely accusing others.

In Henry's commentary on Proverbs, he states that there is not a greater offense to God nor a greater injury to another person than to knowingly give false testimony or evidence against someone.

God Hates Dissension and Conflicts

In verse 19, dissension is the last action in the list of sins that God hates. In Proverbs 6:12-15, Solomon writes that a man who plots evil and stirs up dissension will encounter disaster and be destroyed. In his epistle to the Galatians, the apostle Paul echoed Solomon's words by writing that those who engage in conflicts and sow discord will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Matthew Henry comments that the peace and love of God is in direct contrast to those who sow discord and create contention among their brothers and fellow man.

Summary of Seven Things That God Hates

While religious people generally believe that God hates sin, the sins of pride, lying, killing of innocent people, scheming hearts, pursuing evil, false testimony and those who stir up trouble are particularly abhorrent to God. Paul also warned the Galatians to avoid being conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Instead of engaging in such sins that God hates, Paul encouraged them, instead, to concentrate on the fruits of the spirit of God which he listed as love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-26).
IF God still hates all these things and if those things lead to a fall....then President Obama is headed for a fall.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Subject: Undeniable Adult Truths

This came from a joke book, I liked it, so:

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

A Challenge to Create Jobs - Undercover Entrepreneurs

News Story:
President Barack Obama named Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric Co.’s chief executive officer, to head his outside panel of economic advisers, replacing former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker. He said Immelt “understands what it takes for America to compete in the global economy.”

The other members are:
Robert Wolf, head of UBS AG’s Americas unit, Jim Owens, former chairman of Caterpillar Inc., and Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO labor union federation.


These Four Men should be forced to form small companies without any money from anyone other than a credit card with a credit limit of $50,000. They must start, operate and finish a year with a profit and have 5 legal employees. No trading stocks, financial management, or help from anyone. In fact it should be an "Undercover Boss" kind of event.

I am convinced NONE of them are capable of founding and operating a company in the USA successfully hiring people and the whole thing. I don't care what they do, mow lawns, paint houses, build boat docks, raise pidgeons. It doesn't matter.

BUT if at the end of a year:
1. They don't have 5 full time employees
2. They can't pay on the 50 grand Credit Card
3. They aren't breaking even or profitable

THEN, they should be shown for the empty suits they are. I am convinced NONE of these so called Economic Advisers knows a thing about small business.

Yet this is what we in the small business community must do every day and we do it with no help at all.

Sometimes without even a line of credit.

I wish they would be forced to put their money where their mouth is.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

20.6" of snow

3 PM I am firing up the Snowblower. The drift isn't too bad, about 4'. Need to bundle up. I have to say, I get claustrophobic when this happens. I have no where to go, but I want to get out and go somewhere I don't have to go. How dumb is that.
I liked Incandescent lights, they were nice and warm, then we are forced to get the curly cue bulbs (or else). Now this new one comes out. 60 watts for 10 watts of power. I'm such a Luddite. What was wrong with the old poison filled bulbs? I was just getting used to them. Harrumph.
Pretty Sour grapes from the NYT editor. I guess losing power really hurts.
America is not a pretty sight, thanks to Fox News, complains a New York Times editor. The right-wing infused programing is turning us into cynical malcontents who are more polarized than ever, explains... Media News Summaries. | Newser
Block Buster is going Bkrpt. Our local Mega Mall looks like a ghost town. Empty stores everywhere. 11% of all houses in the USA are vacant. This is another shoe drop. There will be great opportunity for Churches and Ministries to pick up some cheap R/E. Get ready. The wealth of the wicked, laid up....
The U.S. consumer may be on the mend as we head further into 2011, but the same story of resurgence does not apply to many of the U.S. big-box retailers.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

HOW TO BE MISERABLE (Me, I and Mine - You, Yours and Yourself)


1. Think only about yourself.

2. Talk only about yourself.

3. Use "I" as often as possible.

4. Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others.

5. Listen greedily to what others say about you.

6. You be suspicious of others.

7. You expect to always be appreciated by others.

8. You be jealous and sensitive of others.

9. You never forgive others.

10. Trust nobody but yourself.

11. You insist on consideration and respect by others.

12. You demand agreement with your own views.

13. Sulk if people are not grateful to you.

14. Never forget a service you have rendered.

15. Be on the lookout always for a good time for yourself.

16. Shirk your duties when you can.

17. You do as little for others as possible.

18. Love yourself supremely.

19. You always be selfish towards others.

20. Finally, review the following list of names of demons that begin with "self" and see which ones apply to you; then do something about getting rid of these bad habits and or demons! There are many other names that begin with self that are omitted. If you treat yourself any way that is contrary to the Holy Bible, it is demonic and you may receive demons by the name of that characteristic after you have practiced that bad habit for awhile!


Self-abhorring, Self-abnegation, Self-absorbed,

Self-absorption, Self-abuse, Self-accusation,

Self-admiring, Self-affrighted, Self-aggrandizement,

Self-annihilation, Self-applause, Self-appointed,

Self-approbation, Self-assumed, Self-awareness,

Self-banished, Self-baptizer, Self-begotten,

Self-beguiled, Self-betrayal, Self-blinded,

Self-centered, Self-collected, Self-conceited,

Self-concern, Self-condemnation, Self-condemning,

Self-conflict, Self-conscious, Self-consuming,

Self-contained, Self-contempt, Self-contradiction,

Self-criticism, Self-crucifixion, Self-deceiving,

Self-deception, Self-degradation, Self-deluded,

Self-delusion, Self-depraved, Self-depreciation,

Self-despair, Self-despraise, Self-destroying,

Self-destruction, Self-disserving, Self-devouring,

Self-diffidence, Self-diffusive, Self-disparagement,

Self-display, Self-distrust, Self-ease,

Self-esteem, Self-evolution, Self-exaggeration,

Self-exalting, Self-exposure, Self-exulting,

Self-flattering, Self-forgetfulness, Self-hatred,

Self-harming, Self-hood, Self-idolized,

Self-ignorance, Self-immolating, Self-importance,

Self-indignation, Self-indulging, Self-infliction,

Self-interest, Selfishness, Self-killed,

Self-lauding, Self-loathing, Self-loving,

Self-made, Self-neglecting, Self-oblivion,

Self-opinionated, Self-partiality, Self-pity,

Self-pleasing, Self-pollution, Self-preference,

Self-pride, Self-repression, Self-reproving,

Self-repulsive, Self-restriction, Self-reverence,

Self-righteousness, Self-received, Self-scorn,

Self-seduction, Self-seeking, Self-starved,

Self-subjugation, Self-subversive, Self-suppression,

Self-suspended, Self-suspicious, Self-tormenting,

Self-torture, Self-torturing, Self-unforgiveness,

Self-willed, Self-worshiper, Self-wrong

These people are animals and deserve to be regarded as such.
Caught on video, it's the worst case of bullying Upper Darby police have seen.

If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.

If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat..

If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for


If a conservative is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.

If a liberal is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.

A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.

Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.

A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.

(Unless it's a foreign religion, of course!)

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have

a good laugh.

A liberal will delete it because he's "offended".

Fans of the addictive sandwiches of Chick-fil-A who also support gay marriage are facing a dilemma: Should one follow the dictates of the stomach or the conscience? The privately owned chain, famous for closing on Sundays in deference to its founder's evangelical Christian values, donates to many Ch
If we did this in IL there would be far less crime... I was born there, you didn't mess with folks because nearly everyone has a gun. Now everyone will. There is a great deal of respect given and received in a well armed citizenry. This is the Law in Switzerland. Little gun crime there.
Five South Dakota lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require any adult 21 or older to purchase a firearm sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense.
Iran's Mehmanparast taunted Washington for its mixed signals about support for Mubarak, seen as a vital U.S. ally in the region. "proved that the global arrogance's era of domination and control of the region has come to an end", state television reported on Monday. "Global arrogance" is Iran's term for the United States.

‎* Iran says Egypt unrest echoes its 1979 Islamic revolution * Iran opposition says it inspired Egyptian protests * Analysts say Mubarak's fall would benefit Iran * Tehran taunts Washington for wavering
Then my sons should be able to carry a religious revolver to school
A Detroit-area district says Sikh students are permitted to wear a small, religious dagger to school

Don't miss the Promise in the Blizzard

This snow is full of Promise for YOU:

Isaiah 55

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 As the rain and the snow

come down from heaven,

and do not return to it

without watering the earth

and making it bud and flourish,

so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth:

It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

It's not an inconvenience, it's a gift. Enjoy it. I learned to do that when we were snowed in for days in North Dakota years ago.

Once More Rick tells the truth...QE2 and inflation is driving this.
This is why economics is critical to political policy
‎'Egypt is one of the biggest importers of wheat, I think it makes sense. So yeah, I think you can absolutely connect the dots'
Pictures of the Bullies that hung the little boy from the tree. They are in such trouble. It might be good to suspend them in full view of everyone for two or three days, not hang them, just hold them out for people to throw snowballs at for a few....I am not tolerant of bullies

Monday, January 31, 2011

Home Ownership—Nearly 11 Percent of US Houses Empty - CNBC

I usually find the quarterly homeowner vacancy and homeownership report from Census pretty lackluster, but the latest one released this morning was anything but.
Strawberry Mill Valley

America's home ownership rate, after holding steady for a while, took a pretty big plunge in Q4, from 66.9 percent to 66.5 percent. That's down from the 2004 peak of 69.2 percent and the lowest level since 1998.

Homeownership is falling at an alarming pace, despite the fact that home prices have fallen, affordability is much improved and inventories of new and existing homes are still running quite high.

Bargains abound, but few are interested or eligible to take advantage.

Home Ownership—Nearly 11 Percent of US Houses Empty - CNBC


From this report

A winter blizzard is heading this way and it could compare to the worst storms in recent history, including those in January 1967 and January 1999.

“We’re going to be measuring total snowfall in feet,” said Ed Fenelon, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, Chicago office. The worse conditions are expected from 9 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m., Wednesday, he said.

“Snowfall will be heavy and at times visibility will be less than 100 feet. We’re expecting 2 to 3 inches per hour at the height of the storm. That rate is tremendous,” Fenelon said. The quickly accumulating snow will make it difficult for snowplows to keep up with the storm.

High winds are expected to exacerbate the problem conditions.

“Winds could be gusting at 40 miles per hour or over and drifts can add up to as high as 3 or 4 feet,” Fenelon said.

Fenelon said this storm could compare to the infamous Chicago blizzard that occurred Jan. 26 to 27, 1967, and resulted in an accumulation of 23 inches. That storm was accompanied by blowing and drifting snow. In more recent history, a storm dumped 21.6 inches, reported at O’Hare Airport, between Jan. 1 and 3, 1999.

I do not recall a Tea Party protest arrest

For all the bilge from media outlets about the anger and violence of the Tea Party movement, I do not recall a Tea Party protest arrest.

Lefty protests? Well they are proud of being so belligerent that they get arrested. Makes them feel important.

Lefties protest, 25 arrested

Obama and the Ripple Effect

When it comes to U.S. policy vis a vis Egypt, especially during this highly fluid period, it can be argued that Mubarak doesn't deserve much sympathy after 29 years of iron rule. But an American president, when wading into such turbulent and unpredictable waters, ought to know at least all the ramifications of his own strategy -- something Obama doesn't seem to have thought through.

Watching Obama, Hamas must be licking its chops, while the Saudis and Abbas must be wondering how constant, reliable and predictable a Mideast player the U.S. really is with Obama in the White House.

Obama and the Ripple Effect

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Obama will go down in history as the president who lost Egypt - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Obama will go down in history as the president who lost Egypt - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

DR. KEITH ABLOW: A Psychiatrist's Advice for President Obama

President Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday night symbolically kicked off the 2012 Presidential campaign.

So, here’s what I heard Tuesday night: I heard a man reading a script, acting out a part. The words the President spoke about reducing our national debt, reining in the size of government and working collaboratively with both Republicans and Democrats sounded—to my third ear—like the words of an alcoholic who tells me that he won’t drink, that I should just believe him, even though that he can’t share any compelling insight (let alone a true moment of epiphany) as to why he started anesthetizing himself with booze to begin with, nor any compelling narrative as to why he now believes he has to be sober to walk the path ahead. In short, he sounded like a man with new words, but without the new perspective that would make them his own, and, thereby, make them either credible or moving.

Failure Is Not An Event, But An Opinion.

Failure doesn't mean - "You are a failure,"
It means - You have not succeeded.

Failure doesn't mean - "You accomplished nothing,"
It means - You have learned something.

Failure doesn't mean - "You have been a fool,"
It means - You had a lot of faith.

Failure doesn't mean - "You don't have it,"
It means - You were willing to try.

Failure doesn't mean - "You are inferior,"
It means - You are not perfect.

Failure doesn't mean - "You've wasted your life,"
It means - You have a reason to start afresh.

Failure doesn't mean - "You should give up,"
It means - "You must try harder.

Failure doesn't mean - "You'll never make it,"
It means - It will take a little longer.

Failure doesn't mean - "God has abandoned you,"
It means - God has a better way for you.

Knowing you have failed means you can start again.

Failure Is Not An Event, But An Opinion.