Monday, June 27, 2011

Community Card Review - Earmarks and Unions

One of the things instituted when the Democrats took over the House of Representatives was a ban on ‘earmarks’ for profit making companies. An earmark is a special grant, law or favor for some special interest of a lawmaker that is attached to a regular bill that should be easily passed.

For instance, the House will pass a bill giving themselves free beer and hookers every weekend. An easily passed law – but then throw in an earmark that gives a big political donor a tax break, a grant of taxpayer money or a waiver from Obamacare – which everyone needs, by the way.

But Democrats and their liberal friends found ways around the ban they implemented. I guarantee the Democrats had the ‘walk around’ figured out long before they passed this useless bill to limit their cronyism, but grab a headline.

All donators to Democrats did was open a ‘non-profit’ organization – which did the same thing their ‘for profit’ outfit did. Most of these ‘non-profits’ use the same address as the ‘profit’ company does. The Democrat lawmakers then loaded every bill with ‘earmarks’ for their donors'non-profit organization. Meanwhile, Democrats stood in front of the lapdog liberal media going on how they had stopped the earmark process to "evil companies."

Meanwhile while some companies and strickly government subsidized "research" firms were happy with the Obama Regime and the Democrat Congress, teacher’s unions were not.

Obama spoke to the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (ATF) for the last two summers. This year he was no where to be found.

And the teacher's union leaders did not ask any other member of the Obama Administration or Democrat Paty memeber to show up because they knew the Democrat would be heckled off the stage – same as Obama would have been.

The head of the NEA blasted Obama saying, “Today, our members face the most anti-educator, anti-union, anti-student environment we have ever seen. This was not the ‘change’ I hoped for.”

Wow! This is not the way fellow communists talk about each other.

Even though $100 billion of the “Porkulous” money Obama printed and gave away to all union pensions went to the teachers, the teacher’s union expected a lot more than that. Federal worker unions got a lot more than their “fair” share, according to the teacher’s unions.

The NEA spent $50 million of teacher’s dues to elect Obama. They bought and paid for Obama and they want a much bigger payday than they got so far.

The Obama Regime and the liberal media is ignoring the feud. Both know the teachers have no where else they are going to go, and the union sheep will fall in line come election time.

Teachers, bend over and take it – just like the rest of the American citizens, the American dream and the American Constitution has – under Obama.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Key to Victory...oh, and Saving a Once Great Nation

“The Barack Hussein Obama record is a litany of despair, of broken promises, of sacred trusts abandoned and forgotten.

His answer to all this misery? He tries to tell us that we are in ‘another recession’, – not a depression. As if definitions and words relieve our suffering.

Let it show on the record, that when the American people cried out for economic help, Obama took refuge behind a dictionary.

Well, if it’s a definition he wants, I’ll give him one.

A recession is when your neighbor loses his job.

A depression is when you also lose your job.

And “recovery” is when Barack Hussein Obama loses his.”

Which Republican candidate spoke these words about his future opponent in the presidential election?

Well, it was not ‘Obam-ney Care’ Gore-Warming Mitt Romney.

It was not ‘cap and trade’ Pawlenty.

It was not ‘civility NOW!’ Huntsman.

I’ll give you a couple more hints. First, this Republican presidential candidate won in a 49 state landslide, with his opponent’s home state barely holding serve for the loser.

Second, if I change out Barack Hussein Obama for the name ‘Jimmy Carter’ – does that help?

The correct answer for those of you in Ann Arbor or the public school system – or teaching in the public school system – is Ronald Reagan.

Our nation has lost 7 million jobs since the Obama Administration took office. The ‘real’ unfiltered unemployment rate is 16%.

Our nation’s debt has QUADRUPLED since Obama bailed out his union buddies and Wall Street buddies. In ten years, our debt will equal our gross national output – and continue growing - if these Democrat-Communists are not removed from office. From every government office!

Every household in the United States now owes over $100,000 of debt. But, let’s change the numbers to closer emulate the truth.

Every taxpaying household who pays even $1 - or more - in taxes than they receive in benefits from the government – owes $450,000 each – since they are the ones who actually have to pay.

Any candidate for president who wants to play nice with the Democrat-Socialist-Communists-Marxist-Liberal-Progressive candidates is not serious about winning. They are being ‘serious politicians’ and have no intention of saving the country – but wish to save themselves.

Ronald Reagan showed how to win a national election. Every time the American people are stupid enough to elect a Democrat president, we lose freedom, wealth, strength, world respect and dignity.

A real candidate needs only to point this out to win – in a landslide!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Was Going to be the Center....

but she is right. It is better to be the Quarterback!

Love her spikes!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Exercise Your 2nd Amendment Rights....or Lose Them

I have friends, these female friends who I shoot with regularly at the range. Well, actually, I am a nice range instructor and am kind enough to pick up the shells as they are discharged from their weapons.

Sweeping at home is woman's work. But picking up gun shells - by hand on my hands and knees if necessary - is my job for some students I shoot with. I am a helpful guy when I need to be.

I have some male friends I shoot with on occasion. It's a nice way to spend a few hours. Range time, beer time, wing/burger time, 2nd amendment discussion time and then the usual jokes-bs time. A good time.

I have some other friends - of both sexes - that continue to procrastinate on getting their handgun(s), ammo and a CCW (Carrying Concealed Weapon) or CPL (Concealed Pistol License.

If you want to dither on actually jumping thru the hoops (and anal exam) of getting your CPL, fine. But go buy a handgun and ammo (or two). It is your right and you better exercise it.

If you don't want to get into the CCW/CPL system, that is fine with me also. I completely understand.

But someday - and sooner than you may think - you will need your weapon simply to be safe in places where carrying a shotgun is not practical. And even if that day never comes in your lifetime, it will in your children's.

Refugees, slaves and victims of purges all have one thing in common. They are unarmed.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Douge2’s Humor Corner – LXVII

Help From Above

A preacher said, "Anyone with 'special needs' who wants to be prayed over, please come forward to the front by the altar."

With that, Leroy got in line, and when it was his turn, the Preacher asked, "Leroy, what do you want me to pray about for you?"

Leroy replied, "Preacher, I need you to pray for help with my hearing." The preacher put one finger of one hand in Leroy's ear, placed his other hand on top of Leroy's head, and then prayed and prayed and prayed. He prayed a "blue streak" for Leroy, and the whole congregation joined in with great enthusiasm.

After a few minutes, the preacher removed his hands, stood back and asked, "Leroy, how is your hearing now?"

Leroy answered, "I don't know. It ain't 'til Thursday."

Patience Pays Off

A Wyoming State Trooper was patrolling late at night off the main highway. He sees a couple in a car, with the interior light brightly glowing.

He carefully approaches the car to get a closer look. Then he sees a young man behind the wheel, reading a magazine. He immediately notices a young woman in the rear seat, filing her fingernails. Puzzled by this surprising situation, the trooper walks to the car and gently raps on the driver's window.

The young man lowers his window. 'Uh, yes, Officer'?

The trooper asks: 'What are you doing'?

The young man says: 'Well, Officer, I'm reading a magazine'.

Pointing towards the young woman in the back seat the trooper says: 'And her...what is she doing?' The young man shrugs: 'Sir, I believe she's filing her fingernails.'

Now, the trooper is totally confused. A young couple, alone, in a car, at night in a lover's lane ... And nothing obscene is happening!

The trooper asks: 'What's your age, young man?'

The young man says: 'I'm 22, sir.'

The trooper asks: 'And her, what's her age?'

The young man looks at his watch and replies:

'She'll be 18 in 11 minutes.’

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Faldo Wins 1st Internet Tourney Since the On-Line Poker Holocaust

Faldo bested 82 other players to win a qualifier on UFC or Rise Poker. Yes, it was a freeroll, but it did qualify me for a $150 added tournament. I am not sure how any prizes won will be distributed, but…whatever.

On this site, I am playing under the name …………RxQch……….. – a little old style chess notation lingo there.

Someone did ask for a review of this site, so here it goes:

The players are terrible. Faldo won didn’t he?

Ok, enough with the jokes. Let’s try this again – negatives first:

The betting bar is terrible.

When you fold, your cards are no longer visible.

You cannot choose your seating.

Commercials play the entire time you are in the lobby or waiting for the tournament to start. I mute the sound.

Also ads are running silently next to and below the tournament table. If you accidentally click on them, the commercial ad blocks the table.

You cannot adjust the table size at all. It is what it is.

It is very hard to see who and where the action is. And it is not very clear that the action is on you.

The software is a little slow and not very attractive, in my opinion.


Response to emails in 3 days or less.

I qualified for the tournament on a day when I could not possibly play. Even though the rules said they could not move my qualifier to another similar tourney, they did due to the reason for my unavailability – my son’s wedding. So, at least someone is actually reading the emails and making decisions not by rote.

Time to go. Until next time, I leave you with this:

Smart man + smart woman = romance.
Smart man + dumb woman = pregnancy.
Dumb man + smart woman = affair.
Dumb man + dumb woman = marriage.

Smart boss + smart employee = profit.
Smart boss + dumb employee = production.
Dumb boss + smart employee = promotion.
Dumb boss + dumb employee = overtime.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Community Card Review - Democrats Give the One-Finger Salute to Voters

A few hours before the Senate voted to keep the government running with a “temporary” spending measure – again – Speaker of the House Republican John Boehner and Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had a verbal spat.

Speaker Boehner stated that Reid needs to explain why the Senate has not taken action on the House’s budget proposal, and also explain to the American people why the entire Congress had not passed a budget – as Constitutionally demanded they do – in the years since the Obama Regime was elected.

The reason is simple, of course. The Democrats do not want a record of their massive spending and debt of this nation to go on record for the voters to see.

“I’m not sure Senator Reid has a plan to cut spending. If he does, I think the American people would like to see it. If he doesn’t, I think he owes the American people an explanation,” Boehner said.

Well this sent Dirty Harry Reid into a fit of rage. Reid replied, “That’s tough talk coming from somebody being bossed around by a bunch of freshmen.”

That one statement by Reid says it all. One, of course, is that Reid thinks career politicians are the only ones that matter.

Two, in November Democrats got slaughtered at the ballot box. In the House of Representatives alone, 87 Republicans replaced Democrats who backed socialism.

Around the country 700 Democrats lost re-election. The American people spoke in a loud voice that they wanted this reckless spending, debt and abject socialism/communism stopped. The American people did this in a loud and committed voice with your votes. The American people fired Nancy Pelosi, Obamacare and all the debt spending ways of a bunch of the Democrat spending governors.

But after all of that, Harry Reid ridicules the new House Speaker for actually listening to you the voter. Think about that for a minute. Seriously, think about that, and what Reid is really saying.

Harry Reid pretends he is “flipping off” the new Speaker and his brand of freshman representatives in Congress.

No, he isn’t. That Democrat – and that Democrat Party is flipping off the American people and your vote.

PS: Think about this also. The Democrats routinely just plain ignore our Constitution when it does not fit their desires. That means you the citizen has no power with Democrats in charge. You are - in their eyes - a slave, a serf, a servant to them.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Men and Women are NOT the Same...

This is why men have it MUCH MUCH harder than their wives and girlfriends.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

How to Cover for a Bad Wedding DJ

Would you believe Faldo trained these two just in case that happened?

Monday, June 06, 2011

Why Men Get Married

Faldo's son - Bronco76 - is getting married this week! In honor of that, a week of marriage humor. Feel free to post or e-mail me more.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

The Faldo Month in Review and Poker Thoughts

The look of an internet poker player.

May went out with a whimper - instead of a sigh – on the poker front. I basically broke even – winning on BoDog and losing on Sportsbook for the tiniest of profit. The losing came later, so that is why the whimper.

Folks, I knew that when poker playing got mainstream – and especially when it got trendy and HUGE – that the government was going to come in and mess it all up. The government – as it is currently stocked with politicians – cannot sit by and watch the citizenry make money, have fun, build industries and celebrities without getting involved.

It looks too much like freedom of the people. We cannot be having any of that. And for poker unfortunately, the enemies of poker are on both sides of the isle. The religious right hates poker and the socialist Democrats on the left want ‘their rake’ in tax dollars.

I made the statement when some players started discussing “legalizing” poker both on-line and live, and I said then, “Be careful what you wish for. Any time government gets involved things are going to get screwed up.”

A side note on a similar situation, all you Obamacare backers – may you die a slow and painful death waiting for a doctor that never comes because the Death Panel selected you as not worth “the people’s money.”

We got our casinos close by. We have our “charity” poker rooms right next door. We had big casinos “partner up” with on-line poker sites. It was the “legal poker” player’s dream. And then it happened. Freedom crushed.

Casinos and charity poker rooms pay taxes. Religious zealots look the other way on poker when the rake money is going to ‘charity’. Liberals love the taxes – any taxes – so enough motivation right there.

On-line poker rooms and most winning on-line players are not paying taxes and are not doing near enough publicly for charity. So, you get freedom crushed.

This “no taxes paid by players” is the biggest thing. That is why gambling is illegal except in government approved venues in the first place. The dictators are not getting their cut. They are the Don and you are the shop keeper not paying “protection”. You are the worker not wanting to pay your union dues. You are the debtor not paying your ‘juice’ payment to the loan shark. You get your legs broken – or worse.

So when the Poker Players Alliance had their Poker March on Washington last month, they only drew enough people to fit under the shade of a small tree. Poker players do not like the light of day. Any “big” poker player who takes on the dictators in Washington will have a visit from the IRS the next day. Count on it.

If you have wondered why the big blogs, the big players and the big on-line poker owners and managers are chatting nice about the downfall of poker and our freedoms, and bending over happily for government’s visit to Brown Town - this is the reason.

Poker needs to go back under-ground. Poker needs to return to private games. Poker needs to be played on-line, but not talked about or even advertised. Involving the government would mean a rake so high it would be a fool’s bet (like the lottery, casino games or horse-racing) to even bother playing.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Community Card Review – XXX

The Democrat News, sometimes called the New York Times published an article stating that Europeans are now worried that their economic crisis is threatening their social benefits.

The DN – NYT writes, “Across western Europe, the lifestyle superpower, the assumptions and gains of a lifetime are somehow in doubt. Their deficit crisis has undermined the sustainability of the European standard of social welfare, built by left-leaning governments after WWII.”

Europeans have boasted for years about their generous vacations, early retirements, national healthcare programs and cradle to grave welfare benefits – while sneering at the comparative harshness of the US capitalist system. But now, they are broke. It would have happened decades sooner if they would have had to pay for their own military as we do, but I digress.

No where in the article does the DN-NYT or the Euro-liberals address why Europe is falling apart. It is because “generous vacation, early retirement, national healthcare and cradle to grave welfare benefits social welfare states - built by left-leaning governments – are doomed to fail!

Liberals will never understand that THEY ARE the problem.

And which is harsher? Capitalism – or waking up one day to find that your money is worthless and your government is collapsing?

Liberalism is the Ponzi model, the Madoff model, the Obama-Pelosi-Reid-Clinton-LBJ-FDR-UAW model. Party now – with money you don’t have – and expect someone else to pay for it down the road after you are dead.

Liberalism has never worked and it will never work. The truth, evidence and facts are unmistakable.

If you ever vote Democrat again, it means you are mentally retarded, a moron or a traitor – or a combination of two or all three.