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… Command Responsibility …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 16th,2012

… it is something that is very well known to our military , folks . In particular , our Navy and Marine Corps know it , understand it , and live it every day ….

… The  President of the United States is “command responsible” to the American People for the actions of the government . People may not think that he / she can control every aspect of the government . No one can . But , still , he / she is still responsible for the actions of the people under their command . That is what “Command Responsibility” is …

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… Outrageous !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 12th,2012

… What is happening to Angela McCaskill is waaaay beyond the pale . She is currently the Chief Diversity Officer at Gallaudet University in our Nation ‘  s capital . Gallaudet is one of our nation ‘  s premier colleges for those students who are deaf or are hearing disabled . This sets the table …

… She is an extraordinarily accomplished woman , one who happens to be black . She is also a resident of Maryland . She is a veteran of more than 20 years of service at Gallaudet , and was , as mentioned , named its Chief Diversity Officer …

… However , she has now been placed on leave . Why ? She signed a petion in the state of Maryland to bring to a vote the question of the legitimization of gay marriage . A recently passed law in Maryland has been put on hold , pending the results of the referendum …

… The left has been a crusade against blacklists , especially the Hollywood blacklists of the 1940s and the 1950s . And now , they feel , it is a legit act to politically crucify McCaskill for exercising her civil rights ? …

… Not only her , but everyone else who signed those petitions . These people are looking to the future , trying to stop conservatives from bringing forth other issues for petitions or iniatiatives . Maybe they should also look back , as well as forward . The shoe may be on the other foot , soon enough . And ,  an old quote comes to light …

… Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it ! …

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…Ouch , but it is true …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 12th,2012

… and on point ! …

… the attack on our consulate in Benghazi , Libya was a terrorist attack . It was from the first , and the Obama Administration knew it . Worse yet , they LIED about it …

… We are owed the god ‘  s honest truth about what it was , what happened , and for the ObamaCraps to cut out the unadulterated bull …

… The simplest way to put it : was put by a columnist . I am reposting his column (from National Review) because he is an  excellent wordsmith . He is not a particular favourite of mine . He is good , and I do read him on a regular basis , however …

People Died, Obama Lied

An anonymous State Department official told the Associated Press last Tuesday: “That was not our conclusion” — namely, that a notorious YouTube video that lampooned the Islamic prophet Mohammed unleashed deadly mayhem upon America’s consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

This denial should shock anyone who watched the news after U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were murdered on the eleventh anniversary of September 11. That anti-Islamic video’s culpability certainly was the “conclusion” among top administration officials, including President Obama. They fingered the video for eight days, even as evidence mounted that these Americans were slain in a commando-style operation that involved machine guns and mortar shells, not banners and placards.

As Fox News Channel’s Bret Baier and Bill O’Reilly each detailed on Wednesday, Team Obama energetically promoted this now-repudiated “conclusion.”

September 11: Despite anti-video demonstrations in Cairo, Benghazi is tranquil. According to diplomats, “everything is calm. There’s nothing unusual. There has been nothing unusual during the day at all outside. No protests all day.”

At 9:40 p.m. local time, however, gunfire and explosions rock the consulate’s front gate.

September 12: As these homicides become clear, President Obama says, “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None.” Obama then skips his daily intelligence briefing and jets to a Las Vegas fundraiser.

September 13: “The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video,” Secretary of State Clinton declares. “We absolutely reject its content and message.” Repeated efforts to distance the U.S. government from the video actually publicize it. Paradoxically, it grows increasingly toxic.

September 14: “We have no information to suggest that it was a pre-planned attack,” White House press secretary Jay Carney announces. “The unrest we’ve seen around the region has been in reaction to a video that Muslims, many Muslims find offensive.”

That day, as the murdered Americans’ remains reach Andrews Air Force Base, Clinton says: “We have seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that because it is senseless.”

September 16: United Nations ambassador Susan Rice tells Fox News Sunday that “this was not a pre-planned, premeditated attack.” She calls it “a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video.”

September 18: “You had a video released by somebody who lives here, sort of a shadowy character, who has an extremely offensive video directed at Mohammed and Islam,” President Obama tells comedian David Letterman. Obama adds that “extremists and terrorists used this as an excuse to attack a variety of embassies including the consulate in Libya.”

September 19: Team Obama abruptly changes tune. National Counterterrorism director Matthew Olsen informs the Senate Homeland Security Committee, “I would say yes, they were killed in the course of the terrorist attack on our embassy.”

September 20: “It’s self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack,” Carney announces. Somehow, this self-evidence had eluded the public.

Why would Team Obama essentially accuse a video of these murders, even as Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood — leader of a 16-man, dedicated military unit withdrawn from Libya last August — called the hit “instantly recognizable” as terrorism?

During President Obama’s difficult campaign, that fantasy was far more palatable than this reality: A premeditated, well-executed al-Qaeda strike on a U.S. mission eradicated four Americans, even after they longed for the security assistance that might have prevented them from coming home in caskets.

Ambassador Stevens warned Washington that Libya “remains unpredictable, volatile, and violent.”

Eric Nordstrom, a former U.S. security officer in Libya, told the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee on Wednesday that State documented 230 security incidents in Libya between June 2011 and July 2012. Nordstrom consequently requested twelve more security personnel.

“‘You are asking for the sun, moon and the stars,’” Nordstrom says a State Department regional director complained. Nordstrom then describes his greatest frustration in this assignment.

“It is not the hardships,” Nordstrom says. “It is not the gunfire. It is not the threats. It is dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me.” As he told that regional director, “For me the Taliban is on the inside of the building.”

Nordstrom ultimately concluded that “we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident. And the question that we would ask is again, ‘How thin does the ice need to get until someone falls through?’”

These inconvenient truths would have obviated Team Obama’s “bin Laden is dead, al-Qaeda is comatose” reelection theme. Thus, the same government that apparently leaks secrets to make the president look tough evidently oozed falsehoods to keep him from looking weak.

In short: People died, Obama lied.

Deroy Murdock is a Fox News contributor, a nationally syndicated columnist with the Scripps Howard News Service, and a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University.

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… the Judiciary has to Step In …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 12th,2012

… I am not a favourite of Congress ‘ overstepping its bounds , or its powers . However  , it does have legitimate tasks to do , folks …

… One is the making of our laws . That one is a no – brainer …

… The next is oversight . Yes , within certain bounds , respecting the separation of powers . But , they do need to investigate what is going on in the executive department(s) [the cabinet agencies] of government . The President , the Presidency , and the Executive Office of the President (the E.O.P.) are covered by claims (yes , legit ones) of executive privilege . The cabinet agencies are not …

… The other is investigation , in particular , the investigation of wrongdoing . They have a need – to – know , because if laws need to be created , changed , or abolished , Congress does have a need for the info , within the same bounds , as for oversight . Congress ‘ job is not to prosecute lawbreakers , as much as committee chairman fashion themselves as “prosecutors.”  They are not , they are congresscritters ,  pure and simple …

… the Department of Injustice under the recent Democratic administrations (both Clinton and Obama) have had to deal with Congressional majorities of both parties . They should pick and choose which parties ‘ subpoenas they  respect…

… If there is a legitimate reason to block or quash a subpoena , then the DofIj should act to do so . If not , then they should act to enforce the subpoena promptly , and without delay …

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… VP Debate (pregame)

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,October 12th,2012

Official portrait of Congressman .

Rep. Paul Ryan [R – Ws]

for Paul Ryan :… gracious national introduction … he has not been on the national stage before this campaign . and he may well become our next Vice President . People should understand not only who he is , but what makes him tick , and how he thinks , and how he acts …

… comfort under fire … being out there on the debate stage is being under some serious grade A pressure . before people  cast their vote(s) for the Romney – Ryan ticket , they want to see both how Mr.  Romney is under pressure (they have already) , and how Congressman Ryan is in public under the kleig lights (as he will be tonight) …

… balance argument(s) with explanation(s) {wonkiness} … people want to hear explanation(s) , without hearing obvious soundbite(s) . Many folks I talk to have grown wise to soundbite(s) and talking point(s) . They want to hear genuine explanation(s) . That Paul Ryan , however , specializes , in …

… expect attack(s) parry & counter … after last week ‘ s disaster , Biden has to come out on the attack . Ryan will know that , and expect it , and be ready to act to counter it . This is where Biden is most vulnerable . If he is not very careful , Ryan could nail him with counterpunches and zingers …

for Joseph Biden :

… present a credible performance … Biden is known for being a buffoon . He is knowledgable and somewhat reasonable . He needs to bring that forward .

… stop the bleeding … Biden is under pressure . POTUS bombed last week , and he has to do better . Will he ?

Joe Biden, U.S. Senator from Delaware.

Vice – President Foot in Mouth

… do not stick foot in mouth … Biden also has a reputation for sticking his foot in his mouth . He can be reasonable and personable , but not look , act , or sound like an idiot . He has been the Great American Gaffe Machine during this campaign . for him , it has to stop .

… present one’s attacks without seeming mean … he will be on the attack . however , he cannot look , act , or sound mean or nasty . It will be a big turnoff to voters if he is …

 

 

 

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… Extreme Makeover , D. C. Edition …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

… I give you the Obama – Biden campaign

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… Busted !! ..

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

…  it appears that Bashar Assad and his regime are getting real desparate …

… You might ask , why ? The government of Turkey intercepted and forced to land a Syrian Air passenger jet . One might think , whoopee – doo – dee ?!?! Well , this sucker was different . It was stuffed with military equipment and munitions . That is a very big no – no , folks . The Syrian government made a declaration that it was full of passengers . and , worse , it was coming from Russia …

… Nice going Vladimir Vladimirovich ! You got caught in the act , and got caught red handed . Real stupid move …

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.. the Bully Boys strike again !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

… the bullies that I am referring to are the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law …

… this is the bunch that Ralph Neas used to run , and Nan Aron now runs …

… well , a story from my local newspaper hit , and I think that many of you may well be interested in it . It involves billboards . A somewhat shadowy committee has financed and put up billboards on the near East Side of Cleveland . As one might think , yea , they are for a predominantly minority audience . The area that it was put up in in the city is not all black , but it is mostly black , with some Asians and Latinos mixed in . …

… Now , this is where the Lawyers Cmte is jumping in . They think that minorities cannot act and think for themselves , and they are acting in their stead . They are moving to intimidate the billboard company , Clear Channel Outdoor , to force them to take down the billboards …

… Here is the story , with a sample of the billboard …

Stan Donaldson, The Plain Dealer By Stan Donaldson, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer on October 10, 2012 at 8:05 PM, updated October
10, 2012 at 10:05 PM

VOTERBILLBOARD.JPGStan Donaldson, The Plain Dealer Organizers will protest in front this political ad at the intersection of East 35th Street and Cuyahoga Community College Avenue on Thursday. They say the sign discriminates against minority voters.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A civil rights group has called for a local advertiser to remove signage about voting fraud from dozens of billboards in Cleveland that it says unfairly target minorities.

The Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights, a voting advocacy group based in Washington, sent a letter this week to Clear Channel Outdoor in Parma requesting they take down signs that read “voter fraud is a felony.” The signs, which also list potential criminal penalties, have sprouted up in various sections of Cleveland and some suburbs since last week.

The group used census tract data to determine the demographics of the neighborhoods in which the signs were placed. Census tracts are areas that average about 4,000 residents and loosely follow neighborhood boundaries.

In addition to Cleveland, the billboards also have begun to appear in predominately black neighborhoods in Cincinnati and Milwaukee, the group said. The sponsor for the billboards is only listed as a private family foundation.

In its letter to Clear Channel, Lawyers’ Committee said the signs, “stigmatize the African-American community by implying that voter fraud is a more significant problem in African American neighborhoods than elsewhere,” and the billboards “attach an implicit threat of criminal prosecution to the civic act of voting.”

Eric Marshall, who manages legal mobilization for the Washington group, said Clear Channel should remove the signs from neighborhoods in Cleveland.

“These billboards are placed in predominately African American or Latino neighborhoods only,” Marshall said. “They send a pretty strong message, and a very dissuasive message that is not good for our democracy.”

For instance, in a census tract where a billboard was posted at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and East 79th Street, the voting age population was 96 percent black. In the area around a sign at Carnegie Avenue and East 36th Street, the population was 88 percent black.

And black residents accounted for 76 percent of the voting age population in a census tract near a billboard at East 35th Street and Community College Avenue.

Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland and State Sen. Nina Turner will hold a rally at 11 a.m. Thursday in front of a billboard at the East 35th Street location to discuss their efforts to get the signs removed.

The politicians and some residents said the signs intimidate minority voters, felons and students who may not know their rights.

Rob Frost, chair of the Cuyahoga County Republican Party, said that he considers some political advertisements inflammatory, but that is part of having free speech. He added, though, that he would favor laws requiring full disclosure of who purchases billboard ads.

As for these billboards, he questioned if they target any particular segment of the population.

“It appears to not be a discriminatory effort, but a region wide effort that someone wants to get the word out about voter fraud,” Frost said. “Raising awareness about voter fraud and keeping this election fair helps us all have confidence in the results.”Ultimately, getting the billboards removed before the election may prove to be a tall order.

Jim Cullinan, a spokesman for Clear Channel, said the advertiser for the billboard has a contract for the signs to be posted at those locations.

“The advertisement has nothing to do with Clear Channel Outdoor, it was the advertiser,” Cullinan said.

He said the company understands the sensitivity of the signage and would start a dialogue with political leaders and community activists who have expressed their feelings about the billboards.

Cullinan said it not the company’s normal practice to install signs without naming the sponsor, but that the group, which requested anonymity, was able to get the language in their contract. He said the company now views that as a mistake and will not post signs without naming the official sponsor in the future.

“We prefer to have that disclaimer in any ad,” Cullinan said. “In our minds, it is an error that it was not in there.”

But Marshall, with the Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights, said Clear Channel should remove the signage from its billboards.

“Clear Channel has a choice,” Marshall said. “Contract or not, it is not right to be putting intimidating messages up in predominately minority neighborhoods.”

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… a Takedown for Linda McMahon …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wresting En...

Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wresting Entertainment and Republican candidate for Senate in Connecticut (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

… a job well done for Linda McMahon . So far , So good . …

… she has run a very adept campaign for the U S Senate once again , this time around . Well , it also helps that she is not facing another well – known and statewide – known candidate . Representative Chris Murphy [D-Ct] is definitely not in Richard Blumenthal ‘ s weight class …

… I wonder how Blumenthal will like having her as the ” potential ” junior senator for their state . Hmmm …

… Well , here is a sample of them in combat …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qpxrfEdwJks

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… Leave her Alone …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

MARTHA RADDATZ

MARTHA RADDATZ (Photo credit: RubyGoes)

… I am referring to Martha Raddatz . …

… Hey , she likely is a liberal . I know that . But her marriage to Julius Genachowski was 21 years ago , and she divorced the slug in 1997. Give her a break …

… At least she is not Candy Crowley …

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… the ObamaCraps do not like the Hot Seat …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

ABC correspondent Jake Tapper during a prime t...

Jake Tapper

… it is getting to be abundantly obvious that the Obama Administration does not like being on the ” hot seat . ” A big part of being in political office is being accountable for one ‘ s actions . These days , that is being increasingly hard to do. Today ‘ s White House Press Briefing is a case in point …

… besides it being the first full scale Press Briefing in a couple of weeks …

… ABC ‘ s chief White House correspondent , Jake Tapper , had the floor , and he went on the attack  …

{info , Breitbart Media , Big Government}

TAPPER: Lieutenant Colonel Wood and Eric Nordstrom, the former regional security officer, have both suggested that there were efforts from the U.S. embassy in Libya to have more security, and the State Department — State Department officials wouldn’t let it happen. Why? Why didn’t the State Department listen to these men on the ground in Libya who wanted there to be more security?

CARNEY: Jake, as I said, there is no question that the result of what happened in Benghazi is not acceptable. Four Americans killed is not an acceptable situation, and that is why the president moved so quickly to ensure that an investigation was launched to bring the perpetrators to justice, the killers to justice, and a review was launched at the State Department to look at our security posture at the Bengali — I mean, not Bengali — at the Benghazi facility and elsewhere.

You know, those matters are under investigation. They are also being discussed in a public hearing on Capitol Hill today by the individuals and officials, both career and otherwise, who know the specifics of that. What I can tell you is what the president’s interest is in. He is very interested in bringing the perpetrators to justice and ensuring that we find out what happened, why it happened and taking steps to ensure that it never happens again.

TAPPER: Well, it’s been roughly a month. You have absolutely no idea why it happened? You don’t know why the State Department — (inaudible)?

CARNEY: Well, I think — I think, as we’re hearing on Capitol Hill today, we have learned a great deal as this investigation has progressed, and we have been very clear about what we have known at different stages of this process over the last several weeks and what we have yet to learn and the fact that at each stage, the investigation continues, and more facts may be developed that change our understanding of what happened. State Department officials are on Capitol Hill today being very clear about what we know now based on the several weeks of investigation that have taken place. They are also making clear that the investigation continues and that the Accountability Review Board that is looking into the issues of diplomatic security is continuing its work. You know, I’m not prepared to preview the results of an investigation that — or a review that have — that are not yet complete or to second-guess what the experts in the field are going to conclude.

Ouch !!

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… Bravo , Pamela Geller !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 11th,2012

English: Photo of Pamela Geller

Pamela Geller (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

… i have not always been able to read over her site , AtlasShrugs , but it is both informative and dynamic …

… i do highly reccommend it …

… what is really special is her work on her group ‘ s ad campaign to both support Israel , and work to defeat jihad . Note , it is against jihad , not against Islam . I wanted to show you a sample of her ad {courtesy : Legal  Insurrection . com} …

.. the ad that is causing all of the ruckus ..

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… Busted !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

James O ‘ Keefe and Project Veritas strike again ! …

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James O ‘ Keefe

… this time , they catch a Obama for America (O f A) organizer in Houston in the act . No , it does not mean that it is systemic throughout the ObamaCrap campaign , that we know of . But , the publicity from this will likely bring possibly more instances of it out of the woodwork … … that is my earnest hope …

… and the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q_ifnbMzl0#!

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… Remember the name : Smith …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

… yea ,  the name  , Smith . Tom Smith …

… he is a farmer and businessman from western PA , and it appears that he is making it a race in the US

Tom Smith , the challenger in a hurry , along with Mr Empty Suit

Senate contest against another ” empty suit , ” current US Senator Bob Casey , Jr . …

… My opinion of Jr. is he played the name game , and played it well , but he is an even bigger empty suit , er , chair , than the President . Smith has been running some dandy commercials throughout the state , while Mr. Empty Suit is just going up on TV now , and only in the Philadelphia area market(s)

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… Nice Going , South Carolina !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

…  South Carolina got it thru …

… the state of South Carolina will be able to implement Voter ID . Just that it will not be able to do so until 2013 . Oh , Well ! …

… Delayed a year is  better than nothing …

… and here is the court ruling from the 3 judge panel  US v SC [VRA sec 5 pc]

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… this Guy puts it Bluntly …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

… I came  across this article {thanks to ross kaminsky , and the American Spectator OL} ,  and this guy puts it rather blunty . He puts it to his people about the economic threat that they face from Pres Obama ‘ s re – election …

Here is the e-mail that is the subject of the conversation:

Subject: Message from David Siegel Date:Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:58:05 -0400 (EDT) From: [David Siegel] To: [All employees]

To All My Valued Employees,

As most of you know our company, Westgate Resorts, has continued to succeed in spite of a very dismal economy. There is no question that the economy has changed for the worse and we have not seen any improvement over the past four years. In spite of all of the challenges we have faced, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same presidential administration. Of course, as your employer, I can’t tell you whom to vote for, and I certainly wouldn’t interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose. In fact, I encourage you to vote for whomever you think will serve your interests the best.

However, let me share a few facts that might help you decide what is in your best interest. The current administration and members of the press have perpetuated an environment that casts employers against employees. They want you to believe that we live in a class system where the rich get richer, the poor get poorer. They label us the “1%” and imply that we are somehow immune to the challenges that face our country. This could not be further from the truth. Sure, you may have heard about the big home that I’m building. I’m sure many people think that I live a privileged life. However, what you don’t see or hear is the true story behind any success that I have achieved.

I started this company over 42 years ago. At that time, I lived in a very modest home. I converted my garage into an office so I could put forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way, would eventually employ you. We didn’t eat in fancy restaurants or take expensive vacations because every dollar I made went back into this company. I drove an old used car, and often times, I stayed home on weekends, while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I was married to my business — hard work, discipline, and sacrifice. Meanwhile, many of my friends got regular jobs. They worked 40 hours a week and made a nice income, and they spent every dime they earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes and wore fancy designer clothes. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my money, and my life into this business —-with a vision that eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford to buy whatever I wanted. Even to this day, every dime I earn goes back into this company. Over the past four years I have had to stop building my dream house, cut back on all of my expenses, and take my kids out of private schools simply to keep this company strong and to keep you employed.

Just think about this – most of you arrive at work in the morning and leave that afternoon and the rest of your time is yours to do as you please. But not me- there is no “off” button for me. When you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have that freedom. I eat, live, and breathe this company every minute of the day, every day of the week. There is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour. I know many of you work hard and do a great job, but I’m the one who has to sign every check, pay every expense, and make sure that this company continues to succeed. Unfortunately, what most people see is the nice house and the lavish lifestyle. What the press certainly does not want you to see, is the true story of the hard work and sacrifices I’ve made.

Now, the economy is falling apart and people like me who made all the right decisions and invested in themselves are being forced to bail out all the people who didn’t. The people that overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same luxuries that I earned and sacrificed 42 years of my life for. Yes, business ownership has its benefits, but the price I’ve paid is steep and not without wounds. Unfortunately, the costs of running a business have gotten out of control, and let me tell you why: We are being taxed to death and the government thinks we don’t pay enough. We pay state taxes, federal taxes, property taxes, sales and use taxes, payroll taxes, workers compensation taxes and unemployment taxes. I even have to hire an entire department to manage all these taxes. The question I have is this: Who is really stimulating the economy? Is it the Government that wants to take money from those who have earned it and give it to those who have not, or is it people like me who built a company out of his garage and directly employs over 7000 people and hosts over 3 million people per year with a great vacation?

Obviously, our present government believes that taking my money is the right economic stimulus for this country. The fact is, if I deducted 50% of your paycheck you’d quit and you wouldn’t work here. I mean, why should you? Who wants to get rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, that’s what happens to me.

Here is what most people don’t understand and the press and our Government has chosen to ignore – to stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the economy. Instead of raising my taxes and depositing that money into the Washington black-hole, let me spend it on growing the company, hire more employees, and generate substantial economic growth. My employees will enjoy the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and better salaries. But that is not what our current Government wants you to believe. They want you to believe that it somehow makes sense to take more from those who create wealth and give it to those who do not, and somehow our economy will improve. They don’t want you to know that the “1%”, as they like to label us, pay more than 31% of all the taxes in this country. Thomas Jefferson, the author of our great Constitution, once said, “democracy” will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”

Business is at the heart of America and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate business, not kill it. However, the power brokers in Washington believe redistributing wealth is the essential driver of the American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the truth and this is the type of change they want.

So where am I going with all this? It’s quite simple. If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company. Rather than grow this company I will be forced to cut back. This means fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.

So, when you make your decision to vote, ask yourself, which candidate understands the economics of business ownership and who doesn’t? Whose policies will endanger your job? Answer those questions and you should know who might be the one capable of protecting and saving your job. While the media wants to tell you to believe the “1 percenters” are bad, I’m telling you they are not. They create most of the jobs. If you lose your job, it won’t be at the hands of the “1%”; it will be at the hands of a political hurricane that swept through this country.

You see, I can no longer support a system that penalizes the productive and gives to the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs will be destroyed, and with it, so will your opportunities. If that happens, you can find me in the Caribbean sitting on the beach, under a palm tree, retired, and with no employees to worry about.

Signed, your boss,

David Siegel

… expert commentary … skip it — David Siegel puts it pretty damn well all  by himself ! …

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… this one is hilarious …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

… it seems POTUS and his campaign team need to develop a sense of humor .  in addition , they need to develop a new campaign theme and message . Accusing one ‘ s opponent of being a liar after  a debate is not the best tack to take . and attacking them with Big Bird is even worse . However , the Republican National Committee came up with a real funny rejoinder to counter …

… Hello , I want to count your attack lines …

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… a Potential Game Changer in Missouri ? …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

… i repeat ,  it is a potential game changer …

… it appears Sen Claire McCaskill and her husband , Joseph Shepard    , got caught making up to nearly $39 million in revenue from public housing subsidy contracts , and did not disclose it . Not on her U S Senate financial disclosure form(s) . Most possibly , not even on their tax returns . How many ways other than “Six Ways from Sunday” can you say stupid . Even worse , corrupt . Even more of a problem , criminal …

… Forget about her Senate financial disclosure forms . How about releasing the relevant years of federal income tax returns . Both of them are in very deep trouble . Not to mention her campaign against Todd Akin …

… Yea , I know , Akin stuck his foot waaaay into his mouth . But Missouri is in the heart of the Bible Belt , folks . Their tolerance for corruption is far lower than that of an idiot sticking his foot in his mouth …

… This election is back in the tossup category . It may even be potentially be within reach for Akin , if he can prosecute the argument adequately …

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… Now , that is a Switch !! …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

Stacy Dash

actress Stacy Dash

… Kid Rock ,  and now, Stacy Dash …

kid rock & paul ryan

kid rock & paul ryan

… Kid Rock , in fact , gave the personal o.k. to use one of his hit songs as the Romney Ryan campaign theme song on the campaign trail …

… Kid knows that there could be some fallout , but it is miniscule , in comparison to the flak and bullfingcrap that the actress Ms Dash has received …

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… Yea …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

… i have voted !!! …

… thank god !!!

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… it is a Barforama …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

Official photo of John McCain.

… hey , but keep it coming , folks …

… you could have expected some of this already . Mitch McConnell ‘ s victory in his Supreme Court case a number of years ago helped take some of the teeth out of McCain – Feingold , but the Citizens United decision in January of 2010 basically took most , but not all ,  of the rest of them out of it …

… the Super Pacs are doing a dandy job of driving us all nuts . I thought that , for me , 2009 was rough . Ohio had a campaign to legalize casino gambling (which won) , and the two sides spent about $35 million each . Ouch ! And i thought that campaign was obnoxious . Well , that one was a piker , in comparison to this one . the Obama and Romney campaigns are on track to raise about $1 billion each . Wow ! …

… Well , it is ” Everybody and their Sister Sue” time on the campaign trail . All sorts of candidates are advertising now on the t.v.s and radios here in Northeast Ohio , and it is only October 9 . It is only going to  get worse . Much worse . and they have every constitutional and First Amendment right to do it …

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… Slime Bombs Away …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

… I am absolutely amazed that the ObamaCraps are taking the tack that they are . They are hitting him for being a ” salesman , ” and , moreso , a pathological liar in the last debate . Are these lemmings nuts ?? …

… They even came up with this strategy during the debate last Wednesday , while POTUS was getting his clock cleaned . Do these people not have anything else better to do ? …

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… apparantly , Chavez cheated …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,October 10th,2012

… what else is new ?!?! …

…well , Hugo Chavez “won” re – election , although the folks who conducted exit polls (not many, though) figured out that Chavez lost to his challenger . His opponent , Henrique Capriles , a former state governor , more than likely won the race …

… God willing , Capriles will still be around for a long time . Thankfully , Chavez will not . From the news reports , Chavez still has cancer . For all the efforts of the Cuban (not Venezuelans) to act to cure it , Chavez has not  been cured . So , more than likely , Chavez ‘ s lemmings will have one hell of a succession battle once Hugo assumes “room temperature” …

… those lemmings will try to rule as a dictatorship , but there will likely not be the economic , financial , or military support to do so . it will force a military coup ,  and eventually fully free post – Chavez elections , getting rid of the Bolivarian scum …

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… on the first debate — Mitt Romney …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 8th,2012

… facts — A … the candidate was prepared , to me , evidently ,well prepared . He did not seem to be reciting talking points , unlike  his opponent . He had command of his ideas , and presented them in a well – connected manner … He did not seem to be a marionette , being controlled by a campaign adviser , by the preparation and programming …

Mitt Romney

… style — A + …  Romney  started out on the attack , and remained on the attack most of the evening . He seemed confortable in the hall , and with the task at hand …

… presentation — A

… Overall Grade — A — Romney was outstanding . He was in clear command throughout the night , and was rarely unconfortable during the event . He set his position well for the coming Presidential debate , which will be in a  Townhall – style format…

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… on the first debate — Jim Lehrer …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 8th,2012

… hey folks … a moderator is that , and only that . they are not a schoolmaster . the Commission on Presidential Debates sets uJim Lehrerp the process , but the campaigns , and the candidates themselves , essentially , adopt the rules . It does not guarantee that the candidates themselves are going to adhere to them …

… the moderator is , or can be , only as effective as the candidates ,  in effect , acting together , allow him or her to be …

… one change for the future would be for the moderator to be able to (temporarily) cut the offending candidates microphone …

… fat chance of that happening …

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… Grading the First Debate — Barack Obama …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 8th,2012

… on Barack Obama …

… on the Facts …  D + the President was very , very weak on the facts . talking points are very , very obvious , and very numerous . they are too easy to see coming . at least , Mr. President , come up with a fresh approach ,  and a fresh package …  and some new material …

… on Style … F … Give one ‘s opponent the dignity and respect that one is due on this stage . Cut out the smirks , and do not stare down , unless  it is for good reason , such  as taking notes . In addition , POTUS , you were in a debate hall , not a law school lecture hall

…  on Presentation … D – … one still needs to inform in a debate , and even to entertain , even a little …

… overall grade — D –

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… if the Dems are Smart …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 8th,2012

…  they should muzzle Vice President Foot – in – Mouth …

two gaffes in one week

two gaffes in one week

… Joe Biden has really managed to stick his foot in it , now …… and , even better , with the VP debate coming up … …  one is the quote about raising taxes , no matter who it is on … no matter  who you talk about , you do not shootoff your mouth about it , no matter what ……. and Biden did it about the wealthy . Doesn’ t he understand that something like that can be cut apart into anad ,  and hammered away on , relentlessly ? … DUH !! … … the other  doozy is about the middle class being ” crushed .”  Even simpler , and made to order for a ad … … and both in the space of 3 days …

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… My Election Predictions (first group)

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,October 7th,2012

… sorry about the previous effort , folks …

… I am still learning how to use this stuff , folks …

… I have found another web site that will help me with this …

… so , here we go …

electoral college predictions , by state (first group)

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… Paul ‘ s Electoral Predictions (first group) …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,October 6th,2012

This map displays the projections of the sender and does not reflect the opinions of 270toWin.

via 2012 Presidential Election: Electoral Map.

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… Miguel Cabrera …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,October 4th,2012

… bravo , and a job well done , to Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers …

… it looks as if  he will win the first triple crown in baseball in 45 years (since 1967) …

… for the uninitiated , the Triple Crown , in baseball , is winning the batting average title , the home run title , and the runs batted in title , all in the same season . It also happens if there is a tie for the title in one of the categories …

… once again , bravo , and a job well done …

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