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… Obama Really Cares about Jobs ?!?! [#regulations]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,January 16th,2017

.. you have to be kidding !! …

branco cartoon (POTUS job killer in chief)

.. [h/t — ComicallyIncorrect.com]..
.. [link] to the cartoon …

.. what a pathological liar ! …

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… The Internet is not a Public Utility [#net neutrality]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 19th,2016

.. and Net Neutrality is unconstitutional …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

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… What is the I.R.S. thinking ?? [#refunds for illegals]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 5th,2016

.. hey , dummies .

.. these people are here , illegally .

.. that makes them ineligible [by regulation and by law] for refunds . That applies now , and to the past , as well …

.. [h/t — theConservativeTreeHouse.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. study the law , dummies ! .. no matter what POTUS does , you are still obligated to follow the law ! …

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… Net Neutrality is not ” Neutral ” [#government socialism]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,November 20th,2016

.. what it does is impose government socialism regulations [via public utility regulation] on the internet …

.. the internet [and the World Wide Web] are the perfect case of the Wild , Wild , West meeting libertarianism . It has as little government regulation and rule – making and less taxation [i.e. , none] as is possible ….

.. [h/t — Breitbart.com(BigHollywood)]..
.. [link] to the blog news post ..

.. what the N.N. does is start [by regulatory fiat] the imposition of both …

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… E.P.A. goes for Another PowerGrab [#ecosocialism]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,October 25th,2016

.. there they go again ! ..

.. just simply amazing , though . These idiots just try to grab for more and more power , without any controls on their legal restraints . Well , the laws of the United States are their legal restraints …

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. the court precedent is abundantly clear . The powers of the E.P.A. under the Clean Water Act are limited to the ” navigable waters ” of the U.S. It is just that . No more , no less . You figure that they would get the message . Evidently not , unfortunately ..

.. this new proposed rule grabs a lot more than the navigable waters , that is for sure . You can guarantee a court challenge to this . E.P.A. needs it , in order to have its sails trimmed ..

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… It tells What the Problem is [#Clinton Foundation business model]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,September 24th,2016

.. seth davis did a dandy article , picking apart the Clintonoid Foundation finances at the Federalist . In this case , this is another group …

.. Charity Navigator , who rates charitable foundations , said that it could not rate the Clinton Foundation . Why ? It could not classify the Foundation ‘ s business model …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. when the Clintonoid Foundation only disburses around 10% to 15% of its receipts in disbursements , it is really not a legitimate charity …

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… This Time the Government Got Caught [#sue and settle racket]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,August 23rd,2016

.. yeah , you heard it right .

.. it is fiendishly simple . The US government (currently in the thrall of the radical left) is sued by a so – called friendly interest group . Normally , the Government is required to go thru public comment and evaluation periods before enacting a regulation . Not with this . The ” sue and settle ” technique allows the government to circumvent this process . As a result , they get their desired result under the table , and enrich their interest group friends in the process …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. Neat , huh ?! ..

.. it is unethical , and , I believe , illegal . now thatit is out in the open , it is either useless , or is open to legal challenge , and to destruction …

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… What are the Feds Thinking ?!?! [#federal lands][#fracking regs]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,June 18th,2016

.. Congress has acted in this area , already . They have stated that fracking regulation is to be reseved to the states . If a state does not want fracking on its lands [such as the idiots in New York state] , then they do not have it . But it is the state ‘ s choice . It is not the Federales ‘ choice .

.. so Congress has clearly acted in this area . The statement of intent applies to even federal lands . Ditto to Indian Tribal lands , as well . So then , what the hell are the ObamaCraps doing ?? …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog article …

.. these dummies are attempting a powergrab , plain and simple . The federal courts are going to have to step in and smack the government down and stop their lawless action . Unfortunately , as a result , lands will lie fallow , especially Indian Tribal lands . Those lands are some of the most promising of possibilities . But not now …

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… Christ knows that This could Happen almost Anywhere [#including Ohio]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,March 19th,2016

.. this was Project Veritas on the prowl , in North Carolina ..

.. yea , James O ‘ Keefe struck again …

.. he took along a troup of supporters to test the system in North Carolina during the early voting season . Boy , oh boy , did he find it wanting …

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog news // video clips …

.. no , he and his troops did not commit voter fraud . But it would have been easy for them to do so . It would have been so , so easy for them to do it , though …

.. it would be so easy …

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… Nicely Done , Marco Rubio !! [#ObamaCrapCare][#risk corridors][#death spiral]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 1st,2016

.. you really have to admit , Sen. Rubio really did his homework on this ..

.. he slipped in this provision into the federal budget [yes , two years ago] that makes any spending by the Feds on the so – called risk corridors ” budget – neutral . I am really surprised that the ObamaCraps let this thing get thru in the first place . Amazed would be a better guess . Another would be the height of arrogance and narcissism , that would make them overlook this …

.. huh ?!?! ..

.. in plain English , the ” risk corridors ” are designed to protect the insurance companies [and the co – ops] from the fallout from excessive #s of claims during the early years of OCC . Making this budget – neutral means that the Obamacraps cannot do a backdoor bailout of the companies , using federal funds ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. so , what has been the fallout from this ?? ..

.. many of the health insurance co – ops have collapsed . Most of the others are on the brink of collapse . Also , insurance companies [large and small] are beginning to pull out of the state OCC cooperatives . This is really putting the states [and their creations] in a financial bind . Also , it could and will get much worse ..

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… The F.C.C. has not Gotten the Message [#internet regulation]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,January 1st,2016

.. you would think that the Federal Communications Commission [the F.C.C.] would have gotten the message , by now .

.. Congress has said no to ” Net neutraility . ” Twice . Also , the federal appeals courts [the D.C. Circuit Court , to be specific] has also SAID ” no ” to ” Net Neutrality . ” Twice more …

.. well , I guess that it is time for Round 3 …

.. [h/t — CNSNews.com]..
.. [link] to the news article ..

.. ISPs and other companies will not stand for this . There will be a huge bi – partisan majority in Congress to overrule the F.C.C. . Not only that , they will act to amend federal law to specifically state that the Internet is NOT a public utility , and that ” Net Neutrality ” is not the will of Congress …

.. either this bill or the Iran Sanctions bill will be the first one in which His Lordship ‘ s veto is overridden …

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… Doesn’t Main InJustice ever Learn [#new gun restrictions]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 7th,2015

.. well , it seems that Main InJustice and the ObamaCraps are at it again …

.. they are coming up with a group of new gun restrictions . Yea , ones such as ones targeted against those convicted of misdemeanor convictions . In particular , they want to target those convicted of domestic violence . Also , they want to target those that are accused of being mentally ill .. It figures …

.. [h/t — hotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. if these changes were passed into law as part of a a bill , then there would be a fair bit more legitimacy to them . They might be challenged in court , but that these items were laws , and not regulations , would give them legitimacy . However , they are not > THEY ARE REGULATIONS < BECAUSE THERE IS NOt a chance in hell that the ObamaCraps could get these items passed through Congress in the current climate . In particular , the lack of trust in POTUS and his minions is greatly contributing to the atmosphere of distrust between Congress and the White House …

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… Once Again ! Another ObamaCrap Power Grab [#Clean Power Plan][#EPA]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 13th,2015

.. well , we knew that this power grab was coming . It does not make it any easier ..

.. it does not make the impact of a power grab like this one any easier to take , though ..

.. what is worse is that it relates to climate change . We all know that the so – called ” climate change ” theory is a scientific fallacy . The ObamaCraps are still going ahead with their radical activism . They act as if it is actual fact ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post // video clips ..

.. well , what is it ? Plain and simple , it is a ” reduction ” of 32 % in carbon dioxide emissions . This is to be accomplished over the next ten years . Evidently the EPA is not kidding around . Either the states [either individually , or as a group] co – operate , or the federal government will impose a plan on them ..

.. you can pretty much forget coal – fired energy generation . There is virtually no way that any state can or will meet their goal with any use of coal – fired electricity being used . So , they will have to do something else to do it . Obviously something much pricier ..

.. not only that , it forces a market in the use of renewable energy . Either wind energy , solar energy , geo – thermal , or something else . But renewables must be used , whether a state likes it or not …

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… Good , An Appeals Court with Balls [#traditional marriage opinion]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 14th,2015

.. things have not been looking good for the good folks with traditional marriage ..

.. appeals court after appeals court had been finding in favour of so – called same – sex marriage …

.. now , the good folks [#traditional marriage] have a good chance ..

.. [h/t — HotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the news link ..

.. the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals came out with a dandy opinion , upholding the democratic process in the states , and the value of traditional marriage . Now , the US Supreme Court is going to have to take up the issue . They cannot avoid it …

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… Atlantic City is Dying [#gambling monopoly lost]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,August 6th,2014

.. and it behooves other cities and regions to learn lessons from its failure …

.. one is its regulation . Regulation of casino gaming in New Jersey is a godsend . It is a model for the nation . It is strong and it is tight . There has been virtually no reports of corruption , none , since casinos came in in the 1970s …

.. another is not to depend on casinos and casino gaming . In Atlantic City , casinos are it . Nothing else . It other regions , tourism , pro sports , college sports , universities , cultural events and attractions , etc are part of the mix . In Cleveland and the other cities of Ohio , they are diverse in their makeup , save Toledo , which is slowly improving …

.. [h/t — Bloomberg.com]..
.. [link] to the news story …

.. another key is growth . in Greater Las Vegas [Clark County] , Nevada , that county grows like crazy . Casinos are not left by themselves to be the growth engine ; they are a part of it . In Cleveland , the city has stabilized , at last , but the suburbs are growing , and the surrounding counties are growing steadily …

.. You also have to deal with competition . Atlantic City never really did deal with it . Ohio will have to face it , where , eventually , more casinos will likely be legalized , and the system will be deregulated . Also , technology . you cannot avoid it . Eventually , online gaming will be re – legalized in the U.S. , whether brick – and – mortar casinos like it or not …

.. one thing that the brick – and – mortars have over the onlines is the experience . Entertainment . Chow , Gaming , the Works . OLs are so boh – ring …

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… What Part of Court Precedent does the City of Chicago not Understand [gun rights / gun sales]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 8th,2014

.. I am talking about court precedent , such as Heller v DC [gun rights] , McDonald v City of Chicago [ditto] , and Moore v. Madigan [likewise] …

.. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel is living dangerously …

.. he has to be reasonable , or the court is going to do the job for him ..

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. until this year , gun sales were effectively prohibited in the City of Chicago . No more . Courtesy of a ruling in a case brought by the Illinois Shooting Sports Federation , Federal Judge Edward Change basically slapped down the city . He has given the city up to 6 months to enact gun store sales regulations . If they do not straighten up and fly right , the judge can enact them by court ruling …

.. if he has to do that , it will be open season in the City . Which City Hall will hate with a passion . Those dummies have to remember , they are still under the precedent from Chang ‘ s original ruling , plus the ruling in Moore v. Madigan . They have to obey it . like it or not …

.. they may wish that the state would appeal Moore to the US Supreme Court , but the anti – gun groups are scared to death . If the Moore precedent is applied nationwide , a whole boatload of gun laws , like the Wiilliams Act and SAFE in New York (for example) would go bye – bye …

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… Blessed are the ” Cheeseheads ” [#FDA]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 29th,2014

.. because they have guts ..

.. they stood up to the Government [specifically , the FDA] because they wanted to protect a traditional and perfectly safe method of ageing cheese . the F.D.A. wanted to restrict it , or even ban it . The cheesemakes objected ….

.. [h/t — MoeLane]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. Boy , did they ever . They did what they could , and they have won , at yeast [er , least] for now …

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… How Idiotic — A businessman cannot sell his ” boutique ” beer at his own restaurant [#nuts#insane]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,June 6th,2014

.. this local North Carolina businessman has a real neat idea .

.. he invested in a ” boutique ” brewery , in addition to owning and operating several successful restaurants . He wants to sell his own brand of beer at his own restaurant . One big problem …

.. the regulatory system …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the blog news post …

.. he has to deal with the historical legacy of the post – Prohibition regulation system for alcohol . Regulation may well reside with the states , but not entirely . The whole system is subject to the Constitution , like the rest of us all …

.. what do I think ? I think that Marty Kotis , the restauranteur in question , should retain the services of a verygood lawyer . if he wants to , there are quite a few free market public interest law firms that would be willing to take on the case , pro bono . They would love to get their chops into a case such as this , in oder to blow apart the post – Prohibition system , and bring the free market to bear . It would also get the states out of the way …

.. great name for a boutique brewery , the Pig Pounder  … go for it and sue !

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… So , What is the Next Regulatory Target [for the ObamaCraps?] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,April 16th,2014

.. cow farts …

.. yea , something that comes in (and out) naturally …

.. [h/t — HotAir]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. yes , you read it right . The ObamaCrap dummies want to regulate methane emissions … and guess who is the biggest source thereof ?? …

.. you got it ! … cows ! .. no , not natural gas production , not even fracking , but the natural occurence of the digestive process of cows [cow farts] … yummy !! …

.. and those idiots actually want to try to regulate it . Believe it or not ….

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… What a Dictatorial , Ecosocialist Witch …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,September 23rd,2013

.. I am referring to that ecosocialist Gina McCarthy , the so – called administrator of the EcoSocialist Propaganda Agency . What an arrogant witch !

.. this is a [link] to a buzzfeed article , one in which McCarthy claims that it is the economics of the industry , not the regulations that she is proposing , that is the problem with the coal industry .

.. for lack of daintyness , B – U – L – L – S – H – I – T !!!!

.. it is the dramatic and drastic ecosocialistic environmental regulations that you and your minions are attempting or have imposed on the industry right now . Coal is an effective and efficient means of generating electricity . What would help is a patriotic and non – socialistic Presidential administration in Washington . Also , it would help if the coal companies and the utilities would have a fair shake in the regulatory process , not the “sue and settle” stacked deck that attempts to impose grossly unfair regulations , without the required amount of due process in the government one would normally expect and deserves .

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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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