It’s being reported that 20 very young bank executives all over the world, have committed suicide. One guy “jumped’ off the 33rd floor (raising eyebrows about the 33 masons) another put six nails into his brain with a nail gun.
(Let’s call the Netherlands)
Bloomberg is reporting this morning that former Federal Reserve economist Mike Dueker was found dead in an apparent suicide near Tacoma, Washington. Normally HousingWire wouldn’t cover deaths in the industry, but what’s strange is that Dueker is the third prominent banker found dead since Sunday.
On Sunday, William Broeksmit, 58, former senior manager for Deutsche Bank, was found hanging in his home, also an apparent suicide.
On Tuesday, Gabriel Magee, 39, vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (JPM) London headquarters, apparently jumped to his death from a building in the Canary Wharf area.
Evidently most of these guys were happy campers, making a nice living…so at least it’s nice to know that they are not Michelle Obama’s list as “knuckleheads.” because no doubt they all had signed up for Obamacare.
I guess this would be funny, if we didn’t know that China has not bought any of our bonds for two years, our dollar is coming out of thin air, and the whole world is dropping the petrol dollar. Not to mention—everybody who knows something is telling you to hide your gold in your back yard.
And on that happy note, I’ll leave you with a happy video to wonder…what it all means.
Will the nobody squirrel escape? Hint: He did not work for JP Morgan.
I TRY not to watch it but they put it on TV when you least expect it: By that I mean, something that I consider almost as bad as getting the latest virus: I’m talking about Obama’s weekly address, in which he claims every week, that he has cut the deficit in half, (Okay…we still have $17 trillion and counting so where DID you put that 8 1/2 million Mr. President?) unemployment is down, and things are just going great!
But it’s not is it? Obama can put his glossy lipstick on his boogie wide-eyed buster brown prophesies all he wants: but this week has been a disaster in the town of St. Louis. As IF it couldn’t get any worse…it does.
All over the country, giant malls are closing down. Before, Wal-Mart just hurt the mom and pop stores, but there was always the malls. After Bush decided to bail out Wall Street in 2008, we lost five big malls in St. Louis within months. And these were giant malls with hundreds of jobs.
And last week, it finally happened. There was a giant mall near my house that blew its last breath. Jamestown Mall, just died. To some communities, the giant malls were like the beating hearts and center of attraction. Everyone gathers there on Saturdays…just because. And when those big centers of community die, it’s like someone took away your favorite uncle.
And I don’t even LIKE to shop. You could just go and people watch.
The hundreds of stores inside the Jamestown mall all moved out by 2010. But the big attractions: Sears, J.C. Penny and Macy’s were still there. Okay. So there were giant weeds growing up in the parking lot and you felt like zombies could be lurching at you before you got to your car, but once inside Macy’s…there was comfort. You could pretend that life was the same. The perfume was way beyond my wallet— but no matter–it was all pretty. Neat. Colorful.
All was going to be okay…I hoped. (Okay, I knew better, but that’s hard isn’t it?)
Then, ..a year ago, Sears went. Then last week, J.C. Pennies, and now, just yesterday, Macy’s closed, the last store attached to the rest of the mall. It hung on for months–that one last store. It looked like a gigantic dead octopus attached like a sucker fish to a well-lit head.
They just couldn’t heat the mall anymore.
How many jobs were lost? Hundreds. Thousands.
But Obama is ON it.
And now more news:
Get ready for the next era in retail—one that will be characterized by far fewer shops and smaller stores. On Tuesday, Sears said that it will shutter its flagship store in downtown Chicago in April. It’s the latest of about 300 store closures in the U.S. that Sears has made since 2010. The news follows announcements earlier this month of multiple store closings from major department stores J.C. Penney and Macy’s. Further signs of cuts in the industry came Wednesday, when Target said that it will eliminate 475 jobs worldwide, including some at its Minnesota headquarters, and not fill 700 empty positions. Experts said these headlines are only the tip of the iceberg for the industry, which is set to undergo a multiyear period of shuttering stores and trimming square footage.
Now, they are SAYING that it’s a change in demographics. People are just buying online more. Which it true. Who wants to risk getting mugged getting out of your car at the local mall…or attacked by carjackers or black gangs looking for trouble on a Saturday night? Something that in Obama land was becoming quite the norm.
This morning, I heard something very sad. There was a restaurant downtown St. Louis, called the Millennium, that was dear to my heart. Every year, we would go as a family to the restaurant at the top of the hotel and take my son to his birthday dinner. It was called, unimaginatively, “The top of the Tower.” Of course it was….but it really was great.
it took an hour to turn the whole floor. You sat by the window and saw the whole city: the Arch, Busch Stadium, the Mississippi…it was beautiful. I remember one time when it snowed the biggest of flakes, and being up that high–looking down on the lights and streets at night through the snowflakes—-It was the most magical of evenings. You could close your eyes and pretend your were in Paris.
Years of memories. Floating back to me now. Closed. For good. Dead. One of the cities last great landmarks. Why?
Nobody Wins when you have politicians that know what’s coming, and act like it’s not happening. They almost pretend it’s not that bad.
But it is.
Rather nice of him….considering he just killed my favorite hotel.
Goodbye Norma Jean. Say hello to the new millennium of lost dreams. Go smoke a joint and thank…
Obama. He is saying “The best is yet to come.”
It’s just going to take a millennium to get here.
Although it’s not much, Obama has done one very good thing while in office: He has trashed the Constitution so much, that millions of people, who had never read the Constitution, actually started paying attention to our nation’s “rule of law’ and then exclaiming…”Whoa. He can’t do that.”
Yes he can, and yes he does. Coming up soon, Obama is about to unconstitutionally sign the next globalist wet dream: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership:
The measure would grant President Obama what is known as “fast track authority” to ram through Congress the Trans-Pacific Partnership with limited debate and no opportunity to propose amendments. The international trade agreement, negotiated largely in secret by the Obama administration, is regarded by globalist free traders as a cornerstone of the emerging “New World Order.” Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TAP, to what is being developed as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.
The little American nobody businessman is now simply an asterisk on the butt of a fly, sitting on a rock, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
As I was listening to Rush Limbaugh today, I must admit, I’m happy that he is siding with the people against the Rino’s in the Republican Party at last..because to not do so would be to admit that he does not side with the Constitution. BUT…Rush still thinks the Rino’s just want to stay in power and are silent because they want to be liked. Because Rush is rich himself, and has supported the big businesses of corporate America for so many years, he has trouble seeing the real problem—- Crony Capitalism —which is just another word for globalization. Mark Levine sees it. Rush hasn’t gotten there yet.
Isn’t it usually, all about the money?
“In the colonies, we issue our own money. It is called Colonial Scrip. We issue it in proper proportion to the demands of trade and industry to make the products pass easily from the producer to the consumers. In this manner, creating for ourselves our own paper money, we control its purchasing power, and we have no interest to pay to no one. The colonies would gladly have borne the little tax on tea and other matters had it not been that England took away from the colonies their money, which created unemployment and dissatisfaction. The inability of colonists to get power to issue their own money permanently out of the hand of George III and the international bankers was the prime reason for the Revolutionary war. “
Benjamin was right. But…the old nemesis of John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, got us back in with the international bankers. And you don’t want to mess with the international bankers. If you bring a stick to the fight, they will bring a thousand stealth bombers, loaded with the latest intergalactic planetary death rays.
Case in Point: Abraham Lincoln enraged the Europeans international bankers by abolishing the country’s central bank. In 1862 he issued about $450 million in currency printed with green ink and they were called green backs. It was debt free fiat money. (Assassinated)
Case in Point: Hitler, did the same thing. He did not borrow from the international bankers and he issued his own debt free money, and put the Germans back to work. Within three years, Germany became an economic powerhouse—and this after the horrible depression they had gone through after the first war.
In Mein Kempt he said this:
“The fight against international finance and loan capital has become the most important point in the program of the German national fight for its independence and freedom. “
And then Winston Churchill said this:
(Just pointing out some similarities here…Hitler was a monster, too bad all the assassination attempts did not succeed.)
Case in Point: John F. Kennedy issued $4.2 billion in United States Notes through the U.S. Treasury rather than the Federal Reserve system in 1963. He then took steps to redirect the foreign investment of U.S. Companies. He wanted tax reform eliminating the tax privileges of US based global investment companies, and he wanted to crack down on foreign tax havens. (assassinated)
Americans have bailed out whole countries to save banks. In 2008, George W. Bush saved the banks. Obama did it again….(he still doing it)
Internet commentator Michael Rivero had this to say about the bailouts :
“In short the US government took your jobs, so the banks could take your homes to cover the losses from this gigantic swindle they were caught playing on the whole world. It is wealth confiscation to protect the banks, just like FDR did in 1933 with the gold.”
No one was punished.
Not all Presidents wanted to jump in with the globalists international bankers. President James a Garfield, said this in 1881.
“Whoever controls the volumes of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled one way or another, by a few powerful met at the top you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate. (He was assassinated…two weeks later)
It’s never spoken about by our politicians. We print money to keep the stock market up and the rich making dividends while taking money from the middle class and passing it around to the poor. The plan has been to put all the inventions, the patents, the control, into the big multinational corporations. They now control the majority in Congress and Presidents, who only have to look at history to behave themselves.
Obama will continue the international bankers dream of a New World Order and they will keep us thinking that someday, somehow, the politicians in Washington will truly help that little fly at the bottom of the grand canyon.
So…as Nancy Pelosi says, ‘Embrace the suck’…Which in Nancy Pelosi’s mind is the same as “Bend over America—here comes the rest of the suck and you’re going to like it! “
Can the poor little nobody fly sitting on a rock, battle the great international arsenal of wealth?
“We are therefore downgrading the US country rating from “AA” to “AA-,” Egan-Jones said in 2009. Since then Bernanke has been pumping billions into the economy every single month and the reason they gave for doing it—was the quantitative easing coming from the Federal Reserve. So when Fitch Ratings, the third largest rating agency, warned that they would downgrade the government AAA rating this year, I got confused. Fitch warned that “political brinksmanship and reduced financing flexibility” were elevating the risk of default. Exactly WHEN did we get upgraded again?
And speaking of being upgraded…
Nobody Knows when the Republican Party is going to upgrade to a new Republican strategist. Karl Rove was one of the reasons we lost the last election. And he is continuing his daily destruction of it…(with John McCain help.) Karl Rove this week, said that the GOP should quit while it’s not as far behind as it could be.
What? That makes as much sense as saying, ”Why don’t some people just shoot themselves in the head the day they are born.”
With Karl Rove on your side, you will always lose, which brings me to a rare statement by Obama that actually makes sense: Of course it’s hard to find, so I must point it out—
On the subject of John Boehner:
“It weakens him, so there have been repeated situations when we’ve had agreements, and he goes back — and it turns out that he can’t control his caucus. The challenge here is can you deliver on agreements that are made,” he continued. “Are you able to come up with sensible, bipartisan compromises and deliver on them? One thing that I’ve shown is that, if I say, ‘I am prepared to compromise on something,’ I can deliver votes and we can get it done,” Obama said.
Nobody Knows when Obama compromised on anything. Probably—-playing 18 holes instead of 36. But one thing is true: The democrats always stick together. They represent themselves, not the people. So…by this standard, the republicans should unit on principle and tell him, “You wanted us to deliver votes! We’re unanimous…you need to go!”
And speaking of going…Nobody Knows if Joe Biden is planning on running against Hillary for the Presidency. But..it seems Miss Hillary Merkel made it known at a private meeting that Joe Biden was against going after Bin Laden. So, we now know Hillary is going to take credit for killing Bin Laden when she runs for President.
Nobody Knows, but I’m pretty sure, that’s not going to go over in Omaha.
And speaking of Omaha….
Nobody Knows if the people buying groceries there are being recorded and studied at their grocery stores, but you can be pretty sure they don’t know about it if they are. Really…this gathering of information is going a wee bit overboard don’t you think? Do they really need to know what I feed myself?
YES THEY DO! Just think: Obamacare will tell you you’re fat, and so your premiums will go up, and you will insist you’re not eating much, and they will have you on video buying Oreo cookies. Forget it. You’re doomed.
Nobody Knows if that could happen, but Nobody is SURE Michelle Obama would love it.
And finally—Nobody Knows that I have a favorite quote from the week, from Donald Trump: .
“It’s very hard when you have a lot of people out there saying, let’s make any deal just to get this over with,” Trump said. “That’s not what it’s all about. It’s really about saving the country.”
EXACTLY, because nobody knows what will happen if we don’t try to save the country, but we’re pretty sure, Wal-Mart will become the new Macy’s.
This video was posted on the 15th of January, 2011. Peter predicted EXACTLY why, my bacon costs $9.00 a slab now, and he was right in every prediction. He nails it. (Unfortunately for us.)
He also explains in plain English what has happened, and will happen again.
Peter Schiff gets my Nobody’ Fool Award for the week, because I’m tired of going to Nostradamus.
Congratulations Peter! Keep up the good work.
How Obama gets by with so much stuff: He has a spending limit, and Congress always gives him all the money he wants…but the date where the U.S. runs out of money is coming due again. So what do you do if you go beyond your limit of spending when your administration is run by Barack Obama?
(CNSNews.com) – According to the Daily Treasury Statement for July 26, which the Treasury released this afternoon, the federal debt has been stuck at exactly $16,699,396,000,000.00 for 70 straight days. – Thus, the value of U.S. Treasury debt instruments circulating in the public has increased $53.267 billion since May 17–even though the Treasury says the debt has remained exactly at $16,699,396,000,000.00 during that time.
Nobody Knows why the clock ticker of the American Treasury got stuck, but Nobody is pretty sure it has something to do with Obama’s spending habits. The US Treasury gets to lie about its spending.. and the little nobody guy doesn’t. If he goes over his credit limit, the bank shuts him down. But not Obama…he has so much more money to spend, so….he is just going to say, he isn’t spending it. And where is he going to get more money after Congress tells him: NO MORE?
Why…he’s going to give big companies a tax break, and then INSIST they spend the savings on helping the middle class!
Oh..that makes sense.
The New York Times reports that President Obama is reviving an old proposal to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 28 percent (and 25 percent for manufacturers). Obama’s push to lower the corporate tax rate to 28 percent comes less than a year after he raised the top individual income tax rate, paid by many small businesses, to 39.6 percent.
Nobody Knows, and Nobody can figure out, the economic policies of Barack Obama, but she does have a few words to describe it: Fascism. Communism. Collectivism. Stupidism.
Early in his first term, he pushed through more than $4 trillion in deficit spending on stimulus, broader Medicaid benefits, alternative energy projects and other industrial policies. Sequestration will remove about 1 million jobs, while higher taxes and the trade deficit will cost Americans more than 10 times as many. Wall Street’s big banks have exploited Dodd-Frank to scarf up smaller banks that cannot cope with the avalanche of new regulations, and thereby monopolized the CD market in many cities. Even as mortgage rates have risen, the elderly are not being offered decent returns that once helped finance their retirements. Increasingly, they work in grocery stores and wait on tables, competing down the wages of the younger working poor.
But Nobody Knows..why Congress keeps giving the biggest spender in American history money?
When somebody figures that out…let me know.
Here’s an ad sent to me by the Capitol Gold Group. While we are all bombarded with the racist America, our politicians are paying our debt with money printed out of thin air. NOBODY in Washington is talking about spending anymore.
The conundrum here is, most people cannot afford to buy gold, and I certainly have always wondered, if the government could pull another FDR and confiscate it all, like it did once before. If I did buy it, would I want it kept in some other place besides my own safe? Can you hide gold? Can you hide guns? Remember, they have complete surveillance over the world, they will find you.
They didn’t know where bin Laden was, you say, how can they find me? Give them time. Now, they can find out anything.
Nobody Wins when the dollar is devalued just to keep the rulers in money and power, while the citizens lose their life savings, to further the dream of globalization and mass markets uniting the whole world into some kind of utopian dream, where great companies and rulers merge to do what’s BEST for the people. What’s important, is to keep the big government boat afloat, and make it even bigger.
It’s the progressives that are smashing our dollar we are being told, but we must remember, the head of the Republican Party, the Bush family, was all for this.
I don’t know much about this stuff but what I’ve read, but I do know this: Inflation is only going to get worse…and because it’s creeping, we don’t think much about it.
My favorite video of the week so far…
Don’t miss it.
Because Obama is in the hot-seat right now with all the scandals, nobody is paying much attention to his pick for Labor Secretary. I can’t keep up with half the crimes being committed on a daily basis, but this one is going under the radar.
So, I’m passing it on. This guy looks like a real dweeb. Contact your conservative senators, because we all know the democratic ones follow the head of the snake…
By now, everyone has heard the story of the three guys arrested for the crime of kidnapping three young girls and locking them up in a house for ten years. What Nobody Knows, and what nobody even mentions: is that these guys look exactly like the normal illegal aliens that we are welcoming into our country.
Evidently they lived normal lives, drove school buses, played in Salsa bands, hung out with their extended families and on a Saturday night, tortured women in their basement. By the looks of them, they had real trouble picking up women, but come on. Kidnapping?
Someone in Hollywood is writing the script right now.
Good thing one of the girls got away to rescue the others.
If this were the old West, they’d be hangings in the morning, but I’m sure they already have a La Rasa lawyer who will make this into some kind of..It’s America’s fault for not treating immigrants with more dignity defense. Nobody Knows what horrors these poor girls went through, but Nobody is sure, we will hear about it for weeks.
SUFFOLK, Va. — Two Suffolk second graders have been suspended for making shooting noises while pointing pencils at each other.
Media outlets report the 7-year-old boys were suspended for two days for a violation of the Suffolk school system’s zero-tolerance policy on weapons. They were playing with one another in class Friday at Driver Elementary.
Yes. Our nation is filled with horrors. They’re called teachers. And they rule our educational system. We should all be very scared and take actions now to protect our kids from teachers and fat-cat principals who are so stupid they can’t tell when kids are playing around.
General Motors Co. (GM), the largest foreign automaker in China, said it won regulatory approval to build a Cadillac factory to boost sales of luxury vehicles in the world’s biggest automobile market.
We bailed out General Motors to help save job for Americans. Nobody Knows if GM just got lost on the way to America, or just couldn’t make it to the big bash the White House had last week. The only way your son is going to get his money back from General Motors is if he marries the CEO’s daughter.
And speaking of a CEO’s daughter: (Her father was the first black governor of the Federal Reserve)
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice will be honored Tuesday night with the 2013 Louis E. Martin Great American Award. Specifically, the organization is honoring Rice for ”her work in advancing U.S. interests, strengthening the world’s common security and prosperity, and promoting respect for human rights,” another press release states.
This honor comes right before the testimony of whistle blowers tomorrow in Congress about the fact that despite MS Rice’s fervent testimony that regular old Muslims were insulted by a video someone had made, it was really a planned attack. Since MS Rice has done nothing to strengthen the world’s common security and prosperity, we’re sure this was just another way to support the lady who bravely went out and covered up for her bosses.
I will be surprised if she isn’t on the next Democratic ticket for Vice President.
And speaking of the Vice President, Nobody Knows if he was at Obama’s recent White House Party:
President Obama and Michelle Obama held the hush-hush, swanky, ultra-A-list party to celebrate his second term the night he took the oath of office. The party was not announced or listed on his official schedule, but a few of the guests tweeted about the event, which is what publicly revealed its existence.
The man who complains about the 1%, and ran his re-election on class envy, sure likes to party with them, doesn’t he? Nobody Knows how much longer he can complain about the rich while he keeps throwing big lavish parties for them, but you know what?
Terrorist or Boxing Brain Dead?
Nobody wants to know: Where were the tears from Obama, when he described how cold and heartless it was to place a bomb right at the feet of an innocent 8-year-old boy in Boston? After Sandy Hook, Obama was tearing up so much, people were handing his teleprompter Kleenex’s’. But this attack, left only a pretend to wipe of the corner of the eye.
Nobody Knows if it’s because only three people were killed, or because they did NOT use guns. And the guns they did have were illegal. Or more likely, they weren’t wearing NRA tee-shirts.
The democrats are having a very hard time trying to reconcile the fact that once again we were attacked by Muslim terrorists. The spin control experts went into full “let’s water that down” mode, and called it a ‘religious’ problem. You know…just like the Christians? No difference here.
For the last few days, the poor liberals are having the most frustrating time trying to find out what in the world caused these two normal Porsche driving, dope smoking, regular college boys to want to commit a horrible crime?
And one found the answer: It was Boxing. (via The Right Scoop)
Could the amateur boxing career of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the deceased suspect in last week’s Boston Marathon bombings, have had a role in the massacre? That’s a question leading brain researchers at Boston University’s School of Medicine hope medical examiners look into when they perform an autopsy of the 26-year-old who was killed during a firefight with law enforcement officials early Friday morning.
Nobody Knows if boxing can be blamed for the two brothers shooting a cop in the head so they could get his gun, only to find out, they couldn’t get it out of his holster. But I think we can safely say that there might have been some logical damage in the brain department there.
And speaking of brain damage:
Brain damage or liberal?
Chris Matthews is upset too. He just can’t figure out, and cannot comprehend, how two young American boys, who were going to college in Boston, driving around in Mercedes, could possibly do such a thing:
CLINT VAN ZANDT, FBI PROFILER: No, it’s really coming together. I mean, there’s — as terrible as this case is and was, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of heavy lifting. We’ve got the two primary individuals. It’s obvious that they had hands on the devices. The pieces we don’t have, Chris, are where was their inspiration? Where did they get the guidance? Who taught them how to build the bombs? Where did they build them? These are a lot of questions.
MATTHEWS: Why is that important? Why is that important to — is that important to prosecuting? I mean, what difference does it make why they did it if they did it? I’m being tough here. But I don’t know whether, when you look at all this evidence –
What difference does it make how anyone gets killed said Hillary Clinton. Didn’t Hillary say the exact same thing about the poor dead guys in Benghazi? It makes no difference how anybody dies. They’re just dead. Don’t judge. It’s all the same.
Can we assume both Hillary and Matthews have been boxing?
Boxing at the Justice Department:
On the other hand, Nobody Knows how the Justice Department made the big mistake, of arresting the wrong guy in last week’s Ricin scare:
During a court hearing yesterday, lawyers for Curtis contended that he had been framed and pointed investigators toward James Everett Dutschke, a 41-year-old Tupelo man with whom Curtis has feuded. Like Curtis, Dutschke is a martial arts expert, a musician, and a Mensa member.
SURE we are! He’s a Republican. They had the wrong guy, obviously.
(Nobody Knows how much boxing is going on at the workout gyms of the Justice Department, but Nobody suspects a LOT. )
And speaking of the wrong guy.
Boxing at the movies:
Oscar winner Ben Affleck is joining in the effort to promote the Live Below the Line poverty-awareness and fundraising campaign, according to published reports.
The anti-poverty campaign challenges those who sign up to live on $1.50 a day for food and drink for five days.
The figure is derived from the World Bank’s definition of extreme poverty. About 1.4 billion of the world’s 7 billion people live on less than $1.50 a day, according to the charity’s
So Ben is going to live on $1.50 a day…how? Will he park his limo in McDonald’s?
The real cause of poverty: Hint: it’s not boxing.
Nobody Knows it: but I suspect that after the internet taxes kick in, we will all have to learn how to live on $1.50.
Senate bill S.336, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, would address the longstanding issue of the online sales tax. The Washington Post has a good rundown that outlines in simple terms the issues pertaining to the bill:
To start, collecting taxes online in every state can be a technical nightmare for many smaller companies. The technical issues in mapping all the appropriate state and local taxes to their proper destinations can be complex and cumbersome for retailers that aren’t necessarily equipped with all the technical resources of larger companies. It would also require changes from many states and localities. Obama has indicated that he supports the bill, according to White House spokesman Jay Carney.
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the Senate bill would level the playing field for small businesses and brick-and-mortar retailers that are undercut by online companies.
Nobody Knows how “level” that playing field is now, but right now, it’s the big companies that always win. What this really means is that the divide between the rich and the poor is only going to get bigger.
Today on the radio, all I was hearing was the good news…the economy is coming back! Nobody should believe it.
This is one of the most educational video’s on the state of our economy that I have ever seen. You might say, “Joyanna, it’s just too long, I don’t have the time.” I know I did.
But, five minutes in…I couldn’t stop watching it. That’s how important this is. VERY…important.
(Thanks to amfortas, for this gem.)
Last week, Michele Backmann mentioned Obama’s lavish lifestyle, and here Bill O’Reilly ridicules her for it, and this Nobody Thinks he’s wrong.
To take on Obama with such a “trivial” matter, when Presidents ALWAYS spend lots of money is not good, Bill says. She should concentrate on the important things.
BUT…in this economy, with so many people out of work, the President should be cutting back. His golf trip to play with Tiger Woods alone would have paid for so MANY things…tours at the White House for one. Our Presidents are big hypocrites and we should expect more from them.
Michele is right. But both of them missed the real point here. The President should have a budget. The office itself has grown into such an expensive KINGSHIP, they make any King or Queen on earth look like misers in comparison. For instance, what President had to build a ‘replica’ of the Oval Office while the real one was being upgraded? Most of them moved into a hotel, or another room.
The American people find it disgusting what Obama and Michelle are spending on our dime, taking monthly vacations…and Bill O’Reilly, seems to think it’s okay for a President to go hog-wild with his money spending because all Presidents have done it.
That doesn’t make it right. It’s like saying “Hey mom…all the kids do crack!…It’s Okay!” It’s the same argument. Bill’s argument is weak.
So, Michele Backmann wins the Nobody’s Fool award for the week. I hope she hangs in there.
“Irresponsible spending” …that’s all we’ve been hearing every day, for the last four years. If you are like me, and you are the one who takes care of all the household bills, you can’t help but be very angry when you see John Kerry give $250 million dollars to Egypt, while we here at home, are being forced by our government to cut corners.
And today, I have certain complaint that just gets me going: How to keep paying for Cable TV?
I can remember when my dad bought our first TV set. It was black and white, and I was completely bored with it, although I do remember watching my brother, every Saturday morning, sitting in front of it…watching cartoons while he ate a whole pan of Sara’s Lee’s chocolate cake.
And no, he never got fat. Back then, kids were outside the whole day, running around in the woods. We’d go home for supper. And back out again until dark. Parents back then didn’t have to worry about the kids being picked up by child molesters, or getting shot on the corner. We lived in a America that was free, and most kids had both a mom and a dad.
Someday…all birth certificates will say: Origin: Lab at UCLA… (Warning…Do not mix with methane )
But..I’m getting off the subject: which is…TV. Back then, television, was FREE! And that’s why I’m using my blog to complain about what I feel is another rip-off of the majority of Americans.
I don’t remember when Cable Television really got going, but I have tried all the cable providers offered here in Missouri, and they ALL do the same thing. They give you a deal when you first sign up with them, and then tell you…not much else. And most people don’t think to ask. (Like me)
It doesn’t matter whether it’s DISH, Direct TV, CHARTER, or AT &T, they are all the same: And I’ve had them all.
Now, like most Americans, with every passing month, I am trying to cut corners..simply because, while wages haven’t gone up since Bill Clinton bombed a pill factory, everything else that you need for daily living has. And budgeting is almost a daily chore.
Not too long ago, I dragged my husband to the local bank to refinanced our car from 4.0 (Which is all the dealership would give us) down to 1.0,…and I was real proud of myself to find out I’d be saving over $50 dollars a month on our car payments.
But..then I got my Direct TV bill. It went from $76.00 to $95.00 in one statement. The savings that I was getting from refinancing, just disappeared. That’s just…BUGS me—especially when there is NO reason for the rate increase…no extra stations, it’s all the same…they just felt like raising it.
“Why are my rates jumping up? I wasn’t told this would ever happen when I signed up!”
“Well, you have a DVR and your subscription is up.”
“Okay…I had no idea I had a subscription.”
“Is this the last time…$95 is all I will ever pay?”
(Sigh.) Here’s the problem. I know so many people who have figured out how to get free TV. They bounce off their neighbors, or they get HD antennas, and here I am going to be paying back up to $120 by next year, (Yes, I guess my 2nd subscription will be up by 2014) And I am paying twice the price in two years for the same service.
Every single cable company I have been with does this. Every single one. They let you slide for a year, then BAM. You’re screwed.
Can somebody tell me what this is called? I can think of no other name but “rip-off.”
The very next day, after I was told that $95 would be the final price, I got a bill for $100.10
I called them up…
“Hey, the girl yesterday told me the price would never go up!”
“Well, in February the price of your DVR when up 3 dollars.”
“She said that was included in the price YESTERDAY!”
I’m starting to wonder if I’d be happier to go back to being like it was when I was a kid. I hardly ever watched TV. And TV CAN be deadly. My mother had a stroke watching Bill Clinton, and my good friend Pattie told me she thinks that her husband suffered his heart attack due to the stress he was having with Charter. He had been fighting with them all day. To this day, she blames them for his early demise.
If that had happened to my husband, I would put his ashes on the mantle with a sign,
Here lies Charlie (not real name) killed by an encounter with Charter Communications.
I doubt if there is anyone in the country who has NOT gotten furious with a cable provider.
If so, speak up.
I’m not sure how to solve this problem, (all ideas are welcomed) but I am getting tired of the game. Somehow, 500 channels and more commercial time than actual program time s is getting old. There’s Netflix, I know, but I like to keep up on politics, and news, so I do want my cable. I love cable.
I just don’t like the lies, deception, and theft.
But then again…aren’t we all getting used to getting ripped off?