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A new record!!

Posted on: April 29, 2009 8:33 am

Some quotes from the last week I found interesting -

"Remember: it took the President fewer than 100 days to spend more money than the federal government will collect all year.  "Debt Day" was this past Sunday - only 97 days in to his term and three-and-a-half months earlier than last year." - John Boehner 

This week, Congress will plow ahead with a final vote on the President's $3.6 trillion budget that spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much.  This is roughly the same budget that House Republicans unanimously rejected almost four weeks ago, but with one change:  Senate Democrats invoked an arcane rule known as "reconciliation" that will grease the wheels for their costly, mediocre, government-run health care system. - John Boehner

Michigan Democrat Mitch Dingell called Henry Waxman's (D-California) Cap and Trade plan "a tax, a huge one at that." Experts suggest Americans will see an average monthly increase in utility Bills of $258 a month as a result. That is about $3100 a year for every household. Dingell went on to say ""Every economist says that a carbon tax is a better, more efficient, fairer way of doing it. ... The Europeans have had two, maybe three fine failures in their application of cap and trade. How do we avoid the mistakes that they have made? ... Nobody in this country realizes that cap and trade is a tax, and it’s a great big one. I want to get a bill that works — how do we choose the best way?" - Politco

For those who haven't figured it out...the free health care the Demos are promising will be paid with the CAP and TAX program. Their plan is to pass the health care issue and then figure out how to pay for it. By doing so they hope to railroad the cap and tax right down our throats.

Iowans passed a measure to allow gay marriage.  Seems to go against the normal conservative farmer mentality.  I think it is great.  With every action there is another reaction.  The lawyers will love specializing in gay divorce next.

In sports news, the Bengals had a great draft so I expect, given their track record, that everyone will end up either injured, in jail or they will be trouble makers. Excuse my pessimism but you try living in Cincy.

On the swine flu front, be safe folks. Wash those hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water - if you need a timer sing Happy Birthday a couple of times (to yourself may be best). Avoid crowded areas and sick people. At times like these ask yourself if you have enough supplies on hand should a pandemic be declared. A gallon or fresh water per person per day for weeks is the recommendation. Non perishable foodstores are also required. Don't forget your disinfectants or your prescriptions. The best way to deal with this is to isolate ourselves for a little while and use precautions.


Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2009 10:11 am

A new record!!

As a Bengals fan I pray your wrong....But fear that your right. But this might be our year, we are due!

Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: May 1, 2009 6:48 pm

A new record!!

Thank you Smorgie.  Sarcasm was indeed the underlying theme to my post.

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2009 2:11 pm

A new record!!

I am sure Scoop was making a joke, ImNo1now.  He is a sarcastic fellow, indeed.

Since: Jun 6, 2007
Posted on: April 30, 2009 1:38 pm

A new record!!

I didn't watch the press conference tonight, too busy filling gallon jugs with fresh water.

How long do you expect those jugs to contain "fresh" potable water?  From my experience with water treatment, I will offer advice of conservatively 4 days.  Unless you are treating it with chlorine at aproximately 2-3 PPM you are wasting your time.

Furthermore, I don't think the virus is going to infiltrate the water supplies.  Water treatment plants chlorinize and floridize the water just for that reason.  It keeps the bad buggies from getting to you!  :-) 

I'm not suggesting you don't prepare, if it makes you feel better, but do the dry goods stockpiling if you choose to go that route. 

If you really need to stockpile water for self assurance, store bought sealed water.  It will last 6 months to a year but your container may leach chemicals known to cause cancer after prolonged storage.  You can transfer it to aluminum containers but then again you deal with opened water, so clorox comes in handy.

If you are that concerned at this point, then make sure you dig The Hole large and deep enough.  HaHa.

I thought I should add a resource to back up my statement of 4 days:

Water, bottled and tap, is near the end of the list.

Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2009 10:39 am

A new record!!

I epically liked Biden this morning on NBC.  When Matt Lauer asked him if Americas should not travel, he said no, the virus is spread and there is no extended risk of traveling.  Closing the barn door after the horses escaped he called it.  When  he asked Biden what he would tell his own family, Biden said he has encouraged his family not to get on planes or in other confined spaces???????  So Biden advises his family the opposite of what the White House advises us? 

Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2009 9:29 pm

A new record!!

Lack of reaction from Washington....  Meanwhile George W. Bush is still being castigated for his "lack of action" after Katrina.  This swine flu thing warrants a federal or national action if anything does, as it is not a localized natural disaster. 
I didn't watch the press conference tonight, too busy filling gallon jugs with fresh water.  Actually, I'm finding I can't stomach watching the man.  Loved his quote yesterday though on the pandemic, "there is no cause for concern...[10 seconds]...there is cause for alarm."

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2009 10:37 am

A new record!!

There is just no money or power to be gained by reacting to the swine flu, Gastrapod.  What do you expect?  Nancy Pelosi said it best when she said the problem with America is there are just too many people (she was referring to social programs and their cost).

And why would we want to protect Americans when we have to worry about all those terrorists humans we tortured.

Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: April 29, 2009 9:24 am

A new record!!

I am a little disturbed by the lack of action out of Washington on the swine flu.  No travel restrictions of any kind?  I know the people at the CDC are aware of what is at hand, why the lazidasical approach?  Is it a cost thing?  Are the numberr of projected U.S. lives to be lost not as valuable as the economic stakes with locking down the border?  Sad if so.  How many deaths before we do take action?  Because by then it's too late.  Isn't one enough?

O.K., so I am asking more questions than commenting today, but this one really gets me.  It just seems to me that there obvious steps we should be taking to protect the lives Americans, and no body in Washington is calling for them.

As for the Bengals, well, what can be said. 

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