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Spring Forward

Not politically of course… Spring is here! Actual spring. With a new season, comes a new page.

Enjoy the green in your yard, and on the web

– Me

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Convenience Fee

Our local utility office (Owned and operated by the City Corporation) just began offering online payments. There is a convenience fee associated with this option. They are charging almost $10 to pay your bill online! Interesting they would tack on an additional amount given the benefits of less employee involvement, instant payment, and the green agenda being met going paperless. Something else I noticed on my bill was they are now double charging for water-sewer. The bill reflected water usage with a fee, but now reflects 20 gallons used, 20 gallons sewer, both being charged.

What if I water my yard? Does that mean I used those gallons for sewer? No, but I am incapable off providing this for myself, so the city does what it wants.

ANOTHER fee… Go figure. Wonder where that money is going since I am part of the TN Valley Authority (TVA) that paid out more than $94 Million in Christmas Bonuses alone in 2010. That seems fair, I should pay more after all according to our idiot President.

– Me

Interesting Comparison

Google Image Search “Katrina victims” and “Sandy victims” and take note what you see.

 

The first thing I take note of is the Katrina victims are all poor blacks in desperate situations – implying of course the Government’s downfall and failure. The Sandy victims are yachts and schooners washed ashore, flooded empty subways, and amusement parks and boardwalks flooded. The stark contrast is the South shows a Republican President ignoring the plight of blacks or African Americans or whatever the Hell they wanna be called now (colored people), and the North shows a Democratic President observing the damage of rich neighborhoods and a Caucasian beach community. The facts of the two storms are not eligible for debate – they are facts. Katrina KILLED a LOT of people, did way more damage, and displaced about 3 times the people than did Sandy.

Now, why do I make that comparison? The majority of the casualties and “stay behinds” of Katrina were poor blacks living in the wards of New Orleans. This is pure poverty, and these people did not have the money or resources to leave their homes. I do feel they CHOSE to live in New Orleans, and there is a certain risk with that choice, so no big surprise something happened. The majority of the problems in the North is people bitching about not having power and gas. That is a huge problem – it IS! The majority of the displaced or “stay behinds” of Sandy were not government dependents, and CHOSE to stay behind on their own accord – not for lack of resources. Comparison over, lets get to the meat and taters of this meal. . .

People from New York, Jersey, and that general area said why help the “victims” of Katrina? After all, they choose to live in a hurricane zone and below sea level, particularly in New Orleans. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, these very people who offered no sympathy are wanting some. I say no. There are crews out there trying to help with electricity and water, etc. FEMA is on the job (kinda) – just like Katrina. Let them do their job whether those results are good or bad, and be at the mercy of the government like the Katrina victims were. The smug attitude of the Liberal North has come full circle, and now they are the ones in want. I offered little sympathy for the Katrina victims, and will do the same for the Northern jack wagons. They knew they lived on the ocean, and they knew the subways were below ground and prone to flooding IF something ever happened. So… Fair is fair, deal with it – you CHOSE to live there.

– Me

Union Workers ONLY

What a headline! Only Union workers allowed here. Am I talking about a construction site that already has a contract? No. I am talking about utility workers in New Jersey! These people are out of power and the utility companies up there turn away crews from Alabama (Decatur and the Shoals) because they do not belong to a Union! This is not some conspiracy theory – this was reported by NBC Philadelphia and Huntsville’s WAFF here. Are you kidding me?

These idiotic Unions are stopping power from being restored because assistance does not benefit the Unions? What a crock of brown smelly stuff. If I lived there, I would be absolutely livid about this. Once again the modern day Union fucks things up for the common man. This is sad on many levels, and arrogant beyond reproach. I almost find this report hard to believe, not on reporting, but merely on merit. Wow, what country are we living in again? Apparently one where only Union members can work on a natural disaster rebuilding effort. Sour politics here…

I have an idea: Maybe the Union can use this disaster to go on strike and demand more lucrative contracts! Hold the electricity hostage, and don’t give in – they WILL pay eventually. Go get em Unions – you totally deserve more money, less hours, and better benefits… I just hope the people who live there remember that the Unions turned away much needed assistance for a quite stupid reason.

– Me

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy or SadNY haha (B/C New York is all sad now; nevermind) has flooded NY City and tore up most of the East Coast of the US. Here is the pressing question: Which countries are going to send aid and money to US to assist in this natural disaster? I would certainly take note of the ones who do not, and would reciprocate the good will if the need ever arose in their misfortune. First, Japan needs to cut a check and start sending medical supplies, followed closely by the EU and Pakistan. Palestine needs to get out their checkbooks as well, and should probably nudge the Kuwaitis to do so as well. I understand some nations such as Haiti are incapable of doing so, and I expect nothing from them, but the other countries need to start their engines and get the race going to send assistance the way we do for them when needed.

Speaking of countries not doing anything, what the Hell are we still mad at Cuba about? I Would like to take a slow bourbon on that beach one day, so what is the problem. Are we still mad about the missile crisis b/s? We aren’t even mad at Russia anymore and they were merely using the Cubans as a strategic location. I say we quit crappin in our backyard and get those delicious cigars this way! Who knows, maybe then we could help Cuba rebuild even though they laugh at us when we fall upon hard times (like the rest of the world).

– Me

Flip Flop

Watch Ed Shultz get beat up by Jeremy Scahill…

I love watching Shultz get “offended” and squirming when confronted with FACTS! Seems Scahill (Normally Left leaning but truthful) was the wrong guest to bring on to agree with Shultz this night! Too funny

– Me

Live Free – Shut up and color

Paul Ryan said “Our rights come from nature and God, not from government”. Well, he is correct, but what he failed to mention is that government limits those rights in almost every aspect of our lives. Most of the agencies that dictate our lives are not in the Constitution as to what the government CAN REGULATE. Look it up in the Constitution of the United States Article 1, Section 8 – That is ALL our government can constitutionally regulate! So how do these agencies come to life? Worldwide governing is the black and white answer. In 1912, The Hague hosted the first international opium conference where numerous nations SIGNED A TREATY to jointly police drug trade. This was years in the making, the US holding conferences as early as 1909. The Treaty of Versailles officially made drug enforcement a worldwide effort in 1919. So what is the problem you may ask? The nations implemented this law locally (In the US) under the contracting clause – put simply, you are property of the government, so they can do what they want. Shortly after, the DEA was invented – a Gestapo style strong-arm of “law enforcement” that goes AGAINST the very regulations our government is authorized to control under Article 1, Section 8. Congress signed it into law – they SURE DID, but Congress DOES NOT SUPERCEDDE the Constitution. The establishment of the DEA was and continues to be unconstitutional and a government power grab through international agreement. Force, the barrel of a gun is the ONLY WAY to truly enforce these unconstitutional laws through unconstitutional agencies. Maybe that is why the ATF served a warrant on the Branch Davidians in Waco, TX for a supposed “child abuse” claim…

Enjoy this small list of government agencies NOT authorized by the Constitution:

Advanced Research Projects Agency
Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
African Development Foundation
Agency for International Development
Agricultural Marketing Service
Agricultural Research Service
Agriculture, Department of
Economic Research Service
Energy, Office of
Environmental Quality, Office of
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Federal Crop Insurance Corp.
Food and Nutrition Service
Foreign Agricultural Service
Forest Service
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards
Administration
Information Resources Management
Inspector General, Office of
National Agricultural Library
National Agricultural Statistics Service
National Resources Conservation Service
Operations, Office of
Procurement and Property Management
Rural Business – Cooperative Service
Rural Development Administration
Rural Housing Service
Rural Telephone Bank
Rural Utilities Service
Secretary of Agriculture, Office of
Transportation, Office of
World Outlook Board
AMTRAK
American Battle Monuments Commission
American Indians, Office of Trustee
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Appalachian Regional Commission
Architectural/Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Arctic Research Commission
Assassination Records Review Board
Benefits Review Board
Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, Office of
Blind or Severely Disabled, Committee for Purchase from People who are
Board for International Broadcasting
Broadcasting Board of Governors
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Central Intelligence Agency
Child Support Enforcement
Children and Families Administration
Civil Rights, Commission on
Civil Rights, Office for
Commerce Department
Economic Analysis, Bureau of
Economic Development Administrations
Emergency Management Assistance
Fishery Conservation and Management
International Trade Administration
National Marine Fisheries Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
National Weather Service
Productivity, Technology and Innovation, Assistant Secretary
Technology, Undersecretary for
Commercial Space Transportation
Commodity Credit Corporation
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund
Community Planning and Development
Community Service, Office of
Construction Industry Collective Bargaining
Commission
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Corporation for National and Community Service
Cost Accounting Standards Board
Council on Environmental Quality
Delaware River Basin Commission
Economic Affairs, Undersecretary of
Economic Analysis, Bureau of
Economic Development Administration
Economic Research Service
Education, Department of
Bilingual Education and Minority Languages
Affairs, Office of
Civil Rights, Office of
Educational Research and Improvement
Elementary and Secondary Education
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Postsecondary Education
Secretary of Educations
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Office of
Vocational and Adult Education
Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board
Emergency Steel Guarantee Loan Board
Employees’ Compensation Appeals Board
Employees Loyalty Board
Employment and Training Administration
Employment Standards Administration
Endangered Species Committee
Energy, Department of
Energy, Office of
Engineers, Corps of
Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Quality, Office of
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Equal Opportunity, Office of Assistant Secretary
Export Administration, Bureau of
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Family Assistance, Office of
Farm Service Agency
Farm Credit Administration
Farm Credit System Insurance Corp.
Federal Acquisition Regulation
Federal Aviation Administration
Federal Claims Collections Standards
Federal Communications Commission
Federal Contract Compliance Programs
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Election Commission
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Employees Life Insurance
Federal Employees Health Benefits
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
Federal Financing Bank
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.
Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
Federal Labor Relations Authority
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Federal Management Regulation
Federal Maritime Administration
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
Federal Procurement Policy, Office of
Federal Property Management Regulations
Federal Property Management Regulations System
Federal Railroad Administration
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Service Impasse Panel
Federal Trade Commission
Federal Transit Administration
Federal Travel Regulation System
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Fine Arts, Commission on
Fiscal Service
Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S.
Fishery Conservation and Management
Food and Drug Administration
Food and Nutrition Service
Foreign Agricultural Service
Foreign Assets Control, Office of
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Foreign Service Grievance Board
Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Board
Foreign Service Labor Relations Board
Foreign Trade Zones Board
Forest Service
Geological Survey
Government Ethics, Office of
Government National Mortgage Association
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program
Health and Human Services, Dept. of
Health Care Financing Administration
Housing and Urban Development
Federal Housing Commissioner
Human Development Services
Independent Counsel, Office of
Indian Affairs, Bureau of
Indian Arts and Crafts Board
Indian Health Service
Information Resources Management
Information Security Oversight Office
Inspector General
Institute of Peace, U.S.
Inter-American Foundation
Intergovernmental Relations, Advisory Commission
Interior Department
Internal Revenue Service
International Boundary and Water Commission
International Development, U.S. Agency on
International Development Cooperation Agency
International Fishing and Related Activities
International Investment
International Joint Commission, U.S. and Canada
International Organizations Employees Loyalty Board
International Trade Administration
International Trade Commission
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation
Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries
Labor Department
Labor-Management Standards, Office of
Land Management, Bureau of
Legal Services Corporation
Management and Budget, Office of
Marine Mammal Commission
Maritime Administration
Micronesian Status Negotiations
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Minerals Management Service
Mines, Bureau of
Minority Business Development Agency
Monetary Offices
Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring, Office of
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National and Community Service Corp.
National Capital Planning Commission
National Commission for Employment Policy
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
National Council on Disability
National Counterintelligence Center
National Credit Union Administration
National Drug Control Policy, Office of
National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration
National Imagery and Mapping Agency
National Indian Gaming Commission
National Institute for Literacy
National Institute for Standards and Technology
National Labor Relations Board
National Mediation Board
National Park Service
National Railroad Adjustment Board
National Science Foundation
National Telecommunications and Information
Administration
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp.
Northeast Dairy Compact Commission
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Occupational Safety and Health Review Board
Oklahoma City National Memorial Trust Operations Office
Overseas Private Investment Corp.
Payment from a non-Federal Source for Travel Expenses
Payment of Expenses Connected With the Death of Certain Employees
Peace Corps
Pennsylvania Avenue Development Commission
Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in Armed Forces
Presidential Documents
Presidio Trust
Prisons, Bureau of
Procurement and Property Management
Productivity, Technology and Innovation, Assistant Secretary
Public Contracts, Dept. of Labor
Public and Indian Housing
Public Health Service
Railroad Retirement Board
Reclamation, Bureau of
Refugee Resettlement, Office of
Regional Action Planning Commissions Relocation Allowances
Research and Special Programs Administration
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
Rural Development Administration
Rural Housing Service
Rural Telephone Bank
Rural Utilities Service
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
Science and Technology Policy, Office of
Secret Service
Securities and Exchange Commission
Selective Service System
Small Business Administration
Smithsonian Institution
Social Security Administration
Soldiers’ and Airmens’ Home
Special Counsel, Office of
Surface Mining and Reclamation Appeals, Office of
Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Office of
Surface Transportation Board
Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Technology Administration
Technology Policy, Assistant Secretary of
Technology, Undersecretary for
Tennessee Valley Authority
Thrift Supervision Office
Trade Representative, U.S.
Transportation Dept.
Transportation, Office of
Transportation Safety Administration
Transportation Statistics Bureau
Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission
Veterans Affairs Dept.
Veterans Employment and Training
Wage and Hour Division
Worker’s Compensation Programs

Land of the Free – as long as you sit there with your mouth shut and color.

– Me

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