"I Hope øbama Fails"

øbama has failed because his policies succeeded

friday, october 19th, 2012

0bama's economic plans for America, as propounded on the 2008 campaign trail, were to bring wealth down instead of build it up. On this point he has succeeded, and his presidency is a failure because of it.

The US has become a place where talentless entertainers, treasonous politicians, porn performers, criminal pro-athletes, liberal idiots/morons/traitors and lying journalists, are sadly-mistaken for people of importance.

Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan spoke to this on Friday, when he declared, "The Obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped, but because it was passed." In other words, Obama's goal from the start was to level the playing field, not by bringing lower incomes and standards of living up but by bringing higher incomes and the accumulation of wealth down.

Rush Limbaugh saw this coming before most, and spoke to it on January 16, 2009 by saying, "I hope he fails." And although Limbaugh faced intense criticism for saying it, his point was spot on. He knew that Obama's policies would spell our demise if successfully implemented.

Just look at Limbaugh's statement from the perspective of today, September 2012. We've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%, gas prices have risen more than 100%, national debt has exceeded $16 trillion-plus, and the average family's net worth has fallen 40%.

As Limbaugh predicted, and as Ryan now so clearly states, these things are not the result of Obama's policies failing but because of Obama's policies succeeding.

We're going to turn our wonderful national healthcare system over to a corrupt, idiotic government who runs Amtrak's Snack Bar Service at an annual $84.5 million loss?

Our country simply cannot survive four more years of Obama's success.

© by AWR Hawkins.

[•••JS' PS:: If America doesn't get rid of this racist, Marxist, hate-America, doper, faggot, socialist, cokehead, narcissist, psychopath, liar, muslim filth, lowlife dirtbag, subhuman, Kenyan, usurper, piece-of-shit Barry ∅bama in The White Hut/Crib, and the do-nothing, lowlife bottom-feeders of both parties in the corrupt, criminal US Congress, we will lose the precious American Constitutional Republic our Forefathers, Grandfathers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Cousins fought and died for. The end of America, as we've known and loved it, truly hangs in the balance, on November 6th. The threat to America is real; he will destroy this country. This is the most important General Election in the short history of our Nation. VOTE ALL OF THE SONS-OF-BITCHES OUT OF OFFICE, dammit!]

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A Day In The Life

After staying-up until 11:30pm to watch last evening's VP Debate, I overslept until 6:45am on Friday. After turning-up the heat – it was 31°F outside with a heavy frost – I made French-Roast, Turkish-Grind Coffee (from whole, freshly-ground Dunkin' Donuts beans) with my Chemex® Drip System, and a quick bowl of Cream of Wheat® w/ Keller's Butter. By 8-8:15am, Alan & Arthur would be here to help me load all basement's debris and haul it away. Before the hail, and after the haul. We cleaned-up the Condo's front garden: before the maintenance, after the maintenance. The 5-ton dump truck was fully-loaded (its 2nd load from my basement), so we took my Jeep and drove over to Dad's, repaired his drip irrigation system, repaired the squirrel trap and re-baited it, and drove back to get the truck and went down to the GC&N Complex, to unload.

After Alan & Arthur left at 11:45am to work on another job, I met Tim, a friend and one of my favorite former nursery stock brokers, at the Taylor Haus Restaurant in Stewartstown, for a great lunch of their great homemade Maryland Crab Soup, giant Turkey Club Sandwich and huge pile of Steak Fries, and a year's worth of catching-up on things, since I closed my

business of 21yrs, last October 28th. Tim's one of the "good guys", and I enjoyed doing business with him for many years. I left for East York at 1:30, and stopped by Essis & Sons to pick-up my just cleaned and repaired Oriental Rug, and was home by 4:30. I listened to the morning's missed Chris Plante Show Podcast, then caught the Mark Levin Show, from 6-9pm, while cleaning/Cloroxing/rinsing the basement floor during commercial breaks. Next comes setting-up the remaining 8 of 10 shelf units, sorting thru a few remaining boxes of awards, framed certificates and diplomas of mine, cleaning them, and putting a lot of stuff on to the shelves. It was 46°F, with a low of 27°F forecast by morning, with heavy frost. Then up into the upper-60s/lower-70s for a few days, and 40s/50s following next weekend. I'll get the tempered glass storm door inserts installed by next weekend, as I even see "snow/sleet" in the coming next several weeks' forecast. I'll deal with that when it arrives. By 10:30pm, I was ready for sleep, and shut-down the Condo.

I again overslept on Saturday, until 7:45am. Nice. But at 26°F outside, it was cold in the Condo, so I donned my über-warm and plush Turkish Bathrobe, cranked-up the heat, had some Fresh-Squeezed OJ w/ lots of pulp, Steel-Cut Oatmeal w/ Bananna & Blueberries with Fresh-Grated Cinnamon, and French-Roast, Turkish-Grind Coffee. After checking the weather and news sites, I went down into the basement at 9:30am, to get started on setting-up the remaining 8 shelf units, now that the just-cleaned floor had dried overnight.

The massive, accumulated 35-yr pile of "stuff" was sorted and consolidated, loaded for removal and transport, the

right-side of the basement finally emptied-out, began setting-up the units one-at-a-time, got all 8 completed (the first 2 of 10 now join the other 8 on the left-side of the basement with foodstuff supplies), and set-up a few of the new boxes for housing some of the stuff in old, damaged file boxes. There is a lot of electronic gear and equipment, 3 spare computers, cords, modems, routers, keyboards, a 22" Samsung LCD Widescreen monitor, 2 APC Back-Ups, paper files, books, diplomas, certificates, framed pictures... all of which has to again be sorted, wiped clean and stored in labeled boxes, or stored on-end. There's another 2-3 days of work yet to go. Next, the ceiling insulation needs some tending-to, and plastic sheeting to re-seal it in-place between the floor beams.

At 12:30pm, I washed-up, took a break for lunch, made a Chicken Salad Sandwich on a Croissant, several Deviled Eggs, and called Dad to see what he was doing. He was headed-out to do some food shopping. I always go at 7-7:30am on Sundays, since both of the East York Weis Market and Giant Foods is empty, and I can get through the whole trip in 20-25mins; no lines anywhere. After relaxing for a while, listening to a couple of Chris Plante Show Podcasts, I went back down, sorted through and put all of the electronic gear, software, hardware, 3 spare computers, antique telephones, box of unused Nokia cellphones and home appliance-related items on shelves. By 7:30pm, I left the files, records, books, diplomas, certificates and framed pictures for tomorrow or Monday, since they'll need cleaning and wiping-off. I'd had enough for the day. I watched an Indiana Jones Adventures Series DVD, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" episode, until 9pm, and called it a day.

I was up by 5:15am on Sunday, tired and sore from yesterday's basement work, but needing to go do some food shopping. At 51°F outside, it was a veritable "heat wave", compared to past

mornings, and temps were predicted to be in the low-to-mid-70s for the next several days. I had some Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections, Honey Smacks w/ sliced bananna, and coffee. After getting the week's mail from the CHCA community mailbox, I left at 7:30am for Weis Market. Through in under 15 minutes, I drove to the US Post Office in East York to drop-off some letters and bills – yes, I still use old-fashioned checks, envelopes and stamps – and was back home by 8:45, unpacked, ran a full system back-up on the computer, also ran an anti-malware scan, and left for Dad's around 10:15am. Damn, the squirrel defeated the trap, once again. Time for "Plan B", whatever that is. I'm working on one.

After visiting with Dad, and talking with sister Becky when she called from SF, I came back around 12:30pm, made a Bacon Cheddar-Cheeseburger w/ Fries for lunch, decided to hold-off putting the glass storm door inserts in for another 2 weeks or so, and went back downstairs to re-box (is that a word?) some files, clean computer hardware on the new shelf units and finally tired of it all, after only 3 hours. Temps made it to 70°F outside. Still 6-8 hours left to do on "the basement project"; almost finished and finally "there". I grabbed a nap on the LR couch until 6, with some wonderful classical music playing in the background. There were a couple of Mark Levin Show Rewinds to catch-up on, but I only made it through one before 9pm rolled around and it was time to shut-down. Still 66°F at bedtime. Feels like Spring; almost.

Nice to again sleep-in until 7:15am on Monday, but with so many usual Monday "chores" ahead, I already felt behind it. At 61°F, it was pleasant outside; no need for any furnace heat this morning. I made Fresh-Squeezed OJ w/ lots of pulp, a 4-egg Frittata and coffee, scanned the weather and news sites, and checked my "to do list". Bed linen change, usual morning shower, laundry, garbage bags ready for Tuesday curbside pick-up, and some garage freezer reorganization. I drove to Home Depot and got 3 new ceiling

lightbulb sockets and extension chains for the basement lights. The rain hit around 10:15am and temps quickly dropped into the upper-50s. I got back around 11:30, made a Roast Beef Sandwich & Fries Smothered in Gravy, and worked in the basement for a couple of hours. By 3pm, I'd had enough and came upstairs to check email, and violá: my CommieCast CATV-Net connection "shit the bed". A "local-area outage"; natch.

Will I be switching to "Windows 8" garbage? No frigging way! It's a piece of shit, even before its release, later this month. Screw Micro-crap's bullshit OS! I'll stay with Windows 7, forever. I have several copies of Win-7 Pro, and will keep using them until I die. FUMS!

I watched Indiana Jones Adventures Series DVD, "Temple of Doom" episode, which was good, and the "Bonus Material" DVD, which sucked. By 9:15, the CATV-Net service had returned to normalcy, and I quit for the day. Tomorrow night is the 2nd Presidential Debate, and I'll stay-up for that one.

I got up at 5:30am on Tuesday, 46°F outside so I turned-up the heat for 15-20mins, had some Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections, Ham, Eggs & Hash Browns and coffee. My cleaning ladies were coming at 8:15, so I needed to get some things done and get out of their way. After a load of dishes, bed made-up, and Dining Room/Office Table cleared-off, I met with them to review a small basement cleaning project I needed done for $20. They agreed, and I left for Dad's at 8:45am. We visited for an hour or so, and I made a few stops on the way home. I had an early lunch of Grilled Cheese w/Ham Sandwich & Potato Salad, and went back down to finish-up the last hour of basement re-filing, boxing and general clean-up. IT'S FINALLY DONE! Woo-Hoo!

Since the 2nd Presidential Debate was on tonite from 9-10:30pm, I grabbed a couple of hours of shut-eye on the LR couch. Temps had already dropped to 39°F by 5:45pm. After listening to the

morning's missed Chris Plante Show Podcast, I tuned-in the usual 6-9pm Mark Levin Show, and the watched the Debate on CATV's C-Span. Romney kicked the muzzie-sambo's lying criminal ass, and the lard-assed, bloated-bitch moderator's lying, liberal-biased interference was all-too-evident, once again. I quit for the night, at 11:15pm.

I overslept on Wednesday, until 6:45am; which felt nice, except for the weird dream I was having about "cats, baby hippos and bicycles with flat tires". Don't ask; I don't have a freaking clue, either. Anyway, I turned-up the heat, as it was only 35°F outside, made Fresh-Squeezed OJ w/ lots of pulp, had Raisin Bran w/ sliced bananna, and coffee. The weather and news sites; eh, same-o-news, same-o-forecasts. Meh. Ah, Sears® is having a 30-50% Off Sale on Craftsman Handtools, so I'm outta here and over to their store, just a few miles away. I needed some additions to round-out my Toolbox. And my local Staples®, just a few miles from here, is having a Computer & Parts Recycling Day on Saturday, Oct 20th, so I'll drive down to my GC&N to read the electric meter, and pick-up the ancient printers/drive unit hardware we'd taken down there, last Friday. Nice to recycle all that stuff instead of putting it into a landfill.

Dad called at 2:45pm, and said that a squirrel had been caught in the trap in the detached 2-car garage, so I quickly dropped what I was doing and drove right over. Sadly, it had stressed itself so badly from being caught and confined, it was dead on my arrival; rigor had already set-in, so I buried it out back in the woods. After re-setting the trap, I made a large basket of Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn for Dad, and visited with him for a while. We're waiting for a call from a tree service company to grind-out a massive stump in his

backyard. While they're working, he and I'll do some final tree mulching for the year. (This never-ending yardwork is exactly why I live in a Condo.) Temps hit 63°F for a high, when the sun was out, but dropped quickly when the clouds arrived. A stormfront is approaching from the west and should make Friday a messy day; at least it's not snow, yet. I got home around 4:30, listened to the morning's missed Chris Plante Show Podcast, tuned-in the usual 6-9pm Mark Levin Show from 6-9pm, and crashed for the night, at 10pm.

Up at 5am, I turned-up the heat, had some Del Monte® Red Grapefruit Sections, a bowl of Steel-Cut Oatmeal w/ Bananna & Blueberries with Fresh-Grated Cinnamon, and coffee. I checked the weather and news sites, and found that a massive tractor-trailer accident at the Pennsylvania-Maryland line had backed-up traffic on I-83, just south of the GC&N Complex, and that all I-83 side roads were clogged beyond belief. I'd planned tp go down there to read the electric meter and p/u the computer equipment for drop-off at Staples, and take a large carton of 1960s classic 45rpm records to a local store to sell, so I planned a "back road route" and left at 10:30. All that done, and with a minimum of traffic problems, I ran into some friends and former customers at Giant Food Markets in Red Lion, was back home by 1:30pm. After making 3 fresh Crab Cakes and feasting on a ½-pint of Talenti Gelato, for lunch, I went out for a brisk 2-mile walk around the neighborhood. By 3:30pm, I was back and listened to the morning's missed Chris Plante Show Podcast, tuned-in the usual Mark Levin Show from 6-9pm, and called it a day. Tomorrow starts a new week here in the "Journal", and with 70s temps returning, I'm delaying installing the front & rear storm doors' tempered glass panels, until early November. It'll be a long and harsh Winter, so I want to enjoy the final weeks and days of Fall fresh air for as long as I can.

Obama: "Entrepreneurs Don't Build Businesses"

"Last week, President Barack Obama delivered some telling remarks to a fire station full of people in Roanoke, Virginia. I'll save you the trouble of reading the (long and uninspired) speech and provide you with the most interesting part:

     "If you've got a business – you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." – President Barack Obama, July 13th, 2012.

It would be easy to respond with something along the lines of, "Somebody else made that happen? Who? Who magically imagined the product or service, started the business, built it up, and created the jobs? Who was it? The tooth fairy?" And to some extent, President Obama's statement is so ridiculous as to merit that sort of quick, flippant response.

(Here's the video of that loony remark.)

However, he's not entirely wrong. This reminds me of an argument that Massachusetts Senate Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren would probably make. If he's talking about a mid-sized or large business, where an entrepreneur has hired additional employees, then at that point the business's success isn't purely that of its founder.

Employees add value to a business through work and ideas. That's why you hire employees, after all. Steve Jobs didn't invent every last detail of the phones, computers, and tablets to come out of Apple over the last decade. There were engineers working on those products who developed them. So, employees help entrepreneurs to build their business. "Somebody else" did indeed play a part in making that happen.

But what makes the president's remarks so inane is the totality of what he's saying. He's not saying that entrepreneurs and employees work together to build a business. It's not a collaborative effort. It's all thanks to the employees. Usually, I can understand the way the president's mind works on most issues by examining it through a pragmatic, liberal, or progressive framework. This one baffles me.

As I explained, I can see that he has some of a point, but he's still just obviously wrong on the broader point. Sure, the employees help to build the business, but the business itself wouldn't exist without the entrepreneur. So, to say to entrepreneurs and to business owners, "...you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen," is just wrong. It's silly. They did build that by setting the foundation for the business.

Entrepreneurs are almost always the hardest workers in their business. They work a simply insane number of hours to get their idea off the ground. If they succeed (and they face a tremendous risk if they don't), then they'll start to grow and to hire employees to help. Honestly, if I were an entrepreneur and I read those remarks by the president, I would be furious. It's a tremendous insult to the true job-creators in America, entrepreneurs.

In the context of a long, somewhat rambling campaign speech that touched on every issue under the sun, it may seem as though I'm over-exaggerating the importance of a minor thing he said. But President Obama isn't a stupid man, or even one who makes off-the-cuff remarks he doesn't really mean. He's a very smart man, and he meant what he said.

When the most important issues for most Americans are economic growth and job creation, I believe it's essential to know exactly where both candidates stand on the importance of entrepreneurs. Yesterday, we learned that President Obama believes that entrepreneurs don't build businesses. Ultimately, they're irrelevant. Take that for what you will." ©Principles and Policy, July 14, 2012

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