Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Soledad O'Brien takes on Allen West and Kicks her Butt!

Soledad O'Brien, the morning anchor on CNN challenged Congressman Allen West, an American Patriot (IMHO) this morning about Newt Gingrich's claim that Obama is the food stamp President.  Ms. O'Brien put up a graphic showing that food stamp recipients increased by 60% under George Bush from 2001 through 2008, while under President Obama food stamp recipients have only increased by 40%.  Of course her question was "is the criticism of the "chosen one"  fair, considering the facts about food stamps under President Bush?".

Well let's apply a little common sense test to CNN's premise that Bush was a bigger liberal than Obama, by doing some simple math!  A 60% increase in food stamp recipients over 8 years of the Bush administration is a average of 7.5% a year.  Under the "chosen one" food stamp recipients have grown 40% over 3 years, or an average of 13.33%.  So using Soledad's figures and doing a bit more math if Obama is gifted with another term (which is likely IMHO), then comparing apples to apples Obama's food stamp program will have grown, not 60% as Bushes did, but 106% over eight years.

Now I know that arguing this stupid point is like two drunks arguing over the bar bill on the Titanic, but I just hate the way the Integrity Free Media spins things to support the "chosen" one.

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Allen West, one of my American Heros

Folks, here is a gentleman that should be running for President.  Enjoy these videos because you will not see them in the Integrity Free Media.

Amen and God Bless the USA, the home of the free because of the brave like Allen West!

Willie P

If you have been screwed by the folks at MF Global - Good luck

The Wall Street Journal is reporting today,

"Nearly three months after MF Global Holdings Ltd. collapsed, officials hunting for an estimated $1.2 billion in missing customer money increasingly believe that much of it might never be recovered, according to people familiar with the investigation.
As the sprawling probe that includes regulators, criminal and congressional investigators, and court-appointed trustees grinds on, the findings so far suggest that a "significant amount" of the money could have "vaporized" as a result of chaotic trading at MF Global during the week before the company's Oct. 31 bankruptcy filing, said a person close to the investigation. . . ."
So folks if you had some money invested in MF Global, I am here to tell you, you are screwed!  Why, will because MF Global was run by Jon Corzine, and Jon  has said he is sorry this happened and he  just doesn't understand!  
"But, Willie P, surely there are laws that hold the CEO's of these organization's responsible, didn't I read something about the Sarbanes Oxley law that was passed after the Enron debacle that will help us get our money back or be sure those who stole it from us go to jail?", asked my friend Dale the other night down at the City Cafe.
Well Dale that is true and if the crooks who stole your money at MF Global, particularly their CEO Jon Corzine were one of those greedy capitalist pigs from Wall Street who had conservative tendencies and supported conservative policies there is no doubt that the boys in the White House, the SEC, and the Justice Department would be all over the head MF'er Mr. Corzine and this team, like stink on a skunk, as we say here in flyover country.  Just like all those boys at down at Enron who were in the oil bidness down here in Texas in 2001.  I mean those guys were sent to jail, fined and literally taken out of society, and it served them right.    
But sadly for you, and all the MF Global investors, these MF'ers are part of the Crony Capitalist group from Wall Street that support the current administration, and they are part of the Democratic Socialist groups  currently running the country. You see the Head MF'er in charge at MF Global, Jon Corzine already went up to Capital Hill and told his cronies in Congress that he was sorry about losing all that money, I mean really what else do you want to happen to the poor guy? 

You don't really expect his buddies in Congress and the White House to put a good ole boy 

like Jon in jail just because he can't find a couple billion dollars do you?  Beside you made

enough money in the oil bidness yourself so quite your gosh darn bitchin.

Willie P
Just a common sense thinker from flyover country!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Familiar Rhetoric and Failed Promises

You will enjoy this video from the RNC, maybe there is hope that the Republicans may take it to Obama as they have been doing to themselves!

Proving of course once again, that for Democrats, all history begins tomorrow!

Remember vote wisely this November!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Obama's Make-Believe Life

I ran across this great article, written in 2010 by a fellow blogger.  Quite an interesting and accurate take on President Obama.  And a touching picture don't you think?

Obama's Make-Believe Life

By Alan Caruba

I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he’s led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? “Dreams of My Father” was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The “Audacity of Hope” followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a “communist with a small ‘c’” was the real author.


Mr. Caruba concludes with this,

"We laugh at the ventriloquist’s dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America?"

A great question and one we all need to come to grips with!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Tea Party vs Occupy, another View!

As a follow up to my earlier post, the following graphic from the Greater Boston Tea Party website sums up the differences quite nicely!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Tom Brokaw thinks his impartiality is in question by a Romney Ad?

Are you kidding me, Tom Brokaw thinks his impartiality is in question by a Romney ad?  Where in the hell has Brokaw been for the last 10 years.  He is lucky there is only one add in play, at the moment, demonstrating the liberal slant of his reporting.  The man needs to get a grip on reality his impartiality is no longer in question, his reporting is as liberal as it gets!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country! 

Obama obtains the coveted Chavez Endorsement

Seems as if the Chief Socialist in North America and the Chief Socialist in South America have "bonded" in the common mission to bring down capitalism and destroy the economic viability of their respective countries!

Wouldn't it be wonderful for the Americas if both of these Socialist were soundly rejected by the Citizens of their respective countries in 2012?

Willie P
A common sense thinking conservative from flyover country!

Sex Assault Claim Against 6-Year-Old

Are you kidding me?  Now under the current political correctness madness this headline doesn't seem too strange, but seriously does this pass the common sense reasonableness test?  Does anyone think a 6-Year old could possibly be guilty of sexual assault?  But this did allegedly happen in the San Francisco Bay Area so . . . !

Read the absurd article here

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Occupy Anything but a Job vs The Tea Party

The Democrats, among many others, have wrapped their blanket of support around the Occupy Anything but a Job crowd.  

Conservatives and common sense thinking individuals of all parities, races and ethnic backgrounds have wrapped their blanket of support around the TEA Party Patriots.

The Integrity Free Media has done their duty to support the Democrats and the Occupy Anything but a Job crowd.

The Republican Elite, primarily the RINO's, whose main goal in life seems only to be to get re-elected, tend to distance themselves from the TEA Party.

In my opinion the TEA Party is the only conservative party in existence and I believe it reflects the belief and thinking of the majority of American's.  

But to be fair, lets just compare how the Occupy Crowd's record on societal interaction with that of the TEA Party.  Let's compare both the societal interaction facts and the facts about who supports each group.

Societal Interaction facts
Occupy Crowd movement through October 2011
Number of Days: 40 Number of Arrests: 2511
Number of Arrests per Day: 62
Number of Public Defecations: 1
Number of Rapes: 4
Cost to Taxpayers: $3.2 Million (in New York alone)
Number of Days: 984 (As of October 2011)
Number of Arrests: 0
Number of Arrests per Day: 0
Number of Public Defecations: 0
Number of Rapes:  0
Cost to Taxpayers: $0.00.

People and organizations that support the Occupy Crowd

Black Panthers
President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden
Nancy Pelosi
Iran’s Supreme Leader, the Ayatollah Khamenei
Hugo Chavez

People and organizations that support the TEA Party

Common Sense Thinkers of all parties and occupations
Conservatives of all parties and occupations
The millions of Americans who get up everyday, go to work, make a living, pay their taxes and ask nothing from the government except a fair and level playing field so they can live their lives without excessive governmental intervention.

You be the judge of which group best fits your value system!

Willie P
A common sense thinking conservative from flyover country!

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Buffet Rule! What a joke?

The Socialist in Chief, (Obama) has developed the "Buffet Rule," named after billionaire investor Warren Buffet, which says rich people shouldn't pay taxes at a lower rate than their secretaries. To impose this rule, Obama said at his State of The Union address Tuesday that people making more than $1 million should pay at least 30 percent of their income in taxes.
Surprisingly I find myself in total agreement with Obama and the Occupy crowd, secretaries should not pay a higher tax rate than high income earners.  But that is where the agreement ends!  The Communist/Socialist economic model loved by Obama and the Democrats is to raise taxes on the high income earners.  My view, and that of most common sense thinking individuals, is that we should fix this inequity by lowering the tax rate on all income earners.  
The following article in of all places the Huffington Post does a great job of explaining why Mr. Buffet and Mr. Romney and folks who make most of their income from investments pay a lower tax rate than their Executive Assistants, perhaps Socialist-in-Chief Obama will actually read it since it comes from a liberal rag, however do not expect him to get it!

Investment Income Historically Treated More Favorably Than Labor By Tax Code

WASHINGTON -- Why do Mitt Romney and other wealthy investors pay lower taxes on the income they make from investments than they would if they earned their millions from wages? Because Congress, through the tax code, has long treated investment more favorably than labor, seeing it as an engine for economic growth that benefits everyone.
President Barack Obama and the Occupy Wall Street movement are challenging that value system, raising volatile election-year issues of equity, fairness – and Romney's tax returns. . . . .
"There are two ways to look at this: There is a moral argument and an economic growth argument, and they both point to lower taxes on capital gains," said William McBride, an economist at the conservative Tax Foundation.
McBride says it is unfair to tax income more than once, and capital gains are taxed multiple times. If you got the original investment from wages, that money was taxed. If the stock you own gains value because the company you invested in makes a profit, those profits are taxed through the corporate tax. And if that company issues dividends, those are taxed as well.
Read the entire article!
The fact is that Congress, not business owners and high income individuals, write and pass the laws and they don't go into effect until the President signs them.  The fact is that income tax rates paid are based on where an individuals income comes from.  By law wages and salaries are taxed at one rate, gains and income from qualified investments is taxed at another level, set by Congress.  The fact is that everyone whose income comes from salary and wages, and those whose income from salary and wages exceeds $1 million dollars a year, regardless of their title (CEO, Scientist, Doctor, secretary, athlete, actor, union thug) already pays 35% (currently the highest rate for individuals earning over $358,000) of that income to the Federal Government.  So could someone please tell me what more the Socialist in Chief and the Occupy Crowd want them to pay?
The little fact that never gets stated is that the Capital Gains tax (currently 15%) is an additional tax on income from money that has already been taxed once before.  Making the real tax rate on capital gains income around 50%.   
Every American who pays income tax (and nearly 47% of Americans DO NOT PAY one dime in taxes) is getting fleeced by the confiscatory policies of the Federal Government. 
Don't believe the lies put out by the Democrats and repeated by the Integrity Free Media, Americans are Taxed Enough Already.  We need less spending, not more taxes.
Willie P
Just a common sense thinker from flyover country!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ever wonder why Capitalism and Corporations are under fire!

Do you ever wonder why capitalism and corporations are seen as cold heartless SOB's and lawyers flock to line up victims when a disaster like the Costa Concordia occurs, well take a look at this article in the Telegraph!  

Not sure if this is true, but it is believable.  No doubt the accountants and lawyers (who BTW in my experience make good lawyers and accountants but horrible CEO's and leaders) have carefully calculated the rate of return on this utterly stupid idea and the numbers, according to them, work.  Their idea, give the survivors of the Costa Concordia a 30% discount on the next cruise they take but no refund on the cruise that they potentially could have died on because of the their gross incompetence.  Seriously, this is the best these management geniuses (no doubt Summa Cum Laude graduates of one of the many MBA programs) could figure out.

How about this as a real meaningful offer that would have been fair for the survivors!

  • $100,000 for potentially killing you.
  • A full refund of your cruise price on the one we couldn't complete.
  • Free cruises for life for you and your spouse on any of our cruises when space is available, which since considering our horrible safety record and incompetent Captains will be almost any cruise we attempt to undertake in the future.
I am not an attorney but I am the CEO of a business that has been around for nearly 30 years and I know the difference between right and wrong.  This is not only wrong it is indicative the culture that exists in some corporate suites around the world.  

It is no wonder law suits have become a major industry, not only in the US but the world!

Sometimes folks you gotta just say "We fucked this up, we were wrong, and we are going to do whatever it takes to make this right, even if that means the organization ceases to exist!' and you have to be serious and mean what you say and back it up by matching your actions with your rhetoric

Willie P
A common sense thinker from fly over country that believes honor and integrity are more important than fame and fortune gained by screwing other folks to get it!

The 10th Amendment Project

Last night in his victory speech in South Carolina, presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich briefly mentioned that his new found friend Rick Perry (We Texans remember Rick, he is the guy we are paying to be Governor of Texas while he is out running for a new job in Washington), was going to head he Gingrich campaign's 10th Amendment Project.

According to the campaign when the idea was announced last August, "The idea behind a Tenth Amendment enforcement act, Gingrich said, would be to kick federal regulations — and the resulting paperwork — back to the states, something he said could save money on both the state and federal side."

I think the idea is a good one and is clearly needed and I think Rick Perry is a great leader for the project.  But let's illustrate one of the MAJOR problems with politicians of all parties and all political ideologies.   This was the subject of a previous post on this blog (If you run for office, quit your day job!).  If Texas Governor Rick Perry really is a small government conservative who really believes, as he says, that taxpayers are over taxed then he will announce his resignation this week from the Governorship of Texas to work on the Gingrich campaign to head up the 10th Amendment Project.  

Now I heard Newt's announcement of Governor Perry's leadership of the project last night but I missed Governor Perry's announcement of the press conference to tell us he is going to resign as Texas Governor so he can focus on his next career in Washington.  

I am not traditionally a betting man, but I am willing to bet that Governor Perry is not any different than the majority of politicians and will not give up his day job while he runs for a new job over the next 9 months!

Just remember 99% of those in politics who lie to their constituents give the 1% who do not lie to their constituents a bad name!

Willie P
Just a common sense thinker from flyover country!

The wreck of the Costa Concordia compared to the Titanic and 9/11

I was watching a recorded copy of this weeks Last Man Standing TV show tonight.  It ended and BAM I was dumped into the middle of the Geraldo Rivera show on Fox News.  I don't watch Geraldo but before I could change the channels I heard some incredibly stupid things coming from his special on the Costa Concordia accident.  Geraldo was interviewing folks in and around the coastal city of Giglio, Italy.  The blabber from those that Geraldo had on was, at best stupid, and at worst, shameful.  Within thirty seconds I heard two individuals on the scene near Giglio utter; "This is horrible, it was like the Titanic"and "This is our 9/11".   Really, you idiots on the coast of Italy think this was like the Titanic or 9/11?

The Costa Concordia and the Titanic did have three things in common; one is that they were both the largest and most luxurious ships of their class; two the captain went down with the ship, except that Captain Smith of the Titanic went down while he and his crew were trying to save as many people as possible before they died while the Captain of Costa Concordia was actually "going down" on his girlfriend when the ship went aground and then left the ship before he saw to the business of saving passengers and securing the vessel; and three, the accidents were indeed both caused by their respective Captans not obeying basic seamanship rules.  But folks that is where the comparison between the Titanic and Costa Concordia ends.

The Titanic sank within a few hours of hitting an iceberg, in 12000 feet of water in the North Atlantic, taking the lives of 1500 + passengers and crew.  The Costa Concordia hit a freakin rock within 100 meters of shore, listed to the port side, and as of January 21, 2012 there were 12 people confirmed dead and 20 others still missing.

The attack on America on 9/11 was the deliberate action of a bunch of Islamic Terrorist.  3000 + people were killed and thousands more injured.  No normal thinking human could possibly compare the accidental grounding of a cruise ship in less than 200 feet of water, which resulted in the death of no more than 20 people (and that is tragic and could have been prevented) with the death of 3000 + people in New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC as a result of a pre-meditated and murderous attack on the United States by Al Qaeda!

I am sorry but this kind of mindless reporting of comments by obviously stupid people is indicative of the Integrity Free Media around the world!

There is good news however, no one in Giglio has yet to be reported blaming this ship wreck on either  BP or George Bush but that is probably because there was no-one on the scene in Giglio from Communist/Socialist Comrade Barak Hussein Obama's administration, yet!

Willie P
A common sense thinker from flyover country!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Great Day in America for Americans in the race for the Republican Nomination!

Last week I was unhappy with Newt and Rick Perry for their attack on capitalism and I am still unhappy with any alleged conservative that attacks capitalism.  But that said, Newt's performance in Thursday nights debate on CNN has moved me back into his camp.  His answer to John King's despicable question was a home run.  I have always thought that Newt was the "smartest guy in any room he is in" and he proved it on Thursday night when he decimated John King and literally turned the tide in the Republican primary.  His victory today in South Carolina has certainly changed the dynamics of the 2012 Republican primary.

Of course the establishment media and the ruling elite Republican's have already started the attack on Newt.  They are now scared and dealing with something they never thought would happen.  We are already hearing from them that Newt can't win the election against Barak Hussein Obama and that Republican's in both the House and Senate are scared to death that not only will Newt lose in a landslide to Obama, but that he will take many of them down in the process!

Those of you in Congress who are afraid that Newt's ideas of a strong, vibrant, and financially healthy America are going to take you down in defeat need to simply stop lying to us and resign immediately.

I have no clue who is going to get the nomination for the Republican Party and I will warn you to watch out for an August surprise from the Republican intelligencia as they try their best to maintain their elected Royalty status.

This is getting to be fun to watch as it unfolds.

Willie P
Just a common sense thinker from flyover country!

Tired of being called a Racist!

Tired of being called a racist?  Read some of this elixir.  Take two doses each day. David Limbaugh very eloquently provides an elixir for all common sense thinkers in his Townhall column on Friday (1/20/12) .  Limbaugh expands on Newt's defense of conservative ideas and principles in his answer to Juan Williams race bating question about Newt calling Obama the food stamp president.  

David Limbaugh writes, "This, in my words, is what Newt was also telling Juan: "Juan, along with other Americans, I am sick and tired -- do you hear me, Juan? -- sick and tired of not being able to give voice to America's founding principles without being accused by sanctimonious liberals of bigotry or lacking compassion. Read my lips, Juan: Conservatism is not racism; conservatism is more compassionate than liberalism; conservatism brings real results rather than peaking, like liberalism, at the point of allegedly good intentions. Look at this audience, Juan. Like me, they're fed up with the finger-pointing. If you want to point fingers, look no further than President Obama, who, in the name of helping Americans, is bankrupting this nation and whose policies are destroying the economy, with minorities being hardest hit. So please spare me the lectures, Juan.

Newt demonstrated how conservatives should communicate truths and respond to slanderous attacks in the public arena. It's time all conservatives learned to overcome this morbid fear of their own shadows when it comes to articulating conservative principles. It's past time that they stand up to the liberal and PC bullying. There is a strong, aching hunger in Middle America for our side, our leaders, to fight back. Newt's subsequent surge in no small part is a resounding reflection of that. Let's take back the narrative."

A. Thinker

Friday, January 20, 2012

I Promise

To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person I meet.

To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as I am about my own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature I meet.

To give so much time to improving myself that I have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side, so long as I am true to the best that is in me.

Posted by Walter Scott


First President to refuse to show a valid Birth Certificate,
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner,
First President to have a social security number from a state he's never lived in,
First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States Government,
First President to violate the War Powers Act,
First President to orchestrate the sale of murder weapons to Mexican drug cartels,
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico ,
First President to defy a federal judge's court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law,
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party,
First President to spend a trillion dollars on "shovel-ready" jobs--and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs,
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his Union supporters,
First President to bypass Congress and implement the DREAM Act through executive fiat,
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportations of illegal immigrants across the US, including those with "criminal convictions",
First President to demand a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees,
First President to terminate America 's ability to put a man into space,
First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places,
First President to have a law signed by an "Auto-pen", without being present,
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce It,
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak out on the reasons for their rate increases,
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory,
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN, etc),
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago,
First President to fire an Inspector General (of AmeriCorps) for catching one of his friends in a corruption case,
First President to propose an executive order demanding companies disclose their political contributions to bid on government contracts,
First President to appoint 45 "czars" to replace elected officials in his office,
First President to play golf 90 separate times in his first three years in office,
First President to hide his medical, educational, and travel records,
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it,
First President to coddle America 's enemies while alienating America 's allies,
First President to publicly bow to America 's enemies while refusing to salute the US flag,
First President to go on multiple global apology tours,
First President to trade books with dictator Hugo Chavez, and then pat each other on the back,
First President to consider his own military, returning from battle, as "terrorists".

Can America risk another four years of this madness?  I think not, but then I am just a common sense thinker from flyover country!

Willie P