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Is your car warranty still good? Better find out.

“Let me say this as plainly as I can. If you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired just like always,” Obama said in a speech. “Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it has ever been. Because starting today, the United States will stand behind your warranty.”

But now GM is saying it’s not responsible for “old GM” warranties.  A lady has file a class action lawsuit because “new GM” is refusing to honor the warranty on her Impala.

2008 Chevy Imapala

“There are no specific factual allegations that New GM — as opposed to Old GM — did anything at all in relation to her vehicle,” [Ben] Jeffers [GM attorney] wrote. “Plaintiff here is trying to saddle new GM with the alleged liability and conduct of old GM.”
And this comes as a surprise to who? Why would anyone expect that Obama would keep his word? And make no mistake, this has the face of Obama all over it. GM and Chrysler are Obama and his union’s babies.
If I owned a GM made before 2009, I’d sell it as quick as I could and get myself a Ford.
But I already own a Ford.

Break out the bubbly – Scott Walker won in Wisconsin

Read  here at Fox.

So the Wisconsin Supreme Court said that the judge had no business interfering – gee whiz what a surprise and that the law can take effect.

Congrats to the entire state of Wisconsin and to Gov. Scott Walker, too!

Another Obama failure

If you haven’t read this story yet, it’s a kill. Due to low enrollment, a NJ elementary school named after TheOne will be closing it’s doors this summer.

At the time that the school acquired its new name, [in 2010] administrators took a lot of flak for ostensibly focusing on the name change instead of the plight of its students. But the city resident behind the movement, Myra Campbell, believed it would “send a subliminal message” to the students.

A subliminal message? How about they send a clear message about, oh say,  LEARNING? Hello… anybody in there? How about we teach these kids how to read, write and do simple math, in real easy to understand language?

Subliminal messaging is part of any indoctrination process, by the way.

I have an even better idea. How about we dismantle the Department of Education this  year and let the parents and citizens of a given district determine their OWN needs and requirements and finance it themselves? One thing that will be made evident in that scenario is how important the education of their children really is. Why should I be made responsible for the education of kids whose parents don’t give a damn themselves? I’m more than happy to pay taxes for the education of kids in my district, where parents and even I, have a say in what they do, read and learn. But I really don’t like paying for failing schools and teachers in Phoenix or L.A. or Chicago and where the unions and federal bureaucrats control the indoctrination and not the education of our kids.

Call me crazy that way…





The American taxpayer – insulted and injured and becoming more aware of it

When union leaders negotiate with a politician, they’re negotiating with someone they can hire and fire. Public unions have numbers and money, and politicians need both. And politicians fear strikes because the public hates them. When governors negotiate with unions, it’s not collective bargaining, it’s more like collusion. Someone said last week the taxpayers aren’t at the table. The taxpayers aren’t even in the room.

As for unions looking out for the little guy, that’s not how it’s looking right now. Right now the little guy is the public school pupil whose daily rounds take him from a neglectful family to an indifferent teacher who can’t be removed. The little guy is the beleaguered administrator whose attempts at improvement are thwarted by unions. The little guy is the private-sector worker who doesn’t have a good health-care plan, who barely has a pension, who lacks job security, and who is paying everyone else’s bills.  Peggy Noonan/WSJ

And then there’s this:

Last year, for example, the Open Society Foundation, backed by liberal financier George Soros, gave NPR $1.8 million to help support the latter’s plan to hire an additional 100 reporters. When NPR receives million-dollar gifts from Mr. Soros, it is an insult to taxpayers when other organizations, such as MoveOn.org demand that Congress “save NPR and PBS” by guaranteeing “permanent funding and independence from partisan meddling,” as the liberal interest group did last month. It was even more insulting when PBS posted a message on Twitter thanking MoveOn.org—the group that once labeled Gen. David Petraeus as “General Betray Us”—for the help. Senator Jim DeMint/WSJ


Howard Dean raising a slush fund for the Wisconsin 14

Interesting story at the American Spectator. It seems that the Dean brothers (Howard and his brother Jim) have put together an organization to raise money for the support of the 14 Wisconsin democrats on the lam. And they’ve raised over $120,000. The money is being funneled into the Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Committee. Wisconsin law prohibits contributions of over $6000 in one calender year from any one organization or person, so the this violates that law by a large amount – well over $100,000.

Donations in the sum of at least $14, to support the 14 runaway politicians or as they call them- heroes, are being accepted at this website. “Please contribute $14 to the Wisconsin State Democratic Committee right now and tell these 14 Hero Democrats to stand strong…”

I’ve wondered how these guys were supporting themselves in Illionois and I knew that not one of them were staying at a Comfort Inn or Motel 6. Now I have an answer.

“Alas for the Wisconsin senators and their Dean Dollars, Governor Scott Walker is watching. So too their doubtless appalled Republican colleagues. Not to mention the horrified and mad as hell taxpayers of Wisconsin.

Did I leave out the entire nation?

Where are Wisconsin State Senate Democrats’ Dean Dollars going? And based on the reality that Wisconsin teachers and some doctors are seen lying… on camera!… who will believe the answer when it comes? From either the Deans or the missing state senators?”

“Thanks to the Deans and 14 AWOL Wisconsin Democrats in the State Senate — now flush with a slush fund of over a hundred grand — the idea of being a “public employee” and “teacher” will never be seen the same way again. Not to mention being a Democrat in the Wisconsin State Senate.”

It’s pathetic to me that the Deans can raise this kind of money in less than a week for these renegade, outlaw politicians but the American Spectator is trying to only raise $25,ooo to keep its website going and struggling at just over $6000, so far.

Random thoughts for Monday

These unions get us coming and going. Morning Bell at the Heritage Foundation says that the teacher’s “sick-in” could cost Wisconsin taxpayers up to $6million. A story from MacIver Institute, explains how much these work absences will cost the state, thanks to “doctors” who are signing work excuses to protesters on the picket lines. No one knows how many of these “doctors” are even genuinely licensed.

The unions are doing nothing but alienating public opinion. Those of us in the private sector are watching this and seeing how much these folks will be getting in pensions and we aren’t liking it. And we are liking less, the protesters when they are asked to shoulder a little of the burden that we have had to carry for years. So, I say keep it up. Membership in unions is declining (it’s under 11% of the work force now) and they aren’t doing anything positive for their cause.


I have to ask: how smart is it to take your spring break in Mexico or go hiking along the Iranian border or to sail your yacht along the coast of Somalia? I mean, seriously.


I hope the Republicans who voted with the Democrats on the budget last week have some kind of good explanation for doing so. Some of those defecting to the dark side were Tea Party candidates and all of them ran on budget cuts and repealing ObamaCare, when they were elected last November.  This is highly disappointing. And sure does make me question my faith in the party.


And then there’s this:

For 50 years, Democrats have harbored traitors, lost wars, lost continents to communism, hobnobbed with the nation’s enemies, attacked America’s allies, and counseled retreat and surrender. Or as they call it, ‘foreign policy.’ As Joe McCarthy once said, if liberals were merely stupid, the laws of probability would dictate that at least some of their decisions would serve America’s interests.” –columnist Ann Coulter

But we know that none of their decisions have served America. . .

Work slow-down to protest NYC budget cuts? Someone is saying yes.

Two people are dead and they want people to join their union? They want people to be sympathetic to their cause?

This is disgraceful! And could be criminal.

New York’s Strongest used a variety of tactics to drag out the plowing process — and pad overtime checks. . . 

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/sanit_filthy_snow_slow_mo_qH57MZwC53QKOJlekSSDJK#ixzz19dGrdMW0

Hey Leftists! come explain your piggish ways!

After the One Nation rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. How disrespectful of a hallowed monument. What pigs! (from the Patriot Post)

Trumka – “the very rich don’t buy much”

“When you get into tax cuts for the very rich, they don’t buy much,” he [Richard Trumka – president of the AFL-CIO] said. “We need to create demand. And the best way to create demand is to put money in people’s pockets. We need to invest in jobs, because without the jobs you won’t get that demand.”

Trumka said the stimulus wasn’t as effective as it could have been because it was not big enough and invested in too many short-term projects with a 18-month horizon. He said longer-term  projects would have brought in more investment and suggested taking unused repaid money from the bank bailout to give to regional banks to alleviate the credit crunch.
Where do they find these brilliant guys to run the union?

The “very rich, they don’t buy much.” HUH?

Let me tell you, if I were rich – not just very rich and apparently if you make over $250,000/year, you are VERY rich –  I’d be finishing my back yard and I’d be buying new sofas for my family room. I’d be driving 963 miles (one way, that is) to see my 89 year old dad which means I’d also be staying in motel rooms and eating in restaurants. Gee, by making that trip back to Wyoming, I’d be helping waitresses and small business owners in 3 states and doing it both ways. But I’m not even rich – let alone very rich – so I’m staying in Arizona.

If I had money freed up and not taxed to extinction, I’d be getting someone here to prune the mesquite tree in my front yard – the one that will look like a monster tumble weed in front of my house by winter.

All those things create jobs. Money back in my pocket creates, and dare I say it – saves jobs. This man is a moron and whoever claims him as his union president it totally stupid.

Trumka has it completely backward but he’s a leftist so what else would you expect. You do not create demand by providing jobs. You create demand by letting people KEED THEIR DAMNED MONEY. Spending money creates demand which then creates jobs. Like every other leftist/marxist in this country, they simply do not get it and yet they still get air time on television.

I’m going to go right by the “stimulus wasn’t big enough”. It’s just too apparently easy that I won’t waste your time or mine.

Regional and community banks, by and large don’t want government money. There’s a “credit crunch” because everyone is scared and is holding onto their money. And small businesses are not looking to borrow because they have no idea what taxes they will be hit with.

Here’s a unique idea: How about we take that repaid money and pay down the debt? How about we stop taxing every thing that moves (and doesn’t like a tanning bed) and let people keep their money. When they have money – along with the very rich – they spend it. That creates demand and that creates jobs.That’s the only place he’s right – demand creates jobs. But with no money, there is no demand.

This Trumka guy is an absolute idiot and I would not be telling anyone that I belonged to his union.

You absolutely, positively don’t want this bailout

UPS is lobbying congress for a bailout because they can’t compete with FedEx. This is nothing short of another union (Teamster) maneuver. Go here and watch all the videos and read all the information.

“This is political favoritism at it’s worst, benefiting only UPS and the Teamsters while raising transportation costs across the country.  FedEx has been able to break a decades-long UPS monopoly on parcel delivery, reducing costs to millions of costumers.  The competition is healthy for everyone, and the best way for UPS to gain its edge is to get out from under the current rules or persuade the Teamsters that they’ll lose their jobs if they won’t change. This Teamsters bailout is worth a GOP filibuster if it ever makes it to the Senate floor.” WSJ, April 26, 2010