VFW Freezes Family out of Their Home

This is a very sad story that is local and personal to me. A Waterford, NY family forced from their home under very suspicious circumstances by the VFW made the local paper The Troy Record in November. There is now much more to this story on eNewsAlerts.com. The town of Waterford couldn’t even condemn the terrible action.

To sum it up, a broken water line leading to the property was cobbed up by the tenant’s VFW landlord earlier in the year and the family was led to believe it would be repaired right up until November when they were told they would not fix it. The cob job was a garden hose stretched across the property from the local VFW. Then they told them they were evicting them because it was not profitable enough to them to fix it.

The family did not even have time to fight the action because the garden hose was no match for winter, which was a perfect checkmate for the VFW, who had the family living under an illegal setup for months. The family was then left with no recourse, but to flee, throwing out many of their possessions and leaving their home of 27 years. Had the family been told sooner they would have at least had a reasonable time to find other living arrangements. It was quite a Christmas present. The mayor of Waterford, Bert Mahoney, who is allegedly behind the action has been silent on the matter. You have to wonder if these people have hearts. Shame on the VFW and the town of Waterford, NY. Shame indeed.

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Barack Obama: Don’t Think We’re Not Keeping Score, Brother

The Hill reported another scary quote from Barack Obama. His comment was directed at Democrat Rep. Peter DeFazi, who considers himself a progressive populist and has a reputation for not being easily intimidated:

“Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.”

These kinds of comments are especially scary, given the number of people Barack Obama and the democrat leadership have paid off to vote for the health care money grab. The most recent paid off were Senator Ben Nelson and Senator Bernie Sanders. In the world of Barack Obama it seems you can either buy people off or scare them off.

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Barack Obama’s Historically Low Approval Rating Brings About George W. Bush-Like Quotes

Barack Obama’s 47% approval rating is the lowest of any president this early in their presidency. Compare that poll to George W. Bush’s rating of 86% and you can see why the Nobel Prize Obama acceptance speech sounded more like George W. Bush than it did the anti-war president:

“A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler’s armies. Negotiations cannot convince al-Qaida’s leaders to lay down their arms. To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism, it is a recognition of history”

Most rational people already knew that, but coming from Obama that is quite a turnaround. It may be the wisest thing he has ever said.

“No matter how justified, war promises human tragedy.”

For some reason that truth did not apply to George W. Bush. By the way, despite being the victim of  the biggest media aided smear campaign of all time, 44% now prefer Mr. Bush to Barack Obama. Ouch!

“The belief that peace is desirable is rarely enough to achieve it.”

That is a blow to the anti-war radical activists who claim all you have to do is be nice to the enemies of America and then you can lay down your arms.

“Compared to some of the giants of history who have received this prize – my accomplishments are slight.”

An understatement, but so true. It was only about 8 months into Obama’s presidency when it was announced he had won this. He had only been president for about 2 weeks when he was nominated. You might wonder why? I’ll address that in another blog post. In the meantime, welcome to reality Mr. Obama. Even if it was only a political reality.

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Donald Rumsfeld: The President’s Assertion Does a Disservice to the Truth

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had some harsh words for Barack Obama following Obama’s speech explaining his decision to send 30,000 of the military’s requested 40,000 troops to Afghanistan.

Barack Obama said in his speech: “Throughout this period, our troop levels in Afghanistan remained a fraction of what they were in Iraq. Commanders in Afghanistan repeatedly asked for support to deal with the reemergence of the Taliban, but these reinforcements did not arrive.”

That statement angered Mr. Rumsfeld who is asking Congress to review Obama’s claims in order to to “determine exactly what requests were made, who made them, and where and why in the chain of command they were denied.”

It appears the Obama camp was not prepared for a challenge to the President’s comments as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs claimed that Obama was referring to requests that came during 2008. That would make Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates the culprit.

“Such a bald misstatement, at least as it pertains to the period I served as secretary of defense, deserves a response. I am not aware of a single request of that nature between 2001 and 2006.”

The president’s assertion does a disservice to the truth and, in particular, to the thousands of men and women in uniform who have fought, served and sacrificed in Afghanistan.” — Donald Rumsfeld

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Conservative Candidate Doug Hoffman No Longer Concedes

Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Candidate in the 23rd New York Congressional District no longer concedes defeat in the close election vs Democrat Bill Owens. When asked by Fox News host Glenn Beck if he would “unconcede,” Hoffman said: “If that is possible, yes.”

Hoffman is now down by about 3,000 votes after his vote totals were apparently somehow misreported. That leaves over 10,000 absentee ballots to decide the race.

Ironically, fresh on the heals of all the Acorn voter fraud shenanigans, the election of Democrat Bill Owens helped secure the controversial health care legislation victory.

With the Acorn corruption and all the  improbable adding of vote counts in close elections such as Al Franken’s, no close loss of a conservative candidate should be accepted without serious inquiries. Recent close losses have completely tilted political power and drastically changed the landscape of the United States. You can see from the economy and all the military problems that it was not for the better.

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Barack Obama Economy May Actually be Worse than the Great Depression

There are already reasons to believe this economy is at the point of the great depression. The latest jobless figures paint a grim picture. But if you or someone you know has tried to find a job in the past 6 months you probably realize things are worse than the numbers they are giving on the news. It is summertime, when companies are hiring, not only for your traditional summer work, but because good jobs need people to come in so their employees can go on vacation. When Walmart has a hiring freeze in June, you know things are bad.

The unemployment numbers do not show the whole story. There are a lot of people who are not included in those numbers. How do you know how bad the economy is? If you are one of the lucky ones who hasn’t had to look for a job in a long time then you just need to look around. Believe it when you hear nightmare stories of hundreds of applicants for jobs most people wouldn’t have considered under George W. Bush. What is interesting is that the big push for illegal immigration was that we had so many jobs that people weren’t willing to do we needed illegals to fill them. Where are those jobs?

During the great depression you didn’t have to spend 5 or 10 bucks in gas you didn’t have going to an interview, much less the cost of driving around looking for work. Then to a 2nd interview and possibly a 3rd. Then a drug test. Then a hiring freeze in place of the job you were promised.

Things were bad during the great depression, but people were still a little more self sufficient than they are now. Housing wasn’t what it is and there were more people with a place for a garden and more local farms. You can’t grow food in cement. Now you buy food that has been shipped all over to get to your local store and you don’t get the price benefit of much competition for your veggies. You can’t buy from your local farms if you don’t have any. There aren’t usually enough anyway, even in places that have them to keep food prices from soaring. Back in those days people did often have the ability to grow their own food. You just can’t say that now.

Mr. Obama has made a real, long lasting recovery nearly impossible with his unconscionable record spending. Then he tries to justify his recklessness by saying President Bush spent a lot. Where does Obama get the money for all his friends pet projects? The only way to do it is by gutting the military, thus making America less safe. Given with what Iran and North Korea are getting away with you can see the possible future ramifications of that, for our safety as well as the economic fallout from potential disasters that could result.

Leftists like to say President Reagan overspent when he was in office. Well, he knew how to lead a strong economy, not to mention that much of that money went into the military to keep America safe. As a result America had decades without all the threats in the world we are experiencing now. Letting these threats take root is perhaps the biggest reason for the price of gas. Now a conflict could make prices soar. That is also the fruit of dealing with unfriendly regimes and not drilling for our own oil. Again, detrimental to the economy and not something that had to be feared back in the 1930’s.

To believe that the economy under Barack Obama is not one of the worst ever is to ignore what people are going through. It is also to ignore the snares that are await us thanks to an unwillingness to produce our own energy, a weakened military and greatly weakened resolve to deal with the foreign threats that could eventually make these bad times look like the good old days.

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