Congratulations to the Victors!
I just want to congratulate the Republicans and the Tea Partiers on their stunning victory -
But Be Warned: You have won so that you can now do the People's Business, not so you can "get even" or "punish" the Democrats. Remember: It is only 24 months until the Presidential Elections and the country will be watching and expecting results....
Regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s election, the 111th congress will remember Nancy Pelosi’s tenure as, possibly, the worst Speaker of the House in the history of the United States. No other Speaker has a worse effect on American competitiveness or practiced such bitter partisanship. Her friends and allies in Unions and other progressive causes were rewarded at the expense of others. All while deliberately, encouraging Americans to become increasingly dependent upon government.
The first order of business of the 112th Congress should be to stop the unrestricted spending. Speaker Pelosi has boasted of the $5 trillion increase in the national debt and the punitive, legislative warfare that she championed through Congress that has squandered our treasury and left us the greatest debtor nation on earth. Restoring some level of fiscal sanity will not be easy, but it is the most urgent task. Fiscal discipline will require a line-by-line review of the budget, a practice that elected officials love to discuss but rarely execute. It would be madness to continue the Pelosi practice of borrowing money from China to redistribute to union activists and favorite left wing causes.
Another of Speaker Pelosi’s damaging legacies is the level of dirty politics. We can no longer afford the rudeness that has become the norm in political discourse. During her tenure, Pelosi has overseen multiple pieces of legislation shoved through the House using arm twisting, threats and “bribes” that take the form of political pork. The various pieces of legislation involve tens of thousands of pages of gibberish which neither the Speaker, nor many who allegedly drafted the legislation, has read. That insanity must stop.
Perhaps most egregious of all, Nancy Pelosi has opened a Pandora’s box of double-speak, often achieving a level of incoherence, that has masked her hostile intent and determination to effect a general redistribution of wealth. In Pelosi’s world, it’s okay to support bail outs for failed companies, especially those with huge union representation, by raising taxes on smaller companies. Pelosi has followed her friend, Henry Waxman, down the rabbit hole into a wilderness where there are no limits to the amount of bureaucracy embraced by Congress and the Obama Administration. Waxman has proposed, and Pelosi endorsed, a system where all national issues and challenges are solved by an ever expanding amount of government oversight. Of course, according to this view, no amount of oversight, and no amount of cost for the oversight, is too much. Chaos and disruption to our energy production, power generation and healthcare delivery system were viewed as less consequential if the primary goal of inserting more governmental bureaucracy, oversight, and control over the private sector could be achieved.
Our nation now faces a dismal truth: Speaker Pelosi has been a disaster. If the Republicans take back the House, as is widely expected, a new and, let us hope more competent Speaker will assume responsibility for re-exerting American power, economic vitality, and civic health.
So it is time for goodbyes. Americans should wish Mrs. Pelosi well as she exits the national leadership. Her place in history, as the first female Speaker of the House, is secure. Unfortunately, Mrs. Pelosi will likely be recorded as the most irresponsible Speaker of the House that left the nation, in every way, worse off than when she first took over the gavel. It’s time for her to go.
Oops... Investigators knew a man accused of stealing $6,000 from a Florida Panhandle bank didn't stuff the cash in his wallet. That's because he somehow left it there, making it easy for authorities to find him.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says the 26-year-old robber brandished a handgun at Destin's Union State Bank on Thursday, ordering the employees to the floor. Deputies say he fled with $6,000.
While investigators searched the bank, a witness found a wallet nearby. Investigators showed the ID photo to bank employees, who thought it might be the robber. Deputies searched the man's house and say they found cash and a gun that appeared to be the one used by the robber.
On this day in history in 1888 Jack the Ripper kills last victim; in 1917 1st class mail now costs $0.03; and in 1979 63 Americans taken hostage at US Embassy (Tehran, Iran)
Driving Home Drunk
An Irishman who had a little too much to drink is driving home from the city one night and, of course, his car is weaving violently all over the road.
A cop pulls him over. "So," says the cop to the driver, "where have ya been?" "Why, I've been to the pub of course," slurs the drunk.
"Well," says the cop, "it looks like you've had quite a few to drink this evening." "I did all right," the drunk says with a smile.
"Did you know," says the cop, standing straight and folding his arms across his chest, "that a few intersections back, your wife fell out of your car?"
"Oh, thank heavens," sighs the drunk.
"For a minute there, I thought I'd gone deaf."
Live Long and Prosper.....