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From:  The President of the United States

To:  Secretary of the Treasury Geithner
Secretary of Defense Gates
Secretary of the Interior Salazar
Secretary of Labor Solis
Attorney General Holder

Dated:  September 7, 2010

Re:       Buggy Whip Manufacturing

Gentlemen (and Lady), it has come to my attention (websurfing on my Blackberry during these interminable staff meetings and out on the links when the rest of my foursomes are teeing off) that there is only one buggy whip manufacturer remaining in the United States of America today: Westfield Whip Manufacturing Company of Westfield, Massachusetts.

This raises a number of troubling implications and interesting opportunities for this Administration.

Tim, my faithful Treasury Secretary, I direct you to engineer a bailout for Westfield Whip immediately.  Please do not let the mere fact that they claim to be solvent deter this.  By virtue of the fact that Westfield is the last surviving member of a once-flourishing industry it is ipso facto “at risk.”

Whatever took down the buggy whip industry as a whole — some of the best minds at Harvard are still debating the cause, something about some sinister guy named “Schumpeter” — may still be lurking out there.  We courageously refused to let healthy banks such as the multi-billion dollar BB&T opt out of the TARP funding.  We got them to reconsider their protest that “their business and balance sheets were perfectly OK and they didn’t need the money” by making very credible menacing noises about burying them in audits by the Comptroller of the Currency.  And we brought to bear the suasion of other regulatory agencies with bureaucratic life-or-death power …  which most people (myself included) had never even heard of until you, Tim, yourself previously (and, come to think of it, still) a lifelong bureaucrat, so kindly pointed out to me.

So … how very clever of me! There are some who say that customers, in a free market, best determine what companies should rise and fall based upon the quality of their products and services, the competitiveness of their prices, and the demand for their goods and services.  That implies that mere businesspeople (not to mention customers — some of whom, I have just learned, shop at tacky places like Walmart and Costco!  Can you believe it?) have better judgment than I, the President of the United States.  How weird is the worldview to which right wingers, tea partiers, and so many little people in the “flyover states” so bitterly cling!  Obviously, I, as President, know better than such as these.  About, well, everything.

Robert, my bipartisan Defense Secretary, I direct you immediately to nationalize Westfield Whip as “critical national security infrastructure.”  There are some who say that buggywhips have no place in modern warfare.  I, let me be clear, know better.  (It is obvious that I know best to all but the most feeble minded tea party types who are failing in their civic duty to listen to NPR instead of those strange fellows Limbaugh and Beck.  I, after all, am the President.  Nobody else is.  QED.  Duh!)

To paraphrase Teddy Kennedy, paraphrasing Bobby Kennedy, paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw, “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that used to be and say why not?” (Note to my “small s” secretary Katie Johnson:  this is brilliant of me.  Get it over to Gibbs immediately and have him get it around to those piranha in the mainstream media who have stopped swooning at my every cliché.  This may remind them how astute and witty truly I am.)

As late as WWII, The German and the Soviet armies used horses until the end of the war for transportation of troops and supplies. The German Army, strapped for motorised transport because its factories were needed to produce tanks and aircraft, used around 2.75 million horses—more than it had used in World War I. One German infantry division in Normandy in 1944 had 5,000.

Since our secret program to convert most of GM and Chrysler (we still own them, right Tim?) to manufacturing Predators for Afghanistan to keep the Right quiet and Windmills for whoever we can unload them to keep MoveOn quiet is moving forward handsomely, it is by no means out of the question that the United States Army, like the German Army before it, may find itself “strapped for motorized transport.”

I, the President of the United States, having foreseen this distinct possibility in that nice, “no drama Obama but visionary way” of mine, am directing you to position the United States against the possibility of militarily essential buggy whips.  Take whatever steps are deemed expedient to nationalize Westfield Whip.  Mothball it and store it, if need be, next to the Ark of the Covenant over there in the warehouse of the national archives.  But do it.

Secretary Salazar, it has come to my attention that Westfield Whip’s factory is the same building in which it has been manufacturing whips since 1887.    Because it is so old, or something, it has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  I, lo the President of the United States, find it deeply troubling that actual commercial activity is permitted in a property listed on an actual U.S. National Register.  Commercial activity is so… déclassé.  A necessary evil at best.  To associate the prestige of the United States Government with a mere factory?  Unthinkable.  Shut down its operations immediately.  Quietly let them outsource the manufacturing to Taiwan, if necessary, but … let’s play dumb on that.

Secretary Solis, as Secretary of Labor were you aware that Westfield Whip employs literally dozens, maybe scores, of people?  Given your poor performance in reducing unemployment, let me, the President, given that I am smarter than everyone including, therefore, you, provide guidance here.  Please immediately force Westfield Whip to accept some expansion loans from the Small Business Administration to double their workforce, then put out a press release.  (Katie, send a note to my Secretary of Commerce, what’s his name again?  Oh yes.  Gary something.  Gary Locke?  Clever of me to remember.  Telling him I, the President, approved this.)  This could rapidly generate dozens or even scores of new jobs.  Hilda?  I really expect my secretary of labor to be more proactive in creating jobs.  Can’t you get more power over to the Unions?  That surely will help create more jobs.  Because union members have jobs, don’t you see?  And while you are at it, get the Bureau of Labor Statistics to count those jobs in Taiwan which we created but shutting down the factory into their employment numbers.  Fair’s fair.

I don’t have to time to think of everything without severely cutting in to my golfing schedule.   So get this handled. Stat.  The press is beginning to notice the higher-than-predicted level of unemployment you know.

Mr. Attorney General, it hardly will have escaped your notice that, as the only remaining Buggy Whip factory in America, Westfield Whip is ipso facto (!) a monopoly, which is defined at dictionary.com, sixth entry, as “the market condition that exists when there is only one seller.”   Why does it always fall to me, the President, to have to notice and point these things out?

So, Eric, it has been disappointingly lax of you not to already have commenced antitrust action against Westfield Whip.  Your neglect has allowed them to engage in such monopolistic practices as not selling their products at retail, forcing the public to go through capitalistic parasites such as “distributors” and “retailers.”  Get with it people!  This is the 21st century.  If you can’t buy it on the Web, it might as well not exist.  So Eric, please give your assistant attorney general for antitrust a good hard prompt.  Tell her to stop messing around with Google and other marginal players and bear down on breaking up Westfield Whip.  Do whatever it takes to prevent it from using its chokehold on America to engage in noxious profit-making practices.

I expect you, my cabinet, to be more proactive and to get this country moving!  We can only blame things on the prior administration for about so long. (Note to self: This job seriously is beginning to detract from my golf time.  Katie?  Would you rev up Air Force One and call up the usual suspects?  I have always been keen to try out the links at St. Andrews, in Scotland, where some say golf was invented.  Get Rahm to come up with some kind of fact-finding mission to justify.  Maybe a ceremonial visit to the Stone of Scone, on which most British monarchs have been crowned since the 14th century.  Maybe the Brits, or Scots, or whoever owns it now, will let me sit on it as a photo op?  Surely something can be arranged.  (If some suasion is needed, Gates, you are authorized to go to DEFCON 3 … but no higher without consulting me first.)

To recap your marching orders:  Tim: bail it out.  Robert:  nationalize it.  Ken, shut down its factory operations.  Hilda, use it as a poster child for creating jobs.  Eric, break it up.  I expect to see results by the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cabinet.   And remember.  I am the President of the United States and, thus, smarter than all of you combined.

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Ralph Benko, author of The Websters’ Dictionary: How to use the Web to Transform the World, available as a free download from www.thewebstersdictionary.com is a member of the Tea Party Patriots.  And a satirist.


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From:  The President of the United States

To:  Secretary of the Treasury Geithner
Secretary of Defense Gates
Secretary of the Interior Salazar
Secretary of Labor Solis
Attorney General Holder

Dated:  September 7, 2010

Re:       Buggy Whip Manufacturing

Gentlemen (and Lady), it has come to my attention (websurfing on my Blackberry during these interminable staff meetings and out on the links when the rest of my foursomes are teeing off) that there is only one buggy whip manufacturer remaining in the United States of America today: Westfield Whip Manufacturing Company of Westfield, Massachusetts.

This raises a number of troubling implications and interesting opportunities for this Administration.

Tim, my faithful Treasury Secretary, I direct you to engineer a bailout for Westfield Whip immediately.  Please do not let the mere fact that they claim to be solvent deter this.  By virtue of the fact that Westfield is the last surviving member of a once-flourishing industry it is ipso facto “at risk.”

Whatever took down the buggy whip industry as a whole — some of the best minds at Harvard are still debating the cause, something about some sinister guy named “Schumpeter” — may still be lurking out there.  We courageously refused to let healthy banks such as the multi-billion dollar BB&T opt out of the TARP funding.  We got them to reconsider their protest that “their business and balance sheets were perfectly OK and they didn’t need the money” by making very credible menacing noises about burying them in audits by the Comptroller of the Currency.  And we brought to bear the suasion of other regulatory agencies with bureaucratic life-or-death power …  which most people (myself included) had never even heard of until you, Tim, yourself previously (and, come to think of it, still) a lifelong bureaucrat, so kindly pointed out to me.

So … how very clever of me! There are some who say that customers, in a free market, best determine what companies should rise and fall based upon the quality of their products and services, the competitiveness of their prices, and the demand for their goods and services.  That implies that mere businesspeople (not to mention customers — some of whom, I have just learned, shop at tacky places like Walmart and Costco!  Can you believe it?) have better judgment than I, the President of the United States.  How weird is the worldview to which right wingers, tea partiers, and so many little people in the “flyover states” so bitterly cling!  Obviously, I, as President, know better than such as these.  About, well, everything.

Robert, my bipartisan Defense Secretary, I direct you immediately to nationalize Westfield Whip as “critical national security infrastructure.”  There are some who say that buggywhips have no place in modern warfare.  I, let me be clear, know better.  (It is obvious that I know best to all but the most feeble minded tea party types who are failing in their civic duty to listen to NPR instead of those strange fellows Limbaugh and Beck.  I, after all, am the President.  Nobody else is.  QED.  Duh!)

To paraphrase Teddy Kennedy, paraphrasing Bobby Kennedy, paraphrasing George Bernard Shaw, “Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that used to be and say why not?” (Note to my “small s” secretary Katie Johnson:  this is brilliant of me.  Get it over to Gibbs immediately and have him get it around to those piranha in the mainstream media who have stopped swooning at my every cliché.  This may remind them how astute and witty truly I am.)

As late as WWII, The German and the Soviet armies used horses until the end of the war for transportation of troops and supplies. The German Army, strapped for motorised transport because its factories were needed to produce tanks and aircraft, used around 2.75 million horses—more than it had used in World War I. One German infantry division in Normandy in 1944 had 5,000.

Since our secret program to convert most of GM and Chrysler (we still own them, right Tim?) to manufacturing Predators for Afghanistan to keep the Right quiet and Windmills for whoever we can unload them to keep MoveOn quiet is moving forward handsomely, it is by no means out of the question that the United States Army, like the German Army before it, may find itself “strapped for motorized transport.”

I, the President of the United States, having foreseen this distinct possibility in that nice, “no drama Obama but visionary way” of mine, am directing you to position the United States against the possibility of militarily essential buggy whips.  Take whatever steps are deemed expedient to nationalize Westfield Whip.  Mothball it and store it, if need be, next to the Ark of the Covenant over there in the warehouse of the national archives.  But do it.

Secretary Salazar, it has come to my attention that Westfield Whip’s factory is the same building in which it has been manufacturing whips since 1887.    Because it is so old, or something, it has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.  I, lo the President of the United States, find it deeply troubling that actual commercial activity is permitted in a property listed on an actual U.S. National Register.  Commercial activity is so… déclassé.  A necessary evil at best.  To associate the prestige of the United States Government with a mere factory?  Unthinkable.  Shut down its operations immediately.  Quietly let them outsource the manufacturing to Taiwan, if necessary, but … let’s play dumb on that.

Secretary Solis, as Secretary of Labor were you aware that Westfield Whip employs literally dozens, maybe scores, of people?  Given your poor performance in reducing unemployment, let me, the President, given that I am smarter than everyone including, therefore, you, provide guidance here.  Please immediately force Westfield Whip to accept some expansion loans from the Small Business Administration to double their workforce, then put out a press release.  (Katie, send a note to my Secretary of Commerce, what’s his name again?  Oh yes.  Gary something.  Gary Locke?  Clever of me to remember.  Telling him I, the President, approved this.)  This could rapidly generate dozens or even scores of new jobs.  Hilda?  I really expect my secretary of labor to be more proactive in creating jobs.  Can’t you get more power over to the Unions?  That surely will help create more jobs.  Because union members have jobs, don’t you see?  And while you are at it, get the Bureau of Labor Statistics to count those jobs in Taiwan which we created but shutting down the factory into their employment numbers.  Fair’s fair.

I don’t have to time to think of everything without severely cutting in to my golfing schedule.   So get this handled. Stat.  The press is beginning to notice the higher-than-predicted level of unemployment you know.

Mr. Attorney General, it hardly will have escaped your notice that, as the only remaining Buggy Whip factory in America, Westfield Whip is ipso facto (!) a monopoly, which is defined at dictionary.com, sixth entry, as “the market condition that exists when there is only one seller.”   Why does it always fall to me, the President, to have to notice and point these things out?

So, Eric, it has been disappointingly lax of you not to already have commenced antitrust action against Westfield Whip.  Your neglect has allowed them to engage in such monopolistic practices as not selling their products at retail, forcing the public to go through capitalistic parasites such as “distributors” and “retailers.”  Get with it people!  This is the 21st century.  If you can’t buy it on the Web, it might as well not exist.  So Eric, please give your assistant attorney general for antitrust a good hard prompt.  Tell her to stop messing around with Google and other marginal players and bear down on breaking up Westfield Whip.  Do whatever it takes to prevent it from using its chokehold on America to engage in noxious profit-making practices.

I expect you, my cabinet, to be more proactive and to get this country moving!  We can only blame things on the prior administration for about so long. (Note to self: This job seriously is beginning to detract from my golf time.  Katie?  Would you rev up Air Force One and call up the usual suspects?  I have always been keen to try out the links at St. Andrews, in Scotland, where some say golf was invented.  Get Rahm to come up with some kind of fact-finding mission to justify.  Maybe a ceremonial visit to the Stone of Scone, on which most British monarchs have been crowned since the 14th century.  Maybe the Brits, or Scots, or whoever owns it now, will let me sit on it as a photo op?  Surely something can be arranged.  (If some suasion is needed, Gates, you are authorized to go to DEFCON 3 … but no higher without consulting me first.)

To recap your marching orders:  Tim: bail it out.  Robert:  nationalize it.  Ken, shut down its factory operations.  Hilda, use it as a poster child for creating jobs.  Eric, break it up.  I expect to see results by the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Cabinet.   And remember.  I am the President of the United States and, thus, smarter than all of you combined.

-

Ralph Benko, author of The Websters’ Dictionary: How to use the Web to Transform the World, available as a free download from www.thewebstersdictionary.com is a member of the Tea Party Patriots.  And a satirist.


 

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By: Ralph Benko 

Op-Ed Contributor
September 14, 2010

Tonight is celebrated an event of symbolic political, social and cultural significance. It is summed up with the phrase, "Death to bad government" and the event is the Grito de Dolores ("The Cry of Dolores," named for a small town in Mexico).

The Grito de Dolores is the July 4th of Mexico: the celebration of their fight for independence from their own colonial power, Spain. Its rallying cry is "Death to Bad Government," the tone of it has similarities with that of our Tea Parties, and conservatives well might embrace it.

On Sept. 15, 1810, just before midnight, Father Miguel Hidalgo ordered the bells of his church to be rung to summon his congregation and said:

My children: a new dispensation comes to us today. Will you receive it? Will you free yourselves? Will you recover the lands stolen three hundred years ago from your forefathers by the hated Spaniards? We must act at once.... Will you defend your religion and your rights as true patriots? Long live our Lady of Guadalupe! Death to bad government!

So 2010 is the Grito's 200th anniversary. Among Mexicans, it is "an almost mythic event." The Grito is redolent of America's "revolutionary" values, values that reside inside America's DNA and in the human core.

The Declaration of Independence and the Grito are rooted in the same ground: Dignity.

The Grito represents an opportunity for conservatives and Tea Partiers to celebrate the values we share with Hispanics. Tonight, on the eve of the Grito, half a million people will gather in the plaza outside the presidential palace of Mexico; millions more will rally throughout Mexico and many thousands here. Church bells will echo across the continent. Let us recognize and celebrate those who will "defend your religion and your rights as true patriots."

The swelling Hispanic population here is a gift to conservatives and to the United States. Hispanic values are core American, and conservative, values, including pro life, traditional marriage, family and community minded, hard working, entrepreneurial, respectful of property rights, religious and deeply patriotic.

More Hispanics than any other defined ethnic group have received the congressional Medal of Honor at the risk of their own life above and beyond the call of duty in action against an enemy of the United States. Real conservatives say: Mi casa, su casa.

Bewildered by the moral hazard created by America's long non-enforcement of its immigration laws, some conservatives have been slow to recognize how potent a cultural, social, economic and potentially political force for bringing the United States back to its moral and free-market roots is our growing Hispanic population.

Once conservatives come to terms with adding a redemptive step so that illegal aliens, if otherwise of good character, can earn their way to citizenship (very different from "amnesty"), it will be our privilege to welcome them into leadership of our councils.

The Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles (whose umbrella group, American Principles in Action, I advise) is demonstrating how Hispanics will support conservatives by promoting, within California's Latino communities, the candidacy of Carly Fiorina to the United States Senate.

Pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-limited government, Fiorina exemplifies Latino as well as conservative values. Sen. Barbara Boxer, the incumbent California Democrat, does not. If Hispanics recognize Carly as their own, they will provide her with the victory margin.

The millions of Hispanics in America make up an invisible conservative electoral El Dorado, "City of Gold," enriching American society. They are "imprisoned lighting" that can, once unleashed, help restore America to greatness.

Tonight no conservative should hesitate to ring a bell for the Grito de Dolores and for Father Hidalgo's cry of "Death to bad government."

Examiner contributor Ralph Benko is author of "The Webster's Dictionary: How to use the web to transform the world." He is also an adviser to the American Principles Project.


 

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New Jersey based Non-Profit organization Drums and Disabilities is prepared to move forward with plans to build a state of the art therapy facility in the location where the Ground Zero Mosque is currently slated to be built.

Weeks ago, Pat Gesauldo, an accomplished, award-winning drummer and CEO of D.A.D. presented Governor Patterson, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Imam Faisal Rauf and property owners Sharif El-Gamal, and Hisham El-zanaty with his proposal, timeline and plan to build the center.  

The State-of–the Art Therapy Center will offer free physical and cognitive therapy services for children whose parents were victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Police, Fire, and Rescue workers who might now be disabled, and for the wounded troops from the Tri-State Area.

As of yet, no one from Governor Patterson’s or Mayor Bloomberg’s office has even bothered to return calls from Gesualdo about joining efforts to reach a less controversial use of one of the last remaining buildings directly impacted by the attacks from 9/11.  (The top of the building was damaged by the landing gear from one of the planes during the attack.)

Property owners Sharif El-Gamal and Hisham El-zanaty as well as Imam Faisal Rauf recently turned down Donald Trump’s offer of $6 million to purchase the building, claiming that the building was worth almost 4 times that amount.

Gesualdo respects the right to build the mosque in this location but feels that his idea would be a much more reasonable compromise for the community and country. He describes the facility as one that “will be funded by our own organization, our own community, and our own Government. Additionally it will offer free therapy services for special needs children whose parents were victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Police, Fire and Rescue Workers, and wounded troops.”

Gesualdo has reached out to Trump hoping to join efforts and his support as well.

Through private, state and federal grants and donations, Gesualdo is willing to come to the table with an offer of $12 million.  This is double what Donald Trump came to the table with last week and is 3 times the amount the current owners purchased the property for a little over a year ago.

Critics of Gesualdo and his plan have raised questions as to the timing, funding and motivation of his proposal. He addressed those concerns with me in an interview yesterday.

The Daily Right:  There are those who would question why you have chosen now to get involved. Why have you chosen now to build the center?  What motivated you to propose your center here vs. somewhere else?


Gesualdo:  I have been searching for a building to build a DAD Program Therapy Center in the Ground Zero area and lower Manhattan for 3 years. What not a better location then to offer our free therapy services for 9/11 victims? This building is the last remaining building that was directly damaged by one of the planes as it flew into the twin towers. No one should tear it down, whether it be the mosque developers, or an American construction company. My motivation for this purchasing this specific building is because I offer a truly healing opportunity for this location. We help children and adults with Autism, Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Tourette's, Aspberger's Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, ODD, OCD, and other disabilities, to develop retention, coordination, self-esteem, fine motor skills, and physical and cognitive functioning. We currently offer our program, which is conducted by doctors, teachers, and special needs service providers in schools, hospitals, and community centers throughout the world.


TDR:    You say that this facility will provide free therapy services for special needs children from those affected by 9/11 as well as military members and their family.  How will your organization be able to provide these services free of charge?


Gesualdo:    We plan to build a state-of the-art non-profit therapy center that would offer free therapy services for special needs children whose parents were victims of 9/11, free therapy services for the Police Officers, Firefighters, and Rescue Heroes who are now disabled as part of 9/11, and free therapy services for wounded troops from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and the Wounded Warriors Project. We can offer our services to these victims for free, because we will offset the cost with other paid therapy services and income from this building. Additionally, we have a team of therapists willing to donate their services for free.


TDR: $12 million is a lot of money.  How do you intend to raise the money if Trump or anyone else won't get involved?


Gesualdo: I have countered Donald Trump's original offer of $6,000,000.00 with my own offer of $6,000,000.00, to raise the purchase the mosque property at Ground Zero, with an offer of $12,000,000.00. I have recently invited Donald Trump to join forces with me in this effort, by using our combined donations. If he does not wish to join me, then I will raise the $12,000,000.00 through our own efforts of our non-profit organization, with part private and public funding.


TDR: You are hoping to raise the funds through the generosity of everyday American’s who are willing to support your vision. What happens if you raise the $12 million and those who currently hold the rights to those properties decide not to relinquish those right or move the Islamic center/mosque?


Gesualdo:  I have put the offer on the table for mosque developers and leaders Imam Rauf, Sharif El-Gamal, and Hisham Elzanaty, and privately and publicly encouraged them to discuss this purchase price. I am not starting a fund raising effort now, and only will when the mosque developers accept my offer. At that time, and only at that time, will our fundraising campaign begin for the purchase of the mosque property. Our fundraising campaign and financial management is independently over seen from myself and the DAD Program, by a major CPA firm.    


TDR:  If those who claim to want to reach a reasonable solution to this controversial issue decide not to accept your generous offer, will you build your center in a different location?  If so, won’t those who donated on behalf of the project being built at this specific location feel betrayed?


Gesualdo: I would be more then happy to build a therapy center, and offer the same services anywhere, and have been looking at different locations in NY, NJ, and CA. for the past few years. Each specific fundraising campaign will be focused for a specific location only. Therefore, the money raised from the fundraising campaign to purchase the mosque property, will be used to purchase the mosque property only. A fundraising campaign for the Mosque property will begin when the mosque developers agree to a purchase price with me, and at that time only.


TDR:  How can you guarantee that the money donated by everyday American's will be used for the purpose they intended?


Gesualdo:   The nice thing about working on this specific project, is that I want all people to feel they have some part in saving this building. Since we are a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization, anyone who donates can use their donation as a write off. It is mandatory that everyone knows exactly how much money we have raised, and the current amount at all times, which will be disclosed publicly, constantly. Donors may also wish to remain anonymous. The fundraising campaign and financial management for the purchase of the mosque property at Ground Zero is independently over seen from myself and the DAD Program, by CPA Michel Karu and the major CPA firm of Levine/Jacobs & Company. We will also have a separate Board of Directors for the Therapy Center, which will be comprised of many of the celebrities, sports stars, executives, and community leaders, and police officials who currently take part in our program.


If those who are currently in the middle of the controversial issue surrounding the Ground Zero Mosque truly are interested in achieving a compromise that all communities are satisfied with, it would appear as though Mr. Gesualdo’s offer would achieve just that.  What better use of this property than a non-profit organization who has a proven track record of giving back to the community?  This offer would enable those currently holding the rights to the property to put their money where their mouth is, so to speak.  It would truly show the American citizens, all of whom were affected by the attacks from 9/11 in one way or another, that this Imam and his associates really are about mending fences,healing and moving forward.  If they reject this truly altruistic offer by Gesualdo and the D.A.D. program then it will show America and the rest of the world that they really don’t care what they feel, rather they are only in it for themselves.

 

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By Alan Bromley-Contributor 

 

While President Obama continues to try to consolidate power, and by-pass congress—by

appointing czars— to prevent companies from making profits (and employing people) and

to redistribute income from those who aspire to those who never seek hire, it has come

to our attention that there is a nascent coup emerging: Michelle Obama, who thinks living

in the White House is “Hell” and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who thinks,

whatever…have decided to get married and create the ultimate “nanny state.”

 

President Obama, reports have it, playing golf every weekend and basketball twice a week

(where by all accounts, his opponents say, he’s a trash-talker who can only go left), had no idea

that Michelle and Michael have a mutual fascination with each other.

 

Not only is Michelle said to be fed up with living in the White House, but she is enraged that

Obama has refused her calls to stop smoking and eating entrails ground into his fast-food diet—

and she has become enamored by Mayor Bloomberg, who has made dictating personal choices

that he seems unsavory as his clarion call. No smoking! No fat-filled meals! Rumor has it he

wants to tax dog-walkers, as they take up twice the space in cherished Manhattan than those

that don’t own pets, and wants to impose a surcharge on parents who have the audacity to

bear twins!

 

And Michelle, for her part (and her parts) -- particularly her hips-- which are two wide to

pass through the Panama Canal, wants the small business restaurant owners of America to

stop serving their most popular, profitable dishes to patrons, and serve them carrots, beets,

spinach—and all the other things President Obama refuses to eat! “Let them eat Arugula!”

Michelle told a nodding Michael at one of their clandestine meetings at a vegetarian restaurant.

 

Michelle and Michael, a marriage made in leaven, sorry, heaven, bonding as one, telling us how

and what to eat, what to enjoy, and what to tax and trash! And, she gets to leave the White

House, how that name irks her, and move into multi-billionaire Michael’s (oops, how did he

make so much without being pilloried by the demo-fascists?!) New York City townhouse, where

she can scoop up designer clothing for her multi-vacations.

 

BULLETIN: This just in at deadline: President Obama was told of Michelle’s fascination with

Mayor Bloomberg, and reverting to his most familiar Chicago terrain, has invited Bloomberg

to be his Vice Presidential running mate in 2012…Perhaps we’ll have to settle for a ménage a

trios!

 

 

 

Tags: , , , | Categories: Elections, Government, Politics Posted by Cindy Chafian on 9/18/2010 3:33 AM | Comments (0)
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Written by Cindy Chafian-The Daily Right
September 17, 2010

The Obama Administration launched a concerted effort today to mobilize community leadership in support of Senator Harry Reid’s latest move toward amnesty for illegal immigrants.

The issue at hand this time is “The Dream Act” (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act).    

Hoping to clear the first of many legislative hurdles, Reid plans to bring the proposed amendment to the House floor for a vote this upcoming Tuesday.  Reid hopes that he can get enough votes in order to get the law pushed through in time to have it attached as an add-on amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill of 2011 scheduled for later this year.

Obama and Reid know full well that they will not be able to get this amnesty law passed on it’s own merit, so in typical “politics as usual”fashion, Democrats have decided to show their utter disrespect for the United States military by using the Defense Appropriations bill as way to pave the road for citizenship for illegal immigrants.  

Although getting the amendment passed and added to the bill is a long shot, the fact that the Democrats, namely Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid and the Obama administration are willing to use the sacrifice of our brave service-members in order to give an opportunity for citizenship to those who have broken the law, is just sleazy.  

Most American’s don’t feel it’s appropriate for ANY elected official to play dirty political tricks and trade favors in order to get laws passed, no doubt that voter outrage will be escalated when they hear this latest attempt to reward amnesty to illegal immigrants by sneaking it through on a defense bill.

I find it offensive to all military members, as well as their families, that some of our elected officials feel it’s appropriate to play these political games. To potentially hold hostage the much needed support of those who wear the uniform by using those brave men and women who have volunteered for service and risk their lives for this country is nothing short of shameful...Simply shameful.

Admitting that it will be a “tough tough environment”, the White House staff expressed the commitment of the President as well as everyone in the administration had to passing the law and informed advocates that they needed strong support as well.  She encouraged them to talk the act up and to get as much support as possible for it in the upcoming days.

Speaking to over 300 people on a conference call this afternoon, Cecelia Munoz, White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, did her best to hint to listeners who support the proposed amendment, about “lobbying for support” without actually coming straight out and telling people to lobby on behalf of Reid and the White House.  

It’s amazing how easily a message can be conveyed without actually SAYING the words that could come back to haunt you.  Ms. Munoz subtly informed community organizers and immigration advocates what was expected of them without saying exactly what they were expected to do.  She chose her words and tone carefully so that she could stay within “legal boundaries” but still deliver the message from the President.  

In an afternoon conference call, speaking on behalf of the White House, Ms. Munoz told supporters, “The White House can’t ask you to lobby...we can’t specifically tell you to lobby, but we can give you a status update.”  Sounds like a little bit of wink wink nod nod, if you ask me.  Those listening knew exactly what she was trying to say and what they were supposed to do with the information.  

According to a website in support of the Act:

Under the DREAM Act, certain undocumented individuals could become legal residents. The first step in this process is for the individual to enroll in some type of higher education, such as a university, vocational school, or apprenticeship program. Another option is to enroll in the U.S. military. If certain requirements are met, this person may apply for conditional residency in the U.S. Upon receipt of an associates degree or a 2-year equivalent within six years of the initial petition, the conditional status can be changed and the individual can become a legal permanent resident of the United States.

To be eligible for permanent residency under the DREAM Act, the individual must have entered the United States before turning 16 years of age and must have been in the United States for at least five years without interruption. The individual must also demonstrate the ability to speak English.


The jury is still out about whether or not I support this CONCEPT, but what I can tell you is that getting it passed this way is NOT ACCEPTABLE. Some solutions need to be developed and if a person was brought here as a young child by their parents, might this be the right answer for that group of people alone? I don’t know for sure, but what I do know is that if the proposed law is strong enough to award those who are technically here illegally U.S. citizenship, then it should be presented by itself, on it’s own, and then passed on it’s own merits--Don’t do it by exploiting a defense bill.

Acknowledging the failed attempts to get the amendment passed in the past 20 months, Munoz cited the reason for pushing it as an amendment to a Defense Appropriations bill was to avoid the “ugly obstacles” that would arise if presented in another fashion.

In other words, if they are able to get it attached as an amendment to a Defense Bill then it might have a better chance of passing because they know the Republicans aren’t going to vote down a defense appropriations bill--especially not right before an election.

If you disagree with this action then CALL YOUR SENATORS NOW and urge them to oppose the DREAM Act. The number for the Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121. Just ask for your Senator's office and tell them to VOTE NO on the DREAM Act.

 

Categories: Elections Posted by Jefferson Adams on 9/17/2010 9:55 AM | Comments (0)
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