Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tim Kaine protested in Roanoke today

Gov. Tim (Eyebrow) Kaine was protested by a group of Roanoke-area taxpayers today, as he attended Raleigh Court Elementary School on his "easy listening" tour. He was apparently listening to school kids, rather than taxpayers and voters.

The group took issue with Kaine's campaign promise to not raise taxes, a promise he immediately broke during his first year in office.

Also, one member of the group sat in the Tim Kaine Rocking Chair. The group objects to the fact that Kaine has done nothing while the General Assembly hammered out a Transportation Plan.

Kaine now plans radical changes to it which, if not approved, will trigger a veto.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Tax it, Tax it, Tax it

At first I thought this was funny...then I realized the awful truth of
it. Be sure to read all the way to the end! And I found a NEW tax a few days ago when I bought tires. Virginia has a $1 tire tax, in addition to the 5% sales tax on tires.......

>Tax his land,
>Tax his bed,
>Tax the table
>At which he's fed.
>Tax his tractor,
>Tax his mule,
>Teach him taxes
>Are the rule.
>Tax his cow,
>Tax his goat,
>Tax his pants,
>Tax his coat.
>Tax his ties,
>Tax his shirt,
>Tax his work,
>Tax his dirt.
>Tax his tobacco,
>Tax his drink,
>Tax him if he
>Tries to think.
>Tax his cigars,
>Tax his beers,
>If he cries, then
>Tax his tears.
>Tax his car,
>Tax his gas,
>Find other ways
>To tax his ass
>Tax all he has
>Then let him know
>That you won't be done
>Till he has no dough.
>When he screams and hollers,
>Then tax him some more,
>Tax him till
>He's good and sore.
>Then tax his coffin,
>Tax his grave,
>Tax the sod in
>Which he's laid.
>Put these words
>Upon his tomb,
>"Taxes drove me
>To my doom..."
>When he's gone,
>Do not relax,
>Its time to apply
>The inheritance tax.
>Accounts Receivable Tax
>Building Permit Tax
>CDL license Tax
>Cigarette Tax
>Corporate Income Tax
>Dog License Tax
>Federal Income Tax
>Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
>Fishing License Tax
>Food License Tax,
>Fuel permit tax
>Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
>Hunting License Tax
>Inheritance Tax
>Interest expense
>Inventory tax
>IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
>Liquor Tax
>Luxury Taxes
>Marriage License Tax
>Medicare Tax
>Property Tax
>Real Estate Tax
>Service charge taxes
>Social Security Tax
>Road usage taxes
>Sales Tax
>Recreational Vehicle Tax
>School Tax
>State Income Tax
>State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
>Telephone federal excise tax
>Telephone federal universal service fee tax
>Telephone federal, state and local surcharge taxes
>Telephone minimum usage surcharge tax
>Telephone recurring and non-recurring charges tax
>Telephone state and local tax
>Telephone usage charge tax
>Utility Taxes
>Vehicle License Registration Tax
>Vehicle Sales Tax
>Watercraft registration Tax
>Well Permit Tax
>Workers Compensation Tax
>COMMENTS: Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago,
>And our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
>We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class
>In the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
>What happened?
>And I still have to "press 1" for English?
>I hope this goes around world 10 times

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Great, daily cartoon strip

I love Mallard Fillmore, a great strip.

You can view it daily, Mon - Fri, at the following link:


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

First Church of Global Warming

This is frightning but true.....Global Warming has gone from science, to politics and now to religion.

The Oregon state climatologist was FIRED because he (as a scientist) disagreed with the religion of man-made Global Warming....

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Newt Gingrich Speech on Terrorists

I like Newt Gingrich and would love to see him as our next President. He is brilliant and a very good speaker..........

This is a transcript of a section of a Gingrich Speech in New Hampshire.

NEWT GINGRICH: The third thing I want to talk about very briefly is the genuine danger of terrorism, in particular terrorists using weapons of mass destruction and weapons of mass murder, nuclear and biological weapons.
And I want to suggest to you that right now we should be impaneling people to look seriously at a level of supervision that we would never dream of if it weren't for the scale of threat.

Let me give you two examples. When the British this summer arrested people who were planning to blow up ten airliners in one day, they arrested a couple who were going to use their six month old baby in order to hide the bomb as baby milk.

Now, if I come to you tonight and say that there are people on the planet who hate you, and they are 15-25 year old males who are willing to die as long as they get to kill you, I've simply described the warrior culture which has been true historically for 6 or 7 thousand years.

But, if I come to you and say that there is a couple that hates you so much that they will kill their six month old baby in order to kill you, I am describing a level of ferocity, and a level of savagery beyond anything we have tried to deal with.

And, what is truly frightening about the British experience is they are arresting British citizens, born in Britain, speaking English, who went to British schools, live in British housing, and have good jobs.

This is a serious long term war, and it will inevitably lead us to want to know what is said in every suspect place in the country, that will lead us to learn how to close down every website that is dangerous, and it will lead us to a very severe approach to people who advocate the killing
of Americans and advocate the use of nuclear or biological weapons.

And, my prediction to you is that either before we lose a city, or if we are truly stupid, after we lose a city, we will adopt rules of engagement that use every technology we can find to break up their capacity to use the internet, to break up their capacity to use free speech, and to go after people who want to kill us to stop them from recruiting people before they get to reach out and convince young people to destroy their lives while destroying us.
This is a serious problem that will lead to a serious debate about the first amendment, but I think that the national security threat of losing an American city to a nuclear weapon, or losing several million Americans to a biological attack is so real that we need to proactively, now, develop the appropriate rules of engagement.
And, I further think that we should propose a Geneva convention for fighting terrorism which makes very clear that those who would fight outside the rules of law, those who would use weapons of mass destruction, and those who would target civilians are in fact subject to a totally different set of rules that allow us to protect civilization by defeating barbarism before it gains so much strength that it is truly horrendous.

This is a sober topic, but I think it is a topic we need a national dialogue about, and we need to get ahead of the curve rather than wait until actually we literary lose a city which could literally happen within the next decade if we are unfortunate.


Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Who Pays Almost All Federal Income Tax?

The Democrat/Socialists keep crying for higher taxes on the rich....problem is, they are ALREADY paying the lion's share......

Who Pays Almost All Federal Income Tax?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats have talked about repealing President Bush’s tax cuts for upper-income Americans. But those who earn the most money – and invest the most in the economy – are already paying almost all federal personal income taxes, a recent report reveals.

Congress’ Joint Economic Committee disclosed that the richer half of the American population pays nearly 97 percent of income taxes. Most of that, 54 percent, is paid by those in the top 5 percent, Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) disclosed.

And the richest of the rich – just the top 1 percent – pay a hefty 34 percent of all personal income taxes collected by the federal government.

Meanwhile, about 14 million lower-income Americans have been removed from the income tax rolls since 2000 due to the earned income tax credit and the per-child tax credit, IBD reports.

Despite Bush’s tax cuts, the overall tax burden has been rising. Americans’ average overall tax burden has risen since 2004 and now stands at 31.6 percent of income, according to the Tax Foundation, due in large part to the alternative minimum tax and increases in property taxes.

"With an already rising tax burden, borne disproportionately by those who are successful, and who invest,” the IBD concludes, "the Democrats’ plans for big tax increases could be more damaging to the U.S. economy than ever before.”