Russ Gibb at Random
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funny money

October 19, 2009

I know that my Democratic friends, and I have a lot of them, are going to be offended by this song, but I think it is pretty apropos with regards to our economic situation that we are going through right now. Plus I happen to like the original version by Tennessee Ernie Ford. What is your oppinion?

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Ronald Reagan

October 14, 2009

Supposedly this speech was given over 25 years ago. Sounds like he's talking about today. What do you think?

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Upcoming Dearborn Election

October 9, 2009



Some people have asked me who I am going to vote for the Dearborn Common Council Election in November. To be honest with you, I don’t know many of them, but here it goes.


City Council:


Mr. Tafelski lives in the same neighborhood as myself and evidently has been doing a good job because he certainly got a lot of votes during the primary election.

Nancy Hubbard is a well known and dependable candidate.

Gearge T. Darany is just a very nice guy and has been working hard for Dearborn for many years.

Susan Sareini is also a well known quality person in our city of Dearborn Michigan.

Mark C. Shooshanian comes from a great Dearborn family.

Sharon Dulmage has proven her metal as a member of the school board where she did an excellent job.

Brian C. O’Donnell also lives in my neighborhood. I never met the man so don’t know much about him, but my neighbors seem to like him.

Doug Thomas is a well known independent quality in our town except that I hear he spends a lot of his time now in Florida.

Robert A. Abraham is a businessman in our town and has a very good reputation. I have no problem with him.

Dave W. Bazzy I don’t know, but the Bazzy name has been a name in Dearborn for many years and I understand that he is a very good businessman.

George Hart, well all I can say about George is that he sure has a lot of get up and go.

Patrick M. Kiernan I really don’t know except if he belongs with the Kiernan’s steak house I love their food.

Patrick D’Ambrosio is an up and coming name in Dearborn and I certainly see a lot of signs for him.

Ali Sayed is a Dearborn High graduate and is very active in saving our youth’s projects. He also is a neighbor.

As for the school board election:

Pam Adams is an excellent person who has shown her devotion to the Dearborn Public Schools time and time again. She has served well on local and state National Education Committees.

Hussien Berry is a long time resident of Dearborn and has done excellent work promoting youth sporting activities.

John C. Corbin is running for the second time and surprised everybody by his good showing in the last election.

Roxanne Mc Donald has been very active in PTA and school affairs for many years and is a graduate of the Dearborn Public Schools.

As far as the Mayor, I’m sorry but I’m going to go with Jack O’Reilly even though Michael J. Prus has some pretty good ideas.

Kathleen Buda is running unopposed for the city clerk candidate and she just does a workman like job all the time.

So there you go. I think the vote is up to you. If you know some of these people let them have your vote. If not just ignore them. This is what I’m thinking about in the next upcoming election. How you vote is up to you not up to me. Make up your own mind.

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Abomination?

October 1, 2009

Poor President Obama. It seems that some of his biggest fans are now shall we say, deserting the ship. Gore Vidal, who is an all-time great liberal and a hell of an author as far as I’m concerned, recently said in a British interview that he was originally supporting Hillary Clinton for president, but after he met Obama he decided to switch sides and came out very publically for Obama.

Well nine months later, Vidal has changed his mind. He claims that Obama is too inexperienced and doesn’t think that he is doing a good job. In fact he believes that Obama is setting us up for a dictatorship of the right. He is not happy with the idea, but he thinks that is what’s going to happen.

He also said that Hillary Clinton who has much more experience would be a far better and wiser president than we have now. It seems that a lot of people are agreeing with Vidal and feeling the same way about President Obama. Many of them according to the polls are now suggesting that the job that Obama is doing is not to their liking. How do you feel about this?

Life goes on.


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Shocked!!!

September 24, 2009

This can't be real. This was put up on the Drudge report this morning from You Tube. If this is true, I'm in shock.Supposedly this was filmed on June the 19th 2009 at the B. Bernice Young Elementary school in Burlington, New Jersey. What's going on in our public schools? What's going on in America? Your comments please.


B. Bernice Young Elementary School
Phone: (609) 386-3520

1203 Neck Road
Burlington, NJ 08016
Burlington County
Phone: (609) 386-3520



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Government In Action

September 22, 2009

This came to me the other day. Thought you might be interested. Let's hear it for Welfare and Lottery Tickets.



September 17, 2009


Schneider: Buying lottery tickets OK with Michigan Bridge Card

Midday update

John Schneider
jschneider@lsj.com

A man phoned me Wednesday morning and said he had twice witnessed somebody buying instant lottery tickets with a state Department of Human Services Bridge Card.

I figured he was mistaken. I couldn’t imagine any government agency allowing somebody on public assistance to finance their gambling with tax money — often contributed by people who are barely squeaking by themselves, people who wouldn’t dream of squandering their limited resources on lottery tickets.

Well, I was wrong.

In response to my inquiry, DHS spokeswoman Gisgie Davila Gendreau e-mailed me this reply:

“The Michigan Bridge Card, which works like a debit card, is used for both food assistance and cash assistance benefits. The food assistance portion can only be used to buy food.

“Cash assistance benefits may be used for any purchase, at the client’s discretion. That includes anything the client feels is necessary, including clothing and lottery tickets. Under state and federal guidelines, there are no limits on what cash assistance benefits can be used for.”

I have to admit it — my first reaction was, “WHAT?? …” On the other hand, I don’t want to be the kind of person who’s ready to call 911 every time he sees a welfare recipient buying pop, or pre-sweetened breakfast cereal.

I hear from welfare watchdogs all the time. Some of them seem to think that people getting government assistance should survive on oatmeal and macaroni.

Personally, I feel no compulsion to make hard lives harder by denying disadvantaged people all of life’s small luxuries.

But lottery tickets?

Read Friday’s Lansing State Journal for more on John Schneider’s column.

Thank you The Free Enterprise Nation
TheFreeEnterpriseNation.com



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Think about this.

September 11, 2009

Russ,


Next time you run into a Bush Hater, you may want to reference a couple of the enclosed items.



You people who think President George W. Bush was "the dumbest president ever" (and, amazingly,
many of you still do), please note that a prominent political analyst has this message for you:

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would
you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent “Austrian language,”
would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had surrounded himself with “Czar’s”, some of whom are proclaimed Communists, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to Cinco de Cuatro in front of the Mexican Ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried
again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word “advice” would you have hammered him for it for years
like Dan Quayle and potato(e) as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,0 00 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would
you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually got what happened on 9/11?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get
through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on
his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more
people0D killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries
to accumulate, in one year, wou ld you have approved?

If George W.. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plans holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the
unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

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If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to dinner and a
play in NYC, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 5 months — so you’ll have three years and seven months
to come up with an answer.

No Common Sense, Naive, Incompetent, Uninformed Voters did this to us. The Insanity is Widespread.


Americans are Waking Up.


Regards,

B.C. Arnold

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bounced checks

September 7, 2009



8,331 bounced checks! Does that figure remind you of anything? Well, that’s the number of bounced checks that House Members bounced in their own personal government bank. Do you recall the House forcing the bank to close because they couldn’t keep up with the number of bounced checks that their own members had written? Of course after they got caught, they bounced another 4,000 checks and never paid any late fees or penalties. Isn’t being a politician wonderful?


Now just think about this, these are the same people who today are telling our banks how to run their business and telling you that the way you get out of debt is by being in debt???


It used to be that the US government was by the people, of the people, and for the people. Today it seems by the government, of the government, and for the government. Well, thought you would like to know how the boys, spell that “politicians”, run our country and how they run their own lives. Shame on us. We keep voting these guys in. Maybe it’s time to throw the Republicans, Democrats, and all the other freeloaders, in Washington, out. Our government isn’t working for the people anymore.


–russ gibb


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Freedom

August 13, 2009

My friend, Democratic Representative John Dingell, took a hit the other day at the townhall meeting in Romulus discussing Obama’s health care plans. And I’m sorry to say that John Dingell did not come off well in his confrontation with the father who had the son with cerebral palsy and whether or not his son would be covered under the Obama plan.John said yes he would be covered and that there would be an amendment to cover the boy’s condition, but when the father inquired as to where in the bill he could find this amendment John Dingell could not give him an answer.

We all know that it’s a BIG bill and that our politicians have taken to NOT reading all the bills that they pass for us. Nor will they accept the same bills for their own insurance. Shame, shame. Just for the record,I agree with President Obama that we need health care insurance reform.

I also think that John was surprised at the large number of people that turned out. He was still suffering under the talking points of the Democratic Party, implying that the people that show up to these meetings are mostly stooges of the insurance lobbyists. John you could not be more wrong! In fact Democrat Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, has called the protesters Nazis and had referred to them as out of touch mobs. Oh my, out of touch mobs? I think that our congressmen are the ones that are out of touch.

What our representatives don’t understand is that the general anger of the protesters goes way beyond health care and the huge deficit. It goes to the very basis of our Democracy.

People are angry and they are angry at congress. They are angry at the bureaucrats who seem to only think of promoting programs that will create more and more jobs for themselves and their unions. Congress has lost touch with the American people and that’s what people are angry about.

They are angry about the deficit and the arrogance of the Washington DC, inside the Beltway, elites with regards to the popular uprising popping up all over the United States.

This is not just Republicans and insurance lobbyists protesting, this is a group composed of Republicans, Democrats, Independents, and just ordinary American citizens who are becoming more and more disenchanted with our American government.

This is sad because it doesn’t have to be this way, but somewhere along the line the John Dingells, the Nancy Pelosis, the Harry Reids, and President Obama have lost touch with the American People. Yes, they talk the talk but they don’t walk the walk. They seem to concern themselves only with organized groups be they big corporations, big unions or politically correct activists. The American people feel that they are under attack and they are going to stand up and let their voices be heard. Let freedom shout out.

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Number Care

August 6, 2009




I don’t believe that any American be he Democrat, Republican, or Independent wants any other American to go without health care. The problem is who is going to pay for it and what will it be like?


One argument that keeps reappearing, and I have heard it said about five different ways in the last few weeks depending on who’s saying what, is that there are 47 million Americans uninsured (the Democratic Party line). The problem is that the figure keeps changing depending on who’s saying what. As I was watching TV one night the figure was being bounced around from 40 million to 30 million to 15 million (The Republican Party spin). It finally got down to about 8 million children which were uninsured for whatever reason.


It seems no one can come to an agreement on how many people are without insurance in this country. You know the argument. The glass is half empty. The glass is half full. Pick your own number and run with it!


Of course you’ll remember the same people who are telling us how many people are uninsured in the United States are the same government employees who told us how many people were starving to death in Africa during the last famine. Yet these are the same bean counters that couldn’t agree on how many citizens, via census, lived in Detroit Michigan.


So anytime the government throws out a figure, any figure, I get a little suspicious. So run for the hills. Who knows what the truth is. But saying that I don’t know what health insurance is going to be like in this country but I sure as hell know that no one knows the correct figure of the uninsured.

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