Hey all – so sorry for my apparent lack of participation throughout the past week. It was very hectic both in the real work world and in the real family world – things are pretty busy as we ramp up towards Christmas. There were plenty of evenings where I was just too tired to do any blogging. I suspect my posts may be a bit sparse next week also.
Which also leads to this next announcement – this will be the last BoBo Carnival of Politics of 2009. I will be in Virginia the following week and then the week after that is New Year’s weekend. The next edition will be on January 10, 2010. So, enjoy the last edition for this year!
Joe Manausa, MBA presents Erwin Jackson Asks Tallahassee To Demand More posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “The Tallahassee City Commission cooked up a plan to give themselves an unlawful raise by calling it something else. They called it “deferred compensation.” Yet they deferred no compensation, they continued to cash their fully-funded paychecks, and they each received an additional $22K per year!”
As a fellow Floridian – this outrages me as well, even though we are in two separate areas of the state. I hate politicians. Good for Mr. Jackson. I’ll keep an eye on this issue as well. I hope all of those commissioners go to jail.
A very interesting list you have compiled there. While I agree they all belong on a list of top conservatives – I have others in mind I think I would have put up there before some you have on the list – but – then – that would be MY list . A very interesting selection you have there to say the least. I think the best thing about this list – every one of those individuals listed would drive those lefties absolutely insane.
Good one. I won’t say anything more – okay – just kidding..when have I ever left anything like that? LOL. Actually, we both agree this bill needs to be killed – but – for completely different reasons. You guys want MORE government intrusion in the lives of American people – and I want the government to quit trampling on the constitution. This bill is unconstitutional in every variation – even the one in the house. Also, thought you might like to know – in the House they only need 51% not 51 votes.
Rick Sincere presents Bill of Rights Day 2009 posted at Rick Sincere News and Thoughts, saying, “Report, with video, of the Jefferson Area Libertarians’ annual celebration of the anniversary of the Bill of Rights”
Rick – first – I’d like to thank you for enlightening me – I did not realize there was a national Bill of Rights Day. I will keep December 15th noted on my calendar for years to come and will be actively seeking out these rallies in my area now. Thanks for providing some great video’s and some great commentary regarding the Charlottesville area rally. Lastly, Keith Olbermann is an idiot.
As always – an excellent post. One thing that I would like to add regarding that case in Boston – while we all recognize it was an attack on Christianity – this kid’s father took it one step further – he pulled the race card in to this – whereby adding another two words to what has gone wrong in this country. Zero tolerance, parental abdication of responsibility – and – race card. These, in addition to the other four words you mention – all fall under that other hideously dangerous term – Political Correctness. This is a great post for everyone to read.
Welcome to the Carnival Grandpa. I can say, if we throw the baby out with the bathwater – then – so be it. I’m with ya on this one and I’m sure there are many more Americans across this country that feel the same as we both do. This is a great post. I look forward to seeing more submissions, especially as you follow up on this post. Also, I read your “about” page. I’m very impressed that you are able to do the blogging that you do. My continued thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family as you continue to fight your illness(es). Keep up the great blogging!
Ann Margrain presents Corruption in Health: Addiction to Pills that Kill posted at Heroin and Cornflakes, saying, “Why would his supervisors intimidate scientists? After all, this is a government agency – not some drugs cartel from Mexico. Well, it helps to understand that in addition to campaign contributions to elected government officials and candidates, companies, and other organizations spend billions of dollars each year to lobby Congress and federal agencies. Some special interests retain lobbying firms, many of them located along Washington’s legendary K Street; others have lobbyists working in-house.”
Actually, if you want the FDA to act really quick – just let an actor or sports figure die from abusing and using them improperly. While I certainly agree with the main points of your article – the FDA shut down all diet products made with Ma Huang (ephedra) shortly after Steve Bechler died. There had only been 1 death that year related to ephedra – and – it was found that he was taking more than the proscribed limits. More people die every year from accidental aspirin overdoses – yet – that product remains over the counter. I harp on this particular drug/supplement – because it was highly effective and non-addictive. You are on to something – I bet those other drug companies prompted the FDA to act quickly to ban ephedra so that they can continue to push their addictive supplements. Great post.
Scott Social Media Allen presents Don’t Make New Laws – Enforce the Ones We Have posted at Scott “Social Media” Allen, saying, “The last thing we need is more laws, especially when existing laws cover the issue at hand.”
Absolutely!! But, then again – we have more laws on our books throughout the country that most have probably never even realized were there. So, why should we expect our government representatives to actually investigate to see if there are already laws on the books that would fit the need they are looking for – let’s just make up another law – it’s easier! How could we citizens possibly demand our elected and selected government officials to actually do the job they were hired for?
Super Saver presents Tax Credit for Golf Carts – Another Unintended Consequence? posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, “What will the politicians think of next? Perhaps the health care reform bill will include a exercise tax credit for buying golf equipment and playing golf.”
It absolutely floored me last week when John Stossel did segment for his inaugural debut on The Fox Business Network. Talk about a huge waste of taxpayer dollars. Thanks for posting this story and for submitting it here at the carnival. This is another of those issues that I heard about, intended to blog about, then just got bogged down. This is a must read for everyone. You won’t hear this story any where on the MSM.
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