Nov 17, 2012 Political
Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs, and Wonder Bread (among other things), has closed its doors and will lay off over 18,000 workers. About a third of the workforce is composed of union members and those thugs went on strike. Their refusal to work with the struggling company led to everyone, union and non-union alike, losing their jobs. Isn’t this wonderful? A month before Christmas and 18 thousand people are out of work all because union employees insisted that Hostess get blood out of a rock.
The company has had problems in the past and went through a bankruptcy some years ago. It hit financial troubles again and again filed for bankruptcy. The union was not too helpful with restructuring so that jobs and the company could be saved.
The union employees decided they would rather everyone lose their jobs and get the little money from unemployment than to accept lower wages and reduced benefits so that everyone could continue to get a paycheck. Now they get less money and have NO benefits. This is how unions work.
Richard Trumka (let’s call him Dick), head of the AFL-CIO blamed Mitt Romney in a backdoor way by claiming that the greedy company and its vulture capital methods caused the end of jobs. It is Dick’s assertion that the leaders of the company were so greedy and rolling in so much money that they wanted more at the expense of the workers.
Perhaps I am missing something but if the people running the company had so much money they would not have been in financial trouble, would not have had a previous bankruptcy, and would not be closing down.
The reality is that the only people to blame for the shut down is the union and its members. Perhaps they thought the leaders were bluffing. Perhaps they really believed there was more money. Perhaps they thought it would all work out.
Perhaps they did not care.
In any event, they are all now out of work and an American company that has been around for 82 years is out of business.
There is a possibility that some of the popular items will be bought up by other baking companies (permission to liquidate is needed from the bankruptcy court) and the beloved Twinkie will continue to broaden the waistlines of Americans (Dick Trumka looks like a regular Twinkie eater). If so I doubt the companies will be looking to hire any of the union members who caused this problem.
As for Dick blaming this on vulture capitalists perhaps he should learn a thing or two. Hostess was saved from extinction in its past bankruptcy by these very kinds of people who ponied up money to help the company.
Instead of blaming people like Romney Dick should look at the real culprits, the union employees. If anything, Hostess needed a company like Bain to come in and infuse cash and then assist with getting things on better financial footing.
There will soon be a crisis as stoners in states that passed laws legalizing marijuana (and stoners everywhere for that matter) are left without Twinkies and Ding Dongs when they get the munchies.
While Twinkie Toes Dick Trumka is out running his mouth and blaming others (a common thing among the left) more than 18,000 people will join the largest growing segment of the population in the Obama era.
Never surrender, never submit.
The bad news this week was that Obama was “reelected” by a majority of the morons in this country. The corruption ran deep from illegal votes to deliberately keeping the military from having their votes counted, if they even got to vote. It sucks but it is what it is and we are stuck with Obama for the next four years.
Yes, that is bad news but there is more bad news on the horizon. A lot of companies have begun laying off employees and many cite the reelection of Obama and his signature “achievement” Obamacare. Coal workers, hospitality workers, defense contractors, and other larger companies are telling workers they no longer have jobs. Michelle Malkin calls it the layoff bomb and yes, that bomb has exploded.
We know that Obama and his minions forced companies affected by the budget mess that will occur in January to keep from sending out layoff notices in direct violation of the law so it would help him politically. I wonder how many of those folks who voted for Obama will end up in the welfare line?
Business owners were waiting until the outcome of the election before taking decisions on their future. If Mitt Romney had won they would start hiring and would work to build their businesses which would have helped to strengthen the economy.
But they got Obama instead and now they are taking tough decisions to keep from being hurt by Obama and Obamacare. The manipulated unemployment numbers from last month will receive a correction this month and Obama will again have higher unemployment. It is part of his plan to force the masses into his Socialist dream.
You folks who voted for him and have no job, tough. You deserve to be on the side of the road with a sign begging for food.
Those who did not vote for him and are hurt by this I am sorry for you but you know how to survive. look for conservative business owners and talk to them.
If you are a conservative business owner, consider firing your employees who voted for Obama and hiring people who did not.
Never surrender, never submit.
Nov 1, 2012 Political
Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States with fury and the states of New York and New Jersey took devastating blows. Hundreds of houses burned to the ground in Jersey and New York’s lower Manhattan is in the dark and under lots of water.
Barack Obama toured New Jersey with Governor Chris Christie and Obama vowed that the federal government would be there to help. In fact, Obama instituted a 15 minute rule where anyone who calls will get a return call in 15 minutes. He also said that he would not stand for delays caused by red tape:
Obama said he issued a “15 minute rule,” explaining he issued an order to his administration to respond to requests from local government officials in 15 minutes or less.
“We are not going to tolerate red tape,” Obama said. “We are not going to tolerate bureaucracy.” Politicker NJ
What Obama is admitting here is that the government, on any given day, is an obstruction to the states and by extension, the people. By telling us that he will not tolerate red tape and bureaucracy he is admitting that this is the norm from our government. He unwittingly has given an endorsement to Mitt Romney who has called for smaller, more efficient government.
When Romney calls for that Obama says he wants to take us back to the policies that got us into this mess which is a lie. The things that got us into this mess involved politicians from both parties spending too much and making rules that allowed people to borrow money they could not afford to pay back. The problems we have are the result of decades of more and more government involvement in our lives. Romney promises to have a smaller more efficient government while Obama espouses polices that will grow government (which he has grown a lot in four years).
There is a crisis on the East Coast and Obama is now touting what Romney says he will bring. Obama says he does not want the usual government way of operating to get in the way of the recovery. Romney says he wants those policies to be the way government does business every day.
Obama has endorsed Romney for president.
At least one agency within the federal government has admitted that its policies are a hindrance to business in America. The EPA will suspend gasoline blend requirements so that states affected by Sandy can get gasoline in a timely manner. By admitting that its rules are a burden the EPA has told us that it is a hindrance in our lives and it has admitted that Romney should be in charge of the country because his policies involve smaller government that is less intrusive in our lives.
Barack Obama and the EPA have endorsed Mitt Romney for president.
And I approve this message….
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 23, 2012 Political
The final presidential debate was on foreign affairs and it was a snoozer when compared to the first two. Those two featured both candidates going after each other. The final debate showed Barack Obama channeling Joe Biden in petulant behavior.
Obama attacked Romney and was condescending toward him. One would not know that Obama was speaking to an accomplished businessman some 15 years his senior. It appeared to me as if Obama felt he was speaking to someone beneath him.
Mitt Romney was low keyed and agreed a number of times with Obama but he acted more presidential. I think this was his strategy for the debate. Romney knew Obama would try to paint him as a war monger who was stuck in the Cold War era. Romney would have none of it and stayed above the fray.
Obama won the debate on points but lost it on style and that is what mattered in this debate. With a terrible economy the people of this country are more concerned with that rather than foreign policy. It helped Romney greatly that he was able to bring our national security back to the economy. Obama cannot counter attacks on the economy because he has done nothing to make it better. It does not help Obama when he continues to scream that the math in Romney’s plan does not add up and that it will not lower the deficit. Obama wants us to believe that he is the one who can lower the deficit despite the fact that he has added to it in each of his four years to the tune on nearly 5 TRILLION dollars. Obama is hollow on this issue.
Obama is falling in the polls and there is a risk to his campaign that one state after another will fall into Romney’s column and this includes states that are traditionally blue. Mitt Romney is beginning to pull even or ahead in states that Obama felt little need to defend so much so that he has had to pull out of those he thought he could win in order to defend those he should easily win.
During the last debate Barack Obama needed to score a big win. He needed a knockout punch in order to stem the tide of states moving toward Romney. Obama did not get that knock out punch. He might have won the battle but the win was marginal and therefore he might end up losing the war.
As an aside, the fact checkers found about 15 items that Obama was not truthful about. It is unlikely he made mistakes or misspoke so I can only conclude that he deliberately lied to the American people.
On 6 November we can end this nightmare that is Obama and put adults back in charge of our nation.
After watching Joe Biden and Barack Obama it will be a breath of fresh air to see adults in charge once again.
One last thing. Obama spoke as if he cares about our military. If he cares so much why are he and his Democrats across the nation working had to deny the vote to our service members? If you were going to sit this one out please go to the polls and vote for the military members who are being denied the very thing they fight to protect. Vote Romney for their sake.
Let’s do it for the troops.
Never surrender, never submit.
Oct 22, 2012 Political
What Makes You Think He Can Secure This Nation Or Its Assets?
Tonight there will be a debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and the topic will be foreign policy. It remains to be seen if the moderator will be an impartial director or an Obama surrogate like Candy Crowley but in any event, Romney has a great opportunity to clean Obama’s clock.
Because Barack Obama has failed in the foreign policy arena and he has failed to provide security for this country. He runs around claiming he killed Osama bin Laden and that act has al-Qaeda on the run and in disarray. Then the attack in Libya happened and obliterated the al-Qaeda claim because it was that terror group that murdered our citizens. The subsequent cover-up has been a disaster and has demonstrated why Obama and his regime MUST go away.
Let’s look at reality. Obama was dragged off a golf course to watch our military get Bin Laden using polices from the Bush administration that Obama opposed. Obama claimed we don’t spike the football and then has mentioned the Bin Laden killing dozens of times during his reelection bid. After Libya the Obama regime claimed that some obscure movie caused the attack when, if we are to accept this spontaneous riot meme, the constant droning about Bin Laden probably caused the murders. In any event, the movie maker remains behind bars, his freedom taken because Obama is more interested in protecting his own job than protecting the First Amendment right of the movie maker.
It is obvious that Obama has failed in the security arena. The security of our nation and its assets is a BIG job and Obama is not up to the task. Let us look at a microcosm of Obama security; the security of his donation website.
The Obama donation website is not secure. It is set up so that anyone from any place using fraudulent information can donate. Foreigners have deliberately donated to his campaign using obviously phony information in order to show that anyone can donate. It is a violation of our law for campaigns to knowingly solicit or accept donations from foreign sources and yet, Obama routinely does this. In 2008 Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs ran a number of detailed posts exposing illegal donations to Obama when he first ran for office. This was ignored by the MSM and those in charge of enforcing our laws.
As an aside, the same people who made illegal donations to Obama tried doing so to Mitt Romney and their donations were rejected because they failed to pass industry standard security measures that Romney uses and Obama does not.
Barack Obama does not require credit card users to supply the security code from the card. His site does not check the address registered to the card to the one provided and therefore his lax security allows him to receive illegal donations.
If Barack Obama cannot secure something as simple as his donation website how can anyone expect him to provide adequate security for the nation and its assets?
But Big Dog, it benefits Obama to have lax security on his website. Yes, and it was to his advantage to have lax security at our Libyan Embassy because he needed to show that his support for the change in government there resulted in a safer place.
He failed in that demonstration and four Americans were murdered. If Barack Obama takes credit for the death of Bin Laden then he MUST accept responsibility for the murder of four Americans.
Obama’s foreign policy incompetence resulted in the murder of four Americans in Libya. This was not the first foreign policy that resulted in the murder of Americans. Obama’s Fast and Furious resulted in the murder of Americans as well.
Obama is involved in a cover up of the failure of his regime to secure our people and our assets. He has engaged in lying and deception and has been aided by a compliant media (ala Candy Crowley) that is more interested in helping him get reelected than it is in reporting on the failures that led to the murders of our citizens and the subsequent cover up.
Let’s recap. Barack Obama ignored a number of requests of for added security in Libya. He ignored the requests even though every other nation closed shop in Libya. He ignored those requests even though the Red Cross packed up and left. He ignored those requests even though our Embassy had been attacked several times in the past year. He ignored the requests even though the anniversary of 9/11/01 was on the horizon.
He ignored those requests and people died.
In the last debate Obama said he was offended that people would call him and his regime into question regarding this issue. Really?
Let me say this Mr. Obama. Given that your incompetence led to the murder of four Americans and given that you have been involved in a cover up of what happened I hope you will understand that I don’t give a damn what offends you.
We cannot trust Obama to do something as simple as secure his donation website so why would we expect him to be able to handle the complex security required of our nation and its assets?
Remember in November.
Obama MUST go…
Never surrender, never submit.