Monday, February 29, 2016

MATH COURTESY OF COMMON CORE

North Carolina has begun a program to require welfare applicants to be drug tested.  Known as ‘Work First’, the law requires testing of any recipient suspected of being a drug user.  This was enacted by the Republican controlled legislature in 2013, over Gov. Pat McCrory’s veto. Screening consists of social workers asking those being screened about drug use in the previous 12 months (and of course, these applicants will be totally forthright).  A positive response will mean referral for drug testing. Also, people convicted of felony drug offenses in the three years before applying for benefits are also referred. 

It’s a great start in my opinion.  If I have to have a drug test to get a job and earn money, a welfare recipient should be drug-free to receive my tax dollars. 

But here are the hilarious facts printed in the Raleigh N&O on 2/9/16 about the first four months of the program. 

DO THE MATH!  
  • From August to December, 2015, there were 7,600 applicants.
  • Of those, 2% were referred for drug testing (i.e. 152 applicants)
  • Of that 152, 89 were tested, which means 63 were no-shows, most likely because they knew they would test positive.
  • Of the 89 tested, 21 tested positive.  That is a POSITIVE result 23.5% of those TESTED.
So far, so good? The author of the article, one Lynn Bonner, concluded:  “The 21 positive tests represent less than 0.3 percent of the people screened.”
 

What he/she failed to mention is that the 21 positives was 23.5% OF THOSE TESTED!!!  What would the numbers be if all 7,600 applicants were tested?  

I hope that is coming down the road.  It would be far cheaper to have every applicant pee in a cup and have that tested, than to send that same applicant money every month in perpetuity.

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article59389341.html 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

MARCO RUBIO POPS A PILL DURING THE CNN DEBATE ON 2/25 [REVISED 2/29 and 3/3]

I've updated this post twice... after Rubio was caught on camera at a rally with Nikki Haley on 2/28 popping a pill, and I just updated it with the video from the FOX debate last night (3/3) when he did it again..... the boy may have a problem, folks

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I watched the Republican debate on Thursday night, and this happened so quickly I didn't see it.... It wasn't until I saw the brief clip later that I began thinking that maybe Rubio has a medical problem.  It is clear in this 0:08 second video that Marco Rubio took a pill out, HAD IT LODGED UNDER HIS MIDDLE FINGERNAIL, it came loose, and he grabbed it and popped it in his mouth.  DURING THE DEBATE!  He couldn't wait until a commercial......


OOOOOOOOK....

Conspiracy theorist that I am (and in THIS one I'm not alone) let's speculate what he took.

Anyone who has followed Rubio for any length of time knows he's a high energy guy.  That's cool - lots of people are.  But as the debate went on, Marco became more and more intense, speaking fast and gesticulating.  Now, I've watched every Republican debate, and this was by far the most animated I've seen Rubio.

Switching to ADHD in adults.  Some, but not all, symptoms include:
  • Trouble focusing or concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Impulsivity
  • Difficulty completing tasks
  • Disorganization
  • Low frustration tolerance
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Hot temper
  • Hair loss

Hair loss?  He's young, and I know younger men with less hair..... no big deal.

Ehhhhhh.... maybe you could say Rubio showed 2-3 of those symptoms.  He surely was hyper as hell during the entire debate.  But that's subjective, and I'm certainly no doctor.

Moving along..... What IF Rubio DOES suffer from ADHD.... and that's a big 'IF'... what would he take?  One of the most prescribed drugs is ADDERALL.

Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine salts) is used for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy in adults.

Amphetamines have been around for years, and are commonly known as 'uppers'.  One of the side effects of amphetamine use is very dry mouth and a bad taste in your mouth.

Hmmmmm.... Rubio has a 'water thing'... Politico even did an article on this habit of his back in December.  Marco is seldom far from a drink of water.  And he has a terrible habit of constantly licking his lips.....

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/12/marco-rubio-love-water-216441


As a new and upcoming Senator, Marco Rubio was designated to give the Republican response to the SOTU speech by Obama on February 12, 2013.  During the speech, Marco had to stop for a gulp of water.... dry mouth?  I can certainly understand him having a case of nerves.... This was the news lead of the night - Marco drinking water mid-speech.


Does Marco Rubio have a DRUG problem?  Totally circumstantial evidence....   Yup.... until you watch him pop that pill like a pro.   Watch the video again.

IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T SEE MY TODAY'S POST.... HE DID IT AGAIN ON CAMERA 2/19!!!  Watch his right hand starting at 0:17



http://reidsright.blogspot.com/2016/03/rubio-pops-another-pill-at-rally.html

HOLY KRAP!  HE DID IT AGAIN ON 3/3/16 DURING THE FOX DEBATE!!!!  THE BOY HAS A PROBLEM!!!!  (And don't tell me it's just a breath mint - even if you have dragon breath, you don't pop them covertly...)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NOW WE KNOW WHO GAVE THE STAND DOWN ORDER TO OUR NAVY BOATS IN IRANIAN WATERS!

I did a post in January based in which I quoted an article by Ron Lonsberry.  He had analyzed the capture of our two navy boats 'in Iranian waters' and came to the conclusion that someone had told these sailors to 'stand down' (does that ring a bell... as in BENGHAZI????)

http://reidsright.blogspot.com/2016/01/who-gave-stand-down-order-in-iran.html

Well, it seems Mr. Lonsberry was correct.  Dr. William Hamilton, Ph.D., wrote in his weekly column on January 18, 2016 (link below) that indeed, these brave patriots WERE TOLD TO STAND DOWN BY THE WHITE HOUSE!
"Congressman Louis Gohmert (R) of Texas claims the Obama White House intervened, asked the Iranian Navy to provide assistance, and ordered the U.S. 5th Fleet to stand down."
"By long-standing naval custom, disabled boats found in territorial waters are rendered assistance, and simply escorted back into international waters. Their crews are not subjected to POW treatment or put on world-wide video display, looking like criminals."
"But, instead of being treated as distressed vessels exercising the mariners' right of innocent passage, the Iranians arrested the crew members, treated them as POWs, and, somehow, got the officer-in-charge to make filmed statements praising the Iranians and saying the treatment the crew received was: "Fantastic." 
If this is indeed true, we have a Commander-in-Chief  WHO HAS BETRAYED THE AMERICAN MILITARY AND SHOULD BE IMPEACHED FOR FAILURE TO PERFORM HIS SWORN DUTY!

Why is Congress not all over this?  

Where are these 10 sailors?  I've not seen a thing about them since their release from Iran.  Have they been told to stay quiet?

See the full text of Dr. Hamilton's article at this link:

http://www.central-view.com/past.asp?number=1819

Monday, February 8, 2016

THE POLITICS OF EMINENT DOMAIN....

Jeb Bush was all over Trump during the last two debates about Trump using EMINENT DOMAIN to try to take land from a 'little old lady' in New Jersey to use the property as a parking lot at a hotel he was building.  The case went to court, Trump LOST, and he walked away and moved on.  Jeb portrayed Trump as if he had TAKEN THE PROPERTY!  He lied, and he KNEW he was lying because this had been covered weeks earlier.

The eminent domain case in question can be found at the link below.


THEN......... 
April, 1991: The Texas Rangers shepherd through the Texas legislature a bill that creates the Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority (ASFDA), a quasi-governmental entity that is given the power of eminent domain. Shortly after the bill is signed by new governor Ann Richards, 13 acres of private property are seized for the Rangers' new ballpark, later prompting two lawsuits. 
The timeline is at the link below:

The Bush family used eminent domain to get land for the Globe Life Park baseball stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the Bush Family in general, and George W. Bush in particular, owned a part of the Texas Rangers.”  Construction was begun on April 2, 1992.

FAST FORWARD:  Seems Jeb, when he was Governor of Florida, also dragged out EMINENT DOMAIN to try to take 160 acres of swampland from an old codger who had been living on it and quietly enjoying it for years so the state could create an Everglades restoration project.  Funny how that slipped Bush's mind.



TRUMP AND HILLARY ARE IN A BAR.....

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are in a bar. After a few vodka shots, Donald leans over, and with a smile on his face, says, "The media are really tearing you apart for that scandal."

Hillary: "You mean my lying about Benghazi?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean the massive voter fraud?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Using my secret private server with classified material to hide my activities?"
Trump: "No, the other one."
Hillary: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, emails and everything else?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Using the Clinton Foundation as a cover for tax evasion, hiring cronies, and taking bribes from foreign countries?
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean the drones being operated in our own country without the benefit of the law?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million, and right afterward it declaredbankruptcy and was sold to the Chinese?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean arming the Muslim Brotherhood and hiring them in the White House?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Whitewater, Watergate committee, Vince Foster, commodity deals?"
Trump: "No the other one."

Hillary: "The IRS targeting conservatives?"
Trump: "No the other one."

Hillary: "Turning Libya into chaos?"
Trump: "No the other one."

Hillary: "Trashing Mubarak, one of our few Muslim friends?"
Trump: "No the other one."

Hillary: "Turning our backs on Israel?"
Trump: "No the other one."

Hillary: "The joke Iran Nuke deal? "
Trump: "No the other one."

Hillary: "Leaving Iraq in chaos? "
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "The DOJ spying on the press?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "You mean HHS Secretary Sibelius shaking down health insurance executives?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Giving our cronies in SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and 3 months later they declared bankruptcy and then the Chinese bought it?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "The NSA monitoring citizens'?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Me, The IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "Threats to all of Bill's former mistresses to keep them quiet"
Trump: "No, the other one."

Hillary: "I give up! ... Oh wait, I think I've got it! When I stole the White House furniture, silverware and china when Bill left Office?"
Trump: "THAT'S IT! I almost forgot about that one".

[Ed note:  I got this in an email - it's beyond clever!  Sooooo wish I had thought of this myself!!  My thanks to the author, whomever it was!]

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY~!

I ORIGINALLY POSTED THIS IN NOVEMBER OF 2010 - HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE YOU LOST IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS?  TRUST ME - IT'S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SICK!

Hillary shrieks that she will FIGHT the Republicans on privatizing Social Security.... is this what you TRULY WANT????

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I’m gonna keep pounding on this…. Social Security is NOT a sacred cow! It was NEVER intended to be a person’s SOLE RETIREMENT INCOME. It was meant to be a SUPPLEMENT. It has to be eliminated! It’s the government’s way of equalizing everyone…. at the bottom of the income level! Consider this – and remember it and pass it along!
  • A person making $40,000 a year pays $3000/year (7.5%) into Social Security
  • A worker who AVERAGES $40,000/year for a 40-year working career, contributing 7.5% into S.S. will collect a maximum of $24,000/year for 15 years
  • The Stock Market has an historic AVERAGE growth of 9%/year
  • If that same employee invested that same 7.5% in the stock market for 40 years, he would accrue $1,880,000 in his ‘retirement’ account…. Or said another way $126,000/year annual retirement income
  • ‘Means testing’ Social Security – a suggestion from Obama’s Debt Reduction Committee, means the government will determine who is ‘too rich’ to draw S.S. EVEN THO YOU MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE SYSTEM YOUR ENTIRE WORKING LIFE AND EVEN IF YOU PLANNED ON THAT MONEY AS A RETIREMENT SUPPLEMENT! I sincerely hope the American people will find this unacceptable. If you paid in – you should draw out – PERIOD!
  • If there are those, with great wealth, that choose to opt out of receiving S.S., they should be given a tax credit for all or part of the money they have contributed. This might encourage more of the truly rich to forgo S.S.
  • • And there has to be a mechanism to permit young people entering the work force to fund a MANDATORY PRIVATE RETIREMENT THAT THEY – NOT UNCLE SAM - CONTROL. This would allow the current S.S. system to eventually go ‘out of business’ by attrition.
  • And do NOT say: What if they refuse to fund a retirement plan? WE HAVE THAT NOW! It’s called ‘people riding in the wagon rather than PULLING it!’ And they not only aren’t funding a retirement, they aren’t even WORKING! The difference would be – you don’t save – you don’t EAT. It is obscene that able-bodied Americans are not MADE to work for their handout! If they are receiving government money, they can dig holes and fill ‘em up to ‘earn’ their subsidy.
It is time for the government (i.e. the taxpayers) to stop enabling…. Those that CAN, DO…. Or do without! Those that CAN’T…. that’s why we have private charities, and that worked for years until LBJ destroyed the American family.

If you want to read something really funny, check out this link:
http://usa.usembassy.de/etexts/soc/ssbriefhistory.pdf

It is the GOVERNMENT’S story of how S.S. began and how wonderful it is to this day.

I WILL FIGHT FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS! SAYETH HILLARY CLINTON

Hillary Clinton - the candidate of the common folk! ROFLMAO!

The following link is to an article in the New York Times the morning after the Iowa Caucuses..... 

Deep in this article is the following paragraph, which pretty much sums up this lying phony: 
"On her trip to the Iowa State Fair in August, Mrs. Clinton’s staff and security team had mapped out a route so she could admire the prizewinning stalks of corn, see an exhibit on agriculture and pick up a pork-chop-on-a-stick before climbing into a black S.U.V. to catch a PRIVATE FLIGHT to Martha’s Vineyard." 
Yeah - just like regular people....


Monday, February 1, 2016

BERNIE SANDERS...... INDEPENDENT SOCIALIST


Just as an FYI:  Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), announced a year ago that Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will host the Convention during the week of July 25, 2016. The Republican National Committee (RNC) will hold the 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio a week before the Democrats, from July 18-21, 2016.

I've had one question regarding the Democrat presidential campaign ever since the campaign season started......

How is it that Bernie Sanders is able to run as a DEMOCRAT when he is NOT a registered Democrat?

I know Bernie's caucused with the Dems since he's been in Congress.  But he is NOT a registered Dem.  I find that curious.

But then.... maybe there's an answer right under my nose for this. What if the head of the DNC - Debbie Wasserman-Schultz decides late in the primary season that Bernie CANNOT run for president on the Democrat side of the ticket.  That would clear the stage for her girl Hillary to become the candidate by default, no matter the delegates Bernie may amass prior to the convention.

Would disqualifying Bernie late in the game preclude him from running as an Independent?  (My fervent prayer, by the way, is that HE WILL).  Would Bernie be able to get on the ballots of all 50 states?  There ARE deadlines.  The parties' NOMINEES are selected at their respective conventions, but what about those making an independent run, like Michael Bloomberg is threatening to do.  Anyone running for President NOT as the candidate of the Democrats or the Republicans has until September, 2016, to get their act together.

As an aside - Wasserman-Schultz (D, FL) has faced backlash from members of her party for scheduling several debates on a weekend (one followed a Sunday night football game), when viewership is expected to be low. Democratic rivals Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley have argued that the schedule gives Mrs. Clinton an advantage over the lesser-known candidates, while Republicans say it shields her from further scrutiny of her record.  Debbie has not hidden the fact that she's a Hillary supporter.

But wouldn't it be interesting if it turns out Bernie isn't qualified to run on the Democrat ticket......