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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Glenwood Gardens in Bakersfield may soon be haunted. The ghost of an 87-year-old woman may roam the building looking for someone who can perform CPR. Loraine Bayless died on the floor after being denied possible life saving CPR. Company policy required staff to call for emergency responders. After responders were called, a facility staff member, who may have been a nurse, refused to perform CPR as it violated company policy. The 911 operator who took the call pleaded with the staff member to start CPR and even volunteered to talk the staff member through the process.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

The president is supposed to be a leader not a dictator. Instead of crafting a pathway around the hazards facing our nation, President Obama is pushing our nation from crisis to crisis. In doing so, he is manipulating the American people and destroying our nation's reputation at home and abroad. He uses invented crises to cajole our citizens into accepting his Chicago-style gangster rule. A few weeks ago, it was the fiscal cliff. This week, it is the sequester. What will it be next week?

Saturday, February 23, 2013

From the outset, America's Founders realized that the temptations of power and corruption would someday be too much for any of the three branches of government to resist, let alone the checks and balances in the other branches. They foresaw the folly of trusting the government to protect individual rights and realized that, ultimately, citizens at the local level, acting according to dictates of their individual consciences, would need to have the final authority, the final check and balance, expressed as veto power over bad laws.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

This week, the TSA swarmed over a three year old handicapped child in a wheelchair. The girl and her family successfully cleared inspection at the normal TSA checkpoint. Then they were harassed by an agent who pulled them aside for additional screening because of the child's condition (Spina bifida). The father stated that the TSA agent claimed that: "They are specifically singling out disabled people for this special scrutiny." The heartless TSA agent even took the child's stuffed animal, causing her more distress and likely instilling fear in her that will last her entire life.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The president gave his State of the Union Address this week. After listening to it, I realized that our presidents, past and present, live in a different world than the rest of us. They have the problems of the world on their shoulders: wars, national security, the economy, law enforcement, the health and welfare of our citizens and the education of our children.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

As a retired small-business owner, I understand the importance of cash flow. Even though my invoice terms were net 14 days, clients would often delay payment for 60 or even 90 days. We were a very payroll intensive company. Our staff consultants had to be paid every two weeks. The time delay between paying our staff and receiving payment from our clients severely impacted our cash flow. Our large corporate clients managed their cash flow very well. They would mail their payments to arrive on a Saturday when the banks were closed.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

The time in the life of every lover of freedom and liberty to take a stand to protect our God-given rights has come. The usurpation of powers by those in the United States government has been going on for many years. The "fiat money" system, created in 1933 and put into full effect in 1971, is on the verge of total collapse. Spending is out of control, and Barack Hussein Obama and others in Washington D.C. apparently refuse to make the necessary real cuts.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Claire:

Last weekend was Super Bowl Sunday… or so they tell me. Not a big fan of football myself, I didn't spend the day drinking from beer cans and indulging in fatty snacks while lying around on the couch (at least, I didn't do those things in the name of football). What did I spend my Sunday afternoon doing? I went to see "Mama."

Saturday, February 2, 2013

The president and congress are currently conspiring to grant 11 million criminals who invaded our country legal status. Many Americans, myself included, originally came from other countries. They applied for permission to come to this country. They patiently waited, some for up to a decade, for their opportunity to come to America. The tables are now turned upside down. The 11 million illegals currently residing in this country have been given a priority over the 4.6 million who are awaiting legal green cards.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The following is taken directly from Article I of the Constitution for the United States of America:

Section 1

All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

Section 8

1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;