Changes That Need To Happen


More money spent on GAS is less money spent everywhere else.  It’s bad on so many trickling levels, as it hurts industry and consumers alike by driving up the cost of countless other things.  I could write pages about the fallout, but it’s a drain as is.  We mustn’t do nothing to change the current circumstances — The price reads $85.96.

Capitalism gave you a job!  Don’t you get it?  Wall Street certainly isn’t perfect, but it’s their Washington bedfellows that have created much of the economic problems we’re facing today.  Instead, Occupy Washington, DC to compel Politicians to fix the problems with Wall Street, etc.  Tell them to stop cozying up to the detriment of the American people.  I’m sure many Politician are relieved to see Occupy Wall Street’s misdirected anger.  From what I’ve seen and heard, much of the protesters don’t even know what they’re fighting for.  The movement takes the real focus off bad political decisions and “crony” capitalism.

Where is the incentive for legal immigration?  Can anyone answer that?  There’s plenty of incentive for illegal immigration.  Does that seem right?  It doesn’t.  And it’s not.

As an Affiliate of Amazon’s Associates Program, I received the following e-mail.  Once again Politicians are hard at work quashing our ability to earn a living, because it’s easier to assess fees, taxes, tolls and tariffs than it is to do their respective jobs — It’s a continued grab and waste game that needs to stop.  Though Amazon’s decision has a direct impact on me, I applaud them for immediately dropping out.  What other business is it going to kill?

Hello. Unfortunately Governor Brown has signed into law the bill that we emailed you about earlier today. As a result of this, contracts with all California residents participating in the Amazon Associates Program are terminated effective today, June 29, 2011. Those California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned before today will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, you can manage the details of your Associates account here. And if you relocate to another state in the near future please contact us for reinstatement into the Amazon Associates Program.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to offer the Associates Program to California residents and will not affect your ability to purchase from Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com.

We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants in the Amazon Associates Program and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Associates Program to California residents. As mentioned before, we are continuing to work on alternative ways to help California residents monetize their websites and we will be sure to contact you when these become available.

Regards, The Amazon Associates Team

Are you kidding me?  You MSNBC people really think that way?  When I initially tune in to hear what’s being said, it’s comical to me, then after about a 1/2 hour or so, it’s maddening and I can’t turn the channel fast enough.  Politics is Not a Sport will be expanding on this issue and many others in the weeks to come.  I’m not happy about what’s happening to our great country and much of the media is lost or just doesn’t care.

It’s sad to think that some go through life being oppressed by another man, woman or nation, by way of intimidation, assault, control, or any means.  What gives someone the right to negatively affect another’s pursuit of a decent life?  It hurts to learn about the unacceptable atrocities going on around the world.  For those far away, I will always pray.  Growing up I thought the United States was a great, invincible nation.  And as an adult, I know the United States is great, but nothing is invincible.  While other nations try to liberate, oppression is creeping into America.  It’s in the form of financial burden, job loss, and so many other immeasurable troubles attributed to bad political decisions, self-serving fraud and deceit that doesn’t take into consideration what’s best for the American people and the country as a whole and an enabling, irresponsible media that no longer cares about the truth.  All need to be held accountable and these things mustn’t continue to be tolerated.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is no Superhero.  It’s now apparent that he’s just another big phony.  What a let down he turned out to be.  And one of his last despicable acts on the way out of office was to commute the prison sentence of Esteban Nunez, the son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.  There’s no GOOD reason to commute this sentence.  It’s Crony capitalism at its worst and it mustn’t be tolerated.  What now former Governor Schwarzenegger did was disgusting, sneaky and obviously showed favoritism — The families of Esteban Nunezes victims didn’t even learn about the commuted sentence until contacted by the media.  That’s just not right!  And dodging questions about it is unacceptable.  Although he doesn’t really say, we already know WHY he did it.  And if we can’t do anything about it now, his decision should be made hard to live with.  I’ll tell him if I see him.  Booooo and hasta la vista wimpy.

I still write here — I’m just depressed about California’s election results on most fronts.  It appears the naive were recruited in force and we’re now left with numerous battles to be fought.  I’m currently paralyzed to write more, since there are too many problems with my beautiful home state — Excessive business taxes, regulations and restrictions, Mafioso-esk labor unions, high taxes, so-called sanctuary cities, political fraud and deceit, etc.  We mustn’t stop combating these things or we’re surely going off a cliff.  Don’t give up or give in to what’s wrong.

Voting is a very IMPORTANT tool you have and it’s essential that you use it now.  Please vote on November 2, 2010 — America must be put back on track.  Too many unacceptable things are happening to our great nation and people.  Citizens don’t forget that Politicians work for YOU, not themselves.  Remind them.  All must be held accountable for what’s been promised and we need not accept less.  The fraud, constant political bargaining, lies and theft have to stop.  It’s ruining the quality of the one life we all have here.  It’s imperative that we start heading in the right direction, to carry out the true will of the American people.  And if you don’t vote, don’t complain, because apathy is part of the problem.  Please read up and vote!

When and why did the mainstream media, so-called journalists and news agencies stop caring about the truth?  When and why did most stop asking the hard questions?  It seems the majority now have an agenda and/or try to protect special interests, rather than report the real news.  Americans want the FACTS and America needs them in order to thrive. 

When did the tolerance of lies become acceptable?  It’s not — And it’s time we Americans start demanding unbiased news from those who act like they’re reporting it.  We mustn’t let the important, tough questions go unanswered.  America needs honest, fearless reporters (media outlets) who will consistently fight for what’s right — Otherwise what’s the point, it’s poor entertainment.  What’s happening now is a facade of journalism that’s bad for America.

“Accountability Experts” NEEDED = A New Media that asks ALL questions necessary to report important, straightforward news.  The first order of business will be an internal investigation to learn WHY our current media doesn’t care about the truth.  The second order of business will deal with uncovering political corruption.

Note:  There are more Americans than Politicians, which is hopeful, but the “media” has control over what’s assimilated through the airwaves, which is kinda sketchy.

We believe in the rule of law — Kudos to the City of Costa Mesa, my city who believes in the same.  Thank you for taking an important stand.  It’s ultimately for the benefit of all people and the right thing to do.  It’s simple, don’t break the law and you won’t have a problem.  There’s nothing to argue about.  It’s not fair to those who obey the law.  And boycotting Arizona is just plain stupid, especially when those who are supposed to uphold the law do it.  It doesn’t help anyone.  Our politicians have created a mess for citizens and non-citizens alike.  It’s unacceptable and Americans of all colors need to tell them that!  It should be about protecting America, not boycotting a state trying to enforce the law.  Support Arizona.

As previously reported on Politics is Not a Sport, Arnold Schwarzenegger, California’s current Governor has been nothing but a disappointment.  And now he wants to sell the Orange County Fair Grounds, which only places a band-aid on a continuously bleeding wound.  It’s another disservice to California (especially Orange County) residents and more bad decisions being made by Politicians to simply plug the mess they’ve created.  Arnold should be considered The Fun Terminator — What great ideas he’s had to close State Parks, sell the Fair Grounds and keep taking away from the people.  It’s a terrible thing.  Please write him an e-mail to express your frustration with this decision and many others.  He’s supposed to be working for the people and needs to be reminded of that.

I concur with Brigitte Gabriel regarding her assessment of political correctness and further believe it’s truly hurting America.  Politicians need to stop pandering and make decisions that are best for Americans and America as a nation.

Who is putting our country first?  It’s certainly not our politicians.  I pondered this question and the only answer is… Our military, veterans, troops — They’re truly putting our country first.  God bless them.  And now it’s time for our politicians (Democrat and Republican) to start putting our country first and stop wasting the immense sacrifices of our precious soldiers.

It’s clear, Meg Whitman for Governor in 2010.  She’s smart, seems tough and is what California needs.  I’m voting for her and hope you do too.  It’ll be an important vote for the future of California and her candidacy improves my outlook.  She appears and sounds quite impressive.  Our continued optimism is that she’ll stay strong and do the right thing for the tax payers and state.  It’s unfortunate that the Gubernatorial Election isn’t until November 2, 2010.  Regrettably, Arnold has been a big disappointment — We pray that he doesn’t waste the time he has left as Governor focusing on the wrong things, like so many politicians do.  I expected more from him.

If someone calls you a racist and you’re not, so what.  It’s their problem.  You need not go on the defensive to prove otherwise.  Let the truth you know set you free.  The race card is so played — It’s now time to stop the blame.  Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton (and alike) have negatively impacted interractial relations with their constant political positioning, misplaced emphasis and divisive rhetoric, if you can even follow what each is ever saying.

And to the actual racists in this world (black, brown, white, etc.), stop the ignorance, wisen up and be more productive.  What’s the point of being an idiot?  Likewise, one who wrongly plays the race card makes it harder to identify the real problems to be remedied — That’s not smart either.

Who is getting paid the most for the advertisement of Extenze and other male enhancement drugs early, during family programming?  Why have these commercials overtaken television and radio?  Why must most families now experience these premature conversations…

“Mommy, what’s that certain part of the male anatomy?”

“Mommy, what could be fun?

“I want to have fun mommy.  I want some ess-senzz.”

Give us a brake with the excessive male enhancement advertisements.  Why do parents need to keep running from these commercials and radio advertisements when our children are listening?  It happens more often than not.  Can we get a little more FCC regulation regarding this?  Only because it has gone overboard and the general public is drowning from it.  It’s backwards — Families should matter most.