Who Are You California?  You vote to raise taxes on yourself again?  Really?  It’s another easy way out for politicians on our backs.  How does the majority not see it?  I’m speechless and disappointed, and question what’s going on in my native state.

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

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.

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.

It’s time to speak up and remind the Politicians that they work for us, individual hardworking Americans, and thus need to carry out the will of the people.  It’s time they start doing what’s best for America and Americans, instead of what serves ’em best strategically in the short term.  Make your voice heard — If you don’t, the fraud and bombardment won’t stop.  It’s time for that kind of “change” to happen.

Why is Government Health Care being forced on Americans?  Why now?  Why so fast and without regard to addressing the reality of it?  Too many bad Political decisions (that aren’t the will of the people) are being made.  The massive, swift changes that harm America and Americans must stop.  It’s not right, good, nor fair.  Please start HERE http://www.freeourhealthcarenow.com/ regarding this issue.

MORE INFO (Updated 07/21/09): http://patientsunitednow.com/

Doesn’t Barack Obama know that Joe Biden is a big mouthed phony?  Can’t he see that Biden is quite full of himself?  That’s not a good quality in a leader.  Both have some time to go in this final stretch of the way too long race to The White House.  There’s a lot of crap out there regarding Mr. Biden, which I’m sure will start flinging full speed on Monday.

For the record, I’m not an Obama fan, but thought he had a better chance without Biden — In other words, I don’t know enough about Obama to become an immediate cheerleader like much of the media.  It doesn’t make sense.  I don’t have anything against him, but I’m not falling for his well delivered speeches.  That’s just fluff.

My vote will most likely be for John McCain, since Mitt Romney dropped out way too soon, or I may vote for Bob Barr — I’m not completely sure.  I want real change, not just the promise of it.  We hear the same promise each race, but don’t see it from the two over-emphasized parties.  It’s just a tug of war.  And once again we’re forced to pick the best of the worst.

Back to the heading — I do think Obama blew his chance to become President by picking Joe Biden.  I thought he was a little smarter than that.  It’s almost comical — Joe Biden is not change, he’s status quo. 

I hear that Delaware residents are happy that Biden got picked to be Obama’s running mate, since it will get him out of their state.  If that’s the popular consensus in Delaware, it’s not a good sign for the rest of the country.

POST ELECTION UPDATE:  Barack Obama won the Presidential Election, but I don’t think Joe Biden helped any — Yet perhaps he might have swayed those who never heard of him.  He was on his best behavior with his big perma-smile.  Now that he’s going to be our Vice President, I hope he does the right thing.  And let’s see this CHANGE they talked about.

Related Links:

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2007/01/biden_on_obama_.html

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/politicalwhore/2008/08/23/obama-picks-biden/

http://scogginfamily.newsvine.com/_news/2008/08/23/1776991-biden-bad-choice-for-america

How are Leaf Blowers allowed to exist?  They obviously pollute and annoy.  Just walk by one to breathe in the gas fumes and the debris being BLOWN into the air.  Why do its operators wear masks if it’s okay for the rest of us?  I usually see the debris being blown from one property to another — From the paying neighbor’s yard out onto the public streets, or onto another neighbor’s car or yard.  Why can’t the debris be swept and picked up like it used to be?  It’s relatively not that strenuous of a job.

Leaf Blowers are a nuisance and should be completely banned.  How do they exist in such a hypersensitive environmental culture?  Is it politics?  The race card?  I really hope not.  I’m sorry all Gardeners, Leaf Blowers aren’t good for the overall public, especially how I see them being used.

Related Links:

http://www.ccblincoln.com/CCBL/2OtherTowns.html

http://thissphere.blogspot.com/2007/04/ban-leaf-blowers.html

http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2005/09/68885

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/08/AR2006110800709.html

This message goes out to Mayor Gavin Newsom.  And if he doesn’t get it, he should be voted out.   He’s playing you, and not doing the right things to protect American’s safety.  He’s slick, but don’t fall for it again.  Let’s get him out.

Related Links:

http://gavinnewsomsucks.blogspot.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUb8Xv6m7lU

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Yesterday’s 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision to uphold the Ramos and Compean convictions is just not right.  Law Enforcement should not be punished for trying to do an honest job.  They put their lives at risk and are required to make important split-second decisions on a daily basis.  It’s a lot of responsibility without proportionate support.  And since we’re only human here, we might not always do what’s best — But does it really make sense to send these two to prison for (10) years?  The answer is definitely NO.
 
What’s the real story here?  Who is being protected?  It’s certainly not American citizens.  We need to allow Law Enforcement to protect all those living here and simply enforce the laws.  It appears that enforcing laws has become an arbitrary or politically motivated practice.  They’re selectively being applied when there’s something to be gained by a certain party or lobbying group, not for the benefit of the American population as a whole. 
 
Why are we seeing so many gray areas in Law Enforcement?  The law is the law.  Either something is illegal, or it’s not.  We need to allow those who choose a Law Enforcement career to do their job, without the fear of unfair prosecution or political scrutiny — Otherwise, who is going to want the position?  I certainly wouldn’t.
 
The decision to prosecute Ramos and Compean, the withholding of important information during trial, and the upholding of these bad decisions effect all our safety, but most specifically here – The Ramos and Compean families who are unjustly hurting tremendously.  Why are we protecting the Mexican drug cartel?  Come on now.  We need to speak out or we’re just going to lose more — I’m happy that KFI cares.

http://www.kfiam640.com/main.html

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