Russ Gibb at Random

bounced checks

September 7, 2009

8,331 bounced checks! Does that figure remind you of anything? Well, that’s the number of bounced checks that House Members bounced in their own personal government bank. Do you recall the House forcing the bank to close because they couldn’t keep up with the number of bounced checks that their own members had written? Of course after they got caught, they bounced another 4,000 checks and never paid any late fees or penalties. Isn’t being a politician wonderful?

Now just think about this, these are the same people who today are telling our banks how to run their business and telling you that the way you get out of debt is by being in debt???

It used to be that the US government was by the people, of the people, and for the people. Today it seems by the government, of the government, and for the government. Well, thought you would like to know how the boys, spell that “politicians”, run our country and how they run their own lives. Shame on us. We keep voting these guys in. Maybe it’s time to throw the Republicans, Democrats, and all the other freeloaders, in Washington, out. Our government isn’t working for the people anymore.

–russ gibb


Think about this.

September 11, 2009


Next time you run into a Bush Hater, you may want to reference a couple of the enclosed items.

You people who think President George W. Bush was "the dumbest president ever" (and, amazingly,
many of you still do), please note that a prominent political analyst has this message for you:

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would
you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent “Austrian language,”
would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had surrounded himself with “Czar’s”, some of whom are proclaimed Communists, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to Cinco de Cuatro in front of the Mexican Ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried
again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had mis-spelled the word “advice” would you have hammered him for it for years
like Dan Quayle and potato(e) as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,0 00 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would
you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually got what happened on 9/11?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get
through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on
his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more
people0D killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries
to accumulate, in one year, wou ld you have approved?

If George W.. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plans holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the
unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to dinner and a
play in NYC, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 5 months — so you’ll have three years and seven months
to come up with an answer.

No Common Sense, Naive, Incompetent, Uninformed Voters did this to us. The Insanity is Widespread.

Americans are Waking Up.


B.C. Arnold


Government In Action

September 22, 2009

This came to me the other day. Thought you might be interested. Let's hear it for Welfare and Lottery Tickets.

September 17, 2009

Schneider: Buying lottery tickets OK with Michigan Bridge Card

Midday update

John Schneider

A man phoned me Wednesday morning and said he had twice witnessed somebody buying instant lottery tickets with a state Department of Human Services Bridge Card.

I figured he was mistaken. I couldn’t imagine any government agency allowing somebody on public assistance to finance their gambling with tax money — often contributed by people who are barely squeaking by themselves, people who wouldn’t dream of squandering their limited resources on lottery tickets.

Well, I was wrong.

In response to my inquiry, DHS spokeswoman Gisgie Davila Gendreau e-mailed me this reply:

“The Michigan Bridge Card, which works like a debit card, is used for both food assistance and cash assistance benefits. The food assistance portion can only be used to buy food.

“Cash assistance benefits may be used for any purchase, at the client’s discretion. That includes anything the client feels is necessary, including clothing and lottery tickets. Under state and federal guidelines, there are no limits on what cash assistance benefits can be used for.”

I have to admit it — my first reaction was, “WHAT?? …” On the other hand, I don’t want to be the kind of person who’s ready to call 911 every time he sees a welfare recipient buying pop, or pre-sweetened breakfast cereal.

I hear from welfare watchdogs all the time. Some of them seem to think that people getting government assistance should survive on oatmeal and macaroni.

Personally, I feel no compulsion to make hard lives harder by denying disadvantaged people all of life’s small luxuries.

But lottery tickets?

Read Friday’s Lansing State Journal for more on John Schneider’s column.

Thank you The Free Enterprise Nation



September 24, 2009

This can't be real. This was put up on the Drudge report this morning from You Tube. If this is true, I'm in shock.Supposedly this was filmed on June the 19th 2009 at the B. Bernice Young Elementary school in Burlington, New Jersey. What's going on in our public schools? What's going on in America? Your comments please.

B. Bernice Young Elementary School
Phone: (609) 386-3520

1203 Neck Road
Burlington, NJ 08016
Burlington County
Phone: (609) 386-3520

at random

good cause

September 28, 2009

The Dearborn Community Arts Council's annual
Fall into Dearborn Art Show Champagne Preview Party , Friday , October 2nd, 2009 !!!

Have a drink, some dinner, preview the art, and kick off a great weekend !!!

The Dearborn Community Art Council's Annual Preview Party is this
Friday, October 2nd from 5:30 pm til 8 pm
in the Dome Room of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.

Come Right From Work !! You Won't Have to Run Home and Cook Dinner After a Long Week of Work!

The party, A Taste of Culture, offers a Great to kick off Fall into Dearborn Weekend !

For $25 per person ($30 at the door) .......

you can sample appetizers and entree's from a variety of area restaurants which reflect Dearborn's ethnic diversity, enjoy a drink from a variety of beers, wines or champagne, bid on items in the silent auction, win a door prize, and preview and buy the art available at the Art Show which actually begins on Saturday and Sunday.

Come right from work !!!You don't have to run home and cook dinner after a long week of work !!!

All that for a $25 dollar ticket ! The money is a donation that goes to benefit both the Arts Council as well as The Very Special Arts program of Dearborn and Michigan, which brings the arts, both performing and visual, to individuals of all ages with special needs - especially school age children - in our community.

You can pick up $25 advance sales tickets at the Dearborn Community Arts Council office at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. For more info., call the DCAC at 313-943-3095.

thanks for your continued support of the DCAC !

Greg Viscomi
The Dearborn Community Arts Council



October 1, 2009

Poor President Obama. It seems that some of his biggest fans are now shall we say, deserting the ship. Gore Vidal, who is an all-time great liberal and a hell of an author as far as I’m concerned, recently said in a British interview that he was originally supporting Hillary Clinton for president, but after he met Obama he decided to switch sides and came out very publically for Obama.

Well nine months later, Vidal has changed his mind. He claims that Obama is too inexperienced and doesn’t think that he is doing a good job. In fact he believes that Obama is setting us up for a dictatorship of the right. He is not happy with the idea, but he thinks that is what’s going to happen.

He also said that Hillary Clinton who has much more experience would be a far better and wiser president than we have now. It seems that a lot of people are agreeing with Vidal and feeling the same way about President Obama. Many of them according to the polls are now suggesting that the job that Obama is doing is not to their liking. How do you feel about this?

Life goes on.


awakening education

October 2, 2009

Today I had an experience of a lifetime. On TED, ideas worth spreading, I heard Sir Ken Robinson speak about education. Dr. Sir Robinson believes that schools kill creativity. I could not agree more with what he had to say. What an exhilarating exciting speech this man makes.

The only other person in education who has moved me as deeply as Sir Ken Robinson was the author A.S. Neill who wrote a book called “Summerhill: A Radical Approach to Child Rearing”, which effected my 45 years of teaching. Thank goodness for Sir Ken Robinson and Mr. A.S. Neill. There is still hope for education.

Please take the time and view this video.


Upcoming Dearborn Election

October 9, 2009

Some people have asked me who I am going to vote for the Dearborn Common Council Election in November. To be honest with you, I don’t know many of them, but here it goes.

City Council:

Mr. Tafelski lives in the same neighborhood as myself and evidently has been doing a good job because he certainly got a lot of votes during the primary election.

Nancy Hubbard is a well known and dependable candidate.

Gearge T. Darany is just a very nice guy and has been working hard for Dearborn for many years.

Susan Sareini is also a well known quality person in our city of Dearborn Michigan.

Mark C. Shooshanian comes from a great Dearborn family.

Sharon Dulmage has proven her metal as a member of the school board where she did an excellent job.

Brian C. O’Donnell also lives in my neighborhood. I never met the man so don’t know much about him, but my neighbors seem to like him.

Doug Thomas is a well known independent quality in our town except that I hear he spends a lot of his time now in Florida.

Robert A. Abraham is a businessman in our town and has a very good reputation. I have no problem with him.

Dave W. Bazzy I don’t know, but the Bazzy name has been a name in Dearborn for many years and I understand that he is a very good businessman.

George Hart, well all I can say about George is that he sure has a lot of get up and go.

Patrick M. Kiernan I really don’t know except if he belongs with the Kiernan’s steak house I love their food.

Patrick D’Ambrosio is an up and coming name in Dearborn and I certainly see a lot of signs for him.

Ali Sayed is a Dearborn High graduate and is very active in saving our youth’s projects. He also is a neighbor.

As for the school board election:

Pam Adams is an excellent person who has shown her devotion to the Dearborn Public Schools time and time again. She has served well on local and state National Education Committees.

Hussien Berry is a long time resident of Dearborn and has done excellent work promoting youth sporting activities.

John C. Corbin is running for the second time and surprised everybody by his good showing in the last election.

Roxanne Mc Donald has been very active in PTA and school affairs for many years and is a graduate of the Dearborn Public Schools.

As far as the Mayor, I’m sorry but I’m going to go with Jack O’Reilly even though Michael J. Prus has some pretty good ideas.

Kathleen Buda is running unopposed for the city clerk candidate and she just does a workman like job all the time.

So there you go. I think the vote is up to you. If you know some of these people let them have your vote. If not just ignore them. This is what I’m thinking about in the next upcoming election. How you vote is up to you not up to me. Make up your own mind.


Ronald Reagan

October 14, 2009

Supposedly this speech was given over 25 years ago. Sounds like he's talking about today. What do you think?


funny money

October 19, 2009

I know that my Democratic friends, and I have a lot of them, are going to be offended by this song, but I think it is pretty apropos with regards to our economic situation that we are going through right now. Plus I happen to like the original version by Tennessee Ernie Ford. What is your oppinion?

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