Russ Gibb at Random
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Government Arrogance

March 22, 2010

I tried to call Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak's office in Washington, I got a busy signal. I tried to e-mail him, don't know if that went through. I called his Alpena office and told them who I was and that I had a place in Traverse City and then proceeded to voice my opinion about Mr. Stupak's sell out, health care, vote to Obama. I was rudely told that you can't vote for him and then was hung up on. I assume his aid's name was John. So I want you to all call this #, 1-989-356-0690, and tell him thanks for his rudeness.

If you can't get get through to the Congressman's Washington #, 202-225-4735, you might want to try his other locations.

Alpena: 989-356-0690
Crystal Falls: 906-875-3751
Escanaba: 906-786-4504
Houghton: 906-482-1371
Marquette: 906-228-3700
Patoskey: 231-348-0657
West Branch: 989-345-2258

Try calling him. Let him know what you think about his selling out to Obama.

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sweet freedom

March 19, 2010

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Bureaucracy in action

March 18, 2010

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And now...another part of the story....

The Haircut

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, "I cannot accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week." The florist was pleased and left the shop.
When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a "thank you" card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.
Later, a police officer came in for a haircut and, when he tried to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "I cannot accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week." The officer was happy and left the shop.
The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a "thank you" card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.
A Congressman came in for a haircut and, when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, "I can not accept money from you; I'm doing community service this week." The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.
The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.



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Money short ? Times tough ?

March 17, 2010

About Michelle Obama



Written by Dr. Paul L. Williams

"In my own life in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much," she said. "See, that's why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service, "...

Michelle Obama

No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesn't perform any official duties. But this hasn't deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession.

Just think, Mary Lincoln was taken to task for purchasing china for the White House during the Civil War. And Mamie Eisenhower had to shell out the salary for her personal secretary from her husband's salary.

Total Personal Staff members for other first ladies paid by taxpayers:

Mamie Eisenhower: One-- paid for personally out of President's salary.

Jackie Kennedy: One

Roseline Carter: One

Barbara Bush: One

Hilary Clinton: Three

Laura Bush: One

Michele Obama: Twenty-two

How things have changed! If you're one of the tens of millions of Americans facing certain destitution, earning less than subsistence wages stocking the shelves at Wal-Mart or serving up McDonald cheeseburgers, prepare to scream and then come to realize that the benefit package for these servants of Ms. Michelle are the same as members of the national security and defense departments and the bill for these assorted lackeys is paid by YOU,

John Q.Public.

Michele Obama's personal staff:

One.. $172,200 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)

Two.. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of

Policy And Projects For The First Lady)

Three.. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House

Social Secretary for Mrs. Obama)

Four.. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications

for the First Lady)

Five.. $100,000 - Winter, Melissa (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

Six.. $90,000 - Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

Seven.. $84,000 - Lilyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)

Eight.. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)

Nine.. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Project for the First Lady)

Ten.. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

Eleven.. $64,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B.(Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)

Twelve.. $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)

Thirteen.. $60,000 Fitz, Alan O.(Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)

Fourteen.. $57,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)

Fifteen... $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary To The First Lady)

Sixteen.. $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special Assistant for Scheduling and Traveling Aide To The First Lady)

Seventeen.. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)

Eighteen.. $43,000 - Tubman, Samanth a (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)

Nineteen.. $40,000 - Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)

Twenty.. $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)

Twenty-One.. $35,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)

Twenty-Two... $35,000 - Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

Total.. $1,591,200 in annual salaries

There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady's social life.

One wonders why she needs so much help, at taxpayer expense.

Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and "First Hairstylist" Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One to Europe.



Copyright 2009 Canada Free Press.Com

canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/12652

Yes, I know, The Canadian Free Press had to publish this, perhaps because America no longer has a free press and the USA media is too scared that they might be considered racist or suffer at the hands of Obama.

Sorry America!




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honesty is the best policy

March 11, 2010

If president Obama were a little bit more honest, this country might be in better shape. Oh, he is honest? You voted for him? Well, here's some of his honesty for you.

Rod Blagojevich, is the former Illinois Governor who tried to sell Obama's seat in Congress.. Obama was asked by the press if he had ever met Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Barack Obama: "I only saw Rod Blagojevich one time ... and that was in the stands and from a distance at a Chicago Bears Football Game."

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“Catch Him If You Can…He’s the Invisible Man”

March 8, 2010

Call me a birther, call me a conspirator, call me any name you want, but I want some answers and I want them now. I looked at Obama’s so called birth certificate on his own website several times now. I’ve enlarged it and there is not a signature on it! Now listen to me, there is not a signature on it! It is a short form that anyone could have bought at that time in Hawaii. Where is his original vault copy Certificate of Live Birth in the USA?

But that’s just the start of it. Where are his grade school records from Punahou, Hawaii? Where are his medical records? Where is the Obama/Dunham marriage license or the Soetoro/Dunham marriage license? Where are his records from Occidental College in California? His college records from Columbia University in New York? Where are his records when he lived in Jakarta? His passport? His Baptism Certificate? Where are any of his records from Harvard or any records of his law degree? He doesn’t have a law degree now; it has not been activated for several years. Where are these great articles that he supposedly wrote for the Harvard Law Review? The only one I could find was not signed and we are not even sure that he wrote it. And where are his Illinois State Senate records(None: locked up to prohibit public view)? Or his Illinois State schedule (Lost: All other Illinois State Senator's records are intact)?

What is the cover up? What’s the cover up? If there is nothing to hide then why is he hiding all of these things? Are you aware that there has been several law suits going to the Supreme Court asking for his records to be divulged and he has spent over $500,000 to cover them up? Why?

Why? Come on! Ask yourself why. You are an intelligent person. Ask yourself, WHY!


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Its done with mirrors

March 4, 2010



Mirror mirror on the wall.

Is Obama setting us up for a great fall?

His health care plan is quite a trick.

Tell the people its going to save money when their sick.

Unfortunately he only counts six years of costs and four years have magically disappeared off of the cost factor. In other words, he's lying. He's a con. Don't fall for it. His program is not going to save us money its going cost us money and its going to ruin the best health care system in the world.

If you're a Democrat or a Republican and you vote for this travisty you will be kicked out. Mark my words, you will be kicked out.

There is no free lunch!

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Excuse Me

March 2, 2010

Well, if you’re a guy named Obama right now you’re probably getting a little bit nervous! Your ratings are going down. The star struck media is no longer star struck and are striking back at all his per-mutations. Windmills are not in anymore; they make to much noise and drive people crazy. And then of course there is Global Warming. It looks as though his buddy’s, Al gore, weather report is falling apart.

Maybe you better take a look at this cartoon from Scotland. It says it all.


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Two Faced

February 25, 2010



If you haven’t figured out yet that politicians speak with fork tongues and are two faced, then go back to school, you need help.

Take a look at what our Democratic pals were saying just a few years ago when Republicans were trying to use the Nuclear Option. Translation: the option that only needs 51 votes to put any bill into law. In this case I’m talking about health care.

Now they’re saying that this is a perfectly legitimate tactic to use, but a few years ago listen to what they had to say.

So much for the Democrats and not much more for the Republicans. Shame on them all. Throw them all out.

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Doctors in Congress

February 24, 2010

Today I received a letter from one of the best doctors that I have ever known, Dr. Allan Dobzyniak. Allan has been retired for about a year and a half now, but is certainly keeping his eye on what’s going on in the health care debate.

Here is what Allan said.

Russ,

“I wonder if these guys are driven more by ideology? Of interest, there is not one physician invited to the health care summit tomorrow though there are 16 in congress. But really, what do we doctors know about medicine anyway? It makes one curious if the summit might really have an alternative agenda other than health care.”

Allan


Well I actually looked it up and it seems that there are sixteen doctors in congress. Eleven of those sixteen are Republicans and five are Democrats. Two serve in the Senate and fourteen serve in the House of Representatives, seven of who are on three committees preparing a Health Care Bill. And just for the record, there are 204 lawyers in Congress,(152 Representatives and 51 Senators).

But you’re right none, as of this writing, have been invited to the Health Care Summit meeting on February 25th. What’s wrong with this picture?


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