Sunday, August 12, 2007
Today, Jaffe writes about America's "Greatest Generation" and claims to have knowledge how WWII President Roosevelt and our generals would have reacted to some of the decisions made by their successors.
He asks: Would they have approved of President Truman firing MacArthur?
Norman, General MacArthur was on his way to starting World War III by bombing mainland China, possibly with nuclear bombs and Truman wisely yanked him.
Would they have approved of Lyndon Johnson capitulating to the Viet Cong because Johnson was afraid of China's involvement? Norman, Lyndon Johnson didn't capitulate to the Viet Cong. He capitulated to the will of the American people. That war was lost and Americans wanted out, just like we want out of the disaster of Iraq!
He claims that the leaders of WWII would have reluctantly sanctioned invading Iraq. Jaffe probably also knows what God is thinking!
He goes on to write that the leaders we had during WWII might have introduced a draft and invaded Iraq with one-million of our troops, along with troops from other countries.
Norman, It would have been interesting to have been able to find out if President Roosevelt would have invaded Iraq in the first place, especially knowing then what we know now.
Norman Jaffe keeps re-writing history and the News-Press keeps giving him its platform.
Birds of a Feather Write Together!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Here are some economic facts that will give you food for thought:
The highest earning 300,000 Americans, representing only 1/10% of the working population (that's one taxpayer out of every 1,000 American workers) earn nearly as much as the bottom 62 million taxpayers who support 150 million family members!
80% of the recent gains in the income of America's workers have been made by the top 1% of taxpayers. Only 20% in recent income gains has been spread among the remaining 99% of America's labor force!
These highest paid 300,000 individuals pay a smaller percentage of income taxes on their earnings than most other workers in this country that make far less income pay as a percentage of their income. Warren Buffett, the 2nd richest man in the USA, paid only 17% of his 2006 income in income taxes. What percent of your income did you pay in income taxes?
HOW ARE AMERICA'S WORKERS REALLY DOING? LET'S SEE:
25% OF AMERICAN WORKERS EARN LESS THAN $9.00 PER HOUR!
MOST HAVE NO HEALTH CARE OR PENSIONS PROVIDED BY EMPLOYERS AND THE LIST IS GROWING!
50% OF AMERICAN WORKERS RECEIVE NO GUARANTEED SICK-PAY OR PAID SICK-DAYS OF ANY KIND!
PAID DAYS OFF AND VACATIONS: This is what US workers and workers in some other countries are guaranteed:
France: 31 days per year; Austria: 27 days per year; United Kingdom: 20 days per year; Japan: 10 days per year. United States: NONE!
India has an ethnic caste system that is slowly dissolving.
America has an economic caste system that is on steroids!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Today, she attacked "the little paper that could", the Santa Barbara Daily Sound and its Editor Jeremy Gordon, for their attempt to protect the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The question is whether photos taken in a Santa Barbara murder case that were not printed in the Daily Sound should be turned over to the Santa Barbara County Public Defender as evidence. This same issue taking the form of notes, out-takes and interviews has come up over and over again in disputes between government and the media. Both sides have won and lost their share of these cases. In this case, the photos were turned over to the public defender by the Daily Sound upon arguments and a court order. Gordon said that the Daily Sound could not afford to carry the case to appeal.
Laura Schlessinger questions the motives and integrity of both the Daily Sound and editor Jeremy Gordon of their motives in this case.
I continue to question Laura Schlessinger's motives and integrity. She continues to attack anyone that is not in favor of or with the News-Press.
The News-Press was so concerned over competition from the Daily Sound that they registered every conceivable web address combination of the Daily Sound's name. This prevented the Daily Sound from using its own name on its own web-site. How petty can you get?
Laura Schlessinger has something in common with Pinocchio: Her nose grows with every column she writes. But then, it could be her facial plastic surgery!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Our country is falling apart because we are spending trillions of dollars on wars and the tools of war! $600 billion to date in Iraq alone and counting!
Our highways, bridges, sewer systems, and water systems are wrecks.
Go to Europe and take a ride on their roads and highways. They make ours look like wagon trails!
Wake up America! Our country is falling apart!
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sheriff Jim Anderson was just defeated and is retiring.
He will receive a pension of $186,000 per year with a guaranteed minimum increase on the pension total of the previous year of 3% (compounded). 2nd year = $192,000, 3rd year = $198,000, etc. If the CPI is higher than 3%, the yearly increase matches the CPI; PLUS lifetime free medical.
His wife gets 60% of his pension plus free medical care for life if he pre-deceases her, and the odds are that he will.
At age 53, he should live to age 83 by the actuaries. This amounts to (not counting the probability that he dies before his wife) a minimum pension (just with 3% yearly increases) of at least $6,400,000, which is about four times what he has earned as a deputy and finally as sheriff in his entire career of 30 years in the department.
Most rank and file deputies, police, firefighters and civilian public employess do not get this type of huge pension, but pensions from $70,000 and up per year with the same conditions are not uncommon.
No private business in this country pays workers these kinds of pensions. Most retiring workers today receive no pension at all and get no free medical care either. DO YOU?
The unfunded pension systems for all public entities in California, counties and cities will eventually break them! The State of California alone has over $100 BILLION DOLLARS in unfunded pension liability!
Our local city and county elected officials are all after the support of public employees unions and this is their pay-off. If you want to hear double-talk, ask anyone running for city council, county supervisor or state office about their position on public employee pensions. They are the "third rail" of politics!
All our politicians (who are in bed with the public employees unions) are leaving our future an expensive legacy !
Thursday, July 26, 2007
President Roosevelt ran the country for 12 years and through most of World War II without a single White House airplane. He was flown to the Casablanca Conference in 1943 on a Pan American Clipper.
Besides it large fleet of planes, the Bush White House has now ordered 23 helicopters, yes 23! These 23 helicopters will cost $300 million dollars each, a total of over $6 billion dollars! It might be a good idea to deploy the Bush Air Force to Iraq, where they are desperately needed!
In contrast: Two public portable toilets at Aquatic Park in San Francisco were closed down last year by the National Park Service. Reason: The richest and most powerful country in the history of mankind doesn't have enough money to provide toilet paper for the toilets. ONLY IN AMERICA!
IN LA COUNTY ALONE:
40% of all workers, mostly illegal aliens, work for cash and pay no taxes.
95% of all murder warrants are for illegal aliens.
75% of the most wanted list are illegal aliens.
300,000 illegal immigrants are living in garages.
50% of all gang members come from south of the border.
60% of people living in HUD properties are illegal aliens.
70% of all births in California are to illegal Mexicans, paid for by taxpayers.
29% of federal prison inmates are illegal aliens.