Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Maybe Obama Doesn’t Realize The Term ‘War On Terror’ Is Appropriate When Terrorists Behead People!

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is spreading the word…the Obama Administration is purporting a kinder, gentler phrase for our global terrorist friends. Instead of referring to any attempts to thwart their “inappropriate behavior” with a term like ‘WAR ON TERROR’, it will be replaced with the pansy substitute ‘OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATION’. "The administration has stopped using the phrase and I think that speaks for itself," Clinton said. Apparently, it is disliked in Europe and other nations (overseas) where even our close allies are pandering to the extremist organizations by attempting to water-down the highly appropriate phrase, claiming it as militaristic and somewhat counterproductive. Meanwhile, in "Reality Land"...Hillary and Barack...an Al Qaeda-linked militant group has declared that they will in fact stick to their Tuesday "beheading deadline" of a Red Cross hostage unless government troops pull out of the area. I am not Catholic…and neither are they…but I thought I’d toss in the fact that even Pope Benedict XVI has appealed to these “bad boys” and basically he has been ignored. Maybe President Obama Doesn’t Realize The Term ‘War On Terror’ Is Appropriate When Terrorists Behead People! Why just today, according to the Associated Press, The Pakistani Taliban commander sweetly claimed responsibility for a deadly Pakistani Police Academy assault and was kind enough to let us know of a terrorist attack (Do I dare use those words?)planned for the United States capital. America, I am saying this as adult-like as I possibly can to a world, made up of nations that are getting whimpier than We The People ever dreamed possible. If you want to know whether or not this blog is fiction...rest assured...I'm not kidding and these terrorists aren't playing!

Note: There are dire consequences for just playing WAR.

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-31-09

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Card Check Bill: Unions Are Using Harassment & Intimidation To Recruit!

A bill is "snaking" its way through the Congressional "pit" aimed at changing the way employees create unions and join them...if they would like...supposedly. This piece of "bad legislation" is not even sanctioned yet and already workers are facing Union members using harassment tactics to recruit "fresh meat". Well, I hate to say I told you so, but...I TOLD YOU SO! Why any worker would want to agree to anything tied to bullying tactics is unfathomable and this should be a tip-off to Congress that it is a bad idea. Let's break it down. The bill is called the Employee Free Choice Act (AKA the "Card Check" bill) and it is suppose to create an easier process for workers who wish to join or form a Union. Employees can obtain blank cards (from existing unions) for their co-workers to sign if they express any interest in membership. When a threshold of 30 percent have signed, companies can then hold a secret-ballot election to see if the climate is right, in that workplace, for unionization. Doesn't that sound so sweet and simple? If it is, then why are individuals at an Indiana Plant so upset? Could it be that these are tough economic times and plant workers, who are already worrying about their jobs, are having to add the Union's "fear factor" to their stress level? Workers in an Albion, Indiana plant (Dana Corporation Auto Parts) are angry because the card check process has all but ripped the 50-person plant apart after a henchman from the United Auto Workers forced them to a vote via secret-ballot. It all started with a union organizer coming to the small plant two years ago and asking them to join because the company had signed a neutrality agreement...with the union. Larry Guest (plant worker) said that the meeting was less than successful. "He was using real rough language -- cursing. It didn't go over well with the women at all. There were a couple that just got up and left," he told FOX News. The UAW representative would approach them in every nook and cranny of the plant...even following them to their cars! "He was just like an itch that you couldn't scratch. He just wouldn't go away," said Rita Murphy (plant worker). It got worse. The Union representative followed Jamie Oliver home! CAN ANYONE SAY RESTRAINING ORDER? "We're here in a little town and we're a plant of 50 some people -- you know the last thing you need is to have the union coming to your door saying I want your name," Oliver said.The union's relentless approach, she said, eventually wore her down. I wish I could say there was a happy ending...but it is more like a bittersweet one. Although the UAW collected the signatures they needed, plant employees appealed to the National Labor Relations Board and it ruled that the employees could hold a secret election. After the close election results were posted...there was no more union! However, the forced issue has turned friends into enemies, at the Hoosier plant, and caused some to be threatened by those who wanted the union."I have my reasons for the way that I voted. That's nobody else's business, and had it not been for the card check, nobody would know if I was for or against," Beverly Musolf said. Congress should take a hard look at the current activity taking place on the fringes of the CARD CHECK vote. If Congressional leaders vote "for" this bill they are voting for the precursor to a government gestapo!

Note: Congressional legislation shouldn't create a delegation of thugs.

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-30-09

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hillary Clinton Gives U.S. Partial Blame For Mexico's Drug And Weapons Smuggling Problems

Hillary Clinton (Secretary of State) travelled to Mexico and confessed our sins to the world on foreign soil. “Our insatiable demand for illegal drugs fuels the drug trade. Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the death of police officers, soldiers and civilians … I feel very strongly we have a co-responsibility,” Clinton said. Now, I am not going to pretend that I am a Hillary Clinton fan, however, I am going to admit that there is a large element of truth to her “above” words. Through the world’s (which includes the United States) pleasure seeking mentality we have fueled the very economic principle of capitalism, supply and demand, and bestowed power on the Mexican drug cartels. Someone said that, “ by making drugs illegal instead of decriminalizing them (not legalizing, but decriminalizing) we have made the cartel in Mexico almost as powerful as those in Columbia.” I was baffled by the statement…and what it meant…so I looked up the work “decriminalization”. Decriminalization: The act of making a previously illegal activity no longer treatable as a criminal offence. Isn’t that just a struggle with semantics? Who are we trying to kid here? If the War On Drugs has created a higher Demand For Drugs it is because we haven’t truly been at war yet! We have tip-toed around it and sent token sentinels to our borders with insufficient fire power to out-gun the enemy. We have given illegals ease of passage and rights promised only to American citizens (see Constitution of the United States). Our own government has fettered civilian patriots like Roger Barnett of Arizona (see my February 25, 2009 blog) for attempting to defend property using fear of prosecution...by illegals no less! The Obama administration has only promised to buy Mexico a few helicopters and add approximately 350 additional border agents. WE ARE STILL PLAYING! We have 1,989 land miles to guard between Mexico and the United States, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, and that doesn’t even include maritime protection. This administration has decided to call the “War on Terror” a watered down “Overseas Contingency Operation”. “Terrorist attacks” are now “man-made disasters”. Look, there is no such thing as a “misdemeanor drug dealer” and there is no way we are going to call members of Drug Cartels anything but what they are…murderers! We are at war and it has spilled over our borders. Hillary may not have meant to get the reaction she received, however, now that she has opened the door…LET’S FIGHT THE WAR!

Note: When Death comes knocking at your door you are not obligated to let him come in…unless you have a “Death Wish”.

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 03-26-09

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

China Pushes For A New Global Currency...With The U.S.

You and I know that China has invested heavily in the United States via significant U.S. government bond holdings. They are just as nervous, if not more, at the fluctuation in the dollar...which seems to occur every time President Obama (or Timothy Geithner) opens his mouth. The problem is that China’s central bank governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, is pushing for a new global currency to replace the dollar and echoing growing displeasure with the U.S. role in the economy of the world. Next week a summit of the Group of 20 (made up of the world’s industrial and developing nations) will meet in London. Previously, China has been criticized for their policies economically, however, it is now backed by Russia and other budding economies who want a global order where the economic standing is less dominated by wealthy nations and the United States. Around the world central banks hold more U.S. dollars and securities than any other type of foreign currency. True, scandalous deeds within our own country are still being revealed on Wall Street and (sadly) within our own Congressional leadership. As we try to repair and hold accountable those who directly or indirectly caused the financial debacle, we are seeing the vast undertaking, within our own political and legal systems, that this pursuit imposes. Can you just imagine how this problem could be exacerbated on a global level? That’s all we need is to try to ferret out across seven continents, before a tribunal no less, just who screwed poor little America out of its money...every time it happens. We are seeing that many of our leaders are not trustworthy, however, I wouldn’t trust any other country with our welfare either. Americans needs to turn the nation around! Our MAIN STREET power is mightier than we realize. WE THE PEOPLE can make a difference in our own nation, but it will be hard to be heard when we criticize...if we globalize!

Note: If we spit on a sidewalk in America...we get a reaction. It is really hard to spit across oceans.

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 03-26-09

Monday, March 23, 2009

Downsizing Your Life Should Never Include Your Dreams!

The economy is not what it use to be and we are having to make adjustments, but downsizing your life should never include your dreams. Until Washington decides what direction it wants to take, many of us are sitting in a limbo state hoping for guidance. Why? Congress doesn't have the answers to our aspirations...we do. If we won the lottery tomorrow (a big one) all pistons would be firing as we pondered the possibilities both great and small. We might even (eventually) think of philanthropic endeavors. Well, think of this juncture in America as one of opportunity for success! Money is not the only asset we have and the sooner we discover this the better off our nation will become. Americans are not at a crossroad, but rather they are at a "spaghetti junction" (like Atlanta) with multiple directions to choose from (which even includes global markets)...if we dare. Hope is wasted on the hopeless. Why are we waiting on the government to come up with an alternative anything? While Congress sits stagnant, bickering over moot points, it is going to be up to WE THE PEOPLE to kick the economy into gear via new directions. Did you know that we have the computer technology we have today because young "Geeks" (like Bill Gates) hung out in garages tinkering with electronics, armed with little more than theories and passion? You have heard that a mind is a terrible thing to waste, right? I would take it one step further...TIME IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE!

Note: Why are we waiting on the governent to come up with an alternative anything? If we invent it and patent it, maybe we can sell it on ebay...or to another country!

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 03-24-09

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Elkhart, Indiana's Unemployment Rate Spikes 16% In One Year!

This evening Governor Mike Huckabee’s television program showcased Elkhart, Indiana…the hardest hit town in the United States during these tough economic times. The small Hoosier town has witnessed an unemployment rate leap from 4% to approximately 20% in one year’s time. Elkhart is the home of the RV industry boasting that 75% of all RVs are made in their locale. But that’s not their only business. They exist like millions of towns across America, who have a wide variety of businesses, a strong dependable workforce, and room for new industries to thrive. To date, they have only received $1 million of the $92 million requested (to create 2,310 jobs). Oddly enough, President Obama started his “appeal to main street” tour, in Elkhart. His purpose was to rally support for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan…And it was very appealing. Obama had words of encouragement: I promised you back then that if elected President, I would do everything I could to help this community recover. And that's why I've come back today - to tell you how I intend to keep that promise. Wow! He also seemed to have his finger on the pulse of their plight when he said, “If you don’t have money, you can’t spend it. And if you don’t spend it, our economy will continue to decline.” Well, they don’t have money, can’t spend money they don’t have, and their economy is declining. What’s the hold up? President Obama is starting to sound like a sociopath. See http://www.mcafee.cc/Bin/sb.html H. Cleckley and R. Hare’s list of sociopathic traits. Isn’t it odd that Obama has all of these platitudes, trite remarks and statements expressed as if it were original or significant, yet he seems to have no inclination to actually put words into action. He has the stimulus money (which is really our money) yet it still flows to “Wall Street”. Americans are truely starting to question Obama's abilities in the White House...he just may be too overwhelmed. Or maybe he can't make a decision. Let me help you. GIVE ELKHART THE MONEY! Governor Huckabee had a great line when he said, “I believe that Elkhart will thrive again, but not because of the Federal Government, but in spite of it!” All America is needing is one sign that Washington gives a flip to what happens on “Main Street”. One theory I have is that President Obama…and the Democrats…are grandstanding, at our expense, so when the "moola" comes down it will be closer to election time and they will be hailed as conquering heroes. The other involves Obama’s march toward socialism…or worse. WE THE PEOPLE don’t have time for this! Timothy Geithner needs to spend less time crunching numbers and more time writing checks! Let’s start with one made out to Elkhart, Indiana for $91 million. That’s how much you seem to have shorted them! You can even do direct deposit, Tim.

Note: If America's hope is locked inside a Democratic vault it is time to give someone else the combination.

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 03-21-09

Friday, March 20, 2009

Nancy Pelosi Defines "Un-American"...Incorrectly

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is a Californian who is perpetually seeking re-election. It is no secret that California has an extremely high Hispanic population...many are illegal or have friends and relatives who hold that status. She recently addressed a “mixed” group, one of both legal and illegal Hispanics, and told them that existing immigration laws (as practiced) were “un-American” while she condemned raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Now, let me refresh your memory, Ms. Pelosi. There are immigration laws and procedures in place...not just in America, but all over the world. They were established (and necessary) for national security reasons, health related issues, and economic stability purposes. Had they entered the country through proper channels they would not have become a potential security risk, health hazard, and/or tax burden on the very people who are the “true” Americans (of all races). Clearly, you were pandering to a crowd of potential constituents while insulting Americans (which include the Hispanic immigrants who played by the rules) when you were at the St. Anthony’s rally. Nancy Pelosi resounded, "You are special people. You're here on a Saturday night to take responsibility for our country's future. That makes you very, very patriotic." What?! Have you handed the country (or a portion) over to the Mexican government...or is that Obama’s next revelation? Please, allow me to present a scenario to parallel the plight of America. Let’s pretend that you are giving a dinner party for fifty people and two additional people, just show up. You are not quite sure if they are friends or relatives of the original fifty, however, you are a gracious host so you find a place for them to sit and stretch your food and beverages (resources) to accommodate the extra people. When the party is over everyone goes home except the two “party crashers”. You are a little surprised, but you make room for them in your guest room and know you will send them on their way after breakfast. The next morning, you come down the stairs and are greeted by the smell of coffee perking and sizzling bacon...and the hedges have been trimmed. The guests have made themselves at home, however, they have made themselves useful, as well. You smile wryly because you hate to get up early and make breakfast for the family and those hedges are a nightmare to trim. So, you make room for the visitors...on a temporary basis. A few months later you notice they have frequent friends stopping by, eating your food, sleeping on your couch, and using up all of the hot water. You have also noticed your bills are increasing...and your income is not. When you ask them to leave they refuse and start making demands. The law enforcement agencies you contact, to have them evicted, say their hands are tied and the government, who is supposed to be your advocate, sides with the “party crashers”. Are you getting my drift? Enough is enough! WE THE PEOPLE are fed up with being hosts to illegal aliens. We cannot afford it and it is presenting security risks, on both state and national levels, for all American citizens. Check out the drug wars neighboring our borders, the drug trafficking crossing our borders, and the kidnappings (Phoenix is now the 2nd leading kidnapping capital...in the world). These "patriot illegals" flood our workplaces (without paying taxes), place their children in our schools (supported by taxes paid by Americans) and seek medical attention in hospitals. The health and legal requirements to enter this country have been ignored for literally millions of your supposedly “very, very patriotic” people. If you can’t see (or refuse to see) the big picture...it is time for retirement, Nancy! America, wake up and smell the coffee...they are trimming the hedges as we speak!

Note: When the American government chooses to advocate for illegal aliens over its own citizens...do we have a government?

Another Note: Take solace in the fact that all of the House of Representatives have only two year terms and that 1/3 of the Senate comes up for re-election every two years.

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-20-09

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Senator Chris Dodd Confesses To Adding A Stimulus Package "Bonus Provision"...That Has Also Created A Loophole!

After denying it earlier to FOX News, Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) now admits to adding a bonus provision, in the Stimulus Package…which has also created a loophole. Can no one tell the truth in Congress anymore? He reported that the Treasury forced him to make the change and add the “foul” language that excluded executive bonuses if they were included in contracts prior to the Stimulus Bill’s passage. I am wondering...did they use blackmail, bribes, or black magic? I just want to know if anyone in Congress is aware of the separation of powers established in our “Checks and Balance” system? Senator Dodd was asked how Administration officials could have such leverage over Congress and Dodd replied, “The administration has veto power...No one suggested a veto to me, I don’t want to imply that to you. But certainly that’s not an insignificant tool.” Senator Dodd, it has always been thus. Dodd’s inability to stand his ground may be one of the very reasons he faces a Republican opponent who is currently in a tie for the 2010 midterm election, according to one of the polls. In the “for what it’s worth” column, he said that the Treasury’s argument was fear of a “flood of lawsuits” would come if the “change” was not made. CHANGE? There’s that word again. Additionally, he said that he was unaware of the AIG bonuses, at the bill’s conception, and that he didn’t have reason to believe Treasury officials did either. Well, that’s fine to say now, but will you be changing your story later? America...are you getting angry? Be informed and get involved!

When we walk with pride we increase our stride!

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 03-19-09

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Top AIG Executive Bonuses Were Wrong, But Obama's "Taxing" Vendetta Reeks Of Legal Impropriety!

As the Republicans, news media, and American people try to ferret out just who knew what and when, with regard to AIG, President Obama's feigned disgust at the whole revelation is now playing out...as he is found out. Apparently, the behind closed door sessions (for Democrats only) could have produced a halt to the bonuses...but they refused to eliminate them. No one can deny that the AIG bonuses for top executives were wrongly bestowed, however, President Obama and his cronies are pondering a "taxing vendetta" that literally reeks of legal impropriety and should, quite frankly, scare the hell out of all Americans! I would like you to look at the definition of the word usury according to USLegal: Usury is a civil or criminal violation involving charging more than the maximum interest rate allowed by law. The rate of interest legally allowed is governed by state statutes. If a court finds that the rate of interest on a loan is usurious, the interest due becomes void and only the principal of the loan needs to be repaid. http://definitions.uslegal.com/u/usury/ America, we need to keep our eye on the ball! If we permit usury procedures to be implemented by Washington to "go after" AIG bonuses...no matter how abominable they are...then a precedence has been established, one which could (and I am sure will) be unleashed on American citizens in short order. It will allow Washington to squelch personal freedoms through fear of monetary retaliation tactics. I liken Obama's strategy to the California wildfires...There are so many burning issues popping up that is easy to get distracted, frustrated, and depressed. Hold it together, now! Allies for freedom (and doing the right thing) are everywhere "...from sea to shining sea". Unfortunately, everything I have observed and heard, coming out of the White House, leads me to believe that he just may be trying to implode our country. His plan seems to be the old divide and conquer scenario and he is not afraid to use any means possible. If those are truely his intentions, he should just remember... they don't call us the United States for nothing! Like it or not, we are playing for America's very survival so gird your loins and "game on"! He has underestimated WE THE PEOPLE!

Note: If we use usury procedures for one case it will set a precedence for all others and allow Washington to squelch freedoms through fear of monetary retaliation tactics!

Another Note: When Elijah thought he was alone he said, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.” God's response: “Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.” Allies for freedoms exist "...from sea to shining sea".

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 03-18-09

Monday, March 16, 2009

Is AIG Cocky Or What? The "Or What" Thought Is Chilling!

Treason 1 : the betrayal of a trust : treachery 2 : the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign's family

Is AIG cocky or what? They intentionally missed a designated deadline (Monday, March 16th) to fork over details about the employees who were perched to receive millions in bonuses. Are they spitting in the wind? Well, whatever they are doing it is down-right treasonous when you consider the state of our economy versus the state of their bank accounts…Why doesn’t anyone want to use the “T” word anymore? TREASON! There…I’ve said it. Did I mention that their bonus checks were mailed Friday? This company has received more than $170 billion in bailout bucks, however, they have reported a $61.7 billion loss for last year’s fourth quarter. I believe this makes them the biggest corporate “losers” in the history of the world! Andrew Cuomo (Attorney General-N.Y.) started investigations into the AIG bonuses to see whether or not any of the recipients were instrumental in the near-collapse of the insurance giant. Additionally, Mr. Cuomo and his henchmen will check into any fraudulent payments under the laws of the state. Interestingly enough, now, he is issuing subpoenas for the information instead of during the initial “request”. When will this gentlemen's game end? Now, they have time to play the Bernie Madoff hide-the-money game! It's time to take off the gloves! It is interesting to note that my first blog was spawned due to AIG's mismanagement of funds back in September of 2008 and...six months later...they are still the bane of America's existence. Well, one of the top five anyway!

By JENNIFER MALLOY ZONNAS, AP Business Writer Jennifer Malloy Zonnas, Ap Business Writer – Mon Mar 16, 12:14 am ET: NEW YORK – American International Group Inc. used more than $90 billion in federal aid to pay out foreign and domestic banks, some of whom had received their own multibillion-dollar U.S. government bailouts. Read all about it!http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090316/ap_on_re_us/aig_bailout

Note: I just pray that definition 2 of treason isn't the case with AIG. Treason:2 : the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance.

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 03-16-09

Sunday, March 15, 2009

America's Dilemma Part II: Shall We Legalize Pot...Or Not?

I thought I would try my hand at a little song writing for America's Dilemma Part II: Shall We Legalize Pot...Or Not? My husband asked what tune you were to sing it to...you pick!

The Misdemeanor Drug Dealer

Come girls and boys, now if you’re gonna…
start out small, with marijuana!
The “big time” comes, if you’re a stealer…
So hover 'round the misdemeanor drug dealer.

If you’re smoking for recreation…
light right up without hesitation!
If you’re a pilot, flying a plane…
It’s a felony count...pain, pain, pain!

What’s the harm in a little buzz?
It’s kinda fun slipping 'round the fuzz!
Marijuana is just an "even-keeler".
So hover 'round the misdemeanor drug dealer.

If you’re smoking for recreation…
light right up without hesitation!
If you’re a doc with surgery that day…
It’s a felony count…hey,hey, hey!

Amsterdam is closing Marijuana Bars,
Hopefully, they'll come to one of ours!
Stoned is the "state" of a true believer...
So hover 'round the misdemeanor drug dealer.

If you're smoking for recreation...
Light right up without hesitation!
If someone crashes, driving a car...
It's a felony count...har, har, har!

You can handle it...Won't get bigger.
Millions couldn't...That's just a figure!
Stoned is the “state” of a true believer…
So hover 'round the misdemeanor drug dealer.

If you're smoking for recreation...
Light right up without hesitation!
With few inhibitions...you could escape.
Who'd have bad intentions? Rape! Rape! Rape!

Do you depend on "random" thinking?
Feel "magical" when a light is blinking?
There are many more symptoms for a ZEALER!
So hover 'round the misdemeanor drug dealer.
Okay...I will get out of the song business. Just think about the words in the song and please be kind enough to read my next installment...America's Dilemma Part III: Shall We Legalize Pot...Or Not? Part II (the song) is for Monday, March 16th. Part III will be posted
by Monday, March 23!
Note: As a customer, what establishment would you find it acceptable to be waited on by an employee who was under the influence of Marijuana?
May God bless America...and may America deserve it!
Zanne Booker 3-15-09

Friday, March 13, 2009

Don't Mess With Texas...Even With Stimulus Money

As I was driving home from work Thursday, I turned on FOX news. Fortunately, it was right at the beginning of an interview (I usually catch one mid-way) with Governor Rick Perry of Texas. Imagine my surprise when he stated that he was rejecting the $555 million in stimulus money offered to expand unemployment benefits. The problem was that the cash came with strings attached. Texas would have had to keep funding the benefits after the money ran out. Now, the Governor did accept most of the $17 billion (approximately), from the stimulus plan, but the requirements attached to this particular allocation of money would expand coverage to more people and place the state’s tax burden heavily on employers. Governor Perry:"During these tough times, Texas employers are working harder than ever to move products to market, make payroll and create jobs. The last thing they need is government burdening them with higher taxes and expanded obligations." According to the governor, it would cause counteractive measures in the job market because leading companies would have to raise prices and limit hiring. Additionally Texas would be asked to include eligibility to include thousands of low-wage and part-time workers (like single mothers, senior citizens, and college students). I am wondering if it could flow over to illegal aliens eventually? Naaah! Governor Perry told the interviewer that Texas would take care of its own. My guess is that it will be in spite of the Federal government!

Note: Federal money with strings attached can leave us tangled up indefinitely!

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-13-09

Thursday, March 12, 2009

John Kerry Seeks Ratification For LOST Proposal Which Could Give The U.N. Authority...Clear Up The Mississippi!

Just when we thought the United States couldn’t be attacked on anymore fronts…enter Senator John Kerry, D-Mass. When an economy is weakened it cripples a nation. Well, the sharks are circling, and in this case literally, the waters of the United States! The Senate (socialists faction) is revving up to ratify a U.N. treaty that could (that means will) give the U.N. power claims over AMERICAN WATERWAYS! (Reuters). Let’s break it down. It is meant to create universal laws to govern the seas. The United Nations (they are not an honest lot) will regulate everything from fishing rights and navigation lanes to ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS! This last one weilds authority ranging from seabed oil and mineral wealth (exploration and drilling) to submarine and naval ship maneuvers. This treaty would (here comes “the word”) REDISTRIBUTE America’s profits and extend U.N. authority...all the way up the Mississippi River! Now this project (LOST) has been in the works since 1973. Are we surprised that 157 nations have signed on to the treaty? Kerry is its champion and stated, “…the key here is just timing…how we proceed.” Hillary Clinton (socialist) said this treaty "will have a very receptive audience in our State Department and in our administration." Hillary, honey, have you (and Obama) heard of terrorism? How about national security? 9-11? Just how can this be good for the Navy? Unless you didn’t mean the United States Navy. This is a homeland security nightmare! If we don’t act now and write now…we will be sold down the river! LOST has even managed to unify environmental groups. Now they are just the ones I want to extend power to…How about you? Critics say clauses built into the treaty could directly harm American interests. They say it could force the U.S. to comply with unspecified environmental codes, and that the treaty gives environmental activists the legal standing to sue over river pollution and shut down industry, simply because rivers feed into the sea. Joseph Abrams (FOXNEWS). According to a 2008 Supreme Court reading: The treaty allows environmental groups to bring lawsuits to the Law of the Sea Tribunal in Germany, a panel of 21 U.N. judges who would have say over pollution levels in American rivers. I am thinking that we could be seriously screwed here! Do we have 21 major countries who like us? Our money, yes, but us...No. Now the proposal hovers around 150 pages so we can assume the Senators haven’t read it…so…Let’s write our Senators, tell them what’s in it, tell them not to pass it, and tell them our country’s waterways (clear up the Mississippi) are not for Russian, Chinese, or Iranian pleasure cruises…of any kind!

Note: A red herring by any other name still smells fishy!

It's time to be pen-pals with our Congressional leader. Go to this website to obtain their email addresses: http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-12-09

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

America Is Adrift Until Democrats Shift!

If you are a Congressional socialist, right now you are giddy with excitement over America’s upheaval; but if you are a Congressional member of the Democratic Party (who was asleep at the helm) there isn’t enough Pepto-Bismol to go around. Congress has capsized and the only way they can “right” the vessel is to (gulp) form a true bipartisan alliance…Democrats with Republicans…and not just for a few lousy voting sessions. They are going to have to make nice until we can get the Balance of Power back in House and Senate!

ASIDE: Did you realize that 1/3 of the Senate is able to be replaced every two years by election? And that House members are elected for only a two year period? See where I'm going with this? Read all about it in your Constitution! Back to my America Adrift blog.

The sooner true Democrats (not the liberal-socialist types that have been lumped in with the party) wake up and recall their government definition of "socialism" and the history of socialist leaders, the sooner they will do one of two things. Either (through pride and/or denial) they will continue on the course without a compass or they will become patriots! Believe me, the socialists...and maybe communists...who have infiltrated Congress (and the White House) have your number already. You are going to have to place a ballast in Congress in such a way that stability and control (through Checks and Balances) are returned to their rightful place...in the hands of the American people...your true sextant!

Note: Get off the poop deck...you've observed enough! It's time to be pen-pals with our Congressional leader. Go to this website to obtain their email addresses: http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-10-09
Monday is Marijuana Day! Please, plan on reading my follow-up blog (3/16/09) on the legalization of Marijuana...in America!

Note: Let's not let any child grow up, only to go up...in a puff of smoke!

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 03-10-09

Sunday, March 8, 2009

America's Dilemma Part I: Shall We Legalize Pot...Or Not?

As a breast cancer survivor...two years now...I want to tell you that I never used, or considered using, marijuana. I remember walking up and down isles in the grocery store looking for the item that would "set well" on my stomach that day. One day it would be one thing and the next day it would be something else, but on bad days...watermelon was always a winner. I appreciate Obama's efforts to want cancer patients to feel better when the nausea strikes, but the legalization of marijuana, even for medical purposes, makes me queasy. I am going to focus my next few blogs on the controversial topic. Did you know that according to government studies, that almost 3o% of America’s teenagers are smoking marijuana? That means that a higher percent are friends of those who smoke pot! Oh, sure, some might say…What’s the harm once in a while? Well, it is true that side-effects decrease after three to four hours, however, it is stored in your system for up to 24 hours afterwards, thus you are “impaired” for many hours after the much sought after “high” has worn off. I am just wondering if you would want your child (it’s not just for teenagers or adults anymore) to walk around town, given the sexual predator rate we face today, with his/her defenses down and inhibitions freed? Pot has a very active ingredient called THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which can cause the following physiological effects: rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, increased rate of breathing, red eyes, dry mouth, increased appetite ("the munchies"), and slowed reaction time. Psychological effects include: a euphoric “stoned” state (the reason for most smokers). Other short-term psychological effects of pot include: a distorted sense of time, paranoia, invincible or "random" thoughts, short-term memory loss, and anxiety and depression. Which “high” teenager would you rather drive the car home? The friend or your little darling? How many of you know cigarette smokers who have tried (and tried) to quit? There are risks associated with increased marijuana use and many leading experts in the medical field are starting to get onboard with the lung cancer possibility for “pot-heads”. Now here is what I have never understood. If you can smoke a turkey or ham then why couldn’t logical thinkers come up with the “smoking” process in our lungs? Here’s one for people seeking heirs…heavy marijuana use can actually lower a man’s testosterone levels. Yes, even sperm count (and quality) can be lowered! Libido (sexual drive) is also problematic. I guess there are always male enhancement drugs. Whether or not the medical profession wants to claim pot as a “stepping-stone” to other drugs...for now...two things are clear. Pot smokers are more apt to use other types of drugs after trying marijuana and the drug is addictive. WE THE PEOPLE are smart enough to see where this "pipe dream" is going!

Note: When America opens Marijuana Cafes (like Amsterdam) we will really have a hole in our dyke!

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 03-09-09

Friday, March 6, 2009

Obama Might Allow Military Equipment Sales To Libya

The United States leadership is making me crazy! They are considering military equipment sales to Libya, home of Qaddafi…the one Ronald Reagan called the “mad dog of the Middle East”. Can’t we just send them a fruit cake at Christmas? As Americans, we are supposed to feel comforted by the fact that “Q” decided to shun terrorism in 2003 (just six, short years ago). Additional repentance came with Libya’s decision to give up weapons of mass destruction…Oh, yeah…there was also that Pan Am bombing incident which they are more than anxious, now, to settle claims for. Condoleezza Rice (September 5, 2008) said, “The United States, I’ve said many times, doesn’t have any permanent enemies.” Apparently, America’s current leadership doesn’t have long-term memory either. We are getting entirely to cozy with “coup conspirators”. Qaddafi is known for often unpredictable behavior and has cultivated images as both an Arab potentate and African monarch since taking power in a 1969 coup. Fox News, September 5, 2008. The United States’ policy (to date) has disallowed anything in the “lethal” arena to go to this country. Well, if short-term memory is all we’ve got then let’s pray that some of it becomes long-term. Medically it can, but it involves a process of “meaningful association"…if our leaders can recall. In a televised address Qaddafi said that he did not think of the United States as a friend or an enemy. Incidentally, he did not think of us as an ally either. Maybe President Obama is thinking of the quote: Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Sun-tzu (Chinese general ~400 BC). Mr. President…he did not mean to give them weapons while they were closer! There is that “fine line” between love and…well…you know. We could just be quoting Shakespeare next: Et tu, Brute?

Note: If you want to send a "message" to Washington...don't use big words!

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-06-09

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Is Obama A Natural Born American Citizen? It Matters!

Once in a while someone will say something and I will think…now, that is the dumbest thing I have ever heard, but before long it will be replaced. This week’s will be hard to surpass. Senator Mel Martinez (R-Florida) sent an email to a constituent (after the election) down-playing the importance of Constitutional eligibility to become President of the United States. "And, he has now been duly elected by the majority of voters in the United States. Throughout both the primary and general election, concerns about Mr. Obama's birthplace were raised. The voters have made clear their view that Mr. Obama meets the qualifications to hold the office of president," Martinez wrote. I’m sorry, but just how did that happen? We were told that the proof was documented, presented, and validated. Weekly millions of Americans waited for the headline accompanied by a picture, but nothing surfaced. According to the Constitution of the United States, Article 2, Section 1: No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States. ASIDE: For a free copy of the Constitution contact the Heritage Foundation at http://www.askheritage.org/Premium.aspx Implications by anyone that the requirements can be changed JUST BECAUSE is absurd. Lawsuits from patriots are continuing around the country and petitions are being signed to produce the proper documentation. What’s the big deal, Mr. President? Show us and we will move on…leave us hanging and we will persist. Mr. Obama, if you are not Hawaiian just remember…Aloha means “hello” and “good-bye”!

Note: If you discover a lie, you’ve supported as truth, disclosing will be one of the hardest things for you to do. That’s what many Congressional Representatives are dealing with currently.

Another Note: If you cling to blind faith you will never see clear truth.

May God bless America…and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-05-09

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Is The White House's "Rush" Working In The Republican's Favor?

We all go to church, school, work, or social gatherings with people we have quite a bit in common with, but that does not mean we have everything in common with them. The commonality of the cause or event brings us to a common ground religiously, academically, professionally, or socially…and for that period of time…we unite. The White House is lamely trying to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, using Rush Limbaugh as the conduit to slam the Republican Party and ease their way closer to the passing of the “fairness doctrine”. The Heritage Foundation’s take on the “fairness doctrine”: The FCC discarded the rule because, contrary to its purpose, it failed to encourage the discussion of more controversial issues. There were also concerns that it was in violation of First Amendment free speech principles. http://www.heritage.org/research/regulation/em368.cfm Let’s stay on the topic of Rush for this writing. Now, Rush is completely capable of taking care of himself, however, I don’t want the citizens (or Congressional members) of the United States to feel like they have to be “closet listeners” of Mr. Limbaugh’s show. The majority of the time he has sound judgment and wise analysis of national and global events. If you recall, President Obama cast Limbaugh in the adversarial role; there is no fight without a sparring partner. Rush made a comment which opened a window of opportunity for President Obama to turn some of the focus away from his continually poor economic wranglings which (I feel) are intentionally aimed at causing the United States to implode. Curious to note that maybe, just maybe, Rush is voicing the sentiments of the American people (Republicans, Democrats, and Independents) and this has our White House cronies wanting to squelch the verbalization before it sweeps the nation! With regard to the RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s short tiff with Limbaugh…I think that the “fail” statement of Limbaugh caught a few people…okay a bunch of people...off guard. Unfortunately, Steele reacted like a mom who wanted to “fix things” and in this case it was the way people might look at the Republican Party. In his motherly haste he overreacted and gave more credence (and ammunition) than was necessary. Let’s break it down. Rush: "This notion that I want the president to fail, this shows you the problem we've got. This is nothing more than common sense and to not be able to say it? Why in the world would I want what we just described: rampant government growth, wealth that is not being created yet is being spent? What is in this, what is possibly in this that any of us want to succeed? Did the Democrats want the war of Iraq to fail? They certainly did. And they not only wanted the war in Iraq to fail they proclaimed it a failure.... They hoped George Bush failed. So what is so strange about being honest and saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to restructure and reform this country so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation?" We cannot read Limbaugh’s mind, but we can certainly read his heart! "I don't want the economy to fail. That is why I am sticking my neck out here. ... I am the one that is truly worried about this," Rush said. No one has to worry about crossing Rush...but they do have to be right to make him back down! Limbaugh doesn’t want to be the leader of the Republican Party...he has thrown down the gauntlet in an attempt to make one emerge!

Note: How can we find a leader in Congress when we can’t find a “reader” in Congress?

May God bless America…and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-03-09

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Freedom Is Not An American Cause...It Is An American Right!

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. That story has a happy ending, however, I wanted to make my remaining years have purpose even beyond friends and family. I didn’t have to look far for a cause…I chose the Cause of America with its multifaceted and tumultuous existence. The world is changing. The evolutionary path of society has been dictated by technology, growing population, and greed. We are embracing what expedites our movements and thoughts while shedding that which would make us stronger and wiser. The bigger the government gets, the deafer and more out of touch it becomes. Americans have become the slaves of a manipulated Constitution which serves us when it serves the government. Things are going to get worse in America before they get better. WE THE PEOPLE have the power to keep the government “Checks and Balances” process perpetually open…if we don’t choose the route of least resistance. Ghandi was successful because he used the New Testament teachings to appeal to the British conscience. When Gandhi and his followers marched with him to the sea in order to protest the salt tax, the British beat them down, but they continued to walk peacefully. This stung the British conscience and appealed to their Christian values. Through this the British realized their evils and the cruelty that lay in their oppression. Gandhi was right, the British had a conscience and he used his influence to appeal to it. http://library.thinkquest.org/17282/essays/ghandisuccess.html There is one major difference in the Ghandi struggle and the one in America today. Many of our government representatives don’t have a conscience! The others are either clueless, cowards, power gluttons, or a combination of all three. We can chuckle and nod approvingly at the last two sentences, but we are becoming just like them. Ghandi is still an inspiration for millions of people in the world, but his path was not one of peaceful protest “in the shadows”. Americans are not addressing their fears and concerns with the government because of fears and concerns with their lives and livelihood. We keep safely “below the radar” because our gut is telling us that Big Brother will monitor us, make our tax season “hell”, or question our patriotism. I remember the words of one radical. Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! Patrick Henry - March 23, 1775 Ghandi’s protests were effective in a civilized world, where there existed a sense of honor; our techniques will have to veer. I know the population is demanding and that there are so many special interest groups that the government cannot keep up. WE THE PEOPLE are going to have to be reasonable, as well. We need to accept some inconveniences, but never…under any circumstances…should we feel like we are going to have to negotiate our personal freedoms! There are murmurings that our freedom of speech via talk radio, television, and the internet are being “looked into”. Will there come a time when a man cannot speak his mind when it is in opposition to the government? Will there come a time when a woman can bare her breasts, but not her moral views via the media? Only if we remain complacent! WE THE PEOPLE must read to be informed, write to our representatives (local to the White House), get visible, talk-the-talk, walk-the-walk, and remember…Freedom is not an American cause…it is an American right!

Note: Freedom is not an American cause...it is an American right!

May God bless America...and may America deserve it!

Zanne Booker 3-02-09