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Herman Cain

Herman Cain is a businessman talking about running for President.  He has some remarkable achievements and I hope he knows what he is getting into.

http://www.hermancain.com/index.asp

So…an open letter to Herman Cain:

Mr. Cain,

I hope that you and your family are ready for the onslaught should you become the nominee.

You are the Left’s worst nightmare: An American with a strong character and notable accomplishments that just coincidentally happens to have an African ancestry.    A man who can be judged on the Content of His Character (and accomplishments) and not only the Color of His Skin.

They will attack you even more brutally than they have attacked George Bush, Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, and Sarah Palin.  They will call you an “Uncle Tom” (Clarence Thomas) or like Condoleezza Rice an “Aunt Jemima”.  They will call for your castration (Jesse Jackson’s call for Obama before they became “friends”).  They will call for your wife to be gang raped as Sandra Bernhard called for Sarah Palin. They will publically wish for your death as Nina Totenberg called for Jessie Helms to get AIDS or as Julianne Malveaux’s wish for Justice Clarence Thomas, “…wife feeds him lots of eggs and butter..dies early like many black men do, of heart disease.”  They will target you for your race as Sen’s, Kennedy and Rockefeller targeted Alberto Gonzales.  They will do anything to destroy you just as Obama did to Jack Ryan in 2004.

I know that this will happen because they have done it before and they continue it today.

Forewarned is forearmed.  If you and your family choose to take this on, my wife and I will do anything we can to support you.

And may God bless you.

Jon Jewett

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OK Bunkie, perhaps you are asking yourself:  “Self, what in H—L do Japan and San Francisco have to do with my homeowner’s insurance?”

Well…..get a cup of Java and sit yourself a spell.  This may take a while to connect.

(Trivia for today: Coffee was called Java because a lot of coffee was grown there in the early part of the 20th Century.  There was also an earthquake in Java in 2009.  And 2006 for that matter.  And Krakatoa was off the coast of Java.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krakatoa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_coffee

First, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan provide a vivid demonstration of just exactly what an earth moving event can cause.  But, Japan is only the latest to experience a recent earthquake, with a big one in Indonesia in October of 2010 and the ones in Java as noted above.  These earthquakes were on what is called “The Pacific Ring of Fire”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Ring_of_Fire

In the article, you will note that these earthquakes are on the western side of the Pacific Plate.  The eastern side bumps up against the West Coast of the USA from the Aleutians in Alaska down to the north half of Baja California.   The plates are moving in relation to one another and as they move, stress is built up when the edges of the plates stick against one another.  When the stress gets great enough, it is relieved by the two plates slipping; a mechanism that results in earthquakes.  There is speculation that the plates are relieving stress and there will be a string of earthquakes around the “Ring of Fire” in a clockwise direction.  That would imply that there is going to be the next Big One, maybe in Alaska and maybe in San Francisco.

So……now let’s talk about insurance (Wow!  That’s a big step!)

Insurance is a type of cooperative arrangement to share risk.  Let’s assume that you and I and 98 other people each have a house worth $100,000. None of us can afford to replace our house if it burns down.  So, one of us starts a company to share that risk.  Let’s suppose that we can “gestimate” fairly accurately (assessing the amount of monetary risk is called “underwriting”) that in ten years, one house will burn down.  So, in every ten years, we will have to put a total of $100,000 to compensate the one for the loss of their house.  That works out to $100 a year from each one of us.  ($100 times 100 people times 10 years.)  Now the individual that has the insurance company doesn’t do that full-time job for free. So, he invests the money he receives and collects interest on it.  And once he gets enough money in reserve, we can be fairly sure that our risks are covered.

But……..what if the risks are NOT equal?  Suppose you build your house of brick with a tile roof and the chances of it burning down are one in 100 years.  Your neighbor builds his house of straw with the chances of burning down of one in five years.  His risk is twenty times your risk so it is only fair that he pay 20 times your rate.
Right????

Well, two things can happen.  First, all of the Little Piggies with Straw Houses say it’s “NOT FAIR” that they have to pay the full cost of the risk they have assumed.  So the Government starts an insurance pool and charges a “fair” price.  Like flood insurance.  There is one little problem:  There is not enough money coming in to cover the risk.  But that’s OK, because when the pool falls short after a catastrophe, they take YOUR tax dollars to pay off all of those insurance claims.  Boy, are YOU ever screwed!

There is another way that Little Piggies deal with the problem:  They DON’T BUY ANY INSURANCE!

Now back to earthquakes.

I went to high school in the San Francisco bay area.  Way back then, they were talking about “The Big One”.  And there have been a bunch of pretty good size ones since then, but not “The Big One”.  So….if you had a house/business in San Francisco and you knew that “The “Big One” was due at any time, you’d get earthquake insurance, right?

Well, only 15% of the value of San Francisco is insured against earthquake loss.  The owners out there know that they are at risk, but they choose not to pay to insure themselves.  But not to worry, because when “The Big One” comes, the government will hold a gun to your head and steal you money to give to those “Poor Victims” (of their own greed and stupidity) that are now homeless and without insurance.

And if you think I am making it up, the Government is STILL spending your money on the damn fools in New Orleans who refused to cover their risks.  Even though everybody knew what the risks were.

(In a previous life time, I was married to a woman I met some 60 miles SOUTH of New Orleans.  And I recall talking with her family in 1972 about the prediction that New Orleans was going to be flooded.  Not only due to the geology, but also due to the corruption in the bodies that were maintaining the levees.  Curiously enough, a couple of years before Katrina, The Love of My Life and I made a road trip to New Orleans.  I suggested we go before it was wiped off of the map. EVERYBODY KNEW THE RISKS!)

And to top it off, they blame the insurance companies for being greedy!

Boy, are YOU ever screwed!

(PS-you might print this out and date it.  Put it somewhere so that you can find it after “The Big One”.  That way, you can tell your friends that you knew all along what would happen and why.)

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (My evil twin)

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Why in the world??

CBS reveals that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE – the Federal bureaucracy that controls said items.)  has been allowing firearms to be transferred illegally from gun dealers in the United States to drug cartels in Mexico.  The BATFE has had a policy of approving the transfer of firearms by the gun dealers to criminals.  (Each firearm sale by a licensed dealer is approved by the government by one method or another.)  Not only did they allow it; they also taped it as you can see from the video attached here.  (The interesting thing is that CBS even reported it.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntp4iv_s0dY&feature=player_embedded

OK, Bunkie, ask yourself:  “Self, why in the world would they do that?”

“They” said that it was so they could “take down” the people at the top.  But, they busted nobody and the guns they allowed through have been (and will be) used in uncounted murders, including even that of a fellow agent.  Money talks and B–L S–T walks, so the bottom line is that the BATFE has been arming the drug cartels and contributing to the 30,000 some murders that have taken place!  Why would an agency of the United States Government aid in the arming of these brutally violent drug gangs?

I can make a guess:  By sending arms to the drug cartels in Mexico, it increases the violence.  Then the firearms are recovered and traced back to the United States.  That, in turn, gives the BATFE and the Donks a reason to limit OUR firearms freedoms and eventually confiscate every firearm that you and I have purchased legally.  After all, they have our names and addresses and the capability of confiscating some 90% of the firearms sold since 1968.  And Mrs. Bubba Clinton is pushing for a United Nations treaty to limit OUR firearm ownership.

The bottom line is:  By contributing to the senseless murders in Mexico they create more propaganda for them to push their anti-gun agenda.  People are murdered  as a direct result of their actions and the Donks just don’t care.

Pray for our country.

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)

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Sending a Message

I received a survey/plea for a contribution from the Republican Senatorial Committee.  I don’t have unlimited funds so I have to choose who gets my contributions.  But….I can still send a message, so I sent them the following:

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Every problem we are facing today was caused by or made worse by Congress.  That’s YOU.

Medical care:  40% of medical cost is the cost of complying with YOUR regulations.

Post office:  Bankrupt; a black hole for my tax dollars.

Fannie May and Freddie Mac: YOU created the housing bubble and YOU caused the worldwide economic collapse, and YOU are still sucking billions our tax dollars for those two failed institutions.  Totally YOUR creation.

Medicare, Medicaid, and YOUR Health Care Reform Bill:  Bankrupt and it looks like they will bankrupt Texas.

Social Security:  Over my working career, YOU took some $240,000 away from me.  Money that I earned.  Some YOU gave to other people because they deserved my money more than I.  The rest YOU spent.  Some $2.5 trillion in Social Security/Medicare/Medicaid surplus, and YOU spent it all.  YOU replaced it with bad debt that my children and grandchildren will have to pay back.  First YOU confiscate my money and then YOU
stick my children and grandchildren with the bill for what YOU have done.  And that promise that YOU made?  Every year YOU told me that I would get a check every month for the rest of my life? Now YOU are talking about cheating me out of what YOU promised because I worked hard and saved my money.

Last year, YOU and the bureaucracies that YOU created published some 70,000 pages of new regulations. And YOU don’t have even the beginnings of a clue as to what those regulations are about.  Not a clue.  Maybe that’s the problem.  YOU don’t even have a clue.

Immigration:  YOU write the laws and YOU create the bureaucracies to enforce YOUR laws.  A problem? YOU bet and YOU caused it!

The country is bankrupt.  Let me spell it out:

B-A-N-K-R-U-P-T

YOU-Congress- are borrowing 42% of every dollar you spend.  And the budget cuts?   Give me a break!  They are chump change!  The money is all gone.  YOU’VE spent it.

The only Senator that seems to get it is Jim Demint.

When the bulk of the Republican Senators become more than just Democrats in Drag, then I will consider sending YOU money.  Until then, I am sending my money to Jim Demint.  I trust him; I don’t trust YOU to
do your job.

Angry?  If you understood what YOU have done to this country, then YOU would be angry also.

But, I’m afraid that YOU don’t have a clue.

Regards,

Jon Jewett

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Sheriff Dupnik in Arizona says:

“The kind of rhetoric that flows from people like Rush Limbaugh, in my judgment he is irresponsible, uses partial information, sometimes wrong information,” Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said today.

“[Limbaugh] attacks people, angers them against government, angers them against elected officials and that kind of behavior in my opinion is not without consequences.”

http://abcnews.go.com/CleanPrint/cleanprintproxy.aspx?1294755126375

So…..lets look at who it is that has created this climate of hate:

http://michellemalkin.com/2011/01/10/the-progressive-climate-of-hate-an-illustrated-primer-2000-2010/

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)

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An article in the UK Guardian.  You have to make allowances as the Guardian is a rabidly left-wing paper with a Hate America agenda.  However, once you take that into account, this is an interesting column.  It makes the case very well that GW was telling the truth!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/07/iraq-weapons-factory-al-qaida-us-failure?showallcomments=true#comment-fold

Ask yourself:  “Self, did you believe the liberal mantra of “Bush Lied and People Died”?  If so, “yourself” was snookered again!

Regards,

Steamboat Jack

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When I read the head line for this post at the WSJ, I was curious.  But, Ms. Noonan is right.  The Tea Party movement IS saving the Republican party from the likes of GW.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304023804575566503565327356.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_read#articleTabs%3Darticle

 Poor GW went to Washington believing in a fantasy. When he was Governor of Texas, the head of the Democrats in the legislature, Bob Bullock, worked with him to make Texas a better state. To paraphrase what Bob said of GW: he was the best Governor we have ever had. You could trust him to keep his word.

GW thought that he could conduct business the same way when he became President. For example, he let that drunken fool Kennedy write the No Child Left Behind act. Less than a year later Kennedy was making speeches about how GW had betrayed the children of America with his education policies.

In fact shortly after 9-11 Kennedy and Kerry started the attack to cause GW to fail. Watch the State of the Union speech for 2005. GW is nearly begging the Democrats to help him reform Social Security and save the financial future of our children. Then watch the 2006 address. The Democrats are booing poor GW when he says how they caused him to fail in saving our country. And watch Hillary. She is gloating.

Repeatedly, poor GW reached out in friendship and repeatedly the Democrats spit on him. And he never learned.

While GW wasn’t the only Republican to “reach across the aisle” (Specter, Snow, et al) he was the one labeled as most representing conservative principles and he certainly has the highest profile.

Poor GW compromised with the Democrats to be “bipartisan”. For a Republican, you can’t out-Democrat the Democrats. You can only betray the reason people voted for you.

Regards,

Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)

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