Monthly Archives: January 2014
A few weeks ago Bob Grant, the proclaimed ‘Father of Talk Radio”, passed away at age 84. On Jan 2, 2014 Rush Limbaugh said: “He was legendary. He was courageous, confrontational. He was all of those adjectives, and he was funny. He was also a nice guy.”
I used to listen to Bob while growing up. And always got a kick out of his confrontational style and telling liberals off. If a liberal annoyed him he would say to them very bluntly like a dagger thru their heart, “Get off my phone you jerk” or “You’re a fake, phony,fraud, get off my phone.” He had his share of critics too who took pride in calling him racist because of his strong truth telling comments, but he was no racist. He had lots of friends in the black community who called him and appeared on his show. One time he even talked a person out of suicide until police arrived. Bob had been in broadcasting at least 50 years if not more starting at a young age. He had a stellar career and paved the way for such die hard luminary giants today such as Sean Hannity, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh all who credit Bob as their influence. It was Bob who gave Guardian Angels head, Curtis Sliwa his start in radio too.
Bob had his share of regulars too I always enjoyed hearing. There was “Jimmy from Brooklyn” who saw communists under every rock and infiltrated communist front groups and their meetings and reported back to Bob. There was “Carl from Oyster Bay” who always had inside information about the Clintons and what the government was planning and which always came true. Carl later went on to write for Newsmax. There was “The Don”, a fellow who called often in a Marlon Brando Godfather voice and told Bob “if you ever need us, just give us a call and me and the boys will be there to take care of business with bells on.” He would then say a few words to Bob in Italian and Bob would reply in Italian. There was the immortal,incomprable, “Frank from Queens” who would go on long soliloquys on the topics of the day so descriptive and emotional and then hang up. Everyone in the control room would gather around Bob and listen to Frank. Some callers even asked if there was any way they could get copies of his calls and Bob said, “No,he was just a caller.” I,of course, did mange to tape some of Frank’s calls. I even called in and became a regular under the moniker “Jim from Paramus.” At first I was reluctant and nervous as I knew how Bob could get if he didn’t like you or even the sound of your voice so I had to be careful. His screeners were very nice in putting you at ease and I was always straight forward and to the point. I recorded all my calls with Bob and still have them. My favorite call was a 20 minute call where he played the Gennifer Flowers tapes for me and we commented on them. He ended our call by saying, “This man Bill Clinton, was not fit, is not fit now and never will be fit to be president of the United States.” He always referred to Clinton as “Slick Willy.” I even had the chance to meet Bob at a book signing in Paramus at a Barnes and Noble and told him who I was and he gave me a handshake and a big smile and signed his book for me.
The thing that always amazed me about Bob was his incredible recall of any historical date in history. He would say things like “On Tuesday, April 22nd of that year this happened” or “On Thursday Oct.16th of that year that thing happened.” It was truly remarkable to hear him recall dates like that giving the exact day,month and year.
Bob’s biggest turmoil came when Clinton Commerce secretary Ron Brown died in the plane crash. Bob was the first to comment on it and said, “I heard there is a survivor and that survivor is Ron Brown, but at heart I’m a pessimist.” Well that’s all the libs needed to here. They stormed his show with calls of racism and boycotted advertisers until the station was forced to fire Bob. This hit Bob real hard and he became depressed for a while. His buddies all gathered round him and his conservative black buddies all gave him consoling bear hugs. Sean Hannity had Bob on his TV how and told him, “Don’t worry Bob, we’ll get you back on the air.”
Bob landed a job at WOR and stayed there for a few years. He eventually made it back to WABC on week-ends from 12-2 p.m. where he stayed until just last year. R.I.P. Bob your legacy will live on. Bob is survived by his wife and four grown kids (two boys and two girls) and grand kids.
To understand Obama and what he’s done to our beloved country, you have to understand his idol and mentor Saul Alinsky. Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his book Rules for Radicals.
In the course of nearly four decades of political organizing, Alinsky received much criticism, but also gained praise from many public figures. His organizing skills were focused on improving the living conditions of poor communities across North America. In the 1950s, he began turning his attention to improving conditions in the African-Americanghettos, beginning with Chicago’s and later traveling to other ghettos in California, Michigan, New York City, and a dozen other “trouble spots”.
His ideas were adapted in the 1960s by some U.S. college students and other young counterculture-era organizers, who used them as part of their strategies for organizing on campus and beyond. Time magazine once wrote that “American democracy is being altered by Alinsky’s ideas,” and conservative author William F. Buckley said he was “very close to being an organizational genius.”
The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people.
…The third rule is: Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.
…the fourth rule is: Make the enemy live up to their own book of rules.
…the fourth rule carries within it the fifth rule: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
…the sixth rule is: A good tactic is one that your people enjoy.
…the seventh rule is: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
…the eighth rule: Keep the pressure on.
…the ninth rule: The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
The tenth rule: The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.
…The eleventh rule is: If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counterside.
…The twelfth rule: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.
…The thirteenth rule: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. — Rules for Radicals
This thirteenth rule is the most commonly used rule today by the left and Obama himself.
On Sept.29,1959 Russian (Soviet Union) Nikita Khrushchev appeared at the U.N and banged his Shoe on the Podium.
THIS WAS HIS ENTIRE QUOTE:
“Your children’s children will live under communism, You American’s are so gullible.
No, you won’t accept communism outright; but we will keep feeding you small
doses of socialism until you will finally wake up and find you already have Communism.
We will not have to fight you; We will so weaken your economy, until you will fall like
overripe fruit into our hands.”~ Nikita Khrushchev, 1959 ~
“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are
willing to work and give to those who would not.” By Thomas Jefferson
*Remember, socialism leads to Communism so, how do you create a Socialistic State? Here’s how according to Alinsky.
There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state,
Read the following recipe for it taken from Alinsky’s book who Obama follows:
“The first is the most important”.
1) Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare – Take control of every aspect (food, housing, income) of their lives because that will make them fully dependent on the government.
6) Education – Take control of what people read and listen to and take control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion – Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools because the people need to believe in ONLY the government knowing what is best for the people.
8) Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. Eliminate the middle class. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to tax the wealthy with the support of the poor
How was that for a definition of how to create a social state, sound familiar??
“Obamacare” = “To insure the uninsured we first make the insured uninsured and then make them pay more to be insured again so the original uninsured can be insured for free.” Currently millions have lost their doctors and health insurance and it is projected to be 100 million or a third of the population
Look at the state we are in now as compared to 2009 according to Breitbart .com
1) In 2009 Obama had a 68% approval rating. Today in 2014 he has a 39% approval rating.
2) In 2009 the national debt was 10 trillion. Today it is 17.3 trillion and climbing. Obama has added more than all the presidents combined.
3) In 2009 the poverty rate was 13.2 %.Today it is 15% with 46.5 million in poverty.
4) In 2009 the median household income was $55,939.Today it is $52,163.
5) In 2009 32 million people were on food stamps. Today 47.4 million people are on food stamps.
The biggest problem with a socialist government is the failure of people to produce.
Here are seven devastating economic facts:
1) 91.8 million people are no longer in the workforce. That’s almost a third of the country.
2) The number of jobless is up 9.6 million since 2009
3) 47.4 million on food stamps
4) 10.9 million receive disability
5) One in three Americans fell in poverty from 2009 to 2011.
6) 42% say they are worse off now than last year.
7) The U.S. debt is now 17 trillion and climbing. In 2009 Obama called a 9 trillion debt under Bush as “unpatriotic” and look where it is now under him.
With all this going on what is the mainstream media obsessed with? Not Benghazi where our ambassador and three other Americans died that could have been prevented, not Fast and Furious with sending hundreds of guns to drug lords and kidnappers and murderers that killed our border guards, not the NSA spying on all of us (200 million text messages a day they receive),not the IRS targeting groups, not the economy. No the mainstream media is focused and obsessed with the governor of the little state of N.J and his traffic jam which should be a local matter and not a national one. Yes “Hope and Change” has given way to “Doom and Gloom.” What a sad statement on the current state of affairs. Will the Eagle/Phoenix ever rise from the ashes?
“You are being watched. The government has a secret system: a machine that spies on you every hour of every day. I know, because I built it. I designed the machine to detect acts of terror, but it sees everything. Violent crimes involving ordinary people; people like you. Crimes the government considered ‘irrelevant’. They wouldn’t act, so I decided I would. But I needed a partner, someone with the skills to intervene. Hunted by the authorities, we work in secret. You’ll never find us, but victim or perpetrator, if your number’s up… we’ll find you”.
Season one opening voice-over by Mr. Finch
So begins one of my favorite shows on TV now which is CBS’s Person of Interest. It is produced by Christopher Nolan and J.J. Abrams. In a recent interview they said they based it on the government’s Prism program and revelations by Edwin Snowden.
The show has had a “pervasive sense of paranoia” from the start, said his fellow producer, Greg Plageman.
“We’ve always said, if we do our job, at the end of every episode you should be looking at your cell phone a little bit differently on the table,” Plageman said.
The general premise is as follows from Wikepedia:
In the beginning, John Reese, a former Green Beret and CIAfield officer, is living as a vagrant in New York City after the death of the woman he loves, and is presumed dead. He is approached by Harold Finch, a reclusive billionaire software genius who is living under an assumed identity. Finch explains that after September 11, 2001, he built a computer system for the government that uses information gleaned from omnipresent surveillance to predict future terrorist attacks. However, Finch discovered that the computer was predicting ordinary crimes as well. The government is not interested in these results, but Finch is determined to stop the predicted crimes. He hires Reese to conduct surveillance and intervene as needed, using his repertoire of skills gained in the military and the CIA. Through a backdoor built into the system, Finch receives the Social Security number of someone who will be involved in an imminent crime, at which point he contacts Reese. Without knowing what the crime will be, when it will occur, or even if the person they were alerted to is a victim or perpetrator, Reese and Finch must try to stop the crime from occurring.
This was the basic idea of the Patriot Act under Bush,but now that Obama is in it is the Patriot Act on steroids with Obama being the perpetrator on our civil liberties and us the victims. Oh John and Harold we need you now.
The NSA sees everything and takes in everything, our e-mails, phone calls and they admitted they steal 250 million text messages a day. There are cameras everywhere that the government and regular hackers and public can hack into and see all,even in your own computer..
Obama gave a speech saying he didn’t know the extent of the surveillance. YEAH RIGHT!!!! And proposed moderate changes in the NSA system, but experts said they dont expect that to change anything, Changes by President Barack Obama to how information collected by the National Security Agency is handled won’t quell concerns about violations of civil liberties, say local intelligence experts who differ on the effect the changes may have on national security.
The changes, laid out during a speech at the Department of Justice, came in the wake of uproar about once-secret NSA data collection programs made public by leaks from former NSA contractor Eric Snowden. And they come at a time when the ability to collect data is developing far more rapidly then the ability to fully understand the legal and moral ramifications of what to do with that information.
One expert contacted by the Tribune called the proposals “a good first step” while another termed it “window dressing.” A retired Army intelligence officer expressed concern that some of the changes could weaken national security.
Yes, cameras everywhere, government collecting all our data, we are truly living in a police state. Obama has said if congress doesn’t go along with him he will resort to executive orders, “I have the pen and I have the phone,” he recently stated. Total disregard for our constitution which he called an outdated document. He has become the dictator in chief.
On his radio show on Friday Rush Limbaugh noted that the flags in back of Obama when he gave his NSA speech were bigger than usual, “This is what they do in third world countries ruled by dictators,” Rush said, “It’s all symbolism.”
Recently singer and actress Cher stated that “Obama, let us down.” No Cher. Obama didn’t let you down. You and your left wing pals in the arts and media were so consumed by your hatred for Bush and so blinded and naieve to what Obama was about you failed to heed the warning signs that were all there right in front of your nose. You were so blinded and hypnotized by “yes we can” and “Hope and Change” and “the first black president” that we now have what we got. Well Cher I hope you like living in the U. S. S. of A. The United Socialist States of America and be prepared to share your wealth.
“But I also want to assure the people of New Jersey today that what has occurred does not define us or our state,” he added. “This administration and this legislature will not allow the work that needs to be done to improve the people’s lives in New Jersey to be delayed. I am the leader of this state and its people and I stand here today proud to be both. And always determined to do better.” He said.
That’s ten times more classy and up front than anything Obama and Hillary would say or do, but the lamestream media draws the wagons around them every time because they all identify with them and not republicans.
I live near the bridge and have been across it many times. I’ve driven across it, walked across it and rode busses across it. The bridge has two sections. An upper section and a lower section. One time the upper section was closed for repairs and everyone had to use the lower section and vice versa and traffic was always backed up for days and even weeks. So people were inconvienced for a few days. So what? Big deal. This happens lots of times there. There are also bogus traffic jams. Does all this mean all those bogus traffic sites the people of New Jersey get stuck in will now be investigated? How many times have the people of New Jersey seen cones and traffic, but nobody working? I know I have. You can rest assured if bogus traffic jams were set up by Democrats in New York or New Jersey nobody would care.
The press is all gaga over the GWB scandal calling for investigations and special prosecutors. I wish they had been equally outraged over the deaths of four Americans in Libya which could have been prevented, the selling of guns to drug dealers, kidnappers, murderers and cartels in Mexico that killed our border guards, and the IRS targeting conservative groups and the expensive failure of Obamacare. At least nobody died in Bridgegate. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds.
All Christie had to say at his press conference was, “ As someone recently stated, ‘What difference does it make?’ ” That would have stopped those left wing reporters from salivating or if Christie learned anything from Obama he could have said these: “If you like your traffic pattern you can keep your traffic pattern. Period.” or “A rogue agent in the Fort Lee office re-directed the traffic.” which is similiar to what he said and proabably was true. Like I said in my previous blog, the mayor of Fort Lee accepted Christie’s apology and said that nobody contacted him about endorsing Christie. It should have ended there.
The U.S. attorney in New Jersey is opening an inquiry into claims that public officials orchestrated the massive traffic snarl on the busy George Washington Bridge to settle a political score — and has asked the FBI to help.
The probe announcement came Thursday as Gov. Chris Christie, a possible Republican White House contender, spent the day addressing the brewing scandal over his staff’s role in orchestrating the traffic jam after a local mayor declined to endorse Christie’s re-election bid.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, whose job Christie held before being elected governor, has opened a probe into the decision to close the bridge lanes, his spokeswoman said.
I believe Christie did the right thing. He immediately came out and took responsibility, fired the two people involved and stayed with the press conference as long as was needed answering questions. He did the same thing during hurricane Sandy too. Compare that to Obama who should have fired people like Eric Holder for sending thousands of guns to drug dealers, murderers and kidnappers in Fast and Furious and then covered it up or in Benghazi when Obama was nowhere to be found and sent Susan Rice out to five news shows to say the riots were cause by this little known film which it wasn’t and Obama had the director thrown in jail for a year. People died in Fast and Furious and Benghazi. Never forget these words ‘Obama lied and people died.” At least nobody died under the Bridgegate fiasco and being from New Jersey myself, traffic is always horrible on that bridge daily during the morning and evening rush hours and sometimes worse than was reported now. Even if Christie did know about it which I think he didn’t, so what??? Former Bush PressSecretary Dana Perino recently said on The Five TV show on FOX that when she was in office with Bush there are people underneath the leaders with massive egos who do things behind the president’s back. I believe that’s what happened here with Christie.
The media tried blaming the death of a 90 year old woman who died before paramedics could get to her on the traffic jam, but her daughter denied that was the cause. The mayor of Fort Lee accepted Christie’s apology and said nobody contacted him about supporting Christie much to the dismay of the liberal lamestream media.
Some people are taking to suing Christie now for various reasons. One woman said she suffered a panic attack from being stuck in that traffic and was late for work so she’s suing Christie. Notice she waits until now to sue. How rediculous. I have friends who work in the city and take that bridge everyday and are late often and their companies understand the traffic problem and are OK with them being late. I agree with the two comments below:
What a sorry commentary on society today. When anything happens let’s sue and see if we can hit the law suit lottery. What silliness. What’s next, suing the weatherman because it rained on our picnic?
So, I wonder how it will work out so that the taxpayer ends up paying for these “civil lawsuits”.
Several republican senators are asking Christie to step down which is typical of republicans. The late, but great talk show host Bob Grant, the father of talk radio, once said ,”Republicans can take a lesson from their dem counterparts. No matter how lowdown, sleazy, dirty and dishonest their guy is they will always stick by him. Republicans are quick to turn against their guy.” And so it is here.
YES OBAMA LIED AND PEOPLE DIED!!!!!! Not so with Christie.
On the 50th anniversary of LBJ’s war on poverty Obama announced his plan to fund 20 communities with private sector programs to create jobs. It is said that poverty rates have fallen from close to 26 percent down to 16 percent since 1967. I don’t see how that can be when poverty has risen under Obama. Now 1 in 6 people are in poverty and the number of people on food stamps has increased from 48 million under Bush to 50 million under Obama.
Since 1967, poverty rates have fallen from close to 26 percent down to 16 percent, the White House said. In 2012, 49.7 million of Americans lived in poverty, including 13.4 million children.
“In the richest nation on Earth, far too many children are still born into poverty, far too few have a fair shot to escape it, and Americans of all races and backgrounds experience wages and incomes that aren’t rising,” Obama said in a statement marking the anniversary of Johnson’s pledge. He first spoke about the plan in his 2013 State of the Union speech, almost a year ago, pledging to focus government funding with private sector programs in 20 communities to create jobs, improve schools, beef up public safety, and create better housing……….I have always said that these actors and actresses are great in their craft and should stick to it rather than make political comments because as soon as they open their mouths at some gathering they become political morons. The latest being actress Meryl Streep speaking out at a National Board of Review dinner blasting Walt Disney as a “gender bigot” and called him anti-semetic. She was showing her girlie crush on actress Helen Bonham Carter who portrayed the author of Mary Poppins, P.L. Travers, opposite Tom Hank’s Walt Disney in the latest movie ‘Saving Mr. Banks.” While I have heard various rumors to that effect and they are just that, rumors, she can’t compare how people thought over 50 years ago to now. I’ll let the comments below that attacked her speak for themselves as I agree with them.
“Some of his associates reported that Walt Disney didn’t really like women,” Streep said, quoting esteemed animator Ward Kimball on his old boss: “He didn’t trust women or cats.”
Streep talked about how Disney “supported an anti-Semitic industry lobbying group” and called him a “gender bigot.” She read a letter that his company wrote in 1938 to an aspiring female animator. It included the line, “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that task is performed entirely by young men.”
Seriously… criticizing Disney for his opinions in the 30′s? Let’s follow that logic and look at almost any democrat’s racial opinions in the 1930′s.
Most Americans are a shadow of their Grandparents who fought and won World War II. Could you imagine the average American today, fighting the NAZI supermen [sic] of WWII? OMG, we would lose in under a year! Think about your typical American teen , their lack of fundamental responsibility, poor education, poor moral/ethical instructions, and compare that to the teen’s of 1940′s America who stormed the beaches at Normandy, flew bomber missions over NAZI Germany, who fought under MacAurthor in the Pacific , does the modern day teen REALLY stack up pound for pound with the teen of 1940′s America … any self thinking, critically thinking individual would immediately come to the honest conclusion that the modern America is a MORON compared to their grandparents.
Oh, I am a Gen-Xer. Still able to perform, so I am not some old guy who is just jealous at other younger people who don’t need the blue pill. America is in deep deep trouble and its these hollywood self righteous morons who are helping to nail the lid on America’s coffin!
1. Meryl Streep is one of the all-time greatest actresses of our time — perhaps any time, and all praise in that area is her due. Of course, now comes the BUT… 1. She had no trouble cashing all those hefty “Doubt” checks, or the ones from “Marvin’s Room,” in which she visited Disney World and was assuredly treated to complimentary luxury Disney hotel suites, gourmet food and no lines at rides. She has no trouble with all the money and perks attached to “Into the Woods” this year.
2. Ward Kimball’s account of Walt Disney, like any other bio or personal account, is subject to the views and perceptions of that person and the person writing the bio (and that person has a serious and public issue with the current Disney administration and has taken great pains to embarrass specific people by name, even if they were not directly responsible.
3. Ward Kimball was a loose cannon who often clashed with Walt Disney, yet Disney kept him at the studio because he did not always want people around who agreed with everything he said, he wanted to hear dissenting opinions like many other notable leaders.
4. Ward Kimball is “reputed” to have started the “Walt is frozen” rumor as a gag.
5. Quoting an inappropriate comment from 50-80 years ago from a male, female or minority person of that period makes the assumption that the same person might feel that way today if he/she were alive today to defend himself/herself and perhaps make amends.
6. Comparing what someone said or did to the social mores of today is unfair and defies logic.
7. Meryl Streep gave a great performance making the speech. She was acting.
8. Emma Thompson can do things for Meryl Streep, Walt Disney is dead and cannot. Personal agenda? Too bad Ms. Streep felt is necessary to embarrass Ms. Thompson and the Guests, as well as the staff serving her at the event.
Ms. Streep is still a great actress and I will continue to love her in movies and TV. Perhaps she should read a few more books about Walt Disney and related subjects in her luxurious trailer — or have her personal assistant read some for her and report out.
Ms. Streep again is brilliant at interpreting a script but clearly not adequate at gathering information. But she hit every hot button and thus succeeded at getting press and attention. By using Walt Disney, a sure-fire attention getter. Who is exploiting whom? ( I agree)………. Recently a man in Indiana was pulled over by police for speeding and they discovered 48 small bombs in his car,2 pistols and 2 rifles and a detonator. They said he was headed towards a Navy seals training facility. We spend billions and billions on the NSA and a cop finds this guy for a few bucks of the taxpayer’s money. Our priorities are in the wrong place it seems. …….We are now 17 trillion dollars in debt with 9 trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities. Obama ha s spent more than all the presidents put together. Recently conservative talk show host Sean Hannity came up with a pretty good plan for conservative victory for America and get us back on the right track. On his show he outlined 7 points. They are:
1) The Penny Plan where you cut one cent out of every dollar the government spends for six years and you have a balanced budget.
2) Have a balanced budget amendment that controls spending.
3) Limit the amount of money the government takes from us.
4) Health care savings accounts that allow people to purchase healthcare insurance across state lines and at fair market prices.
5) Term limits with 6 years in congress and 12 years in the senate.
6) School choice
7) Secure America’s borders.
Now if only congress will listen!!!!!!
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