My favorite video of the week so far…
Don’t miss it.
My favorite video of the week so far…
Don’t miss it.
Last Friday night, I was cooking dinner and watching Sheppard Smith on FOX NEWS talking to a storm chaser in Oklahoma. The TV screen looked…green. The whole Oklahoma skyline looked… green. I was wondering if some technician somewhere added some “green” just to make it look even scarier.
I would have added the wicked Witch of the West zooming through the clouds on her broom for the kids, but that’s why I don’t work for a TV station.
No detail is too small when it comes to the entertainment of the masses. And THIS tornado had become the most exciting thing that had happened since the LAST tornado that ‘President’ Obama has already forgot. He no doubt thought this happened in Madison.
They had great camera shots of it. This was Hollywood stuff. This was Oscar worthy. This was news titillation in its finest hour.
The storm chaser talking to Sheppard Smith was screaming and talking so fast, Sheppard had to tell him to slow down…
“A FARM just went over my head!” the storm chaser yelled.
“What…are you okay..did you say you see some farm equipment?”
Money. What some people will do for it.
I was flipping over the bacon, when I turned on the local news: St. Louis was also on a tornado watch.
“Great” I thought. “not again.”
Sure enough…my husband and I went downstairs as the tornado sirens were going off and then the lights went out, almost at exactly the same time that the tornado that hit my street on April 10 this year had: 8.30pm.
Cell phones weren’t working, so I was stuck with my old trusted radio, and very anxious to hear where the tornados touched down. Were they near us? Were they coming this way?
Do I have time to flip the bacon?
Oklahoma is used to tornadoes, but here in St. Louis people were calling up to the radio station, asking about damages, etc…..and the reporters would always say, “We’ll see what happened tomorrow.” As I laid in the dark and listened to the frightened voices on my radio, I thought the commentator was purposely being very nebulous and leaving everyone literally…in the dark. He knew what happened. He was just not going to say. His reputation was on the line.
In the meantime, people were calling up saying they had been in a Casino where the roof was ripped off, tractor trailers flipped, there were houses hit, schools torn apart, etc, and the radio host acted as if it was just a little storm.
First report came in: (You KNOW how I am about first reports.) Many casualties when a hotel was hit. Drivers reported 20 ambulances arriving at the scene, but the cops said, nobody was hurt.
It’s okay folks, only 100 houses have been flattened and over 200 damaged but that’s really nothing.
The next day, I was stuck without a car, and so I had the Cardinal baseball game on. They were playing the Giants. KMOX is our main radio station here. It’s the only one that reports the news. Around 10 a.m. The man in charge of our local electric company came on to say that the whole city had wires down everywhere, they had 800 men out, 300 men coming in from other states, and it was reported that about 100,000 people were without electric. The numbers went all over the map in every different report.
The electric man said that Governor Nixon had declared a disaster, and he would tell everyone at 2.30 pm that day, what was going on. He had to take the whole day reviewing everything.
So…he SAID he’d be back at 2.30 pm, and tell us what he found out.
I couldn’t wait to hear what he had to say.
Nobody knew just how long their electric would be out, so I’m sure I wasn’t the only fool who listened to the radio for hours in anticipation. I decided. I would listen to the game.
They had to cancel the game the night before due to weather, so they held a double- header downtown. They even added fireworks. No doubt, they were hoping all the people without electric would drive downtown for the game. What an opportunity! Get out of your miserable house and come on down!
Yes, whole neighborhoods left in the dark…good idea.
Not once, throughout that whole game was there any mention of what had happened in St. Louis. Jack Buck (RIP) would have said something. I would have devoted a whole ten minutes of gratitude to Tom Edison, and how really $%& up the world would be if he had not been born, but that’s why I’m not a sports broadcaster.
Sure, the 200,000 people who had electric saw the news on TV. but the other 100,000 were left out in the cold, and clueless.
At 2.30. nobody came on to tell the good people anything.
I HATE when that happens. I felt like I had been stood up. If you say you are going to do something, well then DO IT.
The game was a shutout: 8-0. Cardinals won with some rookie pitcher. I could have cared less. Couldn’t they have at least had a small news break about the electric situation…like around the seventh inning?
Sure they could have…I wondered: I know life goes on, but after all…come on.
It’s a little bit after 10pm on a Sunday night as I am writing this, and it’s being reported that three Storm Chasers lost their lives, killed by the tornado’s in Oklahoma trying to get a good shot for the big News channels.
How stupid is that? Are they that hard up for ratings? What do they tell these guys?
“If you can get IN the tornado and get a good shot, it’s an extra bonus for ya!”
And what about this business that they don’t really want to admit to a tornado until they have ‘professional’ come out and declare it such. Is that for insurance purposes?
Insurance agent: Uh…I know you lost the whole roof to your house sir, and your car is over two blocks in a tree, but nobody has really confirmed that there even WAS a tornado and so, I will have to list this as wind damage, and of course, we can’t be liable for any water damage caused by the storm, or your fence that is blown down. That’s was added to your policy last year.
I’m not sure what I got out of this: But it seems to me that there’s a real disconnect in the media, not only about the seriousness of our politician’s crimes, but the worsening natural disasters that are hitting the United States. Fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes…are good for business. Cars are destroyed, houses have to be rebuilt, food gets spoiled, this is all good for the bottom line.
In the meantime, we don’t have to be attacked by any country…the weather is doing a good job of destroying us.
And in two days…it happens all over again.
You know where I’ll be. I’m flipping my bacon at 5.
Because Obama is in the hot-seat right now with all the scandals, nobody is paying much attention to his pick for Labor Secretary. I can’t keep up with half the crimes being committed on a daily basis, but this one is going under the radar.
So, I’m passing it on. This guy looks like a real dweeb. Contact your conservative senators, because we all know the democratic ones follow the head of the snake…
He was the best man at Obama’s wedding—-and Obama was the best man at his wedding. His name is Abon’go Milik Obama. He is a Muslim, with many wives, and he ran for the office of Governor of Siaya County in Kenya last March….and he is Obama’s older brother.
How many brothers does he have? SEE
Yes Abon’go (You can’t make up a name like that) ran, and he lost. And he lost according to him due to voter fraud and racism, and the fact that he happens to be Obama’s brother, and because the press accused Milik of engaging in “secret trysts” to maintain an “estimated” 12 wives, which exceeds the four wives allowed by Islamic law, and he beat them. Milik says that not true, ALL of his wives voted for him!
Nobody Wonders if anyone cares?
In addition to racism, Mr. Obama blames the negative coverage he received on animosity people have towards his brother. Just because they hate my brother and so forth why do they have to attack me? I’m just trying to do the best I can with what I have, make a contribution. My brother’s doing what he’s doing over there, I’m doing what I’m doing over here. At the end of the day, we’re just working to make this world a better place.”
Oh gee. Another smooth talking Obama. Isn’t one enough?
Just like his famous younger brother, Abong O adopted the same platform as Obama: poverty eradication, infrastructure development, and industrializations. You would have thought it would have gotten him elected right? Nope. He had less than 1 percent. (Are the voters smarter in Kenya?)
But here’s the fact that caught MY eye:
Mr. Obama operates a charity called the Barack H. Obama Foundation, which, according to its website, “is entirely the idea of Abon’go Malik Obama, in memory of their father, and is not dependent on the endorsement of his brother, President Barack Obama.”
Obama is giving Kenya money. LOTS of money. And nobody is keeping tabs on it.
This from WND:
Millions of children will be targeted to improve their reading skills over the next five years under a new Obama administration literacy program in nearly 30,000 public and private primary schools.
But the schools are not in the U.S., they’re in the Republic of Kenya.
The tentatively titled Kenya Early Grade Reading Project, or KEGRP, seeks to implement national curriculum standards, deploy more than 1,000 trainers to assist tens of thousands teachers and improve the ratio of textbooks to students. The Obama administration didn’t reveal the cost of the program.
WND previously reported Obama administration spending and projects in Kenya have become so voluminous that USAID must hire more contractors to oversee endeavors other providers already carry out across the African nation.
Just last year, USAID, in its own words, admitted that the “overall USAID/Kenya program has increased rapidly and exponentially, outstripping workforce resources available to effectively perform assessments and rigorous analyses … track results … manage recordkeeping, and other project development and program office functions.”
So, what are Obama and his older brother up too? Do you really think that the millions being sent to Kenya are going to the “kids.” ?
Nobody Thinks, that if some investigative reporter wanted to find another Obama scandal, all he had to do was find out where this money was really going. No doubt some of it is going into a Swiss bank account via the Obama Foundation.
You know, Obama’s grandmother said that Barry was born in Kenya…she was present at his birth. And this Nobody has any reason to doubt her.
So, you and I are paying for the “kids” in Kenya. How’s that make you feel?
I know. Too bad Obama didn’t stay in Kenya.
By now, everyone has heard the story of the three guys arrested for the crime of kidnapping three young girls and locking them up in a house for ten years. What Nobody Knows, and what nobody even mentions: is that these guys look exactly like the normal illegal aliens that we are welcoming into our country.
Evidently they lived normal lives, drove school buses, played in Salsa bands, hung out with their extended families and on a Saturday night, tortured women in their basement. By the looks of them, they had real trouble picking up women, but come on. Kidnapping?
Someone in Hollywood is writing the script right now.
Good thing one of the girls got away to rescue the others.
If this were the old West, they’d be hangings in the morning, but I’m sure they already have a La Rasa lawyer who will make this into some kind of..It’s America’s fault for not treating immigrants with more dignity defense. Nobody Knows what horrors these poor girls went through, but Nobody is sure, we will hear about it for weeks.
SUFFOLK, Va. — Two Suffolk second graders have been suspended for making shooting noises while pointing pencils at each other.
Media outlets report the 7-year-old boys were suspended for two days for a violation of the Suffolk school system’s zero-tolerance policy on weapons. They were playing with one another in class Friday at Driver Elementary.
Yes. Our nation is filled with horrors. They’re called teachers. And they rule our educational system. We should all be very scared and take actions now to protect our kids from teachers and fat-cat principals who are so stupid they can’t tell when kids are playing around.
General Motors Co. (GM), the largest foreign automaker in China, said it won regulatory approval to build a Cadillac factory to boost sales of luxury vehicles in the world’s biggest automobile market.
We bailed out General Motors to help save job for Americans. Nobody Knows if GM just got lost on the way to America, or just couldn’t make it to the big bash the White House had last week. The only way your son is going to get his money back from General Motors is if he marries the CEO’s daughter.
And speaking of a CEO’s daughter: (Her father was the first black governor of the Federal Reserve)
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice will be honored Tuesday night with the 2013 Louis E. Martin Great American Award. Specifically, the organization is honoring Rice for ”her work in advancing U.S. interests, strengthening the world’s common security and prosperity, and promoting respect for human rights,” another press release states.
This honor comes right before the testimony of whistle blowers tomorrow in Congress about the fact that despite MS Rice’s fervent testimony that regular old Muslims were insulted by a video someone had made, it was really a planned attack. Since MS Rice has done nothing to strengthen the world’s common security and prosperity, we’re sure this was just another way to support the lady who bravely went out and covered up for her bosses.
I will be surprised if she isn’t on the next Democratic ticket for Vice President.
And speaking of the Vice President, Nobody Knows if he was at Obama’s recent White House Party:
President Obama and Michelle Obama held the hush-hush, swanky, ultra-A-list party to celebrate his second term the night he took the oath of office. The party was not announced or listed on his official schedule, but a few of the guests tweeted about the event, which is what publicly revealed its existence.
The man who complains about the 1%, and ran his re-election on class envy, sure likes to party with them, doesn’t he? Nobody Knows how much longer he can complain about the rich while he keeps throwing big lavish parties for them, but you know what?
I was throwing out an old magazine today, and it had some interesting ‘fun facts’ about St. Louis. (I live in a northern suburb.)
The book was published in 1998. Here’s a copy of a list of employment facts for 1998:
More than 10,000:
1. Boeing co. /2. BJC Health system/ 3. Unity Health System /4. Schnucks Markets Inc./ 5. U.S. Air Force
This year, 2013, Boeing has lost half it’s employees, and the U.S. Air Force is GONE: Schnucks market just suffered a vicious cyber attack. It’s family owned. The hospitals are still standing.
1. Washington University /2. SSM Healthcare System /3. Southwestern Bell Telephone /4. Trans World Airlines/ 5. Chrysler Corp. Assembly /6. St. Louis University/ 7. May Department Store Co./ 8. St. Louis Public Schools/ 9. NationsBank/ 10. U. S. Postal Service
Washington University used to be the leader in Medical research and science. Now, most of the courses are in Social Science. The cost is $40.000 a semester. Trans World Airlines: GONE. Southwestern Bell…not exactly Apple. Chrysler is GONE. May Department Store went bankrupt, GONE. The U.S. Postal Service is on its way out. But the school system has grown by leaps and bounds.
1 General Motors Corp. Assembly /2. Anheuser Busch Companies Inc./ 3. Deaconess Incarnate World Health Systems./ 4. Olin Corp /5. At & T
General Motors Corp: GONE. Anheuser Bush was sold to an international buyer. Southwestern Bell…not exactly Apple.
The Olin corporation which makes ammunition is moving it’s operation to Mississippi where there is union-free work.
So, despite what Obama is telling you, the job market is gasping due to politicians. You’re life choice is slim unless you go into education or Health care or fast food.
Where do you think al the new illegal’s are going to get jobs?
Once again, the timing of the dedication of x-President, George W. Bush’s library, couldn’t have had come at a more propitious time. The nation had just been attacked by Muslim radicals, giving the Bush family a platform to remind us all, that Bush kept us safe throughout the rest of his Presidency after 9/11. And in this light, it was okay for George himself to push for another Bush in the White House: His brother, Jeb.
As I watched the former Presidents all standing, and then the speeches, I can’t say that any one of them talked about what THEY had done for our country. It was all about how they, while doing the ‘toughest’ job in the world…changed the world, and plan to keep on doing it.
Not much about helping America. No mention of the hard times we are going through now.
I posted Jimmy Carter’s speech, simply because to me, what all of the former Presidents seem to be most proud about is what they have accomplished in other countries. That’s all they bragged about in all their speeches. According to the former Presidents, Bush’s best legacy was his work on aids in Africa. Clinton, Carter, and Obama all mentioned it.
George W. himself continued his great theme of globalization. America’s future is to spread democracy around the world. Never mind that since Bush and Obama, the trillions of American dollars spent to spread democracy around the world has not done a damn thing but strengthen more tyrants and America haters abroad, and destroyed the economy at home.
The theme of Bush’s library is freedom. But…while he dreams of spreading freedom all over the world, in America, the citizens continue to lose theirs.
The Bush doctrine is that only in freedom will democracy flourish, while true and noble….it makes no sense to a religion based on anything BUT freedom. All the children of Islam are brainwashed before they start to walk. I guess Bush thinks sometime 3,000 years from now, the world’s population of Muslims will decide to vote for someone who goes against everything they’ve learned from birth, and will thank George Bush for saving them from poverty and giving them democracy.
Frankly, I don’t see it happening.
Nobody Thinks that the reason all these Presidents have to praise themselves on how what they personally did to further and help the world is because none of them have down a damn thing to help Americans. All of them are too busy helping the rest of the world. Globalization may make good speeches and wonderful ideas for American Presidents who build multi-billion dollar museums to themselves and keep their own families working forever, but they all just become another part of the 1 percent that live among the rich and famous. The Presidential museums will be the last remaining things standing if we keep on this “We will fix the world” path.
George W. Bush comes off as a very sweet and likable man, but so does Bill Clinton. But, they were paid to work for America…not to eliminate poverty all over the world because it makes them feel better about themselves. (Or helps out big corporations who want into the global markets.) We must not judge Presidents on how much we like them as people, but on what they have done for us. And let’s be frank: None of them can be considered great.
So, when Bush started crying at the end of his speech— when he said the future of America will be great…a lot of us felt like crying with him. Everyone said he was crying because of all his friends. But to those watching, he was crying because America might never recover, and he knows it.
Personally, I don’t think Bush is that dumb.
Instead of talking about what they have all done for America, all they could talk about is how much money they sent out to the rest of the world. It’s enough to make you mad. And we still have good men dying in Afghanistan.
After the ceremony, I came across this video of Daniel Hannan, explaining how Margaret Thatcher took a dying England and brought it back to life. It’s what we need here. A President that takes care of his country: FIRST.
That’s what we should have heard today: George W. Bush could have brought America’s strength back. Instead, he choose his own course of “saving the world.”..and because he chose the wrong course, the communists, came forward.
George…you broke my heart.
You know, maybe our “Presidents” should just start building their libraries in Africa, and Iraq, and all over the world. And I apologize tonight to anyone who feels I’m too cynical about them all, because frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn about any of them.
And I will spend the rest of my life, trying NOT to remember the years I spent feeling betrayed, by each and every one of them.
Today on the radio, all I was hearing was the good news…the economy is coming back! Nobody should believe it.
This is one of the most educational video’s on the state of our economy that I have ever seen. You might say, “Joyanna, it’s just too long, I don’t have the time.” I know I did.
But, five minutes in…I couldn’t stop watching it. That’s how important this is. VERY…important.
(Thanks to amfortas, for this gem.)
Last week, Michele Backmann mentioned Obama’s lavish lifestyle, and here Bill O’Reilly ridicules her for it, and this Nobody Thinks he’s wrong.
To take on Obama with such a “trivial” matter, when Presidents ALWAYS spend lots of money is not good, Bill says. She should concentrate on the important things.
BUT…in this economy, with so many people out of work, the President should be cutting back. His golf trip to play with Tiger Woods alone would have paid for so MANY things…tours at the White House for one. Our Presidents are big hypocrites and we should expect more from them.
Michele is right. But both of them missed the real point here. The President should have a budget. The office itself has grown into such an expensive KINGSHIP, they make any King or Queen on earth look like misers in comparison. For instance, what President had to build a ‘replica’ of the Oval Office while the real one was being upgraded? Most of them moved into a hotel, or another room.
The American people find it disgusting what Obama and Michelle are spending on our dime, taking monthly vacations…and Bill O’Reilly, seems to think it’s okay for a President to go hog-wild with his money spending because all Presidents have done it.
That doesn’t make it right. It’s like saying “Hey mom…all the kids do crack!…It’s Okay!” It’s the same argument. Bill’s argument is weak.
So, Michele Backmann wins the Nobody’s Fool award for the week. I hope she hangs in there.
While everyone is talking about whether gays should be able to marry…nobody is talking about the debt. It’s important to keep the issues they don’t want us to think about in our conversations.
You have to wonder, at the rate Obama is handing out money, it seems almost obvious that his plan IS to spend as much money as he can in order to put us in so much debt, we collapse like a melted Jello roll on the Florida Turnpike at noon.
For instance, Obama and his wife take SEPARATE vacations, and the Muslim Brotherhood alone gets more money from Obama than our returning soldiers. And let’s not forget that food stamp program for Mexico! And those free cell phones….and all the green energy programs that turned brown. And the parties….FBI prostitutes…