Gun Control Snafu in Obamacare

October 26, 2013 at 12:55 am • Posted in ALL POSTS3 Comments

Fortunately, for our country, the clown posing as a Vice President didn’t take Nancy Pelosi’s advice “…we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it…” and still doesn’t know what is in the legislation. If it weren’t so funny, it would be sad that these fools are running our government.
Hope this make you feel better!!!!!
Someone is looking out for the US in spite of what it seems!!!
Wednesday it was discovered that hidden deep within the massive 2800-page bill called Obamacare, there is a Senate Amendment protecting the right to keep and bear arms. It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of the American people, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Barack Obama overlooked Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c.
According to that amendment, the government cannot collect “any information relating to the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.” This means that the government CANNOT mandate firearm registration. No registration, no confiscation.
Poor ol’ Retarded Joe Biden. He spent the last couple of weeks focusing on making a law requiring registration. Good thing is though, the amendment also states that not even an executive order can override the amendment. CNN is now referring to it as “a gift to the nation’s powerful gun lobby.”
And according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), that’s exactly right. He says he personally added the provision in order to keep the NRA from getting involved in the legislative fight over Obamacare, which was so ubiquitous in 2010. It looks like Harry Reid actually helped out firearm owners without even realizing it.

Fuel Economy and Safety Scam

October 26, 2013 at 12:41 am • Posted in ALL POSTS5 Comments

I am sick and tired of hearing about the great mileage the new cars are supposed to be getting. I am also tired of hearing about how safe they are supposed to be. I started driving in 1962 when cars had real bumpers, not styrofoam and plastic bumpers. They were simple to fix, service, and some when maintained well, some would go 300,000 miles before engine or transmission work was required. Now most cars have to be thrown away when something major goes bad because repair work takes much longer and is far more expensive than it was for older vehicles.
When I was in college, I drove a economy car in the sixties that averaged 35 miles per gallon (mpg). I also owned a 1958 Chrysler 300 D that got 17 mpg even though it had a twin four barrel 392 cubic inch Hemi. It weighed approximately 5000 pounds and had a guaranteed top speed of 153 miles per hour when it was new. My wife drove a V-8 powered 1965 Plymouth Barracuda. She averaged 23 mpg driving on secondary roads and in town running her errands. Both cars had enough power that we had to accelerate carefully to keep from spinning our tires. My father had a V-8 powered 1965 Valiant station wagon that got 25 mpg on the freeway. Even my 6500 pound, seven foot tall, ¾ ton 4-wheel drive Dodge power wagon averaged between 16 and 17 mpg on freeways and two-lane roads.
All of these vehicles had steel bumpers, some weighing approximately 100 pounds. Cars of that era also had steel gas tanks that didn’t rupture when the car was hit in the rear. Your children were safe when riding in the back seat. I have a newer car bumper. It weighs 7 pounds. New cars have plastic or fiberglass gas tanks that can rupture in rear-end crashes posing a fire danger. The distance between the passenger compartment and the front and rear of new cars is far shorter than older cars. This places passengers closer to impacts from other cars or fixed objects.
Two of my brothers would have been killed in high speed accidents if they had been riding in new cars. My older brother was riding in a 1958 Chevy convertible at 85 mph when a tie rod broke causing the car to flip three times and slide to a stop on its top. Neither he nor the driver received so much as a scratch. The hardest problem they had was to kick the passenger door open so that they could out to get help. My youngest brother struck a 12 inch diameter tree and a light pole simultaneously at 70 mph while driving his 1959 Desoto Adventurer. He told me later that as the tree and the pole loomed up in the windshield, the thought occurred to him, “This is not a fender bender, – this is going to hurt.” Both he and his passenger exited the car after the crash, decided that since neither of them knew what constituted a concussion, they must not have one. They walked a mile to the nearest phone booth to call a wrecker to have the car towed to my parents place. Sometime later, when the car had to be moved, he was able to pry the hood open, cut the fan belt, start the car up, and drive it onto a car trailer. Neither of the cars had airbags or seat belts.
My oldest daughter was in a minor crash in a new car and was seriously injured by the airbag. Hundreds of people have been killed needlessly by airbags when cars were involved in minor crashes. Many have been decapitated. I knew three people who died because of a jammed seat belt. My wife knew a fireman who had to watch a woman burn to death in her car because they couldn’t get her seat belt off.
In summary, I feel that nearly every product made during previous generations is far superior to most products made today. Our electric stove was purchased before World War II and all 4 burners still work. They can’t be replaced, because all the circuits are spot welded together including the switches. The oven elements are replaceable and have been. Our two refrigerators were manufactured in the mid fifties and still run just fine.

Cash For Clunkers

October 26, 2013 at 12:29 am • Posted in ALL POSTSNo comments yet

When the Democrats and Obama instituted the cash for clunkers plan to boost sales for new cars, it made it really difficult for the very poor, who could only afford clunkers. It made the remaining older cars more expensive punishing the poor even more. It also made parts for the older cars significantly more expensive again harming those who were poor. It did help his political supporters in Detroit and his union worker buddies. It also raised the national debt by several hundreds of billions of dollars.
Was there a positive impact? Not really. The newer vehicles get poorer mileage than the older vehicles because of EPA emission standards. They actually produce MORE carbon dioxide, which EPA wants permission to regulate. They are much more fragile than older cars with because they are manufactured with less metal and more plastic and styrofoam.
In 1973, I purchased a 1958 Chrysler “300” D. Once I tuned it up, it would get 17miles per gallon. It weighed 4700 pounds. It was equipped with a dual quad ( twin four barrel carburetors) 392 cubic inch Chrysler “Hemi”. It had a guaranteed top speed of 153 MPH.
During the winter of 1978, we were taking a trip to Idaho. The driver at that time, lost control of this car on black ice and struck a Jersey barrier at 45 MPH. The bumper had bent just enough to damage the left front tire. We changed the tire, bent the bumper back enough to clear the new tire, and proceeded on the trip for another 800 miles with no other problems.
Injuries included a bruised chest for the driver, my 3 year old daughter received a black eye from me while I was trying to grab the wheel to correct the mistake the driver made and my wife had a cut over her eye from a piece of unsecured luggage.
I recently struck a very large deer with my 1993 Dodge truck at 35 MPH. The truck, with a steel bumper only had a damaged turn signal lens and a broken marker light. I would not drive a new tin foil and plastic car even if it got 200 miles per gallon because I want to come out first best in an accident.

The Amazing Human Organism

October 26, 2013 at 12:15 am • Posted in ALL POSTS9 Comments

The human body is an amazing organism. It regulates the body temperature to within one degree Fahrenheit of 98.6 degrees. It regulates heart rates, respiration rates, blood pressure, iris diameter, sensory responses, and a multitude of other functions automatically. From birth, humans can learn many other skills from birth until death. The brain has the ability to communicate, reason, calculate, create, and have emotions. The brain tells us when we are too hot, too cold, need to eat, or need to stop eating. We can identify taste, smells, colors in the visible spectrum, pressure changes, changes in sound, and other types of stimuli.
The five senses humans have do not always behave the same for all humans. Some people hear better that others, some only see some of the colors in the visible spectrum, some have a lower tolerance to pain, some smell substances that others cannot detect, and others have variable levels of taste detection.
Our bodies have the ability to automatically detect many foreign organisms and subsequently build antibodies to protect the body from them. Humans learn to automatically attempt to avoid any situation which might cause pain of damage to their bodies. If a person trips or starts to fall, they will automatically respond to try to prevent the fall or try to catch themselves with their hands to reduce the body damage and pain. These responses are usually learned when we are young.
When one considers that humans are formed from inanimate elements and chemicals found in the environment, it is amazing to me that some scientists say that humans are the products of evolution. After all, it violates an accepted law of physics, entropy. Think about it.