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In the Capital, a Glut of Communists

Interesting how a Communist group protests against A.I.G. and the Washington Post just says “people rally”. One would think that these were just average Americans pissed off at A.I.G. right? Well, hmmm, here’s the picture supplied with the Washington Post story, “In the Capital, A Glut of Outrage”:

ANSWER AIG Outrage

Notice the phone number supplied at the bottom of the sign: 202-544-3389. A quick Google search on the number reveals that this is the contact number for none other than the radical Communist group International A.N.S.W.E.R.

Anti-war front group for the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party
A major organizer of the massive anti-Iraq war rallies of 2002 and 2003
Opposes embargo against Communist Cuba
Supports convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

International ANSWER (an acronym for “Act Now to Stop War and End Racism”) is run by Ramsey Clark’s International Action Center, which is staffed by members of the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party (WWP). ANSWER views the United States as a racist, imperialist, sexist, homophobic nation and the world’s chief violator of human rights — guilty of unspeakable atrocities, past and present, foreign and domestic.

SO nice to see that our mass media is providing propaganda for our nation’s Communist groups and passing it off as “outrage” from average Americans.

And, come on, a “glut of outrage”?  Seriously?  I see less than 10 people there.  That’s a “glut of outrage”?

Meanwhile, the mass media is silent and suppressing the news about the REAL OUTRAGE among ‘main street’ America in the form of ‘Tea Parties’ all across the nation which have been comprised of hundreds and thousands of participants!

March 22, 2009 , 10:15PM Posted by | AIG, Anti-War Groups, Class Warfare, Communism, Economy, Marxism | Comments Off on In the Capital, a Glut of Communists

Relationship Deal Breakers

(Originally posted 17 OCT 07)

So I was listening to the radio on the way to work this morning and the sports talk morning show guys had an interesting topic for dicussion: relationship deal-breakers. Specifically, they were talking about what would be a ‘deal-breaker’ after the 1st or 2nd date with a girl. And I thought it was a pretty interesting discussion, because I know I certainly have some ‘deal-breakers’ where I know after a 1st or 2nd date that there is no possibility for a relationship with a girl/woman. Here are some of mine. What are yours?

* Excessive cursing/swearing in casual conversation – I don’t mind a girl/woman who swears now and then. However, I want to date a woman with class. I want to date a lady. A woman who drops f-bombs and s-bombs and just has a very crude way of conversation… big turnoff for me. Personally, I have a problem with cussing up a storm when I am watching sports or playing sports. However, in casual conversation, I have worked to not swear. So, I’d like to be in a relationship with someone of the same feeling about swearing. (Now, dirty talking in bed… well that’s a different story… ) 😉

* Holding certain leftist/”progressive” political views – Now, I can deal with someone having a different opinion. In fact, I find intellectual debate of issues with a girl/woman to be a HUGE turnon. An intellectual and intelligent woman is extremely attractive. However, I am not going to have a relationship with someone unless we can agree on some core issues. Such as abortion/sanctity of life, respect and honor of the military, views on Islamofascism, respecting America and being proud to be an American. For me, it is important to agree on some core issues, because I want to be a father someday and I don’t want my kids getting mixed messages from us as parents. So if we disagree on some key political views, there is really no point to pursuing the relationship.

* Bad kisser – Granted, I may not find this out during a 1st or 2nd date, especially if she is a classy/traditional woman and likes to take things slowly. And this may seem a bit superficial. However, I don’t believe so. For me, kissing is the most important physical indulgence to share with my significant other. If I had to choose only one – and only one – sexually physical thing to do with my wife for the rest of my life, I would choose kissing, hands down, no contest. As such, I need to be with someone who enjoys kissing as much as me and kisses well. Bad kisser? No chance at a relationship.

I’ll probably come up with more, but for now, these are the ones I could come up with off the top of my head.

UPDATE on 17 OCT 2007 at 20:15 EDT: A few more deal-breakers…

* Smoking – This is my Number 1 turnoff. I won’t even consider dating anyone if I know they smoke. So that’s probably why I initially forgot it. But, if for some reason I don’t find out about their smoking habit until we go on a date, that’s an instant deal-breaker, no questions asked.

* Drinking Alcohol/Getting Drunk – I’m not against drinking alcohol, but I am not a big drinker and rarely drink at all, in fact. And I never understood the point to drinking as a form of recreation. I’ve had a beer one time in my life and it tasted horrible. I will drink a Mike’s Hard Lemonade once in a great while, but just when I am out bowling or at a party or something. Other than that, I usually drink milk, juice or Mountain Dew. Since I don’t plan to ever waste any of my paycheck on beer or have drinking parties at my place, I just figure it’s better to find someone who is also not a big drinker. So if I find out that she is really into getting drunk and thinks it’s fun, that would probably be a deal-breaker. Sure, it wouldn’t hurt during dating, but whose to say that she would definitely stop her drinking habits if we were to get married? Just easier to not bother with it all.

* A selfish, materialistic prissy attitude – Sorry, but I am a laid back, simple guy. I appreciate the small things in life. Materialistic things are nice and all, but I don’t think they should rule one’s life. I also believe that life is not all about me and that we should spend our lives helping others as well. Doing random acts of kindness for others I think is very fulfilling and I appreciate that attitude in others. But I do not appreciate someone who believes the world revolves around them and life owes them everything and they don’t owe anyone else anything. This kind of attitude would definitely come across in conversation within the first couple dates and would be a deal-breaker.

Okay, I’ll probably think of more yet again, but that’s it for now.

March 22, 2009 , 8:41PM Posted by | Love, Relationships, Romance, Sex | 4 Comments

How to Get Your Complaint Noticed by Politicians

I found this here, in the comments section: Sweetness and Light – Media Matters Defends Hillary, Attacks Rudy

If you want your correspondence read, you need to send it directly to a staffer — making it personal. The first thing to do is go to:

www.Legistorm.com

and type in the Senator or Congressman’s name — click on the staff tab and “Tah-dah!” You now have a list of all the Congressman/Senator’s staffers — their job titles — and how much they make (this is why I like this site and recommend it). Stay away from the Chief of Staff for your letters… this person is very busy and will almost certainly dump you letter/email to someone else or delete it. Send it to a legislative assistant who looks like they handle something along the lines of your letter. If you can’t tell… just pick one and personalize it. As long as it isn’t an ugly fax/email, it’ll get routed to someone — especially if you follow up with a phone call to that staffer…

***Do NOT send a letter via US Postal Service — it can take weeks to get through the anthrax screening process in DC — however, a faxed letter to the office will get read by someone — which is more than will probably happen with your email that was not addressed to a staffer. Be sure to address your letter/fax to a staff member. That gets a LOT more attention than “Dear Congressman Doodlehead” will. That immediately tells them it’s “one of those” letters. When sent to a staffer, he or she will read it and be forced to deal with the letter in some way… after all, their name is on it and if you happen to call… we’ll you get the picture. Your correspondence commands more attention this way.

So, now you have the staffer’s name, and you have enough information to fax them, but what if you want to email them — you don’t have their email address. So how do you get that? Well, chances are the office won’t give it to you if you call — they are normally told to give you the main email address on the website when you call and assure you that someone will take a look at it. That is seldom the case, so don’t fall for that one.

But, since you got the staffer’s name from “legistorm.com” (and although there are no email addresses on that site), you can use the following trick and it will work about 70% of the time to get your email to your staffer. Of course, if you are faxing a letter, you don’t need the email address — but it sure helps to follow up on what is being done about your complaint.

Let’s say your staffer’s name is: “Sam Vimes” and he works for “Congressman Vetinari”. Here’s what his email will look like most of the time:

sam.vimes@mail.house.gov

The house normally uses the staffer’s first and last name, separated by a “dot”. In the House of Representatives, an email address is always ended with: @mail.house.gov

Now the Senate email is different. Lets take the same situation and change the Congressman to a Senator.

The email address would be:

sam_vimes@vetinari.senate.gov.

The difference is that the Senate uses an “underscore” between the first and last name of the staffer… AND they use the Senator’s name before the “senate” designation. The House does not use the Congressman’s name in the email address.

This will work to get you to a staffer most of the time, when you don’t have a staffer’s personal email address. However, each staffer has their own way of dealing with “unwanted” emails. To really add spice to your email, follow up with a phone call to that staffer and ask if they have received your email and what are they doing about your complaint.

That gets even more attention.

I just wanted to pass this along to those who don’t know how the email system works in DC. Most of the time if you send emails to the Congressional Website address, it will never get acted upon. If you send correspondence to “Dear Congressman/Senator” you get the same thing. But to a staffer? That is where you can get things accomplished. Yes, there are exceptions to this rule, but not many — and why risk wasting your time? Use a little more effort — send your correspondence to a staffer and you can be sure you were heard.

Hope this helps…

March 22, 2009 , 8:23PM Posted by | Democrats, Republicans | Comments Off on How to Get Your Complaint Noticed by Politicians

Faking Orgasms?

(Originally posted 05 NOV 07)

Yeah, I know, this blog subject seems to have come out of nowhere. Normally, I am not thinking about orgasms (real or fake) at 6pm in the evening.

But I always watch Seinfeld reruns on TBS from 5pm-6pm and tonight they had the episode “The Mango” during which Elaine admits to Jerry that she faked orgasms while they dated.

I have seen this one plenty of times before, so it was not that big of a deal. Though it was funny as always. (For me, Seinfeld never gets old) But what I noticed this time was Elaine’s pride in the fact that she faked orgasms.

I have never understood this (among many other things) about women. Why fake an orgasm? How is that something of which to be proud? All it does is make the guy think that he is doing the right thing. And how is that good? It just means he will try to do the exact same thing next time, because he thought, because of your reaction (faked orgasm), that what he did brought you pleasure. And how does that improve the woman’s enjoyment of the sexual experience?

I can’t speak for other guys, but for me it’s (well at least it *was* when I was actually in a sexual relationship with a woman… seems so long ago now… but I digress…) a turnon to have a woman ‘help’ me please her. A little physical direction to move me where she wants me, a little verbal help to tell me what feels good and what doesn’t, a little physical movement (squirming and flinching) to show what I am doing is affecting her in a good way. All that adds to my enjoyment as well as hers, I would think.

Well, I know it added to mine, because there was no better feeling than knowing I was pleasuring my significant other.

Of course, if one finds out that she was faking, that’s a horrible feeling. And I don’t know why a woman would want to do that to a guy, let alone to herself, since it deprives herself of pleasure too.

One of the excuses in the episode was “when it’s enough already and I just want to go to sleep”. Well, again, not speaking for other guys, I would rather just not makeout/have sex and just go to sleep rather than a woman fake an orgasm. Personally, half of my enjoyment of a sexual experience is knowing that I pleased my significant other. I would take no pleasure in knowing that my significant other didn’t want to have sex, but was faking it just to let me get my own pleasure. Heck, I may as well just ‘please myself’.

I guess I can understand this ‘faking orgasms’ if women are having one night stands and realize that the guy is a lousy lover and they just want it over with already. But I really don’t understand why a woman would do this in a serious relationship or especially during marriage.

Oh well. Not that it all really matters, since I won’t be giving real or fake orgasms anytime soon anyway.

March 22, 2009 , 8:11PM Posted by | Life, Love, Relationships, Romance, Sex | 1 Comment

Why the People of This Country Exist

“There’s a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it.”

—William Wallace, Braveheart

This could easily be said about today’s politicians and be 100% spot-on correct. They believe that we, the American people, are only in existence to put them (politicians) in their positions of power. When, in fact, politicians’ positions of power only exist to provide for the people of the nation.

Also, the last part is as true today as then. The men and women of the U.S military “go to make sure that they have it (freedom).”

March 22, 2009 , 8:02PM Posted by | Patriotism | Comments Off on Why the People of This Country Exist