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Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst

Slavery in Florida! Wait ’til you hear who it was!

100% Preventable! More children sacrificed to open borders!

Deporting criminals? Are you sure it’s a good thing?

This has been the Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst. The Blogs For Borders Blogroll is dedicated to American sovereignty, border security and a sane immigration policy. If you’d like to join find out how right here.

Technorati Tags: illegal immigration, deportation, invasion, insanity, rape, crime, mexico, latin America, podcast, vodcast, blogs for borders,

Suzanne Pleshette R.I.P

One of my favorite shows was “The Bob Newhart Show” and one of the best characters on TV was Suzanne Pleshette. The husky voiced Pleshette played Bob’s wife and was the island of sanity on the show. She was a pleasure to watch and she was smart, and in real life, she had an earthy sense of humor that one could witness many times as a guest on late night TV. Darn!

She was a smoker and fought lung cancer as recently as 2006.

Suzanne Pleshette The Bob Newhart Show Mover Mike

Domain Home files Chapter 11

Domain Home was started in 1985 by Judy George and its acquistion in June, 2007 began with such great promise. First, taken over by UK firm Aga Foodservice Group, it was purchased from Aga by George (10%), Synergy Enterprises LLC (majority stake) and Golden Acquisition LLC, a private equity firm that will focus on investing in, acquiring and growing strong retail and consumer brands. The firm is owned by a major hedge fund. Aga Foodservice Group retained a 15% interest.

“We see numerous compelling opportunities to acquire and further develop great retail brands, enhancing their performance and building value through investments in growth and active management of their businesses,” said James Schaye, managing partner of Golden Acquisition.


“With the Domain transaction, Golden Acquisition’s ‘buy and build’ investment strategy is off to a very strong start. This transaction is a perfect example of how we plan to use our retail industry expertise, capital resources, management skills and an eye for innovative deal structures to identify and add value to attractive retail brands,” Schaye said

Judy George at the time of the acquisition by Synergy et al said

“This partnership with Synergy represents an excellent opportunity for us to refocus on our core business and our mission of becoming the retail destination of choice for discriminating consumers who appreciate a designer touch,” said George. “As we have already seen, the upscale home furnishings category continues to be a niche market with enormous potential, and we have a range of initiatives under way to further capture our share of this market, as well as expand into new markets we are not currently serving.”

What went wrong in the short time of six months? I’d say the short answer is debt. Debt used to acquire Domain from Aga, was too great a burden. When you step out on the end of the limb where even little birdies can’t stand, you have subjected yourself to the whim of a stiff breeze. I am surprised that these great minds with all their experience didn’t see that.

…the retailer “continued to suffer significant liquidity issues” as suppliers cut terms and credit lines, lender Wells Fargo reduced the retailer’s borrowing capacity and consumer traffic in the major malls where Domain’s stores were located dropped off.

“At the same time, more macroeconomic forces, such as a severely depressed real estate environment, lack of overall consumer confidence and a forecasted economic recession, continued to erode the company’s sales, margins and working capital,” Domain Chairman and Synergy Chairman and CEO Gary Nacht said in an affidavit.

Like Wickes, Domain is asking vendors to share some of the burden in the restructuring, such as taking an equity stake in a scaled-down company.

Domain Home Chapter 11 Home Furnishings

More Evidence of Global Warming???

From AHN,

Lake Paliastomi

Russians are bracing for temperatures of as low as minus 55 degrees Celsius (minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit) in Siberia.

[…]Bloomberg reports that worst hit will be the Siberian region of Evenkiya, while neighbor Georgia, whose climate is subtropical, already plunged to as low as minus 35 degrees Celsius. Lake Paliastomi in the western Georgia froze for the first time in 50 years, reports Rustavi-2 television.

It’s been a nice warm 50 years, now we return to normal.

Russia Lake Paliastomi Mover Mike

Cat Fight!

Hillary Clinton, who has appeared in Vogue six times, even on the cover, has backed out of a spot in Vogue, apparently because she would appear too feminine. Vogue’s Anna Wintour has lashed out at the Hillary Campaign.

Her traveling chief of staff Huma Abedin has been gracing the mag’s pages as often as a starlet lately.

Wintour says, “The notion that a contemporary woman must look mannish in order to be taken seriously as a seeker of power is frankly dismaying.”

“This is America, not Saudi Arabia. It’s also 2008: Margaret Thatcher may have looked terrific in a blue power suit, but that was 20 years ago. I do think Americans have moved on from the power-suit mentality, which served as a bridge for a generation of women to reach boardrooms filled with men. Political campaigns that do not recognize this are making a serious misjudgment.”

Frankly, after reading some of Clinton’s papers received by Judicial Watch, I’m not sure “feminine” and Hillary Clinton should be uttered in the same paragraph.

Hillary Clinton Huma Abedin Vogue

Is She The Next American Idol?

Kristy Lee Cook from Selma. Oregon is off to Hollywood on American Idol

Kristy Lee Cook American Idol Mover Mike

Timberline Lodge

The Seattle Times has a nice article about Timberline Lodge and what it’s like to stay in the eight deluxe fireplace rooms.

When my sister-in-law was married in the Silcox Warming Hut, we stayed at the Lodge in a room that had a double bed and a bathroom down the hall. It was very nice and a little rustic.

Timberline Lodge Mt. Hood Silcox Warming Hut

Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst

In this weeks edition…

Open borders groups demand: Don’t tell the truth about the invasion!

100% Preventable! More Americans sacrificed to open borders.

And civil rights: who gets’em?

And yes, that is one of our smoke detectors beeping in the background! Apologies if it’s annoying.

This has been the Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst. The Blogs For Borders Blogroll is dedicated to American sovereignty, border security and a sane immigration policy. If you’d like to join find out how right here.

Technorati Tags: illegal immigration, deportation, civil rights, rape, murder, mexico, invasion,

November Trade Deficit Highest of the Year

Jan.- Dec. -714,371
Jan.- Nov. -698,219
Jan.- Dec. -758,522
January -66,470
February -62,912
March -62,266
April -63,598
May -65,340
June -64,695
July -67,882
August -68,915
September -64,603
October -58,926
November -58,214
December -61,453
Jan.- Nov. -650,048
January -57,010
February -57,882
March -62,688
April -58,644
May -59,614
June -59,428
July -58,999
August -57,586
September -57,118
October -57,768
November -63,118

With one month to be reported, the weak USD has not helped the U.S. Trade Deficit. In fact November’s number of -$63.118 Billion is the largest since September of 2006! One big impediment this time was the higher oil price, our cost averaged over $79 per barrel. There’s no relief in sight. Oil is currently over $90 and touched $100 last week. And, as the USD falls, oil rises.

U.S. Trade Deficit USD Mover Mike

The Ron Paul Button Comes Down

I have taken down my friend of Ron Paul Button on my left sidebar:

I have done this for several reasons:

1. The reports lately of the contents of Ron Paul’s newsletters that favored David Duke, contain homophobic and anti-semitic articles, while they may not have been written by Ron Paul, are his responsibility and they should be repudiated.

2. While I believe the U.S. meddles in other country’s affairs, too often, and many times sets other countries up for blackmail, (see “Confessions of An Economic Hitman”), Ron Paul would immediately leave Iraq. Thus he gets the support of people wanting a smaller government and he gets the support of the left anti-war crowd. That subverts my pro-defense, pro-America position.

Ron Paul is called a Libertarian and even ran as a Libertarian, however the Libertarian party that grew out of Ayn Rand and Ludwig Von Mises, that was pro-defense and pro-America, was subverted by Murray Rothbard who is the opposite of Randian Libertarians. Dr. Jack Wheeler writes in his latest To The Point letter:

I will never forget the day I canceled my subscription to Rothbard’s Libertarian Forum newsletter in 1974, for it was the day I stopped calling myself a libertarian. The lead editorial was written by Rothbard, in which he said: “The Soviet Union is the greatest force for peace in the world today.”

Not once – never, ever – did Rothbard take the side of America in any dispute with the Soviet Union. No matter what happened, no matter what evil the Soviets perpetrated, it was always our fault, it was our aggressive behavior that “provoked” them.

3. Ron Paul, and this is why I was attracted to him, is a presidential candidate who advocates real economic freedom and a government restricted to the enumerated powers of the Constitution. Our government is too large, to intrusive, too inefficient, and anti-constitution. As Wheeler says,

Ron Paul is blind to the reality of a dangerous world. Which is why, since being elected to Congress in 1996, he has not voted for a single Defense Authorization Bill, not one, not ever.

The great service of Ron Paul is the focus he has put on economic liberty. He has challenged conventional opinion about usefulness of the Federal Reserve and the need to rid the country of this central bank. He explains how the Fed has ruined the currency and robbed us through inflation. He has inveighed against the size of government and how it robs us of our freedom.

I cannot support him when it comes to foreign policy. I believe we have a genuine threat from Islamofascists who would like nothing better to kill us all. For all that I’m taking down the Ron Paul button.

Ron Paul Libertarian Mover Mike

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