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Advice to Sen. John McCain

Never get into a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel. The NYT is reporting on the strange threats from Sen. McCain to the FCC over one of Vicki Iseman’s clients.

McCain’s got himself into a peck of trouble. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy!

Sen. John McCain Vicki Iseman Mover Mike

Who Pays Taxes?

This really bugs me, every time I hear it from Obama and Clinton. The mantra goes something like this. “If I’m elected president, I will roll back the Bush tax cuts and cut taxes on the middle-class.” I’m really wondering if they are a stalking horse for themselves and for their rich pals.

In 1999 the Top 1% with Adjusted Gross incomes (AGI) of $293,415 or higher paid 36.18% of all taxes. The Top 5% with AGI of $120,846 or higher paid 55.45% of all taxes.

In 2005, after the Bush tax cuts, the Top 1% with AGI of $364,657 or higher paid 39.38% of all taxes. The Top 5% with AGI of $145,283 or higher paid 59.67% of all taxes.

Bottom line: You had to make more money to get into the Top 1% or Top 5% and your percent of total taxes raised was higher by 3.2% to 4.2%. Now it seems to me that if those tax cuts were repealed, it would only benefit the rich.

Here’s another point that Rush Limbaugh pointed out:

In 1999 the Top 1% paid nine (9) times as much as the bottom 50%. In 2005 the Top 1% paid almost 13 times as much taxes as the bottom 50%. What’s wrong with that?

Here’s the lie or half-truth that keeps getting repeated from the NYT, no less:

The New York Times reported recently that the average family in America with an income of $10 million or more received a half-million-dollar tax cut, while the middle class got crumbs (less than $100 shaved off their tax bill).

However, in the story by The American, Guess Who Really Pays the Taxes

When we compare the taxes paid under the old system with those paid after the Bush tax cuts, the rich are now actually paying a higher proportion of income taxes. The latest IRS data show an increase of more than $100 billion in tax payments from the wealthy by 2005 alone. The number of tax filers who claimed taxable income of more than $1 million increased from approximately 180,000 in 2003 to over 300,000 in 2005. The total taxes paid by these millionaire households rose by about 80 percent in two years, from $132 billion to $236 billion.

Have you had enough? I’m not in the Top 5% of AGI yet, and I’d like to be. What other country in the world gives you the freedom to move up into the higher tax brackets and the “privilege” of paying more taxes as a price of your success. Don’t be fooled. The Democrats want to spend more money and collect more money from everybody AND IT SEEMS REWARD THEIR CRONIES!

Rush Limbaugh Who Pays Taxes? Mover Mike

Clintons, Bad For The Party

Wow! Bob Herbert writing in the NY Times acknowledges something that Republicans have known for years, that Rush Limbaugh has hammered on for years. The Clintons have not been good for the Democratic Party. Wow!

It was an article of faith that Senator Clinton’s campaign had a built-in advantage: her husband was the smartest Democrat of them all. But when you think about it, Bill Clinton was never much of a benefactor for others in his party.

When he took office in January 1993, Democrats controlled the White House and both houses of Congress. Less than two years into his presidency, the Republicans swept to majorities in both houses, putting Newt Gingrich in line to become speaker.

When Mr. Clinton left office in 2001, the Republicans were still in control of Congress, and the Monica Lewinsky scandal and impeachment had opened the door to the era of George W. Bush.

The former president’s less-than-magic touch in Senator Clinton’s presidential campaign contributed to her devastating defeat in the South Carolina primary. He’s been kept more or less under control since then.

Was there ever a candidate that Bill Clinton campaigned for that ever won? With all the Hillary talk about balancing the budget, did it help Al Gore become president? Many complain campaign contributions were diverted from the Party to Hillary’s senatorial campaign to the detriment of Gore.

For years Democrats have been sold a lie about the Clintons, how smart they are, for example. For years, it has been just the Clintons for the Clintons. The Party will be better off with them swept off the stage like so much detritus left on the streets after the parade goes by. Good riddance!

Bill Clinton Hillary Clinton Mover Mike

Does Sen. John McCain protest too much?

John McCain according to Newsweek, issued a point by point rebuttal to the NYT’s lobbyist story Just hours after the Times’s story was posted,

…that depicted the letters as routine correspondence handled by his staff—and insisted that McCain had never even spoken with anybody from Paxson or Alcalde & Fay about the matter. “No representative of Paxson or Alcalde & Fay personally asked Senator McCain to send a letter to the FCC,” the campaign said in a statement e-mailed to reporters.

Yet, he contradicted his rebuttal, when in Sept. 25, 2002, he said,

“I was contacted by Mr. Paxson on this issue. He wanted their approval very bad for purposes of his business. I believe that Mr. Paxson had a legitimate complaint.”

McCain:

“I’m sure I spoke to [Paxson].” McCain agreed that his letters on behalf of Paxson, a campaign contributor, could “possibly be an appearance of corruption”—even though McCain denied doing anything improper.

Which is it Senator? I did not have an affair with that woman, Vicki Iseman or I did speak to Mr. Paxson and tried to do for him what I was accused of doing for Keating and the Lincoln Saving and Loan?

What an election for America! We have the wife of Sen. Obama who says, “This is the first time I’ve ever been proud to be an American! And now we have Sen. McCain caught lying. How about we just stick with what we have for four more years and revisit the issue then? Sen. John McCain Vicki Iseman Mover Mike

Sharper Image files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Reuters reports that Sharper Image has filed Chapter 11, “citing declining sales, three straight years of losses and litigation involving its Ionic Breeze air purifiers.”

The company deals with about 650 vendors and suppliers on a credit basis, many of whom began to request cash upon delivery, according to court papers.

“Sharper Image is in a severe liquidity crisis,” Chief Financial Officer Rebecca Roedell said in a separate filing.

Sites of stores in U.S.

Sharper Image Chapter 11 bankruptcy Mover Mike

UPDATE:

Federal law allows a company to stop honoring store gift cards when it files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and that’s exactly what’s happening at San Francisco-based Sharper Image. Sales clerks are telling customers they can no longer accept the plastic cards as payment, and the cards are no longer accepted when customers try to use them online.

Sharper Image could be sitting on as much as $25 million dollars in gift card money, according to an estimate by Brian Riley, a senior analyst with the Needham, Mass.-based TowerGroup, a research and advisory services firm. Riley follows Sharper Image.


Music From the Mac Ad

Watching the American Idol show tonight, I was intrigued by the song in the Mac ad. “New Soul” is sung by Yael Naim.

Yael Naim was born in Paris in 1978 to Sephardi-Jewish parents. At the age of four, she moved with her family to Ramat HaSharon, Israel, where she spent her childhood and learned how to speak Hebrew. She served in Israel Defence Forces as a soloist in the Israel Air Force Orchestra. She began her singing career with a part in the musical “Les Dix Commandements” and her first solo album, In a Man’s Womb, was released in 2001. She also sang the song “You Disappear” by Bruno Coulais for the film Harrison’s Flowers directed by Elie Chouraqui. For her early work she was credited simply as Yaël.


Song lyrics New Soul lyrics

BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

The Beat goes on!

MAP 3.0 2008/02/20 00:30:02 32.438 -115.318 0.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.9 2008/02/20 00:15:50 32.446 -115.320 1.7 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

MAP 2.6 2008/02/19 23:53:18 32.424 -115.294 25.4 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 3.0 2008/02/19 23:50:44 32.423 -115.313 35.2 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 2.8 2008/02/19 23:22:11 32.410 -115.303 3.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

MAP 3.1 2008/02/19 23:00:35 32.430 -115.291 6.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 3.2 2008/02/19 22:51:08 32.429 -115.318 6.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 3.4 2008/02/19 22:47:32 32.395 -115.292 6.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 5.0 2008/02/19 22:41:29 32.432 -115.313 6.0 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO

BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO Earthquake Mover Mike

Cerro Prieto Volcano

I posted about the series of earthquakes near Mexicali before I left on vacation. Since then there have been at least an additional 50 more quakes in the same area. Mitch Battros of Earth Changes Media wrote

A swarm of quakes continues today and is surrounding what has been a dormant volcano. The “Cerro Prieto” sits at the exact coordinates of the over 100 hundred quakes measuring as high as 5.1 magnitude. The previously dormant volcano is located at the northern tip of the Baja Peninsula also known as the ‘Sea of Cortez’ or Gulf of California.

Digging a little deeper,
the Cerro Prieto volcano,

15 miles south of Mexicali, is a rhyolite dome that is
the product of a single eruptive cycle in the late Pleistocene.
The marked lack of erosion of the cone attests to its youthful age. Young volcanoes at
Cerro Prieto are apparently part of the same suite of volcanic activity, all being associated
with the East Pacific Rise.

[…]

The entire trough, including the Gulf is an extension of the East Pacific Rise, a zone of separation in Earth’s crust. The axis of the Rise, hence of the Salton Valley as well, is a great transform fault that is having the effect of separating an enormous slab of North America,
consisting of the Baja Peninsula and coastal California away from the mainland, with movement to the northwest and out to sea as a terranne.

I have always monitored this very active geological area, wondering if, in our lifetime, we will see the Gulf of California join the Salton Sea.

Cerro Prieto Volcano Earthquake Mover Mike

The Conservative Majority Project

There’s a new group of conservatives in Oregon. They call themselves:

They say:

All candidates that we support, with the help of Oregonians like you, must be:

* Dedicated to improving educational quality through school choice. A strong belief that parents know how to make the best decisions for their children, instead of bureaucrats and unions is essential.
* Dedicated to limited government. One of the first questions in any elected officials decision-making process should be, “Can this problem be solved in the free market?”
* Dedicated to lowering taxes and cutting government waste. We recognize that your money is a reflection of your time and creative energy. Every elected official should treat all fiscal decisions with this principle as a guidepost.
* Dedicated to preserving Oregonians First and Second Amendment Rights. The right to keep and bear arms is essential to the survival of any republic.
* Dedicated to preserving and protecting traditional family values. The family unit is the core of our society. It must be preserved.
* Dedicated to stopping illegal immigration. The Oregon worker has been immeasurably harmed by a system that allows those who are in this state illegally to drive down wages. This problem places a growing burden on schools, and hospitals, transportation, police, and fire departments.
* Dedicated to protecting private property rights. The right to control your own property is a fundamental pillar in a free society. You have worked hard to call your property your own. You should not be forced to fight with state and local governments who look for reasons to devalue your property.
* Dedicated to protecting your civil liberties and your initiative freedoms. State politicians, public employee unions, and bureaucrats have been waging a 15-year war against the initiative process. Whether it is by limiting your ability to petition your government, or by circumventing laws that the people of Oregon have voted on, this is an issue that can no longer be over looked.

Our candidates are not “anti-government” candidates, but rather candidates who believe that government’s primary role should be to protect the liberties of its citizens

Count me in!

Conservative Majority Project Oregon Mover Mike

Blogs For Borders Video Blogburst For 2/18

In this weeks edition:

The Merida Initiative: heard of it?

A “wave of hate?” Sure, but it’s not who you think it is!

100% Preventable! Two illegal alien criminals — 39 crimes! When will the madness end!

You can download the show for your Ipod here.


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