Monday, August 16, 2021

What an embarrassment

Remember today, August 16, 2021. What an embarrassment. How gruesome, how sick, how sad, how horrifying to watch the United States pulling out with thousands of Afghans begging for help.

    President Joseph Biden said it wouldn't be images now like there was at the withdrawal from Vietnam decades ago.

    But it was, and many times worse.

    I am sick, dismayed, downright angry at how the Biden administration mishandled the withdrawal.

    I do believe the withdrawal was the right thing to do. Our mission originally was a retaliation for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the twin towers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, and the crash in a Pennsylvania farm field.

    That mission was accomplished years ago, capping off the final uncovering of Osama Bin Laden's hideout and his demise.

    But the withdrawal should have included Afghans who helped us during this fight.

    As the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears, I certainly hope the President Biden doesn't show his face in the ceremonies.

    That are my feelings for now.

    It is so depressing.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Shame on NBC-Universal over Olympics coverage

I must admit I watch a small part of the Olympics in Tokyo when I have some free time, but I do not like what I see, and it keeps me from making time to see more.
    NBC, which spent millions and millions of dollars to get the contract and rights to broadcast the games, show that they invested so much that they pummeled us, the viewers, for months in advance with all sorts of hype and fanfare, that when the Olympics finally did begin, it seemed like an anti-climax.
    In the broadcasting company's efforts they picked and chose who they felt -- in their own opinions -- were going to be the favorites of the United States' entries in the games, and proceeded to idolize them and get all of us to consider them as idols also. A shoo-in for medals, they felt. We knew everything about these few people, even a lot about their private lives. The pressure on these participants must be excruciating from all of that promotion.
    And now some are succumbing to the pressure. Most notable is Simone Biles, who has dropped out of several competitions because of mental problems.
    And there are others, like York County's Hali Flickinger who has won two bronze medals in the pool so far, who are basically ignored by the media but who are giving their all and earning medals. Little is shown of her winning in the pool, but a lot of Simone Bile's sitting in the cheering section are displayed.
    NBC and its corporate heads continue to demonstrate discrimination -- not just racial or political -- among our own athletes. The corporate media giant also demonstrates the height of bullyism, because they show the United States' side of the Olympics and ignore most other accomplishments of athletes of other nations.
    IF the corporate media giant would be displaying the games on an open, unbiased view, I certainly would want to watch more of the games, because the actual Olympics is the ONLY place where representatives of all countries can be treated equally, under the same rules for everyone, and compete under those same rules. NBC is not recognizing or observing that.
    NBC spent millions for the contracts because they expected to make millions from the sponsors and commercials, charging them based on audience share they get. I understand that, so far, the Olympics of 2021 are not pulling the share they expected.
    And the network is responsible for that by how they over-promoted and slanted the coverage throughout.
    Shame on NBC and its corporate execs.

 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Spell 'corruption' p-o-l-i-t-i-c-i-a-n

Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table,

At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes

Are the rule.

Tax his work, Tax his pay, He works for peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants,

Tax his coat.

Tax his ties, Tax his shirt, Tax his work,

Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he

Tries to think.

Tax his cigars, Tax his beers, If he cries Tax his tears.

Tax his car, Tax his gas, Find other ways

To tax his ass.

Tax all he has Then let him know

That you won't be done Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers; Then tax him some more, Tax him till He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in Which he's laid...

Put these words Upon his tomb, Taxes drove me to my doom...'

When he's gone, Do not relax, Its time to apply The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax

Building Permit Tax

CDL license Tax

Cigarette Tax

Corporate Income Tax

Dog License Tax

Excise Taxes

Federal Income Tax

Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)

Fishing License Tax

Food License Tax

Fuel Permit Tax

Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)

Gross Receipts Tax

Hunting License Tax

Inheritance Tax

Inventory Tax

IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)

Liquor Tax

Luxury Taxes

Marriage License Tax

Medicare Tax

Personal Property Tax

Property Tax

Real Estate Tax

Service Charge Tax

Social Security Tax

Road Usage Tax

Recreational Vehicle Tax

Sales Tax

School Tax

State Income Tax

State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)

Telephone Federal Excise Tax

Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax

Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes

Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax

Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax

Telephone State and Local Tax

Telephone Usage Charge Tax

Utility Taxes

Vehicle License Registration Tax

Vehicle Sales Tax

Watercraft Registration Tax

Well Permit Tax

Workers Compensation Tax

STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?

Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

What in the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians?'

I hope this goes around THE USA at least 545 times!!! YOU can help it get there!!!

GO AHEAD. . . BE AN AMERICAN!!!

---Charley Reese


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

We must be paying people not to work

 This is hard for me to believe ... hard to even grasp the theory of the situation.

    I stopped at a Subway sandwich shop a few days ago. It had just opened after sitting dormant for months following its construction.

    I asked the manager why it took so long to open, because I was sure his money was tied up in this venture for quite a while now.

    "Covid was the main cause for delay," he said. "But, as you can see, we're only open with two of us here. I am severely short-handed," he said as I was fourth in a line of people waiting to be waited on.

    "I can't find the help," he said.

    Today, about one week after that encounter, I had the opportunity to visit the Subway sandwich shop in Red Lion, which I have visited before and went to open the door to enter and it was locked. It was 10:45 a.m., and I was sure they opened at 10 a.m. every day.

    I waited until 11 a.m. and the doors were unlocked, and several customers and I entered to get waited on. There were only two employees, one of them apparently was the manager. On previous visits, there were at least three to five employees working.

    When it came to call out my order, I asked the manager "Did you guys change your hours? I thought you opened at 10 a.m.."

    "Yes, we did," he replied. "We had to. We are short-handed and no one is looking to work."

    "If you now of anyone who would like to work here, please let me know," he added.

    Now, with the unemployment rate as high as it is, why is no one seeking work?

    There can only be one reason ... people are being paid not to work. Whether it is the stimulus payments (which I don't believe it is), or the extra unemployment benefits and other grants being handed out to people, it is clear no one has the incentive to look for any kind of job.

    The more I think about this, the more incensed I become. The government (via the corrupt politicians) is taking my hard-earned tax money and giving it away to others who are not really earning it.

    This is what this country has become? 

    If it has, we reached the point of a communist society already.

    I am saddened by this.


Monday, March 22, 2021

Only the news we want to broadcast

 Hard to believe.

    It's been a week since the multiple fatalities in Atlanta from the shootings at massage parlors, and the news media is still trying to drum up support that it was a hate crime.

    The shooter was a pervert, a self-admitted sex addict, and apparently a mental case who says he was trying to stop temptations to his sex addiction.

    Just because the majority (note, not all) of those who died were Asians.

    Would it be safe to say that a lot of Asians work in the country's massage parlors?

    That doesn't turn it into a hate crime, by any stretch of the imagination.

    Why doesn't the media get off its ass and report the news that is the news?

     Shaking my head on this one.