Saturday, December 29, 2012

Review: La Porta Ristorante and Wine Bar, Media, PA (Edgemont)

In June of 2011, before we discovered Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizza in Wayne as the first top-shelf pie anywhere near West Chester PA and Philly’s Main Line, we read about Peter McAndrew’s plan to open a bistro/pizzeria in Edgemont, PA in the site of the old Locust Tavern. It’s been a long wait, but La porta is finally open and a large group of us headed there for lunch on a summer Tuesday.

IRA, SEP and 401k Investment in Denver Commercial Properties Gaining Momentum

Denver Investment Properties Historically, most retirement plans in the United States invest in securities of some sort, but gaining popularity over the last 4 years is the use of self-directed IRA administrators to facilitate real estate and lending deals. This concept is not widely known by either real estate or tax professionals, but continuing education classes are available to real estate brokers, CPAs, and other professionals. The result of this is a new source of funds for purchases and development.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Berkeley students seek Christmas ban on Salvation Army bell ringers

Leftists with  minds so narrow their brains are razor thin that breeds monumental stupidity.
“Allowing the Salvation Army to collect donations on campus is a form of financial assistance that empowers the organization to spend the money it raises here in order to discriminate and advocate discrimination against queer people,” it adds.

In a statement to Campus Reform, the Salvation Army adamantly denied these charges, saying the allegations are based solely on "internet rumors."

"The notion that we require those we help to 'accept and abide by the Salvation Army's doctrine and discipline which excludes homosexuality' to receive assistance is totally false," wrote Kathy Lovin, a spokeswoman for the Salvation Army.

She added that "the only requirement for service from The Salvation Army is demonstrated need and our ability to meet it."

According to the bill, the student government also wants to formally express “disapproval of the presence of Salvation Army donation containers on campus” because “queer students…may take offense to the presence of collection containers operated by a discriminator religious organization in their places of living.”

A CAL spokesperson told Campus Reform that school officials are reviewing the matter, but declined to state whether the charity would be banned from campus.

The bill was authored by an openly gay student, Matthew Enger. He could not be reached for comment by Campus Reform.

On his public twitter account, however, he has hurled similar attacks at other organizations for supporting traditional marriage, writing that the Boy Scouts “can go f**k themselves” for refusing to admit homosexuals into their organization.

Enger has also used the popular social media platform to profess that he “hates the Republican Party,” later adding he hopes all conservatives leave the country.

Report Bolsters the Case for Large U.S. Natural Gas Exports

I told you natural gas was the Next Big Thing.

In a finding that could help create a new industry of natural gas exports in the United States, a government study released on Wednesday concluded that the national economic benefits of significant natural gas exports far outweighed the potential for higher energy prices for consumers and industrial users of the fuel.

The study prepared by NERA Economic Consulting for the Energy Department, said that domestic prices would not rise sharply as a result of exports and that export revenue would generally help most Americans.

Energy companies have proposed more than a dozen projects to export gas in liquefied form to Europe and Asia, where the fuel is typically three to four times more expensive than in the United States. The Obama administration has been cautious on whether to embrace large exports of gas out of concern that consumers who rely on gas for heating and cooking could see their utility prices rise. Higher exports could also raise costs to manufacturers that now benefit from the nation’s glut of cheap gas, like chemical and fertilizer manufacturers.

But the huge gas export terminals, which cost billions of dollars to set up, would also generate thousands of construction jobs, spur further development of natural gas fields and generate lucrative export earnings.

The administration has only approved one export terminal so far, by Cheniere Energy in Louisiana, saying it was waiting for the results of the economic study before making decisions on the rest of the projects.
Yes, it would raise prices, but I would think, it would take a lot of natural gas siphoned away tn do that.

Citigroup to slash 11,000 jobs

I don't think this is going to be a good Christmas.  I have never been able to understand why companies lay people off around Christmas.  I think maybe we should move Christmas to another date away from the end of the year.  I would be devastated if this happened to me.
Citigroup said hundreds of jobs could be lost in California, but it wasn't immediately clear exactly how many might be eliminated statewide or in the Bay Area.

"In California, where we have nearly 6,000 employees, the number of positions impacted is proportionate with the global impact," Citigroup spokeswoman Janis Tarter said in comments emailed to this newspaper. Assuming 4 percent of those jobs are cut, that would amount to a reduction of 240 employees in California.

"For the overall economy this is painful," said Michael Yoshikami, chief executive and founder of Walnut Creek-based Destination Wealth Management. "A huge amount of jobs are being lost. It will have a negative impact on money centers such as California. But for Citigroup, this is a positive move."
My guess is this may be a phased layoff over time.  At least, that's what I hope.

Howard Dean: "The Truth Is Everybody Needs To Pay More Taxes, Not Just The Rich"

What a complete imbecile.  He looks into the cameras and into YOUR eyes and says that the government needs to confiscate more of YOU MONEY.  So they can do what?  Do what is constitutionally mandated?   Or do all that other stuff that has nothing to do with the US Constitution?

Again, I'll say it.  You earned it.  You are the one that is entitled to it.  Not the US Government.  And not other people who did nothing to earn it.  The word "entitlements" is completely misused.

Now, this doesn't mean that I'm against any money being given to the poor and those whose lot in life has not been good.  But that is not the Federal Government's role.

I've always thought it would be an interesting book or movie if Thomas Jefferson or one of the other Founding Fathers was suddenly transported into the present.  Once he were able to convince everyone he was the real deal, would anyone even listen to him?

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A New Low From The California Federation Of Teachers: Urine Indoctrination

Looks like the CFT has completely come out of the closet to announce to the world their love of Communism and Leftists.  What a sad, pathetic disgusting group.  And, CA'ians, you want to send your children to the schools run by these people?

I weep for you.  I weep for CA.  Such blatant display of love of Statism shows they have no fear of parents or the public.  they know no one will do anything.

This video is found on the CFT website.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

California urged to assess energy reform

I think CA will do something.  After the SHTF.
Californians could soon face a "rate impact bomb" of exploding electricity prices as a result, the report found. The governor and the Legislature should refrain from adopting any big new energy initiatives until those costs are better understood, according to the report.

California Democrats begin rein with supermajority

A while back I posted a blog that talked about how since Schwarzenegger was gone, the Democrats were finally able to pass laws that he kept vetoing.  Now that the other part of the State Conscience is gone (That being the Republicans) there really isn't ANYTHING to stop the Dems.

I shudder to think of all the Leftist, Statist stuff that is coming down the pike for CA.  In fact, this quote is very, very ominous:

"The voters do not want us to burst out of the gate to raise more taxes," said Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, who was re-elected by senators to that leadership post Monday.

But he added that "there is an equally compelling danger. It is the danger in being so cautious, so worried about creating controversy that we fail to take advantage of unprecedented opportunities. Power is, by definition, fleeting. Misuse it and you'll lose it. Fail to use it, and it withers away," he said.
This is what an addict would say.

Judge blocks California's controversial gay therapy law

Well, this is a start.
U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb made a decision just hours after a hearing on the issue, ruling that the First Amendment rights of psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals who engage in "reparative" or "conversion" therapy outweigh concern that the practice poses a danger to young people.

"Even if SB 1172 is characterized as primarily aimed at regulating conduct, it also extends to forms of (conversion therapy) that utilize speech and, at a minimum, regulates conduct that has an incidental effect on speech," Shubb wrote.

The judge also disputed the California Legislature's finding that trying to change young people's sexual orientation puts them at risk for suicide or depression, saying it was based on "questionable and scientifically incomplete studies."

Conservative groups rebel against Boehner

I hope Conservatives hold the line:
Huelskamp, who lost his seat on the Budget Committee, was particularly stung. The budget is his main issue, and he sent a blistering statement Monday evening, saying “the GOP leadership might think they have silenced conservatives, but removing me and others from key committees only confirms our conservative convictions.” Read more:

Do you want to send a strong message to Boehner?  The conservatives should all switch to the Libertarian Party.

I came up with a pretty good idea.  Let the taxes rise on the "rich" but lower them for middle class workers.  The move would be revenue neutral for the most part.  O'Bama gets his pound of flesh, but taxes would be lowered for the working stiffs.  I called my congressman and pitched the idea. However, I think all these guys are way to far gone.

If the Republican party loses the majority in the House, they deserve it.  This last election was an embarrassment.  I am sick and tired of hearing how I would throw my vote away by voting for a candidate that is not a Republican.  Well, I can tell you that I really threw it away this last election.  If I'm going to throw it away, I'm voting Libertarian.  At least I would have stood up for my convictions.  Unlike Republicans who appear to stand for nothing.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Party of Slavery accusing the Party that freed the slaves

Yes.  We call that BALLS.  There are other things we can call this.  Stupidity.  Irony. Delusional.  Pathological.  I could go on.  You have to really, really wonder what fantasy world these people live in.
"You're going to like this," MSNBC host Chuck Todd said this morning on TV. "So, I threw the Lincoln analogy at a close aide to the president last week, and he said, 'You know, with this Republican, with the way politics of Washington are today, there'd still be slavery. Lincoln wouldn't have been able to navigate the polarization between the media between this--' It was an interesting and depressing observation from this very smart White House aide."
The party of RACISM and BIGOTRY is accusing the party that freed the slaves of racism and bigotry.

The Democratic Party is the party of ENVY and HATRED.