Friday, October 31, 2008

Cory Miller the Driller...

Remember Joe the Plumber? Well, here is Cory Miller the Driller. This is an open letter to Senator Obama about what his (Obamas') attitude is about their (Joe the Plumber and Cory Miller the Driller)wages, the money they earned and will earn as a result of their hard work and what he (Obama) thinks should happen to it.

It's a bit long but it's an excellent piece of writing and a really outstanding sentiment. Please read it all the way through. Then you decide.

Mr. Obama,

Given the uproar about the simple question asked you by Joe the plumber, and the persecution that has been heaped on him because he dared to question you, I find myself motivated to say a few things to you myself.

While Joe aspires to start a business someday, I already have started not one, but 4 businesses. But first, let me introduce myself. You can call me “Cory the well driller”. I am a 54-year-old high school graduate. I didn’t go to college like you, I was too ready to go “conquer the world” when I finished high school.

25 years ago at age 29, I started my own water well drilling business at a time when the economy here in East Texas was in a tailspin from the crash of the early 80’s oil boom. I didn’t get any help from the government, nor did I look for any. I borrowed what I could from my sister, my uncle, and even the pawnshop and managed to scrape together a homemade drill rig and a few tools to do my first job.

My businesses did not start as result of privilege. It is the result of my personal drive, personal ambition, self-discipline, self reliance, and a determination to treat my customers fairly. From the very start my business provided one other (than myself) East Texan a full time job. I couldn’t afford a backhoe the first few years (something every well drilling business had), so I and my helper had to dig the mud pits that are necessary for each and every job with hand shovels. I had to use my 10-year-old, ½-ton pickup truck for my water tank truck (normally a job for at least a 2 ton truck).

A year and a half after I started the business, I scraped together a 20% down payment to get a modest bank loan and bought a (28 year) old, worn out, slightly bigger drilling rig to allow me to drill the deeper water wells in my area. I spent the next few years drilling wells with the rig while simultaneously rebuilding it between jobs. Through these years I never knew from one month to the next if I would have any work or be able to pay the bills.

I got behind on my income taxes one year, and spent the next two years paying that back (with penalty and interest) while keeping up with ongoing taxes. I got behind on my water well supply bill 2 different years (way behind the second time… $80,000.00), and spent over a year paying it back (each time) while continuing to pay for ongoing supplies C.O.D. Of course, the personal stress endured through these experiences and years is hard to measure. I do have a stent in my heart now to memorialize it all.

I spent the next 10 years developing the reputation for being the most competent and most honest water well driller in East Texas. 2 years along the way, I hired another full time employee for the drilling business so that we could provide full time water well pump service as well as the well drilling. Also, 3 years along the path, I bought a water well screen service machine from a friend, starting business # 2. 5 years later I made a business loan for $100,000.00 to build a new, higher production, computer controlled screen service machine. I had designed the machine myself, and it didn’t work out for 3 years so I had to make the loan payments without the benefit of any added income from the new machine. No government program was there to help me with the payments, or to help me sleep at night, as I lay awake wondering how I would solve my machine problems or pay my bills. Finally, after 3 years, I got the screen machine working properly, and that provided another full time job for an East Texan in the screen service business.

2 years after that, I made another business loan, this time for $250,000.00, to buy another used drilling rig and all the support equipment needed to run another, larger, drill rig. This provided another 2 full time jobs for East Texans. Again, I spent a couple of years not knowing if I had made a smart move, or a move that would bankrupt me. For the third time in 13 years, I had placed everything I owned on the line, risking everything, in order to build a business.

A couple of years into this, I came up with a bright idea for a new kind of mud pump, a fundamentally necessary pump used on water well drill rigs. I spent my entire life savings to date (just $30,000.00), building a prototype of the pump and took it to the national water well convention to show it off. Customers immediately started coming out of the woodworks to buy the pumps, but there was a problem. I had depleted my assets making the prototype, and nobody would make me a business loan to start production of the new pumps.

With several deposits for pump orders in hand, and nowhere to go, I finally started applying for as many credit card as I could find and took cash withdrawals on these cards to the tune of over $150,000.00 (including modest loans from my dear sister and brother), to get this 3rd business going.

Yes, once again, I had everything hanging over the line in an effort to start another business. I had never manufactured anything, and I had to design and bring into production a complex hydraulic machine from an untested prototype to a reliable production model (in six months).

How many nights I lay awake wondering if I had just made the paramount mistake of my life I cannot tell you, but there were plenty. I managed to get the pumps into production, which immediately created another 2 full time jobs in East Texas. Some of the models in the first year suffered from quality issues due to the poor workmanship of one of my key suppliers, so an employee and I (another East Texan employed) had to drive across the country to repair customers’ pumps, practically from coast to coast.

I stood behind the product, and made payments to all the credit cards that had financed me (and my brother and sister). I spent the next 5 years improving and refining the product, building a reputation for the pump and the company, working to get the pump into drill rig manufacturers’ product lines, and paying back credit cards. During all this time I continued to manage a growing water well business that was now operating 3 drill rig crews, and 2 well service crews. Also, the screen service business continued to grow. No government programs were there to help me, Mr. Obama, but that’s ok, I didn’t expect any, nor did I want any. I was too busy fighting to make success happen to sit around waiting for the government to help me.

Now, we have been manufacturing the mud pumps for 7 years, my combined businesses employ 32 full time employees, and distribute $5,000,000.00 annually through the local economy. Now, just 4 months ago I borrowed $1,254,000.00, purchasing computer controlled machining equipment to start my 4th business, a production machine shop. The machine shop will serve the mud pump company so that we can better manufacture our pumps that are being shipped worldwide.

Of course, the machine shop will also do work for outside companies as well. This has already produced 2 more full time jobs, and 2 more should develop out of it in the next few months. This should work out, but if it doesn’t it will be because you, and the other professional politicians like yourself, will have destroyed our country's (and the worlds) economy with your meddling with mortgage loan programs through your liberal manipulation and intimidation of loaning institutions to make sure that unqualified borrowers could get mortgages.

You see, at the very time when I couldn’t get a business loan to get my mud pumps into production, you were working with Acorn and the Community Reinvestment Act programs to make sure that unqualified borrowers could buy homes with no down payment, and even no credit or worse yet, bad credit. Even the infamous, liberal, Ninja loans (No Income, No Job or Assets). While these unqualified borrowers were enjoying unrealistically low interest rates, I was paying 22% to 24% interest on the credit cards that I had used to provide me the funds for the mud pump business that has created jobs for more East Texans.

It’s funny, because after 25 years of turning almost every dime of extra money back into my businesses to grow them, it has been only in the last two years that I have finally made enough money to be able to put a little away for retirement, and now the value of that has dropped 40% because of the policies you and your ilk have perpetrated on our country.

You see, Mr. Obama, I’m the guy you intend to raise taxes on. I’m the guy who has spent 25 years toiling and sweating, fretting and fighting, stressing and risking, to build a business and get ahead. I’m the guy who has been on the very edge of bankruptcy more than a dozen times over the last 25 years, and all the while creating more and more jobs for East Texans who didn’t want to take a risk, and wouldn’t demand from themselves what I have demanded from myself. I’m the guy you characterize as “the Americans who can afford it the most” that you believe should be taxed more to provide income redistribution “to spread the wealth” to those who have never toiled, sweated, fretted, fought, stressed, or risked anything. You want to characterize me as someone who has enjoyed a life of privilege and who needs to pay a higher percentage of my income than those who have bought into your entitlement culture.

I resent you, Mr. Obama, as I resent all who want to use class warfare as a tool to advance their political career. What’s worse, each year more Americans buy into your liberal entitlement culture, and turn to the government for their hope of a better life instead of themselves. Liberals are succeeding through more than 40 years of collaborative effort between the predominant liberal media, and liberal indoctrination programs in the public school systems across our land.

What is so terribly sad about this is this; America was made great by people who embraced the one-time American culture of self-reliance, self-motivation, self-determination, self-discipline, personal betterment, and hard work, risk taking. A culture built around the concept that success was in reach on every able bodied American who would strive for it. Each year that less Americans embrace that culture, we all descend together. We descend down the socialist path that has brought country after country ultimately to bitter and unremarkable states.

If you and your liberal comrades in the media and school systems would spend half as much effort cultivating a culture of can-do across America as you do cultivating your entitlement culture, we could see Americans at large embracing the conviction that they can elevate themselves through personal betterment, personal achievement, and self reliance.

You see, when people embrace such ideals, they act on them. When people act on such ideals, they succeed. All of America could find herself elevating instead of deteriorating. But that would eliminate the need for liberal politicians, wouldn’t it, Mr. Obama? The country would not need you if the country was convinced that problem solving was best left with individuals instead of the government. You and all your liberal comrades have got a vested interested in creating a dependent class in our country.

It is the very business of liberals to create an ever-expanding dependence on government. What’s remarkable is that you, who have never produced a job in your life, are going to tax me to take more of my money and give it to people who wouldn’t need my money if they would get off their entitlement mentality asses and apply themselves at work, demand more from themselves, and quit looking to liberal politicians to raise their station in life.

You see, I know because I’ve had them work for me before. Hundreds of them over these 25 years. People who simply will not show up to work on time. People who just will not work 5 days in a week, much less, 6 days. People always looking for a way to put less effort out. People who actually tell me that they would do more if I just would first pay them more. People who take off work to sit in government offices to apply to get free government handouts (gee, I wonder how things would have turned out for them if they had spent that time earning money and pleasing their employer?). You see, all of this comes from your entitlement mentality culture.

Oh, I know you will say I am uncompassionate. Sorry, Mr. Obama, wrong again. You see, I’ve seen what the average percentage of your income has been given to charities over the years of 2000 to 2004 (ignoring the years you started running for office - can you pronounce “politically motivated”; you averaged of less than 1% annually.

And your running mate, Joe Biden, averaged less than ¼% of his annual income in charitable contributions over the last 10 years. Like so many liberals, the two of you want to give to the needy, just as long as it is someone else’s money you are giving to them. I won’t say what I have given to charities over the last 25 years, but the percentage is several times more than you or Joe Biden (don’t you just hate google?). Tell me again how you feel my pain.

In short, Mr. Obama, your political philosophies represent everything that is wrong with our country. You represent the culture of government dependence instead of self-reliance; Entitlement mentality instead of personal achievement; Penalization of the successful to reward the unmotivated; Political correctness instead of open mindedness and open debate.

If you are successful, you may preside over the final transformation of America from being the greatest and most self-reliant culture on earth, to just another country of whiners and wimps, who sit around looking to the government to solve their problems. Like all of western Europe. All countries on the decline. All countries that, because of liberal socialistic mentalities, have a little less to offer mankind every year.

God help us… Cory Miller,- just a ordinary, extraordinary American, the way a lot of Americans used to be.

P.S. Yes, Mr. Obama, I am a real American… Cory Miller the Driller-An open letter to Senator Obama...


"Whom Do We Like?"- By Barack Obama...

I guess when we get right down to where the rubber meets the road, we all agree on who's right for this Nation,-even Senator Obama!
Thank you, Senator!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama campaign cuts off WFTV after interview with Joe Biden...

"Ouch!' Didn't anyone tell you we don't like hard questions? You're out of here!!" Guess who?

"I'm not interested in the suburbs,-they bore me..." 'Oops'-Are we on the air? Don't publish this or I won't play with you anymore!!"

Guess who?

"CONSTITUTION DEEP FLAW CONTINUES TODAY..." No provision for distributing the wealth... Guess who,-again?"

"Wayne Huizenga wants to sell Dolphins before Barack Obama raises tax"

""He wants to double the capital gains tax, or almost double it," Huizenga said. "I'd rather give it to charity than to him."

""If you do it this year (*sell the team) or you do it next year, the difference is humongous because of the taxes," Huizenga said.

Here is a typical businessman who knows what happens with a tax and spend president,-i.e., Obama! Wayne, I agree!

We all agree!


Obama, the Socialist WannaBe...

Senator Obama thinks the Constitution is flawed-it should have included a provision for the "Redistribution of Wealth." (*My words)

Please listen to this carefully and decide for yourselves whether or not Barack Obama will try to amend the Constitution if he is elected president. There is no doubt in my mind!


It's not too late-not yet!


Saturday, October 25, 2008

Here We Go Again...

Please watch the whole thing then, you decide.

Please make a wise choice. Could be this man is trying to pull off the biggest scam in history-On a nation of fools?


Thursday, October 23, 2008

From the Horses Mouth...

Tell it Like It Is...

Listen to the whole thing.

You decide...


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Why Vote For Obama?...

'oops'...No one knows why they intend to vote for Obama.

"Because he isn't going to raise taxes on me."

When the new year begins, the tax reduction of the Bush administration will lapse. Obama will let it lapse. Guess what?!? That's an immediate tax increase!...'duh'

"We need change."

The only change Obama has said he'd make is: "Raise Taxes!" That and his $900,000,000,000 additional spending plan for his term! Okay...

"Obama will only tax the 'rich;' only people earning over $250,000 a year."

Guess What!?! Over seventy percent (I can throw figures around as well as the next fellow)of small businesses make over $250,000 a year! So, if you intend to go into some sort of small business, be sure to limit your work to two days a week! Or don't be surprised when you get a 'pink slip' from where you work now because of the 'non' tax increase! And don't whine! You axed for it!

"Because Obama the Great said he would RAISE TAXES on the upper income people and companies that I really am jealous of and I hate those people for being so talented (unlike me, the klutz) and hardworking and being "all that they can be" and succeeding! So there!-pooh!

Okay, that makes sense but don't whine when one of those companies (probably the one you work for) start sending out pink slips and the first one has your name on it!lol

*An asterisk: When Mi Espousa, La Donna d'el Nebraska (a little Mex lingo here) and I owned our truck and leased on with Bekins Van Lines in 1976, we grossed just over $120,000(at today's rate:$1.00 in 1976 had about the same buying power as $3.80 in 2008.) and never had any money left over after paying for fuel, insurance, maintenance and local and federal taxes. And we rarely had a day off. In three years with Bekins, we took the kids to Disneyland once and that was our only vacation. Most days not working were spent cleaning or repairing and servicing the truck and tires. I did the brake jobs myself at a cost of $87.00 per set of duals (two wheels) to save paying $250 to have it done. At todays' rate, that would be over $450,000 a year! We never had money left over for more taxes! End of asterisk.*

"He'll make sure we are all covered by medical insurance!

"Okay, just sign here and we'll let you know which hospital (or clinic) to go to and which days you can go. -Stop whining,-we have three hundred million other people who are sick, too. And don't forget, Canadians need specialized care, too, and they pay cash for it and we need the money! Now, shut up and sit down!"

Well, I may have under-exaggerated a bit but you'll soon find out for yourself if Obama the Nothing gets into the Black House...'oops'..a Freudian slip..ummm...

Oh, yes, I saw a picture on the Drudge Report of Christ or Michael the Archangel or someone Holy in the image of Obama. How far will this guy will go? First the Great Seal of the United States, now Almighty God...Pardon me while I puke!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Obama's NH event scraps National Anthem...


Obama's NH event scraps National Anthem... "...Bencal, who sings the anthem for a number of school events and is actively involved in local community theatre, had been contacted by the Obama campaign to sing the anthem. He agreed to do so, then was told later in the evening the anthem had been scratched from the program. Bencal said he was told by the campaign the decision was a simple programming change to make room for another speaker."

Obama's cancellation of a military hospital visit leaves unanswered questions...

... The Pentagon said it informed the Obama campaign on Monday that he and his Senate staff could visit Landstuhl, where wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are treated, but that no press would be allowed. "Sen. Obama is more than welcome to visit Landstuhl or any other military hospital around the world," said Geoff Morrell, the Pentagon press secretary. "But he has to do so, just as any other senator has to do so, in his official capacity. It is not acceptable to do so as a candidate." "In an election year," Morrell said, "I don’t believe that any candidate is allowed to visit a DOD facility with press." He cited a Pentagon directive that activities "reasonably viewed as directly or indirectly associating the [Defense Department] with a partisan political activity" should be avoided.

Hmmmm...Do we see a pattern here? Bad news...


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Intelligence Official Says Obama Would Endanger Us...

I started to just leave a link but decided to post the entire article. It's that important!

Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:44 AM By: Ronald Kessler If Barack Obama wins the presidency, he will endanger the country by making us more vulnerable to terrorist attacks, the vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence tells Newsmax.

Obama “would so weaken our security forces that I personally believe that we would be in much greater danger of terrorist attacks in the United States and abroad,” says Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo. “I’m very much concerned, because he’s shown weak judgment throughout his career. Throughout his campaign he has taken one position after another that just doesn’t make sense in fighting the war on terror.”

Obama voted twice in favor of requiring warrants to intercept communications of foreign terrorists situated overseas, including Osama bin Laden, Bond says.

“He voted for all of the amendments to weaken the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act bill and fought to strip it of its power,” Bond says. “Only at the 11th hour when he saw the tide was turning, did he vote for” the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

Obama’s comment that the way to fight the war on terror is with prosecutions, the way the first World Trade Center bombing was addressed, shows how out of touch Obama is, Bond says.

“That’s really great,” Bond says. “Prosecuting somebody who’s blown themselves to pieces. You’re lucky to find enough of them to identify them by DNA. They’re really going to fear prosecution.”

Because of President Bush’s policies, “We are much safer than before 9/11 and have avoided another terrorist attack,” Bond says. “That strategy has carried the war to the terrorists where they are. We’ve rolled back al-Qaida a long way. But Obama’s initial position a couple of years ago that the war is lost, let’s get out, would have turned the country over to al-Qaida.”

Obama’s recent claims that, if he knew where bin Laden was, he would strike him in Pakistan without permission of that country shows how little understanding he has of the war on terror, Bond says.

“That’s the policy now,” Bond says. “We do continually kill terrorists in Pakistan with the Predator, and we advise Pakistan. We don’t seek their permission. At one point, he said we’ll just go bomb Pakistan. Apparently he doesn’t realize that Pakistan, while certainly a mixed bag, is a nuclear-equipped Muslim territory which could, with any precipitous action, turn into an enemy. They control our most important supply routes into Afghanistan, and he would ignore that. He doesn’t realize how dangerous it would be to destabilize Pakistan and allow their radical fringes to take over.”

Obama showed the same lack of understanding about Russia’s invasion of Georgia, Bond says.

“He called on Georgia to show restraint, and it took him about three times to get around to John McCain’s general position condemning Russia,” Bond says. “Then his solution was to call on the U.N. Security Council. Do we want the commander in chief to pass the mantle of U.S. leadership to the U.N.? And do we want one who apparently does not know that Russia has a veto power in the Security Council?”

Obama’s statement that he would sit down with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to negotiate without preconditions demonstrates naiveté, Bond says.

In sum, “He dismisses the threat, rewards enemies with summit meetings, abandons allies, and then refuses to support trade agreements with vital allies like Colombia, who are fighting off the narco-terrorists,” Bond says.

I think this article speaks for itself. This guy doesn't even know how many states there are in the US!

And he doesn't think he could decide which is right or wrong about abortion; it's above his pay grade.

Barack Obama acts like a little kid who is playing a game; a game with our future at stake!

I hope you Democrats who read this, think a bunch of times before you vote for Barack Obama!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Anyone Looking For a Job?..Acorn is Hiring...

Acorn is hiring. Just say,"Obama sent me."

Males and females (or both) wanted!

As the all knowing, all seeing and all awesome (albeit, deceased) Chico the Wonder Dog would say,"Oh, well!"


Monday, October 13, 2008

McCain/Palin Closing In On Obama/Biden...Stock Market Soars!...

"McCain/Palin Closing In On Obama/Biden..."

"... Dow Jones Industrial Average enjoyed its biggest one-day point gain ever...The Dow leaps 936.42 points..."

Hmmm...McCain closing in; -Dow goes through the roof... Is this just a coincidence? Maybe not.

Maybe the market is trying to tell us something...hmmm...'I wonder'...


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cleric: Replace capitalism with Islamic financial system...

Surprise, surprise! Well, don't be. Sound a little far fetched? I don't think so. Think about it.

Louis Farrakhan supports Barack Obama and all of his followers are Muslims.

Up to 92% of black Democrats support Barack Obama.

Here is a little of the Breitbart article.

"Muslims should take advantage of the global financial crisis to build an economic system compatible with Islamic principles," influential Sunni cleric Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi said on Sunday.

"The collapse of the capitalist system based on usury and paper and not on goods traded on the market is proof that it is in crisis and shows that Islamic economic philosophy is holding up," said the Egyptian-born, Qatar-based cleric.

"The Western system has collapsed and we have a complete economic philosophy as well as spiritual strength," he said at Sunday's opening of a conference on Jerusalem.

"All riches are ours... the Islamic nation has all or nearly all the oil and we have an economic philosophy that no one else has," Qaradawi said.

He urged Muslims to "profit from the crisis to bring about the triumph of the (Islamic) nation, which holds the spiritual and material resources for victory."

God is not Allah and Allah is not God. It's time to decide whether you are ready for Allah or want to keep the God who created you; you can't have both.

And it's time to decide if you want to be free Americans or, like all Muslims, just sheep who follow an ideology founded on murder and mayhem by a maniacal Arab who built Islam by murdering innocent people; and hasn't stopped yet.

It's your decision.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

I Wonder What It Would Be Like... in a country run by men like Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright, William Ayers and, as a token, New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson and as a double token, (woman and white) Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.

If Barack Obama gets in the White House, we'll find out and never doubt it!

And don't forget to get your prayer rugs out! Remember the "Million Man March?" Almost all of them were Muslims and many of them will be running this country.

Don't think so?

OK. I hope we don't find out what I know will be the truth; that's all of the above!

God, look after us now.


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Baracks' Vote Against Funding the Troops-In Case You Wondered...

Barack Obamas Vote Against Funding the Troops In Iraq…

5/24/07 Vote 181: On the Motion: This $120 billion dollar package was passed in the Senate by an 80-14 vote on May 24. The bill primarily focuses on funding for the Iraq war but also addresses other unrelated topics.

A previous war funding bill was vetoed by the president because it included troop withdrawal deadlines, which were largely supported by anti-war Democrats. *(I think that was the one John McCain voted against because of it’s pullout deadline; and it was vetoed by Bush anyhow)

Ten Democrats opposed this new bill with no withdrawal deadlines, while 37 supported its passage. Congress had to act to replace war funding that would have ended May 28.

According to the Washington Post, this bill includes 18 “benchmarks that the Iraqi government must meet to continue receiving reconstruction aid.” One hundred billion dollars in funding is slated to support continuing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill says that the President and Congress must not take any action that will endanger the troops and that they provide any funds necessary for training, equipment and other types of support to ensure their safety and the effectiveness of their missions. The president is required to give a first report on the Iraqis' progress in meeting the benchmarks to Congress on July 15.

Seventeen billion dollars in the package is for domestic spending. Out of this funding, $6.4 billion is for Gulf Coast hurricane relief efforts, $3 billion in emergency aid for farmers, $1 billion to upgrade port and mass transit security, $3 billion towards converting closing U.S. military bases to other uses, and $650 million to increase funding for children’s health care. A Congressional Research Service summary states that the “other domestic beneficiaries include state HIV grant programs, mine safety research, youth violence prevention activities, and pandemic flu protection.”

Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hilary Clinton (N.Y.) were among the 14 who opposed the bill.

So, what does this tell us? You decide for yourselves!

Later… No

Friday, October 03, 2008


Leave it to a real American, Governor Sarah Palin, to,"Tell It Like It Is." Go, Sarah!!


Now Let's get her into the house where she can do the most good; the White House!!