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Posted By: Sylvan Tieger

Posted On: Aug 27, 2009
Views: 979
Remembing Ted

As soon as his cancer was detected, I noticed the immediate attempt at
the "canonization" of old Teddy Kennedy by the mainstream media. They
are saying what a "great American" he is. I say, let's get a couple
things clear & not twist the facts to change the real history.

1. He was caught cheating at Harvard when he attended it. He was
expelled twice, once for cheating on a test, and once for paying a
classmate to cheat for him.

2. While expelled, Kennedy enlisted in the Army, but mistakenly signed
up for four years instead of two. Oops! The man can't count to four!
His father, Joseph P. Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to England (a
step up from bootlegging liquor into the US from Canada during
prohibition), pulled the necessary strings to have his enlistment
shortened to two years, and to ensure that he served in Europe, not
Korea , where a war was raging. No preferential treatment for him!
(like he charged that President Bush received).

3. Kennedy was assigned to Paris , never advanced beyond the rank of
Private, and returned to Harvard upon being discharged. Imagine a
person of his "education" NEVER advancing past the rank of Private!

4. While attending law school at the University of Virginia , he was
cited for reckless driving four times, including once when he was
clocked driving 90 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood with
his headlights off after dark. Yet his Virginia driver's license was
never revoked. Coincidentally, he passed the bar exam in 1959. Amazing!

5. In 1964, he was seriously injured in a plane crash, and hospitalized
for several months. Test results done by the hospital at the time he
was admitted had shown he was legally intoxicated. The results of those
tests remained a "state secret" until in the 1980's when the report was
unsealed. Didn't hear about that from the unbiased media, did we?

6. On July 19, 1969, Kennedy attended a party on Chappaquiddick Island
in Massachusetts . At about 11:00 PM, he borrowed his chauffeur's keys
to his Oldsmobile limousine, and offered to give a ride home to Mary Jo
Kopechne, a campaign worker. Leaving the island via an unlit bridge
with no guard rail, Kennedy steered the car off the bridge, flipped,
and into Poucha Pond.

7. He swam to shore and walked back to the party, passing several
houses and a fire station. Two friends then returned with him to the
scene of the accident. According to their later testimony, they told
him what he already knew - that he was required by law to immediately
report the accident to the authorities. Instead Kennedy made his way to
his hotel, called his lawyer, and went to sleep. Kennedy called the
police the next morning and by then the wreck had already been
discovered. Before dying, Kopechne had scratched at the upholstered
floor above her head in the upside-down car.

The Kennedy family began "calling in favors", ensuring that any inquiry
would be contained. Her corpse was whisked out-of-state to her family,
before an autopsy could be conducted. Further details are uncertain,
but after the accident Kennedy says he repeatedly dove under the water
trying to rescue Kopechne and he didn't call police because he was in a
state of shock. It is widely assumed Kennedy was drunk, and he held off
calling police in hopes that his family could fix the problem
overnight. Since the accident, Kennedy's "political enemies" have
referred to him as the distinguished Senator from Chappaquiddick. He
pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, and was given a
SUSPENDED SENTENCE OF TWO MONTHS. Kopechne's family received a smal l
payout from the Kennedy's insurance policy, and never sued. There was
later an effort to have her body exhumed and autopsied, but her family
successfully fought against this in court, and Kennedy's family paid
their attorney's bills... a "token of friendship"?

8. Kennedy has held his Senate seat for more than forty years, but
considering his longevity, his accomplishments seem scant. He authored
or argued for legislation that ensured a variety of civil rights,
increased the minimum wage in 1981, made access to health care easier
for the indigent, and funded Meals on Wheels for fixed-income seniors
and is widely held as the "standard-bearer for liberalism". In his very
first Senate roll, he was the floor manager for the bill that turned
U.S. immigration policy upside down and opened the floodgate for
immigrants from third world countries.

9. Since that time, he has been the prime instigator and author of
every expansion of an increase in immigration, up to and including the
latest attempt to grant amnesty to illegal aliens. Not to mention the
pious grilling he gave the last two Supreme Court nominees, as if he
was the standard bearer for the nation in matters of "what's right".
What a pompous ass!

10. He is known around Washington as a public drunk, loud, boisterous
and very disrespectful to ladies. JERK is a better description than
"great American". "A blonde in every pond" is his motto.

Let's not allow the spin doctors to make this jerk a hero -- how
quickly the American public forgets what his real legacy is.

Posted By: Tieger plumbing

Posted On: Jun 28, 2009
Views: 949
History lesson

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative
and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and
should do for themselves.

.....Abraham Lincoln

From each according to his ability to each according to his need. . .
Karl Marx / B. Hussein Obama

Posted By: Tieger plumbing

Posted On: Jun 13, 2009
Views: 954
How to save $$$$$$$$$$$$$

Dear Mr. President,

Please find below my suggestion for fixing America's economy. Instead of giving billions of dollars to companies that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan. You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan:

There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force. - Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

1) They MUST retire. Forty million job openings - Unemployment fixed.

2) They MUST buy a new American CAR. Forty million cars ordered – Auto Industry fixed.

3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage – Housing Crisis fixed.

It can't get any easier than that!
P.S. If more money is needed, have all members in Congress and their constituents pay their taxes...

If you think this would work, please forward to everyone you know. If not, please disregard.

Posted By: Col Paul

Posted On: Mar 22, 2009
Views: 977
Loss of Freedom

Posted By: Tieger plumbing

Posted On: Mar 16, 2009
Views: 975


An excellent history lesson also.

Charley Reese has been a journalist for 49 years.

By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then
campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are
against deficits, we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and
high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does.

You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations.
The House of Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don't set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don't control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president, and nine Supreme Court
justices--545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally,
morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was
created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty
to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They
have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a
congressman, or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if
offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power
accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the
legislator's responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what
they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount
of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood
up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The president can
propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole
responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving
appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? She is the leader
of the
majority party. She and fellow House members, not the president, can approve
any budget they want. If the president vetoes it, they can pass it over his
veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545
people who stand convicted--by present facts--of incompetence and
irresponsibility. I can't think of a single domestic problem that is not
directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545
people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow
that what
exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red.

If the Marines are in IRAQ, it's because they want them in IRAQ .
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan
not available to the people, it's because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire
and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they
reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom
they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief
that there exists disembodied mystical forces like 'the economy,'
'inflation,' or 'politics' that prevent them from doing what they take an
oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their
bosses provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!

Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.

What you do with this article now that you have read it is up to you, though
you appear to have several choices.

1. You can send this to everyone in your address book, and hope they do
something about it.

2. You can agree to vote against everyone that is currently in office,
knowing that the process will take several years.

3. You can decide to run for office yourself and agree to do the job

4. Lastly, you can sit back and do nothing, or re-elect the current bunch.

Posted By: Sylvan Tieger

Posted On: Jan 9, 2009
Views: 985
What I told my employees

To All My Valued Employees,
> There have been some rumblings around the office about the
> future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As
> you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents
> many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy
> doesn't pose a threat to your job. What does threaten
> your job however, is the changing political landscape in
> this country.
> However, let me tell you some little tidbits of fact which
> might help you decide what is in your best interests.
> First, while it is easy to spew rhetoric that casts
> employers against employees, you have to understand that for
> every business owner there is a back story. This back story
> is often neglected and overshadowed by what you see and
> hear. Sure, you see me park my Mercedes outside. You've
> seen my big home at last years Christmas party. I'm
> sure; all these flashy icons of luxury conjure up some
> idealized thoughts about my life.
> However, what you don't see is the back story.
> I started this company 28 years ago. At that time, I lived
> in a 300 square foot studio apartment for 3 years. My entire
> living apartment was converted into an office so I could put
> forth 100% effort into building a company, which by the way,
> would eventually employ you.
> My diet consisted of Ramen Pride noodles because every
> dollar I spent went back into this company. I drove a rusty
> Toyota Corolla with a defective transmission. I didn't
> have time to date. Often times, I stayed home on weekends,
> while my friends went out drinking and partying. In fact, I
> was married to my business - hard work, discipline, and
> sacrifice.
> Meanwhile, my friends got jobs. They worked 40 hours a week
> and made a modest $50K a year and spent every dime they
> earned. They drove flashy cars and lived in expensive homes
> and wore fancy designer clothes. Instead of hitting the
> Nordstrom's for the latest hot fashion item, I was
> trolling through the discount store extracting any clothing
> item that didn't look like it was birthed in the
> 70's. My friends refinanced their mortgages and lived a
> life of luxury. I, however, did not. I put my time, my
> money, and my life into a business with a vision that
> eventually, some day, I too, will be able to afford these
> luxuries my friends supposedly had.
> So, while you physically arrive at the office at 9am,
> mentally check in at about noon, and then leave at 5pm, I
> don't. There is no "off" button for me. When
> you leave the office, you are done and you have a weekend
> all to yourself. I unfortunately do not have the freedom. I
> eat, and breathe this company every minute of the day. There
> is no rest. There is no weekend. There is no happy hour.
> Every day this business is attached to my hip like a 1 year
> old special-needs child. You, of course, only see the fruits
> of that garden - the nice house, the Mercedes, the vacations
> ... you never realize the back story and the sacrifices
> I've made.
> Now, the economy is falling apart and I, the guy that made
> all the right decisions and saved his money, have to
> bail-out all the people who didn't. The people that
> overspent their paychecks suddenly feel entitled to the same
> luxuries that I earned and sacrificed a decade of my life
> for.
> Yes, business ownership has is benefits but the price
> I've paid is steep and not without wounds.
> Unfortunately, the cost of running this business, and
> employing you, is starting to eclipse the threshold of
> marginal benefit and let me tell you why:
> I am being taxed to death and the government thinks I
> don't pay enough. I have state taxes. Federal taxes.
> Property taxes. Sales and use taxes. Payroll taxes. Workers
> compensation taxes. Unemployment taxes. Taxes on taxes. I
> have to hire a tax man to manage all these taxes and then
> guess what? I have to pay taxes for employing him.
> Government mandates and regulations and all the accounting
> that goes with it, now occupy most of my time. On Oct 15th,
> I wrote a check to the US Treasury for $288,000 for
> quarterly taxes. You know what my "stimulus" check
> was? Zero. Nada. Zilch.
> The question I have is this: Who is stimulating the
> economy? Me, the guy who has provided 14 people good paying
> jobs and serves over 2,200,000 people per year with a
> flourishing business? Or, the single mother sitting at home
> pregnant with her fourth child waiting for her next welfare
> check? Obviously, government feels the latter is the
> economic stimulus of this country.
> The fact is, if I deducted (Read: Stole) 50% of your
> paycheck you'd quit and you wouldn't work here. I
> mean, why should you? That's nuts. Who wants to get
> rewarded only 50% of their hard work? Well, I agree which is
> why your job is in jeopardy.
> Here is what many of you don't understand ... to
> stimulate the economy you need to stimulate what runs the
> economy. Had suddenly government mandated to me that I
> didn't need to pay taxes, guess what? Instead of
> depositing that $288,000 into the Washington black-hole, I
> would have spent it, hired more employees, and generated
> substantial economic growth. My employees would have enjoyed
> the wealth of that tax cut in the form of promotions and
> better salaries. But you can forget it now.
> When you have a comatose man on the verge of death, you
> don't defibrillate and shock his thumb thinking that
> will bring him back to life, do you? Or, do you
> defibrillate his heart? Business is at the heart of America
> and always has been. To restart it, you must stimulate it,
> not kill it. Suddenly, the power brokers in Washington
> believe the poor of America are the essential drivers of the
> American economic engine. Nothing could be further from the
> truth and this is the type of change you can keep.
> So where am I going with all this?
> It's quite simple.
> If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, my
> reaction will be swift and simple. I fire you. I fire your
> co-workers. You can then plead with the government to pay
> for your mortgage, your SUV, and your child's future.
> Frankly, it isn't my problem any more.
> Then, I will close this company down, move to another
> country, and retire. You see, I'm done. I'm done
> with a country that penalizes the productive and gives to
> the unproductive. My motivation to work and to provide jobs
> will be destroyed, and with it, will be my citizenship.
> So, if you lose your job, it won't be at the hands of
> the economy; it will be at the hands of a political
> hurricane that swept through this country, steamrolled the
> constitution, and will have changed its landscape forever.
> If that happens, you can find me sitting on a beach,
> retired, and with no employees to worry about ...

> Sylvan

Posted By: rocknote

Posted On: Dec 10, 2008
Views: 994


Posted By: Sylvan Tieger

Posted On: Nov 1, 2008
Views: 1007
THINK before you vote

People who think the government knows how to manage your money had better rethink their options

Posted By: Tom

Posted On: Oct 31, 2008
Views: 1007
New Company policy

As of November 5, 2008, when President Obama is officially
elected into office, our company will instill a few new policies which
are in keeping with his new, inspiring issues of change and fairness:

1. All salespeople will be pooling their sales and bonuses into a
common pool that will be divided equally between all of you.

This will serve to give those of you who are underachieving a "fair shake."

2. All low level workers will be pooling their wages including overtime, into a common pool, dividing it equally amongst ourselves. This will help those who are "too busy for overtime" to reap the rewards from those who have more spare time and can work extra hours.

3. All top management will now be referred to as the government." We will participate in this "pooling" experience because the law doesn't apply to us.

4. The "government" will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week, encouraging it's workers to continue to work hard "for the good of all."

5. The employees will be thrilled with these new policies because it's "good to spread the wealth." Those of you who have underachieved will finally get an opportunity; those of you who have worked hard and had
success will feel more "patriotic."

6. The last few people who were hired should clean out their desks.
Don't feel bad, though, because President Obama will give you free health care, free handouts, free oil for heating your home, free food stamps, and he'll let you stay in your home for as long as you want even if you can't pay your mortgage. If you appeal directly to our democratic congress, you might even get a free flat screen TV and a coupon for free haircuts (shouldn't all Americans be entitled to nice looking hair?) !!!

7. As your employer we will also be deducting monies from your checks and
we will spend the monies we deduct in a manner we think is in your best
interests because we know you are too stupid to make wise financial
decisions. We may go on a few junkets with your money but I doubt you will
notice or care.

If for any reason you are not happy with the new policies,
you may want to rethink your vote on November 4th.

Posted By: Sylvan Tieger

Posted On: Oct 25, 2008
Views: 964
To prove a point

Yesterday on my way to lunch at the old homestead in Manhattan I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read 'Vote Obama, I need the money.' I laughed.

Once in the restaurant my server had on a 'Obama 08' tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference -- just imagine the coincidence.

When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.

I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more.

The homeless guy was grateful. At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient deserved money more.

I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application. Also, employers could announce the consideration of employee raises, then withhold those raises and give the proceeds to a worthy cause, preferably one involving non-workers ... PRICELESS!

Posted By: Tieger plumbing

Posted On: Oct 17, 2008
Views: 917
Roof drains

Over the past decade I noticed a big drop in quality and large increase in price with cast iron imported products especially roof drains.

Of course there is an exception to every rule and the company that I found offers one of the best roof drains on the market is still JR Smith.

Many of my accounts are located in Manhattan over art centers and computer rooms such as Merill Lynch and a leak could cause literately millions of dollars in damages call backs are not an option.

The JR Smith 1330 and 1310 with cast iron domes and combination gravel stops flashing rings really hold the 4 PSF sheet lead.

I also specify many jobs that have insulation and these roofs need double flanges and adjustable extension sleeves even where quarry tiles are used I like using the domes as many times litter from leaves, dead birds as well as snow accumulation can block the promenade type of strainers but I try to install these drains near a parapet to prevent a tripping hazard.

JR Smith has a great back water valve that shows a lot of promise where main sewers can back up into homes and other structures

Posted By: WD

Posted On: Jun 25, 2008
Views: 940


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