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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Gaiam Removal Notice, California State Tax Law Effective Immediately

Dear XX,

As you are aware, the State of California just enacted legislation amending California State Tax Law – effective tomorrow, July 1, 2011.

Based on this new legislation and our lack of existing nexus in the State of California, we need time to further assess our situation, and, therefore, in the meantime, we believe it prudent for us to exercise our right, pursuant to Section 6.2 of our Affiliate Terms and Conditions, to remove California based affiliates as of June 30, 2011.

Gaiam will pay commissions earned through June 30, 2011 on net revenue received through an affiliate link. Please remove any affiliate referral links, banners, etc., to Gaiam.com. All links will break once we remove you from our affiliate program.

We regret being placed in this situation by the State of California and we hope to be able to resume our relationship with you in the near future.

Thank you,

The Gaiam Affiliate Team
Kristen Fox & Jenn Taussig

Relationship Deactivated by BeautyBar

Dear ***,

We regret to inform you that your affiliate relationship with BeautyBar has been deactivated by the advertiser.

Unfortunately, Governor Brown has signed into law the bill that was emailed to you on 6/29. As a result of this, contracts with all California residents participating in the Google Affiliate Network program are terminated effective yesterday, June 29, 2011. Those California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to www.diapers.com, www.soap.com, www.beautybar.com. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned before June 29, 2011 will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, please change the address associated with your Google Af filiate Network account for potential reinstatement as a Quidsi, Inc. marketing affiliate.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to work with California marketing affiliates and will not affect your ability to purchase from www.diapers.com, www.soap.com, www.beautybar.com.

We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Google Affiliate Network program to California residents.

Regards,

Quidsi, Inc.


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Bob Blumenfield Representing the 40th District - Website

Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0040
Tel: (916) 319-2040
Fax: (916) 319-2140

District Office:
Van Nuys State Building
6150 Van Nuys Blvd.
Suite 305
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Tel: (818) 904-3840
Fax: (818) 902-0764

I encourage Californians to follow up with Assemblymember Blumenfeld, and to inquire how much tax revenue he has netted "for the state of California". Please ask him whether it was worth the damage done to affiliates who lost either their entire business or a large chunk of it overnight. Sacramento is proceeding industry by industry, sector by sector, and if your livelihood has not yet been affected, I can assure you it is only a matter of time. They are not going to get the money they need this time around, so they will move on to the next profitable sector of the economy.

California Killed My Business - And Said Buh Bye To High Tech

The California budget included the so-called Amazon tax in it - which besides being unconstitutional, just made a California business address a liability. This means, businesses from outside of California will not work with affiliates who live in California and 3 or 4 other states.

Oregon, which has no sales tax, will come out of this as the big winner, as will every other country in the world, because an affiliate living anywhere else can put up the same ad as an affiliate in California. It will be on a different website, of course, but after the dust settles, nobody but the thousands of destitute California affiliates will know the difference.

Apparently, the little thieves in Sacramento tried to be clever by including the affiliate networks themselves in the definition of those who give a company nexus. There are two big players in California, Google Affiliate Network, and Valueclick's Commission Junction. While it may not happen overnight, once they start to feel the pinch of their California address, they will begin to exit the state as well. If they do not, they will most likely watch their customers jump ship as advertisers sign up with networks who are not burdened by their location California.

The winners in this? None. Walmart and Home Depot and other brick and mortar stores think they will see big gains, but they won't, because Amazon and Overstock got rid of their nexus. Nothing changed for them. The state might see a little bit of revenue at first, but my guess is that it will not be as much as what they will lose in income and sales tax - since they made thousands of affiliates paupers overnight, those affiliates won't be buying much, and don't have any taxable income anymore.

June 30th, 2011 will mark the day that California killed its technology industry. This state is in the business of subsidizing the corrupt Mexican government, and it is pretty clear that we will be the leader in that for decades to come.

RH

PS - California's anchor baby program was left fully intact. They cut services to the elderly and disabled, but "did not make cuts to children's programs" meaning each baby an illegal alien female pops out on California soil, the rest of you Californian's will be supporting, for the next 18+ years.

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"We've done further analysis of ABx1_28, the so-called "Amazon tax," passed by the Democrat legislators and signed by Democrat Governor Jerry Brown. And we must correct our initial view that it will subject all online purchases to sales tax. Actually, hardly any new online sales tax will come from the new online sales tax law. Why? Because it only applies to online sellers that have workers, affiliates, offices, or property in California.
And already, online companies are taking steps to avoid the new tax, which enables their customers avoid the new tax. And in the 48 hours after the "Amazon tax" was signed, Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Christianbook.com and other out-of-state online sellers have sent notices to more than 25,000 California small businesses notifying them that they can no longer be affiliates. 
Therefore, when Californians purchase from an out-of-state online seller, you are not likely to be charged sales tax because those sellers have severed ties with their California affiliates, and thus no longer have a "physical presence" in the state. They will have successfully skirted the new law and consumers will be "safe."
So what's the effect of the new online sales tax law? More than 25,000 small businesses in California will be harmed or eliminated, the economy will be further harmed, and the state government will end up losing revenue, not gaining it. This is the stupidity of Jerry Brown and the Democrat legislators. But consumers won't likely pay any more tax online than they've already been paying."

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quidsi Inc. Affiliate Nexus Update for California

Dear XXX XXX

Quidsi, Inc. has worked with many California residents through the Google Affiliate Network. Unfortunately, a potential new law that may be signed by Governor Brown compels us to terminate this program for California-based participants. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by California-based marketing affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It is supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside California, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that we must take this action.

As a result, we will terminate contracts with all California residents that are marketing affiliates of Quidsi, Inc. through the Google Affiliate Network as of the date (if any) that the California law becomes effective. We will send a follow-up notice to you confirming the termination date after the California law is enacted.  In the event that the California law does not become effective before September 30, 2011, we withdraw this notice and this termination will not become effective.  As of the termination date, those California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to www.diapers.com, www.soap.com, www.beautybar.com.  Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned on or before the termination date will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, please change the address associated with your Google Affiliate Network account for potential reinstatement as a Quidsi, Inc. marketing affiliate.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to work with California marketing affiliates, but will not affect their ability to purchase from www.diapers.com, www.soap.com, www.beautybar.com.

We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Google Affiliate Network program to California residents.

Regards,

Quidsi, Inc.

Important Notice: Fabric.com Affiliate Program


Hello,

Fabric.com has worked with many California residents through Commission Junction. Unfortunately, a potential new law that may be signed by Governor Brown compels us to terminate this program for California-based participants. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by California-based marketing affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.
We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It is supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside California, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that we must take this action.
As a result, we will terminate contracts with all California residents that are marketing affiliates of Fabric. Com through Commission Junction as of the date (if any) that the California law becomes effective. We will send a follow-up notice to you confirming the termination date after the California law is enacted. In the event that the California law does not become effective before September 30, 2011, we withdraw this notice and this termination will not become effective. As of the termination date, those California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Fabric.com. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned on or before the termination date will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.
You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, please change the address associated with your Commission Junction account for potential reinstatement as a Fabric.com marketing affiliate. To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to work with California marketing affiliates, but will not affect their ability to purchase from Fabric.com.
We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Commission Junction program to California residents.

Regards,
Fabric.com

Overstock.com California Affiliate Termination Notice


June 29, 2011

Dear California Affiliate:

We regret to inform you that due to the impending passage of the 2011-2012 California State Budget which includes various affiliate nexus provisions, we must sever all relationships with our California Affiliates, effective today, June 29, 2011. We will rescind this termination if the Governor vetoes the 2011-2012 California State Budget.

Portions of the 2011-2012 California State Budget contain unconstitutional language which attempts to force out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales tax on California sales because of the retailer's use of California-based affiliate advertising services. Rather than undergo the substantial burden of these unconstitutional obligations in states that have such laws, we have instead made the business decision to terminate affiliate advertising services in those states, now including the state of California. Any money due you based on your advertising services prior to termination will be paid in the normal course of business through June 29, 2011.

Overstock regrets that it has been put in this position, and we regret any adverse impact you may experience owing to enactment of this law.

Respectfully,


Jonathan E. Johnson III
President
Overstock.com, Inc.

Hello Shopbop California Affiliates


Hello Shopbop California Affiliates,

Shopbop has worked with many California residents through Commission Junction. Unfortunately, a potential new law that may be signed by Governor Brown compels us to terminate this program for California-based participants. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by California-based marketing affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.
We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It is supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside California, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that we must take this action.

As a result, we will terminate contracts with all California residents that are marketing affiliates of Shopbop through Commission Junction as of the date (if any) that the California law becomes effective. We will send a follow-up notice to you confirming the termination date after the California law is enacted.  In the event that the California law does not become effective before September 30, 2011, we withdraw this notice and this termination will not become effective.  As of the termination date, those California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Shopbop. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned on or before the termination date will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, please change the address associated with your Commission Junction account for potential reinstatement as a Shopbop marketing affiliate.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to work with California marketing affiliates, but will not affect their ability to purchase from Shopbop.com.

We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Commission Junction program to California residents.
Regards,
Shopbop


Affiliate Manager | ShopBop

Please Read: California Affiliates


Hello,

Woot has worked with many California residents through Commission Junction. Unfortunately, a potential new law that may be signed by Governor Brown compels us to terminate this program for California-based participants. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by California-based marketing affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It is supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside California, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that we must take this action.

As a result, we will terminate contracts with all California residents that are marketing affiliates of Woot through Commission Junction as of the date (if any) that the California law becomes effective. We will send a follow-up notice to you confirming the termination date after the California law is enacted.  In the event that the California law does not become effective before September 30, 2011, we withdraw this notice and this termination will not become effective.  As of the termination date, those California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to woot.com, shirt.woot, kids.woot, sellout.woot, and moofi.woot. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned on or before the termination date will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, please change the address associated with your Commission Junction account for potential reinstatement as a Woot marketing affiliate.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to work with California marketing affiliates, but will not affect their ability to purchase from woot.com, shirt.woot, kids.woot, sellout.woot, and moofi.woot.

We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Commission Junction program to California residents.

Regards,

Woot

Notice of Contract Termination Due to Potential New California Law


Hello,

For well over a decade, the Amazon Associates Program has worked with thousands of California residents. Unfortunately, a potential new law that may be signed by Governor Brown compels us to terminate this program for California-based participants. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers - including but not limited to those referred by California-based marketing affiliates like you - even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.

We oppose this bill because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It is supported by big-box retailers, most of which are based outside California, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that we must take this action.

As a result, we will terminate contracts with all California residents that are participants in the Amazon Associates Program as of the date (if any) that the California law becomes effective. We will send a follow-up notice to you confirming the termination date if the California law is enacted. In the event that the California law does not become effective before September 30, 2011, we withdraw this notice. As of the termination date, California residents will no longer receive advertising fees for sales referred to Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com. Please be assured that all qualifying advertising fees earned on or before the termination date will be processed and paid in full in accordance with the regular payment schedule.

You are receiving this email because our records indicate that you are a resident of California. If you are not currently a resident of California, or if you are relocating to another state in the near future, you can manage the details of your Associates account here. And if you relocate to another state in the near future please contact us for reinstatement into the Amazon Associates Program.

To avoid confusion, we would like to clarify that this development will only impact our ability to offer the Associates Program to California residents and will not affect their ability to purchase from Amazon.com, Endless.com, MYHABIT.COM or SmallParts.com.

We have enjoyed working with you and other California-based participants in the Amazon Associates Program and, if this situation is rectified, would very much welcome the opportunity to re-open our Associates Program to California residents. We are also working on alternative ways to help California residents monetize their websites and we will be sure to contact you when these become available.

Regards,

The Amazon Associates Team

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Europe Getting Panties In Bunch, Round 1 ~ 100 Years Later

I knew that "Oh So Civilized" stuff was bogus - well actually, I didn't - I actually believed they had a leg up on civility, but it is amazing what 21% unemployment and fat, stupid, lazy and corrupt politicians can accomplish. Are we going to get dragged into this war right away, or will our Peace Loving President, who turned out to be not much different from our last Peace Loving President, wait awhile whilst planning or hoping for some event to justify joining the fun.

This time, I don't really see a front-runner to be the bad-guy, and this war will likely be from the bottom up. I have to give credit to Gerald Celente, the guy has called the events in Northern Africa/Middle East and now Europe almost a year in advance. He is predicting an all out war. He calls it the First World War of the new Millennium. Everybody in my family still thinks I am insane, but when somebody like Celente is saying this, and as I observe his predicted events occur one after the other, I just can't understand how anybody could not take him seriously. It's not like he is reading tea-leaves or interpreting ancient scrolls, he and his research team analyze news, data and the status quo and follow the implied trends to their logical conclusions. He seems to also understand the pitfalls of fitting a line through a few data points and calling it a forecast.

Awhile back, I discussed two fellows who are also in the trend business, and authored a book entitled "The Fourth Turning". We are in such a Fourth Turning now, and they claim that each of the past fourth turnings going back 13 generations, culminated in all-out full blown war. What irritates me about people who say I am fear mongering, or that I am just plain off my rocker, is that they are saying this based on their implicit assumption that the future will be much like the past, rather than any logical, factual basis, and that the future is linear. The Fourth Turning makes a pretty good case for a cyclical approach to trend forecasting. Like Mark Twain said, "History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes".

So this stanza puts us somewhere in the realm of World War I or II. It seems to me there were some austerity measures back then, then a huge currency debacle, then Presto - The world meets Adolf Hitler. Although austerity is hitting the Greeks, and I am not to worried about them trying to take over Europe. But there is even a player from the past getting ready for a repeat performance. UniCredit, seems to be on shaky ground, and they have a history of setting off Great Depressions.

Anyway, keep your eye on events in Europe, you may think they won't affect you, but they sure did 100 years ago, and now we are even more joined at the hip.

Some reading material: European leaders prepare for a Greek default and Lots Of Bubble: PO'ed Greeks Lots of Trouble: Espana no va bueno. Not enough clams.

RH

Friday, June 24, 2011

Delta Airlines, You Cannot Be Serious - Delta Adopts Saudi 'no-Jew' Fly Policy

I could go on a rant, and make all kinds of threats of boycotting Delta, blah, blah, blah, but this is just so gosh darn obvious, I am going to try to ask nicely. Do the right thing, OK? We all have our days when we could plead temporary insanity - try adding a bit more oxygen to the cabin....

But we are not going to start accommodating Jew Hating Behavior, just because it seems to be in at the moment. If Jews are suddenly found to be blowing up planes left and right, then you might have a case, otherwise, fix this and we will just pretend it never happened.

Thank you,

RH

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Case For Taxing Unions

Anybody concerned with undue influence of big money on politics should have the unions in their sights. They spend more on buying politicians than the three most "hated industry groups" combined. They are perpetual advocates for raising taxes on citizens and corporations alike, and they are tax exempt.

From the IRS Website:
A labor organization is an association of workers who have combined to protect and promote the interests of the members by bargaining collectively with their employers to secure better working conditions.

To show that your organization has the purpose of a labor organization, you should include in the articles of organization or accompanying statements (submitted with your exemption application) information establishing that the organization is organized to better the conditions of workers, improve the grade of their products, and develop a higher degree of efficiency in their respective occupations. In addition, no net earnings of the organization can inure to the benefit of any member.

Composition of membership. While a labor organization generally is composed of employees or representatives of the employees (in the form of collective bargaining agents) and similar employee groups, evidence that an organization's membership consists mainly of workers does not in itself indicate an exempt purpose. You must show in your application that your organization has the purposes described in the preceding paragraph. These purposes can be accomplished by a single labor organization acting alone or by several organizations acting together through a separate organization.
Benefits to members. The payment by a labor organization of death, sick, accident, and similar benefits to its individual members with funds contributed by its members, if made under a plan to better the conditions of the members, does not preclude exemption as a labor organization. However, an organization does not qualify for exemption as a labor organization if it has no authority to represent members in job-related matters, even if it provides weekly income to its members in the event of a lawful strike by the members' union, in return for an annual payment by the member.
Without too much stretch of the imagination, unions today can be thought of as corporations, with their members the shareholders. Unions do far more than "secure better working conditions" for their members - they negotiate and extract monetary reward from whatever entities they have unionized. A union member's dues is equivalent to their investment in the union, and that investment pays dividend income in terms of higher wages and more valuable benefit packages as a return on their investment.

In fact, with the strict and far reaching OSHA rules and regulations concerning workplace conditions, it isn't that difficult to make the argument that unions exist solely for their shareholders' financial gain. They also have  a curious aspect which corporate shareholders do not - the captive shareholder. In many cases, paying union dues is obligatory whether you are a member or not. You can't NOT buy the product the union is selling without forgoing your means of earning a living - your job. A shareholder, who is not happy with the performance of the company, can dump the stock, thus exerting pressure on the price of the stock and thus the management of the company.

Since unions exist for the financial gain of their members, their gross revenues, less operating costs should be subject to the same corporate income tax as the rest of the private sector. This way, they will also have an interest in a fair level of corporate taxation, since it will hit their bottom line equally as hard. As it stands now, they are able to pursue destructive economic actions for an extended period of time - and although they may destroy themselves in the long run, as John Maynard Keynes was fond of saying, "In the Long Run We're All Dead". Or, those that reaped the benefits of the over-reaching private sector grab, will unlikely be around to suffer the consequences of that greed.  It is time unions have an iron in the fire today, instead of 20 or 30 years from now.

Ask Detroit.

RH

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Modern Day Correspondence For Housewives

MEDIA ADVISORY - DC: CAIR, UC Berkeley to Release First Annual Islamophobia Report Groundbreaking report lists ‘worst’ Islamophobes, ‘best’ of those pushing back against growing anti-Muslim sentiment 

Dear UC Berkeley,

Please add me to your list of Islamophobes. Also, I would like to receive a copy of your report, so that I may contact my fellow Islamophobes tout de suite and organize a support group of sorts.

Any ideas on what to serve my guests at my new support group are also welcome. I am thinking, Tea.

Thank You,

RH 


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Dear Dr. Kevorkian,

I realize you are dead, but I am hoping you can answer a question for me anyway. A new form of suicide has come to my attention, and I was wondering whether you had an opinion as to this method of killing one's self. This new form of suicide is "Banging one's head against a coffee table 5 or 6 times until completely dead." There seems to be some attempt to break one's own ribs first, and perhaps due to utter frustration at this activity's lack of ushering in the desired state of dead, one quickly seeks out the family coffee table.

Damaged Coffee Table - Suicide Method

It seems to me that this will result in needless destruction of perfectly good coffee tables. Furthermore, suicidals whose taste in home decor ran towards the modern, may wind up smashing their heads into glass coffee tables which could shatter, produce shards of sharp glass and wind up causing the recently deceased to leave a rather unsightly bloody mess for their friends and relatives to clean up. This may cause suicide to become unpopular because many people do not like cleaning up so much blood.

Don't you think the method "Banging one's head against a coffee table until completely dead - after giving one's rib cage a good thrashing" should be removed from the "Suicide for dummies" handbook? I am asking your opinion on this, because many people will respect your opinion, post mortem or not.

Thank you,

RH

No Quiero El Diablo - Drill Baby Drill

I have taken Spanish 1 five or six times, and I probably still messed up the title. It doesn't matter, if I somehow got you to read this far what I really want to say is:

Shut Down Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant NOW.

It is pure insanity to let that thing run another second. It is built on an earthquake fault. It is built to withstand an earthquake of magnitude 7. Chile and Japan had earthquakes of 8.8 and 8.9. That was our warning folks. If Diablo Canyon blows, much of California will be rendered uninhabitable. That means you, San Francisco Bay Area, and you Los Angeles and every little town in between. Forever. Not really forever, but for us it might as well be.

It isn't ugly like an oil spill - it is invisible. But it will kill you far deader than an oil spill. There will be 3 legged fish and possibly land sharks. Ok, maybe I made that up.

It is not that I am against nuclear power, I just have no faith in the people who are in charge - not when betting they are capable of keeping me safe has such a big downside. If we need energy, I'll take my chances with an oil spill. Better the devil you know, than El Diablo.

RH

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Are You Anonymous? The Plan, Phase I, Started June 15th, 2011



Here is something I just stumbled across, the group unknown as "Anonymous" has a plan. It is kind of scary and intriguing at the same time. I don't know what to make of this, really - it is obvious that things are pretty messed up in the world, and blame it on the Gemini, half of me wants to jump in with both feet, and the other, conservative half thinks better the devil you know...

Radical change or revolution always causes people to get hurt, and usually brings on much death and destruction. As a general rule, I am not so fond of death and destruction. On the other hand, the course we are currently on is going to cause us to crash and burn, and what I am most worried about, is that these stupid Besser Wessies use that event as an excuse to grab power along with their self-described "enlightened" buddies, and we wind up stuck under a Hitler or Stalin type.

And to all you who think "that will never happen here" I contend that having that attitude makes it far more likely that it does, actually, happen here.

So anyway, watch the vid. Learn something or just freak out. Get to know your inner rebel.

RH

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

57 States



How the media forms your opinion.

RH

The Best Americans Are Those Who Still Remember Why They Came


Raymond Herrera @ Coro CrossTalk on Immigration from HMG on Vimeo.

Raymond Herrera tells it like it is. It's funny, I have gotten so used to being one of the hated white people, that I forget that is not too long ago when I would have been considered "ethnic" since I am not Anglo-Saxon, either. The evil that is attacking us in its many forms has brought many 2nd, 3rd... generation Americans to the point where they would snicker and sneer at the words spoken by Mr. Herrera, as some skunk is doing in the background in the video above.

But, if you can lift your head out of the slime and sludge that they have been trying to drown us in, and think back to the time before the evil took hold, you will recognize the United States Of America once again, as described by Raymond Herrera. America The Good, the optimistic, where anything is possible and the only real poverty is poverty of the spirit. The way it is in much of the rest of the world - that your station at birth will be your station at death and you just have to accept it.

We have the Weasels running the place at the moment, but we can get rid of them. Then, we all need to try to be much more like the people who built this great country and quit complaining, demanding special rights, and condemning a significant percentage of our people to a life of pathetic dependency. What we need right now is a country full of The Little Engine That Could - not the robbers and thieves of the social justice crowd. Ick, Ick, Ick. Their motto? Hello, I am incompetent, lazy and stupid so give me yours.

If union leaders really want to help the working stiff, why don't they start a company and give people jobs? This ain't the 1800s when starting a company meant needing a big expensive factory. Lots of people start companies with almost nothing. So how 'bout it SEIU? Let's see you really do something to help the prolo.

RH

Monday, June 13, 2011

Upsetting Someone From Tennessee Could Land You In The Slammer

Be careful about sending emails containing any pictures other than cute puppies to anyone in Tennessee - If you upset a citizen from Tennessee, you could be put in the pokey, get sent up the river - land in the slammer. The state wants to lead the nation in the march to becoming the kinder, gentler fascist police state. Be sure and smile purty for the camera when they take your mugshot - you wouldn't want to distress anyone who might view your photo in a line-up and get you slapped with another count of offensive picturing.

On second thought, be careful not to send any cute puppy pictures to a cat person... that is probably at least good for a hefty fine.

RH

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Need God's Address - Could Somebody Work It Out For Me?

Just run these numbers and post the results in a comment, please: According to the Bible, God created the universe in 7 days, and if I understand the whole Einstein relativity thing correctly, time moves faster in outer space somehow? So, just figure out where one would be located for each event described in Genesis to occur in one day, and let me know where that is.

Thank you,

RH

Tracy Morgan - Honesty And Equality At Last

Just a quick comment on the current witch hunt occurring against Tracy Morgan and his comments on things homosexual.

I do not believe homosexuality is a choice. It seems to me some people are just born that way, although it does seem to occur in various degrees, meaning some people are more gay than others and for some it really does boil down to choice or circumstance.

That said, I believe that most normal people, and I do mean normal because our existence as a species depends on that norm, have a built in, innate, necessary, healthy aversion towards homosexuality. We are born this way, and no amount of political correctness or Hollywood witch hunting is going to change this. Perhaps if we had the lifespans of fruit flies and our genes were more susceptible to the whims of social change, such witch hunts might have those effects, but we don't so they won't.

For society to function, the normal must dominate. This means, given the majority's innate aversion to homosexuality and other more twisted conditions - (any letters beyond GLB in the alphabet soup of deviant sexual designations) homosexuality must be suppressed. I make a distinction between the condition and the person. I do not mean homosexuals, the people, should be suppressed or harmed in any way, I mean their expression of the deviant aspects of their sexuality must be suppressed. Like staying in the closet is the best for society, or being out of the closet but presenting oneself to society as person, not homosexual.

The current situation of repressing the normal majority and their healthy expression of their natural aversion to homosexuality is going to spell real peril and calamity for the alphabet soup community. You must realize that this cannot continue forever, and what is really occurring is an unseen, unspoken malice is building and simmering just below the surface of the observable, and this is going to lead to an explosion of backlash that will make the 1950s seem downright tolerant.

Persecuting Tracy Morgan is just downright foolish, although it does somewhat imply that Blacks have achieved the unenviable equality of whites of no longer being able to speak ones mind without fear of devastating repercussions from the royal court of politically correct opinion.

Welcome to the club, Tracy.

RH

The Difference Between Boys And Girls, Part 2

It is 7:20 AM PST and my son just switched on a podcast called "How To Make Yacht Wheels". I know, yachts have wheels? was my reaction, too. I would have quite probably gone my whole life without knowing or caring about the existence of yacht wheels, much less how to make them. Neither I nor my daughter would ever get it into our heads to listen to a program explaining how something was made we had neither seen nor knew existed.

This kid has been building stuff since he was 4 or 5 using any materials he could get his hands on, whether they were part of some other functioning entity or not. He was responsible for our move from VHS to DVD when he decided he needed part of the electrical cord from our DVD player and simply cut it off, thankfully when it was unplugged. I have to admit, I was remiss in my duties as a mother and had not included "not shearing off portions of the power cord while something is plugged in" as part of my "dangers of electricity" mantra because it had simply never occurred to me that this was something anybody would ever do. We got lucky. It does shed a little light on the reasons boys have higher mortality rates than girls, though.

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The wedding invitation. My husband received a wedding invitation from an employee addressed to him and "guest". This was not a slight, weren't married at the time, but I had spotted the unopened linen envelope immediately and opened it right away. Sure enough, inside was the full set of wedding invitation, and it was dangerously close to the date of the event. I told him that he absolutely must respond, whether he intended to attend or not and I would do it for him, if he would just tell me what to reply. As he couldn't make it, he declared he would just tell his employee (the groom), he couldn't make it - i.e. no need to send back the little linen RSVP card in its little linen RSVP envelope.

How could he know that those items were the product of weeks, possibly months of research, discussion and agonizing over the final choice of the perfect invitation by the bride and her mother, sisters, friends etc. He could never understand the significance of those little invitations, nor notice whether they were actually eggshell, not oyster shell, white.

Furthermore, regardless of his stated intention to simply tell his employee that he could not attend the wedding, the likelihood that this information would never reach the ears of the bride was close to 100%, given the odds that either he or the groom would forget to pass it along. Finally, even if by some miracle, the bride was informed, not having the little card to put in the "can't attend" stack would cause unnecessary grief and stress for the bride, and ultimately the groom, as she frantically counted and recounted the little cards to make sure the correct numbers were given to the caterers. She would not forget that he had not bothered to return the most important RSVP card of her life. Hell hath no fury.

RH

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Let's Hear It For Alabama!

The Alabama Legislature passed an Arizona-style law Thursday night to crack down on illegal immigration, including a requirement that all businesses verify new employees are legal residents.
Alabama has politicians that care about the well-being of its citizens. I wonder what that is like? I will have to go visit someday. After stopping in darling, daring Arizona to spend as much money as I can, I will go spend some more in Alabama.

RH

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Bet You're Going To Love The Second Amendment - Chicago Next To Detroit

Flash mobs, mobbing, groups of unemployed youths, heavily armed gang members - show up in your nice, leafy green neighborhood for a little recreation, caveman style. They rob you, beat you maybe even kill you and disappear before the cops get there... who then claim there is nothing here to see, folks, move along, move along, and your newspaper ignores it for fear of offending some protected class of people.

Only thing is...you are not going to be protected - not by the PO-LEESE, not by the LYING SCUMBAG POLITICIANS WHO HAVE THEIR OWN SECURITY THAT YOU ARE PAYING FOR, and because you have been such a high-minded fool for so long, not by that gun you are going to suddenly understand you really, really need - and oh, I get it - notsodumbafterall to put that little 2nd amendment in that "outdated" old doc some guys in wigs wrote over 200 years ago. Too bad you listened to hairy old Hillary, and particularly putrid Pelosi, not to mention barf-bag benefiting Boxer.

Bang, Bang and you're still alive - absent that, try routing the rampaging rapscallions with a rant on your rights.

Have a nice day.

RH

WHY ARE WE BOMBING LIBYA? GET OUT! A RANT BY THE RETRO HOUSEWIFE

Anybody else think it's weird we have gotten ourselves into another war? I am so sick of this. We need to get out of Libya, Get out of Afghanistan, and get out of Iraq. NOW. Secure our borders and search people coming into this country - not US citizens going from Toledo to Walla Walla. I don't care whether Quadaffi is a bully or a meanie or a baddie. Not my business.

And here's another thing. If we were smart, folks, we would not vote for either a Democratic candidate or a Republican one - Mitt Romney? You have got to be fricken kidding me. I am not playing that game any more. Both parties can piss off. If you try to grab the Tea Party, we'll make it the Iced Tea Party but it will NOT be business as usual this time around.

RH

Anybody want to join the Retro Housewife Revolutionary Party? I don't want to fricken rule the world, I just want to live in it, and have the government leave me the HELL alone.

Monday, June 06, 2011

The Media's Evil Agenda - Unfaithful Wives Should Be Put To Death

Here it goes. The following letter was printed in the Visalia Times Delta, a newspaper here in California.


You need to ask yourself why this newspaper is printing this letter. Given that the author of the letter is a Muslim, it should be no surprise that he feels this way, the surprise is that an American newspaper thought a letter advocating putting women to death for not being faithful to their husbands is something they should print.

This is the first such letter I have seen. There will be many more such letters, opinions, etc being voiced. Are we really going to have to defend our very lives from these scumbags in the name of political correctness and tolerance?

Your media and your politicians are working against you. We are being set up for a power grab. I don't know by whom, but that is what is going on. Wake up.

RH


You can read more about this here: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

PS. I mentioned sometime back that the GLBT lobby was being used as a pawn by the derailers. If you are a member of that group you need to ask yourself seriously the question: If it becomes acceptable to debate stoning women, will it also become acceptable to debate whether to follow the Koran on the topic of homosexuality? And then what? I don't think Allah likes GLBTs very much.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

GO TEXAS GO!

GO TEXAS GO!







DON'T BACK DOWN!


Can I send you some money?

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Alameda Firemen, The Princess & The Pea, And Other Hot House Flowers

The Alameda Fire Department says budget constraints are preventing it from recertifying its firefighters in land-based water rescues. Without it, the city would be open to liability.

Here is my opinion on Alameda's delicate little firefighters, and the public employee unions most likely responsible for the blatant NON action of the merry little men charged with rescuing the unfortunately positioned. Forget firing them. Forget shaking your finger at them and saying "shame on you sorry excuses for human beings". There should be criminal charges brought against these men. That's right. Lock them up.

The two firefighters who spoke with the press each make well over $200,000 per year in salary and benefits. So it is understandable they are having budget difficulties.

By occupying the positions reserved for people willing to actually save people, but refusing to do so, they are committing fraud. They are worse than useless. For the money we are spending on these prissies, we could have at least FOUR 20 year old females who are not afraid to go into the water if the situation calls for it.

The one who actually braved the cold water to retrieve the needlessly dead person was a 20 year old girl, who was apparently not concerned about whether her dainties would be damaged by the salty sea water. It seems the Alameda fire department issues delicate lace panties to all the firefighters and they were concerned about ruining this symbol of their manhood.

Are you people sick of this yet, because I sure am. This state would be a lot better off if we just fired every single public employee, top to bottom - get rid of them all before we all starve to death in the poor house.

This isn't even a matter of political leaning anymore. It is simple corruption and incompetence. Who voted for that?

RH

PS - to anybody who might complain that this posting is sexist...it is supposed to be. In fact, I worry it isn't sexist enough. At least when we had sexism, firemen did their damn jobs.