Archive for July, 2012

If America doesn’t see Mitt Romney for the SHYSTER he is and they elect him President, then it would be to the United States own detriment.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by sheriffali

Mitt Romney’s sons wouldn’t be the ones dying for Romney and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s war mongering stupidity!

 

On top of that, we have spent so much money on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and with Bush’s Policies that left us broke, where is the money going to come from to pay for yet another war.

 

Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush had the opportunity to prevent Iran in the early stages of their Nuclear ambitions and neither of them did so. Then the unfortunate invasion of Iraq and the mess Bush made in Afghanistan left Iran opened to get as far as they did.

 

But, despite not being a great believer in economic sanctions, the present “sanctions” implemented by Congress, The Obama Administration and Europe, does have teeth and we need to see how it plays out. If that in the end does fail, America will stop Iran.

 

However, it is ill advised for Flip-Flopper Mitt Romney to be encouraging Israel into some preemptive strike while there is still a chance to stop Iran without all out War. Irrespective of Netanyahu’s big talk, if Israel strikes Iran with the “go it along approach,” they will still need America’s help because almost the entire Middle-East would be involved one way or the other. We give Israel foreign aid of 2.8 billion dollars annually. Israel doesn’t have the money to pay for anything!

 

Sheriff Ali

 

New York Times July 30, 2012

Mitt Romney backs Israeli Stance on Threat of Nuclear Iran

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/us/politics/romney-in-israel-hints-at-harder-line-toward-iran.html?hp

Mitt Romney insults his HOST [United Kingdom], and the British press described Romney as “worse than Sarah Palin.”

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2012 by sheriffali

Mitt Romney is good at pointing out problems but never seem to have a resolution, hence the reason why he is positively clueless to the realities of real life and real problems. To have gone to another country as a guest and criticize the Government and its citizens, is self evident that Mr. Romney is only good at “slash and burn” for profit.

 

It is laughable to hear Mitt Romney boasts about his success as though it was “originally” created by him when in fact, he was the benefactor to his generous father, George W. Romney, for which by all account seem to have been able to feel the pain of others, whereas, his son, Mitt Romney, is bankrupt of any feelings whatsoever.

 

I feel bad for Mitt Romney, because, despite my adamancy of not supporting Mr. Romney for any public position, he is representing the United States and its people and when he is filled with fraught, it reflects on all of us. His stupendous ability to be charred of any original intellectual exchange is worrisome, because he has many days left on his foreign exploits, and I wonder not if but when, Romney’s verbal time-bomb will proliferate again.

 

Sheriff Ali

 

 British press described Mitt Romney as “worse than Sarah Palin.”   

 http://bit.ly/PBoF8R

 

 

 

New York Times; Romney remarks on Olympics cause Stir in London!

 

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/romneys-remarks-cause-stir-in-london/?hp

 

Names and Photos of Twenty-Three [23] Billionaires that is attempting to buy this year’s 2012 Election!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 26, 2012 by sheriffali

1). Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Las Vegas Sands Casino, is worth nearly $25 billion, making him the 14th wealthiest person in the world and the 7th richest person in America. While median family income plummeted by nearly 40% from 2007-2010, Mr. Adelson has experienced a nearly eightfold increase in his wealth over the past three years (from $3.4 billion to $24.9 billion). Forbes recently reported that Adelson is willing to spend a “limitless” amount of money or more than $100 million to help defeat President Obama in November.


2. The Kochs (David, Charles, and William) are worth a combined $103 billion, according to Forbes. They have pledged to spend about $400 million during the 2012 election season. The Kochs own more wealth than the bottom 41.7 percent of American households or more than 49 million Americans

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3. Jim Walton is worth $23.7 billion. He has donated $300,000 to super PACs in 2012.

 

4. Harold Simmons is worth $9 billion. He has donated $15.2 million to super PACs this year.

 

5. Peter Thiel is worth $1.5 billion. He has donated $6.7 million to Super PACs this year.

 

6. Jerrold Perenchio is worth $2.3 billion. He has donated $2.6 million to super PACs this year.

 

7. Kenneth Griffin is worth $3 billion and he has given $2.08 million to super PACs in 2012.

8. James Simons 
is worth $10.7 billion and he has given $1.5 million to super Pacs this year.

 

9. Julian Robertson is worth $2.5 billion and he has given $1.25 million to super PACs this year.

 

10. Robert Rowling is worth $4.8 billion and he has given $1.1 million to super PACs.

 

11. John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who made his fortune betting that the sub-prime mortgage market would collapse, is worth $12.5 billion. He has donated $1 million to super PACs.

12. Richard and J.W. Marriott are worth a combined $3.1 billion and they have donated $2 million to super PACs this year.

 

13. James Davis is worth $1.9 billion and he has given $1 million to super PACs this year.

 

14. Harold Hamm is worth $11 billion and he has given $985,000 to super PACs this year.


15. Kenny Trout is worth more than $1.2 billion and he has given $900,000 to super PACs this year.

 

16. Louis Bacon is worth $1.4 billion and he has given $500,000 to super PACs this year.

 

17. Bruce Kovner is worth $4.5 billion and he has given $500,000 to super PACs this year.

 

18. Warren Stephens is worth $2.7 billion and he has given $500,000 to super PACs this year.

19. David Tepper is worth $5.1 billion and he has given $375,000 to super PACs this year.

 

20. Samuel Zell is worth $4.9 billion and he has given $270,000 to super PACs this year.

 

21. Leslie Wexner is worth $4.3 billion and he has given $250,000 to super PACs this year.

22. Charles Schwab is worth $3.5 billion and he has given $250,000 to super PACs this year.

 

23. Kelcy Warren is worth $2.3 billion and he has given $250,000 to super PACs this year.

 

Being wealthy doesn’t define who or what you are; but you are defined by the purposes for which you use your wealth!

 

Using your wealth to try and buy an election to enhance your riches, to some may be a great thing in this mortal world, but, surely comes the hereafter, and there, “you take nothing with you.”

 

For, “naked we came into this world and naked we shall go.”

 

 

 

 

Mitt Romney is so secretive that he’s beginning to make the Über-Clandestine Cheney look like The Bachelorette.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 25, 2012 by sheriffali

By Maureen Dowd, July 25, 2012

 

If I closed my eyes, and added a creepy monotone, I could have been listening to Dick Cheney.

The Republican speaker at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev., was slashing the president with jingoistic jingles: Obama is ashamed of America, an apologist sapping the greatness of a country that is the greatest force for good the world has ever known, a weakling marring the American Century by gutting the military and the economy. And, on top of that, the Obama White House doesn’t know how to keep stuff secret.

Prodded by conservatives to attack the president more aggressively, the ever malleable Mitt Romney obliged Tuesday at the V.F.W., spouting chest-thumping clichés about putting “resolve in our might.” That resolve evidently doesn’t include Mitt, who passed on Vietnam, or his five strapping sons, none of whom have volunteered for the volunteer military.

It was at the V.F.W. convention in 2002 when Cheney, who got five deferments from Vietnam, set the gold standard for mindless belligerence, pushing pre-emptive action in Iraq. “Simply stated,” he said, “there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.” The Arab street, he knew, would erupt in joy when we invaded.

In his speech, Romney demanded that any Obama administration leakers of classified information be found and punished because “the time for stonewalling is over,” “Americans are entitled to know” and Americans deserve “a full and prompt accounting of the facts.”

After the speech, Eric Edelman, a Romney campaign adviser, chimed in on ferreting out Obama leakers in a press release; unfortunately, BuzzFeed soon pointed out that Edelman “was implicated in the country’s last major national security leak investigation — the outing of C.I.A. agent Valerie Plame” when he served under former Cheney aide Scooter Libby in W.’s administration.

Romney is so secretive that he’s beginning to make the über-clandestine Cheney look like The Bachelorette.

The Boston Globe reported Tuesday that although Romney promised “complete transparency” when he stepped in to save the Salt Lake City Olympics, he became a black hole: “Some who worked with Romney describe a close-to-the-vest chief executive unwilling to share so much as a budget with a state board responsible for spending oversight. Archivists now say most key records about the Games’ internal workings were destroyed under the supervision of a staffer shortly after the flame was extinguished at Olympic Cauldron Park, after Romney had returned to Massachusetts.” (Wouldn’t it have been simpler to just burn the records in the flame?)

The public still can’t see the records, stored at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott library, named for the same man as Willard Mitt Romney.

Andrea Saul, a Romney spokeswoman, said that Mitt resigned from the Olympics job in early 2002 to run for governor of Massachusetts and “was not involved in the decision-making regarding the final disposition of records.”

Who was responsible for the final disposition? A former colleague at Bain Capital, Fraser Bullock, who succeeded Romney in the Olympic post. Ah, the old Bain handoff.

Romney spent $100,000 in state funds to replace office computers at the end of his term as governor and on the cusp of his 2008 presidential race, “as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret,” reported Mark Hosenball of Reuters. Eleven Romney aides “bought the hard drives of their state-issued computers to keep for themselves,” Hosenball wrote. “Also before he left office, the governor’s staff had e-mails and other electronic communications by Romney’s administration wiped from the state servers, state officials say. Those actions erased much of the internal documentation of Romney’s four-year tenure as governor.”

It seems antithetical to Mormonism, since the Mormon Church loves to save documents, keeping 35 billion images of genealogical information and records on church history in the Granite Mountain Records Vault near Salt Lake City.

Doesn’t Mitt have space in that split-level, four-car garage elevator in La Jolla for a little deep-storage?

As Maggie Haberman observed in Politico, Romney has made a calculated decision to hide three major elements of his background: his Mormonism, his record at Bain and his time as governor. This creates, she wrote, “a kind of self-imposed paralysis on biographical messaging that some observers, including Republicans, say may wound his campaign in an era in which voters want to achieve a kind of unprecedented intimacy with their candidates.”

Former rival Newt Gingrich told Politico Tuesday that Romney needs to relax and let people see who he is, noting that, except for family, “there’s a place where Mitt clearly doesn’t let people get.”

So far, Mitt’s casting a shadowy silhouette, hiding his fortune in foreign tax havens, hiding tax returns, destroying and hiding records as head of the Olympics and as governor, hiding a specific sense of where he would take the country.

Americans don’t want to play hide-and-seek with their presidential candidates. Romney should listen to himself: The time for stonewalling is over.

 

We, in America are being destroyed from “within,” and not from some outside force!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 24, 2012 by sheriffali

The Second Amendment to the Constitution;

 

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

 

 

The fact that an individual can purchase any amount and almost any type of Weapons; purchase 6,000 rounds of ammunition along with protective armor and then shoot-up a Cinema filled with innocent children, young adults, women and men, killing twelve and injuring fifty-eight and yet, the defenders of the egregious National Rifle Association that consists of members of Congress; Governors; Television and Radio Hosts and others, are so pernicious, that on ABC’s Sunday show  “This Week,” Senator Johnson stated that “if one of the patrons were armed, they perhaps could have killed the assailant,” is beyond common sense.” Essentially he was advocating “more guns would result in less crime.”

 

REPUBLICANS AND GUNS

 

I do not wish it but unless the families of the NRA President, Wayne LaPierre or one of the Republicans are brutalized by one of these crazies, perhaps, just perhaps, only then, would they be inclined to stop their phantasmagoric rationales and internecine policies, advocating these deranged rights that they profess!

 

I am a firm believer in adhering to the Second Amendment to the Constitution, but I do believe that “common sense” and not Political reelection should be the vehicle in the implementation, to prevent further carnage unto the American people that has gone on for too long.

 

It would be Political suicide for President Obama to come out in favor of any sort of reform, until the November elections. I also believe it would be the same for any Democrat that is in troubled waters for reelection! [My point is that if the country ends up with a Democratic Controlled House and Senate and President Obama is reelected, we might see some meaningful legislation to protect society, while still upholding the rights of the Second Amendment.]

This is an American issue and not a political party issue! It is going to take the goodwill of all of the Congressional Law Makers in listening to the Police Chiefs, Mayor, Police Officers and Prosecutors in every State, to guide them in coming to the right decision for the good of the American people.

 

 

Prior to the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, the courts had yet to definitively state what right the Second Amendment protected.

 

However, the Supreme Court has now definitively held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that weapon for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Moreover, this right applies not just to the federal government, but to states and municipalities as well.

 

There isn’t anywhere in the Court’s ruling that States should allow people to walk around with loaded Guns and neither did it say that individuals should have the right to purchase Military Style Weapons.

 

Sheriff Ali

 

 

 

 

Aurora, Colorado; God does not comfort us to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters, for God can do wonders with a broken heart if you give him all of the pieces.

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2012 by sheriffali

Pain breaks not the calm of the sweet twilight of age, for strength made perfect in weakness bears up with patience under it all. Ripe fruits of choice experience are gathered as the rare repast of life’s evening, and the soul prepares itself for rest.

 

The Lord’s people shall also enjoy light in the hour of death. Unbelief laments; the shadows fall, the night is coming, existence is ending. Ah no, crieth faith, the night is far spent, the true day is at hand. Light is come, the light of immortality, the light of a Father’s countenance. Gather up thy feet in thy bed; see the waiting bands of spirits!

 

Angeles waft thee away. Farewell, beloved one, thou art gone, thou wavest thine hand. Ah, now it is light. The pearly gates are opened; the golden streets shine in the jasper light. We cover our eyes, but thou beholdest the unseen, adieu, beloved, thou hast light at even-tide, such as we have not yet! AMEN!

 

A Greek Philosopher in 525 B.C. described pain with the following words;

 

“Pain, for which we cannot forget, falls drop by drop unto the heart, and in our despondency and against our will, come wisdom through the awesome grace of God!”

 

As for me, in the final analysis, “it is not what happens to us in life that defines who we are, but how well we rise after we fall.”

 

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Today, July 20th 2012 we lost thus far, 12 lives in another senseless shooting massacre, but it is a time for reflection and not recrimination. 43 years ago today, we landed on the Moon! America and its people are resilient! We will always overcome!

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2012 by sheriffali

God does not comfort us to make us comfortable, but to make us comforters, for God can do wonders with a broken heart if we would give Him all of the pieces.

We can learn from 24 year old Jessica Ghawi AKA Jessica Redfield, one of the twelve people that was shot and killed today.

 

Jessica Ghawi, while visiting Toronto Canada last month [June 2012] was nearly caught in the Eaton Centre mall shooting, which left two dead and six injured. On her blog she wrote that she left the mall just three minutes before the gunman opened fire on the food court, right where she was previously standing.

 

Her blog post touches on her experience cheating death that day and opines on the fragility of life. As she watched Emergency Responders that day rush victims out on stretchers, she wrote;

 

“I saw the victims of a senseless crime, I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where, we will breathe our last breath.”

 

Subsequently after fortuitously escaping the Eaton Centre Shooting in June 2012, Jessica posted a blog:

 

“My mind keeps replaying what I saw over in my head. I hope the victims make a full recovery. I wish I could shake this odd feeling from my chest.”

 

Today is my brother’s birthday. He was a Police Officer who lost his life at the age of 34. And yes, to this day this remains to me another senseless killing for which I can say without hesitation, I have never really gotten over nor  have I ever come to understand why my brother had to die. But what I can say is that “sadness” that perpetuates pain is difficult but if we can learn to see with our heart and not our eyes, I know, “we can all see much farther than we could ever imagine and in so doing, with the grace of God, we can become COMFORTERS.”

 

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