Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Carey's Top 10 Ways to Make the Democratic Convention More Exciting"

"Try to squeeze Al Gore into the same suit he wore at the 2000 convention." -- One of David Letterman's "Top 10 Ways to Make the Democratic Convention More Fun."
Lisa from Erie sent that to me and immediately I got inspired. Never hearing or reading David Lettermans Top 10 about the Democratic Convention I thought I would write my own list.

So here is "Carey's Top 10 Ways to Make the Democratic Convention More Exciting"

10.Have Obama's Mother on stage to show the world he's part white

9. Let Queer Nation show up to face paint and shave chest hair.

8. Take up a collection to save cows

7. Have everyone address Obama as Hussein

6. Have EGore announce due to global warming we will now cut off the air conditioning

5. Serve nothing but vegetables and beans to show support for animal rights and then put out of order on all bath room doors.

4. Have Ruddy Giuliani show up dressed as a woman

3. Let Dennis Kucinich talk about passing a bill making it mandatory to love your neighbor

2. Revive Jerry Garcia and Timothy Leary and pass out drugs.




Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Who should Senator McCain pick as his running mate?

Maybe its a bit late as I am sure Presidential nominee Senator McCain has already chosen his running mate but this is my list of who I like to see and who I hope doesn't get the nod.
The biggest buzz was with Governor Mike Huckabee so I will start with him. Strategically it may be a wise choice for McCain since he totally alienated the Conservative Right. Huckabee brings to the table solid morals and beliefs and his humor and wit will add luster to a drab John McCain. Other than that its not a good fit. Even though Huckabee won the endorsement from the Minuteman his stance on illegals was about as good as McCains which isn't much. As for Governor Huckabee it wouldn't be a wise move for him either. IF he is the future of the Conservative Right, the person to lead this country back to firm ground, as Reagan did, then step back and run again. Distance yourself from the moderate McCain and win the nomination in 2012.
Next from the list of also rans is Governor Mitt Romney. NO! Terrible choice and this could set back the Republican Party for years to come. What Goldwater and Reagan did to bring back true Conservative principles a McCain/Romney ticket will once again label the GOP as the rich white mans party. McCain is a moderate and Romney has about as much moral common sense as the Clintons with his backing of homosexual rights plus he is a multimillionaire with little ties to the common man.
So who would I like to see? Number one on my list which just won't happen and its a real shame is Allan Keyes. There is no garbage on the man other than he is a bulldog who screams about the constitution and returning back this nation to Godly principles which the media uses to label him as an extremist. Every weakness McCain has is overcome by Keyes plus the fact he is an African American broadens the GOP base.
Another person who would be a wise choice for VP is Congressman Duncan Hunter. This man is solid on illegal immigration, gun rights and on defense. Morally he also has it together. As with Keyes he also picks up McCains short comings. What Hunter lacks unfortunately in this celebrity crazed age is charisma and won't stir much enthusiasm. Very unfortunate.
So then who is my pick? Representative Steve King from Iowa. One of the most conservative and controversial members of congress. It would generate much needed enthusiasm to this election and have every talking head liberal out against King which would arouse the Christian Conservatives in supporting a McCain/King ticket. Representative King comes out and tells it like it is whether America wants to hear the truth or not.
In the more main stream picks I would also like to mention two other possible choices, former Representative John Kacich and former Senator George Allen would make fine VP's and eventual Presidential nominees.
It will be interesting to see which way Senator McCain goes, a true conservative to pick up his short comings or a moderate to liberal to appease the middle and Democrats.

C. K. M.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Friends, this is already a long read so won't add to much more, will save my other thoughts for another time. Maybe my method is unorthodox but I am using what means I can afford and to drive home the fact that the people can't be continuously taxed with more and more fees added and with government intruding more and more in our daily life's, whether its local - state - or federal. Please pass this on to all your contacts.

Mayor Cervenik,
Having quite a loyal following of friends and acquaintances who read my writings along with posting in quite a few blogs and websites I thought being a fair person as I am I would give you the oportunity to read this first and for you to comment if you like. I have another part soon to be fnished as a conclusion to all of this.
Carey K. Masci

Hi Friends!
Maybe I shouldn't be writing anymore concerning my rental situation and let sleeping dogs lie, but I can't be for certain they are and things have changed once again and not for the better. Furthermore plenty of you have been repeatedly asking "Well what is going on with Euclid and your rentals?". I have received so much advice and feedback about my situation it is incredible. It made me feel good that that many were concerned or is it because you find yourself in a similar position? Some who wrote or approached me I wasn't even aware they knew. For instance I received a letter in the mail in support of my stance. This is part of that letter: "Mr. Masci, You speak for many of us. landlords are being bilked. ...... It's one thing to enforce housing laws, but it's another thing to hammer the good landlords while the city refuses to enforce the laws against the bad." EXACTLY!
So here is my update. My friend/tenant living at the Crystal residence told me in the beginning of July he is moving. The reason? He wants out of Euclid. After I sent out the initial email about my situation, Euclid immediately issued that bogus violation for debris, leaves, tree limbs. I brought on separate occasions friends with me as witnesses to see how nice the yard looks. I met with my friend/tenant and the councilman a few days after receiving it, even the councilman agreed it had to be a mistake. My tenants words were "Now I am insulted!" Who wouldn't be? The man hired a landscaping service to maintain the place. And who wouldn't be upset with mandatory inside inspections? So this 1000 pound gorilla called Euclid has pounded on his chest to show who's boss and chased out the kind of resident they hope to attract. Someone older who is not a burden, maintains his place, and works.
I don't blame him for wanting out. Taxes and utilities are higher in Cuyahoga County and now the city wants to start snooping around bothering people. When he moved in he said he just wants to be left alone.
As for the window violation, which I was well aware of way before and promised my friend/tenant that as soon as I was financially able they would be replaced. Now for sure the windows will not be replaced by August thirty first which Euclid is demanding, with no tenant as of July twenty six there is also no income.
Concerning the Priday residence my friend/tenant who said he would be out sometime this summer, possibly August has still not started packing. I had to, under threat, report this to Euclid otherwise they wanted their fee of $200 and an inside inspection. What was Euclid's reply when I said he should be out by August? OK, we will stop out to make sure he has left by August first as you told us he would be. Geee there is so many people wanting to move into Euclid I can understand the need for another empty house. Upon my last count there was 12 on Priday and 10 on Crystal. One has sold on Priday so that is down to 11 unless Euclid chases my tenant out before he is actually ready, and Crystal with my tenant leaving is now up to 12. Wouldn't you think that with all those empty houses Euclid would of at least tried to send an apology to the renter in Crystal and try to convince him to stay? I know the councilman said we don't need any more empty
houses in Euclid. But did he call back as promised? Did he meet with my friend/tenant? NOPE!
Back to the friend/tenant in Priday. Someone who has been a dream tenant, someone who has lived in the same house for nine years, someone I can drop in on anytime, there is no way I am going to start pestering the man to set a date when he is leaving as Euclid wants me to. When he leaves, he leaves. He told me he is and thats good enough for me. Again, does Euclid really need another empty house? And if by chance Euclid does decide to snoop at Priday, don't write a violation for the window on the side. I know it needs painting, I just scraped it to bare wood so I can paint it.
What Euclid needs to do is get rid of the broad bush they use to paint everything and instead use a sharpened pencil to pinpoint problem houses, just not landlords. You don't harass or make it impossible for people to invest and bring new life to the city. People are fleeing from this over burdensome government. Its just not because of white flight. My one tenant is black and I would take another fifty like him anytime. Its the big brother government I am fleeing from. Call it a freedom flight. And I know ignornace is no excuse for breaking laws but if Euclid would of been doing their job and informed me of these over intrusive laws I would not of bought my second house in the city. In '93 when I bought the first place no one came over to inspect, no one bothered me but suddenly now they have to.

Mr. Masci,

Please feel free to communicate with your friends, blogs and acquaintances however you see fit, as my commentary is not needed nor will it be given. Please understand that these ramblings, accusations and mis-statements will not influence the enforcement of housing and rental codes in Euclid. You have various legal opportunities to pursue if in fact you feel you are being treated unfairly. The Law and Housing Departments have gone out of their way to accommodate your "special circumstances" but it just never seems to be enough for you. I am confident that if your case was to get that far, the Judge would treat you fairly as well. We are simply requesting that you follow the law and maintain your properties according to the ordinances of the city of Euclid.

I refuse to allow housing stock in Euclid, especially during these times, to be compromised by homeowners, tenants, and landlords who refuse to take care of their properties. That includes you.


Mayor Bill Cervenik