Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Do we have a rhino in the house?

House Speaker John Boehner on Meet the Press said Americans have a right to think what they want to think, even when they are wrong about President Barack Obama's citizenship and his religion. He also went on to say That he believes Obama was born in Hawaii and that the president is a Christian, and that those are facts.
Do we have a Rhino in the house?? Or is House Speaker Boehner that naive and uninformed?

Now i am not talking about the issue of whether Obama was born here or in a foreign land, that is open for debate as there is no real evidence one way or the other according to many different news sources. But what isn't open for debate is the FACT that Obama is not a Christian and surely not a man of God. To believe otherwise you yourself must be unaware of what Christianity is or maybe you have been drinking some bad Kool Aid.

It is written judge not lest you be judged. Many people do not understand that phrase and think you can not make a sound judgment on anyone or a lighting bolt will flash from the sky and strike you. Let me explain it this way using the court of law as an example.

We have the judge who did not witness the facts who has to decide on testimony's from witnesses. That is judging, making an opinion on people's words. A person who see's something happen is a witness. Understand?

Now, unless you have been living under a rock we are all witnesses to the fact that Obama is not a Christian. His leadership, his opinions and voting record confirm this. Lets start way back during the campaign season before the '08 presidency. There was a Value Voters debate in September of '07. Obama and all of the other Democratic field of candidates didn't show, in fact they didn't even acknowledge the invite. But Obama did attend the Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans-gender debate. What God fearing Christian you know would pass on a Christian based debate but attend one for the LGBT? I can't think of one.

What about pressing to allow Gays to serve openly in the military? Would a true Christian do that? Obama has. What about abortion? What about constantly calling Islam a great religion? What about when Obama said "Ramadan’s rituals are a reminder of the principles Muslims and Christians have in common, including advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings." What true Christian would say such a thing?

The debate whether Obama was born here rages on. But one debate that shouldn't is whether Obama is a Christian, there is enough evidence that shows he isn't.

As for Speaker Boehner, he is either a Rhino or that uninformed. If he's that uniformed he needs to educate himself quickly.

I will leave you with this scripture: Take heed that no one deceives you. Wise up people, there is no need to be ignorant and fooled in this age of information, Obama is not a Christian.
                                                  Carey Masci

Friday, February 11, 2011

tax and more tax

Cuyahoga County Treasurer,
    I am challenging and requesting the SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS fee be removed.  I do not recall ANY issue being placed on the ballot to vote for a tax increase for a special assessment purpose.
   I have enclosed a check of $1,605.16.  I have deducted this unusual fee, SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS, that has no explanation from my property tax amount and will consider my property tax bill for the year 2011 paid in full.
                                                   Thank You,
                                                 Carey Masci
That my friends is what I sent to the Cuyahoga County Treasurers Office.  There is no more to give! 
  Let me explain, though maybe there isn't any need to as you are probably well aware and in the same predicament as I am.  But I will continue anyway.  I will use my one house that I own in Euclid as an example.
  In 2003 when I bought this little 2 bedroom house it was valued at about $68,000. Property tax under $1,000 per year.  The house was reappraised in 2009 with my insistence that it is worth $61,500, I was told it was probably worth less.  Property tax for 2011 is now at $1,605 which I saved up and paid in full or so I thought.
BUT WAIT... whats this?  Another fee, a SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FEE of $138.16!  No matter how hard you try to keep up its impossible.  This special fee from what I have been told is for the street lights. 
Well I say if it is, shut off the street lights! or turn on the lights a hour later and off a hour earlier. or use lower wattage bulbs. or turn off every other street light.  But do not throw another fee at us, a lot of people are barely making basic payments and an economic recovery will NEVER take place as long as you keep taking more and more money from the people..
  This light fee is on top of the trash fee Euclid passed in 2010 of $118.80 per house and the billing for that says pay or this matter will be referred for collection.  But they do allow an easy method of payment, they accept Visa, MasterCard or Discover.  Who cares what interest rate you have or if you are even able to pay your credit card at least you can use it.
 But wait there's more,  the latest... Euclid wants to go back to the ballot box again and plead for more money for the schools.  Won't you help - please we need the money - you don't need to eat - or pay utilities - or fuel your car - its only about $10 per month.
Add up just these three - its $376.96 and that's not counting the HUGE jump of over $600 for the property tax for a small house plus other hidden fee's that bring this total to over a $1,000 per year increase since 2003. 
About a month ago on 1100 AM, the Mike Trivisono Show, the topic once again was about Euclid.  This time for the rise of property tax, the highest either in the area or the state, I forgot which.  And once again my phone rang, Did ya here about Euclid....  A 49% increase for property tax in recent years.  I think its way higher, at least by my figures.  This negative publicity does nothing but hurt Euclid and prolongs the recovery, IF it is even ever able to rebound.
And there was more publicity in an article in the News Herald on February 1, 2011.

Euclid Schools seeking 6.9-mill levy

Vasek said that because the levy will take the place of the district's existing 1.8-mill levy, residents would actually pay just under $10 per month.

"We are keenly aware of the financial realities of the members of this community," Smith said. "And we tried to ask for the smallest amount of revenue as possible."

IF Smith was keenly aware of the financial difficulties of the city they would never seek another tax increase!  The people do not have it to give!  This would be close to another $120 per year!
 As I was writing the above an email came in from Bob.  What beautiful timing.
Message from sender:
cleveland has made the list! bob
Friends the only advice that I can give and I hope you heed is to please do like I do, try to educate as many people as possible to vote every increase down and vote these people out  who are in favor AND challenge and question every fee that comes your way. DO NOT roll over and play dead.  If you do, its lights out, literally, because the economy will collaspe.  The more the government takes from the people the less there is to spend in the private sector where real job growth and economic recovery occurs which in turn brings in more tax revenue.  Its simple economics 101.  
                                      Carey Masci
Just heard on the news 261,000 homes across the nation are in foreclosure, the number is actually much higher but there is a backlog of paperwork.
I need to ask this question one more time to any elected official who may be reading this.  I have posed this question many times with no answer except from one who said raise my tenants rent which is not the answer.  The question is:  The city is broke because the people are broke but you expect broke people to pay more to bail out the city.  Where do you want us to get the money?

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

How many of you actually sat through the whole State of the Union Address?

How many of you actually sat through the whole State of the Union Address? After what I saw during the Arizona Memorial I had a hard time bringing myself to watch the entire address though I did read it.

During the Arizona Memorial a friend had called telling me he was watching it to turn it on. I said I was avoiding it, how bad is it? He said not that bad. So I turned the TV on just in time to see Mr. GQ go up to speak. I am not sure what my friend was watching but I was appalled. Our arrogant President (remember when he called America arrogant?) had his chin in the air and his smirk was almost to the point of a smile. Who cares what words he spoke his mannerisms told a different story, did he forget this wasn't about him? He never once tried to quiet the crowd from applauding him.

So when President Obama and President Hu Jintao of China held their conference I steered clear of it. A friend lambasted me for not watching it as much as I am into politics. Well let me explain it this way... do you really believe a communist? C'mon! And Obama? Yeah right. This scripture came to mind..Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? China is just interested in getting its debt we owe returned to them and manufacturing more products for us, that's it, don't be fooled. When China exonerates the protesters and acknowledges what happened during the Tienanmen Square incident that's when I'll take notice. As for Obama, the list is long of what he has to do to gain my respect.

I remember when Slick Willy use to speak I couldn't help but hear the song by Boy George Chameleon. With Obama I hear the song by the Rolling Stones Harlem Shuffle. For those of you who don't remember the opening lines it goes:

You move it to the left
And you go for yourself
You move it to the right
Yeah if it takes all night

That's what ran through my mind You move it to the left - You move it to the right, but guess what? It's not fooling me. Obama is all left and says he is moving to the right but he isn't. But even if Obama is moderating, his right is still far left and if Conservatives want to pass anything they will have to play on Obama's playground using his rules or the veto will come down. It doesn't sound to me like he is ready to work with the Republicans at all.

Besides that observation most of the State of the Union Address sounded very familiar. So I went back to my article I wrote about last years adress. I wrote it in detail and could of almost just changed a few things and the date and you would of never known. One of the similarities between last years speech and this years is Obama is still proudly supporting the acceptance of homosexuals - whoop de do!, this really helps our nation and brings us all closer together while solving the economic crisis.

Two other things I like to point out. The first, Obama acknowledged the computer and how its changed things. I mentioned this many times how the Internet has damaged many businesses and altered our economy but the left never wanted to admit this, it was all Bush's fault. But in reality I guess we should be blaming EGore, after all he did invent the Internet.

And my last point, last year Obama said in the address that he wanted to open off shore drilling, while this year he wants to end oil subsidies while pushing for the electric car. Soon we won't be blaming big oil for all our problems it will be big electric.

In conclusion I heard a lot of left right left right left right talk.  I think the Rolling Stones should redo The Harlem Shuffle with a new video showing Obama speaking.
After all....
He moves it to the left
And you go for yourself
He moves it to the right
Yeah if it takes all night