Friday, September 18, 2009

Drivin Em A Little Crazy at The Hubbard City Cafe

Football season is under way and Hubbard is 0-3. That would be three losses without a win to date. In the last game Billy Roy reported "They whipped us like a tied up goat."

Since football can dominate discussion pretty easily at the Cafe I think I need to stir them up a little bit, or as Butch Jackson would say, "drive em a little crazy". So I sent this by way of Mom to read to the folks so they would stay focused on important world affairs:

From the Washington Post

Let's say you're preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don't have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do?

Here's how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon:

The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.

Then, and only then, could Obama purchase her leafy greens. "Now it's time to buy some food," she told several hundred people who came to watch. "Let's shop!"

Cowbells were rung. Somebody put a lei of marigolds around Obama's neck. The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the "Farm at Sunnyside" tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears, cherry tomatoes, multicolored potatoes, free-range eggs and, yes, two bunches of Tuscan kale. She left the produce with an aide, who paid the cashier as Obama made her way back to the limousine.

There's nothing like the simple pleasures of a farm stand to return us to our agrarian roots.

It is great to have just plain folks in the White House unlike that rich librarian lady from Midland, Texas.

What do you think? Will this fire them up? My special thank you goes out to Michelle Obama for her assistance.

Speaking of driving, since Mom has had her minor stroke she can't drive anymore, however the folks line up to take her anywhere she wants to go. They also have given her a new nickname, "Miss Daisy".

Love you Daisy,


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Republican's Need to "Man Up" About Racial Injustice

Here we go again. The Liberal Elites are calling anyone who disagrees with them "racists". I recently sent the following email to a friend who coffees at the Cafe. He said, "If you really believe this you will send it to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal." I accepted the challenge, and not only submited it to the journal, but I am posting it to this blog as well:

Martin Luther King fought to have every person judged by their character and not the color of their skin. Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, the Democratic Party, and now Chairman Obama (enabled every step of the way by timid Republicans) have pushed and continue to push Affirmative Action and Reverse Discrimination every place possible. This has provided the Democratic Party over 95% of the Black vote. Republicans have remained on the sidelines timidly watching as not to be branded “racists”.

Forty years later after MLK‘s goals were pilfered, distorted, and misrepresented the results are a nation of suffering Blacks with extremely high rates of poverty, illiteracy, parentless children, drugs, and crime. The liberal elite politicians give lip service to minority support while creating legislation with the hopes of keeping them enslaved. It is all about power.

Now our new Black President's supporters are calling anyone who opposes his policies "racists". It doesn't get worse than this, and those that will suffer the most are black. If this continues I predict that Obama will only not lead us to a "post racial" era but we will take giant steps backward in our race relations. If, so it will be the Blacks again that get hurt the most.

It is time to truly support our black brothers and sisters by treating them as equals ONLY. We must destroy their welfare state and stop treating them as victims. They deserve to be treated as Americans, no better and no worse. We need to help them help themselves through quality education, neighborhood policing, supporting and in fact rewarding families, rewarding those who work, providing charity every where needed, supporting neighborhood churches, and aggressively prosecuting their crooked politicians, drug dealers, and militant groups.

As we take these unbiased actions, since there are no actions here that should not be done for all Americans as well, we must also protect our borders. If the politicians can successfully create a Mexican (yes, Mexican, not Hispanic) welfare state to get greater than 95% of those votes as well, they not only will bring the same plight to these people as they have brought to the Blacks, but they will also destroy the greatest country the world has ever known, that being the USA.

Lastly, when will this country help our neighbor Mexico bring these same improvements to people within their borders while developing a legal and sane immigration policy and plan that is good for both countries? Both countries must join forces to stop the illegal use and distribution of drugs which put our young people at risk like no other threat in this world except for maybe our National Deficit.

And what should be done with the politicians responsible for these 40 plus years of persecuting Blacks in the name of Affirmative Action, throw all of the bastards out!!!! Start with the ones with seniority since they are the most guilty!!!!

Jim Hammock
Austin, Texas

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Cafe Is Screaming: The Telepresident Did Lie

Don't mess with the Hubbard City Cafe. Among the many research pieces that expose the Lying Teleprompter that temporarily resides in the White House the Cafe folks surfaced the one below. For real policy wonks it is good reading in exposing the proposed legislation that was on the table when our Telepresident gave his address to Congress and Joe Wilson called him out.

For the rest of us you might scan the article if there is any question in your mind as to the insanity of Washington, D.C. As Billy Roy Mitchum says, "only politicians put in office by a sleepy and/or corrupt nation of voters would hold serious debates regarding the rights of ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS and how much taxpayer money we give these illegals. The only money we should be spending on them is to round them up and send them back while protecting our borders."

Billy Roy has no problem with immigrants, he just wants them legal. "Real elected Representatives of the people would be debating immigration laws to determine who should legally cross our borders, how many, and when. Meanwhile the liberal elite led by the Telepresident are trying to sneak health care support for ILLEGALS into their rushed up socialized health care scam."

Here is the research that says the Telepresident "misspoke again".

Illegal Immigrants and HR 3200: Estimate of Potential Costs to Taxpayers
By Steven A. Camarota
September 2009


Steven A. Camarota is the Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies.

Based on our analysis of Census Bureau data, we estimate that there are 6.6 million uninsured illegal immigrants in the United States who could be covered by the new health care reform bill (HR 3200). Even though HR 3200 states that illegal immigrants are not eligible for the proposed taxpayer-funded affordable premium credits, there is nothing in the bill to enforce this. An amendment was defeated in committee that would have required the use of the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program, used by almost all other means-tested programs of this kind.

Among the findings:

•We estimate that there were 6.6 million illegal immigrants without health insurance in 2007 who had incomes below 400 percent of the poverty level, which is the income ceiling for the proposed affordable premium credits.

•If all uninsured illegal immigrants with incomes below 400 percent of poverty received the proposed credits, the estimated cost to the federal government would be $30.5 billion annually.

•We estimate the current cost of treating uninsured illegal immigrants at all levels of government to be $4.3 billion a year, primarily at emergency rooms and free clinics.

•On July 16, an amendment by Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) that would have required use of the SAVE program to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving the affordable premium credits was defeated by the House Ways and Means Committee.

•At present, 71 other means-tested federal programs require use of the SAVE system to prevent illegal immigrants and other ineligible non-citizens from accessing them.

•Even though there is no mechanism to prevent enrollment, it is likely that many income-eligible illegal immigrants would not enroll out of fear or lack of knowledge of the new programs. Thus, the actual costs could be less than the $30.5 billion estimated above. However, if illegal immigrants are legalized, a much larger percentage can be expected to enroll, with a corresponding increase in costs.

•Uninsured illegal immigrants tend to use less health care on average than others without health insurance because they tend to be young. This fact is incorporated into our current cost estimate of $4.3 billion. However, government-provided affordable premium credits paid to insurance companies would be the same for everyone, regardless of age or preexisting conditions. Therefore, the younger age of illegals does not result in lower average costs for taxpayers for this program.

•It is also worth noting that we estimate that 38 percent of illegal immigrants had health insurance in 2007 and that there are at least 360,000 uninsured illegal immigrants with incomes above 400 percent of poverty who would not qualify for benefits under HR 3200.

•Illegal immigrants could benefit from the expansion of Medicaid under HR 3200. The bill does not require identity verification for those claiming U.S. birth. Of illegal immigrants with incomes under 400 percent of poverty, about half earn less than 133 percent of poverty, which is the new ceiling for Medicaid eligibility.

Monday, September 14, 2009

My First Hand News Report from Hubbard

Sue and I spent Thursday through Sunday in Hubbard so this news comes "first hand".

Posted on the Bulletin Board at the Hubbard City Cafe:

Also 1 gay bull for sale.

EMS Report:

There was a terrible accident in Hubbard last Saturday night. It seems Johnney Lee Jones had his seven grandsons over for their monthly fried chicken dinner during a thunderstorm. As they were finishing their meal it was reported that one piece of chicken was left on the platter when all the lights went 0ff. The EMS folks said they took Grandpa Jones to the Waco hospital with seven fork wounds in his hand.

No DUIs in Hubbard

There have been no DUIs in Hubbard since the only local bar opened next door to the pizza shop. When I asked Butch Jackson, how come? He replied, "When someone is too drunk to drive, they walk to the pizza shop and place an order. When they go to deliver it, you catch a ride home with them."

911 Freedom March

Eight years ago while Osama bin Laden hid in a cave in Pakistan while his radical Muslim murderers killed 3,000 people from 90 different countries indiscriminately, our President George W. Bush was meeting with Elementary School children in Florida. What a contrast!

Well, I met with Hubbard's kids from K to 12 at a Freedom March in town center on Friday. How heart warming to see high schoolers carrying 5 and 6 year olds on their shoulders, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to both the U. S. and Texas flags, the band playing the National Anthem, and all paying tribute to our veterans and military. In fact 4 award winning students read their papers entitled "Interviewing a Veteran". Most of the stories were about their Granddads, and all were well written and tears flowed.

The Hubbard teachers, principals, and superintendent were very engaged while providing support and leadership that was admirable. By the way, the student's conduct was terrific. With so much criticism of our school systems today it is great to see real dedication and professionalism. Hubbard's children are in good hands while at school if they can survive this little federal deficit that our generation is creating and our kids are inheriting.

And now my criticism. There were far too few townspeople, ministers, and parents at the Freedom March. The future of our country is in the hands of these children. Folks we need to get off our butts and support the kids and their teachers.

The children and teachers are remembering 911. They are doing everything they can to avoid a repeat of this terrorist act. Are we?

Think about it,