Archive for November, 2009

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Every New GM Vehicle Costs Taxpayers $12,200?

November 20, 2009

The National Taxpayers Union (NTU) has just released a study announcing that each new GM car costs taxpayers $12,200 and each new Chrysler costs taxpayers $7,600.  The report made several assumptions to determine this cost.

Jalopnik.com, a well-known automotive blog provides analysis on this report and trys to debunk some of its conclusions.  Only time will tell how many cars GM and Chrysler will sell and IF they will ever repay the TARP funds.

Your tax dollars at work!

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Muslim Threat within Military

November 10, 2009

Fox News reports that Nidal Hisan, the Army officer muslim terrorist that killed 13 US soliders and civilians at Ft. Hood delivered a presentation to senior Army physicians in 2007 that made a case for allowing muslim soldiers to be released as conscientious objectors instead of having to go to war and fight other muslims.

So, let’s get this straight.  This guy enlists in the military.  Our government spends God know how much money and time to train him to help US soldiers dealing with combat-related stress.  The USA is at war with Islamic jihadists in Iraq and Afganistan.  He wakes up one morning with a moral dillema.   

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Steve Pickens – RIP

November 10, 2009

If you’ve checked out the site recently, you’ve probably noticed there hasn’t been much activity in the last month or so.  Our good friend and the co-founder of www.BeHeardNotHerded.com, Steve Pickens died unexpectedly on September 25, 2009.  He is survived by his wife and two adult children.

 Steve was 57 years young and appeared to be in good health.  We still don’t know exactly what happened, but he probably had some kind of heart attack.  Steve was a motivating force behind this website.  His creativity, intellect, hard work and dedication were assets that will be sorely missed.  Steve’s spoof on Obama’s healthcare speech before Congress was hillarious and has been viewed over 1,800 times on YouTube!  

Thanks for your patience and understanding in this difficult time.  Steve’s passing was so sudden that it was like punch to the gut.   We’ve spent the last 45 days sucking air and trying to recover from this tragedy. But, as the famous saying goes, “the show must go on!”  We’re picking ourselves up off the floor, dusting ourselves off, and returning to our mission.  Our voices need to be heard!

We miss you Steve.  May the four winds blow you safely home.