Friday, April 30, 2010

136 KENTUCKY OAKS...

This year, Churchill Downs will contribute $1 for every Oaks attendee to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In 2009, Churchill Downs contributed more than $100,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

136 Kentucky Oaks:

1. IT'S TEA TIME
2. JODY SLEW
3. QUIET TEMPER
4. AGE OF HUMOR
5. BLIND LUCK
6. BEAUTICIAN
7. CRISP
8. TIDAL POOL
9. BELLA DIAMANTE
10. CHAMPAGNE D'ORO
11. EVENING JEWEL
12. AILALEA
13. AMEN HALLELUJAH
14. JOANIE'S CATCH

Our money's on:

"It's Tea Time, Blind Luck, and Jody Slew."

Off to a day (rain or shine) at the 136 Running of the Kentucky Oaks.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

NEWS FLASH ~ FROM OUR FRIENDS IN WASHINGTON, DC...

The Securities and Exchange Commission has referred the ongoing investigation of Goldman Sachs to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

VAT TAX...

Webster's defines "Value added tax" as: "A tax on the estimated market value added to a product or material at each stage of its manufacture or distribution, ultimately passed on to the consumer."

Obama's senior economic adviser, Paul Volcker, is recommending that the administration inflict on the American people a European style Value Added Tax (VAT).

This is a tax that politicians love because by law it is hidden from the person that must pay it, the consumer, just like the hidden taxes on every gallon of gasoline.

Another reason politicians love it because they can raise the tax rate at anytime and the consumer will never know it because it is against the law to show the amount of the VAT on the consumer's purchase receipts.
The tax starts with each individual piece of material needed to build the item, then the builder adds another tax for the item itself, then the final seller tops it off with yet another tax.

While we were in Washington, DC, we had a meeting with our favorite Senator (Evan Bayh) and asked him to explained the VAT Tax, and we thought we would share this with you our readers.

Let us try to explain to you how it is designed to steal your money without you knowing it:

The VAT taxes the value added to each step in the development of every product.

As an example he gave, suppose GM is building a car and the VAT rate is 20%, which is less than the European rate. Assume they buy all the parts from parts suppliers, who in turn buy only materials. If the part suppliers buy $5,000 worth of raw materials, they will pay $6,000. The raw materials company will send $1,000 (VAT) to the government. The suppliers then sell the parts to GM for $15,000. GM will pay $18,000 for the parts ($3,000 VAT), but the suppliers will send the government only $2,000 plus proof of the $1,000 already paid. GM then sells the car to a GM dealer for $25,000 plus $5,000 VAT. It sends the government $2,000 plus proof of $3,000 already paid. The GM dealer sells the car to a consumer for $30,000 plus $6,000 VAT. The GM dealer sends the government $1,000 plus proof of the $5,000 paid. The consumer pays $36,000 for the car.

Talk about a scam on consumers!

There's more:

It also means taxes on all services, doctor bills, plumbing bills and services rendered. If there already state taxes charged on products and services it will be collected in addition to the state sales tax that still will be collected.

And guess what?

Every single person in the United States that has to eat, drink, have a roof over their head, drives a car, or has to buy any item, for any use, will be paying this tax through the nose.

Obama has finally found a way to even tax the homeless, since even they must eat at some point in their day.

"And if it is enacted, you can bet the farm that even if we get a Republican majority, it is not going away!"

At this point in his administration, the majority of the people in this country are beginning to realize they have elected a "Madman" to steer the Ship of State.

What they are realizing after 16 months of being his passenger, is that Obama's motto is: Drive it like you stole it!"

So, how's that "hope and change" working for you?

Monday, April 26, 2010

A TOOL BANK? FOR REAL?

Redevelopment had five public meetings to hear what citizens wanted them to use CDBG money on. This is something Redevelopment themselves came up with before the fifth meeting was ever held.

Neighborhood Tool Bank $15,000:

This is an ongoing activity that will be funded throughout the Five-Year plan. Under this program, tools will be purchased for the purpose of being lent to home owners (others assisting) or rental of tools needed to perform routine home maintenance in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) area.

1. Who will be running this program?

2. Where will these tools be stored?

3. How much will the fees be?

4. Will they need an office, computer, software, staff, salary, take home car and cell phone?

Whose dumb idea was this anyway?

So Congratulations Citizens of New Albany, our City will be in the "Rental Mart" business!

What will they think of next?

Source: City of New Albany, Indiana Consolidated Plan: Fiscal Years 2010-2014

Saturday, April 24, 2010

READY, STEADY...GO !

Running a marathon is a goal that many people have, but for some reason most people don't ever get around to doing it.

The Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and mini Marathon are growing in popularity every year. Race organizers this year have the combined entries of over 12,000 runners.

Freedom Of Speech is proud to announce that out of the over 12,000 runners of the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and mini Marathon 2010 we have 6 staff members registered as participants to run the 26.2 mile course and the 13.1 mini Marathon.

Runners in the Derby Festival Marathon & mini marathon will start their race at the same time and place at 3rd Street and Rochester Drive near Iroquois Manor. Marathon runners will follow the mini marathon route until the Mile 10.5. Runners of the Marathon will split off the course at 7th and Breckinridge, turning right, completing the 26.2-mile distance. The Marathon route will continue east on Breckinridge to Barrett Avenue, through the Highlands area and Cherokee Park, along Cherokee Road to Baxter, Main, 2nd Street Bridge crossing into Southern Indiana, returning to Kentucky, eventually rejoining the mini marathon route at 3rd and Main.

The Marathon finish line will share the same location as the mini Marathon at Preston and Waterspoon Street.

There will be 5 separate locations to cheer our team runners on:

* Breckingridge & Brook Street

* Eastern Parkway & Bardstown Road

* Lexington Road & Grinstead - (Cherokee Park)

* Main Street & Baxter Ave.

* 2nd St. & Main Street

At the finish, runners can wind down at the Michelob Ultra Experience area with friends and team members.

Freedom Of Speech would like to say:

You each have been in training for well over a year now. You've all overcome many obstacles. You have been running up and down Vincennes Street, Greenway, Community Park, Cherokee Park and almost every weekend up and down Silver Hills. You've pulled hamstrings, calf muscles and lost or broken your heart rate monitors, but, your big day is just around the corner.

Be it gratifying or grueling, unexpectedly humorous or inspirational, and now you 6 are running your second Derby Marathon. Your determination will forever be imprinted in all of our hearts and minds.

Go Team Freedom Of Speech!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

SO HERE'S OUR "THANK YOU," MR. PRESIDENT...

Okay, we will oblige.

Mr. President, we want to thank you for seizing General Motors and Chrysler. We want to thank you for appointing a pervert as our safe schools czar. We would like to thank you, Mr. President for the generational theft that you have committed with all of this borrowing and spending. You have spent the wealth of two to three, maybe four generations in the future, before they're even born.

We want to thank you, Mr. President, for insulting and endangering Israel. We want to thank you, Mr. President, for driving up the unemployment rate to near double digits for years to come. We want to thank you, Mr. President, for telling everybody that it's going to be double digits as the new norm.

We want to thank you, Mr. President, for exploding the annual deficit to the level where it can never be repaid.

We'd like to thank, Mr. President, for targeting and destroying private health insurance companies. We want to thank you, Mr. President, for pushing for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to stand trial in New York City and receive full constitutional rights at a cost of $200 million per year. We want to thank you for that.

We want to thank you for helping to destroy the housing market, Mr. President.

And, Mr. President, we would love to thank you for your arrogance, because arrogance is part and parcel of an authoritarian leader of a regime.

We would like to also thank you, Mr. President, for your divisiveness. We would like to thank you for ignoring the public union pension time bombs waiting to explode out there.

We would like to thank you, Mr. President, for mocking and disrespecting the American people.

And we'd like to thank you for your never-ending support of the New Black Panthers and for ACORN.

We'd like to thank you, Mr. President, for embracing our enemies and snubbing our allies.

But most of all, Mr. President, thank you for arousing the sleeping silent majority because we have been asleep too long.

November is coming, Mr. President. That is when we will really thank you!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

THAT'S WHY THEY CALL IT THUNDER....

What an exciting week. Now it's time to enjoy "Thunder over Louisville." See you all at Buckhead Mountain Grill for our annual "Thunder Party!"

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TODAY WE MARCH ON WASHINGTON...

No matter where you are today April 15, whether you are in DC, at a local event, or watching the news coverage of the day, we will be united as Americans and standing shoulder to shoulder with other Patriots in presence and in spirit.

We will remind America today of the incredible gift our Founding Fathers gave to us.

As a united voice, we will stand up for the United States Constitution.

We will be one voice demanding Congress restores fiscal responsibility to our national budget. We will remind Congress, the President, and our fellow citizens what limited government and free markets can do.

You have made your voices heard at town halls across this country, so now, We The People March on Washington.

* We will begin gathering at Freedom Plaza, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW at 4:45 pm.

* We will March from Freedom Plaza to the Monument.

* Rally starts at 7 pm

* We will show the world we are united, we are Democrats, Republicans and Independence fight for our Constitution and our Country.

Set your TVO and VCR we are going to make HISTORY today!

God Bless America...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WERE OFF TO WASHINGTON, DC....

Check List:

1. American Flag
2. Indiana State Flag
3. Protest Signs
4. Protest T-shirts, shorts and jeans
5. Camcorder
6. Extra batteries
7. Blackberry & Camera phones
8. Walking shoes and Sun glasses
9. Hotel Confirmation email
10. Bottled Water


Yes, we are packed and ready to March!

Join Freedom Of Speech in Washington, DC on April 15, 2010.

A crowd of Americans will gather in front of the U.S. Capitol 11:00-1:00 and the National Monument 6pm-10pm to exercise their freedom of speech and petition opposing the growth of federal government and spending!

Over the past year, the Tea Party movement has emerged as a powerful force in American politics.

Organizers of the Tax Day Tea Party are expecting well over one million people to Washington, DC to send a message to the Obama Administration and Congress.

Our motto: "Regroup, Rebuild, and Reclaim America!"

If you can not make it to Washington. Watch C-SPAN and FOX NEWS.

There will be well over 1,500 Tea Party's all across the United States.

[Weather on Thursday: 72 degrees and Sunny!]

Sunday, April 11, 2010

CUT OUR LOSSES & TEAR DOWN LINDEN MEADOWS....

City of New Albany, Indiana Consolidated Plan: Fiscal Years 2010-2014

Linden Meadow Project Acquisition/Rehab: $100,000. (FY10)This is a project to address the condition of houses in the Linden Meadows development (ghetto), which were donated by Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services, Inc. to the New Albany-Floyd County Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). The CHDO was not able to sustain/complete the project. The City has engaged in dialogue with IHCDA and private entities to identify a program to complete the development.

1. Sewer Board will NOT try to collect TAP-In Fees from 3 houses and God only knows how many more free Tap-In's were given.

2. Fee to connect to New Albany Sewer System is $1,800 per resident.

3. The state halted work at Linden Meadows due to structural and funding concerns.

4. Houses remain empty and unfinished and several are boarded up.

5. Three homeowners were led to believe that the CHDO Board management had paid the tap-in fees.

6. CHDO Board management defaulted on the Linden Meadows loan with PNC Bank last year.

7. The city has NO ownership in Linden Meadows.

8. New Albany Redevelopment Commission agreed to spend about $5,000 each on the 3 occupied houses for repairs that were not completed by Community Housing.

Source: Tribune, 3-25-2010

Freedom Of Speech would like to say:

We need to cut our losses on Linden Meadows and put the $100,000 of CDBG money towards sewer repairs and stop throwing good money on a bad project!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

BYE ~ BYE STUPAK...

After selling his soul to Nancy Pelosi, it appears that Bart Stupak finally found the courage to tell her "NO!" The political fallout over the Democrats government takeover of healthcare has put the political careers of many Democrats in jeopardy thanks in part to Stupak's decision to abandon his alleged pro-life principles.

Another democrat bites the dust.

This sounds exactly what "will happen" if New Albany Council members support a sewer rate increase and $1.8 million for police and fire.

Vote them all out!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH...

By the way, we've never seen a girl, or a sissy boy throw a baseball as bad as Obama did for the ceremonial first pitch.

(So, he'll soon have a Cy Young Award to put on a shelf next to his Nobel.)

Heck most Little League pitchers could have done a better job!

Obama said in the interview with Rob Dibble during the opening day broadcast that he grew up as an Oakland A's fan. We wonder if he could have answered a question about his favorite players from the 1972, 1973 and 1974 seasons when the A's won three World Series championships.

We can and we are not even A's fans. Gene Tenace, Reggie Jackson, Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Rollie Fingers, Vido Blue, Joe Rudi, Blue Moon Odom just to name a few.

We wonder if we can get Obama to be the starting flagman at Talladega or can we get him to receive the kick-off at the next Superbowl?

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

ACORN'S BACK IN BUSINESS...

An email, from our friends in Washington, DC:

In a March 16 memo to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director Peter Orszag quietly ordered federal agencies to resume funding the group whose employees were caught on hidden camera videos last year condoning a variety of crimes including child prostitution and tax evasion.

The discal floodgates are opening for the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now (ACORN), the president's former employer and legal client, despite a congressional ban on funding the activist group that has been long been a practitioner of election fraud!

After all, Obama still needs them for his re-election campaign. He will need them 100 times in every state. He will need them to threaten, intimidate, and/or bribe people, especially voters of his opponent.

Just like he did in the caucuses when he bussed in people from out-of-state, to caucus in every state and in every precinct.

What does Obama care?

It's only the taxpayers money, after all.

After all, he certainly owes us a great big, "thank you" for his new home in the White House!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

HILLARY TO VISIT LOUISVILLE...

When: Friday, April 9, 2010

Where: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

Sponsor: McConnell Center at the University of Louisville

Doors open at 1:00

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

"We have ours, hope to see you there!"