theodore M I R A L D I mpa ... editor, publisher, writer. katherine molé mfa ... art director

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Breaking down the political dialog.......

     for too long now the dialog directing our sense of understanding has taken a major downturn. Often
used terms like, "right-wing extremism", or "liberal progressives" have become more meaningful
then common sense and united purpose. On greater issues facing this nation there should only be
one side, what's best for our nation.
     the political discourse has been driven by minority issues for so long, that the most vital fundamentals
of governmental process has been assigned to relic status. no longer is policy determined by simple rules
that demand value from revenue, and efficiency for process.
     running the government with a credit card works no more effectively then living in personal debt,
as both nation and individual are facing the same calamity.
     it would serve us all, individually, and as a nation to be more cognizent of what could lie ahead,
the destruction of our integrity....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The truths no-one wants you to know.....

Thank you Dana Mullinaux Perrault for these figures....

There are actually two messages here. The 1st points out the incredible "benefits" of “Universal Healthcare” and is very interesting; the 2nd is absolutely astounding - and explains a lot.

1. A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.

Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
U.S. 65% England 46% Canada 42%

Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
U.S. 93% England 15% Canada 43%

Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
U.S. 90% England 15% Canada 43%

Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
U.S. 77% England 40% Canada 43%

Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
U.S. 71 England 14 Canada 18

Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
U.S. 12% England 02% Canada 06%

Check this last set of statistics!!

2. The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet.

Here are the percentages.

T. Roosevelt................. .38%

Taft............................... 40%

Wilson .......................... 52%

Harding......................... 49%

Coolidge....................... 48%

Hoover ........................ 42%

F. Roosevelt.................. 50%

Truman......................... 50%

Johnson........................ 47%

Nixon........................... 53%

Ford............................ 42%

Carter.......................... 32%


GH Bush.......................51%

Clinton .........................39%

GW Bush.....................55%

And the winner is:

Obama ........................ 08%

This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever
worked in a job not supported by tax money! That's right! Only eight
percent---the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these
people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their
business? They know what's best for GM, Chrysler, Wall Street, and you
and me? How can the president of a major nation and society, the one
with the most successful Economic system in world history, stand and
talk about business when he's never worked for one? Or about jobs
when he has never really had one? And when it's the same for 92% of
his Senior staff and closest advisers? They've spent most of their
time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as "community
organizers." They should have been in an employment line. Pass this
on… we'll NEVER see these facts in the main stream media.

"One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed
by your inferiors." Plato

Monday, September 19, 2011

The UN Folly.....

Let the Israeli bashing begin, Let's face it, this new Palestinian folly is nothing more than a new push to

illiminate Israel by force. With the mideast struggling with violence on numerous fronts because of a

so-called push to democracy, most arabs  hate Israel and the West. And as the PLO,

Hamas, and its sister organization the Muslim Brotherhood know the Obama administration is careless

with word and deed. After all, it was Obama's  declaration in stupidity  that a new member being

admitted  to the UN in the coming year would be a Palestinian State. Thinking that world opinion is now

in their favor, and a weak American foreign policy struggles making the hard choices, the time is right to

wave the flames of dissent against the Israeli state. Make no mistake, this ongoing narrative is going to lead

 to violence as the rest of the world allows  ignorance and hate take their seats at the UN this week.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dems lose NY seat in Special Election!

If you're a New York democrat, and you can't win a soon to be abolished seat in Congress in

a Blue State there's a fundamental flaw in your politics. New Yorkers not only voted in the first republican

since the 20's to this district, but have sent an unmistakable message to the White House, don't count New

York in the win column just yet. This is an issue oriented state that takes policy to heart, and Obama's stance

on Israel might be his unraveling. After wooing the Jewish vote with promises that he would continue to

support Israel, Obama has done what he has done so often, not deliver. A president's word must be his honor,

and this president is lacking in both.

theodore miraldi

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Un-American Jobs Act.....

It has now become apparent whose job Obama's trying to save, his own. The American Jobs Act is

just that, an act by a disingenuous president who continues to think Keynesian theory really works. That

big brother must guide you through your feeble lives. Which America is Obama the president of? More , and

more his rhetoric appears to be coming from the Southern Hemisphere, where socialism thrives. Filled with

gimmicks, massive spending, and a great campaign slogan, this thinly veiled proposal makes a mockery of an

intelligent audience. This proposal should have been called, The "Desperation Act."

theodore miraldi

Monday, September 12, 2011

Is Perry Presidential? My respone to NYPost Ed 9/12/2011

The Issue: Whether Rick Perry could be considered a GOP front-runner after Wednesday’s debate.

Tough-talking Rick Perry’s no-nonsense debut was a breath of fresh air in an atmosphere filled with hot air and misdirection (“A National Republican Star is Born,” John Podhoretz, Sept. 8).

His “tell it like it is” approach makes perfectly clear where he stands on the issues, like Social Security, job creation or pseudoscience.

His characterization of Social Security is at least truthful.

While the Democrats are in a panic over a second Obama term, Republicans can offer a unified party with specific answers, not rhetoric or class war.

Theodore Miraldi

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

One of the lucky ones on 9/11/2001.....

      as usual my day started early on 9/11/2001. my normal routine was being an escort at an outreach office

in the North Tower's lower level for Project Renewal. But on this particular day i was working on Catherine

street, maybe 5 blocks from the WTC for a democratic primary election. i had sent someone else in my

place that morning. little did i know what would unfold before my eyes, or the horror afterwards not knowing

whether i had sent someone to their death.

     the first alert that something had happened at the North Tower came over a police radio, so i immediately

went outside to see the upper part of the tower smoldering, at first, accounts where speculative regarding

what had actually happened, finally the news of a plane crashing into the North Tower was revealed, at first

no mention of a terrorist attack was reported, after all it was highly possible for a plane to have veered off

course and crash into either Tower. Crowds began to gather on Catherine street which gave everyone a

clear sight of the WTC. What was curious was the silence, as all eyes were intensely focused at what was


     Traffic began to get frenzied as emergency vehicles started weaving their way to the site. i got into the

street and started directing cars trying to open up access lanes as best as i could. Within minutes police had

taken over the flow of traffic, so i resumed my watch hanging on to a chain link fence watching yet, another

horror unfold as the second plane hit the South Tower. i was frozen in time staring at the enormous glittering

hole ripped in the building by the plane. my heart sank, it was all so surreal. i couldn't be sure in my mind this

was actually happening. the polling site was closed so i started to make my way uptown keeping an eye on

the Towers as i walked. Watch happened next shattered my confidence of safety, the North Tower where i

had worked had fallen.

    all the while i couldn't stop think about my friend Brad who had taken my place that morning and the

numerous friends that might have perished.

    i was one of the lucky ones....

PS...Brad was safe as well!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Administration Priority; Boosting Illegal Jobs.....

In another collapse of sanity by an Obama agency head, Labor Dept honcho Hilda Solis, is more inclined to fight

and protect the rights of illegals working in the US than the public she serves. In her shocking statement, “no matter

how you got here or how long you plan to stay, you have certain rights." This is the second time in weeks that an

Agency head has moved away from creating an atmosphere that would create jobs, and not put additional fears

into to the public's perception of unrelenting stupidity. Jackson, and Solis should be the first casualties when

sweeping house in 2012.

theodore miraldi

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Republicans United on Issues.....

      With mediators trying their best to create a fight throughout the debate, the candidates took

control, and at several points admonished the antagonists with statements of unity. This debate

is a pivotal point for two reasons. First, what we saw last night between Romney and Perry who

will separate themselves from the other candidates are two highly qualified candidates who can

beat Obama at his own game. Second, with the emergence of Perry, Bachman's chances have been

considerably reduced, but still an important voice in the election. What struck me was the

integration, and purpose by the candidates to stay on point. This election is about jobs, and

increasing revenues through job creation. And although that may sound strange to many with

opposing viewpoints, it will be the perfect storm for this one term president.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Facts, not Fiction on Racism in America....

  DEMOCRATS.............The Party of Segregation and Oppression  as atested by verifiable history...

October 13, 1858

During Lincoln-Douglas debates, U.S. Senator Stephen Douglas (D-IL) states: “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever”; Douglas became Democratic Party’s 1860 presidential nominee

April 16, 1862

Republican President Lincoln signs bill abolishing slavery in District of Columbia; in Congress, 99% of Republicans vote yes, 83% of Democrats vote no

July 17, 1862
Over unanimous Democrat opposition, Republican Congress passes Confiscation Act stating that slaves of the Confederacy “shall be forever free”

January 31, 1865

13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. House with unanimous Republican support, intense Democrat opposition

April 8, 1865

13th Amendment banning slavery passed by U.S. Senate with 100% Republican support, 63% Democrat opposition

November 22, 1865

Republicans denounce Democrat legislature of Mississippi for enacting “black codes,” which institutionalized racial discrimination

February 5, 1866

U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens (R-PA) introduces legislation, successfully opposed by Democrat President Andrew Johnson, to implement “40 acres and a mule” relief by distributing land to former slaves

April 9, 1866

Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Johnson’s veto; Civil Rights Act of 1866, conferring rights of citizenship on African-Americans, becomes law

May 10, 1866

U.S. House passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the laws to all citizens; 100% of Democrats vote no

June 8, 1866

U.S. Senate passes Republicans’ 14th Amendment guaranteeing due process and equal protection of the law to all citizens; 94% of Republicans vote yes and 100% of Democrats vote no

January 8, 1867

Republicans override Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of law granting voting rights to African-Americans in D.C.

July 19, 1867

Republican Congress overrides Democrat President Andrew Johnson’s veto of legislation protecting voting rights of African-Americans

March 30, 1868

Republicans begin impeachment trial of Democrat President Andrew Johnson, who declared: “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am President, it shall be a government of white men”

September 12, 1868

Civil rights activist Tunis Campbell and 24 other African-Americans in Georgia Senate, each one a Republican, expelled by Democrat majority; would later be reinstated by Republican Congress

October 7, 1868

Republicans denounce Democratic Party’s national campaign theme: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule”

October 22, 1868

While campaigning for re-election, Republican U.S. Rep. James Hinds (R-AR) is assassinated by Democrat terrorists who organized as the Ku Klux Klan

December 10, 1869

Republican Gov. John Campbell of Wyoming Territory signs FIRST-in-nation law granting women right to vote and to hold public office

February 3, 1870

After passing House with 98% Republican support and 97% Democrat opposition, Republicans’ 15th Amendment is ratified, granting vote to all Americans regardless of race

May 31, 1870

President U.S. Grant signs Republicans’ Enforcement Act, providing stiff penalties for depriving any American’s civil rights

June 22, 1870

Republican Congress creates U.S. Department of Justice, to safeguard the civil rights of African-Americans against Democrats in the South

September 6, 1870

Women vote in Wyoming, in FIRST election after women’s suffrage signed into law by Republican Gov. John Campbell

February 28, 1871

Republican Congress passes Enforcement Act providing federal protection for African-American voters

April 20, 1871

Republican Congress enacts the Ku Klux Klan Act, outlawing Democratic Party-affiliated terrorist groups which oppressed African-Americans

October 10, 1871

Following warnings by Philadelphia Democrats against black voting, African-American Republican civil rights activist Octavius Catto murdered by Democratic Party operative; his military funeral was attended by thousands

October 18, 1871

After violence against Republicans in South Carolina, President Ulysses Grant deploys U.S. troops to combat Democrat terrorists who formed the Ku Klux Klan

November 18, 1872

Susan B. Anthony arrested for voting, after boasting to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that she voted for “the Republican ticket, straight”

January 17, 1874

Armed Democrats seize Texas state government, ending Republican efforts to racially integrate government

September 14, 1874

Democrat white supremacists seize Louisiana statehouse in attempt to overthrow racially-integrated administration of Republican Governor William Kellogg; 27 killed

March 1, 1875

Civil Rights Act of 1875, guaranteeing access to public accommodations without regard to race, signed by Republican President U.S. Grant; passed with 92% Republican support over 100% Democrat opposition

January 10, 1878

U.S. Senator Aaron Sargent (R-CA) introduces Susan B. Anthony amendment for women’s suffrage; Democrat-controlled Senate defeated it 4 times before election of Republican House and Senate guaranteed its approval in 1919. Republicans foil Democratic efforts to keep women in the kitchen, where they belong

February 8, 1894

Democrat Congress and Democrat President Grover Cleveland join to repeal Republicans’ Enforcement Act, which had enabled African-Americans to vote

January 15, 1901

Republican Booker T. Washington protests Alabama Democratic Party’s refusal to permit voting by African-Americans

May 29, 1902

Virginia Democrats implement new state constitution, condemned by Republicans as illegal, reducing African-American voter registration by 86%

February 12, 1909

On 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, African-American Republicans and women’s suffragists Ida Wells and Mary Terrell co-found the NAACP

May 21, 1919

Republican House passes constitutional amendment granting women the vote with 85% of Republicans in favor, but only 54% of Democrats; in Senate, 80% of Republicans would vote yes, but almost half of Democrats no August 18, 1920

Republican-authored 19th Amendment, giving women the vote, becomes part of Constitution; 26 of the 36 states to ratify had Republican-controlled legislatures

January 26, 1922

House passes bill authored by U.S. Rep. Leonidas Dyer (R-MO) making lynching a federal crime; Senate Democrats block it with filibuster

June 2, 1924

Republican President Calvin Coolidge signs bill passed by Republican Congress granting U.S. citizenship to all Native Americans

October 3, 1924

Republicans denounce three-time Democrat presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan for defending the Ku Klux Klan at 1924 Democratic National Convention

June 12, 1929

First Lady Lou Hoover invites wife of U.S. Rep. Oscar De Priest (R-IL), an African-American, to tea at the White House, sparking protests by Democrats across the country

August 17, 1937

Republicans organize opposition to former Ku Klux Klansman and Democrat U.S. Senator Hugo Black, appointed to U.S. Supreme Court by FDR; his Klan background was hidden until after confirmation

June 24, 1940

Republican Party platform calls for integration of the armed forces; for the balance of his terms in office, FDR refuses to order it

August 8, 1945

Republicans condemn Harry Truman’s surprise use of the atomic bomb in Japan. The whining and criticism goes on for years. It begins two days after the Hiroshima bombing, when former Republican President Herbert Hoover writes to a friend that “The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”

September 30, 1953

Earl Warren, California’s three-term Republican Governor and 1948 Republican vice presidential nominee, nominated to be Chief Justice; wrote landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education

November 25, 1955

Eisenhower administration bans racial segregation of interstate bus travel

March 12, 1956

Ninety-seven Democrats in Congress condemn Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and pledge to continue segregation

June 5, 1956

Republican federal judge Frank Johnson rules in favor of Rosa Parks in decision striking down “blacks in the back of the bus” law

November 6, 1956

African-American civil rights leaders Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy vote for Republican Dwight Eisenhower for President

September 9, 1957

President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republican Party’s 1957 Civil Rights Act

September 24, 1957

Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools

May 6, 1960

Republican President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats

May 2, 1963

Republicans condemn Democrat sheriff of Birmingham, AL for arresting over 2,000 African-American schoolchildren marching for their civil rights

September 29, 1963

Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School

June 9, 1964

Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act led by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who served in the Senate until his death in 2010. At Byrd’s funeral, former Democrat President Bill Clinton said, “He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I’ll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn’t have done come and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that’s what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians.”

June 10, 1964

Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) criticizes Democrat filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act, calls on Democrats to stop opposing racial equality. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was introduced and approved by a staggering majority of Republicans in the Senate. The Act was opposed by most southern Democrat senators, several of whom were proud segregationists—one of them being Al Gore Sr. Democrat President Lyndon B. Johnson relied on Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen, the Republican leader from Illinois, to get the Act passed.

August 4, 1965

Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor

February 19, 1976

Republican President Gerald Ford formally rescinds Democrat President Franklin Roosevelt’s notorious Executive Order authorizing internment of over 120,000 Japanese-Americans during WWII

September 15, 1981

Republican President Ronald Reagan establishes the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to increase African-American participation in federal education programs

June 29, 1982

Republican President Ronald Reagan signs 25-year extension of 1965 Voting Rights Act

August 10, 1988

Republican President Ronald Reagan signs Civil Liberties Act of 1988, compensating Japanese-Americans for deprivation of civil rights and property during World War II internment ordered by FDR

November 21, 1991

Republican President George H. W. Bush signs Civil Rights Act of 1991 to strengthen federal civil rights legislation

August 20, 1996

Bill authored by U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) to prohibit racial discrimination in adoptions, part of Republicans’ Contract With America, becomes law