Everyday Life

Here is an article everyone should read. I have re-posted it here without permission simply because I had difficulty reading in on his site (either too busy, which I hope, or being hit with a DOS attack, which is more common than you think). Read on..

Federal V.I.P Penn – 11/13/02

Last Thursday I was flying to LA on the Midnight flight. I went through security my usual sour stuff. I beeped, of course, and was shuttled to the “toss-em” line. A security guy came over. I assumed the position. I had a button up shirt on that was untucked. He reached around while he was behind me and grabbed around my front pocket. I guess he was going for my flashlight, but the area could have loosely been called “crotch.” I said, “You have to ask me before you touch me or it’s assault.”

He said, “Once you cross that line, I can do whatever I want.”

I said that wasn’t true. I say that I have the option of saying no and not flying. He said, “Are you going to let me search you, or do I just throw you out?”

I said, “Finish up, and then call the police please.”

When he was finished with my shoes, he said, “Okay, you can go.”

I said, “I’d like to see your supervisor and I’d like LVPD to come here as well. I was assaulted by you.”

He said, “You’re free to go, there’s no problem.”

I said, “I have a problem, please send someone over.”

They sent a guy over and I said that I’d like to register a complaint. I insisted on his name and badge number. I filled it out with my name. The supervisor, I think trying to intimidate me, asked for my license, and I gave it to him happily as he wrote down information. I kept saying, “Please get the police,” and they kept saying, “You’re free to go, we don’t need the police.” I insisted and they got a higher up, female, supervisor. I was polite, cold, and a little funny. “Anyone is welcome to grab my crotch, I don’t require dinner and a movie, just ask me. Is that asking too much? You wanna grab my crotch, please ask. Does that seem like a crazy person to you?” I had about 4 of them standing around. Finally Metro PD shows up. It’s really interesting. First of all, the cop is a BIG P&T fan and that ain’t hurting. Second, I get the vibe that he is WAY sick of these federal leather-sniffers. He has that vibe that real cops have toward renta-cops. This is working WAY to my advantage, so I play it.

The supervisor says to the cop, ‘He’s free to go. We have no problem, you don’t have to be here.” Which shows me that the Feds are afraid of local. This is really cool. She says, “We have no trouble and he doesn’t want to miss his flight.”

I say, “I can take an early morning flight or a private jet. ” The cop says, “If I have a citizen who is saying he was assaulted, you can’t just send me away.”

I tell the cop the story, in a very funny way. The cop, the voice of sanity says, “What’s wrong with you people? You can’t just grab a guy’s crank without his permission.” I tell him that my genitals weren’t grabbed and the cop says, “I don’t care, you can’t do that to people. That’s assault and battery in my book.”

The supervisor says that they’ll take care of the security guy. The cop says, “I’m not leaving until Penn tells me to. Now do you want to fill out all the paper work and show up in court, because I’ll be right there beside you.”

The supervisor says it’s an internal matter, and they’ll take care of it. “If you want to pursue this, we’re going to have to go through the electronic evidence.”

I say, “You mean videotape? Yeah, go get it.”

She says, “Well, it’ll take a long time, and you don’t want to miss your flight. We have no problem with you, you’re free to go.”

The cop says, “Your guy grabbed his crank. That ain’t right.”

So, I fill out all the paper work and insist on a number to call to register a complaint. She says that I filled out a complaint, and I say, “I want more, give me another number. ” She gives me a number that I find out later has been disconnected. I leave. I have a card with the name and number on it and the bad 800 number for the FAA.

My flight is way delayed, so I go to Burger King with Glenn – and all the feds are now off duty and at BK and sneering at us.

The next day the woman in charge of public relations calls me to “do anything to make my McCarran experience more enjoyable.” I was a little under the weather with allergies and busy, so I didn’t call back until yesterday.

It took some phone tag, but I finally got the woman on the phone. I was very cool and sweet. I explained the problem. “Do you allow your crotch to be grabbed without being asked?” I didn’t exaggerate, I said that there was nothing sexual, I wasn’t hurt, and it wasn’t my genitals. I just said it was wrong. She said “Well, your feedback is really important because most people are afraid of us.” She said, “I’d love to meet you so we could clear this up, and everyone wants to meet a celebrity.” She said she had watched the videotape and there was no sound, but she saw him reach around. She said she couldn’t tell me what was being done to him but . . . and I stopped her and said, she shouldn’t do anything wrong.

I said that I had talked to two lawyers and they said it was really a weird case because no one knows if he can be charged with assault and battery while working in that job. But I told her, that some of my lawyer friends really wanted to find out. She said, “Well, we’re very new to this job . . .” and I said, “Yeah, so we need these test cases to find out where you stand.”

She said, “Well, you know a LOT about this.” I said, “Well, it’s not really the right word, but freedom is kind of a hobby with me, and I have disposable income that I’ll spend to find out how to get people more of it.”

She said, “Well, the airport is very important to all of our incomes and we don’t want bad press. It’ll hurt everyone, but you have to do what you think is right. But, if you give me your itinerary every time you fly, I’ll be at the airport with you and we can make sure it’s very pleasant for you.”

I have no idea what this means, does it mean that they have a special area where all the friskers are topless showgirls, “We have nothing to hide, do you?” I have no idea. She pushes me for the next time I’m flying. I tell her I’m flying to Chicago around 2 on Sunday, if she wants to get that security guy there to sneer at me. She says, she’ll be there, and it’ll be very easy for me. I have no idea what this means.

I tell her that I’m still thinking about pressing charges, and I don’t just care about me, it’s freedom in general. I say the only thing that was good about it, was that while they were dealing with me, maybe they weren’t beating up people in wheelchairs. It was amazing. All she was trying to do was make me happy. She said she’d burned a CD ROM of my video and it was being sent all around and they were going to change their training. She said, “We’re federal employees, we’re working for you, you pay us and we want customer satisfaction. It doesn’t matter what the law is, we have to make you very happy so your flying experience is a pleasurable one, and most people don’t give us this kind of intelligent feedback.”

So, that was it. I’m flying on Sunday, I have no idea what will happen. How crazy is this? Do I really have some sort of mysterious VIP status to shut me up? Should I press charges? She said she was going to talk to the cop. I said he didn’t see anything. She said, “Well, he may be able to see the forest for the trees, because he was right there.” I quoted his “crank” comment and she laughed and then knew that was a very bad sign. I said, “He’ll tell you I was polite, cold, angry, and funny” – that’s more than should be expected of me. I still don’t know what I’m going to do, but my advice to everyone is complain all you can and call the cops. I think it might make a little difference. Maybe you can become a VIP too.


From http://www.pennandteller.com/03/coolstuff/penniphile/roadpennfederalvip.html


But does Obama really believe that? He’s been talking about it for over 8 years,

Obama beleives that the processes and decisions you make in managing your day to day life is a governmental administrative task that they are better suited to make.

Hedge fund manager bets against the sub-prime antics of the democrats manipulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and makes millions!

Andrew Lahde’s $80m Los Angeles-based firm Lahde Capital Management in Los Angeles made a huge return last year by betting against subprime mortgages.

He doesn’t seem to have too much respect for the ivy-league trust-fund crowd. As I recall it was the MSM and that crowd that made fun off Sarah Palin’s college education insinuating that it was not of the right class or worth for someone who wanted to be vice-president.

Vote for All of the Above, Vote Republican. Unless of course you believe that supporting policies like; fueling cars with biofuels instead of feeding people is a good idea.

The Democratic Drilling plan is TaurusTurd. It lets China drill in our waters but keeps our own US Companies out. Must be because “Big China’ contributes to their campaigns and “Big Oil” doesn’t!

That’s the way to put America first!

Why is Barack Obama unable to separate politics from putting America first? Obama claims he is not able to be a candidate and keep the countries interest first at the same time. I thought it was Obamas’ idea? Didn’t Obama say that he contacted John McCain first? It wasn’t that long ago, did he forget? And how can his campaign say that John McCains desire to postpone the debate, put the country first, and work to address this disastrous issue a stunt? Does he think the American public stupid?

Dodd, Kanjorski, Frank, and Obama Richer, You aren't

Dodd, Kanjorski, Frank, and Obama Richer, You aren't

So how did all this happen? Our Wall Street financial institutions are in deep trouble directly because of the housing and mortgage crisis, namely Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. This problem has cascaded from the mortgage crisis to just about ever area of our financial system. A system we all depend on. So how did Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac get into trouble?

This all started back in 1977 when Congress and President Carter signed into law a bill titled the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), it was later modified by the Clinton Administration in order to create mandates on banks and mortgage houses to provide “opportunities” to those wanting to buy a home but couldn’t under standard mortgage practices afford them. A cleaver way to give hand outs to the poor. (Once again the road to hell is paved with good intentions) The majority of these mortgages were provided by, you guessed it, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These organizations hold about half of all the housing loans in the United States.

On September 11, 2003 George Bush and the administration recommended significant regulatory overhaul to the housing finance industry, specifically Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The new regulatory agency would be able to regulate and determine whether Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are adequately managing the risks of their ballooning portfolios, which at the time was well over 1.6 trillion dollars. In the article is said:

There is a general recognition that the supervisory system for housing-related government-sponsored enterprises neither has the tools, nor the stature, to deal effectively with the current size, complexity and importance of these enterprises,” Treasury Secretary John W. Snow told the House Financial Services Committee in an appearance with Housing Secretary Mel Martinez, who also backed the plan.

At the time, Barney Frank aggressively thwarted reform efforts by the Bush administration and prevented its passage. Since then Frank has been quick to blame republican deregulation. “Frank was and remains a stalwart defender of Fannie Mae, which is now under FBI investigation along with its sister organization Freddie Mac”. We all know, Barney Frank ought to be under investigation as well. I say hang him now.

Prominent Democrats ran Fannie Mae – Yet the media won’t report that.

Prominent Democrats ran Fannie Mae, the same government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) that donated campaign cash to top Democrats. And one of Fannie Mae’s main defenders in the House – Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., a recipient of more than $40,000 in campaign donations from Fannie since 1989 – was once romantically involved with a Fannie Mae executive.

Frank was and remains a stalwart defender of Fannie Mae, which is now under FBI investigation along with its sister organization Freddie Mac, American International Group Inc. (NYSE:AIG) and Lehman Brothers (NYSE:LEH) – all recently participants in government bailouts. But Frank has derailed efforts to regulate the institution, as well as denying it posed any financial risk. Frank’s office has been unresponsive to efforts by the Business & Media Institute to comment on these potential conflicts of interest. 

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Invest in Democrats

John McCain and other Republicans attempted to prevent this issue years ago, but were stopped by the Democrats.

What’s the thinking behind the Obama tax plan? Why does it sound so much more caring and empathetic than other plans? It seems to have something for everyone, just like his health care plan.

Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin have inspired to many on the left who are wanting to enter government and politics, and it appears that their inspiration is at work here too.

Lenin said that the best way to destroy a Capitalist System was to debauch the currency. By continuing a process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.

Inspiration for the Obama Tax Plan

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