Archive for April, 2010

I received this email about an hour ago. It’s Sunday morning here in the Triangle Area of North Carolina.  I felt compelled to post this one as a blog.

My name is d’Lynn – I’m a disabled Vietnam vet.., don’t look too bad for a beat-up old fart, do I? .., and that’s my ride.., she’s looking pretty good looking also.., especially when you consider that she’ll turn twenty this summer – that’s right .., it’s a 1990 with a 1990 sidecar.., I can’t ride a solo bike…, ergo – the sidecar rig.  It’s my sole means of transportation – rain, or shine.., snow, or wind.., and this summer also marks a mile stone.., in both of our lives…, as I will finally be able to pay her off.  20 years old?  What?  Why did it take so long ?  You weren’t paying attention, were you?  It’s right at the beginning of this paragraph. I am a disabled vet.., which means I receive a veterans administration disability pension.., which also means; “I’m broke!” .., just one step ahead of being homeless every month.., and that’s not an idle statement.., or an: “oh., whoa is me” .., dire complaint.  There is a point to this., so hang in there a minute, or two.., and read on.

There’s a 25 year old illegal immigrant women living in Florida.., with eight kids.  Yes., eight “anchor babies”.  .., and she receives just shy of $1,500 per month…, per kid…, plus, medical.., plus food stamps.  Oh, wait.., I’ve been informed that I shouldn’t call them Food Stamps anymore – that’s not PC.  It’s all called – ‘Social Assistance’.., now. You do the math on that yourself. I’d say that she was schooled early in how to make it in the system.  25 years old.., eight kids…, yep – she started early.

You can whip-out the calculator if you want.., but this women who never has paid a dime in taxes of any kind.., [ and still doesn’t – she’s ‘illegal’ – remember?] .., is here, in this country illegally.., paid not one cent in medical for all the ‘anchor babies’.., makes more in one month, legally, then I receive in over a year and half in disability payments…, and I can’t even get food stamps !  Oops – I mean.., Social Assistance.

Technically – I am eligible for ‘Social Assistance’.., I was told it would be a walk through – a gimme – being disabled., no problem.., and in the very next breath was also informed that under the law, the amount I received in ‘Social Assistance’., would be deducted from my disability pension.

Let’s say I take a great photograph. It was just luck., a one of a kind accidental – in the right place at the right time, shot.  My local newspaper offers me fifty bucks to use the photo in a featured story. [I live in a small town – fifty bucks is all they could afford.]  I have to report that fifty dollars to the VA as earned income – which will immediately be deducted from my next month’s disability check.  If I don’t report it, I am in violation of federal law., and technically they can stop my disability pension and prosecute me under a federal felony.  Pretty cool, eh?  For fifty bucks.

I see no point in dealing with two federal bureaucracies.., so I don’t bother.  What’s the point ?

She’s here illegally – and with just one kid.., would make over twice what I receive per month. She…, has eight.., and she is not a stand-out case.., she is not alone.  That’s the way the system works.  Millions of illegal immigrants know this.., know how the system works.., and know how to use it. [ Haven’t you seen the pamphlet?  It’s handed out all along our borders – “The Illegal Immigrants’ Guide to Keeping America Just The Way It Is.”]   .., and that’s just the way it works.

Did you know that the federal government provides a ‘refugee’ in this country with a monthly ‘stipend’ of $1,890 – plus $580 a month in ‘Social Assistance’., ?  That $2,470 a month. Tax free.  That’s two and half times what I am allowed to receive as a disabled vet.  And just what did they do to earn this?  All’s you have to do is show up on our collective door step – raise you right hand and swear that you’re a refugee and bingo – receive $30,000 a year, tax free. That’s more then someone making $15 an hour., and they have to pay taxes to boot!

Now.., in defense of the Veterans Administration.., they are doing what they can – with what they’ve got.  This is precious little compared to what they should have to get the job done.  At least this country has a VA.  It’s the Senate that keeps passing laws, rules and guidelines, cutting their budget.., denying requests for more staff, and computer systems to handle the massive work flow.  Their hands are tied – by the very government that’s suppose to give them what they need to get the job done – by the government you voted into office.  Don’t scream at the VA.., I have. It’s misguided anger.

The point to this ‘story?’  Just why are you paying such high taxes to support this incredibly screwed-up government?  Why!? .., and I am not proposing you stop paying your taxes. That’s wrong. There are good programs and reasons to pay your taxes and support our government.  What am I proposing?  It’s quite simple.


The government.., our government.., is broken.., and we as the voters serve as the maintenance crew.  We fix it.., by voting.

If your state Senator has been in office more than two terms – vote ’em out at the next election.  If your state Representative has been in office more than two terms – vote ’em out of office.  We put term limits on just about every publicly elected official in the country – except the House and Senate.  Why!?  Believe me.., they know this – and love it! Ahhh – the power.

I don’t care how much you believe your Senator, or Representative is doing a good job.., they’re not!  Look at the government you have.., that we have.  How can you state they are doing what you want as the voter that put them there.?? How!?

Vote them out of office.  Do it.

Change the course of this country’s history by what you are granted and guaranteed under the law.  Vote! And if you have the guts.., the anger.., the outrage…, start a petition in your state for a state wide initiative to be placed on your next state ballot.  Limiting the terms of office for your state senators and state representatives – to your federal government – to two terms.

The federal government will never pass such a law.., but you can.  You can get it done.  You can force it.  You can make it a law.

This is the first step in ‘getting it right’. Just vote.  It’s simple.  It’s easy, damn it!

This first step will send a very clear message.., it will work.  It will put ‘us’.., back in control of ‘them’. As it should be… as it was intended in the first place.

Are you an American?  Born and Raised?  Then Vote!

Side note:  I sent this email to a little over one hundred on my email list. If you believe I am wrong, or misguided, or simply don’t agree.., that’s fine.., go right ahead a delete this email.  No problem.., sorry to have bothered you.  However, if you think I might just have a worthwhile idea.., something we can easily accomplish.., something that could be a small part at getting this country back under ‘our’ control’.., then please, pass this along.

Silence believes this man is STILL fighting for the country he loves. Please take his advice & vote out every single solitary incumbent!

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Fifth day of April in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand Ten.

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Illegal Immigration Counter:




Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this  Twenty First day of April in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand Ten.

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Handle with care!

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty First day of April in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand Ten.

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The state of Arizona voted yesterday to force Barack H. Obama to show Proof of Eligibility before he can get his name on the ballot to run for re-election in 2012.  Sounds like common sense to this patriot. I personally have seen a plethora of BC’s for Obama posted on various internet sites. Of course the ONE that BHO CLAIMS is his real one, was laser printed sometime AFTER 2001. Hummmm… does THAT seem odd to anyone else?

However, this is the 1st document that I have seen that actually had a footprint on it along with the attending physicians name & signature.  (you can click on the pic to view a larger, clearer image)

And I have also seen a couple of sites that state this document is a fake too.  WND is one of those sites.  Click Here

Click Here if you’d like to sign the petition to have him release these documents.



Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty First day of April in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Ten.

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Please get this information out;

What:  Protest/ Media Availability
When:  Wednesday, 4/21/10  at 2:30 pm
Where: Center for Responsible Lending, 302 W. Main Street, Durham, NC  27701

Americans for Prosperity to Protest Corrupt Deal Between
White House, Wall Street, and Durham-Based Center for Responsible Lending

Sen. Christopher Dodd’s Dirty Deal Developed in Durham, NC

Americans for Prosperity Exposes Lobbyists for the Next Corrupt Bailout

Raleigh, NC – Americans for Prosperity announced today an effort to expose the role of Durham-based Center for Responsible Lending in the national financial crisis and so-called reform efforts designed to reward donors and expand lobbyist influence.

Regarding Senator Chris Dodd’s pending permanent bailout legislation which creates a huge new bureaucracy called the Consumer Financial Protection Agency — and the breaking Goldman Sachs scandal involving hedge fund Paulson & Co. run by billionaire John Paulson, AFP Vice President for Policy Phil Kerpen said:

“It looks like John Paulson made a fortune based on a scheme in which he paid the Center for Responsible Lending $15 million to shake down and harass banks into making bad loans, which Paulson then bet against with the help of Goldman Sachs.

“Now Treasury official Eric Stein, who for years worked for the Center for Responsible Lending, is expected (if the bill he helped design passes) to be installed as the head of the so-called Consumer Financial Protection Agency, a huge new bureaucracy with sweeping powers to reward CRL donors and supporters while punishing competitors who aren’t in on the scheme.

“This bill must be stopped until a full investigation into John Paulson, Goldman Sachs, the Center for Responsible Lending and its lobbying activities has been conducted. We demand Eric Stein be dismissed from the Treasury and barred from any future federal appointment until the investigation has been completed.”

Americans for Prosperity North Carolina State Director Dallas Woodhouse is leading the effort on the ground in North Carolina to hold the Center for Responsible Lending accountable for its role in designing and lobbying for this latest scheme:

“North Carolinians are opposed to Wall Street bailouts and questionable lobbying schemes.  It’s unfortunate that the Durham-based Center for Responsible Lending is right at the epicenter of the current scandal and the push for sweeping new federal powers, potentially to be exercised by its own former vice president, Eric Stein.

“We’re committed to slowing this bill down and educating the public about this scandal until there has been a full investigation.”

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twentieth day of April in the Year or our Lord Two Thousand Ten.

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Some of you may have heard of a local NC artist named Tom Gallo. I have known Tom since the 1980’s. He’s one hellava good artist. Here’s his recent ” It Is The Veteran” piece.

And here’s a link to Tom’s site. You can purchase, at a very reasonable price I might add, a hand signed print. They make great gifts for that Veteran friend or family member.

Tom Gallo Website click here

One of my favorites by Tom, is his  “We Are A Band of Brothers”. This piece was done in memory of the sailors that died on the H.L. Hunley. Here’s a pic of Tom beside his artwork.


Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this the Twentieth Day of April in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand Ten.

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Updated on 4/17/10 @ 8:42pm. More data in the spreadsheet screen shot.

My fellow Americans,

Please start paying attention. The following is a continuation of something I stumbled across about 5-6 years ago. The Little Things! Start really watching those 30 cent fees, and other things and, DO some simple arithmetic.

Here in Durham, about 2004 or so, I found that our water bill had over a 330% tax increase from 1 year to the next.  They had a new fee added to the bill, I think they called it a “Storm Water Runoff” fee. Anyway, it went over  a 300% TAX increase in 1  year.

My most recent catch was this one, only because of the email throwing up a RED FLAG!(And it wasn’t on a pole either!) Bev…you’re one of the liars in letter below.

To: All Elected Officials Local State & Federal Levels

cc: The American People

Subject: Tax Reduction

Dear Liars,

First you must understand; I’m a kind, easy going, smart, hard working man. Yes, I get excited at a basketball game or NASCAR event, and I may spout a few ugly words now & again, but overall I’m your average  AMERICAN. Pretty decent guy.

I’ve heard, both Democrats & Republicans at all levels, lies upon more lies on top of even more lies. All of you say you have reduced taxes here & there. Obama just stated last year that folks got an extra $13 a week or something…. Tax Reduction right????   BULL%$#&…… You’re a LIAR!

STOP IT NOW! You are hereby ordered to Cease & Desist.

I received this Email 2 days ago from my Phone Company. I use Vonage VoIP. $24.99 a month & we’ve had it since 2006. No rate increases what so ever. Good Price, Good Service, I’m happy. Here’s the email I received:

Email dated 4/12/10

Important Information About Your Vonage Account   Monday, April 12, 2010 7:47 PM

From: “Vonage Customer Care” <VonageCustomerCare@services.vonage.com>

To: SilenceDogood

Re: Account # 0123456789

Dear Silence Dogood –

At Vonage, we’re committed to providing our valued customers with the best experience possible through regular updates to our services. Effective April 23, 2010, we’re making the following changes:

We’re adding free, unlimited Enhanced 411 to all Vonage calling plans – saving you $1.49 per 411 call! This added benefit is included in the Emergency 911 and Information Services Fee which also ensures we provide nationwide E911 service in accordance with FCC regulations.

In addition, the Regulatory and Compliance Fee becomes the Regulatory, Compliance and Intellectual Property Fee. This fee covers our regulatory-related and legal compliance expenses, including those related to customer privacy protection, anti-fraud protection and number portability, as well as intellectual property-related costs enabling our services.

Both fees will increase from $1.49 per month to $1.99 per month beginning with your first billing cycle on or after April 23, 2010. This change will allow Vonage to maintain our commitment to safety, innovation and customer service.

If you have any questions, please visit Vonage Customer Support.

Thank you for your business.

Vonage      Vonage.com

VONAGE · 23 Main Street · Holmdel, NJ 07733

Served by PM Digital · 5 Hanover Sq · New York, NY 10004

Click here for Terms of Service.

This email was sent from an email address that does not accept replies. For assistance please visit our help center at http://www.vonage.com/help.php or send us an email from our Contact Us page at http://www.vonage.com/help_contactUs.php.For more information about Vonage’s Privacy Policy, click here.

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Remember I told you I was smart….. What in the Wide Wide World of Sports are you liars doing. That is a 34% Increase in TAXES!

34% Fee or Tax increase (Due to FCC/Government regulations)

Do the math. A $0.50 increase on $1.49 = 34%

And Vonage hasn’t gone up ONE RED CENT!  But your Government Taxes & Fees have risen almost 101% in JUST THE LAST YEAR & 4 MONTHS! Between Jan. 2009 to April 2010.

Click on spreadsheet pic for clearer & larger image.

I have the following questions for you:

1- When will I (your boss, the Taxpayer/Citizen) have your resignation? It’s due tomorrow.

2- Why have you allowed this to happen? You have ALL those “Oversight Committees” & such that were designed to make SURE things like this don’t happen.

More to follow once I calm down.

Update: NO I haven’t calmed down yet, but I just found MORE proof that you Liberals are a LIAR!


Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fourteenth Day of April in the Year of our Lord Two Thousand Ten.

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