Thursday, December 23, 2010

President Obama, Do You Want to Save a Quick $10 Billion from the Federal Budget?

December 23rd, 2010

President Obama,

Might you be interested in saving a minimum of ten billion dollars ($10,000,000,000) from the Federal budget? All that would be required to initiate this savings is a stroke of your pen to remove one useless and redundant Federal agency from an executive branch department. Other than the jobs lost in boisterous congressional districts, I can almost guarantee that no one would notice the difference and those who might notice would be happy about the loss of the agency and commend you for your budget reduction efforts. I can almost guarantee that you would receive many rave reviews from those in the know in the affected business sectors. Such accolades would be lauded upon you for your budgetary reduction efforts, especially given the reputation for absurdity achieved by this unnamed and inept Federal agency.

Would you like to know who wins the title of the most inept and useless agency in the Federal bureaucracy? Last time I checked, this agency had a budget of approximately eighteen billion dollars ($18,000,000,000) and I’m certain that they have little to show for their efforts as well as our tax dollars.

If you would be interested to know where to find these savings, while at the same time improving credibility with the taxpayers for the wielding of your budget axe, please contact me. I would be happy name the agency of which I speak – and, as a hint, it is not any agency that I have blogged about previously.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Adam Trotter / AVT

PS. For whatever it is worth, it is not mean spirited for one to speak out against the waste of tax dollars even if they speak with a derogatory tone. This is true, because the waste of tax dollars in the U.S. equates to a violation of the People’s trust in their government. Furthermore, such a waste of tax dollars is a form of corruption – in my opinion. Corruption should always be routed out of our government at any lawful cost.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Fox News: “Good Job” and Please Keep Up the Good Work

December 20th, 2010

I am a bit overdue for this blog and its subject matter. As I have previously posted a derogatory comment about Fox Network (Cable Television) News Channel, I have since realized that Fox Network News should be commended for its attempts to display both sides of controversial current affairs in its reporting of the news. Clearly, regardless of its management's stance on the issue, no other news source seems to make such an apparently legitimate attempt to display both sides of any controversial news stories – at least no other source on a national level tries to show both sides of a story as does Fox News Channel. Anyway, “good job” to Fox News Channel for its attempts at showing both sides of controversial news stories! Please keep up the good work.

Adam Trotter / AVT

Friday, December 17, 2010

Gold Mine Deal in Afghanistan Equates to Things Are "...on track to achieve our goals" for the U.S. Presidential Administration?

December 17th, 2010

The CBS Evening News Reported yesterday on President Obama’s latest comments on the war in Afghanistan as saying “…We are on track to achieve our goals...," or something positive to that extent.

One has to wonder, are things now going reasonably well because a deal to mine Afghan gold was approved about a week ago? See: “Afghan government OKs gold mine deal,” by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press, appearing in Metrowest Daily News on December 14th 2010, Page A8.

Adam Trotter / AVT

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School Board Shooting in Panama City, Florida, Reminds Us of the Need to Arm the Law-Abiding Citizenry

December 15th, 2010

For the last two days, CBS Evening News - and every other news outlet - has been reporting of yesterday’s tragic story of the crazed creep that attacked the School Board meeting of the Bay District Schools in Panama City, Florida. Apparently the man had set out to avenge the firing of his wife who had been a teacher in the district until her termination. After taking the male members of the school board hostage during the course of the meeting, it appeared that he intended to kill those board members. Subsequent to the attacker’s shooting at members of the Board, the school district’s head of security appeared in the room and shot the crazed gunman. The gunman then shot himself in the head and died – or so it was reported.

This tragic story, nevertheless, again reminds us of the need to arm our citizenry. It is surely doubtful that this (or any other) crazed creep with a gun would set out to attack law-abiding citizens if the creep believed those he planned to attack were armed with defensive weapons to protect themselves against such an attack. In other words, if the gunman thought everyone in the room might have a gun, it is unlikely that he would have brandished a gun to terrorize, intimidate, or kill innocent citizens. As we all know, criminals with the desire will always be able to obtain deadly weapons. The question remains, however, will our governments allow the law-abiding citizens their Constitutional Right to arms to defend themselves against such violent creeps?

Adam Trotter / AVT

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Over 6,000 Earmarks Totaling In Excess of $8,000,000,000 In Latest U.S. Congressional Spending Bill

December 15th, 2010
CBS Evening News reported this evening that the latest spending bill/budget from the U.S. Congress included over six thousand spending earmarks totaling over eight billion dollars. This is in light of the demand for changes and fiscal responsibility expressed by the voters in the last national elections. (Earmarks are special localized expenditures that are buried in the larger spending bill that typically only benefit specific localized interests.) Such shows that our elected officials seem to know nothing of fiscal responsibility. Initially, I think the majority of the Federal politicians regardless of party affiliation supported the spending bill until the news of all the earmarks was made public. Like I have been saying, VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE if the politicians have been in office for any significant length of time!!
Adam Trotter / AVT

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An Open Letter to the Clinton High School District (Massachusetts) Concerning Its Football Players Beating a Single Student from Another School

December 15th, 2010

Clinton School District,
I write in response to the widely reported actions of several players on your football team savagely beating a student from another school at a post-game party of a few days ago. As it appears that no less than six of your students have been arrested for beating the other young man to the point of requiring hospitalization and the beaten student being “left for dead” (according to WBZ News at Six O’clock on 12/15), one has to wonder what is being taught to the youth in your school system/district.

Certainly, children’s fights are nothing new to our society - especially after the youths have been imbibing with alcohol. However, what is alarming to most of the civilized citizens of the state [and the nation] is the gang mentality that was displayed by the students of your school district. I wonder, have you forgotten to teach the children and students of your district how to behave as decent individuals and civilized human beings? Mind you, this note is not to say that the parents of the savages from your school system are not somewhat responsible for the actions of their children as well.

Furthermore, I believe myself compelled to ask: Are the children of your school district stupid or are they merely wimps? They can not fight in a one-on-one manner? Are you teaching them to fight in such a savage-gang mentality?

I also believe myself compelled to ask: Would the state not be better served to terminate your school district and enroll the children of your district into schools that may teach your children how to behave as civilized individuals and decent human beings? Would such a reassignment of students to another school district not be a better use of our tax dollars than what is currently being spent on your apparently dysfunctional school district that seems to be preparing savages to be released onto the public at large? I look forward to your response to the issues herein.

Adam Trotter

Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education