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An American businessman's letter to Obama

Posted on 10/25/2008 5:06:19 AM PDT by tnye

Mr. Obama,

Given the uproar about the simple question asked you by Joe the plumber, and the persecution that has been heaped on him because he dared to question you, I find myself motivated to say a few things to you myself. While Joe aspires to start a business someday, I already have started not one, but 4 businesses. But first, let me introduce myself. You can call me "Cory the well driller". I am a 54 year old high school graduate. I didn't go to college like you, I was too ready to go "conquer the world" when I finished high school. 25 years ago at age 29, I started my own water well drilling business at a time when the economy here in East Texas was in a tailspin from the crash of the early 80's oil boom. I didn't get any help from the government, nor did I look for any. I borrowed what I could from my sister, my uncle, and even the pawn shop and managed to scrape together a homemade drill rig and a few tools to do my first job. My businesses did not start as a result of privilege. They are the result of my personal drive, personal ambition, self discipline, self reliance, and a determination to treat my customers fairly. From the very start my business provided one other (than myself) East Texan a full time job. I couldn't afford a backhoe the first few years (something every well drilling business had), so I and my helper had to dig the mud pits that are necessary for each and every job with hand shovels. I had to use my 10 year old, 1/2 ton pickup truck for my water tank truck (normally a job for at least a 2 ton truck).

A year and a half after I started the business, I scraped together a 20% down payment to get a modest bank loan and bought a (28 year) old, worn out, slightly bigger drilling rig to allow me to drill the deeper water wells in my area. I spent the next few years drilling wells with the rig while simultaneously rebuilding it between jobs. Through these years I never knew from one month to the next if I would have any work or be able to pay the bills. I got behind on my income taxes one year, and spent the next two years paying that back (with penalty and interest) while keeping up with ongoing taxes. I got behind on my water well supply bill 2 different years (way behind the second time... $80,000.00), and spent over a year paying it back (each time) while continuing to pay for ongoing supplies C.O.D.. Of course, the personal stress endured through these experiences and years is hard to measure. I do have a stent in my heart now to memorialize it all.

I spent the next 10 years developing the reputation for being the most competent and most honest water well driller in East Texas. 2 years along the way, I hired another full time employee for the drilling business so that we could provide full time water well pump service as well as the well drilling. Also, 3 years along the path, I bought a water well screen service machine from a friend, starting business # 2. 5 years later I made a business loan for $100,000.00 to build a new, higher production, computer controlled screen service machine. I had designed the machine myself, and it didn't work out for 3 years so I had to make the loan payments without the benefit of any added income from the new machine. No government program was there to help me with the payments, or to help me sleep at night as I lay awake wondering how I would solve my machine problems or pay my bills. Finally, after 3 years, I got the screen machine working properly, and that provided another full time job for an East Texan in the screen service business.

2 years after that, I made another business loan, this time for $250,000.00, to buy another used drilling rig and all the support equipment needed to run another, larger, drill rig. This provided another 2 full time jobs for East Texans. Again, I spent a couple of years not knowing if I had made a smart move, or a move that would bankrupt me. For the third time in 13 years, I had placed everything I owned on the line, risking everything, in order to build a business.

A couple of years into this, I came up with a bright idea for a new kind of mud pump, a fundamentally necessary pump used on water well drill rigs. I spent my entire life savings to date (just $30,000.00), building a prototype of the pump and took it to the national water well convention to show it off. Customers immediately started coming out of the woodworks to buy the pumps, but there was a problem. I had depleted my assets making the prototype, and nobody would make me a business loan to start production of the new pumps. With several deposits for pump orders in hand, and nowhere to go, I finally started applying for as many credit card as I could find and took cash withdrawals on these cards to the tune of over $150,000.00 (including modest loans from my dear sister and brother), to get this 3rd business going.

Yes, once again, I had everything hanging over the line in an effort to start another business. I had never manufactured anything, and I had to design and bring into production a complex hydraulic machine from an untested prototype to a reliable production model (in six months). How many nights I lay awake wondering if I had just made the paramount mistake of my life I cannot tell you, but there were plenty. I managed to get the pumps into production, which immediately created another 2 full time jobs in East Texas. Some of the models in the first year suffered from quality issues due to the poor workmanship of one of my key suppliers, so I and an employee (another East Texan employed) had to drive across the country to repair customers' pumps, practically from coast to coast. I stood behind the product, and made payments to all the credit cards that had financed me (and my brother and sister). I spent the next 5 years improving and refining the product, building a reputation for the pump and the company, working to get the pump into drill rig manufacturers' product lines, and paying back credit cards. During all this time I continued to manage a growing water well business that was now operating 3 drill rig crews, and 2 well service crews. Also, the screen service business continued to grow. No government programs were there to help me, Mr. Obama, but that's ok, I didn't expect any, nor did I want any. I was too busy fighting to make success happen to sit around waiting for the government to help me.

Now, we have been manufacturing the mud pumps for 7 years, my combined businesses employ 32 full time employees, and distribute $5,000,000.00 annually through the local economy. Now, just 4 months ago I borrowed $1,254,000.00, purchasing computer controlled machining equipment to start my 4th business, a production machine shop. The machine shop will serve the mud pump company so that we can better manufacture our pumps that are being shipped worldwide. Of course, the machine shop will also do work for outside companies as well. This has already produced 2 more full time jobs, and 2 more should develop out of it in the next few months. This should work out, but if it doesn't it will be because you, and the other professional politicians like yourself, will have destroyed our countrys' (and the world) economy with your meddling with mortgage loan programs through your liberal manipulation and intimidation of loaning institutions to make sure that unqualified borrowers could get mortgages. You see, at the very time when I couldn't get a business loan to get my mud pumps into production, you were working with Acorn and the Community Reinvestment Act programs to make sure that unqualified borrowers could buy homes with no down payment, and even no credit or worse yet, bad credit. Even the infamous, liberal, Ninja loans (No Income, No Job or Assets). While these unqualified borrowers were enjoying unrealistically low interest rates, I was paying 22% to 24% interest on the credit cards that I had used to provide me the funds for the mud pump business that has created jobs for more East Texans. It's funny, because after 25 years of turning almost every dime of extra money back into my businesses to grow them, it has been only in the last two years that I have finally made enough money to be able to put a little away for retirement, and now the value of that has dropped 40% because of the policies you and your ilk have perpetrated on our country.

You see, Mr. Obama, I'm the guy you intend to raise taxes on. I'm the guy who has spent 25 years toiling and sweating, fretting and fighting, stressing and risking, to build a business and get ahead. I'm the guy who has been on the very edge of bankruptcy more than a dozen times over the last 25 years, and all the while creating more and more jobs for East Texans who didn't want to take a risk, and would not demand from themselves what I have demanded from myself. I'm the guy you characterize as "the Americans who can afford it the most" that you believe should be taxed more to provide income redistribution "to spread the wealth" to those who have never toiled, sweated, fretted, fought, stressed, or risked anything. You want to characterize me as someone who has enjoyed a life of privilege and who needs to pay a higher percentage of my income than those who have bought into your entitlement culture. I resent you, Mr. Obama, as I resent all who want to use class warfare as a tool to advance their political career. What's worse, each year more Americans buy into your liberal entitlement culture, and turn to the government for their hope of a better life instead of themselves. Liberals are succeeding through more than 40 years of collaborative effort between the predominant liberal media, and liberal indoctrination programs in the public school systems across our land.

What is so terribly sad about this is this. America was made great by people who embraced the one-time American culture of self reliance, self motivation, self determination, self discipline, personal betterment, hard work, risk taking. A culture built around the concept that success was in reach of every able bodied American who would strive for it. Each year that less Americans embrace that culture, we all descend together. We descend down the socialist path that has brought country after country ultimately to bitter and unremarkable states. If you and your liberal comrades in the media and school systems would spend half as much effort cultivating a culture of can-do across America as you do cultivating your entitlement culture, we could see Americans at large embracing the conviction that they can elevate themselves through personal betterment, personal achievement, and self reliance. You see, when people embrace such ideals, they act on them. When people act on such ideals, they succeed. All of America could find herself elevating instead of deteriorating. But that would eliminate the need for liberal politicians, wouldn't it, Mr. Obama? The country would not need you if the country was convinced that problem solving was best left with individuals instead of the government. You and all your liberal comrades have got a vested interested in creating a dependent class in our country. It is the very business of liberals to create an ever expanding dependence on government. What's remarkable is that you, who have never produced a job in your life, are going to tax me to take more of my money and give it to people who wouldn't need my money if they would get off their entitlement mentality asses and apply themselves at work, demand more from themselves, and quit looking to liberal politicians to raise their station in life.

You see, I know because I've had them work for me before. Hundreds of them over these 25 years. People who simply will not show up to work on time. People who just will not work 5 days in a week, much less, 6 days. People always looking for a way to put less effort out. People who actually tell me that they would do more if I just would first pay them more. People who take off work to sit in government offices to apply to get free government handouts (gee, I wonder how things would have turned out for them if they had spent that time earning money and pleasing their employer?). You see, all of this comes from your entitlement mentality culture.

Oh, I know you will say I am uncompassionate. Sorry, Mr. Obama, wrong again. You see, I've seen what the average percentage of your income has been given to charities over the years of 2000 to 2004 (ignoring the years you started running for office - can you pronounce "politically motivated"), you averaged less than 1% annually. And your running mate, Joe Biden, averaged less than ¼% of his annual income in charitable contributions over the last 10 years. Like so many liberals, the two of you want to give to the needy, just as long as it is someone else's money you are giving to them. I won't say what I have given to charities over the last 25 years, but the percentage is several times more than you and Joe Biden. combined (don't you just hate google?). Tell me again how you feel my pain.

In short, Mr. Obama, your political philosophies represent everything that is wrong with our country. You represent the culture of government dependence instead of self reliance; Entitlement mentality instead of personal achievement; Penalization of the successful to reward the unmotivated; Political correctness instead of open mindedness and open debate. If you are successful, you may preside over the final transformation of America from being the greatest and most self-reliant culture on earth, to just another country of whiners and wimps, who sit around looking to the government to solve their problems. Like all of western Europe. All countries on the decline. All countries that, because of liberal socialistic mentalities, have a little less to offer mankind every year.

God help us...

Cory Miller

just a ordinary, extraordinary American, the way a lot of Americans used to be.

P.S. Yes, Mr. Obama, I am a real American... www.cmillerdrilling.com


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This is a great letter to Obama written by a guy who worked his way up from the bottom. I seriously doubt Obama or any other entitlement-driven Dem would take the time to read it and appreciate what the author has to say.
1 posted on 10/25/2008 5:06:19 AM PDT by tnye
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To: holdonnow
Please read this over; could you post it on your website?

Cheers!

2 posted on 10/25/2008 5:11:38 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: tnye

Mr. Miller better watch his back. I can hear barry husseins little brownshirts marching towards that small business man right now.......


3 posted on 10/25/2008 5:12:21 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Michelle Obama...Queen of the Damned (courtesy of CougarGA7)
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To: tnye

OUCH!
Well said and a great post.
The msm types will never read or report this.


4 posted on 10/25/2008 5:15:38 AM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: tnye
A man owned a small farm in Virginia. The Virginia State Wage & Hour Department claimed he was not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to interview him. ‘I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them,’ demanded the agent.

‘Well,’ replied the farmer, ‘there's my farm hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board. The cook has been here for 18 months, and I pay her $150 per week plus free room and board. Then there's the half-wit who works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally.’

‘That's the guy I want to talk to -— the half-wit,’ says the agent.

‘That would be me,’ replied the farmer.

5 posted on 10/25/2008 5:16:29 AM PDT by gdzla
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To: tnye

No matter WHO is in the White House, but especially when it’s under Rat control, neither Husband or I will EVER hire anyone to work for us.

Why bother? Even with the advantages a small business brings to us, why would be share the wealth even more with Government?

And if Obama thinks I’m going to work harder for HIM to reach that $250K threshold so he can screw me over even more, he doesn’t know me very well, LOL!

Not gonna happen. Not on our watch.


6 posted on 10/25/2008 5:18:08 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: tnye
" ... I seriously doubt Obama or any other entitlement-driven Dem would take the time to read it and appreciate what the author has to say ..."


Now why would you think that?

I'm certain one of the 0bamiacs will take it directly to his worship and read it to his highness.

As soon as it is explained to his holiness, the exalted one will immediately become a capitalist, shedding all his marxist communist ways and become a freedom loving conservative.

7 posted on 10/25/2008 5:19:25 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: tnye

Cory the Well-Driller is a bitter clinger-bitterly clinging to the American way of life.


8 posted on 10/25/2008 5:20:53 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Bombing Billy Ayers-the Timothy McVeigh of his generation.)
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To: tnye

I wish he (Cory Miller) could read that letter on television.


9 posted on 10/25/2008 5:21:20 AM PDT by reg45
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To: tnye
Just wonderful! Mr. Miller makes more sense than most of what has been going on in this campaign. Obama is looking to crush businessmen like Mr. Miller, through taxes and intervention.

Left to his own abilities, Mr. Miller built the American Dream. What a beautiful story!

10 posted on 10/25/2008 5:21:48 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
You have just summed up, very nicely, why socialism (the light side of Communism) will not work.
11 posted on 10/25/2008 5:22:22 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: G.Mason

Didn’t George McGovern finally see the light when he started a business after failing to become president?


12 posted on 10/25/2008 5:22:39 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Right Wing Assault

George McGovern wouldn’t see “the light” if his eyelids were sliced off and he was faced towards the sun.


13 posted on 10/25/2008 5:26:52 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: tnye

I say ALL McCain/Palin supporters !! let’s show our Solidarity !! turn on your headlights of your cars and leave them on while driving until election day !!


14 posted on 10/25/2008 5:29:11 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: tnye

This guy makes me proud to be from (and in) East Texas!!


15 posted on 10/25/2008 5:33:29 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: G.Mason

Read “The Wild Blue” by Steven Ambrose and you will have a lot more respect for Mr. McGovern.

He may be delusional but he is a real American hero.


16 posted on 10/25/2008 5:40:08 AM PDT by montomike (If you didn't find this funny or amusing...have a worldwide riot.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

over here ping


17 posted on 10/25/2008 5:41:06 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: G.Mason

bump for later....an unbelievably cogent and well written piece. I could write much the same, but I’m not nearly so eloquent. I’d also be so mad by the end that I’d probably be cussing!


18 posted on 10/25/2008 5:42:58 AM PDT by Ethrane ("semper consolar")
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To: Ethrane

Wow, what an article!


19 posted on 10/25/2008 5:51:14 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: montomike
To quote my old 1st shirt(who served in WW2,Korea and 3 tours in the RVN)”some of the sorriest excuses for human beings I ever saw crapped between a pair of combat boot's”.
20 posted on 10/25/2008 5:53:38 AM PDT by roofer13
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To: reg45

I wish he (Cory Miller) could read that letter on television.”

How about getting Hannity to have on to read it.
That would be radio as well as TV.

Anybody got a pipeline to Hannity?


21 posted on 10/25/2008 6:00:27 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: montomike
... Re:Ambrose


Murtha once served in the military (Marines) also. Does that change the fact that today he is a traitorous, lying, coward?


If I sound bitter, I am. It is because these pukes are willfully taking my country down.

May God forgive them ... because I shan't!


ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒE

22 posted on 10/25/2008 6:04:22 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: tnye

Great letter:
Sure would have been nice to have Pres Bush read this item this morning instead of his usual Sat message.
Maybe McCain could read it with his weekly message?


23 posted on 10/25/2008 6:04:27 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: tnye
Great post!

nobama's reply: Yes, but how many minorities did you employ?

24 posted on 10/25/2008 6:07:50 AM PDT by fellowpatriot (0bama believes in 'Trickle Up' Economics)
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To: tnye

THANK you for posting this letter.

He reminds me of a fellow from Columbia who spoke up at a McCain rally this week who listed the many reasons why he came here, what it means to live and work in a free country.

He ended by saying, I was born in Columbia, but made in the USA.

We need men like Mr. Miller more than we ever have, they offer a glimpse into ourselves. What happened to us that pop culture stars are now more worthy of attention than men like Mr. Miller?


25 posted on 10/25/2008 6:10:03 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: tnye

truth ping


26 posted on 10/25/2008 6:11:55 AM PDT by beagleone
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To: tnye

could someone please forward this to the McCain campaign. I don’t know the right email address to send it to or I’d do it myself.


27 posted on 10/25/2008 6:14:15 AM PDT by beagleone
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To: Right Wing Assault

IIRC he was partner in a B&B that went bankrupt.


28 posted on 10/25/2008 6:23:09 AM PDT by kalee
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To: G.Mason

http://hotair.com/archives/2008/03/07/george-mcgovern-endorses-personal-responsibility/

I think he’s begun to see some, not enough, but maybe there is still hope.


29 posted on 10/25/2008 6:25:34 AM PDT by kalee
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To: kalee

Thanks.


30 posted on 10/25/2008 6:28:31 AM PDT by G.Mason (Duty, Honor, Country)
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To: tnye
Dear Mr. Miller:

Please contact me via freep-mail if you need a source of capital to start Business #5 in the next couple of months.

I'm convinced that a gun shop is a great business opportunity for you, and I'd love to help get it off the ground.

Sincerely,

Alberta's Child

31 posted on 10/25/2008 6:33:11 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: G.Mason

Welcome.
I was amazed when I read that earlier this year.


32 posted on 10/25/2008 6:34:35 AM PDT by kalee
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

If he finds the $250K threshold inconvenient, he’ll just lower it with the help of his dedicated congress. No one ever accused dimlibs of being consistent, honest, or dependable.

God help us if this socialist b@$t@rd is elected president.


33 posted on 10/25/2008 6:54:22 AM PDT by Marauder (Better to elect a man who fought against communism than a communist.)
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To: tnye
Men like this are my heros.

Mr RB is a man like this.He started with NOTHING !!!! Watching him gut it out over the years; and seeing the government take, take, take, the results of his labor, is what turned me into a government hater.

How F***ing dare they !

34 posted on 10/25/2008 6:56:40 AM PDT by Red Boots
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To: tnye
When people like Mr. Miller are allowed to follow their dream, they bring up ordinary Americans willing to do the work with them.

Mr father is another example of this. He started in the 60's with aa old bulldozer & no employees and now his company employs 60+ people and grosses over 15,000,000 per year.

He is 73, has Parkinson's, and can still be found each day, not in our office, but out in the heat or cold, running a bulldozer.
35 posted on 10/25/2008 6:57:13 AM PDT by texas_mrs (McCain names his heroes, Obama throws his under the bus)
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To: tnye

bttt


36 posted on 10/25/2008 7:05:17 AM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: fellowpatriot
nobama's reply: Yes, but how many minorities did you employ?

All of them.

They have the real jobs that fill the tax trough!!

37 posted on 10/25/2008 7:17:31 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: NoGrayZone

“Mr. Miller better watch his back. I can hear barry husseins little brownshirts marching towards that small business man right now.......”

Something tells me that Mr Miller is capable of repelling such attacks in a way they won’t like


38 posted on 10/25/2008 8:06:25 AM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Figment
Something tells me that Mr Miller is capable of repelling such attacks in a way they won’t like

Giggles giddily! Lord, please forgive my bad thoughts.

39 posted on 10/25/2008 8:10:11 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (Michelle Obama...Queen of the Damned (courtesy of CougarGA7)
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To: tnye
If everyone copied this into an email and forwarded it to everyone in their address book (EVERYONE - coworkers, kids teachers, friends - every email address you can find) it could very possibly make an impact.

Wouldn't hurt to send it to all our politicians either. I'm gonna do it right now.

40 posted on 10/25/2008 8:29:07 AM PDT by Is2C (http://www.persecution.com)
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To: brityank

Love your tagline. Have you read “A Nation of Sheep” by Napolitano? Frighteningly enlightening.


41 posted on 10/25/2008 8:29:09 AM PDT by Is2C (http://www.persecution.com)
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To: tnye

Thanks for posting this.

I, too, resent the professional pols who never spent one sleepless night wondering how they’d meet payroll. Every member of the MSM should be forced to start his/her own online blog as their only source of income, then see what it’s like to be a small businessman.


42 posted on 10/25/2008 8:29:57 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: kalee
IIRC he was partner in a B&B that went bankrupt.

That sounds right, I think.

43 posted on 10/25/2008 3:17:14 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

On the reverse side of that sentiment, let’s encourage 0bama supporters to drive with their light OFF, all the time! After all, isn’t 0bama the “light” in their lives?


44 posted on 10/25/2008 6:05:04 PM PDT by Don W (To write with a broken pencil is pointless.)
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To: Don W

This busines man is a Godsend like thousands and thousands of others. He is being blessed by God and through his example is blessing others. God, please preserve us from the Democrats and especially from Mr. Obama. If not, then make us strong to be your witness to what you can do through people who appreciate what You have given. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


45 posted on 10/28/2008 7:35:25 AM PDT by Carson12
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To: tnye

Amen to that! This letter needs to get to John McCain...


46 posted on 10/28/2008 7:43:35 AM PDT by surfer
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To: SE Mom

Obviously Colombia (the country) and not Columbia (the university).


47 posted on 10/29/2008 11:05:20 AM PDT by reg45
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To: G.Mason

WRONG: George McGovern has actually come out against “Card Check” union recognition, saying that it is an affront to democracy.


48 posted on 10/29/2008 11:09:12 AM PDT by reg45
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To: Marauder

Yesterday, they (Biden and Obama) lowered those numbers, twice! First to $200,000 and then to $150,000.


49 posted on 10/29/2008 11:12:30 AM PDT by reg45
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To: reg45

Cory Millers story: I read it. I can relate to what he went through, but he made it, he has a payroll over $5M a year and now he is a whiner, after all his hard work, he moans and whines that his employees want more money. I don’t think he understands that paying his taxes is a “privilege” so our great country can continue its winding course, some years good some years bad, good leaders and bad leaders, love it or leave it Cory, don’t whine. dave


50 posted on 10/31/2008 11:30:29 AM PDT by dtheiler (Don't be a whiner Cory!)
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