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froggnot 147 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 18, 2014 3:32 PM Member since: Jul 4, 2007
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  • froggnot by froggnot Jul 18, 2014 3:32 PM Flag

    This is a note to senior citizens.

    Recently I have had two incidents that have caused me concern:

    Incident 1 - While waiting for some repair work to be completed on my car, I got involved in discussion with an older woman who indicated that this was her third trip to the dealership to get a valve cover leak resolved. She indicated (per the service manager) that for some reason the adhesive that they had used on the gaskets had not sealed properly. While both of us were in discussion a second older woman indicated that she had just had her valve cover problem taken of. Later the service manager came to me and indicated that my issue had been resolved, but indicated that there was a list of items that I should get resolved ASAP. Well to my surprise on the list was note to get the leak on my valve covers taken care of with a charge of $600.
    I told the service manager that I would consider it and went on my way. Later that day I checked my oil level and found it as full as it was after my last oil change. Further I checked the valve covers, and could not discern any evidence of a leak.

    Incident 2 - Recently after getting a fuel pump and filter replaced on another vehicle, the service manager from a different dealership called me to tell me that my car was ready, but indicated that all four of my tires had serious dry rot and should be replaced ASAP. Further he could have the job done by the time I got there to pick up my car for $350. For some reason I told him that I would have to defer that expense for now, which made the service manager quite agitated. After paying my bill the service manager continued his warning about the dry rotted tires, and had I not just replaced all four tires six months earlier I might have gone for it.

    Bottom line:

    In all four incidents the common element was a senior being told that an unnecessary repair was needed ASAP.

    Warning seniors, always get a second opinion!

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 16, 2014 12:21 PM Flag

    Is this now a case of "settled science"?

    Now that 97% of democrat party senators have come to a consensus regarding the opinion that our "borders are secure", should we now establish as fact that our borders are secure?

    Further, since peer reviewed consensus science has proved the fact that our borders are secure, is it not time to shut down any and all debate with those that disagree with the consensus?

    Is it not time to require all media outlets report only the facts as identified by the consensus?

    Is it not time to require that only the settled science of the consensus be taught in the federal core curriculum program?

    Come on Boehner, it is settled science, pass the bill.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 16, 2014 6:03 AM Flag

    Well finally the truth about border security:

    o "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday asserted the southern border is secure despite the massive surge of illegal minors from Central America that has overwhelmed federal agencies."

    o “The border is secure,” he told reporters after the Senate Democrats’ weekly policy lunch. “[Sen.] Martin Heinrich [(D-N.M.)] talked to the caucus today. He’s a border state senator. He said he can say without any equivocation the border is secure.”

    o "Reid said lawmakers need to worry less about border security and focus instead on President Obama’s $3.7 billion request to help process the tens of thousands of children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador who have been apprehended on the border."

    Take that all you doubters and haters on the right!

    Just give Harry and his happy little gang of "southern border deniers" some extra cash and "all your wildest dreams will come true", cause everybody knows "He's got a sweet bike, he's good at hooking up with chicks, and he's the only guy in school with a mustache."

    Sorry couldn't resist;

    "vote 4 Pedro"

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 15, 2014 3:44 PM Flag

    Oh my!

    Thanks for the laugh!!

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    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 15, 2014 3:41 PM Flag

    Well played my little friend:

    "I'm sure this means that Republicans HATE it when Mexico enforces its immigration laws"

    Nice try. and it may be worth the time to follow your little logic string.

    IMHO the following may be a fair representation of the conservative perspective:

    o If you are a citizen of Mexico or Canada, and your government defends its borders and enforces its immigration laws, then you and your government (according to conservatives) are good, but

    o If you are a citizen of the United States, and your government defends its borders and enforces its immigration laws, then you and your government (according to conservatives) are good

    o If you are a citizen of a Central American country, and you pay a member of MS-13 or one of the drug cartels to transport your child to a U.S./Mexican border location, then (according to conservatives) you are bad

    o If you are a citizen of the United States and you have come to the conclusion that the safety of you and your children is being jeopardized by the surge of immigrants illegally crossing our borders, then (according to conservatives) you are good

    o If you are a democrat or republican, and you believe that anyone who comes to our borders and breaks our immigration laws, should be granted access and amnesty for themselves and every member of their extended family, then (according to conservatives) you are bad

    o If you are a democrat or republican, and you believe that anyone who illegally crosses our border and breaks our immigration laws should be prosecuted and made to pay the penalties prescribed by our immigration laws, then (according to conservatives) you are good

    Interesting little exercise, and thanks for the idea.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 15, 2014 1:38 PM Flag

    Amen!

    When you are right, you are right, but some of us are seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.

    As "Big Brother", Hillary, Joe, Nancy, and other prominent democrats have told us numerous times during various campaigns:

    "It is time to take back our country and work for fundamental change."

    Oh dear, I just remembered, according to our AJ the phrase "taking back our country" is racist code for discrimination against people of color.

    Who knew that all of those prominent democrat were racist bigots all along.

    Lordy me Oprah, racist bigots all along.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 15, 2014 1:19 PM Flag

    Oh, ok

  • Reply to

    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 15, 2014 12:11 PM Flag

    My board shows 5 hours and counting.

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    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 15, 2014 12:11 PM Flag

    When you are right, you are right.

    So in the spirit of being factual, I should amend all of my statements regarding "good and bad" with the following:

    o Statement before amendment:

    "If you are a citizen of Mexico or Canada, and your government defends its borders and enforces its immigration laws, then you and your government are good,"

    o Statement after making the clarifying amendment:

    If you are a citizen of Mexico or Canada, and your government defends its borders and enforces its immigration laws, then you and your government (according to democrats and their MSM propagandists) are good,

    Sorry for the omission.

    Oh I almost forgot, on more than one occasion "Big Brother", members of his administration, members of his party, and the MSM propagandists have told the American people that our borders are secure and that is why it is so important to pass a "comprehensive immigration bill".

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 15, 2014 10:39 AM Flag

    So the question is how in the world could so many people have gotten the impression that they could illegally cross the U.S. border and eventually receive amnesty. Especially after the current administration has spent so much money (remember that $1 million add campaign) and time emphasizing just the opposite.

    Well according to a July 7, 2014 intelligence report, migrants told federal officials that there impressions came from "Univision, Primer Impacto, Al Rojo Vivo, and several Honduran television news outlets for helping shape their perception of U.S. immigration policy."

    Prior to the recent add campaign these "media outlets and newspapers in Central America promoted President Barack Obama's unilateral temporary amnesty program that he enacted in 2012. Because key details were left out of these reports, many migrants believed they would still qualify for amnesty even though recipients had to have been in the United States since 2007."

    "Jorge Ramos, who anchors various news programs on Univision, has made it his mission to push amnesty legislation, and migrants have been led to believe that Congress will eventually pass some sort of "comprehensive" amnesty bill that would grant amnesty or some type of legal status if they make it to the United States."

    I just love it when a plan comes together.

    Remember folks:
    o American business needs a constant source of new and cheep unskilled labor.
    o The democrat party needs a constant source of new uneducated and easily manipulated voters

    Hey Boehner just pass the bill. Don't you get it? Resistance is futile, and "Big Brother" is the boss.

    Where's my pen and cell phone?

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 14, 2014 2:24 PM Flag

    Has anyone else noticed that "comprehensive immigration reform" has now become amnesty for those that break our immigration laws?

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 14, 2014 2:17 PM Flag

    Amen! My friend

    I noticed that our little friend is becoming somewhat exercised by your reporting of the facts.

    I guess when the facts are in conflict with your unrealistic version of reality, the only thing you have left to do is have a tantrum.

    As I have said before, this is very sad.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 14, 2014 1:40 PM Flag

    Has anyone else noticed the almost pitiful ability of those on the left to debate the merits of the facts of the issues that are in today's news?

    Maybe it has always been this way, but it seems to me that their kneejerk reaction of either going for the race card or besmirching the character of those with whom they disagree is becoming there only debate strategy.

    Sad!

    I guess when you finally come to the conclusion of how wrong you have been for all of these years, the only thing left for you to do is have a tantrum.

    Sad! Very Sad!

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 14, 2014 12:02 PM Flag

    Back in 2008 candidate Obama told "Joe the Plumber":

    "a plumber concerned that Senator Obama was going to raise his taxes asked him directly about his plan. The response was telling. Senator Obama explained to him that he was going to raise his taxes to quote ‘spread the wealth around"

    Who knew back in 2008 the extent of that "spread the wealth around" comment:

    o "According to a leaked June 4, 2014 internal Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), remittances from those in the United States to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras make up at least 10% of each country's GDP."

    o "The report estimates that remittances to El Salvador from those in the United States totaled $3 billion in 2010 but ballooned to an estimated $4.2 billion in 2013, which is 16% of El Salvador's GDP."

    o "And remittances to Honduras from those in the United States totaled $2.3 billion in 2010 and increased to $3.2 billion in 2013, which equaled 20% of Honduras's GDP."

    o "The White House recently gave nearly $250 million in taxpayer funds in foreign aid to Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador,"

    Now, that's what I call spreading the "wealth around".

    And according to the plan all he needs from you "evil Americans" is another $3.7 billion to help him spread more of America's wealth around.

    Come on Boehner sign the bill. You know it's the right thing to do.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 13, 2014 3:20 PM Flag

    I listened with great anticipation to the Sunday morning talk shows, hoping to hear some news regarding the so called “Southern Border Program,” agreed to by President Enrique Peña Nieto and Guatemalan President Otto Pérez. I felt certain that a story this important would be on the top of the list of items to be investigated by our country's "Fourth Estate".

    I guessed wrong.

    A story regarding the creation by foreign governments of a system for the transport of Central American immigrants to the southern border of the United States did not reach the high threshold of reporting standards by any of the propagandists within the MSM.

    Well, maybe tomorrow.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 12, 2014 9:08 PM Flag

    Actually the scheme is quite elegant in its simplicity:

    First - For the scheme to work you need motivated participants:
    o Major corporations participate because they need a constant source of cheep unskilled labor
    o Third world countries need a way to unload their poor and diseased
    o The democrat party needs a constant source of new voters
    o Government employees need job security
    o I'm sure there are others

    Second - Establish a unidirectional deportation process:
    o Develop processes and procedures for the voluntary and/or involuntary deportation of expendable/high maintenance citizens
    o Make sure that everyone involved realizes that the process is strictly unidirectional and that there is no going back to the country of origin

    Third - Establish a distribution process within the U.S.:
    o Without full knowledge of the American people and using secret processes and procedures, use various government agencies for the purposes of distributing undocumented immigrants throughout the United States
    o Get congress to fund this distribution process (about $3.7 billion to start)
    o Have local jurisdiction pay for the long term housing, education and medication of the new arrivals

    Finally - Continue the process as long as you can get away with it:
    o Never, ever, secure the southern border

    And there you have it, a simple little plan where everybody wins.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    In the last days

    by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 12, 2014 10:48 AM Flag

    The "good" people of Mexico and Guatemala have come to an agreement to make it legal and safe for Central American immigrants, including unaccompanied minors, to cross Mexico’s border with Guatemala and transit Mexico en route to the U.S. border.

    This benevolent agreement between these two loving and caring governments is called the “Southern Border Program”, and consists of five easy steps for its implementation:

    1.) Mexico established for the Central American migrants transiting through Mexico a new Mexican-government issued “Regional Visitor Card” that instructs the Mexican National Institute of Migration to recognize the holder as having been granted by the Mexican government the right to a “temporary stay” in Mexico.
    2.) Mexico plans to open 10 new border crossing checkpoints on the border with Guatemala and two more on the border with Belize to function as “Comprehensive Care Centers for Border Transit,”
    3.) Mexico has decided to expand throughout the country the five medical care units originally established in Chiapas to give medical aid and temporary shelter to Central American migrants transiting through Mexico, with special attention given to unaccompanied minors.
    4.) Mexico has decided to create a new “Office for the Coordination of Comprehensive Social Services for Migrants on the Southern Border” to be attached to the Ministry of the Interior, tasked with coordinating interagency Mexican government efforts to provide humanitarian care and assistance
    5.) Mexico pledged to continue playing an active role working with international organizations to participate in conferences organized to promote legal immigration, including continued sponsorship of forums including Mexico’s National Conference on Migration

    Now all that is needed is to find some government to come up with a few billion dollars to facilitate the dispersal of people at the border.

    Come on Boehner, do the right thing.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • froggnot by froggnot Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM Flag

    It is said that in the last days the good will be called bad and the bad will be called good.

    This little phrase has always interested me, and lately I have noticed what I think may be a trend.

    For example:

    o If you are a citizen of Mexico or Canada, and your government defends its borders and enforces its immigration laws, then you and your government are good, but

    o If you are a citizen of the United States, and your government defends its borders and enforces its immigration laws, then you and your government are bad

    o If you are a citizen of a Central American country, and you pay a member of MS-13 or one of the drug cartels to transport your child to a U.S./Mexican border location, then you are good

    o If you are a citizen of the United States and you have come to the conclusion that the safety of you and your children is being jeopardized by the surge of immigrants illegally crossing our borders, then you are bad

    o If you are a democrat or republican, and you believe that anyone who comes to our borders and breaks our immigration laws, should be granted access and amnesty for themselves and every member of their extended family, then you are good

    o If you are a democrat or republican, and you believe that anyone who illegally crosses our border and breaks our immigration laws should be prosecuted and made to pay the penalties prescribed by our immigration laws, then you are bad

    I could go on, but I think you get the point:

    o The United States and its citizens are bad and should be made to feel guilty for the mere fact that they exist

    o Everyone else in the world (excluding Israel and its citizens according to the MSM and "Big Brother") are good

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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    Now that we know that the data has been faked...

    by froggnot Jun 29, 2014 9:27 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 10, 2014 2:07 PM Flag

    When the little child said that the emperor had no clothes, all of the adults laughed and tittered about the naiveté of the little child.

    Then they ridiculed him for daring to question the validity of the consensus.

    According to NOAA "unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week."

    "Bearing a haunting resemblance to January’s brutally cold weather pattern, a deep pool of cool air from the Gulf of Alaska will plunge into the Great Lakes early next week and then ooze towards the East Coast."

    Oh my! "Unseasonably chilly air is headed for part of the northern..."

    Oh wait a minute! I get it:

    o When it gets warm it is AGW
    o When it gets cool it is AGC
    o When it does both it is ACC

    Silly little child, the consensus should never be questioned.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

  • Reply to

    Now that we know that the data has been faked...

    by froggnot Jun 29, 2014 9:27 PM
    froggnot froggnot Jul 6, 2014 1:38 PM Flag

    Another nail for the AGW zealot's coffin:

    "The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s most accurate, up-to-date temperature data confirm the United States has been cooling for at least the past decade."

    "According to the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) temperature readings, U.S. temperatures are not rising at all – at least not since the network became operational 10 years ago. Instead, the United States has cooled by approximately 0.4 degrees Celsius, which is more than half of the claimed global warming of the twentieth century."

    Do you suppose that the Environmental Socialist knew that the so called AGW theory was a fraud all along, and that is why "Global Warming" has now become "Climate Change"

    Well as a famous politician once said:

    "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

    Maybe that "shield" is finally showing some wear, and the truth about the so called "settled science" of AGW is finally coming through.

    "In your heart you know he is right."

    The Frogg

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