The Eagles Anticipated Obama's Messages

Commentary by Jim Spence - This morning I was listening to music in my truck on my Iphone… old Iphone. The Eagles classic rock song GET OVER IT came on. It reminded me of how America should be reacting to the Obama campaign message.
With 75% of all filers paying just 13% of all the income taxes the president points the finger at people who are paying 87% of all income taxes.
I turn on the tube and what do I see
A whole lotta people cryin' "Don't blame me"
They point their crooked little fingers at everybody else
Spend all their time feelin' sorry for themselves
Victim of this, victim of that
Your momma's too thin; your daddy's too fat
Get over it
Get over it
All this whinin' and cryin' and pitchin' a fit
Get over it, get over it
Since the president took office more people have hired lawyers and gotten awarded disability entitlements than have gotten jobs. Attorneys hold a special spot in the Obama heart.
You say you haven't been the same since you had your little crash
But you might feel better if they gave you some cash
The more I think about it, Old Billy was right
Let's kill all the lawyers, kill 'em tonight
You don't want to work; you want to live like a king
But the big, bad world doesn't owe you a thing
In recent days it has become obvious that all of Obama's apology efforts to appease Muslims in the Middle East are backfiring. He promised that Muslim countries hostilities towards America would ease the day he was inaugurated. Listen to that naive boast here. Today several U.S. embassies are under attack by radicals in the Middle East.
It's like going to confession every time I hear you speak
You're makin' the most of your losin' streak
Some call it sick, but I call it weak
And of course at every turn we are reminded of the economy Obama inherited.
You drag it around like a ball and chain
You wallow in the guilt; you wallow in the pain
You wave it like a flag, you wear it like a crown
Got your mind in the gutter, bringin' everybody down
Complain about the present and blame it on the past
I'd like to find your inner child and kick its little ass.
The problem America has is the president has influence over too many voter's inner children.

NM missile contrail seen across southwest

People across the Southwest got an early morning show in the sky Thursday, courtesy of a trio of unarmed missiles fired from New Mexico, one of which left a brilliant contrail that changed colors as it was illuminated by the rising sun. The twisting cloud-like formation was visible in southern Colorado, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, Nev., just before sunrise, and led to hundreds of calls and emails to area television stations. Law enforcement agencies in Northern New Mexico and southern Colorado received some reports of a crash, but those were quickly discounted. A sheriff’s deputy in Northern New Mexico who saw one of the missiles leaving behind a contrail as it lifted into the pre-dawn sky said he spotted what appeared to be an explosion and a part falling off the craft. “When I saw it, it surprised the heck out of me, and I thought, ‘Wow, that’s not something you see every day,’ ” said San Juan County deputy J.J. Roberts. “So I pulled over, pulled out my iPhone and started taking some pictures and video.” The “explosion” was a normal separation of the first and second stages of the unarmed Juno ballistic missile that was fired at 6:30 a.m. MDT from Fort Wingate near Gallup, said Drew Hamilton, a spokesman for the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range. The expended first stage landed in a designated area of U.S. Forest Service land. The Juno missile was then targeted by advanced versions of the Patriot missile fired from White Sands, about 350 miles away, as part of a test. Two of the missiles were fired and hit the incoming Juno missile, said Dan O’Boyle, a spokesman for the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, which was in charge of the Patriots used in the test. The Patriot missiles kill incoming targets by direct strike and don’t explode. The rising sun backlit the Juno missile’s contrail and provided a spectacular morning sight for early risers across the region...


State farmers and ranchers need rain

Wet weather is a welcome sight for farmers and ranchers set up at the New Mexico State Fair - something they wish there was more of back home. Lately, the unmerciful drought has been eating their lunch. "Right here we have a multitude of ranchers who have already had to go out of business," Madalynn Lee of the New Mexico CowBelles said. Less rain equals less cattle. Even the most successful ranchers are having to cut their herds in half - sometimes even more. "We probably lost at least a good 60 percent more than half, because of the drought," Lee said. Ranchers are out at the state fair spreading the word: keep it local, buy New Mexico beef and the buck stays here. While New Mexico cattle ranchers are struggling to rebuild during this drought, other farmers said they are actually thriving currently. Cotton farmers have been ginning up their operation, even expanding their crops which thrive in arid conditions. "It is doing significantly well," cotton farmer Ernest Herrera said. Herrera said a new venture in cotton is bringing big bucks to New Mexico - all stemming from the tiny cotton seed. "Cooking oil can be made for human consumption and bio-diesel is also being made from the oil from the cotton seed," Herrera said. It's fueling hope, at least for the future of cotton. But for most farmers and ranchers hope is hard to come by, especially when water is becoming increasingly scarce.


Man charged for alleged threats to Governor

James Sanchez
A Valencia County man is behind bars after officials with the Governor's Office said he threatened to kill Governor Susana Martinez. Officials said James Sanchez has made a number of threatening phone calls to the Governor's Office. KOB4 is told Sanchez has been upset for a long time over some cows that have been roaming free on roads and on his property in Valencia County. Sanchez recently called KOB Eyewitness News 4 saying no one, including the Governor's Office, has been helping him resolve the matter. New Mexico Livestock Board officials say Sanchez has also threatened Livestock Board staff over the wandering cow issue. Officials said a number of months ago Sanchez threatened to harm staffers similar to what he did to people in Vietnam. A friend of his in Santa Fe told KOB4 that Sanchez is a disabled Vietnam Veteran with PTSD. While KOB Eyewitness News 4 was talking with Sanchez about possible coverage on the cows we discovered a stunning phone message from a voice we recognized as Sanchez. The caller said, "two months ago I called the Governor and on the phone I told her she was a (expletive) whore and I was going to (expletive) her up." The person said they also e-mailed the Governor. "And I told her in print, I told her, that she's a (expletive) whore and I'm going to (expletive) her up. That's the story," the caller said. Sanchez is currently in the Santa Fe County Jail facing five counts of using the telephone to intimidate. A hearing is set for Friday to discuss whether Sanchez will be allowed to get out of jail or remain there until his trial. Department of Public Safety Secretary Gordon Eden tells KOB4 that authorities are pushing to keep Sanchez behind bars. Eden told us based on the history of the threatening phone calls Sanchez is "capable and able to carry out this threats." Eden said appropriate measures have been taken to make sure Martinez remains in a safe environment. Livestock Board officials said they, along with the Governor's Office, tried to resolve the concerns Sanchez had with the cows, but said he was never satisfied.


NM State Library offering free training

The New Mexico State Library is offering free computer training this month in Santa Fe.
Three-hour classes will be offered twice a day on Sept. 26, 27 and 28 at the library. The classes cover use of the Internet and computer security.
People are required to register in advance for the classes by calling 505-265-0290 or send an email to sequoia(at)
More information about the classes is available at the library's web site ( ) or from its continuing education coordinator at 1-800-340-3890.


NM working on prison release reform

The New Mexico Department of Corrections has ordered a statewide audit and will push for reforms after officials revealed a number of inmates have been released early by mistake. Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel said the system used to keep track of inmate records is antiquated and new legislation is needed to create a centralized database. The move comes as officials said Christopher Blattner, 32-year-old Albuquerque man wanted in a 2007 homicide, fired shot at police last month during a standoff. Records showed he should have been in prison but a string of bureaucratic errors led to his early release. Wyoming, Indiana and California have also been under fire for mistaken early releases of inmates. Victoria Amada, staff attorney for the New Mexico Victims' Rights Project, said lawmakers should approve reforms.

Amber alert for T or C teen

Police in Truth or Consequences are looking for 15-year-old Safrina Ug-Sang, who police said may have been abducted by her uncle, 48-year-old Chris Salgado. Police said the pair were last seen in Truth or Consequences around 12:30 a.m., Thursday, walking away from the teen's home on Yucca Street. Police officials said Salgado is 6' 5" tall, 250 pounds and last seen wearing colored shorts and a T-shirt. He has brown eyes, short black hair and is balding.Safrina is 5' 2" tall, 117 pounds with long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants. If you have any information or have seen them, call 911.


Fed Desperate to Prop Up Economy, Savers Clawed

Commentary by Jim Spence - Apparently Thursday's dismal jobs report, one of several bad ones we have had this summer, has prompted Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke to take a chunk out of the hide of retirees. The “rub” is the interest rate levels the federal government is paying to U.S. Treasury bill, note, and bond holders. Yesterday the Federal Reserve Board continued its collusion efforts with the Obama administration's Treasury Department when it announced additional interest rate market manipulation activities. These efforts will work against investors who are not inclined to put money at risk in the stock market.
Ben Bernanke
The Fed, through the latest round of its so called “quantitative easing policies,” will drive rates on bills and notes even closer to zero and rates on bonds to historic lows. Bernanke's theory is that keeping rates at historic lows for years on end will somehow help the economy. While Wall Street cheered, fixed income investors gasped knowing they were going to get cheated out of a real market rate of return on their savings for even longer.
A glance at the yield curve for treasury borrowing tells the story for millions of income and safety oriented investors that keep their money on deposit at banks. The results of Fed policies are shredding their finances. Nobody can remember when the rates were so puny on savings deposits fo so long. People trying to live on interest from their savings are hurting as they have never hurt before.
Because there has been a very weak economic environment for four years the Fed insists on keeping rates near zero thinking low interest rates are a substitute for pro-business policies that would lower unemployment. Bernanke wants to use Fed policy to  “force” income investors to shed their risk inhibitions in the face of a weak economy and use stocks to replace the income they have lost due to historically low interest rates.
The unintended damages caused by the Fed’s near zero interest rate policies are widespread and serious. Retirees have two choices. They can eat away at the principal value of their savings to meet their current income needs. Or they can ignore the risks that are always present in common stocks and dive in to the risk side of the pool.
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke seems to be sending signals that he is so desperate to do something to help a terrible economy, he is willing to repeatedly throw risk averse savers under the bus so the federal government can borrow their money for free. It is yet another clear indication of how bad the outlook for jobs and the economy is.

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