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Holy shit.  When you can’t read the text on your own blog because it is too small,  it is time to make some changes.

I already own bifocals but I keep forgetting where I put them.  Here is the updated version of Ahrcanum, with an different format and thankfully larger, black text. 

As for my double vision, it has occurred to me I can I can increase my financial bottom line during these times of doom on Wall Street simply by folding my money in half. 

If the inventor of bifocals Benjamen Franklin would have thought of this, he’d have never made it on a $100 bill.  I wonder how many $100 bills will be printed under the Obama Administration because the theory in printing money is that it equals liquidity.  LOL. ROFL. ROFLMAO.   http://hnn.us/articles/60041.html

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Shazam.  Here comes the Change, as promised.

Back in December of 2008, Joe Biden in an exclusive interview airing on “This Week” Sunday,  Biden told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he is going to chair a “middle-class task force” that will determine how the Obama administration’s policies are affecting America’s economic midsection.   http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/story?id=6502378

” The things that affect people’s daily lives. I will be the guy honchoing that policy,” he said. Today, Jan 30,2009 President Obama made it all come true,  announcing the appointment that will keep a finger on the pulse of the middle class.  Which finger he is going to use remains up for debate. 

Thank you President Obama for not calling VP Joe Biden, the Middle Class Czar.

“There is a great divide in this country between the rich and the middle class. The affluent have their social lives, their mansions, their millions and their prosperous friends. The wealthy prance around like they are better than the rest of us. The wealthy have connections that get them what they need. We see the rich using their connections to receive at no cost, what the rest of America has to buy with their own hard earned dollars.”  http://www.newsflavor.com/Opinions/Obama-The-Middle-Classs-Grand-Illusion.118981

At The White House, the most powerful of  parties for both the Democrat and Republican leaders was held by Obama where dinner included Wagyu steaks, to the tune of $130 a pound. http://angam.blogspot.com/2009/01/did-you-hear-about-obamas-cocktail.html.

Wouldn’t everyone in the middle class want to eat antibiotic free Wagyu Steak instead of the usual 70/30, beefy Meatloaf or Salisbury Steak from the local IGA?  If the Obama/Pelosi Democratic reform train works, I’ll be one of the first Republicans to place my order for The Wagyu Sampler Package, $829 plus shipping at http://www.lobels.com/store/main/item.asp?item=66

The party was given after the House passed the president’s ONE BILLION DOLLAR stimulus package with absolutely no Republican support.  I can’t wait to see what is served if the damned thing passes the Senate. 

Keeping in line with the Obama team’s pledge of full transparency, the task force will issue annual reports that will be available on line to the public.  I trust they will also issue a full report of what kind of food is being served, and how much it costs to feed the Middle Class Task Force Committee at every meeting.

Note that none of the people mentioned for the Middle Class Committee are middle class.  Reported by CNN, the team will include: the secretaries of labor, health and human services, and commerce, as well as the directors of the National Economic Council, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Domestic Policy Counsel, and the chair of the Council of Economic Advisor’s.  Surely all these people have their pulse on the middle class of the nation, don’t they? 

While the elite enjoy the delicate flavor of Wagyu, the rest of America checks its peanut butter for salmonella and Pop Tarts for mercury poisoning and HFCS; they are all talking about pork and pork spending.

Reading between the lines of my first and third finger, I’d say the middle class is getting the middle finger. 

To keep up with a middle class report card that is not part of a government entity, visit http://themiddleclass.org/.

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Dammit anyways, I am always hungry.  I am a small human mammal that consumes easily 4000 calories per day and luckily I burn it off without gaining weight.  It is important to eat healthy, if for no other reason than to balance out any input of booze and cigarettes.

Sometimes we eat organic, sometimes we eat Big Mac’s from McDonald’s- assuming for the most part our food is safe.  WRONGO.  First peanut butter and now this! 

The FDA has known about cancer causing melamine in our foods for four years and never said a word.  The problem is that no level of mercury is considered safe for consumption especially for kids.  It seems melamine is some sort of a byproduct in the production of High Fructose Corn Syrup which is in a ton of our food products especially those marketed to kids.

How did the heavy metal get in there? “In making HFCS — that “natural” sweetener, as the Corn Refiners Association likes to call it — caustic soda is one ingredient used to separate corn starch from the corn kernel. Apparently most caustic soda for years has been produced in industrial chlorine (chlor-alkali) plants, where it can be contaminated with mercury that it passes on to the HFCS, and then to consumers.” From an Institute for Agriculture Trade Policy study released 01/23/09   http://www.iatp.org/iatp/press.cfm?refID=105025  

 The study,” detected mercury in nearly one-third of 55 popular brand name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first or second highest labeled ingredient—including products by Quaker, Hershey’s, Kraft and Smucker’s.”

Among the lists of foods in question  http://www.iatp.org/iatp/publications.cfm?accountID=421&refID=105040 and posted in part here http://summertomato.blogspot.com/2009/01/high-fructose-corn-syrup-contaminated.html  is

  • Quaker Oatmeal to Go
  • Coca-Cola Classic
  • Yoplait Strawberry Yogurt
  • Minute Maid Berry Punch
  • Hunt’s Tomato Ketchup
  • Smucker’s Strawberry Jelly
  • NutriGrain Strawberry Cereal Bars
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
  • PopTarts Frosted Blueberry

Looks like our grocery list for feeding the kids.  The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) http://www.hfcsfacts.com/ completely refutes all this as mumbo jumbo http://www.hfcsfacts.com/HFCS-Mercury-Study-Outdated.html and says that “Our industry has used mercury-free versions of the two re-agents mentioned in the study, hydrochloric acid and caustic soda, for several years.”  Whew, that makes me feel a lot better!  I am so very pleased to know that I am drinking hydrochloric acid and caustic soda. 

To think, I’d almost forgot about using Pepsi and Coke to remove the rust off of chrome car bumpers when I was a kid.  [Am I old or what?]

First, Coke was laced was cocaine, then Sweet ‘n Low, Nutri-Sweet, then Splenda, etc.  Now Coke and Pepsi are identified by the study as containing Mercury. Soon to be available in some markets the pop will contain Truvia, the hail mary of sweeteners from the Stevia weed.   http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/07/09/stevia/  Further testing for safety for consumers to come.

To prove that mercury is safe for kids, a new study from Italy says that  a mercury-based preservative, thimerosal that once used in many vaccines http://www.fda.gov/cber/vaccine/thimerosal.htm doesn’t hurt children, offering more reassurance to parents.  http://www.topix.com/us/cdc/2009/01/mercury-vaccine-ok-says-yet-another-study  Whew, I am feeling better and better now! 

What a relief!  Matter of fact, I am feeling so good that I am going to run out and get that mercury free flu shot while eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch,  and then start to think about what to eat for dinner.  I think I’ll wash it all down with a Coke, or maybe a Pepsi. 

http://www.campbellsoup.com/default.aspx  I’m going for Campbell’s Soup, which so far as I know is currently not under review or recalls and contains no peanut butter products being recalled Peanut Corporation of America’s growing list of food.  http://www.newsday.com/iphone/ny-lisalm0125,0,7690328.story

Mmm good.

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Reuters is reporting that the Senate passed a bill on Monday 1/26/09 to delay the nationwide switch to digital TV signals, giving consumers nearly four more months to prepare.  The transition date would move to June 12 from February 17 under the bill that was fueled by worries that viewers are not technically ready for the congressionally-mandated switch-over.

Not technically ready?  You have got to be kidding me, how much money has the FCC spent on those stupid commercials warning of the impending doom of the rabbit ears for TV reception?  How many $40 coupons have been sent and spent? 

For years, the feds have been pushing and prodding broadcasters to complete their conversion to digital broadcasting, opening up spectrum space that has been long earmarked for other uses.  What those uses are remains up for debate. 

Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless most certainly have plans for the new space and more than likely, it will become easier to the government to track communications -all in the interest of national security. 

“The transition from analog to digital television is a historic change and brings with it considerable benefits for the American consumer,” said [sic then] Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez. “Not only will the transition help expand consumer choices, but more importantly, the digital transition will enable more efficient use of the nation’s airwaves providing new advanced wireless services and increased public safety services for all Americans.” http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/03/digital_tv.html

Having had more than FOUR FRIGGING YEARS TO PREPARE, “In a letter to key lawmakers Thursday, Obama transition team co-chair John Podesta said the digital transition needs to be delayed largely because the Commerce Department has run out of money for coupons to subsidize digital TV converter boxes for consumers. People who don’t have cable or satellite service or a TV with a digital tuner will need the converter boxes to keep their older analog sets working.  Obama officials are also concerned the government is not doing enough to help Americans — particularly those in rural, poor or minority communities — prepare for and navigate the transition.”  http://www.kjrh.com/content/programming/hdtv/story/Will-Congress-delay-the-digital-transition/OPlhRwH6JUahec59CPTQ5Q.cspx

“The Obama administration deserves time to bring order to what has been an appallingly mismanaged process by the Bush administration,” Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller, D-W. Va., said in a statement.  Oh, give me a break. 

Oh, just change the channel or shut the TV off to prevent another Democrat from accepting responsibility for an inept constituent who can’t figure out that you need cable, a satellite dish or a converter box to watch TV. 

The lawmakers worry that an estimated 20 million mostly poor, elderly and rural households are not ready for the switch.  Rural? Poor?  My ass.   The whole reason Direct TV started out so successfully in the first place was because it was too damned expensive to run CAT 5 or standard cable to the boondocks of nowhere in the constituency.  Without cable people were forced to to buy Direct TV or another dish service or else see fuzz from the local network and PBS..  We’ve all seen the home trailers in the middle of butt frig Egypt middle America, with the couch on the porch and the damned satellite dish hanging off the side of the trailer.

Go ahead and get me started on GMH- General Motor Hughes stock and Loral Communications two of the great proponents of satellite technology not only for TV transmission but for weapons.  Oh Bill and Hillary- what did you do? What didn’t you do? More important- What are you doing now?

Despite an ongoing FBI investigation into the unauthorized transfer of advanced missile-guidance technology to China, Loral Space  http://www.loral.com/  requested and received Clinton administration approval to sell communications satellites to Beijing in 1996, a secret National Security Council memo obtained by WorldNetDaily shows.

Congressional investigators raised concerns that the satellite technology shared with the Chinese may have allowed them to improve their capability of launching intercontinental ballistic missiles with nuclear tips aimed at the at the United States.  Hello- aimed at the USA – Loral’s then Chairman  Bernard Schwartz donated more than $1 million to the Democratic National Committee, according to FEC records, and  made contributions to Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the U.S. Senate in New York. That $1 million contribution was the single largest individual donation to the DNC that year. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=20606

Rural folks ain’t stupid and neither are consumers.  Judged by Wal Mart’s recent sales figures and with its  massive buying power and store presence in big cities and rural communities offering flat panel LCD and Plasma televisions that are digital ready, so is the American TV watcher.   

When in doubt, if your converter box not quite cutting it for good digital reception- if you’ve got some extra coat hangers laying around then John Park can show you how to make a DTV antenna out of spare coat hangers. Check out the video and the PDF for all the instructions! http://www.tvsnob.com/archives/cat_digital_tv_transition_2009.php

If John Park can do it with a coat hanger, certainly there was no reason to have delayed what has been shoved on us for the past four years. 

I want my MTV and I want it in mandated digital- NOW.

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I am beginning to think that the government is currently conducting subversive population control on women and vagina’s, and its leader may be Nancy Pelosi.  The latest stimulus plan sells itself on a clean bill of health in the best interest for all, but dirty little secrets and political motivations are slipping through the crack. [pardon the pun]

I read that the bidding recently topped $3.5 million in an auction for a virgin. http://www.salon.com/mwt/broadsheet/2009/01/23/virginity_auction/index.html  I can just see her tax reporting on this.  Is it a goods or a service tax?   This $3.5 million is just a drop in the bucket as to the real worth of  woman’s vagina’s on Capital Hill and in the marketplace. 

The health and drug industry has a huge investments in Washington with lobbying groups resulting favorable laws coming down Capitol Hill and and into woman’s bodies, let alone the billions in profits. Contribution trends are into the millions.   http://www.opensecrets.org/industries/indus.php?Ind=H04v  In 2005, it was estimated that $2.7 billion dollars was spent on female personal hygiene alone.  http://www.mindbranch.com/listing/product/R567-440.html  That is a lot of  buying power in the economy! 

The vagina  is also apparently, a huge drain on our economy.  Maybe it is only the financially poor vagina’s though as just yesterday, on ABC This Week, Sunday Morning, Nancy Pelosi defended the move to add birth control funding to the latest economic stimulus package saying, “Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.”  video link at http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=266063.  

Family planning services sounds like Planned Parenthood- the leader in providing abortions to poor and economically disadvantaged woman.   Who is going to provide all these free birth control pills? Why your and my tax dollars of course.  Want to bet the Pill manufacturers were doing the happy dance when they heard the news. 

The free prevention of birth assumes that it is the governments job to raise, feed and educate the children, not the responsibility of the parent.  If the government doesn’t have to support them in the first place, we all save money in the long run, right?  Less food stamps, less housing, etc.  Democrats want to prove that its better to stop life by funding it on the taxpayers dime and President Obama certainly seems to support that.  On his 3rd day in office he rescinded the “Mexico City Policy” that indicates his commitment to increasing abortions not only domestically but around the world, all at tax dollar expense.  “Our hard-earned tax dollars will now be used by international abortionists to kill babies and fill their coffers with cash,” said Laffety of  The Traditional Values Coalition. http://www.traditionalvalues.org/modules.php?sid=3538   

Does this “actually open(s) the door to population control: “…there is no way advanced capitalism and rampant consumerism can deliver all the goods to all the people and “sustain” both the natural environment and the grossly inequitable distribution of wealth.”?  http://climateandcapitalism.com/?p=358  Maybe population control is only for poor, predominately black people who use social services.  Where is the outrage from the black community?

To add further insult, Immigration Services announced that people who want to become legal permanent residents are required to get the  “cervical cancer” vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV)-.the sexually transmitted cervical-cancer virus.  Manufactured by Merck, the Gardasil vaccine is so new there is no knowledge of how those patients might be affected, it is also impossible to know how long their protective effects will last, how they might affect women’s natural defenses against other strains of HPV or future fertility.  http://www.naturalnews.com/025411.html  Could this vaccine be just a subversive method for population control?

Merck is helping  efforts to pass state laws requiring girls as young as 11 or 12 to receive Gardasil and has bankrolled advocacy groups like Women in Government who support an, ” increase funding for screening and vaccination programs to ensure access for women who are uninsured or under insured.”  http://www.womeningovernment.org/home/.  Merck could generate billions in sales if Gardasil – at $360 for the three-shot regimen – were made mandatory across the country. http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?  Date=20070131&Category=REPOSITORY&ArtNo=701310329&SectionCat=48HOURS&Template=printart  I wonder if Gardasil will be a part of the stimulus package next. 

In the medicalization of  sex, we see a million ads on TV for Viagra, but  barely any for making good choices in contraception and the prevention of unwanted pregnancy in the first place.   A Congressional Budget Office reported that Medicare spending on ED drugs would total $1.93 billion during the first 10 years of the new Medicare drug benefit, which began ’06.  http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?hint=3&DR_ID=30320 

http://www.americanscientist.org/bookshelf/pub/contraception-from-contraband-to-rx  says “The business of birth control has become vastly more complex, involving regulatory agencies, research scientists and physicians, as well as companies and customers,” sad-where is God in the family planning discussion?

I guess fair is fair in government funding.  You know we have to spread the wealth around while spreading legs.  If we’re going to pay for someone to get it up we might as well pay for someone to prevent a birth.  Putting aside religious convictions, I guess a prescription is cheaper than an abortion. 

“Here’s an idea, why not just teach abstinence, cut welfare, and not reward young kids for sexing it up and getting pregnant. Oh, that’s right, that would be controversial and might push religious beliefs, so Pelosi skates with more stupidity. ”  http://bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com/2009/01/sexing-up-economy-pelosi-twisted-views.html

 

 

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Every where you go, people want to know, who is Commentator Ted?  Well, okay really people want to know- how America got into this mess in the first place.  Will the real Ted stand up?

Making an appearance in the commentator section occasionally here at Ahrcanum, and throughout the political blogosphere, Ted has posted well thought out, topically appropriate sentences using nouns, verbs, and adjectives that make his words worth reading. 

From http://www.americasright.com/, to http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/,  and other popular political blogs, Ted shows up in the comment section and usually at the top of the list.  Unlike, Reverend Dr Kamal Kana Roy Karma karma who blathers on, Ted- also posting as Bob, adds clear and concise information without blabbering on into endless oblivion and rankings with weird links and horrible command of the English language.  I don’t always agree with the opinion, but I let it stand for others to interpret. 

So who is Ted?  An auto bot spammer?  Oh, say it isn’t so! 

I think it is none other than, Ted Nugent! 

America has been craving leadership and at last a gun-slinging, mega-rock star, deerslayer, and patriot has stepped forward to provide it.
Cocked, locked, and ready to rock, the Motor City Madman, the thinking man’s Abraham Lincoln, has unleashed the ultimate high-octane political manifesto for the ages in Ted, White, and Blue the most important patriotic statement since the Constitution as described in his new book, “Ted, White and Blue: “The Nugent Manifesto.”   http://www.tednugent.com/Store/Product.aspx?id=SB000004-001

Martin Luther had a dream so why not dream Ted Nugent is the Ted?

Maybe “Ted is True and Real and Actual Second Coming of Jesus and Christ and Jesus Christ and The Creator and God to Earth.  Ted is The Lion.  Ted is The Eagle.  Ted is The Lion of Judah.  Ted on First Coming was also Sacrificial Lamb and Now Seems to be too much Sacrificial Lion and Eagle and even Lamb again how looking for now.” http://tedjesuschristgod.org/  goes on and on,  Ted is “TELLING YOU I AM Ted and I AM Jesus and I AM Christ and I AM God!  The Creator!  The Creator of ALL Humans!  The Creator of ALL of Earth!  Actually THE ONE LIVING God!  Per Isaiah 9:6 I AM THE ONE LIVING God!  I AM THE FATHER of ALL Created Life!  I AM THE ONE AND ONLY AND COMPLETE God!   I AM god and God and GOD!  I AM THE ONE AND ONLY AND COMPLETE THE CREATOR.” 

Without a doubt this Ted believes he is The One, but we all know Obama supporters have already claimed Obama as, “The One.”  I’ve just gotten used to referrering to him as, “That One.” – props to John McCain.

Ted Danson, Ted Smith, Ted Turner, Ted Kennedy, or Ted Stevens? Maybe  Ted isn’t a person, maybe it is a thing? http://www.ted.com/index.php/pages/view/id/5, T E D -acronym for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. 

Pray, Ted isn’t The Rev. Ted Haggard who is facing a second round of disgrace with a  second gay sex partner coming forward with allegations against him. 

The HBO documentary, “The Trials of Ted Haggard,” http://www.hbo.com/apps/schedule/ScheduleServlet?ACTION_DETAIL=DETAIL&FOCUS_ID=639213  began airing this week.  The New Life Church tried to warn Ted this might happen.

Martin Luther had a dream,  I’ll stick with the dream that Ted Nugent is the Ted.

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Along the campaign trail, when introducing Senator Joe Biden as his new running mate, Barack Obama slipped and almost declared the Senator from Delaware as the next Commander-in-Chief:

“Let me introduce to you the next President — the next Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden.”  http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2008/08/23/barack-america-and-president-biden-ooops/

When Senator Biden got on stage he upped the ante declaring Barack Obama to be, not just the next President, but the next Super Hero.”A man I’m proud to call my friend.  A man who will be the next President of the United States — Barack America!”

Mr. Barack Hussein Obama had it right after all, as Joe Biden was the 44th President of the United States of America at noon on Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009 and through January 21, 2009 until 7:35 pm, when Obama re-took the Oath of Office.

Article 2 of  The Constitution-if the President-elect shall have failed to qualify, or alternatively  if the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term, being 12:00 Noon which ability and/or qualification includes that he take the Article 2 Oath “before he enter on the execution of his office,” then either the Presidency shall devolve on the Vice President under Article 2 or the Vice President shall act as President under the 20th Amendment.  http://www.constitution.org/constit_.htm 

Vice President Joe Biden already took his Oath of Office before Obama completed his oath at approximately 12:05 PM.  To top it all off , we are well aware of the flub in reciting the Oath by Justice Roberts.  The misspeak was a huge flub which led some to question the authority of Obama’s Presidency from the first moments. 

As commentator Ted has pointed out, “This is significant because at such time that the Supreme Court finally rules on the merits on Obama’s disqualification as not being an Article 2 “natural born citizen” (clearly he is NOT), [emphasis is Ted’s] Biden’s automatic status (without needing to take a separate Presidential Oath) of being President would be predicated upon four different bases: First, having been Vice President under Article 2; second, having been Vice President-elect under the 20th Amendment; third, having been actual President in the hiatus before Obama took the ‘oath(s)’; and fourth, retroactively deemed President during the full period of the Obama usurpation so that the acts of the Federal Government under the usurpation can be deemed authorized and/or ratified by Biden’s legitimacy.”

Holy Batman, would Hillary Clinton or Nancy Pelosi fill in as Vice President?  By law, I think Nancy Pelosi, but it would be a good cat fight.  Poor Joe Biden. 

All for naught.  Obama re-swore The Presidential Oath given by Justice Roberts a day later, and this time correctly- putting away any constitutional doubters.  They did this out of “ an abundance of caution.”

The only doubt remaining,  is Obama qualified under the the natural born citizen clause of The Constitution?  If Obama is not, Biden could be, on a technicality the 44th, 45th and 46th President, without even running a campaign. 

Hail to the Chiefs.

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