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  • Obama Spending is Destroying the U.S. Economy

    Posted on June 10th, 2009 phpguru No comments

  • The Strange Boom in the Popularity of Shorter URLs

    Posted on June 10th, 2009 phpguru No comments

    It was recently noted that bit.ly took over as the #1 “url shortening service” to twitter users, besting the oldest and most well-known of such services,  http://tinyurl.com/. Some 46% of shortened links redirect through the service.

    Lately though, I keep stumbling onto more and more short URL services.

    Here’s a post at Mashable that lists… get this… 90 of them.

  • British Coverage of Obama in Telegraph

    Posted on June 10th, 2009 phpguru No comments


    Why Does Obama Hate America So Badly

    Obama in the British Media   

    The Brits see right through Obama & are not afraid to say so.   It’s too bad that the media in the U.S. is just part of Obama’s cheerleading squad, with just a few exceptions.    

    If you haven’t seen this article, Mr. Warner cuts right to the chase, doesn’t mince words, and delivers a punch that may wake you up.

    I really must commend @AcePilot101, @ExpatInTheUSA on truly biting comments.

  • Business Leader’s Open Letter to Obama

    Posted on June 10th, 2009 phpguru No comments
    Whenever a friend or realative sends (fwd:'s) me a really original 
    piece of content, I check on Google and Snopes. This one checks out. 
    Thank you for expressing your opinion, Mr. Pritchett!
    (This is exactly how the plain-text email arrived.) 




    By Lou Pritchett


    Dear President Obama:


    You are the thirteenth President under whom I have lived and unlike any of the others, you truly scare me.


    You scare me because after months of exposure, I know nothing about you. 


    You scare me because I do not know how you paid for your expensive Ivy League education and your upscale lifestyle and housing with no visible signs of support.


    You scare me because you did not spend the formative years of youth  growing up in America and culturally you are not an American.


    You scare me because you have never run a company or met a payroll.


    You scare me because you have never had military experience, thus don’t understand it at its core.


    You scare me because you lack humility and ‘class’, always blaming others.


    You scare me because for over half your life you have aligned yourself with radical extremists who hate America and you refuse to publicly denounce these radicals who wish to see America fail.


    You scare me because you are a cheerleader for the ‘blame America’ crowd  and deliver this message abroad.


    You scare me because you want to change America to a European style country where the government sector dominates instead of the private sector.


    You scare me because you want to replace our health care system with a government controlled one.


    You scare me because you prefer ‘wind mills’ to responsibly capitalizing  on our own vast oil, coal and shale reserves.


    You scare me because you want to kill the American capitalist goose that lays the golden egg which provides the highest standard of living in the world.


    You scare me because you have begun to use ‘extortion’ tactics against certain banks and corporations.


    You scare me because your own political party shrinks from challenging you on your wild and irresponsible spending proposals.


    You scare me because you will not openly listen to or even consider opposing points of view from intelligent people.


    You scare me because you falsely believe that you are both omnipotent and omniscient.


    You scare me because the media gives you a free pass on everything you do


    You scare me because you demonize and want to silence the Limbaughs, Hannitys, O’Relllys and Becks who offer opposing, conservative points of view.


    You scare me because you prefer controlling over governing.


    Finally, you scare me because if you serve a second term I will probably  not feel safe in writing a similar letter in 8 years.


    Lou Pritchett


    Note: Lou Pritchett is a former vice president of Procter & Gamble whose career at that company spanned 36 years before his retirement in 1989, an d he is the author of the 1995 business book, Stop Paddling & Start Rocking the Boat.

    Mr. Pritchett confirmed that he was indeed the author of the much-circulated  “open letter.” I did write the ‘you scare me’ letter. I sent it to the  NY Times but they never acknowledged or published it. However, it hit   the internet and according to the experts has had over 500,000 hits.  

    American Family Association
    Tupelo, MS 38803